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Ifeanyi Okowa

South South leaders engage Nigerian government delegation, demand restructuring

South South Governors and leaders on Tuesday insisted that Nigeria needed to be restructured along the lines of true federalism and devolution of powers to the federating units.
Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft.

Court jails six foreigners seven years for oil theft

Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft.
The Management of Air Peace has received another ERJ-145 aircraft after undergoing C-Check abroad.

Air Peace: Coronavirus reason for reduction of flights

The airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Toyin Olajide, said the COVID-19 pandemic devastated airlines worldwide, Nigerian airlines inclusive and that Air Peace is not immune from this.

Gunmen kill council worker in Rivers

“He was an engineer and a promising young man. Michael was a gentleman, very humble. He was one of those we were looking up to for leadership in Andoni local government. It is unfortunate that his life has been cut shot.”
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Nigerian government acquires security hardware to fight sea piracy

The Minister of Defence and Chairman, Presidential Committee on Deep Blue Project, Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), stated this in Port Harcourt, Rivers State after inspecting the equipment at the weekend.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra governor inaugurates new motor park to tackle gridlocks, improve internal revenue

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Friday, inaugurates a new motor park, at the popular Prof. Kenneth Dike quarters, located near Eke-Awka market, Awka, the state capital, to tackle challenges of traffic gridlocks on some roads including Zik avenue and to improved the Internal Generated revenue for the state.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor redeems cash reward offer to athletes, sports administrators

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has ordered the release of the balance of cash reward pledged to athletes and sports administrators that participated in the last National Sports Festival in Abuja, a statement issued to newsmen on Friday, by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Media, Mr Daniel Alabrah, has said.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has approved the deployment of modern technology in the security system to fight crimes in the State.

Governor Ikpeazu: Abia economy suffers due to poor state of federal roads

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has called on contractors handling the rehabilitation of federal roads in the state to quicken the pace of work as the poor state of the roads was already doing harm to the Abia economy.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU: We’re not sure of reopening in 2020

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has expressed regrets that with the action of the Federal Government that Universities would not resume again this year.
PANDEF National Chairman, Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (retd)

PANDEF carpets federal government over botched South-South meeting

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has described the failure of a federal government’s delegation to show up for a meeting, planned at its instance, with key stakeholders of the South-South geo-political zone, as one insult too many.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says he will not allow those he described as misguided persons to unleash attack innocent Nigerians in Rivers State under the guise of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.

Governor Wike: I stopped IPOB from starting Igbo versus Hausa war in Rivers

Wike was quoted to have said this when a delegation of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) paid a solidarity visit to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to commend him for his untiring efforts and dedication to protect the interest of ethnic groups living in Rivers State.
Team Nigeria, comprising of some Nigerian students from the University of Ibadan, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and University of Port Harcourt, have won the grand first place position out of over 150,000 students that participated in the Cloud and Network examination at the 2020 Huawei ICT Competition.

Team Nigeria emerges overall winner in Huawei global competition

Team Nigeria, comprising of some Nigerian students from the University of Ibadan, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and University of Port Harcourt, have won the grand first place position out of over 150,000 students that participated in the Cloud and Network examination at the 2020 Huawei ICT Competition.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency reacts to ‘canceled’ South-South meeting

The Presidency on Wednesday said that the absence of the Federal Government delegation at the planned meeting with governors and stakeholders of the South-South region was necessitated by an emergency security meeting summoned by the President and not out of disrespect.

Governor Ugwuanyi lauds Dana Air flight resumption to Enugu

Enugu State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has commended Dana Air Services for its decision to restart flights to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State.
TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost tech, lifestyle and solutions distributor, says it has put together unmatched deals and rock-bottom prices on a wide variety of products for its Burgundy Friday Garage sale.

TD Africa set for nationwide Garage sale on Friday

TD Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost tech, lifestyle and solutions distributor, says it has put together unmatched deals and rock-bottom prices on a wide variety of products for its Burgundy Friday Garage sale.
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.
The federal government has reopened the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and urged entrepreneurs from the South-east region to invest in the planned concession of airport facilities.

Minister: Kano, Port-Harcourt, Enugu airports to resume international operations soon

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced the decision of the Federal Government to resume international operations from Kano, Port-Harcourt and Enugu Airports before Christmas celebrations.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

South South governors meeting in Port Harcourt

South-South Governors are meeting behind closed doors in Rivers Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

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Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

UNIOSUN student commits suicide

His post on WhatsApp reads: “Often time I ask myself, Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps because they’ve got no one to encourage, motivate or guide them or because they felt there is no solution to whatever problem they are going through. Perhaps they forgot there’s more to enjoy when there’s life (hope) is not lost”.
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