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Supreme Court Upholds Okowa, Ikpeazu, Bello, Ishaku’s Elections
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Supreme Court Upholds Okowa, Ikpeazu, Bello, Ishaku’s Elections

Share The Supreme Court wednesday upheld the elections of four governors, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State), Chief Darius Ishaku (Taraba State) and Alhaji Abubakar Bello (Niger State). The apex court in unanimous decisions in the different appeals against the governors’ elections, held that appellants failed to substantiate claims of irregularities and electoral malpractices against the declaration of the governors as winners of the March 9 governorship election in their respective states. The Supreme Court in arriving at its decisions in the various appeals held that it could only interfere in the decisions of the lower courts when it was able to establish that such judgments were perversed or occasioned...
Q’finalists Emerge, Battle for Semis Ticket Today
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Q’finalists Emerge, Battle for Semis Ticket Today

                                                                       Okowa After five days of intense battle in the zonal elimination series with 26 qualifiers competing for honours in eight zones and 10 centres, the quarterfinalists for the 2019 Delta State Principals’ Cup emerged at the weekend. The Principals’ Cup football competition is a developmental tournament sponsored by Zenith Bank after the partnership agreement with the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration. The partnership revived the event only two years ago after being in limbo for over 27 years. The quarterfinalists schools include; Comprehensive Secondary School, Owa Model Secondary School, Boys Secondary School, Orhuwhorun Secondary School, Obule Integrated Secondary School, Sapele , Solid Rock Foundation Sch...
NFF Holds 74th Annual General Assembly In Asaba
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NFF Holds 74th Annual General Assembly In Asaba

The 74th Annual General Assembly of Nigeria Football Federation will take place in Asaba, capital of Delta State on Wednesday. It is the first in the life of the NFF Executive Committee 2018-2022, democratically composed at the Elective Congress that took place in the city of Katsina on 20th September this year. NFF Expected at the Annual General Assembly are the Members of NFF Congress, the full compliment of the NFF Executive Committee, NFF Management, invited guests, accredited observers and NFF schedule officers. The opening ceremony has been set for 12 noon, with the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa expected to declare the ceremony open. He will be accompanied by members of the Delta State Executive Council.
Why O’tega Must Not Be APC’s Flag-Bearer In Delta Central – Group
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Why O’tega Must Not Be APC’s Flag-Bearer In Delta Central – Group

A group named ‘Urhobo Revival Alliance’, Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration, noting that a credible candidate that is not from Delta North should be fielded to replace him. Olorogun O’tega Emerhor Advising the All Progressives Congress, APC, in a statement signed by Ernest Ogodovame and Dafe Ohwofa, the group averred that Okowa has failed and needed to be changed. Reviewing Olorugun O’tega Emerhor’s senatorial ambition, the group reeled reasons why he must not be the All Progressives Congress, APC’s flag-bearer in the Delta Central. Read the full statement Without mincing words, we affirm that the people of Delta state, all across the senatorial districts of the state are fed up Governor Ifeanyi Okwa and his highly disappointing leader...
2019: Resist Inordinate Pressure From Politicians, Okowa Tells NYSC Members
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2019: Resist Inordinate Pressure From Politicians, Okowa Tells NYSC Members

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday,  told National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members who may be recruited as ad-hoc workers for the 2019 general election to resist inordinate pressure by unscrupulous politicians to engage in sharp practices that could truncate the unity and peace of the country. Okowa Okowa, who spoke at NYSC Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) combined orientation course for corps members deployed to Delta, Bayelsa and Edo states, advised corp members to avoid temptations that would  compromise the outcome of the election. Represented by his Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Jude Sinebe, the governor said Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, may have need to engage the ser...
Drama As Hospital Administrator, Caroline Azigbo Gets Caught Up In Credentials Falsification Scandal
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Drama As Hospital Administrator, Caroline Azigbo Gets Caught Up In Credentials Falsification Scandal

