Hon. Nwakor emerges APC Ika North East Chairmanship Candidate

As Delta State Local Government Council elections slated for March 6, 2021 draw near, members of All Progressives Congress, APC in Ika North East Local Government Area have passed a vote of confidence on Hon. Felix Nwakor to flag the banner of the party at the chairmanship poll.The confirmation was done by Hon. Fada Hillary Ibude on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the party Secretariat, along Old Lagos/Asaba road, Boji-Boji, Owa, Delta State.

Hon. Felix Nwakor who emerged unopposed thanked the leaders and entire APC members in the local government for finding him worthy to be the party’s Chairmanship candidate.

He stated that the time has come to make a valid statement, so as to correct the lopsided administration of PDP in Ika North East, affirming that APC will emerge victoriously at the poll.He averred that his government will give ample opportunities to the youths to partake in the affairs of the local government.

“My emergence, as the chairmanship candidate of APC in Ika North East shows that we are united and have hope for next level, which will enhance all round development in our Local government”, he noted.The APC Chairman, Ika North East, Hon. Obi Moye, in remark appreciated members for their patience and unalloyed supports for the party.

According to him, “. This is the time to keep our hope alive. We should not relent in our efforts towards the upliftment of our party. We should go home and work very hard to ensure that our candidate is delivered at the poll. This is the time to rally round him, in order to heap massive votes for him”.

He enjoined them to maintain peace and order, as they celebrate yuletide.

Hon. Felix Nwakor

Hon. Hilary Ibude declaring Hon. Felix Nwakor as APC Chairmanship candidate, Ika North-East

Hon. Felix Nwakor (m), APC Chairmanship candidate with Ika North-East APC leaders
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THIS COCKROACH WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY!

Based on, I and cockroach are not on the same page, it’s one of my worst insects.

For that reason, I stay out of reach any time I see cockroach.Suddenly, this cockroach decided to trespass.Into my own territory!

“I will make sure you will never see the light of day”.

Let me give the full gist:I was just about to sleep when I felt something was wrong in my room.A cockroach was crawling on my bed.If it only entered my room, I would have given it small mercy.But no!

E dey form boss.It thinks it will enter my territory and leave there alive?You are solely mistaking.Gone are those days when cockroach used to fear daughter of man!But now it has started ‘chopping mind’I quickly ran to get my old school cortina shoe that I’ve long abandoned.

Can you imagine?This naughty cockroach was just playing ball with me.If I go right, it goes left.If I go front, it goes back.I managed to stop this vice versa movement.Then it entered my Christmas shoe.

E nor fear face!When I finally managed to get it out of my shoe.I used my cortina shoe to smash it’s head.But l remembered that amazing fact about cockroach:

“A cockroach can live for one week without its head, but will eventually die due to lack of water and food.”

After smashing its head, it still had the guts to move its body, instead of it to pretend that it has died.

Stupid cockroach!!!!Guess what happened next?I finished the work I had started with my body drenched with sweat.Only for me to enter into the bathroom and see three cockroaches staring at me.

You know what happened next?Your guess is as good as mine!Give me techniques on how to wipe out the whole generation of cockroaches ranging from biggest to smallest.And I will be a happier person!

©Nma Ewere.
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IKA CULTURAL GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENTS GAMES FOR THE BOYS

Igba Koso: The game of koso is played by two boys at a time. Before the modern koso made out of metal or plastic materials were known, koso instrument was made out of akpacha, a kind of snail species. Akpacha is picked from the bush; and the snail content is carefully removed from the shell without damaging it. The shell is carved into koso.The pitch of koso game is simple. It consists of a small heap of dry sand gathered and kept on a spot in the compound. It is on this heap of sand that the game is played.

The game is played using two fingers to spin the koso on the small heap of sand. While the koso spins, the player uses his fingers to slide it to enable it to overturn either directly on the sand, or slightly away from it. If the koso overturns, the player has made a score. As a result, he has to punish his opponent by tapping his fingers facing downwards with the koso. He does this by causing the koso to spin furiously and thus tapping his finger on the back of one of his palms. The game may continue as long as the players want.

