The fresh argument in All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State that the 2019 governorship ticket like the PDP which also adopted a gentlemanly zoning agreement, have dimmed the chances of the 2015 Labour Party Governorship Candidate, Chief Great Ogboru to clinch the party 2019 governorship ticket. Ogboru, who reportedly cross carpeted to APC to get the governorship ticket may be on his way out again as his chances of picking the tickets may have been narrowed to Delta Central Senatorial District. BigPen Online can report that APC Delta North and South had agreed that the ticket be zoned, leaving Delta Central where Ogboru used to command a cults-like followership standing on its own. Political pundit says Ogboru currently doesn’t enjoys overriding followership i
Renowned economist, Prof. Patrick Okedinachi Utomi has said that Delta state can have full employment economy but bad politics has made the state a common joke among other states, stressing that two neighbouring states, Edo and Anambra who are far less resourced, have a citizen’s quality of life that is far higher and better than Delta State. Utomi who seeks to contest the 2019 governorship in Delta state under the platform of the APC, said that many times, Delta receives up to seven times the allocation of these states (Edo and Anambra) from the FAAC account and has endowments that can attract more private investments, yet the state government have not be able to utilize it's potentials and huge resources to better the lot of the people. Utomi spoke in a text of his co
Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, the immediate past Governor of Delta state has described ex-Delta Governor, Chief James Ibori as a man with a large heart and forgiving spirit, disclosing that Ibori has since forgiven all those who fought against him and caused the jail misfortune. Uduaghan spoke on Saturday during the Thanksgiving and Grand Reception in honour of former governor Ibori by the Urhobo Political Class at the unity square, Ovwor, Olomu, Ughelli South local government area of the state. He said that Ibori remains a unifying factor in the political arena of the state and nation at large. The former governor who thanked all those who stood and visited Ibori where he was incarcerated in London, said the erstwhile governor need more support now that he back in the count
Uche Secondus, National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government has no evidence of its developmental impact on the country within the last three years to show Nigerians. Secondus who stated this on Saturday at the inauguration of the 8.4 kilometres reconstructed Ughelli-Afiesere-Ofuoma road project in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta. He urged APC Governors to emulate their PDP counterparts, who were busy developing their states through grassroots-oriented projects. According to him, the APC had not only failed to fulfill its campaign promises to Nigerians but had succeeded in inflicting untold hardship on the people because they took over power at the centre through deceit. The
Comrade Frank Ufuoma Esanub Comrade Frank Ufuoma Esanubi, a governorship aspirant, has said it is not impossible to defeat the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state in the general elections that will hold across Nigeria in 2019. Esanubi, who is aspiring for the governorship position in Delta state under the Action Democratic Party (ADP) platform, stated this in an interview with TheNewsGuru. He said the question of whether the PDP dynasty in Delta state for the past 18 years has brought good or evil has been asked time and time again, and according to him, PDP administration in the state is nothing to write home about. “Since the return to democracy in 1999, Delta state has been led by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), which has been in power, first with
Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday met with Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro as well as State Commissioner for Police, Muhammed Mustaf. The meeting was part of the familiarization tour by officers of the Benin Zonal office of the Commission to States under the zone. Speaking during the visit, Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa called on Nigerians to support the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the fight against corruption in order to secure the nation’s economy. The governor stated this when he received officers of the Benin Zonal office of the Commission who paid him a courtesy visit in his office. He said: “Partnering with the EFCC and other
All is set for the grand reception being package by Urhobo ethnic nationality in honour of former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori. The grand honour which is schedule for this Saturday will hold at the Unity Square Ovwor, Olomu, Ughelli South local government area of the state. BigPen Online can report that Ibori, since his return to the country have been pushing for unity among Urhobo's sons and daughters in respective of their political differences. At the 2017 edition of Urhobo Day celebration organised by the UPU, Ibori who was a special guest of honour at the event, stressed the need for unity and progress in Urhobo land saying the ethnic group had the best brains and natural resources to earn a respected place in the country. President General of UPU,...
US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un are likely to meet to cement their talk by may. South Korea's national security director Chung Eui-yong, gave the hint after meeting senior U.S. officials, including Trump, on the recent inter-Korea talks outside the White House. According to him, President Donald Trump has decided he will meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un "by May." Chung says Trump said, "he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula. According to him, Kim had told the South Koreans he is "committed to denuclearization" and pledged that "North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests." Associated Press had reported that the meeting would be the first of its kind betwe...
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday told the heads of National Insurance Commission, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), and the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (ACGS) to reposition the agencies entrusted to them and ensure their mandates are achieved. Adeosun stated this in Abuja, while inaugurating the boards of four parastatals under the ministry. “The President had a choice of 180 million Nigerians to choose from and he settled on you. To have chosen you, proves the confidence he has in you, which should not be taken lightly. “I wish to reiterate the support of the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Government in carrying out your duties,’’ she added. She highlighted some of the projects each agency was
A husband and wife jailed for 37 years, at the Warri Maximum Security Prison, Okere, Delta State have appealed for State pardon. They made the appeal during the maiden visit of the Chairman, Delta State Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, Chief A. P J. Okpakpor to the facility on Thursday. BigPen Online reports that the couple were imprisoned for offences of conspiracy, armed robbery and kidnapping in 2012. The partially-blind 71 years old man, simply identified as Lucky Ishaka and his 56 years old wife, Margaret pleaded with the Committee members to consider their plight by prevailing on Governor Okowa to grant them State pardon. The couple as at when they were hauled into the Okere prison had six children, left at the mercy of the society. Speaking during the...