Scot Udu Congratulates Oneya At 72

  Chairmanship Aspirant of Ughelli North Local Government Council at the forthcoming local government election, Chief Amb. Scott Udu has congratulated Brig. Gen. D. O. Oneya on his 72nd birthday Anniversary.   Brigadier Dominic Oneya, a one time Military Administrator of Kano state from 1996 -1998 and Benue State from August 1998 to May 1999 under General Sani Abacha and General Abdusalami Abubakar respectively. “Chief Scott Udu in his congratulatory message hails the former President of the Nigeria Football Association, NFA, as a man full of great potentials who has…

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Delta: Trouble Looms As PDP LG Chairmen Create Faction

  By Iteveh Ekpokpobe There is a major crack in the Delta State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party. It may just be the crack the opposition needs in the state. Some PDP Local Government Party Chairmen, last week, engaged the State Chairman, Barr. Kigsley Esiso, in a show down which almost ended in fist cuffs, in defiance to his decision to select their executives for them. A new faction of the leadership has covertly broken out. Local Governments Chairmen of the party are aggrieved. They are not happy with…

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Uvwie Traditional Chief Assassinated As Iffie Mourns

  By Politicsgovernance   Vice Chairman of Uvwie Local Government Council, Delta State, Chief Napoleon Newyear Iffie, has commiserated with the family of late Chief Lucky Okoro who was assassinated last Sunday, describing his death as painful. Iffie who made this known when he paid condolence visit to the family of late Chief Lucky Okoro at Ekpan, condemned in strong terms the attack that took the life of Late Chief Okoro at Egborode Junction, along Sapele Effurun Road in Okpe Local Government Area by unknown gunmen. Iffie accompanied by Chief…

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Insecurity: Delta To Establish Security Outfit

  Delta Government on Tuesday said it had begun moves to establish a security force to check rising insecurity in the state. Secretary to the State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, made this known at a news conference in Asaba, and said that the proposed security outfit would be christened “Operation Delta Hawk”. Ebie said that the state government was concerned about the rising insecurity in the state occasioned by herders-farmers clashes, kidnapping and other crimes. He remarked that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was worried about cases of death and injuries resulting…

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Eschew Frivolous Injunctions, Frequent Adjournments, Okowa Charges Judges

    Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has charged the judiciary to eschew granting of frivolous injunctions and ensure speedy dispensation of justice.   The governor gave the charge recently in Asaba, while swearing-in five new judges in the state.   He also urged the Bench in the state to avoid frequent adjournment of cases.   Okowa disclosed that the five new judges were appointed in line with procedures for such appointments as enshrined in Section 271, sub-section (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria…

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Opinion: FUPRE, A Dream Delayed Or Denied?

  By Sunny Awhefeada     The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, (FUPRE), Effurun, Delta State was founded in 2007 and it caught news headline as Nigeria’s nay Africa’s first specialised university, dedicated to the study of petroleum resources.   The idea of FUPRE was novel and many thought that in no distant time the university will take its place in the global commune of scholarship, technological innovation and economic advancement. Since it bears the imprimatur of petroleum, which spews forth dollars, many had imagined that the university will approximate…

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FLOOD: Okonji Constructs Multi-Million Naira Drainage In Okpanam

  As Nigerians prepare for the wet or rainy season in earnest, a philanthropist, Dr. Sunday Okonji, has embarked on the construction of 700 metres drains to check the perennial flooding of Ojogho Street, Agbami community, which is close to Christ the King Catholic Church, Okpanam, Delta State.   According to Dr. Okonji, the huge volume of water from Okpanam that passes through the street has created serious ecological challenges and threatened the socio-economic activities of the people of the area.   While stating that the drainage project and other…

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Agofure Donates Palliative To Agbarho Kingdom

By Politics Governance Deputy Leader of Ughelli North Legislative Arm, and Councillor representing Agbarho ward 1, Hon Onoriode Agofure has donated food items as palliative to Agbarho kingdom in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State to cushion the hard effect of  the coronavirus pandemic. Items donated as palliative are, 52 bags of rice, 32 bags of garri, 150 cartons of Indomie noodles, 1,600 loaves of bread over 3,000 Face masks. Presenting the items at the community town hall, Agofure said, “We know that the lockdown has been eased…

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Oborevwori Condoles His Political Adviser, Eto Over Sister’s Death

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has commiserated with  his Political Adviser, (POLAD), Chief  Matthias Eto, on the death of his immediate younger sister, Mrs. Maria Emonido ( nee Eto ). In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Dennis Otu, on Thursday in  Asaba, the Speaker, described  late Mrs Maria Emonido, a retired Chief Health Assistant of the Delta State Health Management Board as God-fearing  and hardworking woman who raised her children in high moral. According to him, it…

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COVID-19:Uduehi Donates Palliatives To The Aged In Delta Community

By Omamuzo Efidhere The saying that charity begins at home was clearly demonstrated recently when the Founder and National president of The League of Women Voters of Nigeria (NILOWV), Rt. Hon Dame Esther Kelicha Uduehi PhD, KSG, LSM, FNIM, donated palliatives to the aged in Ukwuani, Local Government Area of Delta State.     Fielding questions from newsmen, Dr. Mrs. Esther Uduehi, said that the palliatives were to help cushion the effect of the lockdown on the old people in the area. “I understand that as old people, fending for…

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