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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45 YEARS OLD HUNTER SHOT DEAD IN THE BUSH

Mbiri community in Ika North East Local Government Area was jolted with the sudden news of a hunter and breadwinner, Mr. Vincent Ifeme who was shot dead in the midnight of October 30, 2017 in Oligie bush, Igbanke, Orhionwon Local Government of Edo State by unknown gunmen. The elder brother of the deceased and a retired Sergeant in the Nigerian Army, Mr. Amanwah Amaoro told newsmen that his late brother had gone for hunting with Mr. Deboy Okwuokenye, a fellow hunter on that fateful day he was shot dead. According…

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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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EWURU VIGILANTE ARRESTS TWO FOR STEALING SOLAR PANELS

Ewuru vigilante group in Ika South has arrested two middle-aged men for allegedly stealing solar panels and inverter solar batteries installed at a public health centre in a nearby community in Edo State. The suspects who are indigenes of Ekwuoma, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State were identified as Kingsley Okuarinma (31) and Friday Okorie (38). They were nabbed at the wee hours of Thursday, October 20, 2017 during an attempt to escape with the solar panels and inverter batteries through the Ewuru community road from…

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POLICE CREATES EMBER MONTHS SAFETY/SECURITY AWARENESS

The Divisional Police Officer, Agbor Police Divisional Headquarters, C.S.P Akintunde Oyeniran and his team have through their enlightenment programme tagged, “Ember Months Safety and Security Tips” held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Ika National Hall, called on all Ika sons and daughters to be security conscious as we enter the ember months. C.S.P Oyeniran in his address said that the enlightenment programme was imperative as crime is often on the increase during the ember months and that it is necessary to help individuals guard themselves against crime. According…

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THE ‘EVANS’ IN US BY JEROME-MARIO UTOMI

Kyari is the man of the moment and he deserves it. He is in the limelight and the’ light’ may not dim anytime soon.Abba Kyari, an Assistant Commissioner of the Nigerian Police Force  must have been taught as a child that, ”movement with intentionality, produces possibilities” .He must have also learned at the early stage of his life that for one to achieve something meaningful, ‘he  must show no mercy’. A combination of all  these school probably accounted for the resourceful ingenuity and somewhat supersonic speed with which the super…

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