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Kingdom Heritage Int’l Assembly Celebrates Mid-Year Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, July 11, 2021, was a day of joyous celebration for the General Overseer, Pastors, Officers, Members and Children of Kingdom Heritage International Assembly Incorporated, (a. k. a. Fountain Of His Glory), as they held the grand finale of the 2021 Mid-Year Fasting/Prayer Programme and Thanksgiving Service in grand style.

The colourful ceremony which took place at the magnificent state of the arts Church auditorium, located at Number 50, Memeh Street, Boji Boji Owa, Ika North East Local Government Area Of Delta State, featured some life transforming activities such as the Undiluted Message from the Elect of God, Special Ministration by Pastor Monday Atewe and the Church Choir, Widows Empowerment and the Special Thanksgiving by the General Overseer and Members of the Various Departments of the Church.

In his sermon, Rev. Success Atewe, the General Overseer of the Church, who spoke on the message he titled, “Why Must We Thank The Lord?”, took his Bible reading from the books of Psalms 107:1-43, Second Corinthians 4:15, Proverbs 3:9, Matthew 15:36, Jeremiah 30:19-20, First Thessalonian 5:18, Malachi 1:6, Malachi 2:2-9, Romans 1:21, Habakkuk 3:18, Second Chronicles 20:20-21, and Genesis 4:4.

Admonishing the congregation, he stated that the Lord inhabits the Praises of His people, saying that “When you are Praiseful, you become Godful, and when you are Godful you become Fruitful, and when you become Fruitful you become a Sign and Wonder to your Generation”. Continuing, he informed the gathering that the day’s thanksgiving service was to thank God for His grace that sustained them from January 2021 till date and to also pray for His continuous protection from now to the end of the year and beyond.

Speaking further, the Seasoned Man of God, outlined Four major reasons why they should thank the Lord. He stated that Thanksgiving is done in order to honour God, explaining that it makes God to feel that He is a good father and also makes Him feel that His children appreciates Him. The second reason he gave was that, Because it is commanded that we should Thank God, hence it is pertinent for everyone to obey God’s commandment.

The Third reason is that Thanksgiving to God Multiplies whatever the Lord has given to them as individuals, saying that when they Thank God, He will reverse adversities from their lives and the Lord will take over all their battles. And Fourthly, he stated that Because of the dangerous consequences of Thankless ness, it is most advisable to always Thank God for His grace and mercies which has kept them alive.

Rev. Success Atewe, warned the gathering to never attribute their successes to their personal efforts but to ascribe all their achievements to God. He frowned at the situation where people do things at their own will, instead of adhering to the will and command of the Lord in order to partake from God’s abundant blessings. He charged the congregation to make up their minds to honour God, so that He will not bring a terrible curse upon them.

The event featured gospel songs ministration by Pastor Monday Atewe, a gospel artist. The leadership of the Church also honoured the widows in their midst and presented them Six yards of textile materials individually.In a brief remark during the presentation, the General Overseer of the Church, disclosed that the Church decided that the widows should be honoured, being part of their ministry, assuring that by the grace of God henceforth the Church will not relax on its oars in taking care of the widows.

Responding on behalf of the widows after the presentation, Mrs. Osifo Philomena, thanked God and the Church authority for the good things that have been happening in the lives of the widows and their families, saying that the Lord has been providing their needs through his servant Rev. Success Atewe, who has been giving them food items, clothing materials and financial assistance. She Prayed Almighty God to continually bless the man of God and his family and the entire members of the Church for their love and care.

High point of the epoch making event was the Special Thanksgiving by the General Overseer and his family and the members of the various departments in the Church, who danced to the rhythm of the beautiful song rendition by Pastor Monday Atewe and the Church Choir as they appeared before the Altar of God to appreciate Him for His protection and loving kindness upon them from the beginning of the year and for His sustainability during the remaining months of the year 2021 and beyond.

