Analysis & Opinion: The October Youth Uprising

By Sunny Awhefeada (This piece was first published on 23rd October 2020 in the wake of the #ENDSARS protests) The month of October remains the most significant in Nigeria’s history. It was at the dawn of its first day in 1960 that we were set free from colonial bondage and pronounced an independent nation. The import of that day remains inscribed in the consciousness of every Nigerian. Growing up, many songs were composed for us to sing about that day as primary school pupils. Our social studies lessons and later…

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#ENDSARS Will Continue To Have A Significant Space In The Annals Of Our History-Ooni Of Ife

        #ENDSARS Will Continue To Have A Significant Space In The Annals Of Our History-Ooni Of Ife The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II,  has disclosed that the endsars protest will continue to play a major role in the annals of Nigeria history. He made this comment on his facebook page on October 20, 2021 saying , It was a monumental cause a year ago that unified the brilliant young people of our great nation. It was a cause that they believed in, embarked…

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Endsars: Edevbie Remembers Slained Youths

Olorogun David Edevbie the immediate past Chief of Staff to Delta State Governor has commiserated with families of those that were killed during the Endsars protest in 2020. In a post on facebook page, Edevbie disclosed that Nigeria youths are being faced with one challenge or the other and his his ready to rehabilitate them starting from his home state Delta. According to the post, A year ago, we lost 12 futures at the #EndSARS peaceful protest held at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos State. I am aware of the…

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Delta Police Arrests School Principal As SS3 Student Drowns In Ughelli North

By Andrew Darrah/ Ughelli   The Nigeria Police attached to the Ughelli Area command has arrested the principal of Government Technical College, Ogor, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State over an alleged drowning as an SS3 student simply identified as ThankGod Emumirigwe at a borrow pit at the school premises. It was gathered that the principal was arrested after the deceased from the Mechanical Department of the technical school had died while bathing in the borrow pit after a grass cutting exercise last Friday. According to sources, “The students…

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Delta 2023: Urhobos In United Kingdom Drum Support For Oborevwori Aspiration

  …Say Oborevwori best to succeed Okowa     Nigerians of Urhobo extraction in the United Kingdom have thrown their weight behind the governorship bid of the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, in the 2023 general elections. The Urhobos in diaspora said that Rt Hon Oborevwori was the best and suitable Deltan to succeed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, in 2023. Rising from a crucial meeting in London, United Kingdom, during the weekend, under the aegis of Urhobo Dispora Good Governance Initiatives (UDGGI), the group noted…

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Congress: Delta APC Elects Fmr Commissioner, Sobotie As State Chairman

THE nationwide State Congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC held across the country, Saturday, held in Delta State in a peaceful and rancour free atmosphere. The officers were elected unopposed by affirmation of the accredited delegates from the 25 local government areas which began at 11:50am through voice votes.   One-time Delta State Commissioner for Environment, Engr Omeni Sobotie was elected as State Chairman of the party at the Congress which was held at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba.   Also elected at the congress which was…

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Opinion: Wado City Movement And The Cry Of An Owl

By Annabel Ogheneganre Since the launch of the Wado City Movement, this writer has not ceased to advocate for caution in promoting the cause. In my initial remarks on the issue of name change for Warri, I stood for the status quo, maintaining as I had done in previous submissions that what Urhobo should rather do was to market the two Urhobo traditional rulers in Warri as Ovie of Warri Kingdom (for the Agbarha-Ame people) and Orosuen of Warri for the Okere people. The Ijaws could also be encouraged to…

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Publisher Of Advocate Newspaper, Onitsha Looses Mother At 94

By Andrew Darrah/Ughelli   Madam Agness Oyekokama , mother of the publisher and Editor-In-Chief, Advocate Newspaper, Mr. Ogaga Shedrack Onitsha, is dead. Born Saturday May 13, 1927, Madam Oyekokama passed on at the age of 94 years old. She died on Thursday October 14, 2021 at her residence in Abbi Town of Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State. Mama Oyekokama was briefly sick before her passage in the presence of her children. Until her death, she was a successful trader, committed Church leader and Community leader, a philanthropists,…

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ANAMBRA ELECTIONS: IG Deploys Over 34,000 Security Personnel As Police Review Security Threat Analysis

  As IGP orders deployment of 34,587 police personnel, 3 Police helicopters, others to Anambra State The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered the mobilization and deployment of a total of Thirty-Four Thousand, Five Hundred and Eighty-Seven (34,587) police personnel, three (3) Police Helicopters, technical capabilities of the Police Airwing, the Force Marine and the Force Animal Branch, and other operational assets for the Anambra State Gubernatorial Elections slated for 6th November, 2021. The IGP made this known today, 14th October, 2021…

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Analysis & Opinion: Is This The Land Of Our Birth?

By Sunny Awhefeada   Nigeria held great promise for my generation in our childhood, and I must add that it still holds same for me despite our present ordeal! While growing up, Nigeria was the ideal place to be born and be brought up. Although we were born just after the Civil War, we grew up not knowing that a war was fought. The victims of the war put the tragic experience behind them and got sucked in by the ideal and idea of Nigerianism. We grew up in different…

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