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Monarchs, Ethnic Leaders Set Agenda for DESOPADEC • As Askia Unveils His Vision As MD

Monarchs, Ethnic Leaders Set Agenda for DESOPADEC •	As Askia Unveils His Vision As MD By Perez Brisibe MONARCHS and leaders from oil producing communities in the five ethnic nations of Delta State have pointed out a development plan for the management of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC. The commission, led by its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Askia Ogieh...... more

Illegal Levies: Delta Reads Riot Act To Erring Officials • Lists Approved Levies

Illegal Levies: Delta Reads Riot Act To Erring Officials •	Lists Approved Levies The Delta State Government has frowned at the continued reported cases of collection of illegal levies in public primary and post primary schools in the state. Making the stance of government known in Asaba on Wednesday, the state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, disclosed that the state...... more

Why I Want Brass LNG Project Revived – Omo-Agege • Says Estimated $20 billion Already Lost

Why I Want Brass LNG Project Revived – Omo-Agege  • Says Estimated $20 billion Already Lost Deputy Senate President, Sen Ovie Omo-Agege has said the necessity of ensuring that the over $1 billion invested in the Brass LNG Project in Brass Island, Bayelsa State, did not go to waste was one of the reasons why he has been giving firm support towards the revival of the project’s...... more

Invest In Delta For Quick Returns, Okowa Tells Investors

 Invest In Delta For Quick Returns, Okowa Tells Investors Delta State Governor, Sen Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, again on Monday, called on investors to tap into the abounding potential in the state, saying that anyone who did would earn quick returns. He made the call in Asaba when the Ambassador of Republic of Czech to Nigeria, Mr Marek Skolil, visited him....... more

Bayelsa Assembly Meets, Pass Vote Of Confidence On Dickson

Bayelsa Assembly Meets, Pass Vote Of Confidence On Dickson Sixteen out of the nineteen Peoples Democratic Party members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly have passed a vote of confidence on the State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson. Speaking with newsmen in Yenagoa, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Obolo-Bobou, said that the Assembly has enjoyed...... more

Delta extends retention payment period on road contracts to 2 years

Delta extends retention payment period on road contracts to 2 years Determined to ensure that roads constructed by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa's administration in Delta stand the test of time, the state’s Executive Council  has extended the payment of retained funds otherwise known as ``retention” to contractors to two years.  With this development, any road project would have survived two rainy seasons and...... more

Be Good To Others, Live Exemplary Life, Okowa charges Nigerians

Be Good To Others, Live Exemplary Life, Okowa charges Nigerians   Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has admonished Nigerians to live exemplary life by doing good to others. He gave the admonition on Friday at the funeral of late Chief James Edevbie, father of Olorogun David Edevbie, the Chief of Staff to Governor Okowa, in Afiesere, Ughelli.    Okowa...... more

Dickson Tackles Oshiomhole Over Claims On Bayelsa Airport • Says APC Chairman Lied, Mischievous • Airport Screaming Legacy Of Restoration Agenda

Dickson Tackles Oshiomhole Over Claims On Bayelsa  Airport •	Says APC Chairman Lied, Mischievous  •	Airport Screaming Legacy Of Restoration Agenda By George Etakibuebu Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson on Friday tackled the National Chairman of the All Progresives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, saying he lied about the Bayelsa International Airport. Oshiomhole had claimed that the Bayelsa International Airport was built at a cost of over N100bn and flooded on Thursday during...... more

Delta Budgets N389bn For 2020

Delta Budgets N389bn For 2020 Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday presented the 2020 Appropriation Bill of N389.19 billion christened "Budget of Sustainable Development" to the House of Assembly. The governor announced that Capital Expenditure of the budget would gulp N217.64 billion representing 55.92 per cent and that N171.55 billion or 44.08 per...... more

Mariere Thanks Constituent, Hints Of Future Political Engagements

Mariere Thanks Constituent, Hints Of Future Political Engagements Following the Court of Appeal decision on Monday, upholding the election of Hon Francis Waive in the Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency, Hon Samuel Mariere, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thanked his constituent for their steadfastness and giving hints of his future political engagement, saying...... more

