WORLD BANK SCORES DELTA SEEFOR HIGH IN YOUTH EMPLOYMENT


The World Bank has rated Delta State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) high in the implementation of its funded project in the state, especially in the area of employment creation for youths through the acquisition of technical and vocational training.

The assessment was made at the just concluded product exhibition held at the Abuja office of the World Bank by all the implementing states of SEEFOR projects in bead making, fashion designing, event management and decoration among others.

In their separate remarks, the beneficiaries said that World Bank had transformed their lives beyond expectation by boosting their economic status.

Speaking to journalists, the Project Coordinator of Delta SEEFOR project, Mr Benson Ojoko said that the SEEFOR intervention had enabled over 12,000 youths to gain different types of skills required by the labour market.

He added that the Project was providing funding support to Job Creation office for the training of additional 745 youths under STEP and YAGEP training.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary, Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board, Comrade Michael Akpobire, said that the exhibition of the beneficiaries’ products showed that Delta State had gone beyond purchasing of equipment and infrastructure.

According to him, the State’s beneficiaries had utilized the assistance from the World Bank judiciously and enjoined them to continue in that tempo.

Comrade Akpobire maintained that through the World Bank SEEFOR assisted project, a number of youths in the state had been made potential employers of labour, an initiative he said was geared towards reducing the poverty level in the state.

MAY DAY: Okowa Says Workers Are Assets To Policy, Project Implementation


… Appoints Obuh, Chairman, Pension Bureau

AS workers’ day was celebrated all over the world on Tuesday (01/05/18), Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said, workers are valuable assets in any policy, programme and project implementation.

Governor Okowa amidst applause from cheering workers reeled out his administration’s achievements in meeting with his electoral promises to workers at the celebration which took place in Asaba. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) organised the event which featured march past by members of their unions.

According to the Governor, “this administration is constantly aware of the sacrifices of workers and their contributions to the development of our dear State and country; our workers remain unarguably very important assets in any policy, programme and project implementation that is why the present administration has sought and will continue to seek the hands of labour so that together, we can attain the enviable heights of progress in our beloved State.”

“I sincerely request your (organised labour) cooperation and understanding as partners in progress; we are always conscious of ensuring harmony to bring out the best in the workforce and I assure you that working together, this administration will continue to protect workers' rights and shall promote incentives for greater productivity leading to greater prosperity,” the Governor said.

He continued, “my dear workers, you are no doubt aware that the State government has approved owner-occupier for the workers residing in the junior staff estate; at the same time, the buildings on the new housing estate on Ibusa road are to be completed and handed over to workers; the present administration has continued to keep our promises to our workers; we are paying salaries promptly, and when the next Paris Club money is received, we shall assist the local government councils that are indebted to their workers to pay off all that they owe.”

“It is important that we make clear distinction between state government and local government, what we do as a state must be seen as assistant because, it is not the duty of the state government to pay salaries of local government councils,” Governor Okowa clarified.

The Governor at the event, announced the appointments of 9 permanent secretaries and the appointment of Mr Tony Obuh and Mr Lawson Efenudu as Chairman and Executive Secretary respectively of the Delta State Pension Board.

He clarified that his administration spends about N1 billion monthly for the payment of pensions, noting that the backlog of pension arrears was much but, his administration was making arrangements to clear the backlog.

Governor Okowa also, thanked civil servants for their cooperation in ensuring that the clock – in, clock – out mechanism introduced in the state was effective, stating, “with the clock-in arrangement, we will ensure that only those who work receives salaries.”

“I am committed to the promotion of worker’s welfare, I have never at any point, suspended promotion of civil servants, but I urge all civil servants to be committed to their duties and ensure effective service delivery,” the Governor stated.

Chairman of the NLC in the state, Comrade Jonathan Jemirieyigbe at the event, said, “the theme of this year’s event is, ‘Labour Movement In National Development, Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win;’ "our Governor while I assure you of the workers continuous support to your administration, the organised labour in the state appreciates the giant strides your administration has made in the past three years through your SMART agenda.”

Comrade Chinedu Nwobodo who is the Chairman of TUC in the state in an address at the event, thanked Governor Okowa’s administration for “paying salaries of workers regularly especially in the trying year of 2016 when the economy was at the verge of collapse.”

2019 GUBER ELECTIONS: Anioma Nation Adopts Okowa As Sole Candidate


... As Ekweremadu, Secondus, Wike, Ibori, Uduaghan, Others Extol Okowa's Achievements

THE Anioma Nation in Delta state on Saturday (21/04/18) endorsed the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for second term, an endorsement the Governor said will spur him to do more for Deltans.