Rev & Pastor Mrs. Success Atewe

Members of the Men department during their thanksgiving

Rev & Pastor Mrs. Success Atewe with the widows of the church

Rev & Pastor Mrs. Success Atewe with their children dancing to the altar for their family thanksgiving
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Your estate belongs to us not Emuhu Community

Where you are building your estate belongs to us not Emuhu Community, Umunede people tells Prince Okonye

The land dispute between the Chief Executive Officer, Prince Paradise Estate, Comrade Prince Emmanuel Okonye and the Idumu Esegbena / Ozoba Communities in Umunede, in Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State has assumed another dimension as the Umunede Communities described Comrade Okonye as a land grabber .

The Umunede Communities which spoke through their representatives during a press briefing at the Agadagidi Civic Center, last Saturday, April 3, 2021 said that the said plots of land where Prince Okonye is currently building his Prince Paradise Estate belong to them and not Okonye family of Emuhu Community as speculated in the news.

The press briefing which was anchored by the Publisher, Ika Light Newspaper, Mr Wemdi Nwaham had in attendance, Chief Gabriel Egbule, the Oliha of Umunede, Chief Augustine Ikechukwu Aghaolor, the Igirigi of Umunede, Mr Tony Ngozi, President General, Umunede Progressive Union, UPU, Chief Ifeanyi Best Ikem, the Arum of Ille Nobu, Chief Celestine Eluehike,the Isierieze of Umunede, Elder Chukwuma Ofili, Mr Stephen Eluha, Mr Obi Ikechukwu, among other prominent Umunede people.

Chief Gabriel Egbule who was the first to address the press said, “Idumu Esegbena and Ozoba Communities in Umunede, Ika North East LGA were sometimes ago involved in a protracted land dispute with Emuhu Community in Ika South LGA, which they (Umunede) won up to the Supreme Court.

Chief Egbule disclosed that Idumu Esegbena/ Ozoba Communities land, lying on the right hand side of the Benin/Asaba Express Road when coming from Umunede, was sold by the people of Emuhu Community, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the State to one Emmanuel Okonye who is now constructing Prince Paradise Estate on the illegally acquired land.

Chief Egbule who was former President General, Umunede Progressive Union,UPU said that the owner of the Prince Paradise Estate, Prince Emmanuel Okonye has been intimidating and attacking his Umunede people with police and thugs.

He further disclosed that the said land dispute with Emuhu community has been on since 1954.

In the words of Chief Egbule, “Following the conscious encroachment into our land, we decided to take the two families of Emuhu Community who were sharing common boundaries with us to court by filing a case at Agbor High Court in 1969. And the case came before one Justice Obi and the court gave judgement in favour of my people, the Idumu Esegbena and Ozoba Communities of Umunede”.

“As expected, the Emuhu people appealed to the Court of Appeal in Benin City and the case came up before a panel of three Judges headed by late Justice Omoyiode. But, after a protracted legal battle which was obviously delayed because the head of the panel judges fell ill and was flown abroad for treatment, we were again given victory in judgement of the Court of Appeal, Benin-City. Not satisfied with the Court of Appeal, Benin-City judgement, Emuhu people again appealed to the Supreme Court using late Chief Gani Fawhinmi as their lead counsel, who appealed to the Supreme Court that an appeal judgement ought to be given within three months but the Court of Appeal Benin- City delayed judgement for more than the speculated three months

“The Supreme Court, listened to the prayers of Fawehinmi and referred the case back to Court of Appeal and at the Court of Appeal, Benin-City, the presiding judge again awarded us victory by standing on the earlier judgement of the Court of Appeal.Gani Fawehinmi appealed again to the Supreme Court on the ground that the delayed judgement of the Court of Appeal Benin-City was quashed at the Supreme Court by referring the case back so there was no way the new judge can uphold the former judgement in this case”.

“Unfortunately, his people lost the case on technical grounds which they appealed to the Supreme Court where Idumu Esegbena and Ozoba Communities in Umunede finally got victory in 1994.

