THE POSITION OF IKA ETHNIC NATIONALITY ON RESTRUCTURING

All Progressive Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism.From Onu Ika Nigeria. (The mouthpiece of Ika Ethnic Nationality) THE POSITION OF IKA ETHNIC NATIONALITY ON RESTRUCTURING OF NIGERIA. INTRODUCTION: We write in response to All Progressive Congress (APC) Party call for memoranda on the issues of True Federalism, restructuring, devolution of powers, derivation principle, federating units, land tenure etc. Who are we? The socio-cultural group, Onu Ika Nigeria is the mouthpiece of Ika ethnic nationality which covers eleven (11) Kingdoms each of which is a sub-cultural unit and an historical entity…

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REFLECTION: COMMIT ALL ABOUT YOURSELF TO GOD

So often when we make plans, we do it from our own human desires. We set goals about our future where we want to be in five years or what size or type of house we expect or what car we want to drive. We buy organizers, diaries and notebooks to help us see the goals in writing and jog our minds and bodies into action- assuming we can find the planner when we need it. Some of us make New Year resolutions that we will go on diet, save…

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BIAFRA: IPOB, THE NIGERIAN ARMY ,THE EASTERN GOVERNORS

The main centre of discussion is Nnamdi Kanu. For some time now, Kanu has become a bone of contention, a thorn in Nigerian’s flesh demanding for secession of Biafran state as his momentous agitation gains attraction from both local and international communities. He has succeeded in attracting sympathy from so many important figures in Nigeria, that people now support the secession of Biafra even when some are not going to be part of the said Biafra. All these started when he was arrested and detained by Buhari’s administration until he…

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MAMMOTH CROWD AS BRIDGE BUILDERS HOLD PRAYER SESSION

No fewer than one thousand persons converged at Pace Hotel Agbor on Monday 18th September 2017, for a prayer session for the governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi .A. Okowa, his executives and other political office holders in Ika land, organized by The Bridge Builders, under the auspices of the Peoples Democratic Party (P.D.P) Ika South Local Government Area, Agbor. The mammoth crowd comprising men, women, youths, clergy men, physically challenged, and all lovers of Okowa was filled with, worship, praises, dancing, prayers, testimonies and thanksgiving to God for…

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KEEP IKA CLEAN INITIATIVE TO EMBARK ON SANITATION EXERCISE

In line with one of the core focus of the SMART agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration for a cleaner and safer environment, Keep Ika Clean Initiative will on Saturday, September 30, 2017, embark on sanitation exercise. Speaking with IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER reporter, Mr. Christian Paul Egiliwe, the founder of the group, stated that the primary aim of the organization is to have dirt free Ika nation. According to him, “leaders are known for setting a pace. Ika land is the home of Governor Okowa and as the number…

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POWER SUPPLY: IKA RESIDENTS BARE THEIR MINDS.

With the uninterrupted power supply from the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), to residents of Boji-Boji Metropolis and environs, in the last few weeks, IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER reporter, on Thursday September 21, 2017, went round the metropolis, to get the views of residents about how they feel on the positive development. Here are the responses from some of the respondents that were captured in our survey. In a chat with Ika Weekly Newspaper reporter, Mr. Kelvin Duru, the Director of God is Good Electrical Electronics Agbor, while assessing the positive…

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COUNCILORSHIP ASPIRANT ONYEKA ONYIBE LISTS PRIORITIES

A councilorship aspirant for the upcoming local government election under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in ward 1 constituency of Ika South Local government area, Onyeka Onyibe, has promised to give effective representation if elected to represent the ward at the legislative arm of the local government council. Onyibe popularly known as Bob made the promise while listing his priorities of his intentions to serve the peoples mandate as councilor during the Ward general meeting held last week. He said he is on a mission to actualize developmental…

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POLICE CREATES EMBER MONTHS SAFETY/SECURITY AWARENESS

The Divisional Police Officer, Agbor Police Divisional Headquarters, C.S.P Akintunde Oyeniran and his team have through their enlightenment programme tagged, “Ember Months Safety and Security Tips” held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Ika National Hall, called on all Ika sons and daughters to be security conscious as we enter the ember months. C.S.P Oyeniran in his address said that the enlightenment programme was imperative as crime is often on the increase during the ember months and that it is necessary to help individuals guard themselves against crime. According…

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MYSTERIOUS FIRE GUTS A PETTY TRADER ’S HOUSE

A mysterious fire whose source was untraceable has left a petty trader Mrs. Ade Abigail desolate and helpless. The incident which took place at her residence at Carter Street by Emordi Street at about 2pm on Tuesday 19th September 2017 with no trace to the source destroyed properties worth Thousands of Naira. Narrating her ordeal, Mrs. Ade said, “I was in the market when I got a call that my house was on fire, I can’t explain, I don’t know what happened and I am short of words. Nothing was…

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IKA YOUTH ASSEMBLY HOLDS SUMMIT ON GOOD GOVERNANCE

Young people of Ika ethnic Nationality have risen to increasingly advocate for their voice to be heard in politics and policy making in a bid to encourage good governance. This development is being powered by a formidable youth organization under the auspice of Ika Youth Assembly whose mission is to also create an avenue to educate the Youths on the role of elected office holders, their functions, limits of power and youth effectiveness in community development. In a press conference organized by the coordinator of Ika Youth Assembly, Comrade Chibuzor…

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