Owa-Alero Hosts Dignitaries As Okowa Receives Sympathisers

By Fidelis Egugbo The Owa-Alero, Ika North-East Local Government Area residence of Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa, father of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has become a Mecca of sorts as people of all walks of life throng the place to pay their respect. Pa Okowa passed on to the great beyond on Thursday and, since his passage, numerous condolence messages have poured in for Governor Okowa, the eldest son of the family. Expectedly, a number of other persons have ‘relocated’ to Owa-Alero to keep the governor company. Among those…

Agbor Fire Victims Narrate Ordeal, Urge Government Intervention

AGBOR/Nigeria: Victims of a recent gas plant explosion in Agbor, in Ika South area of Delta State, have called on the Government to make provisions for emergency medical facilities in the locality. They made the observation when officials of the State Ministry of Environment visited the scene of the explosion to ascertain the impact of the devastation and to console families of the victims. According to eyewitnesses, over a dozen people have died from the incident including five persons from one family. Mr. Osadume Monday, whose house is a distance…

Ibori, Ezeoba, Others Pay Tribute To Late Pa Okowa

OWA-ALERO/Nigeria: The country home of late Pa Arthur Okorie Okowa in Owa-Alero, Ika North East Local Government Area of the state, today, continued to play host to sympathisers who were in the community to commiserate with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his siblings over the demise of their father Among the sympathisers were the former governor of the state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori; former Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Dele Ezeoba (Rtd.); members of Delta State Traditional Rulers Council; members of Delta State Executive Council; the Bishop of Ika Diocese,…

OYC Condemn Killings of Officers in Oton

By Steve Temienor OKPE/Nigeria: The Okpe Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) has risen against the recent killings, by yet to be identified persons, of a military and a police officer, at the Oton military check point in Sapele LGA of Delta State. The youths who spoke through their President General, Hon. Harrison Ekeleme, said, “Okpe land is a quiet place, urging the security apparatus “not to be distracted by the Killings but to be at alert and focused to forestall further break down of law and order in the area.” Hon.…

Omo-Agege, Emerhor Mobilises Delta APC Members For The Party Registration Exercise

UGHELLI/Nigeria: With the instruction to all members and intending members of the All Progressives Congress, APC membership registration and revalidation exercise, nationwide, the two heavy weights in the Delta state Chapter of the party, the Deputy President of Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, and the party’s 2015 governorship candidate, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor are currently mobilising party members and Deltans to register with the party. The registration which is billed to commence nationwide and in Delta State as from Tuesday, February 2nd 2021, has unlike before, awaken the party as leaders and…

DELTA SCHOOLS UPGRADE: Activist Says Action is Unfair to Ijaw/Itsekiri …Calls for Upgrade of Some Other Schools in the State to University Statues

WARRI/Nigeria: A traditional High Chief in ancient Gbaramatu Kingdom, Chief (Comrade) Sheriff Mulade has appealed to the Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to include notable technical schools and colleges of education located in Ijaw and Itsekiri areas of the State in his planned school upgrade to universities. Chief Mulade, the Ibe-sorimowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom and the National Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, made the appeal at Benikrukru Town in Warri South West LGA of the Delta State, while addressing newsmen on the planned upgrade of…

OPINION: Need To Expedite Action On The “Hell” Called Traffic Congestion On Lagos/Shagamu Expressway

By Isaac Asabor There is no denying the fact that the traffic congestion on the Lagos/Shagamu expressway has been horrendous for quite some months now, with typical commute time for people going to work and business places as a journey from Berger bus-stop to Ibafo or vice-versa takes from 1hr to 3hrs. As a result of the unbearable traffic situation, many workers and business people that live around Mowe/Ibafo axis in Ogun State portion of the expressway have been responding to the situation by leaving their homes as early as…

NUJ Delta Condoles Governor Okowa Over Father’s Transition

ASABA/Nigeria: The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council has condoled with the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on the demise of his beloved father, Sir Arthur Okorie Okowa. The Union described the octogenarian community leader as a thorough-bred professional teacher who was able to bring up successful children by inculcating sound moral values in them, especially the number one citizen of the state who happens to be his son. In a Statement signed by the Chairman, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and the Secretary, Comrade Patrick Ochei respectively, the…

Our Dream at Age 16 Was How to Gain Admission into the University-Philip Ugbomah

ASABA/Nigeria: It had been stated that unlike the dreams of the young, and the now growing ups, whose dreams is focused on abstentious living, with mostly flash and exotic cars of today without evidence of legitimate work, in years past, the dream of the average Nigeria youth between the ages of 16 to 19 was how to gain admission into one of the Nigeria universities. This revelation was made by Engr. Philip Chukwumah Ugbomah, the Managing Director/CEO of CPU Construction LLT Nigeria Limited, and Chairman of CPU Foundation, also Special…

Oyibode Commiserates with Governor Okowa over Father’s Death

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Chief Executive Officer of Geotag Oil and Gas Limited and a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Delta North Senatorial District, Chief Dr. (Amb) Gabriel Chukwuma Etaoghenevwegba Oyibode (JP) has commiserated with the executive governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa over the death of his father, Late Sir Arthur Okorie  Okowa. In a statement released by his media aide, Pastor Itodje Okiemute Godstime in Abuja on Friday, Amb. Oyibode described the death of Sir Arthur Okowa and the tragic gas explosion that claimed several lives and properties…