Mss Pondy Josephine and her heartthrob, Mr. Bumor Jidere have perfected all plans to keep the city of Warri booming tomorrow.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Warri.
In giving a breakdown of the marriage, the duo had noted that the white wedding will take place at the Pillar of Life Bible Church located at 17 Erikowa street, Itsekiri off NPA bypass, Warri, Delta State by 10:00am.
They had hinted journalists that reception follows immediately at the NNPC Junior Staff Club, Off Airport Road, Effurun.
Meanwhile, It was further learnt that the payment of dowry will commence today at First Marine Gate, Warri at Mr. Friday Pondy’s place by 10am.
Nevertheless, the prospective couple had invited members of the general public to grace the epoch making occasion with them.
Top Ijaw musical chieftains in the Niger Delta region, Chief Barrister S. Smooth, Chief Allen Alabor and Alfred Izon-Ebi will be storming the ancient city of Burutu, the Island of no regret December to mark the mega 2018 end of year party.
This was contained in a press statement made available to newsmen in Warri by the duo of Comr. Perepigha Podoki, Chairman planning committee and Comr. Joseph Wurusibewei, secretary of the committee, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper to Main News
The duo had particularly noted that while Chief Allen Alabor, the Seipere 1 of Ijaw music industry would entertain guests at the second day of the four days mind blowing mega end of year party on the 18th of December 2018.
Chief Barrister S. Smooth, the paddle of Niger Delta would perform on the last day of the programme which is the gran finale on 20th of December 2018, while Alfred Izon-Ebi, alias Junior King Robert would continue at the night of the gran finale till dawn.
However, Wurusibewei, Podoki had called on Niger Deltans and the general public to grace the epoch making occasion, stressing that all is set for the programme to commence.
It would be recalled that the programme will officially begin on the 17th of December 2018 to end on the 20th of December with varying exciting activities to be experienced on the different days of the programme.
Some of the programme include Burutu must progress crusade, wrestling context between champions Opukiri Angala Vs Tamarau Soso, football matches, talent hunt, canoe race, lecture presentation, cultural display with the host of other events too numerous to mention.
Meanwhile, there are already indications that several political bigwigs, business tycoons, rights activists, youth leaders and many dignitaries would be flooding Burutu for the programme.
Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerians to vote wisely in the 2019 general elections, saying he’ll not campaign for any particular candidate, Punch is reporting.
The former president made this known on Saturday whilse speaking at the 27th annual Owu National Convention which took place in Iwo, Osun state.
Speaking in Yoruba, Obasanjo said:
This is not a political gathering, but we can talk politics a little. Last year, we had this event in Ibadan. This year, we’re having it here in Iwo. Next year, we may go to Kwara because we also have Owu people in Kwara.
Another election is near, open your eyes and vote wisely. Vote only the party that won’t add to your suffering. The economy must return to a better state. Look at parties that have governed this country and choose that one that will return Nigeria’s economy to a better state.
I am not campaigning for any party or candidate and I won’t do that. But I urge you to open your eyes and vote wisely. Only credible leadership can guarantee good governance and that is what the country needs now.
It has been a great privilege for me over the past few years, to mix and mingle with many men and women in numerous areas of society who are leaders. It has always been a fascination, as I observe their lives to see just why people would want to follow their leadership.
If ever there was a time in history, when we should be studying the principles of leadership, it is now. Worldwide we are facing a leadership crisis.
Government, Business, Industry, Labour, Education, and even the Church are all famishing effective leadership. We may have many people filling administrative positions, but the need is for true leaders, who are able to do the job more effectively.
Every kingdom, nation, and society needs to continuously develop leadership skills, in order to accomplish success. The world is divided into leaders and followers. Bill the Ajabowei, from Wonimigha-ama, said, ” Civilization must experience progress, and progress depends upon leadership.
Who is a Leader: What is Leadership?
Ted, also called the Engstrom, from Zini-ibe, said, ” A leader is one who guides and develops the activities of others, and seeks to provide continual training and direction. “
I am a leader: so, what is my responsibility? Is to guides and develops the works of others. Not to protect my job, but rather, to secure the lives and properties of my followers. Why? Because, they’re under my protection.
