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FUPRE Bill: Omo-Agege Rubbishes Oboro Over Her ‘Copyright’ Allegation, Says Her Claim Is Worst Form Of Public Exhibition Of Legislative Illiteracy

FUPRE Bill: Omo-Agege Rubbishes Oboro Over Her ‘Copyright’ Allegation, Says Her Claim Is Worst Form Of Public Exhibition Of Legislative Illiteracy

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Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has taken the members representing Uvwie/Okpe/Sapele constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Evelyn Omavovwan Oboro, to the cleaners over her claims that the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE) Act, signed into law recently was her "brain child". BigPen Online recalls that Oboro spoke at the weekend while receiving delegation of management, staff and students of Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE), who were on a thank you visit for her efforts in ensuring that the FUPRE bill was signed into law. During the visit, she told her visitor she being moved to tell the world the truth about the FUPRE bill because, according to her, “some political
Rep Member, Oboro Accuses Omo-Agege Of ‘Stealing’ Her Intellectual Property In Recently Sign Petroleum Varsity Bill

Rep Member, Oboro Accuses Omo-Agege Of ‘Stealing’ Her Intellectual Property In Recently Sign Petroleum Varsity Bill

NEWS, POLITICS
  A Nigerian Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege has been accused by the member representing Uvwie/Okpe/Sapele constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Evelyn Omavovwan Oboro, of stealing her intellectual property in the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) bill, recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. BigPen Online learnt that Oboro allegedly accused Omo-Agege of claiming credit over the bill which she said was her brain child and work at the House of Representatives where it was first passed. Oboro spoke at the weekend while receiving delegation of management, staff and students of Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE), who were on a thank you visit for her efforts in ensuring that the FUPRE bill was signed...
Olu Of Warri Installs Ayirimi Emami As New Ologbotsere

Olu Of Warri Installs Ayirimi Emami As New Ologbotsere

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  The controversy over who becomes the new Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom has been laid to rest. This followed the formal installation of Warri-based business man, Chief Ayirimi Emami as Ologbotsere of Warri kingdom, (Traditional Prime Minister) by Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ikenwoli. BigPen Online recalls that the coveted position had been vacant for over 30 years. The Ologbotsere is next in ranking to the Olu, followed by the Iyatsere and the Uwangue in hierarchy in the Kingdom. Besides, Chief Emami, the monarch also conferred the titles of Iyatsere and Uwangue on Chief Johnson Atserelughe of Ologbo and Mr. Awala of jakpa respectively. With the installation, Chief Emami, popularly known as Ayiri becomes the youngest Ologbotsere produced so far by the Ologbotsere desc...
Ologbotsere: Families Insist On Ayirimi Emami, Resubmit His Name To Olu Of Warri For Coveted Position

Ologbotsere: Families Insist On Ayirimi Emami, Resubmit His Name To Olu Of Warri For Coveted Position

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  The Ologbotsere families has resubmitted the name of Chief Ayirimi Emami as their choice for the coveted Traditional Prime Minister (Ologbotsere) of Warri Kingdom, putting to an end the controversy surrounding his earlier nomination. BigPen Online recalls that Emami was earlier rejected by some of his kinsmen who protested to the Olu of Warri palace, urging the monarch not to accept the candidature of Ayiri. But arising from an enlarged family meeting on Thursday, representatives of each of the eleven families that make up the Ologbotsere descendants, reaffirmed that Chief Ayirimi Emami remains their preferred choice for the prestigious title of Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom. The decision was taken by a well-attended meeting by representatives of each of the kindred ...
Full Details Of N298. 078Billion Budget For 2018 Fiscal Year Presented By Governor Okowa

Full Details Of N298. 078Billion Budget For 2018 Fiscal Year Presented By Governor Okowa

