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Government Declares Curfew In Ute Kingdom

The Ika Northeast Local Government Council of Delta State has imposed curfew in Ute kingdoms.

declaration was announced by the Executive Chairman of the Local Government Area, Hon. Barr. Victor Ebonka, in a press briefing held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at his office in Owa-Oyibu.

According to the Chairman, the curfew was with the approval of the State Government and affects mostly the Ute-Ukpu kingdom following the unruly behaviour of her youths wherein they maliciously damaged properties and also threatening the life of their king, chiefs and traditional institution, owing to their fetish belief on the recent incident of strange disease which has claimed lots of lives.

His words, “The government attention was attracted by the impediment, and in it’s caring manner, immediately moved in and carried out detailed investigation to unravel the cause of the strange disease. The investigation, as ordered by His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, revealed that, the strange disease was yellow fever.

I must appreciate the Government of Delta State who promptly reported the case to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the National Primary Health Care Development who promptly deployed their support team.

The State Government in its responsive and pro-active nature, timeously deployed Health Officials to the Local Government Area. The combined team of the State and Local Government Health Officials in collaboration with international agencies, carried out immediate yellow fever immunization throughout the local government aimed at ameliorating, mitigating and/or out rightly eradicating the effects of the disease.

Surprisingly, some of the youths in their fetish belief that the cause of the strange death in Ute Kingdom, particularly Ute-Okpu was not yellow fever, have taken laws into their hands by continually disturbing the peace of the kingdom wherein they maliciously/ wantonly damaged the palace, Ute-Okpu Grammar school, Area Customary Court, Ute-Okpu Police Outpost and the Market. This is an affront to the right thinking members of the community and the Government.

The youths for now have become continually unruly to the extent of threatening the life of His Royal Majesty, The Obi of Ute-Okpu, his Chiefs and the entire traditional institution. Various entreaties to them aimed at curbing these excesses seem not to be yielding the desired result.”However, the curfew had commences since Monday from 6pm to 6am, until further notice.

Meanwhile, Hon. Barr. Ebonka enjoined all citizens to comply with the Government directive as the law enforcement agents will not hesitate to arrest defaulters of the order.

Barr. Victor Ebonka

Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa
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COVID-19 : Resident Commends Governor Okowa’s Proactive Steps

By Emmanuel Egbuchinem

A resident of Boji Boji Metropolis, Mr. Obiazi Boi Obuh, the Managing Director of Obiazi and Sons Newspaper, Agbor, has commended the proactive steps taken by His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State, in combating the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic during the wake of it’s outbreak in the State.Mr. Obuh, made the commendation recently during a chat with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter at his office in Agbor. According to him the State was very lucky having Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as the State helmsman during the outbreak of the virus; saying that majority of the citizens across the State were saved from contacting the deadly disease because of the passion and prompt measures put in place by the Governor; through the establishment of isolation centres, training and retraining of medical personnel, the procurement of the necessary equipment and the strict compliance of safety rules and regulations spelt out by the Federal Government and the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) aimed at curbing the spread of the the virus.Continuing, he thanked God for the life, He granted the Governor in celebrating his fifth year as the number one citizen of the State; and for the speedy recovery He granted the Governor, his wife, daughter and some of his political associates from the claws of death after they tested positive to the virus.He also lauded the overwhelming performance of the Governor mostly in the area of road construction and the provision of infrastructural development across the 25 local government areas of the State. Mr. Obiazi Obuh, however, urged His Excellency, the State Governor to create more employment opportunities for the youths before the expiration of his second tenure, by establishing industries in Ika land; noting that Governor Okowa, being the current Delta State Governor, is a great opportunity for the people of Ika extraction to develop their area; warning that if the opportunity slips off them, they may not have it again in several years to come. In the same vein, he also enjoined members of Ika Nation to work in synergy and cooperate with one another in developing Ika Nation to an enviable height.Speaking further, Mr. Obiazi Boi Obuh, also commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari; whom he noted is performing creditably in his fight against corruption, most especially with the recent exposure of the fraud rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He urged Mr. President, to tackle the issue squarely and everyone indicted should be made to face the wrath of the law; “if we must progress as a nation”, he concluded.

Mr. Obiazi Boi Obuh

Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa
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