Friday, February 24, 2023

House of Representatives member, Ereyitomi gives Life Sustaining Empowerment to Constituents


House of Representatives member, Ereyitomi gives Life Sustaining Empowerment to Constituents 


Hon. Thomas Ereyitomi giving his speech 

The member representing the Itsekiris, Ijaws and Urhobos of Warri in the Green Chamber at the Federal Capital City Abuja, Chief (Hon.) Thomas Ereyitomi, JP, has dished out empowerment items comprising Speedboats with new Yamaha outboard engines, fishing nets and tricycles worth over #50millions Naira to his constituents.


Hon. Ereyitomi made this donation Wednesday at the rice farm field in Warri in a well attended gathering of PDP faithful’s, saying he was concerned about impacting positively on the lives of the people by giving them these life sustaining items to start a life on their own instead of dishing out cash to them every now and then.


He said these items are the real source of making a living by the riverine people in the Warri Federal Constituency but express regrets that previous empowerment gifts found their way into wrong hands and charged the current beneficiaries to put their gifts into good and meaningful use to sustain themselves henceforth and continue to support his ambition to return to the House in the 2023 election on Saturday, promising to continue to fulfil his campaign promise and do more than what he has done now.


According to him, “this empowerment will also help to mitigate youth restiveness and other related social vices in the constituency and add value to the living standard of the people both financially and socially”, assuring that better things will come their way as he remain committed, focused and determined in delivering quality people’s oriented representation across the 3 Warri LGAs of Delta State”.


He told the people that he has succeeded in sponsoring a bill for the establishment of a Federal Institute of Fishery Research to be sited at Ogidigben and a Federal Polytechnic to be sited at Koko and both bills havey passed though the National Assembly and only awaiting Presidential assent by Mr. President.


Hon. Ereyitomi therefore tasked the people to remain faithful with him in his bid to return to House of Representatives.




Thursday, February 23, 2023

2023 General Election: Spirit of Winning at all cost must be be discouraged - Ex Gov. Uduaghan

 2023 General Elections: Spirit of Winning at all cost must be discouraged - Ex Governor Uduaghan 

The Immediate Past Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has appealed to politicians to shun the spirit of winning at all cost in the forthcoming general elections.

He made the appeal in a statement signed by him and made available to Warri Voice Newspaper on Thursday February 23, 2023.

Parts of the statement reads;

“In the next few hours, most of us will be going to our voting units with our PVCs to vote for our choice candidates, starting with the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The results will produce mainly fresh hands to occupy the various offices being contested for. Hopefully, the fresh hands will produce a new Nigeria.

“The campaigns have been intense with participants and their supporters criss-crossing the country, states, local governments, wards, voting units and even homes. In the media, including the social media, the campaigns have also been quite intense.

 “The international communities have taken keen interest in the campaigns and upcoming elections. Key amongst the issues are the twin challenges of transparency and violence. As Nigerians, the responsibility to handle these challenges is in our hands. 

“The elections should not be a do or die affair. The spirit of winning at all cost must be discouraged. Resorting to violence is evil and devilish. A lost election today, can be won at a future election. However,  a lost life today can never be brought back.

“I am therefore using this medium to appeal to us all to be transparent and avoid any form of violence. We have experienced too much violence in Nigeria and Delta State in particular. Let us go and vote in peace. A peaceful election is a win for us all.”

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

2023: Delta State Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Forum Emdorses Atiku-Okowa, Oborevwori, Onyeme

 2023: Delta State Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Forum Endorses Atiku-Okowa, Oborevwori, Onyeme

President of the Forum, Comrade Weyinmi Agbateyiniro presenting the endorsement award to Delta State PDP Governorship Candidate, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori as other members looks on

The Delta State Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Forum, on Monday, February 20th, 2023, endorsed Atiku Abubakar, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for President and Vice President respectively, the State PDP Governorship Candidate, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori and his running mate, Sir Monday Onyeme, for the 2023 general elections.

In his speech in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, on the occasion of the adoption, Comrade Isaac Oritseweyinmi Agbateyiniro, Chairman, Delta State Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Forum, on noted that one sacrosanct fact in their minds is that the coming election is a referendum.

According to him, consequent upon this, the leadership of the Delta State Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders Forum, comprising of the Itsekiri National Youths Council, Ijaw Youths Council, Urhobo Youths Council, Isoko National Youths Assembly, Ndokwa Youth Leaders Assembly and Ika Youths Assembly with structures in all polling units, wards, communities and campuses of various higher institutions across the various Senatorial Districts of Delta State and with vast experience on how elections are conducted in Delta State for the past two decades and more are constrained to assert that the coming election is more about our future than their future and so, “we cannot afford to remain neutral”.

He disclosed that the leadership of the Forum set up a committee of eminent and impeccable stakeholders to examine the character, capability, health status, experience, track records, trust coefficient of all the Candidates and their party manifestos and recommend whom to endorse and work for in the general elections.

“After a thorough review of all the recommendations of the committee, the RECOVER NIGERIA Agenda of Atiku/Okowa and their unequivocal commitment towards a restructured Nigeria that represents our collective agitations and the EXPECT MORE Agenda of Sheriff/Onyeme were sanctioned by the leadership of this Forum as meeting the yearnings and aspirations of youths of Delta State who make up over 60% of the total population of the electorate”, he said.

