Schools In Delta State Will Resume Monday, 18th January, 2021

— Chief Inspector Of Education

The newly posted Chief Inspector Of Education (CIE) for Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, has during an interactive session with newsmen at his Ministry of Education office within the premises of the Post Primary Education Board, Agbor, on Thursday, January 14, 2021, reaffirmed the state government position that Public and Private Schools in Delta State will resume academic activities for the Second Term of the 2020/2021 Academic Session on Monday, 18th January 2021, as earlier announced by the Delta State government.

Here are the excerpts of the interview. Happy reading.Good Morning Sir,

Please may we know you?Ans: I am Mr. Omonigho Abeke Henry, the Chief Inspector Of Education, newly posted to Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.Ques: We are aware that Public and Private Schools in the State were supposed to resume on Monday, 11th January 2021, after the Christmas break, before we got the information that it had been shifted to Monday, 18th January 2021, only for us to hear again that the resumption date has been postponed indefinitely.

As a stakeholder in the educational sector, what is the true position of things, so that the masses will be well informed?Ans: If you say that school resumption has been postponed indefinitely it is not correct, although that is the position of the Federal Government and not the Delta State Government position because education is on concurrent basis that every state wants to decide when to resume school. The Delta State Government has said that schools should resume on Monday, 18th January,2021, from all indications that position still remains.

Ques: As the Chief Inspector of Education in Ika South local government area, what is your advise to your teachers as they resume for the year?Ans: I will urge them to seat tight, they have to be disciplined, you have to have that emotional intelligence to actually know the different state of their level of learning and also identify the needs of the learners, for the fact that we have lost ground as a result of this COVID-19 pandemic. We have to look at things and offer sacrifices to see that the curriculum is not delayed because if we don’t meet up the demand of learning of covering the curriculum, you will see that at the end of the academic session the students will not be able to perform well as expected.

Ques: What is your advice to the pupils/students as they resume school?Ans: My advise to them is that they should respect their teachers, respect their parents, they should also know that they have lost ground in learning, they should do their assignment and come to school early and be prepared to learn.

Ques: Using this medium what is your general advise to both the pupils/students parents and other stakeholders within the educational sector?Ans: Well, it is a collective effort, the children, the parents and the society as well as the Ministry of Basic And Secondary Education. If we have to apportion percentage to the various stakeholders, if I should put it that way the learners will have more because if they are not ready to learn, give them all the materials and what it takes to become successful, they will still not measure up, if they are not ready to learn because you can’t break their head and put the knowledge, so they have to be studious.Then for the parents, no matter how brilliant your child is, without having the tools for learning that child will still not perform well. You will give her all the necessary tools, that is where you can now encourage that child by providing her with Textbooks, Notebooks and other writing materials.

Ques: Presently, there are some persons mostly the youths who feels that Education is a scam. In your own understanding is Education a scam?Ans: In my opinion, Education is not a scam, in the sense that Education is the key to development.

What else do you think that you can use to develop the society? Is it rituals? Is it 419?Education develops you as an individual and brings out the best qualities that is in you, it’s what you have that you can give. So, Education is not a scam, even if you are selling groundnuts, the illiterate person and the educated person is selling the same item, the packaging is different, the way you relate to the public is different. So it does not mean that you must work in government sector, even if you are a farmer, you are educated or a taxi driver, the public will see you by your attitude, even if it is skill you want to learn, you will perform better than someone who didn’t go to school. Even when you go to school, you can still learn skill.However, I urge everyone especially the youths to embrace Education because of its numerous benefits.Thank you…

Mr. Omonigho Abeke Henry
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Ika UTQUEN Executives Inaugurated

The Delta State Chairman, Union of Tippers and Quarry Employers of Nigeria (UTQUEN), Comrade Chukwudumebi Eluaka has inaugurated the Ika North East and Ika South LGA’s executive members alongside others.The ceremony which took place at the state secretariat of UTQUEN, Asaba on Saturday, January 9, 2021 had Ika North East LGA executive led by Comrade Wisdom who was returned unopposed for a second tenure and Ika South LGA had fresh election which produced Comrade Christopher Ukpere led executive members.Speaking, Comrade Eluaka charged the new executive members to adhere strictly to the oath of office taken and work as a team for a progressive UTQUEN.

