2017 MATERNAL NEWBORN CHILD HEALTH CARE WEEK

The State Primary Health Care Development Agency is to mark the 2017 Maternal Newborn Child Health Care Week (MNCHW), with a Flag off Ceremony of the 2nd Round of the Programme by Her Excellency Dame (Mrs.) Edith Okowa, on 15th December, 2017 at Oshimili South Arcade, Asaba, Delta State. Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Theresa Okobah is the Chairman of Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency.

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VIEWPOINT: INTERNALLY DISLODGED PUBLICANS (IDPs)

Most privileged citizens, considered or supposed wise and trustworthy by the citizenry, when saddled with the responsibility to set and promote standards for best practices and exemplary conducts, for national development, knowingly or unknowingly create loopholes and hypocritically cut corners. The results, invariably, are exploitative and downgrading of established democratic principles and institutions, preceding gross negation of the intendments of avowed laws and constitutions. This further leads to a breakdown of law and order, retarded or stagnated development, violent agitations in terms of insurgency, rebellion, militancy, etc. and worse still,…

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DR. (MRS.) ISIOMA OKOBAH GETS DOUBLE APPOINTMENT

An American based certified Physician of Ika extraction, Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Okobah, was recently given double appointments by the current administration of His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, of Delta State. The news of the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Okobah, as the Chairman of Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency and Executive Assistant to the state governor on E-Health program, was received with great jubilation in several communities across the state. To some, the appointment was long overdue considering her track records of contributing immensely in bridging the…

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SCHOOLS CLARIFY APPROVED GOVERNMENT LEVY

Following the several reports on social media and outcry from parents and guardians about the state government authorizing schools to collect money from their students, Ika Weekly reporters on Tuesday November 28, 2017, visited some schools within the two LGAs of Ikaland, to ascertain the true position of things. During a visit to Igumbor Otiku secondary school Agbor, Mr. Anthony Osiagwu, the Principal of the school, informed the reporters that a circular from the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Delta State, was issued to all principals of public secondary…

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ROBERT MUGABE TRAVAILS AND THE LESSONS TO DRAW

When one is favoured with longevity, says my grandfather, he must in the same vein contend with one out of these two inherent situations. If the individual is not met with a flood of blessings, chances are that such a fellow may be visited with torrents of afflictions during this extra or ‘injury time’. But unfortunately, I did not for a long time deemed it necessary to unravel what this words of wisdom connotes until recently when Robert Mugabe’s saga burst forth. A few months back, after reading a piece…

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OWA-EKEI COMMUNITY BOILS OVER COMMUNAL LAND CRISIS

The owners of the land at Ekwu-Efume, Owa- Ekei Community in Ika North East Local Government Area on Saturday, November 18, 2017 held a peaceful protest against the forceful acquisition of their land, describing the act as unjust. The protest was as a result of the detention of the new chairman, land owners at Ekwu-Efume, Mrs. Amechi Nyemnkem nee Melekwe, and the Secretary, Simeon Ogbute on Friday November 17, 2017 at Owa-Oyibu Divisional Police Headquarters. However, the protesters accused Chief Augustine Melekwe, the Okirigwe of Owa Kingdom as the architect…

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IKA NORTH EAST SECURITY STAKEHOLDERS MEET

Members of the Security Stakeholders of Ika North East on recently held her meeting at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Owa-Oyibu. The meeting was attended by several security personnel and representative from the various communities within the local government. In an address presented at the meeting, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Owa-Oyibu division, S.P Charles Iyamu, thanked Almighty God whom he acknowledged as the Chief Security of our lives and cities, saying, that he who is committed to security is committed to the work of God because God works…

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APPLAUSE FOR REVAMPING OF AGBOR TECHNICAL COLLEGE

The revamping of the once moribund Agbor Technical College, in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State by the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration, has continued to attract applause and commendation from critical stakeholders and residents of the area. Some of those who spoke during a visit by some journalists to the school to ascertain the level of work done in the school said Governor Okowa should be commended for taking proactive step to revive technical education in the state. According to a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, State Youth…

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OKOWA EXPRESSES EXCITEMENT AT IKA SOUTH LG CAMPAIGN

The Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa has affirmed that there is relative peace in Ika South Local Government Area following his rousing welcome to Agbor by the members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) to the formal flag off of the party campaign ahead of the local government council election. The governor whose excitement was captured while delivering his speech at the event, said he got almost confused of the flag off campaign to be a national rally as a result of the mammoth crowd which attended…

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PDP NATIONAL CONVENTION: TONY OBUH EMERGES AS DELEGATE

The Ika South chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has elected a prominent personality from Agbor Kingdom, Sir Tony C. Obuh, as delegate for the party’s forthcoming national convention. He was elected by the consensus vote through a well organized election by the party Ward delegates held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the party secretariat. Briefing the press, the Ika South PDP Chairman, Hon Collins Bello, explained that Sir Obuh having emerged as national delegate will represent the local government at the party’s forthcoming national convention. He observed…

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