• Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor
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    Delta State Government on Friday said it was not planning to ban commercial tricycle (Keke) and motorcycle (Okada) operations in Asaba. Mrs Joan Mrakpor, Director-General, Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, said this while briefing newsmen in Asaba. Mrakpor said the state government would only check the operators’ excesses. She said that the state government ...
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    The Delta State Executive Council, Tuesday, approved a draft estimate of N378 billion as budget for 2021 which would be presented to the state House of Assembly next week for approval.This was part of resolutions reached at the State Executive Council meeting presided over by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. In a post-Exco meeting ...
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    Delta Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to ensuring that peace returned to warring communities in the state. Okowa gave the assurance while receiving the report of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry into the disputed Okpe-Urhobo Forest Reserve from the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Tessy Diai, at Government House, Asaba. ...
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    Deltans have continued to celebrate Friday’s reversal of the cut in minimum wage by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. Recall that earlier this year, the governor announced a slash in the minimum wage of certain categories of civil servants and public office holders from July to December, 2020 due to poor receipts in crude oil and sundry ...
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    Ray Umukoro Early this year, the International Monetary Fund, IMF, predicted a rash of pay cuts in global public finance amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The prediction has come true across the world. Delta State, one of the top oil-producing states in Nigeria, recently announced a pay cut for political appointees and civil servants of Grade ...
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    As part of measure to overcome the debilitating effect of COVID-19 on the national economy, the Delta State government has adopted interim fiscal measures which includes cutting the salary of political appointees and workers on Grade Level Seven and above for six months with effect from July 2020. Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chiedu ...
  • Recession
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    A new report by the Economic Confidential has disclosed that the Federal Government, 36 states and the 774 local government councils in Nigeria shared a total sum of N7.8 trillion from the Federation Account in 2019. While the Federal Government and its agencies received a total sum of N3.3 trillion, other tiers of government shared ...
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    A lady in her twenties has narrated how five Fulani men abducted her, kept her for two days in the bush and took turns to rape her. She was also offered human blood to drink in lieu of water by her kidnappers. She was released after her people paid an undisclosed sum as ransom. Below ...
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    By Tony Eluemunor An event that would have benefitted a popular Delta State school but whose facilities are terribly rotten now, would have held this June in Houston, Texas, USA. The Ben and Tina Obiofuma Foundation had booked the hotel venue for a meeting of the diaspora Old Boys of St. Anthony’s College, Ubulu-Uku, now ...
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    As Deltans join other Nigerians to celebrate “Democracy Day” on June 12, the state Governor,  Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has admonished them to keep hope alive and expect better days ahead. He felicitated with the citizens and commended them for their support and contributions to the growth and development of the state. In a message to ...