Baba fire condoles with Gov. Okowa over father’s death, say it’s prophecy fulfilled

The General Overseer, Wind of Change Deliverance Ministry headquarters situated at the end of Queen Street by the New Lagos/Asaba Expressway, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area, Apostle (Dr.) Chuks Elisha Okenye has consoled with the Executive Governor of the State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa over his father’s death, Chief Pa. Arthur Okowa.

According to Apostle Okenye, “Dear Governor Okowa accept my deepest condolences over the death of your father, Chief Pa. Arthur Okowa. I also commiserate with the entire Okowa family of Owa-Alero and the people of Delta State.

Many doubted me when I said that I saw Gov. Okowa mourning in the prophecy I released for 2021which was published three weeks ago. Now it’s a prophecy fulfilled, but I thank God that our governor is mourning his aged father which calls for celebration of life for the fact in the revelation who the governor was mourning was not made known to me.“At 88, Pa. Okowa has lived a fulfilled and memorable life despite he had the dream not to die until his son, Governor Okowa becomes the president of Nigeria.

Despite the fact that death is inevitable, the dream of late Pa. Okowa that his son, the governor will rule the country at the federal level will come pass if it’s the will of God. And I will include this dream as part of my prayer request whenever I want to pray because nothing is impossible in the sight of God.

The cleric enjoined Christians never to joke with prophetic declaration as it’s the interpretation of the mind of God on a thing. He advised that people should learn to pray to God for positive result in any prophecy released that is not clear to them.

Late Pa. Okowa gave up the ghost at Federal Medical Centre after a brief illness in the early hours of Thursday, January 28, 2020. The late patriarch was an accomplished teacher, loving father, community leader, elder statesman and a devout member of St. Michael Anglican Church Owa-Alero, his hometown.

Before his death, he was the Okpara-Uku of Idumu-Ebor Quarters, Owa-Alero and holds the chieftaincy title of Ojeangbe of Owa Kingdom.

Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa

Apostle (Dr.) Chuks Elisha Okenye
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Chido and Chinyere now husband and wife

It was all joy amidst thanksgiving to the Almighty God as the Oseh family of Abavo, in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State and the family of Okorie of Emekuku Local Government Area,Imo State witnessed the solemnization in holy matrimony of their children, Hon Oseh Chidozie Roland and Okorie Chinyere.

The well attended ceremony took place at Christ Chosen Church of God International, Agbor Branch 3, Agbor on Sunday, January 17 . The solemnization rite was performed by the resident pastor of the branch, Monday Odiase who congratulated and wished the couple happy married life.

The elated couple who spoke in an interview expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for making their dream of becoming husband and wife come to pass. They thanked their parents and all persons who contributed in various ways towards the success of their marriage.They specifically thanked Mrs Ogwun Mabel, Mr Michael Oseh, Chukwudi Orikara, Mr Obioma Jude Okorie and Engr(Dr)Jeffrey Oseh for their immense support.

Pastor Monday Odiase praying for the couple during the church service

and Oseh Chidozie Roland with Victor Ikere
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Agbor Gha Ihun Congratulates General

General Leo Irabor on his appointment as Chief of Defense Staff

An apex Agbor vigilante group, Agbor Gha Ihun, has congratulated Major General Leo Irabor, on his appointment as Chief of Defense Staff by President Muhammadu Buhari. The group which spoke through its Chairman and Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor, ,on Security Mr Monday Kiyem described Irabor’s appointment as well deserved. On behalf of his group, Kiyem wished the highest ranking officer of the Nigerian Armed Forces success in his new national engagement.

Major General Leo Irabor

Members of Agbor Gha-Ihu in a joyful mood
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Isoko Isioma felicitates with General Leo Irabor as he becomes Nigerian Chief of Defense Staff

A young and vibrant businessman, Mr Isoko Isioma, has felicitated with his uncle, Major General Leo Irabor,on his well deserved appointment as Chief of Defense Staff by President Muhammadu Buhari. Isoko who is the Publicity Secretary, Ika Children in Diaspora expressed joy and gratitude to President Buhari for finding General Irabor worthy for the appointment.

