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Delta Has No Plans To Stop Pensions To Past Governors And Their Deputies – Okowa
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Delta Has No Plans To Stop Pensions To Past Governors And Their Deputies – Okowa

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, says his administration has no plan to stop pensions of past governors and their deputies. Okowa, who stated this on Wednesday in Asaba, stressed that his counterpart in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, may have reasons to repeal theirs. He said, “There is an existing law in Delta State on what accrued to the governors and their deputies, that I don’t want to touch. We are not thinking in that direction, my counterpart in Lagos may have reasons why he wants the law repealed but we in Delta don’t want to go into that. “I don’t want to comment on the decision of Lagos State Governor. Each state has the power to make a decision concerning its governance.” On the approval given to Zamfara State Government to manage their resources b...
EndSARS: Allow People To Express Themselves – Governor Okowa Tells Police
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EndSARS: Allow People To Express Themselves – Governor Okowa Tells Police

Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the police in the state to allow #EndSARS protesters to express themselves and refrain from using brute force in responding. The governor through his official Twitter page, made the request as he noted that the peaceful protests are necessary part of the democratic process. He wrote: 'Peaceful protests are a necessary part of the democratic process. As young people across Delta State continue to express their legitimate grievances in this manner, I ask that they remain calm and law-abiding at all times.' 'I also request that the Police allow them to express themselves and refrain from using brute force in responding to these protests.' 'Going forward, we shall continue to engage with all relevant stakeholders to reform the Nigeria P...
Ijaw, Itsekiri Communities At War Over Ogbe-Ijoh Market
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Ijaw, Itsekiri Communities At War Over Ogbe-Ijoh Market

Tension is brewing between Ijaw and Itsekiri communities in Delta State over the ownership of the popular Ogbe-Ijoh Market in Warri, Warri South Local Government Area. The Ijaw People’s Development Initiative has petitioned the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, to clarify the issue of the ownership of the Market. “The governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, must act now as the Itsekiri conspiracy is a threat to the existing peace in the state,” the IPDI stated in the petition signed by its spokesman, Mayor Timi Ogobiri, on Sunday. The IPDI faulted a claim by the Itsekiri group, through the Movement for the Protection of Iwere Homeland, Development and History, who recently claimed ownership of Ogbe-Ijoh Market in a publication. The IPDI described the claim by the Itsekiris as “m...
Delta State Relaxes Lockdown
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Delta State Relaxes Lockdown

The Delta state government has relaxed the lockdown of the state with effect from Thursday, April 30, 2020. This was made known by the state’s Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa during a broadcast to the state. He said the decision was to enable people engage in economic/business activities between the hours of 6am and 7pm. “This is why, as we have now set-up the requisite measures to curb the spread of #COVID19, it has become necessary to PARTIALLY lift the ban on movement within the State to enable our people engage in economic/business activities between the hours of 6am and 7pm,” “In this regard, from Thursday, 30th April, this partial restriction on movement will come into effect — with a new set of specific guidelines that will be enforced by our security agencies in order to ke...
COVID-19: Delta Women Stage Protest Over Two Weeks Lockdown Extension In The State (Photos)
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COVID-19: Delta Women Stage Protest Over Two Weeks Lockdown Extension In The State (Photos)

Women in Sapele, Delta state today staged a protest over the extension of the lockdown in the state. The state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday April 14th, announced a two weeks extension of the lockdown in the state. The state currently has three confirmed cases of COVID-19 with one death. The protesting women say they are hungry and do not have food to feed themselves or their family members. They are demanding the state government to lift the ban on movement of restriction for them to about their businesses so they can provide for their families. See more photos of the protesting women below  
Ifeanyi Okowa Extends Movement Restriction By Another 14 Days
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Ifeanyi Okowa Extends Movement Restriction By Another 14 Days

Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has announced the extension of a movement restriction order earlier put in place in the state for another 14 days. This, according to him, is to further help curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state and country at large. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday during a nationwide broadcast announced the extension of the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and FCT to curtail the spread of the virus. Nigeria so far has 343 cases of Coronavirus and 10 recorded deaths.
3rd Case of Coronavirus Recorded in Delta
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3rd Case of Coronavirus Recorded in Delta

