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Uduaghan calls for urgent diversification measures in building a new face for Niger Delta region

A major way to build a new face for the Niger Delta is to embark on urgent diversification of the region’s economy, former governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has said.

Dr. Uduaghan canvassed this position on Thursday while delivering a lecture titled: Niger Delta Economy: Building a new face for the region,” organized by the Delta Online Publishers’ Forum (DOPF) to mark its third anniversary.

He said such diversification must be in the area of establishment of industries, human capital and infrastructure development through a concerted effort of stakeholders towards redeeming the lost glory of the region.

Five Eminent Personalities To Discuss Niger Delta Economy During DOPF 2021 Confab/Lecture

Five eminent personalities have been selected as panel of discussants for this year’s Delta Online Publishers Forum’s Third Annual Convention/Lecture

In a Statement on Monday, October 18, 2021, by the Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee, Deacon Chijioke Williams Ugbolue and the Secretary, Mr. Miracle Enuji, the panelists will be discussing on the theme of the Convention; “Niger Delta Economy: Building A New Face For The Region”.

Bemy’s, Princess Adejinmi, Other UPU Exco Visits Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland

By Agboje Chuks
The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bemys Foundation, Quadrant Chief,( Dr) Mrs. Mercy Eguriase Sule and other executive members of Urhobo Progressive Union, Ireland chapter yesterday, 14th October 2021, paid a familiarisation visit to the Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland, H.E Mrs. Obiezu Ijeima Chinonyrem.

Bemys who doubles as a diaspora ambassador, while speaking, emphasised the need for a continuous robust relationship between the Union and the commission, noting that such could enhance migration gains to Urhobo sons and daughters.

How Early Pregnancy Can Shatter Your Dreams —Mrs Macaulay Lectures Children

By Agboje Chuks

The Founder and Chief Executive officer of Elona Developmental Foundation, Mrs. Stella Macaulay, and the chairperson of Standup for Women Society, have admonished Nigerian Students against having early pregnancies so as not to drop out of their schools.

Mrs. Stella Macaulay while delivering lecture during a Reproductive Health Education campaign carried out at Okwe Secondary School, Oshimili South, Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria, recently disclosed that one of the major huddles that can mitigate ones educational achievement was pre -marital sex.

Akume Accused of fueling Crisis at National Lottery Commission …NLRC Board Insists Minister Undermining HOS, SGF

Some members of the Governing Board of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) are warning that the activities of the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume are beginning to impede the smooth day-to-day operations of the NLRC.

The Governing Board members are particularly miffed that the Minister’s actions, while breeding indiscipline and insubordination at the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, are at variance with the directives of the Head of Service, Dr. (Mrs.) FolashadeYemi-Esan and an extant public service circular issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha.

DOPF Cofab/Lecture: NDDC To Explain Role in Building A New Face For The Niger Delta Region

ASABA – The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has promised to use the opportunity of the Third Annual Convention/lecture of the Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF, to explain the Commission’s role in building a new face for the Niger Delta Region.

According to a Statement by the Chairman of the DOPF 2021Convention Planning Committee, Dcn Chijioke Williams Ugbolue and Secretary, Mr. Miracle Enuji, the Interim Administrator/Chief Executive Office of NDDC, Mr. Efiong Akwa will be leading officials of the Commission to the Convention with the theme; “Niger Delta Economy: Building A New Face For The Region.

DOPF Convention/Lecture: Okowa, Omo-Agege, Elumelu, Uduaghan, Briggs, Akwa, Others to Grace Event

ASABA – Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has been scheduled to grace the Third Annual Convention/Lecture of the Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF.

In a Statement by the Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee, Dcn. Chijioke Williams Ugbolue, Secretary, Mr. Miracle Enuji, Governor Okowa is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour at the event.

The event slated to hold on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at the Banquet hall of Orchid Hotels and Conference Centre, Asaba, will commence by 11am.

The occasion which will also be attended by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as the Guest of Honour, will be chaired by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu.

According to the organisers, the Convention will feature a Lecture, which is the Forum’s third installment in their annual lecture series.

The immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has been scheduled as the Guest Speaker for this year’s DOPF annual lecture and will be speaking on the theme, ‘Niger Delta Economy: Building A New Face For The Region.’

Renowned Niger Delta activist, Annkio Briggs, the Delta State Honourable Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, the former Provost, Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Dr. Ignatius Nwanze Ezoem and Chief Comrade Sheriff Mulade of CEPEJ, have all been selected as panel of discussants for the lecture.

Also expected at the Convention as a Guest of Honour, is the Interim Administrator/Chief Executive of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr. Efiong Akwa.

Italian Philanthropist, Antonino Bags Friend of Africa 2021 Award

By Agboje Chuks
An Italian based philanthropist who has devoted his time to helping Africans who migrated to Italy, through the sea to get stay as well as accommodation, Mr. Antonino Bevilaqua, has bagged” FRIEND of AFRICA 2021″ award by Yavnetwork, a branch of Revive Africa Initiative.

Mr. Antonino Bevilaqua as nominated by Quadrant Chief, (Dr.) Mrs. Mercy Eguriase Sule, the founder and chief Executive officer of Bemy’s foundation for sickle cell anemia and early Child Marriage, and a diaspora ambassador.

ANAMBRA 2021: Igbo Coalition Endorses Soludo/Okafor Joint Ticket

As the aspiration of the former Central Bank of Nigeria continue to receive wide acceptance for the November 6 Governorship election, a coalition of Igbo groups has endorsed his joint ticket with Chief Uchenna Okafor, the State Commissioner for Commerce, Market and Wealth Creation.

The group in a communique released after their Emergency General Meeting in Awka yesterday, the Anambra State capital City said they have resolved to endorse the Soludo/Okafor ticket for the Anambra State Governorship election in November 6, 2021.

The group said Soludo and Okafor as the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) flagbearer and Deputy flagbearer respectively would bring tremendous socio-economic and political turn around in the State.

Ika South: Okwuijien Residents Pass Vote of Confidence on Okowa

By Agboje Chuks.
The landlords and landladies of Okwuijien street, Ika South local government area of Delta State, Nigeria, has passed vote of confidence on Governor Okowa for his leadership prowess and managerial acumen.

The vote of confidence which was passed in their last meeting held in the Chairman’s house, Mr. Okwuijien Aghede, had the presence of both the landlords and landladies, even with the consent of those who resides outside Agbor.