Internet and Communication Technology ITC, Furniture / Upholstery and Plumbing beneficiaries of the Delta State Government under the Skills Training Entrepreneurship Programme STEP, have been given their starter packs by the Chief Jobs Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh with a charge on them to justify government support for them. 

Handing over the Starter Packs in a ceremony at Asaba, the state capital Prof. Eboh congratulated the beneficiaries for being able to undergo the training and now receiving their Starter Packs, explaining that it is a programme designed to empower the youths to become self reliance. 

According to the Chief Jobs Creation Officer, Nigerians are too skeptical because of lack of trust from government programmes in the past but assured that the reverse is the case in Senator Okowa’s administration as he fulfil his promises to Deltans. 

He urged the beneficiaries to be discipline warning that it is the bedrock of any successful enterprises. “Today is a turning point because it mark a phase that will caterpault you to success. Seek advise from the people in the business but most importantly listen to your self.” He pointed. 

The Chief Jobs Creation Officer, informed the beneficiaries to prepare their products ahead of the exhibition to hold before the end of the year where all the beneficiaries of STEP will be giving a stand to display their products. 

In her goodwill message, Mrs. Marry Iyasele, told the beneficiaries that their success which have been programmed by Senator Okowa, can only manifest through commitment to God and hard work, explaining further that their training was to build up their minds to be able to face the challenges of a successful business. 

“So many people who are running these businesses does not have equipments but Okowa administration has given you opportunities to start in good footen. I am here as a Commissioner but i started as a petty trader. Today, these items are given to you free of charge. ” She said. 

Mrs. Flora Alanta, the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Women Mobilizations, said a grateful heart is a prosperous soul, and advised the beneficiaries to be consistent to hardwork in total commitment to God so as to be able to sustained their businesses and to empower others. 

A beneficiaries, Mr. Adjohwenyo Ufuomanefe Igho, who gave the vote of thanks, expressed gratitude to God for the life empowerment programme. He also commended governor Okowa for the support and prayed for wisdom for the governor. 

Items received by the ICT services are; jobs creation grants, non repayable, laptop HP, generator Summec Fireman 2900, micro credit repayable, printer lesser jet HP 130A, micro workstation toolkit, cash allowance N100,000, three months stipend on confirmation of business start-up – N30,000 at N10,000 per month. 

The beneficiaries of the furniture and upholstery were given the following items; “job creation grant non repayable, sewing machine protes brand for leather, generator Summec 2900, micro credit repayable, drilling machine (botch), 13mm, screwing machine (raider), handsaw, hammer, tape, G-clamp, scissors, manual spray machine Gx 160 5 HP, chisel pinches and three months stipend on confirmation of business start-up – N30,000 at N10,000 per month.

Chief Jobs Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh

​IkaTV congratulates Ikaweekly on their 10th year Anniversary and award ceremony

​IkaTV congratulates Ikaweekly on their 10th year Anniversary and award ceremony held at School of Nursing Agbor. Delta State.All the dignitaries where present in the person of: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Hon Victor Nwokolo, Hon Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, Hon Tony Elekeokwuri,Sebastine Okoh,Barr Eugene Uzum, Chief Edwin Kalikwu,Chief Nkenchor Okwuokenye, Dr(Mrs)Isioma Okobah,Mr Christian Mbulu and Mr Paul Odili.  Once again congratulation and we wish Ikaweekly the very best in all your areas of passing information to our people. More awards are coming your way..

Sexy Ika models hosted the event

Corn Pudding Aka ukpo Aka

​This is corn pudding. Aka ukpo Aka. I saw this delicacy again today when I passed through Umunede. It is an African food but can only be found seasonally.  Yes, it is hard to find corn pudding in November or December. Do you know why? We are one of the worst Farmers on earth. We produce food and we don’t have ways to preserve them. Billions of corn curbs get harvested in a month in Nigeria yet Nigerians can eat corn all year round. Our leaders never learn. They are only creative when it comes to remaining.

corn pudding. Aka ukpo Aka

STEP/YAGEP Exhibition & Business Fair Coming Soon!

Great STEPreneurs! Great YAGEPreneurs

This is to notify all STEPreneurs and YAGEPreneurs that the Office of the Chief Job Creation Officer in collaboration with  Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources; Directorate of Youth Monitoring & Mentoring and the Delta State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency is planning an exhibition & business fair for you in Asaba. This is to show case you, your products and services to the world.  What product, service or brand, do you want to market? Begin to think now and be creative! Spread the news, please. Your suggestions and comments are welcome.

Mobilization & Outreach Committee

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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)

Source: Front line

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

Source: Front line

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

Source: Front line

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.

Source: Front line

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