Chief A. O. Okowa Was Good To All-


An American trained Organic Chemist and Executive Assistant to the governor of Delta State, on Special Duties, Dr. Chukwuma O. Nwaonicha, has said that late educationist and the Ojeangbe of Owa Kingdom, Chief Arthur Okorie Okowa was good to persons who came his way. Nwaonicha who spoke in an interview at Agbor paid glowing tributes to respected community leader.

He said, “Chief Arthur Okorie Okowa was not just a father but, he was good to all persons who came his way during his sojourn on earth. His relationship with people both in his Owa-Alero Community and beyond was cordial and worthy of emulation. He lived good life, hence, God kept him alive till the age of 88 years and was installed the Okparan-Uku of Idumuebo, a position he held until he joined his ancestors. He was indeed a great man. May his soul find eternal peace in the bosom”.

Speaking in the same vein, Nwaonicha prayed God to keep guiding and protecting the eldest son of the late Ojeangbe and the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Okowa and his siblings.

Meanwhile, he used the medium to commend the developmental strikes of Governor Okowa in Delta State, noting that the Governor has truly put smiles on the faces of Deltans siince his inauguration on May 29, 2015. He called on Deltans to remain committed and supportive of the Okowa’s administration to enable the Governor finish strong in 2023.
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Ezekudene frowns against police molestation, calls for caution

A popular traditional doctor in Agbor, Chief Destiny Ijiebor, popularly known as, Ezekudene has frowned at the alleged molestation and arrest of one of his boys, Abraham Nmor by police officers serving in Obiaruku Police Division. Chief Ijiebor who holds the traditional titles of Ekwueme of Ejeme Aniogor, Ezekudene of Ejeme Aniogor and Nzun Nakpundun of Ejeme Unor condemned the action of the police on Abraham, stressing that such actions are completely against fundamental human rights of every bonafide citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Speaking to newsmen on the development, Ezekudene said, ” I am a community leader who believes in peaceful coexistence, unity and progress. I was shocked to receive a call on Tuesday, August 17 that one of my boys, Abraham Nmor who earlier was in my place to take herbal medication for the ailment he is suffering from, was arrested by police officers at Obiaruku Police Division. I was told he was searched but nothing bad was found on him. Unfortunately, the police officers went ahead to arrest and detain him, stating that Abraham robbed a substance on his body that portrays him as a ritualist. He is not a ritualist. He is a small boy who is struggling to survive. I wondered why police is molesting and embarrassing an innocent citizen.

Ezekudene disclosed that he has been part of the efforts to sustain peace and development in Agbor and its environs, and that apart from being a member of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Agbor, he has in several occasions assisted security agencies, particularly police in their works.

“If police officers have started arresting people with herbs robbed on their bodies are they saying that traditional medicine is criminal? Has government placed a ban against herbal medicine? Police should please tell us. If government has not placed a ban on herbal medicine, then the police should be called to order”, he stated.

He therefore called on the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Hafiz Inuwa to call the Divisional Police Officer in Obiaruku, SP Florence Nzekwu and her officers to order before they will drag the reputation of the Nigerian Police to the mud.
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The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has appointed Ika North East Chairman and ALGON Chairman, Delta State, Hon Victor Ebonka as National Legal Adviser.

Barr Ebonka was appointed at the end of a two-hour meeting of the ALGON Board of Trustees (BOT) and the National Executive Council (NEC).

BOT Chairman, Hon. Odunayo Ategbero, presided over the Trustees meeting which addressed national issues of concern.

The communique at the end of the meeting reads in parts:

“The BOT of ALGON wishes to add that success in winning the war on banditry, kidnapping, insurgents, Herder’s crisis, killings, armed robbery and so on should remain consistent until every nook and cranny of villages, councils, LGA’s and States are free from such vices.

“The BOT hereby call on Nigerians to continue to cooperate with the security agencies in intelligent gathering to guarantee effective synergy for maximum results.

“The BOT insists in ample safeguards of rule of law and will continue to uphold the constitution mandate of the Association.

“As conscience of the Association, the BOT is in total support for the present Leadership of Hon. Kolade David Alabi and urge Nigerians not to be distracted by lies and falsehood of few fifth columnists that do not mean well for the Association.