He futher stated, “After this final victory, one John Okonye who was farming pineapple in the said land then came to beg us to be our tenant by paying rent for the said land to enable him harvest and continue his pineapple plantation. And because of our kind nature and hospitality, we entered into agreement with him( John Okonye) which he was honouring until after four years that he breached the agreement. On enquiry from him, the tenant, John Okonye said he was asked to stop by the Emuhu Community that they own the land which led to another tussle that made the Dein of Agbor and the Obi of Umunede to set up panel of enquiry which Idumu Esegbena and Ozoba Communities in Umunede won and the Emuhu people were fined four goats.

“About four years ago, one Chief from Emuhu came to our Royal Majesty suggesting the selling of the disputed land to a housing estate developer , a request our Obi rejected after due consultations that Emuhu Community has no land there.Emuhu people went behind and illegally sold the disputed land to one Emmanuel Okonye, also known as, Prince Paradise. Apart from going about boasting and telling lies that he(Prince Okonye) wants to develop Ika land but Umunede people were against his developmental plan, the said Emmanuel Okonye has been attacking and intimidating Umunede people and that the security agencies have compromised in their duties.

He pointed out that Umunede people are never against development because they have given plots of land to Delta State Government to build Rest Park and also to the Federal Government for projects but was abandoned following the Goodluck Jonathan ouster as president of Nigeria.He said the over eight police officers allegedly from Zone 5, Benin-City brought by Prince Paradise almost murdered their new Arum, Chief Ifeanyi Best Ikem and shot his wife, therefore crippling her in the process.He revealed, “the renewed land dispute took a new dimension when police officers drafted from Zone 5, pulled down the window burglary of Arum’s residential house on No. 113 Old Umunede/Agbor Road, then Old Lagos/Agbor Road, Umunede and forced themselves into his house.The officers who came in three vehicles on mufti numbering between five and six allegedly made unsuccessful efforts to dismantle the entrance burglary before scaling through the burgled window into the house but the Arum’s wife, Mrs. Ebere, prevented them from taking her husband away after several hours of struggling, when the officers allegedly opened fire on the wife on both legs before help could come from the community youths and family members. Again, Umunede people who went to their normal farm works were waylaid by Emmanuel Okonye’s thugs few days ago with all their farm tools and motorcycles taken away from them. And with the aide of the police the Umunede farmers were arrested on framed up charges of wanting to destroy Prince Paradise Estate, Emmanuel Okonye is building on the illegally acquired land.On his part, Chief Augustine Aghaolor, a retired diplomat from United Nations , and the Igirigiri of Umunede Kingdom, said he has been involved in peace keeping even in foreign lands. He debunked the allegations by Emmanuel Okonye that he (Chief) Aghaolor led boys to destroy his blocks and other working materials.

While condemning what he described as the forceful method Emmanuel Okonye was using to claim Umunede land, he told him to stop using the police to harass and intimidate Umunede people.

Continuing he said, “I also want to advise investors that Emmanuel Okonye is deceiving them because the land does not belong to him. There’s no way he can re-write history.Shooting the wife of our Arum, crippling her will not be spared. We must fight for justice. Prince Okonye gangsterism method does not solve problem and it will lead him to nowhere.”

He condemned the invasion of the residence of the Arum and the shooting of his wife by armed men, saying that it was an attempted murder on the couple just as he warned that the police and whoever contracted them would not get away with the act.

The former UPU president general said no Umunede youth will go to Okonye for settlement when elders have given warning for them to keep away from what they have no accurate knowledge of.

“Prince Emmanuel Okonye should vacate our land. The land Okonye is building his Prince Paradise Estate belongs to Umunede people not Emuhu. Okonye is a land grabber, our people of Umunede will not allow him to grab our land,” Chief Aghaolor stated.

From right: Chief Gabriel Egbule, Chief Celestine Eluehike & Chief Augustine Aghaolor

From right: Mr. Tony Ngozi, Chief Eluehike & Chief Ifeanyi Ikem

Comrade Prince Emmanuel Okonye
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Igbodo Gets Anti-Cult Office

The Commandant, State Anti- Cult Unit SACU, Delta State Police Command, Superintendent Chris Igbaji has charged the members of the state Anti Cult Group in Igbodo, Ika North East local Government Area of the State not use the authority given to them to get involved in illicit activities when it comes to community policing.

