Sunday, April 25, 2021

Vacancy! Vacancy!!Vacancy!!!

Vacancy! Vacancy!!Vacancy!!!

Vacancy exist for experienced and qualified workers at  IFFILICIOUS FOODS located at Mikkie Guest House, by Anglican Church, Airport Road, Warri.

Positions:

Cashiers 
Waiters
Cooks
Kitchen Assistant
Qualification: WASC or  it's equivalent.

Eligible applicants should drop their application letters with the Manager at the above address on or before Thursday April 29, 2021.

For more information please call: 08033429994.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Itsekiri Council of Chiefs paid Courtesy call to Governor Okowa

Itsekiri Council of Chiefs paid Courtesy call to Governor Okowa

 Itsekiri Council of Chiefs in a group photograph with Governor Okowa


Members of the Olu Advisory Council led by the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Atserunleghe, paid a courtesy call on the Governor today Thursday April 22, 2021 at Government House, Asaba.

The visit was to officially inform the  Delta State Governor of the passage of Ogiame Ikenwoli, 20th Olu Of Warri, and the introduction of the Olu designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko. 

They further informed the State Governor of the ongoing funeral rights of the Olu of Warri as well as  preparations for the crowning and enthronement of the Olu Designate.

Responding,The Governor thanked the Itsekiri Council of Chiefs for their visitation and consoled the entire Itsekiri nation on the passage of the Olu of Warri who he described as a peacebuilder during his relatively short period on the throne, as well as acknowledged the crowning of the Olu designate. 

Governor Okowa ended his response by wishing the Itsekiri people well and prayed for continued peace in the Itsekiri nation.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT



    PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT 
The Olu Advisory Council on behalf of the Warri Council of Chiefs hereby announces the constitution of Committees for the events and activities for the completion of transition rites of the 20th Olu of j hiWarri Ogiame Ikenwoli and the Coronation of the 21st Olu of Warri, Omo’ba Utieyinoritseretsola Emiko as follows:

TRANSITION/CORONATION COMMITTEES (2021)

CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE

MEMBERS


Chief Kofi Kartey - Chairman
Prince Yemi Emiko - Vice Chairman
Chief Robinson Oritsemuminogho Ariyo - Secretary
Chief Fred Edegbele - Coordinator, North America 
Chief Sam Amatesiro – Coordinator, UK/Europe 
Barrister Wilson Alatsha - Assistant Secretary
Chief (Dr.) C.D Ikomi
Chief Oma Eyewuoma
Chief Solomon Arenyeka
Chief Tunde Okoturoh
Chief Edward Ekpoko 
Chief Francis Omatseye
Chief (Dr.) Eugene Ikomi
Chief Otimeyin Adams
Chief Tunde Okoturoh
Chief Anthony Onuwaje
Dr. Omatsola Kpiasi
Hon. Godwin Abigor
Mr. Esimaje Awani
Mr. Scott Omasan
NN Commodore Omatseye Nesiama (RTD)
Mr. Gentle Edema
Hon. Daniel Reyenieju
Mr. Benson Onuwaje
Barrister Esijolomi Rewane
Engr. Gbesimi Akperi
Mr. Amaju Pinnick
AVM Terry Okorodudu
Engr. Joe Omatsola
Dr. Lucky Popo
Comrade Weyimi Agbateyiniro
Ms. Alero Balow
Mr. Augustine Ometeruwa
Mr. Samuel Oligida

TRADITIONAL, BURIAL RITES AND CORONATION COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Chief Francis Omatseye - Chairman
Chief Gabriel Awala JP - Vice Chairman
Chief Billy Besigiwa
Chief Prest Udueyin
Chief Patrick Yalaju 
Chief Omolubi Newuwumi
Hon. Kenneth Edon - Secretary
Mr. Alfred Apoh
Mr. Goje Igbiaye
Mr. Esigie Omamofe
Pa. Samuel Brikkins
Mr. Sony Bodor
Mr. Weyimi Lori
Mr. Rasheed Yusuf
Mr. Aboyowa Popo//
Mr. Ogbu Sifo
Mr. Michael Temisaren
Mr. Augustine Ofoeyeno
Mr. Sunny Mabiaku
Mr. Friday Apelegia
Mr. Emma Eyione
Mr. Eyefe Nunu
Mr. Okoturoh Orighomisan
Mr. Tesinmi Ajagbe
Mr. Toju Awani
Mr. Kelvin Eyikimi
Mrs. Okorodudu Okotie
Mr. Francis Meni
Mr. Tony Omabuwa
Mr. Odin Romeo Ometan 
Mr. Sunny Kpenosen 
Mr. Tuoyo Jack 
Mr. Gabriel Meni 
Mr. Memagiwawe Monday 
Mr. Asokwarami Ojibroku 
Mr. Tuoyo Obudu 


