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Controversy over ceding of Warri North chairmanship to Egbema-Ijaw

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By Emma Amaize

AFTER 27 years of political dominance, some Itsekiri political leaders in Warri North Space, Delta State, have conceded the 2023 chairmanship of the native authorities space to the Egbema-Ijaw for peace to reign.

Nevertheless, controversy has erupted over the political horse-trading, as an Itsekiri group within the space has rejected the deal.

An Itsekiri political chief in Warri North, Mr Godwin Ebosa, denied information of the association when contacted by Vanguard.

Regardless of the contradictory positions, some Egbema-Ijaw PDP leaders, in furtherance of the settlement, submitted names of Ijaw chairmanship aspirants to a notable Itsekiri PDP chief within the space for transmission to the governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.

The confidential association ran right into a storm, because the identify of a well-liked chairmanship aspirant extensively referred to as the consensus candidate of Egbema-Ijaw leaders, Mr Francis Abulu, was calculated omitted from listing.

The event generated recent rigidity within the space, weekend, with Ijaw saying that Itsekiri mustn’t resolve their candidate for them.

However one other group, Warri North Unity Discussion board in an announcement by the chairman, Mr Kofi Esemighan and others, which confirmed the political deal, urged Itsekiri leaders to permit Egbema-Ijaw individuals to choose their consensus candidate and never foist a crony on them.

“We laud the choice of the Itsekiri individuals to cede the chairmanship place of Warri North Native Authorities Space of Delta State for the primary time to the Egbema- Ijaw in March 6, 2021, native authorities polls within the state, however kick in opposition to alleged plot to handpick a specific Ijaw aspirant for the chairmanship place.”

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“We commend the chairman of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Growth Fee, DESOPADEC, Chief Michael Diden and different Itsekiri leaders for conceding the chairmanship place of Warri North Native authorities space to the Egbema- Ijaw after 27 years of creation, however we advise these plotting to handpick a specific Ijaw aspirant for the chairmanship place to have a rethink.

“We wish to implore these parts plotting to handpick a specific Ijaw aspirant for the Warri North chairmanship place to hearken to sensible counsel within the consensus settlement of Egbema Leaders across the candidacy of Mr Francis Bekesuode Abulu, a Particular Assistant on Politics to the Governor for the chairmanship place.

” Mr Abulu is the very best man for the job. We surprise why these parts are doing issues in another way now. They need to not hearken to people who find themselves telling them to carry on to the rope after promoting the goat. After 27 years of creation of Warri North native authorities space, Egbema individuals must be allowed to decide on a candidate that the individuals will probably be pleased with after his tenure and never an imposed candidate they may remorse,” the group stated.

It added: “To keep away from pointless rigidity within the space, we ask Itsekiri leaders to permit the aspiration of Mr Francis Abulu see the sunshine of day, as he’s examined and trusted. He served in 2014 throughout the administration of former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan as a member of the State Committee on Land Allocation and he’ll foster unity among the many ethnic teams within the space if elected”.

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The group additionally expressed gratitude to the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for his stand on justice for the individuals of Egbema, noting: “The governor’s intervention can’t be full till the consensus settlement of Egbema- Ijaw is endorsed.”

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Nigeria Data 1861 New Circumstances Of COVID-19

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Nigeria Data 1861 New Circumstances Of COVID-19

As Nigeria battles the second wave of coronavirus, 1,861 new circumstances of COVID19 was confirmed on Wednesday, January 27.

In accordance with the Nigeria Middle for Illness Management, Lagos recorded 773 whereas the FCT recorded 285.

Different states with contemporary circumstances embody Oyo-138, Rivers-111, Plateau-92, Nasarawa-83, Kaduna-59, Enugu-57, Imo-57, Edo-43, Kano-27, Kwara-20, Ebonyi-19, Abia-17, Ogun-12, Osun-12, Katsina-8, Bayelsa-6, Bauchi-5, Delta-5, Borno-4, Jigawa-Four and Zamfara-1.

Nigeria now has 126, 160 confirmed circumstances of the illness. 100, 365 sufferers have been efficiently handled and discharged. Sadly, 1,544 deaths have been recorded.

