2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has called on all candidates and political parties in Nigeria, especially in the South East and South-South geological zones to more than ever before embrace peace and works towards the credible outcome of 2023…

Okowa’s excellent performance in Delta justified his nomination as Vice-Presidential Candidate  

Okowa’s excellent performance in Delta justified his nomination as Vice-Presidential Candidate  

We have read with keen interest the open letter to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa by elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark.  First we accord him his due respect as an elder statesman and a respected father in our state, but we state categorically that…

PROF AKPOTU APPEALS TO ISOKO PEOPLE TO EVALUATE TRUE POLITICAL POSITION

PROF AKPOTU APPEALS TO ISOKO PEOPLE TO EVALUATE TRUE POLITICAL POSITION

From MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE The President General of the Isoko Apex social cultural organization, ISOKO Development Union (IDU), Prof. Chris Akpotu, has again appealed to all Isoko sons and daughters, home and diaspora to critically evaluate the true position of the Isoko…

2023 Elections: UN meets with Civil Society

2023 Elections: UN meets with Civil Society

As part of its commitment to supporting peaceful, credible, free and fair general elections in Nigeria, the United Nations convened a meeting to listen to and discuss civil society perspectives on the ongoing general election process. The meeting, attended by representatives of…

NSCDC Bags Outstanding Govt Agency Award …Assures of Election Security

NSCDC Bags Outstanding Govt Agency Award …Assures of Election Security

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has emerged as the best Leadership Government Agency of the year 2022. The Corps on Tuesday received the award during the 14th Edition of the Leadership Annual Conference and Awards, themed “Credible Elections and…

EU launches 2023 election observation

EU launches 2023 election observation

The Chief Observer European Union Election Observation mission for 2023 General Election, Mr. Barry Andrews has appeal to stakeholders to ensure that the upcoming elections are peaceful, free and fair. He also disclosed that 40 long term observers would be deployed by…

Resettlement: Zulum opens 300 houses

Resettlement: Zulum opens 300 houses

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum on Monday commissioned 300 units of resettlement houses built for citizens affected by Boko Haram attacks in Rumirgo town of Askira-Uba Local Government Area of the state. The project is one of several housing interventions from…

Delta Govt Denies seeking fresh N100bn loan

Delta Govt Denies seeking fresh N100bn loan

-ByAlbert OGRAKA: Delta State Government has cleared the air on myriad of claims that it was seeking new loans from banks ahead of the 2023 general elections. It alleged that the misinformation is being peddled by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC)…

Nigeria has shortfall of 4.4 million metric tons of millets- FG

Nigeria has shortfall of 4.4 million metric tons of millets- FG

The Federal Government has lamented the inability of the country to produce enough millets to meet the needs of Nigeria, noting that there is a shortfall of 4.4 million metric tons in production of the crop. Speaking at the weekend at the…

2023: OBAS APPEALS TO YOUTHS IN OSHIMILI SOUTH TO VOTE ALL APC CANDIDATES *As Tinubu/Shetima ticket would guarantee youth employment, human capital dev

2023: OBAS APPEALS TO YOUTHS IN OSHIMILI SOUTH TO VOTE ALL APC CANDIDATES *As Tinubu/Shetima ticket would guarantee youth employment, human capital dev

Youth Contact and Mobilization Director for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) inOshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, Cmr. Amos Peter Obas has passionately appealed to all the youths in Oshimili SouthL.G.A. to vote for all APC candidates come February 25th and March 11th 2023 general elections. The Jagaban, as he is fondly called, made this appeal in Asaba, the headquarter of OshimiliSouth Local Government…

2022 Best Gov Award: Bashorun Askia Says Okowa Earned It Through Commitment To Deltans’ Well-being 

2022 Best Gov Award: Bashorun Askia Says Okowa Earned It Through Commitment To Deltans’ Well-being 

Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) and Udu of Isoko Nation, Bashorun Askia Ogieh (JP), says Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s intelligence, depth and commitment to well being of Deltans, earned him VANGUARD PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2022 award….

