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Omo-Agege Apologises To Senate Over Statement On Amendment Of Electoral Act

Omo-Agege Apologises To Senate Over Statement On Amendment Of Electoral Act

NEWS, POLITICS
  Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Wednesday apologized to the Senate over statements credited to him that the amendment of the Electoral Act was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate had on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate the statement. Coming under point of order, Senator Omo-Agege apologized to the Senate based on the statement credited to him. Omo-Agege and nine senators had alleged that the re-ordering of the election sequence was targeted at Buhari ahead of the 2019 general elections. The other nine senators are Abdullahi Adamu, Abu Ibrahim, Benjamin Uwajumogu, Ali Wakil, Abdullahi Gumel, Binta Masi, Yahaya Abdullahi, Andrew Uchendu and Umaru...
Governor Okowa Sends Another Commissioner Nominee To State Assembly

Governor Okowa Sends Another Commissioner Nominee To State Assembly

NEWS, POLITICS
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Wednesday forwarded to the Delta State House of Assembly the second Commissioner nominee after the sack of two earlier. The governor sent in the name of Mr. Emmanuel Chinye for screening and confirmation. Okowa had earlier this month appointed Dr Mordi Ononye as Commissioner for Health after the sacked of former Health Commissioner Dr Azinge. The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori read the letter from the governor during plenary on Wednesday. The letter read: "in the exercise of the power conferred on the Governor by Section 192 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, that the Governor wish to present Mr. Chinye Emmanuel for appointment as Honourable Commissioner and member of the Delta State Executive Council ...
A MUST READ! DELTA 2019: OF POLITICS OF DECEIT, ARROGANCE, DESPERATION AND ETHNICITY; A REJOINDER TO EFE DUKU

A MUST READ! DELTA 2019: OF POLITICS OF DECEIT, ARROGANCE, DESPERATION AND ETHNICITY; A REJOINDER TO EFE DUKU

ISSUES, POLITICS
  I am Mudiaga Okorefe - a staunch and long suffering APC faithful who believe that APC must win the governorship of Delta state come 2019. I'm today joining issues with Efe Duku who, in the guise of a constructive intellectual discuss and reasoning initiated a phantom debate on an imagined 'Anioma Agenda' with distorted reasoning that is best described, at the minimum, as grotesque and outrageous! The views here are mine and I take full responsibility for them as a whole. In a rather weird but astonishing tactic designed as a sleight of hand against the unwary reader, Efe Duku first went into invention and fabrication of imaginary and non existing facts cum situation, after which, he developed a most righteous anger that justified him to severely berate the situation and al...
DELTA 2019: AS OGBORU’S PAN-DELTA  VISION FACES DIVISIVE ETHNIC AGENDA

DELTA 2019: AS OGBORU’S PAN-DELTA VISION FACES DIVISIVE ETHNIC AGENDA

ISSUES, POLITICS
  I am Efe Duku – a principled believer in the Ogboru leadership philosophy, and a respecter of constructive intellectual discussions and reasoning. Today, I am joining the simmering ‘Anioma Agenda’ debate in the Delta APC in the hope that my thoughts would positively impact the debate. The views here are mine and I take responsibility for them in whole. Essentially, the proponents and supporters of the Anioma Agenda believe that on the chief ground of ‘equity’, the Delta State APC (not PDP) should somehow restrict its forthcoming Governorship primary contest to aspirants of Delta North origin. While some of them prefer some form of negotiated or conveniently ‘peaceful’ ban on aspirants from Central and South Senatorial Districts from the governorship race, some by their utt
2019: The Emerhor, Ogboru, Omo-Agege Ego War Will Not Help APC — Comrade Ofehe

2019: The Emerhor, Ogboru, Omo-Agege Ego War Will Not Help APC — Comrade Ofehe

POLITICS
  Comrade Sunny Ofehe, founder and Executive Director, Sunny Ofehe Foundation, is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State. In this interview, the Isoko born activist, who is eyeing the governorship of the state in 2019, reviews the two letters written to President Muhammadu Buhari by two former Presidents, saying they were not in badNewspaper The Netherlands based Nigerian condemned the factional crisis ravaging the APC in Delta and warned that it may cost the party the governorship seat in the forthcoming elections. What is your take on the two letters written by two former President Olusegun Obasanjo and General Ibrahim Babangida to President Muhammadu Buhari? If there is anything that is good in democracy, it is the fact that it gives every...
2019 Governorship: Anioma APC Leaders Seek Eligible Replacement For Okowa

