STATE OF COURTS IN WARRI UNACCEPTABLE – EREYITOMI SAYS WE NEED PEACE TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


The candidate of the PDP in the 2019 National Assembly election for the Warri Federal Constituency Seat, Chief Thomas Ereyitomi has lamented over the poor state of court buildings and its infrastructure in Warri in the past years, saying that sector have been neglected too long and that it is unbacceptable for Warri status.

Chief Ereyitomi stated this while fielding questions from newsmen weekend in Warri about some of his plans for the Constituency after victory at the February 16 election.

According to him “If voted in as member representing Warri Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, I will ensure an aggressive advocacy to return us to the good old days that many of us remembered while growing up in the city.”

Chief Ereyitomi said as a graduate of Political Science and a Masters Degree holder in Public Administration, he appreciates the role that befits court halls, its environment, comfort of judicial workers and judges which can play key role in the dispensation of justice.

He expressed dismay that despite the approval of a National Industrial Court for Warri for some time now,” the lack of court hall and logistical arrangement have made this impossible to bring this gift to fruition; leading to litigants and lawyers having to continue to travel interstate and interregional distances to do their cases”. he assured that If voted into power, he will make sure he take up the matter as a top priority.

The PDP candidate for Warri Federal Constituency further decried about the complete stoppage of construction work at the site of the new High Court Complex in Warri, recalling, “In those days, Warri used to pride itself on having the best court halls, even as our lawyers used to be the most renowned only second to a few from the West. We must go back to the good old days and then begin to make efforts to surpass them”.

He commended the Warri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association for sacrificing their Hall and making it possible for the Federal High Court in Warri to kick off. He however regretted the absence of advocacy at the level of the lower chambers in getting a permanent and befitting hall for the court; noting that Warri is the only city with a Federal High Court outside any state capital and as such he would prioritize advocacy for the building of a befitting edifice and the deploying of additional judges to reduce the work load on the current and only judge in the division, which situation he said was not healthy for the judge and litigants.

He also said that there was need to tweak the social and economic environment in Warri once again to ensure that the city booms as it did in the good old days, promising that he will work to ensure peace and harmonious coexistence as a means of re-attracting the corporations that once used to keep the city alive, just as he added that he will lobby for the acceleration and revitalization of the Warri and Koko Ports which is ongoing but long overdue and moving at a pace too slow for my liking. I will explore working with International, Federal and State Government development agencies for the attainment of a turnaround in the state of our courts. As you know, I am renowned for lobby which is the greatest tool of a legislator

The Warri Chief also said; the National Assembly should not be a tool for people to enhance their private business but for service to the people. I am an established business man by all standards and my desire to go and serve in the National Assembly is driven by the need to give more to my people

He urged the good people of the Federal Constituency to come out enmasse and vote for change after 12 years of mediocrity. A vote for me is a vote for the new way of thinking and service He concluded.

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I’M Opportune To Be Admitted Into Admiralty University Of Nigeria, Says Singer Karinto Fokitei (photos)


By Nigbeke Perekontei West, Arogbo

The Niger Delta popular musician, hail from the city of Arogbo, Ese-Odo local government area of ondo state,Nigeria. Karinto Fokitei, AKA the Bouncing Baby Boy, have confirmed his new admission into the Admiralty University of Nigeria.

Main News corespondent earlier learnt from the popular singer Facebook post. Here is the post below!

2019: European Union visit The Liberator Newspaper in Warri, discusses security, Niger Delta issues, democracy, others


*As Princewill assured EU EOM officials of his readiness to partner with them*

Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill, the publisher/Editor-In-Chief of the Liberator Newspaper worldwide, one of the most fastest growing authentic media outfit in Nigeria received a delegation from the European Union, EU yesterday in Warri.

The delegation landed Nigeria under the auspices of European Union Election Observation Mission, charged with the mandate to observe the 2019 general elections in Nigeria.

The EU EOM team include Mr Eckart Rodah; Mrs Martina Gious and Emmanuel Orji, Assistant to the EU on election in Nigeria.

In giving a breakdown of their visit to Nigeria and The Liberator Newspaper, Martina had stated that “The EU deploys election observation missions around the world to provide support for the development of countries’ democratic institutions and to assist partner countries in their commitment to holding elections in line with their international and regional commitments and obligations.

” The EU EOM operates in accordance with the ‘Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation’ adopted at the United Nations in 2005 by a number of international bodies involved in election observation. International election observation, says the Declaration of Principles, ” “assesses election processes in accordance with international principles for genuine democratic elections and domestic law, while recognizing that it is the people of a country who ultimately determine credibility and legitimacy of an election process”.

However, some other issues discussed extensively include the Nigerian Media, the judiciary, INEC, the political environment, Niger Delta and security challenges in the region.

According to Mr. Eckart, the European Union Election Observation Mission, have currently deployed officials to all parts of the country as their team is in charge of Edo and Delta states.

The EU officials will observe and assess the following ” The legal framework and its implementation; The work of the election administration; Campaign activities of candidates and political parties; The role of state institutions and civil society; The conduct of the media; The overall environment of the elections, including respect for fundamental freedoms, civil and political rights; Election days, including voting, counting and the tabulation of results; The complaints and appeals process.

Meanwhile, after an hour critical deliberation with the officials, Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill, publisher of the Liberator Newspaper Worldwide had assured the EU delegation of the newspaper’s readiness to partner with them.

