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Delta 2018 Budget Padded By N10Billion

Delta 2018 Budget Padded By N10Billion

NEWS
    The Delta State 2018 Appropriation Bill passed and signed into law recently by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was padded by N10Billion naira, BigPen Online can report. The Delta State House of Assembly led by its Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chief Sheriff Oborevwori had made alterations into the N298 billion budget which was not in the original Appropriation Act sent to it by the governor. Warri-based Human Rights lawyer, Oghenejabor Ikimi who queried the adjustment to the budget in a statement made available to BigPen Online on Wednesday night, said that the lawmakers tinkered with the budget after it was forwarded to the House by the governor for passage, saying it was illegal to do so. The lawyer said that the Assembly as part of her oversight function can reduce a budget ...
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...
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
Okowa Pays Unscheduled Visit To Hospital In Delta, Ahead Full Kickoff Of CHIS Programme

Okowa Pays Unscheduled Visit To Hospital In Delta, Ahead Full Kickoff Of CHIS Programme

NEWS
Ahead of the full implementation of the Contributory Health Insurance Scheme, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said medical facilities in the state should be of best standards to meet the health needs of the people. Speaking when he paid an unscheduled visit to Government Hospital, Umunede on Friday, Governor Okowa lauded the dedication of the staff but, observed that facilities in the hospital deserves to be upgraded. "I am impressed with the diligence of the Medical Doctor who just came out from the theatre and staff of the hospital. As a government we want our hospitals to be of best standards to give our people the health services they deserve," he said. The Governor stressed that his administration will not compromise quality and prompt treatment of pat...