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BREAKING! Appeal Court Freezes Fayose’s Account

BREAKING! Appeal Court Freezes Fayose’s Account

NEWS, POLITICS
A court of appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti has directed the freezing of the account of Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state. The court allowed the appeal filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the judgment of Taiwo Taiwo of federal high court, Ado Ekiti division. In 2016, a federal high court sitting in Ado Ekiti set aside an earlier order of a federal high court in Lagos empowering the EFCC to freeze two Zenith Bank accounts of Fayose. The court had ordered the EFCC to immediately lift the freeze order on the two accounts belonging to the governor, saying the anti-graft agency did not follow due process. According to Thecable, justice Taiwo had given the order while delivering his judgment, which lasted more than two hours, in a suit filed by the g...
Nigeria Police Say It Recovered Snatched Senate Mace Under Bridge In Abuja

Nigeria Police Say It Recovered Snatched Senate Mace Under Bridge In Abuja

NEWS, POLITICS
    Nigeria's Police on Thursday announced the recovery of the snatched mace, the symbol of authority of the Senate. BigPen Online recall that the mace was on Wednesday snatched from the senate chambers by hoodlums who invaded the plenary of the lawmakers and made away with the mace with many of the senators and security personnel watching helplessly. The embattled Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Ovie Omo-Agege was blamed for the incident and arrested by the police for questioning. He was later released and he denied claims that he led thugs to the chamber to seize the Senate symbol of authority. But Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, who said that the police, acting on directives to find the mace within 24hours, announced Th...
WHY I ACCEPTED TO SERVE, BY FESTUS KEYAMO

WHY I ACCEPTED TO SERVE, BY FESTUS KEYAMO

ISSUES, POLITICS
Just yesterday, my appointment as the Director, Strategic Communications of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation was made public. In that capacity, I would be the Official Spokesperson of the President’s campaigns for the 2019 Presidential Election. Let me put it on record that I was indeed consulted before the announcement. Upon the offer, I wholeheartedly and proudly accepted the challenge to do this for the good of my country and for posterity. For in President Buhari I have found an approximation of the lofty values I cherish and have fought for all my life. I know millions of Nigerians have never seen me in the mould of partisan politics. This is because for the past two and half decades, I have been under intense public scrutiny while engaging successive governments
Court Orders INEC To Withdraw Certificate Of Return Issued Delta Deputy Speaker

Court Orders INEC To Withdraw Certificate Of Return Issued Delta Deputy Speaker

NEWS, POLITICS
  ***Ask Police to investigate him over alleged forgery, *** I'm not ruffled by court judgement - Osanebi A High Court sitting in Kwale, Delta state have ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return earlier issued to the Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Friday Osanebi and issue same to Mr. Ozegbe as the rightful candidate of PDP and winner of the 2015 State Assembly election. The court also ordered the police to investigate and prosecute the Deputy Speaker over alleged forgery and for reportedly lying on oath. Delivering judgement in the case brought against Osanebi, Justice V.I. Ofesi stated that the issues raised and proved in the court against the lawmaker should spur security agencies to ...
Omo-Agege Says He’s Out Of Police Custody, Denies Invading Senate With Thugs

Omo-Agege Says He’s Out Of Police Custody, Denies Invading Senate With Thugs

NEWS, POLITICS
  Ovie Omo-Agege, the senator who allegedly led unidentified persons to the upper legislative chamber to seize the mace, says he has left the custody of the police. He was arrested when he returned to the senate after accompanying the suspected thugs to an unknown destination. Omo-Agege sat with his colleagues who reconvened the session after a “spare mace” was provided. After the senate adjourned, he made his way out but was arrested before he got to the place his vehicle was parked. In a statement which his office issued on his behalf on Wednesday evening, the lawmaker denied being involved the mace-snatching scandal. He said he returned to the senate following a legal advice, adding that he enjoyed the protection of some of his colleagues. “On Thursday, Apr
2019: Atiku Street To Street Support Group Inaugurated In Warri

