Congress: Delta APC Elects Fmr Commissioner, Sobotie As State Chairman

THE nationwide State Congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC held across the country, Saturday, held in Delta State in a peaceful and rancour free atmosphere. The officers were elected unopposed by affirmation of the accredited delegates from the 25 local government areas which began at 11:50am through voice votes.   One-time Delta State Commissioner for Environment, Engr Omeni Sobotie was elected as State Chairman of the party at the Congress which was held at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba.   Also elected at the congress which was…

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Publisher Of Advocate Newspaper, Onitsha Looses Mother At 94

By Andrew Darrah/Ughelli   Madam Agness Oyekokama , mother of the publisher and Editor-In-Chief, Advocate Newspaper, Mr. Ogaga Shedrack Onitsha, is dead. Born Saturday May 13, 1927, Madam Oyekokama passed on at the age of 94 years old. She died on Thursday October 14, 2021 at her residence in Abbi Town of Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State. Mama Oyekokama was briefly sick before her passage in the presence of her children. Until her death, she was a successful trader, committed Church leader and Community leader, a philanthropists,…

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ANAMBRA ELECTIONS: IG Deploys Over 34,000 Security Personnel As Police Review Security Threat Analysis

  As IGP orders deployment of 34,587 police personnel, 3 Police helicopters, others to Anambra State The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered the mobilization and deployment of a total of Thirty-Four Thousand, Five Hundred and Eighty-Seven (34,587) police personnel, three (3) Police Helicopters, technical capabilities of the Police Airwing, the Force Marine and the Force Animal Branch, and other operational assets for the Anambra State Gubernatorial Elections slated for 6th November, 2021. The IGP made this known today, 14th October, 2021…

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Analysis & Opinion: Is This The Land Of Our Birth?

By Sunny Awhefeada   Nigeria held great promise for my generation in our childhood, and I must add that it still holds same for me despite our present ordeal! While growing up, Nigeria was the ideal place to be born and be brought up. Although we were born just after the Civil War, we grew up not knowing that a war was fought. The victims of the war put the tragic experience behind them and got sucked in by the ideal and idea of Nigerianism. We grew up in different…

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PROSPER IWOMA EDO: CELEBRATING A QUINTESSENTIAL POLITICIAN, APOSTLE OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

  BY ALEX OVIE   He is a household name not because he is a descendant of the notable Edo dynasty of Igbide kingdom, but like the proverbial chip off the old block, he has carved a niche for himself, creating a life larger than most people his age could only dream. He is Chief Hon. Prosper Iwoma Edo, Omonotomo of Igbide kingdom and the amiable special Assistant to the Delta state Governor on DESOPADEC matters. Prosper Iwomatejor Edo was born on October 14, 1978 in Igbide, son of devout…

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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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Tension As Suspected Herdsmen Destroy Cassava Farm In Delta Community

By Uruemu Favour-Ughelli   There is serious tension as fulani herdsmen allegedly destroyed a cassava farm worth millions of naira in Oviri-Olomu Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State. The herdsmen and their cows were nowhere to be found. Their leader simply identified as Garba could not also be reached at the time of this report. However, there were traces of the footprints of the cows and the herdsmen at the cassava farm. Tongues are wagging as the owner of the cassava farmer, Pastor Monday Eseoghene count…

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IG, Baba Alkali Denies The Returning Of SARS

Nigeria Inspector General of Police,  Usman Baba Alkali has denied the trending publications that he has authorized the return of the disbanded  Special Anti Robbery Squad, SAR. In a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, The The IGP therefore calls on members of the public to disregard the report which is absolutely false and deliberately intended to disinform and misinform members of the public.   According to the release, the IGP has no plan to bring back SARS.   The statement PRESS RELEASE NO PLAN…

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President Buhari Presents 2022 Budget, Read His Speech At The National Assembly

  1. It is my great pleasure to be here once again to present the 2022 Federal Budget Proposals to this distinguished Joint Session of the National Assembly. 2. Distinguished and Honourable leaders, and members of the National Assembly, let me start by commending you for the expeditious consideration and passage of the Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2021. This further underscores your commitment to our collective efforts to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic and address the various security challenges facing our country. 3. I will also take this opportunity to thank you…

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Analysis & Opinion: When Silence Spoke

By Sunny Awhefeada   An intriguing relationship sustains the deployment of words in different contexts be it serious or banal. What students of structuralism call binary opposition is one depiction of the multiplicity of the tendencies to which words can be subjected. The storehouse of words throws up choices, options or variations from which the user selects to suit his whim in giving words to his thoughts. Silence and speech share the opposite and intriguing tendency which the oeuvre of language epitomizes. Both are opposites and complementary in more ways…

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