According to him, “I will continue to operate with the principle of uprightness and transparency. By this inauguration, I am giving the executive members the mandate to join hands with me to build a stronger and a progressive UTQUEN at all levels in the state.“God has given us victory to be an independent body of our own. Therefore, be you an executive or non executive, we must all work as a team”.

The Delta State UTQUEN Chairman charged the new executive members on dedication and accountability in office, saying that he will not delay to dissolve any executive that fails because it will also lead to failure in the organization.While thanking God for his faithfulness, Comrade Eluaka prayed God to give the UTQUEN chairmen the wisdom to lead successfully.Responding to newsmen, Comrade Wisdom Egbai reassured Ika North East branch of UTQUEN to continue to work as a team and robust second tenure in office.

According to him, “My executive will continue to run an open door policy, enjoy the prevailing peace to fullness such that everyone’s affair remains our collective affair and top priority”.

Also, Comrade Christopher Ukpere assured Ika South UTQUEN of team work, while soliciting for support to move the union forward.Roll call of UTQUEN Ika North executive members has Comrade Tony Monye as Vice-Chairman, Comrade Okochi Leonard, General Secretary, Comrade Achi Collins, Treasurer, Comrade Friday Isiwe, Financial Secretary, Comrade Jude Irabor, Task Force Chairman, Comrade Daniel Osagbobu, Audition, Comrade Sunday Opia, Patron, Comrade Wisdom Anthony, Senior Provost, Comrade Monday Edousunyi, D.O, Comrade Jonathan Ehijes, Ex-Officio and Comrade Paul Egbai, Assistant Task force.Others executive who contested and elected in Ika South UTQUEN include, Comrade Frank Pere, Vice Chairman, Comrade Ameachi Okeke, Secretary, Comrade Kingsley Ebonka, Financial Secretary, Comrade Omota Iwerriebon, Treasurer amongst others.

Comrade Eluaka with the executives of Ika North East UTQUEN

Ika North East UTQUEN executive members

Ika South Executive of UTQUEN
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Delta NUJ : 100 Days Of Ikeogwu’s Second Term In Office

The election that brought in Comrade Michael Ikeogwu for a second term as the Chairman of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has been adjudged the fiercest in the conduct of the union elections in the state. It reminds one of the grim wrestling bout between Okonkwo and Amalinze the Cat in Chinua Achebe’s ” Things Fall Apart “.

Apart from the tension created by the earlier irregularities and inability to conduct the union election, following the expirations of the first term of the Ikeogwu-leadership of the union in the state, the atmosphere surrounding the conduct of the election on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the Labour House in Asaba, the state capital, was so suffocating that the two main candidates contesting for the exalted chairmanship position and their supporters increasingly became tensed up as the results were about to be released by the umpires !

However, at the end of proceedings, Comrade Ikeogwu emerged the winner, beating his rival with a narrow but divine margin of 206 to 202 votes ! With the results finally announced and Comrade Ikeogwu declared the winner, the earlier palpitating tension that had risen to a crescendo suddenly dropped. Hundreds of his supporters went wide with dancing the victory dance and singing the redemption tune in a most exhilarating rendition ! And so begins the journey of Comrade Ikeogwu at further redefining and refocusing the fortune of the union in the state.

On October 8, 2020 Comrade Ikeogwu appointed Comrade Johnson Ebigide as his Director of Communications to boost media coverage of activities of the union in the state. In a brief remark on the appointment at the temporary press centre of the union in Asaba, Comrade Ikeogwu maintained that there was the urgent need to appoint a capable hand to showcase the activities of the council in a robust flow of information to and from the public, adding that Comrade Ebigide’s pedigree as an excellent writer informed his being given the appointment.

