PERSPECTIVE – Okowa, power and Agbor

PERSPECTIVE – Okowa, power and Agbor

A dual carriage way in Agbor. Comrade Norbert Chiazor. By Norbert Chiazor Agbor, an old town which lays straddled on the northern fringes of Delta state is on the cusp of urbanization. Good fortune is rapidly affecting Agbor, the most famous Ika – speaking suburb with iconic images of yesteryears. I witnessed the story of the child king, born world youngest monarch in Agbor, the land of famous Mary Mount college, Olikeze glory, Oscar motors,…

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Pa Okowa: More testimonies, tributes as sympathisers pour in

Pa Okowa: More testimonies, tributes as sympathisers pour in

Delta’s commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu signing the condolence register. Some commissioners in Governor Okowa’s cabinet consoling him and the family. Owa-Alero, the Ika North East Local Government Area community of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta continued to record influx of sympathisers to the home of his father, Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa, who passed away on Thursday. Among the sympathisers were the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori; some members…

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Ezi security: Prominent sons donate operational vehicle, communication gadgets

Ezi security: Prominent sons donate operational vehicle, communication gadgets

Ezi monarch, Obi Mohayem 1, receiving the key to the security vehicle donated by his subjects for neighbourhood watch. Twenty prominent sons of Ezi Kingdom in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State have donated a new Sienna bus and communication gadgets for security operations in the Community. The Vehicle and the Communication gadgets were formally presented to the traditional ruler of the community, His Royal Majesty, Agbogidi Obi Mohanyem 1, Obi of Ezi…

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Ekumeku War: Anioma uprising against British Rule

Ekumeku War: Anioma uprising against British Rule

  Mr. Tony Eluemunor By Tony Eluemunor The philosophical novel, Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane, a Senegalese, condemned colonialism thus: “The morning of the Occident in Africa was couched in crimson for those who landed on our shores were white and mad”. This leads to an intriguing aspects of the Ekumeku war, waged by the Anioma people against the British for 31 long years; 1883 -1914. How did a people of different towns that…

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Imam Imam, Gov. Tambuwal’s spokesman dies at 42

Imam Imam, Gov. Tambuwal’s spokesman dies at 42

The death has been announced of Imam Imam, the media adviser of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State. He was 42 years old. The former Thisday Staff died this morning, according to a tweet from Sokoto Government House. “Innallillahi wainah illahi rajuun. We regret to announce the death of Mallam Imam Imam who until his death was the Special Adviser Media to H.E @AWTambuwal. He died in the early hours of Friday at Nizamiye…

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Cleric tasks governments on job creation, youth empowerment, pleads for assistance for Libya returnees

Cleric tasks governments on job creation, youth empowerment, pleads for assistance for Libya returnees

Governments in Nigeria have been told to give priority attention to job creation and youth empowerment in order to reduce social vices and stem the tide of illegal migration among the youths to other countries. The General Overseer, Ark of Testimony Redemption Ministries, Asaba, Pastor Azuka Onyebo, made the call in Asaba. He decried the high rate of youth unemployment in the country, noting that the ugly situation has increased the rate of kidnapping, armed…

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Nigerian Institution of Surveyors to eliminate quarks in Delta State, introduce new practice guidelines

Nigerian Institution of Surveyors to eliminate quarks in Delta State, introduce new practice guidelines

Worried by the activities of quarks, and to instill professional excellence and proper documentation of acquired landed properties in Delta state, the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, Delta state chapter, has unveiled new guidelines on cadastral survey practice, which will commence on January 1, 2018. The institution on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at a press briefing in Effurun, said introduction of the new guidelines, which was in agreement with the Delta State Government, is to bring…

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 My ordeal in the hands of Nigeria Police, Asaba

 My ordeal in the hands of Nigeria Police, Asaba

By Chike Henry Okolo Sunday, Nov. 19 2017, was a dark day in my life and the life of many other Nigerians, as it relates to Community Policing by The Nigeria Police. The incident took place in Asaba, Delta State. The road block was mounted on the road to Jarrett. (That is the road opposite Federal College junction).  Their vehicle plate number: NPF 2260. Their names are ASP Johnson Ehiezobor (leader of the team), Ndidi,…

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Lagos grassroots leaders seek end to citizens’ harassment, want a stop to diktat of godfathers

Lagos grassroots leaders seek end to citizens’ harassment, want a stop to diktat of godfathers

Leaders of different communities in Lagos want political office holders to eschew frequent harassment of the citizenry that is increasingly becoming commonplace and ensure that the huge resources of the state are judiciously applied for the benefits of the people. While lauding the development efforts of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, they frown at the growing social costs of the government’s urban renewal policies particularly on the poor people of the state, which they contend has been…

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Apapa Gridlock: Freeing ourselves from collective shame

Apapa Gridlock: Freeing ourselves from collective shame

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State BY TONY Iyare Thanks Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for your thoughts on the gridlock in Apapa, one of the country’s biggest industrial clusters, which is virtually crippling businesses and movement of residents in the area. Even schools located there are groaning as teachers and other administrative staff find it excruciating getting to work. I had my bitter taste several weeks back as I waded through the grinding traffic to attend…

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