Community women revolt against monarch in Bayelsa

Having probably tolerated the excesses of the  paramount ruler of Ikebiri 1 community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Chief Francis Ododo for twelve years on the throne without rendering accounts on how community funds have been spent, women under the auspices of Ikebiri 1 Women Movement, recently took to the streets demanding statement of accounts for the twelve years he has been on the throne.  The women subsequently sent a strongly worded petition to the Secretary to Bayelsa State Government, Commissioner of Police, State Director, Department…

Sam Ndah-Isaiah (1962-2020) and the unfinished pledge of nation-building

By Amb. Godknows Igali The news filtered stealthily nationwide, in the wee hours of Friday, 11th December, 2020, that Samuel Ndanusa Isaiah, better known as SAM, the extraordinarily good-humored pharmacist, writer, politician and publisher of award winning national newspaper – “Leadership” was gone. Completely credulous, bewildering and incomprehensible. The institutive query in the hearts and on the lips of many was again, after all he was just 58 years? Just a day earlier, he was full of his usual effervescent and bouncy manners at a public event marking the introduction…

Igue Festival: Obaseki felicitates with Benin Monarch

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated the Benin Monarch, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, on the celebration of Igue Festival. In a statement, Obaseki said: “On behalf of the Government of Edo State, I felicitate with the Omo N’ Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, all Edo people and our friends within and outside the state on the annual Igue Festival celebration. “It is our prayer that the New Year brings more blessings, prosperity and development to the Kingdom…

Edo Assembly parleys business community, others, assures of progressive laws

Edo State House of Assembly at the weekend met with the Edo business community and professionals in the health and education sectors, with an assurance that the House will formulate and pursue only laws that would make the state economically viable and drive sustainable development. Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Marcus Onobun, who gave the assurance during the Edo Policy Round Table dialogue held at the University of Benin, said the Assembly will continue to partner stakeholders and the government to achieve a progressive state that all Edo people…