Saturday, September 24, 2022



Comr. Ben Eyitemi Eburajolo 


Topic: News 


As part of its core responsibility to foster education in Iwere land, the National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG has pledged its relentless efforts towards education by pledging to assist with monthly stipend to four  Corp members posted to Ginuwa Primary School in Ode-Itsekiri(Big Warri).


The well acclaimed graduates body in Warri kingdom made the voluntary pledge during one of its Executive’s oversight functions to the school recently.


Addressing newsmen, President of the Association, Comr. Ben Eyitemi Eburajolo who led some of his Executives to the school said that they deemed it necessary to visit the school following a post trending on Social Media on the shortage of Teachers in the school.


Comr. Eburajolo stated that, the school has provided accommodation for the Corp members to stay comfortably, just as he appealed to Iwere Sons and Daughters to lend a helping hand to the school.

Ginuwa Primary School 


Olu of Warri set up new Executives in Omadino Community

 Olu of Warri set up new Executives in Omadino Community

Chairman of Omadino Community, Mr. Tuoyo Mogbeyiteren

Topic: News 

 Olu of Warri set up new Executives in Omadino Community

Oil rich Omadino Community in Warri South local Government Area of Delta State has gotten a new set of executive that will pilot the affairs of the Community for the next four years.

His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse lll, the Olu of Warri made the announcement in Omadino on Thursday September 24, 2022 when he visited the Community. 

The Olu of  Warri  tasked the new executives to work hand in hand with the Olare-Aja and council of Elders so as to foster peace, unity and  prosperity in the Community.

The new set of executives announced by Ogiame are; Mr. Tuoyo Mogbeyiteren-Chairman, Mr. Tsola Godwin -Vice Chairman, Mr. Felix Asin - Financial Secretary, Mr. Ada Clark - Organizing Secretary, 

Mr. Utieyin Olley - Assistant Secretary, Mr. Humphery Yomere - P.R.O, Mr. Benjamin Akoria - Secretary, Mr. Mathew Dada - Treasurer and Mr. Ogbe Eyikimiaghan - Provost Marshall.

In a Chat with the new Chairman on how to move the Community forward, Mr. Mogbeyiteren sàid that their regime will abide by the Constitution of the Community and their main focus will be on development and unity of the Community.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

President Buhari to Confer National Honour on Olu of Warri


Buhari to confer national honor on Olu of Warri

The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III 

Buhari to confer national honor on Olu of Warri

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced to confer the National Award of Commander of the order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri on Tuesday 11th October, 2022.

The conferment notice was signed by the Honorable Minister on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Sen. George Akume.

The Olu of Warri will join other prominent awardees found by the federal government worthy of the National Honours.

The award for the highly rated first class monarch is coming barely a month after Dotcom Communication, publisher of Pleasure Magazine equally honored Ogiame Atuwatse III with Humanitarian Royal Father of the year Award for his Humanitarian contribution since his emergence last year as the Olu of Warri at a well attended event at Transcorp Hilton hotels Abuja.

Also sometime in June, Olu of Warri was presented with the key to the City of Brampton by Mayor Patrick Brown in Canada during Ogiame’s 6 days visit to drive foreign direct investment to Warri Kingdom.

According to the 2022 National Honour Award Letter sighted and signed by the Minister reads, “I have the honour to formally inform you that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency , Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the conferment t of National honour on you in the rank of CRF, (Commander of the order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria).”

The investiture ceremony is scheduled to take place at the International conference centre, ICC, Abuja on Tuesday 11, October, 2022 at 9am.

“All awardees are required to forward one page citation and current passport photograph”.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Delta Publishers Expresses Confidence in Tompolo, hails NNPC over surveillance job

 Delta Publishers Expresses Confidence in Tompolo, hails NNPC over surveillance job

Chief Government Ekpemukpolo 

 Topic: News 

Delta Publishers Expresses Confidence in Tompolo, hails NNPC over surveillance job

Media Executives in Delta State under the aegis of Delta Guild of Indigenous Newspaper Publishers, DGINP, has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, on the Pipeline Surveillance Contract awarded to Chief Government Ekpemupolo, saying it would go a long way in ensuring security of the waterways for maximum output of oil production in the country.