“Meanwhile, the ALGON Chairman, Kogi has been removed as the ALGON Legal Adviser and has since been replaced by the ALGON Chairman Delta State Chapter, Hon. Barr. Victor Ebonka

The meeting was well attended by a handful of members as others joined virtually in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
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A minister of the truth and a trado-medical practitioner, from the Ime-Obi,Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area, Pa. Friday Irunkwor, popularly known as Otakation has been reported dead.

The fearless media critic, Pa. Irunkwor died at the age of 67 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife and five children, three males and two females.
According to his bereaved family members, late Pa. Irunkwor gave up the ghost in the early hours of Thursday, August 19, 2021

.Meanwhile the news of his death came as shock to as many of his lovers who lamented over his departure without saying goodbye.Late Pa. Irunkwor will be missed by many who described him as an apostle of truth for criticizing without fear what he called self-centered representation of Ika nation political representatives.

Lamenting over his father’s demise, Miriam Irunkwor said she and her siblings are yet to accept the fact that their father is no more, describing him as good, caring and disciplinarian who loved speaking the truth.

She prayed to God to have mercy on the soul of his late father, Pa. Irunkwor and grant him a peaceful rest.
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The Need For BEDC To Prevent High Tension Cable Accident In Ika Land — Residents Speak

By Emmanuel Egbuchinem

Some residents of Boji Boji Metropolis have during an interactive session with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, frowned at the rate of high tension electricity cable accident that is being recorded on a daily basis in Ika Land.

Some of the respondents who bared their mind on the issue urged the management of BEDC to be more committed in the area of preventing high tension electricity cable accidents and in maintaining their facilities continuously, in order to forestall such negative occurrences within Ika Nation.Here are the contributions of some of the residents who spoke on the issue.Mr. Emmanuel Uzor, A Businessman, said “First and foremost I sympathize with the high tension electricity cable accident victim and her family over the mishap a fortnight ago. The issue of electricity cable accident is becoming very worrisome in Ika Land, there is no point beating around the bush, the management and staffs of BEDC should live up to expectation,they have not done that in my own view. It is unfortunate that we are still seeing a situation where individuals, group and organization come together and contribute their resources to purchase electric poles/cables and transformers after which they will transfer the materials and equipment to the authorities of BEDC. We were told by the federal government that power has been privatized, yet I don’t know why the issue of outdated equipment and bad structures are so pronounced all over the place, you will see several old and outdated transformers, electricity poles and cables. It is becoming a death trap everywhere though it’s not only in Ika Land that I have been seeing such rot, but it is quite unfortunate anyway. It is high time that the federal government has to use the authorities at their disposal to ensure that the management of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) are made to be more committed to their responsibilities of doing the needful in saving Nigerians from all these unfortunate incidence”.Mr. Benjamin Igboanugo, A Carton Manufacturer, said “Power issue in Nigeria is a very complex issue, we made it complex not that we don’t have the materials to provide electricity to the citizens, but we made it so complex that we don’t know how to come out of it. Most of these high tension wires were installed in the Seventies and Eighties and nobody to maintain them. I don’t think it is like that in some of the developing world, not to talk of the developed world. What can someone say? Until it kills a prominent person or notable politicians they will not sit up, presently it is killing people, we will talk and when we talk, if it is the will of God they will listen, but we will keep talking.What I am saying is that BEDC should have a system whereby all these old high tension cable mast and tower that is carrying the electricity cables should be properly maintained because they are bound to collapse. The authority of the power distribution company should have a system of maintaining their equipment say maybe within a time frame of four years there will be a change or maintenance, so that these things will not continue to be killing our people.We are crying that Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen and unknown bandits are killing people, now electricity cable that is in everywhere will also add to the killings, how many Nigerians will remain? The management of BEDC should sit up, I don’t know how we can continue in this society in such situation where there is no maintenance culture? Even in the Bible after Jesus Christ fed Five thousand people they picked up what was remaining so that there wouldn’t be any waste, but here in our country we are always into continuous wasting and no system to curtail the wastages, I don tire o, I don’t know where we are heading to. Let the authorities of BEDC try and continually maintain the mast and towers that are carrying the high tension electricity cables, so that we will be alive in good health”.Comrade Anthony Nwabianke, A Security Practitioner, said “This issue is good to be addressed because of the adverse effects of the high tension electricity cable accident on some persons in recent times. At this point it will be appreciated by the citizenry for the authorities of BEDC to consider it as a priority to go into adequate maintenance of their facilities such as the replacement of wooden electricity poles in order to ensure that things are being done perfectly, they should also ensure that residential buildings and business structures are not constructed under the high tension electricity cable wires. Furthermore, I urge the BEDC management to ensure that they supervise the staffers effectively that they do the right things that are expected of them and if need be they should ensure that they pay them accordingly, so that BEDC will see the need of providing quality services to the masses. The risk of high tension electricity cable on the citizens is not something that should be overlooked.Although, for sometime now BEDC have been trying in providing electricity to the masses, but much more is required in maintaining their facilities in order to ensure that the people of Ika Nation enjoy their services to the fullest”.
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The Director General (DG) of the Delta State Orientation Bureau, Eugene Azuka Uzum Esq, has rated the developmental strides of the Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, high as Deltans prepare to celebrate the creation of the state at 30.

