Archives for October, 2015

Bayelsa Poll; Dickson tasks security agencies on peaceful exercise

MR  PHILIP EKE, YENAGOA As activities for the December 5 governorship poll in Bayelsa gather momentum, Governor Seriake Dickson has urged security agencies to intensify efforts at keeping the state safe before, during and after the election. Granting audience to the new Flag Officer Commanding, FOC, Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Apoehi Suleiman, in Yenagoa on Wednesday, Governor Dickson restated his administration's ...

LAND USE CHARGE SAGA: EDSG OBTAINS COURT ORDER FOR ENFORCEMENT ….AS 60 properties Defaulters Faces seizure

By Eben Enasco Kingsley BENIN CITY Edo State Government has obtained a High Court order to seize the properties of sixty defaulters of the Land Use Charge Law , until the charges on the properties are paid . Also the Government has resolved to clamp down on any landlord who hides under banner of the Land Use Charge to increase rents arbitrarily . Addressing ...

AIG tasks youths on security in Edo

BY: Eben Enasco Kingsley, Benin City The Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police in zone 5’ Mr Musa Daura has urged youths in Edo to be viable and reliable partners in the fight against crime and criminality in the state. The AIG gave the charge while addressing youths at a one-day security summit held at Police Officers Mess, GRA, Benin City, yesterday. He ...

Native Doctor Stabbed to death Over Domestic Brawl in Benin

BY Eben Enasco Kingsley Benin City A 44-year-old native doctor has been stabbed to death in Benin City. The victim identified simply as Owe was allegedly stabbed in the chest by a lady during a domestic brawl in his residence opposite Use Market Road Junction, Upper Siluko Road, Benin City, last Friday. It gathered that, the lady was said to be ...

Clark calls for equal Rights for girl child as Voke wins Miss Local Govt

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By Our Correspondent Burutu Council Chairman, Chief Ebikeme Clark has encouraged parents to accord the girl child equal education as their male counterpart. Miss Oyeghe Vanessa Voke of Isoko North Local Government Area,winner of Miss Local Government Delta State. Chief Clark made the assertion during the maiden edition of Miss Local Government, Delta State organized by D.O’s Entertainment at NNPC ...

HON. JUSTICE AMBROSA’s GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION TRIBUNAL VINDICATED BY HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PANELS

Out of the 31 State Constituencies challenged by the APC and which were considered by various Panels on the merit, APC successfully moved the Election Tribunal (different panels) based on credible and overwhelming evidence to nullify Elections in 19 constituencies at FIRST INSTANCE. One (1) of the constituencies (OKRIKA) was not considered on the merit, ...

Rivers APC hails Nigerian Supreme Court as Wike loses appeal on jurisdiction

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By Nwaorgu Faustinus The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has  lauded the Nigerian Supreme Court on its decision to throw out the bid by Wike to declare the sitting of the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja as being against the law. The apex court ruled that the President of the Court of ...

Ogor Rejoices Over Okowa’s Victory at Election Tribunal

By Our Correspondent Minority Leader, House of Representatives and Member Representing Isoko Federal Constituency, Hon Leo Ogor, has congratulated the Executive Governor of Delta State Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and the People's Democratic Party, PDP on the victory of the Governor and the party at the Elections Petitions Tribunal. The Federal lawmaker says he feels fulfilled and elated over ...

TRIBUNALS AND OUR WEAK POLITICAL SYSTEM

By Alex Osondu Atawa-Akpodiete* Albert Einstein supposedly said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Since the return to democracy in 1999, we have had the same recurring decimal in our elections, which are the unending election petitions. On March 28, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari won the Presidential election and ...

APC condemns PDP’s declaration of war against the Nigerian judiciary

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By Nwaorgu Faustinus The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed shock over how the Peoples Democratic Party has launched out on large-scale smear campaign on the Nigerian judiciary following the recent court pronouncements that appear not to favour the PDP and their candidates at the various election petition tribunals especially the ...

Tribunal Judgement: We dedicate victory to those killed in the struggle – APC

…Challenges Wike to submit to fresh polls if he is indeed popular By Nwaorgu Faustinus The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has dedicated Saturday’s victory over Chief Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to its members killed during the campaign period and the annulled election itself, ...

Navy Vows to Stamp Out Oil Theft, Illegal Refineries from Niger Delta Region

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By Francis Sadhere The Nigerian Navy has vowed to stamp out illegal oil theft and oil bunkering in the Niger Delta region, just as it pledges to work with other security agents to stamp out all forms of vices in the Nigerian waterways. Commodore Raimi Omuya Mohammed The new Commanding Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta, Commodore ...

Delta State Election Petition Tribunal: Igbuya commends Judges, Ighoyota

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The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya has commended the judges of the National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba for upholding the election of Senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Chief Ighoyota Amori. Hon. Monday Iguya Mr. Igbuya praised the distinguished member of the Nigerian senate ...

Oshiomhole commissions ultra-modern market in Uromi

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By Eben Enasco Kingsley Benin City Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has commissioned an ultra-modern 160-shop market in Uromi, built by the Esan North East Local Government Area Chairman, Mr Sam Oboh. Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State The Governor said it was a thing of joy that at a time that some local Government Chairmen were giving excuses on why they could ...
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