The Urhobos Do Come Last – Mostly in Politics

 

As ridiculous as it may sound, if Anioma were to be granted a State today, the new capital of Delta State would be either Koko (Itsekiriland) or Bomadi (Ijawland) or even Oleh (Isokoland). However, some Urhobos are crying for a [reinstated] “voice” in federal politics at the 90-day suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agage (Delta: APC) from the upper house of the National Assembly but they cannot even handle themselves well politically within Delta State. Is this not the time for Urhobos to look inwards?

When you hear the phrase “Warri No Dey Carry Last” it sounds funky but it is also a delusional statement. Warri people especially the Urhobos do come last in most things but most importantly in the federal politics of Nigeria. The Urhobos are the fifth largest ethnic group in Nigeria yet have no president, no vice-president, no minister, no head of national security force, no governor and now no senator, The Urhobos, again, have no state, no state capital and so much nothing. Continue reading

DSF UK: Deltans in London Celebrate Summer in Style

DSF UK Barbecue Main

On the 20th of July, I attended what I would describe as a wonderful and very exciting open air event organised by the Delta State Forum UK (DSF UK) based in London England. It was their 3rd Annual Summer DSF UK Barbecue. Very meticulously planned it was all-comers-welcome barbecue party held in Burgess Park, Camberwell, London. The ambience at the barbecue was truly infectious and very friendly facilitated by the hot summer weather, the presence of countless interesting people and lots of surprises. The event had a casual style and appeared to have something for everyone. It was a perfect way to celebrate the best feel of the Delta life in one event, abroad. (To see photos – https://youtu.be/Opg3PAHWUPM). Continue reading

Another Christmas: James Ibori and the “Invisible Man”

James-Ibori

Christmas is here! This time last year many politicians from Delta State were queuing up in London, England to see ex-Governor and Gubernatocrat, Chief James Onanefe Ibori. They were far away from home and the main reason they wanted to see “the Man” was to secure their political futures in the wake of the 2015 general elections and perhaps do other things for themselves. After all, Ibori is founder of the dominant Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) based Ibori Dynasty that rules Delta State even when he is in the slammer in a foreign land! One may wonder what this Christmas holds for the Ibori Dynasty. Continue reading

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