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Ukah Assures Effective Implementation Of Reviewed Curriculum, Scheme Of Work In Schools

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has affirmed that his ministry will  effectively implement  all recommendations on curriculum review and scheme of work development. Mr. Ukah, who gave the assurance Thursday, December4, 2020 in his closing remarks at the closing ceremony of the workshop on curriculum revision and schemes of work development organised by his ministry, disclosed that implementation strategy for the recommendations would be carried out in January, 2021. The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner stated that a lot needed to be done…

Delta Is Nigeria’s Tourism Destination – Okowa

AGBOR-EWURU/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that his administration is providing necessary infrastructure and support to the private sector to make the state Nigeria’s tourism destination. Okowa stated this on Friday at the unveiling of Park Vegas Water Park at Ewuru-Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area of the state. Represented by Mr Charles Aniagwu, the Commissioner for Information, Okowa said that his administration was investing in the leisure sub-sector to make Delta a tourism destination. He commended the proprietor of the Park for considering Agbor for…

104 year-old, Minors, Others Escape Death As Rampaging Youths Destroy Eight Buildings, Robbed Victims in Kwale

KWALE/Nigeria: Following the wanton destruction of properties, alleged brutalization of residents and scuffle with security agencies on Tuesday night, palpable tension has since on Wednesday enveloped the ever busy Umuseti community in Ndokwa West local government area of Delta State. When our correspondent visited the oil-rich community, residents were seen in clusters discussion the unfortunate development in hush tones as army patrol were seen patrolling the deserted streets to enforce the partial curfew imposed by Captain AM Magana of 222 Battalion, who apprehended the youth leader, Felix Izah, alleged to…

Lai Mohammed Blasts Those Calling of Buhari Resignation …Says They are Playing Politics With issue of Security

LAGOS/Nigeria: The minister says no amount of hysterical calls for resignation will prevent the president from serving out his term. The Federal Government says the call, in some quarters, for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killing of farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists is “cheap and irresponsible’’. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a meeting with members of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) on Thursday in Lagos, said the calls amounted to playing dirty politics with the issue…

OPINION: Corruption Challenge and Buhari’s Show without Depth

By Jerome-Mario Utomi Since the past two decades when democracy re-emerged on the nation’s political space, the country has in the face of varying challenges matched successfully as a democratic nation. Considering this long duration, it will not be an over statement to conclude that the nation has finally and permanently terminated military rule in the country. However, despite this achievement, there is one major ill that democracy has not been able to terminate. Its name is corruption. Corruption, according Wikipedia, is a form of dishonesty or criminal offense undertaken…

Gov Advocates Constitutional Role for Traditional Rulers

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has advocated for constitutional roles for traditional rulers in the country in view of their contribution to peace building. Okowa made the call while playing host to members of South-South Monarchs’ Forum who paid him a courtesy visit at the Exco Chamber, Government House, Asaba. He noted that as a result of the roles traditional rulers play in engendering peace in their various domains, a place should be provided for them in the constitution of the country. “There is need for us to…

Gov of Delta State Urges Buhari to Reconstitute NDDC Board

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), saying that instability in the commission’s board has contributed to the systemic institutional failure of the agency. Okowa, who is the Chairman, South-South Governors’ Forum, made the call in Asaba, on Thursday at the launch of “Resource Dependence, Violent Conflict and Economic Development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria”, a book written by Dr Michael Tidi, Chairman, Warri South Local Government Council. He said that Buhari…

Vaccination, Clean Environment Key in Fight against Yellow Fever – Okowa

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has identified vaccination and clean environment as factors necessary in checking the outbreak of yellow fever. Okowa made this known on Thursday at the flag-off of preventive yellow fever mass vaccination campaign in Delta at the Events Centre, Asaba. He said that the objective of the vaccination was to increase population immunity (herd immunity) to yellow fever thereby reducing the risk of transmission of the disease in communities. He stated that poor community and environmental hygiene) practices were risk factors for the yellow…

Jessy Emerges Winner Of ‘Help The Hard Worker’ Award Contest

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Prince Jessy has emerged winner of the monthly Princewill Trust Help the Hard Worker competition. The monthly competition is put together by the hard working team of the Princewills Trust. Prince Jessy emerged the winner of the November, 2020 edition, after a fairly contested competition, beating both Igbigierebo Amachree and Ediyekio Nelson Tamuno imiete also known as Mc Nellyp to win the N100,000 cash prize. A statement from Princewills Trust quoted Prince Tonye Princewill, who presented the cash award on behalf of his Trust, as saying the aim…

OPINION: What Leadership Experiences Are Future Leaders Gaining From Present Leaders?

By Isaac Asabor Diane Gordon, a former kindergarten teacher highlighted how vulnerable children are to the influence of the environment when she said, “Children are born ready to learn. During the pre-school years a child’s brain is twice as active as an adult’s, with trillions of corrections between brain cells being made. And it is the child’s relationships and experiences during the early years that greatly influence how the brain develops.” There is no denying the fact that Gordon’s postulation is replicated in various psychology textbooks and research papers. Similar…