NO DTS 0503: RAINSTORM WRECKS DISASTER IN DELTA COMMUNITY OF ABBI
NO DTS 0504: HERBAL APPLICATION REMAINS MORE POTENT FOR TREATMENT OF AILMENTS – DR OJIEH
NO DTS 0505: WARRI NORTH LGC CHAIRMAN, ASEKUTU ENJOINS SWORN IN COUNCILORS TO MAKE LAWS FOR DEVELOPMENT
NO DTS 0506: WARRI SOUTH LGC CHAIRMAN CHARGES INAUGURATED COUNCILORS ON EFFICIENT DISCHARGE OF DUTY
NO DTS 0507: ETHIOPE WEST LGC CHAIRMAN, OWOSO, SWEARS IN 20 ELECTED COUNCILORS.
NO DTS 0508: ISOKO NORTH LGC INAUGURATES LEGISLATIVE ARM OF GOVERNMENT.
NO DTS 0509: OKWECHIME PERFORMS GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY OF NULGE EVENTS CENTRE
NO DTS 0510: NDOKWA WEST LGC INAUGURATES LEGISLATIVE ARM, ELECTS PRINCIPAL OFFICERS
NO DTS 0511: NDOKWA WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL DSSOLVE ALL REVENUE COMMITTEES
NO DTS 0512: SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER ESCAPES AFTER LYNCHING, HIS COLLEAGUE BURNT TO ASHES
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NO DTS 0503: ASABA, NIGERIA TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
RAINSTORM WRECKS DISASTER IN DELTA COMMUNITY OF ABBI
Over 60 buildings, including residential homes and public facilities in Abbi Community, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, have been destroyed by rainstorm.
The destruction occurred, following a terrible rainstorm in the community on March 7, 2021, and was subsequently reported to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) by the member representing Ndokwa West in the State House of Assembly, Honourable Charles Emetulu.
SEMA officials, led by the Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Honourable Omamofe Pirah, who was represented by a senior director in the agency, Mr Karo Ovemeso, immediately paid an on-the-spot assessment visit to the scene.
Pirah, after assessing the extent of damage, assured the community that the agency would report the natural disaster to the state government for prompt intervention, just as he consoled the affected members of the community on their losses.
The delegation of the agency was received by a team of Abbi chiefs, led by the Onotu-Uku of Umia Quarters, Chief Matthew Udi, and conducted round the community to ascertain the impacts of the disaster.
Among properties damaged by the rainstorm included the Police Station, a fish pond and plantain farm belonging to one Mr Ochonogor, several other residential buildings and facilities.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Abbi, Edmund Knight, further took the SEMA team around the police station, where it was discovered that the rainstorm wrecked havoc on several facilities at the station, including the electricity transformer and a number of economic trees.
NO DTS 0504: ASABA, NIGERIA TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
HERBAL APPLICATION REMAINS MORE POTENT FOR TREATMENT OF AILMENTS – DR OJIEH
By Simon Ofotokun
A Naturopathic practitioner at Umusam, Utagba-Ogbe Community, Kwale, in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, Dr. Albert Ojieh, has opined that traditional herbal treatment of ailments remained the most potent against the applications of orthodox medicine.
Dr. Ojieh stated this while speaking to some newsmen in Kwale on the role and potency of alternative herbal treatment as a possible cure for the Covid-19 virus.
He asserted that most Nigerians who sought medical treatments abroad were cured of their ailments through the application of alternative herbal treatments which, he said, could be done here in Nigeria, adding that herbal medicines, with their over one Hundred years in existence in Nigeria, remained the most reliably, dependable and natural medical approach to treatment ailments.
Dr. Ojieh, a graduate of the Federal College of Medicine, Lagos, pointed out that alternative herbal medicines had not been accorded their commensurate attention and recognition by both the government and members of the public, saying that for the country to attain the health component of the Millennium Development Goals, the government at all levels should be supporting, regulating and promoting the practice and the practitioners in a most efficient manner that would safeguard best and natural health care delivery in Nigeria.
“What I am saying is that Nigeria government at all levels should build bridges to meet the health component of the Millennium Development Goals through Integrating alternative medicine practice into the National Healthcare delivery system,’’ he emphasised.
