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​Governor Okowa Flags Off 2017 NIPDS Second Round.

The executive governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Thursday, May 4,2017 at Owa-Oyibu,headquarters of Ika North East Local Government Area of the state flagged off 2017 National Immunization Plus Drugs(NIPDS) second round.Governor Okowa who was ably represented at the ceremony by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon(Barr)Festus Ovie Agas,said that his administration remains committed to providing Universal Health Care through the Delta State Contributory Health Scheme and strengthening of the Primary Health Care System through the PHC per ward strategy,stressing that the State Primary Health Care Development Agency remains her instrument for steering these targets. He added, “it is already working with other relevant government ministries,departments and agencies towards realising our dream of health for all Deltans.Be rest assured that all children between zero to nine months of age shall continue to benefit from potent vaccine administration during the campaign and at Routine Immunization session.I encourage all of us as parents, guardians and care givers to have our children and wards within the target age group vaccinated against polio disease”.

    The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr Nicholas Azinge,who spoke through the Chairman, Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency,DSPHCDA,Dr Richard Kofi,thanked the state governor for the high premium he is giving to the health of Deltans,saying,” you have exhibited that passion in all your endeavors as honourable commissioner for health and Senator of the federal republic, where you ensured that the National Health Bill was signed to Act in 2014.His Excellency approved the flag off of the first round campaign on March 27 this year at Ewu,in Ughelli South Local Government and now the May,2017NIPDS deserves commendation not only by us,Deltans but by the Global Community for Polio Eradication.In the first round that was implemented from March 25-28,over 8063 personnel were deployed at the local government area level to vaccinate under 5year old children and about 1,318,254(113%)children of the targeted age group were vaccinated with Potent Bivalent Oral Polio.In terms of vaccination coverage for under 5 children, the State surpassed the 90%

 National Vaccination target for all Routine Vaccines.Under the committed leadership of Governor Okowa we are sure establishing a viable Health System for all time. Let us have our children and women vaccinated against the vaccine preventable diseases.”

   Representatives of WHO, NIPDS,UNICEF, UN Development Agencies,in their goodwill messages commended the Delta State government for working seriously towards the eradication of polio in the state.They promised

to continue to partner with the state on polio vaccination since it has shown serious commitment.

  Earlier, in his address,the Chairman, Ika North East Local Government,Hon Francis I.Eborka,said his local government recorded 100% success in the first round of NIPDS held in March. While thanking the state governor for making the health of Deltans a top priority, the Ika North East Council Boss,appealed to royal fathers,parents, heads of schools and church leaders to make the children aged 0-59months available for the vaccinators to vaccinate within the campaign period of May 6-9.”

   In her vote of thanks, the first member, Delta

State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dame(Mrs Caroline Agbi),on behalf of the board expressed gratitude to the Chairman and people of Ika North East for the huge turn out, saying the local government is the best in all the places they have visited thus far in the state.She assured that the Okowa’s administration will continue to make quality health care a top priority in the state.She called on parents and guardians to make their children or wards available for the four days exercise.

2017 National Immunization Plus Drugs(NIPDS)

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Independent National Electoral Commission. Press Statement Delta State







The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held its usual weekly meeting today and reviewed the on-going nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise, which commenced on 27th April, 2017.


In the first three days of the exercise, 57,737 people were registered, while 4,913 others collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). A further 1,820 individuals applied for transfer of Polling Units (PUs) and 1,117 persons applied for replacement of their lost or damaged PVCs.


The exercise, which is on-going in all the Commission’s offices in the 774 local government areas throughout the federation, has been peaceful and the turnout impressive.


The Commission is however aware of a few challenges, including the distance of the registration centres from some prospective registrants, especially some of our citizens residing in the rural areas and the slowness of a number of the Direct Data Capture machines (DDC).


The Commission plans to address these and other challenges as the exercise progresses.


INEC wishes to remind the public that this is a continuous exercise meant for:


1.     Nigerians who are 18 years and above and who were not previously registered

2.      Those who previously registered but whose names cannot be found in the register of voters


Those who have lost or damaged their cards and would like to replace them. 


The Commission wishes to appeal to all eligible Nigerians who are yet to register and those who registered but have not collected their PVCs to take advantage of this opportunity to do so.


Further updates on the exercise will be made available as we progress.

