EDO 2024: NNPP NAMES AZEMHE’S RUNNING MATE

EDO 2024: NNPP NAMES AZEMHE’S RUNNING MATE

By Austen Akhagbeme The New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, has named Hon Edith Ihueghian Isokpan as the running mate to Dr Azemhe Azena, the NNPP Governorship Candidate in the upcoming election in Edo state. This was disclosed to the party faithful and…

NO FUNCTIONAL INTERMEDIARY HEALTH FACILITIES IN RIVERS STATE – GOV. FUBARA

NO FUNCTIONAL INTERMEDIARY HEALTH FACILITIES IN RIVERS STATE – GOV. FUBARA

…Confirms Prof. Alikor as substantive CMD, RSUTH …Set to revive Zonal Hospitals …Says health is key to development Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara said the state has no functional intermediary health facilities to support the primary and tertiary health services in…

TANTITA Grabs Independent Newspaper security company of year 2023 award, amid thumbs-up

TANTITA Grabs Independent Newspaper security company of year 2023 award, amid thumbs-up

TANTITA Security Services Nigeria Limited has emerged Independent Newspapers “Independent Security Company of the Year 2023” in its fight against oil theft in the Niger Delta region. This is even as Independent Newspaper is set to confer the security firm with the…

Prioritize Health of Citizens: NAWOJ South South Tells Government

Prioritize Health of Citizens: NAWOJ South South Tells Government

In its vowed commitment to cotinue to advocate for better life for citizens, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists. NAWOJ. has called on governments in the south south region to focus attention on providing quality healthcare for citizens. This is contained in…

WE’LL PARTNER FHA HOUSING PROJECT IN RIVERS – SAYS GOV. FUBARA

WE’LL PARTNER FHA HOUSING PROJECT IN RIVERS – SAYS GOV. FUBARA

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has said his administration will partner with the Federal Housing Authority to deliver affordable housing projects to Rivers people. Governor Fubara stated this at Government House, Port Harcourt while playing host to the Management of the…

FUBARA: BUILDING RELIGIOUS INCLUSIVITY AS MUSLIMS CELEBRATE

FUBARA: BUILDING RELIGIOUS INCLUSIVITY AS MUSLIMS CELEBRATE

Since his assumption of office, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has continued to bring every segment of the society in Rivers State together. One of his first lines of actions after May 29, 2023 was his receiving in courtesy the Christian Association of Nigeria…

Breaking: Edo Deputy Governor impeached

Breaking: Edo Deputy Governor impeached

The Edo State House of Assembly has reportedly impeached the state’s deputy governor Philip Shaibu. He was impeached during the house’s plenary session on Monday in Benin City, the Edo State capital. Shaibu’s impeachment followed the adoption of the report of a…

NSCDC Discovers Illegal Petroleum Refinery Site in Imo

NSCDC Discovers Illegal Petroleum Refinery Site in Imo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has discovered in Egbema West of Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State illegal petroleum refinery site with massive capacity. A statement on Friday by the spokesman of the security agency, Afolabi Babawale read:…

India-bound Passenger Vomits, Excretes 80 Wraps of Ingested Cocaine

India-bound Passenger Vomits, Excretes 80 Wraps of Ingested Cocaine

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a Delhi, India-bound passenger, Freeman Ogbonna at the screening point of terminal 2 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for ingesting 80 wraps of cocaine. According to a statement on…

FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday Public Holidays for Eid-el-Fitr

FG Declares Tuesday, Wednesday Public Holidays for Eid-el-Fitr

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday, 10th April, 2024 as Public Holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitr Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government congratulated all Muslim Ummah for the…

AZEMHE AZENA OPTIMISTIC AS NNPP NATIONAL CONVENTION ENDS IN ABUJA

AZEMHE AZENA OPTIMISTIC AS NNPP NATIONAL CONVENTION ENDS IN ABUJA

AZEMHE AZENA OPTIMISTIC AS NNPP NATIONAL CONVENTION ENDS IN ABUJA By Austen Akhagbeme Amidst the fanfare which accompanied the well-attended 2024 National Convention of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, in Abuja on Saturday, the Party’s flag bearer in the upcoming Governorship…

FG, EU Collaborate to Reduce Environmental Waste in Nigeria

FG, EU Collaborate to Reduce Environmental Waste in Nigeria

The European Union (EU) is collaborating with the Federal Government to reduce environmental waste in Nigeria. This year, the EU is joining the Federal Ministry of Environment, including other stakeholders around the globe to mark the International Zero Waste Day in Nigeria….

