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BELEMA OIL: A flagship in youth and community development in Rivers State

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CEO BELEMA OIL, Mr. Tein, Jack Rich Junior

The Niger Delta region today continues to relish the great contributions of its sons, such as Adaka Boro, Ken Saro Wiwa, and Professor Claude Ake. This is because of their notable achievements in their various fields of endeavor, from politics to economy. They have become rallying points for youth activism in the area. Ken Saro Wiwa and Professor Claude Ake would continuously be remembered for their indefatigable struggle for social justice in the Niger Delta region, even at the expense of their lives. They protested the various injustices meted out against their people by multinational oil companies in collaboration with the federal government during the 1990’s. Ken Saro Wiwa was executed by the late military junta, Gen.Sani Abacha. Their heroic achievements remain fresh and indelible.

With the coming of democracy in May 1999, the expectations of the youths in the Niger Delta were that of good and inclusive governance which would enable young people achieve their aspirations for better life. However, the turnout of events in Rivers State have made the youths more than ever disillusioned because they are not involved in the scheme of things. Politicians have found the youths useful tools for assassination and political thuggery. It is no gain saying that the upsurge in violence in the area is largely attributed to politicians, as a result of their desperation to occupy public offices. Some respondents, who are also youths told Naijavoxpop that many politicians were sending their children to the Harvard and Oxford of this world to receive university education, but are busy arming the children of the poor to fight their perceived enemies. They stated that after the enthronement of democracy in 1999, hell was let loose. That it was the origin for the promotion of cultism in the state, which later became the bedrock for the recruitment of militias for the Niger Delta militancy. It is a common thinking among youths in the state, that their leaders have lost the bigger picture and opportunity to promote a mutually shared aspiration of development for all peoples’ in the state.  This is in spite of the fact, that the state has the mineral resources to birth another Dubai. Continue reading

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JUSTICE FOR MRS. CHISOM ANAKWE AND JOSHUA’s BABY

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Chisom Anakwe. Photo: Pulse

The increasing rates of deaths associated with alleged negligence by medical personnel in the treatment of patients in Nigeria are becoming worrisome. The death of Chisom Anakwe, mother of two is coming barely some weeks after the death of a two weeks old pre-term baby at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital in Port Harcourt arising from lack of power supply to the incubator. Continue reading

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All Hail king Nmandi Kanu

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Nmandi Kanu being bowed to by his followers

Pictures have surfaced on the internet of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) paying homage to their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who was recently released on bail from government detention.

All hail king kanu

This has elicited reactions from several respondents, who are of the view that civilization has outlived such practices. They said that Nmandi Kanu should not turn himself into a deity, asking if this is the kind of leadership he wants to provide to the people of Biafra, one of servitude and slavery? Their fear is that with this kind of attitude he can even order his followers to be flogged publicly or even relinquish their wives to him…. even order for them to be hanged or burnt alive. Continue reading

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OASIS ESTATE, RUKPAKWULUSI, PORT HARCOURT ON FIRE

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House on fire. Photo: window search/bing

A house in Oasis estate in Rukpakwulusi, Port Harcourt is on fire right now. Residents said that the State Fire Service is yet to come to their rescue. People are agitated over the absence of the Fire Service. They said that they have been waiting for the past two hours for Fire service all to no avail.

 

 

 

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OVERCOMING THE PROBLEMS OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA: By Prince Omasanjuwa Oshodi

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Efficient waste management

Waste management is a great challenge for many cities in Nigeria; the situation has been aggravated by the rise in population in the country. According to the Population Pyramid, Nigeria’s population is expected to reach 262,599,107 million by 2030.