Superintendent Igbaji gave the charge in Igbodo on Sunday, April 4, 2021 when officially inaugurating the State Anti-Cult office in the area. He advised members of the group to help complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force through the provision of adequate information in order to record success in the fight against crime and securing lives and property of people in the area, as no community, he said could achieve great success in an environment riddled with criminality.

According to the state Anti-Cult Unit Commander, the group should see themselves as a volunteer group that is ready to make sacrifice by helping the police division in the area to achieve a crime free environment in the community. SP Igbaji warned members not to allow themselves to be used as bad instruments in the hands people particularly politicians in the area to intimidate members of the public.SP Igbaji also used the occasion to solicit the total cooperation of the entire people of Igbodo Community to assist the Anti-Cult Group. He said doing this will help them to achieve success in combating criminality across the community.

Responding, the Chairman of the State Anti cult Group in Igbodo, Mr Uche Nwahandi Eboma thanked SP Igbaji and his team for the visit to the community, adding that the inauguration of the Anti-Cult office in the area would assist the operation of the group in rendering good service to the people of Igbodo Community, as no security group can effectively function without an office.

Mr. Eboma who is also the Commander of the Anti-Cult Group in the Agbor Area Command, promised that the Anti-Cult group in Igbodo would do their best to assist the Nigeria Police to beef up security in the area.He used the occasion to advise people resident in the area to stay away from crime and support them to ensure the security of life and property in the area.

In addition, Eboma specially thanked the Monarch of Igbodo kingdom, HRM Obi (Barr.) Ikechukwu Nkeobikwu Osadume 1, the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the member representing Ika nation at the Federal House of Representative, Hon. Victor Nwokolo, members of Igbodo Community Ilabor Branch in UK led by Chief Uzum, the Community PG, Deacon Mathew Okwajie, American based Ucheka Odima, Ukwale Lucky and everyone in the community that has positively supported the work of the Anti-Cult group in Igbodo.

Mr Eboma displaying some of their security gadgets

Some members of Igbodo Anti-Cult group
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DJ Humble Sounds Entertainment MD, Onyisi Samuel Launches Musical Instruments

Mr. Onyisi Samuel, also known as, Divine Brothers on Sunday, January 17, 2021 launched his musical instruments with the stage name ‘DJ Humble Sounds Entertainment’.

The launching ceremony was held at his residence at Aliagwe Quarters, Owa- Alero in Ika Northeast Local Government Area of Delta State.The Chairman of the day, Mr. Otobo Friday, also known as, MC Coach, commended Mr. Samuel for the ideas and initiative of coming up with such quality sounds system. He called on residents of the area and beyond to patronize DJ Humble Sounds Entertainment.In an interview, Mr. Onyisi Samuel expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for His blessings upon his life and family.

Mr Samuel who is also into Ika high life music, thanked his master, Mr. John Onyela, also known as,Gonabi, a businessman and dealer of all kinds of Motorcycles and his wife for coming to felicitate with him. He also expressed appreciation to his friends and well wishers, including associations such as, Otuoruneka, New Bride Association and members of Idumudugba for honouring his invitation.

He used the medium to seek the patronage of residents who have birthdays, house openings, child dedications, burial ceremonies, Chieftaincy titles ceremonies, among other social ceremonies. He promises to offer the best service to his customers.
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Tradomedical doctors can cure Coronavirus disease

If the name and cause of the disease could be discovered says Prince Johnson A prominent doctor in Owanta-Aliosimi in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, Prince Johnson Ezenuwegbe has said that tradomedical doctors can cure Coronavirus disease, if the name and cause of the disease could be discovered

According to him, God has created all roots and herbs and their functions.He made the statement at his country-home at Owanta-Aliosimi during the week. He gave an example with bees in the bush, saying, ” If you don’t attack the bees it will not sting you. Because human has offended God that is why God has reacted by sending human with the case of Coronavirus (Pandemic) Covid 19In a related development, Prince (Dr) Ezenuwegbe said that human beings are going beyond their capacity of knowledge, measuring height with God, as the scientist invention caused both good and bad in the world

As human beings, we are trying to know everything about God, also disapproved everything about God; the power of God. We want to know what is in the atmosphere eg the (moon) where apolo sickness came into the world. All these are being probably to know where God is.He pointed out that if the Europeans who brought Christianity to Africa could establish same sex-marriage, then something must be wrong somewhere.

