ENOUGH OF GOV OBOREVWORI’S PRETENCE OVER RECURRING KIDNAPPING ON DELTA EAST WEST ROAD

By Zik Gbemre,   Uwherun bushes, particularly Agadama and Ohoror in Ughelli North LGA, Delta state, have turned Herdsmen kidnapping den. Kidnapping has increased between Ogor Town, through Evwreni, Uwherun down to Patani. Uwherun people of Ughelli North LGA are known for groundnut farming. Many Uwherun natives have lost their lives to Herdsmen invaders. Just recently Soldiers rescued some travellers along the Uwherun axis at the Ughelli-Patani Road. Governor Sheriff Oborevwori you are in the driving seat as the leader of Delta state, Chief Security Officer. Agadama and Ohoror residents…

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Let us Return to Olden Times

By Sunny Awhefeada, Time does fly and circumstances for good or bad contribute to how swiftly time runs. Growing up, our parents and grandparents spoke in Urhobo about oke awanre which in its literal sense meant “olden days” and we would be so enraptured listening to them and wanting to know what happened in the olden days they so much idealized. The olden days for them constituted an ideal era when everything was perfectly in order in a way that looked like utopia. In fact, our grandparents’ idea of the…

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HATE SPEECH AGAINST OLOROGUN GBAGI IN DEATH SO UNFORTUNATE

By Zik Gbemre,   It would not have been my place to respond to the malicious smear campaign by a certain foul mouthed Emmanuel Ogheneochuko Arodovwe, directed against Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, if the highly accomplished Ughievwen son, lawyer, investor and politician were still alive. Gbagi would have cleared the air. He fended off bigger character assassinations against his name before he joined his forbearers recently. Besides if left to fester, the erroneous impression Arodovwe has created about Gbagi in death might be interpreted as the position of the Urhobo Historical…

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Hard Times By Sunny Awhefeada

By Sunny Awhefeada,   Hard Times, published in 1854, is the title of the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, the English novelist. Like most of Dickens’ novels, Hard Times is a searing indictment of a corrosive and morally atrophied society on the brink of disaster. Set in Victorian England, which was touted as a prosperous epoch, the novel reframes the socio-economic turmoil that undermined the entire fabric of the English society of that time. The reality of what was configured as prosperity was acute deprivation and hunger for the common…

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Opinion: Entitlement Mentality By Dafe

BY TOBI DAFE   This word in recent times is now often used by the elites, they say the youths have an entitlement mentality, but I am beginning to see that some of these leaders are even more entitled. They felt all the good things of this world were designed for them and their families alone, news flash: everyone deserves a good life, we should stop reducing the less privileged people around us, and the beauty of life is not a function of how happy you are but how happy…

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HON OMONADE’S SUSPENSION: WHO’S STILL DISPUTING DELTA IS UNDER CHOKE OF A KINDERGARTEN GOVT?

By Zik Gbemre,   It is common knowledge that under the PDP thieving hegemony over Delta state since 1999, the populace have suffered worsening misgovernment. However, before the cabal catapulted Governor Sheriff Oborevwori to the top spot in Delta government, past misgovernment displayed by the ruling PDP was not a reflection of ineptitude and lack of leadership capacity. The tragedy of Delta state under the two medical doctors, was induced by a combination of sheer abuse of power and influence of the office of the governor, a desperation to sustain…

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Make Dis Government Kill Us Make Everybodi Rest

By Sunny Awhefeada,   It has become trite to reiterate that the primary objective of government is the security and welfare of the people. This cliché which is taken for granted all over the world appears to be alien to the Nigerian context even though it is enshrined in our constitution. Since we observe every regulation in the breach and go against the grain in all that we do, government has become the people’s most inveterate antagonist in Nigeria. The people have come to see government as an adversary and…

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Analysis: A Bumpy Ride And Half A Loaf

By Sunny Awhefeada,   Part of what conditioned our growing up years, in my part of the world, was street wisdom obtained by association with our age mates and those older. A significant aspect of street lore was the apt use of language to describe phenomena and evade or ameliorate problems and sanctions. We picked up words and expressions which enriched our minds on a daily basis. Some of them were wholesome while others were anchored on mischief and meant only for our ears and not that of those older…

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TEACHERS ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE SUPERVISORY BEHAVIOR OF THE SCHOOL HEAD IN PUBLIC PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL SYSTEM IN DELTA STATE

  BY TEACHER EGBAGBARA BLESSING JP, FIPCER. Introduction: It is a common knowledge in various schools that some teachers and the Schoolhead are not always in good terms as a result of the Schoolhead supervisory behavior. The teaching career as a professional career as established by an act of the National Assembly, the teachers cherish at least some degree of independence and autonomy in their work. Close supervision, is a way of the Schoolhead as an administrator in the primary and secondary school system expression for excessive checking and strict…

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For Oyovbaire, For Aloamaka

By Sunny Awhefeada,   The Delta State University, Abraka, two Saturdays ago, attracted the world’s attention when it rolled out drums in celebration of its 16th convocation ceremony. Convocation ceremonies in Nigeria are always marked with fanfare manifesting in processions, speeches, music, dance, food and drinks. The spectacle is always colourful, inspiring, ennobling and wholesomely intoxicating so that everybody sees the therapeutic virtue and ennobling beauty of going to school in negation of the lousy thinking that “school na scam”. This was the scenario that Saturday at Abraka, a town…

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