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The poor are under attack as Okowa plans to ban the use of Keke in Asaba, Warri by Francis Onyema

“The poor are under attack. Yet war has not been declared on poverty.” -Anonymous
The oppression of the people; hoodwinked economic ideologies; wanton brutality of the masses by forces meant to protect them and non accountability of public office holders; among other virulent failings, are the rewards Nigerians get from elected representatives entrusted with the resources of the nation and enjoys the goodwill of the people to turn the country's economic predicaments around.
Worst still, in a false posture, the oligarchs bamboozle the masses to believe that the resources of the State is a collective commonwealth, but in the real sense, economic policies are enunciated to address their needs first, leaving the masses in disarray and untold hardship. Otherwise, how would one explain that the punishment for kidnapping is death sentence whereas the punishment for corruption, that is the mother of all societal vices, is a mere jail term? It goes to show the parochial sentiments of these e…

Why Dr Cairo Ojougboh ticks the boxes as APC gubernatorial candidate by Francis Onyema

It is clear that the APC governorship quest is, by and large, of a formidable opposition, to rescue Delta State from the grip of corruption, porous economic ideology and impunity as propagated by the PDP over the years.
In the dynamism of Delta State politics, Chief Dr Cairo Ojougboh stands tall. He is an enigma of the state's political wave; an astute strategist whose political clout is undoubtedly unrivalled and extends well beyond the South-South region in general.
Dr Ojougboh’s close associates describe him as a “goal getter”, a man whose charisma and leadership style are enough to win passionate followers across board and from every nook and cranny of the nation. Amongst his disciples are the high and mighty, the finest of society, political juggernauts and the common masses, for whom he believes deserve a fair share of equity & justice.
His defection from the whittling People's Democratic Party (PDP), in September, 2017, to the All Progressives Congress, signaled an end…

Anioma people are not beggars, Delta North must resist Ned Nwoko and his many lies by Francis Onyema

With the 2019 General Elections fast drawing close, politicians are at the peak of their power of propaganda and telling beautiful lies, in view of galvanizing support to actualize their selfish dreams, at the detriment of the unsuspecting masses.
One of such lies, is the declaration of a former federal lawmaker representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal constituency from 1999 to 2003, Prince Ned Nwoko, who promises to donate his entire salary and emoluments to selected groups in the Delta North Senatorial District if elected.
“I, Ned Nwoko hereby, state that when elected, that my entire salary and emoluments, while at the Senate, shall be donated to selected and verified needy and widows in Anioma land,” Ned Nwoko, the PDP senatorial aspirant declared.
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“Furthermore, I shall give attention to indigent but brilliant students in any of the Federal and State Universities.

“The funds would be managed by an independent Board of administr…