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TEENAGERS AND THE IMPACT OF CYBERSPACE: By Prince Omasanjuwa Oshodi

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Teenagers. Photo: Afriheritage

More than ever before, young people are increasingly interconnected. The fact is that they live in a boundless society, exposed to diverse socio- cultural connections. The cyberspace has given teenagers the platform to freely express their thoughts and feelings through teenage websites, blogs, sharing of music, photos and messages in an unmediated scale.

Consequently, the internet has become to the teenager a medium for harmonizing and mobilizing social support, and increasing productive capacities having been exposed to a lot of information with the aid of the cell phone, tablets, through emails, and social media outlets, such as reditt, twitter, facebook, instangram and pin interest. This development is helping them to build and maintain old and new relationships through an array of discussion of topics bothering on family, intimate relationships, careers, music, politics, news and entertainment. These social interactions are bound to sharpen their thought processes, as it enables them to make informed decisions. Continue reading

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NO HOPE FOR EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

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A random interview conducted by Naijavoxpop among undergraduates in one of the Nigerian leading University reveal that the students have lost hope in government investment in education and economic opportunities for the youth. This is hurting their self esteem because the lack of employment even after graduation has further reinforced the thought that education is a waste. They no longer believe that educational attainment can promote and provoke empowerment for the people, as a result of the inability of government to link education to development. The thought of going to school to learn in order to work and see opportunities is now a mirage to many of them. Continue reading

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Tribute to Boma Erekosima, Alias Country Man

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Boma Erekosima

Boma Erekosima was a fine gentleman whose captivating voice powered the melody of the air waves. He is popularly referred to as the ‘King of Talk Radio’ at station Radio Rivers 2fm Stereo. Boma always begins his show “News in Pidgin English” at 11am and 6:30pm with this introduction: “Country people, na the thing wey dey happen for this we country I wan tell una so. The person una dey hear him voice na Boma Erekosima” “Monkey smart monkey smart na because tree near tree.” – Boma Erekosima’s Quotes… Continue reading

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His Royal Majesty, King Alfred Diette-Spiff : King and Servant

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King Diette-Spiff, first Military Governor of Rivers State

Rivers State at 50 celebrates His royal highness King Alfred Diette-Spiff, its First Military Governor.

His Royal Majesty, King Alfred Diette-Spiff in May 1967 was appointed the first Military Administrator of the newly created Rivers State at age 25.

He held office from May 1967 until July 1975 during the military administration of Yakubu Gowon. He was also a member of the Supreme Military Council. King Alfred Diette-Spiff numerous achievement as governor of Rivers State stands him out. The socioeconomic, educational, and infrastructural revolution in Rivers State started in his period as military administrator. He executed several projects which include the College of Science and Technology (Rivers State University of Science and Technology), and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Several Teacher training colleges were created, including a School of Health Technology. He would forever be remembered as the one that gave River State an architectural master piece of a State Secretariat, which is yet to be rivaled in the region. Continue reading

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Agbani Darego, the quintessential beauty queen

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Agbani Darego, former Miss World and her husband Ishaya, Theophilus Danjuma. Photo credit: Bellanaija

As part of our Rivers State golden jubilee celebration series, we remember one of Rivers and the nation’s prettiest queens, Agbani Asenite Darego. She  hails from Abonnema in Rivers state.

In 2001 just before her 19th birthday she clinched the title of becoming the First African and Nigerian to be crowned Miss world. Continue reading

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Sahara Group Chairman, Mr.Tonye Cole blazing the trail

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Sahara Energy CEO, Tonye Cole

Oil and Gas Council has announced Mr. Tonye Cole, Executive Director and Founder of the Sahara Group, as the winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award for Africa Energy Awards.

Tonye Cole as an innovator, thought, and business leader has over the last 21 years built a leading African power, energy, gas and infrastructure conglomerate and was rightly recognized by the judges for his commitment to the provision of energy across Africa as well as his business agility and commitment to philanthropy.

The Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Cole’s individual role and Sahara Group’s corporate role in promoting inclusive economic growth for poverty eradication, capacity building, food security and access to potable water in Africa.

The award will be presented to Mr Cole at this year’s Africa Energy Awards in Paris on the 13th & 14th of June at the first evening of Africa Assembly in Paris and  is an opportunity to recognize this year’s best performing companies and executives on the African continent as well as those who have achieved excellence, pioneered new frontiers, inspired others throughout their activities and achieved growth in challenged markets. Continue reading

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Celebrating the Essence of a True Rivers Man : High Chief, Dr. O.B Lulu-Briggs

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High Chief, Dr. O.B Lulu-Briggs

As we celebrate Rivers at 50, it is important to mention one of its finest son’s. We present to you High Chief, Dr. O.B Lulu-Briggs.

Born on the island of Abonnema in Rivers State. High Chief Dr. O.B Lulu-Briggs describes his upbringing like a fairy tale.

“We fished, danced, sang in the choir, chased the great masquerades and learnt so many crafts, and listened to a lot of folklore and history.”

He is an Elder Statesman, founder of oil exploration company Moni Pulo Ltd. High Chief, Dr. O.B Lulu-Briggs was the vice chairman of the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN), the dominant political party in Nigeria from 1979 to 1983. He was also named as one of the 10th richest Nigerians in 2014 with an estimated net worth of $500 million. Continue reading

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