Askia Foundation, BAF Donates Isoko Language Books, Teaching Items To Schools

    As part of its social responsibilities in promoting education and it’s bid to prevent the local language from going into extinction, the Bashorun Askia Foundation (BAF), has donated Isoko Language text books to all secondary schools in Isoko North and South Local Government Areas of Delta state. The Basic Education Examination Books mainly for the junior secondary students are, Isoko proverbs, calendar, and Isoko audio teaching CDs. Handing over the books to teachers at the National Secretariat of the Isoko Development Union (I.D.U), Chairman of the Foundation, Odio…

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Breaking: Missing 13-Yrs Old Girl Found

The 13-years girl missing Treasure Ofuya has been found and she is currently with security agents in Oghara, Ethiope West local government Area of Delta state. According to the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, “Missing Treasure Ofuya has been found in oghara, she is currently with the police and will be reunited with her family soon. In declaring her missing, Bright Edafe, said, “One Treasure Ofuya ‘f’ of No. 9 Sunday Ogedegbe Street Okuokoko, Delta State whose photograph is on your screen has been reported missing.…

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Analysis & Opinion: Nigeria And Mark Anthony’s Prophesy

By Sunny Awhefeada A profound and even inveterate lack of humaneness has characterized our nation’s history. It can be argued, and plausibly so, that that a seminal lack or absence of that which is humane has been at the very core of our collective tragedy as a nation in the last sixty years. That lack of the milk of human kindness which betrays the acute shortage of fellow feeling often yields disastrous consequences which themselves beget tragic ends. William Shakespeare, the bard of Avon, in his eponymous tragedy, Julius Caesar,…

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Analysis & Opinion: Peter Ekeh: Ane Iprofu Whunure

  By Sunny Awhefeada A somber ambience was what defined 17th November 2020 for me. It was in that tamed atmosphere that my phone vibrated in its silent mode. The message it delivered was dejecting. The caller simply said “ane Iprofu whunure”. Simply translated to read, “they said Prof has died”. Of course I didn’t need to ask which Prof died. The Prof that has been central to our activities at the Urhobo Historical Society (UHS) was the legendary Professor Peter Ekeh. I went limp as I related the message…

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Analysis &Opinion: The Housekeeper’s Lament

By Sunny Awhefeada     That Nigeria is in a lamentable situation is no longer in doubt. Nigeria is in dire straits. This point is not lost on anybody. Not anymore! Our situation has become so compellingly harsh and stark that most Nigerians not only lament our plight, but have also become the encoders of our woes. The truth is that our burden suffers a duality of our not just being the encoders of Nigeria’s excruciating condition, but we are also its prime victims. We are the embodiment of the…

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Professor Peter Ekeh Symposium And Burial For 24th And 26th March 2021

  A memorial symposium and day of tributes has been scheduled to hold in honour of the late distinguished social scientist, Professor Peter Ekeh who died in the United States of America in November 2020 at the age of eighty-three. The symposium will hold on Wednesday 24th March 2020 at the Urhobo House in Uvwiamuge-Agbarho after Warri in Delta State. The event which will kick off at 10am has Professor Eghosa Osaghae, eminent political scientist, a former student of Professor Ekeh and former Vice Chancellor of the Igbinedion University, Okada,…

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Education: Increment In DELSU School Fees Is Another SARS After The Covid -19 Fees

Comrade Oturu Sovereignty has described the recently increment of tuition fee by the management of the Delta State University Sneaks as another form of SARS after imposing covid-19 fee on students by the institution. The Medical Doctor cum Master of Ceremonies who disclosed this in a statement on his  facebook page lamented that the nation is yet to recover from Coronavirus pandemic before the increment by 200 percent.   “It is so pathetic that at a time like this when parents, guardians and students are yet to recover from the…

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NBA Warns Against Unlawful Use Of Car Sticker By Unauthorized Persons

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Udu branch has warned against the use of the association sticker by non lawyers and unauthorized persons.   In a statement signed by the association  publicity secretary, Mr. Austin Nyekigbe, Esq., the body has called on security in the area to man the road and fish out those parading as lawyers while they are not.   According to the statement, “It has come to the attention of the Nigerian Bar Association, Udu Branch that some members of the public who are neither Lawyers nor authorized…

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UPU Appreciates Buhari, Omo-Agege On Orogun Poly

By Kobiruo Joseph   The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide has expressed its gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the establishment of the Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, which is billed to commence academic activities from October 2022. UPU equally commended the Deputy President of the Senate and Senator representing Delta Central, H.E. Ovie Omo-Agege, as well as his colleagues in the National Assembly for their roles in establishing the institution. In a statement, on behalf of UPU and Urhobo People, the UPU President General, Olorogun Moses Taiga, stated that the…

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Analysis &Opinion: Her Heroism Saved Her Teacher

  By Sunny Awhefeada Nigeria is a great country and my optimism that it shall someday overcome its present tribulations and live out its manifest destiny is unshaken. Each day that brings us the many bad tidings that make us shudder and want to give up on this space that God has planted us also comes with incidents that imbue us with a measure of mirth. Thus our cries are punctuated with smiles and there are times we also dare to laugh. Our fears are never bereft of hope. We…

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