SKILL DEVELOPMENT AS ELIXIRS TO YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

BY JEROME-MARIO UTOMI One of the cardinal promises of the APC during the 2015 electioneering campaign was massive job creation for the army of young unemployed graduates in the country. That promise and a legion of other similar promises combined to give the party victory at the polls. But more than two years down the line, the narrative has changed.The recently released unemployment index by the National Bureau of Statics (NBS) reveals that the fight against unemployment is not yet Uhuru as this hydra headed problem appears to be winning.…

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I AM THE NEW POLITICAL LEADER OF IKA SOUTH – MR. TONY ALIKA

Mr. Tony Alika is an American based professional Engineer, businessman, motivational speaker and philanthropist who has made an indelible mark towards the growth of Ika nation, especially in Ika South. In this explosive and no holds barred personality of the week interview, the fire brand grassroot politician passionately x-rays the state of politics in Ika South, while giving a scorecard of the various political leaders in Ika land and advocates the need for a change in status-quo and youths involvement in politics Excerpts IT’S A PLEASURE MEETING YOUR SIR, COULD…

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OBUSOM OPENS UP ON N17M CARS BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL CHAIRMEN

The Executive Chairman of Oshimili South Local Government Area, Barr. Chux Obusom has declared as untrue, the news of the purchase of brand new Toyota Camry cars for Council Chairmen in Delta state by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa disclosing that the cars were purchased solely by the Chairmen without state government assistance.The Council Chairman who is also the Secretary of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in the state and as well as a clergy man, made this clarification at a media chat with journalists of the Indigenous Correspondents…

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SUSPECTED KILLER OF LATE LUCKY NWAKI, EZE MIKE NABBED

The prime suspect of the alleged murder of Mr. Lucky Nwaki, a 40 years old father of five children in Agbor reported in last week’s edition of Ika Weekly Newspaper has been arrested. The suspect Eze Mike also known as Ololo who was said to have eloped after committing the heinous crime was arrested on Monday, August 14, 2017 in Agbor by members of Nigeria Police Force who acted on a tip off. According to a source, Ololo confessed that they were two among the members of the group that…

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MARRIED MAN SHOOTS SELF DEAD AT GIRLFRIEND’S HOUSE

A 38-year-old father of three and member, Ika North East Vigilante Group, Mr. Onyisi Ogbu has shot himself dead with his locally made double barrel at his girlfriend’s house, Miss Buchi Onyeowerre in the early hours of Wednesday August 16, 2017 after spending the night with her. The deceased, Mr. Onyisi Ogbu who abandoned his lovely wife, Maureen and three children at about 9: pm on that fateful day to spend the night in another woman’s house about 3 poles away from his house was a native of Idumu-Uzomor quarters…

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HON.VICTOR NWOKOLO SETS BENCHMARK IN EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION

In a democratic government such as Nigeria, leadership derives its power from the mandate of the people who ideally set the tasks and appoint an elected few to implement the set tasks on their behalf. This therefore, means that fostering positive change for the good of the electorates based on inherently acceptable values that characterize effective representation from the leaders is paramount thus, encouraging inclusion in all aspects and bridges the gap between the leaders and the led. Given the pedigree of Hon. (Barr.) Victor Nwokolo, the man whose target…

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GRASSROOT FOOTBALL: IKA UNITED BEATS ABAVO UNITED

The atmosphere was charged as Ika United beat Abavo United by a lone goal in a friendly match geared at preparing the young talents towards the Delta State League Football Season which will commence soon.The match which was played at the home ground of Ika United at College of Education Agbor on Wednesday 9th August 2017 and saw Ika United emerge victorious in a hard fought win over the away side, Abavo United. Both teams had the opportunities to add to the goal tally, but failed to take their chances,…

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT- BE YOURSELF

 The easiest way to a miserable life is to think everybody is talking about you. Learn to ignore and overlook many things if you truly want happiness in life.  Never allow anyone to steal your joy from you.  Never worry yourself about what people say behind your back because it is none of your business as long as you are true to yourself.  Sometimes minding your own business does not keep people out of your business.  No matter your situation in life people will always…

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TRIBUTES AS SIR SAMUEL FORTUNE EBIE IS LAID TO REST

The remains of an icon, Sir Samuel Fortune Ebie was on Friday 13th July laid to rest amidst eulogies, encomiums and praises from associates, colleagues, Ika indigenes and the Delta State Government. The funeral service which was held at the Cathedral Church of St. John, (Anglican Communion), Agbor saw dignitaries and people from works of life come to pay their last respect to the departed icon of Ika land. Speaking at the service, Rt. Revd. (Dr.) Peter I. Onekpe, the Bishop of Ika Diocese, Anglican-Communion, admonished political office holders to…

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PETITION: HON. FRED OFUME INSPECTS EXCAVATION SITE

The Chairman, Ika South Local Government Area, Hon. Fred Ofume embarked on a second inspection of an excavation site along Charles street by the Express, accompanied by the H.O.D on Environment, Ika South Council Mr. Eki, and other Council Staff on Monday 31st July 2017 in respect of a petition file by One Mr. Ekiegini Omaghe, against one Mr. Amaechi Igumbor, Chairman, National Union of Road Transport, Workers (N.U.R.T.W) Agbor branch on the excavation of a steeply landed property belonging to Mr. Amaechi Igumbor, who intends to build a motor…

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