Onicha-Ugbo to hold Ine Festival Sept 26

Onicha-Ugbo to hold Ine Festival Sept 26

HRM Agbogidi, Chukwumalieze 1st, Obi of Onicha-Ugbo. By Austine Enunwa The Obi of Onicha Ugbo, His Royal Highness, Obi Chukwumalieze 1 has formally announced the date for the 2020 Ine festival. The Obi, who made the pronouncement in his palace recently during an enlarged meeting with traditional chiefs, opinion leaders, as well as stakeholders, said the Ine festival would hold September 26th, 2020. The monarch, however said that though it was imperative to uphold the…

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PERSPECTIVE – Idumuje-Ugboko kingship crises: Lessons from the 2016 kingship succession of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom

PERSPECTIVE – Idumuje-Ugboko kingship crises: Lessons from the 2016 kingship succession of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom

Idumuje-Ugboko traditional stool. By Fred Okpewe Ubulu-Uku and Idumuje-Ugboko kingdoms in Aniocha South Local Government and Aniocha North Local Government Areas of Delta State share certain similarities. They are both agrarian communities and both also has a long history of inter-marriages. Both also have kingship succession by primogeniture that is, succession from father to son. But the similarity ends there. While Ubulu-Uku Kingdom is a peaceful community judging by the quick uninterrupted succession after the…

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Okowa extols Owa monarch on 61st coronation anniversary

Okowa extols Owa monarch on 61st coronation anniversary

Governor Okowa and Obi (Dr) Emmanuel Efeizomor II. Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has felicitated with the Chairman of Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers and Obi of Owa Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Obi (Dr) Emmanuel Efeizomor II, on his 61st coronation anniversary on Sunday. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Saturday in Asaba, the governor described the renowned traditional ruler as a man of peace and extraordinary…

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Delta Fresh Vision calls on Deji Adeyanju not to dabble in an unfamiliar communal turf

Delta Fresh Vision calls on Deji Adeyanju not to dabble in an unfamiliar communal turf

By Fred Akpewe DELTA FRESH VISION watched with consternation the deployment of lies,propaganda and defeaning hate campaign against Prince Ned Nwoko,a Prince of Idumuje Ugboko clan in a Facebook live programme anchored by Deji Adeyanju,the covener of Concerned Nigeria Group on wednesday, the 26th of August,2020. There is no iota of truth whatsoever in the sponsored lies that Prince Ned sequestered Idumuje land. The 90 hectares of land in question was duly applied for to…

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Idumuje-Ugboko crisis: Profound revelation on AIT talk show

Idumuje-Ugboko crisis: Profound revelation on AIT talk show

Indumuje-Ugboko traditional stool. By Fred Akpewe Members of DELTA FRESH VISION, an NGO committed to social justice, peace and good governance recently watched an African Independent Television (AIT) programme on the morning of Friday, 22nd August, 2020 anchored by Osasu Igbinedion and Madaki Christopher. The programme had as guests, Chief Christopher Ogwu, the Iyase (or Traditional Prime Minister) of Idumuje Ugboko, Prince Walter Eziashi, a former President-General of the community, Nelson Iloh, the son of…

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Ejiofor speaks of Ewulu breadfruit plant marvel, says Delta going digital to boost tourism

Ejiofor speaks of Ewulu breadfruit plant marvel, says Delta going digital to boost tourism

Engr. Lawrence Ejiofor, Delta’s Commissioner for Culture and Tourism. As a way of overcoming restrictions occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic that have stalled activities in most Ministries and Departments, Delta State Government through the Directorate of Culture and Tourism is thinking outside the box and going digital. Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Lawrence Ejiofor, an engineer, while playing host to journalists of the Indigenous Correspondent Chapel (ICC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ),…

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Idumuje-Ugboko wrangle: Prince Kachido Nwoko’s opens fresh vista

Idumuje-Ugboko wrangle: Prince Kachido Nwoko’s opens fresh vista

Idumuje-Ugboko traditional stool. By Fred Akpewe DELTA FRESH VISION, an NGO committed to social justice, peace and good governance, nearly three weeks ago gave a graphic picture of the crisis in Idumuje Ugboko titled “The Idumuje Ugboko Kingship and Murder – which way forward”? The recent open letter to the Governor of Delta State by Prince Kachido Anthony Nwoko seeking protection against Prince Nonso Nwoko in the Vanguard Newspaper of Tuesday, August 18 th ,…

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Ned Nwoko vindicated at Sunrise Daily Channels TV talk show, says CUPP; commends stakeholders for patriotic outing

Ned Nwoko vindicated at Sunrise Daily Channels TV talk show, says CUPP; commends stakeholders for patriotic outing

Rt. Hon.(Prince) Ned Nwoko. The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) in Delta state has commended stakeholders of Idumuje-Ugboko Kingdom for their outing today, Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Channels Talk show programme, Sunrise Daily, for debunking alleged lies against Prince Ned Nwoko and vindicating CUPP’s stand which vouched for the integrity of Ned Nwoko. CUPP in a statement signed by Mr. Fred Akpewe, leader; Prince Henry J.E. Eze, secretary and Comrade Emeka U….

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Replace Big Brother Naija with show that projects country’s values, cultures and traditions, says Ooni

Replace Big Brother Naija with show that projects country’s values, cultures and traditions, says Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. By Dorcas Elusogbon The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has called for the replacement of the Big Brother Naija show with better show that will boost the strength of Nigerians youths. Ooni Ogunwusi, made the call when he played host to scores of Nigerian youths from all parts of the country under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria in Ile-Ife,…

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Idumuje-Ugboko: CUPP slams Channels’ Talk-show, says it’s a rehearsed cocktail of lies, propaganda, calumny

Idumuje-Ugboko: CUPP slams Channels’ Talk-show, says it’s a rehearsed cocktail of lies, propaganda, calumny

Idumuje-Ugboko traditional stool. The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) in Delta State has slammed the programme that featured on the Sunrise Daily on Channels Television of August 8, 2020 in what it called a sponsored and well choreographed talk-show involving three guests from Idumuje-Ugboko Kingdom. CUPP in a statement signed by Mr. Fred Akpewe, Leader, Prince Henry Eze (JP), Secretary and Comrade Emeka Bidokwu, publicity secretary, described the Channels Television event as a “rehearsed…

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