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, Deputy President of the Senate, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike, former Chief Economic Adviser to former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Philip Asiodu, former Governors of Delta State, Chief James Ibori and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, renowned nationalist, Chief Newton Jibunor, among others, also endorsed Governor Okowa for second term at the occasion which was attended by former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Elue, the Ide of Ahaba, Chief Sunny Odogwu, traditional rulers, President-Generals of different ethnic nationalities, among others spoke at the event which took place at Asaba.

According to the Governor, “today, my people of Anioma put up this show and I thank you all for this wonderful event, in 2015, Delta State did something that strengthened the unity of our people that though, we are diverse in ethnic, we believe that we are one people, in one Delta State; they realised that if the unity of Delta State must remain, they must speak with one voice and they did that through their votes and I won in the total votes cast in all the ethnic nationalities.”

“That obviously sent a message that we are one people and we will continue to live in unity because in that unity, we will blossom; in that unity, we will succeed,” the Governor said, adding, “we came at a time there were challenges but, because of the support of all, we were able to wade through the turbulent days; the dark days are over and we shall grow to greater heights.”

He continued, “as we move on as a people, I must count on your support for us to sustain the peace that we enjoy, with peace, we will do well as a people, we will continue to build the roads in this state.”

“As Deltans, we need to continue to pray and build on the trust that exists among us, I listened to President General of Isoko, the President General of Urhobo nation and the President General of the Ijaws endorsing me, so, who should I be afraid of? I thank you for adopting me as the sole candidate for the governorship election and I assure you that we will remain focused and resolute in developing our state, “ he said.

At the well attended event, a renowned nationalist, Chief Newton Jibunor moved motion for the adoption of Governor Okowa as the sole candidate of Anioma Nation for the 2019 gubernatorial elections in Delta State which was unanimously endorsed by the people.

Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Nwike, said, “as far as we are concerned in Rivers State, Okowa should be preparing for swearing-in because, if any other party is coming to Delta State to contest against Okowa, they should first tell the people what they have done for the people, because, Okowa is a gentleman, he is dependable and he has done very well in Delta State.”

To the Deputy President of the Senate, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, “I join you the people of Delta State to take the decision to return Governor Okowa in 2019, I thank the Delta people for bringing an example of bringing justice to every part of the state for Nigerians to emulate, I commend Governor Okowa for doing justice to all manners of people and ensuring justice, fairness and equity in his activities.”

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus stated, “we are proud of your son, we are proud of his achievements, on behalf of the national working committee, we salute our Governor, this is a new PDP and by the special grace of God, we will regain our lost grounds, no amount of intimidation, no amount of blackmail will stop Nigerians for voting PDP in 2019.”

“The PDP is set to take over because, the APC is a sinking ship, our youths are not lazy at all, our youths are leaders of tomorrow, they are resourceful, they are intelligent; for the interest of this country, we sympathize with our people in states where people are being attacked,” he reiterated.

Chairman of the occasion, Chief Philip Asiodu described Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa as an illustrious son of Anioma Nation who has delivered dividends of democracy in all parts of Delta State and deserves re-election for second term in office.

Chairman of the planning committee for the event, Prof. Epiphany Azinge said, “the decision to receive our son, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa 3 years into office is purely deliberate, we recognise that he is more the son of Delta State, the entire Delta State remains his constituency; his commitment to actualization of his campaign promises is resolute and irreversible.”

“His track record as an expert in prudent financial management has helped him to navigate the early challenges of inheriting the treasury of a state with lean resources, that he is able to stabilise the ship of a state amidst these challenges is not only a cause for admiration but also a reason for commendation.,” he said, emphasizing, “Anioma nation have resolved to adopt our son, His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa as the sole candidate of Delta North for re-election as Governor, come 2019, he has the blessing of entire Anioma nation to proceed as our candidate for 2019 governorship election for Delta State.”

Immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Minister of Information, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, Alaowei Broadrick Bozimo spoke on behalf of the Ijaws, Chief Iduh Amadhe spoke for the Isoko nation, Chairman of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council, HRM Obi Efeizomor whose address was read by the Obi of Ubulu-Uku, HRM Kikachukwu, the Itsekiri nation who spoke through Chief Solomon Areyenka, the Anioma Congress whose speech was delivered by former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Elue, Ndokwa Neku Union through its National President, Chief Johnson Opone, Mr Kester Ifeadi and others who spoke at the occasion gave reasons why Governor Okowa should re-emerge as the Governor of Delta State in 2019.