See a breakdown of the variety of circumstances per states beneath;

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Lawyer Dragged To Court docket For Disclosing A Shopper’s Will With out His Consent

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A lawsuit has been filed at a Excessive Court docket sitting in Port Harcourt in opposition to a legal-practitioner recognized as Prince Gbogboade Akintoye by a 79-year outdated man, Chief Gaskin Egede Sobrasuaipiki, for allegedly disclosing the content material of his Will with out his consent.

Within the go well with quantity PHC/2518/CS/2020, the claimant urged the Court docket to order the defendant to return the file copy of the Will in his possession, saying the Will has been revoked.

He demanded the sum of N100 million as common damages for the defendant’s negligence in addition to for the trauma he has suffered on account of the unprofessional dealing with of his Will by the defendant.

When the matter got here up on Wednesday, the presiding decide, Hon. Justice Okogbule Gbasam adjourned listening to on the case to February 10, 2021.

Gbasam directed events concerned within the matter to file crucial pre-trial paperwork to allow the Court docket to provide it a speedy listening to.

Talking with newsmen exterior the courtroom, counsel to the claimant, Erasmus Dike, expressed the optimism that the Court docket will give them justice.

“My consumer got here to Court docket in opposition to a lawyer, Prince Akintoye. His declare is that the Will he ready for him was uncovered. That’s the reason we’re in Court docket.

“We’re urgent for damages to the tune of N100million for his negligence in exposing the Will,” Dike said.

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N2.5m prize introduced for Road Foodz Naija winner

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To advertise Nigeria’s road meals, PZ Wilmar and Foodbay TV have introduced a money value of N2.5 million for the winner of its ‘Road Foodz Naija’ actuality TV present Season 2.

The present is an initiative of African meals and life-style channel, Foodbay TV.  Devon King’s, the only sponsor of the present is likely one of the foremost manufacturers of PZ Wilmar.

Making the announcement for the renewal of the sponsorship at a press briefing in Lagos to mark the graduation of the second season of the competitors, they defined that the competitors was centered on figuring out, showcasing, and uplifting varied road meals entrepreneurs throughout the nation.

The Season 2, in keeping with the organisers comes with few modifications because the grand prize has been elevated to additional empower and energize the food-preneurs within the wake of the Covid19 pandemic.

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Talking on the prospects of the competitors’s 2nd version, the Class & Model Supervisor, PZ Wilmar, Toyin Popoola-Dania stated,

“Understanding the peculiarity of the instances, it is crucial that all of us play our half by hook or by crook to scale back no matter destructive influence the pandemic may need on us.

“Meals, as everyone knows, performs fairly an necessary function, which is why we have now as soon as once more partnered with Foodbay TV for an even bigger version of the Road Foodz Naija marketing campaign, consolidating not simply on our efforts to raise the well being, style and high quality of Road Meals in Nigeria but in addition to encourage and help food-preneurs who we all know play an important function in our society in the present day.

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”This season guarantees to be way more thrilling, partaking and much more rewarding, our companions Foodbay TV have put collectively one thing fairly distinctive and really useful and I’m excited as to what this season holds” she stated.

Additionally, talking, Oluwafemi Ogundoro, Managing Director, Maxima Media Group, stated he’s significantly excited concerning the prospects of the season.

“Within the spirit of steady enchancment and having taken key studying from the maiden version, I can say we have now put collectively one thing very distinctive, a present that’s as thrilling, informative as it’s rewarding.

”As you might be conscious, with the help of our sponsors we have now elevated the grand prize fairly considerably, we have now introduced on board notable personalities who’re meals fanatics. Nigerians ought to prepare for one thing fairly superb” he stated.

Final season, the platform celebrated and rewarded road meals entrepreneurs; contestants had been geared up with related abilities within the meals enterprise sector and mentored by seasoned cooks inside the Nigerian meals trade. Christopher Omowa walked away with the grand prize of N1 million,

”This season guarantees to be higher as money prizes have been elevated by over 100 p.c and the winner will stroll away with 2.5 million naira, Second and third runners-up will win 1 million naira and 500,000 naira respectively, giving extra room for these entrepreneurs to beat the percentages and breakthrough to attain their goals.

Established within the Nigerian markets for over half a century, Devon King’s is likely one of the foremost cooking oil manufacturers within the nation and has maintained its shoppers’ belief through the years, with a spread of high quality cooking merchandise which embody cooking oil, margarine, and seasoning

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