DIGITAL GAMING SYSTEMS LTD TO LAUNCH DELTA STATE LOTTERY

We are proud to introduce to our readers; THE BUSINESS HUB this week. In this maiden edition, we feature the COMPANY OF THE WEEK, bringing you full profile/activities of DIGITAL GAMING SYSTEMS LIMITED, a privately owned company setting up and running DELTA STATE LOTTERY, in a public/private partnership with Delta State Government. The lottery is set to commence operation on 27th October, 2017. In this exclusive interview with the Managing Director/CEO, Chief Kenneth Iwelumo and the COO, Mr. Ena Ofugara both of Digital Gaming Systems Limited, we bring you detailed…

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GOV. OKOWA’S 57TH NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENCE ADDRESS

Today, we are gathered to celebrate this great national event, the 57th independence anniversary of our dear country. It is the day we got freedom from British colonial rule. The freedom did not come on a platter. It was a product of sustained struggle by the founding fathers of this great country. 2. Let us once again, salute those people who fought for the independence of our country by rededicating ourselves to the service of this great nation. In the last 57 years, our country has made reasonable strides in…

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OKOWA IDENTIFIES CHALLENGES PRESENTLY FACING TEACHERS

World Teachers’ Day was celebrated with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State saying poverty and the media are new challenges being faced by today’s teachers. Addressing teachers who turned out in their large numbers in Delta State under the aegis of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Asaba to mark the event, Governor Okowa stated, “sometimes, the importance of inculcating good values in our students, is daily undermined and challenged by the realities outside the classrooms – poverty and media, especially the internet including another harsh reality – the economy.”…

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LG POLLS: DSIEC RELEASES ELECTION TIME TABLE

The Delta State Independent Electoral Commission Board headed by Chief Mike Ogbodu, has fixed January 6, 2018 for the local government elections in all 27 council areas of the state. The Board Chairman disclosed this while outlining the comprehensive election time table in Asaba on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Chief Ogbodu said the election would be for the 25 chairmanship positions as well as for the councillorships in each of the wards in the state local government council areas. He gave the complete outline of the time table as follows:…

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UNPAID LG WORKERS SALARY: PDP WILL LOSE TO APC IF…

When a fly is selfish, arrogant, high minded and does not listen to advice, it will surely follow the corpse into the grave; that is exactly what will happen to Ika South and Ika North East LGAs if the two Chairmen go on to take the proposed N17million car loan to be repaid with money generated from Internally Generated Revenue, instead of paying their workers’ outstanding salaries, especially Ika South workers for 10 months. How can a good leader watch his workers who elected him to occupy the seat be…

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ASSESS OKOWA BASED ON HIS SMART AGENDA-ANIAGWU

The Chief Press Secretary of Delta State, Mr. Charles Aniagwu has charged pressmen, particularly community newspapers to judge the government of Delta State based on the SMART Agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. Mr. Aniagwu gave this charge during a capacity building workshop for Publishers of Community Newspapers in Delta State with the theme “Excellence in Publishing” at Benizia Hotel Asaba organized by the Press Unit of the Governor’s Office. Making His presentation on “objectivity vs. editorialistic’ a case study of SMART Agenda”, he charged publishers to assess Governor Okowa based…

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UNPAID SALARIES: A BITTER PILL FOR LG WORKERS TO SWALLOW

With the resumption of schools for the 2017/2018 academic session and the yuletide season fast approaching one wonders how workers that are being owed several months backlog of salaries can cope with taking care of themselves, and their children’s education requirements, such as the payment of school fees and the provision of text books and writing materials for them in order to enhance the effective teaching and learning of the pupils and students, knowing that today’s readers are tomorrow’s leaders; which also point to the fact that the youths of…

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POWER SUPPLY: IKA RESIDENTS BARE THEIR MINDS.

With the uninterrupted power supply from the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), to residents of Boji-Boji Metropolis and environs, in the last few weeks, IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER reporter, on Thursday September 21, 2017, went round the metropolis, to get the views of residents about how they feel on the positive development. Here are the responses from some of the respondents that were captured in our survey. In a chat with Ika Weekly Newspaper reporter, Mr. Kelvin Duru, the Director of God is Good Electrical Electronics Agbor, while assessing the positive…

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COUNCILORSHIP ASPIRANT ONYEKA ONYIBE LISTS PRIORITIES

A councilorship aspirant for the upcoming local government election under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in ward 1 constituency of Ika South Local government area, Onyeka Onyibe, has promised to give effective representation if elected to represent the ward at the legislative arm of the local government council. Onyibe popularly known as Bob made the promise while listing his priorities of his intentions to serve the peoples mandate as councilor during the Ward general meeting held last week. He said he is on a mission to actualize developmental…

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APC WILL TAKE OVER DELTA STATE COME 2019 BY OJOUGBOH

The People’s Democratic Party (P.D.P) has suffered a huge blow following the move of the former National Vice Chairman (South – South) of the party, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh and his army of supporters in Delta State, under the Amodu Sherriff faction to pitch tents with the APC, in an event that has been termed the mother of all defections in Delta State. The atmosphere was charged at Royal Court Yard Hotel Agbor-Obi, Ika South on Saturday 16th September as it witnessed a huge turnout of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh loyalists who…

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