Monday, January 25, 2021

Toritse Ete Mayor for burial March 27

Toritse Ete Mayor for burial March 27
        Late Ms. Toritse Ete Mayor

The remains of Toritse Ete Mayor who passed on to glory on Tuesday December 22, 2020 will be committed to mother earth on Saturday March 27, 2021 in Sapele. She was aged 56. 

According to family source, a special service of songs will be held in her honour in Sapele on Friday March 26, 2021. 

The burial activities will be rounded off with a Thanksgiving Service in Sapele on Sunday March 28, 2021 

Late Toritse Ete Mayor is the daughter of Late Prince David Madamedon Mayor from Bateren Town in Warri South - West LGA and Late Mrs. Mawe Mayor of Jakpa Town in Warri North LGA of Delta State.

Late Toritse Ete Mayor is survived by 7 Sisters, Brother, 21 Nieces and 20 Nephews. 

For more information, call Mr. Terry Mayor - 08059046885. 

Signed by Mr. Lucky Mayor for the family.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A Inc. to hold Annual Convention September 2021

Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A Inc. to hold Annual Convention September 2021

Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A Inc. a foremost Itsekiri group known for its charitable works is set to hold its three days annual convention starting from Friday September 3, 2021 to Sunday September 5, 2021 Labor day weekend.

Speaking to Warri Voice Newspaper via the telephone, the President of Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A, Mr. Kingsley Onuwaje stated categorically that the said visual convention conducted by Dr. Omatete and his cohorts  wherein  Mr. Toju Etchie was selected as the President on January 16, 2021 is illegal and unconstitutional, saying that all Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A conventions for the past twenty two years have always been hosted on Labor day weekends.

He further appealed to the entire Itsekiri nation and the general public to disregard any person parading himself as the new President of the group as new executives that would take over the baton of leadership from him and his executives will emerge during the course of the convention.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A Executives condemns Omatete illegal activities

Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A Executives condemns to Omatete illegal activities
The Executives of Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A INC. a reowned Itsekiri Organisation based in United States of America has issued a press statement on the illegal activities of one Dr. Omatete who have been misleading members of the noble body with faulty information on the forth coming annual conference of the organization.

The statement which was made available to newsmen on Friday January 15, 2021 was signed by the President of the Organisation, Mr. Kingsley Onuwaje on behalf of the  Executives of the notable body.

 "It has come to the attention of the Executives and BOD of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA inc that Dr. Omatete is organizing a virtual convention and election scheduled for January 16th 2021"

"We want to take this opportunity to inform the general public that the planned virtual convention is not an event sponsored or supported by Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc. We hereby advise our members and the general public to disregard and discountenance the invitation from Dr. Omatete" 

"Further information will be released shortly, detailing plans for our forthcoming annual convention on Labor Day weekend." Parts of the statements reads.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Chief Utieyione passes on at 85

          Chief Utieyione is dead
Chief Nelson Utieyione, the Oguoyibo of Warri Kingdom is dead.

He died at about 2am Tuesday January 12, 2021 after a brief illness. He was aged 85.

Until his death, Chief Utieyione who is survived by wife, children and grandchildren was a staunch member of Rotary Club International, Ijala Descendants Union and Warri Progressive Society alias Otonloye where he was one time National President and pillar of Otonloye Warri branch.

Monday, January 4, 2021



By Tetsoma Neyin

The Organization of African Instituted Churches under the aegis of OAIC, Warri South Local Government branch has inaugurated a new executive body that would pilot the affairs of the body for the next four years.

The Ceremony took place on Saturday November 21, 2020 at Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church, Opposite Warri City Stadium.

His Grace G.O. Akpata (JP) General Overseer St. Akpata New Jerusalem Church in his brief sermon titled ‘Move Forward’ admonished the executives to always look forward and not pay attention to gossip which will surely come.
The Spirit filled man of God who took his sermon Scripture from Act Chapter 3 Verse 1-14 charged the executives to be transparent in all their dealings, and always relate to their various church heads for proper accountability.

