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Fictions / UNCLE KOLA by Stephen Adinoyi
« Last post by SIR A-ONE on Today at 09:24:27 AM »
It was about fifteen minutes into his prayer that he saw a figure emerging from his bedroom. The creature’s skin is whitish including his hair, the long beard and the gown he wore
Dazed with fright, Uncle Kola hurled out spiritual missiles to bind and cast out the intruder.
“You despicable son of Jezebel and Lucifer! I command and bind you in the mighty name of My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Disappear from here now! Now! Now!”
Wielding his ‘weaponised’ hand – up and down. But the creature seems unperturbed by the spiritual war declared by Uncle Kola, he moved closer; Uncle Kola spat out more missiles.
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News / Tuesday morning NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS
« Last post by SIR A-ONE on Today at 07:13:53 AM »
Tuesday morning NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS
Published on April 24, 2018
By Ali Adoyi 
RELATED TOPICS: Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, grilled the former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, now the Senator representing Jos North over alleged misuse of cash worth N10 billion while in office. Jang, who arrived the EFCC office in Abuja around 11 am, was interrogated on a number of financial deals involving him, until 6pm, when he was allowed to go home.

2. The Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, Monday confirmed the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Spokesman of the Service, Mr Sunday James, was arrested by Immigration officials “based on instruction”. Police, however, took over Melaye’s house after his release.
3. Suspected herdsmen on Sunday reportedly killed one of the military officers on peace keeping mission in the Logo LGA of Benue State. Report says the assailants ambushed the operative and shot him dead on Anyiin-Gbeji Road, while he was on a commercial motorcycle travelling from Uwev, in the Logo area, to Anyiin.
4. Former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has expressed belief that the Party would hold a hitch-free convention next month. According to him, the character and integrity of the convention committee members would help position the party in ways that would make it build and uphold democratic values.
5. Foremost human right lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on the National Assembly to probe the unauthorised withdrawal made by President Muhammadu Buhari from the Excess Crude Account (ECA). Reacting to the controversy surrounding the withdrawal of $496million to pay for Tucano aircrafts in the United States, Falana said the days of anticipatory approvals should be over in the country.

6. A mammoth crowd on Monday night came out at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos to welcome the Big Brother Naija stars home. Miracle, Tobi, Cee-c, Alex and Nina arrived the airport around 8:oo p.m. Nigerians who welcomed them at the airport were seen holding placards, and chanting songs for the housemates. Meanwhile, one of the housemates, Cee-c was attacked by the mob.
7. The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun will be re-contesting for the position. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi, disclosed this to newsmen in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital over the weekend.
8. A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has hailed Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church and the Christian Association of Nigeria on their recent comments over the state of the nation. He quoted Rev. Sampson O. Ayokunle, CAN President, as likening the leadership style of Buhari to a blind man leading men that could see.
9. The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Monday warned his party against having a false sense of ruling party in 2019. Oyegun stated that Nigerians had become wiser, hence the coming election would be a tough one.
52-Year-old Civil Servant Exposes How She Lowered her Blood Pressure &
10. A member of the National Assembly, Sen. Shehu Sani has slammed a N5 billion counterclaim in a Kaduna State High Court against Gov. Nasir El-Rufai for alleged libellous broadcast. He filed the Statement of Defence and Counterclaim in a Kaduna High Court on April 20. He is is seeking compensation for an alleged libelous broadcast maliciously made against him by the governor during a live broadcast transmitted through a radio station in Kaduna.
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Essays / Re: USA to honour Prof. G.G Darah and Chief A.O Ukere
« Last post by SIR A-ONE on April 23, 2018, 09:58:27 PM »
days draw closer for the superb celebration on Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018.

His Royal Majesty, Matthew Edirin Egbi JP the Okobaro of Ughievwen kingdom will serve as the royal father of the day while another curriculum guru from Ughievwen kingdom, Prof Emperor Kpangban will chair the event.

