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Uduaghan cautions Buhari against marginalising South-South

Uduaghan cautions Buhari against marginalising South-South

Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, Governor of Delta State, on Wednesday in Warri cautioned President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari against side-lining the South South region during his administration, warning that any move to ignore the region would be counterproductive. Uduaghan, who spoke in Warri, the commercial capital of the state, noted that the region was too important to

Jonathan inaugurates multibillion dollar Delta gas project

After several postponements, President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday performed the ground-breaking of the Ogidigben Export Processing Zone, reputed to be the largest gas project in sub-Saharan Africa. Today’s event hopefully brings to an end the acrimony that has trailed the project, due to disagreements in the naming and location of the gas programme, which the

Incitement: Nigerian politicians should learn from Rwanda, says Uduaghan

Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan on Tuesday warned political parties in the country against making inciting statements during campaigns. Uduaghan, who spoke during the Delta Central and South town hall meeting with professional groups and civil societies in Warri, advised politicians to learn from the Rwandan genocide, which he said has incitement as

Poly students protest fee hike in Delta

Students of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, on Wednesday protested against the increase in the fees paid to the institution. Commercial activities were grounded, while all forms of vehicular movement along the Ozoro axis of the Kwale-Asaba express road was stalled for many hours. The students noted

$16bn EPZ project: Uduaghan in closed-door meeting with Tompolo, Ayiri

Delta state governor Emmanuel Uduaghan Wednesday afternoon engaged held a closed-door meeting with ex-militant, Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo and Ayiri Emami, the main actors in the botched inauguration of the $16 billion Export Processing Zone in Ogidigben, Warri South West. President Goodluck Jonathan’s scheduled visit to perform the groundbreaking ceremony was last year stalled, following

Delta state broke, begins sale of shares in Transcorp, Midwestern Oil

The Delta State government has commenced the sale of its equity holdings in two major companies to shore up depleting revenue accruing from the Federal Government’s monthly allocation. Already, Delta state governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has given his approval for the sale of the state’s shares in Transcorp Ughelli Power Limited and Midwestern Oil and Gas

Residents decry rising wave of robbery in Delta community

Residents of Oghara community in Delta have decried what they described as “reign of armed robbers” in the area and urged the state government to intervene. They accused the police, the Ethiope West Local Government Council and the community leadership of slumbering and leaving them at the mercy of criminals. The residents said that the

Delta state: Former PDP chieftain says party rigged Uduaghan into office

A former Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in Delta, Mr Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege, has admitted consistently rigging elections for the incumbent State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan in previous elections. Omo-Agege, a recent PDP defector, who spoke today, during the flag-off of the campaigns of the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Delta state, Chief Great

Campaign flag-off: How Delta PDP snubbed Uduaghan

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State on Wednesday evening shunned the state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan during the flag-off of the campaign of the party’s governorship candidate, Dr Ifeanyin Okowa. It wasn’t clear why Governor Uduaghan was neither allowed to speak during the event nor why he was prevented from officially

Tompolo floors Uduaghan again, chooses Okowa’s running mate

Barely two weeks after ensuring that Dr Emmanuel Uduaghans’s preferred candidate in next year’s governorship election in Delta State, Mr David Edevbie was thoroughly defeated, ex-militant, Government Ekpemupolo, aka, Tompolo, has again chosen a running mate for Dr. Ifeanyin Okowa, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. The ex-warlord billionaire’s victory comes several

Assembly primaries: Controversy over Delta PDP’s official winners’ list

The controversy surrounding the State House of Assembly elections held in Delta State last Saturday, continued on Tuesday as the electoral committee which oversaw the polls has failed to make public the official list of winners. There is already growing tension over the development as those who participated allege that the hoarding of the official

N2.56trn EPZ project: Presidency calls off inauguration over Ijaw threat

The presidency has called off the ground-breaking ceremony of the $16bn Ogidigben Export Processing Zone project after a threat by the youths and elders of Gbaramatu over the naming of the multi-billion project. The Nigerian Times learnt that the project, which was earlier scheduled for commissioning tomorrow ((Friday) in Delta State, was rescheduled due to

2015: Urhobo accuse Uduaghan of disrespect, ban governor’s loyalists

The apex Urhobo socio-political organisation, the Urhobo Progress Union, on Tuesday accused the Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, of disrespecting the people of the area in the build-up to the 2015 governorship election in the state. The UPU also banned some loyalists and political associates of the governor including his Political Adviser, Chief

Uduaghan threatens court action over Facebook comments

Delta State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has threatened to take a Facebook friend of his, Harry Odafe, to court over comments accusing the governor of corruption. Odafe who took to the social media to accuse Uduaghan and his deputy of looting the state treasury, said that the state governor had rendered the people of Delta

Delta LG polls: Two DSIEC officials nabbed for carting away election materials

The police in Delta State have arrested two officials of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission for carting away electoral materials during last Saturday’s local government election in the state. The Nigerian times learnt that the two suspects, William Oyiboka and Glory Ugbi, disappeared with the voting materials and later reappeared claiming that the materials