While expressing hope that General Irabor would leave up to the expectations of Nigerians,he wished him well in his new appointment.

Major General Leo Irabor

Mr Isoko Isioma
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Delta gives reasons for establishing 3 new varsities

Delta Government on Wednesday said its decision to upgrade three tertiary institutions to universities was to eliminate wasteful expenditure and expand admission spaces for Deltans seeking university education.Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had on Tuesday sent a Bill to the State House of Assembly to approve the upgrade of institutions.

The Bill seeks the upgrade of College of Education, Agbor to Delta State University of Education, Agbor; Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro to Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro and Delta State University, Anwai Campus to Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai-Asaba.

The Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Patrick Muoboghare, told journalists at a news conference in Asaba that the state government was spending N458 million on 1,895 staff for 2,888 National Certificate of Education (NCE) students in the state’s three Colleges of Education.He stated that students had since lost interest in NCE programmes which accounted for their low number in the colleges.

On admission space into Delta State University, Abraka, Muoboghare said that with about five hundred public secondary schools and more than five hundred private secondary schools in the state, turning out SS3 graduates every year, the number of students in the state seeking university admission every year was high.

According to him, keeping brilliant children on the waiting list for university admission for too long is a recipe for crime.“For the 2019/2020 admission, 25,896 candidates chose Delta State University, Abraka, as first choice. Out of this number, 22,358 qualified, applied for and wrote the post-UTME examination.“Only 4,854 could find space after the admissions, leaving the remaining 21,042 candidates stranded and almost hopeless.

We need to provide for these qualified and ambitious children and this we are doing through the establishment of new universities by upgrading three existing tertiary institutions,” Muoboghare explained.He said that the state government intended to commence academic activities in the new schools in the 2021/2022 academic session once the State Assembly passed the Bill establishing them.

On his part, Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, said that the motive for the new universities was to place them to become comparatively competitive and to meet the admission needs of Deltans which was on the increase on yearly basis.He commended the three arms of government in the state for their cooperation in the development of the state.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
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Okoh Friday Now President Owa Youth Council

The Obi of Owa kingdom and Chairman of Delta State Traditional Rulers’ Council , His Royal Majesty, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, has appointed Hon. Okoh Friday, also known as, Hero, as President of Owa Youth Council.

The monarch made the appointment as he described the body as the apex socio cultural body of Owa youths, both home and in diaspora, working in unity to move Owa nation forward and drive necessary development.Hon Friday Okoh is a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Youth Development and a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Okoh, who has dedicated his life to public service is also the President of Delta North Community Youths. He was considered worthy of this appointment following his antecedents and pedigree in leadership which engendered him to the heart of the monarch.

In his acceptance speech, Okoh thanked the monarch for finding him worthy of the appointment and promised to repay the trust reposed on him. He plegded an all inclusive leadership and enjoined the youths to pray and support him in his resolve to provide necessary leadership for the body.

HRM, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II,

Hon. Okoh Friday
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Upgrading Is Different From Establishment Of A University, And A University Is A University

– Emmanuel U. Tibi, Ph.D.

It is with grief in my heart that I have to write about what should ordinarily gladden our hearts, that what we have long been praying for, vide: the upgrading of the College of Education, Agbor to a University of Education, Agbor is about to come through.

Instead of celebrating the enablers of the glorious legacy that is about to be bestowed on our community, we are contending with misguided comments, vituperations and outlandish outbursts from people within and without our communities. It is however necessary that we should try to put the records straight, in order that all of us do not fall prey to the trap of gullibility which ill-informed people are setting all over the place, for us to collectively fall into.

