Delta adopts model to meet universal health coverage
Determined to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC) has adopted new model, “HeFAD” (Health for all Deltans). Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DSHC, Dr. Ben Nkechika, in a chat with journalists said HeFAD is to drive efficiency, spur creative and disruptive innovations that will ensure visible…
‘NNPC, NEPZA rivalry delays Delta gas park project’
The rivalry between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) is responsible for the delay in the Ogidigben Gas Industrial Park in Delta State. The project, which is said to hold the economic potential for the country as the world shifts to gas exploration, had been abandoned since…
Gunmen kill Delta man over alleged crude oil discovery
Gunmen rampaging Ndokwa West Council of Delta State yesterday killed the Secretary of Ndemili community over the recent discovery of crude oil in the area. It was gathered that the victim, identified as Sunday (surname withheld), was shot dead in his house by six hoodlums, who stormed his residence in the early hours and after…
Nigerian police arrest four after Britons kidnapped
Four people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of four British nationals in southern Nigeria, police said on Thursday.
Delta partners World Bank, EU on Job Creation
WORRIED by the high unemployment rate in Delta state, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Festus Ovie Agas has reiterated the determination of the government to scale up its job creation agenda through partnership with the World Bank and the European Union (EU), especially in the area of funding.
‘Delta to monitor trial of Oruru’s abductor’
The speaker said the trial of the culprit at a Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State was important, considering that the girl is from the state.
Oil: ‘City States’ of Niger Delta, South-South, Nigeria - Part 3
Some say that oil has always been a corrupt business. It started with corruption; it grew with corruption, it dominates through corruption; its DNA is corruption: it cannot and does not exist without it.
40 retired fire servicemen ghost workers on payroll in Delta
Delta governor said the state government had discovered that names of 40 retired fire servicemen were still on the payroll of regular workers in the state.
Okowa wins governorship election in Delta
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of Saturday governorship election in Delta. The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Bio Nyananyo, announced in Asaba that Okowa polled 724,680 votes to beat his closest rival, Chief Great Ogboru of the Labour Party,…