Sunday, November 28, 2021

Ugbajo Itsekiri USA begins 7 days Free Cataract Retreat

Ugbajo Itsekiri USA begins 7 days Free Cataract Retreat

  Mr. Jemine Okotie-Yesin, President of Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A


Ugbajo Itsekiri USA begins 7 days Free Cataract Retreat

Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc. in collaboration with Africa Cataract and eye Foundation is set to hold a 7 days free eye cataract surgeries for their people back home.

The retreat is set to commence on Sunday December 12, 2021 through Saturday December 18, 2021 at the Olu Palace field, Warri.

Speaking to Warri Voice Newspaper via the telephone shortly after the group's board meeting, President of the renowned charitable group, Mr. Jemine Okotie-Yesin hinted that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they were not able to organize it, but that this year's cataract surgery will be on a larger scale.

He enjoined everyone with eye defect and who are residence in the three Warri Local Government Areas, to take advantage of the opportunity as medical specialist will be on ground to attend to everyone.

Saturday, November 27, 2021



Comr. (Mrs.) Gladys Omagbemi Aguaraburueye



Comrade (Mrs.) Omagbemi Gladys Aguaraburueye, Head teacher of Ogunu Primary School has emerged the new Chairperson of Nigeria Union of Teachers ( NUT) Warri South chapter after a keenly contested election conducted by the body on Tuesday November 16, 2021 at the Warri South Council.

 In her acceptance speech, the newly sworn-in NUT Chairperson of Warri South, Comrade (Mrs.) Omagbemi Gladys Aguaraburueye thanked members of NUT, Warri South chapter for finding her worthy to lead and promised members of the body of all inclusive policy throughout her tenure in office. 

 The newly elected and articulated NUT warri south chairperson avarred that for her to be able to achieve her three(3) point agenda which include human capital development for teachers, acquiring of permanent Secretariat for NUT Warri South and economic emancipation can not be achieved without team work as well as the support and prayers from members.

Other members of the executives are; Atigan Hector  Boyewa - Deputy Chairman, Awani Christy -1st Vice Chairman, Umoko Godfrey Ayiri - 2nd Vice Chairman, Ukuetsite Roli - 3rd Vice Chairman, Comr. Sobo Beecroft Oritsegbemi - Secretary, Awala Julie Toritseju - Assistant Secretary, Mukoro Henry -Treasurer, Akperi Sisan - Financial Secretary, Ejoh Joseph .O -  Publicity Secretary, Omonzogbe Tessy - Social Secretary, Ogbogolo.W. - Ikechukwu - 1st Examiner of Account and Enemigin Jolomi - 2nd Examiner of Account.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Exclusive: Ogiame Atuwatse III Flags off Business Empowerment, welcomes Stanbic IBTC to Warri Kingdom

Exclusive: Ogiame Atuwatse III Flags off Business  Empowerment, welcomes Stanbic IBTC to Warri Kingdom

  Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of       Warri


Exclusive: Ogiame Atuwatse III Flags off Business  Empowerment, welcomes Stanbic IBTC to Warri Kingdom

In a bid to improve livelihood and increase opportunities for women and youth in the state, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri has brokered a partnership with leading financial Institution, Stanbic IBTC Bank to provide over 10,000 Point of Sale (POS) machines to the Itsekiri people.
   Participants at the event

Ogiame Atuwatse III who ascended the throne in August 21, 2021, had among other salient issues, cited the growth and prosperity of the people and kingdom of Warri and Delta State at large, as his topmost priority.

His Majesty: ‘On behalf of the great people of Warri Kingdom, we are delighted to open the borders of business and investment at this noble level to Stanbic IBTC Bank. In a digitalised era where the highly illustrious people of this kingdom transact in significant sums, the supply of these POS machines attached to a pension scheme will go a long way in bringing convenience and safety to both customers and service providers with future financial security in mind. The machines will also serve as a means of empowering its recipients with a decent means of livelihood that they can engage as they make progress and expand into other ventures’.

Some Elders of Ekurede Community including Chief Edwin Olley, alias Eni.

Speaking at the onboarding event held today Thursday November 25, 2021, beneficiaries from Ekurede Community expressed excitement that the Olu in less than six months of ascension to the throne has affected their lives positively, saying that he is the glimpse of hope that Deltans have been praying for and a breath of fresh air the Iwere people yearning for.