Erudite professors, academic doctors and iconic figures will be coming to Abraka to dance, wine and dine with Prof G.G Darah and Chief A.O Ukere on their meritorious services to DELSU and Urhobo as a whole.

Why don't you come and witness what is more than the installation of a King in Africa, and the Inauguration of a President at the most protected building on Earth, WhiteHouse at the United States of America (USA)?

Come and witness it.
Don't be told!

Goodnews Andrew Eruemuare is a full-time blogger & literatus.

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Essays / USA to honour Prof. G.G Darah and Chief A.O Ukere
« Last post by SIR A-ONE on April 23, 2018, 09:57:05 PM »
USA to honour Prof. G.G Darah and Chief A.O Ukere

A day is pregnant!
Can you guess the Day?

The Urhobo Studies Association (USA) based at the Delta State University Abraka, USA has finalized arrangements to honour two illustrious sons of Urhobo, Prof. Godini Gabriel Darah and Chief Anthony Obakponovwe Ukere on their meritorious retirements from the prestigious Delta State University, Abraka.

It didn't come as a surprise to me as a member of the USA and an alumnus of Delta State University, Abraka.

Prof. G.G. Darah taught me the course, Application of Urhobo to Modern Science and Technology some years ago.

Chief A.O Ukere's dictionary of Urhobo pave the way for 83 (A) in my project some years ago at Delsu. I took time to study the dictionary like a textbook and did my translation perfectly in Udu Udje Dance Songs critical analysis as an Undergraduate back then.

At exactly 12.00 noon on Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018; the Faculty of Arts Quadrangle, Campus 3, Delsu, Abraka will come alive with celebration as Prof. G.G Darah and Chief A.O Ukere will be honoured for their meritorious services for the past decades to the Delta State University (Delsu), Abraka.

A little glimpse at their profiles separately as illustrious sons of Urhobo.

Prof. G.G Darah

Prof. G.G Darah is an erudite professor of Oral Literature. He has been the president of the Nigerian Oral Literature Association (NOLA) in Nigeria since 2009.

He was the delegate that represented the Urhobo nation at the 2014 National Conference in Abuja, and his immense contributions were superb.

The erudite professor has over 79 publications in national and international journals.
He has been the very best brain that has contributed to the growth of the 'Udje Dance' in his Ph.D Thesis at the University of Ibadan in 1982.

Prof G.G Darah has taught a lot of students and has supervised over 4,000 students in their Projects, Dissertations and Thesis (Theses).
He taught at Obafemi Awolowo University, had brilliant performances as an Editor at the Nigerian Daily Times and Guardian before returning to academic intercourse as a professor in DELSU in 2000.

Prof. G.G Darah made an iconic name for himself when he graduated with a first class degree and proceeded for his Ph.D as it was in vogue in those days.

Chief A.O Ukere

Chief A.O Ukere is a linguist of high repute.
After his retirement, he established a well functional 'Urhobo Language Centre' at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State as resource centre for Urhobo projects, dissertations and thesis (theses). People usually flock the centre for works relating to Urhobo folktales, essays, researches, etc.

He has a well edited Urhobo dictionary, Idikshonaire Re Urhobo. A bilingual Dictionary (Urhobo and English).

A man who made a name for himself as an Admission Officer at Delsu.

Chief A.O Ukere is one of the pioneering lecturers at the Department of Languages and Linguistics where he has helped to make the Urhobo language what it is today.

A proud member of Urhobo Studies Association (USA), Delsu, Abraka.

A man who has great value and cherish the Urhobo language and culture like no other.

The duo have served the Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria and Africa at large.

Dr (Mrs) E.E Ogini, the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and E.M Darah the Secretary, LOC were just short of words when PENGICIAN put a call through. They assured PENGICIAN that everything are in place, and they are just waiting for the day to come for the celebration to commence.

The clock is ticking!
'Prof G.G Darah and Chief A.O Ukere will be honoured on May 2, 2018' seem to be the song in everyone's mouth.