Ifian Akpere: This game is played by a person at a time. The instrument used for the game is akpere. Unlike the akpere seeds previously mentioned, akpere for this game is a small piece of carved material in form like, but a little bigger than koso. The akpere used for this game is carved out of akanta stick. Also necessary for this game is a small stick of about 20 metres long at the end of which is tied a string. The string is often made out of ede or uken fibers, which are appropriately strong for the purpose.

To play this game, the player starts the akpere by rolling it with the string and flinging it into spinning. He uses the string to strike the akpere occasionally to make it spin faster and moving from one direction to another. The game is played on a dry, clean and non-sandy ground.Akwere Otunko (Swinging): Akwere is a big rope that climbs on a tree in the bush. The game’s song, otunko, means swinging. The game is played with an end of an akwere, which has been cut from the stem and left at a height at which it could be handy to the players of the game. The game is played one after the other. When a player holds the akwere, he takes his legs up by bending his knees. Others push him side-ways, while they sing akwere otunko, otunko; akwere otunko, otunko, etc.The game is played in the bush. At times, some boys may cut and bring an akwere home and tie it to a branch of pear or kola nut tree in the compound.

The game is very risky, and parents had often frowned at their sons found indulging in it. Because of the likelihood of the player falling off and getting injured, it is not a good game.Iken Ekeleke (Stilt): This game is played by an individual. To play the game, a pair of poles, ekeleke, is required. The poles are carved in such a way that a support for the feet is provided on each at the same height from the bottom. It can however be lower to suit the age and height of the player. A sufficient length is also provided for each pole above the height of the player for him to hold on to, when he climbs on the ekeleke.The game is played when a child climbs on the ekeleke, resting his feet on the supports and standing erect. He also holds the poles firmly to enable him maintain some balance. He can walk, run or dance on the ekeleke. Often times, different types of games are performed on ekeleke when a group of players are involved.

Igba Ota (Archer): This game is played by a group of boys. In order to play the game, each of the participants requires a bow, ota and arrows, efuru. Also required is any soft object or fruit like plantain stem or orange or pawpaw fruit. This object is brought into the compound for the purpose of the game.

The players will make a mark on the object and decide to aim at the mark from a distance (hitting the bull’s eye) at an agreed number of attempts.They use their bows and arrows in turns, and the player with the highest hit at the bull’s eye becomes the marksman of the group for the day.Ira-Enyin: This game has to do with all kinds of game involving head stand, ira-enyin.

Ibe Eka Ozo or Igbu Ebelebe This game includes cart-wheel and all acrobatic displays.Ido Moto Okwe (A Toy Car): This game involves a group of boys who have agreed to build moto okwe, a toy car. When they gather to build a moto, they will first move to the bush to look for an okwe tree. A medium size okwe tree is located, felled and a sizeable length is brought to the compound. From the wood, four pieces are cut, and a hole is borne through each to provide the four ‘wheels’ for a moto.

Sticks are provided and ropes are used to tie them in order. At times, nails are used if they are available. A platform is provided, and put in place to serve as the seat, which is also tied or nailed to the sticks.A strong rope is tied to the moto to enable it to be pulled or drawn. The players are pulled or drawn one after the other on it.The game derives its name from the tree, okwe, with which the four wheels of the moto are made.

Eriri-Ngege: This game is played with a narrow, ringed-bodied insect, isisi-ngi. It is played only during the day by a group of boys.Eriri-ngege is a soft rope that grows down from a main akwere that climbs a tree. This rope is in form of thread and it is used to tie the insect by the waist without affecting its wings for the purpose of the game.The players of the game at a time comprise of those who have been able to catch isisi-ngi tied to eriri-ngege. They start the game by throwing and letting loose their insects to fly to a certain agreed point. Some insects may fly straight with their ropes, others may either fly side-ways, backwards or even fall, and unable to fly.

