Interview: DESOPADEC Era Of Abandoned Projects In Delta Is Gone —Ogieh

    Bashorun Askia Ogieh is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC). In this interview, he talks about the innovations his board introduced in the last one year to meet the development challenges of the mandate areas and the many successes achieved so far. When Delta State Governor appointed you as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of DESOPADEC Board, he gave a very rich citation. How would you say these credentials have actually prepared you for the position? Ordinarily, the experiences in…

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Opinion: COVID-19 SALARY CUT, Where Is Okowa’s Conscience?

By Ogegere Enis   In the words of Martin Luther King Jnr., on some positions, Cowardice ask the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency ask the question, ‘Is it politics?’ And Vanity comes along and ask the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But Conscience ask the question, ‘Is it right?’ The above and what has been playing out between the manager of Delta’s resources, Gov. Ifaenyi Okowa, workers of the state and their salaries, has prompted me to ask; DID OKOWA HAVE CONSCIENCE? Many would be wondering why this thought provoking question.…

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Covid-19: Delta SSG Speaks After Coming Out Of Isolation Center

Secretary to the Delta State Government, Chiedu Ebie has expressed gratitude to God and the people of the state for contuous prayers while he was in isolation center.   Ebie, in his verified facebook page said, “After 21 days of treatment and isolating, I finally got a negative result for the corona virus this morning. I am grateful to God for his mercies and healing. My very special thanks to each and everyone of you for your prayers, calls, messages and concern this period.

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Covid-19: How Doctors Killed My Mother At Asaba Hospital, 300-level Law Student, Okolo Reveals

A 300-level law student in one of the Nigerian Private Universities (name withheld), has revealed how Medical Doctors attached to new hospital at Asaba in one of the isolation centers, Delta State left his mother to die due to negligence on duty. The student, Okolo Divine Bliss has called on the Nigerian Government and other relevant authorities fish out this responsible for the death of his mother. In an audio message obtained by Politicsgovernance, Okolo in an emotional voice said, “Tony this not o,  they are killing people in that…

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Covid-19: Gov Okowa Raises Alarm Over High Spread Of Pandemic In Delta Communities

Delta State Governor, Sen Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has raised alarm over the high spread of Coronavirus pandemic in communities in the state. The governor who is on self Isolation after his daughter was test positive for the virus cautioned Deltans to always obey the directives of the state government by putting on their faces mask and maintain social distance. In his verified facebook page, Okowa said, “At this point, it is important to reiterate to all the citizens and residents of Delta State that #COVID19 is real. We have already…

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Covid-19: NUJ commends Okowa’s Proactive Steps Calls For Establishment Of Treatment Center In Ughelli

  By Choice Grandball &Omamuzo Efidhere UGHELLI – THE Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ughelli Correspondents chapel, has commended the Delta State Government for the proactive steps it has so far taken to rid the state of the pandemic. It however called for the establishment of a treatment and testing centre for the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic in the Ughelli axis of the state. Speaking shortly after an emergency meeting of the chapel in preparation of the July 2, 2020 election of the State Council of the union, it’s Acting Chairman, Comrade…

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Okowa’s Daring Tackle On The Housing Challenge

  BY FIDELIS EGUGBO,   In a few months, Delta will be celebrating 29 years of its creation. The geographical area, Delta State as we know it today, is a culmination of political and historical events, including a succession of governments, that shaped the entity over the years partly under the defunct Western Region, Midwest, Bendel in post-independence Nigeria. Interestingly, a historical monument, the Mungo Park building in Asaba also attests to the fact that the ancient city of Asaba, which is today, Delta’s capital, was at a time the…

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Delta Speaker, Oborevwori, Felicitates With Okowa On First Anniversary Of Second Term In Office

  *** Describes  Him As A  Visionary Leader  With Unquantifiable  Achievements The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has congratulated the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa on his first anniversary of his second term in office, describing him as a tested, trusted and visionary leader with unquantifiable achievements. In a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, while felicitating with the Governor on the occasion of the celebration of his first anniversary of his second term in office, the Speaker said…

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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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Inter-state Lockdown: Okowa Monitors Compliance, Warns Violators

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Saturday warned that unauthorized vehicles entering the state in violation of restriction in inter-state movement ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to stem spread of COVID-19 around the country would be impounded. Besides, the governor, who gave the warning while monitoring compliance of the order at some boundaries between Delta and neighbouring states, said that operators of such vehicles risked prosecution. He told newsmen after monitoring situations at Niger Bridge boundary between Delta and Anambra and at Alifikede, the boundary community between the state…

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