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Ogboru’s Candidacy: APC Will Pay Dearly For It – Ochei Vows

Ogboru’s Candidacy: APC Will Pay Dearly For It – Ochei Vows

NEWS, POLITICS
Former Delta House of Assembly Speaker and a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rt. Hon Victor Ochei has said that his party would pay dearly for undermining the feelings of Anioma people in the just concluded governorship primary. The election which was held at Federal College of Education (technical) produced Chief Great Ogboru, an Urhobo but the other three aspirants in the race had expressed displeasure over the outcome, saying that they were shut out of the contest. Ochei told Vanguard on the phone that: "I would certainly not work with Ogboru, adding: “everybody saw it, I will not, because an election was not held.  If an election was held and after the election, a winner emerges from the process, it is fine, but you do not coerce people to work for y
2019: Don’t Rig Election For Me – Delta Assembly Aspirant

2019: Don’t Rig Election For Me – Delta Assembly Aspirant

NEWS, POLITICS
Hon. Mike Ogwah, Delta state House of Assembly has said that nobody should rig election for him because he already has the mandate of his people represent them in the State House of Assembly comes 2019. The aspirant who intends representing the people of Isoko North local government in the state Assembly, said that his goal of vying for the seat is to give the people of Isoko North qualitative representation which they have been denied in recent years. Addressing newsmen in Asaba on Tuesday, 22 May 2018, Ogwah said that he would ensure that the needs of his people are met through legislative duties and constituency projects if given the mandate. "When elected, I will ensure goodrepresentation through oversight functions, law making and delivery ofconstituency projects. "I k
Governor Okowa Sends Another Commissioner Nominee To State Assembly

Governor Okowa Sends Another Commissioner Nominee To State Assembly

NEWS, POLITICS
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Wednesday forwarded to the Delta State House of Assembly the second Commissioner nominee after the sack of two earlier. The governor sent in the name of Mr. Emmanuel Chinye for screening and confirmation. Okowa had earlier this month appointed Dr Mordi Ononye as Commissioner for Health after the sacked of former Health Commissioner Dr Azinge. The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori read the letter from the governor during plenary on Wednesday. The letter read: "in the exercise of the power conferred on the Governor by Section 192 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, that the Governor wish to present Mr. Chinye Emmanuel for appointment as Honourable Commissioner and member of the Delta State Executive Council ...
Delta Assembly Summons DESOPADEC Chairman, MD, Others Over Unabated Workers Union’s Protest

Delta Assembly Summons DESOPADEC Chairman, MD, Others Over Unabated Workers Union’s Protest

NEWS
  The Delta state House of Assembly has summoned the chairman of DESOPEDEC board, Godwin Ebosa, the Managing Director, Olorogun William Makinde and other management team of the commission over the unending crisis rocking the establishment. BigPen Online learnt that the House summoned the management of the commission in a letter conveyed to them on Tuesday. The workers union which has since split into two factions was also summoned to meet with the House Committee led by Hon Daniel Mayuku. Meanwhile, the two weeks industrial action and protest against the management of the commission over the non payment of allowances and other entitlements of workers have been called off. It was learnt that the workers union became divided on Monday after the Chairman of Amalgamated Union of Pu...
Oborevwori Witch-hunts Igbuya After His Impeachment, Denied His Aides Furniture Allowance

Oborevwori Witch-hunts Igbuya After His Impeachment, Denied His Aides Furniture Allowance

NEWS
  A power play is currently brewing in the Delta State House of Assembly as incumbent Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori and the estranged former Speaker of the Assembly, Monday Igbuya are in a subtle war. BigPen Online gathered that Oborevwori and Igbuya's relationship became frosty after the former Speaker was sacked in a controversial manner. Sources told our correspondent that since the development, Igbuya had deliberately stay away from the House presided over by the new Speaker, adding that since Oborevwori came in, Igbuya had boycotted several sitting and many other activities of the House including the second anniversary of the sixth Assembly. Our source disclosed that Igbuya is like an "outcast" in the House since his impeachment as many of the lawmakers loath...
DTHA House C’ttee Frowns At Poor Execution Of Asaba Township Roads, Summons Contractor To Appear January