He said man has offended God, that man has to seek the face of God to enable him free from God’s wràth, and from sin.He also gave an example with a great philosopher John Plummer who says every note of a singer is registered but when he coughs it is also registered.

Prince Johnson Ezenuwegbe
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Great Workers Union calls for Govt. Assistance

Power generator repairers under the auspices of Great Workers Union, Ika Chapter has called on the three tiers of government to come to their aid in terms of empowerment and granting of soft loans to members to enable them overcome the numerous challenges facing them in course of doing their business.

This was made known to newsmen during the 2019/2020 end of financial year of the union held on Saturday December 12, 2020 at the union’s secretariat along Abraka road behind Onuwa Technical, Boji – Boji Owa Ika NorthEast Local Government Area.

Speaking to newsmen, the President of Great Workers Union Mr. Monday Ikey disclosed that the organization has been in existence for almost a decade but that they have never had any help or encouragement from the government as he pointed out that one of the reason why Youths have refuse to go into business like generator repairing and some other legitimate businesses is because the government is not encouraging those who are into such business adding that if those in government put in place policies that will better the lots of those into the technical jobs which, members of the union are into, it will go a long way in attracting the younger generation into such technical vocation.

He noted that the cost of running a generator repair outfit is on the high side as it is expensive to rent a space or a workshop, some tools needed for the job are also expensive while Government on their own part collect monies from them in the name of revenue collection.

He urged the youths to shun evil and engage in positive activities saying that life is that whatever action ones takes now, it will definitely tell on ones future.

The adviser of the Union, Mr. Joseph Aremiche Agboifo, popularly known as Dokita Best pointed out that the union just inaugurated new executive’s members to pilot its affair adding that the organization which has been existing for a very long time, deemed it necessary to let the world know that they are suffering.

Dokita Best stated that since the existence of the union, they have never had help from the government in terms of soft loan or empowerment of any kind even when they are recognized as those who are really into the generator repair and servicing business.

He noted that aside been an employment opportunity, the business also complement the effort of power generation in the country and that if the government encourage them, youths will see it as a worthy venture to go into.

On their part, the duo of the Vice President Mr. Chucks Eluma and the General Secretary Mr. Andrew Udha pointed out that if the government gets involved in the welfare of members of the union, it will go a long way in improving the services they render to the public.

They appealed to the state government to recognize their importance to the society as helping the union grow would also mean helping the society grow.

Great Workers Union, Ika Chapter
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Comrade Davison Ojie excelling in farm work, says he will do better with govt loan

This time the country is calling on Nigerians to embrace farming and other areas likely to help in the economic diversification and create a fertile ground and enabling environment for a robust economy; many farmers in the rural areas with high productivity rate appear to be unknown and unrecognized despite the huge contributions they are making towards the economic advancement of the nation. Majority of them have contributed immensely to the economic well-being of the nation without being known while others are still contributing their quota but yet are not still recognized.

These crops of farmers are locked up mostly in the rural areas, producing food for the nation with their crude implements which majority of the masses could attest to. They work in the sun and in the rain with little or no recognition at all. And in the process, they still employ workers whom they pay from their meager earnings. This is the irony of the whole thing.One of such farmers is Comrade Davidson Ojie, of Ute-Okpu kingdom in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State. He is a farmer not to be pushed aside when it comes to recognizing farmers of repute at least in his area in Delta State, for he has been able to contribute his quota to the agricultural development of not only in his place but also, the entire state if not the nation as a whole because his produce are carried by his customers to far away North and other parts of the country.

