2023: Isoko APC Grassroots Movement for new Delta hails party leadership, assures victory at polls

2023: Isoko APC Grassroots Movement for new Delta hails party leadership, assures victory at polls

The Isoko APC Grassroots Movement for a new Delta, a political support movement of men and women of Isoko extraction has paid a courtesy visit and pledged its support to the leadership of the All Progressive Congress in Delta state. In a statement…

<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…

<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…

Breaking: Aniagwu Appointed PDP Presidential Campaign Spokesman Ahead 2023 Polls

Breaking: Aniagwu Appointed PDP Presidential Campaign Spokesman Ahead 2023 Polls

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar has appointed the Commissioner for Information in Delta State, Mr. Charles Aniagwu as one of his spokesmen for the 2023 presidential campaign A press statement signed by Atiku’s Media Adviser, Paul Ibe notes…

Crisis Disrupts Olomoro Community Quarter Election as Izogo Rejects Result, Demands Constitution Based-Election

Crisis Disrupts Olomoro Community Quarter Election as Izogo Rejects Result, Demands Constitution Based-Election

-By Michael J. Ekokoruwe: The election into the position of 1st vice president of Olomoro Community Development Union, zoned to Ukoli quarters in Olomoro Community, Isoko South local government area, has degenerated into crisis as Hon. Chief Alex Izogo, former councilor Olomoro…

Delta@31: Delta Reps Caucus Celebrates, Felicitates Okowa, Deltans *Revels Peace, Unity, Progress

Delta@31: Delta Reps Caucus Celebrates, Felicitates Okowa, Deltans *Revels Peace, Unity, Progress

The Delta State Caucus in the House of Representatives has appreciated the unity, peace and progress that are evident in Delta State since its creation 31 years ago, despite obvious diversity in culture, linguistic, and politics. According to a statement jointly signed…

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…

DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance

DYC Boss Lauds FG’s Engagement Of Tompolo In Pipelines Surveillance

-By Albert OGRAKA: President General of Delta Youth Coalition (DYC), a frontline political pressure group in Nigeria, Mr. Chibuzor Agunwa (aka Mr. Dash), has lauded the move by the federal government to award surveillance contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo,…

<strong>Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi Visits Soludo At Amawbia</strong>

Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi Visits Soludo At Amawbia

–BY SUNNY A. DAVID: Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo says Nigerians have the option of choosing between two Anambra sons in the forthcoming Presidential election in 2023. The Governor stated this after the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi met…

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…

<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…

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan: Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Speaks Out

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan: Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu Speaks Out

On 9 August 2022, Vice Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu took questions from China Central Television and China Global Television Network on Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Q1. Over the past few days, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s…

John Akugbe’s naiveté on politics of ‘Deep Experience’

John Akugbe’s naiveté on politics of ‘Deep Experience’

The narrative by one Mr. John Akugbe, dated 2nd of August 2022 with the headline: “Okowa’s Misunderstanding and Misinterpretation of ‘Deep Experience’,” was one talk that exposed the shallow perception of the writer on politics and political talks. If he knew better,…

2023 General Election: NSCDC, UN Women Strengthen Ties to End Violence against Women in Politics

2023 General Election: NSCDC, UN Women Strengthen Ties to End Violence against Women in Politics

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and United Nations Woman have expressed readiness to work together to ensure that the rights of women especially those involved in politics towards the 2023 General Election are ensured, this is even as the…

Nigeria can’t progress without restructuring – Atiku 

Nigeria can’t progress without restructuring – Atiku 

Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, said Nigeria would continue to grapple with its current challenges unless it was restructured.  Atiku stated this at the 64th Annual Bible Study Conference of the National Council of Anglican…

<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>Ohanaeze Faults Igbo Approach To 2023 Presidency, Hails Obi’s LP Dimension</strong>

Ohanaeze Faults Igbo Approach To 2023 Presidency, Hails Obi’s LP Dimension

-BY SUNNY A. DAVID: Apex Igbo Socio-cultural Organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has blamed the individualistic approach of politicians and Leaders in the Zone as responsible for setbacks in the region’s quest to produce the President of the country in 2023. Ohanaeze Vice-President, Chief…

Osun Guber Polls: NSCDC Unveils Situation Room, Establishes Anti-Vote Buying Squad

Osun Guber Polls: NSCDC Unveils Situation Room, Establishes Anti-Vote Buying Squad

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has unveiled a situation room at its Osun State Command Headquarters in Oshogbo in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations and established Anti- Vote Buying Squad to work in synergy with other Anti-fraud agencies to…

Osun Guber: NSCDC Assures Corp members, INEC officers of Security

Osun Guber: NSCDC Assures Corp members, INEC officers of Security

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has assured of its readiness to ensure security of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff and safety of election materials, noting that doing such is part of the…

