FG Deploys New Batch of Volunteers to The Gambia

FG Deploys New Batch of Volunteers to The Gambia

A new batch of volunteers of the Nigerian Technical Aid Corps has been deployed to The Gambia. The 11 Volunteers, who comprised professionals from diverse backgrounds, including Law, Engineering and expertise in Entrepreneurial Studies, were urged to see their new charge as…

NDLEA intercepts N9.8billion worth of fresh codeine shipments from India

NDLEA intercepts N9.8billion worth of fresh codeine shipments from India

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted another batch of seven containers bearing over 1.2 million bottles of codeine conservatively put at a worth of over N9.8 billion at the Onne Ports, Rivers state. The latest seizure made…

Delta UTME highest Scorer Unveiled

Delta UTME highest Scorer Unveiled

The highest scorer in this year’s University Matriculation Examination in Delta Sate has been unveiled. He is God’s favour Ebruphiyor Ufuoma-Okoro, a 16 year old student of All Sanits Secondary School, Udu who scored an aggregate of 357 over 400. This is…

Health Insurance: Delta subsidizes 300 caesarian section monthly — DG reveals

Health Insurance: Delta subsidizes 300 caesarian section monthly — DG reveals

Director General, Delta State Contributory Health Commission, Dr. Isaac Alpoveta has said that the state government subsidizes over 300 caesarian sections monthly across its 550 facilities in the state. Akpoveta, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the commission, disclosed this…

UK Appoints New Country Director to Lead UK-Nigeria Trade, Investment Relations

UK Appoints New Country Director to Lead UK-Nigeria Trade, Investment Relations

The United Kingdom has appointed Mr. Mark Smithson the Country Director for the UK’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) in Nigeria. He takes over from Chim Chalemera who recently concluded a three-year posting in that role. Smithson is an experienced civil…

“Okada Riders” Unite for Azemhe Azena’s Victory at the Polls

“Okada Riders” Unite for Azemhe Azena’s Victory at the Polls

By Austen Akhagbeme The Amalgamated Commercial Tricycles and Motorcycles owners, repairers and Riders Association of Nigeria, ACOMORAN, Edo Chapter, have pledged their support for the candidacy of Dr Azemhe Azena of the NNPP, in the upcoming September election in Edo state. The…

NNPP Governorship Candidate sympathizes with Jattu Market Rainstorm victims

NNPP Governorship Candidate sympathizes with Jattu Market Rainstorm victims

By Austen Akhagbeme The Edo State Governorship Candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Dr Azemhe Azena, has expressed his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the victims of the rainstorm disaster, which claimed the lives of four people while injuring others…

“Isoko South Local Govt Funds will be Judiciously used For Accountability” – Hon. Warri Ovoke 

“Isoko South Local Govt Funds will be Judiciously used For Accountability” – Hon. Warri Ovoke 

By Michael Ekokoruwe  The Executive Chairman of Isoko South local government area, Hon. Warri Ovoke Friday has promised to Judiciously use local government funds received, for the effective development of the area with subsequent accountability.  Warri made the statement at Oleh council…

WOLE SOYINKA AT 90: TRUTH AS THE POET’S HORSEMAN

WOLE SOYINKA AT 90: TRUTH AS THE POET’S HORSEMAN

By Austen Akhagbeme Prof Akinwade Oluwole Soyinka, often referred to as Wole Soyinka, one of the foremost world citizens of Nigerian descent, is 90 years old. In faraway Morocco, in the City of Rabat, the world recently gathered to celebrate this literary…

L.G ELECION: WARRI OVOKE WINS ISOKO SOUTH L.G.A, COMMENDS DSIEC FOR PEACEFUL ELECTION

L.G ELECION: WARRI OVOKE WINS ISOKO SOUTH L.G.A, COMMENDS DSIEC FOR PEACEFUL ELECTION

BY MICHAEL EKOKORUWE Hon. Warri Ovoke Friday, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Isoko South local government area, has been declared winner of the local government election held on 13th of July 2024 in the 20 wards of Isoko South…

Daregha congratulates former Governor Okowa on his 65th birthday

Daregha congratulates former Governor Okowa on his 65th birthday

By Harrison Akamule Senior Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on political matters Hon Simeon Daregha has congratulated former Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on his 65th birthday. Hon Simeon Daregha described Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as an embodiment of great leadership qualities. Speaking with this journalist on phone to mark the former Governor’s birthday, Hon Simon Daregha stated…

Daregha Felicitates H.R.M Pere S.P Luke, kalanama viii (JP) on birth anniversary

Daregha Felicitates H.R.M Pere S.P Luke, kalanama viii (JP) on birth anniversary

BY HARRISON AKAMULE Senior Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on political matters Hon. Simeon Daregha has wholeheartedly felicitated H.R.M Pere S.P Luke, kalanama the viii (JP), the Pere of Akugbene-Meiji Kingdom in Bomadi L.G.A Delta on his attainment of 58years of age. In his word, “sometimes in life words are inadequate to express the…