Delta state has recorded its third case of Coronavirus. The state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, announced this on his Twitter handle this evening. He wrote We have just confirmed the third case of #COVID19 in Delta State. The patient, a male, was diagnosed today in Asaba, our state capital and is currently being managed by our healthcare professionals in one of our isolation centers.'' The second Coronavirus in the state died on Thursday. The first is still in the state Isolation center.
Osinbajo, Wike, Okowa, Others Attend Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege’s Thanksgiving Service in Delta
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Osinbajo, Wike, Okowa, Others Attend Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege’s Thanksgiving Service in Delta

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, State Governors Ifeanyi Okowa, Nyesom Wike, Nasiru El-Rufai, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar and Hope Uzodinma, stormed Effurun, Delta State for the Thanksgiving Service of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege today February 23rd. Omo-Agege had the thanksgiving to celebrate his re-election and elevation as the deputy senate president. The thanksgiving mass was held at the Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church, Effurun. See more photos below.
Okowa Donates N6m To Family Of Slain DELSU Undergraduate
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Okowa Donates N6m To Family Of Slain DELSU Undergraduate

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has donated N6 million to the parents of late Elozino Ogege, an undergraduate of Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) who was reportedly killed by ritualists. We had earlier report that Ms Ogege was until her death a 300 level student of Mass Communication at DELSU. She was allegedly murdered on November 15, 2018. Okowa, represented by his chief of staff, David Edevbie, on Thursday presented the cheque to the family of the deceased in Asaba, capital of Delta State. The governor assured the people of government’s readiness to tackle the security challenges in the state. “What happened to late Miss Elozino Ogege last year is so unfortunate and heartbreaking; it tells us that all is not well in our society. “This is why we are doing...
Checkout Fayose’s Reaction To Fayemi’s Emergence As Governors’ Forum Chairman
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Checkout Fayose’s Reaction To Fayemi’s Emergence As Governors’ Forum Chairman

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose on Thursday congratulated his successor, Kayode Fayemi on his emergence as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF. MYCELEBRITYANDI  had reported that Fayemi was elected as the new NGF Chairman on Wednesday. Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, who is the outgoing chairman of the forum, disclosed this after a meeting which held Wednesday night in Abuja. Yari disclosed that Fayemi was nominated by Malam Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, seconded by the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa and unanimously elected by the governors to lead the forum till 2021. Reacting to the development, Fayose said Fayemi’s appointment was well deserved. In a tweet, Fayose, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,...
Okowa Reacts To Reappointment Of Emefiele As CBN Governor By Buhari
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Okowa Reacts To Reappointment Of Emefiele As CBN Governor By Buhari

Representative of Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Thursday, praised Mr. Godwin Emefiele on his reappointment as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The representative likewise congratulated with Funke Egbemode on her re-appointment as the President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) at the organization’s thirteenth yearly gathering in Lagos. Okowa’s different celebratory messages were passed on in an announcement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu in Asaba. The representative praised the initiative characteristics and insightful commitments of Emefiele to the monetary improvement of Nigeria since he was named in 2014. He depicted the CBN representative as a ‘renowned child of Delta’, whose wonderful commitments to the financial busine...
Zenith Bank /Delta Principals’ Cup: Obule, Boys School Tango for Trophy
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Zenith Bank /Delta Principals’ Cup: Obule, Boys School Tango for Trophy

After hosting three international football matches within just five days, the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will today host the final of the Delta State Principals’ Cup football competition. Obule Integrated School, Sapele and Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku are to clash in the final while Ekpan Secondary School and Comprehensive secondary school will fight for bronze in the third place shortly before the final. The final of the competition originally scheduled for February 15 this year was moved due to the General elections and the involvement of the state in the series of international games at the venue which is fast becoming the home of Nigerian football. The chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Chiedu Ebie, who is also the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in...
INEC declares Okowa winner of Delta state governorship election
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INEC declares Okowa winner of Delta state governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa, winner of the governorship election in Delta State.   INEC Returning Officer, Professor Seth Acrajaja who announced this, said Governor Okowa won the elections in 23 Local Government Areas, polling a total of 925, 274 votes to defeat his main rival, Great Ogboru the APC candidate who polled a total of 215,938 votes and won in just two local government areas.
Early List of Governors-elect From Saturday, March 9 Poll
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Early List of Governors-elect From Saturday, March 9 Poll

