SOS4 Visit To Unity School Agbarho—The Challenges Of The Education Sector

Our SOS4 campaign took us to Unity School Agbarho, Delta State, on Tuesday, February 12. As we visit different schools, I’ve been making some observations. 1. There is a lot of infrastructural decay. Many of our public schools have dilapidated buildings. Several of these buildings were built several years ago. The quality of work done […]

SOS4 Visit to Ibru College

Our SOS4 campaign took us to Ibru College, Agbarah-Otor, Delta State, this morning. We spoke to them on the dangers of cultism. I found out the cultism has permeated the very fabric of our primary and secondary schools. If we can do the following now that the students are still young, we can reduce the number of […]

My Experience At Age 60

After my last post on my friend’s 60th birthday—Preserving The Legacy and A Duck In The Pond—Dr. Charles Apoki At 59, I made some reflections of my own experiences at this time. Lessons of Life 1. The aging process, even though it starts gradually from 50, increases more rapidly from about 58 years of age even though […]

Preserving The Legacy

Speaking today at the 60th birthday celebrations of my dear friend and brother, Rev T. Y. Emmanuel at the Doxa Family Church, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. Text: Proverbs 22:1 Legacy is the balance sheet of your life here on earth. It is what you will leave behind for the next generation. Most dictionaries define legacy in […]

Towards Nonviolent Elections In 2019

I was the lead discussant at Delta State Round Table conducted by Academic Associates (AA) PeaceWorks at the Best Western Wetland Hotel, DSC, Warri. Also, present were Chief Dr. Judith, an American who has been in Nigeria for 47 years, the Chairperson of the roundtable, HRM Obi Martha Dunkwu, and the state coordinator, Henry Hope […]

Attaining Academic Excellence—SOS4

Speaking Yesterday at Government College, Ughelli, on Attaining Academic Excellence in continuation of the SOS4 Campaign. We are having a problem in Ughelli and environs: students are no longer interested in schooling or reading their books. Even if you arrange extra lessons for them, they either come late or they will not attend. A lot […]

SOS4 Visit to Adagwe Grammar School

Our SOS4 campaign took us to a school in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State. I want to thank Marcus Ekure, Counsellor Denis Agori, Pastor Raymond Orogun Nduka Ugbeh, and Charles Edo for their support. As reported by a Teacher Today, we had a thought-provoking and effective lecture from Dr. Apoki who oversees Petra […]

SOS4 Partnership

Meeting with Volunteers for the SOS4 Program on Saturday, 26th January, at the Felicia Apoki Hall, Petra Christian Academy, Ughelli.   In attendance were several prominent citizens including a retired regional bank manager, a retired matron from the nursing services of the Ministry of Defense, a retired principal, a vice principal of a school, and […]

Dangers Of Cultism

On Wednesday, the 16th of January, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at the Michael and Cecelia Ibru University, Agbarah-Otor, as part of the orientation program for new students. I want to thank Dr. (Mrs) Cecilia Ibru, the President and co-founder of the University for this privilege, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ibiyinka Fuwape, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, […]

Community-Initiated Development And the Sub-urban Economy

Speaking on Saturday, the 22nd of December, during the 1st Owhelogbo Day Celebration at the Owhelogbo Community Town Hall. Present were Engineer James Ighota, President General of Owhelogbo Community Development Union, Brigadier General (Pastor) Dr. Anthony Okpobrisi, Comr. (Chief) Ovuozourie Macaulay, former secretary to the Delta State Government, The Osewho of Owhe Kigndom, Bishops Edherue, […]