Ongoing Illegality In NDDC –President Buhari And The APC Need To Act Now

By Tonye Ogbogbula   Amity between the President Muhammadu Buhari government and the people of Nigeria who he governs is based on trust which is earned from promises made and promises kept. One of such promises by President Buhari to the nation was made on June 24, 2021 when, receiving the leadership of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), he unequivocally committed to inaugurate the NDDC Board upon the receipt of the Commission’s Forensic Audit report, which report has been submitted to him since September 2, 2021. The President said: ‘‘Based…

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News Feature: Letter To Mama Deborah

By Sunny Awhefeada   Dear Mama Deborah,     I am sure you have never heard of me or read any of my essays in this column. I am therefore unknown to you as you were hitherto unknown to me and many other Nigerians. Yesterday, you were largely unknown. Today, you have become well known to the extent of saying your family name has become a household name. Your transformation from obscurity to visibility came to be as a result of the gruesome murder of your beloved daughter, Deborah. Yes,…

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News Features: Many ‘Deaths’ of Isaac Boro And The Celebration Of Hypocrites

By Tam Oburumu   Propaganda has subjected us to blindly adhere to inaccuracies on the true reasons why Major Jasper Adaka Isaac Boro’s revolution failed and subsequent Nigerian government’s death sentence, his coordinated murder after a purported amnesty given by Yakubu Gowon. This man’s death took place before his death. His real death was when he was betrayed by his own Ijaw people who saw his struggle for self determination, resource control and sovereignty as criminal.   The Ijaws called him an armed robber instead of a nationalist or freedom…

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News Features: And We Lost Our Humanity

By Sunny Awhefeada   A society bereft of good leadership is condemned to perdition. Doom comes slowly, but surely to such a society. Such an entity eventually gets to eat itself up if no redemptive intervention happens. And when it is time to eat itself up it will consume everybody and anybody in its path, the governors and the governed. It happened in Liberia, Rwanda, Zaire, Sierra Leone and so many other places where leadership once went bananas. The failure of leadership if not arrested often ends in tragedy for…

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Delta 2023: Oborevwori May Be Choking On His Own Mess

By Fred Edoreh     Just read a piece by Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, Executive Assistant on Communication to His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, blaming the public rejection of Sheriff Oborevwori and the collapse of his campaign on the media of Olorogun David Edevbie Campaign Organisation. Apparently deployed as spokesperson for Oborevwori, in his piece titled “2023: Threats Of Defection To APC Over Oborevwori’s Foreseeable Victory, Desperation Taken Too Far,” he also suggested that Chief James Ibori is supporting Olorogun David Edevbie for Governorship in order for him to gain access…

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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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Delsu@30: Prof. Lumumba Raises African Of A Bright Future

      Erudite Scholar, Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, has assured Africans of a bright future in the African continent, urging Africans not to be retard in their quest of acquiring education.     Prof. Patrick Lumumba gave the assurance on Friday April 29th, 2022, while delivering the 30th anniversary commemorative lecture, titled: “Whither Education in Africa”, of the Delta State University Abraka, held at the 1000 seating capacity lecture hall of the University.   “Talking about Education in Africa, one must go down in his history back to…

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DELSU @ 30: Abraka And The Furthering Of The Nigerian Literary Tradition (Part 2)

By Sunny Awhefeada,     The endeavors at creative writing in the first decade of the founding of DELSU, promising as it turned out, can be said to be a mere foreshadowing of that which was to come in the next two decades. The first decade of her founding terminated in 1999 and drew the curtain on the last century. That was quite symbolic in view of what was to follow. The next decade which unfurled in 2000 and which the world dubbed “the new millennium” not only offered DELSU…

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News Features: Delta Stands Still As Omo-Agege Launches Mother Of All Declarations

  By Annabel Ogheneganre   The crowd was massive. Effurun was practically shut down. It was like a Presidential rally. The sea of heads that graced the occasion was unprecedented. They came from all parts of Delta State. They were ordinary voters hungry for change. They came to identify with their hero and man of the moment. And they came in their thousands, singing and dancing to beautiful music, either improvised or well written and delivered to add exhilarating colour to the occasion. From Anioma area in Delta North, Oshimilli,…

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Politics: What Is Amori Looking For?

  By Annabel Ogheneganre The search for the senator to represent Delta Central as from 2023 has been a tough one. The present occupier of the seat is a man of innocuous political sobriety hitherto unseen in the land. Prior to his ascendancy to the senate, nobody would ever believe that Ovie Omo-Agege could perform this much. He has done well and PDP needs another achiever to replace Omo-Agege. Urhobo needs another ’Aghwemutuwevwi’ to replace Omo-Agege, an indisputable ’Aghwemutuwevwi’.   His APC members are already clamouring for him to come…

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