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BREAKING: APC Biodun Oyebanji wins Ekiti Guber poll with 187,057 votes,

By EgbemaVoice, The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Biodun Oyebanji winner of the Eki PC Biodun Oyebanji wins Ekiti  Guber poll with 187,057 votes   ti State governorship election held Saturday, June 18, 2022. Oyebanj polled 187,057 votes to beat his two closest rivals, Segun Oni, a candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) who scored 82, 211 votes and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 67,457 votes. The APC candidate won in 15 out of the 16 Local Governments Areas of the state, while the PDP candidate won in his Efon LGA. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Segun Oni, failed to win his own local government, Ido-Osi, in Saturday’s governorship election. Mr Oni polled 9,489 behind Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 10,321 and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 2,871. Ekiti has 16 local government areas. To be validly elec


STATEMENT BY SOUTHERN & MIDDLE BELT LEADERS’ FORUM, SMBLF, The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF) has berated the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for accepting his nomination as Vice Presidential Candidate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. It is unspeakable and quite disappointing that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who is currently Chairman of the South-South Governors’ Forum, and a native of Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area (one of the Igbo-speaking areas) of Delta State, would exhibit such barefaced unreliability. It bears recalling that the 17 Governors of the Southern States of Nigeria, both of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), under the Chairmanship of the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, met in Asaba, the capital of Delta State on May 11, 2021, and took far-reaching decisions, inclu

Okowa condoles media baron, Obaigbena over mother's death

Okowa condoles media baron, Obaigbena over mother's death  By EgbemaVoice, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has commiserated with the Chairman of Thisday/Arise Media Group, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, on the passing of his mother, Madam Margaret Obaigbena.  The matriach of the Obaigbena family, who is survived by five children reportedly died on Thursday night at a London hospital. She was 88.  In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Friday, Okowa condoled with the Owa Royal family and entire Owa-Oyibu community on the passing of the renowned nurse.  He said that the deceased was a great mother and an accomplished Nigerian, who dedicated her life to the service of mankind through her profession and philanthropy. He urged the media mogul and the family to take solace in the fact that their mother lived a life of sublime accomplishments and impacted on society.  "On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, I mourn the exit of the ma

Aniagwu felicitates Justice Elumeze on Papal Knighthood

By EgbemaVoice Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu has congratulated President of the Delta State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Patience Elumeze on her conferment with the prestigious Papal Knight by Pope Francis.  Aniagwu in a statement on Saturday said Justice Elumeze deserved the honour in view of her laudable contributions to church and humanity.  He said that he wasn't surprised she was honoured because she had continued to be an epitome of justice and a stronger defender of the church.  "On behalf of my family, the management and staff of the Delta State Ministry of Information, I congratulate Her Lordship, the President of the Delta State Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Patience Elumeze on the occasion of her conferment of Papal Knight by Pope Francis.  "This is indeed an honour well deserved in view of your outstanding contributions to the growth and defence of the church.  "As you celebrate this honour, I wish you God

Running Mate: I didn't betray southern Nigeria - Okowa

By EgbemaVoice, Delta Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that he did not betray southern Nigeria by accepting to be Alhaji Atiku Abubakar's running mate.  He said that contrary to claims and remarks in certain quarters, on his emergence as Vice presidential candidate of his party, he belonged to a political party that agreed to throw the presidential ticket open as the best way to rescue the nation.  Okowa, who spoke on Arise Television on Friday night, said he would not join issues with any group on the issue, especially the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF) "because they are leaders I hold in high esteem".  According to him, I want to respect our leaders; I always do and I believe that they have their opinions and they are well-meaning leaders so I am not going to join issues with them.  He explained that the important thing was that he belonged to a political party and was part

2023: Okowa's VP Candidacy Will Add Enormous Electoral Value To PDP's Victory - Ohanaeze Ndigbo...Attests To His Centrality Of Morals In The Dynamics Of Power.

