Ramadan: DESOPADEC MD, Askia Calls For Sober Reflection And Prayers

  Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh has called for deep sober reflections and prayers as Muslims mark the end of Ramadan fasting. Bashorun Askia in an Eid-el-Fitri message, enjoined all Muslims to rededicate Nigeria to God as the country faces existential challenges, adding, “The fasting was successful and the spirits of all Muslim faithful were lifted high. And it is without doubt that God answered all supplications and rewarded accordingly.” The statement reads: “As the Muslim faithful celebrate the…

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Samuel Jereton Mariere: 50 Years After

By  Sunny Awhefeada     Many of us were not born when Chief Samuel Jereton Mariere died on 9th May 1971. But we grew up with his name as a staple in our menu of formal and informal education in every Midwest, later Bendel and now Edo and Delta school and homestead. My parents’ generation and an earlier one could tell their children and grandchildren the story of Chief Samuel Adjereaton (Jereton) Mariere who served the Urhobo, Midwest and Nigeria. Our parents and grandparents told the story and it is…

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Read The Communique Issued By Southern Governors In Asaba

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNORS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA IN GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ASABA, DELTA STATE, ON TUESDAY, 11TH MAY, 2021 At its meeting, held today, 11th May, 2021, the Southern Governors Forum reviewed the situation in the nation generally and focused on the current security situation, agitations/restructuring, prospect for inter-state collaboration and partnerships as well as on the incidence of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rising from the meeting, the Forum: i) affirmed that the peoples of Southern Nigeria remain committed to the unity of Nigeria on…

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Tidi Mourns Olu Of Warri Passage

Dr. Michael Tidi has expressed his profound reverence to the departed Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli as his funeral rites kick-started on Monday, May 10, in Warri. Tidi, Chairman, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta made the expression in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday morning in Warri. “As the funeral rite for the 20th Olu of Warri kickoff on May 10, 2021. “I wish to on behalf of the government and people of Warri South Council Area express my profound reverence for the departed monarch,” he…

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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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Analysis & Opinion: On A Darkling Plain

By Sunny Awhefeada,   If one were to write an abstract on Nigeria the resonating keywords will not be far from chaos, anarchy, confusion, tragedy, waste, loss and other such words with dense negative connotation. Matthew Anorld’s “Dover Beach” gives an apt imaginative depiction of the Nigerian narrative as it is today. Arnold, the Victorian writer captures the uncertainty and chaotic reality of his time in the following words, “So various, so beautiful, so new/Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light/Not certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain/And we…

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Analysis & Opinion: Let Us Stand With Nigeria

By Sunny Awhefeada,     I choose to stand with Nigeria at this moment and always. I stand with her armed forces. I stand with her people who make up the immediate humanity I know. Let us stand with Nigeria. Ours is a nation in distress, but I am sanguine that no matter the turbulence, we shall wake up someday to a new dawn, glorious and brimful of greatness. Yes, this too, this storm, shall pass! And we shall say lo here is peace! But this optimism will be in…

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Ogbimi Hails Delta Deputy Governor, Otuaro At 53

By Jerry Hez The Honourable member elect to  represent Isoko North Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly,  Hon Jude Omena Ogbimi has congratulated the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Barr. Kingsley Otuaro on his 53rd Birthday anniversary. Hon Ogbimi stated this in a congratulatory message to the Deputy Governor on the occasion of his 53 Birthday, applauding the Deputy Governor for his exemplary dedication to the service of Delta State, Niger Delta and Nigeria at large. According to Hon Ogbimi “On behalf of my family,  the good…

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2023: APC In Quest To Take Over Delta, Elects NYC Exco

The youth wing of the All Progressive Congress, APC under the aegis of National Youth Council has elected the Delta State chapter of the body with the intention to wrestle power from the Peoples Democratic Party the forthcoming elections in the state. The election which was conducted through consensus in Ughelli North, saw the emergence of a 26man led executive drawn from the 25 local government areas of Delta State The convener and organizer of NYC Delta State chapter, Comr. Akoyere Edesiri Joy said, “We have noticed that our party,…

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Journalists, Publisher Escape Death From Factional UPU Youth President Ovie Oberhiri

    Five journalists yesterday narrowly escaped being killed by the factional youth president, Osu Ighele of Urhobo Progres Union (UPU) Mr. Ovie Oberhiri at Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State. The incident which occurred at the palace of the Ohworode of Olomu kigdom, took the intervention of another colleague, who quickly sighted the vehicle and draw their attention to it.   Journlists attached to, Galaxy Tv,  Delta Periscope, The Pointer, Urhobo Voice and the publisher Crown Royalties Magazine were the victims of Mr. Ovie murderous…

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