Things will take a new turn. Specialists in Urhobo Udje Song Performers will combine with students of the Departments of Languages and Linguistics (Linguistics/Unit), Theatre Arts and Music to display their talents. Already renowned Orators, Dancers, DJs etc. are currently having series of rehearsals as the
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Profiles / Stephen Adinoyi
« Last post by SIR A-ONE on April 23, 2018, 05:53:42 AM »
Stephen Adinoyi is a poet, lyricist, play writer, short story writer and a scriptwriter. He is a former Vice Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Author, Kaduna branch; and the former Chairman of the Kaduna Writers League. His works has been published in newspapers like: The Sun, Daily Trust. And in reviews: ANA Review, Ebedi Reviews, and in online international writing bodies like: Fanstory.com, Triond, and yahoo contributed network writing.com etc. Also published in anthologies of poems like: After The Curfew, Fireflies, Weaver Anthology, Wushapa: Beating The Drum of Peace. His pidgin poem: Kros Ova, was anthologized in a collection of pidgin poems called If Yu Hie Se A De Prizin. His pidgin play called A No Beta Pas Mai Nebor was staged in Abuja in 2013. His Poem, Seoul, won the first prize during the 2016 edition of the Korean/Nigeria Poetry Festival and the commemoration of World Poetry Day in Abuja. He has a published novella called Teen of Fifteen. A freelance writer and a consultant in human resource development and educational services.

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Literature / Panegyrics As Young Author Unveils New Book In Awka
« Last post by Izunna Okafor on April 22, 2018, 11:34:34 AM »
It was indeed a moment of panegyrics, inspiration and motivation as an award-winning author and presenter - Mrs Chudie Juliet unveiled her new 'world class' novel in Awka titled "The Mother's Heart Bleeds".......Let  Every Woman Have Her Crown"
The event which took place in the auditorium hall of the  Prof. Kenneth Dike Central E-Library Awka attracted a titanic crowd made up of youths, students, , religious leaders, philanthropists, business moguls, men of the press, readers and writers alike, among others.
        Speaking after the breaking the kola nut, the father of the author, the father of the day Chief Emmanuel Chibuko (Onwa of Umumba) described the event as quite apt, owing to the fact that special thing is worth doing in a special way. He showered praises on the author for coming out fully with such a high standard beginning, even as he eulogizesd the crowd for honouring the invitation.
        On her own part, the acting director of the Prof. Kenneth Dike Central E-Library Awka, Miss  Nkechi Udenze who described book as soul of the body also commended the effort of the young Chudie Juliet for creatively utilizing her God-given talent and skills in the right way which culminated to the coming into existence of the new book. She also admonished and encouraged the youths to read voraciously at all times, as a good reader always has greater advantage over one who does not read, both in academics,  in the society and in the field of literary arts.
       Earlier in her opening remarks, the Onitsha-born Anambra author Mrs. Juliet Chudie appreciated the executive governor of the state Chief Dr. Willie Obiano for being a youth minded governor who has laid a strong foundation as well as made the environment favourable for the youths to thrive in the state.
While narrating the central idea of the novel and the circumstances that led to its writing, she described the classical novel as a clarion call for every young girl or woman out there to know and believe that there is something great, unique and special in her, which she should never allow the circumstances of life or dependence on people to ruin down, thereby denying her of her crown, honour and pride.
      She equated her book with a therapy which soothed her mind and gave her the reason to move on with her life, narrating how she was left alone in the pool of sorrows and often avoided by her close friends quite after the untimely death of her beloved husband who left her with two kids, one being barely a month old.
        Speaking to the news men after the event, the mother of the author, Mrs. Juliet Ngene whose joy knew no bound, simply described her daughter as her pride, even as she showered panegyrics on her, praying that her dreams and visions take her far in life.
      One of the launchers Apostle Amaka Akigwe (the CEO of Apostle Amaka  Care Foundation) who graced the occasion also noted that  the author began with a high standard and deserved to be encouraged to do even the more, as she has really proved her worth in the field of pen.
       The high point of the event included poetry recitation by other poets and authors in the house, cutting of the launching cake, official unveiling of the book (by Queen Igboezuo Oluchukwu) and the formal launching proper.
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News / Panegyrics As Young Author Unveils New Book In Awka
« Last post by Izunna Okafor on April 22, 2018, 11:32:07 AM »

