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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.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor tasks social media operators on verification

Delta State Governor Dr.Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday tasked social media operators to constantly cross-check their facts if they were to earn a reasonable reputation like the conventional media.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor advocates constitutional role for traditional rulers

Delta Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has advocated for constitutional roles for traditional rulers in the country in view of their contribution to nation building
DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

Governor Okowa: Orere bridge to be constructed in 2021

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the state government will embark on the construction of the Orere bridge in Ughelli South Council Area in 2021.
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Governor Okowa: I’m not against 13% fund to oil communities

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said he is not against clamour by oil-bearing communities to be given funds directly from the 13 per cent derivation fund.
From left; River State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike (left); Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, of Delta Stateand Chairman, South-South Governors, (middle) and Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom State and Senator Ben Ayade of Cross River State, during the South-South Stakeholders Meeting, held in Government House, Port Harcourt. Tuesday 17/11/20. Picture: JIBUNOR SAMUEL.

South-South leaders demand public apology from federal government over botched meeting

Governors of the South-South led by its Chairman and Governor of Delta, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, who was in PortHarcourt for the meeting, had informed the stakeholders comprising traditional rulers, religious leaders, opinion leaders, youths and women from the zone that the Presidential delegation which convened the meeting, had cancelled it.
DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

SERAP wins round one in battle to compel Delta governor, UBEC to account for...

There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing details of how Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) funds are disbursed and spent by the Delta State Government may soon have some answers, as Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and UBEC to publish spending details of the funds collected for primary schools in the state, and the locations of projects carried out between 2015 and 2019.

#EndSARS: Judicial panel resumes sitting in Delta

Chairman of the Delta State Judicial Panel of Enquiry on Police Brutality and Extra-Judicial Killings, Justice Celestina Ogisi (rtd.), Monday said the responses from members of the public on the submission memoranda to the panel was poor.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Governor Okowa: Why Electoral Act was not signed in 2019

“The Electoral Act was not signed because of politics, politicians are selfish. If you watch what is going on in America, President Trump does not want the mailing votes to be counted if they arrive after 8pm on election day. But members of the Democratic Party think otherwise.”
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

#EndSARS: We won’t allow hoodlums destroy our state – Governor Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday warned that hoodlums hiding under the guise of #ENDSARS protest to perpetuate arson and destruction of public and private assets in the state would contend with the law.
The member representing Ethiope federal constituency, Hon Ben Igbakpa, yesterday described the attack on his business mall in Sapele local government area of Delta State as a collateral damage

#EndSARS: Attack on my business a collateral damage – Reps member

The member representing Ethiope federal constituency, Hon Ben Igbakpa, yesterday described the attack on his business mall in Sapele local government area of Delta State as a collateral damage
Nigerian Correctional Service, Warri, otherwise known as Okere Prisons.

#EndSARS: Soldiers on 24-hour surveillance at Warri prisons

Following yesterday’s failed attempted jail break at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Warri, otherwise known as Okere Prisons, a detachment of soldiers from Sector 1 Command of ‘Operations Delta Safe’, have been stationed at strategic points within the facility vicinity.
Former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan has defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Ex-Governor Uduaghan officially returns to PDP

Former Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask outside Guildhall in the city of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley-File Photo

City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.