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Okowa condoles Izeze over father's death,

By EgbemaVoice, Governor of Delta and Vice-Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has commiserated with the Izeze family of Oginibo in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the State on the passing of their patriarch,  Pa Godwin Izeze.  Izeze, a retired soldier, died at 77 at a Warri Hospital on Friday, after a brief illness.  The gôvernor particularly commiserated with Comrade Reuben Izeze, the member representing Ughelli South Constituency in Delta House of Assembly on the demise of the retired soldier, his father. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba, Okowa said that the deceased was a quintessential father and disciplinarian who ensured that the children got the best of education and sound moral upbringing.  He said that late Izeze, a devout Christian and community leader, stood for justice for all in the community, adding that he would be greatly missed.  "On behalf of my family, the gov
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE SON OF THE PUBLISHER GBARAMATUVOICE, SAMSON PEREKEME ABAI.

By Asiayei Enaibo The beauty of life is not about the horrible experience you have in life, but how you could see them as part of experience to live above them as a lesson guidelines of your tomorrow.  Yes, this is the first fruit of Mr. Jacob Abai, the one that prove him potent in the vineyard of men with workable formula beneath its ocean of production.  Since then, Abai has been known as a man from Gbaramatu Kingdom, the fatherly responsibility made in him strived in different dimensions and today he is the publisher of GbaramatuVoice. Yes, it was his Personal discipline not to celebrate his children's age until they become ten years of age, a discipline he uphold in his heart, for yesterday, he announced to the world that his son will be ten years old today, 8th of August, 2022, yes to welcome SAMSON PEREKEME ABAI to Manhood, as a transition/ initiation ceremony to think, to act like a man, to behave above "bobo drinking age", to take Godly responsibilitie

London Akpanoko Salutes Chief Ighoyota Amori At 70,

By Stephanie Ikanone Odiete Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, and former Assistant Secretary of the Party in Delta State, Chief London Owhofasa Akpanoko has described the Senatorial Candidate of Delta Central under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Ighoyota Amori has an astute politician and great leader whose immense contributions to the development of Delta State is worthy of emulation.  Chief Akpanoko in a message personally signed by him at his country home in Jesse, Ethiope West local government area of Delta State, described Amori as a goal getter who has done well for Ethiope West. "You are a one leader who carries everyone along, as you celebrate today I Chief London Owhofasa Akpanoko the Ugo of Idjerhe Kingdom on behalf of my family, friends and the good people of Idjerhe Kingdom celebrates with you as we wish you good health, long life and prosperity. This is a birthday that is worthy of Celebration, as it marks the beginning of break thro

Insecurity: Okowa, Soludo deplore South East economic condition,

By EgbemaVoice, Delta Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and his Anambra counterpart, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, have challenged people of South East to unite towards reviving the region's economy being battered by insecurity.  The governors made the call on Sunday at the 60th birth anniversary thanksgiving service of Archbishop of Awka Diocese of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev'd Alexander Ibezim, held at Cathedral Church of Saint Faith, Awka. Okowa said that the South East was destroying its own economy with home-grown insecurity, including a sit-at-home ordered and enforced by non-state agents. He called for deep soul-searching by all the actors, and urged them to unite and resolve the empasse.  He congratulated Governor Soludo for his efforts at tackling insecurity since assuming office and urged the people to support him to end the challenge which had impacted negatively on the econo

Delta Police Command foils kidnapping attempt, rescues victim

Reads press releases, On 06/08/2022 at about 2300,  Police operatives attached to State Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) while on a Special duty alongside Sapele Divisional patrol team, flagged down a Toyota Camry with reg. No. AFM 47 AP with three occupants. They  refused to stop for a search, instead, they  drove against traffic in a bid to escape along Okirigwe road, Sapele but were given a tireless chase by the Policemen until they got to a dead end. They  jump down from the vehicle and escaped into a crowded place. The Policemen professionally did not open fire as the reason while they were running has not been established and did not want to hurt innocent persons in the process. When the team got to the abandoned vehicle, they saw a victim  (name withheld)  tied inside the car who was kidnapped by the suspects. He was rescued unhurt and has since reunited with his family. Exhibits  recovered includes, one locally made short gun,  one cutlass and their operational vehicle which i

