Social media: Ogulagha kingdom to splash N110,000 on most active Whatsap members

Oil rich Ogulagha Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area, Delta state will through Its administrators of the kingdom Whatsap group present awards of varying degrees to most active members of the platform.

Some of the categories of awards include Most Active Member,Most Influential Member, Most Controversial Member, Most Active Chief, Most Active Community Leader, Most Active Elderly Member, Most Educative Writeup, Most Outstanding University Graduate, Most Outstanding Secondary School Student (in Public Schools within the Kingdom) and Most Active Female Member with N10,000 cash prize for each of the categories.

This was made known to newsmen in Warri yesterday, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper by one of the administrators of the group, Comr. Victor Isereke.

However, Isereke had maintained that the gesture was to appreciate members of the platform for their intellectual roles in building a better and more united Ogulagha kingdom.

The statement read in part bellow:

Ogulagha Kingdom Forum is a Whatsapp Group of Ogulagha indigenes aimed at Brainstorming to Raise Public Opinion for Leadership in Policy Making. The Group was officially created on the 20th of April, 2016 with 244 and more participants daily.

The team of Admins in consultations with other opinion leaders and founders of the group is pleased to presents its first Membership Award to participants of Ogulagha Kingdom Forum Group (whatsapp). This we believe would be a useful medium to appreciate all our dedicated members and supportive partners for getting this initiative started, sustaining the ideals of the founders and collectively building a more reliable community of team work aimed at sharing ideas which if transformed into policies would make our Kingdom a greater place. Your co-operation makes everything go much smoother including time, effort, ideas, and support regardless of the challenges have had to deal with at different occasions.

AWARD CATEGORIES

The following categories of awards, aimed at recognizing and appreciating members of the group under the following categories.

1. Most Active Member

2. Most Influential Member

3. Most Controversial Member

4. Most Active Chief

5. Most Active Community Leader

6. Most Active Elderly Member

7. Most Educative Writeup

8. Most Outstanding University Graduate

9. Most Outstanding Secondary School Student (in Public Schools within the Kingdom)

10. Most Active Female Member of OKF

TYPE OF AWARD

Winners of any of the categories shall be offered a Digital Certificate Award with a flat cash prize of ten thousand (10,000) per award.

HOW TO WIN

Winner of any of the above listed categories shall be determined in three stages of;

1. NOMINATION:

In this stage each category would be fronted by the team of Admins with a brief statement of the required yardsticks with which prospective winners would be measured for members to nominate other members that they feel deserves such awards.

Note: No One is expected to nominate his or herself.

2. VOTING:

Members shall be availed the opportunity to select members deserving of a category of award.

3. ANNOUNCEMENT/PRESENTATION OF PRIZES

This shall be done online by the team of Admins at an announced date; when the Digital Certificate Award and the money Shall he presented to winners via online transfers.

In conclusion; while we congratulate the prospective winners we will like to tell you all that your sincere efforts and hard work are indeed highly appreciated. 2018 is another successful year of brainstorming and fostering brotherliness on behalf of our dear kingdom because of your efforts.

Signed:
Comrade Victor Isereke
For: Team of Administrators/Opinion Leaders

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REVOCK NECONDE ENERGY OPERATIONAL LICENCE…. CDHR TELLS FG

By Ezekiel Kagbala

*WANTS EFCC TO INVESTIGATE ODIDI COMMUNITY CHAIRMAN*

The Delta State branch of the Committee For Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has called on the Nigerian Federal Government to revoke the operational license of NECONDE Energy Ltd, operators of OML 42, in Odidi community, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

The rights body, has also filled a petition to the federal government through the Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, over what it described as ‘divide and rule’ conduct of NECONDE management to cause disunity and confusion in the community by recognising and dealing with few interest group against the general wellbeing of the people.

Meanwhile the CDHR has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC to Investigate Chief Johnny Arigbogha, chairman of the oil rich Odidi, community for diverting community funds to his businesses private bank account.

Though Chief Johnny Arigbogha was petitioned before the Inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, over embroilment of community funds , using his personal account to manage community funds, he refused to honor invitation by IG of police before he instituted a court action seeking to deprive the police from acting on the petition against him.

The CDHR Delta State branch wants calling on the EFCC to investigate and arrest Arigbogha so that he does not drag the court into concealing misdeeds.

As at press time it was gathered that the process of employment by the company is shrouded in secrecy for few elders and community executive members to hijack the process, thereby allowing provisions for ghost workers slots that are often being shared between community and company representatives at the detriment of jobless able bodied youths who are mostly graduates.

