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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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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OGADI PRESENTS EBONKA AS CHAIRMANSHIP CANDIDATE

The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ika North East, Chief Godwin Ogadi has presented Barr. Victor Ebonka to the state party returning officer, Mr. Raymond Edijala as the party candidate elect to contest for the chairmanship position in the forthcoming local government elections in the state. The erudite legal luminary and Peoples Democratic Party stalwart emerged unopposed at the party primary election held at True Word Events Centre, Boji-Boji, Owa, on Friday October 27, 2017. In his remarks, Chief Ogadi congratulated Ebonka and thanked the party wards leaders and delegates…

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CAMPAIGN FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE: OJOUGBOH’S VITUPERATION

CAMPAIGN FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE: DR. CAIRO OJOUGBOH’S RECENT SPONSORED VITUPERATIONS A CALL FOR EXTRANEOUS MERCENARY FORCES TO LEAVE DELTA STATE ALONE We are constrained to issue this statement in the light of recent developments that threaten to derail the peace and political stability we have enjoyed in Delta State for quite some time now. While we do not hold brief for the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration as there are more competent people paid to do that, we do believe that as important stakeholders in the State, we cannot stand by…

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WHY DELTANS MUST GET THE LG POLLS RIGHT

The sleepy political landscape of Delta State has very recently become a beehive of activity. This development, however, should not be a surprise to many as the Delta State Government announced to Deltans its readiness to conduct the local council poll in the state come January 2018. In the light of the above, the political class knows that as in war, that “whoever arrives first and take a position is at ease while he that arrives late labours” This is evident in their early preparation coupled with the fact that…

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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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IKA LAND WILL SOON BE A NOLLYWOOD TOWN—Comrade Edoki

The National President of Nollywood Golden Awards, and an indigence of Agbor, Comrade Percy Monday Edoki, has envisaged that Ika land will in no distant time become a Nollywood town. Comr. Edoki stated this recently when Top Nigeria Nollywood Stars and actresses from Benin Republic and Cameroun stormed Agbor, Headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State to participate in the long awaited Nollywood Golden Awards and Lectures held at Ika National Hall, Agbor. The event sponsored by Calvary Evangelical Films Outreach (CEFO) was greeted with joy particularly…

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QUEEN EZEAGWU THUMBS UP FOR SEBASTINE OKOH

Queen Anthonia Ezeagwu, the Isor of Umunede Kingdom, and Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Women Development, has on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 thumps up to Mr. Sebastine Okoh, the Executive Assistant to the State Governor on Event Management for redeeming the 1.4million naira pledge he made to the graduands of the rural dwellers empowerment programme powered by her office on graduation recently. Queen Ezeagwu in her goodwill message expressed joy and thanks to Okoh for his goodness which she said speaks volume. According to her, “I am proud…

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MIXED REACTIONS TRAILS OWA-EKEI ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Residents of Owa-Ekei road have commended and called for a speedy completion of the project by the contractor/construction company China Civil Construction (CCC), handling the road project. They made this call while speaking with Ika Weekly Newspaper reporters who recently, carried out a survey on the work so far. A large number of the residents commended the contractors for the standard work on the road, especially as it withstood the periods of daily downpour without damages, unlike other roads. Some others noted that the delay in completing the project is…

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OTU OGHANIHU IKA STORMS IKA LAND ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

The group known as Otu Oghanihu Ika stormed various parts of Ika land with a rally tagged “Ika Sensitization Rally 2017”. It was a colourful rally with hundreds of Ika youths hitting the streets to orientate and sensitize people on the need to get their voter’s card and exercise their right to choose leaders for proper representation. Otu Oghanihu Ika also spoke on the need to shun cultism, kidnapping, crime, and every form of violence, stating that the time has come for Ika land to experience peace and prosperity. Speaking…

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