The 2019 election has already produced ten governors-elect as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, continue with the collation and announcement of results. DAILY POST has compiled list of governors elected so far from the March 9 governorship and State Assembly elections. Below is a list of the governorship candidates elected on Saturday: 1. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi – (PDP) Enugu State. 2. David Umahi – (PDP) Ebonyi State 3. Inuwa Yahaya (APC) Gombe State 4. Muhammad Badaru (APC) Jigawa State 5. Okezie Ikpeazu (PDP) Abia State 6. Abubakar Bello (APC) Niger State 7. Seyi Makinde (PDP) Oyo State 8. Emmanuel Udom (PDP) Akwa Ibom State 9. Prof. Ben Ayade (PDP) Cross River 10. MaiMala Buni (APC) Yobe State 11. Ba...
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa’s Aide Shot Dead
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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa’s Aide Shot Dead

Special Assistant on Youth Development to Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, Lawrence Akpomiemie, has been murdered. According to reports, Akpomiemie was on his way out with his girlfriend when unknown gunmen ambushed him and shot him dead at close range in the Uvwie Local Government Area of the state last night Friday, February 15th. Pandemonium broke out in the area afterwards as his supporters began to attack the home of those believed to be behind the murder. The police have been drafted to the area and are making frantic effiorts to restore peace. Meanwhile the remains of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue. It is not certain if the girlfriend of the deceased was killed in the attack. The Nation reports that prior to his appointment by Governor Okowa in 201...
National Sports Festival: Okowa Rewards Delta Athletes with N403m
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National Sports Festival: Okowa Rewards Delta Athletes with N403m

For emerging the overall winners at the last National Sports Festival in Abuja, Delta State athletes were on Monday rewarded with over N403 million by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for being worthy ambassadors of the state. Okowa noted that sports have become a window of opportunities and empowerment for young talents the world over and urged youths in Delta State to put their God-given talents to positive use, including sporting activities. On hand at Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba to honour the athletes who participated in the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival tagged ”Abuja 2018”, were relatives of the athletes as well as the wife of the governor, Dame Edith Okowa, sports and government officials. Also rewarded were medalists at the 2018 edition of National Youth Games which ...
Musa Is Nigeria’s Best In 2018
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Musa Is Nigeria’s Best In 2018

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa was being presented an award by Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as Nigeria’s best player for 2018. Thought Musa was not present at the Nigerian Sports Award last weekend to receive the award then. The award was brought to the field and handed over specially by his Excellency Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. The Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia forward has to be consistent in his performance and so also superlative in his goal scoring, truly deserves to bag more awards over his performances in the National Team.
Delta Govt Hands Over Ogbeogonogo Market to Oshimili LGA
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Delta Govt Hands Over Ogbeogonogo Market to Oshimili LGA

Delta State Government has formally transferred the ownership of Ogbeogonogo Modern Market to Oshimili South Local   Government Council. Speaking during the transfer ceremony in Asaba, the state Commissioner for Finance, Mr. David Edevbie, said the market was constructed by the state government a few years ago as one of the instruments to promote socio-economic activities of the area. The commissioner, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Cornelius Semiteje said the market was re-constructed by the state government a few years ago following a fire incident. He said since its commissioning, the market has played a major role in the socio-economic activities of the state capital. In addition, Edevbie said the market has 824 shops with facilities like police post,...
Okowa Tasks LG Chairmen On Security, Sanitation
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Okowa Tasks LG Chairmen On Security, Sanitation

ASABA-DELTA State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has told local government councils chairmen in the State to take the issue of environmental sanitation and security of lives serious in their respective areas. Declaring a 2-day orientation workshop for chairmen and vice-chairmen of the 25 local government councils in the State open, Okowa said; “I wish to use this medium to advise that you (chairmen and vice-chairmen of local government councils) take sanitation seriously; you should endeavour to be timely in the evacuation of refuse. “As we move towards the election season, you should take issues of security seriously; so liaise and collaborate with security agencies for effective coverage. As you are no doubt aware, the local government council is the third tier of government i...
”I’m Not Losing Sleep Over Plots To Impeach Me” – Bukola Saraki says
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”I’m Not Losing Sleep Over Plots To Impeach Me” – Bukola Saraki says

