2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

2023 Election: ECOWAS, IPAC task political actors in South East, South-South on peaceful elections

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has called on all candidates and political parties in Nigeria, especially in the South East and South-South geological zones to more than ever before embrace peace and works towards the credible outcome of 2023…

PROF AKPOTU APPEALS TO ISOKO PEOPLE TO EVALUATE TRUE POLITICAL POSITION

PROF AKPOTU APPEALS TO ISOKO PEOPLE TO EVALUATE TRUE POLITICAL POSITION

From MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE The President General of the Isoko Apex social cultural organization, ISOKO Development Union (IDU), Prof. Chris Akpotu, has again appealed to all Isoko sons and daughters, home and diaspora to critically evaluate the true position of the Isoko…

<strong>THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED AND PROSPERING ECONOMY </strong>

THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED AND PROSPERING ECONOMY 

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 12, January 2023 1.0  INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Fact Sheet Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheet” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements of job and wealth creation, development of infrastructure, urban renewal, transformation of education and health systems, peace and security, social…

UK Group Condemn Delta “stomach infrastructure” politicians who recently left PDP

UK Group Condemn Delta “stomach infrastructure” politicians who recently left PDP

The Delta Advocate 4 Sheriff, United Kingdom(UK) has condemned and described as laughable recent defections from the PDP by persons who have benefited immensely from the party in the last 20years. The group’s president, Chief Dr. Ogheneovoh Amurun and secretary Engr. Ufuoma…

<em>NIGERIA: A FEW DAYS TO DESTINY</em>

NIGERIA: A FEW DAYS TO DESTINY

–By Austen Akhagbeme: In almost everywhere around the world, attention is arguably focused on Nigeria, the most populous Afro-skin nation in the world and her destiny, as the general elections draw near. Our enormous natural and human resources and the accompanying paradox…

<em>OLUSEGUN OBASANJO: TO LOVE OR TO LOATHE?</em>

OLUSEGUN OBASANJO: TO LOVE OR TO LOATHE?

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Everybody seems to know General Olusegun Obasanjo, the former Nigerian military Head of state and civilian president, but not everyone loves him. And this is a fact of life and the scripture. OBJ, as he’s fondly called it, means…

My life or His Publicity? When Zulum made a call

My life or His Publicity? When Zulum made a call

–By Isa Gusau: Our boss, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, my family and closest friends wouldn’t like what I am about to publicly reveal. I deeply apologise. Last week, I had a surgery at Max Multi Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, India. The…

KACRAN Commends FG for Organizing Regional Herders-Farmers Confab

KACRAN Commends FG for Organizing Regional Herders-Farmers Confab

Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN) has commended the federal government for organizing regional Herders-Farmers conference. The association in a statement on Tuesday by it’s National President, Hon Khalil Bello said “KACRAN highly appreciates the Hon Minister of Agriculture for…

2023: Peter Obi in Trouble As Strong Igbo Leader Disassociates Self From Ex-Gov’s Presidential Bid

2023: Peter Obi in Trouble As Strong Igbo Leader Disassociates Self From Ex-Gov’s Presidential Bid

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: The Presidential ambition of the candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi may have hit the rock as a prominent Igbo leader in Anambra, Prince Arthur Eze, reportedly disassociated himself from the ex-governor’s ambition.  Our correspondent reports…

<strong>Another Anambra Community Invokes Deities To Fight Gunmen, Crimes</strong>

Another Anambra Community Invokes Deities To Fight Gunmen, Crimes

-From SUNNY A.  DAVID: To stem the tide of crimes and criminalities in their area, Oba Community in Idemili South Local Government Area in Anambra State has invoked their deities. The spiritual action was sequel to series of crimes committed  within Oba…

Delta 2023 and the case for Oborevwori

Delta 2023 and the case for Oborevwori

-By Festus Okubor: ALL through the ages, great leaders, who impacted their generations and times rose from among the people and suffered as they emerged from nothingness to become something. The examples of Winston Churchill of Great Britain, Abraham Lincoln of America,…