Giving a brief history of OAIC Warri South Branch, Most Sup. EV (Dr.) S.A. Orokuyeri (JP) stated that the Organisation of African Instituted churches (OAIC) Warri South Branch was among the four active branches when Delta State Chapter was formed in 1998 and was inaugurated at Sapele (Warri, Sapele, Asaba and Ughelli) in 1999 by the Western Zonal Organizer, Snr. Apostle E.O. Bolaji.

Speaking at the epoch ceremony, the Chairman of the occasion, SUP/EV/Pro. Oludewa Oritsedumi enjoined the newly elected executives to create a platform where the youths would be enlightened on the doctrines of OAIC so that they will not see any reason not to worship in their churches.

He further appealed to members of OAIC to give their uttermost support to the new executives both financially and morally.

The Chairman of the newly sworn-in OAIC Warri South Branch, Supr. Evang. (Dr.) Orolowo A. Ajoor in his acceptance speech thanked ministers of God present, members of OAIC as well as well-wishers for their contribution towards the success of the occasion.
Dr. Orolowo who spoke on behalf of other executives outlined the objectives of his led administration to include; skills training programmes for the youths, OAIC Warri South Secretariat to be fully operational, reconciliation of aggrieved member churches to the organization, improving the content and delivery of midyear and end of year programmes as well as acquiring a transport facility for the body.

He concluded by saying that “It is imperative to admonish us not to be weary in well doing and in with all humility solicit for your moral, spiritual and financial support to sustain the OAIC Warri South branch”.

High point of the ceremony was the inauguration of the newly elected executives which was done by Arch Bishop (Dr.) J.M.O. Arhavwarien JP+, Chairman, OAIC, Delta State.

The ceremony was also used to carry out fund raising for  the Association.

 The newly installed OAIC Executives are; Supr. Evg. Dr. Orolowo A. Ajoor(Chairman), Most Snr. Ap. Dr. John Ojopagogo JP (Vice Chairman),  Engr.Ibu O. Igwemho(Secretary), M/GEN./AP. G.O. Eyione(Asst. Secretary), Mother of Grace M. O. Ohworo(Treasurer), Evang. Mrs. Philo Okonkwo(Financial Secretary), Chika Solomon Opara(P.R.O) and Snr./L/L Progress Onemebake( Welfare Officer).



It was a mini carnival of some sort when Dr. Joseph Otumara, Chairman of Warri/Uvwie Environs Development Authority who is a prominent PDP Party Leader in Warri South L.G.A. celebrated his 60th birthday anniversary at his residence in Warri on Wednesday December 12, 2020.

The ceremony which attracted family members, political associates, friends and well wishers from across the state saw the celebrant  who was also a three times Executive Chairman of Warri South Local Government Council and Commissioner of Health, Delta State beaming with smiles in a joyful mood of thanksgiving to Almighty God. 
Our indefatigable Publisher who was physically present at the unique ceremony covered the event in pictures.



By Tetsoma Neyin 

The Warri Multi Stakeholders Platform (MSP), a brain-child of the Partnership Initiative for Niger Delta (PIND), has organised a one day intervention programme for peaceful co-existence and sustainable livelihood between the Ijaw and the Itsekiri Ethnic Nationalities. 

The impactful event was held on Thursday December 10, 2020 at Hotel Charles David Lot, Warri. 

Participants from the two oil producing tribes were in attendance to brainstorm on possible ways to live in peace and harmony. 

The Co-Chairmen of Warri MSP, Dr. Jeffery Wilkie and Amb. Meshack Ubabiri spoke on the need for both ethnic groups to live in peace and unity so as to attract more development to their region, saying that despite their huge contribution to the country's economy through their crude oil which is the major source of Nigeria's income, their region is still under developed. 

Both Co-Chairmen who are representatives of their ethnic groups in the Warri Multi-Stakeholders Platform collectively appealed to their people to always use dialogue in solving issues at all times. 

Dr. Austin Onuoha who spoke extensively during his presentation on “ensuring sustainable livelihood through peaceful co-existence” said that dialogue is a vital key to avoiding conflict. 

He admonished the two ethnic groups to build trust amongst themselves, respect and always recognize each other's boundaries.   

“There is nothing wrong if Itsekiri and Ijaw disagree, but it is the response that determines the outcome. If you want to peacefully coexist, you must work on your economic development”, he stated. 

