Sunday, 24 August 2014

Nigeria; Sawyer; And The Angel Called Dr Adadevoh.













The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, in April, publicized that the country was ready and had procured vaccines for Ebola. Quoting him  from Premium Times of April 2nd, 2014, he said...
"Nigeria is ready because the Ministry has taken every precaution, including getting the vaccines and medicines in case there was any incident in Nigeria".

A claim, and publicized statement, which the widow of the index case of Ebola in Nigeria CLAIMED attracted her husband to Nigeria for better health care.

Nigerians believed that every step had been taken to ready the country just in case infected persons came into the country from our neighbouring countries.

Fast forward to Sunday July 20th, a burly 40-year-old Senior Diplomat from Liberia had just flown in from nearby Monrovia, having cleared Airport screening for hidden weapons, hazardous materials, illegal substances and WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION. His name: Patrick Sawyer, with the might of ECOWAS bureaucracy around him, armed with a passport of the United States of America, and having powerful Government connections just a phone-call away.

What Airport security overlooked or was ill-equipped to detect, however, was a more potent national threat – a scourge of mass destruction and a terminally symptomatic agent for Ebola with a premeditated ambition to spread the virus!

Intended point of Viral dissemination? Calabar - the leading tourism city of Nigeria - but The Fates said 'No' and he landed at First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos. But, while the Doctors and Nurses there gave him medical care for his disease, he gave them medical disease for their care!

In comes a Doctor, the best of them all, whose professionalism and doggedness saw her personally reviewing the case even though the patient had earlier been  clerked by another doctor. A Doctor with capabilities and insight required to take the measures needed to firewall Mr. Sawyer and limit the epidemic that he would have dispensed - Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh of blessed memory!

The World Class Medical expert's sixth sense struck upon the possibility that Mr. Sawyer was EVD-positive, despite the latter's denial of having any contact with Ebola, and she immediately isolated/quarantined the patient, commenced barrier nursing and simultaneously contacted the Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Health to enquire where further laboratory tests could be carried out. In spite of intense pressure, she refused for him to be let out of the hospital. Talk about a professional of exceptional thoughtfulness, irreverence and selflessness!

Her suspicions proved correct. But, though, she was able to contain the viral fire into a few sparks which will hopefully be quelled soon, it was too late. She’d already had fatal exposure to the virus. And, so, the fight for her own life started and our dear Mr Labaran Maku couldn't produce the vaccine!

It's saddening that a great woman who fought selflessly to save the lives of Nigerians had to fight so hard for her own life before she passed on.

The most harrowing part is that, perhaps, her loved ones were unable to go hold her hands, encourage her, soothe her pains, pray for her and even bid her farewell. She was isolated and at the mercy of her carers and because of the circumstances of her passing, there will be no grave to memorialize her nor will there be a white flag above her grave.

But Ameyo, the Great-Grand Daughter of Herbert Macaulay lived a good life, made an impact on humanity, never let herself or the Country down, so she lives on after her death!


RIP, Dear Heroine!

Monday, 7 July 2014

INSPIRATION: THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL




Ever wondered what life would be like if we only see things from our point of view without considering other people's? I do. Without understanding other’s view point, our decisions and judgement shall be mostly wrong and the world full of chaos and misunderstanding...mostly over simple issues.
Sometimes we need to look at the problem from the other person’s view in order to truly understand their perspectives.Reminds me of the story of the black and white ball:


When I was in elementary school, I got into a major argument with a boy in my class. I have forgotten what the argument was about, but I have never forgotten the lesson I learned that day.

I was convinced that “I” was right and “he” was wrong – and he was just as convinced that “I” was wrong and “he” was right. The teacher decided to teach us a very important lesson.

She brought us up to the front of the class and placed him on one side of her desk and me on the other. In the middle of her desk was a large, round object. I could clearly see that it was black. She asked the boy what colour the object was. “White,” he answered.

I couldn’t believe he said the object was white, when it was obviously black! Another argument started between my classmate and me, this time about the colour of the object.

The teacher told me to go stand where the boy was standing and told him to come stand where I had been. We changed places, and now she asked me what the colour of the object was. I had to answer, “White.”

