Rotn. Chris Monye installed 36th President, Rotary Club of Agbor

Rotn Chris Monye has been installed the 36th President, Rotary Club of Agbor. He was installed on Wednesday, February 24 at Leads Guest House and Gardens, Boji-Boji, Owa. The ceremony which was described as a huge success was witnessed by Rotarians, family members and loved ones.

Rtn Chris Ejime Monye was born into a humble family of Dr and Mrs . A.E Monye of Agbor- Nta, Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State. He had his early primary education at Auchi Polytechnic Staff Primary School, Auchi. Thereafter, he proceeded to St Charles College, Abavo and then to Kuje Secondary School, Lagos for his Senior Secondary education.He began his higher education pursuit at the State School of Nursing Agbor where he acquired the relevant qualifications and licensed to practice as a nurse. He was the recipient of the 1997 Prime League Award for Clinical Proficiency in Need

He bagged an HND in Public Health Nursing and PGD in Public Health. He currently works with the local government service commission as the local government tuberculosis/leprosy control supervisor. He worked diligently and researched on improving treatment outcome in tuberculosis using community based approach. He developed this tool and had presented papers on it in different fora and meeting around the world that have earned him international recognition.Today, many African countries are replicating this approach to combat TB and it’s control activities.

Chris Monye among few health professionals selected in 2010 for the President of America Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Fellowship. He is also a Fellow of MSH ( Management Sciences for Health).He has participated in catalogs for Health meetings, seminars, and training programmes within and outside the country among which is TB supervisor course at the National TB / Leprosy Training School, Zaria, Kaduna State International TB Open Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, TB partnership meeting Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and many more too numerous to mention.

He is happily married with children.
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National Association Of Nigerian Nurses

National Association Of Nigerian Nurses And Midwives Honours Azikiwe Patricia, Ikebude Gladys

Monday, February 22, 2021, was a joyous day of celebration and thanksgiving unto God Almighty, as members of the National Association Of Nigerian Nurses And Midwives, Under One Unit Roof, Issele-Uku, honoured their two retired senior colleagues in appreciation of their wonderful contribution to humanity and for God granting them peaceful retirement with good health after 35 years of meritorious service to their fatherland.

The Send – Off Party, which took place at the premises of the Primary Health Care Under One Roof, now known as Health Authority, Issele-Uku, in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, witnessed prayers, praises and worship session, where the Nurses thanked and appreciated God for His mercies and loving kindness upon the retirees and all of them that are still in service.

In her welcome address, Mrs. Maria Nwachai, The Director Of Nursing Services, Aniocha North Local Government Area, welcomed invited guests and the retirees to the day’s ceremony, disclosing that she and her colleagues deem it necessary that because the two retirees, namely, Mrs. Ikebude Gladys, their former Head of Department, when they were under Primary Health Care, and Mrs. Azikiwe Patricia, the former Deputy Director Of Nursing Services, were jolly good fellows with whom they all worked together in love and oneness, they decided to put in little resources in order for them (the Nurses) “to rejoice with them, honour them and to let them know that we appreciate them”.

Continuing, She advised them to continue with their kindness, saying that Nurses are caring, so they should continue to care for everyone around them. She urged them not to relent in practicing their Nursing profession, maintaining that “A Nurse is a Nurse even at old age”, so that they will be able to contribute their quota in saving humanity from ill health and untimely death.

The Director Of Nursing Services, also Prayed for God’s grace upon them that are still in service, that they will continue to care and not compromise their services for any reason, but for God to strengthen them continually to serve humanity and save lives.

The retirees who were greatly overwhelmed with joy for the honour accorded them by the Nurses, in their speeches expressed profound gratitude to the Director Of Nursing Services Aniocha North local government area and her colleagues for the wonderful recognition and the reception party they organized for them.In a brief remark, Mrs. Ikebude Gladys, the former Head of Department, said “Indeed, I am greatly humbled to be honoured by you all today, may God honour you people, I want to use this medium to say Thank you for your encouragement throughout my service years, for your cooperation, commitment and support.

I want to still advice you, to continue to cooperate in unity, support one another, don’t be tired, above all dwell in love and forgive one another this is very important, for when you do this, I bet you God will always bless you. Again, for this surprise you people gave us, God will surely bless you all abundantly”.

In the same vein, Mrs. Azikiwe Patricia Onuwa, in a brief speech, said “I greet all of you for all that you have been doing and for what you have done today, I am so surprised I never expected this, you all are good and you will continue to be good. I urge you all to be good, to be loyal, to be humble, to be truthful, do not take what does not belong to you anywhere you are, in any health centre never you remove what does not belong to you, if you do nemesis awaits you. I am telling you the truth, be a humble Nurse, a caring Nurse, a patience Nurse and the sky will be your limit.I appreciate you all for making this occasion grand, my God will reward all of you and He will replenish your pockets.