He added that; “Accordingly, an official public endorsement ceremony was directed to be organised to make known to the whole world our position for the 2023 general elections and to back same up by activating all our teeming members spread across every nooks and crannies to go to their polling units as ambassadors of this declaration to deliver accordingly”.

He also said that; “It is therefore on the strength of this that we wish to on behalf of the leaders, stakeholders and teeming members of this Forum present to you this resolve as epitomised in this plaque as a mark of our absolute solidarity to the RESCUE NIGERIA MISSION of His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP Presidential candidate and the EXPECT MORE Agenda of Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, Delta State PDP Gubernatorial Candidate”.

Leaders of the various ethnic nationalities, including that of Itsekiri National Youths Council, Ijaw Youths Council, Urhobo Youths Council, Isoko National Youths Assembly, Ndokwa Youth Leaders Assembly and Ika Youths Assembly, in their goodwill messages, said that they have all resolved to vote for all candidates of the PDP in the 2023 general elections and that there was no going back.

Responding, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, State PDP Governorship Candidate for the 2023 general elections and National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, described the endorsement as a great show of love.

He said that; “Let me assure you that this show of love will not be taken for granted, there is always a pay back time. We are grateful”

Wednesday, February 8, 2023




Initiator of Iwere Women Prayer Network, Olori Atuwatse III 

Members of Iwere Women Prayer Network, have yet again come out in their numbers to intercede for Iwere Nation for God to heal the land and choose the right candidates that will take Warri kingdom to greater heights.


In her address, Coordinator of the Programme, Bishop (Mrs.) Juliet Olley thanked the women for always creating time to pray for the land 


She declared that today’s Programme is mainly to pray for the success of the 2023 general elections and for God to choose the right people who will bring the dividends of democracy to Iwere land.


“When the righteous are in place of authority, the people rejoice”, She averred.


Bishop Olley who spoke on behalf of the Initiator of the Prayer Network, Olori Atuwatse III said that the next prayer meeting will be a thanksgiving Programme to celebrate God’s faithfulness in their lives as this year will make it one year since the vision was birthed.


Bishop Best Odeworitse Agbolayah(5th: L-R), Bishop Juliet Olley(6th: L-R) Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, his lovely wife & other Wives of Chiefs from Warri kingdom 

Giving his speech, Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, NNPP Senatorial candidate who was warmly welcomed by the women, appreciated the relentless efforts of the women to find time to pray for growth and development of Warri kingdom.


Commodore of Hope as fondly called by his supporters appealed to the women to vote candidates with credible characters and not to vote for party, saying that the era of party is supreme has long gone which has always given birth to bad and stomach infrastructure representatives, especially in Iwere land.


“I have come to you all like the Sons of Issachar who understood the time to seek for your prayers as mothers to be able to secure the Senatorial seat in the forthcoming elections as my victory is the very hope and change that we need at this time”.


On his part, Bishop Best Odeworitse Agbolayah who took his sermon from the book of II Chronicles 7:14 said that it is only God Almighty that can completely heal the land, even as he appealed to the people to turn from their wicked ways so that God’s mercy will speak for the land.


Bishop Agbolayah who led the women through various session of prayers for the throne and the land, admonished the women to show love to one another at all times.


Climax of the event held today Wednesday February 7, 2023 at Olu’s Palace (Aghofen), Warri was the heartfelt prayer session rendered to God by the women on behalf of Commodore Omatseye Nesiama to achieve a landslide victory in the elections.








Friday, February 3, 2023

Warri MSP holds 2022 Progress Report, as PIND receives award of excellence

 Warri MSP holds 2022 Progress Report, as PIND receives award of excellence 


Members of Warri MSP

The Warri Multi-Stakeholders Platform, a nonpartisan peace building platform initiated by the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), held its progress report on its activities for 2022 and mapped out plans for the new year.

The event, which key stakeholders attended, was held on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at G.T Guest House, Warri.

After welcoming the attendees, the co-chairman of Warri MSP, Dr. Jeffery Wilkie, listed some of the achievements and challenges encountered by the Platform in the previous year.

He encouraged members to put more effort into the activities of the organization.

The other co-chairman, Chief Comrade Sheriff Mulade, spoke on the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) and the Host Community Development Trust (HCDT) aspect of the Act., stating that the funds accrued to the host communities should be used by rural dwellers to protect and preserve their environment.

Publisher of Warri Voice Newspaper, Mr. Femi Odonmeta presenting the award to Mr. Tuoyo Blessing Omagbitse 

A representative of PIND, Mr. Tuoyo Omagbitse, said PIND's core goals were to reduce poverty and promote peace in the Niger Delta region through economic development and peace building interventions.

He said some of PIND's projects included facilitating alternative clean energy solutions for remote coastal communities that are off the national grid. 

Others were enabling youth employment, empowering local civil society organizations, and influencing governments policies, programmeand practices that significantly benefit the poor and marginalized. 

PIND also supports gender equality and social inclusion for women, youth, and people with disabilities,” he added.

Mr. Tuoyo said that with the passing of the PIA, PIND will continue to work with communities to ensure a seamless implementation of the Act.  

Climax of the event was the presentation of an award of excellence to PIND by the Publisher of Warri Voice Newspaper, Mr. Femi Odonmeta, as the "Most Proactive Interventionist Organisation of the year 2022".





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