Analysis & Opinion: When Silence Spoke

By Sunny Awhefeada   An intriguing relationship sustains the deployment of words in different contexts be it serious or banal. What students of structuralism call binary opposition is one depiction of the multiplicity of the tendencies to which words can be subjected. The storehouse of words throws up choices, options or variations from which the user selects to suit his whim in giving words to his thoughts. Silence and speech share the opposite and intriguing tendency which the oeuvre of language epitomizes. Both are opposites and complementary in more ways…

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Ughelli South Wins NBM Zonal Peace Football Tournament

BY Promise Erukakpomre/Ughelli Ughelli South football team has won the Ughelli zonal football tournament organized by the Neo- Black Movement of Africa (NBM), Ughelli zone. The final which was played between Ughelli North and Ughelli South at Afiesere Secondary school, in Ughelli North local government area of Delta state saw Ughelli South football team defeating their opponent in a penalty shoot out after both teams failed to score during regular time. The tournament amongst others was to reiterate that the NBM which is a Pan-Africanist and social-cultural non governmental organisation is…

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My Husband Olu, Jacobs Is Not Dead- Wife Joke Silva

Following the unconfirmed rumour about the death of Nigeria legendary Actor, Olu Jacobs, his  wife and actress, Joke Silva, has debunked rumours of the death of her husband. According to news making rounds on the internet, the veteran actor was rumoured to be dead. However, in an exclusive chat with The PUNCH, Joke Silva said her husband was hale and hearty. She said, “Don’t mind them, they’re just talking rubbish; don’t disturb your head. He is in the living room right now about to have Eba and Ogbono soup. Let…

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Read South-South Governors Communique At Port Harcourt

COMMUNIQUE OF THE MEETING OF THE BRACED (SOUTH-SOUTH) GOVERNORS COUNCIL HELD AT THE RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, PORT HARCOURT ON MONDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2021. The BRACED Governors’ Council met on Monday, October 4th, 2021 at the Conference Room of the Rivers State Governor’s House, Port Harcourt. The meeting was presided over by Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Chairman of Council and Governor of Delta state. Also in attendance were the governors of Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Edo. After extensive deliberation, the Council resolved 1.Bearing in mind that most of the…

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Delta Police Arrests Robbery Suspects With Over 340 Ammunition, 28 Live Cartridges, Recovers Two Guns

The Delta state police command has arrested an armed robbery suspects with 340 AK-47 ammunition and recoverd 28 live cartridges, an Ak-47 rifle and a locally made double barrel gun in Bomadi local government area.   According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the state command,  Edafe Bright, the suspects was arrested along the Bomadi Tuomo road and other places around the state. The statement reads On the 01/10/2021 at about 07:30 hrs Policemen attached to Bomadi Divisional patrol team while on stop and search duty…

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DELTA 2023: PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER, BASHORUN ASKIA ADVISES URHOBO NATION

  The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has advised the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, to put its house together ahead of the 2023 governorship elections. Bashorun Askia, a foremost political grassroots leader in Isoko nation, gave the advice when the UPU 2023 Election Contact committee paid him a consultation visit at his country home in Uzere, Isoko South local government area of Delta state. Speaking during the visit, Bashorun Askia said, “The field appears to be overcrowded…

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World Rabies Day: Doctors Call For Frequent Vaccination Of Pets In Delta

By Joe Favour/Ughelli Delta state ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has called for the continuous vaccination of  pets in other to curb the drift of the deadly rabies disease in the country. Speaking in Warri, Delta state, Dr. Uguru Oroghene Hyacinth at a One-Day Rabies Day Celebration tagged: Facts Not Fear said, “Currently, human health is confronted with a lot of diverse health challenges mainly due to infectious and non infectious diseases (disorders), some of which are zoonotic in nature. “Rabies is a major public health problem. Rabies is…

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Nigeria @ 61: We Will Overcome-Askia Ogieh

  Amidst mounting security and existential challenges confronting the county as she marks the 61st Anniversary of her Independence, Nigerians have been enjoined to keep hope alive as the people will prevail over the current travails. In an Independence message, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, noted that contrary to earlier expectations, the economic and security challenges facing the people have become more debilitating. He, however, noted that the forces of evil behind the worsening state of…

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Nigeria At 61: Read President Buhari’s Independence Day Full Speech

  INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY FIRST INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER, 2021. Citizens of Nigeria. It is with full gratitude to God that today, we celebrate Nigeria’s sixty first Independence Anniversary. 2.​For 1st of October 1960 to happen, all hands were on deck. East, West, North all came together to celebrate freedom. Today should not only serve as a reminder of the day the British handed over the reins of power to Nigerians,…

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Nigeria At 61: Let Us Take It Upon Ourselves To Get Our Country Working Again -Oborevwori

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has called on Nigerians to take it upon themselves to get the country working again. In his message to Nigerians to mark the 61st Independence anniversary of the country, the Speaker lamented that all was not well with the country at the moment and tasked Nigerians on the need to get the country back on track of progress and development. While commending all Nigerians for sustaining the unity of the country up till this time, the Speaker…

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