<em>TOWARDS 2023: THE TRUE CAMPAIGNERS VERSUS SHOWBOATERS</em>

TOWARDS 2023: THE TRUE CAMPAIGNERS VERSUS SHOWBOATERS

-By Austen AKHAGBEME: After the initial surge and the baring of the campaign fangs on the electorates last November, the politicians campaigning for the next general election in Nigeria are gradually slowing down. This probably owes partly to the CBN’s new Naira…

OPINION: No To BAND, No To EDGE, No To Omo-Agege

OPINION: No To BAND, No To EDGE, No To Omo-Agege

Patriotism is fast becoming a scarce commodity among Nigerian politicians, many of who pursue power inordinately for selfish and raw egoistic reasons. Some Nigerian politicians do not understand the essence of politics except to grab power, steal it and deploy it to…

<em>ADEMOLA ADELEKE: DUSTING THE DUSTY TABLES</em>

ADEMOLA ADELEKE: DUSTING THE DUSTY TABLES

-By Austen Akhagbeme: With all the expected pomp, fanfare, music and excitement reminiscent of the amiable personality of the newly sworn-in governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Jackson Adeleke took over the reins of power bestriding a trojan horse. His youthful mindset,…

World Igbo Congress in Gabon refutes Kidnapping Report of Nigerian Woman in Gabon

World Igbo Congress in Gabon refutes Kidnapping Report of Nigerian Woman in Gabon

-By Sunday Ikuesan: The World Igbo Congress, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group in Gabon has refuted the claims of the kidnapping report of a Nigerian woman of Igbo extradition named Mrs Cynthia Njoku Edmund Uzomain Gabon.  The group hinted that their rejoinder followed a news story by an online newspaper…

<em>ELECTION 2023: TOWARDS A PEOPLE’S MANIFESTO</em>

ELECTION 2023: TOWARDS A PEOPLE’S MANIFESTO

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Beyond the fallacy of identitarian commitment being displayed by most Nigerian political parties and their followers, especially in this troubled political dispensation, efforts should be made by the citizenry to demand strictly, a people’s manifesto from all the political…

RISHI SUNAK: A LESSON ON THE TRIUMPH OF ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND HARD WORK

RISHI SUNAK: A LESSON ON THE TRIUMPH OF ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND HARD WORK

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Following the lightspeed demise of the calamitous seven weeks tenure of Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak, the popular chancellor of the Exchequer, steps in as the first British Prime Minister of colour and the youngest in 200 years. At 42…

NEWS NOW!

NEWS NOW!

OKOWANOMICS SERIESOkowanomics Fact Sheet No. 8, OCTOBER-A 2022. “Historic Upliftment of Riverine, Coastal and Creek Communities of Delta State” Part I – Unprecedented Development of Transport, Housing and Market Infrastructure”. DELTA STATE JOB AND WEALTH CREATION BUREAU [DSJWCB] is pleased to publish…

<em>PDP CRISIS: AN UMBRELLA IN THE STORM</em>

PDP CRISIS: AN UMBRELLA IN THE STORM

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Amidst an unending crisis that has dangerously factionalised and fractionalised the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, the Party still went ahead to flag off its campaign in Governor Emmanuel Udom’s city of Uyo on Monday. And like a limping athlete,…

<em>2023 GENERAL ELECTION: THE IMPERATIVE OF AN ISSUE-BASED CAMPAIGN</em>

2023 GENERAL ELECTION: THE IMPERATIVE OF AN ISSUE-BASED CAMPAIGN

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Just a few days from now, the longest campaign period in recent time, before a general election, in Nigeria will commence. It has always been a shorter period than it is now. This unprecedented latitude will help to differentiate…