Fresh squabbles rock First Bank’s board, threaten recapitilisation

Fresh squabbles rock First Bank’s board, threaten recapitilisation

A fresh round of squabbles is currently rocking the board of First Bank of Nigeria, a development shareholders fear poses major threat to the bid by the first generation financial institution to strengthen its capital base in line with the recent directive…

Examining Oborevwori’s Youth O’clock Agenda

Examining Oborevwori’s Youth O’clock Agenda

By Felix Ofou “Young people have the power to change the world; they just need the opportunity to do so”.Malala Yousafzai Twenty six year-old Malala Yousafat is on record to be the youngest person to have been bestowed with the prestigious Nobel…

NDLEA intercepts Qatar-bound illicit drugs concealed in African salad, dried vegetables

NDLEA intercepts Qatar-bound illicit drugs concealed in African salad, dried vegetables

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have detained a 35-year-old lady, Chidinma Agbazue after she was caught attempting to export 20 parcels of cannabis sativa weighing 10.7 kilogrammes concealed in African salad popularly called Abacha and dried vegetables to…

Inaugural Lecture by Prof Macaulay Mowarin MNAL, Professor of Syntax and Contact Linguistics, Delta State University, Abraka

Inaugural Lecture by Prof Macaulay Mowarin MNAL, Professor of Syntax and Contact Linguistics, Delta State University, Abraka

Preamble I thank the Almighty God for making it possible to deliver the fourth inaugural lecture from the Department of English and Literary Studies. The Department is bifurcated into (Literature) and (Language) units; this is the second from the Language unit. The…

THE TRUTH ALLIANCE EXPOSES BOKO HARAM’S DECEPTION, MANIPULATION

THE TRUTH ALLIANCE EXPOSES BOKO HARAM’S DECEPTION, MANIPULATION

The newly formed Alliance of civil society groups who work to expose the truth behind the tactics of violent extremist groups such as Boko Haram and ISWAP, have spoken about the utter disregard for human life and respect for the Islamic faith…

AZEMHE CALLS FOR MORE PRAYERS FOR EDO STATE AS CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE EASTER

AZEMHE CALLS FOR MORE PRAYERS FOR EDO STATE AS CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE EASTER

By Austen Akhagbeme The youthful Governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Dr Azemhe Azena has called on all Christians and residents in Edo state to pray for the betterment of the state in these trying times. In his goodwill…

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays for Easter Celebration

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays for Easter Celebration

The Federal Government has declared Friday, 29th March and Monday, 1st April 2024 as public holidays to mark the 2024 Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively. The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who made the declaration on Wednesday on behalf of…

Africans Rising Calls for Support for Released Kidnap Victims

Africans Rising Calls for Support for Released Kidnap Victims

Africans Rising has called on Nigerian government to offer critical medical and psychosocial support to enable the nearly 300 girls released from captivity of kidnappers to deal with the trauma they must have gone through. Africans Rising is a global Pan-African solidarity…

UN to Support Nigeria’s War on Drug Trafficking- Amina Mohammed

UN to Support Nigeria’s War on Drug Trafficking- Amina Mohammed

The United Nations has assured Nigeria of support in its ongoing war against drug abuse and drug trafficking. The assurance was given by the Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Mrs. Amina Mohammed when she paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman/Chief…

Mowarin Joins Professorial Priesthood

Mowarin Joins Professorial Priesthood

By Joseph Obaro Ikupa Macaulay Mowarin (PhD) a professor of syntax and contact linguistics at the Delta State University, Abraka is billed to join the professorial priesthood on Thursday 27th March 2024 when he delivers the 105th in the series of the…

EDO STATE PDP CHAIRMAN FREED AFTER ELEVEN (11) DAYS IN KIDNAPPER’S DEN

EDO STATE PDP CHAIRMAN FREED AFTER ELEVEN (11) DAYS IN KIDNAPPER’S DEN

By Our Reporter The people’s Democratic party (PDP) chairman, has been released after spending eleven days in captivity. The Chairman was abducted by unknown persons on march 16th, close to his residence in Edo state. It is not yet clear who was…

Delta Govt TASK FORCE GO AFTER GROUND RENT DEFAULTERS

Delta Govt TASK FORCE GO AFTER GROUND RENT DEFAULTERS

By Sylvester Iloba The Delta State Ground Rent Committee Task Force embarked on enforcement on payment of Ground Rent on property by defaulters within Asaba and its environs. The Task Force Committee was led by its Chairman, Mr. Paul Esejo, other members…

Human Trafficking: NAPTIP Warns Nigerians Against Fake Oil and Gas Job Offers in West African Countries

Human Trafficking: NAPTIP Warns Nigerians Against Fake Oil and Gas Job Offers in West African Countries