For starters, it is important that people understand that the Delta State Government led by H.E. Senator (Dr.) A.I. Okowa has just submitted three (3) bills to the Delta State House of Assembly for the upgrading of three existing institutions to three full-fledged universities. None of these three bills is meant for establishment of a new university. Emphasis is on their prior existence and as canvassed, they are all deserving of upgrading. It is clearly not possible to upgrade what does not already exist and in upgrading an existing facility, you only take the facility to a higher level than it was before the upgrading. It is as simple as that.

College of Education, Agbor had been existing since 1980 as an NCE- awarding institution, until 2006, when efforts were made to upgrade it to a position of preparing students for the award of Delta State University, Abraka’s degrees in education, (Bachelors only) in an affiliation arrangement. Having gone through the various crucibles of academic maturity and integrity, the College started hankering after being uplifted to University of Education, Agbor. This is because that is the only way to grow and develop. If the electric transformer serving a community becomes inadequate because of increase in households or facilities depending on it, what is done is that a bigger transformer is installed to replace the smaller one. You do not go and install a nuclear reactor in place of the small transformer. Transforming College of Education Agbor to University of Education, Agbor is a monumental leap for our community. It might look like a small step taken in the eyes of people who are bereft of ideas about the system, but it is a giant leap for mankind.

Every person who has a clear vision of what progress means to a community should thank God and pray for Dr. A.I. Okowa-led government for being this visionary, this bold, this resourceful and this credible in discerning people’s yearning and taking steps to meet their expectations, within the limits of public resources.

I do appreciate the limitations people have because in tertiary education, you follow your discipline, and do not know much about other disciplines. It is expected that before people make public statements about issues outside their purview, they ought to consult persons who are more informed about such issues. I am particularly worried about statements that are emanating from persons who are members of the College community, who are giving out information to the public that tend to portray the action of government on this upgrading programme, in bad light.

These people have neither seen, read nor heard the content of the bill. Basically, a university is a university; it is established or installed through upgrading, with the authority to award degrees in disciplines that its Senate (and with input from the Governing Council) approves, based on the availability of human and material resources for such programmes, as confirmed by National Universities Commission (NUC) through accreditation of such programmes. It is bewildering that people can just cook up outlandish theories about a system they are neither part of, nor have access to its inner workings, and peddle such inanities to an attentive public, and causing such grievous damage to our collective psyche. My guess about this bill on College of Education Agbor, transmuting into University of Education, Agbor must contain elements that identify at least five or six faculties of which only one would be faculty of education.

The name of a university does not in any way limit that university to the number or types of programmes that it can operate for as long as it is able to satisfy NUC and other stakeholders that it has the wherewithal to efficiently and effectively operate and deliver graduates that will represent the best interest of such a discipline.

The Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode was formerly Tai Solarin College of Education, Rivers State University of Education, used to be College of Education; both are awarding straight honours and/or education degrees to the students in the liberal arts and sciences, technology and vocational studies disciplines.

All the Universities of Technology and Universities of Agriculture established in Nigeria have Schools of Education where they award education degrees in technology, vocational and entrepreneurial studies.College of Education, Agbor, since inception was designed as an NCE-awarding institution, but over the years it had been running diplomas programmes in computer science and other disciplines that are clearly not part of the mandate of its establishment.

My appeal is that we should pray ceaselessly for this upgrading effort to succeed and also pray for the enablers and influencers of this project to have the resilience, zeal and capacity to deliver on this project which has been variously dubbed a legacy project for our community.End the fallacy and embrace objectivity, please.
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WOSPI reaches out to Over 100 widows in Ika Land

—Promises empowerment

It was indeed a moment of joy and celebration as over one hundred widows benefitted from Women of Substance Progressive Initiatives, WOSPI, a non-profit organization based in Nigeria and in Diaspora. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, January 26,2021 at Convent by Wandam Street Boji-Boji, Owa.

It was described as unprecedented one and first of its kind WOSPI is an apex Non- Governmental Organization, whose mission is to put smiles on faces of widows, less privileged ones and people in needs. Without mincing words, its impacts is so remarkable ,to the extent that their presence drew women from within and outside Ika land to give them palliative and also promised to empower them in any vocational skill of their choice.