Now, let’s see the definition of leadership. To Haggai ( called the John), ” Leadership is the discipline of deliberately exerting special influence within a group, to move it toward goals of beneficial performance that fulfill the group real needs.”
You’re a leader in an organization, or a community, or a nation; so, what will you do? You intentionally put your special influence within the organization, or the kingdom, or the nation that you’re leading. That’s means, you knowingly exert your personal influence within the society.
E-kimibradigha good deeds.
When prophet E-kimibradigha became a friend to Amnesty, also called Egbesu Blessing: He went to Otimibranimi, and remembered his past; then, he began to do good, like Ebiyai-miyen . He also advised his friend called Egbesu Blessing, to took many of the Izonites to various researching centers, both Warimoh Abademoh.
E-kimibradigha also brought Gagha, also called Light into the land, but some members of the family of Thieves, from the capital city of Criminals, came and stole the Solars that Gagha brought. But Ini-furumawei Furuma-arau to Mu-biroko Furu-ini-ibeboh! Go and brought good things into the land: stop destroying the good ones in the kingdom.
But when prophet E-oyerighawei Omiyen-mini-aseigha-yema was alive, he said, ” We should eat and drink together as brothers and sisters. ” But after he died, one boy called Desi-laghatimi Desi-miniwei, also called Bouncing the Baby Boy, came and said, ‘ Prophet Echo has gone, and is now my turn to die; and he died.’ For this, the scripture was fulfilled.
So Obibi-difiye! Be careful with your mouth: because, prophet E-kimibradigha, also called Ala-owei was a good leader. But high Priest Tompolo is the biblical High Priest Simon of our time.
Only Torumoh-kurumoh-kurumoh saw the difference, when Owouma-okake-katimi-abu brought Brafawei; who claimed to be Amnesty, also called Egbesu Blessing, and took our guns, and left us without payment. May Egbesu judge treacherous leaders in the cities of the Izonites! So you say! Igbabrapagha!
But this people look, but don’t see; they listen, but don’t hear, nor understand. So the prophecy of Echo applies to them: ” This people will look and look, but not see: they will listen and listen, but not hear, nor understand.
Because their minds are dull, and they have stopped up their ears: and have closed their eyes. Otherwise, their eyes would see; their ears would hear; their minds would understand, and they will turn to me, says Egbesu (God of Izon), and would heal them.”
May the Mighty God Egbesu gives long life, peace, and prosperity for Aye-ebidou-abu and Bibi-tibi Miyen-mini-abu! So you say! Igbabrapagha!
Characteristics of an Effective Leader.
Now let’s see some of the peculiarities, or singularities, or personalities that distinguish, or particularize, or individualize a leader as an effective leader.
1. He must has vision. British prime minister, Winston Churchill once said, ” The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. Vision is the key to understand leadership. Without vision you’re just playing games with your life. As the scripture said, “Where there is no vision; the people are perish!” Leaders have empires in their brains.
2 He must has wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to apply knowledge and experience to any given situation. It is something that strengthen us to use knowledge rightly. Wisdom resists group pressures: thinks for itself; and it restored to the use of its own judgment. It doesn’t matter how much money you have.
3 He must has courage. To Bill Newman “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the mastery of it.” “Whatever course you decide, there is always someone to tell you that you’re wrong. There are always difficulties that arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action requires courage. ( Raph Waldo Emerson)” But the scripture says, that spirit of boldness, and confidence as already given to us.
4 He must be a risk taker. That blind, dumb, and deaf beautiful girl, Helen Keller said, ” Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” You either take the risk or you will be left behind.
5 The leader is a decision maker. A good leader knows that there are certain rules to follow to make the right decisions.
6 He must give out, or exudes inspirational power. Leaders have a sense of purpose, and destiny. Leaders inspire, create commitment, act as exemplars and evoke the highest level of commitment and competence from their team.
7 He must practices tact and diplomacy. A distinguished Australian speaker, Bill Newman advised, “Don’t lead your team with a whip, give them a dream and help them reach it.”
8 An effective leader must has humility. Real leaders see themselves as a team. Their fragile ego does not have to be propped up by rewards. Nevertheless, as the rewards come they want to share the limelight with others.
Ahead of 2019 general elections,a young leader of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP,Ward 7 Ayakoromo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State,royal Prince Kelvin Perekeme has accused the governor of Delta State,His Excellency,Dr.Ifeanyi Okowa on what it termed wickedness and ungrateful to the Ijaws by neglecting the riverine communities in terms of even distribution of social amenities across the state.
