NO DTS 0256: TAMBUWAL, MATAWALLE CALL FOR COLLECTIVE EFFORT TO SOLVE NIGERIA’S INSECURITY
NO DTS 0257: OKOWA CONGRATULATES DIRI ON 1ST ANNIVERSARY AS GOVERNOR
NO DTS 0258: DELTA CJ TO SWEAR IN CHAIRMEN, MEMBERS OF DELTA STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION TRIBUNAL
NO DTS 0259: DELTA CHIEF JUDGE URGES MOTHERS TO INCULCATE RIGHT VALUES IN CHILDREN
NO DTS 0260: ANIAGWU DESCRIBES PEACE, SECURITY AS INGREDIENTS FOR REALIZATION OF STRONGER DELTA VISION
NO DTS 0261: OKERE URHOBO, UVWIE KINGDOMS EMBRACE GOOD NEIGHBOURLINESS
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NO DTS 0256: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021
TAMBUWAL, MATAWALLE CALL FOR COLLECTIVE EFFORT TO SOLVE NIGERIA’S INSECURITY
Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal and his Zamfara counterpart, Alhaji Bello Matawalle, on Sunday said the nation’s insecurity challenges required concerted effort at resolving.
They stated this while speaking to journalists at Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North East Local Government Area, shortly after a condolence visit on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on the demise of his father, late Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa.
Tambuwal, who is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor’s Forum, said that there was the need for all leaders to come together and work hard to save the situation.
“Without security, there cannot be any development and there cannot be peace and you need peace and security to govern and you also need peace and security for you to carry out business transactions and even worship, so it’s key and very fundamental for development in any society.”
“So my charge is that all of us as leaders must come together irrespective of whatever views we may have in terms of approach to how the insecurity should be resolved.”
“We should all be seen to be working together in coming up with a synergy and a template for resolving all of these conflicts,” he said.
On the new Service Chiefs, Tambuwal said that they should be given a chance to show their capacity to resolve the lingering insecurity issues in the country.
“They have just resumed and I think they should be given a chance to work.”
“They know the issues and they know why all of us and many Nigerians came out to say that the other Service chiefs should give way for new hands to come in and they should listen to the people and do what is required of them by securing Nigerians,” Tambuwal stated.
He commiserated with Governor Okowa on the death of his father, saying that the Late Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa lived a very impactful life and would be long remembered for raising children that have made great impacts in the society.
He said that the late Okowa was a great inspiration to his family members, patriarch and torchbearer.
On his part, Matawalle said Zamfara had been the epicenter of banditry in Northern Nigeria.
He said his administration has recorded a lot of successes using the kinetic and non-kinetic approaches.
“As a person, I couldn’t just fold my hands and watch my people being killed. We have been fighting that battle using two approaches, the kinetic and non-kinetic and we have recorded some successes.
“We are all together, we are the same as one and we have been preaching peace because we want Nigeria to remain one.”
“The security of the nation is not just for us as government but for all of us and we have lots of roles we can play as individuals so that we can be at peace as a nation,” Matawalle said.
Responding, Okowa thanked his Sokoto State and Zamfara counterparts for coming to condole with him.
He said his late father inspired him a lot in his political career.
“My dear brothers, I must truly thank both of you for coming because I know how far Sokoto and Zamfara are to Delta.
“I also know that you have security issues in both states, despite that, you still found time to come and condole with me on the death of my father.”
“Despite the ripe age at which he passed on, it’s still a lot of pain to us. In the last two weeks we have received a lot of condolence messages and visits and my siblings and I are grateful for the show of love.”
“Upon retirement as a teacher, he went into politics and God used him to guide me when I eventually entered politics, years after.”
“We missed him a lot, but we have been greatly consoled by the show of love from Nigerians.”
“I know what insecurity is to any Governor and I pray that God will enable us to handle the various challenges we have in our various states,” Okowa stated.
NO DTS 0257: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021
OKOWA CONGRATULATES DIRI ON 1ST ANNIVERSARY AS GOVERNOR
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has congratulated his Bayelsa State counterpart, Senator Douye Dare, on the first anniversary of his administration as the governor of Bayelsa State.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor thanked God for the success of the first year of the “prosperity” administration in Bayelsa.
Okowa stated that Bayelsa had become more peaceful and united since Diri took over the mantle of governance a year ago.
He urged the governor to remain focused on the path of development and evolution of peace in the state.
Okowa thanked Bayelsans for supporting the Diri Administration towards the development of the state.
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate my brother Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on the first anniversary of his administration.
“As a state, we are pleased with your giant strides since you assumed office a year ago.
“We thank Bayelsans for supporting your administration by giving peace a chance which had led to the successes recorded thus far by your administration.
“As you continue on the onerous task of providing prosperity and development for your people, it is my wish and that of Deltans that you will continue to flourish in the court of the Lord.
“May God continue to grant you divine wisdom and provide you with the needed resources to develop the nooks and crannies of Bayelsa,” Okowa stated.
NO DTS 0258: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021
DELTA CJ TO SWEAR IN CHAIRMEN, MEMBERS OF DELTA STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION TRIBUNAL
BY AGBARAGU TIMOTHY
The State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro will on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 perform the swearing in ceremony of chairmen and members of the Delta State Local Government Election Tribunal.
