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PFN inaugurates Ime-Obi unit executive amidst thanksgiving to God

It was an exciting day, July 10, 2021, for members of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Ika South chapter as they officially inaugurate newly elected executive for its Ime-Obi unit.

The inaugural ceremony was held amidst great joy and thanksgiving to God at Christ Faithful Vessels Evangelical Ministry Inc. in Agbor and was well attended by great men of God, officials of the FRSC and the Chairman of Ika South Local Government Council, Hon. Sunny Tatabuzogwu who was ably represented by the Council’s Secretary, Mr. Aluge-Obia Kainji.

The PFN Ime-Obi Unit executive sworn-in include: Prophet Ojeifoh Festus as Chairman, Apostle Agbatutu Oghenerukevwe as Vice Chairman, Pastor Igumbor Nelson as Secretary and Pastor Igumbor Kelly as Treasurer. Other unit officers are Pastor Ugbeze Nosa (Assistant Secretary), Pastor Divine Anthony (Financial Secretary), Apostle Eluma Onyisi (Programme Director), Pastor Where Obi (Discipline Officer), Pastor Mrs. Mary Nimfa (Welfare Officer), Rev. Omezi S. E. (PRO 1), Apostle Ochei Ifeanyi (PRO 2), Rev. Chinedu I. (Prayer Secretary), Pastor Joseph Benedict (Data Base), Rev. James Ihenonye (Assistant Prayer Secretary) and Pastor Emeri Michael (Auditor).

Also, members of the women’s wing executive that made the list are; Pastor Mrs. Ojeifoh Grace as chairperson, Pastor Mrs. Agbatutu Esther as Vice Chairperson, Pastor Mrs. Kelly Igumbor Helen as Secretary, Pastor Mrs. Igumbor Roseline as Treasurer, Pastor Mrs. Osonye Helen as Financial Secretary, Pastor Mrs. Chinedum Favour as PRO while Pastor Mrs. Onwuanishia Ngozi and Pastor Mrs. Igumbor Julie were elected as Advisers.

In a sermon centered on “The benefit of unity” had Apostle A. S. Eboigbe charged christians to speak with one voice, positing that there are much to achieve when things are done in unity.He enjoined all to show love, fellowship together in other to build the church and subsequently build the nation.

He concluded by congratulating the new executive, advising them to work as one indivisible body.

Why administering the oath of office on the executive, the Ika South PFN Chairman and General Overseer of Power of Faith Pentecostal Ministry, Rev. Joseph Uche Ejiniwe, applauded the well organized ceremony.He commended the guests for honouring the organization while acknowledging that PFN Ime-Obi Unit is the grassroot of the organization.He further explained that PFN being a well structured organization, has its chain of operations from the National to the state, province, local government and the unit, adding that the process was for an easy flow of her responsibilities.

Meanwhile, he congratulated the new unit executive, encouraging them not to relent in defending the faith in Christ Jesus. He also prayed God to increase them from strength to strength.

The Secretary to the Local Government Council, Mr. Kanji while conveying the message of the council Chairman, said the council is filled with men and women of Christian faith, adding that the Chairman who is also an evangelist, requires their prayers for him and the executive to function more effectively.

He disclosed that much development is ongoing in the local government in terms of cleanliness and infrastructural development, and in the same vein handed the chairman’s promise of doing his best for Ika South to move forward.

It was indeed a very successful ceremony which climaxed with special renditions in honouring God, taking of group photographs and pep talk on safety rules by the FRSC representatives.

Executive members of PFN, Ime-Obi Unit in a group photograph with some LGA executive
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Mr and Mrs Stanley Scofied Osaretin dedicate their baby to God

The family of Mr and Mrs Stanley Scofied

The family of Mr and Mrs Stanley Scofied Osaretin of Ozanogogo, Ika south Local Government Area on Sunday, June 6, 2021 dedicated their new born baby, Washington Efe Stanley to God.

The dedication ceremony took place at God’s House of For Church, Agbor, Delta State.

The Resident Pastor, Lucky Silas while presiding over the ceremony stated that there is nothing impossible for God to do. He urged all present in the church to have faith in God.

Testifying of the goodness of God before the congregation, Mr and Mrs Stanley Scofield Osaretin gave God the Glory and thanked Him for the successful delivery of baby Washington Efe Stanley.

According to the family, “We cannot thank God enough for his goodness upon our family. In many ways, God has proved to us that He is with us. The successful birth of baby Washington Efe Stanley is a testimony”.The parents of the new born baby thanked all who came to share in their joy and prayed for God to bless them.