The Administrator, Central Hospital Sapele, Sapele local government area of Delta state, Mrs. Caroline Azegbo, is in trouble over alleged falsification of her personal credentials, S According to an impeccable source in the hospital, the development led to the withholding of Mrs. Azegbo's monthly salary for over five months last year. However, it was gathered that the payment of the salary was restored after some officials in charge were compromised by the hospital administrator with the assistance of the chairman, Delta State Hospital Management Board, Olanrewaju Odidi and the Secretary, Hospital Service, (SHS), Mr. Ebo Keseme Daniel. Speaking with SaharaReporters in confidence, a management staff of the Hospital Management Board, (HMB), who pleaded for anonymity, revealed that t...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
APC Restates Commitment To Restructuring
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APC Restates Commitment To Restructuring

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reiterated its determination to ensure the restructuring of the country. Spokesperson of the party, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, stated this while reacting to the report credited to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) alleging that the APC was deceiving Nigerians on the issue of restructuring the polity. Abdullahi said the PDP lacked moral rectitude to question APC’s sincerity on the issue, adding that the inclusion of restructuring the polity in its manifesto, as well as even going ahead to constitute a high-powered committee, speaks volume of the party’s commitment. He also faulted reports in a section of the media that the party had zoned the governorship ticket in Anambra State to a particular area of the state. The spokesman stated...
2019: APC Reacts To PDP’s Boast To Sack Buhari, Says Opposition Only Dreaming
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2019: APC Reacts To PDP’s Boast To Sack Buhari, Says Opposition Only Dreaming

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has predicted a second defeat for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the next round of elections, adding that Nigerians would reject the main opposition party in the presidential race and other key elective offices in 2019. APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, stated this while reacting to PDP’s threat to kick APC out of office in 2019, insisting that the ruling party, from all indications, remains the preferred party of most Nigerians. Leaders of the PDP, including former President Goodluck Jonathan; its chairman, national caretaker committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Delta State governor who was the chairman of the Convention Planning Committee, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, had predicted a return of the par...
We Didn’t Plug All Loopholes To End Corruption – Jonathan
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We Didn’t Plug All Loopholes To End Corruption – Jonathan

For the first time, former President Goodluck Jonathan said in Abuja on Saturday that his administration did not plug all loopholes in its bid to end corruption in the country. But he said it was wrong to assume or say that the economy would have been in a worse shape if his administration had not been voted out of power in 2015. The former president spoke at the Peoples Democratic Party non-elective national convention, which was held at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Jonathan, who was accompanied to the podium by his former deputy, Mr. Namadi Sambo, some serving and former governors, including chieftains of the party, also delved into the achievements which he said were recorded during his administration. Though he was armed with a prepared speech, the former president appeared to ...
PDP Set To Reclaim Power In 2019 – Okowa
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PDP Set To Reclaim Power In 2019 – Okowa

The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will be taking over power at the national level come 2019. Okowa, who chairs the party’s 2017 Special Non-Elective National Convention, stated this on Wednesday at the meeting of the Convention Planning Committee at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja. He disclosed that the party has realised areas it did not satisfy the expectations of Nigerians and is set to make corrections and provide Nigerians with good governance anchored on accountability, rule of law and improved welfare of the citizenry. The Delta governor said, “Yesterday, we were inaugurated with the task of organising a successful National Convention for our great party. It is our hope that the various committee...
Delta Guber: APC Issues Okowa Quit Notice
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Delta Guber: APC Issues Okowa Quit Notice

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State has served a quit notice on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state ahead of the 2019 governorship election in the state. The 2015 governorship candidate of the APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor, told newsmen on Tuesday that the APC will take over governance of the state in 2019. The party chieftain noted that Deltans were tired of the PDP and Governor Okowa’s alleged bad governance. While decrying the poor state of infrastructure in the state, the APC chieftain said there were no good roads in the state, including Asaba, the state capital. He said, “We served them notice long ago. Look at the roads in Asaba, this is the capital of Delta State, do you see any sign of development here...
Militants Shelve Bombing Of Oil Facilities From June 30
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Militants Shelve Bombing Of Oil Facilities From June 30

