NO DTS 0429: GOV OKOWA HAILS VICE PRESIDENT OSINBANJO AT 64
NO DTS 0430: GOV OKOWA CONGRATULATES MAJOR-GENERAL FEJOKWU ON APPOINTMENT AS GOC
NO DTS 0431: DELTA LGC POLLS: APC WARD CHAIRMAN DECAMPS TO PDP
NO DTS 0432: ONLY PEACE MAKERS DESERVE BEING JUSTICES OF PEACE – OGWU
NO DTS 0433: ELECTRICITY BLACKOUT: CONCERNED RESIDENTS CALL FOR ASSISTANCE
NO DTS 0434: GOV OKOWA’S AIDES BAG OKERE URHOBO CHIEFTAINCY TITLES
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NO DTS 0429: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY MARCH 8, 2021
GOV OKOWA HAILS VICE PRESIDENT OSINBANJO AT 64
Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on his 64th birth anniversary.
The vice president turned 64 today, March 8, 2021.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Governor Okowa lauded Osinbajo for his astute contributions towards good governance in the country.
He said that in spite of challenges, the vice president had continued to make quality contributions to the stability and growth of Nigeria’s economy.
Governor Okowa particularly recalled Osinbajo’s invaluable role in the enthronement of peace in the Niger Delta, saying that his efforts helped in halting agitations and destruction of oil facilities in the region.
According to him, the vice president deserved some accolades for his leadership role in improving the nation’s economy, especially as the Chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC).
The governor added that Osinbajo’s “selfless service to the nation and his numerous accomplishments in personal and public life” readily came to mind at a time like this.
“As Chairman of the National Economic Council, you have made remarkable contributions to the growth and development of the nation’s economy with the support of governors and other stakeholders.”
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate His Excellency, the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as he celebrates his 64th birth anniversary.”
“Your Excellency, we are proud of your sterling accomplishments, uncommon patriotism and humility which have remained the hallmark of your leadership since you became the Vice President of our great country.”
“These qualities that you epitomise are some of the worthy traits that inspires us in our quest to build a Stronger Delta for our people.”
“As people of the Niger Delta, we must thank you for your diplomatic shuttles that led to the resolution of agitations and destruction of oil assets in the region.”
“On this occasion of your 64th birth anniversary, it is my prayer and that of all Deltans that God will continue to bless you with good health, wisdom and many more years in His service and for the country,” the governor stated.
NO DTS 0430: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY MARCH 8, 2021
GOV OKOWA CONGRATULATES MAJOR-GENERAL FEJOKWU ON APPOINTMENT AS GOC
Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Major-General Lawrence Fejokwu on his appointment as General Officer Commanding(GOC), 81 Division, Nigeria Army, Lagos.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Okowa said that the appointment of Fejokwu was well-deserved and urged him to use his wealth of experience to lead the army division to greater heights.
He said that Fejokwu, an illustrious Deltan from Onicha-Ugbo in Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state, was a loyal and faithful officer, and a courageous leader endowed with passion for work.
He remarked that Fejokwu had served the Army in several capacities and was outstanding in his performances, adding that Delta State Government and its people were proud of him.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate our illustrious son, Major-General Lawrence Ayaegbulem Fejokwu, on his appointment as General Officer Commanding(GOC), 81 Division, Nigeria Army, Lagos.”
“Gen. Fejokwu has continued to render patriotic services to Nigeria by ensuring that the territorial integrity of the nation is protected at all times.”
“As a people, we are delighted that you have been appointed to such a position of responsibility in the Army and it is our prayer that God will continue to guide and protect you in your patriotic and unalloyed commitment in serving the country.” Okowa said
NO DTS 0431: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY MARCH 8, 2021
DELTA LGC POLLS: APC WARD CHAIRMAN DECAMPS TO PDP
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ward 2 unit 7 at Obilihen, Mr Keonyeme Thankgod, during the unit to unit campaign of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead the just concluded local government council elections in Delta State, set a broom that is the logo of his party ablaze and decamped from the party in the present of PDP Ward 2 campaign Chairman, Elder Sam Nwaigumbor, and the PDP faithfuls in the area.
Speaking with newsmen, he maintained that all his years of labour in APC were horrible and tagged them as wasted years.
ThankGod stated that Comrade Evans Morka (aka Pastor) had been an eye opener and of immense assistance to him for inviting him to join the wining party, PDP, adding that he had seen the light, just as he pointed out that before realising that has on the path of failure and suffering, he was one among the opposition party faithfuls who made sure that PDP Ward 2 never won in any of the elections in the area.
