JULY 18: REMEMBERING THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NELSON MADELA

In November, 2009, the UN General Assembly unanimously voted to commemorate the lifetime service of Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. This affirmation stipulates that the birthday, July, 18, of the South African anti-apartheid activist and philanthropist be celebrated yearly. This day was thus named Nelson Mandela International Day. It was motivated by the achievement of the former South African President towards peace and freedom. The day is a reminder for everyone to take action towards making our community a better place. Nelson Mandela cut his activism teeth as an undergraduate though…

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OROGODO RIVER: REVIVING ITS LOST GLORY THROUGH PROPER WASTE MANAGEMENT CULTURE

The Orogodo River some decades back used to be a cynosure of natural ambiance and serenity. It served as a recreational getaway for those who wished to take a break from the heat of the scorching sun to cool off in its clear waters. It was also home to a diversity of aquatic life and fishes through which many fishermen in the area made their livelihoods. Flowing across Ika South and Ika North East Local Government Areas, its once clear waters and steady currents resonated a low pitch that could…

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PASTOR PETER EHIANU AYETIN CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY AND 50 YEARS MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY

It was all joy amidst thanksgiving and praises to the Almighty God as Pastor Peter Ehianu Ayetin of Owa-Nta Community in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, was joined by family members and friends as he celebrates his 80th Birthday and 50 years Anniversary at Living Messiah Deliverance Mission Headquarters, 86 Tete Street, Boji-Boji Owa. Pastor Ehianu, a retired teacher with merit grade served meritoriously before he successfully retired many years ago. At 80, Pastor Ehianu was described by many as an elder statesman, consummate family man,…

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ESCHEW AGBOR, OWA CLANNISH LEANINGS-Major General Irabor

The former Tactical Commander of Operation Lafia Doyle, Commander Joint National Task Force and a worthy Ika son, Major General Lucky Irabor has called on Ika people to eschew Agbor, Owa, Ute and other clan barriers. Major General Irabor made the call while speaking on security and development at the maiden edition of Ika Economic Summit put together by Ika Village Square with the theme “Exploiting the Economic Potentials of Ika Nation through Strategic Partnership”. Gen. Irabor said Ika people are defined by their accommodating nature, boldness, aggression in achievement,…

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TOWN HALL MEETING: OKOWA CHARGES YOUTHS ON SKILL ACQUISITION

In fulfillment of his electioneering promise to hold town hall meetings with various local governments, it was the turn of Ika South Local Government area to host a town hall meeting with the Governor of Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. The meeting started with the recitation of the national anthem and an address by Ika South Council Chairman. In his address, the chairman of the host Local Government, Hon. Fred Ofume welcomed the Governor and his entourage to the local government, and thanked the Governor for his good works in…

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GOD DELIVERED ME FROM KIRI-KIRI PRISONS -CHIEF (MRS.) MARGARET AMAECHI

Our personality is Chief (Mrs.) Margaret Amaechi is a renowned politician and former member of the defunct Mid-Western House of Assembly, one time Chairman, Bendel Hotels and the first titled female Chief of Agbor Kingdom. In this all revealing interview she granted Ika Weekly at her residence in Agbor, she gives a detailed account of her daring mission to free the now late Obi Ikenchukwu of Agbor from captivity at the thick of the civil war and her harrowing experience while in detention over trumped up coup allegations at the…

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Provost DR. EMMANUEL TIBI IS NOW CHAIRMAN A.D.A

Former Provost of the College of Education, Agbor and indigene of Agbor kingdom, Chief (Dr.) Emmanuel U. Tibi, has been appointed as Chairman of the Delta State Agricultural Development Agency. The appointment of the erudite scholar was announced by the Governor of Delta State Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa who also congratulated the agency chairman, urging his members to faithfully implement the master plan to improve on the agricultural sector of the state. Speaking with the press, Chief (Dr.) Tibi expressed gratitude to God and also thanked the governor for…

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I TRY TO LIVE A SIMPLE LIFE Dr. Joseph Onyeisi Ukadike

Our personality of the week for this week is a revered community leader and an accomplished academic Don whose outstanding leadership qualities and achievements in the academic realm have taken him to the very top as provost of the College of Education, Agbor. In this comprehensive interview he granted Ika Weekly Newspaper reporters on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at his Boji-Boji, Owa residence, he gives an incisive overview of his background, achievements and his steady rise to the pinnacle of his career. Excerpts: Good day Sir. Good day Gentlemen PLEASE,…

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STOP GIVING MOTORCYCLES AS EMPOWERMENT, OKOWA URGES POLITICIANS

The Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has advised leaders, particularly politicians in the State to give life transforming empowerment for long time benefit to youths to complement the efforts of the government. Gov. Okowa gave the advice while speaking during the maiden edition of Ika Economic Summit organized by members of Ika Village Square at Agbor. The Governor who stated that the leaders have an obligation of contributing to community development; explained that for them to continue in their old ways of youth empowerment, particularly…

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KADUNA DECLARATION IS DIVINE AGENDA

Since the glorious Kaduna Declaration was made by Arewa Youths in the North of Nigeria, there has been a cacophony of opinions, views and comments from all manner of analysts. I stumbled on one observation which is so convinced that Kaduna Declaration is a decoy; a decoy designed by the north to unleash a military coup and take over power by force and hold it for as long as is comfortable for the northern elite. According to the commentator, the decoy is coming on the conclusion by the northern elite…

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