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2023: Edevbie’s Agenda To Develop Delta Tallies With Mine, Oborevwori Tells Ughelli PDP Members



The Delta State PDP Governorship Candidate for the 2023 Governorship election and the Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, on Monday, November 28th, 2022, told the people of Ughelli North Local Government Area that his agenda and that of Olorogun David Edevbie whom he contested with are one, as they are all geared towards the development of the State.

Speaking during the campaign visit to Ward 9, Uwherun, Ward 8, Evwreni, Ward 2, Ogor and Ward 7, Afiesere, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the State, commended most of the leaders in the area, especially in Afiesere Ward for supporting their son, Olorogun David Edevbie, during PDP Governorship primary as it portrays support for their own.

Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, who is also the National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, said he was confident with the massive turnout of PDP leaders, members, and community leaders at the campaign grounds that PDP will win all the contestable seats in 2023.

According to him, “PDP is the only party that conducted a free and fair primary election for about 13 of us, where I emerged the winner. Others didn’t conduct a free and fair primary, which shows their hatred for the due process of democracy.

“My emergence as the Governorship candidate of the party was a result of the mercy of God. Primary elections are over; PDP is one, we are all one. I am your inlaw, so also your son because my grandmother hails from Ughelli Kingdom and my wife hails from Evwreni town.

“I can assure you that if you vote for me, I will not forget the people of Ughelli Ughelli North Local Government Area because my M.O.R.E agenda will bring meaningful development, opportunities for all, realistic reforms, and enhanced peace and security to all parts of the State “, he added.

He noted that he is a leader with impeccable character who has been able to rule the State House of Assembly for over 5 years without blemish unlike the past when a Speaker barely pilot the affairs of the house for three years.

He urged the people of Ughelli North Local Government Area to vote Chief Ighoyota Amori for Senate, Delta Central District, saying he had worked tirelessly through the DC-23 to ensure that the Governorship seat came to Delta Central District; vote for the House of Representatives candidate, Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency; Mr. Jimmy Idiovwa for Delta State House of Assembly, Ughelli North Constituency I and Hon. Onoriode Agofure for Delta State House of Assembly, Ughelli North Constituency II.

Also speaking, Chief Ighoyota Amori, PDP Senatorial Candidate, Delta Central District; House of Representatives candidate, Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency; Mr. Michael Elijah Jimmy Idiovwa for Delta State House of Assembly, Ughelli North Constituency I and Hon. Onoriode Agofure for Delta State House of Assembly, Ughelli North Constituency II, has promised to attract massive development to Ughelli North Local Government Area, if voted for in 2023.

The candidates, who made the assertions during the Delta State PDP ward-to-ward campaigns to Ughelli North Local Government Area Wards 9, 8, 2, and 7, said they were in the Wards to solicit for votes and on a need assessment of the area.

The wife of the Delta State PDP Governorship Candidate, Mrs. Tobore Oborevwori, while speaking in Ward 8, Evwreni, her maternal home, appealed to the people to vote massively for her husband and other candidates of the PDP in the 2023 general elections.

Hon Julius Akpovoka, speaking in Ward 7, Afiesere, said that Olorogun David Edevbie is fully in support of the Delta State PDP Governorship Candidate, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, and is ready to work with him.

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Group Calls For Protection Of Journalists In Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi States



The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has urged for necessary measures to protect journalists and other media workers during this weekend’s off-cycle elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States.

The group sent the request to the federal and state governments, as well as law enforcement and security agencies, stressing that the role of journalists in disseminating information about the electoral process is critical to ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections.

In a statement issued ahead of the elections in Lagos and signed by the Communications Officer, Media Rights Agenda, Idowu Adewale, MRA also urged journalists to be cautious and to use its existing hotline (08138755660) to report any threat or attack they may encounter during the process, as well as any obstacle.

Adewale said in the statement: “Given the pattern of heightened attacks on journalists and the media during previous elections, including the recent 2023 general elections, as well as the tense political climate in the three states in the lead-up to the elections, measures must be taken to ensure general security during the elections and provide adequate protection for journalists covering the elections.”

“Access to information allows citizens and other members of the public to have the information they need about political and electoral processes, facilitating effective public participation in elections,” he says.

“Journalists and the media play an important role in ensuring residents and other members of the public have access to information and may participate in the process.

“As part of efforts to preserve the integrity of the polls, it is also critical that the safety and well-being of these interlocutors be assured and safeguarded.”

Lamenting the increased number of attacks on journalists in the run-up to the off-cycle elections, as well as earlier this year in the run-up to the general elections, he emphasised that “a free and vibrant media is fundamental to a healthy democracy, and journalists must be able to carry out their duties without fear, coercion, or violence.” During this vital phase, MRA stands ready to assist them and assure their safety.”


