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Ika South NUT honours 76 retirees with awards, cash

…as Dr. Peterson gifts outstanding teachers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Donald Peterson

Faces at the event

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

Demands immediate reconnection and energizing of their transformer

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

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

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

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

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

Pastor Paul Ogboi speaking during the protest

Unity Community Landlords/Landladies displaying their placards during the protests
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Monday Akpolo celebrates daughter’s first birthday amidst funfair

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

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

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

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

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

Comr. Monday Akpolo dancing with friends
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Waziri Igumbor clocks 79

…celebrates with friends

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

Mr. Waziri Igumbor in a group photograph with friends

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

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

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

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

Mr. Waziri Igumbor in a group photograph with friends
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EOB pay charity visit to Agbor Prisons, secure the release of inmate

In line with the spirit of the yuletide, members of an online community, Ewere Okonta Blogs, put smiles on the faces of inmates at the Agbor Correctional Centre when they went visiting on Tuesday, December 29, bearing gifts ranging from foodstuffs and toiletries. The visit was sponsored by two members of the platform living abroad; Mr. Isaiah Zeep Okoh based in the U.S and Mr. Oneike Eborka based in Canada.Members of the online platform, who were clad in red Polo tee-shirts, took time out to interact with some of the inmates upon which it was revealed to them some unfortunate circumstances surrounding the incarceration of some inmates.

Convener of the platform, Mr. Ewere Okonta took keen interest in one particular inmate, Lucky Michael who was incarcerated since 2019(March) on the charge of accomplice to the theft of a motorcycle. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment with an option of a fine amounting to one hundred and ten thousand naira. Ewere Okonta secured his release by offsetting the fine the following day December 30.In the words of the ex ifreedom.”this is a like a dream to me. God indeed sent an angel in human form to answer my prayers. I was in a wrong place at the wrong time. I never knew my friend was a thief. We usually hung out at a palm wine joint along Azehan Street, Agbor, but on that fateful day, security operatives suddenly stormed the joint where we take palm wine and apprehended me as my friend who they were after took off upon sighting them. They recovered a motorcycle which they alleged was stolen at gunpoint from a woman. I was interrogated and asked to lead them to his house. When they could not locate his whereabouts, I was remanded and consequently sentenced to three years imprisonment with an option fine amounting to a hundred and ten thousand naira”, he narrated.

He stated that since he couldn’t raise the fine money and coming from a poor background with none of his family members being able to raise the money, he resigned to serving his time. Little did he know that a miracle was in the making for him.

He was full of praise to his benefactor and members of EOB and prayed God to bless them abundantly.Admonishing the youths to learn from his experience, he warned that crime and bad company(friends) can lead one to his doom and encouraged them to embrace lawful ventures.He also appealed to well meaning individuals to reach out to inmates at the correctional centre, noting that a whole lot of them are just a token of kindness away from freedom.

As for me, I’m heading back to my village (Igbodo) and lead a life devoid of crime”, he said with a big grin.

EOB members with the freed inmate.
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SDP Chairman, Eke Egede celebrates Mom at 90 years

It was indeed a great moment last Sunday, December 27, 2020 as the Social Democratic Party, SDP Chairman in Ika South Local Government; Mr. Eke Egede celebrated his mother, Mrs. Roseline Egede 90years birthday. The birthday ceremony was also to commemorate the installation of Mrs. Roseline Egede as the oldest woman in Alijemisi, Alisimie, Agbor.

Children & family members of Mrs. Roseline Egede

The epoch making ceremony which took place at Alisimie was witnessed by the children of the celebrant, family members, including friends and well wishers.The installation rites were carried out by the representative of the Ekpenike of Alijemisi and were witnessed by elders, women and youths in the community.

Some of those present at the Ogwa where the installation of Mrs. Roseline Egede as the oldest woman at Alijemisi took place congratulated and wished her good health and more years as she discharges her traditional activities.

For the SDP Chairman, Eke Egede, “I’m very happy and grateful to the Almighty God for keeping us alive to witness this great day in history. My siblings and I congratulate our dear mother for not only attaining the age of 90 years. We give glory to the Almighty God for His grace and blessing upon us. We will give our mother the moral and financial supports she needs to succeed in her office for the overall good of Alijemisi, Alisimie and Agbor as a whole.

Reception took place at the residence of the celebrant where guests were lavishly entertained. Among the guests present at the ceremony were: Hon Kingsley Noye Philip, Hon Monye Lucky Ehiwuogun, also known as, Ukpe, Mr. Odia, an Aide to Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Hon Celestine Onyibe and other party stalwarts.
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We are solidly behind you,Oki youths tell Elema

Oki Youths in Agbor have pledged total support for the Elema of Oki, Chief Edison Edward. The youths disclosed this during a scheduled visit to the Elema at his ancestral home at Oki Uku last Sunday, December 20.The youths were led in the visit by their Chairman, Mr Calistus Onainor. They were warmly received by the Elema, Chief Edison Edward and members of his Ogwa.

The Elema, Chief Edison Edward (m) flanked youths & elders of Oki

In his remark, Mr Calistus Onainor said that the essence of the visit was to congratulate the newly installed Elema and also pledged their support for him.

According to Onainor, ” We are here to congratulate you newly installed traditional leader and the Elema of Oki, Agbor, Chief Edison Edward. We are very happy with his installation because it has put an end to over four decades of Oki without an Elema. I am assuring you all that Oki youths under my leadership will give one hundred percent support to our Elema, we are solidly behind him and we are going to work with him in order to move Oki forward. While we congratulate our Elema we wish him long and successful reign on the stool of his forefathers.