Amb. Toyin Agbolayah JP addressing the people of Ekurede Community

Nike Bajomo, Executive Director, Business Development, Stanbic IBTC Bank, stated: ‘We are indeed honoured to be a part of this new era of leadership and progress in Warri. We particularly appreciate the trust bestowed on us by our amiable Monarch, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri, in serving as an institutional purveyor of opportunities to the great people of Warri Kingdom’.
Staff of IBTC attending to beneficiaries

Warri Voice Newspaper gathered that the business empowerment programme is scheduled to hold in all Itsekiri Communities in the three Warri Local Government Areas, with Ugbori Community as the next benefiting Community.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021





Ajudabo Community in Warri South-West Local Government Area has honoured one of her own, Mr. Monday Tenumah, Chief Executive Officer of Esimon Nig. Company with the conferment of Community Service Award in recognition of his immediate contribution to the community. 

The award was presented to Mr. Monday Tenumah in a colourful ceremony held at Ajudaibo Community on Friday November 18, 2021. 

While presenting the award to Mr. Monday Tenumah, the acting Olare-Aja of the community, Pa. R.A.U Edema commended the recipient and appealed to all indigenes and friends of the community to copy from the good example of Mr. Monday Tenumah. Responding Mr. Monday Tenumah thanked the community for recognizing his little contributions to the community. 

In the same vein, the Management and Students of Udaibo Primary School, Ajudaibo has also conferred distinguish service award on Mr. Monday Tenumah in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the school and educational support to the students over the years.

 The head teacher of the School, Mrs. Lilian Ani Sagay-Temetah who presented the award on behalf of the school emphasis that the encouragement of Mr. Monday Tenumah in the school over the years has been boosting the morals of both the teachers and pupils and prayed that the lord should reward him for his good-works. She also used the opportunity to point out the problems of the pupils which include lack of text books and insufficient exercise books. 

Responding, Mr. Monday Tenumah thanked the teachers and pupils for the unique award presented to him saying that he would cherish the award all his life. He assured that he would continue to use his God given resources for the benefit of his community, just as he sent a passionate appeal to others to continue to look inward to develop the School. 

Mr. Monday Tenumah also commended the teachers in their efforts to develop the children but like Oliver Twist, they want more from the teachers. The children in return thanked Mr. Monday Tenumah with a beautiful songs tendered in the name of Tenumah. 

Educational materials donated by Mr.  Monday Tenumah to the pupils of the School include: Dozens of  notebooks, Packets of white board marker, Packets of biro, Box of pencils, Two footballs, Packets of eraser, Tippex fluid, Cello tapes, Masking tapes  and bub gum.

Mr. Tenumah has also taken the pains to beautify the School by painting all the classrooms (inside and outside) including the toilets as well as fixing of doors with keys in the un-completed buildings. 
In the same vein, he has also been taken care of the maintenance of the existing School Building, monthly payment of the clearing of grasses surrounding the School premises and the provision of sporting materials and toiletries to the School.

It would be recalled that this humanitarian service embarked by Mr. Tenumah is a yearly exercise which he has been doing for the interest of the School and Community for the past years.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Griftson Omatsuli plays host to Otonloye Society

Griftson Omatsuli plays host to Otonloye Society

    Hon. Griftson Timeyin Omatsuli

Member representing Itsekiri Ethnic Nationality in the Board of DESOPADEC, Hon. Griftson Timeyin Omatsuli alias Osio has hosted members of Warri Progressive Society popularly known as Otonloye during the end of year general meeting of the Club, held on Sunday November 21, 2021 at Otonloye hall, Ugbori, Warri.

Group photograph of members of Otonloye, Warri branch

Hon. Griftson Omatsuli who hosted members of the renowned Club, thanked the Executives and members of Otonloye Warri branch for finding him worthy to host them.

Warri Voice reporter who covered the meeting can state authoritatively that the hosting was one of the best in recent times as there was much refreshments and other exciting activities.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Victoria Ejumetan Mabiaku Omene for Burial November 27

Victoria Ejumetan Mabiaku Omene for Burial November 27

Late Mrs. Victoria Ejumetan  Mabiaku Omene

The remains of Mrs. Victoria Ejumetan Omene alias Eloko nee Abinokor who passed on to glory August 8, 2021 will be committed to mother earth at her home town, Aja-Etan in Warri South L.G.A on Saturday November 27, 2021. She was aged 77. 

Entertainment of guests/ Burial rites will follow immediately at Ikengbuwa Primary School, Ajamimogha, Warri, Delta State. 