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not losing sleep over plots and calls for his impeachment. After his defection on August 1st, the APC has called for his immediate resignation. The party chairman, Adams Oshiomole, has said that it is either Saraki resigns honorably or he will be impeached. Speaking in Delta state today where he went to pay a courtesy visit to the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, Saraki sai he is in no way losing sleep over the plots to impeach him. “I am not losing any sleep about impeachment. We have a country that a lot of Nigerians believe there must be rule of law and those who are talking about impeachment are engaging in cheap blackmail.  I am not concerned about that'' he said The purpose of the visit was not clear but Saraki who dumped the All Progressi...
Otuaro Canvasses Women’s Support for Okowa
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Otuaro Canvasses Women’s Support for Okowa

Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro says the support of women of Delta State was largely responsible for the electoral victory and achievements of the Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa-led Delta State Government since inception in 2015. Otuaro, who said Okowa/Otuaro ticket still counts on them, prayed Almighty God, who sees their fine works, to bless the women who had massively turned out, today (Thursday) in Warri, in a Delta South mega rally for Okowa/Otuaro 2019 under auspices of Delta Smart Ladies with Queen Betty Efekhoda chairing the steering committee. “I am here in the stead of Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa who appreciates your effort. I want to thank you for your wonderful support. I recall that in 2015, you women crisscrossed the noo...
IPOB, Obiano Mourn Achuzia, Console Family, Deltans
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IPOB, Obiano Mourn Achuzia, Console Family, Deltans

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano have expressed shock at the death of Col Joseph Achuzia, who was reported dead on Monday morning. IPOB in a press statement signed by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful lamented the loss, describing Achuzia who was known both as Hannibal and Air raid expert, during the Nigeria/Biafra war as one of those who saved Igbos from being entirely wiped out. Part of the statement by IPOB read, “With deep sense of loss and sorrow the entire family and leadership of IPOB join the immediate family members, relatives and Biafrans both home and abroad to commiserate over the sudden demise of our icon, hero and great Biafran warrior of our time Chief (Col) Joe Achuzia. “Hannibal and Air Raid a...
No Land For Cattle Colony In Delta – Governor Okowa
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No Land For Cattle Colony In Delta – Governor Okowa

The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has rejected the federal government’s proposed cattle colonies, saying his state will not cede land for it. Mr. Okowa, during a meeting on Tuesday in Asaba with herdsmen, farmers, community leaders, and heads of security agencies in the state cited threat to peace and security, as well as the shortage of land, as the reason for the rejection of the proposal. “The Nigerian Constitution does not allow anyone to graze on someone’s farm. It does not permit you to forcefully take over someone’s house,” Mr. Okowa was quoted by a Government House statement as having said in the meeting. “We can co-exist as a people but, as we co-exist, there must be mutual respect for one another. Whoever you are, when you engage in crime, the law must take its...
Kidnap Kingpin, Dracula Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances In Police Custody
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Kidnap Kingpin, Dracula Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances In Police Custody

Policemen in Delta State have confirmed the death of a suspected kidnap kingpin, Anthony Ogbalor, alias Dracula in their custody. The deceased was arrested a few weeks ago by men of the state police command. The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka said that the victim died in the hospital where he was rushed to for treatment from an unidentified ailment. “Yes, it is true that a suspected kidnap kingpin who goes by the name Dracula and who was in our custody had died in the hospital where he was rushed to due to some complications. “The cause of his death is yet to be ascertained as we are still for the autopsy reports from the hospital where he was confirmed dead,” he said. Ogbalor who was arrested over alleged offence of conspiracy, armed robbery ...
Isoko Oil Kingdom Protests Against Neglect By Firm
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Isoko Oil Kingdom Protests Against Neglect By Firm

The people of Olomoro Kingdom in Isoko south local government area of Delta State have staged a peaceful protest against its neglect by Heritage Oil Services and alleged unlawful detention of the workers being owed for four months as well as refusal of the firm to sign the global memorandum of understanding with the host community which has expired since April 2017. The over two thousand members of community protesting peacefully marched to the company’s gate at Olomoro/Oleh flow station, carrying various placards with inscriptions such as ‘No salary No Heritage,’ ‘Heritage is oppressing Olomoro community’ and ‘Olomoro community needs employment.’ They were prevented from entering the company premises by soldiers and mobile policemen. However, the town’s securitymen and vigilantes appea...
Two Journalists Escape Death After A Severe Attack By Armed Thugs Working For Okowa’s Principal Secretary
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Two Journalists Escape Death After A Severe Attack By Armed Thugs Working For Okowa’s Principal Secretary