On October 12, 2020 Comrade Ikeogwu and members of his exco received in audience the 43rd and reigning Miss Nigeria, Beauty Etsanyi Tukura, and members of his entourage who were on official visit to the state government. Speaking during the occasion at the temporary press centre of the union in Asaba, the Chairman who was represented by the Vice Chairman, Comrade Salvation Ogono, decried the unnecessary discriminations against the girl-child, particularly in the area of formal education, stressing that given equal opportunities, the girl-child might do better than her male counterparts in any field of human endeavours.

He said that the council would partner with office of the Miss Nigeria in her advocacy to curb discriminations against the girl-child in the country.On October 15, 2020 two major appointments were ratified by the council. These were the appointments of Comrades Samuel Erhunwunse of the Asaba Correspondents Chapel and Emeka Chukwujindu of the Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba, Chapel as ex-officio 1 and 2 respectively of the union council in the state. Comrade Ikeogwu said that the appointments which were endorsed during the maiden meeting of his exco were to strengthen the capacity of the council, towards the actualisation of taking the union to greater heights, just as he enjoined members of the union in the state to support his administration so as to meet up with their aspirations.

On October 19, 2020 Comrade Ikeogwu led other members of his exco and journalists in the state and beyond to attend the special Thanksgiving Service organised by Evangelist Michael Diden at the Omega Praise Church in Sapele for the peaceful conduct of the union. Evangelist Diden thereafter hosted his guests during which Comrade Ikeogwu appealed to the philanthropist to render assistance towards the completion of the union press centre in Asaba.

There have been a couple of courtesy visits of the Ikeogwu-led Administration to some individuals and institutions in the state, not only to familiarise members of the Exco with such entities but to seek a robust partnership and assistance towards taking the union to the envisaged heights. First, was the visit to the Ministry of Information during which the Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, gave the assurance that the state government would complete the building of the union press centre in Asaba in the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year. The union got another boost with the promise of Honourable Felix Anirah, member representing Sapele Constituency in the State House of Assembly, to donate a Sienna car to the union when Comrade Ikeogwu led his exco and some journalists to pay him a courtesy visit at his country home in Sapele.

Also at the Delta State University (DELSU) in Abraka, while addressing the Vice Chancellor, Professor Andy Egwunyenga, Comrade Ikeogwu reiterated the need to partner with the institution, towards making its academic breakthroughs known to the public. This he hopes would enhance the proffering of solutions for the myriads of problems in the society. Other visited institutions included the Delta State Capital Development Agency, Ministry of Works, Delta State Contributory Health Commission and the state Orientation Bureau, all in Asaba.

Before continuing on such other visitations, Comrade Ikeogwu convened the maiden congress of the council of the union in the state at the Press Centre, along the popular Mariam Babangida Way in Asaba. During the well attended congress, the Chairman called for unity of purpose among members of the union in the state and commended Comrade Churchill Oyowe’s spirit of sportsmanship for accepting defeat during the union election in the state, adding that such humility of an individual was required of every journalist to ensure that the union remains on the path of development. Two key committees were set up during the congress. They are the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee and the Bye-law Drafting Committee. Comrade Polycarp Orosevwotu of the Ughelli Chapel was also elected through a bye-election to fill in the vacant position of the Financial Secretary in the council.

The council under the watch of Comrade Ikeogwu also took a stern decision to protect journalists from unnecessary police harassment and brutality by placing a blanket ban on the media coverage of activities of the Police Command when a journalist was brutalised and his car damaged by some police officers in the state. The issue was later resolved when the Police authority tendered apology to the brutalised journalist and the union, promising to pay all medical bills and repair the damaged car of the affected journalist.

