Ministry launches policy on gender education in Delta

November 21, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Federal Ministry of Education weekend launched the National Policy on Gender in education (NPGE) with a view to reduce disparity in access, retention and completion at all levels of education in Nigeria. The ministry said the reversed policy would be used at all levels, from early childhood, education and tertiary level. But, officials of the Delta state Ministries of Education Read More

APC won’t govern Delta – Ex-minister

November 19, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Former Minister of Education and PDP governorship aspirant in Delta state Mr. Kenneth Gbagi on Thursday said the All Progresives Congress (APC) should not be allowed to govern the state as the party led by President Mohammadu Buhari has disappointed Nigeria. Speaking at the PDP state party secretariat in Asaba while declaring his intentions to contest for the 2023 governorship Read More

Police arrest female robber with ammunitions, drugs in Delta

October 26, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Police command Monday arrested a female drug and ammunition kingpin identified as Blessing Oghule in Asaba, Oshimili South local government area of the state. It was gathered that she was nabbed during a raid of black spots at Abraka axis of Asaba at about 1415hrs. It was learnt that the drug kingpin was arrested alongside three other suspects Read More

Implement NDDC forensic audit report, 22 CSOs urge Buhari

October 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Coalition of Niger Delta Civil Society Organisations (CNDCSOs) on Friday called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, implement the forensic audit report on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and prosecute defaulters. The group made up of 22 CSOs in a meeting in Asaba, Delta state, urged the president to authorise the publication of all Read More

Ruth Benamaisia Opia, Yakubu Mohammed: Where are they now?

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

They once served the country at different times and in different capacities, but since they left office, not much has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA wonders where they could be at the moment. Ruth Benamaisia Opia Before 2000, Ruth Benamaisia Opia was a household name in many homes every evening because of her appearance on the network news Read More

Pictures: How 6th National Youth Games ended glamorously

October 20, 2021 Editor 0

Again, Delta state has emerged Champions of the National Youth Games (NYG) held inside spacious and prestigious University of Ilorin (Unilorin).  The week long sporting activities for athletes who are under-15 witnessed display of raw talents. At the closing ceremony, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, said, “Everything that has a beginning must have an end. It Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

APC leaders reject congress in Delta

October 18, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta All Progressive Congress (APC) Leaders’ Council have rejected the state congress conducted last Saturday which produced Omeni Sobotie as chairman. The Council led by the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, also reiterated its stance for the cancellation of the congresses from the ward to the state levels in the state. The council described the Read More

Delta ASCSN election tears union apart

October 10, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Concerned members of the Delta State chapter of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on Friday warned the body against labour unrest and breakdown of law and order over unconstitutional practices. ASCSN concerned members led by a veteran labour leader, Comr. Charles Isiayei while speaking on the crises rocking the association over the upcoming election call on the Read More

South South caucus backs Modu Sheriff for APC chair

October 4, 2021 Agi Onda 0

As intrigues continue to trail the upcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, the South South APC support groups have thrown their weight behind the candidature of former governor of Borno state, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff to clinch the national chairmanship position of the party. The decision was reached during consultative meetings with various groups comprising of youth, women groups Read More

Supreme Court confirms death of Justice Oseji

September 28, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Supreme Court has confirmed the death of one of its judges, Justice Samuel Oseji. It was earlier reported that Oseji, who was appointed to the Supreme Court bench in November 2020, died of a yet-to-be-known ailment Tuesday at 67. Supreme Court’s Director of Press and Information, Festus Akande, said Justice Oseji died at the National Hospital in Abuja. The Read More

Breaking: Tonto Dikeh’s estranged lover, Kpokpogri, drags DSS, actress to court, demands N10bn

September 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Estranged lover of Tonto Dikeh, a nollywood actress, Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, has dragged the actress and the Department of State Services (DSS) before a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the enforcement of his fundamental rights. In the case dated 20th September, 2021 and filed today with Suit Number FHC/ABJ/CS/1092/2021, the Plaintiff prayed the court for a restraining order stopping Read More