It was an object with two differently coloured sides, and from his viewpoint it was white. Only from my side it was black.

If only we allow ourselves the benefit of another point of view, wouldn't the world be a better place!

Friday, 13 June 2014

Mariere - A Tale of an Intriguing Legislator With A Midas' Touch!

Hon. Barr. Samuel Oghenevwogaga  Mariere




Hon. Barr. Samuel Oghenevwogaga  Mariere and wife
Mrs Joy Mariere giving Exercise Books to Primary School Pupils in May

Hon. Barr. Samuel Oghenevwogaga  Mariere, Member representing Ughelli North Constituency 1, Delta State House Of  Assembly fondly called the Omovudu 1 of Africa is an accomplished administrator, Managing Solicitor at S.O. Mariere & Associates. He had Management experience, courtroom experience as well as legislative experience. How many present day politicians had a career anywhere else, climbed to the professional height equalled to Samuel's being an astute advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria before delving into politics to bring in such wealth of experience? How many learnt the virtues of relentless, dauntless hardwork?

He knows the difference between a boss' and a leader', so he chose to be a leader.
One of the weapons of this young lawyer is humility; even the best of his critic cannot accuse him of being arrogant. He is also a consistent bar man in spite of his political achievements devoid of looting and diversion of tax payers' hard earned money.

Hon. Samuel Mariere was a founding member and one of the most committed party loyalists  of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ughelli North Local Government Area and so party members grossly endorsed his candidature in 2010 when  he decided to  contest for the Ughelli North Constituency I seat in the Delta State House of Assembly.

Hon. Samuel  Mariere went into politics, not for the money, but for the prospects, and was prepared to improve the lot of the people but the party leaders were thinking of themselves. He was openly cheated in the party primaries and another candidate chosen instead of Mariere. The entire constituency, minus the bad eggs, encouraged him and vowed to vote for him during the election even if he chose to register in an unknown party. They recognised his selflessness, diligence, integrity, charisma, astuteness, amiability, public spiritedness, leadership skills, intelligence, grit and a very moderate level of generosity.

Being an eternal optimist, he  opted for the United Democratic Party (UDP), a political party that nobody knew existed. One of his heartfelt prayer was/is: "Oh God, do not allow me to betray the trust you and my people reposed in me. Teach me to number my days, humble my self and gain yours and my people's confidence".

 This prayer point brought about a political miracle of the 21st Century and he did not just win the election, but was the only elected political office holder of that party all over Nigeria. And when he was elected, the people's hopes were high that the long years of misrepresentation of constituent by legislators who only went to represent self &  fill their pockets was over.

He has the interests of his people at heart and didn't even need to be a political office holder before it shone through. Hon. Samuel  Mariere's innate goodness shone through the rough hues and he even started delivering on his promises before the election by providing electricity to a part of Orogun and Ogor.

Hon. Samuel  Mariere did not go into politics for numero uno self but for ethnic development. He knows what priority is. Less than three years as a legislator saw him performing beyond even the expectations of his constituents. He refuses to play to the gallery in the hallowed legislative chambers and so a great deal is achieved for his constituents from Agbarha-Otor to Evwreni to Ogor and Orogun.

Enshrined in his campaign manifesto are electricity, education, water, health, roads, human capital development and socio-economic empowerment and other projects which will make life better for his teeming constituents. Below is how he has implemented promptly, and still is implementing his manifesto as can be seen below in the above order:

ELECTRICITY:

* He made sure his constituents at Agbarha-Otor enjoy the benefit of electricity by spending his own personal money to the tune of One Million Naira to take electricity transformers to Samagidi, Omakowhre, Imirode and Edoide.

* In Evwreni he took a transformer to Oghenurie road and provided solar street lights to illuminate the town at night.

* In the Ogor axis, Edjekota got a transformer,aside the one he gave before the election. Another is now being installed at Otor-Ogor. Just like Evwreni, Ogor also now enjoys the illumination at night by solar street lights!

* In Orogun, he ensured that two transformers got to Ugono-Orogun. Yet, he also provided fund to restore electricity to Orogun from Agbarha.