A native of Ute-Okpu in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, Comrade Davidson who was born as an Agriculturist for over 40 years says he has all it takes to place his area on the map as one of the food baskets of the nation if then necessary assistance he seeks from the government is given attention. As a reputable farmer, he has to his credit today, a large expanse of land measuring over five hectares with over 3,000 fruit-bearing palm-trees beautifully lined up on the land, forming boulevards of sort. With over 25 workers on his pay roll, some in oil-milling section, some involved in cutting of palm fruits from the palm-trees, while others are involved in the clearing of the bushes in and around the farm to keep it neat and free from dangerous reptiles such as snakes. The pick-up drivers who conveys the palm-fruits, palm oil produced, the end product, and other yields from his farm to places they are needed, also form part of the staff list.

All these workers are on his pay-roll. “ I have been helping in the area of employment, food production as I’m also into mass production of cassava and yam, but yam on a lower capacity. I pay all these workers for their labour because as the saying goes, a labourer deserves his wages. This is the reason why I’m calling on the government to come to my assistance. If I can get N5 million from the State government it will go along way in cushioning some of the harsh times I’m facing. I am eager to contribute my quota to the national economic development. I want my place to recognize as one of the producing zone of the state if not in the country. That is why I need government assistance in the direction.”

This farmer producing 80 jerry cans of palm oil on monthly basis and produces cassava in large quantities which is lift out from his large expand of farm on almost weekly basis. With this high production profile, the farmer no doubt deserve a place in the list of farmers to be considered for whenever such consideration is to take place.

QUOTE: “I am not soliciting for loan because I want to marry more wives. I want to expand, I want to expand my farm and contribute my quota in helping to ensure Nigeria joins the league of food-exporting nations of the world. You can see why I am asking the State Government to come to my assistance by giving me loan. I hear some farmers do get this loan. The government should please help me to get the loan. I remember there was a time either the State or the Federal Government registered its interest in producing oil in large quantity for the sake of exporting to other nations of the world. If I am encouraged to by being given loan to beef up my production capacity, I believe my own contribution will go a long way. Thank you very much.”

Ojie
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Ujor Joins Councillorship Seat Race

The outgoing Supervisory Councillor on Heath, Hon. Uche Ujor, has on Tuesday December 8, 2020 during Ward 3 meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Boji-Boji Owa in Ika North East Local Government Area declared his intention to represent the people as their Councillor in the forthcoming local government elections.

Hon. Ujor after his councillorship declaration was accompanied by teeming supporters to the country of home of their party LGA chairman, Rt. Hon. Chuks Agborma to formerly to solicit for more support that he (Ujor) should be given the opportunity to represent them for continuity of his good works at the ward.

While responding, Hon. Agborma stated that he is in support of all aspirants as the party LGA chairman and whoever the party at the ward level produced as its candidate. He said that following the request of the people considering the assessment of the good works of Hon. Ujor that he has no doubt that he (Ujor) when given the needed supports to represent will do better.

He appreciated them for coming, even as he admonished on peaceful coordination in campaigning to avoid disqualification of their aspirant.Earlier, a PDP leader in Ward 3, Mr. Paddy Ozue solicited for Ujor to be given the opportunity to serve for effective representation, remarking his impacts, especially in the area of empowerment of the youths with skills and provision of starter packs despite he is not holding any elective position is clear evidence that he has their interest at heart.

He further stated that Ujor is a loyal party man who can be called to order for any misbehavour rather than voting someone who after emerging starts looking down on them.

On his part, Ujor campaign director, Mr. Jerry Ebeye pleaded with their party ward 3 leaders to support his principal (Ujor) for the way forward of their ward and the development of the youths.

Hon. Ujor, promised effective representation of the people. According to him, “If I am given the mandated to contest and elected, I will improve on my good works, which is to do more for the people.

I believe their choosing me to represent them will not be a misplaced priority, because my template for seeking to contest for the councillorship position is all about putting the people first, especially the youths.“I will not share money, but engages our youths in training to acquire skills to become business owners, make money for themselves, be employers of labour and be self-relent.

