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The Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Rivers State branch has concluded her training of primary, secondary and tertiary health workers on the care of diabetes for Pregnant women and infants.

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Dr. VETTY AGALA at the interactive session

The President Elect, Nigerian Women Medical Association Dr. VETTY AGALA said the training has increased health workers knowledge of routinely diagnosis of Pregnant women on diabetes as it will reduce maternal rate. “What we are doing here today, is training of health care providers from primary health centers in four local government areas . We are also training 3 private hospitals that provide primary care in these 3 LGAs including Khana, Ahoada East, Okrika, Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor because that’s where we have tertiary centers where they are supposed to refer cases to. Continue reading

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Indigenous oil companies have subjected our members to slave working conditions – PENGASSAN

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The Port Harcourt Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) Zonal Executive Council (ZEC) has frowned at the indigenous oil companies over the maltreatment of workers in the oil industry.

The Zonal Chairman of PENGASSAN Port Harcourt, Dr. AZUBUIKE AZUBUIKE reiterated the ultimatum issued by the National President of  PENGASSAN, Comrade Olabode Johnson to the federal government, that if nothing was done before Monday 18th December to address the demand of the oil workers, they would embark on strike action to press home their demands. The Chairman said the ultimatum was in conjunction with the joint declaration by the various Zonal leadership of PENGASSAN.

He however requested the recall of sacked workers as due process was not followed. Our correspondent reports that the Chairman advised oil workers to remain calm and law abiding.  Continue reading

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I will always work for the growth of PDP – Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that he will always work for the stability and growth of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because Nigerians are yearning for the party to restore the welfare of the citizenry.

This is as PDP leaders from across the country described the governor as a man of character who is steadfast and committed to nation-building and the survival of the PDP.

They spoke on Wednesday night during a Special Birthday Service and Dinner in honour of Governor Wike at his country home in Port Harcourt.

Governor Wike said: “I will never do anything that will bring down the PDP. I will continue to work for the party to meet the expectations of Nigerians. Nigerians are waiting for the PDP to rise and salvage them.

“My advice to the new National Working committee is that you should endeavour not to fail Nigerians. Don’t compromise, no matter the bait”. Continue reading

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CBN, police arrests 13 suspects over illegal dealings on naira recovers N2M

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The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the Rivers State Police Command in a joint sting operation have nabbed 13 female suspects over their alleged involvement in illegal dealings on naira notes.

The state police command made the disclosure during a media briefing on the recent clamp down on individuals who engage in unlawful business on Nigerian currency, added that over N2 million naira was recovered in the operation.

The CBN in a drive to forestall illicit sale of the naira notes had partnered with the operatives of the state police command and Department of the State Service to clamp down on illegal naira vendors in Rivers State. Continue reading

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Rivers State House of Assembly Staff congratulates Governor Wike on his 50th Birthday

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Governor Wike

The Staff of Rivers State House of Assembly do wish His Excellency Chief Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike CON GSSRS the Governor of Rivers State a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Mr. Project, We pray the Almighty to grant you many more fruitful years ahead with good health, wisdom and the needed resources to make Rivers State, especially the Legislature the envy of it’s peers in the country.

Signed: Comrade Okeleke Louis.
PASAN Chairman.

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Abe mourns late.Wokekoro

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Late. Wokekoro, former Phalga Chairman

The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has expressed shock over the demise of former Mayor of Port Harcourt, Chief Nnamdi Wokekoro.

Wokekoro, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) died on Tuesday from an unknown ailment at the Kesley Harrison Hospital, Mile One, Diobu, Port Harcourt.

The senator said he worked closely with the deceased, when he served as chairman of the then Rivers State Environmental Sanitation Authority, and described him as a hardworking and committed public servant.

Abe, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by his Spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson, said, “I received with great shock the news of the call to eternal glory of my friend and brother Chief Nnamdi Wokekoro, aka Ikwerre 1”.