I’ve not withdrawn from Imo senatorial race, LP candidate petitions INEC

I’ve not withdrawn from Imo senatorial race, LP candidate petitions INEC

The Labour Party Imo North Senatorial candidate, Dr. Okorondu Nwachukwu, has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission over moves by his party to withdraw his candidacy and conduct a fresh primary election. Nwachukwu, who emerged the winner of the primary election conducted…

<em>THE MUSLIM- MUSLIM TICKET: BETWEEN POLITICAL MISCALCULATION AND POLITICAL EXIGENCY</em>

THE MUSLIM- MUSLIM TICKET: BETWEEN POLITICAL MISCALCULATION AND POLITICAL EXIGENCY

-By Austen Akhagbeme: The media space is once again agog with arguments and counter-arguments about the recent religious choice of a running mate of the Presidential candidate of the ruling party, APC. The argument is aggressively tilting toward the side of those…

DELTA 2023: SCRIPTED SUBTERFUGE AND THE COVERT ANTI-PDP AGENDA OF AN UNSCRUPULOUS CLIQUE

DELTA 2023: SCRIPTED SUBTERFUGE AND THE COVERT ANTI-PDP AGENDA OF AN UNSCRUPULOUS CLIQUE

The Movement for Stronger Delta MSD, has read, watched, and followed with anger and trepidation, the frenetic, devious, diabolical desperation, which has consumed a particular clique of Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the moment the name of Rt. Hon. Sheriff…

Elumelu Congratulates PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Gov.Okowa On Birthday

Elumelu Congratulates PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Gov.Okowa On Birthday

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has felicitated the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections and the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa on the…

Asagba Of Asaba Hails Delta Youth Coalition For Mobilizing To Enthrone Good Governance 

Asagba Of Asaba Hails Delta Youth Coalition For Mobilizing To Enthrone Good Governance 

–By Albert OGRAKA: His Royal Majesty, Obi Prof. Chike Edozien CFR, JP, the Asagba of Asaba, has lauded the activities of a frontline political pressure group in Nigeria, Delta Youth Coalition (DYC), for its proactive efforts in ensuring that persons who have…

<em>OUR PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS AND THEIR NAKED DRUMMERS</em>

OUR PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS AND THEIR NAKED DRUMMERS

–By Austen AKHAGBEME: Electioneering campaign seasons are always very interesting in Nigeria. It brings to the fore hitherto forgotten and harmless issues that have no direct bearing on the much needed extermination of the ageless cankerworm eating us from within. And I…

BIRTHDAY: DESOPADEC Boss, Bashorun Askia Felicitates With Delta Speaker, Oborevwori

BIRTHDAY: DESOPADEC Boss, Bashorun Askia Felicitates With Delta Speaker, Oborevwori

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA, CrFA has felicitated with the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori on his birthday anniversary. He described him as a superior…

Iduh Amadhe Congratulates Gov. Okowa On His Emergence As Running Mate To Atiku

Iduh Amadhe Congratulates Gov. Okowa On His Emergence As Running Mate To Atiku

-By Michael J. EKOKORUWE: THE immediate past President General and Petron Isoko Development Union, High Chief Iduh Amadhe, has congratulated Senator Dr. Ifeayi Okowa, governor of Delta State on his emergence as the running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP Presidential…

Elumelu Congratulates Gov. Okowa on Emergence as Vice Presidential Candidate of PDP, Urges Reconciliations

Elumelu Congratulates Gov. Okowa on Emergence as Vice Presidential Candidate of PDP, Urges Reconciliations

THE Minority Leader at the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, has congratulated Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa,on his confirmation as Presidential running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential flag beater in the forthcoming polls. “I heartily congratulate you, Your…

Okowa: Renewed Hope for Nigeria -Says Bashorun Askia

Okowa: Renewed Hope for Nigeria -Says Bashorun Askia

–By Albert OGRAKA: THE Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA CrFA has heartily congratulated Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, governor of Delta State, on his emergence as Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic…

You Are Great Partner In Building Stronger Delta, Funkekeme Tells Delta 7th Assembly

You Are Great Partner In Building Stronger Delta, Funkekeme Tells Delta 7th Assembly

THE Senior Political Adviser to the governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, has hailed the 7th Assembly of the Delta State House of Assembly for playing a crucial role in building a stronger Delta State. In a message to felicitate…

Democracy Day: Minority Reps Task Buhari on Credible Elections in 2023

Democracy Day: Minority Reps Task Buhari on Credible Elections in 2023

THE Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take very firm steps to put in place all necessary arrangements that will guarantee free, fair, credible and transparent general elections in 2023. In a statement on…

Elumelu: Three Years of Excellent Representation In 9th National Assembly

Elumelu: Three Years of Excellent Representation In 9th National Assembly

RT. HON. NDUDI GODWIN ELUMELU, a cosmopolitan politician with a heart for service, had great plans for the people of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State when, in the 2019 general elections, he sought for their mandate, to represent them in the…

Democracy Day: FG Declares Monday June 13th as Public Holiday

Democracy Day: FG Declares Monday June 13th as Public Holiday

THE Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a secured, united and prosperous nation….