Commander Biggy To Be Honour Award Of Excellence On Youth Personality Of Inestimable Value Of The Year In The Niger-Delta Region

By Francis Tayor, Yenagoa

A Niger-Delta based philanthropist and freedom fighter,Double Chief. Ebi Pinapinawei,popularly known as Commander Biggy is to be honoured with Award of Excellence on Thursday the 13th of December 2018 by the National Association of Niger-Delta Students.

In a statement made available by the Senate President,Niger-Delta Students,Comrade Francis Bolokor said,the award became necessary based on Commander Biggy selfless contributions towards the emancipation struggle of the Niger-Delta people from oppression,coupled with his philanthropic lifestyle in the society.

According to Bolokor said;” after thorough investigation and observation of the person of Commander Biggy antecedents in the Niger-Delta region,the students body discovered that Double Chief.Ebi Pinapinawei merits the Award,having impacted the lives of over 500 youths to study in the University through the award of Biggy Foundation Scholarship to the less privileged ones in the society.He reaffirmed that the Niger-Delta Students Association 2018 edition Award of Excellency is tagged:Youth Personality Of Inestimable Value In The Niger-Delta Region,stressing that Commander Biggy philanthropic works over the years endeared him the recognition.”

However,Commander Biggy who hailed from Ekeni and Olobia in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State,is known for his philanthropic kind gesture in the Niger-Delta region beyond ethnic line.Just last month, over six students under the Biggy Foundation Scholarship graduated from different higher institutions across the country for NYSC.
Commander Biggy and his Foundation is really doing great job in the Niger-Delta region,hence this Award from the students community does not comes as a surprise, rather it is a well deserved privileged to the recipient.



The Principal Heaven’s Mandate Hon Godwin Masah aka Okadigbo has congratulated Rt Hon. Chief Funkekeme Solomon on his appointment/Inauguration as Director General of Delta State PDP Campaign Organisation 2019.

Addressing newsmen in Asaba after the Inauguration yesterday at the Unity Hall of Government House Asaba. Hon. G. Masah; a former DTHA Aspirant/Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Matters said the choice of Funkekeme is a right one and a square peg in a square hole with regards to his wealth of experience as a Ex-Minority Leader in the State House of Assembly, Ex-Deputy Speaker in the State House of Assembly, Ex-Secretary General PDP Campaign Council 2011 and Immediate past Commissioner for Works and presently Chairman Governing Council of the Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro has paid his dues over time in terms of Party politics. He’s an astute scholar and an Administrator per Excellence. He said he’s not in any atom of doubt that Rt. Hon Chief Funkekeme Solomon has proven himself to be a dependable hand, a very high profiled strategist of reputable standard that cannot be overlooked and to say that he’ll bring his wealth of experience to bear on this Herculean task will be to say the least.

We believe and affirm in strong terms that this is the best news for us not only as Burutu people/the Ijaw ethnic nationality of Delta State but to the entire PDP family and we have no iota of doubt as to what this will translate into in the days, weeks and months to come.
He also congratulated His Excellency the Governor for choosing other notable/dependable political juggernauts accross the state without sentiment that are coming together as a crack team to midwife this onerous task in lieu of taking the SMART AGENDA to an enviable height in 2019.

Hon. Masah thanked the leadership of the ruling People’s Democratic Party in the state under the leadership of Barr Kingsley Esiso, the Delta South Senatorial District Chairman Prince Emma Amgbaduba, His Excellency the Deputy Governor Barr. Dcn Kingsley Otuaro and our SMART GOVERNOR His Excellency Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa THE ROAD MASTER for finding our illustrious Son , our Quintessential leader and a Burutu son worthy of this great Honour/Privilege to write his name in the annals of History to Surgically transmit the PDP of Delta State to electoral Victories in all the upcoming elections in 2019.

Once again , congratulations to the Ogiribo of Mosogar kingdom and the Angribio of Ijawland, the White Leader as we fondly call you.You have our total and unwavering support and in the days to come doubting Thomases will agree that Yes Indeed the Governor has choosen the Very Best. God bless Delta State.

Heaven’s Mandate
Media Dept.

Nsima Ekere: Infrastructure, law and order key to Niger Delta development

Nsima Ekere

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says that infrastructure, law and order are vital in achieving lasting development in the region.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Nsima Ekere stated this Monday when he spoke at Rivers State University (RSU) during the opening of the second edition of the Annual Inter-University Moot Court and Mock Trial Competition for law students in the region.

The Commission organised the competition in conjunction with Velma Foundation, Peace and Development Projects, and others.

Ekere, who was represented by Dr Princewill Ekanin, the Director, Special Projects, office of the MD, NDDC, said the competition presented an opportunity to shape and influence the future of legal practice in the Niger Delta.

“Critical to the development of Niger Delta is the strengthening of law and order infrastructure, to ensure that all stakeholders contributing to regional development operate within the limits and expectations of law,” Ekanin stated.

“Legal education and the legal profession, therefore, continue to contribute to our development strategies, while becoming, over the years, a bulwark of our democratic ethos.”

He added that “the Niger Delta Development Commission will continue to play its strategic statutory role in developing and supporting other efforts to develop education.

“We can only truly facilitate sustainable development if we build human capacity, strengthen livelihoods, reduce poverty, as well as contain violence and crime in our region.”