The owner of the first isisi-ngi to reach the agreed point wins the game.Akpakoro-Kpakoro: This game may sometimes dovetail into onunu ngu. The game is a strenuous one, the aim of the players being to eliminate as many of them as possible.

The players of the game form a circle and hold their hands very firmly. When one of them sings the song of the game, akpakoro, others sing the chorus, kpakoro. As this song is sung repeatedly, the players run around on a circle. When he changes the tune of the song to udume, onyen omara, the others reply in so-ya-ya-ya, so-ya, while stooping and standing hurriedly. They repeat this as many times as onyen omara is sung by the singer. Anybody who falls down or unable to stand quickly is eliminated.If it is noticed that many players are still surviving, the singer, who often times, is one of the strongest participants, changes the tune of the song to onunu ngu while others sing the chorus, ota eku, etc. This time, the players move and run faster than before, round the circle. Any player who falls down is eliminated from the game.This continues until there are only a few survivals who are the winners in the game, etc.

To be continued…

Chief (Dr) Onyekpeze .F.A. (JP)
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Sunny Tatabuzogwu Fans Club Holds End Of Year Session

It was flamboyant as it was bizarre as members of the Tata fans’ club held their end of year session on the 30th of December, 2020.The programme which was held at the popular Highlight Club and Bar, Agbor was to amongst others thank God and members for their unflinching support for the aspiration of their principal, Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu who eventually emerged as the chairmanship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming local government election.

Hon. Sunny Iyeke, Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu and Odidigboigbo

In his opening address, Hon Sunday Iyeke appreciated members for their forthrightness in their support for the Tata project.In his speech, the Chief convener and arrowhead of the Tata Fans’Club, Snr Comrade Ernest Okorie Onyeagbor pointed out that the Club is a volunteer group which seeks to project, promote and consequently help to actualize the aspiration of Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu as Chairman of Ika South Local Government Area. He therefore enjoined members not to rest on their oars as victory is assured.

The programme which attracted a good number of youths and other invited guests equally had a power packed praise and prayer sessions led by Miss Ann Morka, a Special Assistant to the governor of Delta State, and Pastor Friday Osonyeokele respectively in his remark, on Tatabuzogwu profusely thanked the organizers and members of the club for standing for him, while promising that he will not disappoint the good people of Ika South when he eventually emerges as the Chairman of the council.Highlights of the programme were the prayers for the candidate and the unveiling of the first batch of 500 Tata fans’ club campaign stickers. The stickers were consequently distributed to guests present.

The programme had in attendance Comr. Dennis Araro, Apostle Garry Ogala, Hon Ferdinand iwerebon, Adams Nwokolo, Comr. Lucky Omorogie;the Chairman National Youth Council of Nigeria Ika South Chapter, Comr Izegede Christian amongst others.

Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu

Cross section of Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu’s fans

Hon. Sunny Iyeke, Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu and Odidigboigbo

Comr. Ernest Onyeagbor speaking at the ceremony

Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu with friends

Hon Sunny Tatabuzogwu with friends
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I’m in politics to spread democratic dividends to the door steps of our people

– Monye Lucky Ehiwuogwu

Monye Lucky Ehiwuogwu is the Managing Director, Monaco Ventures, with interests in Security, Hospitality, Construction and Real Estate. He hails from Aliagwai Community, Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State. He is a successful businessman, philanthropist, revered community leader and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ika South Local Government Area. He was an aspirant for the State Assembly seat in Ika South Constituency in the 2019 general elections. He contested under the platform of All Progressives Congress.