2023: No zone will be cheated in PDP administration - Okowa

By EgbemaVoice, Gôvernor Ifeanyi Okowa and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said he was on the party's presidential ticket because "it's God's will". He said the PDP rescue mission for Nigeria was a divine project, and assured that no geopolitical zone in the country would be cheated in a PDP-run Federal Government.  Okowa gave the assurance while addressing PDP stakeholders in Anambra at the Constituency Office of Senator Uche Ekwunife in Awka.  He said that the presidential election in February, 2023 would be won by the PDP  "because of the things that are I know and I see and whole lot of things going on". "Looking at what I am seeing this afternoon, I am worried because both APGA and Labour Party are in trouble.  "I must thank the men and the women here for standing strong for the PDP. The party in Anambra will come out alive and will remain strong .  "I can assure you that actions

Okowa urges youths to shun desperation,

By EgbemaVoice, Delta State Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised Nigerian youths to shun aspirations borne out of desperation. The Governor gave the advice at the 2022 International Youth Week Thanksgiving Service which held on Sunday at St Phillip’s Anglican Church, Asaba and called on the youths to shun desperation but rather aspire to attain reasonable goals driven by self development. Represented by the State Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr. Barry Pere-Gbe, Okowa said that the youths remain key stakeholders in his administration and urged them to embrace the numerous policies and programmes designed for them in the state. Commissioner for Youth Development Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyenga said the thanksgiving service was organized by the Ministry to kickstart activities outlined for the 2022 International Youth Week. He lauded Governor Okowa for his support to youths in the state pledging that the Ministry would co

We’ve not been paid new salary or 20% increase announced by president despite promotion, Police officers cry out

Officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have cried out that despite the promotion announced by President Muhammadu Buhari, the police hierarchy is yet to pay them the 20% increase or implement the new salary structure. This was disclosed in a memo received on Thursday, from a police officer who pleaded anonymity to avoid victimisation. In the piece, the officer noted that despite being promoted this year in April, till this day the police rank and file “have not seen the money”. He wrote: It could be recalled that News Band reported on December 15, 2021, that the Federal Government had approved a 20 per cent increase in salaries for personnel of the Nigeria Police Force. The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, had disclosed this to State House Correspondents in Abuja after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by the President Buhari. Dingyadi added that the increase will take effect from January 2022. Reacting to the increment on March 25, 2022

BREAKING: National Association Of Nigerian Students Begins Move To Impeach 47-year-old President, Asefon Over Alleged Incompetence, Illegal Tenure Elongation,

By EgbemaVoice, The members accused him of the inability to serve the primary purpose of the association, which is to protect the general interest of all Nigerian students, both at home and abroad. The members accused him of the inability to serve the primary purpose of the association, which is to protect the general interest of all Nigerian students, both at home and abroad. Asefon was elected on December 4, 2020, for a one-year tenure at the NANS convention in Abuja at the age of 45 and was supposed to hand over in December 2021. He has however failed to conduct another convention or hand over in line with the association’s constitution. Speaking to SaharaReporters, an official of the association said its Senate arm had begun moves to impeach Asefon as President over "incompetence, misappropriation of funds, corruption, elongation of tenure and insensitivity to the plight of Nigerian Students". He also cited the current impasse between the Nigerian government and universit

Old Order Vs New Order: Edo State Host Peter Obi Fitness Walk, Wows The Streets Of Benin City ( Video),

The primary distinction between an old order and a new order is straightforward: the new order is always a superior form of progressives.  When it comes to deposing the current leadership, the Peter Obi movement is not smiling. They have turned their words into action and will never be dismissed as social media warriors because they are now taking over the streets for Peter Obi.  While we were focused on Nasarawa State, which was grounded for Peter Obi yesterday, the people of Benin City organized an Obi fitness walk, and guess what? They astounded the old city's inhabitants. According to serious examination, the Obi movement championed by the youths is a clear case of a new order taking over the old system regarded as stale and antiquated, which has resulted in our nation retrogressing rather than prospering. Welcome to a new Nigeria where the youths have decided to put the right energy into the right things, with over 8.2 million newly registered youths making up 71.4 per cent of

President Muhammadu Buhari: Lingering ASUU strike and basket of broken promises

By Omoniyi Salaudeen Without the risk of sounding too cynical, there is no indication that the prolonged strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will end anytime soon. No reprieve yet from either side of the two warring parties involved in the protracted crisis that has paralysed the nation’s ivory tower since February 14, 2022, when the union called out its members to seek redress on sundry issues bordering on the Federal Government’s default on its agreement, the IPPIS payment system, the revitalization of the decaying infrastructure in the university system, among others. For the first time in well over five months of the commencement of the industrial action, President Muhammadu Buhari only recently made a feeble attempt to intervene in the negotiation that had dragged on for too long, asking the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to wade into the crisis. For the seeming tiredness, some members of the populace have turned the issue into a butt of a

