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Stakeholders urge govts to involve rural communities in SDGs implementation

Sustainable Development Goals

Some stakeholders in Delta State have urged all tiers of governments to involve rural communities in project implementation to avoid waste of resources and ensure functionality of such projects. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Mrs Angella Onwueze, a resource person at a forum organised for Local Government Chairmen in the state, made the call in a presentation titled “Localising the Sustainable ...

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COVID-19: 60-year-old U.S. citizen dies in Delta, Lagos discharges more patients

ifeanyi okowa

The Police Command in Delta has confirmed the death of a 60-year-old U.S. citizen in the state, due to suspected complications arising from COVID-19. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State The state Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed the incident in Warri on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The 60-year-old woman was in Nigeria to visit her male friend. She was ...

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60 pupils bag Shell’s special secondary school scholarship

Igo Weli Shell

Sixty pupils from primary schools in the Niger Delta states of Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers were on Friday (September 4) awarded full secondary school scholarships under the ‘Cradle-to-Career’ (C2C) programme run by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture. They are the latest beneficiaries in a scholarship scheme that has placed 360 bright children in ...

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Ebola: Delta restricts indigenes

After a critical look at the fast killer virus, Ebola, the Delta State Government on Thursday placed the infection in category ‘A’ of biological warfare. The state went ahead to bar its residents from travelling to Ebola infested states, especially Lagos, where a medical personnel who came in contact with it died within a few days. The state further warned its residents ...

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Tackling climate change in Delta State

Ikem Victor is Programme Co-ordinator at Environment Communication Research Group (ECREG), a Lagos-based environment advocacy group. He examines Delta State Government’s initiatives relating to global warming; adding that the emergence of a climate change policy and framework of action is commendable    Recently, Delta State emerged as first and only state, so far in Nigeria, to develop and launch a ...

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Flood: Fears of famine as East-West highway is threatened

The Delta State Government has expressed fears that, following the extensive flooding being experienced in the state, famine is looming, and that the East may be cut off from the rest of the country. The over two weeks of ravaging flood in the state, besides claiming the lives of a traditional ruler as well as over 10 others, has submerged houses, ...

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