In this interview with Ika Mirror at his country home at Aliagwai, Agbor, the fire brand and eloquent Monye Lucky Ehiwuogwu talked about his Foundation (Monye Lucky Ehiwuogun Foundation),why he delved into politics and his plans to better the lives of his people of Ika South Local Government if given the mandate to represent them at the Delta State House of Assembly come 2023

Enjoy reading:Good day sir, please could you introduce yourself?My name is Monye Lucky Ehiwuogwu. I am a businessman based in Abuja. I have a foundation known as, Monye Lucky Ehiwuogwu Foundation registered with Corporate Affairs Commission. The essence of the foundation is to endeagender help and succour for the less privileged, taking particular interest on the widows and orphans. I am very passionate about orphans and widows because they are among the poorest of the poor. I have been carrying out philanthropic activities for quite some time. It was my philanthropic nature that led me to join a society in the Catholic Church, known as St. Vincent De Paul. It is a non-governmental organization, the largest in the Catholic Church. It was founded by a man called St. Vincent De Paul. He founded the organization because he also had compassion for the poor and the downtrodden and that was where I drew my strength from.However, I also deemed it fit to join Rotary. I am a Rotarian and former president. I felt all these are not enough; hence, I extended my philanthropic activities to my home, Agbor and local government, Ika South so as to affect positively my people knowing fully well that we have among us the poor and downtrodden especially, widows and orphans.

How are you actualizing your vision to always assist in the welfare of the poor and downtrodden in the society?Every year, on the auspices or platform of my foundation, I always try to reach out as much as my resources can carry me to people who don’t have anybody to look up to except God. Of course, God cannot come down from Heaven to reach out to anyone, but he uses people to do His work. In the book of Matthew, Jesus Christ instructed us to show love to our brothers and sisters. Drawing from that fact as a Christian, I promised myself that I will follow the teachings of Christ by reaching out to the less privileged and downtrodden in the society.

During the yuletide season I reached out to the poor and downtrodden across Ika South Local Government through my Foundation ( Money Lucky Ehiwuogwu Foundation) as a platform so that the poor and downtrodden can also enjoy Christmas. I distributed customized rice of over 500 bags of ten kg each. I shared over 400 pieces of wrappers across all the twelve wards in Ika South. In addition, I have the intention to distribute free notebooks to the children of the less privileged in our society as soon as school resumes this January. I strongly believe that”if one reaches one” our society will be a better place. I believe in the empowerment of people. And in every position I found myself I must always empower people.

Furthermore, my company, Monaco Ventures Nigeria LTD has empowered a lot of people outside my non-governmental organization. A lot of Ika people are working in my establishment. My people should benefit from my business and philanthropic activities.

Are you going to sustain your philanthropic activities?First of all, I would love you to ask me how and why did I come into politics. I came into politics not because of rice and stew. I did not come into politics because of what I will gain from it. There is nothing that politics will give me materially that I don’t have today. I did not go into politics for material gains. I am not happy because our people have not gotten enough dividends of democracy. That was why I said to myself, I cannot fold my hands and continue to complain that things are not done right, hence, I have come to the ring to be part of the change that I yearn for. I will sustain every effort I am making today to alleviate the sufferings of our people.

How did you come about the name “Ukpe”?Today, our people call me “Ukpe” (Light). How did that name come about? God gave me gift of dreams. There is no major thing that will happen today that I will not dream about it. In 2017, I was in my dream where I was elevated to see the whole of Ika South Local Government in alter darkness. As I was pondering what the dream portend for our land, I saw light came into the town. At the time I came into politics I said my name is “Ukpe”(Light). That was how the name “Ukpe” came about. We will sustain the tempo. I believe our good people of Ika South have started having a rethink and see reasons to give their supports to people who have the capacity to attract development to their doorsteps.

What is your message to your people?2020 was a tough and turbulent year but, to the glory of Almighty God we were able to surmount them. First, I want to congratulate our good people of Ika South for the perseverance that God has given to us and we also thank Him for our lives because when Covid-19 started, we thought it was going to wipe out the human race but, God gave us grace to overcome. So, I wish our dear people of Ika South a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year as we sojourn into 2021. I strongly believe that 2021 will be a better year. If we were able to surmount 2020, there is no challenge this year that we will not be able to surmount.

