Okowa Calls for Transparency in Local Content Agency Operations

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has charged authorities of Delta State Local Content Agency to enthrone transparency and strict adherence to enabling law in its operations to enable it to attain its mandate. The governor gave the charge on Thursday in Asaba while inaugurating the Director-General of the agency, Mr Morris Idiovwa. He disclosed that the agency was the creation of the Delta State Local Content Agency Law promulgated on Sept. 16, 2020, and stated that the inauguration of the director-general signaled the formal take-off of the agency.…

Delta To Inaugurate Roads, Schools In Warri

WARRI/Nigeria: Delta State Government on Thursday announced that it would on Feb. 2, 2021, inaugurate completed road and school projects in Warri and Effurun. In continuation of his statewide projects inauguration programme, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta will on February 2, inaugurate two roads and schools in Warri and Uvwie Local Government Areas of the state. The Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, disclosed this to newsmen shortly after inspecting the projects in company with his Basic and Secondary Education counterpart, Mr Patrick Ukah. The roads for inauguration, according to…

Tolerance, Foundation Of Successful Marriage, Says Okolie

By Magnus Emuji OKAPNAM/Nigeria: A newly married couple from Okpanam in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Chuka Okolie, has identified ceaseless tolerance, love and mutual understanding as fear of God among partners as fundamental ingredients needed for the success of every marriage. Mr. Chuka Okolie, who is the son of a renowned politician and Ihaza of Okpanam kingdom, late Chief Chris Okolie stated this in an interview with newsmen shortly after his marriage with former miss Adasomuso Okonjo , said that it was always a thing…

OPIONION: Are The Rich Importing COVID-19 To The Detriment Of Other Nigerians?

By Isaac Asabor According to an African proverb, precisely an Edo proverb, “No one is without knowledge except him who ask no questions”. I must confess that I was compelled to ask the foregoing question, which is invariably the title of this piece as the rising cases of COVID-19 among remarkably rich Nigerians is becoming worrisome. So, if I have offended anyone with the scathing headline, I am in this context pleading that I should be forgiven. I could not resist asking the question as another African proverb says “The…

NGO Congratulates US President Joe Biden on Inauguration …Appreciates Biden for Including 3 Nigerians in US Government

WARRI/Nigeria: The National Coordinator of a leading international civil society organisation in Nigeria, the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, Comrade (Chief) Mulade Sheriff has congratulated the 46th President of the United States of America, Mr. Joe Biden on his inauguration in Washington DC on Wednesday January 20, 2021. Chief Mulade, the Ibe-Sorimowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State, appreciated President Joe Biden for including three Nigerians in the US Government. President Joe Biden appointed Mr. Adewale Adeyemo as the Deputy Treasury Secretary to the United States. He is…

MOTHER AND CHILD DEATH: Delta Police Absolves Self

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Police Command has absolved its personnel from the incident that led to the death of nursing mother and her child in Effurun, near Warri. According BIGPEN the police stance is came few hours after Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ordered the immediate investigation into the death of a woman and her daughter in Warri on Wednesday. It reported that there was palpable tension in Ebrumede Community in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State as Policemen from Ebrumede Divisional Headquarters who were chasing suspected internet fraudsters along the…

Keep Hopes Alive, Omene Urges Nigerians

By Steve Temienor OGHARA/Nigeria: Former Chairman of Ethiope West LGA, Delta state, Dr Wilson Omene, has eulogized Nigerians for the tenacity in the economic and pandemic upheavals that ravaged the country in 2020, tasking Nigerians to keep hopes alive and maintain their zeal to lift up the Nation’s economy. Dr Omene, a marine expert, who hinted that the dreaded convid-19 pandemic was the greatest global challenge that has taken the lives of millions of humans in recent time, noted that “the pandemic was made worse in Nigeria by over 20…

I Will Continue to Identify With My Constituents, Says Ochor

OBIARUKU/Nigeria: The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor has stated he will continue to identify with his constituents not just at happy moments but also in trying times. The deputy speaker made the declaration at Ebedei, in Ukwuani Local Government,  last weekend when he condoled with his Press Secretary,  Mr. Emmanuel Enebeli during the burial ceremony of late Fredrick Onwuma Onyemaechu Enebeli, elder brother to his Press Secretary. The deputy Speaker described as unfortunate the demise of Mr. Fredrick Onwuma Onyemaechi Enebeli, immediate elder brother to…

Eze Congratulates Amaechi as Wike Continues to Commission Projects Executed by the Former Rivers Governor

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: As Gov. Nyesom Wike continues his tour of some local government areas to inaugurate road projects initiated/executed during the administration of former Rivers Governor and now Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has expressed satisfaction over the quality of projects and numerous legendary sectoral achievements recorded by the ex-NGF Chairman when he held sway as Rivers Governor. Recall that Governor Wike had during the commissioning of Rumuche/Rumuakunde/Ohna Awuse road in Emohua local government area,…

Okowa Orders Immediate Investigation Into Circumstances Surrounding Mother, Child’s Death In Warri

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has ordered immediate investigation into the death of a woman and her daughter in Warri on Wednesday. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor decried the incident, and charged police authorities in the state to commence urgent and accelerated investigation into the circumstances surrounding the losses. According to him, the sad news of the death of a woman and her daughter in a rather bizarre circumstance in Warri on Wednesday is quite unfortunate and disheartening. Okowa…