LOGISTICS COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Mr. Benson Onuwaje - Chairman
Chief (Dr.) Eugene Ikomi
Mr. Rennet Yemetie
Amb. Toyin Agbolayah - Vice Chairman
Mr. Emma Nunu - Secretary
Mr. Esigie Omamofe
Mr. Amaechi Ogbonna
Mr. Smart Edema
Hon. Kingsley Tenumah (Afere)
Prince Nicks Emiko
Mr. Fred Utieyin 
Mr. Odonmiju Friday 
Mr. Austin Olokor 
Mr. Neston Aimufua 
Mr. Shuwa Oyemami 
Mr. George Iluwa
Mr. Rex Ejejigbe
Mr. Richard Ikomi
Mr. Silver Amorighoye
Mr. Tony Edegbele
Mr. Asuwa Lucky
Barrister Austin Oborogbeyi
Dr. Engr. Silva Ejejigbe
Mr. Omatseye Odonghanro
Hon. Victor Agbateyiniro
Hon. Eugene Ebisin
Mr. Phillip Ejeye
Mr. Appearance Efejuku
Mr. Bobby Omadeli
Ms. Mary Ulori
Ms. Patience Ete
Mr. David Mene
Mr. Sisan Jalogho
Mr. Victor Lucky
Mr. Edema Edah
Mr. Johnson Afari 
Mr. Jospeh Aimufua 
Mr. Anthony Odonghanro 

BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Chief Otimeyin Adams - Chairman
Chief (Madam) Yemi Roli Oritsejafor
Ms. Omamuli Rewane
Chief Alexander Omaghomi
Mrs. Stella Kpiasi
Mrs. Mayomi Opepe 
Nelly Kuyoma 
Ada Eburajolo 
Ms. Emily Ofoye 
Mr. Andrew Ideh
Mr. Clifford Iyonsi
Hon. Misan Ukubeyinje
Mr. Alfred Apoh
Mr. Bawo Nanna
Mr. Dennis Mene
Hon. Aconte Awowo
Ms. Mirian Okorodudu
Mr. Jonathan Okotie
Mr. Amaju Ikomi
Mr. Femi Ebisin
Deaconess Elizabeth Tuoyo
Mrs. Otseju Magaret Akinyele
Mr. Douglas Dede
Mr. Benson Nana
Mr. Emma Kunu
Mrs. Tina Otumara
Mr. Maxwell Ebiareneyin
Mrs. Ete Atsepoyi
Mr. Matthew Ejutse
Mr. Lucky Amola
Mr. Charlie Popo
Mr. Vincent Jalla
Mr. Segun Ogbe
Mr. Omatseyin Okorodudu

MEDICAL COMMITTEE


MEMBERS

Dr. Omatsola Kpiasi - Chairman
Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Caroline Ajuyah 
Chief Dr. Mogba Eyoyibo - Vice Chairman
Dr. Emiko Ofuyaekpone
Dr. Andrew Duakpenmi Ayu
Dr. Onoritsebawoete Boyo    
Dr. Henry Slatter 
Dr. Emmanuel Towuantse
Mrs. Esther Ukubeyinje (RSN)
Madam Rose Areyenka (RSN)
Dr. (Mrs.) Tosan Amorighoye
Dr. Alex Ideh
Dr. Bawo Boyo
Mrs. Ope Wilkie
Major Ayeoritse Gladys Uranta (RSN) 
Dr. Idia Kpiasi
Mrs. Helen Maku (RSN)
Mrs. Atema Omagbemi (RSN)
Mrs. Ogho Ejutse (RSN)  





