FG UNVEILS IDP CAMP IN AGBOR, DELTA STATE

In a bid to respond to the safety of victims of natural disaster who are internally displaced in Delta state, the Federal Government has unveiled the IDP Camp; a state of the art complex at Alisimie community in Agbor.The project was constructed by Davoris Limited awarded in late 2015 through the efforts of the presidential committee on flood relief and rehabilitation co-chaired by Alhaji Aliko Dangote and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Abakoba. The committee on Monday, October 24, 2017 paid a schedule visit to the IDP Camp, with…

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THERE IS NO MONKEY POX IN AGBOR MEDICAL ZONE

As Ika residents panic over the news which sped up as wildfire last week that the dreaded virus, ‘Monkey Pox,’ has entered Agbor and Owa, the Zonal Medical Director in Agbor Medical Zone, Dr. Francis Nwabua has dispelled the report, saying that the virus is not in Agbor medical zone as nobody has been confirmed with the case. He disclosed this in a chat with Ika Weekly reporter at his office during the week to clarify the report. According to him, so far, there is no report of the virus…

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EWURU VIGILANTE ARRESTS TWO FOR STEALING SOLAR PANELS

Ewuru vigilante group in Ika South has arrested two middle-aged men for allegedly stealing solar panels and inverter solar batteries installed at a public health centre in a nearby community in Edo State. The suspects who are indigenes of Ekwuoma, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State were identified as Kingsley Okuarinma (31) and Friday Okorie (38). They were nabbed at the wee hours of Thursday, October 20, 2017 during an attempt to escape with the solar panels and inverter batteries through the Ewuru community road from…

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I AM NOT A POLITICIAN SAYS BARRISTER FELIX MORKA

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Barrister Felix Morka, has at a recent function at the party secretariat along Mariere Street Agbor, stated that he is not a politician. The amiable barrister made the comment because of the attitude of most of our contemporary politicians, which he claimed is not in his character. In his word, “I am not a politician, but I am a citizen of Nigeria, I may be a political activist, I may be a democracy campaigner; all that I am, but I do not…

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LEGACY COOPERATIVE SOCIETY HOLDS MAIDEN MEETING

Legacy farmers and traders cooperative society, recently held her maiden meeting at Stephen Okoh Memorial Community Health Centre, Ndobu Igbodo, Ika North East LGA of Delta State. In a telephone conversation from the United States of America (USA), during the meeting, Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Okoba, informed participants at the meeting that the legacy farmers and traders cooperative society, is a cooperative under the Okowa Legacy Group, which acts as a means to augment the SMART AGENDA programme of His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, through economic empowerment of youths, women…

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HON. FRED OFUME BOWS OUT OF OFFICE AMIDST TEARS

It was all gloomy at Ika South Council Secretariat on Thursday 26th October 2017 as Hon. Fred Ofume bowed out of office as the Council Chairman, handing over to the Head of Personnel Management (HPM) of Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State; Mr. Gideon Okonkwo, who will be in charge till a new executive will emerge in January 2018. Hon. Ofume who assumed office on the 27th of October 2014 handed over to the HPM of the council on Thursday, as his tenure as the council boss officially expired…

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BUDGET PADDING: SCANDALOUS AND FALSE –Okowa

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has described the allegation of a blank 2017 Budget by an All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, Dr Cairo Ojogbou as false. Fielding questions from Journalists shortly after presenting 2018 budget proposal to the Delta State House of Assembly, Governor Okowa noted that Dr. Ojougbo’s allegation is devoid of intellectual content. His administration was accused of operating a blank 2017 budget. But, reacting for the first time, Governor Okowa said, “In the first instance, I will not react to comments made by somebody who,…

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UTE-OGBEJE MONARCH CELEBRATES NEW YAM FESTIVAL

It was a wonderful celebration, on Sunday October 15, 2017, when His Royal Majesty Obi Gabriel C. Jikeme 1 Agbogidi (JP), the Obi of Ute-Ogbeje Kingdom, in Ika North East LGA of Delta State, celebrated his new yam festival. The event which was the grand finale of the New Yam celebration in the kingdom, with the Chiefs and members of the community having celebrated theirs on the 4th of October 2017, is an annual celebration to thank God for a successful farming season and to signal the commencement of the…

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AGBOR ALIDINMA MARKS NEW YAM FESTIVAL AMIDST FUNFAIR

Joy and excitement pervaded the air last week Saturday when the people of Agbor-Alidinma joined their revered monarch, the Dein of Agbor Kingdom to mark the New Yam Festival. The festival as observed in the community was held amidst funfair and adorned with cultural display by indigenes of the community. Ika Weekly reporters gathered that the community holds the yam in high esteem, hence, the reverence it accords the crop. It was therefore a moment of joy when the indigenes of the community at home and in Diaspora as well…

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NORMALCY RETURNS TO SCHOOLS AFTER FALSE ALARM

Following the false alarm which caused pandemonium in Ika land, last week Wednesday 11th October 2017, Ika Weekly Newspaper reporters visited several schools in Agbor during the week to examine the extent of the effect of the false alarm on school activities. Excerpts from various schools visited below: Mrs. Rita Nnani, the head teacher of Success Kid School said that the rumour did not have many effects on school activities, because they have become aware that the false alarm was a mere rumour. Mrs. Nnani, however, said that due to…

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