Uzum stated this on the regular weekly Radio Programme tagged, “Prosperity for All Deltans, How e be for your Area” on the discuss, “Delta at 30, Desires matching Leadership.”

According to the orientation boss, Deltans had a lot to celebrate viewing from the creation of the State on the 24th, August 1991 to the present day.

Uzum said that the administration of Chief James Ibori between May 1999 to 2007 and that of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, between 2007 and 2015 has brought different developments and legacies in the state.

He said that the history of past governance could not be complete without the present day administration the Okowa Administration in the state.

“Today, under the present administration, technical education in Delta State is topnotch, having 25 technical colleges across the 25 local government area of the state, making it highest in the federation,” Uzum said.

Uzum also noted that “We also have three additional universities which includes Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro; Dennis Osadebay University, Asaba and the University of Delta, Agbor, created also under the administration of Governor Okowa for the admission of more Deltans for university education.

“In the area of job creation, according to statistics available, the present day Delta State under Governor Okowa has created novel job opportunities with over 100,000 Deltans and residents in the state gainfully engaged,” Uzum stated.

He said that the administration had more construction of network of internal roads, linking many towns and villages, adding that it was not a surprise that Governor Okowa was nicknamed the Road Master by the appreciative Deltans and residents in the state.

Uzum said Deltans had alot to celebrate in terms of peace across the state, adding that Delta State was one of the most peaceful state in Nigeria, just as he noted that in the area of gender equality in governance, the present administration had the highest number of women appointees and the highest in the federation.

“Delta State is outstanding in sporting activities, entertainment and comedy across the nation. These and many more, Deltans have alot to celebrate as we become 30 years in existence as a state,” Uzum averted.
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PDP Chairman begs government to repair Kingsley Street

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Chairman, in Ward 3, in Ika North East Local Government, Chief Kingsley Osagie, the Okwuezekwu of Otolokpo, has on behalf of the residents of Kingsley Street, cried out to the Delta State Government under the leadership of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to repair the street which is in a deplorable condition.

Chief Kingsley while expressing sadness over the poor state of the street, disclosed that it is a major road in Boji-Boji, Owa and it’s not only near the governor’s house but also, has as residents the member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Victor Nwokolo and the Director of Protocol, Government House, Asaba, Hon Ifeanyi Eboigbe and other prominent persons in Ika Land.

“We are appealing to the Delta State Government under the leadership of our dear brother and father, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to come to our rescue because we are passing through hell in Kingsley Street. The street is always taken over by flood each time it rains. The problem is beyond our control, hence, we are appealing to the state government to solve it for us. We are also begging our brothers, Hon Victor Nwokolo and Hon Ifeanyi Eboigbe whose buildings are at the beginning of the street to also intervene on the issue.

Kingsley Street connects other adjoining streets in Boji-Boji, Owa. The street is usually flooded each time there is a down pour. The flood cover the entire Street as it has no single drainage. The Landlords/Landladies who are now very worried over the deploable state of the street appealed to the state government not to abandon them but, facilitate the approval of the street. They declared that they will very grateful if government listen to their voice by constructing the street.
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BEDC should be sanctioned over cases of accidents from high tension cable wire

Ika Landlords/Landladies

The Ika Landlords/ Landladies Association, has called for the sanctioning of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC over cases of accidents from high tension cable wires.

