Okowa mourns over demise of J.P. Clark

Okowa mourns over demise of J.P. Clark

Late Prof. J.P. Clark. Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has sent profound condolences to family of renowned poet and playwright, Prof. John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo who passed on Tuesday. The late professor reportedly died at a Lagos hospital. He was 85. The deceased hailed from Kiagbodo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta and was a younger brother to former Information Minister, Chief Edwin Clark. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa…

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Renowned poet, literary giant, J.P. Clark dies at 86

Renowned poet, literary giant, J.P. Clark dies at 86

Late Prof. J.P. Clark. Prof. John Pepper Clark, the renowned poet, author and literary giant is dead, according to a statement by family members released today. The statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark for the family, and Ilaye Clark, for the children disclosed that the emeritus professor of literature died in the early hours of today, Tuesday, October 13, 2020. He was aged 86. Excerpts from the statement reads: “The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of…

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Funkekeme mourns ex-AG Dafe Akpedeye, SAN

Funkekeme mourns ex-AG Dafe Akpedeye, SAN

Late Mr. Dafe Akpedeye (SAN). The Senior Political Adviser to the Governor of Delta State Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon has expressed great shock over the transition of Dafe Akpedeye, Barrister at Law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Dafe Akpedeye was a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Delta State. In a statement by his Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tebefia Ogbeni, Rt Hon Funkekeme Solomon described the late Dafe Akpedeye as a…

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COVID-19 forces Aké Festival to go virtual with ‘African Time’

COVID-19 forces Aké Festival to go virtual with ‘African Time’

Aké Arts and Book Festival. By Joshua Olomu Organisers of the annual Aké Arts and Book Festival say the 2020 edition of the literary fiesta with the theme ‘Africa Time’ will be held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lola Shoneyin Director and Founder of the festival disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. According to the organisers, the festival is scheduled to hold from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25, showcasing programme of 65 inspiring…

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World Teachers Day: Okowa salutes teachers for contribution to nation-building

World Teachers Day: Okowa salutes teachers for contribution to nation-building

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State., Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended teachers in Nigeria for their role in nation-building as they join their counterparts to celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2020 on Monday. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, today, Monday, October 5, 2020 in Asaba, the governor said that teachers were the bedrock of the development of any nation as no other profession can metamorphose without the…

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Artiste tells the story of Lagos in play, “Omo Eko”, to showcase rich culture

Artiste tells the story of Lagos in play, “Omo Eko”, to showcase rich culture

Omo Eko Play. By Taiye Olayemi Anthony Oluwabiyi, Executive Director, Theatre Centrik, said the rich cultural and historical values of Lagos will be exhibited on stage play and online on December 2020 to uphold the state’s beautiful culture. Oluwabiyi, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that the title of the play would be: “Omo Eko: Tale of Birth and Place”, which he wrote. He said…

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Okowa congratulates Diri on Appeal Court victory

Okowa congratulates Diri on Appeal Court victory

Goverors Okowa, right, and Douye Diri in warm embrace. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated his Bayelsa counterpart, Senator Douye Diri, on his victory at the Appeal Court on Friday. He said that the verdict of the appellate court was a welcomed development, adding that the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which nullified Diri’s election earlier, ought not to have entertained the petition in the first place as it was a pre-election matter and was…

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BUSINESS/SPECIAL REPORT – Ikeja Computer Village: A glowing tribute

BUSINESS/SPECIAL REPORT – Ikeja Computer Village: A glowing tribute

A part view of Ikeja Computer Village, Lagos, Nigeria. Hon. Adebowale Olasoji, former Member, Lagos State House of Assembly. By Hon Adebowale Olasoji The establishment of a modern market like the New Tejuoso or the Ikeja City Mall is often capital intensive as millions or billions of Naira are usually injected either from the government coffers or from within the banking system. Yet, the impact and benefits derivable from such market are often localized and…

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Text of 60th Independence Day Address by Buhari

Text of 60th Independence Day Address by Buhari

President Buhari. INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTIETH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2020 Fellow Nigerians I speak to you today as your President and fellow citizen on this epoch occasion of our country’s 60th independence Anniversary. As President, I wish to renew my appreciation to Nigerians for entrusting me with your hopes and aspirations for a better and greater…

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Nigeria @ 60: Reconstruct Benin-Warri Road, Okowa tells FG; cleric urges Buhari to reject advice to borrow

Nigeria @ 60: Reconstruct Benin-Warri Road, Okowa tells FG; cleric urges Buhari to reject advice to borrow

From left; Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa; his wife, Dame Edith Okowa; wife of the Deputy Governor, Engr. Ebierin Otuaro ;(middle)Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborievwori, (2nd right)and the Chief Judge, Delta State, Hon. Justice Marshall Umukoro,(right) during the Nation ‘s 60th Independence Day Thanksgiving Service, held at Government House Chapel, Asaba. Thursday 1/10/20 PHOTOS: BRIPIN ENARUSAI Praying for the nation. As Nigeria marks 60 years of nationhood, Delta Governor,…

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