A week ago President Buhari held a one-day summit with his cabinet on the economic recession and on the following day, Mr. Udo Udoma, SAN, the Honourable Minister of Economic Planning was on Channels Television to meet the press on the outcome of the economic discussions. Two things stand out about the presidential parley and the ensuing press interview; that Mr. Udoma is now de … Continue reading BUHARI’S ECONOMIC RECESSION AND THE NIGER DELTA – By Emmanuel Jakpa
A history of sorts was made on Thursday March 24, and Friday March 25, 2011, when the long awaited and much maligned Asaba International Airport embraced the landing of the first aircrafts on its airstrip. This first flight which can be described as a test run took off in Abuja at about 1:15pm and landed at the airport at about 2pm, on March 24th. The … Continue reading DELTA: The Story of An Airport
Rt. Hon Sam Obi, ersthwile Acting Governor of Delta state and substantive Speaker of the Delta state House of Assembly may be heading for trouble with his boss Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, if the feelers making the rounds are to be believed. When, on November 9, 2010, the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin city, the Edo state capital, annuled the over three years administration of … Continue reading Who is Afraid of Sam Obi?
The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin Tuesday November 16, 2010, sacked ersthwhile Delta State Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct another election into the office within 90 days. The court ruled in an appeal filed by Chief Great Ogboru, candidate of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) in the April 14, 2007 election. Chief Ogboru had sued … Continue reading Delta Election Nullification: -How It Happened -Matters Arising
These are indeed happy days for Rt. Hon Martin Okonta and Chief (Barr.) Peter Nwaoboshi of the PDP Delta State. Both men won impressive victories at the Courts recently to further consolidate their political pedigrees and enhance their influence in the political space not only in the PDP, but in Delta State in general. For Martin Okonta, the erstwhile Speaker of the Delta state House … Continue reading Sweet Victories for Okonta, Nwaoboshi
Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege is certainly not joking in his efforts to become the next governor of Delta state and this relentless doggedness to secure a platform on which to pursue his ambition to a conclusive end must surely be giving some of his opponents sleepless nights. Indeed the Delta State governorship re-run election has now become even more interesting with the nomination of Chief Ovie … Continue reading Omo-Agege Joins RPN .Set to Contest Re-run Election .Picks Kpokpogri as Campaign Director
First, the site was the old Effurun Motor Park. It was very popular serving travellers from Warri, Agbarho, Ughelli, Ozoro, Oleh, Lagos, Ibadan and a few from the North and the South East. But unfortunately, it became subsumed by its own popularity as its handlers in the name of agboro rivalry made it a theatre of constant war of attrition. Their internal conflict grew to … Continue reading Effurun pavilion: Importing Europe to Warri