A statement from the office of the Chief Judge said the ceremony would hold at the High Court of Justice N0. 1, Okpanam Road, Asaba at 10. Am
The statement listed Chairmen of the Election Tribunal to be sworn in to include Callistus Moeteke, V. H. Okonta, Ena Odjugo, Mrs Oghenetega Omonemu, Mrs. Geraldine Uche Ofulue and Mrs. Gloria Ogbo Etanabene
While members are B. E. Isetin, A. T. Aniko, Mrs. Faith O. Kalu, Augustine Ezeagwu, Mrs. Linda Ivie Enaowho-Umukoro and P. Mekako.
Other members include Shedrack Obonodo, Jonathan Ekperusi, J.E. Jewo, Emmanuel Uti, Emmanuel Chindu Osuma and E. S. Ayo-Okhiria.
According to the statement, the Tribunal would sit at the three senatorial zones across the state to hear and determine petitions expected to arise from the March 6, 2021 Local Government Elections to be conducted by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC.
It advised chairmen and members to be seated on or before 9.30 am.
NO DTS 0259 ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021
DELTA CJ URGES MOTHERS TO INCULCATE RIGHT VALUES IN CHILDREN
BY AUSTIN ENUNWA.
The Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro has enjoined Christian mothers to inculcate Christian values in their children towards ensuring a better future for them.
He said that there was the need for mothers to continue to teach their children the Christian values, not only to make them better citizens, but to ensure peaceful coexistence in the society.
Justice Umukoro, who was represented at the occasion by Justice Ngozi Azinge, said that mothers have been naturally saddled with the responsibility of upbringing of children in the society, just as he applauded the Catholic women organization Benin Ecclesiastical Province for organising of the award ceremony.
Also, he congratulated the recipients for the honour accorded them and urged them not to relent in their commitment to the work of God and humanity.
The chief Judge pledged to continue to support the activities of the association when necessary.
The Diocesan President, Mrs Regina Emebirin, in her address of welcome enjoined the award recipients to continue to be more committed to the work of God and the Church, promising that the association would always pray to Mother Mary to intercede for them.
She affirmed that “Issele Uku Diocese was a peace loving Diocese where love, peace and unity are their watch word.”
While expressing her joy, she said, “It is also a great blessing that the 27th Anniversary of the association was holding in Issele-Uku,
The head of personnel Management, Aniocha North local government Dr (Mrs) Patricia Dede was among the award recipients who fielded questions from journalists after receiving her award. She commended the organiser of the ceremony for the great honour accorded her and others, saying that she was particularly excited because it was an indication that there would always be a reward for a righteous deed.
One hundred and thirty Six members from six diocese of Benin, Auchi, Uromi, Warri, Bomadi, and Issele Uku were honoured at the ceremony.
NO DTS 0260: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021
ANIAGWU DESCRIBES PEACE, SECURITY AS INGREDIENTS FOR REALIZATION OF STRONGER DELTA VISION
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, has said that peace and security is necessary for the realisation of the Stronger Delta vision of the Okowa led administration.
Mr Aniagwu stated this when he received in audience the chairman of Team Search For Common Ground, Mrs Bridjet Effiah in his office in Asaba.
He maintained that peace and security is the bedrock for the development of every society, adding that no meaningful development could take place in an atmosphere of disharmony.
The Commissioner stated that he would assist the body towards the realisation of maintaining peace and security in the state whenever the need arises, adding that the strategic position of the ministry would be used as a platform to continue to advocate for peace building in the state, just as he said that the ministry would partner the peace building body.
Earlier in her address, Mrs Effiah thanked the commissioner for granting her the opportunity to inform the ministry of the objectives of the body, saying that the visit had become very necessary, considering the strategic position of the ministry in information management in the state.
She said that there was the need to partner with the ministry so as to consolidate on the peace and security already recorded by the state government.
NO DTS 0261: ASABA, NIGERIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021
OKERE URHOBO, UVWIE KINGDOMS EMBRACE GOOD NEIGHBOURLINESS
By Ambrose Ologide
Two Urhobo border kingdoms of Okere in Warri South Local Government Area and Uvwie in Uvwie Local Government Area in Delta State have embraced the spirit of good neighbourliness with the visit of HRM (Sir) Emmanuel Ono Okumagba ( JP) , Okumagba 11 , the Orosuen of Okere Urhobo Kingdom to HRM Dr Emmanuel Ekemejewa Sideso ( JP ) OON, Abe 1, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom on Wednesday February 10th, 2021.
In his key note address at the event, the Okere Urhobo monarch, explained that the visit was in appreciation of the role the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom played in his installation as the Orosuen of Okere Urhobo Kingdom.
He also promised to build on the cordial relationship between the two kingdoms, just as he expressed appreciation to the Uvwie monarch for the red carpet reception accorded him and his entourage.
In his response, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom lauded and congratulated the Okere Urhobo people for the installation of their King in a peaceful manner.
While commending Okumagba 11 for the visit, Abe 1 advised his royal guest to be just, fair and firm in his rulership of Okere Urhobo Kingdom.
”You should carry all your subjects along; you should listen to your people and your people should listen to you” he added.
The Uvwie monarch also urged Okere Urhobo people to always give their Orosuen the necessary support to enable him succeed in the kingdom.
The Otota (traditional mouth piece) of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, Chief Gold Eburu in a brief media chat with pressmen shortly after the event, praised the traditional ruler of Okere Urhobo Kingdom for the initiative to embark on the visit.
He maintained that the visit was historic, noting that the visit would further foster the cordial relationship between the two kingdoms.