Monye Lucky Ehiwuogwu

Monye Lucky Ehiwuogwu distributing pieces of wrappers to women

Some of the food items distributed by Monye Lucky Ehiwuogwu

Every year, on the auspices or platform of my foundation, I always try to reach out as much as my resources can carry me to people who don’t have anybody to look up to except God. Of course, God cannot come down from Heaven to reach out to anyone, but he uses people to do His work. In the book of Matthew, Jesus Christ instructed us to show love to our brothers and sisters. Drawing from that fact as a Christian, I promised myself that I will follow the teachings of Christ by reaching out to the less privileged and downtrodden in the society
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30 SELF DEVELOPMENT TIPS FOR 2021

Make friends with successful people and occasionally buy them gift and surprise them with lunch because successful people always give and hardly get, so when you give them, they value the gift a lot.Get a mentor and follow his instructions and respect the relationship. Never beg your mentor for money or disrespect his or her privacy.Make new positive friends as often as possible and ensure you keep the communication line open. Create a network of friends and not just connections.Show kindness to everyone. Some small boys today will be big boys tomorrow. The biggest dog in the neighborhood was once a puppy. And keep the information/secret to yourself.Always plan ahead and be proactive. He that plans the future work less in the future.Listen to speeches and messages from great teachers. Both religious and educational.Attend seminars and training on any area you need to improve yourself. Train the trainer, personal development, public speaking, sales etc.Have the habit of keeping a pen and a writing pad handy because ideas come in the form of flashes. The smallest pen is bigger and better than the biggest brain.Make sure at every point in time you are reading a book. If you spend 20 minutes reading daily, for 52 weeks you would have consumed 1,000,000 words.Stay away from television as much as possible. You can watch educational channels. Men with big TV sit in front of them to watch men with big library.12 Put controls over your mouth, never say evil of any man, what you are not certain of should not be said. Say good of all men.Always show appreciation for any good deed you received.Always help someone in need.Live a debt free life. What you can’t pay cash for is not your size.Give out loans that you can part with as gift, so that you don’t destroy your business and relationship.Create legitimate multiple source of income.Save at least 10 percent of your income.Invest a portion of your income. And be patient to see it grow. If what you have in your hands is not good to be called a harvest then it’s a seed, sow it.Keep a good financial record of all income and expenses, so you won’t ask later “where did my money go”Be involved in community service. Control traffic, free lesson class for students etc.Keep getting better on your daily goals and dream, develop yourself on them and make sure you get to the top 10 % of your industry.Make sure you engage in exercise. It keeps your brain alert and your body fit to enjoy your success.Pray often, and know that for every success, God made it possible.Develop a fighting spirit. Many give up at the least opposition. But opposition is mostly a sign of greater things ahead. Keep fighting.Face your fears. One of the greatest tools the enemy employs to cripple people is fear. Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real. The cave you fear to enter may hold the treasure you seek.Doubt your doubt. Doubting is the enemy of the best. The people who do great exploits are calculated risk-takers.Be Kingdom minded. Find a need in the house of God and meet it. When you make Gods business your business, He will make your business HIS business.Spend time with your family. Aside your relationship with God, spending time with your family should be your topmost priority. Don’t miss out on the growth maze of your children because of a career or ministry.Finally get enough rest. Create some me-time to rest. If you die your company will find a replacement. Make sure you don’t develop a “Superman Syndrome”. Give of your best but don’t die trying to save the world. Make time to rest. You are not a robot. Even God rested after creation.Wishing you the very best of 2021.Author Unknown
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Being Gifted With Buttocks And Not Knowing How To Sit Down

Some Anioma proverbs can be very expressive and amusing, and I suspect that this applies to proverbs in many other languages that can be found in Nigeria, especially the Western Niger Delta section of coastal South South Nigeria which includes Delta, family where Anioma is currently classified. Proverbs are amusing to us, partly because we apply our real-life human situations to the context they literally contain and because of what we find ridiculous in them. One such proverb in Anioma that we can find quite amusing is the saying attributed to the dog: Nkịta Sị Ní Ndi Nwe İke Amaghị Anọ Òdụ (The dog says that those who have buttocks do not know how to sit down).