2019: Atiku Street To Street Support Group Inaugurated In Warri

NEWS, POLITICS
  Former Nigeria's Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar's Street To Street Support Initiative group has been inaugurated in Warri, Delta state ahead of the 2019 presidential poll. The group, after its inauguration, called on the former Nigeria Vice President to urgently make a formal declaration to contest for the office of President of Nigeria come 2019. Delta State Director of the group, Barr. Kiniovo  Esievo, while inaugurating the group said that Alhaji Atiku remains the most qualified Nigerian to occupy the exalted office come 2019, as he charged the newly inaugurated executive to go to the grassroots and start mobilizing the people. Esievo, who explained reasons why Nigerians must trust Atiku for the plum job, said that the former Vice President and renowned suc
Uduaghan Engages Lawyers To Draw Up Senator-Citizens Contract, Other Plans Ahead Of 2019 Poll

Uduaghan Engages Lawyers To Draw Up Senator-Citizens Contract, Other Plans Ahead Of 2019 Poll

NEWS, POLITICS
  Immediate-past Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, has engaged a team of lawyers ahead of next year general election to draw up various bills and agendas that would favour his Delta South Senatorial District people and Delta state if given the mandate to be in the Senate in 2019. One of such legislative plans that he has for his Delta South Constituents, according to him is to sign a contract with his people; the Senator-Citizens Contract- first of its kind in which a team of lawyers have already been engaged. According to the former Governor, he wants to represent Delta South Senatorial District at the Senate in 2019 because of his desire to pursue quality legislation that will lead to the end of the crisis in the Niger Delta region. In a recent cha...
We’ve Evidence Of How A Bank Is Planning To Wire $18m To Okowa’s Foreign Account – Ojougboh

We’ve Evidence Of How A Bank Is Planning To Wire $18m To Okowa’s Foreign Account – Ojougboh

NEWS, POLITICS
  Former House of Representative member and Governorship hopeful, Dr Cairo Ojougboh has said that investigators are currently collating evidence against Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on the controversial N13.6 billion new Secretariat complex project in Asaba, the Delta state capital, BigPen Online can report. Ojougboh, who spoke to newsmen in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area shortly after flagging off a "One-man-one-Vote" campaign in the area on Saturday, disclosed that a formal press conference to reveal alleged shady deals about the contract awarded to North China Construction Group Limited (NCCG) would be held next week. According to him, evidence are already abound that the project is laced with alleged fraud. He alleged that there is a plan by a bank to wire $18millio...
Ibori, Uduaghan Discovered Me In The Creek – Delta Deputy Governor, Otuaro

Ibori, Uduaghan Discovered Me In The Creek – Delta Deputy Governor, Otuaro

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS, POLITICS
  Deputy Governor of Delta state, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro has given a graphic details of how as “a community development activist, peace and security expert and public servant”, he was discovered and brought into politics by former Governors, James Ibori and Emmanuel Uduaghan. Otuaro spoke on Friday during his investiture as Fellow of Society for Peace Studies and Practice, FSPSP, cum Public Lecture/Book Presentation to mark his 50th birthday at KFT Centre, Warri, Delta state. Speaking at the event, the Deputy Governor said that Ibori and Uduaghan discovered him from the Creek where he was into community development work, championing peace and security processes, saying that the appointments that followed thereafter were to prepare him for the future. According to him, h
Car Gifts By Imo Rep Member Gunning For Third Term Tear Orlu PDP Apart

Car Gifts By Imo Rep Member Gunning For Third Term Tear Orlu PDP Apart

NEWS, POLITICS
Car gifts by member representing Orlu/Orsu, Oru East federal constituency in the Federal House of Representative, Hon Jerry Alagboso has torn Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) apart in Orlu, Imo State. Sources disclosed that Alagboso in a desperate bid to remain in office beyond 2019, had distributed Toyota Sienna cars to some leaders of the PDP and also some other party members but the development has divided the party in the area. According to sources, some political leaders in the area, who felt by virtue of their clout and contributions to his emergence as the party’s candidate and ultimate victory in the 2015 elections, should benefit from the largese are aggrieved and disappointed that they were denied the gesture. Some of them who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “we