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Senate To Security Agents: You Must Block Omo-Agege From Gaining Access Into Senate Chamber Next Time 

Senate To Security Agents: You Must Block Omo-Agege From Gaining Access Into Senate Chamber Next Time 

NEWS, POLITICS
  The Senate has directed security agencies to prevent the suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from further gaining entrance into its chamber. Omo-Agege, who was last week suspended by the Senate for dragging the upper legislative chamber to court on the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010, had attended plenary on Wednesday. He was, however, absent on Thursday. The lawmaker’s emergence at the chamber had occurred same time when suspected thugs invaded the Senate chamber while plenary was ongoing and made away with the mace. Saturday PUNCH reports that the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, who spoke to one of its correspondents, disclosed that the sergeants-at-arm and security personnel had been ordered to block th
Count Buhari Out Of Senate Fiasco – Group

Count Buhari Out Of Senate Fiasco – Group

NEWS, POLITICS
Anti corruption group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), says President Muhammadu Buhari should not be drag into the senate fiasco. The group in a statement signed by its National President, Comrade (Engr) Igbini Odafe Emmanuel on Friday, stated that President Buhari has remain neutral to the affairs of National Assembly since 2015 and should not be drag into the purported desecration of the upper chambers. "It is same President Buhari who in year 2015, bluntly refused to interfere with elections of principal Officers of the Senate and House of Representatives, why then would he now be interested in the desecration of this same National Assembly as some politicians want Nigeria and the world to believe?, it queried. The group also wondered why there i...
Despite Heavy Tension, Shell Inaugurates N123m Modern Town Hall Project In Ugborodo

Despite Heavy Tension, Shell Inaugurates N123m Modern Town Hall Project In Ugborodo

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  Despite worsen security situation in oil rich Ugborodo community, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has completed and inaugurated a N123 million naira ultra-modern town hall in the community. The inauguration of the gigantic edifice which was personally performed by Olu of Warri, HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli with fanfares, had closed a chapter over the crisis on the Olu overlordship of the troubled community. Shell's Igo Weli, during the inauguration said that the community created a conducive business environment for the execution of the project which was completed by SPDC under the NNPC/Shell/Total/Agip joint Venture agreement. He disclosed that following the promotion of peace, host communities within Escravo...
I’ve Capacity, Experience And Contacts To Do The Needful In The Senate – Uduaghan

I’ve Capacity, Experience And Contacts To Do The Needful In The Senate – Uduaghan

NEWS, POLITICS
  Immediate-past Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, has said that a good Senator who is ready to attract federal projects and achieve his developmental goals for his constituents must be prepare to do more of lobbying. The former governor who is seeking to represent Delta South Senatorial District at the Senate in 2019, said that holding committee chairmanship post, or any powerful committee position doesn't make one a good Senator. According to him, only those who know how to network and possibly do lobbying with contacts built over the years that can attract projects to their people can be described as real Senators. Uduaghan who narrated what he did as a governor during the dark days of Niger Delta militancy, as well as quelling communal crisis in D...
Omo-Agege Secures Court Order To Stop Police, DSS From Arresting Him

Omo-Agege Secures Court Order To Stop Police, DSS From Arresting Him

NEWS, POLITICS
  A high court sitting in Abuja has granted Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, an interim order restraining the police, Department of Sate Service (DSS) and other law enforcement bodies from arresting him. Omo-Agege had on Wednesday, allegedly stormed the senate with unidentified persons who made away with the mace. The act caused chaos in the red chamber for a while, until a spare mace was brought in to enable the lawmakers reconvene plenary. Omo-Agege later joined his colleagues in plenary but was subsequently led away by the police. The suspended lawmaker said he was not arrested but “merely” left with the police who wanted to hear his perspective on the matter Thecable report however that Omo-Agege’s lawyers approached the court on Thursday t
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
Top Delta Police Officers Fingered In Alleged Financial Scandal

Top Delta Police Officers Fingered In Alleged Financial Scandal

METRO, NEWS
  An officer in charge of Mechanised Salary Section, (MSS) of Nigeria Police Force, Mr. Gana Muhammed and the Auditor in charge of police pay office, Delta State Police Command, Asaba have landed in financial scandal running into millions of naira. The police officers have been allegedly fingered in embezzlement of January salary of police men in the Delta State Police Command, BigPen Online can report. BigPen Online reveal exclusively that the embattled officers have been petitioned to Police Service Commission as well as President Muhammadu Buhari by concerned officers who want their identity protected. The petition entitled "Re: Conspiracy, Diversion And Embezzlement Of January 2018 Salary Of Policemen In Delta State By OC MSS Asaba And Auditor", addressed to Presid...
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 ...