Re: Re-setting button of Nigeria football administration

May 7, 2021 Sani Abdullahi 0

In a democracy, freedom of expression remains a cardinal pillar, especially when done with the best of intentions, to enhance public good and overriding national interest. In the exercise of this inalienable right, those who pontificate on issues of significance should be seen to be truly patriotic on the ideas they sell to fellow citizens. This is not the case Read More

Job creation: Delta approves 900 skills acquisition for RYSA, GEST

May 5, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state government has approved the commencement of a new cycle for the Rural Youths Skill Acquisition (RYSA) and the Girls Entrepreneurship and Skills Training (GEST) programmes. The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, announced the approval at a post exco press briefing at the Government House, Asaba. Aniagwu who was flanked by his youth development counterpart, Comrade Read More

Why Nigeria needs more proactive approach for actual investment – Sadiku

May 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Ms Yewande Sadiku has called for a more proactive government’s approach to investors support across federal and state level in converting more announcement to actual investment. The NIPC boss said although investment announcements are not actually investment, it gives an aggregate of investors’ interest in Nigeria and also help to translate Read More

Workers Day: Govt aware of your challenges, Okowa tells workers

May 3, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on workers day said his administration was fully aware of the challenges of workers. He assured workers that his administration would continually meet its obligation to workers in the state despite the harsh economic realities of Nigeria. Dr Okowa stated this in Asaba during the 2021 Labour Day Celebration with theme ‘’COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Read More

Fake wine factory uncovered in Delta, suspect arrested

April 29, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state Police Command on Thursday said it has uncovered a fake wine factory in Amadaga community in Udu local government area of the state. The state police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe who revealed this in Asaba, said the suspected sole manufacturer has been arrested for thorough investigation and prosecution. DSP Edafe said operatives of the Read More

Commissioner to Nigerians: Work for peace or face more unpleasant challenges

April 27, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A federal commissioner representing North-central at the National Population Commission (NPC), Barr Patricia Kupchi Iyanya, has enjoined Nigerians of all creed to work assiduously for peace and corporate unity if Nigeria will remain an indivisible entity. The woman technocrat made the statement at the just concluded Merit Time International first phase public lecture and awards organised to celebrate distinguished Nigerians Read More

MAN raises the alarm over multiple taxation in Delta

April 15, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Edo and Delta states chapter on Wednesday raised the alarm over alleged multiple taxation on its members by the Delta state government. MAN however called for the flush out of touts and area boys who occupied all the major road in the state for extortion. Chairman of the association, Mr Okwara Udensi stated this Read More

Breaking: Delta chosen to host 2022 National Sports Festival

April 14, 2021 Editor 0

Delta state are the next host of National Sports Festival slated for 2022. Delta, the defending champions of (NSF) beat six states to become host of the 21st edition of the Nigeria’s Olympics. Responding, Delta state governor Ifeanyi Okowa said the state would welcome the rest of Nigeria to the State next year. Details loading…

Nigeria’s unity not negotiable – Nasarawa monarch

April 10, 2021 Editor 0

The traditional ruler of Gaate in Kokona local government area of Nasarawa state, Alhaji Ibrahim Labaran Adamu, has explained why Nigerians must strive to live in unity notwithstanding their diversity in culture, religion and ethnic backgrounds. Alhaji Adamu in company of his palace chiefs spoke to Journalists at the weekend at Agbarho in Delta state during the internment of late Read More

Don’t gag subordinates, Okowa charges new perm secs

April 7, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday charged permanent secretaries in the state not to gag subordinates and hinder free flow of ideas that will ensure proper coordination and growth of the civil service. Okowa gave the charge while swearing in 12 new permanent secretaries and auditor-general, local government, at Government House, Asaba.He stated that the best public officer Read More

Omo-Agege mourns close ally, Prince Sam Obi

April 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has received with deep sorrow the news announcing the passing of a close ally, friend and associate, Prince Sam Obi, whose stewardship to Delta State and Nigeria over many years had been with great distinction. In a condolence message personally signed by him in Abuja Saturday, Omo-Agege said: “I am profoundly Read More

NUC lauds Niger varsity on quality undergraduate programmes

April 2, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has lauded Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, (IBBUL) on the high quality of undergraduate programmes and learning facilities in the institution which the commission said were in line with its Basic Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS). The commission gave the commendations during assessment visit to the institution, Friday in Lapai, by NUC assessment team leaders. Blueprint Read More

Easter: Delta Police command deploys 5,883 personnel

March 30, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Police Command has deployed 5,883 police officers for crime prevention and control as Christians celebrate Easter. In a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Ali Muhammed, said police will cover places of worship and recreation centers, so as to ensure hitch free celebration. The police chief said, “Members of the Read More

Anthony Manzo, Frank Olize: Where are they now?

