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…
Count Urhobo out of cattle colony, says Omo-Agege
The senator representing Delta Central in the National Assembly, Ovie Omo-Agege, has cautioned the Federal Government against including Urhobo and the entire senatorial district in its cattle colony project.
Urhobo tasked on commercial agriculture
A university teacher, Prof. Johnson Ekpere, has urged the Urhobo nation to adopt commercial agriculture to improve its economic standard.
Foss’ collection of Urhobo archival materials bound for Ghana
From the U.S. came 50 years of documenting the art and culture of Urhobo, a prominent ethnic group in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. On its way to Accra, Ghana, for presentation to an international audience...
Urhobo must develop 25-year plan for development, says Darah
The various associations and unions of Urhobo extraction have been enjoined to join forces in floating a 25-year development plan for the ethnic nationality.