• Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023

FULL GOSPEL BUSINESS MEN FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL HOLDS RETREAT

The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International, Ika Chapter, on Saturday, August 1, 2021, held their annual outreach at the Golden Cocktail Hotel, Ime-Obi which received a massive turn up…

EDITORIAL: OUR WORRIES ABOUT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Ika Weekly Newspaper views as saddening the development that in the past few months, the Senator Ahmed Lawan led 9th National Assembly has been in the news for the wrong…

TROUBLE FOR AGBOR BEDC MANAGER AS RESIDENTS PROTEST

Monday, May 24, 2021 was a troubled day for the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), Agbor Business Manager, Engr Amos Bamgboye as some residents who were extorted for a free…

STEER CLEAR OF OUR LAND, Ime-Oyibu Quarter Warns

The people of Ime-Oyibu Quarters in Owa-Oyibu Community, the headquarters of Ika Northeast Local Government Area, have during a peaceful protest on morning of Wednesday, May 26, 2021 warning against…

WHO DID THIS TO ME?-Mother Of Murdered 13-Year-Old Girl Laments

The mother of Miracle Nwafor, the 13 year-old girl who was murdered on Thursday 20th May, 2021 and dumped behind School of Nursing Agbor, by some suspected ritualists, Mrs. Queendalene…

NIN REGISTRATION: NIMC OFFICIALS EXTORTING IKA RESIDENTS

On 15 December 2020, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) directed that all phone Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) should be registered with valid National Identification Numbers (NINs) failing which such…

EDITORIAL: NEED TO REASSESS WHAT CONSTITUTES BEFITTING BURIAL IN IKA LAND

From available records, there are but two major religions practiced by the people of Ika nation. They are; Christianity and Traditional Religions. While a gorge of difference exists in their…

MY DRIVE, BEING OUTSTANDING IN WHATEVER I DO – Onyeka

Our personality for this week is Miss Onyekachukwu Ojumah; a banker by profession, from Agbor, in this interesting and inspiring interview with IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Crew, reels out her young…

EDITORIAL: IN PRAISE OF UPGRADE OF AGBOR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION TO A UNIVERSITY

The recent communication dated Tuesday, January 26, 2021, by the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led Delta State government, sent to the Delta State House of Assembly, seeking upgrade/establishment of three state…

30 YEARS IN MINISTRY, NEVER BURIED ANY MEMBER – Prophet Igbodo

The General Overseer, Divine Faith Evangelical Mission, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area, Prophet Igbodo, has said the grace of God upon his ministry is sufficient, saying that in his…

BABA FIRE CONDOLES WITH OKOWA OVER FATHER’S DEATH

The General Overseer, Wind of Change Deliverance Ministry with headquarters situated at the end of Queen Street by the New Lagos/Asaba Expressway, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area, Apostle (Dr.)…

EDITORIAL: DEEPENING DEMOCRACY DIVIDENDS IN IKA NATION, DELTA STATE

Democracy they say, is a government of the people by the people and for the people, Good governance on its part, entails the diligent exercising of the economic, political and…

MY ONE YEAR LABOUR DESTROYED BY COWS – 82-Year-Old Man

An 82-year-old man in Akumazi Umuocha in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Hitler Nwabude has cried out over the destruction of his cassava farm land…

SAD DARK FRIDAY INDEED FOR AGBOR

It is indeed a sad black day for residents of Agbor. There was an explosive sound ripped through parts of Agbor in the late evening of today when Osadebe Gas…

WHY NDIGBO SHOULD PRESIDE OVER NIGERIA AT ASO ROCK COME 2023

Since independence there has been an intense struggle by the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria: Hausa/Fulani, the Yorubas and the Ibosor Ndigbo to capture power at the center and…