Chief Philip Onyekpe, the Obasogie of Ugbeka Kingdom and other leaders of Oki Community who spoke during the meeting thanked the youths for coming to identify with the Elema, pointing out that Oki is now more established as her traditional leader has been installed. They added that the growth of Oki is a collective effort that requires the contributions of all Oki sons and daughters both at home and in the Diaspora. They promised to join the youths in their quest to move Oki forward.

Responding, Chief Edison Edward, the Elema of Oki expressed gratitude to the Calistus Onainor led youths, saying that he was honoured with their visit. While wishing them well in their different fields of endeavours, he advised that they should remain committed in their bid to better Oki land. He added that as the traditional leader of Oki, he will do his best and in synergy with his subjects to impact positively on the lives of his people.The executive members of Oki youths Agbor branch are: Calistus Onaimor, Chairman. Chuks Ndidi, Vice Chairman, Festus Nuonum, General Secretary, Lucky Abaigbe, 2nd Vice, Sunday Obianke, Treasurer, Paul Nkemachor, Financial Secretary, Eric Onamor, Assistant Secretary, Ayere Monday, Provost, Idegwu Wisdom, Provost and Uhure Festus, 2nd Assistant Secretary.

The Elema of,Chief Edison Edward in a group photograph with youths and elders of Oki

The Elema, Chief Edison Edward (m) flanked youths & elders of Oki
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Christmas: Concerned Citizen donates food items to widows, community women

Not less than 60 widows in Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, on Monday, December 21, 2020 smiled home with food items donated by an illustrious son of the kingdom.

The widows, mostly emerging from Triumphant Baptist Church, Ime-Obi, Agbor including women from Ihaikpen community received one 25kg bag of rice, one carton of indomie noodles, tomatoes paste and wrapper each.The donor who chose to remain anonymous, said the gesture was a yearly exercise to support the widows in the community.

He said, “I know their major burden is how to feed and that is why I took it upon myself to show them love as part of me giving back to the society.

As you can see, these widows are really in need and their voices are not necessarily heard by those in government and other NGO’s.This donation is just a token, but I know it would go a long way in putting smiles on the windows faces while they celebrate the yuletide. Hopefully, I will do more for them as time goes on.”

Widows jubilating for the gesture

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to newsmen thanked the donor for the gesture.

They said the food items and the wrapper would make them enjoy Christmas and New year celebration and prayed God to reward the donor abundantly.

Benefic aries being presented with gift items

Widows jubilating for the gesture

Items ready for distribution
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Lady Ofuasia bags NUT Award

The former Director, Agbor Model State School, Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Lady Agnes Ofuasia on Saturday, December 19, 2020 bagged National Union Of Teachers, NUT award, as a way of thanking her for her contributions to humanity during her active service, as a teacher.

Lady Ofuasia

The award was presented to her by the Chief Inspector of Education, Ika South during the NUT End of Year Party, which took place at Igumbor Otiku Secondary School premises, Agbor, Delta State.While speaking with pressmen, Lady Ofuasia expressed gratitude to God, positing that she is indeed overwhelmed with happiness to be honored this day.

In her words, “I want to thank God for this award, for giving me the strength to start as a classroom teacher and retired as a Director. Today, I’m being honoured, as one of the retirees, which has not happened before.

My work experience was challenging but God saw me through. Active civil servants should be committed to their work and not expecting gratification from Government, because some of the students their teaching will become governors, as others will hold vital office in the society. God will cause those students to remember them and that is the joy of being a teacher”.

She lauded the efforts of NUT leadership in Ika South Chapter, saying that they have done well, advising them to keep doing their good works. She therefore prayed God to prosper them in all areas of life.

Lady Agnes Ofuasia

Lady Agnes Ofuasia
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Dein conferred Chieftaincy title on Regina Eledu

The Dein of Agbor Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborkuzi I have conferred on one of the illustrious daughters of Agbor kingdom, Mrs Regina Oweru Eledu, the Ehurieken Geni Dein of Agbor Kingdom.

The event took place on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the Dein Royal Palace, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta state.Speaking to newsmen the recipient of the Chieftaincy title, Chief Mrs. Regina E. Eledu thanked Dein for the honour.

Chief Eledu stated that the conferment will spur her to do more good works for Agbor,her place of birth as she pointed out that her relationship with the palace has been for decades. She disclosed that when she was seeking admission into school of Nursing it was Dein’s late father, Obi Ikenchuku that recommended her and because of the recommendation, she was admitted without stress.

According to Chief Mrs. Eledu, “I have met Kings, I have read about Kings,but I have never met a Monarch like the Dein of Agbor. He is simple and humble. There is no word I can use to describe my King, he is just so wonderful” she saidShe urged Agbor indigenes to rally round “our King in order to take the Agbor to higher heights”.

The Dein of Agbor in his speech said that all those who have been conferred earned and merited the titles.

He pointed out that it was based on their contributions to Agbor Kingdom that they were picked to be honoured, adding that the conferment of the new Chiefs was for them to serve the people and not to cause troubleThe revered Royal Father warned against pride even as he advised that truth should be their watch word and not the pull him down syndrome.

HRM, Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekwuzi 1, Dein of Agbor, in a group

photograph with Chief Mrs. Regina Eledu and family members
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