OPINION: Edo-A House Divided Against Itself

Isaac Asabor “And knowing their thoughts, He said to them. Any kingdom that is divided against itself is being brought to desolation and laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will last or continue to stand.” Without any iota of exaggeration, the foregoing scriptural injunction which is written in the Bible in the book of Matthew chapter 12 verse 25 is already coming into fulfillment if the crisis that is presently rocking the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) is anything to go by. As everyone that…

How Oshiomhole Boys Plans To Invade House of Assembly to Inaugurate New Speaker Met Stiff Resistance from Edo Youths

BENIN CITY/Nigeria: On Thursday move, followed attempt by three suspended lawmakers of the house and two others who’s seats were declared vacant by the former Deputy Speaker, Hon. Yekini Idiaye to forcefully break into the Assembly Complex, hold plenary and inaugurate the 12-members-elect that are loyal to the former Governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Yekini Idiaye and Clifford Agbaje, members representing Akoko-Edo Constituency 1 and 2, and Hon. Nosayaba Okunbor, Orhiomwon East Constituency on Tuesday openly endorsed the Candidate APC in the forthcoming Governorship election in the State,…

Ndokwa Easterners to FG, Oil Companies Do the Needful Or….

By Nkechi Odumosor ABOH/Nigeria: The continued negligence of the economic and social wellbeing of the people of the Ndoshimili Indigenous People of Ndokwa East, NIPONE, in Delta State, had reached a fever pitch, as the people had decided to challenge the authourities and the oil companies operating in the area, if their demands are not addressed, within two weeks. In a statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Olise Imegwu, Secretary, Dr. Adaobi Ugbomeh and seven others, the people of Ndoshimili, stated that it “is painful to note that although our…

IHRC Recognises Okowa’s Aide International Award

ASABA/Nigeria: The International Human Rights Commission, IHRC, had in its 2020 International Human Rights Commission Award, recognised Mr. Ossai Ovie Success, an Aide to the Delta State governor, for his community development efforts. Ossai received the International Human Rights Commission, IHRC Award for being a community trailblazer and youth influencer This was stated by the Secretary-General, Prof Rafal Marcin Wasik of IHRC, and the Nigeria Country Head, Dr. Sani Friday represented by the Delta State Representative of IHRC, Fidelis Onakpoma, alongside, Barr. Elizabeth Ekwerekwu, Comr. Eseagwu Peter Nnamdi, Dr. Uche…

The Claim on Palliatives is Baseless – Odili

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has refuted claims by the erstwhile Chairman of the COVID-19 Palliatives Distribution Committee of the NDDC, High Chief Sobomabo Jackrich, that N6.25 billion funds approved for the procurement and distribution of COVID 19 palliatives to the poor people of the Niger Delta region was embezzled by the Interim Management Committee, IMC. The Commission in a statement signed by NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Obi Odili and circulated to local, regional and international news platforms, journalists, editors and media practitioners stated that the…

Chinese Loans: Eze Charges NASS to Resist Urge of Being Used Against the Development Interest of the Old Eastern Region

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has again, had called on the National Assembly not to be a clog on the will of development of the old eastern region of Nigeria, through its probe into the Chinese loan for the development of Nigeria, as he again allayed the fear that China may soon invade the country to take over critical national assets to settle Nigeria’s sovereign debts. In a statement made available to media houses, Eze, who had earlier lent his voice against the…

STATEMENT: Our Position on Nation Restructuring- By Social and Economic Justice Advocacy (SEJA)

For over a decade, there has been a consistent clamour by well meaning Nigerians, ethnic/tribal as well as specialized groups for restructuring of the nation’s political architecture. As a group, we have had the opportunity of reading different opinion articles expressing divergent definitional understanding or is it meanings of the term restructuring. While some for example see restructuring as a panacea for an enduring nationhood, some are of the views that if the federal character is implemented to the later, it will take care of the result that restructuring is…

CACOVID: Delta Starts Food Distribution to Mitigate Effect of COVID-19

ASABA/Nigeria: In its continuation process to ensure that Deltans do not suffer the untold hardship of the economic effect of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the state government had flagged off the distribution of the National Food Distribution Programme of the private sector Coalition Against COVID-19. Flagging of the distribution, the state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday, said his administration would continue to partner the private sector and individuals in mitigating the debilitating effects of COVID-19 on the less-privileged in the state. He lauded CA-COVID for deeming it necessary to pull…

We Are Making Effort To Mitigate The Impact Of COVID-19 To Ease The Burden On Businesses – Abdullahi Candido

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council Hon. Abdullahi Candido has reiterated his administration’s concerted effort to mitigate the down economic impact of COVID-19 especially to ease the burdens on businesses within the Area Council. Candido made this known during a Virtual Dialogue on Taxation and Post COVID Challenges for Businesses held on Tuesday, 4th August, 2020. “As a result of our sensitivity to this plight being faced by everyone., the council amongst strategies has opened up a citizens’ engagement and feedback mechanism through an e-governance system to enable…

CSO’S Recommends Way forward for Risk Reduction, Disastrous Management

ASABA/Nigeria: An eight-man committee selected from Non Governmental Organizations to find solution to Disaster, risk reduction and climate change management in the country and the world at large has come up with a communiqué on the way forward. The communiqué was issued at the end of a two-day Interactive Session on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Management held in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State. The interactive session was geared towards reducing the socio-economic vulnerabilities to disaster as well as dealing with environmental risk and other…