PMB’S REMARK ON ‘RESTRUCTURING’ AND MATTERS ARISING

From observations, there is no doubt that our leaders are experts, PMB inclusive,in listening without being attentive to the masses; an attribute that has, in turn, made their relationship with the people civil but cold. A situation occasioned by our handler’s inability to learn that ‘success is a lousy teacher which makes a winner feels that he cannot lose’. Accordingly, these cold silences have become ‘a word made flesh and now dwell among us’ in the form of the Fulani herdsmen mindless and continual use of the innocent Nigerian’s blood…

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DETHRONE APC IN ABUJA COME 2019 SAYS BARR. UZUM TELLS DELTANS

A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ika North-East local government of Delta State, Barr. Eugene Uzum, has called on Deltans to come out en masse to vote APC out of government in 2019 general election. He stated this while responding to questions from journalists that observed the just concluded Local government election at the polling units of his hometown in Otolokpo. Barr. Uzum who was optimistic that PDP would sweep the vote in his constituency and across the state, affirmed that the largest majority of the people…

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MISSING MAN IN AGBOR FOUND IN SHAGAMU

What could be best described as unimaginable occurred in Agbor as an elderly man in his 80s, Mr. Isaac Agborehike, who was declared missing by family members a few weeks ago was found in an unexpected location in Nigeria; Shagamu, near Lagos. The development which has remained a mystery to many, occurred a week to Christmas when the victim who hails from Alijemisi in Alisimie Community, Agbor stepped out at about 11:05am of the fateful day he got missing, saying he was going to buy fuel at one of the…

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OKOWA WILL BE CELEBRATED IF HE UNITES IKA NATION SAYS ASHIEN

Mr. Steve Ekiri-Mekiriuwa Ashien is the Publisher of Ika Weekly Newspaper, a community newspaper in Agbor, Delta State, which has weathered through enormous challenges and has now emerged as a virile and reliable source of news within the two local governments of Ika Nation; Ika South and Ika Northeast Local Government Areas respectively. After the formal celebration of his 70th birthday, Mr. Williams Eghebi and Anita Aleh, cornered him for a chat. What was intended to be a very short encounter, turned out robust and insightful. Congrats on your birthday anniversary,…

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We Are Ready To Host Africa, Says Okowa

In preparation to host the 2018 edition of African Senior Athletics Championship, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has said Asaba is ready to host Africa. The Governor who inspected the 22, 000 sitting capacity Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba which will be used for the championship assured that the stadium would be ready for the championship billed to take place in August, 2018. Governor Okowa accompanied by top officials of the state’s Sports Commission was shown round the facilities by the former President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria and…

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BAGGAGE OF 2030 SUSTAINABLE AGENDA

There was a veiled agreement among stakeholders at a recent gathering in Lagos, that the governments in Nigeria at all levels are shirking the traditional but universal responsibility of provision of economic and infrastructural succor to the citizenry which the instrumentality of participatory democracy and election of leaders confer on them. The passionate plea for government-private sector collaboration for sustainable development underscores this assertion, thus eliciting this jigsaw: If it has been said that government has no business in business, what business does the private sector have helping government to…

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OKOBAHS GIVE THANKS TO GOD, HONOURED BY THE CHURCH

The family of Chief Dr. Barrister Chris Ebubedike Okobah and his lovely wife Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Okobah, in company of their children, members of Medical Students Making a Difference, (MSMD) from America, family members, friends and well wishers, appeared before God in a thanksgiving service held at Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Igbodo, in Ika North East LGA of Delta State. During the homily, Rev. Fr. Bernard Oleru (MSP), the parish priest of the church, spoke on the theme: “Count your blessings and remember God’s promises.” He took his…

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YULETIDE OF ANGUISH FOR THE PEOPLE IN IKA LAND

Over time, Christmas season in Ika Land has been known to be one of the happiest moments in the lives of Ika People, with merriment, boom in economic activities, and the presence of night life. The case was however different this year as Ika residents experienced hardship, non-dispensing ATM’s fuel scarcity, hike in the cost of transportation and heavy increment in the prices of foodstuff. Taking a look at various sectors that were affected during the Christmas celebration, the most noticeable phenomenon that plagued Ika Land is the widespread fuel…

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SIR G. E. KIFORDU MARKS DOUBLE CELEBRATION

There was cause for double celebration in the household of Sir. G. E. Kifordu as his children and grand children celebrated his 80th birthday and 50th wedding anniversary amidst pomp and pageantry. The double celebration kick started with a thanksgiving mass at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, DDPA, where friends, loved ones, wishers joined the celebrants to give thanks to God, and ended at Becca event center for a reception hosted by the celebrants’ children. Eulogizing the couple for attaining a milestone in their marriage, the Chairman of the…

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AS DELTANS GO TO THE LOCAL COUNCIL POLLS ; A REMINDER

With just days pointing at Saturday 6th, January 2018, a day slated for the all-important Delta state Local Council polls, all eyes are now fixed on the state. This feeling is understandable as the ”ground of battle’ and the battlers have suddenly become unpredictable, full of intrigues and uncertainty. What is adding fuel to this political battle is the belief that this LG polls will shape the support structure come 2019 general election. But the joy of the above is that while the state-actors (the government, the DESIEC and the…

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