Battleground 2023: Like Osun, crises threaten APC in 20 states

Things fall apart in Kaduna, Kano, Ogun, Kwara, Imo, A’Ibom, Ekiti, Rivers, Kebbi, Yobe, Zamfara , others By Charles Kumolu, Dayo Johnson,Bashir Bello, Chioma Onuegbu, Shina Abubakar,James Ogunike, *Ugochukwu Alaribe& Haruna Aliyu* If the claim by the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, that in-fighting in the Osun State chapter of the party led to its electoral defeat is anything to go by, APC risks suffering the same fate in 20 states. The reason is not far-fetched. Many state branches are enmeshed in intra-party crises resulting from unresolved supremacy battles and fallouts of recent party primaries. Investigations across the country show that notwithstanding the call by President Muhammadu Buhari on members to sheath their swords, the aggrieved are not taking their plight in good faith.   While some have dumped the party for other folds, especially the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, others remain but may work against the party in the n

Apart from N41tn Public Debt, FG Owes CBN $47bn, Report Reveals

Bill Gates-backed think-tank seeks $50bn for Africa’s loan scheme Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja The federal government has confirmed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is being owed N20 trillion ($47 billion), which is yet to be added to the country’s outstanding public debt, according to a report by the Budget Office of the Federation.This is coming as a think-tank backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking $50 billion in aid to help debt-ridden African countries re-enter capital markets and avoid future defaults. The debt figure was as of March 31, the Budget Office said, in a document, which gave the details of the country’s expenditure plans from 2023-2025.The document was posted on the Budget Office’s website at the weekend.Nigeria’s outstanding public debt is N41.6 trillion. Even with the additional obligations, the country remains “within Nigeria’s self-imposed” limit of 40 per cent debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the report quoted by Bloomberg

COVID-19 NIGERIA Sunday 7:23 am 7 Aug 2022: From 28th July to 1st August 2022, 496 new confirmed cases were recorded

NCDC website To date, 261,473 cases have been confirmed, 254,953 cases have been discharged and 3,147 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 496 new cases are reported from 15 States- Lagos (171), Rivers (155), FCT (73), Delta (41), Kaduna (23), Oyo (7), Nasarawa (6), Cross River (5), Ekiti (4), Kano (4), Niger (2), Plateau (2), Abia (1), Bauchi (1), and Bayelsa (1). A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

President Muhammadu Buhari: Lingering ASUU strike and basket of broken promises,

By Omoniyi Salaudeen Without the risk of sounding too cynical, there is no indication that the prolonged strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will end anytime soon. No reprieve yet from either side of the two warring parties involved in the protracted crisis that has paralysed the nation’s ivory tower since February 14, 2022, when the union called out its members to seek redress on sundry issues bordering on the Federal Government’s default on its agreement, the IPPIS payment system, the revitalization of the decaying infrastructure in the university system, among others. For the first time in well over five months of the commencement of the industrial action, President Muhammadu Buhari only recently made a feeble attempt to intervene in the negotiation that had dragged on for too long, asking the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to wade into the crisis. For the seeming tiredness, some members of the populace have turned the issue into a butt of a

NIGER DELTA YOUTH PEACE SUMMIT 2022 AT AKWAIBOM STATE CAPITAL UYO.

Theme: Promoting Peace and Unity for a Prosperous Niger Delta of our Dreams.  Niger Delta Youth Peace Summit 2022, is a unique platform that primarily targets the youth as the key actors in the development agenda of the Niger Delta region.  The summit convenes young leaders from all Ethnic nationalities in the Niger Delta region and the Diaspora, and also to promotes their impact on Peace, Unity and Conflict Management amongst others.  The PYLF-ND youth event for discourse, dialogue and insightful engagement where young leaders learn from and engage with global leaders from multinationals, development institutions, CSOs,  public and private organizations. PYLF-ND focuses on channeling the energy and enthusiasm of the youth to positive ends by empowering them and building their capacities to drive positive personal, community, national and continental level developmental goals. An opportunity to build alliances, networks and promote multi-level collaboration for

