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Uduaghan, Macaulay, Others Grace Umeh Carnival

Uduaghan, Macaulay, Others Grace Umeh Carnival

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Former Governor of Delta state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan on Sunday led a large number of his political associates including former Secretary to the State Government, Comrade Ovouzorie Macaulay to Umeh carnival in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state. Among those in the entourage of the former governor was the former Commissioner for Special Duties (Infrastructure), Sir. Patrick Ferife, Former Commissioner for Works and Chairman, Governing Council, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Hon. Solomon Fukekeme and former Commissioner for Women Affair and Queen Mother of Enwhen Clan, HRM Betty Efekodha among others. The carnival was package by a social media group, 'Umeh Need Road' to commemorate the 57th Independence Anniversary celebration of Nigeria. One of our correspondent rep...
I Feel Your Pains, Okowa Tells Deltans In His 57th Independence Anniversary Address 

I Feel Your Pains, Okowa Tells Deltans In His 57th Independence Anniversary Address 

NEWS
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state on Sunday told Deltans that he is feeling their pains, saying that his administration was doing everything under the current challenging circumstances, to bring succour to the good people of the state. The Governor stated this while addressing Deltans during the 57th Independence Anniversary celebration held at the Cenotaph, Asaba, the state capital. Okowa said that the state government remain committed to ensuring prosperity for all, adding that government have reformed governance processes to ensure greater transparency and prudence in the application of resources. According to him, all facet of the nation's economy was weighed down by the economic challenges faced by Nigeria, expressing hope however, that the recent announcement by the
FG Grants 3-year Tax Relief To TStv

FG Grants 3-year Tax Relief To TStv

BUSINESS
The Federal Government has granted a 3-year tax relief to the newly inaugurated Pay TV operator in the country, TStv Africa, as well as tax-freeTSTV dividends to all investors in the company. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this on Sunday night in Abuja at a dinner to mark the official unveiling of the new company. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports TStv Africa is a wholly owned Nigerian Pay TV operator with refined offerings of novel Unclassified Pay Per View subscription and complimentary internet services. Mohammed, who performed the official unveiling of the new company and its products, said the tax reliefs were in line with the Pioneer Status recently granted to the Creative Industry by the federal government. The minister...
Nigeria@57: We Are Reaching Out To All Nigerians Including Our Political Class – Christ Embassy

Nigeria@57: We Are Reaching Out To All Nigerians Including Our Political Class – Christ Embassy

NEWS
As Nigerians celebrate the country's 57 Independence Anniversary, Christ Embassy on Saturday said its Reach Out Nigeria project is transforming the country including ministering to the political class in the country. The Reach Out Nigeria movement championed by Christ Embassy President, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was flagged off in 2007 with the aimed at saving lives and providing infrastructure facilities to the less privilege in the society. Zonal Pastor of Christ Embassy in Warri, Delta state, Evangelist Eddy Owase, who addressed newsmen to harald the Independence anniversary, said that every sector of the country is involved in spreading the message tailored to transform the country. He said that the "Rhapsody of Realities", the daily devotional of the church was in response ...
Delta Police Boss, Zanna Hails Okowa Over Appointment Of Fmr. Police Commissioner As DSIEC Chairman 

Delta Police Boss, Zanna Hails Okowa Over Appointment Of Fmr. Police Commissioner As DSIEC Chairman 

NEWS
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP. Zanna Ibrahim has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state over the appointment of former police Commissioner, Chief Mike Ogbodu as Chairman of reconstituted board of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC. A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, Andrew Aniamaka said that the state police chief has expressed delight with the appointment, stated that he has no doubt that the retired Police CP, whom he described as a thorough-bred and seasoned statesman will bring his wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of his new roles and be of immense value to the electoral process in the state and country at large. Meanwhile, the statement said that the police boss has stated that in line with the IGP’s
Nigeria@57: We Can’t Celebrate When Ethnic Minorities Are Still Under Internal Colonialism – IYC

