NO DTS 2259: CURFEW NOW 8 PM – 6 AM IN DELTA
NO DTS 2260: SCHOOLS IN DELTA RESUME NOVEMBER 2 … TELECLASS COMMENCES SAME DAY
NO DTS 2261: IGHRAKPATA IS A PRIDE TO UVWIE PEOPLE – UKUWRERE
NO DTS 2262: PYTHON KILLED IN WARRI AS RESPONDENTS CALL FOR COLLEGE CLEAN-UP
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NO DTS 2259: ASABA, NIGERIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020
CURFEW NOW 8 PM – 6 AM IN DELTA
The Delta State Government has announced a relaxation of the curfew imposed after the hijack of the peaceful #ENDSARS protests by suspected miscreants.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, in a statement on Saturday said that the curfew, which had run from 6p.m. to 8 a.m. would now be between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. with effect from Saturday, October 31.
According to Aniagwu, the State Government expresses appreciation to Deltans for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in the state.
“As a government we are not unmindful of the stress our people are going through on account of the curfew, but it was inevitable in order to protect lives and property of Deltans.
“I must thank Deltans for protecting the interest of our common patrimony by ensuring that no further destruction of public buildings was recorded in the state.
“As part of our avowed commitment to build a stronger Delta with our youths, let me also express the determination of the State Government to give effect to the decisions reached at the recent Town Hall meetings with youths in the state,” he said.
Aniagwu appealed to Deltans to comply with the curfew regulation to ensure that peace prevailed in the state.
It would be recalled that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had imposed a 48-hour curfew on the state on Oct. 22 following wanton destruction of public buildings in parts of the state during the #ENDSARS protests.
At the expiration of 48 hours, the governor extended it and adjusted to begin at 6p.m. and end at 8 a.m. daily.
NO DTS 2260: ASABA, NIGERIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020
SCHOOLS IN DELTA RESUME NOVEMBER 2 … TELECLASS COMMENCES SAME DAY
Public and private schools in Delta State are to resume academic activities on Monday, November 2, 2020 after about a week break occasioned by the hijack of the peaceful Endsars protests by hoodlums bent on causing insecurity in the state.
The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Patrick Ukah, in a statement in Asaba yesterday (30/10/2020) said that the reopening of the schools was in line with the directive of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, that academic activities should resume November 2.
He called on school heads to continue to enforce the obedience of COVID-19 protocols by their pupils and students to avoid the spread of the disease.
Mr Ukah stated that officials of the ministry would continue to monitor activities in the schools to ensure strict adherence to the directive, adding that defaulters face the risk of having their schools closed down.
He said that the resumption of nursery schools was being reviewed and announcement for the beginning of academic activities for them would be made in due course.
Meanwhile, the airing of the ministry’s open distance learning radio and television programme, ‘teleclass’, meant to complement normal learning in schools for the month of November will also begin on Monday, November 2.
Mr Ukah disclosed that the programme was packaged by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and in conjunction with state Ministry of Information.
According to him, the programme would be aired between 5pm and 7pm on week days by the ministry’s media partners.
The partners are Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), Asaba, Delta Rainbow Television (DRTV), Warri, Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Asaba, Quest TV, Ughelli, Quest 93.1 FM, Ughelli, Bridge FM, Asaba, Crown FM, Warri, and Rize 106.7 FM, Warri.
The subjects to be taught during the programme, the commissioner stated, are English Studies, National Values, Basic Science and Technology and Mathematics for primary school pupils, then Mathematics and English Studies for Junior Secondary School (JSS) students and Mathematics and English Language for Senior Secondary School (SSS) students.
Mr Ukah advised pupils and students to make use of the opportunity presented by the programme to consolidate on what they were being taught in school considering the short period of time available for teaching and learning this term.
NO DTS 2261: ASABA, NIGERIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020
IGHRAKPATA IS A PRIDE TO UVWIE PEOPLE – UKUWRERE
By Ambrose Ologide
The President General (PG) of Uvwie General Improvement Union (UGIU), Chief Austin Ukuwrere has described the Deputy Chief Wipe of Delta State House of Assembly Hon. Solomon Okporua Ighrakpata as pride to Uvwie people.
Ukuwrere, who is also a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Community Development, made the commendation in his goodwill message on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of Hon Ighrakpata today, October 31, 2020.
The PG of UGIU in his message of felicitations, noted that Hon Ighrakpata, had served the Uvwie people meritoriously as a former Uvwie Local Government Council Chairman, community leader and presently as member, Delta State House of Assembly.
“You are indeed a pride to Uvwie people. We are proud of you,”Ukuwrere’s message stated in part, congratulating the law maker, and wished the celebrant more happy, peaceful and prosperous years.
NO DTS 2262: ASABA, NIGERIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020
PYTHON KILLED IN WARRI AS RESPONDENTS CALL FOR COLLEGE CLEAN-UP
By Ambrose Ologide
Students, staffs and guests were shocked to witnessed the sight of a giant python killed in an attempt to swallow a sizeable she goat at the front of UNIBEN Hall, College of Education, Warri at about 2pm on Thursday, October 29, 2020.
The reptile which was about six feet long was said to be in the process of swallowing of the goat which it had killed when a female cleaner raised an alarm after seeing the horrible scene.
It was gathered further that one of the college’s security guards who was attracted to the scene by the alarm of the bewiledered woman, waisted no time in firing some shots into the head of the wanted creature to the relief of students, staffs and guests that witnessed the scene.
However, those who spoke to our correspondent made an appeal for the authorities concerned to effect clearing of the bushy environment which was enveloped by over grown weeds during the long lock down period
They also appealed for the fumigation of the entire school premises to enhance a safe environment for all at all times now that the college has resumed.