Nigeria On Course Despite COVID-19, Security, Economic Challenges – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, says Nigeria as a nation is on course despite the COVID-19 pandemic, security and economic challenges. Governor Okowa stated this today when he received in audience, a high-powered delegation from the British High commission led by the Deputy Head of Mission to Nigeria, Mr Peter Thomas. The governor who welcomed the delegation to Delta said the state was growing in all spheres and was open to business due to prevailing peace in both upland and riverine communities. On the COVID-19 vaccine, he said the…

OPINION: When Will Sexual Perverts Begin To Chant Down Babylon?

By Isaac Asabor It is not an exaggeration to say that in human history that diverse cultures have immeasurably had dissimilar sexual practices, ranging from humdrum to the uncanny. Like culture itself, sexuality is more than just a means of procreation; it is an expression of the dominant ideas of the time and can tell us a lot about what is moving around in the collective zeitgeist of a particular society, and ourselves as species. Against the foregoing backdrop, it is germane in this context to recall that Greek sources…

Delta Speaker, Oborevwori Commiserates With Victims Of Agbor Gas Explosion

OSUBI/Nigeria: The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has commiserated with victims of the Friday gas explosion in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of  the  State. In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, the Speaker described the incident as very unfortunate and painful. According to the Speaker, ” I am deeply saddened by the unfortunate gas explosion in Agbor on Friday. I share  in the pains of those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incident. I…

Okowa’s Spokesman Hosts Youths, Says PDP Ready For Mar. 6 Council Polls

ILLAH/Nigeria: Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on youths’ groups in the state to be focused and relevant partners with government in the provision of good governance for the people. Ifeajika made the call when he hosted Illah Youths Association (IYA) members on Saturday in Illah, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state. He said that the meeting with the youths had become necessary as it would ensure that they and political leaders were in synergy at all times for the development of the…

Civic Reception In Honour Of Comrade Silas Adamu Grounds Kafanchan

KAFANCHAN/Nigeria: Kafanchan, the political capital of Southern Kaduna came alive on Saturday as it was thronged with several dignitaries who were on ground to honour newly elected President of the Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA), Comrade Dr. Silas Adamu. The reception, tagged “Civic Reception For Comrade Silas Adamu by Friends, was held at the Wonderland Hotel, Kafanchan. The event attracted several dignitaries, including the Senator representing Southern Kaduna, Senator Danjumah La’ah, who was the Chief host. Others spotted were the Agwatyap, Sir Dominic, former Minister of Environment, Mrs Lauretia Mallam, Chairman…

Okowa Mourns Second Republic Senator, Nosike Ikpo

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Sunday commiserated with the family of  Second Republic Senator,  Nosike Ikpo, who died on Saturday at the age of 88. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in a statement in Asaba, said Governor Okowa received with sadness, the death of the octogenarian politician and former Chairman of Delta North Leaders Forum. He also extended the heartfelt condolences to Ibusa community over the loss of one of its pillars. Okowa recalled that Ikpo was a vocal voice in the…

Group Uncovers Plot to Scuttle East-West Road Project in Rivers State

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Just as the news of the return to site of contractors handling the construction of the long abandoned East-West road project was yet to simmer down properly, Citizens Quest For Truth Initiative CQ4TI, an advocacy group, has uncovered an unsavoury plot by some self-styled community leaders to put paid to the developmental strides of the President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration. Reports have it that one of the youths said to be related to the Chairman of the Community Development Committee (CDC), Victor Amadi and some indigenes of Rumuagholu Community…

DELTA LG ELECTION: APM Threatens Legal Action Against DSIEC, APC Ukwuani LGA

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: Delta State Chairman, Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Prince Henry Eze (JP) has said that the Party leadership will go into legal battle with DSIEC and APC Ukwuani LGA of Delta if the Commission goes ahead to publish the names of the APC Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship Candidates in Ukwuani LGA of Delta State as one of its card carrying members engaged in anti-party, contravenes DSIEC Guidelines number 10, Page 4 of the DSIEC Guidelines for the LGC General Election Schedule for Saturday, 6th March, 2021 Delta APM State Chairman…

QUOTA SYSTEM: Seplat Debunks Media Report Of Alleged MOU For Employment

SAPELE/Nigeria: The management of Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, has debunked report alleging that it failed to honour a recent agreement with one of its host community, Ikweghwu -Amukpe Community, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State. Some member of the community had in a protest on Thursday alleged that they entered to an MoU on a quota system for providing employment at the Seplat Warehouse in the community. However, reacting to media reports on the protest, in a press statement reported by ADVOCATE ONLINE, Mr Stanley Opara, Manager, Corporate…

OPINION: Coronavirus In Africa Could Reverse 30 Years Of Wildlife Conservation Gains, Harming Interconnected Communities And Livelihoods

By Edwin Tambara For wild animals in Africa on the verge of extinction and the tight knit communities who protect them, COVID-19 is a specter, disrupting a delicate balancing act of survival for both humans and endangered species. African officials and conservation experts from Kenya, Uganda and Gabon briefed members of Congress on May 12 about the growing impact of Coronavirus on protected wildlife areas. Their overarching message: new policies must take into account both national security concerns, and sustaining livelihood in communities hardest hit by the lockdown measures. Unless…