Students Of Oko Poly Protest Imposition Of N5000 Examination Fees

Students Of Oko Poly Protest Imposition Of N5000 Examination Fees

BY SUNNY A. DAVID Federal Polytechnic Students, Oko in Anambra State, have staged a protest against imposition of compulsory N5000 examination fees on them by the management. The protest is also on insistence of the school management to deny those who have…

NDLEA Destroys 304,436kg, 40,042 litres of Illicit Drugs Seized in Lagos, Ogun

NDLEA Destroys 304,436kg, 40,042 litres of Illicit Drugs Seized in Lagos, Ogun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has destroyed a total of 304,436 kilogrammes and 40,042 litres of illicit substances seized from parts of Lagos and Ogun states. Speaking at a brief ceremony where the seized drugs were publicly destroyed in Badagry,…

Egwunyenga reassures DELSU students’ll not spend extra year in academic programmes

Egwunyenga reassures DELSU students’ll not spend extra year in academic programmes

By Patrick Ijeh The Vice Chancellor of Delta State University, Abraka, Prof Andy Ogochukwu Egwunyenga, has given the reassurance that the University will continue to ensure that none of her students will have to spend so much as an extra year in any of her academic programmes.The Vice Chancellor made the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

This is my story —Youth Development commissioner, Agbateyiniro Weyinmi

This is my story —Youth Development commissioner, Agbateyiniro Weyinmi

The Delta state Commissioner for Youth Development, Agbateyiniro Weyinmi, has opened up on the allegation of him allegedly assaulting his aide in his office in Asaba. A statement made available to Blank NEWS Online reads: *THE GOVERNMENT OF MY PRINCIPAL HAS NO…

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…

Ooni of ife, queen welcome set of twin babies

Ooni of ife, queen welcome set of twin babies

In a joyous announcement, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and his queen, Olori Tobi Philips, have welcomed a set of twins! The newborns, a boy and a girl, ( prince and princess) are said to be healthy and thriving….

AZEMHE AZENA STORMS AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY CAMPUS WITH FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH

AZEMHE AZENA STORMS AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY CAMPUS WITH FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH

By Austen Akhagbeme The youthful Governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP in the upcoming election in Edo state, Dr Azemhe Azena, has scheduled to offer free medical services to students and residents of the university campus next week on…

Hon. Daregha wants youth involvement in sports

Hon. Daregha wants youth involvement in sports

By Harrison Akamule  In order to strengthen sports in the rural areas , Senior Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Political Matters, Hon. Simeon Daregha charges young ones to cultivate the habit of being involved in sports, saying that sports and…

“I will soon be World Champion”- Raphael Igbokwe

“I will soon be World Champion”- Raphael Igbokwe

Raphael Igbokwe, aka “Trouble”, a Nigerian Diaspora Boxer has asked Nigerians to be on the lookout for him as he would soon be World Champion. Igbokwe who was at the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Wednesday to pay a courtesy visit…

AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, (AAU) EKPOMA RUSTICATES OVER 140 STUDENTS.

AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, (AAU) EKPOMA RUSTICATES OVER 140 STUDENTS.

–By Tina Ayigbe:. In a shocking move, Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma has rusticated over one hundred and fourty students.According to the university authorities, the students were rusticated for various offenses including, Exam misconduct, Malpractice and Impersonation. The management had in a News…

ASHIBOGWU COMMENDS NECO FOR REWARDING EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCES IN THEIR 2023 NATIONAL COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (NCEE)

ASHIBOGWU COMMENDS NECO FOR REWARDING EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCES IN THEIR 2023 NATIONAL COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (NCEE)

From Magnus Emuji Delta State Commissioner for Primary Education, Dr. Kingsley Ashibogwu, has commended the National Examinations Council (NECO) for recognizing and rewarding exceptional performances in their Examinations , especially in their National Common Entrance Examination. Dr. Ashibogwu gave the commendation in…

I AM NOTHING WITHOUT GOD-  MONARCH

I AM NOTHING WITHOUT GOD- MONARCH

By Harrison Akamule The year 2023 may have come and gone but the memories of various events, ranging from thanksgiving services, conventions and cultural displays by ethnic groups that took place towards the end of the year, especially during the yuletide season,…

Musa to Build School in Kano, other parts of Nigeria

Musa to Build School in Kano, other parts of Nigeria

The Captain of Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa has revealed his plan to build school in his hometown Kano and other parts of the country. Musa, who had already built sports academy in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Plateau, said his new plan is…

Breaking: YPP Wins House of Representatives Re-run in Akwa Ibom

Breaking: YPP Wins House of Representatives Re-run in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) as the winner of the re-run election for the Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State. Ukpong-Udo, who is returning to the National Assembly for a…