Prince Adedeji Soyebi

National Commissioner & Chairman,

Information and Voter Education Committee

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His Excellency, the Governor’s town Hall Meeting with Deltans

Tuesday, 9th  May, 2017 9.30am-11.00am.Commissioning/Inspection of completed/on-going projects in Isoko North LGA Construction of old Ozoro/Oleh Road
 11.15am 12.15am Courtesy visit on the Ovie of Ozoro Ovie’s Palace 
 12.30pm 1.30pm Courtesy Visit on the Odiologbo of Oleh Odiologbo’s Palace 
 1.45pm 2.45pm Rehabilitation/Construction of Amawha Layout Ideze Road, with drainage Commissioning
 3.00pm 4.00pm Commissioning/Inspection of completed/on-going projects in Isoko South LGA Upgrade of Emore College  Inspection
 4.00pm Lunch/Departure
Wednesday, 10th May, 2017 9.30am 12.30pm Town Hall Meeting Ozoro Opute Hall, Ozoro 
 1.30pm 4.30pm Town Hall Meeting Oleh Civic Centre, Oleh 
 5.00pm Lunch/Departure 
Tuesday, 16th May, 2017 10.00am 10.20am Commissioning/Inspection of completed/on-going projects in Sapele LGA Sapele Road Dualization Project Inspection
 10.30am 10.45am Construction of Ogaga Road, Sapele Commissioning
 10.50am 11.50am Sapele Technical College, Sapele Commissioning
 12.00noon 12.20pm Inspection and Commissioning of Project in Ethiope West LGA Dualization of Access Road to Jesse Inspection
 12.40pm 1.40pm Courtesy Visit to the Ovie of Oghara Oghara, Ethiope West 
 1.50pm 2.10pm Construction of Oghara Township Road Phase VI. Inspection
 2.20pm 2.40pm Construction of Ogini Grammar School, Oghara Inspection
 2.50pm 3.50pm Expansion & Rehabilitation of Sections of Oghara Junction to Otefe Road in Ethiope West LGA Commissioning
 4.10pm 5.10pm Construction of Lecture Halls/ Offices at the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara Commissioning
 5.30pm 5.40pm Rehabilitation of failed Portions of Link Road from Oghara to Koko/Ugbenu Highway in Ethiope West LGA Inspection
 5.40pm Lunch/Departure 
Wed., 17th May, 2017 9.30am 12.30pm Town Hall Meeting in Ethiope West Ibori Civic Centre, Oghara 
 1.30pm 4.30pm Town Hall Meeting
 Community Hall, Sapele 
 4.00pm Lunch/Closing 
Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 9.00am 9.45am Commissioning/Inspection of Projects in Aniocha South LGA Rehabilitation and Asphalt Overlay of Nsukwa/Ejeme-Aniogor/Agbor-Alidinma/Owa-Alidinma in Aniocha South 
 10.20am 10.50am 14 Room Administrative Block of Offices in Aniocha South LGA Secretariat Commissioning
 11.00am 11.45am Courtesy visit to the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku 
 12.00noon 12.30pm Construction of the Construction of Ogwashi-Uku/Ubulu-Unor Road Inspection
 12.45pm  1.30pm Construction/Rehabilitation of 24 Classroom Block at Ubulu Primary School, Ubulu-Uku Commissioning
 2.00pm  3.00pm Rehabilitation of Issele-Uku Main Access Road from Benin/Asaba Fed. Highway with an extension to Obi Palace Junction in Issele-Uku Issele-Uku 
 3.00pm 4.00pm Courtesy visit to the Obi of Issele-Uku in Aniocha North  Obi’s Palace 
 4.00pm  4.30pm Issele-Uku Technical College Issele-Uku Inspection
 5.00pm 5.30pm Commissioning/Inspection of Projects in Aniocha North LGA Construction of Obomkpa/ Idumu-Ogo 6.6km Road
 5.30pm 6.00pm Construction of Ukwu-Nzu Road 2.4km Road. Ukwu-Nzu Inspection
 6.00pm Lunch/Closing 
Wednesday, 24th May, 2017 9.30am 12.30pm Town Hall Meeting Aniocha North LGA Unity Hall, Issele-Uku 
 1.30pm 4.30pm Town Hall Meeting at Aniocha South LGA Trixwin Hotel, Ogwashi-Uku 
 4.30pm Lunch/Departure