According to him, investing in alternative herbal medicines to compliment the orthodox drugs would ensure safe and affordable medicare delivery in the country.
Dr. Ojieh, who is also a Herbologist and Nutritionist by profession, said that that his interest and training in alternative Herbal practice centred on treatment of cancer, diabetes, fibroid tumor, cystoverian, tuberculosis and gangrene of all kinds, adding that his 32yrs in the practice had convinced him of the potency of alternative herbal medicines over the conventional orthodox drugs.
He frowned at the rising rate of death in the country, attributing it to over dependence on orthodox medicare, stressing that the ignorance of Nigerians of the power of herbs and roots was responsible for the pandemic spread of some diseases in the country.
On a possible herbal treatments for the ravaging Covid-19 virus, Dr.Ojieh explained that no known and approved medicine had been certified for the cure of the virus, adding that various researches were ongoing to get approved vaccines for the virus.
He advised alternative herbal practitioners to be steadfast in their researches into the curative potency of the use of herbs, roots and other traditional methods of treatment of different ailments and paid glowing tributes to Late President Umaru Yar-Adua of Nigeria, who took the bold step by organising the first ever alternative medicine stakeholders workshop in 2007, aimed at developing sustainable strategies and programmes to achieve the health component of the Millennium Development Goals.
He emphasized the need for government at all levels to sensitise the populace and ensure that this branch of health care delivery got the necessary attention it deserved.
NO DTS 0505: ASABA, NIGERIA TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
WARRI NORTH LGC CHAIRMAN, ASEKUTU ENJOINS SWORN IN COUNCILORS TO MAKE LAWS FOR DEVELOPMENT
By Temi Boyo
The Chairman of Warri North Local Government Council (LGC) Area of Delta State, Honourable Smart Yomi Asekutu, has called on the newly inaugurated members of the legislative arm of the council to make laws that would promote the development and growth of the council area.
Honourable Asekutu, who made the call during the inauguration ceremony of the 20 lawmakers to pilot the affairs of the 6th Assembly of the legislative arm of the council in Koko, urged the councillors to take their responsibilities seriously, saying that such commitment would help the present administration in the council in its policy thrust to raise the standard of living of the people in the locality.
He opined that, with a functional and committed legislative arm, his administration’s master plan for development would be easily achievable.
“Today marks the beginning of your journey to serve the people of Warri North Local Government Area, and it is one that must be undertaken with integrity, focus, and commitment. I enjoin you to brace up to the challenges of the present time and deliver on your campaign promises to your respective wards,” he said.
High point of the ceremony was the administration of the oath of allegiance on the councillors by the chairman, after which the sworn in legislators promised to make effective and efficient bye laws that would promote equity, peace, development and positive transformations in the area .
NO DTS 0506: ASABA, NIGERIA TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
WARRI SOUTH LGC CHAIRMAN CHARGES INAUGURATED COUNCILORS ON EFFICIENT DISCHARGE OF DUTY
The Chairman of Warri South Local Government Council Area of Delta State, Honourable Dr. Michael Tidi, has charged the 20 newly elected councillors of the council to carry out their duties with all sense of commitment and proficiency, towards the realisation of the vision of taking the council area to greater heights in the state and beyond.
Honourable Tidi gave the charge in the Legislative Chamber of the council in Warri, during the inauguration of the 20 newly elected councillors, representing the electoral wards in the area.
He thanked the electorate for giving the distinguished councillors the opportunity to serve, adding that “we are partners in progress, ” just as he appreciated the people for reposing unflinching confidence in the leadership of the government of the locality, headed by him.
The Chairman called for cooperation and unity of purpose among the political arms of government in the council towards the fulfilment of the aspirations of the people in the area.
He outlined his achievements of his first tenure as the chairman in the council to include installation of boreholes, renovation of healthcare centres and empowering youths and women in the locality.
Dr. Tidi said that his second tenure in office would witness tremendous transformation, particularly in ensuring environmental sustainability of the area, adding that “Warri South Local Government Area must stand out as the cleanest and neatest in the committee of local government areas in the state. Warri environs, including all our streets and major roads in the city will be effectively cleaned up.”
The Chairman further outlined other areas his administration hoped to lay emphasis on to include Education, Youth and Women Empowerment, with Agriculture as a major platform to stem rural urban drift in the area.
