MAKING OF EKWA-OCHAN, ASO OKE, ORJA, MUFFLERS

Our feature in this week’s edition of Business and Entrepreneurship on Ika Weekly Newspaper is Mrs. Comfort Abdulahi, an enterprising mother of four children, who hails from Kogi State and resides in Agbor.Mrs. C. Abdulahi specializes in weaving of all kinds of wrappers (Ekwa-Ochan). She tells us how she started, and what motivated her, in this tell all interview she granted Ika Weekly Newspaper reporter on Monday 11th September 2017. Excerpt: May we meet you? My name is Mrs. Comfort Abudulahi What is your State of Origin? I am from…

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HON. BELLO URGE LG POLLS ASPIRANTS NOT TO HEAT UP POLITY

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ika South Chapter, Hon. Collins Bello, has warned aspirants gearing up for the Local Government Council election not to heat up the polity in Ika South. He made the call during an emergency meeting of the party held at the party secretariat on Thursday, September 14, 2017 to address the illegalities observed regarding political campaign amongst the aspirants. Speaking, Hon. Bello frowned at a certain text message being sent across some party members insinuating that a particular aspirant has been endorsed as…

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DELTA STATE CP INSPECTS INSTITUTION, COMMENDS PAUL ODILI

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, C.P Zanna Muhammed Ibraham, recently visited Galilee Police Station (GPS) and the on-going multi-million naira university projects Owerre-Olubor Community along Ute-Ogbeje road in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State. The police station which was built by Mr. Paul Odili, an illustrious son of Ute-Ogbeje Community will be commissioned and handed over to the Delta State government on Thursday November 23, 2017. The building contains several offices including cells and Armory among other important security operational offices. Speaking with newsmen in an…

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LATE BARRISTER BENSON IKOKO MELEKWE LAID TO REST

The remains of a legal luminary, late Barrister Benson Ikoko Melekwe has been laid to rest at his home town in Igbogili Quarters, Abavo, Ika South Local Government Area Delta State recently, amidst grief, shock, encomiums and eulogies from family members, friends, political associates, Onu Ika group and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Agbor branch. The interment which started with a special court session at the Federal High Court Agbor saw members of the Bar, NBA members pay their last respect to their departed colleague whom they described as a…

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THE MAN AT THE ‘MASS’ AND THE REST OF US

That was back in the days and the event transpired during the celebration of the holy mass in one of the Catholic churches which happens to be my parish. Readers that are conversant with the Catholic order of worship should understand what the holy mass is all about, as time and space may not allow us the luxury to dabble into details. But procedurally, one of the major high points of the mass is called the prayer of the faithful. This is a time when carefully and well-rehearsed lay faithful…

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AGBOR GHA-IHUN APPREHENDS SUSPECTED HOUSE BURGLAR

Members of Agbor Gha-Ihun security outfit in Agbor Kingdom have once again taken a step in ensuring a crime free society by apprehending a suspected house burgler who is said to be among the hoodlums terrorizing residents of Ihogbe community in Ime-Obi and its environs. The suspected house burglar who identified himself as Ogorchukwu Eluokwu (28) from Alihagwu Community, Agbor, allegedly burgled a residential building belonging to a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr. Benjamin Onyemechi, located at a new layout adjacent to James Hope College, Agbor at the wee…

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OBUH HARPS ON UNITY AMONG PDP MEMBERS IN WARD 6

A community leader and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chieftain in Delta State, Sir Tony Obuh, has called on members of the party in Ward 6,Ika South local government to promote peace and unity in the ward, stressing that the party will achieve more if her members are working in unity. Sir Obuh who stated this while addressing an enlarged crowd of Ward 6 PDP faithful at Agbor-Nta on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, said the place of unity in any organization or party can never be undermined; hence, he appealed to…

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OUR LADY OF APOSTLES SISTERS CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY

The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA), Province of Nigeria celebrated her 25th and 50th anniversary of Religious profession recently at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Agbor Delta State, amidst renewal of vows, joy, happiness and thanksgiving for the journey so far. The ceremony which was graced by family members, friends, and religious congregation of the Sisters had Most Rev. Michael Odogwu Elue, Bishop of Issele-Uku as the Chief celebrant. The celebrants Rev. Sr. Rosita Nobis celebrating her 50th year, and Rev. Sisters Victoria Zirra, Monica Mafiana,…

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STOP HEATING UP THE POLITY OVER HOUSE OF REP. SLOT

The Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Delta State on Community Relations and also the Convener of The Bridge Builders, Mr. Peter Idion has charged politicians in Ika South local government to clamp down on their clamor for the position of House of Representative slot, in order to avoid heating up the polity in the local government. Giving the charge, the convener of the apex pressure group and also a P.D.P stalwart at the local government advised the people of Ika South to tread cautiously in their clamor for…

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NIGERIAN YOUTHS, I TEND TO DISAGREE WITH YOU!

-The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn — Alvin Toffler, the Third Wave. One of the greatest companions of man in the journey of life is optimism. This has helped man in his daily plans and projections. But being optimistic which is good in most cases takes a dangerous trend when its operational matrix is outside the scope of a calculated risk that could be managed or mitigated. This is the level where some…

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