EDUCATION:
He is a well-meaning Deltan who tries so hard to put together worthwhile ventures that would guarantee the future of the Urhobo child while others squander millions on vanities.

Mariere is also keenly aware of Delta Beyond Oil (DBO) and strives to actualize his mission of quality legislative advocacy for the general good of his people. Thus he implemented another of his campaign manifesto - education:

* He ensured that Agbaide Primary School at Agbarha-Otor becomes a government recognized school. There is an ongoing block of four classroom project aimed at making the school a modern abode of learning.

* He also facilitated the construction of a block of five classrooms at Agbarha-Otor Primary School.

* He saw to the renovation of six classrooms at Oghara Secondary School and the reconstruction of another four classrooms in the same school.

* In Evwreni, six classrooms were built in Eni Grammar School while another four are being built at his own expense.

* Unenurhie Secondary School got four classrooms while Mukoro Mowoe Primary School got five.

* In Ogor, he ensured that government recognizes Oviri-Ogor Secondary School even as he pays the teachers' salaries every month.

* Four classrooms have been built at Ohwowha Primary School.

* Orogun also benefitted from the education revolution as five classrooms were renovated at Igbuku-Orogun Primary School and another five got reconstructed at Arhagba-Orogun.

* Over 500 chairs and desks were distributed to 12 schools to engender a decent learning environment. While chairs and desk worth 50 million Naira have also been included in this year project to cover all primary and Secondary school in his Constituency, as well as blocks of 4 class rooms at Edjekota Ogor, Oviri-ogor, Owevwen Secondary School, and Orogun Grammar School.

* In addition to these, he pays the school fees of over fifty students in tertiary institutions through a quasi-scholarship arrangement. He also recently awarded scholarship to 8 pupils who did well in the first ever spelling bee competition.


It is noteworthy to add that he enjoys a strong spousal support and influence from his wife, Mrs. Joy Mariere (nee Asore), and I dare say "like husband, like wife'!


In May 2014, Mrs Joy Mariere visited Government Primary Sshools in the  Consistuency for distribution of school uniforms and 15000 (fifteen thousand) exercise books to both privileged and non-privileged pupils in 34 primary schools among which are:

Okparode Primary School, Omavovwe Agbarha-Otor,
Obodite in Orogun Kingdom,
Evwreni Primary School,
Otogor Primary School,
Ejekota Ogor,
Agbiade Ghana Primary School. She is indeed a first lady with style , passion and good heart. She knows what is good for the pupils of her Constituency.

She has been all over the Constituency reaching out to the elderly and the needy in order to alleviate their plight. This is probably a novel phenomenon in the history of legislative representation in these parts.


WATER:

Mariere knows the essence of pipe-borne water to sustainable health. He therefore ensured that the constituents at Omavovwe-Agbarha enjoy the benefit of pipe-borne water by providing them two water projects.

*There are two other water projects going on at Edoide and Ehwahwa which were completed by the end of December (2013).

*Five boreholes were sunk in the five quarters of Evwreni to supply water.

* In Ogor, two boreholes were provided at Edjekota, one also at Oviri-Ogor and two at Ovwodokpokpor/Ighwreovie.

* In Orogun, the main town got two boreholes. Arhagba also got two, while Obodeti got one.


HEALTH:
Knowing the essence of building lasting communal monuments that will glorify the altruism of the human spirit,

* He ensured that there is budgetary allocation/adequate funding for the existing General Hospital project at Agbarha-Otor to consolidate the people's health .

* Ogor got a completed and fully equipped maternity centre.

* Ugono-Orogun now boasts of a modern health centre.


ROADS:
* He is seeing to the ongoing execution and completion of the much talked about Otokutu--Owenvwe--Agbarha Ring Road and the Oghara--Samagidi--Omakowhre--Ehwahwa Road.

The Evwreni--Iyede road is ongoing. He has also been struggling to ensure there is funding to complete the ongoing Igbuku--Obodeti--Eboh--Arhagba road in Orogun.

These road networks when completed will change the agro-economic fortune of the constituency for good.

HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT:
 Hon. Samuel's guiding principle is: "Remember you live in a community. You have a responsibility to be accountable to your family and your community as well as yourself".

Mariere is conscious of human capital development and hence, has ensured that many of his constituents are gainfully employed in both the State and Federal Services as well as in corporate and multi-national organizations. He facilitated the employment of many into the Armed Forces, Police and other organizations at different levels.


SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT:
One thing that stands Mariere out as an icon is finding the answer to the simple, yet complicated question, 'who are we as a constituent?' before proceeding to build a name for himself as a politician of note. He searched for an identity then help others find themselves.

In order to ensure that socio-economic empowerment is all pervasive, he placed twenty-seven individuals on monthly salary at Agbarha-Otor, twenty-five in Evwreni, thirty-one in Ogor and thirty-five in Orogun.

A strong believer in the economic empowerment of women, Sammy Mariere has empowered over 100 women in Agbarha-Otor through a programme similar to Small and Medium Scale Business Enterprise (SME) to the tune of between N20,000 and N100,000.

 Eighty women benefitted from the programme in Evwreni, over 100 in Ogor and thirty in Orogun. The number in orogun will increase after the completion of its program.

He knows there is joy in giving happiness of a lasting kind , especially to the needy. He is always thinking of putting sunshine into the lives of people and no matter how small you are, you are welcomed to his home.

 Mariere also gave car gifts to political associates, with 40 cars presently bought to be given out on a yet to be announced date.

In continuation of his massive socio-economic empowerment programme, Sammy has set the ball rolling by giving out the following as starter packs to generate income and alleviate poverty among the people; twenty motor-cycles, ten motor-saws, twenty grinding machines, twenty sewing machines, ten hair- dressing equipment, ten clippers, ten electricity generators and two tri-cycles per clan. This full empowerment scheme has been implemented in Evwreni and Ogor, Agbarha will soon follow and finally Orogun.

Conscious of the merriment for which the Christmas season is known, Sammy Mariere usually take the pains to give out money, rice, goats, cows and chickens to all and sundry to make the Christmas and New Year celebrations worthwhile. It is also the season when he ensures that his constituents embark on spiritual pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Mariere is very much aware of the extra-legislative responsibilities which his office imposes on him. He is an avid supporter of many good causes and has provided substantial financial assistance to religious bodies, social and cultural organizations, professional and students' associations among others.


Mariere has restored his constituent's  pride of place among the comity of ethnic nationalities in Delta state. For at the end of his tenure, it's his 'works' and philanthropic gestures that will speak for him - the people who got scholarships to go to school because of him, who got jobs because of him, who got a school to go to because of him. He is not living for himself and his family alone, else I certainly would not have been wasting my time talking about a great legislator who is touching lives.

 Mariere, politics is not a means to an end. His  works campaigns for him. Yes, 'works' are the things that should determine whether a person should come back or not. Does the present day politician 'politic' effectively in our interest? Hon. Samuel does!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Hon. Barr. Samuel Oghenevwogaga Mariere - A Tale of An Intriguing Legislator With A Golden Touch!

Hon. Barr. Samuel Oghenevwogaga  Mariere


Mrs Joy Mariere distributing exercise books to Primary School pupils in May, 2014
Hon. Barr. Samuel Oghenevwogaga  Mariere and wife















Hon. Barr. Samuel Oghenevwogaga  Mariere, Member representing Ughelli North Constituency 1, Delta State House Of  Assembly fondly called the Omovudu 1 of Africa is an accomplished administrator, Managing Solicitor at S.O. Mariere & Associates. He had Management experience, courtroom experience as well as legislative experience. How many present day politicians had a career anywhere else, climbed to the professional height equalled to Samuel's being an astute advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria before delving into politics to bring in such wealth of experience? How many learnt the virtues of relentless, dauntless hardwork?

He knows the difference between a boss' and a leader', so he chose to be a leader.
One of the weapons of this young lawyer is humility; even the best of his critic cannot accuse him of being arrogant. He is also a consistent bar man in spite of his political achievements devoid of looting and diversion of tax payers' hard earned money.

