Delta Poly SSANIP Demands For Internal Registrar

By Jerry Hez,   Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro Chapter has demanded for an Internal Registrar from the Governing Council of the Polytechnic. The Union made this known to newsmen in a communique duly signed by it Chairman, Comrade Ighosewe Mike and Secretary, Comrade Inonoje Sunday Emmanuel, after its emergency Congress which was held today at the Polytechnic, stressing that, “There are Internal qualified staffs that are capable of the job and have passed the attitude test conducted by the Governing Council.” According to…

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F. O. Abiri Foundation Gives Out Palliatives to Less Privilege, Vulnerables In Ughelli

By Gabriel Karo,   F. O. Abiri Foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) has given out food items and cash gifts to less priviledge and vulnerable in Ughelli metropolis. The foundation which went round the different residents of the beneficiaries to hand them the items, which comprise rice, beans, garri, groundnut oil, onion, packets of maggi and cash, noted that the gesture was part of its ‘#I Feed Challenge” programme. Speaking on behalf of the foundation and its Chairman, Mr. Stanley Abiri, the Delta State Coordinator, Comrade Omo-Ohwo Ijolo said…

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Oborevwori Condoles Deputy Clerk Over  Demise Of His Father, Elder Otto Lakpa

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has commiserated with the Deputy Clerk of the House, Barrister   Otto Aghoghophia   on the demise of his father, Elder Otto Lakpa who passed away on Tuesday,  June 2, 2020. Rt Hon Oborevwori who paid the Deputy Clerk a condolence visit on Wednesday morning,  expressed grief over the death of Elder Otto, saying that he lived a fulfilled life. While saying that the late Elder Otto raised up all his children with the fear of…

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COVID-19: Olumba Church, Five Others Shutdown In Bayelsa State Over Adherence

By Elizabeth Vincent, Six churches have been shutdown by the Bayelsa Government for failing to adhere to the operational protocols required to conduct services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The churches shutdown last Sunday are, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, also known as Olumba Olumba, Living Faith Church, Igbogene, Salvation Victory Centre, Igbogene, Shalom International Christian Centre, along Tombia-Amassoma road. Others are, Great Grace Distinguished Assembly, Okutukutu and Hebrews International Church, Ayama road respectively. According to the Permanent Secretary of the ministry of information, Mr Freston Akpor, “The state government…

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Edo Congratulates Dame Okowa At 59

  Special Assistant to the Delta State governor on DESOPADEC Matters, Chief Prosper Edo has congratulated the wife of the state governor, Dame Edith Okowa on the occasion of her 59 birthday celebration. Edo, in his congratulatory message described the wife of the State Governor as a role model who is worthy of emulation by women in the state. According him, “A happy home brings sane and sound mind and that has helped the governor to pilot the affairs of the state smoothly. “I want to congratulate our dynamic mother…

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Oboro Extols Virtues Of Delta First Lady At 59

  Special Adviser to the governor on DESOPADEC Matters, Rt. Hon. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro Esq., has extols the virtues of the First Lady of Delta state, Dame Edith Okowa, describing her as a compendium of every good thing whose life has impacted positively on Deltans through her various pet projects. Oboro in a statement signed by her Media and Publicity Director, Hon. Sunday Apah, stated that in the last five years as the wife of the governor, Dame Edith Okowa, dedicated her life in joining her husband to take governance…

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Oborevwori Felicitates With Dame Edith Okowa On Her Birthday

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has congratulated the wife of the State Governor and Founder of 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, on the occasion of the celebration of her birthday today, Monday June 1, 2020. In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, the Speaker described the First Lady as an epitome of humility, saying she has positively impacted on the lives of Deltans  through her pet project. According to the Speaker, the establishment of sickle cell…

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EU urges US to think again on WHO split

By Agencies The European Union on Saturday called on the United States (US) to “reconsider” the decision to sever ties with the World Health Organisation (WHO) over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the WHO, accusing it of failing to do enough to combat the initial spread of the virus. The United States was the largest contributor to the WHO budget, providing at least $400 million in annual funding. “The WHO needs to continue being able to lead the…

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About 200 arrested in Houston protests, four officers injured

By Agencies Houston police say nearly 200 people were arrested and four officers were injured during protests over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Those arrested “participated in unlawful assemblies, Police Chief Art Acevedo said Saturday on Twitter. “Most will be charged with obstructing a roadway,” The four officers suffered minor injuries and eight police cars were damaged during the protests, according to Acevedo. Protesters also blocked a Dallas interstate and one officer suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said on Twitter. Police in both cities…

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India eases lockdown, reopens hotels, worship centres

By Agencies India announced on Saturday a major relaxation of the world’s biggest coronavirus lockdown from early June, except for so-called “containment zones” with high numbers of infections. A home ministry order said that places of religious worship, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls “will be allowed” to operate from June 8, while educational establishments will be opened “after consultations” with Indian state authorities. The announcement came even after the world’s second-most populous country announced another record daily rise in infections, taking the total to more than 85,000 cases with almost…

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