A total of N462.359 billion has been distributed as Federal Allocation for the month of May, 2017 to the Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils. The communiqué issued by the Technical sub-Committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee at the end of the meeting held on Thursday in Abuja, signed by the Acting Accountant General of the Federation, indicated that the gross statutory revenue of N317.562 billion received for the month is higher than the N274.110 billion received in the previous month by N43.452 billion. The slight drop in the average price of crude oil from $55.38 to $55.18 per barrel and a decrease in export volume by 1.023 million barrels, reduced oil revenue by $57.12 million. Crude oil production suffered due to leakages, sabo
Some broken-down security vehicles of the Delta State Police Command, refurbished by the Delta State Government were on Thursday represented to the police by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to tackle social vices in the state. Presenting the vehicles to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim who led top echelon of the Police Command to Government House to formally receive the refurbished vans, Governor Okowa charged the police to weed out bad eggs among herdsmen in the state. He urged the police to use the vehicles, particularly to tackle the menace of Herdsmen, kidnapping, armed robbery and other social vices including ensuring peace in troubled communities. “We are worried by the menace of herdsmen in our communities and we believe that the Police requires all nec
*Says restructuring only panacea to peaceful Nigeria Foremost Ijaw youth group, Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has declared to retaliate any attack on southerners in the northern part of the country occasioned by the quit notice order by Northern Youths, saying that it would be a declaration of war in the South if a southerner is attacked in the North. Reacting to the insistence of northern youths on the October 1, 2017 quit notice date handed the Igbos, the IYC aligned itself with the position of southern leaders who called on northern youths not to attack anybody from the south in the name of enforcing the quit notice. The group however warned that any attack in the North on southerners would be retaliated in the South. "Any attack on anybody of southern extraction would be taken a...
The Councilor representing the people of Kunukunuma Ward 17 inWarri South-West Local Government Council in Delta State, Hon.Donkumo Maxwell Aru has donated volumes of school books and other educational materials to two primary schools in Delta State. The donations, Aru said was part of his contribution to develop the elementary primary education which is the bedrock of any society. "This donation has the ability to encourage human capital development in the nearest future”, Ara said. The items, reportedly worth millions of naira were given to pupils of Jei-Jei and Kunukunuma Federated Communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom. While presenting the text books to Jei-Jei and Ogen Primary Schools today, Aru stated that the donation is his own way of encouraging educational growths with
Ahead of 2019, the Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has planned a mega rally tailored to shore up support for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s reelection. The rally which is expected to attract former governor of the oil-rich state, Chief James Ibori and other chieftains of the party has been scheduled for Sapele Township Stadium. Chairman of the party, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso and the Chairman of the Publicity Committee of Delta Central PDP Mega Rally, Olorogun Ebenezer Okorodudu, in a statement urged members of the party to turn out enmass for the rally. The statement made available to newsmen by the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Communication and member of the mega rally publicity committee, Barrister Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe said that the rally is
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari's quick recovery, saying however that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo deserves commendation for steps he had taken so far to douse tension in the country stemmed from “hate speeches’’. Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, who stated this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, however, called on the APC-led federal government to build on the effort by making all sections to be viable and operate an inclusive government. The opposition party Chairman urged the government to ensure that its programmes, policies and steps were tailored in a manner that no section of this country would have the impression that it didn’t count. Makarfi also called on leaders and g
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has reacted to a publication by a group christened as Coalition of Registered Political Parties which alleges failure of his administration in the past two years, saying that the publication was the handiwork of detractors who are already shivering over his 'modest achievements' as 2019 approaches. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu on Wednesday, Okowa said that his 'prosperity' train was on course and would not be detracted by group of persons who tend to cast aspersions on the efforts, policies and programmes of the state government. His said that his administration had done exceedingly well in the area of road constructions, job creation through the various youth empowerment programmes, uplift of facilities in the...
Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to thoroughly investigate the allegations of Mr. Friday Nwosu bothering on threats to his life. In a release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Enyinnaya Appolos, Governor Ikpeazu also frowned at what he described as "penchant for unnecessary and frivolous assertions without proof by politicians to curry attention" and demanded full scale investigation into Nwosu's allegations. It will be recalled that Nwosu in a petition to the Inspector General of Police accused Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Senator Theodore Orji, Hon Chinedum Orji and one Ekpe Ekpe of planning to assassinate him. Governor Ikpeazu, in a petition to the IGP through the the Abia State Att...
An economist and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, High-Chief Paul Eriri has described the two years administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as a disaster laced with ridiculous achievements. Eriri, who spoke to a local tabloid in Delta State, expressed regret that Governor Okowa may end up as the worst governor ever produced in the oil-rich state. He said that his assessment of Okowa is based on facts on ground, sincerity, honesty, patriotism and as a professional, and not judging by his party affiliation, being a PDP member. His words: "If you ask me about my assessment of Okowa’s administration within the last two years, I will answer this way, it is a disaster. He is the worst governor this state has ever produced. In fact, Okowa i
Warri Central Hospital doctors, nurses, and other medical staff have lamented the dilapidated state of the hospital, accusing Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of gross negligence and allowing the hospital to rot away. Reports quoted a medical doctor attached to the hospital as saying that Mr. Okowa has ignored medical workers’ pleas to renovate the run-down hospital. “Warri Central Hospital is a mess. How can a state governor who claimed to be a medical doctor abandon and neglect everything concerning the hospital?” he said. “The Okowa government has done nothing in the health sector. Pay a visit here and you will weep for patients for lack of facilities in the hospital. Do you know we have 15 generating plants in this very hospital? Yet we use rechargeable lights in the h