Monday, July 16Penning issues that shape nations...
FreshAngle News Editor-in-Chief Announces Date For Mother’s Burial

FreshAngle News Editor-in-Chief Announces Date For Mother’s Burial

COMMUNITY REPORT
  Ebule Anthony Metsese, Editor -In-Chief of Fresh Angle International Newspaper, has announced the burial date of his mother, late Elder (Deaconess) Grace Okotie. A statement by the bereaved family, said the remains of renowned Warri based educationist and mother will be interred at her country home in Koko,Warri North Local Government Area in Delta State come Saturday July 21. According to the statement signed by Broderick Utienyin Okotie, and Mr. Julius Otiri, eldest child of late Elder Okotie, activities for the funeral ceremony will commence Wednesday July 18 with Service of Songs at Ugbori Road by the transformer, near Olu Palace Warri. The statement said that on Saturday July 21, the remains of late Grace Okotie will leave Veneel Hospital Mortuary by 7:30 am for
Delta NUJ Expresses Concern Over Herdsmen Killing

Delta NUJ Expresses Concern Over Herdsmen Killing

NEWS
  The Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed dismay over the unabated killings going on in the country by Fulani herdsmen and called on Federal Government to step up security of lives and properties of citizens. This was contained in a communiqué signed and issued by Messer Michael Ikeogwu (State Chairman), Churchill Oyowe (State Secretary) after its Council Congress held on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Labour House, Asaba. The communique called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to the incessant killings by herdsmen and fast tract the prosecution of arrested killer herdsmen to act as deterrent to others. The Congress also decried the harrowing experience faced by citizens of Delta State and other Nigerians in the hands
Okowa Mourns As James Ibori Elder Brother, William Dies

Okowa Mourns As James Ibori Elder Brother, William Dies

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
    Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed sadness over the death of High Chief William Ibori, the Unugbrogodo of Oghara Kingdom and elder brother to former Governor James Ibori. The Governor, in a condolence statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu in Asaba on Thursday, recalled Chief Ibori’s active and remarkable role in the peace and economic development of Oghara Kingdom. He noted that the deceased was an exemplary leader and father who was highly revered and respected across the State because of his commitment to peace and conflict resolution. He added that Chief Ibori served his people selflessly, stressing "that Chief Ibori’s passion for an egalitarian society was worthy of emulation, recalling that until his death, he h
Delta APC Crisis: Omo-Agege, Ogboru Shunned Kachikwu Peace Parley Meeting

Delta APC Crisis: Omo-Agege, Ogboru Shunned Kachikwu Peace Parley Meeting

NEWS, POLITICS
  Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege's faction of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state has reportedly shunned a reconciliatory meeting convened by Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu to harmonise the factions ahead 2019 general elections. Report says Kachikwu had told the national chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole that he will attempt to resolve the lingering crisis bedeviling the party in the state. But Kachikwu first meeting gear toward reconciling the factions failed as Omo-Agege reportedly stay away, Daily Sun had reported. However the Olorogun O’tega Emerhor factions of the party was said to have welcomed the moves for reconciliation and had attended the peace parley meeting. The newspaper report says the reconciliatory meeting Kachikwu convened
300,343 PVCs Yet To Be Collected In Delta – INEC

300,343 PVCs Yet To Be Collected In Delta – INEC

NEWS
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said a total of 300,343 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in Delta state. Dr. Mohammed Mustafa Lecky, INEC National Commissioner in charge of Delta, Bayelsa and Cross River states, said the uncollected PVCs were both for 2014-2015 exercise and for 2017. He noted this in Asaba in an interactive session with journalists, chairmen and chieftains of about 35 registered political parties in the state. Meanwhile, describing this development as worrisome, Dr. Lecky said “the Commission is greatly concerned about the uncollected PVCs because it has effects on the logistics planning.” Also, to save face and make the Commission achieve its set objectives, the national commissioner appealed to the political
Delta: Dalung Says Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba Can Host World Tournaments

Delta: Dalung Says Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba Can Host World Tournaments

NEWS
  The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has said the facilities at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba are of high standard capable of hosting world tournaments. Barr. Dalung made the statement on Thursday in a chat with newsmen shortly after inspecting facilities at the stadium which will host the 2018 edition of African Senior Athletics Championship. According to the Sports Minister who was taken round facilities at the stadium by the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the event, Chief Solomon Ogba, “there has been great and massive improvement on the stadium from the last time i came here. “I can confidently assert that with what I have seen here, our capacity to even host world championships is possible and this is because apart
2019: A Tsunami Of Socioeconomic And Political Change Will Hit Delta If I am Elected – Ofehe

2019: A Tsunami Of Socioeconomic And Political Change Will Hit Delta If I am Elected – Ofehe

NEWS, POLITICS
  Comrade Sunny Ofehe, an All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Delta state has said that an unprecedented socioeconomic and political change would come to Delta state in 2019 if he is given the mandate. The Netherlands-based activist-turned-politician stated this on Wednesday while addressing members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Warri Correspondents chapel in Warri, the commercial nerve centre of the state, describing himself as the emerging force. According to the activist, Delta state would experience massive turn around because his Fix Delta policies are well tailored to reflect the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. "Our policies have been carefully designed in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to comb
JUST IN: Reps Declines Buhari’s Executive Order

JUST IN: Reps Declines Buhari’s Executive Order

NEWS, POLITICS
  The House of Representatives has rejected the new executive order on corruption recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari signed the executive order last week aimed at restraining owners of assets under investigation access to them. He had said the order would help boost his administration’s fight against corruption. But, at plenary on Wednesday, Nicholas Ossai from Delta state, moved a motion seeking to suspend the order. According to TheCable, the motion was sponsored by 27 other lawmakers. They argued that the order usurps the constitutional powers of the national assembly to make laws and also hijacks the powers of the judiciary. Majority of the lawmakers voted against it when it was put to a voice vote. Meanwhile, lawmakers of the
I Was Slapped By A Policeman, Fayose Says

I Was Slapped By A Policeman, Fayose Says

NEWS, POLITICS
  Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose cried while narrating how a policeman allegedly slapped him on Wednesday morning. The presence of Fayose, who wore a neck brace and was assisted to the podium by some of his aides, came as a shocker to those at the rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). However, he told the crowd that he had to leave the hospital briefly to meet with them, adding that he was in great pains. Fayose reportedly collapsed after inhaling substance of teargas allegedly fired by security operatives who laid siege to the government house in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday morning. “My people, the Lord will fight this battle. The mopol of the Nigerian police and the AIG ordered that the governor should be killed. I was slapped by a policeman w
Breaking: Fayose Collapse As Armed Police Men Fires Teargas Into Govt House

Breaking: Fayose Collapse As Armed Police Men Fires Teargas Into Govt House

NEWS, POLITICS
Governor of Ekiti state,Ayodele Fayose reportedly lost consciousness on Wednesday after policemen allegedly fired teargas into the government house in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Lere Olayinka, spokesman of the governor, said his principal was taken to government house clinic after the incident. A combined team of security operatives from the Department of State Services (DSS) and Nigeria Police Force, laid siege to the government house. Below are some pictures of the incident tweeted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP): BigPen Online could not independently confirm the incident.