COVID-19: Maris Trust Council Postpones Annual Lecture

  Following the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the world, the Management of Maris Trust Council after due consultation with stakeholders, wish to announce the postponement of the second Maris annual public service lecture. The lecture with the topic, “Effective Tax Administration For The Delivery Of Democratic Dividends” was to be delivered by Chief Monday Onyeme, Chairman, Delta State Board of Internal Revenue on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa was billed to be Chief Guest of Honour and Chief Kennedy Kanma as…

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2020 MARIS ANNUAL LECTURE: Asaba Is Ready For International Discourse – Ezechi

  The topic for the 2020 Maris annual public service lecture, “Effective Tax Administration For The Delivery Of Democratic Dividends”, has been described as an agenda-setting topic for democracies all over the world. Executive Assistance to the Delta State Governor on Youth(s) Development, Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi, made the assertion in a chat with journalists in Asaba. Ezechi noted that the choice of Asaba also is in sync with the topic not just because it is conducive, safe and accessible, but it is a city where a true democrat, Senator (Dr)…

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Random Thoughts As Okowa Inaugurates DESOPADEC Projects

  By FIDELIS EGUGBO Audio money, audio project, and several audio activities have become regular terms used to refer to statements that are not real or promises that cannot be kept. In the political circles, politicians were known for audio statements until the Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa came into governance with sincerity, letting the people know that they can be on the same page with those that they have elected into office. It might interest you to note that the governor has continually reiterated the need…

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Okowa In The Eye Of The Media II

  By FIDELIS EGUGBO (On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa had his quarterly media briefing with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council. Last Sunday, October 13, 2019, the first part of the feature story, “Okowa In The Eye Of The Media” which was as a result of the media chat was published on page 10 of The Pointer Newspaper. The concluding part of that piece as published on page 10 of The Pointer Newspaper of Sunday, October 20, 2019…

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Okowa In The Eye Of The Media (1)

By FIDELIS EGUGBO Last Tuesday, Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa had his quarterly media chat with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council. Expectedly, over 300 journalists turned out for that event. One may wonder how many media houses the over 300 Journalists were representing but, this is the 21st century when someone with an android phone automatically becomes a journalist. I once had an experience when someone commented in one of the features story that I posted on my Facebook page that, a…

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Okowa, Makinde, Obi, Omu, Others For Maris Lecture On Post-Election Management

DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Chairman of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Developmental Commission (DESOPADEC), Chief Williams Makinde, former Acting Governor of Delta State, Prince Sam Obi and former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Stella Omu have been unveiled to be among dignitaries to attend the first Maris Annual Lecture which has as topic, MANAGING POST-ELECTION CHALLENGES: Nigeria As Case Study will be discussed. According to a press statement issued on Monday (08/04/19) in Asaba, Delta State, former top management staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum…

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NUJ Pledges Adequate Publicity For Maris Lecture

… Says Lecture Topic, Relevant For Peaceful Co-existence MEMBERS of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) have said the topic, MANAGING POST-ELECTION CHALLENGES: Nigeria As Case Study, chosen for discussion at the first Maris Annual Lecture is “apt, relevant to strengthen peace and unity of Delta State and Nigeria in general.” Chairman of the Asaba Correspondent Chapel of the Union, Comrade Paul Osuyi who assured members of Maris Trust Council, held that Journalists will partner with them to give adequate publicity to the lecture, emphasised that…

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