So far, there have been very peaceful conduct of chapel elections in the state, an indication that Comrade Ikeogwu would enjoy a rancour free atmosphere in his second term as the Chairman of the NUJ in the state. It is on that note that it has become imperative to continue to appreciate the untiring peace building of the Peace Ambassador of the NUJ, Comrade Osita Biose, who has not only planted peace in the council and the various chapels of the union in the state, but has been nurturing same through timely nipping in the bud of any brewing crises in the union.

As Comrade Ikeogwu in his second term and his team mark the first 100 days in office, it is hoped that not only would the union continue to grow in the right direction, but members would continue to receive responsive, accountable and quality leadership of the union, towards the uplifting of their welfare and actualisation of the Stronger Delta vision.

Comrade Michael Ikeogwu
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Ika South NUT honours 76 retirees with awards, cash

…as Dr. Peterson gifts outstanding teachers

Not less than 76 retired teachers in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State have been honoured.The successful retirees were presented with an award plaque and cash for serving meritoriously for 35 years.This was marked in a colourful ceremony sponsored by a private organization, D-Peterson Foundation, on Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Agbor, to appreciate outstanding teachers in various categories such as Best Principal, Best Secondary School Teachers, Best Head Teachers and Best Primary School Teachers, respectively.

Emerging winners of the categories were as follows;BEST PRINCIPALS CATERGORY: First, Mr. Memeh Chuks Monday, Dein Palace Secondary School, Agbor. First position, cash prize of One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira (#120,000). Second. Mrs. Jibuno F.C., Alindinma Secondary, Agbor Alindinma. Second position with cash prize of One Hundred Thousand Naira (#100,000).Third.Mrs. Ogbuagu-Asemota E.G., of Ogbemudien Model Secondary School, Agbor. Third position, cash prize of Seventy Thousand Naira (#70,000).

BEST SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS CATEGORY: First, Mrs. Adagonyin M.O., Ime-Obi Secondary School, Agbor. First position, cash prize of Ninety Thousand Naira (#90,000). Second, Mr. John Waruaha –Waru, Abavo Secondary School, Abavo. Second position, cash prize of Seventy Thousand Naira (#70,000).Third.Mr. Okenye Dickson, Jegbefume Secondary School, Abavo. Third position, cash prize of Fifty Thousand Naira (#50,000)

BEST HEAD TEACHER CATEGORY: First. Mrs. Ilechie Joy, Charles Burr Primary School, Agbor. First position, cash prize of One hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira (#120,000). Second. Comrade Mrs. Odigwe Victoria, Uweifo Primary School, Ewuru. Second position, cash prize of One Hundred Thousand Naira (#100, 000). Third. Mrs. Aputu Tina Ngozi, Ekwuoma Primary School, Abavo. Third position, cash prize of Seventy Thousand Naira (#70,000)

BEST PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS CATEGORY: First, Comrade Alika Ekele Jude, Alifekede Primary School, Alifekede. First position, cash prize of Ninety Thousand Naira (#90,000). Second. Mrs. Eghomie Tessy, Odili Primary School, Agbor. Second position, cash prize of Seventy Thousand Naira (#70,000). Third. Comrade Mrs. Ewubor Bose, Nosiere Primary School, Agbor. Third prize, cash prize of Fifty Thousand Naira (#50,000).In a welcome address presented by the Chief Inspector of Education, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Ika South chapter, Mr. A. O. Eze, he described the ceremony as a dream come as Dr. Peterson offered to celebrate all Ika South teachers both in Public and private schools.He also thanked the various groups such as NUT, ASUSS, ANCOPSS and AOPSHON for cooperating with the committee in selecting the awardees and further explained the criteria with which the winners were selected, and in the same vein commended the committee for the job well done.He used the medium to encourage teachers who could not emerges as awardees to strive for excellence next year.

In a related development, the Zonal Director, Post Primary Education Board, Agbor, Mrs. Frederick, P.C. (ESQ), in her speech,described the epoch making event as a new beginning for those in the academic circle.

