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Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the failed litigation seeking to disqualify him on account of allegedly being an ex-convict in the United States as a mere distraction.
Kings, elders and religious leaders from Urhobo Kingdom in Delta State stormed the National Assembly at the weekend to express solidarity with the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, warning all mischief makers to leave their son alone or incur the wrath of Urhobo people.
The apex socio-cultural umbrella body of the Urhobo people, Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, Worldwide has raised an alarm that by the time Amotekun succeeds in chasing away criminals from the South West, they will relocate to the South-South and the area will become uninhabitable.
The Forum of Wards Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State has lauded the affirmation of the victory of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, at the Court of Appeal, Benin City, describing the development as a positive one geared towards the restoration of Urhobo greatness.
A Niger Delta socio-political pressure group, Ijaw People’s Development Initiative (IPDI), on Wednesday lent its voice to the demand of several other organisations in the region that the chairmanship position of the newly appointed board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) should be headed by someone from Delta State and not Edo.
A group, Delta Peoples Mandate, DPM, has called on the Nigerian Senate to confirm the appointment of Mr. Bernard Okumagba as the new Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has tasked Urhobos, the fifth largest ethnic group in Nigeria and other Deltans to sustain the follow up for resuscitation of the six sea ports in the state.
Head of the Warri Ministry Centre of the Christ Embassy, Pastor Eddie Owase, made this known on this on Tuesday night in Warri as part of activities by the church to mark Nigeria’s 59th independence.
The Niger Delta Youth Movement, Delta State Chapter, has given its nod to the appointment of Mr. Bernard Okumagba from Warri South as Managing Director, NDDC, describing it as a reward and responsibility to oil producing areas to be at the core of development of the Niger Delta.
Former governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has assured the people of Delta Central that the Urhobo nation would produce the next governor of the state in line with the zoning arrangement in place, warning against distractions from a section of the polity.
Yekini Nabena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has waded into the controversy surrounding the appointment of Mr. Bernard Okumagba by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Managing Director-designate of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), warning APC members in the oil rich Niger Delta to respect the choice.
A group, Warri Urhobo Democratic Alliance, has called on Niger Deltans to support the new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to achieve the development goals of the commission in the region.
The Isoko Progressives for Fairness, Equity and Justice, IPFEJ, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to jettison the list of nominees into the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, insisting that it was proper for the Isoko nation to produce the next Chairman of the board in the interest of fair play and equity.
Worried by what it described as injustice to the Urhobo nation, Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, CHURAC, has dragged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to court over the appointment of Chief Michael Diden as Chairman of the Board of the State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC.
Nigerian duo, Emmanuel Dennis and David Okereke, have been crowned champions of Belgium after Club Brugge were named as league champions and the rest of the season voided no thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The immediate past governor of Ogun, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, has donated N25 million to support the state government in its ongoing efforts at checking the spread of the coronavirus in the state.
Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Thursday, extending measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,700 people in the kingdom and killed 16.
The Nigerian authorities must adopt a rights-respecting approach and give clear instructions to security agencies not to abuse their powers as the nation tightens its effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, has said.
The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic will stop the “unhealthy” inflation of player wages and transfer fees in football, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge wrote in an editorial published on Thursday.
The Chairman and Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil LTD, Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija, have donated N1 billion to support Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.
Nigeria international Anthony Nwakaeme came very close to moving to coronavirus-hit China.
Rivers united FC coach Stanley Eguma has stated that he is unperturbed by the possible effects of the Covid-19 break on the momentum of his team following a break that happened at a time when the Port Harcourt based side had hit a form that has gotten them to second on the league table just four points behind league leaders Plateau United.
Katsina United FC coach Henry Makinwa has expressed indifference to the issue of the possible effects of the Covid-19 induced hiatus on the league stressing that the effects of such break on teams would be generic rather than been specific to some teams and as such nothing to brood over.
Growth in private sector credit in South Africa in February quickened to 5.09% year-on-year from 5.01% in January, central bank data showed on Monday.