wo journalists on Saturday narrowly escaped death after being severely attacked by armed thugs working for the principal secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Hilary Ibegbulem, during the just concluded Delta State Local Government Area controversial election. Giving the names of the two attacked journalists, Mr. Matthew Omonigho, Delta State correspondent of the Daily Post and Mr. Onyekachukwu Meleuwa, Delta State correspondent of the Authentic News Daily, SaharaReporters learned that the journalists were lucky as they were almost killed by the armed thugs working for the governor's principal secretary, Mr. Ibegbulem. Narrating their ordeals in the hands of the armed thugs, the two journalists, Mr. Omonigho and Mr. Meleuwa, said the near bloody attack occurred on the very day of the ...
South-South Leaders Give Reasons PDP Will Fail In 2019, Attack Timi Frank
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South-South Leaders Give Reasons PDP Will Fail In 2019, Attack Timi Frank

Notable leaders in the South- South geo-political zone on Friday ridiculed the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over plans to return the party to the Presidential villa in 2019, saying it is cloud cuckoo land for anyone to believe that could be done’. “The All Progressives Congress (APC) has broken the back of PDP in Nigeria. Anyone who thinks the PDP is going to run the federal government in 2019 is living in cloud-cuckoo land” the leaders said. They described the PDP as “a party of the past” “PDP is not a party with a future. In 16 years, the party failed to act as broker of ideas. It could not articulate the desires of the people” At a high level meeting in Benin, capital of Edo State, the respected leaders praised Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi ...
Sunny Onuesoke Says: Governor Okowa’s Achievements Unprecedented
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Sunny Onuesoke Says: Governor Okowa’s Achievements Unprecedented

People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has affirmed that Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s achievements since he assumed office in 2015 are unprecedented in the history of the state. Reacting to former Delta State Speaker, Hon Victor Ochei, who scored Okowa’s government low in terms of projects’ execution in the state said rather than being castigated, the Governor needed to be commended for his prudent management of the scarce resources at his disposal which had affected the economy and financial strength of the various levels of government. The former Delta State governorship aspirant said Ochei’s allegations could be compared to giving a dog a bad name in order to hang… adding that despite the harsh economic environment, Okowa was able to unde...
Ex-APC Leader, 5,000 Others Defect To PDP In Delta
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Ex-APC Leader, 5,000 Others Defect To PDP In Delta

A former candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Sapele Constituency into Delta State House of Assembly, Felix Anirah, alongside over 5,000 others have dumped the APC for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State. Anirah, who was one of the strong leaders of the APC in the state, announced his defection to the PDP at a rally attended by Governor  Ifeanyi Okowa in Sapele. Their defection is coming barely 48 hours to the forthcoming local government council election holding on Saturday across the state. Speaking at the rally on Thursday, Okowa said the defection of Anirah and others was a major boost to the PDP ahead of the Saturday’s council election, saying that his administration was doing its best to bring succor to all parts of the state. Okowa, accompanied b...
Ex-Delta Speaker Alleges Plans To Rig Local Council Poll
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Ex-Delta Speaker Alleges Plans To Rig Local Council Poll

A former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Victor Ochei, has raised the alarm over alleged plans by the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to doctor the result of Saturday’s local government election in favour of its candidates. Ochei, a chieftain of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC), alleged that the PDP was already plotting to manipulate the entire process, and dared the ruling party to allow the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) do its job if they are popular. He said: “I want to tell them today, I dare the PDP in Delta State that if they think that they are on ground let them allow a free and fair election, let us see. Then they will rightly test and see how they are on the ground in Delta. “But if they go around writ...
Christmas: Saraki, Dogara, Governors, Others Felicitate With Nigerians
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Christmas: Saraki, Dogara, Governors, Others Felicitate With Nigerians

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, has felicitated with Nigerians, particularly Christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Mr. Saraki also urged Christians to use the festive occasion to pray for unity, peace and prosperity of Nigeria. He called on Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the service of humanity in line with the true teachings of Jesus Christ which emphasises tolerance, patience, brotherly kindness, care for the needy and love for one another, among other virtues. “The yuletide season presents us an opportunity once more to love, share and forgive. I urge all Nigerians to utilise the period to pray for unity, peace and prosperity in the nation. “W...
Governor Okowa Speaks: Why Aminu Tambuwal, Nyesom Wike Visited Delta
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Governor Okowa Speaks: Why Aminu Tambuwal, Nyesom Wike Visited Delta

Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has stated that the recent visit of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, to the state has no political undertone. It is gathered that Tambuwal and Wike were in Delta State last week for the inaugural youths empowerment entrepreneurship exhibition under the state government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme, and the opening of roads in Asaba. Addressing journalists on Monday at the fourth quarterly interactive meeting with journalists in Asaba, Okowa said there was no iota of truth that the visit had political colouration. Okowa described Tambuwal, an APC governor, as his close friend, adding that he was in the state to witness t...
Gov. Okowa Speaks On Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh Crisis
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Gov. Okowa Speaks On Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh Crisis

The Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, December 18 says he does not take sides with any groups or communities as far as the lingering crisis between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities is concerned. Governor Okowa who spoke at the 2017 Quarterly Media Interaction with members of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists stated that his administration wants to get to the root and get a solution that will bring peace to the communities. Governor Okowa noted that his administration has been proactive in handling and he issues which started over a long period of time. The governor disclosed that a “White Paper” on how to settle the crisis is ready just as he promised that government will deliberate on it in the next State Executive Committee’s Meetin...
Governor Okowa Says: 2,324 Unemployed Youths Now Employers Of Labour
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Governor Okowa Says: 2,324 Unemployed Youths Now Employers Of Labour

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has disclosed that the state government’s skills and vocational programmes of job creation have made 2,324 previously unemployed youths in the state employers of labour. Meanwhile he made the disclosure Wednesday in Asaba in his address at an exhibition held to showcase the products and services of youths and women in the state who are beneficiaries of the programme. Okowa said the wealth creation programme of his administration, the Skill Training and Entrepreneurship Programme, (STEP) and Youth Agriculture Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) are designed to secure a better future for Deltans. “The job and wealth creation programme and activities of our government are designed to tackle the problem of unemployment in the state and measure the growth of...
PDP Now Posses One Of The Best National Leaders – Olisa Metuh
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PDP Now Posses One Of The Best National Leaders – Olisa Metuh

A former National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, has described the party’s newly-elected National Working Committee (NWC) as “one of the best set of national leaders the party has ever produced’’. Metuh told the newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that he was fully confident that the new NWC would lead the party to victory by 2019. He said virtually all members of the NWC led by Prince Uche Secondus were experienced in party management and politics, and were well prepared to serve the party. “The National Chairman, Secondus, has been in party administration. He was a state chairman, chairman of G-84, national organising secretary, deputy national chairman, acting national chairman of the party and he has now become the elected one. “Also, the National Publicity Secretary, M...
NYSC Calls For End To Delta Communal Clashes
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NYSC Calls For End To Delta Communal Clashes

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has appealed to communities in Delta to put an end to all forms of communal clashes saying no corps member will be posted to any warring area. Mr Benjamin Omotade, the state coordinator of the NYSC, made the appeal at the closing ceremony of the 2017 Batch “B’’, Stream 1, orientation course held in Issele Uku. Omotade said that the life of every corps member posted to the state was dear to the NYSC. He added that it was the NYSC’s policy that no corps member would be posted to any community involved in communal clashes. He particularly noted the peace challenges in Warri South-West and Udu Local Government Areas that had been on since 2016. He said that no corps member was posted there except the 10 females who applied to the NYSC mana...
Why I Attacked Delta State Governor –Harrysong
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Why I Attacked Delta State Governor –Harrysong

Singer Harrison Okiri, popularly known as Harrysong, took to his Instagram to call out his state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State. Harrysong lamented the incessant communal clashes in Delta State without the government doing anything decisive to stop the wanton loss of lives. In an exclusive chat with Sunday Scoop, Harrysong said some more about the issue. “It is a cause that we are fighting but we don’t want to say anything now. I’m going to Delta State on Sunday (today), and I’m going to bring back the final report that we can now talk about. The thing is trending, and everybody has been calling me both from the state and outside. I will go to both communities that are fighting, and I will make sure that I meet with the authorities concerned. It is not an easy cause but we will f...
“You Are Not A Leader, You Are Just A Businessman Trying To Make Money For Yourself”- Harrysong Slams Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
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“You Are Not A Leader, You Are Just A Businessman Trying To Make Money For Yourself”- Harrysong Slams Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

