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Daily Archives: January 23, 2018

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Improving Maternal Health care in sub-Saharan Africa – By Elfredah Kevin

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President Elect, Dr. Vetty Agala giving lecture to participants

The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, (MWAN) Rivers State branch, as part of its duty in promoting the lives of the mother and child have been at the forefront of ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages, as it is essential to sustainable development in sub- Saharan Africa.

A cross-section of participants at the event.

In recent past, the group had conducted a medical outreach campaign for over 2,500 persons, including women of reproductive age and health workers in four LGA’s in Rivers State, Nigeria. Continue reading

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Rivers State government accuses FG of planning to grant amnesty to wanted cultists in the state

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Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Government has declared that the APC Federal Government has concluded plans to grant amnesty to cultists declared wanted for generating security crisis in the state.

Addressing journalists at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday, Rivers State Information and Communication Commissioner, Mr Emma Okah said that credible intelligence indicate that the plot would be executed for political reasons.

Okah said: “The Rivers State Government is in receipt of credible intelligence that the Federal Government has concluded plans to Grant Amnesty to 32 Cultists Declared Wanted by the State Security Council.

“Details of the intelligence indicate that the Federal Government is granting the said cultists amnesty for the purpose of undue electoral advantage in the 2019 General Elections. Continue reading

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Iyaye responds to Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi’s call for his arrest

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Boma Iyaye

Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Honourable Boma Iyaye has reacted to reports in some sections of the media that he misappropriated the sum of two billion naira (N2 billion) earmarked for the construction of a Sports Academy in the State in 2014.

In the said reports, former Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi who made the allegations also called for the immediate arrest of Hon Iyaye for the misappropriation of the said funds.

Honourable Iyaye described the allegations as baseless and unsubstantiated as the award for the said contract was done in 2014.

He further noted that it was impossible for him (Hon Iyaye) to be responsible for the supervision of the said project since he was not saddled with the administration of Sports in Rivers State during the period.

Hon Iyaye then urged former Governor Amaechi to direct the outburst of misappropriation of funds to Hon Fred Igwe who served as Rivers State Sports Commissioner during the period.

He also wondered why former Governor Amaechi failed to take immediate steps to ensure that the said project was not implemented or that those who failed in this regard were not brought to book during the said period in which he served as Chief Executive of the State.

Sports

The construction of Real Madrid’s Football Academy to begin in March, says Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has revealed that the management of Real Madrid Football Club will be in Nigeria by the first week of March to lay the foundation for the construction of the Real Madrid Football Academy in the state.

Speaking during an interactive session with Sports Editors at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday night, Governor Wike said that the Academy will be completed six months after the foundation laying ceremony. Continue reading

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Breaking news!!! Obasanjo joins the wailers club, asks President Buhari not to recontest in 2019

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Former President Obasanjo interacting with President Buhari.

President Buhari and his ruling All Progressive Congress party (APC) received heavy knocks from former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday,after he gave a blistering and excoriating 13-page statement asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.

Former President Obasanjo, in a special press statement entitled, “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement” said Mr Buhari has performed far below expectation and should honourably “dismount from the horse” to join the league of the country’s former leaders whose “experience, influence, wisdom and outreach can be deployed on the side line for the good of the country.”

The two-term president on the platform of People Democratic Party (PDP), former President Obasanjo said he feels disappointed by Mr Buhari, whom he supported during the 2015 election over then incumbent and candidate of his former party, Goodluck Jonathan.

The former President had written a condemnatory open letter in December 2013 titled “Before it is Too Late” where he highlighted the numerous failings of the Mr Jonathan administration.

Mr Obasanjo argued that his decision to go against Mr Jonathan, at the time was the right one as events in the last three years have since proved, was for the good of the nation and nothing personal.

“Even the horse rider then, with whom I maintain very cordial, happy and social relationship today has come to realise his mistakes and regretted it publicly and I admire his courage and forthrightness in this regard,” Mr. Obasanjo said.

“He has a role to play on the side line for the good of Nigeria, Africa and humanity and I will see him as a partner in playing such a role nationally and internationally, but not as a horse rider in Nigeria again.”

Likening the state of the nation to lice-invested clothes, he said the country’s fingernails is stained with blood as it tries to kill the lice by pressing them in-between two fingernails. According to him, in other to make sure that our fingernails remains blood-free we must do what it takes rid our clothes of lice.

“The lice of poor performance in government – poverty, insecurity, poor economic management, nepotism, gross dereliction of duty, condonation of misdeed – if not outright encouragement of it, lack of progress and hope for the future, lack of national cohesion and poor management of internal political dynamics and widening inequality – are very much with us today,” he wrote.

“With such lice of general and specific poor performance and crying poverty with us, our fingers will not be dry of ‘blood’,” he added.

While thanking Mr Buhari for the effort of his administration in rolling back the Boko Haram insurgency and his fight against corruption, Mr Obasanjo said Mr Buhari has ultimately failed in other areas where he had thought he would be efficient.

The octogenarian, who bagged a PhD over the weekend, admitted he knew Mr Buhari was weak in handling the economy, he went ahead and voted for him because at the time “it was a matter of ‘any option but Jonathan'” and because he thought Mr Buhari would appoint qualified Nigerians to help out in that area.