NSCDC Arrests Father at the Point of Selling 8 Years Old Son for N20 million

NSCDC Arrests Father at the Point of Selling 8 Years Old Son for N20 million

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested in Abuja one Chinana Tali at the point of selling his eight year old son, Ushafa Tali for N20 million. Speaking during the parade of the suspect in Abuja the…

AAU ALUMNI PRESIDENT, DR. CLIFFORD IMADE OMOZEGHIAN ESQ GIVES CASH SUPPORT TO MEMBERS

AAU ALUMNI PRESIDENT, DR. CLIFFORD IMADE OMOZEGHIAN ESQ GIVES CASH SUPPORT TO MEMBERS

It was an eventful and fun-packed three days as the Sapele Main Branch of Ambrose Alli University Alumni Association had their end-of-year activities in grand style. The three-day end-of-year activities started Friday, January 5, 2024, with a courtesy visit to the Sapele…

IKPEN OGHENETEGA Clinches GOLD @ Kogi Inter-Schools Chess Competition

IKPEN OGHENETEGA Clinches GOLD @ Kogi Inter-Schools Chess Competition

-By Albert Ograka/ Asaba IKPEN OGHENETEGA, has clinched GOLD at the 9th edition of “Kogi Inter – Schools Chess Competition” tagged SEASON 9. He won gold at the UNDER 14 MALE category. The event which took place between 18th to 21st December…

BELLARKS POLYTECHNIC KWALE, GETS APPROVAL FOR JAMB CBT 2024 UTME REGISTRATION

BELLARKS POLYTECHNIC KWALE, GETS APPROVAL FOR JAMB CBT 2024 UTME REGISTRATION

From MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE Bellarks Polytechnic, Kwale, has been approved as JAMB Computer Base Test (CBT) center for all JAMB candidates seeking to register for the forthcoming 2024 UTME registration. The statement signed by the registrar Ayeni Ayotade stated that, Bellarks Polytechnic…

DELTA: Deaconess Oborevwori Visits Baby of the Year 2024, Pays Bills of Indigent Patients

DELTA: Deaconess Oborevwori Visits Baby of the Year 2024, Pays Bills of Indigent Patients

Wife of Delta State Governor, Deaconess Tobore Oborevwori, and the founder of You Matter Charity Foundation, on Monday, visited the Asaba Specialist Hospital, Asaba to welcome the first baby of the year born in the state. Deaconess Oborevwori congratulated the baby, Master…

Delta 1st Lady, Deaconess Oborevwori Hosts First Christmas Party for Delta Children

Delta 1st Lady, Deaconess Oborevwori Hosts First Christmas Party for Delta Children

As part of the yuletide celebrations, the wife of the Delta Governor and Founder of the You Matter Charity Foundation,  Deaconess Tobore Oborevwori on Monday, December 18, 2023, hosted a Christmas party for children in the state. The heartwarming celebration which took…

Senator Nwoye Says Era Of Poor Representation Is Over, As Labour Party Is Best Alternative For Anambra

Senator Nwoye Says Era Of Poor Representation Is Over, As Labour Party Is Best Alternative For Anambra

From SUNNY A. DAVID The Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Dr. Tony Nwoye has re-stated his commitment to promoting constituents’ economic empowerment and development programmes through robust legislative engagements and accountable representation. Senator Nwoye said that he would stop at nothing…

GOV. FUBARA PROMISES TO MAKE RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY ONE OF THE BEST UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

GOV. FUBARA PROMISES TO MAKE RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY ONE OF THE BEST UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

…To release approved grants to the university…Assures of improved education to support development Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has promised to provide necessary financial and other levels of support that will strengthen the capacity of the Rivers State University (RSU)…

UKODHIKO EMPOWERS 144 YOUTHS, WOMEN IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS IN ISOKO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

UKODHIKO EMPOWERS 144 YOUTHS, WOMEN IN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS IN ISOKO FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

-BY MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE: The member representing Isoko federal constituency in the House of Representatives , Hon. Engr. Jonathan Ukodhiko, has empowered 144 youths and women in Agricultural business at the council secretariat Ozoro, Isoko North local government area of Delta State….

