Birthday: Tidi Facilitates With Esiso At 57

  The immediate past Chairman of Warri South Local Governments Area of Delta, Dr Michael Tidi, has congratulated Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Chief Kingsley Esiso, on his 57th birth anniversary on Thursday Feb. 4, 2021. Tidi, in a goodwill message he personally signed and made available to Journalists in Warri, noted that Esiso has every reason to celebrate, just as he thanked God for his life. He congratulated the chairman and commended him for his immense contributions to the growth and unity of the party…

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Analysis & Opinion: Oily Punches From The Delta

  By Sunny Awhefeada The title of this intervention will have a familiar ring among students and scholars of Nigerian poetry. It recalls Ibiwari Ikiriko’s Oily Tears of the Delta, a collection of poems which the late poet published in 2000. Ikiriko’s dedication reads, “This collection owes its inspiration to the need to save the Niger Delta/It is dedicated to the famished and fed-up people of the Delta including the dead and the dying”. The poet goes on to offer poems which engage the parlous condition of the Niger Delta…

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