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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POLICE: PREVENTING KIDNAPPING – D.P.O. AGBOR

In a chat with newsmen recently, C.S.P. Akintunde Oyeniran, the Divisional Police Officer, Agbor Police Divisional Headquarter, disclosed some tips on how to prevent kidnapping in Ika land and how to forestall robbery incidence within the Ember period. According to C.S.P Akintunde Oyeniran, residents of Ika land should take personal security issues serious as relate with the recent kidnapping trend within the area, saying, “I want people to observe these few tips so that they will be able as much as possible to avoid being kidnapped”. He enumerated the tips…

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COUNCILORSHIP ASPIRANT ONYEKA ONYIBE LISTS PRIORITIES

A councilorship aspirant for the upcoming local government election under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in ward 1 constituency of Ika South Local government area, Onyeka Onyibe, has promised to give effective representation if elected to represent the ward at the legislative arm of the local government council. Onyibe popularly known as Bob made the promise while listing his priorities of his intentions to serve the peoples mandate as councilor during the Ward general meeting held last week. He said he is on a mission to actualize developmental…

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“I WILL DO MY BEST TO MAKE IKA SOUTH BETTER ”-Barry Eka

Barry Eka is a young, vibrant and visionary politician and one of the many aspirants vying for the soul of Ika South Local Government Council. A Real Estate Valuer by profession and owner of Barry Eka Consultants, a Real Estate firm located in Port-Harcourt, Barry Eka in this Personality of the Week interview, unveils some of his plans for transforming Ika South Local Government area and why he thinks he is the most suitable candidate for the Chairmanship position in Ika South. MAY WE MEET YOU? I am Mr. Barry…

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DR. OKOWA IS TO THE PEOPLE WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE TO OKOWA

BY EGWU NWACHUKWU The quintessential example of leadership hovers very much around populist; the zeal and the will to meet the people, original owners of the power being wielded, at the very point of their needs. Populism holds the prospect of readdressing the wrongs of the influential elite who exploit the rights and powers of the ordinary people and supporting the struggle to overcome this. This was the philosophical orientation of Awolowo who bestrode Western Nigeria Politics post-independence as a celebrated colossus. His Excellency Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Okowa is indeed to…

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AGBOR OPINION LEAGUE MEETS WITH IKA SOUTH EXECUTIVE

Sequel to the controversy which brewed bitter quarrel amongst the executive and legislative arms of Ika South Local Government Council over the Memorandum of Understanding for the purposed shopping mall and Ultra modern Market worth N 1.2 billion in the area which was signed between the council executive and an Abuja based firm, Alpha Beta Facility Management Technology Limited, a non-political socio-cultural group of Agbor Kingdom known as Agbor Opinion League has met with the council to resolve the crisis. The meeting was held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at…

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ACQUISITION OF N17M CARS BY COUNCIL CHAIRMEN- MISPLACEMENT OF PRIORITY

There has been public outcry over the alleged acquisition of 17 million naira exotic cars by the 25 local council chairmen in Delta State. This uproar gained more fuel when the chairman of Oshimilli South Local Government Council, who doubles as the Vice Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Delta State Chapter, Hon. Barr. Chux Obusom disclosed during an interview with pressmen recently, that the Council Chairmen went into a contract with a car dealer to supply Toyota Camry saloon cars at an estimated cost of 17 million…

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BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: GOAT BUTCHERS

The aim of every business is to make profit and have a means of viable livelihood for sustainable development; hence no business should be underrated or ignored provided it is legitimate. Our feature for this edition is focused on goat butchers at Ika South Council behind Federal Fire Service Office by Orogodo River, Agbor. The two butchers, Mr. John Okafor and Mr. Ndubueze Nworie, both from Amuri Community in Nkanu LGA of Enugu State during a visit to the abattoir, on Monday August, 21 2017 by Ika Weekly Newspaper reporter,…

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THE NEED FOR ABOLISHMENT OF CONTRACTORS AS IGR COLLECTORS

Local Governments as a tier of government, outside the Statutory Allocation from the Federation Accounts and Grants, derive their revenue internally in form of rates, levies and fines imposed on properties, individuals and businesses in their domains. In Ika land, there is no gainsaying that the Internally Generated Revenue(IGR) drive by the Ika South and Ika North East Local Government Councils is highly inefficient and this poses a cog in the wheel to the smooth running of the local government councils, especially at these times of dwindling allocations from the…

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APC ENVISIONS A NEW DELTA STATE – IKA SOUTH MDA

Members of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ika South Local Government Area have affirmed that the party is out to envision a NEW DELTA This was disclosed during the maiden edition of the Mainstream Delta APC, (MDA), a formidable APC group to reflect the history and extent of its political positioning in Delta State held in Agbor on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The meeting was convened by the party chief servant and a Human Rights activist, Barr. Felix Morka, who affirmed that through MDA, APC is willing to envision a…

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