March 26, 2021 ELEOJO IDACHABA. 0

For a very long time after their exit from public service at different times and for different reasons, no one has heard about them; where could they be at the moment; asks ELEOJO IDACHABA. Anthony Manzo His last known public responsibility was just before 2015, when he served as the chief of staff to former President of the Senate, David Read More

Seplat boosts quality education in Edo, Delta

March 23, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Seplat Petroleum Development Company has trained a total of 143 teachers, comprising of 100 secondary school teachers and 43 Chief Inspectors of Education (CIE) from Edo and Delta states under Seplat Teachers Empowerment Programme (STEP) Certificates.The teachers in question have concluded their three-month training on the programme. The STEP initiative is an educational programme created by the leading indigenous energy Read More

Nigeria’s nationhood: Shasa, food blockade and their lessons

March 17, 2021 Prof MK Othman 0

Right from pre-independence to date, the question of Nigeria’s unity has always been on the top agenda of our nationhood. As always, we play the ostrich instead of facing the painful reality of our existence as a nation and how to strengthen and reinforce the weak pillars supporting our nationhood. Our hypocrisy went beyond the bound when some years back; Read More

INEC to engage NASS on electoral constituencies- Yakubu

March 16, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained that it is preparing to engage with the leadership of the National Assembly on the issue of division, revision and alteration of electoral constituencies in Nigeria. Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, who stated this Tuesday, at the consultative meeting with labour unions and professional associations, said the commission’s discussion paper Read More

Delta: Police arrest Yahoo boy for killing two children

March 15, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Police command Sunday arrested one Eniku Aghogho, suspected to be ‘Yahoo boy ritualist’ for killing two children of the same parent. The two children, Kelvin Izakpa and Meshack Izakpa, nine and ten years old were found in a vehicle belonging to the suspected Yahoo ritualist, parked at the path way of his house in Abraka. The state Police Read More

Stop the exploitation

March 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The continuous exploitation of the residence of Umuolu/Ogbe-Ofu Area of Ogwashi-Ukwu community in Aniocha South LGA of Delta state is no longer acceptable because it is nothing but fraud to be asking people to pay for services they do not use. These areas barely see power supply for two days in a week yet Benin Electricity Distribution Company keeps bringing Read More

Fuel tanker explosion destroys Delta property worth millions of naira

March 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by fire as fuel laden tanker exploded in Ekwuomah community in Ika north east local government area of Delta state. It was gathered that an unidentified vehicle which was overtaking the tanker scratched it by the side while on high speed on the Asaba-Agbor expressway, Ekwuoma. It was learnt that the tanker driver Read More

ANEEJ wants £4.2m recovered from Ibori assets returned to Delta

March 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Asset Recovery and Management Watchdog, the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has called on the United Kingdom and Nigerian governments to review the recently signed annex to the 2016 MoU on £4.2 million Chief James Onanefe Ibori assets for its return to Delta State. The Executive Director of ANEEJ and head of Transparency and Accountability in Management Read More

PDP wins all chairmanship seats in Delta LG polls

March 8, 2021 Amaechi Okwara Asaba 0

Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) on Sunday declared all the 25 chairmanship candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as winners of the local government elections held last Saturday. The PDP chairmanship candidates won the election in their respective local government areas, with landslide, according to the returning officers. Declaring them winner in Asaba, capital of Delta State, chairman Read More

NDDC leadership: Ondo indigines demand justice, urge Buhari to stop ‘illegality’

March 7, 2021 Editorial II 0

A socio-cultural pressure group, Ilaje/Ese Odo Progressive Union has faulted succession arrangement of the position of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) which has denied Ondo State the occupation of the highest seat of the intervention agency since it’s inception.  The group described the development as unacceptable and at variance with the extant laws establishing the Read More

Police deploy 8,292 men for Delta LG poll

March 3, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state police command Tuesday said it has deployed 8292 policemen for the forthcoming local government election scheduled for March 6, 2021. In a statement by the Acting Police Public Relation Officer  (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, the command stated that deployed security personnel would cover the 25 local government council area of the state. Meanwhile, Delta state Commissioner of Police, Read More