The Guild, which prides itself as an exclusive group of selected, respected, matured and responsible publishers of Community-based Newspapers/Magazines in Delta State, made the position known in a statement, which was signed by its President, Mr. Femi Odonmeta who is the publisher of Warri Voice Newspaper and the Secretary, Chief Daniel Ekiugbo, the publisher of Ughelli Times Magazine.


According to the Guild, it was thoughtful of the NNPC to take that step, which is in the right direction by finding Chief Ekpemupolo's company worthy to be considered for the crucial and essential duty of protecting oil facilities and installations across the areas that have hitherto been bedeviled by vandalism owing to lack of proper security arrangements.


While describing Chief Ekpemupolo as a critical stakeholder who has been displaying unwavering commitment to the development of the oil-rich but impoverished Niger Delta region in general and the oil producing communities and their people in particular, DGINP emphasized that the official engagement of his company for the surveillance job opens another window for him to display his commitment to both the people and government.


The Guild assured of it's determination to play it's expected role of ensuring positive publicity as well as it's oversight functions of monitoring developments towards ensuring the overall success of the job given to Chief Ekpemupolo.


Meanwhile, the Guild has however called on the people of the region, especially those floating agitations against the surveillance job given to Chief Ekpemupolo to sheathe their swords, and find ways of joining hands with him towards ensuring that oil facilities and installations across the region are protected, which is the paramount thing.


The cautioned that while it is normal for people to feel aggrieved over trending development and try to vent their anger in any manner, it was also imperative for those who feel otherwise about the surveillance job given to Chief Ekpemupolo to seek alternative means of resolving whatever differences they may be having, rather than calling for the cancellation or withdrawal of the contract already awarded.


The Guild, which congratulated Chief Ekpemupolo over the surveillance job awarded to him, expressed optimism in working closely with him, while describing him as a true Niger Deltan patriot who has the capacity to deliver on the assignment given to him.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc.Celebrates 24th Annual Convention in Tampa Florida, counts achievements


Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc. celebrates 24th Annual Convention in Tampa Florida, counts achievements 


Chairman of the occasion, Mr.  I. Ofuya giving his speech while other members of the high table looks on 

Topic: News 

Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc. celebrates 24th Annual Convention in Tampa Florida, counts achievements

Itsekiris in the United States of America under the aegis of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc. a leading and well acclaimed Itsekiri association in the diaspora, have gathered together to celebrate their 24th Annual Convention in Tampa Florida.


The three days Convention which started from Friday September 1, to Sunday September 3, 2022 was filled with lots of exciting activities and the execution of developmental projects for their people back home.



Cross session of participants during deliberations at the Convention 

In his welcome address, Chairman of Oma Iwere Association of Florida, Mr. Atse Eyegbanren who played host to this year’s convention thanked the President of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA and his Executives as well as other members of the Ugbajo Itsekiri USA family for finding his chapter worthy and fit to host this year’s convention saying that they will continue to work with the National Executives to carry out developmental projects in Iwereland.



Giving his speech, President of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc., Mr. Jemine Okotie-Yesin acknowledged the diligence and commitment of everyone in actualising this year’s convention, especially the Host chapter, Oma Iwere Association of Florida for their generosity and painstaking efforts in making this a successful 24th annual convention, saying that this is the anniversary of his first year as President of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc., and it has been an eventful twelve months which has witnessed the joy of the Iwere Nation with the enthronement of Ogiame Atuwatse lll, and his ascension to the monarchy has lifted the Itsekiri people and rekindled hope for a brighter future.


From L-R: Mr. Wood, Mrs. Mama Animashaun, President of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc., Mr. Jemine Okotie-Yesin, & his lovely wife


Mr. Okotie-Yesin declared: “Our ethnicity continues to be a major contributor to the material well being of the Nigerian nation through our God given resource of crude oil. However, as we are all witness to, the dividends of this God given resource has brought limited tangible benefits to our people. There has not been a correlation between the resources taken from our oil producing areas with development of the Niger-delta region in general. It is the shortfall in developmental indices in our homeland that has motivated members of our association almost from its inception, to embark on developmental projects including provision of portable water, transportation resources, scholarships and medical missions. Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc has been a leading and well acclaimed Itsekiri association in the diaspora”



