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EFCC May Quiz ‘Chinese’ Firm, Okowa’s Sister, Delta SSG, Others Over N13.6B Secretariat Project Allegedly Tainted By Fraud

EFCC May Quiz ‘Chinese’ Firm, Okowa’s Sister, Delta SSG, Others Over N13.6B Secretariat Project Allegedly Tainted By Fraud

METRO, NEWS
  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may raised a team to grill some officials of Delta state Government including the sister of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and management of North China Construction Group Limited (NCCG) over the circumstances surrounding the bidding and award of N13.6 billion new Secretariat complex project in Asaba, the Delta state capital. BigPen Online learnt that the probe, according to a source who spoke with ADVOCATE Newspaper, is to unravel if due process was followed in the award of the contract to a company with merely N20million as share capital and to ascertain whether the Nigeria registered company allegedly masquerading as a Chinese firm is fronting for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. This is coming following a petition by some concern D
Okowa Disowned ‘Cousin’ Allegedly Involved In N350m Auction Scam; ‘Lied’ Over Non Existence Of ‘Fraud’ Account

Okowa Disowned ‘Cousin’ Allegedly Involved In N350m Auction Scam; ‘Lied’ Over Non Existence Of ‘Fraud’ Account

METRO, NEWS
  Governor of Delta state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has disowned one Mr. D. O. Nwachukwu, said to be his cousin who was fingered in alleged N350 million scam involving some top Delta State government officials. Okowa who was seriously unsettled over an enquiries by a journalist during his 2018 quarterly media chat in Asaba, on the alleged fraud, abruptly denied Nwachukwu, the founder of Nwachukwu Auctioneering Services, who was engaged by the Delta State Government to auction unserviceable assets in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state as his cousin. According to Saharereporters, besides Nwachukwu, top officials of Delta state government including Mr. Festus Ovie Agas, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Mr. Jaho Adams, Secretary, Board of Survey
Delta Govt Allay Fears Of Ijaws Over Military Operations To Smoke Out Notorious Militant Leader

Delta Govt Allay Fears Of Ijaws Over Military Operations To Smoke Out Notorious Militant Leader

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
The Delta State Government has allayed fears of Ijaw Communities of Ogriegbene, Endoro, Edegbene, Ojobo and Torugbene in the state over ongoing military operations in the communities. Secretary to the State Government, Rt. Hon. Festus Ovie Agas in a statement obtained by BigPen Online, said that the skirmishes in some of the communities was between military personnel and members of a criminal gang led by one Mr Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo (aka Karaowei). Recall that Karaowei militant group had killed a soldiers last week, a development which led to the ongoing manhunt in the communities. The statement further indicated that the incident had prompted a manhunt for the said Mr Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo (aka Karowei) and members of his criminal gang who intelligence report say had been...
Delta Governor Disowns Aide Over Comment Disparaging Isoko Nation…Says Commissioner for Information, CPS Are Only Authorised Appointees To Speak

Delta Governor Disowns Aide Over Comment Disparaging Isoko Nation…Says Commissioner for Information, CPS Are Only Authorised Appointees To Speak

NEWS
The Delta State Government has disowned one of the Governor's aide who made 'official statement' reportedly insulting the people of Isoko nation, saying that only the Commissioner for Information and the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor has authority to issue statement on behalf of the government. BigPen Online recalls that reports had quoted the Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on DESOPADEC Matters, Mr. Prosper Edo who described Isoko people who protested last week over the condition of Isoko-kwale-Asaba road as “uninformed miscreants”. Reports had credited the story to the governor, whom it said called Isoko people as bunch of “miscreants” for embarking on the protest in which they reeled out several vex issues. The governor aide while reacting to the protest
NOPRIN Calls For Probe Of Allegations That Delta SSG, Agas Bribed Police DIG With N30m To Incarcerate Ugborodo Leaders

NOPRIN Calls For Probe Of Allegations That Delta SSG, Agas Bribed Police DIG With N30m To Incarcerate Ugborodo Leaders

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) has expressed worries over allegations that Secretary to Delta state Government, Mr. Ovie Festus Agas bribed DIG Hyacinth Dagala, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Intelligence & Investigation Department (FCIID), Abuja with the sum of Thirty million Naira (N30,000,000) to keep some leaders of Ugborodo community in detention for a long time. NOPRIN, a network of 46 civil society organizations spread across Nigeria, and committed to promoting police accountability and respect for human rights, raised the concern in a post made in its Facebook page, calling for immediate investigation of the allegations. Okechukwu Nwanguma, National Coordinator of NOPRIN raised the concern in a terse statement obtain...
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...
UPDATED: Ugborodo Boils Again, 3 Feared Dead, 7 Missing, Scores Hospitalized + Photos

UPDATED: Ugborodo Boils Again, 3 Feared Dead, 7 Missing, Scores Hospitalized + Photos

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  No fewer than three persons have been reportedly killed in the renewed crisis brewing in Ugborodo, Warri South-west Local Government Area of Delta state. BigPen Online learnt that the renewed crisis which broke out on Monday after the last week Wednesday incident left over sixteen persons hospitalized and seven reportedly missing. The crisis broke out following the recent inauguration of parallel Ugborodo Administrative Committee by the Secretary to the Delta state Government, Mr. Festus Ovie Agas. It was gathered there was  a free-for-all fight in Otumara community by youths loyal of one Austin Oboroegbeyi who enjoys the backing of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and another group loyal to the Chairman of Ugborodo Adminstrative Committee (UAC) Mr. Jolomi  Metseagharun. Re
Delta Govt Not Against Constructive Criticism – Agas

Delta Govt Not Against Constructive Criticism – Agas

NEWS
The Secretary to Delta State Government, Hon. Festus Ovie Agas has said that the state government is not against any journalists criticizing its policies and programmes but insists that such criticism should be constructive and facts based. Agas made this known in Asaba when the Executives of the the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Delta State Council paid him a courtesy visit. He said: ''As a government,we are not opposed to journalists criticizing us. All we are asking for is that you should be constructive, and when in doubt and there is need to seek clarification, you could reach Information Commissioner, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor or my humble self. Our doors are open...'' Hon Agas gave the assurance that the Delta State government will continue to partner and c...