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Nigerians Are Suffering Under APC-led Government – Okowa

Nigerians Are Suffering Under APC-led Government – Okowa

NEWS, POLITICS
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Convention Planning Committee and Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has said that Nigerians are suffering under the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government. Okowa who made this assertion while conducting top politicians of the PDP round the Eagles Square, venue for the 2017 Non-Elective Convention slated for tomorrow (Saturday), said that the suffering of Nigerians will end when PDP recapture power at the Federal level come 2019. According to him, the PDP is now prepared to end the sufferings of Nigerians by providing good leadership when the party takes back power from the ruling APC in 2019. "It is no longer news that Nigerians are suffering and it was not like this when we were in control of the Federa...
Gov. Dickson Orders APC To Vacate Secretariat Over Illegal Possession

Gov. Dickson Orders APC To Vacate Secretariat Over Illegal Possession

NEWS, POLITICS
The crisis rocking the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a new twist on Friday as the state government  ordered the party to vacate its secretariat located along the Melford Okilo expressway, Kpansia, Yenaoga. The order takes immediate effect. Addressing newsmen in Yenagoa, the Solicitor General of the state and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Preye Ageda, said the government acquired the property in 2010 from one Chief Ipigansi Izagara. He said: “In the year 2010, the Bayelsa State Government acquired a property belonging to Chief Ipigansi Izagara along Chief Melford Okilo Express Way, Kpansia – Epie Yenagoa as a Government Guest House. The assessment, valuation and discussions towards the acquisition of the property were ha
PDP Convention: We’re Back And Alive, Ready To Make Bold Outing – Okowa

PDP Convention: We’re Back And Alive, Ready To Make Bold Outing – Okowa

NEWS, POLITICS
Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] Special Non-Elective National Convention, Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee and Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has said that the party is back alive and ready to offer what it takes to better the lives of Nigerians. Okowa who spoke on Thursday shortly after inspecting the Eagles Square, venue for  the Convention, assured that every necessary arrangements have been taken care of. "We just came to see what is on ground, I believe that our people will be safe because we have everything under control, we are not expecting any hitches at all, we are doing very well as a party and as a committee, in this kind of planning you will have some challenges here and there but there are solutions being proffered for every one
We Have Realize Our Mistakes, Now PDP is Set To Recapture Power In 2019 – Okowa

We Have Realize Our Mistakes, Now PDP is Set To Recapture Power In 2019 – Okowa

NEWS, POLITICS
The Chairman of the 2017 Special Non-Elective National Convention of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has said that the party has realized its mistakes and now set to take over power at the national level in 2019. Governor Okowa stated this on Wednesday at the meeting of the Convention Planning Committee at the Party's National Secretariat, Abuja. According to him, the party has realised areas they didn't meet up with the expectations of Nigerians and has vowed to make corrections and provide Nigerians with good governance, anchored on accountability, rule of law and improved welfare of the citizenry. "Yesterday we were inaugurated with the task of organising a successful National Convention for our great party, it is our hope th...
Makarfi Inaugurates Governor Okowa-led PDP Convention Planning Committee

Makarfi Inaugurates Governor Okowa-led PDP Convention Planning Committee

NEWS, POLITICS
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi on Tuesday inaugurated the party’s National Convention Planning Committee headed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. Speaking at the brief ceremony held at the Chida International Hotel, Abuja,  Senator Makarfi charged the committee to do everything possible for a smooth conduct of the Special Non-Elective National Convention of party slated for August 12. He said that the members of the National Convention Planning Committee have exhibited high level of commitment and loyalty to the party stressing that the national leadership has confidence in their ability to organise a hitch-free convention. "We appreciate your commitment towards ensuring that we are back to power at the Centre and in more
APC Expels Bayelsa Party Chairman, Suspends Deputy, Secretary Over Anti-party Activities      

APC Expels Bayelsa Party Chairman, Suspends Deputy, Secretary Over Anti-party Activities      

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For alleged involvement in anti-party activities, the National Headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled the Bayelsa State Chairman of the party Chief Tiwe Oruminighe. The party also suspended the Deputy Chairman and the Secretary of the party in the state for same offence. This followed a recommendation of APC South-South Zonal Executive Committee which deliberated on the report of the Disciplinary Committee that investigated the alleged anti-party activities of the trio in Bayelsa State. In a letter containing Oruminighe’s expulsion , its said two other members of the State Working Committee (SWC), the Deputy Chairman of the party, Eddy Julius and the Secretary, Marlin Daniel are under suspension. Report says however that two separate letters containin
PDP Opts For Non-elective National Convention

PDP Opts For Non-elective National Convention

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Arising from its 74th National Executive Council meeting, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Says it has shelved its plan to hold its national convention to elect new leaders on August 16. Instead, it will hold a non-elective special convention on August 12. The decision was taken on Tuesday at the party’s 74th National Executive Council meeting held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. The spokesperson of the party, Adedayo Adeyeye, disclosed to journalists at the end of the meeting that the National Convention can no longer hold on August 16 as previously scheduled, because of certain provisions the party needs to meet. “Practically, it is going to be impossible to have our national convention before August 16 because we need to give statutory notice to INEC. Our
Senator Nwaoboshi’s Birthday Thanksgiving Brings Ibori In Contact With Saraki, Kachikwu, Akpabio, Other APC Chieftains 

Senator Nwaoboshi’s Birthday Thanksgiving Brings Ibori In Contact With Saraki, Kachikwu, Akpabio, Other APC Chieftains 

POLITICS
Former Governor, Chief James Ibori of Delta State who recently served up his jail terms in London was in company of top All Progressives Congress, APC, Senators including Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and other House of Representatives members who graced the birthday thanksgiving of Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi over the weekend. Ibori who was a cynosure of all eyes was making his first public contact with Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan; and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu and his Niger Delta counterpart, Uguru Usani. BigPen Online recalls that Nwaoboshi had boosted sometime ago that Ibori while in jail allegedly installed some Gov...
Rep Member, Ahwinahwi’s Empowerment Programme A Big Fraud, Says Urhobo Youth Group

Rep Member, Ahwinahwi’s Empowerment Programme A Big Fraud, Says Urhobo Youth Group

POLITICS
A group, Urhobo Youth Coalition (UYC) has described the empowerment programme of the member Representing Ughelli North/ Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency, Hon. Solomon Ahwinahwi as a big fraud targeted to sway the minds of the people from his poor performance. National President of the group, Mr. Matthew Agborume, who spoke to newsmen at Ughelli, accused the legislature of being voiceless at the Green Chamber. Agborume said: “We have observed with dismay what we can now call 'the Ughelli General Field fraud' where Hon. Solomon Ahwinawhi claimed to have empower 265 persons with five items, a tricycle, a generator, a sewing machine dryer, a grinding machine and a motorcycle. “He never made any impact during his first spell in the House, the only impact he made was when he w
Sheriff Blast Jonathan’s Ex-ministers, Says Declare Sources Of Your Ill-gotten Wealth 

Sheriff Blast Jonathan’s Ex-ministers, Says Declare Sources Of Your Ill-gotten Wealth 

POLITICS
The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has taken a swipe on former ministers under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan administration saying that the ex-ministers should immediately declare their sources of wealth. Sheriff, who was reacting to the media briefing by the former ministers under the auspices of Forum of PDP former Ministers, said that the party Constitution does not recognize the group as such declared the body as illegal. The former ministers had on Monday, while addressing newsmen shortly after their closed door meeting, challenged President Muhammad Buhari to contest the 2019 election and also passed a vote of confidence on Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee. Angered by the vote of confidence on Makarfi-led Committee, Sheri...