65 YEAR OLD MAN SEEKS JUSTICE OVER THE MURDER OF HIS ONLY DAUGHTER

A 65-year-old man, Mr. Augustine Ehianu Ugbom from the Umu-Osi Quarters of Ekwuoma in Ika North East Local Government Area, has cried for justice over the gruesome murder of his…

MYSTERIOUS DEATHS: YOUTHS SHOULD GET RID OF DESIRE FOR QUICK MONEY – Osunbor

A native of Igbanke and a businessman, Hon. Chief Monday Ottah Osunbor, the Ikpeazu Wu Okwu of Igbanke, has disclosed that one of the reasons why youths are dying in…

STEER CLEAR OF OROGODO RIVER BANKS – OGBENMUDEIN COMMUNITY WARNS

The general public has been warned to desist from building permanent structures along the banks of Agha Kun – Stream, popularly known as Orogodo river as 300 ft away from…

STRANGE DEATHS: IKA NATION, POLLUTED WITH MARINE SPIRITS

The General Overseer, Wind of Change Deliverance Ministries headquarters at the end of Queen Street off New Benin/Asaba Expressway, Agbor, Apostle Dr. Chuks Elisha Okenye, also known as Baba Fire…

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER SLUMPS WHILE TEACHINGS, DIES

A 66 – year old and Deacon at Church of God Mission, Morka branch, Dcn. Augustine Iwezu slumped while teaching Sunday school. He usually teaches as one of the assignments…

MUSIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY PASSION – Ikaboy Empire

Festus Igumbor, also known as Ikaboy Empire is an illustrious son of Ika land based in Indian. He is the Chief Executive of Officer (CEO), Ikaboy Music Entertainment and one…

I FORGIVE UMUNEDE PEOPLE- Ezeji, Father of Late Ezeji Sopuruchi

At last, the father of late Mr. Ezeji Sopuruchi who was shot dead during the Igwe Festival held on Friday July 10, 2020, at Umunede in Ika North East Local…

AGBOR COMMUNITY UNION REMAINS THE ONLY MOUTHPIECE OF NDI-AGBOR – Larry Onyeche,

IMr. Lawrence Egun Onyeche, popularly known as Larry Onyeche, President-General, Agbor Community Union (ACU) the umbrella body for all Agbor people, worldwide has in a press conference held on Wednesday,…

IKA SPOKEN WORDS, LANGUAGE OR DIALECT?

I get so dumbfounded when I hear people or read their write-ups saying that Ika extraction as far as language is concerned has no connection or any relationship with Ibo…

79 YEAR-OLD-MAN REGAINS SIGHT AFTER 30 YEARS

A 79 year- old- man who has been blind for over 30 years regained his sight after he attended Prophet Michael Onairo’s Programme. The blind man who gave his name…

REVENUE TASKFORCE MEMBER POURED ACID ON ME – Mrs. Samuel

A displaced trader at the former Boji Boji Owa Main Market, popularly known as Garage, Mrs. Edith Samuel is crying out to the Human Right Activist Groups and the general…

LIFE OF A PRIEST, LIFE OF SACRIFICE – Rev. Fr. Chukwuma

Our Personality of the Week is Rev. Fr. (Barr.) Steve Dumebi Chukwuma. He is the present Parish Priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Agbor. He is a writer, a Lawyer,…

ROTARY CLUB INSPECTS FIRST RENAL CENTRE IN WEST AFRICA

Members of Rotary Club Agbor on Wednesday August 12, 2020 went on an inspection tour for progress achievement assessment on the ongoing Agbor Renal Centre, at Central hospital, Agbor. Recall…

LAND SOLD TO PRINCE PARADISE ESTATE, NOT IN DISPUTE – Okonye Family

Following the recent claim by some group of persons from Umunede in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State over the land sold to Prince Paradise Estate by…

PALM CENTRE, ENTERTAINMENT AT ITS FINEST NOW OPEN

Palm Centre, a gigantic centre for all occasions, events and performances located at 7, Ogala Street, off Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa Way (former Owa-Ekei Road) is now open. The magnificent edifice…

