BREAKING: The first civilian executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari is dead

The death of the elder statesman was announced by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his Twitter handle.

“I regret announcing the death of my grandfather, H.ETh Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who died right now after a brief illness at the National hospital, Abuja,” he tweeted.

The deceased was president in the second republic, from 1979 to 1983, before he was overthrown in a military coup by Muhammadu Buhari, the current president of Nigeria.


2019 Polls: Burutu Youths Speaks,Throw Weight Behind Ozobo Candidacy

It appears that 2019,Delta state house of Assembly Burutu North elections will not be a game as usual as Burutu youths have decided to vote against recycled candidates of the big political parties in the LGA.

The youths who speak through Comrade Paul Akpowaide and others said this,when they paid a courtesy call on Comrade Ozobo Austin, the NPC DTHA candidate,Burutu North at Oasis,Warri,Delta state during the weekend.

The youths who throw their weight behind Comrade Ozobo Austin candidacy told our correspondent that they would not vote for a candidate that has contributed to the underdevelopment of Burutu north over the years and that their visit was to affirmed their strong support for Ozobo candidacy.

The youths lamented that over the years they have been used and dumped by some sets of political leaders who are metamorphosing again with goat faces to deceived Burutu people.

They said those who have wasted several opportunities of Burutu people which would have turned Burutu to a Dubai should not be considered for any appointive or elective positions any more.

They added that some people have turned Burutu to their personal property and failed to considered the youths for empowerment and other political benefits and that they would only vote youthful ,vibrant and credible candidate that has Burutu people at heart.

While responding to the assertions of the youths, Comrade Ozobo Austin assured Burutu youths that Burutu would experienced rapid development under his watch.

Ozobo said both women and youths would be empowered and that Burutu youths would not regret in voting him to power.

The NPC candidate urged Burutu youths to vote and defence their votes and ensure that their vote counts.

He said Burutu youths should prepared against money temptations, and that some unsaleable candidates are ready to buy their votes with stolen public funds and thereafter would dump and treat them as condemned engine oil.

Ozobo advised that even they want to accept the money,they should accept it wisely and vote against such candidates as the money was part of the stolen Burutu people money,Comrade Ozobo stated.


Chief Thomas Ereyitomi

Peoples Democratic Party PDP Candidate for Warri Federal Constituency Seat House of Representatives in the forthcoming general elections in 2019, Chief Thomas Ereyitomi JP has congratulated Christians in Warri Federal Constituency as they join their brothers and sisters to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Chief Ereyitomi JP, while felicitating with Christian faithfuls urged them to continually live in peace, shun tribalism and show love among their neighbours because the reason for the season is Christ birth anniversary which is greeted with giving and exchange of gifts items to people and to less privileges in the society.

The Prominent Warri Chief harped on the Christmas celebration to appeal to his constituents to return the Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and also vote massively for him and all other PDP candidates in the coming general elections in 2019 so as to get robust, closer representation as like never before in history of Warri Federal Constituency.

He called on Christians to pray for Warri Federal Constituency, Delta State and Nigeria even as the country approach 2019 in order to experience a credible, free and fair polls.

Pyrates Confraternity bemoan nation’s state of insecurity ahead 2019 polls

The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has expressed worry over insecurity challenges in the country and their implications for the 2019 general elections.

The group which made reference to the kidnap and murder of Major Gen. Idris Alkali (rtd) in Jos, Plateau State; former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh (retd) by gunmen along Abuja/ Keffi road, about 3,500 persons killed by Boko Haram insurgents and about 1,500 others killed as a result of clashes between farmers and herdsmen, said it is “profoundly apprehensive about this widespread state of insecurity.

“It appears that Federal government has completely lost capacity to secure the lives and property of Nigerians.”

The NAS Capon, Mr Kwaghbunde Gbahabo, in a statement titled: “Before insecurity becomes the epitome of Nigeria’s socio-politics,” noted that “this near-total breakdown of law and order is an ominous sign for national peace and stability, especially, given the imminent 2019 general elections.”

Gbahabo explained that to curb insecurity in the country, the Federal government should commence addressing the plethora of socio-economic problems that fuel the challenge.

He tasked the Federal government to wake to the reality that the security situation was getting out of control and move to salvage the situation by putting in place a strategic plan to tackle security challenges through mopping up arms and controlling arms proliferation.

Gbahabo, regretting that perpetrators of these killings were yet to be brought to justice said there was an urgent need to restore the confidence of Nigerians in government’s ability to protect lives and property.

“For completeness, law enforcement must play a very strategic and critical role in rebuilding the trust and confidence of the citizenry in government’s capacity to provide security.

