Okpe Council Boss, Commissions COBAS Capital Bank Amid Jubilations In Orerokpe

  By Patrick Kekere The executive chairman Okpe local government council, Hon Isaiah Esiovwa recently commissioned COBAS Capital Bank limited in Orerokpe, Okpe local government headquarters, Delta State. In his speech, Hon Esiovwa welcomed those presents at the formal opening ceremony of COBAS microfinance Bank, that is powered by Wema Bank plc to the administrative headquarters of the local government. While congratulating the board of directors, management and staffs of the bank, he stated that the bank came at the right time, considering the volumes of persons moving out of…

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FNSCh Confers Fellowship Award On Uvietowhado

By Stephanie Ikanone Odiete   The Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, FNSCh, has inducted Engr. Davidson Uvietowhado, as a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (FNSChE). Uvietowhado was inducted at the just concluded investiture by the Board of Fellows (BOF), at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria lsland, Lagos, on Saturday, 13th November, 2021. Born on the 10th of October 1972 to the family of Late Uvietowhado Erukanure of Ekroda and Mrs. Theresa Okpako Uvietowhado of Erhurhu/Okpako family of Ajawini in Jesse, Ethiope West LGA of Delta state, Nigeria.…

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Okowa, Ibori, Oshiomole, Edevbie Storm Isoko As Ovuozorie Macaulay Buries Mother

By Oghenenyerhovwho Andrew  The Remains of mama Hannah Victoria Macaulay, mother of erstwhile Secretary to the Delta State Government, Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, were Friday, laid to rest at her hometown, Owhologbo in Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State, amidst tears and eulogies. Mama Hannah who was interred at about 1PM, was survived by Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In his remarks at during the service, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa commiserated with the Macaulay family on the passing of their matriarch, noting that she lived a life of great accomplishments, especially…

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HRM Oharisi III, Launches PWAN Potters Office In Ughelli Kingdom

By Promise Erukakpomre/Ughelli   Property World Africa Network, (PWAN) Group, a real estate organisation and owners of Celebrity City, Ogor, has officially launched one of its affiliate head office, PWAN Potters in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state Speaking to journalists at the new office along popular Dumez road, Opposite First Bank, shortly after it was launched by the Ovie of Ughelli Kingdom, HRM Wilson Ojarkovo Oharisi III, Chairman of the group, Dr. Augustine Onwumere pointed that the vision of the organisation was to ensure that every…

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FG Increases Vehicle Number Plate, Driving Licence Prices By 50%

    THE Federal Government has commenced the implementation of new rates for vehicle number plates and driving licence across the country. According to the Joint Tax Board, Nigerians will now pay N18,750 for standard private and commercial number plates against the old rate of N12,500. Fancy number plate which was N80,000 is now N200,000; motorcycle number plate is N5,000 from N3,000 while articulated number plates (three plates) attract N30,000 from N20,000. For these rates, the minimum increase is 50 per cent. Out of series number plate has also been…

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Analysis: Reviving Burutu Port Will Offer A Lasting Solution To The Socio-Economic Difficulties In Niger Delta

  By Ufuoma Steven Atare One wonders why the Niger Delta is so impoverished looking at the rich, raw, natural reserves around us and the number of years foreign multinationals have spent in Nigeria especially in the region. It takes visionary leadership to envisage the future and plan for it; we cannot continue to rely on fossil oil revenue from Abuja to run our affairs, with the envisaged drastic reduction in the role of crude oil in the global economy in the nearest future, there is no better time to…

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Delta Women Protest Against Herdsmen Attack In Okpara-Inland

  By Omoghene Benedict-Ughelli   WOMEN from Okpara-Inland in Ethiope East local government area of Delta have appealed to the Delta state and federal governments to urgently rescue them from the continued attack, and rape by suspected Fulani herdsmen in their community.   The women mostly aged, crumbled commercial activities at Isiokolo the headquarters of Ethiope East in a peaceful protest over the unabated Fulani herdsmen attack.   Armed with leaves branches and singing sorrowful songs, they held that their lives are now in danger as they could no longer…

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Onose Deep Oil /Gas, FUPRE Set To Build Modular Refinery In Agbarha-Otor

By Kobiruo Joseph The management of Onose Deep Oil and Gas Limited, in collaboration with Federal University of Petroleum has concluded plans to build a 60,000 bpd modular refinery at Omavovwe-Agbarha-Otor community in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State. Speaking to newsmen after meeting with the management of FUPRE, the Managing Director of Onose Deep Oil/Gas, Chief  Jim said, “We are here on the existing agreement we have with the school management to build the 60,000 bpd modular refinery, the Russia are willing, and desirous by our agreement…

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EFCC Arraigns Cecilia For Alleged N6bn PHCN Severance Benefit Fraud

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has on Friday, March 26, 2021, arraigned Cecilia Osipitan and her Company, PJO Ventures Limited before Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja on a nine count charge bordering on alleged Criminal breach of trust and conversion of funds to the tune of six billion Naira. The alleged funds were allegedly said to be part of the money earmarked for payment of outstanding insurance premiums and claims of deceased and incapacitated staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). In…

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Analysis & Opinion: Dieseruvwe Questions Asaba Airport Concession, Did Deltans Get A Good Deal?

By Stephen K. Dieseruvwe The Asaba International Airport was conceived and built by the administration of Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, CON, as a passenger and cargo airport. The foundation laying ceremony which took place on May 7, 2008, was performed by Chief Vincent Ogbulafor, the then National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. The first flight to land at Asaba airport was a chartered Overland Airways flight from Abuja on March 24th, 2011, and the Airport has been operational since then to date. From reliable sources, the Asaba International…

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