PROTOCOL COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Hon. Godwin Abigor - Chairman
Ms. Omamuli Rewane
Mr. Nelson Tetsola
Ms. Laju Edah
Barrister Omasan Agbajoh
Hon. Blessing Omadoye
Mr. Tsuwa Oyemami
Miss Alero Debona
Miss Omawumi Nonekwone
Mr. Omatseye Unokesan
Mr. Augustine Iyinboh
Hon. Jonathan Awala
Mr. Anthony Egbele Okoro
Mr. Friday Ukueberuwa
Mr. Debi Hans
Mr. Raymond Aderojo
Mr. David Odeli
Mr. Jerry Atiene
Mr. Scott Eyenuro 
Mr. Isaac Ajatiton
Mr. Benjamin Moghogbone
Mr. Robinson Bojor
Mr. Richard Arubi
Mr. Laju Udonju
Mr. Alex Amola
Mr. Dimeyin Blessing
Ms. Bawo Ogborifo
Mr. Taiye Ogeyetan
Mr. Jolomi Ogbitse
Mr. Henry Teminusi
Mr. Tosan Alodion 
Mr. Dennis Kuwa 
Mr. Pericles Mogbeyi 

WELFARE COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Mr. Esimaje Awani - Chairman
Mrs. Esther Okotie-Eboh - Vice Chairperson 
Mrs. Helen Tsitse Bob-Manuel
Ms. Juliet Ewumi
Mr. Oritsedere Ikomi
Mr. Francis Mene
Mrs. Dora Ugiedi- Girah
Mr. Henry Babine
Mr. Charles Nita
Mr. William Toritseju
Mr. Kennedy Ebigbeyi
Mr. Jolomi Ikpere
Mr. William Popo
Miss Rose Ologhomuro
Miss Becky Esuku
Miss Edith Ogoru
Miss Portia Itor
Mr. Augustine Oritsemeyiwa
Mr. Tuoyo Harry
Mr. Kelly Boluwa
Mr. Dere Richard
Mr. Bobby Tosan
Mr. Weyimi Tom
Mr. Tosan Edema Eweto
Mr. John Akperi
Mr. Samson Etchie
Mr. Oritseneye Kingsley
Ms. Alero Asifor
Ms. Laju Akpieyi
Ms. Maris Aforigho
Patricia Tonwe 
Tuoyo Ofuyeakpone 
Bawo Eyeoyibo 
Benson Erewa 

CONTACT COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Chief Tunde Okoturo - Chairman
Chief Felix E. Esisi 
Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi 
Chief Patricia Otuedon-Arawore
Chief Joseph Otumara - Secretary
Chief Olivia Agbajoh
Chief Tony Ede
Chief Fred Edegbele (North America)
Chief (Dr.) Mogba Eyeyibo (United Kingdom/Europe)
Chief G.T Grant 
Mr. Chris Mamah
Barrister Omasan Agbajoh
Mrs. Dere Awosika
Hon. Barrister Val Arenyeka
Prince Yemi Emiko
Mr. Julius Rone
Mr. Amaju Pinnick
Hon. Daniel Reyenieju
Hon. Austine Uroye
Hon. Fred Martins
Mrs. Gbubemi Ikolo-Kpenosen
Mr. Alfred Temile
Mrs. Flora Alatan
Mr. Canaan Ajagbawa
Mr. Tuoyo Ebigbeyi
Dr. Omawumi Urhobo 
Mrs. Maiden Ibru 


PUBLICITY COMMITTEE

MEMBERS
Prince Yemi Emiko Chairman 
Mr. Scott Omasan - Vice Chairman
Sir Matthew Itsekure - Secretary
Mr. Egert Omonukarin
Mr. Andrew Areyenka
Hon. David Oki
Mr. Cyril Egbejule
Mr. Femi Odonmeta ( Olegwa) 
Comrade Omatseye Akatakpo
Mr. Andrew Ideh
Miss Tetsoma Neyin
Mr. Aboyowa Clarke
Miss Tetsoma Igbiaye
Mr. Johnbull Atseleghe
Mr. Adrian Edema
Mr. Aderojo Tuale
Mr. Godwin Akoyi
Mr. Monoyo Edon
Mr. Jolomi Esiategiwa
Mr. Edwin Esoko
Mr. Utseoritselaju Awala
Mr. Tosan Ogoru
Mr. Hossanna Jalogho
Prince Debi Emiko
Barrister Rex Ireyefoju
Mr. Emma Meke
Mr. Toju Apoh
Mr. Anirejuoritse Tedeye
Prince Stanley Emiko
Ms. Laju Nobi
Greg Numa 
Tosan Ogoru 
Alex Eyengho 
Social Media Groups 