NNPP NASS Candidate Emphasizes On Quality Representation Of Aniocha/Oshimili *Assures Voters’ Agree Of Good Leadership

NNPP NASS Candidate Emphasizes On Quality Representation Of Aniocha/Oshimili *Assures Voters’ Agree Of Good Leadership

-By Enalo James: The candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP for Aniocha/Oshimili House of Representatives, Mr. Anthony Ochei, Onochieobodo, has reemphasized that he will represent the people with distinction by providing their desirable needs, if he is voted into office. …

PDP’ll secure Nigeria, grow our economy – Atiku

PDP’ll secure Nigeria, grow our economy – Atiku

Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday said if voted into office, his administration would change the security architecture in the country and grow the economy. He gave the assurance at the party’s Presidential Campaign in Delta…

<strong>THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED AND PROSPERING ECONOMY </strong>

THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED AND PROSPERING ECONOMY 

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 12, January 2023 1.0  INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Fact Sheet Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheet” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements of job and wealth creation, development of infrastructure, urban renewal, transformation of education and health systems, peace and security, social…

2023 Election: IHS Donates Communication Gadgets to NIS

2023 Election: IHS Donates Communication Gadgets to NIS

The management of IHS an international Telecoms infrastructure company has donated equipment worth millions of naira to the Nigeria immigration Service (NIS) to promote service delivery especially regarding border security as the nation gears up for general election. The CEO of the…

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada<br>…Arrests blind grandpa, notorious leper in connection with drug

NDLEA intercepts cocaine, skunk consignments from Brazil, Canada
…Arrests blind grandpa, notorious leper in connection with drug

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have thwarted attempts by drug cartels to bring126.95 kilogrammes of cocaine and skunk concealed in herbal tea packs and imported vehicles from Brazil and Canada into the country through the Akanu Ibiam International…

NDLEA Storms Edo Forests, Razes Warehouse Housing 317 tons of Cannabis

NDLEA Storms Edo Forests, Razes Warehouse Housing 317 tons of Cannabis

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has dealt a lethal blow on a cluster of cannabis syndicates operating in the Opuje forests of Edo state where massive warehouses and tents storing over 317,417 kilogrammes (317.4 metric tons) of the psychoactive substance…

2023 ‘ll be tougher for drug barons, cartels – Marwa *26,458 arrested; *3,733 jailed; 19,401 counselled, treated in 24 months

2023 ‘ll be tougher for drug barons, cartels – Marwa *26,458 arrested; *3,733 jailed; 19,401 counselled, treated in 24 months

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has warned that unrepentant drug barons and cartels will face tougher time in 2023 if they fail to back out of the illicit drug business.Marwa…

Modi Gives Acceptable Standards of Globalization for Developing Countries

Modi Gives Acceptable Standards of Globalization for Developing Countries

Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed the acceptable standard of globalization to developing nations, insisting that it should be human-centric. Modi, in his Opening Remarks at the Concluding Leaders’ Session of the Voice of Global South Summit recently held…

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the low compliance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on extant laws guiding the regulations of the system at the state and local levels in Nigeria. The concern was expressed on Monday under its Agents…

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

EU Expresses Concern Over CSOs Low Compliance To Extant Law

The European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the low compliance of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on extant laws guiding the regulations of the system at the state and local levels in Nigeria. The concern was expressed on Monday under its Agents…

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

NDLEA seizes N5 billion aploids in Lagos Warehouse, arrests two kingpins

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the weekend busted a warehouse in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos belonging to a tramadol cartel, arresting two of its kingpins, seizing millions of opioids pills and bottles worth over N5 billion….

<strong>Soludo Appointed National Leader Of APGA, Speaks On Party’s Progress, 2023 Election </strong>

Soludo Appointed National Leader Of APGA, Speaks On Party’s Progress, 2023 Election 

From SUNNY A. DAVID:  The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo has been appointed as the National Leader of APGA, the third-largest political party with 1 State.  The Governor bagged the appointment on Friday at the NEC meeting of the…

<strong>Soludo Calls For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release, Offers To Stand Surety</strong>

Soludo Calls For Nnamdi Kanu’s Unconditional Release, Offers To Stand Surety

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID: The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has been in detention with the Federal Government of Nigeria Prof. Soludo who made the demand…

UK Group Condemn Delta “stomach infrastructure” politicians who recently left PDP

UK Group Condemn Delta “stomach infrastructure” politicians who recently left PDP

The Delta Advocate 4 Sheriff, United Kingdom(UK) has condemned and described as laughable recent defections from the PDP by persons who have benefited immensely from the party in the last 20years. The group’s president, Chief Dr. Ogheneovoh Amurun and secretary Engr. Ufuoma…

Nigeria Decides: Why APC is afraid of BVAS – Aniagwu 

Nigeria Decides: Why APC is afraid of BVAS – Aniagwu 

The Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, Charles Aniagwu says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were scared of INEC’s decision to deploy Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) as the device would expose the party to ridicule following their abysmal performance since…