Nigeria@57: We Can’t Celebrate When Ethnic Minorities Are Still Under Internal Colonialism – IYC

NEWS
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC worldwide has said that Nigeria cannot celebrate true independence until the "1999 military Constitution" is dump for a people-oriented constitution which recognizes political autonomy, self-determination, devolution of power to the component States as against the quasi-federal system currently in practice in the country.  IYC's factional President President, Barr. Roland Oweilaemi Pereotubo in a statement by his Special Assistant Media, Barr. Alaowei Cleric, said that Nigeria have nothing to celebrate with the "military Constitution" which it terms as the worst democratic gift given to Nigerians by the last military junta still being enforced. According to IYC, the 1999 Constitution set the tune for internal colonialism where some Nigerians are subjected
Nigeria@57: We’ll Overcome Our Present Challenges – Okowa

Nigeria@57: We’ll Overcome Our Present Challenges – Okowa

NEWS
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on Saturday said that Nigeria will surely surmount her present challenges. The Governor spoke in a statement to commemorate the 57th Independence anniversary of the country. Okowa, speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, however charge Nigerians to work against violence and all threats to the corporate existence of the country. The Governor admonished Nigerians to be proud of their country and desist from acts that are inimical to the continued corporate existence of the country. The statement said: “On behalf of Government and the people of Delta State, I congratulate Nigerians on the occasion of the 2017 Independence Day celebration on October 1, 2017. "Our people have enjoyed democracy since 1999 and
Okowa Pays Unscheduled Visit To Hospital In Delta, Ahead Full Kickoff Of CHIS Programme

Okowa Pays Unscheduled Visit To Hospital In Delta, Ahead Full Kickoff Of CHIS Programme

NEWS
Ahead of the full implementation of the Contributory Health Insurance Scheme, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said medical facilities in the state should be of best standards to meet the health needs of the people. Speaking when he paid an unscheduled visit to Government Hospital, Umunede on Friday, Governor Okowa lauded the dedication of the staff but, observed that facilities in the hospital deserves to be upgraded. "I am impressed with the diligence of the Medical Doctor who just came out from the theatre and staff of the hospital. As a government we want our hospitals to be of best standards to give our people the health services they deserve," he said. The Governor stressed that his administration will not compromise quality and prompt treatment of pat...
Bailout: A Major Policy Error Of President Buhari’s Government  – APC’s Group

Bailout: A Major Policy Error Of President Buhari’s Government – APC’s Group

NEWS
A pro-All Progressives Congress, APC group under the auspices of APC Rebirth 2019 Support Group has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has made a fatal policy error in the release of bailout to 36 state governors, especially Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP states. This was contained in a position paper signed by its National Coordinator, Prince Tony Akeni and five others, addressed to President Buhari and obtained by BigPen Online last week. The group stated that President Buhari had only succeeded in building a war chest of the opposition party, PDP to wrestle power from the ruling APC, thinking he was helping the Governors clear backlog of salaries and arrears of workers. The position paper which was serialized in this medium read in part: "Mr. Presid...
Delta NUJ Declares Two-days Mourning For Late Timi Ebikagboro

Delta NUJ Declares Two-days Mourning For Late Timi Ebikagboro

NEWS
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, has declared Tuesday and Wednesday next week as days of mourning in honour of late Timi Ebikagboro. This was contained in a statement signed by Chairman of the Union, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and Secretary, Comrade Churchill Oyowe. The union directed that all journalists in the state should wear black cloths between Tuesday 3rd-4th October, 2017 to honour the late sport presenter. Meanwhile, the union has expressed deep pain over the death, saying that the demise was a colossal loss and truly unfortunate. The statement read in part: Timi Ebikagboro was a great Unionist who demonstrated excellent sense of loyalty in good and bad times. His active participation in the Union’s activities and promoting the ideals of