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WHY DO BINIS CELEBRATE IGUE FESTIVAL

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As we await the coming of another Igue festival, it important that people know the significance of the celebration. It is basically a celebration of thanksgiving for the Edo people. The days of celebration are as follows:

27 – December (Ekioba) Igue-Oba

29 December, (Agbado)-Igue Ivbioba,

31 December (Ekioba) Igue-Edohia.

HERE ARE THE TEN BLESSINGS WE PRAY FOR DURING IGUE THANKSGIVING :

1. AFIANGBE :-

A time of abundance blessing and favour. A proper time to pray to the almighty God in thanksgiving for his abundance prosperity and blessings in our life’s.

2. AKUGBE: –

Lovely time for unity of purpose amongst friends and family members. A time of fervent prayers of Oneness and Togetherness in thanksgiving to God almighty. Usually a time people come together in spite of their differences to share with one another.

3. ALAHHODARO :-

A time of prayers in thanksgiving for Upliftment in whatever endeavour.

This prayers brings progress in all your undertakings and dealings both personal and corporate business. Boost economic power among people and society.

4. ẸFE VBE IGHO : –

A time of prayers in thanksgiving to God almighty for his wealth and riches upon our lives with many more blessings.

5. EGBERANMWEN :-

A time for prayers in thanksgiving for good health and sound minds both to us and our common humanity.

6. OFUMWENGBE: –

A time for prayers of thanksgiving in peace of mind and the calmness of the inner soul both in true reconciliation and forgiveness.

7. OGHOGHO : –

A time of prayers in thanksgiving in happiness, joy, gladness.
A time for loving kindness and sharing within families and friends.

8. OMO : –

A time for fervent prayers in thanksgiving for the fruit of the womb.
In God infinite blessings many more unasked blessings are added to this prayers of child bearing during this season of thanksgiving prayers of Igue. Families are blessed during this season.

9. OYENMWEN : –

A time of prayers in thanksgiving for abundance Joy, Gladness Contentment and Merriment. Prayers during Igue celebration brings joy.

10. UTOMWEN : –

A time for prayers in thanksgiving for long life and prosperity.

Celebrating Igue is thanking God almighty through your own head for another successful year ending and praying towards the new year coming.

Wishing you all a happy Igue Celebrations

Iselogbe – happy celebration

Ogbe ma vbe dia rhu – happy we live to celebrate

Ogbe ma gba rọ :- happy we still alive (to see another year)

God bless us all as we celebrate this year Igue festival.

Courtesy – VICTOREK and Benin Historical society.

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TENSION MOUNTS IN RIVERS COMMUNITY FOLLOWING CLASH BETWEEN SECURITY OPERATIVES AND SUSPECTED CULTISTS

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There is anxiety amongst residents of Rumuokparali community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State as tension remains high following a clash between security operatives and suspected cultists which led to the killing of a member of a cult gang.

Our correspondent gathered that trouble started about evening hours of Tuesday when security operatives allegedly asked for a tip in the presence of a suspected cultist in a birthday celebration.

A source within the community who confirmed the incident to our correspondent said the alleged cultists engaged suspected operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in an exchange of gun fire which lasted till early hours of Wednesday. This was when they noticed the presence of operatives, leading to the death of one person, identified as BLACKY. Continue reading

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EMPOWER THE YOUTHS – JUSTICE EBERECHI NYESOM-WIKE

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Wife of Rivers Governor, Justice Eberechi Nyesom-Wike

The wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike has called for the regular engagement of youths as a means of making them more productive citizens.

Speaking during a workshop organised by Chevening Scholarship and British Council in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Justice Nyesom-Wike said that investment in the education of youths will empower them to contribute to societal development.

She said: “I have a lot of faith in the youth. We are talking of transforming Nigeria, that is the way we should go. My hope is that we should reach out to younger people, especially those who are in school”.

“An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. We have a non governmental organisation, RivEthics , which moulds the behaviour of our youths to make them better citizens.

She regretted that most adults are not leading lives that will serve as good examples to youths. Continue reading

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RIVERS STATE AND TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP

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Eleme Model Secondary School

Today, Naijavoxpop remembers RT. Honourable Rotimi Amaechi former Governor of Rivers State for his developmental achievements in the State.

