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Outcome Of Delta APC Governorship Primary: Utomi Threatens To Quit APC If…

Outcome Of Delta APC Governorship Primary: Utomi Threatens To Quit APC If…

NEWS, POLITICS
Renowned economist, Pat Utomi and one of the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Delta State, has threatened to resign his membership of the APC if the party's National Working Committee (NWC) led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole fails to treat his petition fairly. Prof Pat Utomi, who had corroborated earlier assertions by former Speaker, Rt. Hon Victor Ochei that there was no election, said he would send a formal petition to the national leadership of the party to do the right thing, but if it opts to uphold the illegality, “I will quietly resign my membership of the party.” In a report BigPen Online sourced from Vanguard, Utomi, however dissociated himself from the parallel primaries by the Olorogun O’tega Emerhor/Cyril Ogodo faction of the party, which proclaimed hi
2019: Sunny Ofehe’s APC And The Burden Of Rotation/Zoning Of Delta Governorship

2019: Sunny Ofehe’s APC And The Burden Of Rotation/Zoning Of Delta Governorship

NEWS, POLITICS
One thing that the Netherlands-based activist-turned-politician, Comrade Sunny Ofehe, in relations with his governorship ambition has  strongly canvassed for is that the All Progressive Congress (APC) should allow a level playing field for all of its aspirants. Ofehe, an Isoko Chief from Iyede Kingdom, had over time expressed his unshaken position that APC should not tow the path of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that's relying on the gentlemanly zoning/rotation agreement between the three Senatorial District (3SDs) that make up the state. The agreement, they claimed brought former governor, Chief James Ibori who contested against Chief Moses Kragha of All Peoples Party (APP), an Urhobo to power in 1999. After beating Prof. Sam Oyovbarie, who was advised to tag along in the new
Busted! Alleged Plot To Assassinate Delta Journalist Uncovered

Busted! Alleged Plot To Assassinate Delta Journalist Uncovered

METRO, NEWS
Prince Amour Udemude, a journalist and Public Affairs Commentator in Delta state has raised the alarm over plot by suspected hired assassins to eliminate him. The journalist, who is a member of the Asaba Correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), alleged that one unknown assailant by nickname "Colonel" and some unknown persons have been hired to kill him. BigPen Online couldn't ascertained the circumstances surrounding the alleged plot but Udemude, an investigative Journalist, who has been critical on social economic issues in Delta state told newsmen on Friday that it is possible that in the course of reacting to issues generally in no particular order in the state, some persons who feel ruffled and uncomfortable may want to silence him. According to hi...
Boundary Dispute: Delta/Edo Wants NBC to Expedite Resolution

Boundary Dispute: Delta/Edo Wants NBC to Expedite Resolution

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
Acting Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro and Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, both led Boundary Committees of their States to a meeting yesterday (Tuesday) in Benin City, towards resolving skirmishes resulting from boundary disputes. A communiqué endorsed by Deacon Otuaro and Mr Shaibu set up a joint committee including the Attorneys-General of both states to prevail on the National Boundary Commission (NBC) to expedite action on the proper demarcation of the boundaries of the two states to forestall further breakdown of law and order. The Commissioners of Police, Surveyors-General of both states, the chairmen of Orhionwon LGA, Esan South East of Edo State and of Ethiope East, Ukwuani and Ika South-East LGAs of Delta State and the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCO
APC Affirms Resolve To Take Over Delta Comes 2019

APC Affirms Resolve To Take Over Delta Comes 2019

NEWS, POLITICS
  Nigeria's ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC), Delta state chapter has reiterated it resolved to capture Delta state in the 2019 general election. State chairman of the party, Chief Cyril Ogodo made the declaration at the maiden State Working Committee, Local and Ward Chairmen and other stakeholders meeting held at its state Secretariat on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Asaba, the state capital. Ogodo said that the party has aligned with the yearnings of Deltans to change the PDP led administration in the forthcoming general election, maintaining that APC taking over Delta State Government is not negotiable come 2019. Ogodo who expressed confidence of the party’s preparedness to give Deltans a fresh breath in the forthcoming general elections, stated that member
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
Delta APC Crisis: Court Restrains APC’s NWC, Oshiomhole, Affirms Ogodo-led Exco

Delta APC Crisis: Court Restrains APC’s NWC, Oshiomhole, Affirms Ogodo-led Exco

NEWS, POLITICS
  A Delta State High Court sitting in the Kwale Judicial Division has restrained the National Working Committee, (NWC) of the All Progressive Congress and its National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole from recognising any other executive committee of the party in Delta state other than the one led by Chief Cyril Ogodo. Justice V.I Ofesi who gave the order also granted an interim injunction restraining the party or its agents from swearing-in any other Ward and Local Government Areas Executives of the APC in the state other than the Chief Cyril Ogodo-led leadership which has been sworn-in and since assumed office before the emergence of the current NWC. Joined in the case with suit no. HCK/56/2018 are the All Progressive Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole (The National Chair
EFCC Re-opens Probe Into Delta N21.7bn IPP Project

EFCC Re-opens Probe Into Delta N21.7bn IPP Project

METRO, NEWS
  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reopened its investigation into a N21.74 billion Independent Power Plant (IPP) project in Oghara, Delta State, New Telegraph is reporting. The contract for the project was awarded by the Delta State Government to an indigenous firm, Davnotch Nigeria Limited, on June 23, 2009 for the supply and installation of two Rolls Royce Trent Gas Turbine Generators to boost power generation and distribution in the state. It had an initial contract term of 60 per cent down payment and completion period of 24 months. On June 24, 2009, Davnotch accepted the offer and promised to complete the contract within the stipulated time frame. A total sum of N1billion was paid into Davnotch’s accounts in three banks on the same day, the
Appeal Panel Overrules Omo-Agege, Ogboru, Upholds Delta APC’s ‘Unity List’

Appeal Panel Overrules Omo-Agege, Ogboru, Upholds Delta APC’s ‘Unity List’

NEWS, POLITICS
The Appeal Committee for the ward and local government congresses of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State has reportedly over ruled Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Chief Great Ogboru on the 'unity list' of delegates used for the ward and local government congresses in the state. This is coming as the Appeal Panel led by its chairman, Barr. Folajimi Olasehinde upheld the ‘harmonization list’ as the authentic and only recognized list for delegates for the congresses. BigPen Online learnt that same 'unity list' which had been upheld will be used for the State Congress on Saturday, this week. Dependable sources at the national headquarters of the party said the panel also dismissed the earlier results allegedly announced by the sacked chairman of the state congress committ
Chindah-led APC C’ttee Submits Report In Asaba; Parallel Congress Report Also Submitted In Abuja

Chindah-led APC C’ttee Submits Report In Asaba; Parallel Congress Report Also Submitted In Abuja

NEWS, POLITICS
  The six-man Ward and Local Government Committee of All Progressive Congress led by Emmanuel Chindah in Delta State have submitted its report to the National Working Committee, NWC of the party in Asaba, Delta state capital, BigPen Online can report. This is coming as the sacked chairman of the committee, Alhaji Sani Dododo was said to have also submitted the outcome of the 'parallel Congress' he reportedly conducted in the state to some officials in Abuja. A letter signed by APC's National Secretary, Hon. Mai Malu Buni which was obtained by BigPen Online on Tuesday, however shows Emmanuel Chindah led committee is the 'authentic' committee recognized by the party's NWC. Recall that the National Working Committee, NWC of the party had in a letter dated May 10, addresse