Lockdown: Two Churches Shut Down in Ughelli South

  …as Jifas Ogbon appeals for more compliance   By Erere Odafe,   The Chairman of Ughelli South local Government Area, Dr. Richard Kofi has shut down two churches in Ekakpamre community for disobeying the state order of stay at home and social distance warning. The churches, St. Peter’s Anglican Church and God’s Love Assembly at Ekrokpe Community were shut down at the instance local government chairman, Dr. Richard Kofi locked down, The Evaluation, Monitoring and Enforcement Committee led by the Ughelli South Council Chairman, Hon.Richard Kofi has to close…

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COVID-19: NILOWV Laments Non Inclusion Of Women In Presidential Task Force

Omamuzo Efidhere The League of Women Voters of Nigeria (NILOWV) has lamented the non-inclusion of women in the Presidential Task Force and other relevant Committees set up by the Federal Government to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. In a statement signed by its President, Rt. Hon. Dame Dr. Esther Uduehi, (PhD.) she stated that “such Committees are incomplete as long as there are no female members representing the interest of women and children.” The statement continues, “It is our view that the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, who is sure to…

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Nigerian government trains over 3,000 online in digital skills during coronavirus lockdown

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has expressed satisfaction at the 3,000 Nigerian youth that have so far taken advantage of the ministry’s online training and attained competency badges under the Ministry’s DY.ng initiative. The Minister disclosed this during the maiden Digital Conversations with Nigerian youth hang out on Zoom yesterday. The program focused on Digital Skills prospects for Nigeria Youth. The Minister said the training, a product of the Ministry’s collaboration with IBM, has been hugely beneficial to a large number of Nigerian youth who…

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NCDC confirms 10 new coronavirus cases in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that there are 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria as at 8:00pm Thursday. This puts the total number of cases to 184. Of the 10 new COVID-19 cases, seven of them are from Lagos, the epicentre of the pandemic and three others at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. “Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 7 in Lagos and 3 in the FCT. As at 08:00 pm 2nd April there are 184 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported…

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Neymar revealed as anonymous £775,000 donor in fight against coronavirus

Neymar has been revealed as the anonymous donor who gave 5 million Brazilian real (£775,000/$950,000) to charity to fight coronavirus. The Paris Saint-Germain star split the donation between UNICEF and a benefit fund in his home nation of Brazil to aid in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Neymar had made the generous gesture without putting his name to it, however, Brazilian television channel SBT revealed that the national team striker had made the donation. The revelation was made on SBT programme Fofocolizando, which said: “He preferred not to publicly…

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COVID-19: Omote Lauds Deltans For Compliance, Condemns Brutal Killing By Security Agents 

By Omoghene Benedict, National Coordinator of Elohim Political Forum, EPF,  Prince Omote Emmanuel has commended Deltans for adhering strictly to Stay -At-Home directives by the state government over Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, Omote stated that Deltans are very law abiding and honest to their leaders irrespective of political parties.  He however condemned the brutal killing of Joseph Pessu by the Nigeria Army. According to the statement, “While I commend the people of my dear state for obeying government order over the fight against Covid -19, I will also pray…

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COVID-19: Uduaghan Mourns Pessu’s Death, Calls For Obedience To Govt Laws

The immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has commiserated with the families of Joseph Pessu who was allegedly killed by the Nigeria Army. In his condolence message on his verified Facebook Page, Uduaghan appealed to Deltans to always obey government directives. He said, “The reports of the gruesome killing of a defenseless citizen identified as Mr. Joseph Pessu, by men of the Nigerian Army earlier today in Warri saddens my heart. It is a very condemnable act from people who have sworn oath to protect our…

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The Best Way To Address Gender Issues Is To Put The Policies Into Law-Affiah

  On the 8th of March Nigerian women joined the rest of the world to mark this year’s edition of the International Women’s Day with the theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Right #EachforEqaul” the celebration continued as Mother’s Day was also marked on the 22nd of March. So women issues took front burner all through the month of March.   Bridget Affiah, is a pastor, teacher, trainer, a human and women rights activist. She is the Founder of Ideal Women Advancement Initiative and J.D FOH Development Foundation, an…

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Residents Maintain Compliance in Ughelli

..as Bishop Enakirerhi lauds Gov Okowa for proactive measures Residents of Ughelli North local government area have strictly complied with the directives of the Delta State government on the stay at home order over its continued fight against the spread of Coronavirus pandemic. Markets in Ughelli metropolis were closed as store owners, traders and Banks also maintained the stay at home directives. Combined security agents and local vigilantes were stationed at major junctions to ensure that the stay at home directives by the state government is adhered. This is just…

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Aide To Okowa Urges Deltans To Adhere Strictly To Stay At Home Order

    ..Calls On Federal Govt. To Extend Palliative Measures To Delta State   By Philo Ezewu,   Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on youth development, Prince Sony Jifas Ogbon has appealed to people of Delta State to adhered strictly by the directive of the state governor urging everyone to stay indoor for the next 14 days to avoid the further spread of the novel coronavirus which has frightened the whole world. In a video message, Prince Sony Jifas noted that till this moment, some persons…

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