“A situation where the perpetrators of these heinous crimes are never apprehended and prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and severely punished, if found culpable, ends up providing incentive for reprisals and emboldens criminal elements and miscreants to be contemptuous of the law and regard for the sanctity of life.

“A resolute and well-resourced investigation must be expeditiously launched to identify, prosecute and punish the killers of Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh. Other murders, high or low must be vigorously investigated, and their perpetrators brought to book.

“By failing, the Federal government will be inadvertently degrading its capacity to secure and protect the lives and property of its citizens. Guaranteeing security should be made a priority of governance.”

Delta 2019: Over 10,000 youths converge in Warri yesterday to declare support for Okowa/Otuaro

*As Guwor promises excellent leadership when elected*

Not less than ten thousand youths in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta converged yesterday in Warri to declare their support for the Okowa/Otuaro ticket come 2019.

The youths under the aegis of Warri South West Youths rally for Okowa and Otuaro 2019 had vowed to mobilized themselves to deliver the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidates in the constituency.

In his welcome address during the rally, Amb. Edwin Aken, Chairman of the planning committee had charged the youths not to be deceived, noting that the PDP remains the only trusted party in Delta and beyond.

In his words: “We don’t know any other party besides PDP in Warri South West, any other political party is fake, our amiable governor and his deputy have done well, so we shall return them, just take a look at Delta state, everything is moving very well, youthful appointments are more in this government, there is peace in Delta state, infrastructural development, road networks, villages are transforming into cities, no wonder our governor is called the road master, he is truly delivering and working, we are happy with his productive leadership”. Aken stated.

However, Sir Dennis Emomotimi Guwor, reigning flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Warri South West, Delta State House of Assembly come 2019 had promised people of the constituency of providing excellent leadership when elected.

Guwor told the over 10,000 youths of Warri South West that had gathered at the Atuwatse primary school that when elected as the house of Assembly member, representing the constituency in the state house of Assembly come 2019, he will continue to role out youth empowerment packages, talent development and will operate an open door policy.

The Warri South West candidate had also charged youths of the constituency to get their PVCs, adding that such is the only way of deciding who represents them in the various political positions in the state and beyond.

Meanwhile, representing the governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, his special assistant, Chief Joel Ogbona had hailed the Ijaw and Itsekiri youths for their coming together to support the re-election bid of the governor and his deputy.

Ogbona had assured the youths of Warri South West that the Governor and his deputy will remember them, stressing that the governor is aware of the rally and would work with the youths through its leadership.

He had particularly noted that, the governor is ready to continue in transforming all nook and crannies of the state to become a hub for commercial activities, stressing that the governor will continue to be youth friendly in the administration of the state.

Chief Fregene, an astute Itsekiri politician had also cautioned youths of Warri South West not to be deceived by what he describes as ethnic politics, stressing that anybody can represent the people of Warri South West in the Delta State House of Assembly.

He had further stated that the time has come for Guwor, an Ijaw man to represent the constituency, adding that there is no difference between the Ijaws and Itsekiris.

Nevertheless, the event was well attended by Warri South West political class, youth leaders from Isaba, Gbaramatu, Itsekiri, Ogbe-Ijoh, Diebiri and others too numerous to mention.

Mulade Commends Okowa Over Roads Construction, Maintenance In Delta – Main News

Comrade Sheriff Mulade

By Nigbeke Perekontei West

Felicitates With Christians At Christmas

A Niger Delta Human rights activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the construction and maintenance of several roads in different part of Delta State, stating that the transformation of the roads will make movement easier when completed.

Comrade Mulade who spoke with newsmen at the weekend in Warri, Delta State noted that good roads are among the numerous infrastructural developments which Deltans are yearning for, adding that roads construction in riverine communities are more important to give people of oil producing communities a sense of belonging.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

He felicitated with governor Okowa and Deltans on the Yuletide season and urged Deltans to be security conscious so as to avoid unnecessary loss of lives and properties during the Yuletide.

Comrade Mulade who is also Environmental activist appealed to security agencies to be more proactive and diligent with intelligence gathering so that security breach could be tackled before it becomes obvious.

He also urged leaders at various levels to extend good will and cheerful giving to the needy, adding that those experiencing difficulty to feed need to be assisted with food items so that the joy of the season can spread to even less privileged.

In his words; “I wish all Deltans a happy Christmas and new year in advance. I urge all our people to remain peaceful and law abiding, though many people are experiencing hardship and low-key Christmas celebration due to bad economy, we are hopeful that the clamour for good governance through our advocacies and programmes will usher in better times and a Prosperous New Year. So, we should keep hope alive”.

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