OCTOGENARIAN URGES PARENTS TO BE LAW ABIDING, INCULCATE DISCIPLINE IN CHILDREN

OCTOGENARIAN URGES PARENTS TO BE LAW ABIDING, INCULCATE DISCIPLINE IN CHILDREN

From Chukwudi Asoya: The Diokpa of Umudike Isieke village in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, Onowu Onwordi Louis, has charged parents to always be law abiding and inculcate discipline in their children and wards at all times as…

Two years on: Late Sylvester Oromoni’s father insists on justice

Two years on: Late Sylvester Oromoni’s father insists on justice

Father of late Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, has vowed to pursue case of his late son to a logical conclusion. Today, Thursday, November 30, 2023 will mark two years of his demise. The late Oromoni Jnr reportedly…

NDLEA Smashes Illicit Drug Abuse Party in Osogbo

NDLEA Smashes Illicit Drug Abuse Party in Osogbo

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has smashed a party organised for illicit substance abuse at a lounge in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, arresting the organisers who were found in possession of drugs. A statement on Sunday by…

Haba!! Final-Year Student Resorted To Prostitution To Raise Money For Her Project, Clearance

Haba!! Final-Year Student Resorted To Prostitution To Raise Money For Her Project, Clearance

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID: Over 20 suspects of sex workerarrested in Onitsha, Anambra State by Operatives of the Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA) Brigade. Sadly, some of the suspected sex workers confessed to Blank NEWS Online why they choose prostitution. One…

BREAKING: Oleh Youth, Town Planning C’ttees Dissolved ***Alakri Appoints New Committee for OCDU

BREAKING: Oleh Youth, Town Planning C’ttees Dissolved ***Alakri Appoints New Committee for OCDU

-From Michael Ekokoruwe: The president general of Oleh Community Development Union, Comr. Chief Believe Alakri, has dissolved and constituted new members for Oleh Youth wing and town planning committee of the union. The statement signed by Comrade Chief Believe Alakri stated that,…

Oborevwori, Marwa say Nigerians must rise in unison to defeat drug scourge

Oborevwori, Marwa say Nigerians must rise in unison to defeat drug scourge

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) and Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta state have stated that for Nigeria to defeat the twin evil of substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking, Nigerians must…

ASHIBOGWU SOLICITS PARTNERSHIP WITH COALITION ON EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN DELTA

ASHIBOGWU SOLICITS PARTNERSHIP WITH COALITION ON EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN DELTA

-By Magnus Emuji: Delta State Commissioner for Primary Education, Dr. Kingsley Ashibogwu has sued for more rubust partnership with relevant educational bodies and organisations geared towards upscaling meaningful educational development in the state. Dr. Ashibogwu stated this in Asaba when the Delta/…

DELTA GOVT TO SUSTAIN EFFORTS IN IMPROVING TEACHING, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, SAYS OGHORO

DELTA GOVT TO SUSTAIN EFFORTS IN IMPROVING TEACHING, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, SAYS OGHORO

-From MAGNUS EMUJI: Delta State Government (DTSG) has reiterated its resolve to sustain efforts in the area of projects and activities towards improving the teaching and learning environment in the state. The Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Basic and Secondary…

AGALA RESTATES COMMITMENT TO ADVANCE DEVELOPMENT IN AMACHAI, OKPANAM

AGALA RESTATES COMMITMENT TO ADVANCE DEVELOPMENT IN AMACHAI, OKPANAM

From Magnus Emuji: The chairman of Amachai youths, Okpanam in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, Comrade Emmanuel Onwudinjo Agala has reassured the people of Amachai and Okpanam community in general of his avowed commitment to advance the course of…

Ogbaru Local Govt Boss Receive Coalition Of Youths, Urge Them To Be United, Focused

Ogbaru Local Govt Boss Receive Coalition Of Youths, Urge Them To Be United, Focused

From SUNNY A. DAVID: The Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Area, Hon. Paschal Aniegbuna received the coalition of Ogbaru Youths led by Mr. Chukwudi Izukanne. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Izukanne thanked the Chairman for making out time from his tight schedule…

Saudi Fund for Development Signs New $20 Million Development Loan Agreement to Construct, Equip Schools in Tajikistan

Saudi Fund for Development Signs New $20 Million Development Loan Agreement to Construct, Equip Schools in Tajikistan

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has signed a deal to contribute $20 million USD towards the “Constructing and Equipping of Secondary Schools” project in Tajikistan. SFD Chief Executive Officer, H.E. Sultan Al-Marshad, signed today a new development loan agreement with the…

Youth Leadership Nurturing, Activism Receive Boost

Youth Leadership Nurturing, Activism Receive Boost

Youth leadership nurturing and activism in Nigeria have received a massive boost with Luminate contributing to Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (NYFF) The NYFF Project, initiated in 2021, is a five-year initiative funded by the MacArthur Foundation and Ford Foundation and implemented by…

ECOWAS Countries Meet to Strategize on School Meals Programmes

ECOWAS Countries Meet to Strategize on School Meals Programmes

Over a hundred technical experts including government officials, policy makers, donor representatives, and researchers from Education, Agriculture, Gender and Social Protection sectors, from West Africa and beyond on Tuesday kick-started a meeting in Dakar, Senegal to share knowledge and best practices on…