2023 Election: CGIS Tasks Residents of Border Communities to be Vigilant

2023 Election: CGIS Tasks Residents of Border Communities to be Vigilant

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Isah Idris has tasked residents border communities to be vigilant especially as the country approaches elections. Idris made the case during a visit on Thursday to some border communities in Ogun State. The…

Passport Applicants Asked to Approach NIS Offices for Collection

The Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Isah Idris has urged Nigerians that applied for passports especially through third parties, also known as touts, to go to passport offices for collection. Idris, while speaking at the commissioning of an enhanced e-Passport production facility…

<em>NIGERIA: A FEW DAYS TO DESTINY</em>

NIGERIA: A FEW DAYS TO DESTINY

–By Austen Akhagbeme: In almost everywhere around the world, attention is arguably focused on Nigeria, the most populous Afro-skin nation in the world and her destiny, as the general elections draw near. Our enormous natural and human resources and the accompanying paradox…

NIS Penalizes 36 Erring Personnel

NIS Penalizes 36 Erring Personnel

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has dismissed four personnel and demoted 14 officials for various act of indiscipline. A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of the Service, Tony Akuneme said this was part of efforts to rid the Service of bad…

<strong>We Need People Who Believe In Nigeria, Says Soludo As Kwankwaso Visits Anambra</strong>

We Need People Who Believe In Nigeria, Says Soludo As Kwankwaso Visits Anambra

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo says Nigeria needs leaders who “firmly believe” in the country. He spoke on Friday when Rabiu Kwankwaso, Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), paid a courtesy visit to…

NDLEA intercepts drug consignments in wooden statue, imported vehicle<br>. Seizes 3,975kgs skunk, 58,200 tramadol pills in cross country interdictions

NDLEA intercepts drug consignments in wooden statue, imported vehicle
. Seizes 3,975kgs skunk, 58,200 tramadol pills in cross country interdictions

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted over 37.5 kilogrammes of illicit substances at airport and seaport in Lagos in the last one week. The anti-narcotics agency also arrested 11 suspects in interdiction operations across the country during…

Insecurity: Hoodlums Burn Down Newly Renovated Police Station

Insecurity: Hoodlums Burn Down Newly Renovated Police Station

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: Some yet-to-be-identified persons have burnt down the Umuchu Police Station, along the Umuchu-Achina road in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. Sources said the hoodlums stormed the place at about 3am on Sunday and set the facility…

NIS, NCoS get N1 billion Security Grant from ASR Africa

NIS, NCoS get N1 billion Security Grant from ASR Africa

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS) have been awarded N1 billion from Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative for Africa (ASR Africa) Security Sector Support Grant, in recognition of the their many successes. A statement on statement on Friday…

Brace up for National Recovery, Reps Minority Caucus Urges Nigerians on New Year

Brace up for National Recovery, Reps Minority Caucus Urges Nigerians on New Year

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has congratulated Nigerians on the dawning of the New year, 2023, urging them to further unite, brace up and forge a formidable front in the determination to rescue Nigeria from oppressive forces. In a…

<strong>Stampede As Anambra Filling Station Sells Petrol N180 Per Litre</strong>

Stampede As Anambra Filling Station Sells Petrol N180 Per Litre

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol, is selling between N330 and N390 per litre in Onitsha, Nnewi, Awka and other parts of Anambra State. The situation was like that at all the filling stations visited by…

<strong>STEP Helped to Rebrand My Job </strong><strong>–</strong><strong>Charles</strong>

STEP Helped to Rebrand My Job Charles

-By Laura Ese Oghene: Ifeanyi Charles is the CEO of Lifestone Interior & Exterior Works and a beneficiary of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP.) He enrolled into the 2018/2019 cycle in which he was re-trained and established in Tiling & Interlocking as a BrownSTEPreneur. He hails from Ika South Local Government Area. He has a B.Sc. in Educational…

Adaptation is Key Characteristic of China’s Policy against COVID-19 (by H.E. CUI Jianchun, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria)

Adaptation is Key Characteristic of China’s Policy against COVID-19 (by H.E. CUI Jianchun, Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria)

On the New Year’s eve, Chinese President XI Jinping, at his 2023 New Year Address, extended greetings to all nationals as well as friends and people in the world, while claiming that, since COVID-19 struck, China has prevailed over unprecedented difficulties and…

<strong>Obosi Killing: Monarch Said “We Know Killers Of Our Town Union Leader”</strong>

Obosi Killing: Monarch Said “We Know Killers Of Our Town Union Leader”

-From SUNNY A. DAVID: The traditional ruler of Obosi Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Chidubem Iweka III on Thursday stated that himself, his cabinet members and other law abiding citizens of Obosi Ancient Kingdom know the…