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FOMER HEAD OF STATE, IBRAHIM BABAGINDA COMMENDS GOVERNOR WIKE FOR HIS DEVELOPMENTAL EFFORTS

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Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has praised Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for his outstanding efforts towards promoting vibrant politics in Nigeria.

While speaking on Wednesday when the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike led some leaders of Rivers State to visit him at his Hilltop Residence in Minna, Former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida popularly called IBB also commended Governor Wike for working towards the revival of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noting that the country needs another strong political party.

Former head of state of Nigeria, IBB (Left) and Governor Wike (Right).

He said: “That’s why I particularly appreciate the job the Rivers State Governor is doing to make sure that politics moves the way that politics is practiced in the civilised world .

“This is because you need a very good political party in this country and he is working towards achieving that. He applies his courage , his knowledge, contacts to make sure that PDP remains very strong. ” Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS ! ARMED ROBBERS SERVE DIOBU RESIDENTS IN PORT HARCOURT NOTICE OF VISIT

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Youths protest notice of visit served on them by armed robbers.

Panic as armed robbers serve Rivers residents notice of visit

There is panic in Diobu area of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State following an alleged letter from a criminal gang.

The residents of Ehediohanma, Obidianso and Etchwe streets said they have received a letter from a criminal gang that is terrorizing the area, stating that they would rob the streets of Mile 2 Diobu throughout December.

 

Youths decry the rise of criminal activities in Diobu

The residents of the area, who are in panic, in collaboration with Diobu Vigilante group, yesterday, staged a walk to the State Government House, requesting government intervention.

Speaking during the walk, Nelson Okoro, said: “I was born in Diobu. For long now criminals do not allow us rest. We have not been sleeping at all because of criminals. Restaurants and other businesses hardly operate at night because of the boys come out at will and terrorize people.

“We are having small relief now because of this vigilante that came up. The one that is threatening us now is a letter that the criminals sent us informing us that ending of November and throughout December that we will not rest. We are now living in fear.” Continue reading

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TO SERVE IS A VIRTUE – WOKE KEVIN ALERECHI

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Man is made to be servile in nature. Every individual attains high status through serving others. As you serve you learn about the mentor or master as the case maybe. It is universal that a good follower must make good leadership being that he or she humbles himself during the time of learning.

In the Bible, Matthias was made to replace Judas because he was considered to have understudied the disciples of Christ. Virtually everyone in the mantle of leadership was at one time or the other a servant.

Woke Kevin Alerechi writes

What is the gain if a one time servant becomes the worst enemy to his master. What triggers the misunderstanding between master and servant? What makes a servant thinks that he can be more knowledgeable than his master. What makes a one time servant thinks his master did not take good care of him in the past?

The issue keeps ringing in my mind. A little boy raised by a man who is not related to him receive bitter experience from the adopted son, he thought that his reward of investment in human capacity building will soon yield positive result in the life of the boy only to be rewarded with shame, calling names, embarrassment and all manner of blackmail and so on. The master contracted heart attack and died miserably.
The issue of disobedience, abandonment, defection, absconment cut across all facets of human endeavor in most religious organization today, a church member trained by a church pastor, chorister, drummer, guitarist etc. abandoned the parent Church to established another where he assumes General overseer. Next action is to criticize and attack his former church. He calls them names and claim to be God sent. The prodigal son did not attack his father rather he only enjoyed his money and when he realized and smelt poverty and hunger he returned to his father for acceptance. How can the parent church replicate same to growing members? Fear of rejection may not allow them do so?

In politics, many party members, loyalists, supporters, beneficiaries at a time abandoned their party for another. The reason for such action if evaluated is not germain enough to warrant such defection, abandonment, ridicule and attack . A man grew from ordinary party member to councillor, ward Chairman, local government area council Chairman, deputy and governor, all in one political affiliation. Suddenly, a quarrel erupts, he defects to another party and rains attack and accusation on the former party. As a matter of fact, he arrested many party members and took them to Court. Continue reading

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NICA WORRIED OVER ALLEGED INTIMIDATION OF N-DELTA COMMUNITIES BY MULTINATIONAL OIL FIRMS

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NICA Registrar, Shola Oshodi-John

The Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, NICA, has expressed displeasure over alleged intimidation of Niger Delta communities by multinational companies operating in the area.

The body which is advocating for the use of mediators and arbitrators in handling differences between firms and individuals, communities or workers stated that big firms use their huge resources to marginalise their host communities during dispute.

While speaking at a three day Fast Track Associate Training Programme for over 20 personnel in Port Harcourt on dispute management, the Chairman, NICA, Bayelsa State, His Royal Majesty, King Collins Daniel, expressed worry that oil producing communities are being marginalized by multinationals operating in their areas.

Daniel explained that reason for the training is to build capacity of persons that would serve as mediators between communities and firms to reduce frictions and encourage friendliness.