NO DTS 0507: ASABA, NIGERIA TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
ETHIOPE WEST LGC CHAIRMAN, OWOSO, SWEARS IN 20 ELECTED COUNCILORS
By Clementina Wewele
The Executive Chairman of Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, Honourable Oghenedoro Owoso, has sworn in the elected 20 councillors representing the electoral wards in the locality.
The swearing in took place at the council secretariat in Oghara, the administrative headquarters of the local government.
While addressing the councillors, the Chairman enjoined them to work as a team with the executive arm to take the local government to greater heights in development .
The council boss thanked the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for giving him the mandate to serve his people and promised to key into the SMART agenda of the state government.
He thanked the former governor of the state, Chief James Ibori and Hon Obareki Solomon J.P, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in Ethiope West and many others for their roles before, during and after the recently conducted local government council elections in the state.
Speaking on behalf of the councillors, Honourable Kingsley Ejairu, thanked the chairman for his simplicity and promised that they (councillors) would work wholeheartedly with the executive arms in ensuring that the dividends of democracy got to the people at grassroots.
NO DTS 0508: ASABA, NIGERIA TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
ISOKO NORTH LGC INAUGURATES LEGISLATIVE ARM OF GOVERNMENT
The Isoko North legislative arm of government in the council has been inaugurated with Honourable Frank Udubra as House Leader and Efe Obibi as Deputy House Leader.
In a brief ceremony conducted by the Clerk of the House, Dr. Mrs Owhe, the House Leader was nominated by Aruno Thomas from Owhelogbo Ward 2 and was seconded by Emmanuel Ivueraha, representing Ozoro Ward 14.
After the new leadership took the necessary oath of office and allegiance, the House proceeded to hold it’s first sitting.
The first and only item on the list of the business of the day was a letter from the People’s Democratic Party PDP) outlining the list of other principals of the legislative arm.
They included Fredrick Olori, Majority Leader; Victor Oyibotha, Deputy Majority Leader; Abel Akpovuorie, Chief Whip and Edeha Freeborn, Deputy Chief Whip.
Thereafter, there being no other business for discussion, the House adjourned to April 20, 2021 for the next sitting.
Speaking with newsmen after the inauguration , the new House Leader. Hon Frank Udubra, appreciated the council chairman, party leaders and other party faithfuls and promised to work in harmony with his colleagues, the executive arm and the party hierarchy to move the council area to a higher level.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, Honourable Christian lteire, expressed joy over the successful inauguration of the legislative arm and stated his resolve to work diligently with the House leadership to ensure that the people of the locality reap the dividends of democracy.
The House inauguration was witnessed by PDP faithfuls across the 21 electoral wards in the area, including the PDP chairman in the local government area, Deacon Isaac Ogorugba; Dr. Owhe Paul, Honourable Emmanuel Okoro former speaker of the state House of Assembly; Dr. Mrs Aluta, Vice Chairman of the council.
Others were UsiwoOzue and the Head of Personnel Management, Barr. Henry Obukokwo.
NO DTS 0509: ASABA, NIGERIA TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
OKWECHIME PERFORMS GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY OF NULGE EVENTS CENTRE
BY Austine Enunwa
The Chairman of Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, Honourable Kelvin Okwechime, has performed the ground breaking ceremony of the Event Centre of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Aniocha Chapter, at the council secretariat in Issele Uku, the administrative headquarters of the area.
Honourable Okwechime lauded the NULGE chairman for embarking on the land mark project, saying that it was a welcome development and assured that his administration would support the project.
Earlier, the chairman of NULGE in the area, comrade Collins Ogwugwa, stated that, upon assumption of office, he and his exco members resolved to address the issue of paucity of funds by looking for alternative means of funding the programmes and projects of the union in the area.
He affirmed that the exco decided to sacrifice their monthly checkoff dues in order to embark on the project, which they believed that when completed, would generate revenue for the union and be of immense benefits to the council.
In a short vote of thanks, one of the members of the committee set up to supervise the building project, Comrade Nwanne Memeh, thanked the council chairman for giving the union the opportunity to lay the foundation of the complex in the council secretariat, adding that the project was sustainable and coming at the nick of time.
