UPU condemns ‘political killings’ in Urhobo nation
The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) has charged politicians and other stakeholders in Urhobo land, Delta State, to eschew violence and killings as the 2023 election draws nearer.
Urhobo leaders seek investors in agriculture sector
Prominent Urhobo leaders, yesterday, met in Asaba, the Delta State capital to review and harness the agricultural potential in Urhobo land with a view to creating employment and reducing poverty in its 24 kingdoms. The leaders, who stated this at the third edition of Urhobo Economic and Investment Summit, said subsistence farming was no longer…
Family, Urhobo leaders remember David Dafinone
One year after the death of Senator David Dafinone, the people of Sapele and Okpe communities have unveiled a statue to honour the late award-winning chartered accountant.
URM and the future of the Urhobo
Come Tuesday 1st October 2019, the Urhobo Renaissance Movement (URM) will rally the Urhobo people to its inaugural public outing in what promises to be a redirection...
A nation in search of its soul
The Nigerian nation is in search of its soul. Its soul was lost after cultural and educational priorities were reordered in a haphazard manner...
Race for Government House Asaba
As a bona fide Urhobo man, I shouldn’t be heard saying what I am about to say. But even if I do not say it loud and clear others will do in hush tones but in more graphic details.
Mukoro Mowoe: Seventy years after
History remains a fascinating phenomenon. Read as a reconnaissance of the past, it lights the path to the future and humanises humanity. When Onigu Otite, professor of sociology at Ibadan framed the title of his 1983 inaugural lecture as “The Presence of the Past,” he was foregrounding the paradox of history. Enthralled as I have…
Militant group threatens attack on oil facilities in Urhobo land
A Niger Delta militant group, Urhobo Liberation Force (ULF), threatened yesterday to blow oil facilities and ensure that the nation’s economy was grounded unless government was ready to honour pledges made to the region. In a statement, jointly signed by Orubu Ekpe and Mike Agbalele for ULF, the group issued a 14-day deadline for the…
Ijaw, Urhobo youths seek end to Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh clashes
The Youth wings of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) and Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) have canvassed a lasting solution to the lingering boundary disputes between the Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities in Delta State. They said Aladja, an Urhobo community in Udu Local Council and Ogbe-Ijoh, an Ijaw enclave in Warri South West Local Council, should end…