UPU At 90: Urhobo Must Unite To Achieve Their Dreams- Sen Omo-Agege

By Andrew Darah/Agbarho   Deputy President of the Nigeria Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Monday, decried the dwindling unity amongst Urhobos, insisting the people could still come together to defend one big Urhobo family and still pursue their individual dreams. Delivering a lecture titled “The Challenges and prospects of Urhobo Progress Union in Contemporary Times” at Uvwiamuge-Agbarho, Delta State during the 90th anniversary of the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, Omo-Agege said the Urhobo people were better and stronger together.   According to him, “The consequences of lack of unity have been…

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Analysis & Opinion: Urhobo Progress Union @ 90

  By Sunny Awhefeada   The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) was founded on the 3rd of November 1931 in Warri. This means that the UPU is ninety years old. At ninety, it is Nigeria’s oldest surviving socio-cultural organization. It was not Urhobo Progress Union in the beginning. It was Urhobo Brotherly Society. It was so called in order to reflect its mandate of fostering fellow feeling, brotherliness and unity among the Urhobo people. The name mutated into Urhobo Progress Union in 1935, and it has since remained so. Its motto…

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UPU At 90: Urhobo Nation Has Been Neglected By FG Despite Its Huge Contributions-Taiga

By Andrew Darrah/Ughelli The president general of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU worldwide, Olorogun Dr. Moses Taiga has lamented its continued neglect by the federal government despite its huge contributions to the development of Nigeria economy. Olorogun Moses Taiga made this known when addressing newsmen at Urhobo Cultural Centre, on the commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the union. According to him, “The Urhobo people of over five million and Nigeria fifth largest ethnic nationality with the trove of oil and gas, and arable land have contributed immensely to the making…

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UPU At 90: Read Full Press Release By Olorogun Moses Taiga At Uvwiamuge-Agbarho

AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY OLOROGUN (DR.) MOSES OGHENERUME TAIGA, JP, PRESIDENT-GENERAL, URHOBO PROGRESS UNION (UPU), WORLDWIDE, AT THE WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNION, ON WEDNESDAY, 3RD OF NOVEMBER 2021, AT URHOBO CULTURAL CENTRE, UVWIAMUGE-AGBARHO. Gentlemen of the Press Introduction It is with great delight that I address this press conference this day 3rd November 2021. This day ninety years ago, our forebears took the critical step towards Urhobo nationalism to properly locate us in the Nigeria that will emerge after colonialism. Our…

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Late Dr.Obakponovwe Was A True Patriot, Stabilizing Factor—–UPU

The Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, has mourn the death of its former first vice president, late Dr. Peter Claver Obakponovwe.   In a condolence message signed by Hon Abel Oshevire, National Publicity Secretary, Urhobo Progress Union, Worldwide, described the late  Medical Practitioner as a stabilizing factor. According to the statement, The news of the death of Chief (Dr.) Peter Claver Obakponovwe (JP), B, BS, FRCS (ED), FICS, former First Deputy President-General of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), on Wednesday, August 19, 2021, came as a rude shock to the National Executive…

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UPU MOURNS DOMINIC ONEYA’S DEATH

By Promise Erukakpomre/Ughelli   The Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, has expressed shock over the sudden death of the former Military Administrator of Benue and Kano states, Brig-Gen Dominic Obukadata Oneya which occurred on Thursday 5, August 2021.   It was learnt that Oneya had attended a political meeting were he was said to had say the closing prayer of the meeting on Wednesday August 4, 2021, before he died quietly at his GRA home in Effurun, Delta State.   In a statement signed by Hon. Abel Oshevire National Publicity Secretary,…

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UPU Vow To Defend Urhobo Nation With All Its Might Against Banditry And Herdsmen Invaders

The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) has vowed to defend it’s lands and citizens against marauding armed herdsmen that have constituted a major security challenge in all parts of the country. The President General Of UPU worldwide, Olorogun Moses Taiga, who spoke to newsmen after a closed door meeting with all the traditional rulers of Urhobo nation at the palace of the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom in Ughelli South, held that Urhobo nation will use every arsenal at its disposal to defend her land against banditry and insurgency. According to Taiga,…

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Taiga, Bismark Others To Attend MCIU Launch Of Entrepreneurship And Innovation Centre

  PRESIDENT-General of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), Olorogun Moses Taiga, will on September 6 chair the launch of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center by the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, MCIU as part of activities to celebrate the 4th annual Olorogun Michael Ibru memorial lecture. The event which is being organized virtually by the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University will have Mr. Peter Bamkole, Pioneer Director, Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University who is the keynote speaker speaking on the topic, “Innovation in Entrepreneurship Changes the Rules of the GAME.”…

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Uwheru killings: UPU Demands Justice For Victims Killed, Lauds Okowa For Quick Response

…donates relief materials to affected communities, victims of attack  By Joel Grandball, THE Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, the umbrella body of the Urhobo social-cultural ethnic nationality has demanded justice for the victims that were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Agadama, Avwor and other Uwheru communities in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State. The President general of UPU, Olorogun Moses Taiga in his condolence message at the Palace of the Odion R’Ode of Uwheru kingdom, HRM, Agbaovwe Afugbeyah Oyise II, said, “It is so heart-rending that these senseless…

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Breaking: UPU Did Not Endorse Gbagi For 2023-Oshevire

By Omoghene Benedict The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide has denied media reports that it has adopted Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, as sole candidate in the 2023 governorship race. In a release, the Publicity Secretary of UPU, Hon. Abel Oshevire, said the UPU is nonpartisan and an umbrella body of all Urhobos. Oshevire said the remarks of Olorogun Moses Taiga, the UPU President-General, was misunderstood. Acknowledging Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi as an illustrious son of Urhobo land, he was well-received by the UPU National Officers present, Oshevire said Olorogun Moses Taiga during…

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