QUALITY AND SPEEDY EXECUTION OF ROAD PROJECTS

The commencement of any road construction project brings with it, relief and great expectations from the residents and people of the area. This is even more glaring where residents of such an area have had to endure many years of the dilapidated state of the road which most times, makes it rather difficult to access their homes and guarantees regular calls to the mechanic by motorcycle and car owners. However, this initial frenzy and excitement is often short lived, as reality dawns on them that the road construction contract which…

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MIDDLE AGED WOMAN HACKED TO DEATH BY SUSPECTED ASSASSINS

A middle-aged woman, a Health Assistant at the Central Hospital, Agbor, Mrs. Beatrice Oseji, nee Dele Ijeh has been murdered by suspected assassins. Mrs. Beatrice Oseji, who many described as a woman with a heart of gold met her untimely death at her residence along Egun Lane in Agbor on arrival from her night shift duty at the hospital on Monday, August 7, 2017. Speaking to Ika Weekly Newspaper, the brother of the deceased, Mr. Issac Ijeh said Mrs. Oseji was at his place three hours before her life was…

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ONU IKA NIGERIA SET TO HOLD ANNUAL OGWA IKA

The collective leadership and members of Onu Ika Nigeria is set to hold 2017 Ika Ethnic Gathering: Ogwa Ika and 15th Ika Ka Ma Annual lecture series and the presentation of Ika Dictionary come Saturday 19th August 2017. The event is slated to hold at the Odogun Palace Hall, Owa Royal Palace, Owa-Oyibu, Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State by 10 am prompt. Dignitaries expected at the event are: His Excellency, Senator, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State as the Special Guest of Honour, His Royal Majesty,…

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REFLECTION: OUR CHILDREN: OUR GAIN OR OUR LOSS

Adolescence means growing up.The root word in Latin (adolescence) means “growing up” and figuratively, it is the period from puberty to maturity, roughly speaking, it includes, most prominently, the ‘teens’ years from 13 to 18 or 19, and perhaps a little beyond, depending on how rapidly the individual matures. They are called teenagers because their age numbers ends with ‘teen’. The adolescence age is a transition from childhood to adulthood. Adolescence is a period of great biological changes, as young bodies are made ready for reproduction. Adolescence is also a…

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DR NNAMDI AZIKIWE’S SPEECH ON THE THREAT BY THE NORTH TO SECEDE IN 1953.

NNAMDI AZIKIWE’S SPEECH In 1953 when Northern Nigerians were beginning to consider secession from the Nigerian colony that would soon be a nation, Nnamdi Azikiwe gave a speech before the caucus of his political party, the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC) in Yaba, Nigeria on May 12, 1953. That speech, while not disallowing secession, suggested that there would be grave consequences if the Northern region became an independent nation. I have invited you to attend this caucus because I would like you to make clear our stand…

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BREASTFEEDING PREVENTS BREAST CANCER, DIABETES IN MOTHERS SAYS UNICEF CHIEF

As the world celebrates Breast Feeding Week, parents have been advised to ensure adequate breastfeeding of their children as it helps to protect not only children against diseases but mothers against diabetes and cancer.The Chief Nutritionist of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Dr Stanley Nanama, gave the advice during the flag-off of World Breast Feeding Week held on Tuesday 1st August, 2017 with the theme ‘Sustaining breastfeeding together’. This year’s celebration of Breast Feeding Week coincided with the inauguration of Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative (BAI). Dr. Nanama, who described the…

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THE ‘EVANS’ IN US BY JEROME-MARIO UTOMI

Kyari is the man of the moment and he deserves it. He is in the limelight and the’ light’ may not dim anytime soon.Abba Kyari, an Assistant Commissioner of the Nigerian Police Force  must have been taught as a child that, ”movement with intentionality, produces possibilities” .He must have also learned at the early stage of his life that for one to achieve something meaningful, ‘he  must show no mercy’. A combination of all  these school probably accounted for the resourceful ingenuity and somewhat supersonic speed with which the super…

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BARRISTER FESTUS OFUME EMERGES DELTA STATE YOUNG DEMOCRATIC PARTY (YDP) CHAIRMAN

The Young Democratic Party (YDP) has elected and inaugurated her first executive members of the party in Delta State with 41 year old Barrister Festus Ofume emerging as Chairman.  The election and subsequent inauguration of the executives, was held at a State wide delegate congress of the party in Asaba, which witnessed a large turnout of YDP members within and outside the state.   The newly elected chairman of the party in the state, Barrister Ofume who hails from Alihame in Ika South Local Government Area of the State, in…

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THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK

 It is easier to look good than to be good, to sound learned than to be learned, to tell how to administer well than to administer. – Adrian Van Kaam  People who have never suffered never appreciate anything – James Hadley Chase  What one wants and what one gets are two different things. – Hadley Chases  Everyone need not come to the faith along the way that is outlined in the books – Fulton Sheen  No great achievement is possible without persistent work – Bertrand…

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