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22-year-old Barber shot dead

A 22-year-old barber from Idumu-Ebor quarters of Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area, Elvis Unah was in the evening of Sunday, August 22, 2021 shot dead.

Speaking with journalists, the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Stella Unah while crying out for justice over the murder of her son, Elvis debunked the rumour that he was a cultist.

According to her, “One Shaka, an electrician who is also a member of the Anti-Cult Group in Owa Zone from Kogi State was the one who killed Elvis.

“At about 7pm on that faithful day, I heard my late son’s voice in an argument and when I called to know what the argument was all about, he said Shaka was chasing him and his friend, Chidinma and collected Chidinma’s shoe.

“Immediately, I cautioned him not to have anything to do with Shaka and I promised to assist him to recover Chidinma’s shoe, all for peace to reign.

“A few minutes after returning to my room, all I heard was a gunshot and wondered where the sound was coming from only to be told that Elvis my son had been shot dead.

She further said the police from Owa-Oyibu Divisional Headquarters came and took his body to the mortuary and also arrested his killer, Shaka who is now cooling of his heels at the Delta State Police Command, Asaba.

She disclosed that during interrogation at the State Police Command, Asaba, on Tuesday, August 14, 2021, Shaka regretted killing Elvis, saying that his target was his friend Chidinma.

According to a first hand information, late Elvis was said to be a member of the Aro Cult group while Shaka belong to Aye Cult group, and both of them have had unsettled issues before the attack. Elvis was shot on his head.
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OYC appreciates Obi Efeizomor, Hon Friday Okoh

Owa Youth Vigilante security outfit was fully on duty as His Excellency, the Governor of Delta state, Sen. Dr A.I Okowa bid his late father a final farewell to eternity on 21st August, 2021.

The Chairman, executives and the entire members of OYC worldwide, extended their profound gratitude to Owa Youth Vigilante team for their performance last Saturday in carrying out such an enormous task by providing adequate security measures with all other other security apparatus both in Owa Kingdom and the drafted security forces to aid in the smooth organization of the Governor’s father’s funeral.

Indeed, it wasn’t an easy task but God made a success.We want to also commend the General in Command of OWA YOUTH VIGILANTE, Hon. Friday Okoh, Friday Okoh, popularly known as, Hero for all his outstanding contributions towards ensuring that the security outfit of OYC are seen amongst the best, with the provision of various security gadgets and others to ensure the security outfits are of international standard.

“We also extend our sincere appreciation to our most revered monarch, the Obi of Owa Kingdom cum Chairman Delta State Traditional Rulers Councill, Dr. E.O Efeizomor, JP for the strong support to Owa Youth Vigilante by always providing fatherly advise and according to the team the needed recognition.

On the same day being Saturday, 21st August 2021, His Royal Majesty introduced the security outfit to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba during the IG’s visit to the palace of Owa kingdom.

Owa Youth Vigilante is a security outfit created from the apex body of Owa Youth Council whose aim is to defend and provide enabling environment and getting rid of hidden criminal minded elements in all nooks and crannies in Owa Kingdom while partnering with already existing security apparatus in Owa King.

They called on all well meaning sons and daughters of Owa Kingdom to support the group in every possible way towards ensuring Owa Kingdom remain the most secured place to live in.
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Apostle Gary Ogala buries late father

A popular man of God, respected community leader and politician, Apostle Gary Ogala, also known as, Desert Prophet, has buried his late father, Elder Emmanuel Akparike Ogala Onyibe, The well attended burial ceremony took place from Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 22 at Ime-Obi, Agbor.

Late Elder Emmanuel Akparike Ogala Onyibe, popularly known as, Kpofe Okun( Jump Fire) hailed from Ogbeisere Community,in Ime-Obi, Agbor, Delta State. He was a revered community leader and mentor to many. He died at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his children and other family members.
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Letter to the Delta State Government

By Frank Chuks Izekor

As Delta State celebrate 30 years of her creation and 20 years of PDP rule in the state, I want to draw the attention of State government to a community road, although the has never been tared, but was hitherto passable over the past years without much difficulties.

The Alizomor – Alisor – Omumu road in Ward 3, Ika South Local Government Area, was awarded sometime last year by the Delta State government, and was billed to be completed within a record time as we were told that the contract sum was already made available to the contracting firm.

The road was among many other roads across the state that were awarded at the same time. The contractor to this particular road shortly after the award mobilized to site to the excitement of inhabitants of the communities.

While other roads awarded at the same time have been completed, only about 2klm of this road which ends at Alizomor was partially completed. The part of the road leading to Alisor was bulldozed and abandoned, while nothing was done on the part leading to Omumu.

The contractor according to grapevine information blamed lack of funds to the abandonment of the road project!But how could this be true when we were initially told that funds for the project, and indeed all the projects awarded at the same time have all been completed?

Alisor community as at today cannot be accessed through that road as it has completely become impassable. It has never been this bad over the years even though it was not tared.

The questions that are begging for answers as it concerns the road are:• Why was the construction of the road stopped immediately it passed the residence of a particular PDP stalwart who is the leader of the Party in that locality?• Why was funds made available for the other roads awarded by the State Government at the same time, not made available for this road?• Could it be that somebody somewhere influenced the construction of this road with the contract cutting across the three communities of Alizomor, Alisor and Omumu, while it was actually met to end after crossing a point?If this assertions are not correct, what effort then is this PDP and their stalwarts in that Ward putting in to ensure that the entire stretch of the road as awarded is completed?

I want to, therefore, call on the state government to expedite action on this road to alleviate the sufferings of the people living in these communities as PDP over the years has benefited immensely from them through what they call “bush votes!”

I want to also use this medium to call on the Commissioner for Works, (Urban and Federal Roads) Engr Noel Omodon who incidentally is from the same Ward with these communities to use his good office to see to the completion of this road, even though the said road does not fall within his jurisdiction, I however, appeal to him to reach out to his counterpart in the Rural Road Ministry to give the road the attention it deserves.
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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.
Source: Ika News Agbor


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.
Source: Ika News Agbor