Okada riders warned against being used for violence

Commercial motorcycle (tricycle) operators in Delta state have been warned not to allow themselves to be used to breakdown law and order in the state.

Comrade Emmanuel Afatakpa, state secretary of Delta State Commercial Motorcycle/Tricycle Operators, gave the warning at Asaba while reacting to [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016

Rural communities to get power in 2016, says Okowa

Delta state government is making concerted efforts to link all communities in the state to the national grid in 2016.

Barrister Newworld Safugha, Commissioner for Energy, stated this while briefing journalists in Asaba on the plans of his ministry for the year.

He maintained that Governo [...]

Mon, 11 January 2016

Celebrate elders while alive, clergy urges Niger Deltans

The people of the Niger Delta region have been charged to celebrate their elders while they are still alive. 

This was the consensus of clergymen who converged on Ogorode, Sapele-Delta State for the send-forth service of Pastor James Ikpen, who has retired from active pastoral ministry of [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015

Oshimili south LG restrained from trespass on Ogbeafor school

An Asaba High Court has restrained the Oshimili South Local Government Council or any of their agents from further construction work on the Ogbeafor primary school in Asaba, Delta state.

The order followed a motion for interlocutory injunction filed by the counsel to the Umuezei-Afadia family o [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015

Delta energy ministry to sustain power supply in rural areas - Commissioner

The Delta State Ministry of Energy has promised to link all communities to the electricity grid in 2016.

State Commissioner for Energy, Barrister Newworld Safugha, stated this when he appeared before the House of Assembly Committee on Energy to present the 2016 budget proposal of the ministry.< [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015

Delta targets N76.6bn IGR in 2016

Delta state is targeting the sum of N76.6bn as internal generated revenue in 2016 fiscal year as against N44.7bn realized in 2015 by the state Board of Internal Revenue.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa stated this while presenting a budget proposal of N265.66bn for 2016 to the House of Assembly for cons [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

NUT wants states to take-over payment of teachers’ salaries

The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT Delta State Wing, has made case for primary teachers’ salaries to be taken away from local governments and transferred to states.

Comrade Jonathan Jemiyeriegbe, state chairman of NUT, made the call on the sidelines of a 3-day seminar organized for SIWEC [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

Taskforce demolishes illegal structures in Delta

The special taskforce set up by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on the demolition of illegal structures along the Benin-Onitsha expressway and Asaba environs has commenced operations from the Issele- Azagba axis, with the removal of some illegal structures within 50 meters of the expressway.

Th [...]

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