Another thing which I will not fail to say, is that you should plan well, plan your schedules well, because if you retire and you didn’t plan you will fall into serious challenges, I mean it, plan very well for what will give you food when you retire because if you fail to do it, I am sorry for you, because it is not every time that you will be calling on your children for money, supposing they don’t have, what will you do? Then you will be on the street borrowing? God forbid that.

When you plan well, you will reap bountifully and be comfortable always, because I planned for today, God has been faithful, I thank God for His mercies. God bless you all and I Pray that the Lord will continue to lift you up”.Speaking further the Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a Unit Leader in Ward 8 Igbodo, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, informed the Nurses, saying “I want to let you know that presently I am fully into Politics and I strongly believe that by the grace of God things will work out fine and when it materializes I will remember you”, she concluded.

The memorable event witnessed several complimentary remarks from the Nurses who individually recounted the wonderful working relationship they enjoyed while working with the duo during their service years, they Prayed God to grant the retirees more fulfilled years of good health and divine fulfilment.

There was presentation of gifts to the retired Nurses by their excited colleagues who are still in service. While, a toast for long life, was observed by everyone at the reception party in honour of the retired Senior Nurses. There was also the taking of group photographs by the Nurses and the retirees.

Invited guests who graced the occasion were well entertained with snacks and drinks by the Nurses.Some Notable Personalities at the Send – Off Party included, Mrs. Ikebude Gladys, Mrs. Azikiwe Patricia Onuwa, Mrs. Nwachai Maria, Irorobeje Alice, Enunwa Mercy, Aukwue Teresa, Osakwe Augustina, Imafidon Elizabeth, Okonkwo Mercy, Ike Mercy, Lily Anthony, Urejietule Joy and Okoh Ewere Mary, amongst many others.

The Retirees (left) Mrs. Azikiwe Patricia & Mrs. Ikebude Gladys

Members of the Association in a group photograph with Mrs. Azikiwe & Mrs. Ikebude (m)
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How my family and I survived deadly attack from Prince Paradise

-Arum of Ile Nobu

-Arum sent his boys to destroy my cars and on-going projects in my estate says Prince Paradise

The newly installed Arum of Ile Nobu, Umunede, in Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State, Mr Ifeanyi Ikem has raised an alarm following the recent invasion of his house at Ile Quarters in Umunede on Thursday night, February 18 by gun men. The Arum disclosed that his wife was shot by the gun men and he was rescued alongside his children by residents of the area who responded quickly and courageously put up a strong resistance.

He said, “A day before yesterday which was on Thursday, February 18 around 10pm to 11pm at night my house was attacked. On that fateful night, my people were in my house, so, I put on the generator because there was no light. They were with me till about 11pm before they left for their various houses. As soon as they Ieft, I put off the generator and went to bed to sleep. I was about to sleep off when I had voices in my compound and immediately my dogs started barking. For some minutes I kept quiet, then the strange gun men started asking ” Who dey who dey?”.Their voices were not familiar to me at all. My wife responded by asking who is that? .One of the gun men responded by saying, “It is me come and open the door”. My wife responded a second time, saying, “I’m asking who are you and you are telling me to come and open the door.” One of the men in his response said he was looking for “Mr BEST”, that my wife should come out from her room and open the door. My wife then asked for his name and he said his name is “Mr SUN’ . At this moment, he was standing at the window side of my room. I quickly and cleverly brought down the curtains. The same man shouted that I should come and open the door, that we just put off the generator. That was to say that they have been around monitoring me . Another member of the gang insisted that I must open the door. I said to myself if these people are police officers they won’t come at that time of the day to arrest me.I looked through my window and discovered that they were not on uniform. They were putting on morfty, only one of the gang members that wore a bullet proof vest and a jeans jacket.

