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Okowa, Deputy take oath of office for 2nd term

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Okowa Presents 2019 Budget Estimate Of N367.09 To Delta Assembly@thegleamer.com

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and his deputy, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, took their oath of allegiance to serve the state for another four-year term on Wednesday in Asaba. Okowa and Otuaro won their ticket on the platform of the PDP

Their oath was administered by the Chief Judge of Delta, Justice Marshall Umukoro, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. Okowa signed the oath at about 10.43 a.m., while his deputy signed earlier at about 10.28 a.m

They pledged to abide by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to deliver equitable development to the people of Delta. There was an interdenominational service with prayers for God to direct and give the governor and his deputy wisdom to lead the people. The colourful ceremony was witnessed by many prominent citizens of the state, including James Ibori, a former governor of the state.

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FIBA, Kida Threatens Nigeria with Basketball Ban

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… wants to force Nigeria into participation

World basketball body, FIBA has issued Nigeria an ultimatum to suspend its International withdrawal or risk getting additional years of wilderness.

Engr. Musa Kida is in the circle of events as a recipient, as the country sits out of international basketball as put out by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Government had called for Nigeria’s withdrawal as a result of in-fightings amongst stakeholders, lack of a functional league and a stall in the growth of the game at home. It said this measure will allow the country take a deep breathe, reconcile grey areas, re-strategize and get better as a basketball nation, instead of the cosmetic outward appearance of beauty but inner state of rancour and disunity.

In reaction, sources postulated “Nigeria is a sovereign nation and will not be blackmailed carelessly. Nigeria bigger than kidda and his cohorts”.

“Moreso, it’s understood that FIBA allegedly wrote Kida alone. The body has not written the Federal Government.

The Ministry has received no communication to that effect. Kida is not the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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