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Police Nab Husband, As Mother Of ‘Mummy Be Calming Down’ Boy Takes Own Life



Men from the Edo State Police Command are said to have detained Mrs. Toluige Olokoobi’s husband after he allegedly murdered her.

Olokoobi was the mother of Oreofeoluwa Lawal-Babalola, the tiny boy whose video went viral in 2020 after he pleaded with his mother, “Mummy be calming down.”

Oreofeoluwa rose to prominence on social media after a video of him crying in an attempt to confidently appeal to his mother, who chastised him, went viral.

The film inspired Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who used it to deliver an Eid-el-Kabir appeal to Muslims and Lagos people in general to remain calm during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Following that, the youngster and his family met with the governor, who praised his bravery and poise.

While little has been heard about the family in three years, heartbreaking news broke on social media on Tuesday that the boy’s mother had committed suicide.

According to an X user, Olokoobi committed suicide in Benin, the capital of Edo State, for unknown reasons.

The X user, who stated that he was present at the site on Monday afternoon, went on to say that she had refused to disclose her difficulties with anyone before committing herself.

“The woman in the viral Mummy Calm Down video has just committed suicide here in Benin,” he stated in an email.

“She refused to discuss her problems with anyone.” She abandoned three children for her husband, including the well-known Mummy Calm Down boy.”

Meanwhile, confirming Olokoobi’s death in a chat with BBC Pidgin, the spokesperson of the Edo State police command, Chidi Nwabuzor, said her husband has been arrested and detained for questioning.

Nwabuzor said the husband reported the matter to the police.

The police spokesperson quoted the husband to have said that “he came home from the market when he saw his wife hanging with rope on her neck”.

Nwabuzor said she was rushed to the hospital and then to the mortuary after she was confirmed dead. (Adapted from a Vanguard report).

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Anambra: CP Aderemi Adeoye Decorates Promoted Officers With New Ranks



The Anambra State Police Command Headquarters Conference Hall was a hive of activity Thursday as CP Aderemi Adeoye took turns decorating around 18 promoted officers of the command with their new titles.

The delight of some of the officers whose wives assisted the CP in decorating their husbands with their new ranks knew no bounds, as their husbands duly saluted their wives and the CP for their new positions and responsibilities.

Obi Innocent, one of the officers elevated to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), whose wife joined CP Aderemi Adeoye in adorning him with his new rank, said it was wonderful that the Inspector General of Police thought him worthy.

CSP Obi Innocent, the officer in charge of the Legal Department at Zone 13, Police Zonal Headquarters Ukpo, stated that his new rank was a call to service and that he would do his best to uphold the charge given to them by CP Aderemi Adeoye to respect and protect the citizenry’s fundamental rights in the discharge of their new assignments.

Charity Akharame, who was honoured with the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and was the only female officer among the 18 promoted officers decorated with new ranks, said it was not an easy feat but she was grateful to be among those who were decorated with their new ranks.

DSP Charity Akharame, the officer in charge of stores in the Anambra State Police Command, recalled how she began as a Police Constable and worked her way up to her current position as Deputy Superintendent of Police.

She stated that as a very disciplined police officer, she would follow the Police Commissioner’s directions regarding respect for all and sundry in the fulfillment of her constitutional obligations.

Jane-Frances Obi, one of the spouses of the officers elevated to the level of CSP, stated that being the wife of a police officer was not an easy assignment. As a result, she recommended any lady who is married to a police officer to be patient and understanding because the job is quite demanding.

Jane-Frances Obi, whose husband is Innocent Obi, the officer in charge of the Legal Department at Zone 13 Ukpo, believes the promotion is a reward for years of being patient, understanding, and standing in for them when they are not present.

Meanwhile, Emenike Chinenyenwa, who was decorated with the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and presented a vote of appreciation, expressed deep gratitude to the IGP and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission for considering them worthy of being adorned in their new ranks.

ACP Emenike, the officer in charge of Medicals, stated that the elevation comes with increased responsibility and that they will work harder in their new tasks.

CP Aderemi Adeoye praised the current promotion winners in his remarks, noting that two aspects make the police career very interesting and eventful. He stated that one is for promotion and the other is for positions.

CP Adeoye, on the other hand, urged the newly honored officers to develop more empathy, compassion, care, and dedication in the performance of their jobs.

The police chief insisted that newly promoted officers must first recognise that they share the same humanity as others, and as a result, they must treat all people with dignity and protect their fundamental human rights at all times.

CP Aderemi Adeoye stressed that without the enormous roles of spouses, they wouldn’t have been successful in their careers. He therefore congratulated all the promoted and prayed that God gives them good health to enjoy the new ranks and the energy to discharge the responsibilities of their new offices.

  • Source: Independent


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