NO DTS 1287: GOV OKOWA CONGRATULATES JAMES MANAGER AT 61
NO DTS 1288: DELTA CJ BOOSTS STAFF MORALE, REINSTATES PAYMENT OF ALLOWANCES
NO DTS 1289: EJIOFOR RESUMES DUTY AS COMMISSIONER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM IN DELTA
NO DTS 1290: UNAUTHORISED INSTALLATION OF OUTDOOR BILL BOARDS STOPS IN WARRI
NO DTS 1291: UNIBEN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GETS COMMENDATION FOR PROMOTING HARD-WORK, EXCELLENCE IN DELTA SCHOOLS
NO DTS 1292: MILITARY REOPENS WARRI NORTH WATERWAYS
NO DTS 1293: FIRE DESTROYS GOODS WORTH MILLIONS OF NAIRA IN UDU
Editor: Johnson Ebigide
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NO DTS 1287: ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021
GOV OKOWA CONGRATULATES JAMES MANAGER AT 61
Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Senator representing Delta South Senatorial District in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator James Manager, as he clocks 61 years.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor lauded Manager for his sterling and patriotic contributions to the successes recorded by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and successive administrations in the state.
He described Manager as a dependable political ally and a leader of great value, adding that he was a patriotic Nigerian, gentleman par excellence, a team player and God-fearing leader.
“As pioneer chairman of our great party in Delta State, you worked very hard to ensure that PDP had a grandiose foundation, towering like a colossus, which culminated in our sustained winning streak over the years.”
“In the last 18 years of representing your people as their lawmaker at the big stage, you have continued to contribute immensely to their growth and development and I urge you to remain steadfast in your quest to make life more meaningful for them.”
“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta State, I wish to felicitate with the pioneer Chairman of our party in the state, Distinguished Senator James Ebiowou Manager, on the occasion of his 61st birth anniversary.”
“At 61, you have made remarkable and invaluable contributions to national development and your statesmanship which is on display always is indeed, gratifying.”
“As one of the most ranking senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria currently, you have continued to lead by example, showing the way to budding nationalists,” the governor said.
He prayed that the Almighty God would grant Senator Manager longer life, good health and strength to keep serving Him and humanity.
NO DTS 1288: ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021
DELTA CJ BOOSTS STAFF MORALE, REINSTATES PAYMENT OF ALLOWANCES
By Agbaragu Timothy.
The new Chief Judge (CJ) in Delta State, Justice Tessy Diai, has boosted the morale of judiciary staff in the state with the reinstatement of payment of allowances to the staff.
The CJ, while addressing some of the concerned staff, expressed displeasure over the stoppage of payment of drivers’ overtime allowances, pointing out that it was unjust, given the inherent hazardous nature of their job that compelled them to work even on weekends.
Justice Diai, who took oath of office as the state number one Judicial Officer on June, 29 2021, also assured the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) that the stipends paid to watchmen would soon be reviewed upwards and arrears paid, especially to those who still go to work.
On working materials for staff, Justice Diai said that new administration would revert to the old policy where stationeries were provided to registrars to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the system, stressing that the process would minimise incidences of corruption.
The CJ promised to give adequate attention for training and retraining of staff to improve productivity in the Judiciary, explaining that resource persons would be sourced locally for seminars which would be organised internally.
Earlier, the leadership of the JUSUN disclosed that they came to congratulate the CJ on the elevation to the exalted office.
The executive of the union which was led by the Chairman, Comrade Augustine Chiejina, posited that the appointment of the Chief Judge was well deserved given the impeccable track records of the CJ as one of the foremost upright jurists and administrative judge of so many years standing.
The chairman who described Justice Tessy Diai as labour friendly Judicial Officer, pledged the Union’s unflinching loyalty to the new administration and continuous harmonious relationship between the Union and the management of the Judiciary.
They appealed to the Chief Judge to look into the issues of timely promotion, staff welfare, and training and retraining.
The highpoint of the visit was the presentation of a portrait to congratulate the Chief Judge for the appointment.
NO DTS 1289: ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021
EJIOFOR RESUMES DUTY AS COMMISSIONER FOR CULTURE, TOURISM IN DELTA
By Fidelia Ben-Udi
Honourable Lawrence Ejiofor has once more resumed duties as the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State with a decision to privatise the Lander Brothers Anchorage in the state.
The commissioner gave the indication during a management meeting of the directorate in his office in Asaba, the state capital.
He expressed delight in returning to complete the tasks he started in his first tenure in the directorate, while urging the management to cooperate with him to ensure success in every aspect of the mandates of the directorate.
The commissioner reiterated his transparency policy and encouraged members of staff to see challenges as an opportunity to grow, while urging them to think out of the box for optimal productivity.
He stated the need staff to appear in colorful traditional attires, at least once a month and charged the directors to ensure the implementation in order to showcase Nigerian Culture.
Lending her voice, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Angalaere Umukoro Prest, enjoined staff to work work as a team synergy as all departments in the directorate were intertwined, adding that it would help to increase productivity and strengthen one another in the discharge of their duties.
She added that it was the responsibility of subordinate staff to understudy their bosses in order to understand and work better with them and charged them to work with open minds, thereby creating a healthy working environment in the directorate.
Other matters discussed included the preparations for the forth coming Nafest, the National Council meeting and the programmes that could be used to showcase the Film Village and Leisure Park in the state.
NO DTS 1290: ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021
UNAUTHORISED INSTALLATION OF OUTDOOR BILL BOARDS STOPS IN WARRI
By Enite Igere
The era of indiscriminate installation of unauthorised billboards in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State has come to an end.