Nigerian singer, Harrysong has taken to social media to slam Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, for doing nothing about the increasing rate of communal clashes in the state. Particularly the clash between the Ogbe Ijaws and Aladja people. In the video shared on the singer’s Instagram page, Harrysong stated that Governor Okowa is not a leader but a businessman trying to make money for himself. In his post, Harrysong wrote ‘I woke this morning highly infuriated and troubled about how much Nigerian politicians have raped this country without a conscience. Even my state Governor, Sen. IFEANYI OKOWA is worse. Aladja and my community, Ogbe Ijaw have been killing themselves for years and OKOWA is rather playing a businessman than a father and a leader he is meant to be. Come 2019, we need l...
Ex-President Jonathan Urges Nigerians To Stand Firm For Democracy
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Ex-President Jonathan Urges Nigerians To Stand Firm For Democracy

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to Nigerians to collectively defend and stand firm for democracy. Jonathan made the call on Thursday in Onitsha at the grand finale campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Anambra State, Oseloka Obaze, ahead of Saturday’s election. The former president said democracy was not about conducting elections only but seeing that elections are free and fair. He said: “We must collectively defend democracy in the country because no matter what you are, until you are able to elect your leader peacefully, the international community will not take you as developed society. “Where elections are manipulated, there is no election. “We use this opportunity to mobilise all Nigerians, especially the people of the state...
PDP Governors, Chairmanship Aspirants Meet In Enugu
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PDP Governors, Chairmanship Aspirants Meet In Enugu

The 11 Governors of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in a closed door meeting in Enugu with the eight national chairmanship aspirants of the party ahead of the Dec. 9 national convention of the party. The governors are Ishaku Darius, Taraba; Dankwambo Ibrahim, Gombe; and Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti and Chairman of PDP Governors Forum. Others are Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu; Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia; Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta, Nyesom Wike, Rivers, Emmanuel Udom, Akwa Ibom; and Ben Ayade of Cross River. The others are Ebonyi Governor, represented by his deputy, and Serike Dickson of Bayelsa. The eight national chairmen aspirants in attendance are, Raymond Dokpesi, Bode George, Jimi Agbaje, Taoheed Adedoja, Tunde Adeiran, Uche Secondus, Gbenga Daniel and Rasheed Ladoja Also in the meeting wer...
Governor Okowa Faults Ex-PDP Chief Cairo Ojougboh’s Blank Budget Allegations
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Governor Okowa Faults Ex-PDP Chief Cairo Ojougboh’s Blank Budget Allegations

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Thursday, denied allegations by a former National Vice-Chairman (South-South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, that the state was operating ‘illegal blank budget’. Okowa described the claim by Ojougboh, now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, as false. The governor described Ojougboh’s comments as “stupid and unintelligent,” adding that the 2017 budget was duly presented and thoroughly scrutinised by the state House of Assembly before he assented to it. Speaking at the presentation of the 2018 budget proposal of N298.078bn to the House of Assembly, in Asaba, the governor said he would not waste his time answering questions on an unfounded allegation. The 2018 budget was christened ‘Budget of Hope and Consol...
President Buhari Committed To Tackling Concerns Of Niger Delta Region – Yemi Osinbajo
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President Buhari Committed To Tackling Concerns Of Niger Delta Region – Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has reiterated the commitment of the Buhari administration to addressing the prevailing challenges concerning development in the Niger Delta region, even as he expressed the desire of the Federal Government towards sustainable peace in the oil-rich region. Osinbajo stated this in a keynote address at the Nigerian and Enterprises Summit and Honours (NESH) Oil and Gas tagged, ‘Peace and Sustainable Development of Nigeria Oil and Gas Producing Areas’, held in Asaba, Delta State at the weekend. Vice President was represented at the occasion by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, whose personal address also reaffirmed government’s commitment to peace and security as key to industrial development in Nigeria. Osinbajo noted that...
Anambra Guber: PDP Constitutes Campaign Committee
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Anambra Guber: PDP Constitutes Campaign Committee

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a Campaign Committee for the Anambra State gubernatorial election scheduled for Nov. 18. A statement issued by Sen. Ben Obi, National Secretary of the party on Wednesday in Abuja, disclosed that the committee would be led by Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu and Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta as joint chairmen. Mr Obaze Oseloka, the party’s gubernatorial candidate for Anambra would flag off his campaign on Monday, at the Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) Onitsha the statement said. It named the campaign committee members to include Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, all PDP governors, Sen. Ben Obi and all former PDP Governors from the South East. Other members were all former governo...
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Urges Nigerians To Shun Acts Capable Of Causing Another Civil War
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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa Urges Nigerians To Shun Acts Capable Of Causing Another Civil War