RESOLUTIONS OF THE WESTERN ZONE CAUCUS OF THE 5TH MOBILE PARLIAMENT, IJAW YOUTH COUNCIL ( IYC) WORLDWIDE,

By EgbemaVoice, The Western zone 5th mobile parliament Ijaw youth council (IYC) worldwide caucus,  has expressed confidence on the the speaker of the Mobil Parliament, Rt Hon. Bob Collins Igetei and other principal officers of the parliamentarians, Reads RESOLUTIONS OF THE WESTERN ZONE CAUCUS OF THE 5TH MOBILE PARLIAMENT, IJAW YOUTH COUNCIL ( IYC) WORLDWIDE 1. That the Western Zone Caucus express confidence on the overall performance of the Speaker Rt Hon Bob Collins Igetei and other principal officers of the parliament  2. That forthwith deliberate actions to test the resolve of the parliament by elements within the organs of council shall be met with immediate sanctions and actions if the need be. 3. That the western Zone caucus upholds the vote of no confidence passed on the NEC and the parliamentary instrument of inquiry into the accusations and counter accusations of NEC members and petitions, for a substantive action on our next sitting.  4. That the Western Zone Cauc

Bandits Set To Take Over Kaduna State, Declare Their Governor

By EgbemaVoice, Kaduna residents on Saturday raised an alarm over the increasing wave of armed bandits attack in the state and it’s environs. According to them, with the speed at which the bandits are gaining ground, they will soon announce one of their leaders as state governor. Musa Abilewa, former Chief Security Officer to Kauru LGA, said bandits have more sophisticated weapons than security operatives. He said by the time they announce their governor, El-Rufai may quit as Kaduna governor because when the superior power of bandits, hit the military or any other security operatives, they will all run to safety. The residents called for security presence in communities rather than in the city, since most of the attacks happen in villages and communities, saying that some bandits used unavailable security in those communities to terrorize, kidnap, and rape residents in the area. According to the community leader of Idon, Kajuru LGA, Mr. Silas Dogo, bandits attack them, when they want,

BREAKING: GUNMEN INVADE IMO POLICE STATION, KILL FOUR COPS,

By EgbemaVoice, Four policemen were killed on Friday night when criminals invaded Agwa Divisional Police headquarters in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo state. Part of the division and vehicles, including the one belonging to the Divisional Police Officer were burnt by the attackers. This is even as the gunmen invaded the house of a resident identified only as Ejike, shot him dead and shot his wife before fleeing. The development has caused panic in the area as natives and residents expressed shock. Sources in the community who do not want to mentioned disclosed that they struck around 10- 11pm in three vehicles. According to the sources, the gunmen came in a tipper vehicle and two sienna cars and invaded the police division. One of the sources said,” They came in a tipper and two sienna vehicles shooting indiscriminately and we all ran into our houses. It was around 10 and 11pm. “It was this morning that we heard that they were criminals and they attacked the police division, kille

KUJE ATTACK: CG PRESENTS SUCCOUR TO FAMILY OF SLAIN NSCDC PERSONNEL

READS PRESS RELEASE, In a bid to provide succour for the family of late Inspector of Corps ( IC ) Ilyasu Abraham, a personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), who died in the unfortunate attack on Kuje Medium Custodial Centre, the Commandant General ( CG ), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni, presented a total sum of Two million, Eight Hundred Thousand Naira (N2. 8m) to the deceased family. Presenting a cheque of N2.5m and the sum of N300,000 in cash to Mrs Elizabeth Abraham and daughter, Abimiku Blessing at the Corps National Headquarters in Abuja, the Commandant General consoled the family, over the loss of their bread winner and encouraged them that the officer would be remembered as a hero, who died in active serve.  He explained that the money given to the family was in fulfilment of his promise to ensure that necessary compensation is given to the family in due time, stressing that, it is an intervention from government and the Corps to assist the deceased famil

IJAW NATION DOES NOT OWN APC, PDP, LP, APGA OR ANY PARTICULAR POLITICAL PARTY IN NIGERIA, LET US ACT WISELY,

By Wisdome Ikuli, Ijaw Nation as at today cannot lay claim to sole ownership of any of the existing political parties in Nigeria, as such we need to be wise, strategic and very tactful as we go about our respective electioneering scheming and campaigns.  We do not need to make enmity with our husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, friends and others who do not subscribe to the same political ideologies with us.  PDP, APC, LP and all the political parties in Nigeria are mere nomenclatures. They are the same with ordinary name differences. It is like traveling with different road transport companies and airlines that are going from different destinations to an agreed final destination which is the quest to grab political power. All their targets are on the offices they want to grab.  LESSON FROM THE YORUBA POLITICAL MODEL The Yorubas are the most strategic politicians in Nigeria. They position themselves in such ways and manners that they are always relevant at all times and systems.  They