Okowa Mourns as Chris Olakpe Dies at 66

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has expressed sadness over the death of retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Mr Chris Olakpe. Olakpe, who hails from Idheze in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta, died on Friday at a hospital in Lagos, after a brief illness. He was 66. Until his death, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). In a statement by Mr Olisa Ifeajika, his Chief Press Secretary, in Asaba, Okowa recalled that Olakpe was a dedicated, dependable…

Bible Translator Dies in Nigeria

KOKO/Nigeria: Deacon Stephen Ejueyitsi Aganbi, a Bible translator, has died in Koko, headquarters of Warri North Local Government. A statement issued in Koko said Deacon Aganbi died in his home early hours of Thursday. Deacon Aganbi, 99, served as chairman for the Itsekiri Bible Translation Project. The team completed the Old and New Testament Translation in the Itsekiri language. The statement signed by Business Mogul, Mr. Felix Aganbi said the late Bible translator, gifted interpreter and scholar had a strong influence in Itsekiri literature. ‘’Deacon Stephen Ejueyitsi Aganbi was a…

Your Role in the Attainment of Democracy is commendable, Okowa Tells Bola Tinubu at 68

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday congratulated former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as he clocks 68 years on Sunday. Okowa said that Tinubu’s role in the attainment of democracy in the country and promotion of peace and unity as well as his leadership role in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) must be appreciated. In a statement issued on Saturday in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, the governor recalled with gratitude the APC Chieftain”s patriotic and unrelenting service to the…

You are a Worthy Son of Imo Okowa Tells Emeka Ihedioha at 55

Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated former Governor of Imo, Rt Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, as he clocks 55 years on March 24. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba on Tuesday, the governor extolled the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives for his “Re-build Imo Agenda” while he served as governor of the state. He described Ihedioha as a worthy son of Imo and a politician with great finesse. Okowa remarked that in spite of…

Okowa Celebrates Elumelu at 55

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Sunday felicitated with Minority Leader of House of Representatives, Chief Ndudi Elumelu, as he clocked 55 years. In a statement in Asaba by Mr Olisa Ifeajika, his Chief Press Secretary, the governor described the lawmaker as a “courageous leader with sterling accomplishments.” He said that the contributions of Elumelu in the legislature, especially in the power sector probe of some years ago, had remained remarkable. Okowa said “as a lawmaker, you have remained outstanding, and as a politician, you are a leading…

Okowa Condoles Isoko Nation as Akpojene Dies at 83

Chief Gregory Oke Akpojene ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has condoled the people of Isoko in the state on the passing of renowned farmer and community leader, Chief Gregory Akpojene. Akpojene passed on peacefully in his home in Otor-Igho in Isoko North Local Government Area on Friday after a brief illness. He was aged 83. The deceased was Chairman of defunct Isoko Local Government Council in defunct Bendel State from 1979 to1982. As a community leader and statesman, late Akpojene served two times as President-General of the Isoko…

Delta Women Affairs Commissioner, Alatan Loses Husband

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday mourned the death of a prominent Benin-based cleric, Prophet Alex Alatan, describing it as painful. Alatan reportedly died in a Lagos hospital on Saturday. The deceased hails from Abigborodo in Warri North Local Government Area. He is founder and presiding Shepherd of the Celestial Church of Christ (C.C.C) Freedom Parish, Benin City. The deceased, who was aged 59, is husband to Mrs Flora Alatan, Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community and Social Development, in Delta. According to a statement by the Chief…

You Are a Transformer, We Are Proud of You, New Nigerian Management, Staff Tell el-Rufai

Malam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai KADUNA/Nigeria: Management and staff of the Publishers of the New Nigerian Newspapers, New NIGERIAN On Sunday, New NIGERIAN Weekly and  GASKIYA Tafi Kwabo have described the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai as a transformer, whom they are proud of his administration. According to a statement signed by its Online Editor, Jacob Onjewu Dickson, they expressed this in a letter congratulating Governor el-Rufai on his 60th birthday anniversary, which was marked on Sunday February 16, 2020. In the letter signed by the Ag Managing Director, Yusuf…

Okowa greets Leo Ogor at 61

Mr Leo Ogor ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has sent warm felicitations to former Minority Leader of House of Representatives, Mr Leo Ogor, as he clocks 61 years on Jan. 6. Ogor, who represents Isoko Federal Constituency in the Green Chamber, was first elected into the House in 2003 and he has continued to enjoy the support of his Isoko people who re-elected him for a record 5th consecutive term in 2019. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Sunday in Asaba, the…

Okowa Extols Delta SSG, Chiedu Ebie at 49

Mr Chiedu Ebie ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mr Chiedu Ebie, as he clocks 49 years on Thursday, Jan. 2. He said that Ebie, a former Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, was an illustrious Deltan, who was ever committed to the good governance, growth and development of Delta. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor thanked Ebie for his outstanding contributions to governance in Delta as Secretary to the State…