IMO: Supreme Court Judgment and Emotionalism

By Okey Kingsley What is absolutely certain is the presence of political event that we will engage ourselves with discussing. Whether the discussions have had any progressive fruits in our policy and politics is the 1 million question. The most recent political altercation which seems to be examining the fabrics of our justice system is the Supreme Court judgment on Imo Gubernatorial election. I have hitherto failed to comment on the judgment following the delay in the release of the reasoning behind the judgment. However, I refused to continue resisting…

Delta Passes Judiciary Financial Autonomy Bill Into Law

Members of Delta State House of Assembly ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State House of Assembly today has passed the Delta State Judiciary Funds Management (Financial Autonomy) Bill, into law. The Speaker, Rt Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori who presided over plenary described the passage as a milestone for democracy in Delta State. According to him, the bill will strengthen the financial autonomy granted to the judicial arm of government. “At the Committee of the Whole, Members painstakingly went through the Delta State Judiciary Funds Management (Financial Autonomy) Bill. Contributions and amendments were made by Members which aided us…

Crane Accident Kills One In Koko

Nigerian Police By Temi Boyo KOKO/Nigeria: A young man, known as Jerry Ogheneremo, has reportedly died during a crane accident last Friday that occurred in Koko, headquarters of Warri North Local government Area, Delta State. The deceased, who was said to be in his 30s, and hails from Ughelli, was a staff of Ebenco Global Link Services, a waste management and an oil servicing company in Koko community, and served as the crane operator for the company before he met his untimely death. The accident was said to have occurred…

Court Of Appeal Complex, Asaba Ready Feb. 3

Court of Appeal Complex, Asaba Division ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday said the Court of Appeal Complex for the Asaba Division would be inaugurated on Feb. 3, 2020. Okowa who inspected ongoing work at the complex located at Mariam Babangida Way, told newsmen that finishing touches were being made to ensure that everything was in place before the inauguration. He expressed satisfaction with the level of work done so far on the project and stated that the functionality of the court would bring a lot of…

Onuesoke Faults Federal Government Position on Amotekun

IBADAN/Nigeria: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has faulted the position of the Federal Government on the Southwest security outfit codenamed, Operation Amotekun. He described the Federal Government position as unfair and not in tandem with the principle of egalitarianism being preached by the present All Progressive Congress (APC)-led administration. Onuesoke who made this known on the side line at Ibadan, Oyo State during a security workshop noted that the use of village hunters and vigilante personnel adopted by the security outfit presented the best form of community policing. The PDP Chieftain stated that  the grassroots-oriented…

Court Restrains Kaduna NUJ, Others From SWAN Affairs

KADUNA/Nigeria: A Chief Magistrates Court in Kaduna has restrained the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), and others from holding meetings, election in the name of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) or NUJ SWAN. This followed a motion filed by Barrister Dan Paul Fredericks in respect of SWAN Board of Trustees on Monday January 13, 2020. In the Motion on Notice addressed to the respondents; from the Court Holden in Barnawa, Zango H. Jacob, Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi and the NUJ, the court also restrained them from any subject matter that refers to the…

Delta Gets New CP, As Adeyinka Proceeds to NIPS

Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa By Patrick Ochei ASABA/Nigeria: A new Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa has taken over the leadership of Delta State Police Command from CP Adeyinka Adeleke who is proceeding on a course at the National Institute of Policy and Strategy Studies in Jos with immediate effect. The new helmsman who took over the mantle of leadership at exactly 1:37pm on Thursday 2nd January, 2020, has declared that he has come to build a formidable security structure from where his predecessor had stopped. He therefore, posited that he…

Woman Caught Strangling Her Child in Mercyland Ministry

WARRI/Nigeria: There was pandemonium in a well known Church in Warri, Delta State, run by a popular TV Evangelist, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin as a woman tried to strangle her few months old baby. The woman, (name withheld) was apprehended by observed members in the church premises who drew the attention of the church security who rescued the baby and took the mother to Ebrumede Police Station for questioning. At the station the woman confessed that she wants to kill her child due to frustration as her husband has abandoned…

EFCC Arraigns Suspected Member of a “Fake Travel Documents/Visa Syndicate”

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, arraigned a woman, Rabbi Okpara, before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama for allegedly issuing fake international passports to people. Ms Okpara was arraigned on a four-count charge of using her travel agency, Green Valley Concept Limited, to lure unsuspecting members of the public to acquire travel documents, which unknown to them, were fake. She pleaded not guilty to the charges when read to her. One of the charges was that Rabbi Okpara and Jude Ugbaja (…

Yuletide: Drive Against Traffic, Be Arrested, Okowa Warns

  Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right); Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro (right); Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi (2nd left) and Kayode Adeleye (left) and other Corps Marshal, during the Flag Off of Yuletide Monitoring and Control of Traffic held in Government House Asaba. FRIDAY 20 /12/19 PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI AND JIBUNOR SAMUEL. ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has warned motorists using the Asaba-Onitsha road, especially at the River Niger Bridge end, to desist from driving against traffic or risk arrest and impoundment of vehicle.…