The New Delta Avengers, a militant group, has shelved its threat to launch attacks on oil facilities in Delta State from the midnight of June 30, 2017. The planned attack was to draw the attention of the Federal Government to the alleged starving of oil communities of funds by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. The militants in a letter to Clark signed by the Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo, Isoko and Ndokwa “high commanders” of the group said they were shelving the planned attack due to appeals by Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark and his determination to end the impoverishment of oil communities. They said although they would not attack oil facilities but they would not demobilize their armaments, hardware and men from locations where they have been camping since they were dispatched three weeks ago until...
Okowa Urges Rice Farmers To Boost Production
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Okowa Urges Rice Farmers To Boost Production

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged rice farmers to increase their production to meet with the needs of Nigerians. The Governor made the call today at Akwukwu-Igbo during a town hall meeting with people of Oshimili North local government area of Delta State. According to the Governor, there are indications that the Federal Government will ban the importation of rice and rice farmers should boost their production to meet with the needs of the people and also, benefit from likely incentives from the Federal Government when such happens. Governor Okowa who particularly commended the people of Illah for their commitment towards the production of rice, asserted, “we are taking the growing of rice very serious because, the Federal Government may ban the importatio...
Photos Of Igbuya Leading Thugs To Chase Governor Okowa From Sapele
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Photos Of Igbuya Leading Thugs To Chase Governor Okowa From Sapele

See Photos Of Sacked Delta Speaker Leading Thugs To Chase Gov. Okowa From Sapele Here are photos of the political thugs led by the impeached Speaker of the state House of Reps; Mr. Monday Igbuya which prevented Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa from commissioning a road project in Sapele. Mr. Okowa, his deputy, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro, and other top government functionaries were in the area to commission the road and inspect other projects as part of activities marking the second anniversary of his administration. According to reports, Mr. Igbuya, leading a band of thugs, invaded the venue and chased away the governor and his entourage.
Monday Igbuya And His Thugs Chase Okowa From Project Site
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Monday Igbuya And His Thugs Chase Okowa From Project Site

Sacked Delta Speaker, Igbuya, Leads Thugs To Chase Gov. Okowa From Project Site In Sapele. Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was, on Tuesday, prevented from commissioning a road project in Sapele by thugs led by Mr. Monday Igbuya, the recently impeached Speaker of the state legislature. Mr. Okowa, his deputy, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro, and other top government functionaries were in the area to commission the road and inspect other projects as part of activities marking the second anniversary of his administration. But Mr. Igbuya, leading a band of thugs, invaded the venue and chased away the governor and his entourage. The governor, his deputy, the newly elected Speaker of the House, Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori; his deputy, Mr. Friday Osanibi, and other dignitaries had taken their seat...
Governor Okowa Hosts Efe And His Parents
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Governor Okowa Hosts Efe And His Parents

Okowa Receives Big Brother Naija Winner, Efe Ejeba .Calls On Youths To Discover Their Talents Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa today (11/05/17) received Delta State-born Big Brother Naija winner, Efe Michael Ejeba and called on youths to remain focused in discovering their talents. According to Governor Okowa, "wherever our youths find themselves they should be focussed in achieving their goals, the youths have latent talents deposited in them they must find ways to develop them and apply them, if you have a calling, you must not allow that calling to die, you (Efe) despite your calling, you listened to your parents and went to school which gave you a good foundation." "It was obvious that there was no controversy about your winning, you avoided the vices, and showed that you are focused...
Ovie Success Ossai And Efe Hang Out After He Slammed BBNaija
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Ovie Success Ossai And Efe Hang Out After He Slammed BBNaija

Two months after criticizing the Big Brother Naija show, Delta state Governor Okowa's aide was spotted chilling with the winner of the show, Efe Ejemba in Asaba. Ovie Success Ossai who blasted BBNaija in an interview, said it’s shameful to win prizes from amorous and indecent actions. Ossai told NAIJ.com in Asaba that: "Since BBNAIJA came into the scene after some years, it has influenced Nigerians very negatively most especially the Nigerian youths on immoral relationships.” He said considering the unholy displays and shows on BBNaija, Nigerians youths have been badly influenced, a development which he said has the tendency of affecting students and taking the precious time that could have invested into studying their books. He said: “If only there could be an educating version o...

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