SECURITY COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Commodore Omatseye Nesiama (Rtd) - Chairman
Hon. David Tonwe - Vice Chairman
Comrade Weyimim Agbateyiniro - Secretary
Brigadier General Eruwa Erico  (Rtd)
Commodore Abel Memuduaghan (Rtd)
Major Tsola Ekwejunor-Etchie (Rtd)
Chief Michael Odeli
Mr. Esimaje Awani
Mr. Emma Nunu
Mr. Joseph Atseyinku
Mr. Mayomi Mone
Mr. Franklin Idiamin Eyekimi
Mr. Donald Urowayinor
Mr. Lucky Ateyor 
Mr. Tsola Metsetse (FBI)
Prince Dudu Emiko
Mr. Ufuoma Ugburo
Mr. Emma Adidi
Mr. Stanley Egbejule
Mr. Esimaje Adolo
Mr. Godday Oruru
Ms. Nelly Ukuyoma
Mr. Gentle Edema

WORKS (VENUE/PALACE) COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Chief Anthony Onuwaje - Chairman
Hon. Daniel Reyenieju - Vice Chairman 
Mr. Benson Onuwaje
Chief Francis Omatseye
Hon Ojere Edeyibo 
Arch. Noyo Omatsone 
Engr. Victor Wood
Mr. Godwin Ireyefoju
Barrister Oti Edukugho
Barrister Toju Emiko
Mr. Steve Jemirigbe
Mr. Abraham Tenumah
Mr. Slim Eburajolor
Mr. John Okorolokor
Mr. Emma Abigor
Mr. Gabriel Mebaghanje (Gomtec)
Engr. Tuoyo Omatsuli
Ms. Uwale Eburajolor
Mr. Gbesimi Tedeye
Engr. Tuasor Omatseye
Engr. Tuoyo Tetsola.
Mr. Isaac Dorsu
Mr. Justice Memeh
Mr. Gabriel Meni
Mr. Ogbe Ogbobine
Hon. Javis Toritseju
Mr. Lucky Ebaje
Mr. Emmanuel Alatan
Mrs. Comfort Maya
Engr. Collins Okorodudu
Mr. Enubi Okorofiagbe
Mr. Oritsematosan Okotie 


FINANCE COMMITTEE


MEMBERS

Chief Oma Eyewuoma - Chairman
Chief Charles D. Ikomi (JP) - Treasurer 
Hon. Chief Thomas Ereyitomi 
Chief Leemon Ikpea
Chief Clement Maleghemi
Mr. Amaju Pinnick - Vice Chairman
Chief Eyitemi Arthur-Diden
Chief Emmanuel Uduaghan
Chief Daisy Danjuma
Senator Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu
Mrs. Dere Awosika
Evangelist Hon. Michael Diden  
Barrister Jolomi Rewane
Mr. Evans Omotsogunwa
Mr. Etan Ogbemi
Mr. Julius Rone
Mr. Elliot Okutse
Mr. Tsola Aragho
Hon. Daniel Reyenieju
Hon. Godwin Ebosa 
Hon. Daniel Mayuku
Hon, Vincent Uduaghan 
Mr. Benson Onuwaje
Hon. Griftson Omatsuli
Mr. Slim Eburajolo
Mr. Alfred Temile
Mr. Mofe Boyo
Mr. Henry Ajagbawa
Mr. Gbubemi Otumara
Mr. Austin Ometoruwa
Mr.  Godday Erewa
AVM Afolabi Okorodudu
Evangelist Tony Aderojo
Hon. Aduge Okorodudu
Sir. Elisha Temile 


ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE (FOOD)

