Home Topics Governor Okowa

Governor Okowa

Nigerian governors disagree on need for regional outfits

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, and his colleagues in the South-South, yesterday, disagreed over the need to set up regional security structures to checkmate the rising wave of insecurity in the country.
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr). Ifeanyi Okowa, addressing Team Delta at the Indoor Sports Hall, Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, shortly before the contingent departed to Edo for the 20th National Sports Festival, Friday.

Edo 2020: Delta governor promises state’s athletes N1 million per gold medal

Delta Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday assured the state’s contingent to the 20th National Sports Festival holding in Edo from April 2, 2021 that every gold medal won by the team at the festival would attract N1 million reward to the athlete.

Delta: APC a party of illiterate, disrespectful drifters – PDP

The Delta State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has labelled the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, as a party of rude, disrespectful, illiterate drifters, especially its State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Sylvester Imonina, for describing distinguished Nigerian Governors who were invited to Commission projects in Delta State recently, as “Hangers on”.
Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta governor hail federal government’s cash grant for rural women

Delta state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has lauded the Federal Government for its cash grant programme for rural women in the state.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

2023: PDP will make the difference – Senator Saraki

Former Nigerian Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said that the impressive pace of development in states in the country with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors bore eloquent testimony to the fact that the party’s governors were working for the development of their respective states.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

Delta NLC protests removal of national minimum wage from exclusive legislative list

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Delta State Chapter, yesterday staged a peaceful protest against the planned bill for the removal of National Minimum Wage from the Exclusive Legislative list.
Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta council polls: Governor Okowa expresses satisfaction over peaceful conduct

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed satisfaction over the peaceful conduct of local government council elections held throughout the state .
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

2023: Ex-President Jonathan fails to rule himself out of race

Though, former president Goodluck Jonathan yesterday debunked media speculations about his rumoured interest in the 2023 presidential election, he failed to emphatically rule himself out of the race.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, called for synergy among President Muhammadu Buhari, governors, security chiefs and other stakeholders, saying such would de-escalate tension occasioned by the challenge of insecurity in the country.

Goodluck Jonathan: I believe President Buhari is not sleeping over insecurity

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to synergise with governors, security chiefs and other stakeholders to de-escalate tension occasioned by the high level of insecurity in the country.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, called for synergy among President Muhammadu Buhari, governors, security chiefs and other stakeholders, saying such would de-escalate tension occasioned by the challenge of insecurity in the country.

Insecurity: Ex-President Jonathan calls for collaborative effort among leaders

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, called for synergy among President Muhammadu Buhari, governors, security chiefs and other stakeholders, saying such would de-escalate tension occasioned by the challenge of insecurity in the country.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

‘Assassins’ kill Delta governor’s aide in Sapele

The Special Assistant to Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Youth development, Comrade Okiemute Sowho has been killed by suspected assassins in Sapele.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari commiserates with Delta governor over father’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and his entire family over the demise of their father, Sir Arthur Okorie Okowa.
Remains of Sir Okorie Okowa, father of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, were on Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021 laid to rest at Owa-Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area of the state.

Delta governor’s dad laid to rest

The remains of Sir Okorie Okowa, father of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, were on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 laid to rest at Owa-Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area of the state.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor urges support for ranching amid farmers-herders crisis

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Nigerians to support the call for ranching as against open grazing, with a view to checkmating the spate of insecurity and fostering a livestock economy in the country.

Nigeria’s central bank to partner investors to build modern health facilities, sponsor research on...

Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that the bank is partnering government at all levels and the private sector to provide sophisticated health facilities in the country to address the healthcare needs of the people.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor urged to include Ijaw in university upgrade

A former national president, Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, and Niger-Delta activist, Dr Chris Ekiyor, has implored Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to revisit his plan to upgrade some academic institutions in parts of the state to university status by including Ijaw in the initiative.
The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie, on his 50th birth anniversary.

Delta SSG tasks political appointees on good governance

The Secretary to the Delta State Government, Barrister Chiedu Ebie, has urged political appointees under Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration to promote good governance in the state, through effective representation of government policy thrusts.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors to meet over coronavirus second wave as schools re-open

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country.
Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori.

Delta speaker: Jesus Christ an epitome of humility, sacrifice

Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, Friday described Jesus Christ as an epitome of humility and sacrifice, urging Christians to focus and reflect more on the reason for the celebration of Christmas by embracing and emulating the virtues of Jesus Christ.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Yuletide: Governor Okowa urges completion of Second Niger Bridge to check congestion

The Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has appealed to the federal government to expedite action on the completion of the Second Niger Bridge in order to decongest the high volume of vehicular traffic at the Asaba and Onitsha ends of the old Niger Bridge, which has continued to be a source of headache to travelers.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta government approves payment of bursary for 2019/2020 session

The Delta State Government has approved the release of funds for the payment of the 2019/2020 Students’ Special Assistance Scheme, otherwise known as bursary, for students of the state origin in tertiary institutions across the country.
Delta Gov Ifeanyi Okowa inaugurates Operation Delta Hawk (Delta Press House Corps)

Delta governor inaugurates ‘Operation Delta Hawk,’ calls for support

Operation Delta Hawk, a new security outfit floated by the Delta State government to enhance security of lives and property in the state, has been inaugurated by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

Recent Stories

Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccination: Low turnout hits FCT, Taraba, Abia, seven others

The statistics, however, showed that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as well as states such as Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Enugu, Rivers, Sokoto, Kogi and Taraba were still below 50 per cent of the target.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 57 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria has the least death toll among the top six most affected countries in Africa – South Africa, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Morocco, and Egypt.

Alibaba accepts record fine, vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

NSF: Minister charges team FCT to win more medals

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has charged Team FCT to work harder and win more medals for the nation’s capital at the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State.

Most Popular

A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab ‘murderer’ of vigilante member in Delta

The Police Command in Delta says it has apprehended a middle-aged man over alleged murder of a member of a vigilante group in the state.
FILE PHOTO: European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi wait for the start of a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria April 6, 2021. EU Delegation in Vienna/Handout via REUTERS

Official: Iran has produced 55kg of 20% enriched uranium since January

Iran has made 55 kg of uranium enriched to up to 20% - the point at which it is highly enriched - indicating quicker production than the 10 kg a month rate required by an Iranian law that created the process in January, Iranian authorities said on Wednesday.

20th NSF: Edo win two gold medals in cricket

Team Edo on Monday evening won the gold medals in the male and female six-a-side cricket event at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival in Benin.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a virtual meeting with UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir via videoconference from the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool/File Photo

US warns of China’s ‘increasingly aggressive actions’ against Taiwan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday the United States is concerned about China’s aggressive actions against Taiwan and warned it would be a “serious mistake” for anyone to try to change the status quo in the Western Pacific by force.
Members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are deliberately attacking security formations in the South East to steal weapons in order to fight for the actualisation of the Biafra Republic, experts and security operatives have said.

Igbo women group decries state of security

The group, in a statement by its Executive Secretary, Aku Eze, lamented that the region in recent months had witnessed a spate of mass slaughter of people, murder of security personnel, banditry, jail breaks, forced occupation of farmlands and rape of women.