DTHA House C’ttee Frowns At Poor Execution Of Asaba Township Roads, Summons Contractor To Appear January

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  The Delta State House of Assembly House Committee on Works has summoned Deux Project Limited, the contracting firm handling the DLA Road, Federal College of Education (Technical) Road and the Rehabilitation/ Remodeling of Central Hospital Road project to appear before it January next year to explain why the projects are being executed poorly. The committee which expressed disappointment over the execution of the projects by the contractor after receiving total sum of N3.1 Billion in payments, said it is obvious that the company lack the capacity to do road works as all the roads they have constructed in the Asaba axis have all failed within a period of one year, since 2014. The Committee expressed it total disappointment for the obvious substandard-poor job execution, l...
Delta NULGE Pushes For Speedy Passage Of Provision On LG Autonomy

Delta NULGE Pushes For Speedy Passage Of Provision On LG Autonomy

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The Delta State chapter of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has urged members of the Delta State House of Assembly to ensure speedy passage of constitutional provision which seek to legalize local government autonomy. BigPen Online recalls that the State House of Assembly had earlier deferred voting on the provision on local government fiscal autonomy in the ongoing constitution amendment. The lawmaker also deferred to vote on two other alterations including Section 6 which seeks to strengthen local government administration in Nigeria and section 22 which deals with the establishment and function of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps and the need to include it in the exclusive list. The lawmakers said that their decided to defer voting on the th...
Bill To Cut Salaries, Allowances Of LG Councillors Passed 2nd Reading At Delta Assembly

Bill To Cut Salaries, Allowances Of LG Councillors Passed 2nd Reading At Delta Assembly

NEWS, POLITICS
A bill to cut the salaries and gratuities of local government Councillors in Delta State is on the offing. Already, the bill christened, “Delta State remunerations, salaries, allowances, gratuities and pensions of certain public office holders and bodies amendment bill" has passed second reading at the State House of Assembly. The second reading of the bill at Tuesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, was sequel to a motion moved by the member representing Ndokwa West constituency, Hon Azuka Azaka, seconded by the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere. Hon Azaka who sponsored the said bill, explained that the bill was important to protect and stabilize local government councils from financial collapse. According to him, presently, Councils were

Delta Assembly Directs DELSU VC To Release Result, Graduate Student Denied Graduation After Five Years

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The Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), has directed the Vice Chancellor of Delta State University Abraka to release the final year result of one Solomon Ejiro Tedjere immediately, and to graduate him in order for him to proceed with his National Youth Service Corp, (NYSC). The student had petitioned the House through the lawmaker representing Ethiope East Constituency, Hon. Evance Ivwurie who presented the matter before the House on 15th March, 2017. Following the petition as presented by Hon. Ivwurie over the non release of his constituent, Mr. Solomon Tedjere degree result by DELSU, the Delta State House of Assembly Public Petitions Committee on Tuesday presented its report entitled: "the alleged victimization and unjustifiable withholding of the final result belonging to
Delta Govt Set To Forward 2018 Budget To State Assembly, Amid Controversy Trailing ‘2017 Blank Budget Allegation’

Delta Govt Set To Forward 2018 Budget To State Assembly, Amid Controversy Trailing ‘2017 Blank Budget Allegation’

NEWS
The Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led government of Delta state has concluded plans to forward the State Appropriation Bill for 2018 fiscal year to the Delta state House of Assembly. This is coming amidst controversy trailing the 2017 'blank budget' allegations leveled against the Governor by former Deputy National Chairman of defunct Ali Modu Sheriff-led factional PDP, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, who had challenged the state government to upload the 2017 budget in any online media if there is any for Deltans to scrutinize BigPen Online reports that the Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Mr. Festus Ovie Agas who gave the hint that the 2018 budget would be presented to the Delta State House of Assembly before the end of the October, however dismissed the claims by Ojougboh that Governor O...