Oborevwori, Condoles Comm’r  For Secondary Education, Ezewu Over Mother’s Death

By Andrew Darah   The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of state legislatures of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has commiserated with the Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs Rose Ezewu on the passing of her mother, Madam Agnes Kioja Alerubor at the weekend.   Rt Hon Oborevwori in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Dennis Otu, expressed profound sadness over the demise of Mama, noting that her love and commitment to peace and unity of her…

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Analysis & Opinion: Of Ambition And National Interest

By Sunny Awhefeada,   When, a few days ago, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) waddled into the precinct of Aso Rock, Nigeria’s rocky seat of power, to brief his leader, President Muhamadu Buhari of his intention to succeed him, he let unbridled ambition to blind him against Nigeria’s national interest. That act beyond being servile, going to get Buhari’s permission, plummeted whatever fragile ranking Tinubu had enjoyed in recent times. It is no longer a hidden fact that while Buhari’s attitude is akin to that of a supercilious camel, Tinubu’s equate…

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Asaba Building Collapse: Delta Speaker, Oborevwori Commiserates With Bereaved Families

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the collapsed building of the Okpanam branch of Salvation Ministries in the state capital, Asaba.   In a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, the Speaker sympathized with those who lost loved ones in the incident and prayed God to comfort them and grant those who died eternal rest. According to the Speaker, “The incident of the collapsed church building…

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Askia Ogieh Inspects DESOPADEC Tower Under Construction

…..Expresses Satisfaction Over Project     The Managing Director of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh yesterday paid a working visit to the ongoing DESOPADEC tower project. The MD who was elated at the pace of work commended the contractor for a job well done and for the use of standard materials for the project. This inspection visit happens to be the first major assignment carried out by the MD this new year, 2022. On his Entourage were the Executive Director Finance and Administration,…

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Delta Speaker, Oborevwori Appoints Edevor As Political Adviser

  The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly RT. Hon. (Elder) Sheriff Oborevwori FICMC, has approved the appointment of Hon. (Chief) Emmanuel O. Edevor as his Political Adviser. Edevor, a trained Social Scientist, Economist and seasoned politician, replaces the late Sir Matthias Eto who passed away last year. The new POLAD hails from Ozoro in Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State, and was chairman of his Local Government from 1999 to 2002. He was trained at the prestigious University of Benin, Benin City from 1982 to 1986…

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Analysis & Opinion: What Is New Or Happy About The New Year?

By Sunny Awhefeada Once upon a time the thought of the end of one year and the approach of another elicited joy and expectations. In between the outgoing and the incoming year is a moment of transition that was marked by stocktaking, conviviality, merriment, then sober reflections and resolutions. We truly felt the transition from an old year to a new one and we were all happy or so we thought as children? My earliest concrete memories of the old and New Year phenomenon were formed in Evwreni, then a…

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Ekokobe Denies Assassination Allegations 

By Kelvin Ohoror   The Chairman of Oleh Community Development Committee Chief Obaro Ekokobe has denied and debunked totally any involvement in the alleged attempted kidnap and assassination of Chief Jubilant Igelige, the Isoko Development Union Publicity Secretary over the Oleh leadership tussle.   It will be recalled that on the 10th of December 2021, Chief Obaro Ekokobe, the Secretary to the Odiologbo of Oleh Kingdom, Chief Otovo Festus, Chief Zaiki Okupa a member of the CDC, alongside with Mr. Ikwenu Moses, a driver to the Odiologbo were arrested and…

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Jifas Ogbon celebrates new year with women, presents food items, cash,  wrappers

By Philo Ezewu As we entered the year 2022 with joy and happiness, a Special Assistant (SA) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Youth Development, Prince Sony Jifas Ogbon ,in continuation of the new year celebration, hosted women from Olomu kingdom, and other parts Ughelli South local government area of Delta state presenting them with food items, money and wrappers. While celebrating with the women, Prince Sony Jifas Ogbon said he is happy that God keeps everyone of them alive even in the midst of the hardship and ravishing pandemic year.…

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Analysis & Opinion: A Christmas Without Christmas

By Sunny Awhefeada A new sociology, virulent, irascible, unrelenting and pervasive, is out there attempting to subject our past, including our very recent past, to erasure. The drastic occurrences and, even radical, changes of the last twenty years have turned the world into a strange phenomenon that we suddenly didn’t know. We have become victims of our own tendency to outdo the order of nature. The pursuit of knowledge, advancement in science and technologies and their attendant discoveries have become a double-edged sword dangling over humanity’s feeble neck. The world…

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BAROVBE’s DEMISE, A GREAT LOSS – OMO-AGEGE

  Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has expressed shock and sadness over the demise of renowned educationist and founder of the prestigious Westminister College, Lagos, Chief Johnson Barovbe, Chief Barovbe, a former President and Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the influential Lagos-based Urhobo Social Club passed on recently, aged 81. The Deputy President of the Senate noted that even as a private citizen, the prominent Urhobo traditional chief contributed to the improvement of the society. In a statement signed by Yomi Odunuga, Special Adviser, Media and…

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