Pondi at 40: Uncle, my wish is for you to become the first Ijaw governor in Delta state – Baby Trust

Pondi at 40

In what appears like an interesting dimension to the gale of birthday wishes to Hon. Julius Pondi, member representing Burutu Federal Constituency in the House of representatives, Abuja, this time baby Trust Benaebi has issued a powerful birthday wish to the federal lawmaker.

It would be recalled that baby Trust is a son to one of Niger Delta finest Ex- agitator, leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND and chairman of Egbesu generals.

It was such a huge surprised today as baby Benaebi sends the powerful birthday wish via a message circulated to newsmen in Warri, a copy of which was sent to MainNews.

Trust had particularly stated that he would want to see his uncle, Hon. Pondi become the first Ijaw governor of Delta state.

According to him, the encomiuns showered on the federal lawmaker on his birth anniversary, coupled with his developmental strides over the years makes him so unique and places him above an House of Representatives member alone.

In his words: “Uncle Pondi should not just return to the federal house of representatives, Abuja come 2019, but in the nearest future, i want to see him becoming the first Ijaw governor of Delta state, he is a good man, good men must stay in politics to better the lives of their people, the society truly needs your services uncle. ”

Meanwhile, sources that would not want their names to be mentioned in print had told The Liberator Newspaper that the prophecy of baby Trust must become a reality in the life of Pondi.


BREAKING: Soldiers Arrest Militant Leader, ‘Gen’ Apollo In Bayelsa State

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Burutai

The Join Task Force has announced the arrest of a wanted militant leader, ‘Gen’ Gift Apollo in Okaki town in Bayelsa state.

The arrested wanted militant leader who is a member of ‘Kill and Bury’ gang, Gift Apollo a.k.a, Thousand in Okaki Community in Bayelsa State,

The arrest was made during JTF’s anti-illegal bunkering/Anti-Illegal refining operations in the Community.

JTF Commander, Rear Admiral Apochi Ogabu Suleiman disclosed this in a press briefing held at the Nigerian Navy Ship,NNS Delta Conference hall in Warri.

Rear Admiral Suleiman said the militant group was allegedly responsible for the attack and death of Soldiers deployed in Abua/Odua in August 2018.

“With the help of the arrested criminal, effort is ongoing to arrest other members of the notorious gang.

” The 777 Operation was very successful and has rid the Community of criminal elements who lurk around to engage in illegal refining.operations and other associated criminalities.”

Rear Admiral Suleiman added that 160 cultists led by Unyime Friday Ibanga also known as Englishman Overcomer from Island Cultists group in Etim Ekpo LGA of Akwa-Ibom State also laid down their arms.

According to him, “Weapons recovered during the disarmament exercise include 3 Ak 47 rifle, 42 live rounds of 7.62mm(Special), 5 cartridges, 3 pump action rifles, one riot gun(long), 6 AK 47 empy magazines, one assault magazine, 23 locally made pistols, 8 locally made single barrel guns, 10 axes and 31 cutlasses.”

Rear Admiral Suleiman said the disarmament exercise held at Uruk At a Primary School in.Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa-Ibom State.

He said four other cultists from the same cult group surrendered their weapons including,”4 locally made pistols and one locally made single barrel gun.

“With these criminals and weapons out of circulation, the Joint Task Force is making inroads towards emplacing peace and order in the Niger Delta.

” It is believed that the coming days, more criminal elements would take a cue from the Island Cultists group and surrender their arms.”

Rear Admiral Suleiman gave stewardship of Operation 777 said the JTF also rescued Nigerian Agip Workers who were kidnapped while carrying out an assessment of a blast well head at Azuzuama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

In his words,”The Joint Task Force conducted an Operation to rescue the abductees from the location.

“However, troops were unable to locate the kidnappers’ den. Subsequently, identified criminal’s safe havens in the Community were raided so as to locate the kidnap victims.

” The resulting pressure from these military action coupled with negotiations embarked upon by Nigerian Agip Oil Company led to the recovery of the abductees who were released unscathed. Efforts is ongoing to identify and arrest the perpetrators of the acts.” He said.

