Eid-el-Fitr: DESOPADEC Boss, Askia Urges Muslims To Imbibe The Spirit Of Tolerance And Submission

    Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh has described this year’s Eid el Fitr celebrations as sobering with great lessons learnt following stringent restrictions that were emplaced during the fasting period, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bashorun Askia in a Sallah message released in Warri, Sunday, said despite the heavy burden placed on Muslims during the period, “the fasting was successful and the spirits of all Muslim faithful were lifted high. And it is without doubt that…

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Asia’s mosques deserted as coronavirus keeps Ramadan faithful away

It is a Ramadan like never before for Muslims across Asia as mosques that would normally be packed for prayers are deserted and in some places locked up as governments enforced measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. At Indonesia’s main Istiqlal mosque, the biggest in Southeast Asia, the call to evening Maghib prayers and a message asking people to pray at home echo in the empty hall – a stark contrast to last year when thousands thronged in to pray. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country,…

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Oborevwori Mourns Bishop Diamond Emuobor 

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has expressed sadness over the sudden death  of the founder of Holy Trinity Mission, Ughelli,  Bishop Diamond Emuobor.   According to the Speaker, he was deeply pained by the demise of Bishop Emuobor who hailed  from Ugborhen community of Okpe Kingdom. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu on Monday, the Speaker who represents Okpe State Constituency in the House  described the death of the pioneer chairman of the Okpe Christian Assembly…

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Running from God’s prophecies of the coronavirus

When I started editing my book, “Doctor Strangelove” in 2005, I had over thirty chapters to work with. But then the Lord said to me: “Femi, this book will have eighteen chapters.” I took that as a prophecy. I kept my eye on it and was excited when, through editorial work, the book finally shrank to eighteen chapters. I had run with the vision and fulfilled it. Or so I thought. Dilemma However, I later discovered that two of the chapters did not work. It appeared I had squeezed them…

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COVID-19: Apostle Johnson Suleman condemns maltreatment of Nigerians in China

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries, has faulted the ill-treatment of Nigerians in China. In a viral video, some Nigerians in Guangzhou, China were sent out of their apartments and treated poorly by some Chinese officials. Against this backdrop, the Nigerian government had invited the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, over reports of maltreatment of Nigerians. Speaking with Pingjian, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey urged the ambassador to speak with Chinese authorities to intervene on the matter However, Apostle Suleman wondered why China claimed it loves Nigeria…

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Easter: Oboro Advises Christians To Take Into Consideration Welfare of Others

  Former member of the House of Representatives, Okpe, Sapele, Uvwie Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro Esq. has advised Christians all over the world to take into consideration the welfare of others as they celebrate Easter. In a press release signed by her Media and Publicity Director, Hon. Sunday Apah, the ex-lawmaker said the advise was because Easter is a period when Christians come together to mark the ultimate sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ for mankind in His death and resurrection that brought redemption to our souls.…

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COVID-19: Egbabor Commences Sensitisation Campaign

…enforces social distancing in Isoko North   The Chairman Isoko North Local Government Council, Hon Emmanuel Egbabor says the Council has commenced sensitisation campaign and enforcement of social distancing across the area. The Chairman, disclosed this in Ozoro on Wednesday, while briefing journalists on the outcome of the stakeholders meetings between the Council, security agencies and National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the area. He said that the local government is concerned about the health of Isoko North people and therefore it has become imperative that the Council…

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COVID-19: Delta Govt Shuts Down All Activities, Release Emergency Numbers

Following the continued spread of Coronavirus also known as Covid-19, The Delta State Governor, Sen. Dr.  Ifeanyi Okowa has announceed the closure of Night Clubs/Lounges, Cinemas and the restriction of public burials, Social events to 20 persons. In a statewide broadcaste,  Governor Okowa held that following the confirmation of 42 cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria, we must take some precautionary measures in Delta State to prevent, as well as limit infection if it occurs. My Dear Deltans, For the second time in one week, I am addressing you on the…

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Ovie Of Uvwie Kingdon, A Monarch Par Excellence – Ahwinahwi

  By Francis Dugbe,   As the World stood still today in honour of the 12th Coronation Anniversary of the highly revered Uvwie Monarch, His Royal Majesty, HRM Dr. Emmanuel E. Sideso, Abe I, (JP), OON, the Ovie of Uvwie Kindom, Hon. Chief Solomon Ahwinahwi, former member, House of Representatives, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Udu Federal Constituency has felicitated with the monarch, describing him as a ‘Monarch par Excellence’. In a signed press release, the former federal lawmaker extolled the Ovie for his uncommon wisdom, has brought about honour, respect,…

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Uwheru Killings: 6 More Corpses Buried In Shallow Graves Exhumed After Delta CP Denies Loss Of Lives

  By Omoghene Benedict, Six more corpses have been exhumed for further investigation following the denial by the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa that there were no lost of lives in the recent attack on Agadama, Avworon communities of Uwheru in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state, by suspected Fulani herdsmen.   The corpses were on Monday exhumed under the supervision of the Nigeria Army and Police.   The exhumed corpses that were buried in twos are, Mr. Philip Emesharueke 27, Andrew Useh 22, Kotor…

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