Wole Soyinka: 90 Years of Hemorrhaging Hope

Wole Soyinka: 90 Years of Hemorrhaging Hope

By Azua Alonu, One of the greatest things that happened to me in my Secondary school was when my English teacher, a fresh graduate from the University of Nigeria, Nssuka introduced me to the work and world of Soyinka through his book:…

MORE Agenda, Oborevwori and distractions by charlatans, humbugs

MORE Agenda, Oborevwori and distractions by charlatans, humbugs

By Josiah Agoro The attention of this writer was recently drawn to a very hilarious article titled: GOV. SHERIFF OBOREWORI’S MANY LAPSES: DELTA YOUTHS AND THE WOMEN GROUPS WILL NOT WORK FOR HIM IN 2027 and the many attempts by its author,…

Over 5,000 NDLEA Officers Promoted, 15 Commands, 70 Personnel Get Special Awards …Officers to Start Wearing Body Cameras for Operational Efficiency

Over 5,000 NDLEA Officers Promoted, 15 Commands, 70 Personnel Get Special Awards …Officers to Start Wearing Body Cameras for Operational Efficiency

Five Thousand and Forty-Two (5,042) personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have been promoted. This followed the approval of the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the anti-narcotics agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Rtd) which saw two senior officers elevated to…

Supreme court grants autonomy to 774 Local Govt Councils in Nigeria, halts Govs from tampering with funds …. outlaws Caretaker C’ttee

Supreme court grants autonomy to 774 Local Govt Councils in Nigeria, halts Govs from tampering with funds …. outlaws Caretaker C’ttee

In a landmark judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel Agim on Thursday, the Apex court declared that it is unconstitutional for State Governments to withhold and utilise allocations meant for Local Government Areas without transferring the funds to them, as mandated by Section…

Onitsha country club unveils state of the art indoor sports facility

Onitsha country club unveils state of the art indoor sports facility

BY SUNNY A. DAVID In a significant development for sports enthusiasts in Anambra State, the Onitsha Country Club in Fegge, Onitsha South Council area, has commissioned a brand-new indoor sports hall building. Equipped with cutting-edge sporting facilities, this state-of-the-art complex is poised…

NNPP Governorship Candidate sympathizes with Jattu Market Rainstorm victims

NNPP Governorship Candidate sympathizes with Jattu Market Rainstorm victims

By Austen Akhagbeme The Edo State Governorship Candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Dr Azemhe Azena, has expressed his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the victims of the rainstorm disaster, which claimed the lives of four people while injuring others…

Nigeria’ll Continue to Assist in Development of African, Caribbean, Pacific Countries- TAC DGl

Nigeria’ll Continue to Assist in Development of African, Caribbean, Pacific Countries- TAC DGl

Director General of the Nigerian Technical Aid Corps, Rt.Hon.Yusuf Buba Yakub has said that Nigeria will continue to draw from its pool of abundant human resources to assist the development of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and their people. The DG, gave…

NNPP Governorship Candidate condole with Late Malik Afegbua’s family

NNPP Governorship Candidate condole with Late Malik Afegbua’s family

By Austen Akhagbeme Dr Azemhe Azena, the Edo State Governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, in the September 21st elections, has sent a condolence message to the family of the late politician and community leader, Prince Malik Afegbua who…

DELSU to partner with Stepat Farms to boost food supply in Nigeria -VC Reveals

DELSU to partner with Stepat Farms to boost food supply in Nigeria -VC Reveals

The Vice Chancellor of Delta State University, Abraka, Prof. Andy Ogochukwu Egwunyenga, has announced that the university will partner with Stepat Farms to strengthen its community service and boost food supply in Nigeria. The Vice Chancellor stated this on Tuesday during the public unveiling of…

UK GENERAL ELECTION: BAD STORY FOR THE TORIES AND A THOUGHT FOR NIGERIA

UK GENERAL ELECTION: BAD STORY FOR THE TORIES AND A THOUGHT FOR NIGERIA

By Austen Akhagbeme The UK human rights lawyer, Keir Starmer, did not appeal to many as a firebrand politician when the campaign for the just concluded UK general elections began six weeks ago. His ordinariness and humble background could not be compared…

Two Rescued, Operation Continues as Anambra Police Respond to Building Collapse in Amawbia Market

Two Rescued, Operation Continues as Anambra Police Respond to Building Collapse in Amawbia Market

BY SUNNY A. DAVID In response to a distress call at approximately 12:40 pm today, July 4, 2024, the Anambra State Police Command has rescued two victims from a building collapse at Ekeoyibo market in Amawbia. The rescued individuals have been rushed…

EU Offers Postgraduate Scholarships to 142 Young Nigerians Under its Erasmus+ programme

EU Offers Postgraduate Scholarships to 142 Young Nigerians Under its Erasmus+ programme

The European Union has offered postgraduate scholarships to 142 young Nigerians in top European universities in the 2024-25 academic session, under its flagship educational programme, Erasmus+. Nigeria with this number, retains its number one spot among beneficiaries of the EU postgraduate scholarships…

Corruption: Macauley blames civil servants

Corruption: Macauley blames civil servants

Dr Deinghan Ray Macauley today came hard on civil servants as responsible for corruption in the country, and not politicians. Macauley argued that innocent politicians are tutored by civil servant on how to take government money through smart budgeting. He made the…