2019 Governorship: Anioma APC Leaders Seek Eligible Replacement For Okowa

NEWS, POLITICS
Leaders and elders of Anioma Ethnic Nationality have reportedly settled for an All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the 2019 governorship race as eligible alternative for incumbent Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa of Peoples Democratic Party. Coming under the APC platform, the leaders hinged their decision to back only Anioma candidate on the reported 'gentlemanly' zoning agreement between the three senatorial district of the state which purportedly 'zoned' the governorship position in 1999, starting with Chief James Ibori of Delta Central. They maintained that an Anioma APC candidate should be allow to complete the one term remaining for Delta North Senatorial District to round up their turn in the Delta governorship. According to them, it is only equitable for the Senatori...
Middle Belt Groups Kick Against Reelection Of President Buhari

Middle Belt Groups Kick Against Reelection Of President Buhari

NEWS, POLITICS
Two Middle Belt groups have kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari contesting the 2019 presidential election. The President, Middle Belt Youth Council, Emma Zopmal, said that there was nothing Buhari could offer. He stated,  “We all know the gross violations of extant laws that our legal system has suffered under President Buhari. His ambition to seek re-election will tamper with a lot of things in this country. He should just play the gentleman and go home. The President of the National Council of Tiv Youths, Dr. John Akperashi, said that those calling on Buhari to run in 2019 are doing so for their selfish interests. Akperashi stated this in an interview with   Saturday PUNCH  on Friday while commenting on a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federatio
Delta PDP Counters Alleged Sack Of Aniocha North PDP LGA Chair, Says He’s Still In Charge

Delta PDP Counters Alleged Sack Of Aniocha North PDP LGA Chair, Says He’s Still In Charge

NEWS, POLITICS
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta State chapter has dismissed alleged removal of the Chairman of Aniocha North Chapter of the party, Prince Victor Egbune. BigPen Online recalls that Egbune who was slammed with a vote of no confidence, was sacked over alleged misconduct, incompetence, misappropriation of party funds, fictionalisation of the party, among other allegations. His purported removal was signed by 10 out of 14 members of the LGA Executive Committee of the party who earlier passed a vote of no confidence on him and notified the state Chairman of the party about it. In a swift reaction, State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Ifeanyi Michael Osuoza, said "we view with disgust and palpable apprehension the fake news making the rounds to the effect that, the Chairman...
PDP Aniocha North Sacks LGA Chairman Few Days After Passing Vote Of Confidence On Okowa

PDP Aniocha North Sacks LGA Chairman Few Days After Passing Vote Of Confidence On Okowa

NEWS, POLITICS
  The Aniocha North Local Government Area chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sacked its chairman, Prince Victor Egbune few days after he led the passage of vote of confidence on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and few others. Egbune who was slammed with a vote of no confidence, was sacked over alleged misconduct, incompetence, misappropriation of party funds, fictionalisation of the party, among other alleged offences. BigPen Online learnt that 10 out of 14 members of the LGA Executive Committee of the party voted for his sack. The vote of no confidence is contained in a document addressed to the State Chairman of the Party, Barrister Kingsley Esiso, who is notified that with the no confidence vote, Prince Victor Egbune ceases to be the LGA chairman of the party....
Untold Hardship, Killings Nigerians Are Subjected To By APC Govt Will End In 2019 – Secondus

Untold Hardship, Killings Nigerians Are Subjected To By APC Govt Will End In 2019 – Secondus

NEWS, POLITICS
  The national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, said on Wednesday his party is repositioning to rescue Nigeria from untold hunger, poverty and killings that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has subjected the citizens into. The party chairman spoke at the Ox-Bow Lake Pavilion, Yenagoa, where party faithful and thousands of women, youths and elders gathered to celebrate the restoration government’s achievements. Secondus, who led members of his National Working Committee (NWC), to witness a mega rally to mark the 6th anniversary of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson’s administration, said the brooms of the All Progressives Party (APC) brought killings and vengeance to the country. He said, “PDP is getting stronger everyday,