Hon. Samuel Mariere was a founding member and one of the most committed party loyalists  of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ughelli North Local Government Area and so party members grossly endorsed his candidature in 2010 when  he decided to  contest for the Ughelli North Constituency I seat in the Delta State House of Assembly.

Hon. Samuel  Mariere went into politics, not for the money, but for the prospects, and was prepared to improve the lot of the people but the party leaders were thinking of themselves. He was openly cheated in the party primaries and another candidate chosen instead of Mariere. The entire constituency, minus the bad eggs, encouraged him and vowed to vote for him during the election even if he chose to register in an unknown party. They recognised his selflessness, diligence, integrity, charisma, astuteness, amiability, public spiritedness, leadership skills, intelligence, grit and a very moderate level of generosity.

Being an eternal optimist, he  opted for the United Democratic Party (UDP), a political party that nobody knew existed. One of his heartfelt prayer was/is: "Oh God, do not allow me to betray the trust you and my people reposed in me. Teach me to number my days, humble my self and gain yours and my people's confidence".

 This prayer point brought about a political miracle of the 21st Century and he did not just win the election, but was the only elected political office holder of that party all over Nigeria. And when he was elected, the people's hopes were high that the long years of misrepresentation of constituent by legislators who only went to represent self & fill their pockets was over.

He has the interests of his people at heart and didn't even need to be a political office holder before it shone through. Hon. Samuel  Mariere's innate goodness shone through the rough hues and he even started delivering on his promises before the election by providing electricity to a part of Orogun and Ogor.

Hon. Samuel  Mariere did not go into politics for numero uno self but for ethnic development. He knows what priority is. Less than three years as a legislator saw him performing beyond even the expectations of his constituents. He refuses to play to the gallery in the hallowed legislative chambers and so a great deal is achieved for his constituents from Agbarha-Otor to Evwreni to Ogor and Orogun.

Enshrined in his campaign manifesto are electricity, education, water, health, roads, human capital development and socio-economic empowerment and other projects which will make life better for his teeming constituents. Below is how he has implemented promptly, and still is implementing his manifesto as can be seen below in the above order:

ELECTRICITY:

* He made sure his constituents at Agbarha-Otor enjoy the benefit of electricity by spending his own personal money to the tune of One Million Naira to take electricity transformers to Samagidi, Omakowhre, Imirode and Edoide.

* In Evwreni he took a transformer to Oghenurie road and provided solar street lights to illuminate the town at night.

* In the Ogor axis, Edjekota got a transformer,aside the one he gave before the election. Another is now being installed at Otor-Ogor. Just like Evwreni, Ogor also now enjoys the illumination at night by solar street lights!

* In Orogun, he ensured that two transformers got to Ugono-Orogun. Yet, he also provided fund to restore electricity to Orogun from Agbarha.


EDUCATION:
He is a well-meaning Deltan who tries so hard to put together worthwhile ventures that would guarantee the future of the Urhobo child while others squander millions on vanities.

Mariere is also keenly aware of Delta Beyond Oil (DBO) and strives to actualize his mission of quality legislative advocacy for the general good of his people. Thus he implemented another of his campaign manifesto - education:

* He ensured that Agbaide Primary School at Agbarha-Otor becomes a government recognized school. There is an ongoing block of four classroom project aimed at making the school a modern abode of learning.

* He also facilitated the construction of a block of five classrooms at Agbarha-Otor Primary School.

* He saw to the renovation of six classrooms at Oghara Secondary School and the reconstruction of another four classrooms in the same school.

* In Evwreni, six classrooms were built in Eni Grammar School while another four are being built at his own expense.

* Unenurhie Secondary School got four classrooms while Mukoro Mowoe Primary School got five.

* In Ogor, he ensured that government recognizes Oviri-Ogor Secondary School even as he pays the teachers' salaries every month.

* Four classrooms have been built at Ohwowha Primary School.

* Orogun also benefitted from the education revolution as five classrooms were renovated at Igbuku-Orogun Primary School and another five got reconstructed at Arhagba-Orogun.