In their kind nature, they distributed rice and cash to the women,as a way of giving back to the society.

While addressing the gathering, the General Coordinator of the Organization, Princess Dandison stated that their coming to Ika land is to help the widows, the less privileged ones and people in needs.

In Nigeria, there is a lot of people that needs help. I feel so bad when I see women suffering. This group is a NGO organized by some women to empower the less privileged ones in our society. Today, we are in Agbor to empower people that are in need. We have done such thing in Imo and Enugu States respectively.

I told my people that we can’t continue to be giving people palliative but let us empower them and encourage them to have vocational skills that will enable them to be self reliance. Today,we are giving out palliative and to support it with cash.

In our next gathering, we promised them that the Governor’s wife and other Honourable Members will be in our midst.“We want to set up a vocational skills to engage these our young women to learn hand work. We are also going to empower them with the tools to work with. For our old women, we will place them on salaries. By so doing, they will be able to stand on their own to empower others in the society”, she reiterated.

Also speaking, the Diaspora Coordinator of the Organization, Mrs Rose Aliahagu averred that it is a good thing to be in their midst this day.In her words, “If a woman can stand by herself, nobody will mesmerize her, rather she will be valued any where in the society. Nigeria as a whole, we believe mostly in spiritual things, which I know that it exists, but we can’t only depend on that, rather we should build our lives on love. Women don’t love themselves. If we can help our fellow women, there will no more suffering. Let us help our selves, so as to stop the suffering of women in the society. Empower yourself and children, so that they will not depend on any body.

Whatever you are given to do, do it properly. We should love ourselves, so that we can live together as one happy family.Vocational training is good, and as such, any one that wants to engage in it, we will sponsor it for her.

Also, the Delta State Coordinator of the Organization, Mrs Florence Kingsley said that the essence of their gathering was to put smile on the faces of the widows and the less privileged ones by giving them palliatives. She mentioned that they have been in United kingdom for a while but newly arrived Nigeria and today first of its kind in Agbor”.She enjoined the widows to always pray to God, remembering that God has not forgotten them. She added that they are out to assist them in any capacity, so as to raise a society, where women can stand without demanding from their husbands.

On her part, Mrs Lucy Okpuzor, who spoke on behalf of the women expressed gratitude to God and the Organization for their kind gestures towards them, positing that they have indeed put smiles on their faces, praying God to prosper and grant them their heart desires in all areas of life.

The women in a group photograph with the leaders of the organization

The Organization used the medium to call on well meaning individuals, Private sector, government, sons and daughters of Ika land to assist them, so as to execute their plans. For more inquiry call: 08166078754, 09054750407 and 09019244251.

Cross section of women at the ceremony

Mrs. Florence Kingsley giving out palliative to one of the women

Mrs. Rose Aliagwu and Princess Dandison
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Agbor Monarch commiserates with victims of gas plant explosion

…Donates #1million

The paramount ruler of Agbor kingdom, HRM Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi I, the Dein of Agbor, has commiserated with victims of the gas plant explosion which occurred on Friday, January 22, 2021 in Agbor.The revered king was represented by a delegation of his palace Chiefs led by Chief Benjamin Ogwu, who visited the incident scene with a view to assessing the situation. They also visited houses of the victims and subsequently conveyed the majesty’s message to the victims.

Consequently upon the majesty’s findings, he expressed deep sadness over the devastating fire incident, while calling on government, various authorities and plants operators to always ensure precautionary measures to avert future occurrence.

The royal father sympathized with the family of Mr. Monday Osadunme, from Ogbemudein community in Agbor, who lost his beloved wife, Mrs. Veronica Osadunme , and granddaughter, Peace Osadunme (4years) to the uncontrollable inferno. Mr. Osadunme also suffered more from the incident as three of his children whose names were given as Victoria, Ifeoma and Damilola, were being hospitalized at the UBTH for the severe burns which they incurred.

Going forward, the majesty also sympathized with the people within the environment over their losses and in his magnanimity made available the sum of #1million as his contribution towards the treatment of those who are injured and others that suffered losses.

