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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Salah: Delta Speaker, Oborevwori Preaches Peace, Unity At Eld-el-Fitr

By Igbunu Miracle   The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has called on Muslim faithful to use the Eld-el-Fitr to pray for peace and unity in the Country. The Speaker in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu implored Muslim faithful in the country not to relent in their prayers for peace and unity of the nation. While calling on Muslim faith to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan to all and sundry, the Speaker who is also the national…

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Automobile Electrician, Three Injured Car Veers Off Road In Ughelli

Four persons including an automobile electrician are seriously battling to save their lives at a private hospital as Mercedes Benz rammed into a workshop in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State. The Mercedes Benz with Lagos registration no. AGL 321GR, 4matic, it was gathered rammed into an automobile workshop and destroyed two cars, a Toyota Camry and Corolla with Delta Reg. Nos. UGH 877KZ, TDU 127 PX, and an unregistered motorcycle respectively while an automobile electrician, whose name was given as Kingsley and three others we seriously injured.…

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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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Bob Marley: The Legend Lives On 39 Years After

By Sunday Apah     Robert Nesta Marley was born on the 6th of February 1945 in the Saint Ann Parish of Jamaica . His father Norval Sinclair Marley was a white man in his 50s and his mother Cedella Booker was a black woman who was 18 years old. Due to this, he suffered a lot of racial prejudice in his childhood. Although his father provided the family with financial support, he was away most of the time on his work related trips. Bob Marley was ten years old…

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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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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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Don’t Weary In The Face Of Mockery, Agbabi Tells Christians

By Kelvin Ohoror   The General Overseer Big Holy House of God Deliverance Ministry, Aviara, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, Rev. Super Agbabi has enjoined Christians not to weary despite the mockery they face while doing the work of God. Delivering his homily on Sunday, Agbabi stated that “people will mock you when you are serving God and doing the will of the father,” noting that, “don’t be afraid because you are doing the work of your father God Almighty.” Citing 1 Peter 5: 5 to 9,…

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