IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER STAFF UNDERGO REFRESHER COURSE

In a quest to serve Ika land better, the management and staff of Ika Weekly Newspaper recently underwent a two day refresher course in order to improve on their core motive, which is to bridging the information gap. Facilitating the two-day course, Dr. Ben Nwanne, a seasoned journalist and an Associate Professor of the Department of Mass Communication, Delta State University,Abraka and the author of the book Essentials of News Reporting and Writing, stated that journalism is one of the professions where excellence counts. The lecture which took place at…

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NULGE, IKA NORTH EAST HOLDS ONE DAY PRAYER SESSION

Members of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) led by Comrade Corliss Azikiwe recently held a one day prayer session to pray against forces of darkness delaying the payment of their salaries. The theme of the prayer which took place at the Local Government Council at Owa-Oyibu was, “God Will Hear our Cry”. Speaking on the theme, the guest preacher, Rev. Clement Njoegbu of Church of God Mission (CGM), Bishopric along Morka Street, Boji-Boji Owa took his sermon from the book of Exodus 2: 23-25, and charged the…

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IKA UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND LAUNCHES WEBSITE

The Ika Union of Great Britain and Ireland recently launched its website, www.ikaunion.uk. The website gives information on the activities of the Union, its members, past Presidents and Current Members of the Executive Committee. It has links to websites of interest to its members including those of the Nigeria High Commission in London, the Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom, (CANUK), the British Home Office, the United Kingdom Border Agency, the Ikaworld.com, Onu Ika Group and ikaweekly.com. It can also be accessed on FACE BOOK, FB, at https://m.facebook.com/groups/534165610260707…

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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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LG POLLS: DSIEC RELEASES ELECTION TIME TABLE

The Delta State Independent Electoral Commission Board headed by Chief Mike Ogbodu, has fixed January 6, 2018 for the local government elections in all 27 council areas of the state. The Board Chairman disclosed this while outlining the comprehensive election time table in Asaba on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Chief Ogbodu said the election would be for the 25 chairmanship positions as well as for the councillorships in each of the wards in the state local government council areas. He gave the complete outline of the time table as follows:…

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UNPAID LG WORKERS SALARY: PDP WILL LOSE TO APC IF…

When a fly is selfish, arrogant, high minded and does not listen to advice, it will surely follow the corpse into the grave; that is exactly what will happen to Ika South and Ika North East LGAs if the two Chairmen go on to take the proposed N17million car loan to be repaid with money generated from Internally Generated Revenue, instead of paying their workers’ outstanding salaries, especially Ika South workers for 10 months. How can a good leader watch his workers who elected him to occupy the seat be…

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ASSESS OKOWA BASED ON HIS SMART AGENDA-ANIAGWU

The Chief Press Secretary of Delta State, Mr. Charles Aniagwu has charged pressmen, particularly community newspapers to judge the government of Delta State based on the SMART Agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. Mr. Aniagwu gave this charge during a capacity building workshop for Publishers of Community Newspapers in Delta State with the theme “Excellence in Publishing” at Benizia Hotel Asaba organized by the Press Unit of the Governor’s Office. Making His presentation on “objectivity vs. editorialistic’ a case study of SMART Agenda”, he charged publishers to assess Governor Okowa based…

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POLITICAL DUNGEON BY EGWU NWACHUKWU

Majority of those touting themselves as APC chieftains in Delta are rejects and renegades from the People’s Democratic Party. The likes of Hon. Doris Uboh, Victor Ochei, Omo-Agege, Dr. Ojugboh Cairo and a retinue of disenchanted and disappointed opportunists whose over-leaping ambitions cannot find breeding space at the same corridors of governance in the present dispensation under His Excellency (Sen.) Dr. A.I. Okowa. There is a promise that must be hurriedly put across to them, and it should be marked with intense seriousness that APC lost its rudder from inception…

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EWURU COMMUNITY DISTRIBUTES EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

The 2017 edition of Ewuru Community distribution of educational material incentives has kicked off. The distribution started with the phase 1 of the exercise held on Wednesday, recently at Uweifo Primary School, Ewuru, Ika South LGA, Agbor where not less than 400 pupils of the school received free notebooks and other writing materials. The exercise was conducted by the usual person, a retired senior police officer from the community, Mr. Benjamin Ogwu on behalf of other illustrious sons of the community who had overtime championed the initiative. The elated pupils…

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