In attendance to witness the ceremony were Honourable Junty Okwudi, Special Assistant (SA) to Governor Okowa on Community Development, Mr. Anslem Odiakaose, SA to the Governor on Youths Development and the Head of Personnel Management (HPM) of the council, Dr ( Mrs) Patricia Dede, among others.
NO DTS 0510: ASABA, NIGERIA TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
NDOKWA WEST LGC INAUGURATES LEGISLATIVE ARM, ELECTS PRINCIPAL OFFICERS
The Chairman of Ndokwa West Local Government Council, Area of Delta State, Chief Obi Nzete, has sued for synergy between the executive and legislative arm of the council in order to promote, peace, development and good governance.
Chief Nzete, who stated this during the swearing in of the elected councillors and proclamation of the 7th Ndokwa West legislative arm, said that team work enhanced development.
He said that the primary function of the councillors was to make laws that would make Ndokwa West to progress in terms of practical development.
The Ndokwa West Council boss urged the councilors to work hard as a team to spread the dividends of democracy to the grassroots and urged those who would be elected as principal officers to carry everybody along in the scheme of things.
Chief Nzete thanked the people of Ndokwa West for voting for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidates in the March 6, 2021 local government council elections.
He promised to take the council area to a new level of development and solicited the support of all stakeholders, adding that he had hit the ground running in order to deliver on the his mandate as the chairman of the council area.
Following the proclamation of the House by the Council Chairman, Chief Nzete, Justice Beatrice Ideh of the Kwale High Court administered the oath of office, allegiance and secrecy on the councillors.
At an election in the Ndokwa West Legislative Arm, Honourable Ndubuisi Okolafor emerged as Leader of the House with Honourable Ezechi Azubuike as Deputy Leader, following their nomination and seconding, without any other nominations.
The Clerk of the House read a letter from the People’s Democratic Party nominating Honourable Nwabuoke Chinedu as Majority Leader, Honourable Barth Ozah Inneh, a journalist and former Chairman Indigenous Correspondent Chapel, Asaba, as Deputy Majority Leader, Honourable Ugbemone Ugochukwun as Chief Whip and Honourable Martins Chinedu as Deputy Chief Whip.
The Leader of the House in his acceptance speech thanked his colleagues for finding him worthy to lead the 7th Ndokwa West Legislative Arm and promised to anchor his leadership on transparency, adding that he and would key into the development agenda of the Chairman, Chief Nzete.
NO DTS 0511: ASABA, NIGERIA TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
NDOKWA WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL DSSOLVE ALL REVENUE COMMITTEES
The Chairman of Ndokwa West Local Government Council, Chief Obi Nzete, has dissolved all revenue committees of the council with immediate effect.
Chief Nzete who stated this in his office at the Council Secretariat in Kwale said that all internal and external revenue committees had been dissolved.
The Ndokwa West Council boss said that the dissolution was inline with the powers conferred on him by the extant laws establishing local governments, adding that the dissolution became necessary following perceived need to reorganise the system.
He said that the dissolution was to enable the council to rejuvenate and overhaul the council’s internally generated revenue mechanism and directed the dissolved revenue committee members to hand over all properties of the council in their possession to the office of the Treasurer of the Local Government.
Chief Nzete advised the general public and corporate organisations not to patronise members of the dissolved revenue committees, even as he thanked them for their service to the council.
NO DTS 0512: ASABA, NIGERIA TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER ESCAPES AFTER LYNCHING, HIS COLLEAGUE BURNT TO ASHES
By Ambrose Ologide
A bizarre incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, March 15, 2021 at the Odion Road in Warri, the administrative headquarters of the Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State as a suspected armed robber mysteriously escaped being burnt with fire by irate mobs in the area.
A source alleged that the said suspected armed robber and his colleague were caught by residents in the area with stolen items, including expensive handsets, sharp daggers some other dangerous weapons.
The angry mobs wasted no time in giving the suspected armed robbers the beating of their lives, living then unconscious in search of used tyres to set them ablaze.
However, some of the angry mobs were shocked when they came back and found that one of the suspected armed robbers had mysteriously escaped in his state of unconsciousness.
Angered by the inexplicable escape of the suspected armed robber, his unfortunate colleague was immediately set ablaze and burnt into ashes by the mobs.