Kwale Industrial Park: Investors Ready, Says Okowa

Kwale Industrial Park: Investors Ready, Says Okowa Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that potential investors in the Kwale Industrial Park in the state have indicated readiness to commit funds to the project and relocate to Nigeria. Okowa made this known at The Natural Gas and Chemicals International Forum In Nanjing, China The event with...... more

Rivers, Julius Berger Sign Agreement For Construction Of Three Flyover Bridges

Rivers, Julius Berger Sign Agreement For Construction Of Three Flyover Bridges The Rivers State Government and Julius Berger Nigeria Plc have signed an agreement for the construction of three flyover bridges in the capital city of Port Harcourt in a bid to tackle the perennial traffic congestion in the city. In a report by African Independent Television (AIT) monitored in Lagos on...... more

Azagba Mixed Secondary School To Reopen On Monday- Ukah

Azagba Mixed Secondary School To Reopen On Monday- Ukah   Azagba Mixed Secondary School, Issele Azagba, Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State, closed after suspected herdsmen abducted some teachers in the school last Monday, is to reopen next Monday, October 21, 2019, as modalities have been concluded for normal academic activities to resume. The State Commissioner for Basic and...... more

Bayelsa PDP inaugurates campaign council • Bayesla Not Ready To Go Back To Egypt - Diri

Bayelsa PDP inaugurates campaign council •	Bayesla Not Ready To Go Back To Egypt - Diri By George Etakibuebu The Bayesla State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday inaugurated its Governorship Campaign Council in the state capital Yenagoa with the candidate, Senator Douye Diri, saying the state can only afford a forward march sustained development, visible progress and enduring peace and unity and never...... more

Bayelsa Announces Appointment Of 60 SAs

Bayelsa Announces Appointment Of 60 SAs The Bayelsa State Government on Thursday announced the appointment of 60 new Special Advisers by Governor Seriake Dickson. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Fidelis Soriwei, in a statement said the Governor approved the appointment as part of the deliberate efforts to enable the Restoration Government to finish strong in the...... more

Bayelsa Oil Debunks Rumours Of Sale Of Company

Bayelsa Oil Debunks Rumours Of Sale Of Company The Bayelsa State owned oil company, Bayelsa Oil Company Limited  (BOCL), has debunked rumours making the rounds in the oil rich state the company was being offered for sale. The company’s chairman, Chief Solomon Agwana, denied the allegation in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen. Agwana said “The...... more

Again, Oyovbaire Heads Delta Advisory, Peace Building Council

Again, Oyovbaire Heads Delta Advisory, Peace Building Council Elder Statesman and former Minister of Information and Culture, Prof Sam Oyovbaire has been nominated to head the Delta State Advisory and Peace Building Council recently reconstituted by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. It will be the second time Prof Oytovbaire will be heading the council. In a Government Special Announcement signed by...... more

Re-assess over 20-year-old roads, Okowa tells FG

Re-assess over 20-year-old roads, Okowa   tells FG DELTA Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the Federal Government to re-assess all roads constructed over 20 years ago with a view to reconstructing failed ones. He made the call on Sunday while inspecting ongoing work on failed portions of Warri-Benin highway being reconstructed by the state government. The...... more

Six PDP Governors Meet Wike In PH • Commend His Developmental Strides

Six PDP Governors Meet Wike In PH •	Commend His Developmental Strides  Six Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday met with Governor Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt. According to Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike, the meeting was attended by Govs. Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Emeka Ihedioha (Imo); Seyi Makinde (Oyo); Samuel Ortom (Benue); Aminu Tambuwal...... more

DTSG announces reopening of Warri Benin Highway

DTSG announces reopening of Warri Benin Highway By George Etakibuebu The Delta State Government on Friday announced the re-opening of the Warri/Sapele/Benin highway which was shut down as a result of reconstruction work on the road. State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu announced the re-opening in a statement made available to news men on Friday evening  in...... more

