Opinion: OFUOMA COMMUNITY AND 2023 POLITICS, WHO IS OUT OMODJEVWECHA

BY COMRADE EGBAGBARA BLESSING (PH.D)   OFUOMA Community is one of the twenty three communities that makes up the great and prestigious ancient Ughelli Kingdom; in the present day Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. It is a community that is made up of early elitist, as there is no family in Ofuoma community that does not have at least one university graduate. Ofuoma community is blessed with both human and material resources, as it is one of the earliest community to have produced one of the earliest…

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URHOBO TRADITIONAL JURISPRUDENCE AND PRIMOGENITURE

BY CHIEF BOBSON GBINIJE   “Whilst thou waitest for dead men’s old shoes, thine own exertions might procure thee new ones. Be like the bee, and thou shall gather the honey of life and not cursed dungeons”— Napoleon’s Oraculum   The tradition of primogeniture entails the total non-negotiable handing over of power of attorney over properties, titles, positions, etc to the eldest son. This is a very common practice all over the world. The eldest son and not the eldest daughter is looked upon as the pretender to the throne.…

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Delta 2023: Don’t Be Terrified, A David Is Coming To Town!

By Annabel Ogheneganre   Since May 25, 2022 when Governor Ifeanyi Okowa cunningly foisted Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori on the PDP as the party’s flagbearer and Okowa’s eventual emergence as PDP Vice Presidential candidate, there had been some form of misgivings in the state with regards the fate of Chief James Onanefe Ibori in the party. Ibori had maintained uncommon silence which kept his supporters wondering why a man of Ibori’s clout could be so rudely intimidated and frustrated into a shocking political coma by his political son whose supporters…

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Joel-Onowakpo Thomas: An Outstanding Personality That Understands Political Legislature

  “We need leaders, not in love with money but love with justice. Not in love with publicity but love with humanity”-Martin Luther King Jr If you know Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas Ewomazino(FCA, FCTI, MBA) very well in person, you will be glad to have a personality who thinks creatively, constructively, and progressively in nature. Since I became close with a man of vision, I realized, that his style of politics is different from other regular politicians in Nigeria. When it comes to politics and humanity, Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas is a…

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Analysis & Opinion: The Mind of Those Who Rule Us

By Sunny Awhefeada   There is something elusive about what happens to people who ordinarily were decent and rational before their ascent to power. It is either, philosophers have not been able to fully come to terms with this oddity or that those who walk the corridors of power remain incorrigible to the lessons of time. So much has been said about power as an aphrodisiac. So much has been written about power as an intoxicant. And the British historian, Lord Acton quipped, and rightly so, that “power tends to…

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Ede Dafinone: The Beautiful Bride For Delta Central

By Annabel Ogheneganre   As the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the most impressionable political discovery of the Urhobo nation in the fourth republic prepares to step down from the National Assembly en-route Government House Asaba, the people of Delta Central must search for a proper and fit replacement in the 2023 general election.   The two major political parties in Nigeria, the PDP and APC have been on the search with the PDP throwing up Chief Ighoyota Amori and Chief John Nani. The APC on the other hand…

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News Feature: Let Us Whip Government Into Line

By Sunny Awhefeada,   Once upon a time it would have been unfair to say that Nigerians deserve the kind of government they had. There has been the contention regarding who to blame for the leadership scourge that has been the bane of Nigeria since that morning when in October 1960 we bade farewell to the British raj. The hopes incubated during the struggle for independence became stillborn at a time the people waited in anticipation of a new deal that was supposed to bring them life more abundant.  …

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Why I support John Nani

By Annabel Ogheneganre, The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a place of power where senior Lawmakers in Nigeria meet to take decisions on how the Nigeria government should be administered. It is the highest policy and law making organ of the federal government. Without the seal of approval of the Nigerian senate, the president is not empowered to appropriate the commonwealth. It is not a gathering for kids and the Nigerian senator commands tremendous respect at least all over Nigeria. It is a thing of pride to…

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DELSU @ 30: Abraka And The Furthering Of The Nigerian Literary Tradition (Part 3)

By Sunny Awhefeada   Thirty years after the founding of the Delta State University, Abraka, stakeholders can look back and attempt a reckoning of her literary engagements. The harvest has been impressive and remarkably so. The seminal efforts that ran through the better part of two decades have started yielding dividends which manifest all around. The doyen, Sam Ukala went on to win Nigeria’s most prestigious literary prize and Africa’s biggest in monetary value the LNG Prize for Literature with Iredi War in 2014. Abraka’s biggest poetry brand Ebi Yeibo…

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News Features: DELSU @ 30: Abraka And The Furthering Of The Nigerian Literary Tradition (Part 1)

  By Sunny Awhefeada     There exists an abiding link between Nigerian literature and the university. Although, the tendency for the university, in many parts of the world, to be the springboard for literary flowering is well acknowledged, the case of Nigeria is rather too compelling not to enable a reference to it again and again. The seminal example of the then University College Ibadan (UCI) now University of Ibadan which served as nursery for the growth of Nigerian literature remains phenomenal and significant. When the portals of the…

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