Others present during the closed door hour deliberation include Pst. Philip Fianka; Mss Happy Modeh, secretary of the Liberator Newspaper and Barr. Ukpa Nneamaka.

16 QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK BEFORE YOU VOTE ON THE 16TH | Main News


*1. Do I love the way things are? Can I trust the Party of Excuses and Blame games with another 4yrs?*

*2. Can I trust a President famous for ‘I AM NOT AWARE’ with another 4yrs?*

*3. Can I trust a President who does not trust anyone but ‘his people’ to handle sensitive positions, with another 4yrs?*

*4. Can NIGERIA afford another 4yrs of a divisive President?*

*5. Can a President who defends the corrupt in his Party truly fight corruption?*

*6. Can I hand over my Company/Children to a forgetful Manager/Teacher, ala a President who forgets the name of his Party, of Countries, of States and his Party’s Gubernatorial candidate?*

*7. Can I trust a NEXT LEVEL not predicated on verifiable economic indices?*

*8. Can I hand another 4yrs of my life to those who mouth integrity whereas cronyism, nepotism and despotism is their god?*

*9. Can I trust those who say WE HAVE DONE SO MUCH WITH SO LITTLE with another 4yrs, when they have incurred more debts for the future than any Govt in our nation’s history?*

*10. Can I hand NIGERIA and posterity to a NEXT LEVEL under a watch that has made our Country the poverty capital of the World?*

*11. Can I trust a President whose failure led to the loss of over 20m jobs with another 4yrs?*

*12. Can I trust those who failed to fix power in 6months as promised, whilst blaming the GENCOS and DISCOS, with another 4yrs?*

*13. What will posterity say if I vote for a President who is not in-charge, and will not be in-charge as clearly posited by his wife?*

*14. Why should I vote a Govt that says that Atiku is corrupt but fails to charge him? And a Party, APC that invites the manifestly corrupt to join her?*

*15. Why will I vote a NEXT LEVEL that is manifestly bereft of ideas, when in ATIKU/OBI competency and capacity is manifest?*

*16. And why should I vote for the NEXT LEVEL of poverty, of job loss and insecurity, when my VOTE can GET NIGERIA WORKING AGAIN?*

*Chris Mustapha Nwaokobia JNR.*
*Director of Communication/Spokesperson.

Development: Jubilation in Enekorogha as singer Smooth drags solar street lights to community


By Nigbeke Perekontei West

This is just the beginning of more good things to come – The Paddle

In what appears to be an uncommon occurrence, Ijaw living musical legend, Chief Barrister S. Smooth, popularly called the paddle of Niger Delta has brought smile to the people of Enekorogha community in Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State by installing solar powered street lights.

This was contained in a statement issued on the Niger Delta born prophetic musician official Facebook page.

It would be recalled that Chief Barrister Smooth, a first class musician in Niger Delta and beyond is the commissioner representing Delta State on the Board of Nomadic Education, a federal ministry in Nigeria.

However, it was learnt that Smooth executed the solar powered street lights under the federal ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The highly rated Ijaw musical maestro had assured Niger Deltans that this is just the beginning of many good things to come.

In his words: “I want to state categorically that this is just the beginning of more good things to come in Ijaw land, this ought to be the beauty of leadership, when you have any little opportunity, we should all try to positively affect the lives of our people, it will cost us nothing, this is my little contribution to my people, i am very glad that the people likes it, I am still committed to do more, I will not also fail in decentralizing development from my end”.

2019: Iduwini Delta political front throws weight behind Okowa, Manager, Pondi, Asupa – Main News


A political group operating under the auspices of Iduwini Delta political front in Burutu Local Government Area has thrown its weight behind candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stressing that the team when voted into power would contribute their quota in the development of the local government Area.

This was made known to newsmen in Burutu recently by chairman of the Iduwini Delta Political Front, IDPF, Hon (Chief) Combolous Ikisa.

It would be recalled that Hon Ikisa is the vice chairman of Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State who hails from Odimodi, Ofougbene and Ayakoromo in both Iduwini and Ngbilebiri Kingdoms, Delta State.

The number two citizen of Burutu Local Government Area had particularly charged electorates of the local government not to think twice before voting for all the PDP candidates in the Local Government, noting that they are perfect for the political emancipation of the local government.

He had particularly praised the developmental strides of Okowa, adding that the governor is a practical demonstration of a reformer.

Chief Combolous continued, “A vote for Okowa, Manager, Pondi and Forteta is a vote for productivity and total transformation of Burutu Local Government Area.”

To demonstrate his love for the PDP candidates, the Burutu Local Government Vice Chairman had vowed to use his personal resources to mobilize fully for the aforementioned.

However, it would be recalled that Mr. Ignatius Ziakegha is the secretary of the Iduwini Delta Political Front.

Ziakegha is a former secretary of PDP in Burutu Local Government Area, former secretary to Burutu Local Government Council under Hon. Frank Ekioemi Zuokumor and now political adviser to the current Burutu local government chairman, Hon. Godknows Angele.

ASUU VS FG, Agreed to suspend their strike, which has lasted for three months


The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday agreed to suspend their strike, which has lasted for three months.

This comes after ASUU signed all agreements with the Federal Government, following a conciliatory meeting in Abuja.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, represented the Federal Government, while the lecturers were represented by the union’s president, Biodun Ogunyemi.

According to Ngige, both parties unanimously resolved the eight contentious issues that had prolonged the strike.