Friday, 2nd June, 2017 9.00am 10.00am Courtesy Visit to the Asagba of Asaba, Asagba’s Palace 
 11.10am 11.30am Inspection/Commissioning of Projects in Oshimili South LGA Rehabilitation of Isioma Onyeobi Way & Construction of Link Road from Sand Beach Through Ngozi Rapu Street Across Isioma Onyeobi to Cable Point, Asaba. Asaba 
 11.45am  12.00noon Construction of Ojife Street, Asaba “ Commissioning
 12.10pm  12.25pm Construction Casloba Street, Asaba “ Commissioning
 1.00pm  1.15pm Construction of Nduka Iloba Street, Asaba. “ Commissioning
 1.25pm  1.40pm Construction of Mokolo Street, Asaba “ Commissioning
 1.50pm 2.05pm Construction of Stadium & Capwire Roads, Off Nnebisi Road, Asaba “ Commissioning
 2.15pm 2.30pm Construction of Obi Okolotu/ Anthony Annonye Street, with Access from Maduemezia Street, Asaba 
 2.40pm 2.55pm Construction of Odiachi Street, Asaba “ Commissioning
 3.05pm 3.20pm Construction of Ebenuwa Street, Asaba “ Commissioning
 3.20pm Lunch/Departure 
Saturday, 3rd June, 2017 8.30am 8.45am Inspection/Commissioning of projects in Oshimili South LGA (contd.) Construction of Governor’s Street, Asaba “ Commissioning
 9.15am 9.30am Construction of Monu Olarewaju Crescent, Off Marian Nneamaka Ali Drive, Asaba Asaba 
 10.00am 10.45am Rehabilitation Work at Asaba Int’l Airport Runway and Taxiways “ Inspection
 11.00am 11.45pm Construction of Access Road to Nigeria Immigration Service Ibusa Road Commissioning
 12.00noon 3.30pm Town Hall Meeting in Oshimili South LGA Asaba 
 3.30pm Lunch/DepartureDeparturek

Senator Dr. Ifeanyi A. Okowa

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Agbor Gha ihun Group caught a thief today in Agbor. Ogwashi uku indigene

Agent of retrogression: This young man,Ifunanya,is a native of Ibusa,but resides in Ogwashi-Uku.He earns a living by travelling from Ogwashi-Uku to Agbor everyday to steal phones.His evil deeds came to a halt this week as he was apprehended by the gallant members of Agbor Gha Ihun,a security outfit in Agbor,after a successful operation in the area.

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Glory to the Lord in the highest,  it was all joy and thanksgiving to God Almighty in the family of Efosa  in Odozi street, Agbor Delta state as Hon. Festus Okoh – Chuky Dandy paid the medical bill of their daughter , Miss Tina Efosa who sustained a severe injury arising from a strange bullet at her working place  in Lagos state some weeks ago. 
The financial assistance was presented to Tina’s Mother this evening  by Hon. Andrew Agwaze on behalf of Hon. Festus Okoh to enable them clear her medical bills. The family appreciates Hon. OKOH for his kindness as all glory were returned to God.

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I am in PDP, Not any other political party _Tony Obuh

I Am In PDP, Not Any Other Political Party -Tony Obuh

A former governorship aspirant in Delta State,Sir Tony Obuh, has debunked rumours making rounds in some quarters that he has left the Party,declaring that he remains a bonafide and loyal member of the ruling party in the state, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The retired permanent secretary, Government House, stated this yesterday at his home town,Oki,Agbor, during an enlarged meeting with PDP members from the three quarters in the community.In his words, “I am in PDP, I have not neither have I contemplated defecting to any other political party. What you hear to the contrary is the handiwork of political detractors who are uncomfortable with my positive attitude to life and politics.

” I am overwhelmed with the turn out of our people in this meeting.Oki is a PDP Community,let us continue to work for the growth of our party with the interest of Oki at heart. Let me make it clear that I have not either privately or publicly expressed any political ambition except to remain a diligent member of this community.Let us remain united, so,that we can always achieve our goals politically.”

Speaking further, Sir Obuh called on the people of Ika South to participate actively in the ongoing INEC registration exercise to enable them vote for their choice candidates in future elections.

Meanwhile, the PDP members in Oki have passed a vote of confidence on Sir Tony Obuh, saying that he remains their political leader in the community.The community also passed a vote of confidence on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the PDP.  Chairman in Ika South, Hon Collins Bello.

Chief Philip Onyekpe, Hon Patience Onyesom(Last K)and Engr Lawrence Onahor,in their remarks applauded Obuh’s sterling leadership style,assuring that they will continue to support him for the overall development of Oki and  progress of the PDP.

Source: Front line