They stated that they came to arrest me. While still inside my room,I quickly put on my short nicker and get prepared for the worst. By this time they were hitting the gate leading to my parlour very hard and almost destroying it. As their boasting was getting too serious, we had no option than to start shouting that night. Our shouts did not stop them as they went ahead to remove the glasses in some of the windows, removed the iron protector and gained entrance into my children’s room. My wife started shouting. My brother who lives near my house heard our shouts, summons courage, came out outside and called the man who lives in the next house. I resisted the three armed men who gained entrance through the window. Additional three armed men later walked into the house making them six in number. They dragged me out .Then, I realized that they were all armed. Some of them were with AK47 and others with small pistols. They kept dragging me until they noticed that many of our people have trooped into my compound asking why they were dragging me.“When they saw that more persons were trooping into my compound, some with motorcycles and some with touch lights in their hands, one of the gang members said to his colleagues that they should go but, the one that held me said no. They shot sporadically into the air so as to scare people away from my compound. My younger brother asked the armed men “who sent you people?”, What is the problem? What did he do that made you people to attack him?. It was at this point they opened up and said that the person who sent them was “PRINCE PARADISE”. I asked, what did he say I did to him?. The leader of the gang said he is accusing me of the vandalization of projects and cars in his estate, noting that I sent people to destroy Prince Paradise Estate. That I also sent people to destroy the cars of the engineers working in the estate. The statement got me very angry and quickly I asked them, “Did he send you people to come and kill me?.They came with three cars. When they saw the crowd in my compound they left me, rushed into the cars and zoomed off. My brother and I chased after them. Our intention was to hold one of them but in that process they shot my wife on her leg. We chased them but they excaped. I thank God that my wife is responding to treatments.

I don’t really know this person called “PRINCE PARADISE“. Before now, he invited me to Agbor where he lives and I declined. I did not vandalise his project or cars, it was just a false allegation against me. This matter has gotten to the hands of government. We are waiting to hear what government will do about it because I do not want to take laws into my hands. I want the people of Ika nation to know that PRINCE PARADISE is after my life. He should be held responsible if any evil thing happened to me,my wife and children.

Meanwhile, Prince Emmanuel Okonye, MD/CEO Prince Paradise Global Concept (PPGC), in an interview with Ika Mirror stated that he invited the police to arrest Mr Ifeanyi Ikem (Arum of Ile Nobu), pointing out that Arum and his boys destroyed cars and other items worth millions of naira in his estate.

His words, ” I invited the police to arrest Arum for using his boys to destroy cars and other properties in my estate. They have carried out the wicked act more than three times. I reacted by bringing in the police because I must protect my business, it’s my source of livelihood. I’m an easy going and peace loving man who meant well for my people. I want the best for my people, hence, I came down from abroad to contribute meaningfully my quota to the growth and development of Ika nation. Arum and his boys should stay away from my estate. My estate is in Emuhu and not Umunede. I cannot be doing business in Emuhu and boys from Umunede will be asking for “Deve.

On the shooting of Arum’s wife, Prince Okonye said, ” The police officers did not shoot her. If at all she was shot, Arum and his boys did that to her to further deceive the public.”

Mr Ifeanyi Ikem

Prince Emmanuel Okonye
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UNIBEN VC showers encomium on Prof. Obika at retirement

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Lilian Salami, has showered encomium on the pioneer Dean, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Prof. Leonard Obika, for his meritorious service to the institution.

Salami at a public lecture and retirement celebration in honour of Obika on Wednesday, February 17 in Benin commended the commitment of the professor to development of physiological profession.

The lecture titled: ”The Aberdeen round table: Reflections on Physiology in Nigeria” aimed at how to move the profession forward using some of the exposure and opportunities from international conferences.”We must commend the commitment, scholarship and foresight of the early Nigerian physiologist in attracting and encouraging young and brilliant graduates into the physiological profession.

It is indeed a privilege that a distinguished professor of physiology and national repute is retiring from this great university. On behalf of the governing council of UNIBEN, we congratulate you sir,” he said. Prof. Henrietta Oboh, UNIBEN’s Dean, School of Basic Medical Sciences, also congratulated Obika on his 70th birthday and retirement from service.

We celebrate and acknowledge your remarkable contributions and legacies that are instrumental to the growth and success achieved in the school. We felicitate with you and identify with your tenacity for hard work, diligence and selfless service to the School of Basic Medical Sciences, UNIBEN,” she said. The Dean, therefore, wished the retiree a better future ahead and in good health.

Earlier, Prof. Akinola Alada, President, Physiological Society of Nigeria, appealed to all tiers of government to give adequate funds to the education sector. He opined that no country could achieve socio-economic growth without developing the critical sector.

Prof. Leonard Obika
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Council Election: Physically Challenged Persons in Ika Land call for support for PDP candidates

Physically Challenged Persons in Ika Land, have called for massive support for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Chairmanship and Councillorship candidates in the March 6 local government council election in Ika Land. The Physically Challenged Persons made the call during the week at Agbor.