The occasion was colourful with large turnout of people from different parts of the state.

 

















Pregnant Khloe Kardashian poses topless at eight months in eye-popping photo


Heavily pregnant Khloe Kardashian posed topless to promote her new Good Mama maternity jeans on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old reality TV star who is nearly nine months pregnant and expecting a baby girl with her basketballer boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 27, covered her ample bust with nothing but her hands in the photo.



In another shot, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is seen donning a white crop top, as she cradles her very large baby bump.


 According to reports, the star is due in less than three weeks.

Zambia deports South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu for performing without pant

 

Controversial South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is popularly known for performing without underwear, was deported from Zambia on Saturday, on the grounds that her performance would “undermine national values”.
“Zodwa has been deported,” her Zambian promoter Lucky Munakampe, confirmed the development, adding that she said she had flown out at 0520 GMT on a South African Airways flight.
Zambian musician Karasa Karayo was scheduled to launch his album on 10th March 2018 and the promoter for the show Sunset Sound Production, had lined up Zodwa to perform.
The organizers of the show said in a statement earlier this week that Zambia’s National Arts Council had rejected their application.
Zambia deports South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu for performing without pant
(NAC) claimed that allowing Zodwa to perform in Zambia will be against the country’s national values adding that the application did not meet the three months period in which to apply for clearance. NAC further said Zodwa’s performance in Zambia would be against public interest.
“The Council stated that… Zodwa’s performances were not in the public interest and undermined our national values,” the statement said.
National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister, Godfridah Sumaili last week told state-run newspaper The Times of Zambia that Zodwa was not welcome in the country and was promoting immorality with her shows.
Zodwa says that when she confirmed that she was not wearing underwear, she was deported, reports Independent Online.


 Zodwa said that she was not angry with Zambian authorities and hoped to return to the country soon.
“Leave them to fight, I will be back when they are ready to have me. There was so much fighting between them. I am just an entertainer who was invited to perform. I was stuck in the middle of it all. I would love to still perform in Zambia in the future.”
Earlier this week Zodwa told TshisaLIVE that she would go ahead with plans to perform in the country, despite suggestions that she would not be welcome by authorities over her decision to not wear underwear while performing.
“I think that people are just trying to sabotage me and the event. The underwear thing is my choice and I don’t understand why people are so upset. There are Christians who do much worse things behind closed doors.”
She said that authorities were hoping to pray for her and cast out her “demons” while she was in the country.
“I will never wear a panty. I won’t change who I am for them. Maybe they think they will pray for me or make me better. I survived 2017 and I will survive this year. They can go and *fuck* off if they have a problem with it.”



Photos: Corps member flashes nipples, boobs in wet NYSC crested vest



Nice hair by the way... More photos below...



Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina shows off her hot bikini body in new photo


Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriquez took to Instagram to show off her stunning body in a two-piece white bikini. See full photo below.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Police IG warns against inflammatory statements on Fulani herdsmen and farmers clashes


The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has advised Nigerians to avoid making inflammatory statements and playing politics with the herders/farmers clashes to achieve genuine reconciliation.

Speaking during the launch of his book in Lagos, Idris said that the security challenges needed to be properly managed so as not to drag the country into unending crisis.

“This is the only way the country can secure genuine reconciliation among herders and farmers so that they can once again live in peace, harmony, love and avoid unnecessary loss of lives.” he said.

The police I-G said that even though President Muhammadu Buhari mandated the security agencies to arrest and prosecute offenders in the clashes, the nation needed serious conversation on the issue. “I have realised that the issue is beyond apprehension and prosecution of offenders: There has to be speedy dispensation of justice and the protection of the rights and interests of the suspects and victims of crime,” Idris said.

According to the police I-G, this is the only way people will have a sense of justice, peace and reconciliation. “It is my conviction that when there is security, justice, peace and reconciliation in any nation, civil strife can be avoided. Inter-communal harmony and reconciliation is easier when the people are convinced that the police and other security architecture can guarantee them their individual rights, security and justice,” he said.

Idris said that the public image of the police was not impressive and called on policemen to respect the rights of the people while performing their lawful duties. “While performing their constitutional duties of protection of lives and property, the police must do so within the confines of the law,” the I-G said.

First Photos of Tonto Dikeh and her estranged hubby, Churchill Olakunle at their son, King's 2nd birthday party


Tonto and her estranged hubby, , Olakunle Churchill, came together to celebrate their son, King's birthday at his school in Abuja today February 16th. They looked happy together as they joined King to cut his birthday cake. See more photos below

First Photos of Tonto Dikeh and her estranged hubby, Churchill Olakunle at their son, King
First Photos of Tonto Dikeh and her estranged hubby, Churchill Olakunle at their son, King#
First Photos of Tonto Dikeh and her estranged hubby, Churchill Olakunle at their son, King

Ukah Chides Oshiomhole Over Comments On Delta


Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has chided the immediate past governor of Edo State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over his comments on Delta State.