<strong>T</strong><strong>H</strong><strong>E</strong><strong> JOB AND WEALTH CREATION EVIDENCE </strong><strong>[</strong><strong>REVISED AN</strong><strong>D U</strong><strong>P</strong><strong>DATED</strong><strong>]</strong>

THE JOB AND WEALTH CREATION EVIDENCE [REVISED AND UPDATED]

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 6, September-A 2022 1.0  Introduction Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheets” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements in the social, infrastructural and economic development of Delta State. The Scorecard Series is a “book of chronicles” of Governor…

<em>SENATOR AYU AND THE ROAD TO GOLGOTHA</em>

SENATOR AYU AND THE ROAD TO GOLGOTHA

-By Austen Akhagbeme: The recent call by the youthful governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state for the resignation of the embattled Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP helped to tighten the noose Governor Wike threw at the neck of the former…

A BETTER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IS NOW IN PLACE [Part I]

A BETTER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IS NOW IN PLACE [Part I]

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 5, August-B 2022 1.0 INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly [twice-a-month] bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheets” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements in the social, infrastructural and economic development of Delta State. The Scorecard Series is a “book of chronicles” of Governor Okowa’s legacies and…

RE: Crisis Hits Labour Party; Obi And Utomi Fight Dirty Over Campaign Money

RE: Crisis Hits Labour Party; Obi And Utomi Fight Dirty Over Campaign Money

THE EPISTLE OF PERSONAL BITTERNESS AND IGNORANCE BY AGENTS OF THE GROSSLY INCOMPETENT APC LED ADMINISTRATION The attention of Labour party was drawn to the coordinated attacked launched by agents, miscreants and misfits political characters loyal to the would soon defunct APC…

2023 ELECTION AND THE DANGER OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN NIGERIA (2)

2023 ELECTION AND THE DANGER OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN NIGERIA (2)

-By Austen Akhagbeme: In the first part of this essay, I have attempted to lay a foundation for the subject matter by taking a trip through the shenaniganry of the early post-colonial politics of personalities and identity in Nigeria which characterised the…

Okowanomics: UNPRECEDENTED NETWORK OF ROADS, URBAN RENEWAL 

Okowanomics: UNPRECEDENTED NETWORK OF ROADS, URBAN RENEWAL 

AND BOOST OF THE SERVICES SECTOR Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 4, August-A 2022 Introduction Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheets” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements in the social, infrastructural and economic development of Delta State. The Scorecard Series is a “book…

<em>2023 ELECTION AND THE DANGER OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN NIGERIA (1)</em>

2023 ELECTION AND THE DANGER OF IDENTITY POLITICS IN NIGERIA (1)

-By Austen Akhagbeme: One of my many concerns as we prepare for the 2023 General election, is the wanton amplification of our fault-lines by the deliberate glorification of identity politics in our already fatigued polity today. It has become a norm even…

<em>WHAT IF PETER OBI FAILS?</em>

WHAT IF PETER OBI FAILS?

-By Austen Akhagbeme: Sometime last week, I was in the midst of a very hot debate about the suitability, capacity and phantasmagoric appearances of the three leading presidential aspirants in the forthcoming presidential election. Even when I was prickly tempted to join…

<strong>THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM</strong>

THE LEGACY OF A TRANSFORMED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Okowanomics Fact Sheet No. 3, July-B 2022 INTRODUCTION Okowanomics Scorecard Series is a semi-monthly bulletin of evidence-based “Fact Sheets” showing Governor Okowa’s spectacular achievements in the social, infrastructural and economic development of Delta State. The Scorecard Series is a “book of chronicles”…

<em>THE TERRORISTS AND THEIR AUDACIOUS THREAT</em>

THE TERRORISTS AND THEIR AUDACIOUS THREAT

–By Austen Akhagbeme: It is most disturbing and disheartening that nothing moves anyone anymore in this country; not even the government of the day. Just a few weeks ago, the advance convoy of the nation’s number one citizen was attacked by bandits…