Speaking through their Chairman, Comrade John Paul, they said, ” We are appealing to the good people of Ika, to come out in large number to cast their votes for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Chairmanship and Councillorship candidates come Saturday, March 6. A vote for the PDP is a vote for growth and development, hence, we are appealing to our people to make their votes count by voting massively for the PDP.”

While expressing optimism that PDP will win landslide in next week’s council election, they thanked the executive governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his love, care and concern for them, noting that they are going to remain grateful to him.

We are indeed very grateful to our dear leader and father, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his love, care, concern and support for us. Okowa’s administration has done us good. The governor has put smiles on our faces and make our lives better. We will remain grateful to him. And we will continue to support him and pray for his success in office.

Comrade John Paul
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Rotary Club Of Agbor, Kenneth Gbagi Foundation

Rotary Club Of Agbor, Kenneth Gbagi Foundation ,organize Free Cataract Screening, Surgery

Rotary Club of Agbor in conjunction with the Kenneth Gbagi Foundation and Eye Care Health Initiative have carried out a one day free cataract screening and surgery exercise.

This was made known to newsmen during the screening and surgery exercise which took place recently at Leads Guest House, Boji- Boji, Owa, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta StateSpeaking to newsmen during the exercise, the President, Rotary Club of Agbor, Rtn. Chris Monye stated that Rotary Club is a humanitarian organization whose members sacrifice their hard earned money in order to make others comfortable and happy.

He noted that the day’s event was carried out with the collaboration of Kenneth Gbaji Foundation and Eye Care Health Initiative as he revealed that the organizers of the event spent millions of naira to put the programme in place, maintaining that the surgery for about fifteen persons have been paid for by the organizers.

Speaking further, Rtn.Monye noted that Rotary Club of Agbor has carried out a lot of humanitarian services to the people of Agbor, adding that most times,the projects are carried out in the rural areas because they are the ones that suffer from different lack because their access to some basic amenities are limited.

He disclosed that Rotary Club of Agbor has dug boreholes in some rural communities and still plan to drill more.Continuing,he stated that the Renal Centre in Central Hospital, Agbor built and equipped by the Rotary Club will soon commenced activities, adding that the Renal Centre was built to reduce the stress of traveling far to take treatment by those with kidney problems.

Some of those who benefited from the eye surgery in a chat with our correspondent thanked the sponsors as they prayed that God will continue to give members of the various organisations the strength to continue in the good work.

A Rotarian working during the exercise
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Agbor Community Union

Agbor Community Union inaugurates youth wing executive as Onyeche warns against party politics

The umbrella group of the Agbor people, Agbor Community Union,ACU has inaugurated a youth wing executive. The youth wing executive was inaugurated on Saturday, February 20 at the Agbor Community Hall, Ime-Obi, Agbor by the President-General, Agbor Community Union, Mr Larry Egun Onyeche.Mr Onyeche during the inauguration ceremony congratulated members of the new executive. He warned the newly elected executive against using their new positions for political gains as ACU will deal decisively with anyone found wanting in that regard.

Onyeche who addressed the youths noted that during the constitution review of ACU cognizance was not taken in regards to zoning in order to carry all zones in Agbor kingdom alongHe pointed out that a committee has been set up to look into that. He said that for the youths election,zoning was considered and applied adding that all the zones were carried along and the deputy president is a lady.He maintained that the youth wing is an integral part of the unions constitution but for some person who have been trying to sabotage the activities of the body,hence, the delay in conducting the election.

On his part, the Chairman Electoral Committee Dr.Onyemaechi Ugboh before the election sued for peace as he disclosed that it is not a paid job but rather a call for service and sacrifice. He added that if anyone is vying because he or she thinks that there is money to be made such a one is making a mistake because there is no money anywhere to be made.He said the only benefit is that one serving gains recognition through meeting people and can get a job along the line.

In appreciation, the newly elected President, Youth Wing Agbor Community Union, Mr. Anointed Ogala ,thanked everyone present for their support and contributions towards the success of the election as he assured that he and his team will run an open door policy and everyone will be carried along.He promised to work in synergy with the main body and obey the constitution of the union.

Mr Anointed Ogala emerged president,Miss Anita Okumasor Deputy President,Mr. Ewere Goodluck Ogbu Secretary Mr. Patrick Omoruyi Assistant Secretary,Mr., ——————– Director of Planning and Mr. ————————-.