CDHR in a copy of the petition signed by itscommunity, Dr. Prince Kehinde Taiga, and made available to newsmen in Warri, on Friday, urged the Minister of Petroleum Resources to, as matter of urgency, call for the review of the employment processes and contract awards that were fraudulently issued by the company to pacify few individuals.

The body also called called on Federal government to urgently revoke the operational licence revoke NECONDE over the arbitrary use of military forces to silence indigenes from protesting whenever they are aggrieved with certain policies being introduced by the company.

The Delta State CDHR boss Dr. Kehinde Taiga said “The Minister of Petroleum Resources and the federal government should address the company’s conspiracy with selected group in the community to put an end to the senseless oppression while dealing with the people”.

“The community in question cannot boost of any developmental project since 2013 when NECONDE Energy took over the asset of OML 42. Majority of the indigenes were crying out of marginalisation, the management resorted to pacifying the leaders and community executives with juicy contracts and financial rewards to keep them quiet”. He insisted Neconde Energy should provide information on employment they have done so far.

However, Chief Johnny Arigbogha who reacted to the allegations brought against him by CDHR said that he is fully aware of the petitions against him, also stating that he was invited by men of Nigeria Police, State Anti Robbery Squad, (SAS). He decided to seek legal approach for the sake of his personal safety, he said “The matter is in court, I resorted to legal approach in handling the matter because SAS asked me to come to a place called ‘Abattior’ I don’t trust such place for my safety hence I seek court injunction to stop SARS from inviting me”.

Chief Arigbogha also informed our news men that all job slots allocated for Odidi community is fairly rotated between members of the community, no one is shortchanged.

Arigbogha also disclosed to our reporters that the use of his private account to handle the community funds is an unanimous decision reached between him and executives of the community. He added that there is arrangement to have a community account from January. 2019.

Every efforts to reach the management of NECONDE Energy Company proved abortive as the representatives of the company declined comments.

Burial: Arthur appreciates Niger Deltans for giving a befitting burial to late Capt. Prebor

Chairman of the late Capt. Solomon Samson Prebor burial committee, former chairman of Ogulagha community, headquarters of Ogulagha Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state Mr. Arthur Prebor has appreciated Niger Deltans for their show of love.

He had particularly thanked the people for their supports through out the burial, starting from the service of song to the burial proper yesterday at Ogulagha community.

Chairman Arthur made the appreciation call earlier today in a statement issued to newsmen in Warri, a copy of which was sent to Main News.

However, Arthur had noted that late Capt. Solomon, his elder brother would continue to remain in their memories, stressing that his death is painful and will be difficult to forget.

Meanwhile, he had further maintained that the large throng of Niger Deltans that converge at Ogulagha to bury the former chairman was a testimony that he was loved by all in the region.

Ayakoromo Embrace Christ, Fifty Two People Surrender Their Lives To Jesus As Bishop Benjamin Teaches Salvation

By Francis Tayor _Warri

Good Things Are Yet To Come If We Know God -Elaweremi

There was a massive repentance recorded at Ayakoromo Community,in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State as a renowned Apostle of God, Bishop Dr.Peter Benjamin stormed the community for 4Days powerful mega crusade.

The crusade which was organized by Altar of Fire Int’l Church,in collaboration with Ayakoromo Community and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN),Ayakoromo Unit,in order to pray for the progress and development of the community.

It will interest you to note that the people of Ayakoromo has set aside every November 30th and 1st of December for crusade to commemorate 2010 JTF bombardment of Ayakoromo which led to lost of many lives,destruction of properties Worth’s millions of naira etc.

Meanwhile,this years programme recorded a drastic change as over fifty people received Salvation and 12 persons received healing of different sicknesses,such as Partial blindness of the eye was restored,menstrual pains ceased and many other illnesses where healed.

The guest speaker,Bishop Dr. Peter Benjamin aka.21st Century Field Marshal,in his salvation message illustrated the story of richman and Lazarus in the Bible,where the rich man died and tormented in hell for not knowing Jesus while alive.

On his part,the founder and General Overseer (GO) Altar of Fire Int’l Church,Evang Dr. Samuel Elaweremi call on Christians,especially his kinsmen to genuinely know God,and that good things are yet to be experience in Ayakoromo community when they give their lives to Christ Jesus.He made the call in the early ours of today during a victory procession marsh by all the citizens of Ayakoromo in commemoration of 1st December,2010 JTF Ayakoromo bombardment.

However,there shall be great signs and miracle tonight as the guest speaker,Bishop Dr. Benjamin urged Ayakoromo people to come out in their numbers for more healing, deliverance and salvation at the grand finale of Ayakoromo For Christ 2018 Mega Crusade.

