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Two Years After, Voters Are Yearning To Remove Okowa From Office, Says Senator Omo-Agege

Two Years After, Voters Are Yearning To Remove Okowa From Office, Says Senator Omo-Agege

NEWS, POLITICS
  Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District of Delta State, Olorogun Ovie Omo-Agege on Saturday said that there is intense yearning by electorates in Delta State to flush out Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP from Government House, Asaba. Omo-Agege who spoke to newsmen in an interactive session in his country home, Orogun, Ughelli North Local Government Area, said that Governor Okowa was on his way out of Government House Asaba because according to him the governor has failed in his performance to get the electorates to vote him again come 2019. He said that it is very unfortunate that Governor Okowa has squandered the goodwill he enjoyed in 2015, stressing that come 2019 he will be voted out because his poor performance is so obvious a...
2019 : Okowa May Face Stiff Gang Up

2019 : Okowa May Face Stiff Gang Up

NEWS, POLITICS
Indications have emerged that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state may be facing titans come 2019, BigPen Online can report. Our source said a recent meeting between former governor, Chief James Ibori and former Speaker, Rt. Hon Victor Ochei hosted by Warri-based business man, Chief Ayiri Emami was a pointer to the plot to unseat Okowa come 2019. Dependable Government House source told one of our correspondents that the governor was losing sleep over the development, particularly when he learnt of the recent romance between Ochei and Ibori. Ochei, an ally of Ibori who is said to be warming up to challenge Okowa in 2019, was hosted by flamboyant Warri business magnet, Emami who has been critical of the Okowa’s led administration. Our source said that immediately Okowa heard
Reps Minority Leader, Ogor Gravely Sick, Flown Abroad For Treatment

Reps Minority Leader, Ogor Gravely Sick, Flown Abroad For Treatment

NEWS
Minority Leader of House of Representatives, Mr Leo Okuweh Ogor is battling with paralysis and has been flown aboard for treatment, BigPen Online can authoritatively report. The lawmaker representing Isoko federal constituency, has been hospitalized in a Switzerland hospital over the illness. However, Mr. Ogor’s family member who pleaded for anonymity, has attributed the stroke to “political pressures and a probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.” The vibrant Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, fondly called “General” by his colleagues is said to have left the shores of Nigeria since July to battle the illness. Amidst concerns and rumours over the whereabouts of the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Mr. Ogor, some of his colleagues
World Humanity Commission Again Call On Nigerian Govt To Probe Fidelity Bank Alleged N7bn Fraud Linked To Bank’s MD, Okonkwo

World Humanity Commission Again Call On Nigerian Govt To Probe Fidelity Bank Alleged N7bn Fraud Linked To Bank’s MD, Okonkwo

NEWS
Independent and Sovereign Inter-Governmental Organization, World Humanity Commission, WHC, with  headquarters in New York, has again called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to investigate the allegations of human rights abuses and fraud running into N7billion allegedly rocking Fidelity Bank Plc. The Commission which earlier petition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and other security agencies as well as invoked the Freedom of Information law against the bank, expressed disappointment that relevant government agencies have failed to thoroughly investigate the matter raised in its petition. It claimed that it had raised a petition of alleged case of fraud in the bank as well as the obnoxious policies in which several of their staff are m
Security Alert! No Cause Of Alarm In Delta State, Says Police Commissioner As Residents Panic Over Army Medical Outreach In Schools

Security Alert! No Cause Of Alarm In Delta State, Says Police Commissioner As Residents Panic Over Army Medical Outreach In Schools

NEWS
The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Mr Ibrahim Zanna has assured residents of the state of the safety of their children and wards following apprehension over rumours of forceful vaccination of pupils by some soldiers, a development which led to state wide rush by parents to withdraw their children from schools in the early hours of Wednesday. BigPen Online learnt which earlier reported that the Delta state government had allayed fear of alleged forceful vaccination in the state, was told that schools in neighbouring Anambra State, where the rumour emanated from were also shut down following rumour that some soldiers were seen trying to conduct medical exercise at St Patrick primary school in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state. The state Commissioner...
Army Medical Outreach: Delta Govt Allays Fear Over Rumour In Public Schools

