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Pipeline Explosion Kills Four In Delta

A fire outbreak resulting from pipeline explosion has killed a yet-to-be identified woman and her three daughters in Odidi community of Delta State. The tragedy occurred on Monday in the oil rich state due to oil spillage from expired pipelines belonging to the Nigeria Petroleum Development Corporation, NPDC. The incident, which was attributed to refusal

UPN Picks Female Presidential Candidate

The Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, has picked a female motivational speaker, Helen Godswill, from Delta State, as its Presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections. Abdulrasheed Gusau from Zamfara State was chosen as her running mate. The party, which also released a list of 13 governorship candidates for the election with a promise to

Three Condemned Criminals Freed in Delta

Emmanuel Uduaghan, governor of Delta State on October 1 granted amnesty to three men awaiting execution to mark Nigeria’s 54th Independence anniversary celebrations. He also converted the death sentences of nine other prisoners to various terms of imprisonment. Speaking at a special ceremony in Asaba, Uduaghan said the pardon of the prisoners was based on

‘We Have Taken Micro-Credit Scheme to Other Heights’ – Anthonia Ifeanyi Ashiedu, commissioner for poverty alleviation

Anthonia Ifeanyi Ashiedu, commissioner for poverty alleviation, says the ambition of the government in respect of the ongoing leather works factory being built in collaboration with UNIDO is “to be able to compete for international products like NIKE shoes” Your ministry runs one of the star programmes of Delta State government poverty alleviation through micro-credit.

Governor Uduaghan, a Big Dreamer – Chike Ogeah, Commissioner for Information

Delta State Information Commissioner, Chike Ogeah, a lawyer, gives kudos to the second civilian governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori for his efforts in “setting up a new state” and hailed Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s  “massive vision” of Delta Beyond Oil Economic Strategy which he notes has achieved wonderful results  How has Delta State moved

‘Democracy Has Provided a Platform for Arts to Thrive’ – Richard Mofe-Damijo, Delta State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism

Richard Mofe-Damijo, Delta State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, says Nollywood has single-handedly caused a revolution in the entire African continent. In this interview with Adekunbi Ero, executive editor, Tony Manuaka, senior associate editor, Stella Sawyerr, associate editor, Tony Akaeze, senior assistant editor and Adewale Adelola, photojournalist, the renowned actor says in Delta, entertainment

It’s Been Better Life for Delta Women – Betty Efekhoda, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social development

Betty Efekhoda, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social development says democracy has brought out the best in Delta women  In the 15 years of democracy in Delta State, how has the ministry impacted on the lives of the people? I’ve been in this ministry almost three years now and we have actually done a lot under Dr. Emmanual

‘We Will Take the Lead in Food Export’ – Missan Ukubeyinje, Agriculture and Natural Resources Commissioner,

Missan Ukubeyinje, Agriculture and Natural Resources Commissioner, says a lot of investments is being made in the sector because agriculture is a major factor in Delta Beyond Oil strategy of the state government  What would you describe as the agric policy of Delta State? The agric policy of the state was drawn before I came

‘Democracy has Elevated Civil Servants to High Pedestal’ – Anthony Obuh, Permanent Secretary, Government House and Protocol

He has experienced both – the military and democratic governments and is in a better position to say the difference. In this interview with Adekunbi Ero, executive editor, Tony Manuaka, senior associate editor, Stella Sawyer, associate editor, Tony Akaeze, senior assistant editor and Adewale Adelola, senior photojournalist, Anthony Obuh, Permanent Secretary, Government House and Protocol,

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