She said “this award ceremony been sponsored by D-Peterson Foundation is the first of its kind in Ika South. This shows that teacher’s reward is no longer in heaven alone but now on earth and I eulogize Dr. Donald Peterson for conceiving this idea and taking up proactive steps to actualize same”

Hon Andrew Agwaze, Chief of Staff, D-Peterson Foundation and currently, Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Delta State on Youth matters who led members of the Foundation (Hon Smart Jegbefume, Ewere Okonta, Hon Ignatius Agboile and Hilary Nmoyem) to the ceremony, in his speech; he promised the teachers that the event will be an annual ceremony and that next year event will be more colourful and more embracing to accommodate more awardees.

“D- Peterson Foundation will partner with the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education to organize computer training programme for the teachers, by 2021.

“We will also train 1000 students virtually on Python Programming language software,” he added.

He concluded by saying, “the main motive behind the sponsorship is just to thank and appreciate the teachers in Ika South for being the incubators of human learning.”Highlights of the ceremony were the presentations of award to the awardees.

A retiree being presented with award and cash by Ika South NUT Chairman, Comr. John Silas

Right: Hon Raph Agwaze presenting cash prize to the best teacher winner while others looks on

Dr. Donald Peterson

Faces at the event

Members of the organizing committee, Dr. Peterson Foundation team & winners in a group photograph
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Unity Community Stages Peaceful Protest At Agbor

Demands immediate reconnection and energizing of their transformer

The entire members of Unity Community located at opposite Dr. Whyte, New Lagos/ Asaba Road, Agbor, Delta State staged a peaceful protest on Tuesday, January 12,2021 at the Agbor Business District of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) office, over the illegal disconnection and non-energizing of their transformer which was bought by the community.

The community is made up of three different Landlord Associations: Idumudon Landlord Association, Onyebikumaoyen Landlord Association and Okiroro Landlord Association (Imudia Estate)These three communities have been in darkness since November, 2019 when Benin Electricity Distribution Company through their Agbor Business District illegally disconnected them from the public electricity power supply as a result of the incessant reports from the members of the community of irregular and low voltage power supply from BEDC.

In a petition released to Pressmen that was jointly signed by Pastor Paul Ogboi and Ewere Okonta (Chairman and Secretary of the light committee) during the peaceful protest at the Agbor BEDC office, they said the community was discouraged by the actions of the BEDC officials in Agbor, they went to work; they levied themselves and engaged the services of an established contractor (Von & Sons Nigeria Enterprises) who procured and installed a 300kva transformer for them for over three months ago now, yet the management of BEDC willfully rejected to reconnect and energize the said transformer even when the contractor has submitted all the necessary documents to the relevant authorities including the one that compels the community to donate the said transformer to the company (BEDC).

The community allegedly made a further investment of over fifteen million naira (#15,000,000) in the procurement of poles, conductors and other electricity accessories.

While addressing the protesters, the head commercial operations Mr. Stev Izerizuwa, he commended the community for their peaceful disposition during the protest and assured them that actions will be taken as soon as possible to address their petitions.

Pastor Paul Ogboi speaking during the protest

Unity Community Landlords/Landladies displaying their placards during the protests
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Agbor Youths Circle to enroll 50 youths under Delta State Vocational Education Centre

A community base youth organization in Agbor kingdom, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Agbor Youths Circle, has rolled out plans to train not less than 50 Agbor youths through the Delta State Vocational Education Centre at Mbiri.

This was disclosed during the week by the President/convener, Comr. Marvin Enyosa, who posited that the youths circle was established to unite youths of Agbor kingdom for peace and positive development.He said the scholarship scheme was an approach of the youths circle to cushion the restiveness of her youths, taking them off the street to become relevant to themselves.