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said it has uncovered a new ploy by some suspected human traffickers who are exploiting coordinated global brand trademarks and offering unrealistic oil and gas job offers to traffic unsuspecting youths…

OKUAMA: DOPF Sends Condolences, Calls for Transparency, Accountability in Wake of Tragic Losses

OKUAMA: DOPF Sends Condolences, Calls for Transparency, Accountability in Wake of Tragic Losses

The Delta Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) extends its heartfelt condolences to the Nigerian Army and Okuama Community, following the gruesome and devastating loss of lives in recent tragic and unfortunate incidents. The heinous killing of 17 military personnel and the subsequent collateral…

WORLD POETRY DAY: Delta Literary Forum lights up Asaba

WORLD POETRY DAY: Delta Literary Forum lights up Asaba

By Albert Ograka The Delta Literary Forum (DLF), on Thursday, March 21, 2024, celebrated the Word Poetry Day with fanfare and glamour, as poets in Delta State, thronged out to mark the event with stupefaction, enthusiasm and glamour, following the rendition of…

DELTA: Oborevwori meets Tinubu over attacks on military 

DELTA: Oborevwori meets Tinubu over attacks on military 

Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has met with President Bola Tinubu over killing of 17 military personnel in Okuoma community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.   Recall that 17 military personnel comprising a lieutenant ​colonel, two majors,…

Okada Riders’ Protest: Delta Govt Calls For Calm

Okada Riders’ Protest: Delta Govt Calls For Calm

Director-General of the Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, Chief Patrick Ukah, Monday, called for calm over protests by Okada and tricycle riders in the state capital. Ukah in a statement made available to newsmen in Asaba, after inspecting the scene of…

Edo PDP CHAIRMAN’s ABDUCTION LEAVES FAMILY, PARTY IN LIMBO; as kidnapers are yet to contact family, party

Edo PDP CHAIRMAN’s ABDUCTION LEAVES FAMILY, PARTY IN LIMBO; as kidnapers are yet to contact family, party

Authorities are still searching for the kidnappers and have not yet received any ransom demands. The lack of contact has raised concerns that the kidnappers may have other motives than financial gain. As at the time of filing this report, a family…

EDO STATE PDP CHAIRMAN REPORTEDLY KIDNAPPED

EDO STATE PDP CHAIRMAN REPORTEDLY KIDNAPPED

By: TINA AYIGBE. The Edo state police command has not yet issued an official statement regarding the reported abduction. But, they are said to be investigating the incident and are working to bring the perpetrators to justice. The motive for the kidnapping…

NIS Comptroller General Directs Immigration Officers to Adhere to Presidential Order, Reopen Borders with Niger

NIS Comptroller General Directs Immigration Officers to Adhere to Presidential Order, Reopen Borders with Niger

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Kemi Nandap has directed Immigration officers across Nigeria’s borders with neighbouring Niger to ensure that they are reopened in line with the presidential order. The directive was given on Thursday in a signed statement…

NESREA Seals 13 Facilities in Abuja for Violating Environmental Laws

NESREA Seals 13 Facilities in Abuja for Violating Environmental Laws

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has sealed off 13 facilities in Abuja for falling foul of environmental law. Among the sealed facilities are Veritas Plastics, Almat Farms, Dayak Nigeria Limited, FIK Contracting Limited, Salis Ventilated Homes Ltd, Peachville…

Tinubu, Zulum top 40 Most Influential Nigerians list

Tinubu, Zulum top 40 Most Influential Nigerians list

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Lt.General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) have been named among the 40 most influential people in Nigeria in a new book written by journalist and PR consultant, Bode Odeseye. The…

AZEMHE AZENA FELICITATES WITH MUSLIM UMMAH ON RAMADAN

AZEMHE AZENA FELICITATES WITH MUSLIM UMMAH ON RAMADAN

By Udukhokhe Odalumhe The Edo state Governorship Candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Dr Azemhe Azena has sent a congratulatory message to the Muslims in the state on the successful commencement of the holy month of Ramadan. Speaking through his…

Dabiri-Erewa Congratulates AJ for Defeating Ngannou

Dabiri-Erewa Congratulates AJ for Defeating Ngannou

Chairman/ CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri- Erewa has congratulated Anthony Joshua, a British-Nigerian boxer for defeating Francis Ngannou on Friday night in Saudi Arabia. The NiDCOM boss gave the commendation on Saturday in a statement issued by the…

UN Condemns Abduction of Over 200 IDPs in Borno

UN Condemns Abduction of Over 200 IDPs in Borno

The United Nations has strongly condemned the reported abduction of internally displaced persons (IDPs), many of them women, boys and girls, in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State. In a statement on Wednesday, UN lamented that while the exact number of…