NO DTS 0363: I WAS NEVER ARRESTED BY THE EFCC – DELTA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SPEAKER
NO DTS: 0364: UKAH HARPS ON EFFECTIVE TEACHING IN SCHOOLS
NO DTS 0365: HARNESS YOUR POTENTIALS TO UPLIFT HUMANITY – SAYS CONCERNED DELTAN
NO DTS 0366: GOV OKOWA GETS MORE APPLAUSE FOR DRAINAGE PROJECT
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NO DTS 0363: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY MARCH 1, 2021
I WAS NEVER ARRESTED BY THE EFCC – DELTA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SPEAKER
The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), RT. Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori, has strongly debunked the media reports that he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), bordering on the purchase of cars for members of the House.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary ( CPS), Mr Dennis Otu, and made available to the Press, the speaker said that he was never invited by the EFCC in Abuja over the purchase of cars for members of the House, adding that the rumour was the handiwork of his detractors who were bent at tarnishing his good image.
He explained however that the Clerk of the House, Mrs Lyna Ocholor, was invited to furnish the anti graft operative with details of the purchase of the cars, but was never arrested nor detained in Abuja as maliciously reported in some sections of the media, adding that the purchase met all necessary regulations on such purchases, including the payment of VAT and tax, which was deducted at source through the office of the Accountant General in the state.
The statement enjoined the general public to disregard the offensive reports, adding that the speaker had never been involved in any criminal deals, just as it maintained that the speaker enjoyed a robust friendly legislative relationship with other members of the House.
NO DTS 0364: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY MARCH 1, 2021
UKAH HARPS ON EFFECTIVE TEACHING IN SCHOOLS
The need for teachers to provide students with effective teaching towards the enhancement of their learning has been stressed.
The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in Delta State, Mr. Patrick Ukah, stated this while declaring open a two-day intensive training workshop for principals and vice principals on Curriculum Leadership and Implementation Strategies in Asaba, the state capital.
Mr. Ukah, who reminded the principals and their vice principals of the urgent need to ensure that teachers under them had the right resources to deliver effective educational curriculum, enjoined them to facilitate school interactions with parents and other stakeholders, including the Parents Teachers Associations (PTAs) and the members of the School Advisory Board.
The commissioner urged them to scale up the management of schools in order to ensure that laid down policies on discipline, COVID-19 protocols, maintenance and safeguarding of facilities and other critical areas that would enhance the smooth running of the schools were strictly adhered to.
Mr. Ukah said that schools were facing increased pressure to improve teaching and learning procedures that would boost students’ commitment to their academic activities, even as he stated that the Teachers Professional Development Centre (TPDC), Owa-Oyibo in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state was saddled with the responsibility of building the capacity of teachers in the state.
Earlier, the Director of Education Resource Centre in the ministry, Pastor Joy Biyibi-Godson, said that the workshop was designed to provide basic information required for effective leadership and implementation of the curriculum and advised participants to maximise the benefits of the training which was expected to enhance efficiency in their teaching.
Speaking with newsmen, Mrs Rosita Achebo, including some other participants, such as the Principal of Comprehensive Secondary School, Idumuju-Ugboko in Aniocha North Local Government Area Mr. Lawrence Ikemefuna, the Principal, Owa-Alero Commercial Secondary School, Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area, Mr. Samuel Ehikewe, and the Principal of Ibusa Mixed Secondary School in Oshimili North Local Government Area, all of the state, pledged to transmit the benefits of the workshop to other teachers with a view to ensuring effective implementation of the curriculum and commended the state government for the initiative.
The two-day workshop held simultaneously in the three senatorial districts of the state in Asaba, Ughelli and Warri.
NO DTS 0365: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY MARCH 1, 2021
HARNESS YOUR POTENTIALS TO UPLIFT HUMANITY – SAYS CONCERNED DELTAN
People from all walks of life have been called upon to use their potentials and positions to contribute meaningfully towards the uplifting of humanity.
Comrade Anthony Nkeonyeilo, Director Planning and Statistics, Delta State Traffic Management Agency (DESTMA), made the call in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state during the burial ceremony of late Ogbueshi Joseph Osodi Obiorah, who died at the age of 85 years.
While saying that death was the most painful part of man’s life on earth, Comrade Nkeonyeilo, stressed the need for people to use the little resources in their disposal in advancing the course of humanity.
Speaking in their separate remarks, a cross section of chiefs in Amachai Quarters of Okpanam, including Ogbueshi Patrick Igbinoba, Ogbueshi Chukwurah Ujeze, Ogbueshi Peter Okeleke, who is the younger brother to the deceased, and elder Paul Obruottah, described the late Ogbueshi Joseph Obiorah as a quintessential community leader.
They said that the deceased was an articulate personality who championed the course for freedom and fought against injustice at all times, adding that the late Mgbala- Amachai community leader had left an indelible mark in the community, especially through his outstanding performance in the leadership of Mgbala family.
In an interview with newsmen , some children of the deceased including, Mr. Chukwude Okeleke, the first daughter, Mrs. Amaechi Chukwuedo and the grandson, Comrade Ndubisi Okafor Okwuenu, stated that their father brought peace to Amachai community through his ingenuity, just as they described him as a hero of their time and a man with rich intellectual capacity.
They pledged to sustain the legacies of their father and appreciated all and sundry for identifying with them .
NO DTS 0366: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY MARCH 1, 2021
GOV OKOWA GETS MORE APPLAUSE FOR DRAINAGE PROJECT
The traditional spokesman of Etche R ‘ Alegbo ( traditional administrative unit ) in Uvwie Kingdom, High Chief Hope Akasa, and some residents of Alaka Quarters in Effurun have lauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the near completion of a drainage project on the Effurun / Sapele Road, Effurun , Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
Chief Akasa, who noted that when completed, the project would solve the perennial problem of flooding in the area, called for the construction of a drainage from Alaka to MTN area on the Effurun / Sapele Road to enhance the smooth flow of water to the Effurun River whenever it rained, adding that it would be a wasted effort, if the ongoing drainage project was not linked to the river.
On his part, a resident in the area, Iboyikporo Onokorame, also commended Governor Okowa for the construction of the drainage.
He however appealed that the project be extended to Christ ( Unuevworo ) Street, clarifying that the said street was always waterlogged during rainy seasons.
Onakorame commended the contractor handling the project, saying that the quality of the job done so far was quite satisfactory.