Late Mrs. Victoria Ejumatan Mabiaku Omene is survived by 7 Children, 7 Step-Children,18 Grand-Children, 2 Great-Grand Children and numerous Relatives including Mr. Sunny Mabiaku. 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Photo Splash of Olu of Warri visit to Governor Okowa

Photo Splash of Olu of Warri visit to Governor Okowa

Today 4th of November 2021, the Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse lll paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa at Government House, Asaba. 

It was a carnival of sort as Itsekiri sons and daughters trooped out to welcome the first class monarch in grand style with Itsekiri cultural dance and songs.

Warri Voice Newspaper covered the event in photo.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Itsekiri Liberation Group issue warnings over plan to remove 13 percent derivation fund

Itsekiri Liberation Group issue warnings over plan to remove 13 percent derivation fund


Itsekiri Liberation Group issue warnings over plan to remove 13 percent derivation fund

The Itsekiri Liberation Group(ILG), a formidable group in the Niger Delta region has issued strongly worded warnings over alleged plans by 59 northern legislators to amend the 1999 Constitution and remove the 13% derivation fund to the Niger Delta.

Arising from an emergency meeting of the group, the ILG said through its Chairman, Comrade Mone Oris, and the Secretary – Comrade Ajofotan Omagbemi in a communique made available to Warri Voice on Monday November 1, 2021 that: “after critically observing the antics of some overfed and indulgent 59 northern legislators and their body movement as well as the possible force propelling them in this counterproductive and tinderbox misadventure.

“The Itsekiri Liberation Group, a body of seasoned Itsekiri nationalists and opinion moulders in Warri kingdom, has come up with the following irreducible demands from the legislative and executive arms of the Nigerian government.

“We have considered the danger in the contemplated amendment of Section 162 (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) with the patently sinister and mischievous intent by some 59 Northern Legislators to remove the 13 percent derivation fund in exclusive benefit to the Niger Delta States and do wish to state unequivocally our no-holds barred opposition and outright rejection of same with an immediate call on these overfed and indulgent neo-colonialist oligarchs to stop such evil intentions, in the interest of equity and justice so as not to escalate the already fragile peace in the oil-producing communities/States in the federation.

“For emphasis and without apology to anyone, the Itsekiri nation remains a strategic host to many multinational oil and gas companies and major producer oil and gas resource assets (about 39 percent in its territory). We see this proposal/attempt as indirect form of modern colonization, nay slavery; an attempt to continue enslaving and under developing the Itsekiri nation in particular and the other Niger Delta ethnic nationalities in general, that feed the larger federation.

“We are compelled to believe that the proposed amendment is subtly aimed at removing the 13% derivation principle accruing to Niger Delta. Therefore, we totally reject such contemplation and intent by an infinitesimal group of lawmakers who should rather strive in the interest of equity and noble justice for the sustainers of the nations economy, to increase this derivation percentage that has stalled for more than three decades and counting, in the nations polity,” it said.

Not yet done, it demanded that: “If anything, the Itsekiri Liberation Group would rather and reasonably so, demand a gradual and steady increased derivation accruing to oil and gas from the current 13% to 25% and 50% for the Niger Delta States, in the same manner that the North and other regions of the country at a point in time in the nations trajectory once enjoyed 100% derivatives from their hides and skins, tin, coal, cocoa, rubber, groundnut, etc with which they were able to build massive regional monuments and landmarks in their territories.

“To this end, we equally demand that the Federal Government and the law makers focus their attention with speedy legislative engagements on the increment of the 3% in the Petroleum Industry Act and fashion out how it can be maximally utilized to increase the tempo of development of the host communities. They should equally fashion out how the management of such fund could be actioned most seamlessly without undue and boggling bureaucracy and interference of the known and unknown interests especially from the north.

“We therefore call on the President and the National Assembly to immediately constitute, appoint, screen, confirm and inaugurate a substantive NDDC board and equally release the comprehensive details of the forensic audit report of the NDDC for public consumption in order to pave way for the rapid development of the Niger Delta region.”

The group further warned that: “If our demands are not met at the earliest anticipation, we shall have no other option but to jointly mobilize all available resources in conjunction with other Niger Delta stakeholders and groups and engage pushbacks we consider appropriate, should the National Assembly (NASS) go ahead with this daylight naked dance in the market square.

“May we conclude by adding by requesting Mr. President to appoint a new board for the NDDC with an Itsekiri man/woman either as Managing Director or Chairman. Enough of this provocative and arrogant mindset of a section of this nation. You cannot eat your cake and have it, after all,’ it surmised.

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