The NDDC, it was assured, would continue to support the development of education and legal studies, and to create and improve capacity.

Meanwhile, the representative of Velma Foundation, an organising partner for the competition, David Ashaolu, said the essence of the project was to strike a balance between education, play, learning and leisure.

Ashaolu said moot and mock trials among law students have become more important because of thee wide range of changes in the administration of criminal justice system in Nigeria.

Among the tertiary institutions participating in the competition were the University of Benin, Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, University of Uyo, Benson Idahosa University, University of Calabar, Abia State University, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akure, Imo State University, Niger Delta University, Delta State University and Rivers State University.

Warri to boom as Pondy, Bumor get ready to exchange marital vows tomorrow – Main News

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.

I am not campaigning for any party or candidate and I won’t do that – Obasanjo

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.

Egbema Leader Alaowei Promise Calls On James Manager To Visit Rural Communities

Francis Tayor _Warri

*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. “

Ayakoromo For Christ 2018 Mega Crusade, Evang Dr.Samuel Elaweremi Bags United Nations Polac Award Alongside Wives As UN Justice For Peace

Francis Tayor _Warri

*Dedicates Award To God,Family And Francis Tayor Ayakoromo*

*As Ayakoromo Decides To Mark 1st Of December As Her Independence Day*

The people of Ayakoromo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State,yesterday witness an historical epoc making event as one of their illustrious son,Evang Dr.Samuel Elaweremi (Ph.D,FCNA) was honoured by United Nations Peace Advocate as UN-POLAC CHARTERED PEACE ADVOCATE,alongside his beautiful two wives,Mrs. Esther Ekoko Elaweremi and Mrs.Ezougha Elaweremi as UN Justices For Peace (JP).

The event which took place on the 2nd December,2018 at Altar of Fire Int’l Church Ayakoromo,during the grand finale of Ayakoromo for Christ 2018 4days Mega Crusade Thanksgiving Service.

Speaking during the Investiture Ceremony,the United Nations-POLAC representative,Dr.Jerry Abiri said,POLAC is an acronym for Positive Livelihood Award Centre saddled with the mandate to defend human rights and restore dignity to all persons.It is an international autonomous organization of business and professional persons who have pledge to uphold the highest ethical standard.

According to Dr.Abiri said,among the six
recipients to be honoured by UN-POLAC in Delta State,Evang Dr.Samuel Elaweremi was selected based on his antecedents and the roles he played in promoting peace,as well as rendering humanitarian services to humanity in the society.

Abiri reiterated that,Dr. Elaweremi made history today in UN-POLAC for being the first person to be awarded as UN-POLAC chartered Peace Advocate alongside his two wives as UN-POLAC Justices For Peace.He further stress that henceforth, Elaweremi would be officially addressed as,His Excellency, Amb Evang Dr.Adu Samuel Elaweremi according to United Nations Polac ideal.

In his remark,the recipient, Amb Evang Dr.Samuel Elaweremi (Ph.D,FCNA),thank the international organization for finding him and his wives worthy to be honoured as UN Peace Ambassadors.

” Today is the most happiest day in my life.I am humbled and fulfilled.I never expected this in my life,infact,am speechless.I will continue to do my best,think globally and act locally to advocate for peace and render humanitarian services to my immediate communities,as well as the world at large.I therefore,dedicate the award to first of God Almighty,my family and Ayakoromo, Amb.Elaweremi asserted “.

Speaking at the Ayakoromo For Christ mega crusade Thanksgiving service,the guest speaker,Bishop Dr. Peter Tare Benjamin appreciates Ayakoromo people for embracing Jesus Christ the only true son of God,who delivered them from the hands of enemies on the 1st of December,2010 Ayakoromo JTF bombardment.

Bishop Benjamin urged Ayakoromo people to mark 1st of December every year as Ayakoromo Independence Day,stressing that was the day God liberated Ayakoromo from the bondage of evil doers.

While delivering his prophetic message,Bishop Benjamin said,” Ayakoromo shall be a tourist center of attraction in the nearest future.The Ayakoromo bridge,no power on earth can stop it. Government shall have no peace until the bridge is completed.Oil prospecting company is coming to Ayakoromo soon.More than 20 people will leave Ayakoromo for abroad to study through the Federal Government Amnesty scholarship education programmes,Bishop Benjamin added”.

Also speaking is the Chairman of Ayakoromo Community,Engr.Elvis Arerebo thank everyone who honoured and participated in the 4days crusade programme.He thank Bishop Benjamin for coming all the way from Abuja to bless Ayakoromo people with the undiluted powerful word of God.He also thank Amb Evang Dr.Samuel Elaweremi for making the programme possible in bringing salvation to Ayakoromo people. Finally,he appreciates the leadership of Ayakoromo CAN,Altar of Fire Int’l Church and the community for their amazing turn up to accept Jesus,the statement adds.

However,the event also featured marking of Oyin-nua Elaweremi Birthday,the award of Scholarship to one Miss.Garen Rubber who is a disable to study in the University.The guest artistes,Goli Pat,Jacob Money,Bishop Ben’s Team and Stephen Demebide add more glamour to the program as they performed wonderfully to the glory of God.Climax of the event was the hoisting of UN-POLAC flag at the resident of Amb Evang Dr.Adu Samuel Elaweremi to signify the presence of United Nations Ambassador.