MEMBERS

Comrade Agbateyinro Weyinmi - Chairman

Chief Winifred Agbejule
Mrs. Esigbe Odeli 
Mrs. Queen Aso.
Mrs. Besidone Eyekimi
Mrs. Victoria Ada Eburajolo
Mrs. Ogorchukwu Emiko 
Mr. Walter Boyo (Foodland)
Miss Stella Ogbeni
Mrs. Tosanbami Hesse
Mrs. Orighomisan Ikanone
Mrs. Ukawa Aghogin 
Mr. Misan Adams
Mrs. Kate Akpieyi
Madam Esilokun Boyepu
Mrs. Otumara Justina 
Mrs. Rolly Ojo 
Mrs. Rita Omimi-Esquire
Madam Jolomi Dabor
Ms. Maureen Mogbeyiteren
Mrs. Alice Gbragada
Mr. Napo Tseke
Mr. Deboy Onuwaje
Mr. Lucky Esu
Mrs. Toritseju Aziz
Ms. Edeyibo Laju 
Mr. Odin Peter
Ms. Jolomi Enemigin 

ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE (DRINKS)

MEMBERS

Chief Solomon Arenyeka JP - Chairman
Mr. Isaac Dorsu                    - Secretary
Omawumi Omatoritsero
Honeybell  Ogunye 
Tosan Melford 
Mr. Oritz Godwin Okotie
Mr. Clifford Iyonsi
Mr. Donald Urowayinor
Mr. Ofoyeju Izuagie
Hon. Freeman Fregene
Miss Ani Pessu
Madam Helen Tsitse Bob-Manuel
Mr. Henry Mene
Miss Omamuli Temisaren
Mr. Greg Lumaeyetan
Mr. Tosan Odume
Mr. Victor Dudu
Mr. Roland Ighomi
Mr. Anino Ajemigbogho
Mr. Bawo Nana
Mr. Oritsema Olley
Mr. Alfred Aniretan
Mr. Ese Abaje
 Mr. Omatsola Pemu
Mr. Tseti Bobi
Mr. Mone Nathaniel
Mr. James Aderojo
Mr. Godwin Okome
Hon Godfrey Omagbemi
Hon. Ojere Edeyibo 
Mr. Kennedy Ugbameta 
Mr. Samuel Afotanju 
Mrs. Roli Ojo 


THANKSGIVING COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Chief (Dr.) C.D Ikomi JP - Chairman
Chief (Madam) Yemi Oritsejafor
Pastor (Mrs.) Amaju Rosaline Aragho
Deaconess Misan Adesanyan
Deacon Tosan Omejalile
Prof. Gabriel Yomere
Sir Sam Iwere
Deacon Engr. Jolomi Toritsemotse
Pastor Elizabeth Okotie
Deaconess Blessing Omajuwa
Pastor Emmanuel Okotie
Pastor Fred Toritsemotse
Pastor Godwin Okoroko
Pastor Emmanuel Atigolo
Pastor Samson Eyitsede
Pastor Charles Erumi
Pastor Omatsuli Onuwaje
Deaconess Elizabeth Tuoyo
Bishop Bawo Otone  


REGATTA COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Hon. Toju Ighonmieyetan - Chairman
Mr. Origho Omatsuli
Mr. Godwin Edigbe Gbenebitse
Mrs. Bridget Inomibioritse (Atseyinku)
Mr. Michael Wyse
Mr. Omayeli Okotie
Mr. Abiloye Uyebi
Mr. Lucky Ukueberuwa
Mr. Ambrose Mode
Mr. Fred Ogoru
Mr. Boyowa Toghanro
Mr. Justice Akoyoma
Mr. Dorsu Oritsuwa
Mr. Solomon Oleh
Hon. Shola Wilkie
Mr. Rex Ede
Barrister Jemide Atie
Mr. Amigo Akuya
Mr. Friday Edema
Mr. Esubi Utieyietsola
Mr. Emma Lagos
Mr. Paul Okotie
Mr. Godfrey Uyebi
Mr. Johnson Afari
Mr. David Oligida
Mrs. Toritse Goshua
Mrs. Toden Okoturoh
Ms. Jemine Omunu
Ms. Olayemi Obaro
Mrs. Eyeyibo Lauretta
Ms. Misan Tesigomoje