Obiri Ikwerre Interchange

 

Buguma fish farm

 

Peter Odili link Akpajo Road

Rivers State is a work in progress, having built upon the laudable achievements of former Governor Diette Spiff, who single handedly changed the architectural landscape of Port Harcourt and its environs.

Port Harcourt/ Owerri Road

 

Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium

Rt. Honourable Rotimi Amaechi has also joined the list of visionary leaders in Rivers State for the major infrastructural projects he executed during his tenure as Governor of Rivers State.

Songhai farm at Tai LGA

Syringe factory

 

Let us not forget the hard work and sweat of our past leaders, while we frantically hope and pray for more and improved development from our present leaders. Continue reading

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IN FUFILMENT OF MY PROMISE ! Hon. Ehie Ogerenye Edison

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To the Glory of God, I Hon. Ehie Ogerenye Edison, Member Representing Ahoada East Constituency II in the Rivers State House of Assembly invites all sons and daughters of Upata Kingdom and the general public to the commissioning and handover ceremony of the Ula-Upata Ultra modern market complex, which houses Open market structures, lock up shops, borehole water, public water outlets, public toilet system for visitors complete with fittings & adequate soak away system, 1unit office for market caretaker and Bus terminal.

 

 

As promised during the campaigns and on March 19th, 2016 after the reaffirmation of my mandate;
We shall not relent in the continued service to our constituents been the basic reason for representation irrespective of the current economic pressure.
We shall continue to welcome constructive criticism to better shapen our decisions and actions.

In the coming days, weeks, months and remaining years of our mandate, we shall endeavour to enable better laws for Rivers State, attract development and represent in all sphere of democracy.

Venue: Ula-Upata Community, Ahoada East LGA
Date: 9th September, 2017.
Time: 9am

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O YOUTHS ARISE ! #Not too young to run – Part 2

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The Child who became King: Series 2

With unwavering commitment and Determination He prudently managed our Resources..

1. INFRASTRUCTURE
I. The Rivers State Secretariat: He built Seven(7) High Rise Buildings. The Tallest buildings in the Niger Delta and The whole South East and South South. The Rivers State Government secretariat which is The tallest and biggest government secretariat in the country apart from the federal secretariat in Abuja. A cluster of about four units of nine storey buildings, including the Podium Block, and the principal secretariat, the Point Block, which is 17-storey high, the secretariat is rated the tallest building in the South-South and South East.

IT COMPRISES OF

I. 4 Nine(9) storey Buildings: The Rivers State Secretariat is comprised of Block A, Block B, Block C and Podium Block. They are nine storey each Continue reading

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O YOUTHS ARISE ! Not too young To Run Part 1

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King Alfred Diete Spiff

The Child who became the Greatest of all Kings- Series 1

Alfred Papapreye Diete-Spiff was born on 30th July 1942

He became the Governor of Rivers State at 24 years and 10months. He was Rivers state Governor from 1967-1975.

I said 24 years and 10months

24 years!

24 years ooh!!

He was made The Military Administrator on May 28th 1967(A day after Rivers State was created). While He was still trying to find his feet, The Civil war Broke out; Still He refused to be distracted and Never Gave up on delivering Good Governance to Rivers People.

Commander Diete-Spiff ran a Government on exile in Lagos. His office was based at No. 24 Queens Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos. He diligently managed the affairs of Rivers State from Lagos.

When Port Harcourt Fell, The Baifran Soldiers fled Port Harcourt when the city was captured by the Third Marine Commando Division in May 1968. Then Olusegun Obasanjo was the General Officer Commanding Third Commando Division in 1969, with headquarters in Port Harcourt, and was seen as one of the hands guiding the then Rivers State governor, Lt-Commander Alfred Diete-Spiff although It had been properly handed back to Spiff on 1st September 1968.

Towards the end of the War in 1970, Spiff had already assembled the Best Brains to Run the State with him.

ADMINISTRATION: SPIFF AS AN ADMINISTRATOR

Even At 25, He was the true definition of an administrator which can be expressed in the Acronym- POSDCORB

Planning
Organising
Staffing
Directing
Co-ordinating
Regulating
Budgeting

At 27(After the war) Spiff was a Total Definition of a Smart Administrator.

