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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TRIBUTE – Ranti Shoewu: Living for others

TRIBUTE – Ranti Shoewu: Living for others

Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa. The Principal of the Methodist Boys’ High School, MBHS, Lagos, my alma mater, Mr. David Famoroti, was a strict disciplinarian. He was called the ‘Governor’ because, like the military governors of the 1970s, his word was law. There was an adult education school which ran on the premises in the evenings. It was to give adults, workers and other category of Nigerians who did not have the benefit of…

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TRIBUTE – What makes Chief James Onanefe Ibori tick – garlands for the leader at 62

TRIBUTE – What makes Chief James Onanefe Ibori tick – garlands for the leader at 62

Chief James Onanefe Ibori. By Oghenero J. Eghweree Odi-di-di-gbo-i-gbo! What an apt nickname for a mighty man. This name in local parlance could mean greatest of the greatest, or, someone with intimidating charisma. It could also be used to describe someone with intimidating size. Indeed, all are befitting qualities of the two time former governor of Delta State, (1999-2007) Chief James Onanefe Ibori. August 4, every year is an occasion to celebrate Chief Ibori, the…

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Okowa greets Omo-Agege at 57

Okowa greets Omo-Agege at 57

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Senate President. Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, as he turns 57 on Monday. Okowa said that Omo-Agege had made Deltans proud with his outstanding performance as one of the Senators with the most number of Bills in the 9th Assembly. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor said that Omo-Agege, who represents…

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Okowa salutes Prof. Sam Oyovbaire at 79

Okowa salutes Prof. Sam Oyovbaire at 79

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, left and Prof. Sam Oyovbaire. Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has felicitated with former Minister of Information, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, as he turns 79 on Tuesday. Oyovbaire, who chairs the Delta State Advisory Council and the Governing Council of Delta State University, Abraka, is a renowned academic and consummate politician. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, on Monday in Asaba, Okowa commended the renowned Professor of Political…

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Okowa congratulates James Ibori at 62

Okowa congratulates James Ibori at 62

Chief James Onanefe Ibori. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated former a governor of the state, Chief James Ibori, as he clocks 62 on Tuesday, August 4,2020. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, on Monday in Asaba, Okowa eulogised Chief Ibori for his path-finding and immense contributions to the development of Delta and outstanding input to nation-building. Felicitating with his boss whom he served as two-term Commissioner, he remarked that…

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Elumelu congratulates Asagba of Asagba at 96

Elumelu congratulates Asagba of Asagba at 96

Asagba of Asaba, Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien, left with Hon. Ndudi Elumelu. The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has felicitated the Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien on the occasion of the monarch’s 96th birthday anniversary. In his good will message today, Tuesday July 28th, 2020, Hon Elumelu said that the life of Obi(Prof) Edozien has been amazing and a blessing not only to the people…

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Rape allegation: No evidence against D’banj, says Police

Rape allegation: No evidence against D’banj, says Police

Mr. Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo a.k.a D’banj. By Emmanuel Afonne The Nigeria Police have cleared popular Nigerian singer and songwriter D’banj, of the rape allegations leveled against him by a twitter user Miss Seyitan Babatayo. This was contained in a report signed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Umar Sanda on behalf of Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigations Department, Force Headquarters, and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday. It would…

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Okowa greets Asagba of Asaba at 95

Okowa greets Asagba of Asaba at 95

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa with Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien, Asagba of Asaba. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated the Asagba of Asaba, Obi (Prof.) Chike Edozien, on his 95th birth anniversary. The governor said that the Asagba had provided purposeful, courageous and tenacious leadership for Asaba people over the years and deserved to be celebrated on his new, great and enviable age. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba on…

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TRIBUTE – Celebrating KONGI, my ideological mentor at 86

TRIBUTE – Celebrating KONGI, my ideological mentor at 86

Prof. Wole Soyinka. ‘There is no doubt that I have always shared an ecumenical ideology and kindred spirit with Kongi. His natural spur to resist oppression, instinctive spontaneity to defy authoritarianism and his impregnable commitment to civil liberty makes him my natural ideological mentor.’ By Kayode Fayemi Africa’s most iconic literary maestro and one of the world’s most influential citizens is 86 today. With his ageless physique, it is almost difficult to acknowledge that our…

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