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE
MEMBERS
Mr. Gentle Edema - Chairman
Mr. Appearnace Afejuku    - Vice Chairman 
Stanley Emiko - Secretary 
 Mr. Ola Ofoluwa
Mr. Roland Osangbajumi
Mr. Fujirin Menujirin
Mr. Okonedo Lucky
Mr. Victor Atsekurubu
Mr. Otsof Toneradun
Mr. Olueh Eddy
Mr. Young Green Teejay
Mr. Magnanimous Omawumi
Mr. Owen Uku
Mr. Majemite Akubo
Mr. Ojighoro Jolomi
Mr. Bayo Okorodiden
Mr. Ebisan Jones
Mr. Felix Amatoritsero
Mr. Julius Erimona
Mr. Pleasure Emiko
Mr. Alex Arubi
Mr. Martins Edema
Mrs. Queen Norman
Mrs. Asadi Grace
Mrs. Queeneth Pessu
Mrs. Oma Konuwe Tonwe
Mrs. Elizabeth Eyenomuren
Mr. Sylvester Aduwenyen
Mr. Godwin Toneradun

NOTE: 
The respective committees shall be formally inaugurated on Saturday, 24th of April, 2021 at the Main Hall of the Olus Palace (Aghofen), Warri, at 11:00 am. The above listed members of the various Committees are required to be seated an hour before the scheduled time.     

Signed:

.
Chief Johnson Amaserunleghe (J.P), 
(the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom)
Chairman, Warri Advisory Council and Warri Council of Chiefs


Chief (Dr) Eugene Ikomi (J.P),
The Olulaye of Warri Kingdom,
Secretary, Warri Council of Chiefs

For and on behalf of the Leadership and entire members of the Olu Advisory Council and Warri Council of Chiefs

Omadino Community under attack by unknown Gunmen, indigenes on disarray

Omadino Community under attack by unknown Gunmen, indigenes on disarray

Report reaching Warri Voice Newspaper  says unknown gunmen had attacked the oil-rich Omadino Community of Warri South Local Government Area in Delta State, allegedly killing one youth and went away with another.

Though the veracity of the speculation could not be ascertained as at the time of this report, it was alleged that the gunmen came through the river with a boat, shot sporadically, before carrying out the attack.

Warri Voice Newspaper attempt to reach out to Omadino Leaders for further details have not been successful as at Press time.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Being Text Of A Joint Presser Held Saturday April 17, 2021 By The Presidents Of UYC And INYC On The Intrigues Surrounding The Non - Operation Of Osubi Airstrip In Delta State.

Being Text Of A Joint Presser Held Saturday April 17, 2021 By The Presidents Of UYC And INYC On The Intrigues Surrounding The Non - Operation Of Osubi Airstrip In Delta State.

Gentlemen of the Press

BEING TEXT OF A JOINT PRESSER HELD SATURDAY APRIL 17, 2021 BY THE PRESIDENTS OF URHOBO YOUTH COUNCIL, UYC AND ITSEKIRI NATIONAL YOUTHS COUNCIL, INYC, ON THE INTRIGUES SURROUNDING THE NON-OPERATION OF OSUBI AIRSTRIP IN OKPE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE

 

Gentlemen of the Press

We are indeed saddened that despite statements credited to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika last month, announcing approval for the reopening of Osubi Airstrip, near Warri in Delta State for daylight operations, there is nothing concrete to suggest that the purported announcement would be backed by action. In-fact, the unfolding intrigues remind us of the festering face-off between aviation service providers and the management of Osubi Airstrip. 

 We want to recall with regret, the letter by the Federal Government to all the aviation parastatals, terminating the contract of Shoreline Oil Services Limited, the operator of the Airstrip, citing alleged incompetence.

The facility has been a subject of controversy since it changed hands from the original owner, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to Shoreline in partnership with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 2015. Apparently unable to get the private operator to comply with the provisions of the service providers, some parastatals had written to the government to revoke the contract of Shoreline.
The Federal Ministry of Aviation Safety and Technical Policy Department, in a letter dated, February 7, 2020 and signed by its Director, Captain T. Alkali, directed the Director-General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Director-General Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET), to carry out the termination of Shoreline’s contract seamlessly.

  SPDC opened the facility in 1999, to enhance offshore operations. With the dip in oil exploration over a period, the Airstrip was sold to Shoreline and NNPC in 2015.

 NAMA, in October 2018, had alleged that Shoreline owed over N500million for air navigation services since 2015. Shoreline described NAMA’s claim as ‘frivolous charges’ and an attempt to keep extorting its management.  

