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WHEN THE MOON AND SUN STOOD STILL FOR OBA EWUARE II IN ESAN LAND

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Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin Kingdom. By Eben Enasco Kingsley, Benin It is no longer news that the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin Kingdom has concluded his state-wide post coronation thank you tour, with a visit to the people of Esan land in Ekpoma. What ...

WHO WILL SUCCEED OMAWUMI UDOH?

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Omawumi Udo BY Ejiro Ernest Ofoye, In the wake of the unexpected demise of Mrs. Beatrice Omawumi Udoh, the Member representing Warri South Constituency I in the Delta State House of Assembly, the political landscape of the constituency has suddenly opened up a mosaic of possibilities as to her likely successor in the House. While a ...

NOW MEN EAT UP OUR LAND (SAND DREDGING) IN NIGER DELTA

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A six bedroom bungalow at Daddy Osimini Street, Achovwe Layout, Ovwian, Udu Local Government Area, Delta State with fence going down and foundation, soak away pit, pipes washed out by effects of sand dredging.   BY OKIES VEEKY Sand and gravel are very useful to man for the construction and building of houses, roads, bridges and other ...

How Umahi Turned Ebonyi Into A Huge Construction Site: An Insider’s Account

  By Eze Monica. C. Ada   Introduction “Well, I cannot in all honesty understand how these works have been achieved within this short time and, indeed, in the climate of dire economic shortages of government. I am impressed that you were able to do these works within the cost you mentioned. I can, in all honesty, tell you ...

OKOWA’S EDUCATIONAL REVOLUTION

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By Michael Tidi History confirms that the growth of civilizations has always been framed by knowledge and skills acquisition. Thus as Aristotle put it eons ago: 'all who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.' Similarly, Nelson Mandela once famously described ...

Hardships, frustrations on super poor Sapele roads

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Okpalaume Mary Of all the basic amenities that bring even economic development to any society, provision of good motorable and passable roads is of utmost importance. This is the reason why political aspirants, in a bid to secure certain seats, hammer on promises of rehabilitating old roads or constructing new roads all in an attempt to ...

Nigeria @ 55: PLANT A TREE TODAY

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Written by Isioma Princess Odiakaose (MBA, M.Sc.) Happy Independence Day, dear readers!I hope you have started spreading the message of adopting environmental friendly activities. Today, we will be discussing on the benefits of tree planting. Trees are highly beneficial to man but due to high population and the need for land to build houses, industries, airports, ...

Whose Ox is God in the Independence of Nigerians?

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By Angela Ekperi Self–sufficiency, self-dependence, self-reliance, self-subsistence, self-support; these were some of the Synonyms I found when I sat down to reflect upon the true meaning of the Independence of a Nation and a People. Not satisfied with just the Synonyms of Independence I decided to look for the Antonyms of such a lofty word and ...

Prof. Asagba and the future of Western Delta University, Oghara

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By Kparobo Ehvwubare From the inception of the administration of Prof. Austin Ovigue Asagba, as the Vice Chancellor of Western Delta University, Oghara. Media reports in the institution had taken multifarious dimensions. Prof. Austin Asagba His leadership model has not only saturated the airwaves, but also filled the volumes of newspapers and the cyber space. The various ...

Sapele Main Market: The progress and tussle for control

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By Okpalaume Mary Owing to the level of progress attained in rebuilding the almost abandoned Sapele Main Market by the Delta State government, Sapele traders have applauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, defying the rains recently to welcome the governor who came for an on the spot assessment on the progress made so far in the rebuilding of ...