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged Nigerians to explore dialogue, reconciliation and understanding in resolving disputes rather than engaging in actions that could lead the nation to another civil war. The Governor made the call at the weekend at the 50th anniversary of the Asaba massacre held in Asaba, Delta State.At the solemn ceremony were former Nigeria’s Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme; Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; former Governor of Cross Rivers State, Mr. Donald Duke; former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Elue; business mogul, Ide Sonny Odogwu; Archbishop Emmanuel Chukwuma; Igwe Laz Ekwueme, among others. Okowa noted that the prevention of a repeat of such brutality must start on the benches of schools and places of worship. The governor sai...
Don’t Discriminate Against Returnees – Governor Okowa Tells PDP
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Don’t Discriminate Against Returnees – Governor Okowa Tells PDP

Ahead of the 2019 general election, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has warned members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop any form of divisive tendencies. He particularly told them not to discriminate against returnees to the fold. This may not be unconnected with the return and maltreatment of Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff faction of the party to the mainstream PDP. Addressing stakeholders of the party at a meeting in Akwukwu-Igbo, Oshimili North Local Government Area, he warned that there should be no form of discrimination against the returnees in the party. “There is only one PDP. Many people have come from other parties especially APC (All Progressives Congress); we should embrace them, treat them without discrimination and also woo those who are yet to join the pa...
Okowa, Wike, Udom Resolve To Work For National Interest
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Okowa, Wike, Udom Resolve To Work For National Interest

Governors Ifeanyi Okowa, Nyesom Wike and Udom Emmanuel, of Delta, Rivers and Akwa Ibom States respectively have resolved to work for the interest of the nation. The trio gave this hint at the end of a closed door meeting in Asaba, when they stated that the meeting was in the interest of the nation as well as to boost economic activities in the South South region just as they stressed that it is important that the area is peaceful for economic growth. Briefing the press after the meeting which took place at the Government House, Asaba, Governor Udom of Akwa Ibom State who was flanked by his colleagues disclosed that security of the region and the revival of the BRACED (Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Edo, Delta) Commission were the main issues discussed at the meeting. Ac...
Oil Theft Still High In Delta – Okowa
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Oil Theft Still High In Delta – Okowa

Activities of oil thieves have yet to abate in the creeks of Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa stated on Thursday. He bemoaned the activities of oil bunkers despite several sustained destructions of their hardware’s by security operatives. Okowa, however, observed that measures were being put in place to stop the activities of the oil thieves. Speaking while addressing journalists on the outcome of the security council meeting held on Wednesday at Government House Annexe in Warri, Okowa expressed relief in the reduced activities of kidnappers and other crimes in the state. He described the development as the result of collaboration in information sharing among security agencies in the state. “Every two weeks, we sit with security chiefs to analyse security situation in the...
Paris Club Refund: 68% Of States Heed FG’s Advice – Survey
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Paris Club Refund: 68% Of States Heed FG’s Advice – Survey

Many states governments across the federation, have utilised the second tranche of the Paris Club refund they received to clear the arrears of their serving and retired workers’ entitlements. However, in most states where the arrears of salaries, pensions and gratuities have been paid, some civil servants and retirees, especially those in the council areas, area still being owed. A survey by NAN indicated that some of the workers and pensioners were owed salaries and pensions for periods ranging between two and 11 months. The Federal Government in July released about N243.79 billion to the states as the second tranche of the refund, having earlier released N388.30 billion to them in December 2016. The funds were released following protests by the states against over-deductions ...
Buhari’s Recovery Worth Celebrating – Okowa
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Buhari’s Recovery Worth Celebrating – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State said the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari from ill health and his subsequent return from London where he had gone to for medical vacation, was worth celebrating by all Nigerians. The governor also called on Nigerians to promote what would unite the country rather than vices that would either destroy or divide it. Okowa stated this on Sunday during an inter-denominational anniversary thanksgiving service to mark the 26th years of the creation of the state at the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Asaba, the state capital. Speaking at the church service, the governor admonished Nigerians to stop wishing Buhari dead, saying that his return was worth celebrating. Okowa said, “We must be cautious of the statement we make because, the unit...