IN PRAISE OF DELTA STATE LAWMAKERS’ DECISION ON ADJEKE

It is now a common knowledge that the Delta State House of Assembly in response to a petition dated Wednesday, December 5, 2019, submitted by one Mr. Edwin Adjeke, about…

28-YEAR OLD MAN SHOT DEAD DURING IGWE FESTIVAL

Tragedy on Friday 20, 2020 quashed the ecstasy of Igwe festival celebration in Umunede, Ika North East LGA of Delta State on Friday, July 10, 2020, as a 28 year…

AGBOR PEOPLE, IGBO PEOPLE ARE POLES APART

This write up is NOT an attempt to show hatred for the Igbo people, rather it is an attempt to set the record straight. The problems we are facing in…

WE WERE NOT PART OF THE MEETING AT THE PALACE OF OWA MONARCH-ILEJE COMMUNITY

Following the recent murder of Mr. Daniel Osafile and the frequent encroachment into their farmlands by the people of Emuhu community, residents of Ileje community in Umunede kingdom in Ika…

IKA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER PAYS TRIBUTE TO DEIN OF AGBOR

‘Agbor Kingdom never oppressed any kingdom and I will not force people to do anything in my time; I try to live by example’. ‘I don’t know how any leader…

OWA-ALIZOMOR COMMUNITY APOLOGIZES TO OKOWA

Members of Owa-Alizomor Community in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State are have apologized to His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi A. Okowa for saying that he has…

ABDUCTED COLLEGE STAFF REGAIN FREEDOM

The five abducted College of Education (COE), Agbor staff on Monday, June 22, 2020 regained their freedom. Ika Weekly gathered that the kidnapped staff of the College Dr. Kenneth Ughamadu…

OKOWA HAS FAILED US -Okparan-Uku of Owa-Alizomor Community

The Okparan-Uku of Owa-Alizomor community in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, Elder Jonathan Ebeh, on Saturday, June 20, 2020 invited sons and daughters of Owa-Alizomor community…

I AM ALIVE, HALE AND HEARTY, Says Pa Arthur Okowa

The rumour of the demise of the father to the Delta State Governor, Sir, Chief Arthur Okorie Uzorma Okowa, the Okparan Uku of Idumebor , Owa Alero, has for some…

WHILE PLANNING FOR WEDDING, PREPARE FOR MARRIAGE

The wedding planning process includes finding the perfect dress, getting the perfect reception hall, making sure you have got the right flowers, caterer, cake, music, and, DJ, photographer, centerpieces, invitation…

MY SCENICPLOTS APP WILL GENERATE MORE REVENUE FOR NIGERIA THAN CRUDE OIL – Chinaza Onianwah

The world was awoken to the exhilarating news of the development of ScenicPlots, an international social media app developed by multi-talented and highly gifted Chinazor Onianwah. The Nigerian American-based Filmmaker,…

PARENTS, SON IN POLICE NET FOR ALLEGED ARMED ROBBERY

A 26 year old man and a native of Idumusogban, Igbogili Abavo, Ika South Local Government Area Ewere Ihirie popularly known as “Butter,” and his parents were on Saturday May…

THE LOVE OF MY PEOPLE, MY STRENGTH- Obi of Igbodo, Osedume I

Our Personality of the Week is His Royal Majesty, Barr. Ikechukwu Nkeobikwu Osedume I, the Obi of Igbodo Kingdom. He has in this interview expressed his mixed feelings on his…

MOSES IDUH: YOU ARE A LIAR, MIRACLE OGOR – PDP Members

In a bid to properly enlighten members of the public, particularly Ika residents on all they need to know about the lifestyle, achievements and political leadership of Dcn. Moses Iduh,…

I PROCLAIM THE GRACE OF GOD VIA GOSPEL MUSIC – Godslove

In our CHAT ROOM this week, we have the young, ambitious and highly talented MR. ATUNURE GODSLOVE EJIRO, a musician cum businessman who is preparing to make his mark in…

