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Senator Omo-Agege, Olorogun Emerhor resolve differences in Delta APC

Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, and the Founding Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, have set aside their political differences and called for an end to the divisions in the party in the state.
Ahead of the March 6 Delta State local government council polls, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, weekend, reiterated that the elections could only be rigged if electorates go to sleep, insisting that “every vote must count”.

Delta APC crisis: Senator Omo-Agege, O’tega Emerhor meet, sue for peace

Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, and the Founding leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, weekend, sued for peace and unity in the party, maintaining that it was time to end the divisions in the party in the state.
Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori casting his votes at his Polling unit in Osubi, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State.

Voters apathy mars Delta council polls

Voters apathy characterized the council election held across the 25 local government areas of Delta State. Newsmen who monitored the elections across the state, report that polling materials arrived late at some of the wards...

Delta governor: The gains of concessioning Asaba airport

The International lounge of the Asaba International Airport hosted prominent Deltans, top Government functionaries and investors Tuesday as the Airport was concessioned to a master concessionaire (FIDC-Menzies Consortium, now incorporated as Asaba Airport Company Limited) and sub-concessionaires of technical partners with a designated area of investment for 30 years by the State Government after five years of rigorous and painstaking exercise.
The Lagos State Government has hinted of intensive efforts being made to abort the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest as well as a competing #DefendLagos rally.

Lekki Estate residents list conditions for toll gate reopening

Residents of estates around Lekki, under the aegis of Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA), have given the Lagos State Government and Lekki Concession Company (LCC), managers of the Lekki/Epe Expressway, conditions for the re-opening of the Lekki Toll Gate.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos governor orders probe into ‘brutalisation’ of Lekki tollgate protesters

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to institute an investigation into the harassment of some protesters who were arrested during last Saturday’s botched protest at the Lekki Tollgate.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

IGP prays court to investigate ex-minister for ‘workers’ abuse’

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday, prayed the Federal High Court, Abuja, to allow the police to investigate a former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, over alleged staff abuse.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has described the death of the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BGL PLC, Albert Okumagba, as a great and colossal loss to the capital market industry, to the Urhobos, Delta State and Nigeria at large.

Senator Omo-Agege: Era of politics of fewer the better is over

The Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Wednesday, said the era of the fewer the better in politics was over, insisting that they were in the era of the more the merrier.

Investors told to harness agricultural potentials of Urhobo land

Prominent Urhobo leaders have called on investors to harness the huge agricultural potentials in Urhobo land to create employment and reduce the level of poverty among the people of the ethnic nationality.
Residents of Agbarha-Otor, the country home of the former first civilian governor of Delta State, Olorogun Felix Ibru, were sacked from their homes on Sunday by rampaging flooding after a persistent downpour.

Flood sacks residents of former Delta governor’s community

Residents of Agbarha-Otor, the country home of the former first civilian governor of Delta State, Olorogun Felix Ibru, were sacked from their homes on Sunday by rampaging flooding after a persistent downpour.
Former Minister of State for Education, Mr. Kenneth Gbagi, has declared his intention to contest the governorship election of 2023 in Delta state, saying it is not too early to start preparing for the contest.

Ex-minister sympathises with Ughelli-South flood victims

Former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has sympathised with flood victims displaced from their homes in several communities of Ughelli-South Local Government Area in Delta State.
Former Minister of State for Education, Mr. Kenneth Gbagi, has declared his intention to contest the governorship election of 2023 in Delta state, saying it is not too early to start preparing for the contest.

Olorogun Gbagi not arrested – media aide

Former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has not been arrested by the police, his Media Assistant, Mr Sylvester Omonigho, has disclosed.

One ‘dead’ in violent PDP primary election in Cross River

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Cross River North Senatorial By-election primary was laced with violence as one person was feared dead, two others shot and journalists, delegates were teargassed.
The Chairman, Board of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Wada Maida, has been elected on the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom.

Ima Niboro urged President Buhari to name NAN HQ after Wada Maida

Former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Olorogun Ima Niboro, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rename the corporate headquarters of the agency after former Managing Director, Malam Wada Maida, who passed away on Monday.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate queries N1.121 billion spent by NDDC IMC on public communication

The Senate has raised the alarm over the N1.121 billion spent by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, on Public Communication.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

PANDEF urges President Buhari to inaugurate NDDC board to check Senator Akpabio’s excesses

National Youth Leader, Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Olorogun Vincent Oyibode, Wednesday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate without any further delay the new board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, previously screened and confirmed by the Senate, to check the highhandedness of the Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

Court sentences man to prison for stealing water tank

A Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Akintunde Segun, to one year imprisonment for stealing a water tank belonging to the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).
A former Federal Commissioner for Works, Major-General Orho Obada, is dead. Obada, who also served as the Commissioner representing Delta State in the Federal Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission in 2006, reportedly died on Saturday night after a brief illness.

UPU mourns General Obada, two others

The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) has expressed grief over the demise of three of its illustrious sons, Major-General Orho Esio Obada (retd), Chief Tom Amioku and Hon Joyce Overah in five days.
The ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, CFR, as his new Chief of Staff.

Ibrahim Gambari’ll give President Buhari’s administration a global appeal – ex-minister

Former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff will pave the way for the administration to be reckoned with internationally.

Ogun PDP gets new executive committee

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, deepened on Friday, as the faction loyal to Senator Buruji Kashamu, inaugurated its new state executive members to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Ogun doctors begin three-day warning strike amid coronavirus

The Association of Resident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, says its members will commence a three-day warning strike on Monday.
Donating the food items on behalf of the State Government, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, said the security forces in the State are partners in the development agenda of the State.

Ogun extends stimulus package to security personnel

As part of efforts to appreciate the role being played by security personnel during the lockdown in Ogun State as well as mitigate its economic effects on their families, the State Government has donated some food items to officers across all security outfits operating in the State.

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The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

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The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

UN expresses worry over violence against women in Nigeria

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Ex-COAS: OPC, IPOB are just like Boko Haram

The immediate past Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdul-Rahman Dambazau (rtd), on Friday said the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC) and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are extremist groups like Boko Haram.
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Amaju Pinnick faults Ayiri Emami’s position on emergence of new Warri monarch

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Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku broke the record of Brazilian legend, Ronaldo after firing Inter Milan eight points clear at the top of Serie A on Saturday with the only goal in a 1-0 win at Bologna.
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Northern governors task acting IGP on proactive security measures

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Everton blow late lead against Crystal Palace

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