Louis appreciates family, friends, well wishers on his birth anniversary

By Liberator News

A youth chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta state, Comr. Louis Ekemiafa, alias the political sailor has appreciated family, friends and well wishers for celebrating with him on his birth anniversary.

Ekemiafa made the call earlier today in a statement issued to newsmen in Warri, a copy of which was sent to *The Liberator Newspaper.*

It would be recalled that Comr. Louis Ekemiafa was a serious contender for the ward 18 councillorship race in 2017 Local Government poll before he was defeated by his opponent.

He had described the show of love by his family, friends and well wishers as wonderful and promised not to disappoint them as he gradually climb the ladder of leadership.

In his words: “I am so surprised by the show of love shown to me, i am indeed owing you people greatly, it is my prayer that as you celebrate with me, celebration will never depart from your households “.

Nigeria testing 5G network for 2020 rollout – Main News

By liberator News

Nigeria has started trial testing of the rollout plan of 5G networks with the 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz spectrum bands beginning with the Eko Atlantic Project.

The country regulatory agency, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), would be ready to roll out 5G by 2020.

NCC said in Abuja on Thursday during a collaborative meeting with GSMA for 5G rollout in Nigeria.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said 5G broadband data will drive connectivity and allow humans to interact with connected devices to check their health status and remotely control home appliances without physical contact.

Danbatta acknowledged the deficit in infrastructure rollout and spectrum availability in the country but added that the NCC was already working to address the challenges.

He said NCC would begin with the available 26GHz, 38GHz and 42GHz to drive 5G rollout in the country.

Danbatta said, “NCC is already working on the three key factors that will drive 5G deployments, which include infrastructure, spectrum and regulation ahead of the 2020 rollout date.

“We will rely on existing policies and regulation and still come up with additional policies and regulation that will address any hiccups.”

Also speaking, the Head, sub-Saharan Africa for GSMA, Mr. Akinwale Goodluck, said although Nigeria still operates 2G and 4G networks, they will gradually give way for 5G as the demand for 5G increases among the millennial, who are the digital natives.

GSMA used the occasion of the collaborative meeting to launch its latest report, which focused on ‘Spotlight on Nigeria: Delivering a Digital Future.’

Alabini youth conference: I will produce 400 graduates in 4 years, Akamu vows

Agbedi has done much for Alabini – Lugbenwei

As publisher Princewill, Berry makes presentations

Candidate vying to represent the people of Ekeremor Constituency 3 in the Bayelsa state house of assembly come 2019, Hon. Fred Akamu has promised to produce 400 graduates in four years if elected.

Fred Akamu, a candidate under the Action Democratic Party, ADC made the call on Wednesday while presenting his manifesto at the Mathocrystal Hotel, Imiringi at the one day Alabini National Youth Conference held in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa state.

The ADC candidate had particularly stated that he will use his constituency development fund in the state house of assembly to support education in every community constituting EKELGA constituency 3.

According to him, he will also tap from other available sources and would be producing 100 graduates each year.

On his part, representing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate for the Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency in Bayelsa state, Chief (Hon.) Fred Y. Agbedi; Chief Austine Lugbenwei had stated that Agbedi has done much for Alabini, Bayelsa, Niger Delta and the country at large.

However, Hon. (Mrs) Ebibofayei Alfreder, candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP for Ekeremor constituency 3, Bayelsa State House of Assembly had unveiled her plans for the people of Alabini if elected.

The outspoken candidate had noted that she will key into already established organizations to provide local and international scholarship for constituents if elected.

Alfreder had decried the level of underdevelopment in Alabini, stressing that the region needs a leadership that would change its fortune for good.

Meanwhile, Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill, publisher of the Liberator Newspaper who stormed the programme as a guest speaker had charged the youths of Alabini to properly organize themselves to take up leadership position, noting that the destiny of Alabini lies in the hands of the youths.

Princewill while speaking among other pertinent issues had noted that there is a growing global demand for youthful representation and the youths of Alabini in Bayelsa must also key into what he described as a positive vision.

Nevertheless, president of the Alabini Youth Coalition for Good Governance, Comr. Collins Tarasele had vowed to mobilize the youths of Alabini to facilitate development through the use of intellect.

The Liberator can report that earlier in his key note address, Chief (Hon.) Berry Negrese had challenged the youths of Alabini to realize their potentials in the Bayelsa politics.

Negrese, a Niger Delta philanthropist cum business tycoon had told youths of Alabini to prepare themselves for the task ahead, stressing that a journey of thousand miles begins with a step.

It would be recalled that the hall at the Mathocrystal Hotel was filled to its capacity with nearly all political office holders, business tycoons, party leaders and her candidates as youths of Alabini extraction throng out in their numbers to grace the occasion.