• Governor Okowa sacks aide for alleged defrauding Dogara of N250,000

    Governor Okowa sacks aide for alleged defrauding Dogara of N250,000

    Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has sacked his Senior Special Assistant on Protocol, Mr. Temple Mudi, for allegedly defrauding the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, of N250,000.

    The Speaker, it was gathered in Government House, Asaba, yesterday was allegedly defrauded by Okowa’s sacked aide when he visited the Big Heart state for a public function.

    Temple was said to have privately approached the Speaker and told him that ‘one of his convoy vehicles hit his Hilux van when […]

  • Governor Okowa kicks off job creation scheme for youths

    Governor Okowa kicks off job creation scheme for youths

    As a way out of the high unemployment rate in the country, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, has flagged-off the 2016 cycle of his administration’s job creation scheme.

    The programme was flagged-off at Amukpe, Sapele Local Council.The governor said during the initial programme, a total of 17,173 private sector jobs of both skilled and unskilled workers were created through projects, policies and programmes out of which 6,800 were direct jobs while 10,373 were indirect jobs, of both skilled and unskilled workers.

    The […]

  • Okowa urges parents to spend time with their children

    Okowa urges parents to spend time with their children

    Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has charged Deltans to be committed to God and bring up their children in the ways of the Lord.

    Speaking at the weekend, during the funeral service held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Emede, Isoko South Local Government Area for late Mr. Shedrach Amagada, father of Dame Orezi Esievo, member representing Isoko South1 constituency in the State House of Assembly, Senator Okowa advised parents to spend time with their children and direct them aright in […]

  • PDP will be in control of all 36 states by 2019, says Okowa

    PDP will be in control of all 36 states by 2019, says Okowa

    Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Thursday, expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win all the states of the federation in the 2019 general elections.

    He spoke in Owa, Ika North-East local government area of Delta State, while addressing PDP members after the local government congress in the area.

    The governor said though Delta State was the home of PDP, the peaceful ward and local government congresses were clear evidence that the reconciliation and consensus efforts of the […]

  • Governor Okowa urged to rename Delta varsity after Ibru

    Governor Okowa urged to rename Delta varsity after Ibru

    The National Coordinator of Niger Delta Peace Coalition (NDPC), Zik Gbemre, yesterday urged Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, to immortalise late Olorogun Felix Ibru by renaming the Delta State University after him.

    Gbemre, in a letter to Okowa, said the late Ibru was the one that upgraded the university to a fullfledged university and was the first elected civilian governor of the state.

    “There is no better way to immortalise him than to name the state university after him, just the […]

  • Delta government sets to retire 147 over-age varsity staff

    Delta government sets to retire 147 over-age varsity staff

    According to reports, No fewer than 147 “over-aged” teaching and non-teaching staff of Delta State-owned tertiary institutions have been pencilled down for retirement.

    The affected staff are from the Colleges of Education in Agbor, Warri and Mosogar; as well as the three state-owned Polytechnics in Ogwashi-Uku, Otefe-Oghara and Ozoro respectively.

    The decision to retire the said over-aged staff was contained in a circular issued by the Director of Administration, Delta State Ministry of Higher Education, Kingsley Isichei, on behalf of the Commissioner […]

  • Delta Tribunal upholds Okowa’s Guber election

    Delta Tribunal upholds Okowa’s Guber election

    The Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba has dismissed the petition filed by Chief Great Ogboru of the Labour Party challenging the election of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

    Ogboru had approached the tribunal seeking for dissolution of the April 11 guber election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the ground that it was done in substantial breach of the Electoral Act.

    He further alleged that the election was marred by corrupt […]

  • Delta Tribunal: Okowa knows fate tomorrow

    Delta Tribunal: Okowa knows fate tomorrow

    The Delta state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Asaba, has given notice to deliver its ruling on Monday October 26, 2015.

    The tribunal had earlier on October 13, 2015, reserved judgment in the petitions challenging the declaration of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa of the PDP as winner of the April 11, 2015 election by INEC.

    Chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice Nasir Gumi, who reserved judgement following the adoption of written addresses by counsels to the respective parties in the disputed election, […]

  • Governor Okowa commissions Rice Mill in..

    Governor Okowa commissions Rice Mill in..

    Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor, has commissioned a multi-million naira rice mill owned by Raymond Guanah Farms Limited, threatening to revoke all undeveloped plots of land at the Asaba industrial estate.

    Okowa, who spoke while commissioning the rice mill with a capacity to produce about 200 bags of 25 kg per day, said the decision to revoke undeveloped plots was to pave way for speedy industrialisation of the state.

    The Governor, who inspected equipment at Raymos Guana’s farm in Asaba, explained that […]

  • No Room For Selfish Ambition In Delta, says new Gov. Okowa

    No Room For Selfish Ambition In Delta, says new Gov. Okowa

    It was reported that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta said his administration was determined to build a new future for the state and its people.
    In doing this, he stated that there would be no room for parochial interests and selfish ambition.
    Okowa stated this while addressing people of the state after his inauguration as governor on Friday in Asaba.

    He warned that government business would no longer be “business as usual”.
    “The future we all seek has no room for parochial interest and […]

  • Meet & See faces of PDP guber ticket winners in Nigerian States (Latest)

    Meet & See faces of PDP guber ticket winners in Nigerian States (Latest)

     

    PDP Lagos State, About 846 delegates across the Lagos State 20 local government participated in the guber primaries. Mr. Agbaje Jimi has been declared the winner of the Lagos PDP governorship primaries. Agbaji scored 434 votes to defeat former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who had 346.

     

    PDP Cross Rivers State, Senator Ben Ayade, National Assembly Cross Rivers North Sen. District secures the PDP guber ticket for the 2015 election in the state. Ayade polled 752 votes to […]