Waste overflowing into the waters. photo: stelladimokokorkus

Currently, Nigeria is battling a humongous waste management problem. Most people believe that it would be an irredeemable disaster by 2030. Bio-energy Consult noted that Nigeria’s huge population size of 170 million is responsible for it being the highest producer of solid waste in the African continent. It generates 32 million tons of solid waste annually. Only a minimal fraction of 32 percent is collected. Others end up in sewers and drainage works.  Rivers and estuaries have been found to accommodate a sizeable amount of waste deposit. And one environmental implication of this development is that the flooding of the river banks, is threatening the lives and properties of many people living within the riverine communities. Continue reading

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PROMOTING A SMART, EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE WORKFORCE IN THE FACE OF DWINDLING ECONOMIC FORTUNES

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photo: worldbank

The poor economic fortunes of Nigeria have disorganized cross-sectoral and cross-specialism linkages in the economy. For the first time in 25 years, the economy contracted by 1.5 percent. The economic indicators were quite troubling with fallen oil prices, shortage of currency for fuel imports and a spike in lending rates (14 percent).  The contraction led to the loss of many jobs in both service and producing sectors of the economy.  The question remains how can companies survive in such an economy that seems unpredictable?

Companies need to readjust their systems to remain competitive by applying strategic change management practices. Smart business designs must be initiated with the right emotional commitment and right mix of skill sets to achieve maximum results.

The re-evaluation of management strategies is a sure way to resolve the ongoing market depreciation and instability. Activities should be streamlined by applying cost management practices, as well as improve service delivery. It is important that companies place emphasis on leadership flexibility, delegation of authority, industrial democracy and employee involvement in decision making. It would help promote a result oriented business culture, that would transform organizations into effective and efficient entities.

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APPEAL COURT DISMISSES FORMER GOVERNOR ROTIMI AMAECHI’S APPEAL

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Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amechi.

The Appeal Court in Port Harcourt has dismissed the appeal suit filed by the former Governor of Rivers State and now Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi that the probe panel of enquiry set up by the Rivers State Government in 2015 did not give him fair hearing.

However, the three justices averred that former Governor Amaechi denied himself the right to fair hearing after refusing to appear before the probe panel. That there was nothing wrong with the constitution of the probe panel, as it was done in line with the law.

Furthermore, they said that Amaechi failed to prove the the case of bias against the panel.

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UBER AND THE NIGERIAN MARKET

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uber.com

Uber emerged from the ashes of the 2008 global economic crisis, but today, it is one of the most successful tech companies in the world valued at $66 billion. According to the CNBC, the “clever resource integration” on the part of its founders, serial entrepreneurs Travis Kalanick and Garret Camp revolutionized the public transport system in many countries, bring unused stockpile of personal automobiles, a large pool of potential drivers, through a digital ecosystem that can be accessed on a smartphone, Lusch averred.”

Uber is bringing new experience and opportunities to clients across the globe. It takes a touch of a button to request for a pick up, meeting a transport need. Hitherto, people have to wait longer periods for their transport request to be fulfilled, but today there is a network of drivers that are everywhere, even by your corner. Its technology is bringing businesses together and reducing unnecessary waiting time for riders. The company presently operates in 81 countries, which includes South Africa and Nigeria. Uber’s operation in Lagos is about three years old. During this period, its operation in the most populated African city has seen some changes which have come with some challenges. Continue reading

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Is Port Harcourt International Airport still the worst in the world?

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Unending rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt International Airport

According to the UK independent, the Port Harcourt International Airport was rated in a survey conducted for 26,000 fliers as the worst in the world in 2015. This development drew a lot of reactions and condemnation from the public, considering the huge investment potentials of the oil rich city of Port Harcourt. Rivers State has over 11 crude oil terminals, Liquefied Natural Gas Company, several depots, two refineries and a petrol chemical plant. The various multi-national oil companies have their operations bases in Port Harcourt. Air France flies from Port Harcourt to Charles De Gaulle, Paris because of its French interests in TOTAL Nigeria.

In November 2016, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said that the Federal Government would do all it can to complete the rehabilitation of the airport. He revealed that a variation had be done for the refurbishment of the airport terminal building phase II from N746,830,782.12 to N1,411,662,855.67. Continue reading

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