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North Not Against Restructuring- Rep. Bugaje

IBADAN/Nigeria: Some eminent Nigerians have argued that the only way for Nigeria to overcome her present challenges was through restructuring. They gave their separate submissions on Wednesday in Ibadan at a summit organised by The Yoruba Leadership and Peace Initiative (TYLPI). The summit with the theme “Strategies and Tactics for the Actualisation of a Restructured Nigeria” was chaired by Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo. Dr Usman Bugaje, a former House of Representatives member, said that Nigerians must collectively agree on the kind of federation they want. He described as entirely…

Man, 37 Arraigned NAFDAC For Allegedly Producing, Labelling Fake Drugs

IBADAN/Nigeria: A 37-year-old man, Adebayo Ismail, who allegedly manufactured and labelled fake drugs, was on Wednesday brought before a Federal High Court in Ibadan. Ismail is facing a four-count charge of producing, possession, manufacturing and labelling fake drugs levelled against him by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The prosecuting counsel, Miss Blessing Mini, told the court that the defendant, who resided at No. 2 Lanisa St., off Odo-Ona Kekere, Ibadan, Oyo State, produced, possessed and labelled fake drugs without registration. Mini said that fake…

British High Commissioner, Laing Lauds Ned Nwoko Over Stars University, Malaria Eradication Project

By Patrick Ochei The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing has commanded a former Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko for the initiative to establish a Sports University christened STARS University in a local community of Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State. She gave the commendation when she visited the country home of Ned Nwoko at Idumuje-Ugboko on Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021. Laing said Nigeria is blessed with human resources that should be harnessed as advantage for future advancement in multiplicity of areas of endeavours. She noted…

Aniagwu Restates Calls For Diversification Of Nigeria Economy

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has restated calls for the shift from an oil-based economy to diversify into agriculture and human capacity building. Aniagwu made the call today, when he received on a courtesy call, the leadership of Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) in his office in Asaba. The commissioner bemoaned the dislocation suffered by the Nigerian economy over the years and blamed it on the over-dependence on oil exploration and exploitation. “The issue of oil exploration and exploitation has reduced agriculture and our economy. Any…

UNDP Designates Delta SDGs Innovation Hub For South-South

ASABA/Nigeria: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday, announced that Delta had been selected as innovation and acceleration hub of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in South-South. The Senior Economic Adviser to UNDP, Dr Amarakoon Bandara, disclosed this at a one-day stakeholders’ workshop organised by the Directorate of Sustainable Development Goals, Governor’s Office, Asaba, and Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs in collaboration with UNDP. Bandara explained that Delta was chosen for the UNDP’s innovation and accelerator because of its sustained commitment towards the…

1,818 MSMES Benefit From COVID-19 Recovery Package In Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: No fewer than 1,818 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have benefited from Federal Government and the World Bank COVID-19 Action Recovery Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) in Delta. Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa addressed the beneficiaries at the launch of funds disbursement in Asaba on Wednesday. He commended the federal government and the World Bank for the partnership to provide succour for those affected by the pandemic in the country. He said that now that the scheme had been domesticated in the state, the beneficiaries were in the first phase of the…

Okowa; CADA and the Future of Delta State Coastal Dwellers (OPINION)

By Jerome-Mario Utomi Aside from the recently passed Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) which took the country over seventeen years to pass, there is another Bill that, if passed, may  help prioritize as extremely important the need to complete a process of socioeconomic rejuvenation of the coastal areas of the Niger Delta region particularly in Delta state which relevant authorities have spent far too long a time to do, assist the Delta state Government provide the needed care at the most fundamental  level while enhancing the lives of the coastal dwellers…

Delta Deputy Chief Whip Stresses The Need For Active Involvement Of The Younger Generation In Nation Building

ASABA/Nigeria: Deputy Chief Whip and Member Representing Uvwie Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon (Chief) Solomon Ighrakpata has stressed the need for active involvement of the younger generation in nation building. Hon Ighrakpata stated this in his office at the State House of Assembly Complex in Asaba, when he received in audience the leadership of the Student Representative Council of the Petroleum Training Institute, PTI, Effurun, Uvwie local government area. The leadership of the Student Representative Council, according to the Lawmaker, were in the State Assembly to…

UCHE NWORAH: A Man Of Many Parts (OPINION)

By Isaac Asabor If there is any Nigerian that has for ages remained a reporter’s and writer’s delight, he is unarguably Chief Uche Nworah, popularly hailed as “Ezeudo”, a title honorably bestowed on him by his community, Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State. The reason for being a delight to any reporter or writer cannot be farfetched as he is a man that is successful and talented in many areas, and his activities are always positively and pleasantly newsy. For instance, not only is he a staunch…