Okowa’s Last Leg And His Love/Hate For Ndokwa (VIEWPOINT)

By Mike AKPATI Immediately Governor Ifeanyi Okowa announced his teams first eleven for the concluding part of his second term and there was no Ndokwa man, I knew that the curtains of the love/hate for my people has finally been drawn. The selection of the necessary officers who made the kitchen cabinet has been concluded. There is no jara. For your information, the core day to day policy and operational team of the government are: the SSG, Chief of Staff, Head of Service, Chief Economic Adviser and Political Advise finally…

EDITORIAL: 2021 NNU Election and Tomorrow’s Ndokwa

Communities and nations had evolved to understand that change of leadership in any form is either selection or by election, through a recognised and well organised processes. This election or selection as the case maybe is planned to achieve and usher in a better and strong institutions for the organisation, state or nation. However, when the institution of the organisations, state or nation is weak, or organised, filled with errors, egocentric behaviour, such body or nation will not have it right, even if it ends selecting or electing those to…

EDITORIAL: The Negative Role the Media Played to Cause Disbelieve of Nigerians on Fight Against COVID-19

Part of the role of the media is to report any issue affecting the society to the masses. At the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, campaign on the potential effect of the diseases was carried out by the Nigeria government at the three different tiers, with many spirited Nigerians carrying out public enlightenment and distributing palliatives to cushion the effect of the Lockdown that was later imposed to check the spread of the virus. This efforts were well reported by various media houses in the country. The importance of the…

Editorial: Ndokwa Political Climate and the 2021 Delta LGA Elections

By March 6, 2021 Deltans will go to the poll to elect another set of leaders to oversee the administration of the each of the 25 Local Government Areas for the next three years. It is a well set fact that the Local Government Areas are the closest government to the people, as it’s the main link to other states and countries focus on some vital development of the communities in and around a particular geographical entity. The creation of the local government authourities in Nigeria, had come a long…

Ukah Describes Late Personal Assistant, Simeon Okonkwo as Humble, Hardworking

By Magnus Emuji OKPANAM/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has described his late personal assistant on Culture and Traditions, Chief Simeon Amobi  Okonkwo as a man of  uncommon humility. Ukah, who made the description in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state during the burial ceremony of the deceased, said that late Chief  Amobi Okonkwo’s way of life was worthy of emulation. The Basic and Secondary Education Commissioner, stated that the deceased displayed effective service delivery, not only to him, as his…

Delta Education Ministry Debunks Recruitment Rumour

ASABA/Nigeria: The attention of the Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has been drawn to a post on some WhatsApp groups that the ministry is recruiting teachers. A statement by the commissioner in the ministry, Mr Patrick Ukah, in Asaba advised members of the public to disregard the post, saying it is the handiwork of scammers who are out to deceive and possibly defraud unsuspecting members of the public. “For the avoidance of doubt, Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education is not recruiting teachers. If the…

EDITORIAL: Delta Covid-19 Lockdown and Matters Arising (1)

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa In the wake of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the world was taken unaware and before the world could realise the impact of the disease on human activities, many have died which today, is now counting above 2 million. With the devastating casualties, especially in Europe and America, the world through the World Health Organisation, WHO took some drastic decisions to curb the spread of the devastating pandemic, which was aimed at improving the hygienic conditions of the people to improve their immune system. Amongst the actions taken…

Ravaging Death Among Nigerian Undergraduates: A Call For Action

Since the beginning of this year, hardly does a week pass without the incident of the death of one university student or the other. This is not however to say that the problem has not been with us for a very long time. Recent times signaled the beginning of the alarming proportion of what one can safely describe as a hydra headed challenge that has gradually crept into our national life. Sadly, the appropriate authorities have been very mute, at best inactive to a problem of this magnitude. No serious…

EDITORIAL: The Media and 2019 Election

In the just concluded Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF, 2018 Convention, the issue of the 2019 general election was brought to the fore with the reference to how to manage the daunting problem of fake news as it may affect the outcome of the election. While, the gathering which was made of academias, jurists, media executives, and the civil society organisations see the issue of fake news as a major issue that needs a legal mechanism to curb the growing menace especially in the cyberspace, it was also agreed that…

EDITORIAL OPINION:Think Exponentially, Not Incrementally: How The Rules Of The Game Are Changing In Africa’s Banking Sector

Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank By Sunil Kaushal DUBAI, United Arab Emirate: Think exponentially, not incrementally: How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector An Abundance of Opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African start-ups have raised a record breaking $560 million in 2017, an increase of 53% from the previous year. African governments have welcomed technology into the continent, hoping to inspire a revolution across…