We hope to get 50 of our vulnerable youths empowered as trainees at the Delta State Vocational Education Centre, Mbiri.“This project is to afford, particularly vulnerable youths, the privilege of acquiring skills in the following field; Catering, Fashion/ Design, Hair dressing, Barbing, Electrical installation, ICT, Welding, Computer engineering, Event management, General craft, automobile, photography, textile, ceramics, Refrigeration, Entrepreneurship and Cosmetology.

We are going to pay for their registration and hostel accommodation fee as part of our initiative to directly impact on our vulnerable youths.“We are optimistic that beneficiaries become self-reliance, self employed and employers of labour,” he said.Speaking further, Comr. Enyosa disclosed that the programme which will run for a year, would take two parts, as candidates are to spend six months training at the centre and six extra months for industrial training outside the center while at graduation, Government shall empower successful candidates with starter packs.

He added that the project was strictly for ideal youths of Agbor kingdom which according to him shall be selected 10 each from the various zones of Agbor kingdom namely, Ekuku-Agbor zone, Ime-Obi zone, Emuhu zone and Ihu-Iyase zone, respectively.

We are presently scouting for the ideal youths from across the zones for the scholarship scheme. Hence, we are making progress,” he said.He concluded by soliciting support from well meaning sons and daughters of the land, saying that failure to build the youths could create unrest in the society.

Comr. Marvin Enyosa, President, Agbor Youths Circle

From right: Comr. Marvin Enyosa having handshake with an ideal youth for the scholarship scheme
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Ihu-Iyase vigilante hosts ISSN

… discusses way forward for effective community policing

A coalition of local security groups in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta under the auspices of Ika South Security Network (ISSN) on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 met to discuss way forward for the group.The meeting was hosted by the Ihu-Iyase vigilante group led by Mr. Francis Ofuoyebuozo, who in his remark welcomed all to the strategic meeting.

ISSN leaders & some executive members of Ihu-Iyase vigilante group in a group photograph

The meeting recorded the first appearance of the Ika South Vigilante Chairman, Comr. Amechi Emenim.Also in attendance was the Chairman of Agbor Gha-Ihun, Comr. Monday, who advised that members should intensify effort in crime bursting.He also disclosed that his group was making plans to extend her patrol van donation to the sister security group in Ekuku-Agbor among others having done same gesture to Ihu-Iyase and Oza-Nogogo vigilante groups.Comr. Amechi Emenim, in his address enumerated government plans for the vigilantes and in the same vein congratulated privileged members enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force for capacity building.He advised the new police recruit not to see them selves as superior to others, nothing that they are all equal to effectively police their communities against crime.

I may not have been coming to meetings does not mean I was not part of you. But now, I am here and would always be present at meetings. However, I will enjoin all to share prompt informations that will help us to do our job more effectively. Once again, I thank you for your courage and commitment to the security work,” Emenim added.

Some ISSN leaders during the meeting

Some members ISSN in a group photograph
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Agbor Gha-Ihun donates patrol van to Ihu-Iyase vigilante group

…calls for more synergy

The apex security group of Agbor kingdom, Agbor Gha-Ihun, has donated a patrol van to her sister security group in the area, Ihu-Iyase Vigilante group to encourage the group in community policing.The patrol van was handed over to the group on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Agbor Gha-Ihun head office in Ime-Obi, Agbor in the presence of the Area Commander of the Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC), Chief Darlington Igheghe, who in his words commended Monday Kiyem led administration of Agbor Gha-Ihun.

Comr. Monday Kiyem handing the vehicle document to Chairman, Ihu-Iyase vigilante group, Mr. Francis Ofuoyebuozo

While presenting the patrol van, the Chairman of Agbor Gha-Ihun who doubled as Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State, Comr. Monday Kiyem, said the gesture was a general agreement by his team having considered their working relationship which according to him, yielded results.

He noted that Ihu-Iyase vigilante group were responsive to security matters. Hence, the donation to encourage their quick response to duty.He said, “We, the members of Agbor Gha-Ihun are very happy donating this patrol van to Ihu-Iyase Vigilante group not because we have too much patrol vehicles, but to encourage our working relationship.“With this patrol van, we are sure of Ihu-Iyase being able to respond to security calls swiftly before our arrival, particularly at Oki Community which shares common boundary with Edo State.”