Giving Technical Impetus To Our Education

Giving Technical Impetus To Our Education DELTA State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa’s recent creation of the Ministry of Technical Education has brought to three, the number of ministries handling education which, unarguably, is the single biggest industry in the state. The decision is ostensibly aimed at accelerating the tempo of the development of the state. We...... more

Counterpart Funding: The Delta State Example

Counterpart Funding: The Delta State Example LAST week’s disclosure about the approval of a counterpart fund of N1.5 billion by the Ifeanyi Okowa administration as a prelude to getting funds from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) is instructive in enlightening the public about the state government’s fidelity to its commitments in that regard. The release of...... more

Alaibe A Brother, Political Ally - Diri *Says APC Stands No Chance If INEC Remains Unbiased

Alaibe A Brother, Political Ally - Diri *Says APC Stands No Chance If INEC Remains Unbiased Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said he only disagreed politically with a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, but that they remain brothers. Senator Diri also said efforts were ongoing to reconcile all aspirants...... more

Job Creation: Delta Set To Commence 2019/2020 Programme Cycle

 Job Creation: Delta Set To Commence 2019/2020 Programme Cycle   The Delta State Government’s job creation programme for 2019/2020 cycle will soon start. The Chief Job and Wealth Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh disclosed this in a work plan and implementation guideline meeting in his office to flag off the 2019/2020 STEP, YAGEP and GEEP Cycle. Prof Eboh explained that...... more

Delta South: I’m Laughing, Unperturbed, Says Manager • To Appeal Tribunal Judgment

Delta South: I’m Laughing, Unperturbed, Says Manager  •	To Appeal  Tribunal Judgment Following the judgment of the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, which nullified his election as the senator representing Delta South senatorial district,  Sen James Manager of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has vowed to appeal the judgment. In his reaction contained in a statement personally signed by him,...... more

Delta Exco Approves N1.5bn 2019 UBE Counterpart Funds • Sets Up Projects Monitoring Unit

 Delta Exco Approves N1.5bn 2019 UBE Counterpart Funds •	Sets Up Projects Monitoring Unit By George Etakibuebu  The Delta State Executive Council at its sitting on Tuesday, approved the release of N1.5 billion counterpart fund to Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for funding of primary education in the state for 2019. Information Commissioner, Mr Charles Aniagwu, made this known while briefing the media on the...... more

Wike Abolishes Fees In Public Primary, Secondary Schools • Vows To Sack, Prosecute Defaulters

Wike Abolishes Fees In Public Primary, Secondary Schools •	Vows To Sack, Prosecute Defaulters Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced the total abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state. He directed state-owned primary and secondary schools to stop collecting fees and levies from students and pupils with immediate effect and vowed to sack...... more

Okowa: Four Years After

Okowa:  Four Years After By Augustine Avwode   In two days, it would be four years since the era of Sen Dr Ifeanyi Okowa dawned on Delta State. And, let’s say it here the way it is: Okowa has given a good account of himself as the Governor of Delta State in the last four years....... more

Under Okowa, Delta records N154bn IGR – Commissioner

Under Okowa, Delta records N154bn IGR – Commissioner Commissioner for Finance in Delta State, Mr David Edevbie, has said the state recorded N154 billion as its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) between Year 2016 and Year 2018.  Edevbie said this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba.  According to him, the state realised...... more

Thousands Of Deltans Defy Rain To Receive Okowa In Ughelli South • More Projects To Be Commissioned Before Election, Says Okowa • Gives N2 Million To Baby Delivered At Rally Ground • Thousands Celebrate Okowa's Achievements In Ukwani And Ethiope East

Thousands Of Deltans Defy Rain To Receive Okowa In Ughelli South  •	More Projects To Be Commissioned Before Election, Says Okowa •	Gives N2 Million To Baby Delivered At Rally Ground  •	Thousands Celebrate Okowa's Achievements In Ukwani And Ethiope East THOUSANDS of Deltans on Tuesday defied heavy down-pour to attend the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ughelli South with excited Governor Ifeanyi Okowa expressing joy that Deltans are appreciating the development projects of his administration. The heaven was opened at Otu-Jeremy, Ughelli South local government area where...... more

 

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