He said, “When it comes to dispute resolution communities suffer in the hands of companies. The multinationals have the money but the communities are poor and sometimes they find it difficult to retain legal practitioners that can effectively handle disputes for them and in that scenario you find out that the oil producing communities are marginalised they are oppressed and sometimes that leads to violence when they don’t have the means to confront these multi nationals.

Daniel said, “We should know that there is a body that can take your case to consideration and you don’t need to hire a lawyer. Arbritation is not all about going to retain your legal practitioner, although it’s a choice so that is what we do.”

Meanwhile, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the body, Shola Oshodi-John said focus of the body is in line with the Federal Government’s drive on the ease of doing business.

Oshodi-John said that NICA is building capacity of professionals in order to tackle litigation between organized institutions and individuals or communities, noting that it would make the business environment of the country safe for investors.

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PEACE IS AN INGREDIENT FOR DEVELOPMENT – NOA

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Lead discussant, Col. Chinedu Owonda (Rtd).

As part of the peace building effort in Rivers State, the director of National Orientation Agency, OLIVER WOLUGBUM has called on the Rivers state Governor, Chief Barrister Ezenwo Wike and the Transportation Minister Chibuke Amaechi to settle their differences for the peace of the state adding that the quarrel has caused setback in the state.

“We are appealing to the Rivers State Governor and the Transportation Minister to forgive each other; elections are over they should forgive each other. When their supporters see the two of them in peace, some of those things they are doing will stop. Their quarrels have stopped development in the state. It has set the state backward”.

NOA Director, Oliver Wologbum during his speech.

OLIVER WOLUGBUM also appealed to traditional rulers, churches and non-Governmental organizations to preach peace in their various gathering just as he called on the youths to remain peaceful.

“While religious bodies are preaching on prosperity and salvation, they should also preach morals. The youths should be peaceful in all their doings”.

The National Orientation Agency, Rivers state Boss, also said that the local government officers have started sensitizing people on the need for peace.

” National Orientation Agency has been going to different communities in the state to sensitize people on the need for peace. We are also getting requests from Local Government Council chairmen. Once they call National orientation Agency, we will visit and address them. What we are doing here today, is done across the state. Our National Director flagged off the peace campaign last month in the state”. Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT NOT SINCERE – ASUP

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The Rivers State College of Health science and Technology chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and Colleges says it is very careful with federal government reaching a former agreement to suspend the ongoing strike.

The chairman of the ASUP Negotiation Team, PROMISE IGOMA said the strike will be called off pending the seriousness of the federal government to implement the agreements reached.

IGOMA however commended the Governor the state NYESOM WIKE for the appointment of Doctor FRANKLYN NLERUM as the new Provost, Rivers State college of health science and technology which he said would cover of the lapses in the college.

The achievement of the outgoing Provost of the college, Doctor GOODLUCK AZUONWO was not also left out if commendation just as they called on all staffs of the college to work as a team for the interest of developing the College. Continue reading

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RIVERS APC READS RIOT ACT TO ERRING MEMBERS

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The All Progressive Congress in Rivers State says it will soon begin to invoke the party constitution against anyone found violating the party rules and regulations.

The State chairman of APC, Chief DAVIES IBIAMO IKANYA made the statement during a Town Hall sensitization forum between the leadership of the party in Khana Local Government Area and state leadership as part of effort to resolve internal issues confronting the party.

Chief IKANYA also charged the leadership of the party in various Local Governments across the state to midwife and make peace among members of the party and ensure open room for new members.

After responding to questions from the participants, he cautioned those making party affairs a public matter to resist it and work for the unity, growth and success of the party especially in 2019 general elections.

The APC leader however assured that the party will improve in the welfare of its members as he charges all hands to be on deck to move the party forward. Continue reading

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NEWS RELEASE: TROOPS OF 6 DIVISION NIGERIAN ARMY BURST CRIMINAL HIDEOUT IN OMOKU, RIVERS STATE

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1. In the early hours of Monday, 20th November, 2017, as part of their continued efforts to rid the Niger Delta of criminals and acts of criminality, troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army, based on a tip-off by some patriotic citizens, raided the camp and shrines of a notorious militant, cultist, kidnapper and ardent illegal oil bunkerer, Mr. Igwedibia Johnson, (aka “Don Waney”), who has been terrorising the peace-loving Omoku community in particular, as well as the entire people of Rivers and Bayelsa States.

2. After about an hour of gun fight, the gallant troops overpowered the criminal elements. Some of them scampered in disarray and are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds through River Orashe in Omoku. The troops however, arrested , 7 others including 2 ladies while they were trying to escape during the encounter. It is believed that the main kingpin, DIgwedibia Johnson, (aka “Don Waney”), was not at the location during the encounter as concerted efforts are on by security agencies to track, arrest and bring him to justice.