* Over 500 chairs and desks were distributed to 12 schools to engender a decent learning environment. While chairs and desk worth 50 million Naira have also been included in this year project to cover all primary and Secondary school in his Constituency, as well as blocks of 4 class rooms at Edjekota Ogor, Oviri-ogor, Owevwen Secondary School, and Orogun Grammar School.

* In addition to these, he pays the school fees of over fifty students in tertiary institutions through a quasi-scholarship arrangement. He also recently awarded scholarship to 8 pupils who did well in the first ever spelling bee competition.


It is noteworthy to add that he enjoys a strong spousal support and influence from his wife, Mrs. Joy Mariere (nee Asore), and I dare say "like husband, like wife'!


In May 2014, Mrs Joy Mariere visited Government Primary Sshools in the  Consistuency for distribution of school uniforms and 15000 (fifteen thousand) exercise books to both privileged and non-privileged pupils in 34 primary schools among which are:

Okparode Primary School, Omavovwe Agbarha-Otor,
Obodite in Orogun Kingdom,
Evwreni Primary School,
Otogor Primary School,
Ejekota Ogor,
Agbiade Ghana Primary School. She is indeed a first lady with style , passion and good heart. She knows what is good for the pupils of her Constituency.

She has been all over the Constituency reaching out to the elderly and the needy in order to alleviate their plight. This is probably a novel phenomenon in the history of legislative representation in these parts.


WATER:

Mariere knows the essence of pipe-borne water to sustainable health. He therefore ensured that the constituents at Omavovwe-Agbarha enjoy the benefit of pipe-borne water by providing them two water projects.

*There are two other water projects going on at Edoide and Ehwahwa which were completed by the end of December (2013).

*Five boreholes were sunk in the five quarters of Evwreni to supply water.

* In Ogor, two boreholes were provided at Edjekota, one also at Oviri-Ogor and two at Ovwodokpokpor/Ighwreovie.

* In Orogun, the main town got two boreholes. Arhagba also got two, while Obodeti got one.


HEALTH:
Knowing the essence of building lasting communal monuments that will glorify the altruism of the human spirit,

* He ensured that there is budgetary allocation/adequate funding for the existing General Hospital project at Agbarha-Otor to consolidate the people's health .

* Ogor got a completed and fully equipped maternity centre.

* Ugono-Orogun now boasts of a modern health centre.


ROADS:
* He is seeing to the ongoing execution and completion of the much talked about Otokutu--Owenvwe--Agbarha Ring Road and the Oghara--Samagidi--Omakowhre--Ehwahwa Road.

The Evwreni--Iyede road is ongoing. He has also been struggling to ensure there is funding to complete the ongoing Igbuku--Obodeti--Eboh--Arhagba road in Orogun.

These road networks when completed will change the agro-economic fortune of the constituency for good.

HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT:
 Hon. Samuel's guiding principle is: "Remember you live in a community. You have a responsibility to be accountable to your family and your community as well as yourself".

Mariere is conscious of human capital development and hence, has ensured that many of his constituents are gainfully employed in both the State and Federal Services as well as in corporate and multi-national organizations. He facilitated the employment of many into the Armed Forces, Police and other organizations at different levels.


SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT:
One thing that stands Mariere out as an icon is finding the answer to the simple, yet complicated question, 'who are we as a constituent?' before proceeding to build a name for himself as a politician of note. He searched for an identity then help others find themselves.

In order to ensure that socio-economic empowerment is all pervasive, he placed twenty-seven individuals on monthly salary at Agbarha-Otor, twenty-five in Evwreni,thirty one in Ogor and thirty-five in Orogun.

A strong believer in the economic empowerment of women, sammy Mariere has empowered over 100 women in Agbarha-Otor through a programme similar to Small and Medium Scale Business Enterprise (SME) to the tune of between N20,000 and N100,000.

 Eighty women benefitted from the programme in Evwreni, over 100 in Ogor and thirty in Orogun. The number in orogun will increase after the completion of its program.

He knows there is joy in giving happiness of a lasting kind , especially to the needy. He is always thinking of putting sunshine into the lives of people and no matter how small you are, you are welcomed to his home.

