Fayose Dares Aisha Buhari To Take Legal Actions Against Him.

Ossai Ovie Success Blog

Fayose Dares Aisha Buhari To Take Legal Actions Against Him.

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has dared wife of the President; Muhammadu Buhari, to take legal actions against him and he is standing by his claims he made against her person .

It should be recalled that Aisha buhari gave Governor Fayose an ultimatum to drop his accusations against her within 5 days or face legal action .

Governor Fayose who accused the President's wife of being linked to American Congressman, William Jefferson's bribery scandal which resulted in the U.S legislator being convicted in 2009 .

Days ago a passport photograph of the woman impersonating Aisha Buhari in the Jefferson bribery scandal was circulated in the social media .

The first lady is set to visit the U.S today, were she's to attend the World First Lady Conference, in a move that would see her silence the accusations permanently .

SHERIFF MOURNS WITH DELTA LAWMAKER ANGELA  NWAKA OVER DEATH OF HER FATHER.

Ossai Ovie Success Blog

SHERIFF MOURNS WITH DELTA LAWMAKER ANGELA  NWAKA OVER DEATH OF HER FATHER.
 
Delta State House of Assembly Member Representing Okpe Constituency Hon Sherrif Oborevwori today paid a condolence visit to Hon. Angela Nwaka the Nwaka family of Ogwashi-Uku  and the entire Aniocha South local government area over the death of their  father,  patriarch, leader,Pa Gabriel Nwafor Nwaka, 82.

NEWS FLASH: ONYEME COMMISSIONS DBIR BUSES.

Ossai Ovie Success Blog

As part of efforts to boost the state's IGR, The Executive Chairman Delta State Board of Internal Revenue Sir Monday John Onyeme, The Board Secretary Barr. (Chief) Mike Edegware, Hon. Solomon Ighrakpata -Board Member Delta Central, Barry Pere Gbe -Board Member Delta South, God-dey I. Daniel -Board Member Delta North and DBIR Directors today commissioned seven (7) Toyota Hiace Buses at the DBIR Headquarters Warri, for easy tax collection, monitoring and tax drive.

The Board Chairman while speaking at the event lauded the State Governor His Excellency Sen. (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa for his efforts in developing the state and proper management of the state funds. He went to further to encourage all Nigerians and Deltans in particular to be tax compliant. He also gave the assurance that the buses will be well utilized and managed to achieve maximum result.

Pay Your Tax!
Beyond Oil we can.

Elechi Amadi, A Literary Giant ― Okowa

Ossai Ovie Success Blog

Elechi Amadi, A Literary Giant  ― Okowa

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has described the demise of renowned author, poet and novelist, Elechi Amadi as tragic and a monumental loss to the literary world.

The Governor in a tribute and condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, extolled the immense contributions of the late writer to the growth and development of literature in Nigeria, Africa and beyond.
 
Okowa said: "On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I commiserate with the government and people of Rivers State, the Elechi Amadi family and the entire literary world over the demise of the late cerebral writer of "The Concubine" fame.

"We have lost a great man whose contributions to the literary world can best be described as legendary.

"He will be sorely missed by all and sundry whose lives he affected in many several ways with his literary arsenal. I therefore urge all who mourn the demise of the late Elechi Amadi to take solace in the fact that he remains alive through his literary works."

 

OKOWA HAILS DAVID MARK AS TRIBUNAL UPHOLDS HIS ELECTION

Ossai Ovie Success Blog

OKOWA HAILS DAVID MARK AS TRIBUNAL UPHOLDS HIS ELECTION

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated former Senate President, Senator David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark as the Elections Petition Tribunal in the Benue South Senatorial District upheld his election today. 

In a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, Governor Okowa extolled the leadership qualities of the former Senate President as a democrat, military general, astute administrator and a  leader of impeccable disposition.

According to Governor Okowa, the sterling contributions of Distinguished Senator Mark to the development of Nigeria and the legislature is legendary, commendable and worthy of emulation and I cannot but rejoice with him on the occasion of his victory at the elections petition tribunal.
 
Okowa said, "On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I wish to felicitate with Nigeria's foremost lawmaker per excellence, the most ranking and distinguished Senator David Mark, as his prayers were granted today by the elections petitions tribunal sitting in Makurdi.

"Today's victory no doubt is a clear indication of your overwhelming victory at the polls since 1999. I therefore commend the judiciary for renewing the faith of Nigerians to the tenets of rule of law and justice." He said.

DELTA STATE ANNIVERSARY: GOVT INAUGURATES EIGHT MAN COMMITTEE

Ossai Ovie Success Blog

IN view of Delta State’s Silver Jubilee and focus on solidifying the existing legacy of past leaders of the State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said his government will work towards deepening the development fundamentals of the state, to make it the primus inter pares among the comity of states in the nation.

The governor who stated the resolve when he unveiled the Silver Jubilee Anniversary Logo and rolled out programmes to flag off the Delta at 25 anniversary celebrations, in a media chat at the Old Government House Press Centre, Asaba revealed that the celebration programmes will include; Delta Investment and Economic Summit, Music Concert, Grand Gala, Cultural Festival/ Beauty Pageant and a Thanksgiving Service.

He said in order to achieve a minimal cost celebration; an eight man anniversary planning committee which was set up, has since engaged Brand Eye, a top light marketing communication consortium, to assist the government in collaborating with the private sector; adding that the celebration will be purely private sector driven with minimal government financial commitment.