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCHOOLING AND EDUCATION – Dr. (Mrs.) Patricia Akumabor

Our Personality of the Week is Dr. (Mrs.) Ukamaka Patricia  Akumabor, an educationist and a retired lecturer from Yaba School of Technology, Lagos. She is the current Chairperson of FAFUNWA…

I LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED AS A HUMANITARIAN – Sir Akumabor

Our personality of the Week is Chief Norbert Ike Dan Akumabor, the Ojisi of Umunede Kingdom and one time both Financial Secretary and Treasurer of Onu Ika Nigeria; a position…

YOU CAN SPREAD COVID-19 BY WEARING FACE MASK–ES Ika South

Residents of Ika have been warned that they can spread the dreaded Corona Virus by wearing face mask as the face mask can trap bacteria and spread same if not…

IKA GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1973 OLD BOYS HOLD FIRST REUNION

The old saying “ boys will one day become men” was re-echoed and came into play on Friday 27th of September 2019 as class of 1973 Old Boys Association of…

FELIX MORKA, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE; APPOINTMENT AS SSA

The news about the appointment of Barrister Felix Morka, a Harvard trained Lawyer, Development Specialist, Human Rights Advocate and an illustrious son of Ika Nation as Senior Special Assistant on…

I MISS MY SON, AM NOT A WIZARD – Bereaved Father ppeals

A bereaved father and an indigene of Mbiri Kingdom, Ika North East Local Government area Mr. Simon Okonkwor, has declared that he missed his late son, Ojura Okonkwor who died…

EDITORIAL:RE-APPOINTMENT OF ONWUKA AS SPECIAL ASSISTANT

The recent re-appointment of Jonathan Onwuka as the Special Assistant on Community News Media by the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, can only be described as…

OSIELE, IKA BORN FOOTBALLER MAKES WAVE IN USA

In a season when Nigerians are being killed daily abroad, such period has also become a time when Ezekiel Osiele, an indigene of  Alihame, Ika South Local Government Area, Delta…

SCHOOL OF NURSING, AGBOR TO BECOME DEGREE AWARDING

The Principal State School of Nursing Agbor, Mrs. Tessy Onwuka has disclosed that the State School of Nursing Agbor would soon become a degree awarding Institution. She made this disclosure…

BLUE MURDER: DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR LATE INSPECTOR EBOH

Late Inspector Godwin Eboh, was born in Egwechime, Obi Quarters of Umunede, Delta State. He joined the Nigerian Police, in the year 2000 and was posted to Enugu State, where…

NIGERIA (2015-2023): THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY By Omilo

NIGERIA (2015-2023): THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY By: Augustine Omilo As the present government of Nigeria headed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure draws to a close in a…

KIDNAPPED OWA-OYIBU RAILWAY STATION STAFF REGAIN FREEDOM

KIDNAPPED OWA-OYIBU RAILWAY STATION STAFF REGAIN FREEDOM By Sunday Memeh The two abducted staff of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, (NRC), Owa-Oyibu Station kidnapped by unknown gunmen at the Abavo-Oyibu Junction,…

NEED TO KEEP ENHANCING WOMEN POTENTIALS FOR NATION-BUILDING

In the Nigerian society, the place of women does not count much; neither do they have a strong stake in matters of politics, economic or social impetus to leverage growth…

GOVERNOR OKOWA, FIRST VISITOR OF UNIDEL, AGBOR

The Governor of Delta State, His Excellence Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Saturday May 20th, 2023, was robbed and installed by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Delta, Agbor,…

NBS AND THE SCORECARD OF AN ECLIPSING ADMINISTRATION

NBS AND THE SCORECARD OF AN ECLIPSING ADMINISTRATION By; Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi With a few days to the May 29 inauguration of the new administration in the country, it is…