Speaking on the conflict within the Ugbajo Itsekiri USA family, Mr. Okotie-Yesin averred, “We are all aware that there has been challenges within the body of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc. in the past few years, leading to our current crossroad. However, I want to assure all of you that my Executive and I are exploring opportunities that will be beneficial of our people. We remain hopeful that God will guide us and pave the pathways of the future. Presently, this group, has worked on, and decided to adopt alternative dispute resolution method as our preferred method of conflict resolution. To that end, we have worked on conflict resolution amendments to our constitution and hope to ratify this important aspect of our constitution at this convention. We are also working on other areas of our constitution as part of an evolutionary process and will be presenting some amendment motions during this convention. We must be brave, and willing to chart a new course for the future. As the President, I believe and champion ideals of community, conviviality, charity, respect, unity and happiness. These ideologies are very important and speak to the foundational values of our association and will be the guiding principles in our future endeavors”.


Vice President of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc., Mr. Lucky Mayor addressing participants 


While speaking on some of the outstanding achievements of the group, Mr. Okotie-Yesin opined: “Although there will be many challenges ahead, I am encouraged by the energy, desire and commitment within our Ugbajo Itsekiri USA  family. We were able to have a medical mission in December 2021 in Warri, in collaboration with the Africa Cataract and Eye Foundation, where we provided cataract surgeries to 60 persons. We are also in the process of awarding scholarships to Itsekiri students in institutions of higher learning in Nigeria this year. We want to acknowledge folks who have made pledges in the past and appeal to them to redeem their pledges. We are also taking this opportunity to appeal to our well-wishers, and the body of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc, to donate generously to our noble causes. Your generosity will enable us to continue our philanthropic works of service to the Iwere Nation. Your donations allow us to make a difference in the lives of our people in profound ways. I am encouraged by your enthusiasm, commitment and support shown by your presence here tonight. I give you all my solemn promise that my Executive and I will do all within our power to promote and propagate the goals and objectives of our beloved association. We will continue to call on all of you to partner with us and help move our association to the next level.”


Chairman of Oma Iwere Association of Florida, Mr. Atse Eyegbanren, his wife & another beautiful Itsekiri Lady enjoying dinner 


Warri Voice Newspaper can attest that the colorful event was attended by lots of Itsekiri Sons and Daughters in diaspora.




Monday, September 12, 2022



From L-R: Mr. Andrew Boyo, Comr. Utieyin, Chief Newuwumi Omolubi, Comr. Weyinmi Agbateyiniro, Comr. Esimaje Awani & Comr. Dere Jarikpe

Topic: News 


The apex youth body of Itsekiri Nation, Itsekiri National Youth Council, INYC has called on all Itsekiri youths from far and near to brief them on the executive’s recent visit to Chief Government Ekpemukpolo with regards to the surveillance contract awarded to him by the Federal Government.


The meeting which was held on Saturday September 10, 2022 at Ikengbuwa Primary School Field, witnessed lots of Itsekiri youths in attendance.



Addressing the mammoth crowd, President of Itsekiri National Youths CouncilComr. Isaac Oritseweyinmi Agbateyiniro stated that the main agenda of the meeting was to brief them on their visit with High Chief Government Ekpemukpolo and how the contract will be structured across all Itsekiri communities.


Comr. Agbateyiniro said that, he led INYC to Chief Government Ekpemukpolo to request for part of the Pipeline Surveillance Contract that covers Itsekiriland.


High Chief Ekpemupolo promised to work with Itsekiris with respect to their area as spelt out in the Contract. He revealed that he had sublet three kilometers of the line to Ayiri Emami based on an understanding from Abuja


Tompolo had been making overtures to Itsekiri with regards to the structure of the contract as it concerns Itsekiri but was discouraged from harmonizing with them. He assured us of working with the Itsekiri National Youth Council towards the smooth running of the contract and protection of Federal Government installations in Itsekiriland”, he averred.


Comrade Esimaje Awani and other leaders of core Itsekiri youth groups like the Itsekiri Peoples Congress led by Comr. Raymond Aderojo, Gabriel Mene Ejegi (HostCom), Comr. Ajatiton Isaac (Chairman, INYC Edo State) who accompanied Comr. Agbateyiniro on the visit took turns to commend the leadership of the Council for displaying transparency and accountability, stating that things like this used to be shrouded in secrecy. 


The Over 3,000 Itsekiri youths at the Congress drawn from Edo State, Okpe, Sapele, Udu, Ethiope West and the three Warri LGAs passed a vote of confidence on the Comr. Isaac Oritseweyinmi Agbateyiniro-led INYC for going to Tompolo to request for Itsekiri slots in the contract in the spirit of brotherliness of the creek that we all inhabit in the Niger Delta.