He implored government and those who are charged with the authority of checkmating plant investments that are prone to danger, to do the needful.

He encouraged the victims to accept the calamity as an act of God while praying for the quick recovery of the injured.

Chief Benjamin Ogwu while conveying Dein’s message to Osadume family

Agbor Chiefs at the scene of the event

HRM Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku

Agbor Chiefs with Hon Festus Okoh at the scene of the event
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Edoki to release 7 Ika language movies February End

An ace Nollywood producer and actor, Mr Monday Percy Edoki is set to release seven Ika movies at the end of February this year.

Açcording to Edoki, “It has been observed that one of the factors affecting Ika movies production is movie distribution channels. It is painful to note that over the years Ika has no film market and in a situation where there is no film market the interest of producing Ika Movie will not be there. As a movie practitioner and man who believes in our language, I will not be watching or see our Ika language fade away. It is a matter of fact. That some of our children don’t know much of Ika language and culture.

I believe in my language and culture especially,the traditional culture I participated during late 70s and early 80s am proud of them. Therefore, as a movie writer I have to think back of 70s and put stories together that will project our ancient culture most of the stories I gathered from my late grandmother that the the stories that made up the forthcoming movies. Some of the movies to be released include Omagha, Omehuduonye, Elu mbu MBEKU le OGISO, Obiaderi, UWA DI EGWU, AGHA ri Ali and Ogwu Egho”.

He further said,”The movie ‘Omagha’ displays a particular woman who was busy distributing fake information to people because she was first to have first hand information about education. She is seen to be the eye of the community and the community have much in her. We have Omehuduonye, as the title simplify that goes the story. The Omehuduonye is a woman who is so wicked and believes that she is always right. She is well known in the community as a wicked woman. ELU MBU is a technical IKA epic movie that story line were concede before the Civil War. MBEKU le OGISO is also a technical contemporary movie…

Many heard of the selfishness of tortoise and they have not witnessed it practical. Therefore, it is a means one can learn of the selfish of the MBEKU. Talking about the Uwa di EGWU and AGHA ri Ali. The promo along has been rated the best IKA movie worldwide because the film was shot with much carefulness. People assume it was a cenima movie and that is the movie taking my organization to Canada and Germany for movie projection.

It is a statement of fact that at the point of releasing this seven or eight movies we already have a plan of having a distribution center where people from far and near can come and buy at the same rate selling in Onitsha. We are not going to be distributing movies along but, we are still going to empower and sponsor some talented Ika musicians which we can also do a favour by marketing the music along with our movies.

It is also our plan as soon as we take off with the marketing of Ika movie and music in Ika land, we have to bring in some marketers from the east and west to come down and establish the selling point here with us in Agbor. We are proud of. CEFO PRODUCTION by engaging youths, men and women from street on weekly basis engage them into movie production. This action has really helped to reduce the rate of crime and promote interest of our youths in participating more into the Nollywood entertainment. As at present, I have over 250 members currently with me and that is why sometime we produced two movies at a time. CEFO PRESIDENT, has made efforts with DSTV as I speak some of the movies shot last year have been accepted by DSTV and internet channel. We are working hard to ensure that Ika Land becomes the home of Nollywood.

And we also advise our people that there is no need of going far because of movie production, we the CEFO organization are here to give them all our support”.

He expressed appreciation to the Dein of Agbor for his prayers and support. He also thanked patrons such as Dr Donald Peterson for assisting to host the National President of Igbo Films Forum, Mr. Chikezie Nkemdirim Donatus and his executive in Agbor last weekend where it was agreed that Igbo Film Forum President and the President of Ika Films Practitioners, Mr. Monday Edoki will pay a courtesy to DSTV Headquarters in Lagos to discuss modalities of creating Ika DSTV Channel or adding Ika into the Igbo DSTV Channel

Stakeholders and Nollywood Stars during a visit to Dr Donald Peterson
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