GOV. OKOWA’S 57TH NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENCE ADDRESS

Today, we are gathered to celebrate this great national event, the 57th independence anniversary of our dear country. It is the day we got freedom from British colonial rule. The freedom did not come on a platter. It was a product of sustained struggle by the founding fathers of this great country. 2. Let us once again, salute those people who fought for the independence of our country by rededicating ourselves to the service of this great nation. In the last 57 years, our country has made reasonable strides in…

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OKOWA IDENTIFIES CHALLENGES PRESENTLY FACING TEACHERS

World Teachers’ Day was celebrated with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State saying poverty and the media are new challenges being faced by today’s teachers. Addressing teachers who turned out in their large numbers in Delta State under the aegis of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Asaba to mark the event, Governor Okowa stated, “sometimes, the importance of inculcating good values in our students, is daily undermined and challenged by the realities outside the classrooms – poverty and media, especially the internet including another harsh reality – the economy.”…

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UNPAID SALARIES: A BITTER PILL FOR LG WORKERS TO SWALLOW

With the resumption of schools for the 2017/2018 academic session and the yuletide season fast approaching one wonders how workers that are being owed several months backlog of salaries can cope with taking care of themselves, and their children’s education requirements, such as the payment of school fees and the provision of text books and writing materials for them in order to enhance the effective teaching and learning of the pupils and students, knowing that today’s readers are tomorrow’s leaders; which also point to the fact that the youths of…

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MAMMOTH CROWD AS BRIDGE BUILDERS HOLD PRAYER SESSION

No fewer than one thousand persons converged at Pace Hotel Agbor on Monday 18th September 2017, for a prayer session for the governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi .A. Okowa, his executives and other political office holders in Ika land, organized by The Bridge Builders, under the auspices of the Peoples Democratic Party (P.D.P) Ika South Local Government Area, Agbor. The mammoth crowd comprising men, women, youths, clergy men, physically challenged, and all lovers of Okowa was filled with, worship, praises, dancing, prayers, testimonies and thanksgiving to God for…

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KEEP IKA CLEAN INITIATIVE TO EMBARK ON SANITATION EXERCISE

In line with one of the core focus of the SMART agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration for a cleaner and safer environment, Keep Ika Clean Initiative will on Saturday, September 30, 2017, embark on sanitation exercise. Speaking with IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER reporter, Mr. Christian Paul Egiliwe, the founder of the group, stated that the primary aim of the organization is to have dirt free Ika nation. According to him, “leaders are known for setting a pace. Ika land is the home of Governor Okowa and as the number…

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OWA-NTA SECONDARY SCHOOL RANKS BEST SCHOOL IN IKA LAND,

The Zonal Director, Post Primary Education Board, Agbor office, Mrs. Uju Omu and her team have ranked Owa-Nta Secondary School, Owa-Nta as one of the best government secondary schools in Delta State and beyond. Ika Weekly reporter was present as at the time the inspection team visited the school, on Monday, September 11, 2017 to ascertain the turnout of both the teachers and students as schools in the state resumed for 2017/2018 academic works. Their remarks read, “Excellent, the massive turnout of teachers and students on this first day of…

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IKA SOUTH PDP SETTLES DISCREPANCY, APPLAUDS GOV. OKOWA

Ika South PDP said it has resolved an observed discrepancy capable of plunging the party into crisis. This was disclosed after a closed door meeting of the party leaders held at the Ika South PDP Secretariat in Agbor. One of the party leaders, Prof. Joseph E. Alika who briefed the Press explained that the discrepancy involved in the alteration of the nominated delegate list for the concluded 2017 non-elective convention of the party held at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday last week. According to him, “Some discrepancies marred…

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PARIS CLUB REFUND: HOW DELTA STATE SPENT HER N10BN

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Mr Charles Aniagwu had disclosed how the Delta State Government spent the N10bn it recently received from the Federal government as part of the Paris Club excess loan deduction refunds. Mr. Aniagwu disclosed that out of the N10bn, Local Governments in the state were given N2.1bn as their statutory share while about N5bn was set aside to settle certain issues relating to certain aspect of salary arrears, co-operative deductions and pensions. The sum of N2bn plus was earmarked for…

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WE WILL BRIDGE THE INFORMATION GAP – The Bridge Builders

The Bridge Builders, a group made up of stakeholders from all political wards in Ika South Local Government Area has stated that their sole aim is to bridge the information gap between the State government and the masses, to enable people be properly informed of the achievements of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa so far, and also canvass for a 2nd term for the governor. They made this assertion in their meeting which was held on the 14th of August 2017, at the house of the convener of the group, Mr. Peter…

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