By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe Esq #eacgovdelta  The apex Igbo Socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has congratulated the governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, over his emergence as the Vice Presidential candidate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The highly formidable group in a goodwill message to the Vice President in-waiting, and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, expressed unalloyed support for the emergency of Okowa, saying that his Vice Presidential candidacy will add enormous electoral value to PDP's electioneering capacity and her desire to oust the All Progressives Congress, APC, from power at the centre in 2023. Ohanaeze Ndigbo, described governor Okowa as a sagacious politician, an Igbo prodigy, detribalised Nigerian, a patriotic democrat, purveyor of morals and prudent manager of resources. “The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide heartily congratulates an Igbo prodigy


18TH JUNE, 2022 Inline with the decision of the Eastern zone stakeholders that the factions of Ibim Ibiwari and Tamuno Kpokpo and all structures be dissolved which was later affirmed in the Congress that took place in Eastern Obolo on 28th May, 2022. President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide, Dcn.(Comr.) Peter Timothy Igbifa GCPA, CPIN has inaugurated the two electoral bodies in the zone(ZECO & CECO).  The president while inaugurating the two electoral bodies, charged them to be dedicated to their functions and never to betray Ijaw nation. A period of one month was also given to them to rap up the election process. In acceptance speech, the chairman of Zonal electoral committee (ZECO), Comr. Urang Solomon promised to unite the zone through a free, fair and credible election. In the other hand the Chairman of the clan electoral committee(CECO), Comr. Jerry Ibikurubofori thanked the zone for finding him worthy of the task and promised to conduct the most credible election in al

Birthday: Egbema Agogo Celebrates Chief Tarbuka Josep,

By Egbema Voice, Egbema Agogo Comrade mingo F. Saya Ogumaka has  Celebrated an icon, community lover, chief Owei Joseph Tarbuka on occasion of his birthday anniversary,  Niger Delta youth leader mingo In his goodwill messages describe chief Owei as renowned Youth leader in Egbema kingdom, man with his word, who believed equity and fairness,  an astute Notable young chief, business tycoon, human right activist,  He said, chief Joseph birthday is remarkable and iconic event to us, worthy of celebrate,  the good people of Egbema kingdom has taken the bold and unprecedented step to celebrate the peace icon, indeed Ajakurama born icon, the traditional headquarters of Egbema kingdom, The Egbema focus group frontier Saya congratulate chief Joseph Tarbuka on occasion of his birthday,  On behalf of my family, Ajakurama clan, and Egbema kingdom, I congratulate you on your birthday anniversary, I particularly grateful to God Almighty for blessings m

2023: Okowa's emergence as VP to Atiku well merited, says Ereyitomi optimistic of PDP victory

By: Celestine Ukah, EgbemaVoice, The Member Representing Warri Federal Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Chief Dr.  Thomas Ereyitomi JP says the confirmation of  Delta State  Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa  as the Vice Presidential Candidate to the 2023  Peoples Democratic Party Presidential standard flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar  as well merited and well deserved. Chief Ereyitomi  who is also the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Warri Federal Constituency said he's optimistic of PDP victory in the 2023 presidential poll, adding that with the tremendous distinguished performance of PDP governed States Nigerians  are ready to vote PDP for progress, unity, peace and all-round development of the the country. While hailing Alhaji Atiku and PDP for picking  Dr. Okowa to Vice him, the Warri federal constituency PDP candidate solicited for more support for Atiku/Okowa team in the forth coming 2023 general election, Chief Ereyitomi

Smart Asekutu Congratulates his Boss Okowa for Emerges as running mate to Atiku's,

Smart Asekutu Congratulates his Boss Okowa for Emerges as running mate to Atiku's By EgbemaVoice, The Executive Chairman of Warri North Local Government Area Koko, Hon Capt Smart Yomi Asekutu the Igofiniwei 1 of Egbema kingdom. a cutely eagerly Congratulated His Excellency Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, over his Emergence as Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Running Mate. If as it was desired by men, most especially pretension, His Excellency Governor Okowa wouldn’t have emerge as the running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, PDP Presidential candidate. But because the way men sees things to desire of them is opposite or witherward to God, hitter all that men converse or intend were eliminate or incline and worn. in spite, It is with merriment, gaiety and efferent of bravery I congratulate His Excellency Senator Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, On his well worthy triumph or exultation. Indeed Okowa, is a very competent, ethical per as trotter mate to Atiku, and I’m sure victory is inevitable this time because