 Mariere also gave car gifts to political associates, with 40 cars presently bought to given out on a yet to be announced date.

In continuation of his massive socio-economic empowerment programme, Sammy has set the ball rolling by giving out the following as starter packs to generate income and alleviate poverty among the people; twenty motor-cycles, ten motor-saws, twenty grinding machines, twenty sewing machines, ten hair- dressing equipment, ten clippers, ten electricity generators and two tri-cycles per clan. This full empowerment scheme has been implemented in Evwreni and Ogor, Agbarha will soon follow and finally Orogun.

Conscious of the merriment for which the Christmas season is known, Sammy Mariere usually take the pains to give out money, rice, goats, cows and chickens to all and sundry to make the Christmas and New Year celebrations worthwhile. It is also the season when he ensures that his constituents embark on spiritual pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Mariere is very much aware of the extra-legislative responsibilities which his office imposes on him. He is an avid supporter of many good causes and has provided substantial financial assistance to religious bodies, social and cultural organizations, professional and students' associations among others.


Mariere has restored his constituent's  pride of place among the comity of ethnic nationalities in Delta state. For at the end of his tenure, it's his 'works' and philanthropic gestures that will speak for him - the people who got scholarships to go to school because of him, who got jobs because of him, who got a school to go to because of him. He is not living for himself and his family alone, else I certainly would not have been wasting my time talking about a great legislator who is touching lives.

 Mariere, politics is not a means to an end. His  works campaigns for him. Yes, 'works' are the things that should determine whether a person should come back or not. Does the present day politician 'politic' effectively in our interest? Hon. Samuel does!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Burial Date for Dr Abel Kprogidi Ubeku Finally Set


The controversy surrounding the burial date of the former presidential aspirant, late Dr Abel Kprogidi Ubeku has finally been resolved.

Two different dates - May 3rd and May 17th- were respectively fixed and ultimately cancelled for the burial of Dr Ubeku who died on March 9, 2014 in UAE after a protracted illness.

The crisis surrounding the date and burial was finally resolved few days ago after the Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, conveyed a meeting involving the family members, Community heads and Political sons to resolve the crises about the burial date.

The funeral is now scheduled for 14th June, 2014.

Below is the proposed events starting from 10th-15th June, 2015  
*Lecture - Tues 10th June, 2014 (Asaba)
*Celebration of life - Thurs 12th June, 2014 (Warri)
*Service of Songs - Fri  13th June, 2014 (Oleh)
*Burial - Saturday 14th June, 2014 (Araya)
*Thanksgiving - Sunday 15th June, 2014 (Araya)

Friday, 28 March 2014

National Conference Delegate Dies in Abuja


Alhaji Mohammed Hamma Misau, a delegate to the on-going National Conference representing the Association of Retired Police Officers of Nigeria, ARPON, has died.


Misau,a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, from Bauchi State, made news headline when

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Must Read: An Uncommon Employment Opportunity and How To Earn 300 Times Return On Investment

Formal Launching of Beyond Plan By Chairman Li 
Chairman Li and Management



















Are you tired of paying N1000 applying for Federal Government jobs that sells a million forms when there are just 30,000 slots?

Scared of being choked to death during the examination?
Still searching for a job when you can be your own boss?
Scared of seeing your name anytime a list of sacked employees come up in your place of work?
Have you had your fill of the inflexible working hours that hardly allows you time with friends and

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Great Jubilation in Edo State as General, a Notorious Robber Is Captured


23 years old Stanley Omeregie, a.k.a General, had been declared wanted by the Edo State police command for series of alleged kidnapping and armed robbery along Lagos/Benin bypass.

The suspect, described by the police as 'notorious' has allegedly been operating with reckless abandon until

KIDNAPPED: Akas Baba of Wazobia Fm, Port-Harcourt.



Anthony Akatakpo, a Wazobia Fm presenter in Port-Harcourt, popularly known as Akas Baba was shot and kidnapped by gunmen in the early hours of  today.

According to his wife Candy, Akas Baba was shot in the leg at about 2am today at his