So, the dog has been watching us! I thought that it is merely squatting as a “long-throat” as we wrestle with the bony part of the meat! So, the thoughts of that dog can be verbalized; in other words, somebody in the room knows what it is thinking? Also, so the dog speaks our own language but something in its barking makes the deciphering difficult! Dog trainers and vet doctors should hear these o!

I wonder why the sage chose to put these human thoughts and human words into the mouth of the barking dog. What more, making the bloody squatting animal a satirist of human behaviour. Who knows whether the dog has contested for Delta State Governor! Then, it can also watch the shapes of our tongues and the colours of our teeth. In fact, one has to be careful, for (not Big Brother) that dog, that mongrel, that poodle, that bulldog, the terrier… may be watching out for one’s posts!

Animals speak for animals. That is normal, only when animals speaking for animals and like animals are a strategy of entrapment. The dinta (or ode in Yoruba) knows that very well. Sometimes he pretends to be an animal by imitating the sounds associated with the animal and easily deceives its mates. The get closer, thinking the sound is from a friend, not knowing it is from the worst enemy. Then, BANG! And the mumu animal is down and out. Its life is over among enemies that pretend to be friends. Its journey in the jungle is over.

Some would classify proverbs of this nature attributed to an animal under wellerism, or a statement which contains a known proverb or quotation, a fresh use, and an utterer, which of course adds to its humour and strangeness. So, using those criteria, let us just accept the classification tentatively. The point remains that the lower is positioned to teach the higher, which is perfectly in line with the idea that those who are gifted with buttocks do not know how to sit down!

But why is it so? Is the dog right? Does this apply to individuals as well as large groups like Anioma. Is the conclusion of the squatting down valid or is the dog merely jealous of Ndi-Anioma? Is it not in the province of irony that those that have buttocks do not know how to sit down?

Given that buttocks are for sitting down, whatever “sitting down” means. Given that the dog, literally speaking, is in the fictive situation saying so after comparing itself with those who have buttocks. But the dog has buttocks. Except that animal is denying it, seeing the presence of a tail it wags often as the absence of buttocks. In that case, it sees the tail as a disadvantage, as a symbol of lack! No wonder it prefers to squat here and there.

Anioma culture uses it and its logic as a paradigm for appreciating wise use of resources, or what one is gifted with. It is clearly shown that those who have an advantage ironically turn it to a disadvantage sadly. Are some individuals not misusing (or not using) opportunities? Are some Anioma people that are in government actually reading others and do they learn from this virtual classroom? Do they really use the opportunities (fellowships, conferences, workshops, etc) for academic growth or do they stockpile them like any other social media luggage?

No; don’t talk about some Ika people in government. It could be very obvious that they misuse resources, and worse still, hardly care about human resources. Oh; why shouldn’t millions be slaughtered or rendered homeless? Are these State not greatly overpopulated? Is it not better to slaughter the populations as a way of reducing the populations? After all, a State is not its citizens; it is just the map.

Dear dog, keep squatting and learning human language. Keep criticizing the absurd human behaviour. Every observer needs to squat, not sit!

~Sad Citizen Miracle Ogor Ifeanyi.The Undisputed National Chairman Of Political Trouble Makers Association Of Nigeria,

Sad Citizen Miracle Ogor Ifeanyi
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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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Godstime and Blessing now husband and wife

It was indeed a great and memorable moment on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 as the families of late Mr Godwin Nzekwue of Idumu-Obi, Ikokogbe Quarters, Adonte, in Aniocha South Local Government Area and Mr James Oziri Unah of Owa-Ofie Community, in Ika North East Local Government Area, both in Delta State witnessed the joining together of their beloved children, Godstime Onyeka Oziri and Blessing Chidinma Nzekwue in holy matrimony.