Following the vote of confidence passed on Comrade Agbateyiniro led executive, to negotiate on behalf of Itsekiri youths, all Itsekiri communities both in Delta and Edo states are required to submit their community details to the INYC secretariat on the following slated dates:Warri South LGA-Monday 12 and Tuesday 13, September, Warri North LGA, Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15, September, Warri South-WestFriday 16 and Saturday 17, September, Edo State Monday 19, September, Delta CentralTuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 September, 2022 respectively.




Wednesday, September 7, 2022

P4P Central Working Committee(CWC) visits Delta for Oversight Functions




P4P Central Working Committee(CWC) visit Delta for Oversight Functions 


CWC representative, Pastor Egedegbe Edewor(4th: L-R) & P4P Delta State Coordinator, Jennifer Okotie(5th: L-R) in a group photograph with other Stakeholders 

Topic: News 

P4P Central Working Committee visits Delta for Oversight Functions 

The Central Working Committee of P4P, a brainchild of PIND Foundation has visited the Delta State Chapter of P4P in line with its oversight functions in all the Niger Delta States, so as to ascertain the level of projects been done by each chapters as well as their challenges and possible solutions.

In the course of the meeting, held on Tuesday September 6, 2022 at the P4P Delta State head office, Okuokoko, near Warri, the Delta State Chapter Coordinator, Jennifer Okotie, briefed the CWC representative on the activities of P4P, its achievements and inherent challenges in recent times, adding that on-going projects include curbing drug abuse among youths and mitigating sexual violence in the society.


Responding, the CWC representative, Pastor Egedegbe Edewor appreciated members of P4P Delta State Chapter for their swift response to the clarion call despite the short notice, adding that his visit is not to witch-hunt anyone, but to put everyone on their best capacity in order to achieve great success.


 “the whole idea of this visit is to have on the spot assessment of what P4P is doing in all the nine states in the Niger Delta and after much deliberations and cross checking, it is very clear that our state is doing very strongly, though, there are challenges, but that’s not to say that they are not surmountable. We have also discussed with stakeholders on the best way to dealing with these challenges”, he averred.


Pastor Edewor who is also the  National Secretary, P4P-CWC, admonished the Delta State Coordinator and other Stakeholders to look beyond the funding from PIND and take advantage of global trends, innovations and hosts of opportunities to be able to attract more funding to sustain the increasing programmes and projects of the P4P network, just as he urged for more communication amongst the two tactical component of the P4P network. 


Warri Voice Newspaper can state authoritatively that the meeting was a huge success as all aspects of the Delta State Chapter of P4P’s activities were thoroughly discussed and new ideas on subsequent projects implementation was shared.





Tuesday, September 6, 2022




Dr. Francis Anomu(5th: L-R) & Mr. Taiye Amatesiro in a group photograph with some of the women 



Topic: News 

As part of efforts to add to the colour and beautification of Itsekiri Ancestral home, Ode Itsekiri-Olu (Big Warri), an indigenous company, Frankrolex Nig Ltd has gainfully employed the services of ten women to take charge of the cleaning and beautification of all roads in the quiet and peaceful community.

Dr. Francis Anomu 

In an interview with the Director of Frankrolex Nig Ltd on what prompted him to undertake the project, Prince (Dr.) Francis Anomu said that while listening to Warricom Radio station, June 142022, he heard the Manager of the station, Mr. Taiye Amatesiro in his regular programme tagged “Ojowuro” complaining that all the roads in Big Warri are littered with dirts. “I quickly called on him to put ten (10) women on a monthly salary which will be sponsored by my company”.


Some of the women receiving cash payment 

Dr. Francis Anomu who also encouraged parents in the community to send their children/wards to the only primary school in the community where they will be well taught to read and write very well in a peaceful atmosphere devoid of cultism and less side attractions further appealed to all indigenes to clean up their quarters on a regular basis and not to wait for Coronation Anniversary time before putting their quarters in order. 


In the same vein, youth chairman of Ode-Itsekiri Olu, Mr. Jonathan Ameye thanked the Management of Frankrolex Nig Ltd for the kind gesture and prayed that the good Lord should touch the heart of other companies and public spirited individual to borrow a leaf from them.         

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