2023: Okowa urges international community to partner Nigeria

September 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has called on the international community to partner the federal government to enthrone credibility and integrity in its electoral process. He said Nigeria is too strategic for its challenges to be ignored.Okowa made the call when he received the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, at Government House, Asaba.He said Nigerians were desirous Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

Irate youth attack Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s brother, kill one, set vehicles ablaze as monarch escapes death

September 19, 2021 Amaechi Okwara, Asaba 0

The Obi of Ogwash-Uku, Ifechukwude Okonjo II, younger brother to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala narrowly escaped death as irate youths of Otulu town attacked his convoy over fight for autonomous community. The incident which took place on Friday at Otulu community under Ogwash-Uku kingdom in Aniocha south local government area of Delta state left one person dead while several others were Read More

Delta: 2 police officers dismissed over assault

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

Delta state police command has dismissed two officers of the command for seriously assaulting tricycle rider, one Brodrick Omesan.  The two dismissed officers,  Sgt Felix Ebikabowei, and Ndubuisi Abazie before were attached to ‘B’ Division Warri.  In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, said, “On 12/8/2021, after close of work conspired among themselves and engaged in Read More

Delta South bye-election: Diri commends INEC on BVAS, hails winner

September 13, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Sen Douye Diri has commended the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and the electoral body for the successful introduction and deployment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS). The commission introduced and tested the new voter accreditation device on Saturday in the Isoko South Constituency 1 bye-election into the Delta State Read More

Isoko South 1 bye-election: INEC declares PDP winner

September 12, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Evivie Ovuakpoye, as winner of the Isoko South 1 State Constituency bye-election. According to the official results released by INEC Sunday morning, the PDP’s candidate secured his victory with a total 6,957 votes to defeat 11 other candidates including his closest rival, Ifowodo Read More

APC: Asaba court neither sacked me nor stopped LG congress – Buni

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said that neither the party nor him is restrained from conducting the nationwide local council congresses by the Asaba High Court of Justice. Some members of the party had dragged the party to court in Delta state. But Buni in a statement Thursday Read More

Bye-election: INEC releases candidates’ list for Isoko South 1 constituency

August 30, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that out of the 18 political parties, 12 political parties conducted primaries and nominated their candidates for the for Isoko South 1 state constituency bye-election in Delta state. According to INEC in a statement on Monday by the National Commissioner Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, the personal particulars Read More

Pictures: Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio, others visit Olu Of Warri

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Newly crowned Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Atuwaste lll, received ex-Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, at his palace on Saturday in Warri South council area of Delta state. Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, also visited the Warri monarch. The former President visited the palace in the company of HRH King Amalate Turner, Obanema of Opume-Ogbia, Bayelsa Read More

DELSU’s first female Registrar celebrates appointment

August 28, 2021 Editor 0

Family, Friends and well-wishers recently joined the newly appointed Registrar of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Mrs Rufina Ufuoma Ufiofio, for a thanksgiving mass to appreciate God for the appointment. The programme held at St. Paul’s Catholic Chapel, Site II, Abraka. By her emergence, history has been made in DELSU, being the first female to occupy the position. Delivering the Read More

30th anniversary: Delta to honour iconic contributors to statehood

August 24, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state government. Monday, said it would honour illustrious Deltans who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the state as it celebrates its 30th anniversary of creation. Chairman of the Central Organising Committee for “Delta at 30 Celebration,’’ Dr Kingsley Emu, made this known at a media briefing in Asaba as part of activities of the week-long celebration. Emu, Read More

Police arrest 7 notorious armed robbers in Delta

August 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Police command on Sunday arrested seven suspected armed robbers believed to have been terrorising Sapele local government area of the state and it’s environs. The hoodlums were arrested separately by the police operatives for armed robbery in Oghara and Sapele axis. The state command public relations officer PPRO DSP Bright Edafe who confirmed that development said on “18/8/2021 Read More