Anthony Anenih for burial December 1 -MainNews.Blog

The former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief (Dr) Anthony Akhakon Anenih, CFR, the Iyasele of Esanland, who died on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Abuja, will be buried on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in his Mausoleum, at his country home in Uzenema-Arue, Uromi, Edo state.

This is sequel to the decision by the Anenih Family, in concert with the Edo State Government, which had already declared and observed three days of mourning, statewide, with the national flag flown at a half mast from October 31 to November 2, 2018, to organise funeral wakes in Abuja and Benin that will culminate in his interment in Uromi.

The Anenih Family recognises and appreciates the expression of commitment of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to accord Chief Anthony Akhakon Anenih a state burial as well as the involvement in the funeral, by the Governments of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta and Rivers States.

As a corollary, therefore, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 has been fixed for a Vigil Mass and a session of Tributes at the Ecumenical Centre, in Abuja, at 5 pm.

This will be followed on Friday, November 30, 2018, at University of Benin Sports Complex, Ugbowo, Edo State by the ceremonies of lying-in-state from 1 pm, Requiem Mass at 4 pm while Tribute session starts at 5 pm.

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the body will leave for a Funeral Requiem at St. Anthony Catholic Cathedral, Uromi, at 12 noon, to be followed immediately by interment in the Mausoleum and Reception at Ahojie Stadium, Uromi.

My defamation suit against Chief Bibopri Ajube -Konstante Olopele


Greetings to the noble House.I wish to humbly apologize for bringing here the information of my defamation suit against Chief Bibopri Ajube.

I must state that I never brought the story and facts here to seek attention and any settlement out of court as some may think.To clear the air, and set the records straight, it was a person here who requested the facts openly,which subsequently precipitated by detailed briefing of the house with the facts of the case from the very beginning to date.

However, the rumour making the round is that I am being estactic and desirous of having settlement with him out of Court.I wish to state here humbly and respectively, that I am not of the stock that compromises integrity for peanuts,belittle professional status and self for money and turn halleluyah boy for contracts and recognition.

God forbid! What I know is that I am not a “fake lawyer” as was being defamatorily called by Chief Ajube,which goes to the utmost height of reducing my hard-earned professional reputation and qualification in the public-resulting in my clients debriefing me–believing vehemently in the strength of his status and the defamatory words.Of course, all may guess or feel the effects that may have had on me and my law practice!

I duly went to the Nigerian Law School,got the rigorous training and knowledge,passed the requisite Exams, duly called to the Nigerian Bar and enrolled at the Supreme Court as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria,just for somebody to have come today to call me a fake lawyer more than 15 times in a gathering of over one thousand persons at Arogbo.Anyway,all who suggested settlement out of Court,I thank you all profusely.

My position is that my case will definitely serve as a locus classicus to end the ugly and unfortunate trend of intimidation and humiliation of Lawyers in Arogbo Kingdom and beyond by Chief Bibopri Ajube and his cohorts.

For the records,4 Arogbo-Ijaw lawyers have been harassed and humiliated indiscrimininately and habitually with impunity by Ajube and the security men guarding him.I cannot but thank God that he has successfully entered defence in my case’,denying ever having any security man guarding him since he embraced amnesty in 2009.That I was the person calling the new Agadagba a “fake oba and militant oba” on the internet and that he only called to counsel me against such conducts.

By the aforesaid,all he only needs is to prove his case to the court after I have discharged the burden as the claimant.Petitions are already underway to the police and military authorities for clarification and confirmation as to the legality or otherwise of the so-called uniformed policemen and military officers around Chief Ajube on daily basis with respect to his statement of defence on Oath before the Okitipupa High Court.

Let all know my vehement stand now.Since the matter is in a Court of competent jurisdiction,I believe that justice can only be done in this matter by that Court outside Arogbo kingdom.Hence,I beg of all to stop discussing the matter till its final determination as, I am being “stubbornly”known for,no local or customary arbitration could be allowed to settle a case like this that involves me directly.

I only thank all,who reached me on phone over the matter. May God bless you all in Jesus’ Name.

Please,do have my professional regards!

Konstante Olopele Esq., Akure,Ondo State.