    It was indeed a moment of panegyrics, inspiration and motivation as an award-winning author and presenter - Mrs Chudie Juliet unveiled her new 'world class' novel in Awka titled "The Mother's Heart Bleeds".......Let  Every Woman Have Her Crown"
The event which took place in the auditorium hall of the  Prof. Kenneth Dike Central E-Library Awka attracted a titanic crowd made up of youths, students, , religious leaders, philanthropists, business moguls, men of the press, readers and writers alike, among others.
        Speaking after the breaking the kola nut, the father of the author, the father of the day Chief Emmanuel Chibuko (Onwa of Umumba) described the event as quite apt, owing to the fact that special thing is worth doing in a special way. He showered praises on the author for coming out fully with such a high standard beginning, even as he eulogizesd the crowd for honouring the invitation.
        On her own part, the acting director of the Prof. Kenneth Dike Central E-Library Awka, Miss  Nkechi Udenze who described book as soul of the body also commended the effort of the young Chudie Juliet for creatively utilizing her God-given talent and skills in the right way which culminated to the coming into existence of the new book. She also admonished and encouraged the youths to read voraciously at all times, as a good reader always has greater advantage over one who does not read, both in academics,  in the society and in the field of literary arts.
       Earlier in her opening remarks, the Onitsha-born Anambra author Mrs. Juliet Chudie appreciated the executive governor of the state Chief Dr. Willie Obiano for being a youth minded governor who has laid a strong foundation as well as made the environment favourable for the youths to thrive in the state.
While narrating the central idea of the novel and the circumstances that led to its writing, she described the classical novel as a clarion call for every young girl or woman out there to know and believe that there is something great, unique and special in her, which she should never allow the circumstances of life or dependence on people to ruin down, thereby denying her of her crown, honour and pride.
      She equated her book with a therapy which soothed her mind and gave her the reason to move on with her life, narrating how she was left alone in the pool of sorrows and often avoided by her close friends quite after the untimely death of her beloved husband who left her with two kids, one being barely a month old.
        Speaking to the news men after the event, the mother of the author, Mrs. Juliet Ngene whose joy knew no bound, simply described her daughter as her pride, even as she showered panegyrics on her, praying that her dreams and visions take her far in life.
      One of the launchers Apostle Amaka Akigwe (the CEO of Apostle Amaka  Care Foundation) who graced the occasion also noted that  the author began with a high standard and deserved to be encouraged to do even the more, as she has really proved her worth in the field of pen.
       The high point of the event included poetry recitation by other poets and authors in the house, cutting of the launching cake, official unveiling of the book (by Queen Igboezuo Oluchukwu) and the formal launching proper.
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Poetry & Spoken Words / Of Those Things That Come in Black And white
« Last post by johnchizobaVincent on April 21, 2018, 10:42:14 PM »
We opened a book that started with the name
of our country.
The right side was numbered corruptions  and the other side was numbered greed & bad leaders.
We burnt the stride of our bodies into aches and dreams waving away fire and foliage of silence.
Women learnt to carry portrait of bodies of their dead children on their shoulders, beautiful corpse.
It reminded us of the civil war in front of our Father's betrayed house.
It reminded us of lyrics written on the walls of our Hut with a framed keys of memories.
Love that taught us to look back into our heart and draw current of men in their ignorance in search
of a better home than those bridges we burnt.
Things like the pains in the eyes of a boy,
Things like the tale on the lips of a girl,
Things like sadness in the soul of a mother painting the images of her lost children in prayers.
Those strange tears stranded between chapters of the smoke as they travelled to the lonely cloud,
With the echoes of our forefathers last libation
Like the voices trailing from a boy's name for the lost of his prestige.
There are things that we may not know that leave our footprints to our heart through the opening in our nostrils and ears.
In our land was where a boy once stood on the face of the sun, his shadow reflected on a mirror.
He saw his future carted away by his fears.
Lost girls found in his assaulted plights
Trying to find home in a shark's mouth.
They hold water from the oceans together basking their hope on the traffic of women holding their bodies and leaving their dead for survival.
We do not live in the moon!
We do not whisper to the wind of the song we
 heard him sing every day!
Of things that come in white and black are
 like our straying country weeping with the
 images of the masses.
Like those corpses brought back to BENUE.
Those images are the images of darkness projected by a big screen of the sky to our eyes.
Our names burnt into different rivers holding different tribes that seek for freedom.
We wrecked our testimonies to bleed blood with flames to suffocating cities surrounded with pity.
Those things on white are  the way we were built but the black demons corrupted us all leaving memories to sneak our hearts into dark places where mischievousness can take over us.