The thrust of this Press Briefing, is not to delve into the technical issues of ownership and alleged incompetence, but to draw the attention of our political representatives as well as the relevant government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, to the multi-million naira decaying Airstrip. This is because the rotting SPDC Office Complex, opposite Federal Government College, Warri, has continued to create sore memory in our hearts. We will no longer fold our arms and allow more critical socio-economic infrastructures, capable of creating wealth and thousands of jobs in our state to fallow, amid dwindling economic fortunes. Even the most illiterate person would acknowledge that the continous non - operation of flight and other commercial activities at the Osubi Airstrip, have negative economic consequences on people of Delta State and the revenue profile of the State Government.   

Our Demand:

· We are calling on the Federal and Delta State Governments, the Deputy Senate President, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege, the member representing Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Efe Afe, the Member Representing Warri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Chief Thomas Ereyitomi, other critical stakeholders and the relevant MDAs to immediately commence process for resumption of flight operations at the Osubi Airstrip!
* If urgent action is not taken to ensure that flight and other economic activities resume at the Osubi Airstrip within 14 days from today, we will not hesitate to ground major sources of revenue to the country, so as to drive home our legitimate demand.

 Comrade Enerho Godspower
President, UYC

 Comrade Weyinmi Agbateyiniro
President, INYC

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

PRESIDENT BUHARI GREETS ITSEKIRI NATION ON OLU-DESIGNATE, MOURNS DEPARTED MONARCH

PRESIDENT BUHARI GREETS ITSEKIRI NATION ON OLU-DESIGNATE, MOURNS DEPARTED MONARCH 


President Muhammadu Buhari has send sincere greetings to the Itsekiri nation on the announcement of a new Olu of Warri, as pronounced by the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe.

The President also condoles with the Itsekiris on the passage of the immediate past Olu, His Royal Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, which was equally formally announced during the Itsekiri National Assembly held recently at Ode- Itsekiri in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.

President Buhari in his message, prayed that the Olu-designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, will have a peaceful reign, signposted by massive development of Itsekiri land. 

He counsels love and reconciliation after a pulsating race for the throne, noting that peradventure any dissension exists, such should be resolved through due process. 

As the Itsekiri nation mourns their departed Olu for three months, President Buhari prays godly comfort for them, and a smooth ascendancy for the incoming monarch.

 

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

April 6, 2021

Monday, April 5, 2021

ITSEKIRI NATION ANNOUNCES THE PASSING AWAY OF THE OLU OF WARRI: Introduces Olu designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko

ITSEKIRI NATION ANNOUNCES THE PASSING AWAY OF THE OLU OF WARRI

: Introduces Olu designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko

Photo displaying the Iyatsere of Warri kingdom raising the hand of the Olu designate, Prince Tsola Emiko

At the gathering of all Itsekiri Sons and Daughters from within and outside the kingdom today Monday April 5, 2021, the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe officially informed the Itsekiri general assembly of the passing away to eternal glory of His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri. 


The Iyatsere who is also the acting Chairman of Warri Council of Chiefs while introducing the Olu designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko declared a three (3) months mourning for all Itsekiris throughout the Itsekiri Nation, during which there shall be no dancing of any kind and anywhere in Iwere Land, there shall also be no merry-making, no drumming and all Itsekiri Sons and Daughters shall tie their wrappers upside down throughout the duration of the mourning  period. 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

EASTER: OONI CALLS FOR YORUBA UNITY, RALLIES SOLIDARITY FOR ITSEKIRI PEOPLE

EASTER: OONI CALLS FOR YORUBA UNITY, RALLIES SOLIDARITY FOR ITSEKIRI PEOPLE
               Oni of Ife

The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has called for the unity of the Oodua descendants all over the world in solidarity with the Itsekiri people in the choice of the new Olu of Warri. 

Speaking through his Director, Media & Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, the Ooni in his Easter message to the Nigerian Christians charging them to seek love and affection as demonstrated by Jesus Christ who sacrificed his life to save many souls, called on the Oodua people worldwide to find the lowest common factor that exists in their shared history, shared fear and shared aspirations.