At the end of the event, a communique which was signed by both groups was issued where they  resolved as follows:

That Ijaws and Itsekiris shall henceforth organize more Dialogue Sessions in order to ensure better understanding and relationship between the ethnic groups.

That Ijaws and Itsekiris shall henceforth join together to engage governments at all levels to ensure development of the two ethnic groups in particular and Delta state in general.

The two ethnic groups urged governments at all levels to develop policy and legal framework for the establishment, development and management of markets to forestall the kind of misunderstanding that has trailed the issue in the state and elsewhere.

That both in the defunct MDGs and the present SDG, partnership is recognized as key to sustainable development, therefore Ijaws and Itsekiris shall henceforth partner in order to develop their areas.

That since development cannot happen in an atmosphere of rancor, the two ethnic groups shall ensure peaceful co-existence at all times for the development of Delta State and Nigeria.

That they shall reach out to other stakeholders from other ethnic groups to ensure peaceful co-existence for sustainable livelihood.

They commended the co-operation between the two ethnic groups especially during the peak of the pandemic and urged everyone to remain vigilant until the last is seen of COVID-19.

That all Deltans shall co-operate with the State Government and ensure the peaceful and conclusive conduct of the forthcoming local government elections in the state.



Mrs. Oghenefejiro Evelyn Ugute “ FICA, MCIB” has recently risen to  prominence in her career in micro-finance banking sector  of the Nigerian banking industry, with her election as the General Secretary of National Association of Micro-Finance Banks in the South-South chapter, where she is representing Delta State. 

After graduating with a B.Sc degree from the prestigious Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in 2005 in Botany, Fejiro then discovered that her real calling was in the banking sector. That was what spurred her after her NYSC in 2008, to pursue a course in micro-finance at the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, coming out in 2015 with certificate -Micro Finance Certified Bankers.
Desperately looking for a niche for herself in human and economic leadership, she undertook a course and acquired a certificate on Women in leadership and Management Position from the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). 

Still spinning the web of her professional network, Mrs. Fejiro Ugute, acquired a certificate on Rural Business Training from the National Association of Micro-Finance Banks (NAMB) in the year 2015.  That same year, she stretched her tentacles to grab a fellow of the Institute of credit Administration, which added another feather to her cap with the prefix (FICA) to her name.

In 2017, the insatiable Evelyn Ugute racked up another laurel of Professional Postgraduate Diploma (PPDG) in credit Management from the Postgraduate School of credit and Financial Management.

She acquired a certificate on corporate Governance and Board Effectiveness from the Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria.

Bitten by the bug of professional excellence, Fejiro Evelyn Ugute went on the race to possess a certificate on Digital Finance from the Lapo Institute for Micro Finance and Enterprise Development. She is also an author of many captivating and inspiring books, most  of which have attained the height of best-seller, some selling 5000 copies within a year.

She created the Empowerment Scheme Success Triangle to help people, especially women and youths to have extra sources of income, helping them with website for their personal profile. Infact, her passion for women success leads to the establishment of the African Women Achievers Burean (AWAB),  an online biography of women achievers in Africa. Mrs. Fejiro Ugute who was formerly a member of the Delta State exco of the National Association of Micro Finance Banks as their treasurer, has now moved to the South-South Regional chapter of the body as she won the position of the General Secretary during the August 2020 election. With this elevation, she is now the Representative of Delta State of the body at the South-South Zonal Level.  

Meanwhile, Mrs. Ugute is still enjoying the fame of being the proud recipient of the award as the Banker of the year 2017.   
Despite her commitments to her career, Mrs. Evelyn Ugute is a devoted family woman, married to Mr. Lucky Ugute with  children.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Winners Chapel Worldwide Commences 21 days Prayer, Fasting Programme

Winners Chapel Worldwide 
Commences 21 days Prayer, Fasting Programme
            Bishop David Oyedepo

Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel commences its annual 21 days prayer and fasting programme for the year 2021.

The 21 days prayer and fasting programme which is scheduled to hold from Monday January 4, to Sunday January 24, 2021 is to prepare winners members worldwide for the new which has been prophetically declared by God's Servant, Bishop David Oyedepo as " Our turnaround era".

Bishop David Oyedepo made the declaration during his new year special message to all Winners family worldwide.

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