ASHIEN, AN EXCEPTIONAL ICON, EPITOME OF SELFLESS SERVICE

Celebrating 70th birthday of any Nigerian at this period is a rare feat in a country where the life span of citizens hovers round 50 years of age. If we consider the environment and economic challenges facing us as a nation, we can then appreciate the foresight and wisdom of the organizers of the epochal birthday event to celebrate an icon and Publisher of Ika Weekly Newspaper, in the person of Mr. Steve Ekiri-Mekiriuwa Ashien. X-raying the life and activities of a very versatile, all-round, exceptional, multi-talented and broad-based character…

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I HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE URGE TO CREATE EMPLOYMENT- Ashien

Human existence and sojourn on earth is primarily accentuated with a lot of uncertainties. That is why from the day a man is born, he starts going through the crucibles of life, confronting the vicissitudes that are permanent features of life’s journey. Many people allow themselves to be overwhelmed and defeated, while some others refuse to give in, and in the process become a part of those rare individuals who have helped to shape their immediate environments and the world at large. It is with the above statement in mind,…

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ANNUAL IKA CARNIVAL: RESIDENTS BARE THEIR MINDS

According to Charles Town, “The human race advances only by the extra achievements of the individual. You are the individual”. Every human is blessed with a talent or more but what makes people unique is how effectively those talents are applied. Indeed we commend and appreciate the creative abilities and ideas of a son of Ika nation, Mr. Sebastine Okoh, the Executive Assistant to the Delta State Government on Entertainment and Events Management, who introduced the Ika carnival platform, an avenue for a united Ika nation, where Ika Cultural heritage…

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IKA ASSOCIATION CHICAGO CHAPTER PRESENTS PEWS

The President of Ika Association Chicago Chapter, U.S.A, under the aegis of Ika National Association U.S.A, Mrs. Anwili Nwarache on recently visited Central Hospital, Agbor, where they presented 20 new pews to the antenatal unit of the hospital, in addition to the others they have donated in the past. Mrs. Anwili, was accompanied by her husband, Mr. Nwarache, who is also a member of the Association and their facilitator in Ika land, Mr. Walter Agboje. Receiving their donations, the Zonal Medical Director Central Hospital, Dr. Nwabua Francis appreciated the group…

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BUSINESS HUB: ADESUWA TEGA PETERS ENTERPRISE

It is a popular saying that cleanliness is next to godliness. In this regards, this week on Business hub, we bring you an exclusive interview with the Manager of Adesuwa Tega Peters Enterprise, an enterprise that is in the business of keeping Ika North East and Ika South Local governments clea. May we meet you? I am Chief Enuji Peter, the manager of Adesuwa Tega Peter’s Enterprise, an enterprise that is in charge of sanitation and clearing of refuse dumps in Ika land. Tell us about Adesuwa Tega Peter’s Enterprise…

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TRAGEDY: 2 DEAD, MANY INJURED AS BUS FAILS BRAKE

There was tragedy on Tuesday 31st October, 2017 as an 18 seater commuter bus failed brake along old Lagos Asaba road, leaving many passerby injured and properties damaged. The tragic incident occurred when a bus failed brake from the Fidelity Bank section along the Old Lagos/Asaba road and while trying to steer the vehicle under control, the driver rammed into pedestrians from the Iregwa Street section also along Old Lagos/Asaba road, leaving them severely injured. After the incident, nine persons were rushed to the Central Hospital Agbor for medical attention.…

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FG UNVEILS IDP CAMP IN AGBOR, DELTA STATE

In a bid to respond to the safety of victims of natural disaster who are internally displaced in Delta state, the Federal Government has unveiled the IDP Camp; a state of the art complex at Alisimie community in Agbor.The project was constructed by Davoris Limited awarded in late 2015 through the efforts of the presidential committee on flood relief and rehabilitation co-chaired by Alhaji Aliko Dangote and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Abakoba. The committee on Monday, October 24, 2017 paid a schedule visit to the IDP Camp, with…

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THERE IS NO MONKEY POX IN AGBOR MEDICAL ZONE

As Ika residents panic over the news which sped up as wildfire last week that the dreaded virus, ‘Monkey Pox,’ has entered Agbor and Owa, the Zonal Medical Director in Agbor Medical Zone, Dr. Francis Nwabua has dispelled the report, saying that the virus is not in Agbor medical zone as nobody has been confirmed with the case. He disclosed this in a chat with Ika Weekly reporter at his office during the week to clarify the report. According to him, so far, there is no report of the virus…

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NORMALCY RETURNS TO SCHOOLS AFTER FALSE ALARM

Following the false alarm which caused pandemonium in Ika land, last week Wednesday 11th October 2017, Ika Weekly Newspaper reporters visited several schools in Agbor during the week to examine the extent of the effect of the false alarm on school activities. Excerpts from various schools visited below: Mrs. Rita Nnani, the head teacher of Success Kid School said that the rumour did not have many effects on school activities, because they have become aware that the false alarm was a mere rumour. Mrs. Nnani, however, said that due to…

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STATE SCHOOL OF NURSING HOLDS 28TH JOINT MATRICULATION

The joy of students, matriculating students, parents, and guardians knows no bounds on Friday 13th October, 2017 as the State School of Nursing Agbor, Delta State held her 28th matriculation ceremony. The event was chaired by Dr. Emmanuel Tibi, former Provost of College of Education Agbor. One hundred and twenty five (125) student Nurses, comprising two sets of Post Basic students totaling 29, and two sets of basic students totaling 86, matriculated amidst cheers and congratulatory messages to the school authority and matriculating students alike. Speaking, Dr. Tibi said the…

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