He slammed Mr Buhari for turning a blind eye to corruption within his government saying it amounted to condonation and cover-up saying whoever is “going to justice must be with clean hands.”

He also berated Mr Buhari for allowing the clashes between herdsmen and farmers to go “sour” and messy saying the endorsement of the President by some governors to seek re-election barely 24 hours after 73 people who were killed by herdsmen in Benue State were given mass burial was “a sad symptom of insensitivity and callousness.”

But Mr Obasanjo reserved his harshest words for what he described as Mr Buhari’s clannishness, lack of understanding of the dynamics of politics, and his tendencies to pass the buck of his government’s inadequacies to the immediate past administration.

“But there are three other areas where President Buhari has come out more glaringly than most of us thought we knew about him. One is nepotic deployment bordering on clannishness and inability to bring discipline to bear on errant members of his nepotic court. This has grave consequences on performance of his government to the detriment of the nation. It would appear that national interest was being sacrificed on the altar of nepotic interest. What does one make of a case like that of Maina: collusion, condonation, ineptitude, incompetence, dereliction of responsibility or kinship and friendship on the part of those who should have taken visible and deterrent disciplinary action? How many similar cases are buried, ignored or covered up and not yet in the glare of the media and the public? Continue reading

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President Buhari plans to construct railway to Niger Republic

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Railways in most cities around the world have been used to create infrastructural and economic burst. In a place like London, the rail carries about 4.5 million to and fro work daily. It is one of the tourist attractions of Queen Elizabeth’s city. Unlike Nigeria with a massive population of over 180 million, the rail carries about 1 million people annually. It shows that the rail system is largely underdeveloped in the country. Teriba told the Punch that “no nation with the population of Nigeria can ever hope to attain economic development without efficient railway system.” Continue reading

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Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) the nation’s alternative political force releases its list of taskforce members

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Former Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili (left) and Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke

NIM PROVISIONAL TASK TEAMS & STEERING COMMITTEEES MEMBERSHIP LIST.

A.STEERING TEAM

  1. OLISA AGBAKOBA

2.RABIU ISHYAKU RABIU

3.PAT UTOMI

  1. ABDULJHALIL TAFAWA BALEWA

5.DONALD DUKE

6.GHADA ABUBAKAR

7.KEMI JORGE-OYEWUSI

8.AISHA ALIYU

9.FRANK NWEKE JNR

10.JIBRIN IBRAHIM

11.ISA AREMU

12.EMEKA OKENGWU

13.OLUBUNMI USIM WILSON

14.HAUWA SHEKARAWU

15.EUGENE ENAHORO

16.KHAIRAT ANIMASHAUN-AJIBOYE

17.MARY  MANZO

18.OBY EZEKWESILI

19.BISOLA CLARK

20.IKPE OBONG-LABOUR

21.PETER BALOGUN-LABOUR

22.TUC

23.PLWDs

24.WALE AJANI-YOUTHS

25.NASEER KURA

26.CHARITY SHEKARI

27.OLAWALE OKUNNIYI

B.FINANCE TYEAM

1.DONALD DUKE

2.RABIU ISHYAKU RABIU

3.OLISA AGBAKOBA

4.PAT UTOMI

5.ABDULJHALI TAFAWA BALEWA

6.KEMI JORGE-OYEWUSI

7.ABISOLA CLARK

8.AKIN OSUNTOKUN

9ADENIKE SOBAJO

10.SECRETARIAT

C.IDEOLOGY COMMISION

1.JIBRIN  IBRAHIM

2.PAT UTOMI

3.EUGENE ENAHORO

4.KEMI JORGE-ADEWUSI

5.SAM AMADI

6BALANLE ONAGORUWA

7.ISA AREMU

8.OPEYEMI AGBAJE

9.FEMI ABORISHADE

10.ODIA OFEIMUN

11.NATASHA AKPOTI

 

D.POLITICALCOMMISSION

1.OLISA AGBAKOBA

2.ISSA AREMU

3.EMEKA OKENGWU

4.SHITTU KABIR

5.ALISTAR SOYEDE

6.AKIN OSUNTOKUN

7.DARE FALADE

8.ADIJAT OLADAPO

9.KASSIM AFEGBUA

10.FOLASHADE GRACE BRENT

11.OGBENI LANRE BANJO

12.SECRETARIAT

E.CONTACTS & MOBILIZATION TEAM

1.SHEHU GABAM

2.DEBE ODUMEGWU OJUKWU

3.KEMI JORGE-OYEWUSI

4.OLUBUNMI USIM-WILSON

5.RACHEL ONIGA

6.NASEER KURA

7.AISHA ALIYU

8.TONY URANTA

9.WALE AJANI

10.ADENIKE SOBAJO

11.ADIJAT OLADAPO

12.CHIGOZIE UBANI

13.SHETTIMA YERIMA

14.SEIDU AHMED TAL

15.FOLUKE DARAMOLA

16.BUNMI ORINIOWO

17.MOJISOLA OLUSOJA

18.SECRETARIAT Continue reading

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