THERE IS NOTHING AS GOOD AS ODINALI (TRADITION) PART 2

Tonna Okei,what are your philosophies of life? “Injustice to one is injustice to all” – Martin Luther King. I am also guided by another quote by Martin Luther King that says “The greatest place in hell is reserved for those who say nothing at great moral times”. I build my philosophy around this quote, “when they came for the Jews I said nothing because I was not a Jew, they came for the socialists again I said nothing because I was not one of them, but when they came for…

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BE WISE: VOTE WISELY DO NOT SELL YOUR VOTES

Since the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission released the local council election time-table for next year election, politicians of various shades and colours who are eager to be on the saddle of leadership at the third tier of government have been employing different means of communication to reach and convince unsuspecting hearts and minds of people to cast their votes for them. It is on record that during, and before elections, most politicians can best be described as accessible and reachable through telephone and personally, as they play with emotions…

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LAND TUSSLE: INDIGENES BEG OWA MONARCH FOR PEACE

Following the unending land tussle for Ekwu-Efume land in Owa-Ekei Community in Ika North East Local Government Area, a social cultural group in the community, Ni-Owa-Ekei Nwuchan has on behalf of the community sued for peace and have pleaded with Owa monarch, His Royal Majesty Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor JP to bring a peaceful resolution to the ongoing land feud in the community. In a statement released to the press, the group pledged their total allegiance to Obi Efeizomor, appealing to him to forgive them in any area that they have…

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IGP APPROVES NEW AREA COMMAND IN AGBOR

The hope for crime to be totally eradicated from Agbor kingdom is gradually coming to reality as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Idris Ibrahim, has approved the creation of a new Police Area Command in Agbor. The approval was made recently as part of the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force’s move to bring Police nearer to the grassroot. Ika Weekly gathered that Agbor was among other two areas namely Ozoro and Sapele to be beneficiaries of the laudable development to be created to add to other existing ones…

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NOW THAT ATIKU HAS GONE BEYOND THE LAST BUS STOP

That Atiku Abubakar has resigned his membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is no longer news. The interesting aspect of this episode is that as speculated, he has finally reunited with his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). To Atiku and his teaming supporters scattered across the states of the federation, it is more of a homecoming as he explained that the issue that made him leave the PDP in 2013 has been resolved. With the above in mind and considering our nation’s political platform where swapping of…

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VIEWPOINT: PLAYING TO THE GALLERY – Odiase

There are many of us whose main occupation is to play to the gallery. Wherever we are, we draw undue attention to ourselves, to feel relevant and be able to foist our assumed relevance on others. We use antics of all sorts to achieve our objectives. To us the players, it is a profession, not merely main occupation or a pastime. Were our motives altruistic, we probably wouldn’t appear so clownish and ridiculous. We nauseatingly scheme for recognition and for elevation on the social ladder. Our antics include, (but are…

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WHAT THE NATIONAL STADIUM LAGOS TOLD ME.

That was several weeks ago. I was invited to a religious programme at the National Stadium. First, when I queried the appropriateness of using a sporting facility for a religious function, my friend promptly told me that considering the number of worshippers expected, the National Stadium remains most suitable for the exercise. With this explanation given, I have no reason to probe further So, capped with my prayer intentions; I arrived the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, that fateful morning, for this all-important religious exercise. I had no time looking…

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ANNUAL IKA CARNIVAL: RESIDENTS BARE THEIR MINDS

According to Charles Town, “The human race advances only by the extra achievements of the individual. You are the individual”. Every human is blessed with a talent or more but what makes people unique is how effectively those talents are applied. Indeed we commend and appreciate the creative abilities and ideas of a son of Ika nation, Mr. Sebastine Okoh, the Executive Assistant to the Delta State Government on Entertainment and Events Management, who introduced the Ika carnival platform, an avenue for a united Ika nation, where Ika Cultural heritage…

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IKA CARNIVAL IS THE SOURCE OF OUR JOY DURING CHRISTMAS

As the 2017/2018 Christmas and New Year celebrations draw closer, and the news that Ika carnival will be organized to add meaning and values to the annual celebrations has not been heard anywhere, a concerned citizen of Agbor kingdom, Elder Augustine Emegha, Managing Director, Babadus Guest House, Agbor has called on Delta State Government led by Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to look into the matter, as without Ika carnival in Ika land, there will be no meaningful Christmas celebration in Ika nation. He made this call during the week. Elder…

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THERE IS NOTHING AS GOOD AS ODINALI (TRADITION)-TONNA OKEI

Our personality of the week is Mr. Tonna Okei, from Ekuku-Agbor, based abroad. He has continually hoisted the flag of Africa, Nigeria Ika land and Ekuku- Agbor high at his base in South Carolina, United States of America. Mr. Tonna Okei is a lover of tradition and culture. He recently hosted the biggest Nigeria Independence program in South Carolina, USA which had the big wigs of South Carolina in attendance. His daughter was also recently elected as the student union leader at a prestigious University in the Manchester, England. Mr.…

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