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South South Govs Call On Buhari To Immediately Withdraw Water Resources Management Bill

South South Govs Call On Buhari To Immediately Withdraw Water Resources Management Bill

NEWS
  Governors of the South South geopolitical zone have called on the President Muhammedu Buhari-led Federal Government to immediately withdraw the proposed Water Resources Management bill before the National Assembly. The governors said that the provisions of the bill are offensive and obnoxious, expressing disagreement over the federal government moves to centralized control of water resources in the country. The governors spoke in Port Harcourt, Rivers State under the aegis of South South Governors Forum after its meeting Wednesday night. In attendance was Governor of Delta state, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman of the Forum, Rt Hon Seriake Dickson, Rivers State Governor and host to the meeting, Nyesom Wike, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanue...
World Bank Lauds Governor Okowa Job Creation Scheme, Says It Is A Model To Emulate

World Bank Lauds Governor Okowa Job Creation Scheme, Says It Is A Model To Emulate

BUSINESS, NEWS, NIGER DELTA
  Delta State Governor okowa’s job creation scheme has been endorsed by the world bank describing it as a model for other states to emulate. This was made known in Asaba on Thursday by a senior education specialist at the world bank,Dr. Tunde Adekola who was speaking on behalf of the international financial institution. Dr. Adekola observed that Delta state is the only state that has demonstrated its commitment to skills development in practical terms. According to reports available to BigPen online, Dr. Adekola who was present at the Products Exhibition and Business Fair by beneficiaries of the Delta State Government’s job creation scheme said “The world bank will continue to support the Delta State Government in the areas of skills and technical development and will ...
#AnambraDecides: Jonathan, Okowa, Fayose, Others Storm Onitsha To Rally Support For Obaze

#AnambraDecides: Jonathan, Okowa, Fayose, Others Storm Onitsha To Rally Support For Obaze

NEWS, POLITICS
  As the campaign for the governorship election in Anambra state reaches its climax, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Oseleka Obaseki received a huge boost as party chieftains stroked Onitshe to convince the people that the party's candidate is the best man for the plum job. The chieftains which were majorly sitting governors were led by former President Goodluck Jonathan who urged Anambra people to return PDP to power in the state. Former President Goodluck Jonathan at the rally called on Nigerians to defend democracy, even as Chairman of PDP Governor's Forum, Mr Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State enjoined the people of Anambra to vote for the candidate of the PDP. According to Jonathan, "we must all collectively, defend democracy; elections should be free and fair; do...
Amaechi Gets More Edge In Rivers As Appeal Court Sacks PDP Senator, Declares APC’s Uchendu As Winner Of Rivers-East Election

Amaechi Gets More Edge In Rivers As Appeal Court Sacks PDP Senator, Declares APC’s Uchendu As Winner Of Rivers-East Election

NEWS
The power play between former River State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and incumbent Governor, Nyesom Wike has taken a new dimension in favor of the former as the court of Appeal on Thursday sacked a PDP Senator and declared an APC member as winner of Rivers-East Election. With this development, Amaechi now has two Senators from the state on his side in the battle to reclaim the governorship of the state from governor Wike come 2019. BigPen Online recalls that senator, elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator George Sekibo had gone to the Court of Appeal to challenge the ruling of the Rivers State Elections Petitions Tribunal, which earlier removed him from office. But ruling on the Court of Appeal case on Thursday, the court confirmed the sack of the r...
RE: THE FUTILITY OF DAKUKU’S APPOINTMENT – A TREATISE BY WIKE

RE: THE FUTILITY OF DAKUKU’S APPOINTMENT – A TREATISE BY WIKE

ISSUES
By Dr Chimele  Eze Amadi We have read the above titled piece endorsed on behalf of Governor Nyesom Wike by his aide on Electronic Media one Simeon Nwakaudu. Our first reaction was to ignore the poorly written and misleading treatise  but on a second thought, the need to put the records straight made this response imperative. First, it is common knowledge that Nwakaudu's job may be at risk  following the dissolution of the State Cabinet and the endless sacking of Political appointees by the Governor.The timing of the article clearly suggests that the author would have concocted  these lies, half-truths and outright mischief as a smart way of warming his way back to the heart of his pay master. Even though we do not begrudge the author for desperately seeking to retain his...
Activist Alleges Wike Forged Documents To Indict Amaechi

Activist Alleges Wike Forged Documents To Indict Amaechi

NEWS
Executive Director of the Integrity Group,an anti-corruption watchdog, Livingstone Wechie, has alleged that documents sent to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in 2015 concerning former governor Rotimi Amaechi were forged by incumbent Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. According to him, Wike leveraged on the petition dated July 29, 2015 entitled: “Corruption, Criminal Breach Of Trust, Unlawful Enrichment, And Conversion Of Over 70 Billion Naira State Resources By Former Governor Rotimi Amaechi And Other Functionaries’’, which they forwarded to the EFCC. The group had demanded the investigation and prosecution of Amaechi over a then falsely believed conversion of Rivers moni...