Continuing, Mr. ThankGod applauded the Governor of Delta State Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa for his laudable achievements in the state, particularly in the area of road infrastructural development, not only in the Ika Nation, but across other parts of the state.
He urged all to vote for Evangelist Sunny Tatabuzogwu for the Chairman of Ika South Council, Honourable Mrs. Patience Agbomah for Duty Chairman and Comrade Festus Igumbor as Councilor for effective leadership in the locality.
NO DTS 0432: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY MARCH 8, 2021
ONLY PEACE MAKERS DESERVE BEING JUSTICES OF PEACE – OGWU
One of the recent recipients of Justice of Peace at Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Ogwu (JP), has said that the conferment of Justice of the Peace was based on ones contributions and how much one had worked to ensure that there was peace in the society.
He made this assertion in a chat with newsmen immediately after being conferred with Justice of the Peace alongside some others on Monday March 1, 2021 at the Federal High Court in Agbor by Justice Ogadi.
He maintained that the esteemed position was neither for trouble makers nor reserved for the rich, arguing that if wealth was the main criterion for conferment of the title, very many deserving candidates would never be conferred with the title of Justice of the Peace.
Chief Ogwu, said that the main function of a Justice of Peace was to ensure peaceful coexistence in his or her community, adding that a Justice of Peace could also sign a search warrant for the police in the absence a judge of the High Court.
He stated further that the position was not for those who are criminally inclined or for exconvicts, adding that one could be stripped of the title if found wanting, pointing out that the title was not for questionable characters.
According to him, before one was conferred with the title, one must have been thoroughly investigated to ensure his or her impeccable character.
He expressed thanks to God for keeping him alive to receive the title, just as he appreciated the state government under the leadership of Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa for deeming him worthy to serve in that position.
NO DTS 0433: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY MARCH 8, 2021
ELECTRICITY BLACKOUT: CONCERNED RESIDENTS CALL FOR ASSISTANCE
Affected electricity consumers in Iwerriebon, Morka, Okobi and Obiazikwor streets at Boji-Boji Owa in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, have decried the four months power blackout due to the collapse of the transformer supplying electricity in the area.
Speaking on behalf of the concerned residents, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the area, Mr. Francis Akowa, lamented that living without electricity supply had not been easy, adding that business activities in the area had crumbled.
According to him, “For four months, Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has failed to change our transformer which was said to be faulty despite several visits and letters of appeal for a replacement.”
“Since BEDC has kept us in darkness, we have no hope of when electricity will be restored to our area. We are now appealing to our state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, our representatives at the National Assembly, Honourable Victor Nwokolo and at the state House of Assembly, Honourable Anthony Elekeokwuri, to come to our aid in providing another transformer in order to save us from the unending darkness,” he pleaded.
Mr. Akowa added that the unabated increases in prices of petroleum products, particularly petrol, had compounded their problem in the use of electricity generators for power supply.
“Residents are living in fear of being attacked by hoodlums who are using the advantage of darkness in the area to rob. We are therefore passionately appealing to Governor Okowa and others to use their good offices to provide us with a transformer,” he pleadingly added.
NO DTS 0434: ASABA, NIGERIA MONDAY MARCH 8, 2021
GOV OKOWA’S AIDES BAG OKERE URHOBO CHIEFTAINCY TITLES
By Ambrose Ologide
It was a glorious moment for Chief Westham Adehor ( JP) and Chief Isaac Emiforniye as they were conferred with the chieftaincy titles of Osia and Omoniovie of Okere Urhobo Kingdom respectively by HRM ( Sir) Emmanuel Ono Okumagba (JP), Okumagba 11, the Orosuen of Okere Urhobo Kingdom in Warri over the weekend.
The traditional ruler, shortly before the conferment of the titles on the aides , remarked that the duo had been good friends of the Okere Urhobo Kingdom.
The two aides of the governor in a brief chat with newsmen, shortly after the conferment of the chieftaincy titles on them , appreciated HRM Okumagba 11 for considering them worthy of the titles, adding that it was a great honour to them.
Chief Adehor ( JP) is an Executive Assistant ( EA) to Governor Okowa on Political Matters . He is also a chief of Onya, Arhawarien, Agbarha Warri, Ogor and Olomu Kingdoms, while Chief Emiforniye is a Senior Special Assistant ( SSA) to the governor on Rural and Community Development. He is also a chief of Arhawarien and Agbarha Warri kingdoms of Delta State.