We are Committed to Partner With Communities to Enhance Peace in State – Delta

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government had stated that they are committed to partner with communities that their activities to enhance peace and development in the state. The Governor of Delta State, Sen Ifeanyi Okowa the  Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, sir Lawrence Ejiofor disclosed this during 2019 Iwu Festival of the Ogbeowele people of Ibuza. The commissioner saluted the courage of the elders and people of Ogbeowele for their ability in making the Iwu Festival all encompassing, stating that his decision to attend the event was as a result of…

Delta is Harnessing the potentials in Culture and Tourism Industry for Develoment- Osanebi

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Chairman, Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Culture and tourism and member representing Ndokwa East State constituency, Rt. Hon. Osanebi Ossai Friday has said that his committee is harnessing the hidden potentials in the culture and tourism industry of Delta state for economic gain and development. Osanebi who made the revelation in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said that there are many untapped potentials in culture and tourism, and that his committee is adequately synergising with relevant stakeholders in the culture and tourism industry for the growth and development of the…

Traditional Festivals, Unique, Unifying Factor For Communities … Okowa Ensuring Effective Educational Policies – Ukah

OKPANAM/Nigeria: The Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has described the 2019 new yam festival celebrated in his country home, Okpanam as unique as well as a unifying factor for segments of the indigenes of the community. Chief Ukah, who stated this at the residence of one of the chiefs in the community, Ogbueshi Kanayo Chiemeka, when he (Ukah) paid him a celebration visit, said that the festival had come to stay as it was being marked annually. The commissioner, who was represented by one of his aides, Mr Solomon Okolie said the State Governor, Senator…

Okpanam Kingdom Begins 2019 New Yam Festival With Ikanze Ceremony

OKPANAM/Nigeria: The people of Okpanam Kingdom, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State yesterday August 25, 2019  began activities to mark the 2019 annual new yam festival with the Ikanze ceremony. As part of the ceremony, the Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, feted the people of Obodogwugwu Quarters in a well attended event. He called on the people of the kingdom to strive to preserve the cultural values of the kingdom and ensure that the prevailing peace in the community is sustained. Chief…

Delta to Organise Cultural Festival – Okowa … Attends Anioma Cultural Festival

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left) and President of the Organization for the Advancement of Anioma Culture (OFAAC) Arch. Kester Ifeadi, during the 2019, 16th Anioma Cultural Festival, at Arcade Grand Nnebisi Road, Asaba Delta State. PIX; JIBUNOR SAMUEL. ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has asked the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to partner with the Organisation For The Advancement of Anioma Culture (OFAAC) to organise a state-wide cultural festival. Speaking at the 16th Anioma Cultural Festival organised by OFAAC in Asaba Today, April 22, 2019,…

Okowa Sets for Victory as Ohaneze-Ndigbo Endorses His Second Term Bid

By Emeka Nwokocha WARRI/Nigeria: Barely few days before the dust gathering 2019 gubernatorial election holds in March 9, the formidable Apex Igbo sociocultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Delta Central and Delta South Senatorial District (DCSSD) has endorsed incumbent Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s second term bid. The endorsement was formally pronounced on Thursday 28 at a national press conference held by the group at Jubilee Retreat and Conference Centre, Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State. Reeling out his detailed keynote address, President of Ohaneze Ndigbo DCSSD, Chief Hon. Ezeh Nnajiofor Michael (JP), described…

The Adandiigbo Cultural Pageant Season 14, 2018 Edition Gets Online Voting Portal

OWERRI/Nigeria: Preparations for Season 14 of  Igbo lands premier cultural Pageant ,The Adandiigbo cultural pageant took a grand turn with the declaration of the online voting portal of  this years event to the press . http://pageantvote.es/pageants/472 It would be recalled that Adandiigbo cultural pageant changed the cultural etiquette applied by Nigerian pageants by going ethnocultural with the introduction of local Igbo nationality content genre to a spectacular and welcoming applause sometime in 2005 The event has created a new industry as well as a new direction in the way the…

Gov. Okowa Hails 2017 Merit Award Winner, Bruce Onobrakpeya

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated Nigerian printmaker, painter and sculptor, Mr. Bruce Obomeyoma Onobrakpeya on his conferment with the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM). Governor Okowa in a statement on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu commended Mr. Onobrakpeya for his outstanding contributions to the growth of arts and humanities in Nigeria and Africa, adding that the award will go a long way in inspiring young artists in Nigeria and Africa. “On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I…

Warri Kingdom Gets New Prime Minister

WARRI/Nigeria: Chief Ayirimi Emami has been installed as the new Traditional Prime Minister (Ologbotsere) of Warri Kingdom. The installation was done today October 20 by the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli. Also installed were the Iyatsere and Uwangue of Warri Kingdom. It would be recalled that the controversy trailing the installation of the next Traditional Prime Minister (Ologbotsere) of Warri kingdom was laid to rest as the eleven families making up the Ologbotsere descendants yesterday, Thursday October 19, re-stated that Chief Ayirimi Emami remains their preferred choice for the prestigious…

Culture Is At the Center Of Conflict Resolution –Dr Ferdinand Anikwe

ENUGU/Nigeria: The Director of Center for Black Africans and Arts and Culture (CBAAC), Dr. Ferdinand Anikwe has described culture as the centre of conflict resolution. He stated this in an interview, and said our cultural programmes and institutions can help to bring about peace, conflict resolution and better understanding among Nigerians. He said the issue of hate speech which is becoming rampant on social media can be resolved by our cultural understanding of each other and as such culture should be given its due importance. “One way we can solve…