Continuing, the councillorship aspirant promised not let his great party (PDP) down

Hon Agboma praying for Ujor
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Court remands suspected phone thieves

Two men who were reported last week for allegedly stealing phones in Agbor have been remanded by the Magistrate’s Court in Agbor.

It be could recalled that the accused persons, Chukwuka Omosor, (30), an indigene of Kwale and Frank Joseph, (30) who hails from Owa-Alero Community in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State were apprehended by members of Agbor Gha-Ihun security group on 20th of November, 2020 after they were involved in phone theft operations at Imudia Street and Orikeze Avenue, Agbor.

They were charged at the court presided over by Magistrate S. A. Anini, on two major count charges of conspiracy and theft which could possibly serve them a maximum punishment of 7years in prison.

Just as expected, men of the formidable security group were also at the court while ensuring that justice is served.

However, the court remanded the suspects at Nigerian Correctional Service, Agbor as the case was adjourned to December 17, 2020.
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AOPSHON Ika Noth East Celebrates Retired Headteachers

The Education Secretary (ES) Local Education Authority, Ika North East Local Government Area, Hon. Christopher Ekamagule has praised the efforts of the retired head teachers in his jurisdiction as the area Association of Primary School Head-teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON) holds send-forth on their honour.

According to the ES, “The retired head-teachers records of service have shown that they have performed very well and I am proud of them for the fact that none of them was found wanting.“Every teacher should be proud to be teacher because teaching profession remains the mother of all profession. A teacher is never tired of teaching; retirement is a reward for every serving worker at the completion of their service year duration.

Workers who are opportune to attain retirement should rejoice and thank God for the privilege. Today is special day in the life of the retired head-teachers and I congratulate them on their retirement.Hon. Ekamagule who specially took time to eulogize the outgone AOPSHON chairman, Comrade Bridget Ngozi Igbedion for her dedication and wealth of knowledge, described her as a role model that every head-teacher should to emulate.

He encourage all that whatsoever one does should leave a good legacy to remembered for.

Earlier in her address, the Chairman of AOPSHON, Ika North East LGA, Comrade Mrs. Kate Isioma Onuoma thank God for preserving the lives of the retirees to work to retirement hale and hearty. She on behalf of the head-teachers congratulated them on their successful retirement from the noble teaching profession.

Comrade Onuoma remarked that the gathering was to celebrate the retired head-teachers for their immense contributions to the development of education sector, especially the school children and the society at large. She wished them a happy retirement and God’s blessings.Responding, the Chief Inspector of Education, Ika North East LGA, Mrs. Sorokwu Juliet stated that retirement is a dream and prayer for every civil servant. She bemoaned that teaching profession is losing its strength for the fact that some teachers are not committed to their duties, while admonishing head-teachers to learn to be fathers and mothers to children under their care and also emulate the leadership qualities of outstanding retired head-teachers to be able to manage their schools.The Head of Personnel Management (HPM), Local Education Authority (LEA), Ika North East, Comrade C.C Eyomosah, on her part, said she is happy to share in the joy of the retirees and lauded their efforts, which according to her will continue to speak on their behalf.

The Chairman Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Ika North East, Comrade John Onwubuya and the Accountant LEA, Mr. Andrew Isiwekpeni respectively thumped up for the retirees on their meritorious service to the nation and prayed God to continue to keep them alive to reap the fruits of their labour.

In appreciation, Comrade Igbedion on behalf of the retirees thanked all who have shared in their joy. According to her, “I return all glory to God for keeping alive to see this day. It’s being God all the way since the date of our appointment as teachers.

Continuing, she decreed that retirement is not curse but to be enjoyed and that there is nothing to fear for. She enjoined the serving head-teachers to continue to put their best efforts to write their names in gold on completion of service year.

Former Ika North East AOPSHON Chairman, Comr. Igbedion flanked by Ekamagule, Onuoma, Eyimosa, others

Cross section of the retirees

Some executive members of AOPSHON, Ika North East Chapter
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