Ojogbo Pledges to Establish Legacy Projects in Aniocha North for Socio-Eco Devt

Ojogbo Pledges to Establish Legacy Projects in Aniocha North for Socio-Eco Devt

Aniocha North Labour Party chairmanship candidate, Dr. Augustine Ojogbo has promised to build mega projects in the council area if elected into office.Dr. Ojogbo gave the promise when he visited Idumu-Ogo, Obomkpa, Issele-Mkpitime, Onicha-Olona, Ezi, Issele-Azagba, Obior and Onicha-Ugbo in continuation of…

In Defence of Oborevwori’s First Year in Office

In Defence of Oborevwori’s First Year in Office

By TONY EKE At a time Deltans are still immersed in the euphoria of Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori’s successful first year in office and expecting a harvest of more achievements in the second year, it’s worrisome to observe the…

Omo-Agege and the Trauma of Political Defeat

Omo-Agege and the Trauma of Political Defeat

By Fred Edoreh Truly, political defeat can be terribly traumatizing. The pain of loss can lead to Complex-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder, the symptoms of which include low self-perception, poor emotional regulation, amnesia in consciousness, loss of sense of reality, and dullness in judgment. The trauma…

Edo 2024: NNPP Guber Candidate visits Ikpoba Hill Barracks’ Market, says “My late mother was a lowly market woman too”

Edo 2024: NNPP Guber Candidate visits Ikpoba Hill Barracks’ Market, says “My late mother was a lowly market woman too”

By Austen Akhagbeme In his characteristic show of humility and love for the common man, Dr Azemhe Azena, the NNPP Governorship Candidate, told the story of his humble beginning as he visited the market women and Leaders of the Barracks Market in…

Austin Massah promises to come up with BYLAWS to promote conducive atmosphere to attract investors

Austin Massah promises to come up with BYLAWS to promote conducive atmosphere to attract investors

By Harrison Akamule  The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Flag bearer of Ward 16 in Bomadi Local Government Council in the forthcoming Delta State Local Government Councils Elections, Mr Austin Massah has promised to come up with BYLAWS that will promote conducive atmosphere…

LG POLLS: PDP Ward 20 Flag bearer of Okoloba Community, Bomadi LGA, Mr. ThankGod Tiriki, appeals to electorate

LG POLLS: PDP Ward 20 Flag bearer of Okoloba Community, Bomadi LGA, Mr. ThankGod Tiriki, appeals to electorate

By Harrison Akamule  The People’s Democratic Party PDP Flag bearer of Ward 20, Okoloba Community Bomadi Local Government Area  in the forthcoming Delta State Local Government Councils Elections Mr . ThankGod Tiriki has appealed to the electorate in the Ward not to…

Awubu Pry school Akugbene, Bomadi PTA Boss captions on curbing open defecation

Awubu Pry school Akugbene, Bomadi PTA Boss captions on curbing open defecation

By Harrison Akamule Mr Odigrima made the assertion while inspecting the poor state of the only toilet facility in the School which have made Pupils of the school to defecate at the river forcados. The PTA Chairman noted that construction of a…

Nigerian entrepreneurs access investment opportunities in Africa’s leading energy markets

Nigerian entrepreneurs access investment opportunities in Africa’s leading energy markets

 The Invest in African Energies roadshow in Lagos – organized by the African Energy Chamber (AEC) on June 25 – united more than 250 Nigerian entrepreneurs and investors interested in accessing opportunities in Africa’s oil and gas, and energy sectors. Nigeria is…

ECOWAS COURT PRESIDENT RECEIVES CHAIRPERSON OF COMMUNITY AUDIT C’TTEE

ECOWAS COURT PRESIDENT RECEIVES CHAIRPERSON OF COMMUNITY AUDIT C’TTEE

The ECOWAS Court President, Justice Edward Amoako Asante has welcomed the Chairperson of the Community Audit Committee, Diane Holo-Sacramento at the ECOWAS Court. The meeting marked the first official engagement between the Court and the Audit Committee, signifying a significant step towards…

Edo Guber: Azemhe Azena storms Benin City with a Peace March

Edo Guber: Azemhe Azena storms Benin City with a Peace March

By Austen Akhagbeme The New Nigeria People’s Party Governorship Candidate, Dr Azemhe Azena on Thursday, stormed Benin city, the Edo state capital with a well attended peace March. The Governorship Candidate, who was accompanied by a team from the Party National headquarters,…

CHIAZOR THANKS OBOREVWORI, PDP FOR NOMINATING IDUMUJE INDIGENE, ANIOCHA NORTH VICE CHAIR

CHIAZOR THANKS OBOREVWORI, PDP FOR NOMINATING IDUMUJE INDIGENE, ANIOCHA NORTH VICE CHAIR

The Executive Assistant to Delta State Governor on Media and former chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ,Delta State Council, Comrade Norbert Chiazor has expressed gratitude to Governor Sheriff Oborevwori and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for the nomination of an Idumuje-Unor indigene,…