3. The troops recovered quite a number of items at both the camp and the shrines which include; 10 human skulls, various human bones, 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), 18 AK-47 Rifle Magazines, 4 pairs of military camouflage, 5 camouflage T-Shirts, 3 Fabrique Nationale (FN) Rifle Rifle magazines, 39 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 20 rounds of 9mm ammunition and 1 round of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition. Others are
2 bags weighing about 25kg containing substances believed to Cannabis (Marijuana), 3 ICOM Hand-held Radios and 2 MAG ONE Hand-held Radios.

3. The Headquarters 6 Division Nigerian Army wishes to thank the good people of Omoku, Rivers State, for the timely information, understanding and also wish to solicit for their continued support in our determined effort to rid our area of responsibility of militants, illegal oil bunkerers and kidnappers.

4. You are kindly requested to disseminate this information to the general public.

5. Thank you for your usual cooperation.

AMINU ILIYASU
Colonel
Deputy Director Army Public Relations

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NO MONEY IN GOVERNMENT, GOVERNOR WIKE ADMONISHES NEW SPECIAL ADVISERS

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Governor Wike

There is no money in government Governor Wike says as he swears in Special Advisers, Permanent Secretary

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has sworn-in 39 Special Advisers to help strengthen the machinery of governance in the state.

The governor also swore-in a new Permanent Secretary, Mr Paulinus Nsirim as part of the process of re-positioning the state’s civil service.

While performing the swearing-in of the Special Advisers and Permanent Secretary on Monday at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike directed the State Head of Service to effect the posting of all Permanent Secretaries after the inauguration.

He charged the appointees to see their appointments as a call to service, saying that they should work to establish their place in the history of the state.

He said: “There is no money to be made in government. What you have is the opportunity to serve and you must make the best of this opportunity.

“That you are a part of this administration is a privilege. It is a privilege that you are part of those transforming the state for the good of the people”.

He said that the administration is for the generality of the people, noting that projects and programmes would be executed for their welfare.

It will be recalled that the Rivers State Governor had earlier relieved all the Special Advisers of their appointments, leaving only the Special Adviser on Religious Matters.

Amongst the 39 Special Advisers to the Rivers State Governor, five are newly appointed.

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WHY NIGERIA IS POOR? By Prince Omasanjuwa Oshodi

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The pitiable condition of Nigeria’s future.

It is no gain saying that Nigeria would become the poorest country by 2037 because of its dramatic rise in population and slowdown in economic productivity. It is presently the third poorest in the world, according to Global Living Index, says Credit Suisse in its Annual Global Wealth Report. The former Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs, Jim O’Neil believes that corruption is a key driver for Nigeria’s growing levels of poverty with attendant misallocation of resources.

There are a lot of things that are wrong with the economic dynamics of Nigeria. Its market and economic structure from the export of crude oil, farm produce to the organization of its sub-sectors, such as industrialization, petroleum refining, agriculture, tourism, health, education and power are suffering serious inefficiencies and sectoral leakages.

Many have alleged that the nation’s managers have mismanaged the country’s economy. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, a government agency, it revealed that since 1961, Nigeria has received N118 trillion from crude oil sales, with little or nothing to show for it, as most of its state institutions are in comatose compared to other oil producing nations like Saudi Arabia, Iran and United Arab Emirate. Reports from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) show that Nigeria’s current production capacity is 2.5 million barrels per day. The country is ranked Africa’s highest producer of crude oil and 6th largest producer in the world.

The nation has not made any conscious effort to diversify its economy beyond oil. It is over reliant on crude oil and that is why the economy is deeply affected by the fluctuation in international oil price and militant activities in the Niger Delta. Manufacturing which would have helped to deepen the economic productivity has been left idle. Even the existing national budgets are not planned in a way that it would power the industrial sector. The multi trillion naira budgets of national and state governments fail to deploy local technologies and the involvement of local research in the universities. There cannot be a home grown technology, if the government keep importing without the domestication of local skills.

The implication is that with the use of foreign technology you provide jobs for people abroad. The Nigerian economy cannot grow by prayer, but by conscious effort in growing the capacity of its youths.

For example, in India, GSM handsets are produced for as low as N1, 000 for her people which makes economic sense considering the amount of people who need to be connected via phone. And if such monies are allowed to go abroad for the importation of phones it means a lot of foreign exchange and transfer of jobs from India.

India has also conserved its resources in smart ways; it is managing its petrol chemical industry efficiently. India only imports crude oil and processes the derivatives, as to minimize the cost of production. Another advantage is that it provides employment for its teeming youth population and makes its exports competitive in the international market.

Local processing of crude oil makes a lot of economic sense because  several end products are derived, which include gaseous fuel, gasoline, Naphtha,  lubricants, wax (paraffin), sulphur, bulk tar (tar gravel roofing) asphalt, petroleum coke, petrol chemicals, such as olefins, polymers and for the manufacturing of fertilizers. Continue reading

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