Delta 2023: Group, DLM Calls For Convocation Confrence Of Ethnic Nationalities

By Emmanuel Amatutu   A political pressure group, Deltans Live Matter, Monday, called for the convocation of conference of ethnic nationalities in Delta State where the issue of zoning of the State Governorship could be discussed.   Global Coordinator of the group, Mr Moses Abeh, who made the call during a press conference in Asaba, said: “If zoning of the governorship seat is in the interest of deltans, that means no particular zone has the right to permanently take first in every round. We believe in zoning based on good conscience…

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Delta 2023: Loyibo Urges Aspirants To Shun Politics Of Violence

By Omoghene Benedict   AHEAD of the 2023 general elections, the Traditional Prime Minister of Tuomo kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, Chief Mike Loyibo has urged Governorship and other aspirants in the State to shun violence and play by the rules of the game.   Loyibo who made the call when he and other Ijaws leaders of thought received Chief David Edevbie, a Governorship aspirant and two Delta South Senatorial aspirants, Sir Ayodele Ottighiwa and Chief Michael Diden (a.k.a Ejele), told the aspirants not to indulge in campaigns that would…

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Kidnapped Bayelsa Commissioner Rescued, As Douye Diri Dethrones Community Monarch And Others

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri has with immediate effect dethroned the traditional ruler of Otuokpoti community, Chief A. C. T. Wongo and others following the rescue of the Commissioner Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Federal Otokito. The commissioner according to sources was rescued by security agents after spending day with his suspected kidnappers in their den.   This is just as the Bayelsa State Police Command have declared four persons, Joshua Abi, Clergy Okio Mabinton, Azini and Gift Tebeda wanted in connection with the incident. Douye Diri in a…

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DELTA 2023: THE REALITY OF ‘WHO THE CAP FITS’

By Charles Enuma   As the race for who eventually occupies the Dennis Osadebe House Asaba as the Number One Citizen of Delta State heightens, there appears to be a general consensus that Delta Central Senatorial District is poised to produce the next occupant, according to what has been loosely termed the Zoning Formula of the Ruling Party PDP.  Delta Central Senatorial District comprises 8 LGAs out of the 25 that make up the entire State and it is predominantly occupied by the Urhobos that also form the highest homogeneous…

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Ex-militants Warn Bayelsa State Govt Against Return Of Oporomor Cluster Board Members

By Ebebi Sefugha/YENAGOA Ex-militant leaders in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa state have issued warning to the state government over the alleged  returning of Community Trust members to the Oporomor Cluster Board. In a statement signed by “General” Clinton Ebiama, spokesperson of the state chapter of the ex-militants, Phase II, and “General” Akpos Gala Komman stated that “It would be a grievous mistake for any former member of the Community Trust particularly from Amabulou community to be returned into the Oporomor Cluster Board while many others are waiting. According…

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Keyamo Led APC Faction In Delta State Is Illegal -Ituru

The Directorate of Media and Publicity of  the Delta State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Sunday, described the State Executive of the party put in place by Chief Festus Keyamo led Leaders Council as illegal, an afterthought, insisting that there was no harmonized list after the October 16th Congress.   The APC in a statement by Mr. Pius Ituru of the Directorate of Media and Publicity, condemned the press release announcing the harmonization of the State Executive of the party credited to a group of persons of who “parade themselves…

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DAVID EDEVBIE: THE GOVERNOR THAT DELTANS NEED

BY ENDURANCE IKANONE   By February, 2023, the electorates in Delta State will go to the polls to elect a governor that would steer the affairs of the State for a period of four years. Anticipatorily, Deltans will be expected to make an informed choice amongst the candidates that will be vying for the number one position in the state. Perhaps among the qualities Deltans will be looking forward in arriving at their choice of candidate will include competence, experience, intellectual capacity and the antecedents of the candidates. However, among…

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DESOPADEC Has Saved Over N380m From Its Biometric Initiative For Last Two Years- Askia Ogieh

By Joe Favour THE Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, has revealed that the commission has recovered over three hundred and eighty million naira, N380m from the blockage of human loopholes and infractions through its biometric initiatives. Addressing newsmen after a two days media tour of projects executed by the commission in the three senatorial districts of the state, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the board, Bashorun Askia Ogieh said, “On assumption of office two years ago, the Board adopted a bottom-up model where communities in…

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Delta Speaker, Oborevwori Bags Midwest Legislator Of The Year Award

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has been presented with the Midwest Legislator of the year award. The Publisher/ CEO of Midwest Tempo, Emeka Ogbeide (JP), said at the Award ceremony held at the Function Hall of Prestige Hotel in Benin City, Edo State capital, on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 that the numerous accomplishments of the Speaker in his legislative and administrative responsibilities earned him the award. According to him; “Your numerous accomplishments in your legislative and administrative responsibilities have been noted…

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Edevbie Mourns, Commiserates With Okunbo Family

The immediate past Chief of Staff to Delta State Governor, Olorogun David Edevbie has commiserated with the family of  late Captain Hosa Wells Okunbo. In a statement vide his facebook the Delta State governorship hopeful in 2023 held that Captain Hosa’s death is  a big blow to the Aviation industry, Nigeria as a nation and the people of Edo State, particularly his immediate family.   He said, “I commiserate with the Okunbo family of Edo State on the demise of their Father, Husband, and Brother, Captain (Dr.) Idahosa Wells Okunbo…

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