The Functioning Managing Director, Delta State Signage and Advertising Agency (DESAA), Barr Ben Adigwe, gave the indication during a stakeholders’ meeting held in Warri to harmonise and regulate the outdoor advertising sector in the locality.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Chief Operations Officer in DESAA and Managing Director, SVL Global Enterprise, consultants to DESAA, Mr. Victor Umoh stated that the meeting became necessary as a result of the influx of substandard billboards in the area.
He stated that it was necessary to return Warri to its pride of place in outdoor advertising in the country, pointing out the dangers of having substandard and unapproved billboards to include the possibility of sudden collapse that may cause injuries to pedestrians.
Mr. Umoh also stated that the installation of unapproved billboards in the locality had led to the loss of revenue to the state government, just as he asked all who intended to practice in the council to ensure they register with the agency and ensure they followed the guidelines in installing billboards.
Speaking on behalf of practitioners, the Chairman, Warri Billboard Practitioners’ Association, Mr. Kelvin Arayenka, thanked officials of the agency for taking time out to visit the council, stating that it was long overdue.
The practitioners appealled to management of DESAA to ensure that the registration process was made easy to intending practitioners.
NO DTS 1291: ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021
UNIBEN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GETS COMMENDATION FOR PROMOTING HARD-WORK, EXCELLENCE IN DELTA SCHOOLS
By Aruoriwo Ivovi
The Alumni Association of the University of Benin, Asaba Branch has received commendation for its efforts in nurturing young people to strive for excellence through its Schools’ Reward for Excellence programme.
The Delta State Head of Service (HoS), Mr. Reginald Bayoko mni, gave the commendation at Asaba, the state capital, while declaring open the 4th edition of the Uniben Alumni Association’s Schools’ Reward for Excellence programme for students in secondary school within the Asaba metropolis.
Mr. Bayoko, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Cornelius Semiteje, lauded the association for initiating and sustaining the programme which he described as laudable, and called on cooperate organisations and public spirited individuals to lend their supports for the annual event.
While reminding young people that their generation represented the hope of the country, Byoko enjoined participants to take advantage of the mentorship programme of the association to strive for excellence as well as gain valuable insights into the next stage of their university education.
Earlier, the Chairman of the association in the state, Smart Edoge Esq, in his welcome address disclosed that the programme was targeted at rewarding academic excellence, adding that expanding the frontiers of education in the state was conceptualised to encourage students’ interests in academics.
“The purpose of the School Reward For Excellence and Quiz Competition is to ring with many echos that hard-work in academic still pays and education is light and the only sure way to insuring development/prosperity. While the quiz is to build confidence in our students, prepare them to think on their feet and make them moving circles of knowledge,” Edoge said.
The Chairman’s speech which was read by his representative, Mr. Steve Afam, while disclosing the theme of the event: “Mind Orientation for Excellence”, called for cooperation from government and corporate bodies towards the realisation of the set goals of the association.
He explained why they chose to give career talk on Accounting, Law and Medicine as a professions in this year’s edition.
The chairman expressed optimism that at the end of the exercise, students would have been exposed to the usefulness of the various professions and the financial rewards and humanitarian services they render to the society.
Edoge who appreciated Mr. Bayoko as the Guest of Honour, permanent secretaries who attended the event, teachers and students of the participating schools and members of the association for their support, appreciated the Ministry of Secondary Education for granting their request for partnership.
NO DTS 1292: ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021
MILITARY REOPENS WARRI NORTH WATERWAYS
By Temi Boyo
The Military has reopened the waterways in the Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, barely 24 hours after the Koko fish traders protested over the blockade in the locality.
The fish traders, who had earlier invaded the Warri North Council Secretariat to register their displeasure over the blockade, now have cause to smile as the hope to return to their fish trading has been restored.
This, however, took the intervention of Honourable Smart Asekutu, Chairman of the council, who was on an official assignment during the protest, to ensure the relaxation of the restriction of movement on the waterways.
The council boss in a statement said that the welfare of his constituents was of great importance to his administration and as such had taken necessary steps to ease the stress the traders faced during the period of the blockade.
The traders have since expressed their gratitude to the council chairman for his expedite action on the issue, while also thanking the leadership of the military in the locality for their collaboration in reopening the waterways.
NO DTS 1293: ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2021
FIRE DESTROYS GOODS WORTH MILLIONS OF NAIRA IN UDU
By Ebiseri Goldpin
A strange fire out has been reported to have consumed Goods worth several millions of naira at the Jafaro Plaza, opposite Jigbale Market, in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The fire outbreak, which was said to have occurred at about 10pm on Monday night, had about eight well stocked up stores with good razed.
According to a provision store owner at the ground floor of the storey building, Mrs. Ejemafuvwe, “The effect of the fire would have been more devastating but for the timely intervention of well spirited residents of the area and the fire fighting men from Warri.”
When asked if the cause of the fire had been unravelled, Mrs. Ejemafuvwe said that it was yet impossible to ascertain the cause of the fire since all shop owners had closed and gone to their respective homes before the fire breakout.
However, she pointed out that it was alleged by some residents in the area that the fire started from a GOTV store, whose owner, she revealed had to be rushed to the hospital haven suffered some degrees of shock, necessitating his immediate medical attentions.
Mrs. Ejemafuvwe and other traders at the scene of the fire outbreak appealed to the Delta State Government as well as the Udu Council Chairman to come to the aid of those who incurred losses from the inferno.
Some affected stores are the Perla Beauty Lounge, Princewin Photography Studio, Posh Kids Empire and the earlier mentioned GOtv Store, among others.
However, it was reported that no life was lost to the late night inferno.