Diette-Spiff selected the best brains to man the various ministries, departments and agencies of the state government, and made significant milestones in virtually all sectors.

With the Likes of Captain Elechi Amadi,Edward Kobani,Obi Wali and Saro Wiwa. You know you have born Leaders and Technocrats who the Governor listens to as part of his Team.

Do you know his Cabinet could adequately serve the Federal Government efficiently?

His State Executive Council has been the Best EVER since the Inception of Rivers State 50 Years ago till This Day.

The Council was made up of the following members from different tribes to balance up the Issues of Marginalization.

1. Commander Alfred P. Diete-Spiff, a Nembe (now in Bayelsa State) was Military Governor

2. Mr. W. P. Daniel-Kalio from Okrika Secretary to Government and Head of Sevice

3. Chief Harold J. R. Dappa-Biriye an Ibani from Bonny was Commissioner for Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural Resources.

5. Dr. N. B. Graham-Douglas A Kalabari was Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

6. Chief S. F. Kombo-Igbeta from Nembe was Commissioner for Establishments.

7. Dr. Lawrence Ekpebu an Izon (now in Bayelsa State) was Commissioner for Finance

8. Dr. W. T. Wakama was Commissioner for Information and Local Government.

Others included

9. Dr. Obi Wali, an Ikwerre, was Commissioner for Rehabilitation.

10. Mr. K. B. Saro-Wiwa, an Ogoni son, was Commissioner for Education. Later Works

11. Chief E. J. A. Oriji, an Ikwerre, was Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade and Industry.

12. Mr. Nwobidike Nwanodi, also an Ikwerre, was Commissioner for Health.

13. Mr. Isaac Dema, from Abua was Chairman, Civil Service Commission.

Later, Folks like Sir.Edward Kobani joined the cabinet

This State Executive Council was a balanced one along ethnic lines and depth of Intellectualism.

This was a 24 Year Old Boy who redefined the Standard of Leadership and Raised the Bar soooo High that No one after him has Reached

Digest This first…This is just Appetizer

The main Course will blow your mind away..

To be continued very shortly…

Okazu Powers

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IDP WOMEN BEATING THE ODDS

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Internally Displaced Women (IDP)

Living conditions in the Internally Displaced Camp (IDP) in Adamawa State for many is wrought with so many challenges, from inadequate food rations to poor sanitation facilities. The insurgency in the North- East has taken a toll on the socio-economic activities of the people in the area. Many people have fled their homes for fear of their safety because of the series of attacks suffered in the hands of Boko Haram. Their villages have been pillaged and countless number of women raped. About 13,000 lives have been lost to the insurgency including women and children who have been the most vulnerable group.

However, the Nigerian military seems to be winning the war against the terrorist sect.  For many years, the terrorist group has terrorized the people of the North East, but the Army have reduced their capacity to wreck havoc and curtailed their sinister attacks.

Victims of the terrorist attacks have been taken to the IDP camp for safety from Boko Haram. Villages, such as Madagali, Gulak, Chibok, Gworza etc have been seriously affected by the dastard acts of Boko Haram. It reminds one of the popular Chibok girls story where over 200 school girls were kidnapped by the group, though some of them were recently released by Boko Haram in exchange for some of their fighters by the government.

Yola tower.

The situation has left behind socio-economic and psychological impacts on the inhabitants of the area because of inadequate supply of food and medical support services by Government and aid agencies in the IDP camp leaving many children to suffer hunger, malnutrition and depression. There has been several reports of hunger related deaths coming from the camp as a result of the shortage of food. Many of the inhabitants have been forced to go to other areas, such as Jimeta in Yola the State capital of Adamawa State in search of food.

The IDP’s are faced with shortages in food, water, health and sanitation services. There is need for more socio-economic support for the IDP population. Continue reading

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ABONNEMA GO TO NIGER AND THE VIBRATIONS OF BIAFRA

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It was celebration galore in Abonnema, Rivers State on the 21st of June 2017. The town was set agog as residents remembered the sacrifices of their fallen heroes during the Nigerian civil war. This day is popularly referred to as GO TO NIGER. The day reminds Abonnema people of the liberation of their town by Federal forces on the 21st of June 1968 from the Biafran army that held their community under siege. Continue reading

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