“On behalf of myself, my wife and our son I specially thank all my friends and well wishers both far and near, most especially those that came from Ozoro, Benin City , Asaba and Warri for celebrating with us. My heartfelt thanks also goes to Osaretins and Osagies families. God bless you all,” Mr Stanley Scofied Osaretin stated.
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Street trading: Ika South Environmental Taskforce Goes Toughough On Defaulters

The newly appointed Environmental Sanitation Taskforce in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 raided traders who flouts the government order prohibiting street trading in the area.The group with able-bodied young men took to the action following the refusal of the traders to obey the simple rule even after series of sensitization.

It could be recalled that the immediate past administration of the Local Government Council led by Hon. Barr. Victor Okoh, having built the Edike temporary market, made frantic effort to move the traders right into the market. However, the effort could not yeild the desired result as over forty-five percent of the traders still shade their wares along Odozi street amongst other streets while others who eventually moved to the Edike temporary market would shade their wears along the market walkways respectively.

The Taskforce Chairman who doubled as Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Community Development, Comr. Friday Orubor, said the raiding exercise was part of their measure to further instill discipline on the market women who has refused to obey the government directive.

According to him, the Environmental Sanitation Taskforce team has gone round appealing to the traders to stop street trading as it not only create difficulties to road users, but also exposes them to danger.Meanwhile, Comr. Orubor lamented that few hours after the taskforce team had left the environment, the traders returned back to continue their trade on same walkways.Continuing, Comr. Orubor described the attitude of the traders as rebellious, explaining that they the traders would do them selves good by adhering to the directive.“We have enough space inside the market for the traders to do their businesses.

“The Local Government Council has also taken an extra effort in getting back stores from private owners having more than two spaces. All these, are to have the traders get sufficient space to sell their goods,” Comr. Orubor said.He used the medium to advice residents and market women to stop disposing their refuse into the drainage system and also encouraged them to keep their surroundings clean.He expressed gratitude to the working Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his passion towards ensuring a clean Delta State and also commended the Ika South Council boss, Hon. Sunny Tatabuzogwu, for strongly keying into the Governor’s initiative for a cleaner and better Ika South.

In another development, the LG Environment Taskforce team met with traders of Baleke market in the Boji-Boji metropolis, appealing to them to stay clear from the market premises as reconstruction work by the state government shall commence on Monday next week.He disclosed that the project would last for 3 months as assured by the contractor in charge, pointing out that their appeal was to prevent the market traders from any casualties that may arise in the process of the job.

He also enjoined them to work in partnership with the council to clear the heaps of refuse at the market.

The women who were led by the Acting Chairman of the Baleke market, Mr. Augustine, promised to convey the message to other traders of the market while also appealing that traders should be able to get their space back at the completion of the project.
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Complaints As Ika Drivers Increases Transport Fare

Complaints have enveloped different quarters in Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government, Delta State as Bus drivers in the ancient city,on Monday, March 22 refused to load passengers enroute Agbor to Asaba/Onitsha.

The complaints of the residents is that in the face of biting hardship following poor economic situation in the country, drivers want transport fare to be increased by 100 percent.

Meanwhile, member representing Ika South Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly and Chairman, House Committee,on Transportation, Hon Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, also known as, Chuky Dandy without hesitation mediated on the issue as he convened an all important meeting at his Ime-Obi residence with the drivers who are operating under the umbrella group known as,Ika Drivers Association.It was during the meeting, reports reached Chuky Dandy that bus drivers in Agbor have refused to load their vehicles except passengers agree to their new fare. Açcording to the drivers, the old transport fare from Agbor to Asaba/ Onitsha was #400 while the new transport fare is #800/#1000.

The lawmaker quickly dashed to the motor park at the Charles Street end of the Agbor/ Onitsha Express Road where he met with the drivers and advised them to suspend their action until the issue is properly addressed by the appropriate authorities.

While addressing the drivers and passengers as well as union leaders, Chuky Dandy called on them to key into the peace agenda of the state government.

He reminded them that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is from Ika Federal constituency, hence, it will not be acceptable if the reports came that there is unrest in the governor’s constituency.

He assured that their complaints will be looked into as he will hold another meeting with the leadership of the drivers

Chuky Dandy with drivers and union leaders
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Agbor Gha Ihun congratulates Ika South Council Chairman, Hon Tatabuzogwu

Agbor Gha Ihun Security group,has congratulated the new executive Chairman of Ika South Local Government Council, Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu, on his successful election and swearing-in ceremony. The apex Agbor security group which spoke through its Chairman, Mr Monday Kiyem described the emergence of Hon Tatabuzogwu as well deserved, noting that the new Ika South Council Boss has before now proved that he is fit and capable to hold any public office.

