DELTA 2023: THE REALITY OF ‘WHO THE CAP FITS’

By Charles Enuma   As the race for who eventually occupies the Dennis Osadebe House Asaba as the Number One Citizen of Delta State heightens, there appears to be a general consensus that Delta Central Senatorial District is poised to produce the next occupant, according to what has been loosely termed the Zoning Formula of the Ruling Party PDP.  Delta Central Senatorial District comprises 8 LGAs out of the 25 that make up the entire State and it is predominantly occupied by the Urhobos that also form the highest homogeneous…

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Analysis & Opinion: Of Ambition And National Interest

By Sunny Awhefeada,   When, a few days ago, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) waddled into the precinct of Aso Rock, Nigeria’s rocky seat of power, to brief his leader, President Muhamadu Buhari of his intention to succeed him, he let unbridled ambition to blind him against Nigeria’s national interest. That act beyond being servile, going to get Buhari’s permission, plummeted whatever fragile ranking Tinubu had enjoyed in recent times. It is no longer a hidden fact that while Buhari’s attitude is akin to that of a supercilious camel, Tinubu’s equate…

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Analysis & Opinion: What Is New Or Happy About The New Year?

By Sunny Awhefeada Once upon a time the thought of the end of one year and the approach of another elicited joy and expectations. In between the outgoing and the incoming year is a moment of transition that was marked by stocktaking, conviviality, merriment, then sober reflections and resolutions. We truly felt the transition from an old year to a new one and we were all happy or so we thought as children? My earliest concrete memories of the old and New Year phenomenon were formed in Evwreni, then a…

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Why We Must Organize Now With Sincerity Of Purpose For True Economic Sustainability

With the paradigm shift in the global economy due to the presence of COVID-19, government and businesses are shifting from their conventional ways of operation and adopting new methodology — with the current economic reality so as to sustain in the competitive global economy. There is need for us to organize our economy with “sincerity of purpose for true economic sustainability”. Purpose overtime has been misconstrued by people due to lack of understanding, in its broadest sense it simply means an aim that is intended to achieve — meaning purpose…

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Analysis & Opinion: A Christmas Without Christmas

By Sunny Awhefeada A new sociology, virulent, irascible, unrelenting and pervasive, is out there attempting to subject our past, including our very recent past, to erasure. The drastic occurrences and, even radical, changes of the last twenty years have turned the world into a strange phenomenon that we suddenly didn’t know. We have become victims of our own tendency to outdo the order of nature. The pursuit of knowledge, advancement in science and technologies and their attendant discoveries have become a double-edged sword dangling over humanity’s feeble neck. The world…

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Analysis & Opinion: A Nation Astray

  By Sunny Awhefeada Dele Giwa, the unforgettable journalist, preempted our today when he wrote in the mid-1980s that Nigeria had reached the stage of unshockability! Members of his generation would have applauded him for his insight, sublimity of thought and verbal dexterity. True, the 1980s was the high watermark of the tendencies that birthed today’s crises and woes. Nigeria attained independence two decades earlier and despite her promising beginning as carrying the promise of the Black race, she tottered into a bloody internecine conflict that raged for thirty months.…

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3rd Edition Of Isoko Nation Cup Holds 15th December

By Kelvin Ohoror   In a bid to foster peace, unity and curb youth restiveness in the youths in Isoko nation, the 3rd edition of Isoko nation’s cup with the theme ‘Kick out violence from Isoko land with football”, will kick off 15th of December, 2021 at the Oleh township stadium Isoko South local government area of Delta State. Addressing newsmen, the chairman of the local organizing committee and also 2nd vice-president Isoko Development Union, Chief Dan Odhomo said “The completion will commence on the 15 December, 2021.   “The…

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Analysis & Opinion: Urhobo Progress Union @ 90

  By Sunny Awhefeada   The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) was founded on the 3rd of November 1931 in Warri. This means that the UPU is ninety years old. At ninety, it is Nigeria’s oldest surviving socio-cultural organization. It was not Urhobo Progress Union in the beginning. It was Urhobo Brotherly Society. It was so called in order to reflect its mandate of fostering fellow feeling, brotherliness and unity among the Urhobo people. The name mutated into Urhobo Progress Union in 1935, and it has since remained so. Its motto…

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2023: X-raying Sir Ayodele Othihiwa’s Bold Agenda For The Future Of Delta South Senatorial District

By Alex Ovie    The bold step taken by Isoko born foremost Economist and consummate politician, Sir Ayodele Oghogho Othihiwa to aspire for the Delta South Senatorial seat at the National Assembly come 2023 should be applauded by all well meaning Isoko sons and daughters who have been clamouring for a power shift. It is a fact that the road to human and community development requires having a thorough and resolute mind and Sir Ayodele Othihiwa possesses the character, sagacity, will, vast network, experience and drive to run for the…

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Analysis & Opinion: Night Approaches

  By Sunny Awhefeada Night remains a disturbing metaphor in the construction of experience whether fiction or factual. The human mind has configured night as providing the ambience and frame for whatever is evil. A dominant and frightening feature of night is darkness, a phenomenon that has frightened humanity from time immemorial. Night is imagined and constructed as a time of transition during which an unseen mortal combat takes place in the spiritual realm. Night has horrors that are better imagined. It is also configured as the time witches meet…

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