©John Chizoba Vincent
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Poetry & Spoken Words / Those things we left behind as Boys
« Last post by johnchizobaVincent on April 21, 2018, 10:28:00 PM »
There are those things that left our bodies when we were younger flying innocently...
Those bridges of pretentious smile that we took to our mother's  dimples to collect glories.
Those magic tears that once sliced loneliness off our shouldering lips,
Those bite and bite of unwanted hunger that beat us in the presence of our parents...
There are masquerade of innocent thoughts
Masquerade of shattered dreams at dusk,
Masquerade of fears that tortured us at dawn!
Those desks of forgotten hope in you.
We tried to gather ourselves together to bring the sun home to our flammable insight.
We tried to build the jungle on the palms of our forefathers...
We told our friends that our parents possess a lion at home,
We scared our enemies with the legging empire of our scattered home.
Those were the phases we left drifting into adulthood in pains.
We forgot our tattered thoughts climaxing into an orbiting wants and needs.
We papered the drive to become a better person.
We took our hand bags and put them in the air like  nothing would pull it down.
Under the rain,  we sang of Africa and the world
We demonstrated the right of humanity and love.
Those bridges burnt down gradually as we traveled
From childhood to adulthood.
As we journey with a thinking umbrella  that will protect us from the sun tomorrow.
Those are the things I keep remembering now.
The song we sang under the rain...
The snails we picked in the night with a strange lamp we stole from a neighbour.
The girls we touched their n*pples and killed them with shyness.
The boys we sent away from home that never returned!
The fishes we trapped under the small water we made their home.
The blind village beggars we stole their money in the dark...
They are those things we left behind as we walked into adulthood with laughter of hyenas pains.!



©John Chizoba Vincent
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Politics / DTHA 2019 Uvwie People want BARR. AMOS d*ckSON E. KUKURU
« Last post by SIR A-ONE on April 21, 2018, 10:18:07 PM »
A Politician is a person actively involved in party politics, or a person directly or indirectly involved in the act of politicking with the sole aim of acquiring or determining who wields power. In democratic nations, politicians seek elective position in government through elections by the electorates because sovereignty resides with the people.They are individuals who are involved in influencing public policy and decision making in government as well as private individual. Politician plays a central role in our lives. They are the vocal mouth piece of the masses that make all efforts to improve their constituencies and the masses welfare.
A determined and service oriented politician Is always delighted to serve the people of his constituencies or districts and considers himself as a servant. He represents the hopes, desires and general interest of every citizen In a given nation.
First and foremost the best quality of a politician is HONESTY, GOD FEARING and LOVING.

 That's why we have looked around our party All Progressives Congress (APC) and are glad to present you, BARR. AMOS d*ckSON E. KUKURU because he has the above quality of a good politician to represent us in DTHA UVWIE CONSTITUTENCY 2019 by the special grace of Almighty God. Be wise in making the right choice for KUKURU is the man who possess the necessary qualities that distinguishes a good politician.

#KUKURU 4 DTHA UVWIE CONSTITUTENCY 2019
 
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