Prince Kelvin stress that, despite the block votes the Ijaws gave to Okowa during 2015 election,what the governor can do is to deliberately deprive them from dividends of Democracy in the past three years and six months in office.He regretted that the Ijaws made the greatest mistake by supporting Okowa in the past, and that 2019 shall correct every wrong.
Speaking to NDM News Xclusive, which copy was send to Mainnews.blog Prince Kelvin buttress that,” how could a reasonable government approves the construction of 70 roads in a five different ethnic state and none is located in Ijaw riverine communities?Are the Ijaws not Part of Delta State ?
The worse part of it,the Ayakoromo bridge which Okowa promised to complete before his first term elapse is abandoned and yet the government said is working.I want to made it clear here that,if Okowa fail to review the 70 road projects recently approved by his government and allocate some to Ijaw riverine communities,he should not dare to campaign to riverine communities for vote in 2019 elections.
The Ijaws in Delta State cannot be treated like a second class citizens in their own state. We must say No to a bad leadership come 2019 with our PVCs.It shall no longer be as usual this time around.The youths are now politically awakened to resist any form of poor and ineffective leadership at the polls,Prince Kelvin asserted. “
Two senior aides of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, have resigned their appointments from the government, and decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party.
They are Benson Enikuomehin, who served as Senior Special Assistant, and Akopebi Lubi, who was a Special Assistant to the governor.
Mr Enikuomehin, was prior to the 2015 election, a member of the PDP, but defected to the All Progressives Congress in the wake of the crisis which engulfed the PDP in the state at the time.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Segun Ajiboye, on Tuesday said resignation of the aides would not any way affect the fortunes of the party at the coming elections.
He said the governor had accepted the resignation of the two aides after they tendered their resignations.
While denying that the duo left the All Progressives Congress and the government due to the political mood in the state, Mr Ajiboye said the aides and indeed everybody were free to join any political party or parties of their choice.
“It must be noted that the resignation and defection of the two former aides of the governor would not affect the chances of the President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC),” he said.
Mr Ajiboye also used the opportunity to clarify an earlier rumour that cabinet members had resigned their positions.
“The two aides of the governor who resigned their appointment were not members of the state executive council,” he said.
“The two former aides, Dr Benson Enikuomehin and Lubi were Senior Special Assistant (SSA) and Special Assistant (SA) respectively.
“Governor Akeredolu wishes the two, success in their future endeavours.”
*Says The People Of Egbema Needs His Presence And Urgent Government Attention*
*Urged Manager To Reciprocate Egbema People By Influencing The Speedy Completion Of NDDC Ufunama Abandoned Road Project*
A Niger-Delta rights activist and leader in the Ijaws of Egbema Kingdom in Warri-North Local Government Area of Delta State,Alaowei Promise Lawuru has called on the senator representing the people of Delta South Senatorial District in the National Assembly Abuja, Sen.James Ebiowou Manager to visit the rural communities in Egbema Kingdom in order to identify with the people a head of 2019 general elections.
Alaowei Lawuru said,the call became imperative holding to the fact that,since 2003,the Egbema people had supported and voted for Manager,stressing that the senator has not reciprocated them in terms of attracting infrastructural development to their rural communities.
Alaowei Promise who is a member of Delta State Land/Waterways Security Committee and the National President of Egbema Brotherhood lamented that the only access road project in Egbema Kingdom has been abandoned by NDDC and the people are helpless about the situation.Hence,he called on their political leader Senator James Manager to arrest the circumstances facing Ufunama road project .
In his words,Alaowei said;” Manager,the Egbema Ijaws have stood by you in all trying times.We have fought our kingsmen politically just to make sure you have it.
It is high time you reciprocate them and start your campaign from Egbema kingdom.Meet with the people at the grassroots in the rural villages.It will surprise you that,most of our parents have been hearing your name voting for you always but have not seen you in person.
The Egbema Ijaws needs urgent government attention. Please use your good office as a senator to influence development and reach out to NDDC to resume work in the abandoned Ofunama road in Egbema kingdom,which is the only road that connect the whole of Egbema,Alaowei Lawuru stated. “