Atiku Remarks on introduced his Running Mate Gov. Okowa at PDP national hqtrs,

Remarks by Atiku Abubakar, GCON, Former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 Election, while introducing his Running Mate, at the PDP National Headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Abuja.16 June, 2022. Protocol: Let me begin by, once more, commending our great Party for organizing and concluding, arguably, the best and rancour-free Convention, which produced me as our flag-bearer for the next year’s Presidential Election. Once more, I commend my fellow aspirants in that contest.  I thank them for their sportsmanship. They put up spirited fights because they cared and care for our country. I have personally gone around to thank them and to seek their cooperation for the struggle ahead. Party unity is critical not only for us to prosecute a winning campaign but also to provide good governance that our country seriously deserves and our people earnestly yearn for. The task of winning the coming elections will b

Atiku has answers to Nigeria's challenges - Okowa

By EgbemaVoice, Delta State Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate for the 2023 General Elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has solutions to the numerous challenges bedeviling the country.  Okowa said this on Thursday in his acceptance speech after his nomination as Vice-Presidential Candidate of the PDP at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.  He said that the solutions to Nigeria's problems as a nation lay in Atiku’s book "My Covenant With Nigeria" and urged party members and all Nigerians to join hands with the PDP to rescue the nation from maladministration.  According to him, we must create in ourselves a new approach to political issues, a new commitment which I believe we all yearn for.  The vice-presidential candidate said "it will require a lot of commitment and unity from each and everyone of us in our various wards, local governments and states.  "We need the PDP to return to power; 

Radio Program: Comr. Tonbra Kasikoro-kilopirite speaks on "Reducing Gender Violence, A Woman's perspective"

By EgbemaVoice, Niger Delta Frontline women leader, an activist Comr. Tonbra Kasikoro-kilopirite Recently, was a guest at a phone - in - radio program where she joined other contributors to discussed on "Reducing Gender Violence: a Woman's perspective".  There were many contributions as the fact remained that GBV is real; a human rights violation that's been perpetuated for decades and detrimental to humanity as it rips off its victims Pride, Dignity and Values.  According to Mrs. Tonbra, Millions of Women are undergoing this dehumanization on daily basis where cultural and  traditional practices, as well as religious beliefs are considered as major causes, coupled with economic, environmental and political barriers therewith. Environmental challenges have posed huge threats to young girls and women's standard of living: livelihoods, health, safety and security, etc. The above as factors have also heightened the existing gender inequalities and promoted unspeakabl

Delta 2023: Courts throws Out Four Cases Against Oborevwori With N1.6M Costs.

...Evance Ivwurie, Other Plaintiffs Tongue Lashed By Presiding Judges. By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe Esq #sheriffiedmedia Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, is basking in the euphoria of victories as both the Federal High Court and Federal Capital Territory High Court Abuja, dismissed four cases filed against him concerning his eligibility to contest the Governorship election scheduled for March, 2023. In Suit No: FCT/HC/CV/1727/2022; Uche Kelly Egwunatum & Anor v. Hon Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori, the FCT High Court dismissed the plaintiffs' suit with costs of #1.6M. The Court held that the plaintiffs were forum-shopping and wondered why they (plaintiffs) left Delta State and went all the way to Abuja to file the vexatious suit, describing their intentions as dead on arrival. They were tongue lashed by the Judge who was visibly angry over the negative attitudes of the pl


PRESS STATEMENT, The Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has congratulated the State Governor, Senator, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on his emergence as the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, on the joint ticket with His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as Presidential Candidate for the 2023 general elections. The congratulatory message was contained in a Press Statement by Delta PDP State Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, which hailed the choice as well-merited and described it as a tremendous call to service, in the quest by the PDP to rescue Nigeria from the suffocating leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2023. The statement reads: "Your Excellency, Senator, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State and our undisputed leader, Delta State PDP heartily congratulates you, Sir, on your well-deserved emergence and unanimous acceptance, as the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate and Running Mate to our distinguished Presidential Candidate