The association which spoke through her president, Mr Vincent Arimokwu JP, noted that the nonchallant attitude of BEDC on issues of accidents and vandalization of transformers and electricity poles is alarming and causes for a serious concern. Arimokwu mentioned a recent case where a 19-old-girl was almost electrocuted in Boji-Boji, Owa. He disclosed that the teenager who is undergoing a serious and painful experience that has led to the amputation of one of her hands , was abandoned by BEDC after the company’s cable fell on her..

He stated that since the ugly incident occurred his association has not abandoned the electricity victim’s family as efforts are being made to save her life.

“ Ika Landlords/ Landladies Association has been at the forefront of the high tension cable wire accident that occurred in Boji-Boji, Owa last week. Unfortunately, BEDC that was supposed to take responsibility and pay the medical bills of the victim did not show any concern. If the high tension cable wires were well placed issues of electrocution will never be there. Many high tension cables in Ika Land are dangling owing to the fact that they were not well placed. If BEDC was serious, the high tension cables would have been well demarcated with sticks, if that was done there will not be issue.

“We have visited the family home of the victim and they are seriously not happy with the condition of their beloved daughter. Something urgent should be done because it requires life. Even the police was not cooperative until we made them to understand what is going on. BEDC has now agreed to pay the victim’s hospital bills. My association is not against anyone but asking that the right thing should be done”

Meanwhile, the mother of the victim and a widow, Mrs .Nkechi Ijenamaka, has cried out to government, groups and concerned individuals to come to her rescue as she has no money to attend to the medical bills of her daughter.

“I am a widow. I have no money to pay for my daughter’s hospital bills. Since the accident happened I have been borrowing money from people. I don’t want her to die. Government and members of the public should please help out.”

She thanked the President, Ika Landlords/ Landladies Association, Mr Vincent Arimokwu,JP and the entire members of the association for the role they have played thus far.
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Chief (Mrs.) Anwuli Golu Installed Ogbuefi Omu Of Igbodo Kingdom

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, was a remarkable day with history as the cultural value, norm and tradition of the peaceful agrarian Igbodo Community in Ika North East Local Government Area Of Delta State, was rekindled with the formal installation of Chief (Mrs.) Anwuli Augustina Golu (Nee Azikiwe), as the Ogbuefi Omu Of Igbodo Kingdom, by His Royal Majesty Obi (Barr.) Ikechukwu Nkeobikwu Osedume 1, the Obi of Igbodo Kingdom.

The event which took place at the Idumu-Obior residence of the celebrant saw her being officially granted the approval to sit on her traditional stool, by the traditional ruler of the community to fully commence her duties as the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom, having gotten her personal “Ogwa”, which is one of the major requirements for the prestigious title holder which was originally conferred on her about eight years ago.

Chief (Mrs.) Golu, the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom having fulfilled the requirements for the installation ceremony with the provision of kolanuts, a bottle of hot drink, native chalks, cartons of beer and one live cow to the Community, she now has the traditional authority to function as the leader of all the ladies and women in Igbodo Kingdom.

The Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom with her assumption of office will henceforth, be part of the planning and execution of all the traditional festivals in the Community, like the “Ogbanigbe festival”. She is to lead other members of her group in appeasing the gods of the land, so that there will be no problem during the period of the festivals. Although the Omu is under the leadership of the traditional ruler of the community, she will also function as the traditional mother of the king, in the sense that whenever the king wants to embark on any project, she will join him traditionally in solving any problem that may arise by nipping it in the bud. Generally, the Ogbuefi Omu of the Community works in synergy with the royal father for the overall well being of the indigenes and for the continuous progress of the Community.

In a chat with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter, the celebrant, who was all smiles and excitement, thanked the Obi and members of the community for finding her worthy as the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom, saying that the title was bestowed on her about eight years ago, but she was unable to provide the items to the community then.

Continuing, the Septuagenarian who is also a traditional birth attendant by profession further revealed that she was celebrating her installation ceremony so that members of the community will know that she has fulfilled all the traditional rites and presentation of what is required from the holders of the Omu title, saying that with the approval by the king for her to sit on the Omu stool in her “Ogwa”, henceforth, she will now be greeted and addressed as the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom.While appreciating the Royal Father, she pledged her unalloyed allegiance to the Obi in moving the community to greater heights.

She prayed the gods of the land to bless and protect the king. She also prayed same for all the title holders and the entire indigenes of the Kingdom.

