The candidacy of former labour leader and former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for All Progressive Congress (APC), National Chairmanship seat, has been boosted as President Muhammadu Buhari endorse him as replacement for the incumbent National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun. This came to the fore following the late night meeting President Buhari held with 16 Governors of the APC platform on Tuesday at presidential Villa, where presidency source said the governors were instructed to deliver Oshiomhole. Imo state Governor and chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Owelle Rochas Okorocha led other Governors to the meeting. Presidency source said that said apart from the issue being the sole item on the agenda of the meeting, the gove
Front line Niger Delta activist and Delta State House of Assembly hopeful, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has that his focus is to give his people qualitative representation in the State Assembly come 2019. Mulade, who is contesting the Warri South West House of Assembly seat, said that he will provide adequate and effective representation which his people have been lacking if elected. He spoke on Monday while addressing journalists at his office at Ugolo-okpe, near Warri, Delta State. The renowned Niger Delta environmentalist and National Coordinator, Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), said that Warri South West deserved the better in the State Assembly come 2019. He said that if he is elected, he will introduce education empowerment programme to attract developme...
Members of the House of Representatives did not mince words on Tuesday when they said President Muhammadu Buhari committed an “impeachable offence” by authorising the purchase of $462million jets for the military without appropriation by the National Assembly, PUNCH is reporting. Buhari is buying 12 Tucano aircraft from the US with the money. The planes will be delivered in 2020. The lawmakers became angry as soon as the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, read a letter from Buhari, informing the House that the expenditure was done in “anticipation of approval” by the National Assembly. They noted that the letter was a “mere afterthought”, as the expenditure had been done already. The anger caused a brief rowdiness on the floor, forcing Dogara to intervene in a bid to calm down
Mr. Tony Okirika, Delta state House of Assembly hopeful for the Warri South West constituency seat, has hailed the people of Anioma nation in Delta North Senatorial zone for endorsing Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for second term. The aspirant made the commendation in a statement on Tuesday, saying that the grand reception and endorsement was in recognition and appreciation of good governance and giant developmental achievements in virtually all the sectors by the Okowa's administration. He commended the Governor for his excellent achievements so far and urged the other Senatorial zones in the State to also endorse him for a second tenure in 2019. According to the Delta State House of Assembly hopeful, Governor Okowa merited the grand reception from the Anioma nation and de
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta State chapter has rejected former Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as Chairmanship candidate in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. This is coming as chairmen of four states in the South South have earlier denied endorsing the former Edo state Governor. The four states that have earlier dissociated themselves from the purported endorsement are Davies Ikanya, Rivers; Joseph Fafi, Bayelsa; Etim John, Cross River; Amadu Attai, Akwa ibom. They said at a press conference on Monday that Chief John Oyegun, incumbent chairman of the ruling party, reserved the right to seek reelection. They had stormed out of the south-south zonal caucus meeting held at the Edo state government house on Monday i...
Itsekiri leaders in Delta state have declared that incumbent Senator representing Delta South Senatorial District, Chief James Manager has overstayed at the Senate and it is time for him to go. Coming under the auspices of apex Itsekiri socio-cultural and political pressure group, Itsekiri Leaders of Thought, ILOT, stated that it is the turn of the Itsekiri ethnic nationality to produce the candidate to represent the Ijaw, Itsekiri and Isoko ethnic nationalities that make up the Delta South Senatorial district at the Red Chamber in Abuja. They declared that the Itsekiri would take its turn after Senator James Manager, an Ijaw, would have completed four term in office at a stretch. ILOT made this declaration Sunday in Warri when a former Speaker of the Delta State House of Asse
The ambition of immediate-past Governor of Delta Stste, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan got a boost as kinsmen of incumbent senator, James Manager endorsed the former governor who is gearing up to represent Delta South Senatorial District in the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly. Manager's kinsmen who spoke under the auspices of Ijaw Liberation Movement in Ijawland, one of the three major ethnic groups in Delta South Senatorial District, where Senator James Manager, the incumbent senator representing the district, comes from thrown their full weight behind Dr. Uduaghan. In an interview recently, the leader of the group, Peremotebi Simeon, expressed his kinsmen’s desire to have Uduaghan represent them “this time around”. The leader, who said they were excited havin
Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial district has been released from detention. The Senator was released after he was detained by officials of the immigration service at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Morocco The officials alleged that he was detained based on an order from Interpol. However, the police have denied any involvement with the arrest of the senator. Channels TV reports.
Ovie Omo-Agege , a Delta senator, says he was never in support of the suspension of Ali Ndume , his colleague. Ndume, who is from Borno south, had been suspended in March 2017 for allegedly embarrassing Senate President Bukola Saraki and Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west. Omo-Agege was part of the senate committee on ethics and privileges which recommended Ndume’s suspension. Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, the suspended senator said despite being a member of the committee, he did not sign the report endorsing Ndume’s suspension. He said the lawmakers that supported the suspension were of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with the exception of one All Progressives Congress (APC) senator. Ndume is of the APC. He wrote: “A lot has been said on social
Front line aspirant for Isoko North Constituency seat in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Mike Ogwah has described Governor lfeanyi Okowa as most suitable for the governorship job come 2019. Ogwah stated this following Anioma's celebration of Delta State Governor, Sen Okowa over the weekend, saying that the celebration is a core recognition of excellence and proven mettle. The Assembly hopeful, said that the celebration speaks volume of a people who appreciates not just their own but the fact that Delta State has indeed fared well under Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. According to him, Okowa's dexterity in piloting the affairs of the state at a time when the country's economy and polity are most unstable tell of a man who knows his onions in leadership and management. He desc...