According to Governor Okowa who was represented by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, “25 years ago, many of us here were young men and women confronted with the normal adjustments of defining our place within the dictates of time and space. 25 years after, we have cause to celebrate our existence as a state, believing that there is sure but steady progression towards the up-liftment of human dignity and socio-economic development.”
He said the idea for the celebration of the Delta silver jubilee was motivated by the need to review the state of development of the state from inception, examine achievements made and explore the way forward for greater development.

“We therefore pause at this juncture to pay glowing tributes to the courage, ebullience, sagacity and doggedness of past leaders of this state in the persons of the first civilian Governor of Delta State, Olorogun Felix Ibru, Compol Alhaji Abdulkadir Shehu, Group Captain Ibrahim Kefas, Colonel John David Dungs, Navy Captain Walter Fegbabo, Chief Onanefe Ibori, Honorable Bassy Asuquo, Rt Hon Sam Obi and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan,” Mr. Ukah said.

Explaining the message behind the logo, the Managing Director of BrandEye, Mr. Femi Adelusi said that Delta State possesses a vast variety of natural resources, land mass and human capital resources enough to develop the state to international standard, adding that the anniversary logo is the first step towards developing Delta State into a brand with a unique identity.

Meanwhile, the state governor at the event set up a eight-man committee for the celebration of Delta at 25. The Committee has Rt. Hon. Ovie Agas, Secretary to Government as Chairman, with Mr. Patrick Ukah, (Information Commissioner), Mrs. Mary Iyasere (Commerce and Industry Commissioner), Prof. Eric Eboh (Chief Job Creation Officer), Prof. Sylvester Monye (Senior Policy Adviser), Chief George Orogun (Economic Adviser), Mr. Sunday Ozege (Special Adviser, Investment) and Mrs. Shimite Bello, (Executive Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Development Agency) as members

Source: Patrick Ukah Blog

Ikpeazu to Abians: Remain calm and law abiding, am still your Governor

Ossai Ovie Success Blog

Press Release Ikpeazu to Abians: 

Remain calm and law abiding, am still your Governor I have received with concern, report of the purported issuance of Certificate of Return to Mr. Uche Ogah by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as governor of Abia State, despite dependency of a notice of appeal and motion for stay of the orders made by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja. 

Our laws are clear on this matter. 
No one may be issued with a certificate of return let alone be sworn in as governor, when there is a subsisting appeal and application for stay. 

I want to appeal to Abians to remain calm and law abiding in the face of this provocation, unless and until the appellant courts have conclusively resolve the appeal, the status remains, I am still the Governor of Abia State. Dr Okezie Ikpeazu Governor, Abia State..

*****
What is happening to our legal system and democracy ?

Delta Lawmakers approve life imprisonment for kidnappers

Ossai Ovie Success Blog

Delta Lawmakers approve life imprisonment for kidnappers

 The Delta State House of Assembly on Tuesday in Asaba approved life imprisonment for any person convicted of kidnapping in the state.

This followed the amendment of the Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Law 2016.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in a letter to the House appealed for reconsideration of Section 4, Sub-Section 1 of the Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Law, 2016 as passed by the House, which made provision for death penalty.

“The Right Honourable Speaker and Honourable Members of the House are aware that death penalty is globally no longer fashionable as it breaches human right to life and torture, both of which are protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948. Besides, there is heightened campaign and overwhelming support for the abolition of death penalty globally.

“Since the world is a global village, Delta State cannot be an exception, hence the passionate call to the House to reconsider the Section under reference and change the death sentence prescribed therein to life imprisonment.

The law approved life imprisonment for any person who contravenes section (3) of the Law.

 “Any person who contravenes section (3) of this law commits an offence and shall on conviction be sentenced to life imprisonment without fine”

According to the law, “No person shall kidnap or detain another person or prevent another person from applying to a court for his release or from disclosing to any other person the place where he is being or prevent any person entitled to have access to another from discovering the place where he is held hostage with or without demand for ransom:

 “Any person who initiates a compromise, settlement or refuses to give testimony in court in respect of offences charged under this law shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to be sentenced to life imprisonment

“The owner of a property who knowingly lets or allows his property/ premises to another for the purpose of harbouring any person is guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to life imprisonment and forfeiture of the said property to the State”

DELTA STATE ADVISORY AND PEACE BUILDING COUNCIL MEETS AT DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT HOUSE ASABA

Ossai Ovie Success Blog

Prof. Sam Oyovbaire as Chairman today presides over the Delta State Advisory And Peace Building Council which is currently taking place at Asaba, Delta State.

The Senior Political Adviser to the Governor, Chief Festus Ochonogor and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural Development and Peace Building, Bro. Emmanuel Ogidi are assisting the Council during their deliberations.

Peace building covers a broad range of issues such as inclusive growth, economic development, educational advancement, health improvement, religious harmony and environmental sustainability.

The council seeks not only to resolve or avert conflicts, but to also formulate policies and build relationships that help to maintain peace and justice.

Some members of the Council include former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Elue, former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Brodrick Bozimo, Senator Patrick Osakwe, Senator Stella Omu, Chief Wellington Okrika, Chief Nkem Okwuoofu, Pharm. Paul Enebeli, Dr Pius Sinebe, Chief William Ibori, Rt. Revd. Cyril Odutemu, Chief Chris Agbobu, Chief Dennis Etalokku, Chief Grace Boyo, Major Patrick Egone, Chief Robert Ejifoma, Dr Esther Uduehi, Bishop Triumph Osian, Prof. Emmanuel Nwanze, and Chief Joseph Egigba.