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2018 BUDGET ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR, DR IFEANYI OKOWA, GOVERNOR OF DELTA STATE, TO THE DELTA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017.   Mr Speaker Honourable Members 2.     I am pleased to present before this honourable House the proposed 2018 Budget. I do so in an atmosphere of renewed hope and optimism. The positive economic indices emerging from the National Bureau of Statistics for the second quarter of this year may have signalled an end to perhaps what has been the longest running recession in the country. 3.     In addition, peace has returned to the Niger Delta and oil export from Forcados trunk has commenced. We are hopeful that the Federal Government will put measures in place to enforce its directive to oil companies to loc
Atiku’s Son Earlier Remanded Freed

Atiku’s Son Earlier Remanded Freed

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The son of the former Vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who was earlier remanded on Wednesday by Chief Magistrate Mrs K.B Ayeye of Magistrate Court 1, Tinubu, Lagos has been released. He was released late Wednesday afternoon after he produced his six year old boy in court which was the bone of contention between him and his estranged wife. This was contained in a statement by Nwabuzor Ethel Okoh, for the Festus Keyamo's chambers, who are the solicitors to Miss Ummi Fatima Bolori, the estranged wife of the former Vice President’s son, Aminu Abubakar. The statement read: As already widely reported, kindly recall that earlier today, Chief Magistrate Mrs K.B Ayeye of Magistrate Court 1, Tinubu , remanded Aminu Abubakar in prison custody for his failure to produce in court
Buhari Approves Payment Of Pension To Retired Biafra Police Officers

Buhari Approves Payment Of Pension To Retired Biafra Police Officers

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  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension for police officers who served in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Nigeria Civil war. It could be recalled that the officers were granted Presidential pardon in 2000 by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo but were yet to received their pension. However, a statement released by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) on Wednesday said President Buhari has approved the payment of pension for the personnel. The statement revealed that a total number of 162 officers will be payrolled while 57 Next of Kin who have also not been paid their death benefits will be paid in the first batch adding that the first batch of the payment will commence in Enugu on Friday the 20th of October
Sen. Omo-Agege Explains Rationale Behind National Electoral Offences Commission Bill

Sen. Omo-Agege Explains Rationale Behind National Electoral Offences Commission Bill

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Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has explained the rationale behind the proposed National Electoral Offences Commission (NEOC) Bill which has passed second reading in the red chambers, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari was interested in the accelerated passage. The Bills which was co-sponsored by Omo-Agege and Senator Abu Kyari (Borno North), is in seven parts and has 48 clauses. The lawmaker told BigPen Online that Buhari has interest in the Bill which would curb rigging by political parties in connivance with staff of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. According to him, besides the Presidential support for the bill, all Senators in the red chambers in respective of their political affiliation are in support tha...
Delta Police Busts Militants Who Abducted Foreign Missionaries, Parades 14 Others

Delta Police Busts Militants Who Abducted Foreign Missionaries, Parades 14 Others

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The Delta State Police Command on Tuesday says it has apprehended the five-man gang of militants who kidnapped four white missionaries in Enukorowa creek in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state. State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Zanna while parading the suspects disclosed that the victims, identified as Dr. David Donavan and his wife Chilly Donavan, Alana (surname unknown) and Iyan (surname unknown), were abducted on 13 October, 2017, at about 2 am by the suspected militants. He said the victims had been engaged in preaching and giving free medical treatment in the area for the past three years before the attack. Zanna Ibrahim said intelligence revealed that “the kidnap may not be unconnected with present onslaught on militant activities embarked upon by the mil
Group Condemns Alleged Invasion Of Edo Community By Troops

Group Condemns Alleged Invasion Of Edo Community By Troops

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
The group, Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, FHRACC has condemned alleged soldiers invasion of Ajakurama Community in Edo State under the guise of flushing out of militants. National President of the group, Alaowei Cleric, Esq.said that the news that combined military contingents have launched a coordinated attack on Ajakurama Community in Edo State is condemnable. According to him, the news of the unprovoked invasion came to us as rude shock even we are yet get detailed information about the destruction. Due to the assurances the defense headquarters has being given to the Niger Delta people that its ongoing military drill is a friendly one, we thought that the exercise will be friendly, he said. "However, to our dismay, what we are seeing is a compl...