The former Governor had at a mega rally of the party in Benin City, Edo State, on Friday declared that the party would extend its coast in the South South by installing an APC governor in Delta State.

However, Mr. Ukah, in a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Mr. Sam Ijeh, in Asaba on Saturday, said that the choice of words, especially the use of ' by installing', by the former labour leader is a manifestation of his limited knowledge of politics as against unionism were he claims to be a master.

The Commissioner for Information expressed surprise that Comrade Oshiomhole, who is a leader of a party that has brought untold hardship to Nigerians, will be talking of installing a Governor in a state that is not his own instead of suggesting ways of how to make living bearable for Nigerians.

Mr. Ukah posited that with the numerous developmental projects going on in various parts of the state, Deltans are satisfied with the performance of the present administration and this was made manifest by the resounding victory recorded by the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently conducted local government election in Delta State.

The Commissioner for Information advised the former Governor to first join hands with others in his party to put their house in order by conducting a successful national convention that is long overdue instead of engaging in a wild goose chase.

He said that Comrade Oshiomhole should not be deceived by fair-weather politicians who are leaving the PDP for the APC describing them as spent forces who feel uncomfortable with the reforms presently going on in the PDP.

Mr. Ukah said Delta was in safe hands under the leadership of Senator Okowa adding that those who will attempt to flex muscles with the Governor would be be denounced and disgraced by the people.

He said the likes of Comrade Oshiomole were responsible for putting Nigeria in comatose thereby taking the country that was on steady growth, several steps backward.

The propaganda used to deceive Nigerians into voting APC into power and now regretting their actions will not fly in Delta State, the Commissioner for Information said.

Photo: 20-year-old leader of deadly Abuja-Kaduna highway kidnap gang allegedly confesses to killing over 10 victims and drinking their blood


Police have arrested one Ibrahim Umar a.k.a Sani da Oro, said to be the leader of a deadly kidnap gang terrorising motorists along Abuja-Kaduna highway.

The 20-year-old Fulani boy, who was arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) allegedly confessed to killing over 10 of his victims and drinking their blood.

Photo: 20-year-old leader of deadly Abuja-Kaduna highway kidnap gang allegedly confesses to killing over 10 victims and drinking their blood

Actress Anita Joseph and her massive Butt take stunning new photos as she turns a year older today


Anita who turns a year older today, shared these lovely photos on her IG page this morning. Happy birthday to her! See more photos below

Actress, Anita Joseph and her massive butt take stunning new photos as she turns a year older today
Actress, Anita Joseph and her massive butt take stunning new photos as she turns a year older today
Actress, Anita Joseph and her massive butt take stunning new photos as she turns a year older today
Actress, Anita Joseph and her massive butt take stunning new photos as she turns a year older today
Actress, Anita Joseph and her massive butt take stunning new photos as she turns a year older today
Actress, Anita Joseph and her massive butt take stunning new photos as she turns a year older today
Actress, Anita Joseph and her massive butt take stunning new photos as she turns a year older today

Pregnant Khloe Kardashian looked like a "bronze golden goddess" when she went on The Ellen Show


Khloe Kardashian and her growing bump were guests on The Ellen show and the reality star literally stole the show.
The moment she walked in in her white dress and Kimono, the crowd went crazy and continued screaming even after she took her seat beside Ellen. She looked every bit like a "bronze golden goddess" and that's how she described herself when she shared the photo on her Instagram account.

Pregnant Khloe Kardashian looked like a "bronze golden goddess" when she went on The Ellen Show

She went on to reveal that her hair was styled that way for a reason. She wrote: "Bigger the hair- smaller the bump! Lol it's all about proprotions!"
And it worked because her bump was only slightly visible.
More photos below.
Pregnant Khloe Kardashian looked like a "bronze golden goddess" when she went on The Ellen Show
Pregnant Khloe Kardashian looked like a "bronze golden goddess" when she went on The Ellen Show
Pregnant Khloe Kardashian looked like a "bronze golden goddess" when she went on The Ellen Show
Pregnant Khloe Kardashian looked like a "bronze golden goddess" when she went on The Ellen Show
Pregnant Khloe Kardashian looked like a "bronze golden goddess" when she went on The Ellen Show