How Atiku Abubakar started the Privatisation that made most Nigerians JOBLESS. Wicked People

Social media posts, To those who don't know how the current hardship and poverty in Nigeria started, take your time and read this. Then investigate the owners of the companies that robbed the country of her assets, those are the devils you were warned about Read; *HOW OBASANJO nd ATIKU MADE NIGERIANS JOBLESS.* A. *NigerDock* is the largest ship fabrication yard in West Africa sub region. When it was sold, its Ex-MD Engr. Nkpubre Okon, openly stated how "Mr Job Creator" ignored the Transport Ministry then to Open bid for NigerDock.  Atiku's preferred bidder, 'Global Energy' that agreed to increase NigerDock's workforce from 4,800 to 6,000 as part of privatization agreement dismissed 2,200 immediately it took ownership. Jagal Group that took over after Global Energy lost out on power play also sacked 1,400.  B. *Nigeria Port Authority reform* was purely contrived to grab landed properties. 10,000 workers were sacked & 133 bids opened for NPA properties c

Oyo Assembly threatens impeachment against deputy governor

The lawmakers accused the deputy governor of gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office and official duties, and insubordination. By EgbemaVoice,  The Oyo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, levelled five allegations against the state Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 24 lawmakers signed the petition, which was read during the plenary. In the petition, entitled: “Petition and Notice of Allegations against the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan,” he was accused of gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office and official duties, and insubordination. “This is in accordance with Section 188 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended),” the petition read in part. NAN reports that the lawmakers, who signed the petition, included: Fadeyi Muhammed (Ona Ara), Onaolapo Sanjo (Ogbomosho South), Babalola Olasunkanm

FG approves 109 e-Learning Centres for Primary education in Nigeria

.......The government said 4,360 android tablets and 109 solar units would be deployed to the benefiting schools. By EgbemaVoice, The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N964 million for the provision of satellite-based education system equipment in three primary schools in each of the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, revealed this at the end of the Council’s meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, in Abuja. He said: “The Minister of Education obtained council’s approval for the award of contract for the provision of a satellite-based education system for 109 e-Learning centres across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory. “The contract is for the sum of N964 million. The purpose of the memo is to provide each senatorial district in the country with an e-Learning provision. Each State has three senatorial districts and the FCT has one, making i

2023: INEC Releases Outstanding Guideline On General Elections Schedule Of ActivitiesJune 12, 2022

2023:  INEC Releases Outstanding Guideline On General Elections Schedule Of Activities June 12, 2022 SUBMISSION OF NOMINATION FORMS Presidential and National Assembly June 10, 2022 – June 17, 2022 Gubernatorial and State Assembly July 1, 2022 – July 15, 2022 LAST DATE FOR WITHDRAWAL BY CANDIDATES/REPLACEMENT OF WITHDRAWN CANDIDATES BY POLITICAL PARTIES July 15, 2022 - August 12, 2022 SUBMISSION OF REPLACEMENT NOMINATION FORMS August 8, 2022 - August 18, 2022 CAMPAIGN BY POLITICAL PARTIES: A. PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY September 28, 2022 – February 23, 2023 B. GUBERNATORIAL AND STATE ASSEMBLY October 12, 2022 – March 9, 2023 SUBMISSION OF NAMES OF POLLING AGENTS BY POLITICAL PARTIES December 30, 2022 - January 6, 2023 ELECTION DATE 25th February, 2023 for Presidential and National Assembly Election 11th March 2023 for Gubernatorial and State Assembly Election. Source: INEC


By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe Esq Former governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olorogun  David  Edevbie has approached a Federal High Court, FHC, Abuja, over issues relating to governorship party primary in Delta State. He filed a case and asked Court to grant injunctions against declared winner of the Guber primary and Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, and that he (Edevbie) should be substituted to replace Rt Hon Oborevwori. The Court refused the application and asked that Hon Oborevwori and the other parties; PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should be put on notice to thrash out the application on Tuesday, 22nd June, 2022. This suit is similar to other suits brought by various persons seeking judicial short-cut to no avail.  The people have spoken and it is clear that  Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, is their choice. #sheriffiedmedia