The well attended marriage ceremony took place at Believers Baptist Church, located at 39 Ajuebor Street, Boji-Boji Owa, in Ika North East Local Government Area. It was witnessed by loved ones including, family members, friends and well wishers who took turns to congratulate and prayed for Mr and Mrs. Godstime Onyeka Oziri for a happy married life. They advised the new couple to sustain the love that brought them together as husband and wife, tolerate each other, have patience, avoid a third party interference and put God first in all they do in their marriage.The couple, in an interview expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for making their dream of becoming husband and wife comes to a reality.

They specifically thanked the families of

Unah, Omorodion and Nzekwue, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Erimieleagbon,Mr. and Mrs. Mokwuye Ferdinand,Rev and Mrs. Michael Unah,Mr. Evans Onyeisi Oziri,Mr. Roland Onyeatoelu,Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Ngereonye, Mrs. Roseline Okowa, Hon. and Mrs. Obiaigwe, Hon. John Aleh,Mr. and Mrs. Onyeisi Unah,Mrs. Patience Okoro,Mr. and Dns Isaiah Orolua,Pastor and Mrs. Benson Ejike,Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Nwabor,Mr. and Mrs. Dickson Isioma Njoagwu,Pastor and Mrs. Smart Oseevukom Egbule,Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley Ajabor,Mr. and Mrs. Lucky Agbedion,Rev. Dr and Mrs. Paul F. Anyasi,Rev. and Mrs. Friday E. Adams,Mr. and Mrs. Festus Anyasi,Dns. Dr. Carol C. Ohen

Dns. A. N. Ijegbulem, Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Ekamagule, Mrs. G. Ehuiken and a host of others for the various roles they played towards the success of their marriage.
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3 Candidates Emerge Winners of D-Peterson Foundation/CDF Scholarship Scheme

As the Foundation offers to train 10 teachers from Ekuku-Agbor on ICT Development

Comity of Dedicated Friends (CDF), an association of young professionals that are predominantly made up of people from Ekuku Agbor with other tribes across Nigeria, paid a thank you visit to Dr. Donald Peterson and members of his Foundation for the numerous life changing activities that he is doing in Ika Land, especially the scholarship he awarded to one of their own, Ewere Okonta.

Dr. Peterson thrilled by their visit; offered the association slots to produce two more candidates to benefit from his scholarship scheme.Meanwhile, CDF has organized a competitive written test at Ekuku Agbor Grammar School, Ekuku Agbor, where 21 candidates participated.The top five candidates were further subjected to an oral interview held at College of Education, Agbor.

And the first three candidates were shortlisted by CDF and their names submitted to the President and Founder of D- Peterson Foundation, Dr. Donald Peterson for his final approval.In his usual philanthropic manners, he approved the three candidates as against the two slots he earlier promised. Thus, granting the three successful candidates scholarship from their 1st degree to their PhD.

The candidates are:One. Joyce Nonso Ifeanyi, a 100 level Medical Student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. Two. Precious Ifeanyi, a ‘Jambite’ that intends to study Electrical Electronics at Delta State University. Three.Progress Okereke, also a ‘Jambite’ that intends to study Psychology at University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The Board of Trustee members of CDF (made up of Collins Okwuazun, Amechi Ukor, Fred Aniemeke, Nwanze Cletus, Nwachukor Amechi and Ewere Okonta made an official presentation of the successful candidates to Dr. Donald Peterson at his Orikeze Avenue residence, Ime-Obi, Agbor.While welcoming the BOT members to his residence, he said “I must confess that I’m very thrilled by the professionalism you guys displayed in selecting these successful candidates and I look forward for more partnership with your association in the nearest future”

But to let you guys know how appreciative I am for this great job, I want members of this great association to go back once more to your community in Ekuku Agbor and select 10 teachers to be trained by D- Peterson Foundation on ICT Development at no cost to them or to your association”

He concluded by saying “Once again, I congratulate the winners of this scholarship scheme”.

Ewere Okonta in a group photograph with two of the beneficiaries

CDF members with two of the beneficiaries
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