He asked the Yoruba nation to solidarize with their own Itsekiri people who are in the process of choosing their new Monarch; Olu of Warri, saying the unity of Yoruba people will further strengthen peace and understanding in Nigeria.

He called on Yoruba people across Nigeria including those outside the South West States to pray and work together for peace and harmony of Nigeria.

"Irrespective of which state you find yourself either Akoko, Itsekiri in Delta, Okun, Oworro in Kogi, we are all children of Oduduwa bound by common ancestry" the Ooni said. 

The Ooni said the Royalty in the House of Oduduwa is watching events in Itsekiri land and would appreciate if the people will continue to honour and respect the bound of oneness and common ancestry with the Yoruba people.

"The Itsekiri are part of the greater Oduduwa family. We cherish this great history. We shall do everything to defend and uphold it." the Ooni said.

"We are aware of the Itsekiri General Assembly coming up tomorrow Monday, April 04 in Warri. The Ooni sends his solidarity message to the Itsekiri people on this great occassion of their reunion. We wish them peace and harmony in their search for properity in their ancestral land. The Ooni is particularly keen to see the sustainability of the blood-bound relationship between the Itsekiri and the Yoruba, a relationship that has been tested and trusted over history. Generations of Yoruba and Itsekiri have the responsibility to uphold this important of our history"


Director, Media & Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, SPECIAL ADVISER, TO OONI OF IFE

Saturday, April 3, 2021

ITSEKIRI NATION HOLDS CRITICAL MEETING MONDAY 5TH IN ODE-ITSEKIRI OLU

ITSEKIRI NATION  HOLDS CRITICAL MEETING MONDAY 5TH IN ODE-ITSEKIRI OLU

The Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe


A general meeting of all Itsekiri sons and daughters all over the world have been scheduled to hold on Monday April 5 at the Ancestral Home of the Itsekiri ethnic nationality Ode- Itsekiri Olu(Big Warri), in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.


A statement signed by the Iyatsere of Warri kingdom and Acting Chairman, Warri Council of Chiefs and the Olu's Advisory Council, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe said the meeting would hold at 10am.


Meanwhile, feelers reaching Warri Voice Newspaper is that the meeting would acquaint the Itsekiri people on the latest development in the kingdom.


Friday, April 2, 2021

Oil Spill: Coalition of Itsekiri Youth Leaders warns Chevron against neglecting Rightful Hosts from JIV



Oil Spill: Coalition of Itsekiri Youth Leaders warns Chevron  against neglecting Rightful Hosts from JIV


A coalition of Itsekiri Youth Leaders from Deghele, Bateren and Omadino Communities in Warri South – West and Warri South Local Government Areas of Delta State, have warned Chevron  Nigeria Limited, CNL against any plans to neglect their communities under Abiteye Field from the Joint Investigation and Verification(JIV) exercise, the Multinational Oil and Gas Company intends to carry out, alongside other stakeholders, saying any such plan would be disastrous.

There are indications that following protests resulting from the oil spill and the subsequent occupation of Chevron’s facilities, the company has concluded arrangements to carry out JIV, with a view to ascertain if the Oil Spill at the Abiteye and Utonana Fields, including the 16” Makaraba-Utonana-Abiteye Right of Way (ROW) was caused by its equipment failure or by a third party infraction.

The youth leaders; Mr. Ben Eburajolo, Prince Friday Etuwewe and Mr. Joshua Ghereje, in a press statement signed on behalf of youths of Deghele, Bateren and Omadino Communities respectively, advised Chevron Nigeria Limited to be mindful of the legitimate owners of the land where its operational facility is situated and not fall for any form of intimidation, to avoid being dragged into preventable round of litigation and operational crisis.

The statement which was made available to the Press on  Friday April 2, admonished the Delta State Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba and other high ranking Political figures in Delta State Government, to adhere strictly to the dictates of their responsibilities toward all Deltans, particularly the rightful Host Communities of Chevron, so as not to be seen as promoting bigotry.

The Itsekiri Youth Leaders who praised the fair manner at which  the Delta State Government distributed relief materials to victims of the Oil Spill in the Chevron  Communities of Warri South-West and Warri South, cutting across the different ethnic divides as a rational approach, appealed to the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and other critical stakeholders to properly guide Chevron Nigeria Limited in its planned JIV.

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