Mr. Anointed Ogala (3rd left) & members of his executive

Mr. Anointed Ogala (m), ACU PG, Mr. Larry Onyeche in a group photograph with Dr. Ugboh & Agbor Youths
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UNIDEL: Thanks, Gov Okowa For The Uncommon Gesture

UNIDEL: Thanks, Gov Okowa For The Uncommon Gesture

The news of the passage of the bill giving teeth to the establishment of University of Delta, Agbor, (Unidel, Agbor), has come as a top draw from the string of good news that has become synonymous with Agbor Kingdom recently. When the bill was initially proposed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to the Delta State House of Assembly to establish University of Education, Agbor, we wholeheartedly thanked you for the gesture, promising to engage the state legislature with a view to making it a full fledged university.As promised, we made a rich presentation at the public hearing organized by the state legislature in order to churn out a very good bill that incorporates our interests. True to our expectations, the Delta State House of Assembly, today, Tuesday, 23 of March, 2021, graciously passed a bill establishing University of Delta, Agbor, that will be appropriately referred to as Unidel, Agbor.To this gesture, we thank you, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for proactively sending the executive bill for the establishment of a university in Agbor. We may not go to the rooftop to cheer the “Roadmaster” for this unexpected gesture but we are sure that your action will cement your name in the sand of time.Our gratitude goes too to the Delta State House of Assembly who against all odds gave the bill the accelerated hearing it deserved. To Prof Patrick Muoboghare, the Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, we owe him one for the tenacity and steely resolve to stand firm in defending what’s right.For Hon Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, Member, Delta State House of Assembly, representing Ika South Constituency, we didn’t expect less. We are aware of his contributions to support the bill. His efforts have further elevated him in the Agbor Hall of Fame. He is truly a concerned citizen.The new University of Delta, Agbor, has immense capacity to attain greatness considering the facilities available at the Agbor Technical College and State School of Nursing, Agbor as well as the Agbor Central Hospital. In no distant time, we are confident that these facilities will become part of the university that will truly provide the needed research that our community currently crave.His Excellency, we are aware that the bill won’t stay long on your table before accent is given. Accept our assurances that we will reach our prominent sons and daughters of Ika Nation as well as corporate organisations to support the new school.Once again, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, we thank you.Truly yoursMr. Echi Obue (JP)—-Chairman, Concerned Citizens of Agbor Initiative also known as CACMr. Williams Eghebi—Secretary, Concerned Citizens of Agbor Initiative, also known as CAC.
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Ika Children in Diaspora

Ika Children in Diaspora re-elects Joseph Ihienkaonye as Chairman

An apex social group, Ika Children in Diaspora, has re- elected, Comrade Joseph Ihienkaonye as its Chairman. The election was done recently at Agbor. With the re-election, Ihienkaonye is going to serve as the leader of the group for another term of two years.

Members of the new executive are: Comrade Joseph Ihenokonye(President), Ikonyi Onyema C.Y(Vice-President),Bethel Ihienkaonye (Secretary), Chukwuma Friday(Treasurer), Mr Isoko Isioma (Media and Publicity Secretary),Irabor Miracle (Public Relations Officer), Oyanne Flight and Sir Theo(Elder).

In his acceptance speech, Comrade Joseph Ihienkaonye thanked his members for finding him fit to serve them a second time. He promised to move the group to a greater height. He declared that the growth and development of Ika Land will remain a top priority to them.

Comrade Joseph Ihienkaonye

Comrade Joseph Ihienkaonye (m) and members of his group
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Change Of Environment

Passing by different streets and a new set of people in a different environment.

Going into the heart of Owa – Ekei.I meet a totally different world across Old Lagos Asaba Road, Agbor.On entering the school compound, I saw strange pairs of eyes starring curiously at me.

‘Who’s she?’, ‘where’s she from?’, ‘why’s she here?’…I could here through their whispers.“That last class is your class” the Principal said.Wasn’t she going to take me there and introduce me!Before I could say jack, she was already into her office.I walked heads up, straight to the described class.Avoiding their peering eyes.

On stepping into the class, all heads turned to me.Like time had stopped.Everyone turned their eyes to look at the new student.I prayed for the ground to open and swallow me.I didn’t know where to sit as everyone scanned me with their eyes.“Hello; hi, am Mary.

What’s your name? you’re from Mary Mount right?” a girl with glasses said to me.“I’m Nma and yes am from Mary Mount” I replied in a tensed voice.“So welcome to our school” she said raising her hand to shake me.“You’ll be sitting there.”

She pointed to the seat at the extreme.“And that’s your seat mate Joy”I almost melted as I walked to that seat, praying not to miss my steps and fall down.Immediately I sat down, a man who might be in his early thirties walked in, and we all greeted.“So, we have a new student here.”He pointed at me.

“Kindly come and introduce yourself”God please help me. I gasped before I stood up.Welcome to Monyei Memorial Foundation School.

©Nma Ewere.
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