The Omu further disclosed that apart from being a traditional birth attendant, stated that she is also involved in the production of herbal medicine which is used for curing fibroid, saying that she started the work over four decades ago in 1973, and that she was taught the business by her mother, late Mrs. Odibei Azikiwe.

High point of the epoch making event was the presentation of the required items which included a live cow, for the formal installation ceremony at the Obi’s Palace in the presence of some Palace Chiefs, members of Izu-Ani and members of Igbodo Community.

The event also witnessed the celebrant formally sitting on her traditional stool at the ‘Ogwa”, in her beautiful apartment, while prayers with the traditional native chalk was also administered on her by the Obi of Igbodo Kingdom, who was ably represented by the Olihe of Igbodo Kingdom, Prince Eugene Iyeke. The ceremony also showcased the traditional shooting of Canons to announce the emergence of the newly installed Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom.

Invited guests and everyone who attended the occasion were treated to a lavish reception of sumptuous meals and choice drinks.

In a chat with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter, Dr. Okorie Golu, the husband of the celebrant, who was highly elated, thanked God for the success of the day’s event. He also appreciated the Obi of Igbodo Kingdom, members of the Palace Chiefs, Izu-Ani and members of Igbodo Community for coming to felicitate with his family.

Continuing, Dr. Golu, who also doubles as the Chairman of Igbodo Task Force and a vocal member of the Obi’s Court, prayed God to grant his wife, the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom and himself good health and long life and for them and the entire members of Igbodo Community to be prosperous in their endeavours.

Speaking shortly after the ceremony, Mr. Azikiwe Isiwuzo Ikemefune, the Elder brother of the newly installed Omu, who was feasibly happy with the development, described the celebrant as not only a sister but, someone who represented their late Mother. He thanked God for the memorable event and wished his sister good health, saying “My greatest desire is that she will continue to grow with us and for God to spare her life that she will grow with the family and be a honest Omu, for the goodness of Igbodo Community”, he concluded.

In the same vein, Chief (Mrs.) Dumnodi Azubuike, the Iyase Omu of Igbodo, a very closed associate of the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom, disclosed that their duties as Omu, is geared towards the progress of the indigenes of the Community and the growth of the Kingdom. She Prayed the gods of the land to grant the celebrant, longevity and good health, praying same for the children, husband and all members of Igbodo Kingdom, both at home and in the diaspora.

Some notable personalities at the event included, Prince Eugene Iyeke, (The Olihe of Igbodo Kingdom), Chief Ifeoha Azikiwe (The Odogwu of Igbodo Kingdom), some members of the royal family, some members of the Obi in Council, members of the Izu-Ani, members of Idumu-Ozei quarters, members of Idumu-Obior Quarters, enlarged members of Igbodo Community, amongst many others.
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APC Ward Congress did not hold in Ika South Nwakor

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ika South Local Government, Elder Moses Nwakor, has said that there was no APC Ward Congress election in Ika South Local Government as stipulated in some quarters. Nwakor who stated this while addressing APC members last Friday at their party Secretariat along Charles Street, Agbor said, “There was no APC Ward Congress in Ika South Local Government. The APC scheduled Ward Congress of Saturday, July 31 never held in Ika South. Do not believe in lies that are being spread by people who want power at all cost. God is with us and He has created a path for us which no one can close. Hold on strongly to where you are as our political leader and principal, Chief Dr Cairo Ojougboh is working round the clock with other APC leaders in the country to ensure that the right thing is done as far as our party Congress is concerned.

He commended the party’s Ward Chairmen in Ika South for their dedication and commitment towards the growth of the party, urging them not to relent in their support for the party.

Another Chieftain of the party, Hon Isaac Ulebor who was present at the meeting called on APC members in the local government especially, women to continue to support the party and also keep praying for Dr Cairo Ojougboh who he said is doing his best to move APC forward.

On his part, a stalwart of the party, Mr Chuks Osazuwa said he is strongly convinced that no one will be able to take over the leadership of APC in Ika South from Dr Cairo Ojougboh.

“Chief Dr Cairo Ojougboh remains our great and number one leader in Ika South. We should keep supporting Ojougboh because he has our interest at heart”.

Silas Ojete, Mrs Faith Ebie and Clement Ebie in their separate remarks at the meeting pledged their unalloyed loyalty and unflinching support for the Ojougboh leadership of APC in Ika South. They urged all party faithful at the meeting to double to their support for APC and Ojougboh as big rewards await them in the future.
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