Speaking further, Comr. Kiyem urged the Vigilante groups to always work in synergy so as to collectively chase criminals out of Agbor and it’s environs.Responding, the Chairman of Ihu-Iyase vigilante group, Mr. Francis Ofuoyebuozo, thanked Agbor Gha-Ihun for the gift.He extolled the virtues of Comr. Kiyem and in the same vein assured of proper maintenance of the patrol van.

He said the patrol van will spur them to redouble their effort in community policing.

Comr. Monday Kiyem presenting his address

Comr. Monday Kiyem handing the vehicle document to Chairman, Ihu-Iyase vigilante group, Mr. Francis Ofuoyebuozo

members Ihu-Iyase vigilante group pose with the donated vehicle
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Monday Akpolo celebrates daughter’s first birthday amidst funfair

It was a special day for the family of Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Security Matters and stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Comr. Monday Emenim Akpolo, as they rolled out drums to celebrate their daughter’s first birthday.

The colourful ceremony was held at Akpolo’s Ime-Obi residence in Agbor on Sunday, January 10, 2021, was well attended by family members, friends and well wishers who also took to the dancing floor to express their delights.

Remarkably, Akpolo was joined in the ceremony by his security team, Agbor Gha-Ihun, led by their Chairman, Comr. Monday Kiyem.Speaking with newsmen, Akpolo expressed gratitude to God for the gift of their adorable daughter, Baby Rhema Monday Akpolo.He said Baby Rhema is a special gift from God to rekindle his joy while assuring that she would be properly raised.He thanked guests at the ceremony for their show of love towards him and his family, praying the Almighty God to bless their homes with good health and prosperity.

Comr. and Mrs. Monday Emenim Akpolo, with baby Rhema

Comr. and Mrs. Monday Emenim Akpolo, with Agbor Gha-Ihun Chairman, Comr. Monday Kiyem and others

Comr. Monday Akpolo dancing with friends
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Waziri Igumbor clocks 79

…celebrates with friends

Chronicling the life of a community leader in person of Mr. Waziri Igumbor, would, perhaps, be a herculean one.There is something people cannot take away from him, which is the shield, armour and defender of the people. He does not deny the fact of his origin as an Agbor man, but flaunts his Agbor identity anywhere and anytime as he could do anything or offend anyone in the defence of his Agbor people and race, without apologise.

Mr. Waziri Igumbor in a group photograph with friends

Wednesday being January 13, 2021, was a unique day for this godly individual as it marked his birthday anniversary.The special day offered him the privilege of celebrating with caliber of friends and family members at his Ohumere residence in Ime-Obi, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Among the guests were Magistrate Chief Anene, Mr. Monday Egbudu (CEO of I.M. Property & Transport) Mr. Enwemeka Simeon Igweh (CEO of Igweh Global Property) and Mr. Igumbor Jack, the Ihara Dein of Agbor, who in their separate remarks eulogized Igumbor, describing him as a man of uncommon courage and foresight with huge network of relationship.Mr. Igumbor, in the people’s accolades, remains a man they are proud of, particularly for his achievements. They wished him many more years of birthday celebrations.

Speaking to Ika Mirror, Mr. Igumbor thanked God for making him count 79 years of his life going forward.He also thanked God for the gift of his loving family which according to him, has giving him the reason to be alive and healthy.He could not betray his love for his kingdom as he enjoined all well meaning Agbor sons and daughters to live in peace, unity and also rally round their king, the Dein of Agbor kingdom, HRM, Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku, Keagborekuzi the first.

(L-R) Mr. Monday Egbudu, Mr. Waziri Igumbor & Mr. Mr. Enwemeka Simeon Igweh

Mr. Waziri Igumbor in a group photograph with friends
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