A 205 page book
titled, History of Agbor Nation written by 
Josiah Ehiwario Olukwu Esq from Ewuru, Agbor in Ika South Local
Government Area of Delta State will be launched on Saturday December 19, 2015
at the College of Education Agbor Hall, Old Site at 11.00am prompt.

            Josiah Olukwu, a retired teacher
told Ika Weekly that the book is purely about the history of Agbor people. When
asked about what motivated him to write the book, he said that people must know
their past in other to be able to know theirfuture. He explained that when he
visited the Benin Museum with his son, he saw where it was written that the
Benin people Conquered from Benin to River Niger “I knew that couldn’t be true
because my parents never told me that the Benin people ever ruled Agbor. To
disprove this lie coupled with the interest I have for Agbor nation, I decided
to research into the History of Agbor nation. This book besides being of
immense benefit to the younger generation is a useful reference material which
researchers interested in knowing about the history of Agbor nation will find
insightful he said.

            Mr. Olukwu said he appreciates all
the good people that assisted him during the period he was putting the book

            “I am inviting every Agbor indigene
to the launching,” he stated.


The magistrate
Court in Agbor under the Leadership of Chief Magistrate Carl Moteke,  on Friday, November 20, 2015 dismissed the
petition against a popular businessman in Ime-Obi, Agbor, Mr. Isaac Dikenwosi
popularly known as, Borrow.

            The case which has the file number:
MA/ 90C/ 2013 was brought before the court by Mr. Nicolas Edoki, also known as,
Kagbo, alleging that Dikenwosi obtained the sum of Four hundred and fifty
thousand naira (450, 000) from him under the pretence  of selling a land to him.

            The case in which the prosecution
called a total of three witnesses at the close of  the prosecution, the accused, (Mr. Isaac  Dikenwosi) presented two exhibits evidencing
record of repayment to the complainant before the court.

            Counsel to the Mr. Dikenwosi, Barr.
Jackson Onyeaghor while addressing the court, relied on the case of Obiazikwor
Vs Obiazikwor (2007) ALL  FWLR (pt 371)
and submitted that  the only way to prove
ownership of the land was by production of tittle documents. Moreso, Barr.
Onyeaghor relied on the case of State Vs Onyeatu (2002) 2LRCN criminal case
page 238 Ration 3 to the effect that the prosecution case amounts to a  mere suspicion. He therefore prayed the court
to discharge and acquit the case.

            The learned Magistrate, having
studied the counsel submissions, upheld Barr. Onyeaghor’s argument and written
submission, proceeded to discharge and acquitted Mr. Dikenwosi.    


In a reaction to
the recent move by the  Governors Forum
in Nigeria to cut down the , N 18,000 minimum wage of workers to tackle the
economic challenges of the nation, a community leader in Ika land, Chief
Darlington Edobor Igheghe has advised that the move if implemented would be a
disaster to the nation’s growth, hence should not be considered as a  due process to addressing the economic

            Chief Igheghe who expressed his view
on the issue during the week, said that such an action would be both
counterproductive and a disservice to Nigerians.

            He lamented that whenever there is
any economic down turn in the country, the leaders begin to target the Civil
Servants who contributes to the nation’s wealth, adding that people who hardly
benefits from the oil boom should not be the ones to suffer the economic doom.

            He described the state governor’s
move as a “disaster in waiting” and thereby blamed corrupt leaders for the
economic woes bedeviling the country.

             “The harsh condition we are receiving today
are results of the mismanagement of the natural resources by past corrupt public
office holders. Some of them, who ought to have maximized the nation’s
resources, cornered the nation’s wealth into their pockets.

“We should be clamouring for a living wage for workers whose rights are
to be protected and not compound their sufferings by planning to cut down the
N18, 000 minimum wage which is not even enough for the Civil Servant to solve
their social and economic challenges”, he said.

            He however advised the state
governors to look inwards on ways to diversify the economy and improve the
internally generated revenues in their various states,  pointing not that the leaders should as well
cut their excesses in terms of their bogus contracts and the retinue of aids.

            Meanwhile, Chief Igheghe commended
the Federal Government’s move to pay N5,000 monthly to unemployed youths,
noting that it would help to curtail the restiveness of the youths and as well
cushion the effects of the challenges in the economy.  

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