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Omo-Agege Is Empty; He’s A Thief’ –Delta Government Alleges

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Delta state government on Thursday said the state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress and deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege is a ‘mace thief’ not fit to govern the people of the state.

At a press conference in Asaba on Thursday, Omo-Agege accused the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa of “swallowing” over N2.8 trillion received in seven years to develop the state.

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He said “monies meant for the development of the state are now being channelled to fund the ill-fated ambition of Governor Okowa to become Vice-President of Nigeria in 2023 by every means”.

Omo-Agege, the senator representing Delta Central in the National Assembly, also described Okowa’s administration as a failure.

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He said, “Just go around the state. The poverty and frustration inflicted by this government on Deltans over the years are palpable and scary. Insecurity, low-quality projects, lack of vision to revive the economy of the state, misplaced priorities in governance, corruption, nepotism, government waste, incompetence, and lack of accountability are pervasive and profound.”

Reacting to the accusations of the state APC governorship candidate, Omo-Agege, through the information commissioner, Charles Aniagwu in a press briefing shortly after Omo-Agege’s press conference, the state government described the senator as a “mace rustler”.

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Aniagwu added that Omo-Agege disgraced the state before the entire world, stressing that, for that reason, such a character is not fit to govern a state like Delta.

Aniagwu said, “Omo-Agege has not even been able to attract a single project that we can hold on to, even with his position as the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate.

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“What is he promising? I do not want to remind him that we (Delta state government) had to apologize to Nigerians on his behalf when he led thugs to harass lawmakers in the Senate and made away with the mace, the symbol of authority of the Senate.

“Let him mention one bill he sponsored in his two tenures at the Senate. Even those working with him are resigning in droves because he doesn’t take care of them. This lane he is following will not take him anywhere and our state is too precious for us to allow anybody to take us backwards.

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“Ovie Omo-Agege is bogus and empty, while it is acceptable for political aspirants to address the populace within their democratic rights on their intentions if elected, the APC governorship candidate in the state could only offer lies to Deltans.

“The only time we heard him speak at the National Assembly was when he kicked against the electronic transmission of results; that was the only time he found his voice in the upper chamber because he is looking for ways to come in through the backdoor. If he says otherwise, let him come and tell us which other contribution he made that is remarkable.

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“For the governorship candidate of the APC to begin to cast aspersions on Okowa’s administration that he needed to learn from, is, to say the least, uncharitable. In the last seven years, Governor Okowa has been able to construct roads, provide social amenities in the creeks and uplands. I am sure that Omo-Agege is not even aware of our intervention in both the primary and secondary education sectors in the state as well as the establishment of three more universities. Sporting facilities in Delta have been adjudged to have improved far beyond what they used to be seven and a half years ago.

“Omo-Agege lacks knowledge of the state that he wants to govern, otherwise, he would have known that nearly 20, 000 Deltans have been empowered to become entrepreneurs. The airport that Omo-Agege is flying in and out from has been upgraded; perhaps, he is not seeing it.

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“So, if I were him, the best thing would have been to sit down and think of how to copy from governor Okowa and learn how to even administer a local government since he won’t have the opportunity to administer this state since he has demonstrated crass emptiness in the management of resources. Let us remind him that while we do not have any problem with him contesting elections, we advise him to change his tactics.”

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Oshiomhole Hugs Wike Tightly After Receiving Rivers State’s Highest Award + Videosaw

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Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, the former governor of Edo State, had a passionate moment when the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike presented him with the highest state honor at the Rivers State banquet hall.

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The former labor leader was seen hugging Nyesom Wike tightly after the presentation of the award.

Adams Oshiomhole was awarded the Grand Service Star Of Rivers State (GSSRS).

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Photos/Video: LASU class of 2004, Anthony Campus re-union anniversary

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The class of 2004, Public Administration of the Lagos State University (LASU) Anthony Campus re-union second anniversary get together on Saturday.

Old classmates had a lot share and had time to dance and celebrate old times.

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Finally, after terrorists attack, NRC to resume Abuja-Kaduna rail operations on Monday

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Finally, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) will resume the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train service on Monday, with only two return services after the terrorists attack.

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Naijablitznews.com reports this was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria.

The statement shows the first train will depart Rigasa train station in Kaduna state to Abuja by 8:00 in the morning while from Abuja, the first train will depart Idu train station to Kaduna state by 9:45 in the morning.

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The NRC management also revealed that as part of the new security measures, it is now mandatory for passengers to present their National Identity Number and valid Boarding Ticket before they will be allowed to board.

It also says the purchase of tickets by proxy is only limited to minors and a specified number of adult passengers.

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Online and mobile app ticketing will be available from 8:00 in the morning on Sunday, December the 4th, 2022 while the ticket offices at the train stations will open from 6:30 in the morning on Monday, December the 5th.

Recall that the NRC suspended train service along the route after Boko Haram terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

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The insurgents had blown up the rail track and bombed the moving train, killing some and abducting more than 60 passengers. The unprecedented attack attracted international and national outrage.

The terrorists, who attacked the Kaduna-bound train released hostages in tranches with the last release coming on October 5, 2022.

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Before the hostages were completely released, distraught family members had protested several times to demand the release of their loved ones.

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