Army Medical Outreach: Delta Govt Allays Fear Over Rumour In Public Schools

METRO, NEWS
The Delta State Government has reacted swiftly to rumours making the round that some persons or groups are going to schools to forcefully inject children to death. BigPen Online learnt that the rumour followed the ongoing Nigerian Army Medical Outreach programme in neighbouring Anambra State from where the rumour which caused wide panic in Delta State emanated. A statement by the state Information Commissioner, Mr. Patrick Ukah read in full: The attention of the Delta State Government have been drawn to the fact that parents and guidance are going to schools to withdraw their children and wards out of panic. This panic measure is based on the falsehood and rumors making the rounds that some persons or groups are going to schools to forcefully inject children to death. Go...
Anambra Govt Stop Army Medical Outreach Over Nnewi Pandemonium

Anambra Govt Stop Army Medical Outreach Over Nnewi Pandemonium

METRO, NEWS
The Anambra State Government has stop the ongoing medical outreach undertaken by the Army authority in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area until wide sensitization is conducted to reassure people of its intentions and benefits. This followed the outbreak of pandemonium caused by the exercise leading to withdrawal of students from schools by parent at the early hours of Wednesday. A statement by Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu however advised parents and guardians to strongly stop withdrawing their wards from schools as the situation has been brought under control. The statement read in full: "The attention of the State Government has been drawn to an on going medical outreach being undertaken by the Army in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Gov...
Okowa Aide Who Allegedly ‘Looted’ Delta Line Blind Speaks Up, Accuses Ex-workers Of Running Coy Aground

Okowa Aide Who Allegedly ‘Looted’ Delta Line Blind Speaks Up, Accuses Ex-workers Of Running Coy Aground

NEWS
An embattled Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Transport, Comrade Chibuzor Uwajeh, who was allegedly accused of embezzling hundreds of millions of naira which ought to go into the coffers of the Delta Line Transport Services Limited has finally explained the controversy surroundings the partial sale of the transport company. He, however, exonerated himself of the messy scandal surrounding the deal which led to the privatization of the company, saying that workers of the transport company allegedly ran down the company, a development which according to him necessitated the need to partner the private sector in revamping the transport outfit. POINTER newspaper reports that Comrade Uwajeh spoke on the backdrop of the protest embarked upon by the workers und...
Again Delta Assembly Approves N1.9bn For Completion Of Asaba Stadium

Again Delta Assembly Approves N1.9bn For Completion Of Asaba Stadium

NEWS
Barely few months after approval of N13. 6billion naira for the construction of New Central State Secretariat Complex, the Delta State House of Assembly has again approved the sum of N1.9 billion for the completion of Asaba township Stadium.  The state Assembly authorized the financing of the project following a request made by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa through a letter read during the plenary of the Assembly in Asaba by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori. According to Governor Okowa in the letter read at the Assembly, in spite of the huge investment on the ongoing Asaba township project which was inherited from his predecessors, the project was yet to be completed. He said that his administration was determined to complete the project, adding that the project,
NNPC Scandal: Baru Breaks Silence, Says No Law Mandates Him To Discuss Contracts With Kachikwu

NNPC Scandal: Baru Breaks Silence, Says No Law Mandates Him To Discuss Contracts With Kachikwu

NEWS
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Monday responded to content of the leaked memo written by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to President Muhammadu Buhari, dismissing most of his allegations as false. In a detailed statement signed by NNPC’s Group General Manager in charge of Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, the state oil company said Kachikwu’s allegations are “baseless”, insisting that due process was followed as his consent is not needed in the award of the contracts he complained about. THEWILL had reported that Kachikwu had alleged insubordination and humiliation by Maikanti Baru, the group managing director of NNPC, in a memo to President Muhammadu Buhari, who doubles as the minister of petroleum. He als