Kiyem who spoke to the press shortly after their scheduled visit to Hon Tatabuzogwu in his office at the Council’s Secretariat in Agbor on Monday, March 22 expressed optimism that the Council Boss will lived up to the expectations of his people.

While pledging his group’s support for the Tatabuzogwu’s administration, Kiyem wished him and members of his executive successful tenure in office.

From left: Mr Monday Kiyem, Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu, Reuben Aminu

Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu in a group photograph with members of Agbor Gha-Ihun
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Excitement as Engr. Ukpere identifies with Aliokpu Primary School Pupils

Promises to establish an ICT centre in the school

An Agbor born philanthropist, Engr. Mark Ukpere who hails from Aliokpu Community has on Friday, January 29,2021 visited his alma mater, Okpu Primary School, Aliokpu in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State where he promised to establish an ICT center in the school, so that the pupils will be computer literate.

While addressing the pupils, Engr. Mark Ukpere charged them to study hard, enjoining them to shun laziness and imbibe the culture of hard work,as it yields great benefits in the end.

My coming here this morning is to see how you are getting on with your studies. I want you to be computer literate, so that you can conform to this modern age. In no distant times, the ICT centre will be ready. At this age, if you are computer literate, it will stimulate your sense of reasoning and help you to bring out your potential in life. Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor and I attended this school. If we can make it, you too can make it. Don’t allow yourself to be distracted. Assist your parents in whatever business or work they are doing.Be respectful, obey your teacher and anyone who comes your way. Don’t indulge in any negative acts that will tarnish your image but be of good behaviour within and outside the school”, he noted.He lauded the efforts of the Head Teacher and teachers of the school, advising them to keep up their good work in the school.

On her part, the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Florence Nwaosu expressed gratitude to God and Engr. Ukpere for his kind gestures towards the pupils, noting that it is indeed first of its kind. She maintained that if everybody can emulate him, the society will be a better place for habitation.

She therefore prayed God to prosper and grant him journey mercy back to his destination.
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Chido and Chinyere now husband and wife

It was all joy amidst thanksgiving to the Almighty God as the Oseh family of Abavo, in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State and the family of Okorie of Emekuku Local Government Area,Imo State witnessed the solemnization in holy matrimony of their children, Hon Oseh Chidozie Roland and Okorie Chinyere.

The well attended ceremony took place at Christ Chosen Church of God International, Agbor Branch 3, Agbor on Sunday, January 17 . The solemnization rite was performed by the resident pastor of the branch, Monday Odiase who congratulated and wished the couple happy married life.

The elated couple who spoke in an interview expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for making their dream of becoming husband and wife come to pass. They thanked their parents and all persons who contributed in various ways towards the success of their marriage.They specifically thanked Mrs Ogwun Mabel, Mr Michael Oseh, Chukwudi Orikara, Mr Obioma Jude Okorie and Engr(Dr)Jeffrey Oseh for their immense support.

Pastor Monday Odiase praying for the couple during the church service

and Oseh Chidozie Roland with Victor Ikere
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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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Ihu-Iyase vigilante hosts ISSN

… discusses way forward for effective community policing

A coalition of local security groups in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta under the auspices of Ika South Security Network (ISSN) on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 met to discuss way forward for the group.The meeting was hosted by the Ihu-Iyase vigilante group led by Mr. Francis Ofuoyebuozo, who in his remark welcomed all to the strategic meeting.

ISSN leaders & some executive members of Ihu-Iyase vigilante group in a group photograph

The meeting recorded the first appearance of the Ika South Vigilante Chairman, Comr. Amechi Emenim.Also in attendance was the Chairman of Agbor Gha-Ihun, Comr. Monday, who advised that members should intensify effort in crime bursting.He also disclosed that his group was making plans to extend her patrol van donation to the sister security group in Ekuku-Agbor among others having done same gesture to Ihu-Iyase and Oza-Nogogo vigilante groups.Comr. Amechi Emenim, in his address enumerated government plans for the vigilantes and in the same vein congratulated privileged members enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force for capacity building.He advised the new police recruit not to see them selves as superior to others, nothing that they are all equal to effectively police their communities against crime.

I may not have been coming to meetings does not mean I was not part of you. But now, I am here and would always be present at meetings. However, I will enjoin all to share prompt informations that will help us to do our job more effectively. Once again, I thank you for your courage and commitment to the security work,” Emenim added.

Some ISSN leaders during the meeting

Some members ISSN in a group photograph
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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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