“Words cannot describe how I feel. Sometimes life appears cruel and unpredictable, but we all know that only the mountains stand forever, only the Rivers flow forever”.

“A man is born, he lives for his time and in the end he dies, Chief Hon. Nnamdi Wokekoro has lived for his time and we give God the glory for life, for we are here today and gone tomorrow. Farewell my dear brother, till we meet again”.

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Wike behind campaign to scrap SARs – Peterside

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DAKUKU PETERSIDE, DG NIMASA

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State of being behind the #EndSARS campaign against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.

Peterside also said he supports the good work of SARS, noting that the agency should be strengthened to function better.
Peterside, who spoke in Lagos on the sidelines of Friends of Gulf of Guinea Conference, organised by the Italian government in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, said that the SARS officers in Rivers State were doing well.
According to him, “Rivers State is number one in high profile crimes of murder, kidnapping and robbery and the state government may have become uncomfortable because of its inability to influence and control the police. Some people are obviously benefiting from the criminal activities that SARS officers stand against. I support the good work of SARS and I wish the agency could be re-organized and strengthened to function better.” Continue reading

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Experts have called on pregnant women to go for regular medical check-ups for easy detection of Diabetes

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Dr. I. F Kurubo (Consultant Endocrinologist) during his training of health workers.

Dr. I.F. Korubo, Consultant Endocrinology and chair, Nigerian Medical Association Committee on Non communicable Diseases has advised women to go for regular antenatal care for easy detection of Diabetes adding that early detection prevents complications just as he called on government to help reduce price of Diabetes drugs for patients.

“This training is to remind health workers; nurses, doctors, that if they come together, patients living with diabetes will receive optimum care. If you want patients living with diabetes to do well, you have to function as a team. The first way to prevent diabetes is information, everybody needs to be aware of the risk factors and how you help in preventing them. Of course, simple things like having an ideal body weight, living a very active life style through exercise, going for medical check-up regularly. For someone with high risks of diabetes, there are drugs you can take to delay the onset of diabetes. There are surgeries that actually reduce the stomach capacity and the surgeries will help in preventing diabetes. But remember that prevention starts from a very early age, exercising also go a long way in preventing diabetes. Causes of diabetes are four types. A disease damages the organ that produces the Insulin, in others, it has to do with the chemical Insulin not working well in the body, and this is common in middle age people.

Group photograph of participants and speakers at the training.

Young people now, are usually obese or not active, diabetes can equally occur as a side effect of drugs. Some women who have diabetes, it starts showing around seven months of pregnancy. That you have been living with diabetes is not something to keep you depressed. You must check yourself, you must exercise, you must eat well, these will ultimately give you Long life
For those not living with diabetes, you must have family relations living with diabetes, so prevention and support will go a long way. Continue reading

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Wakirike peace concert bringing Rivers people together

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Press briefing on the forthcoming Wakirike peace concert.

As part of peace building in Rivers State, the Wakirike Development Coalition said it is set to organize it’s maiden edition of Wakirike Unity concert in Port Harcourt metropolis that will bring the people of Wakirike together in peace and unity.

Speaking to newsmen, the head of Press, Lamuel Biambo said the concert is to hold on 16 December at the Sharks stadium, Civic center, Port Harcourt where 1000 voices will participate for the unity concert adding that the environment is safe for attendees. Continue reading

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Rivers people rise against SARs criminality, demand immediate sack and prosecution of Akin Fakorede

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Thousands of Rivers people under the platform of the Grassroots Development Initiative on Monday took to the streets to protest the killings, kidnappings and electoral fraud perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.

The protesters marched through the streets of Port Harcourt before terminating at the PDP headquarters where statements were made by leaders.

The protesters sang anti-SARS Songs and displayed placards condemning SARs Personnel for their devilish acts of lawlessness. They also demanded the immediate sack and prosecution of the Rivers SARs commander, Akin Fakorede.

Some of the placards read: “Sack Akin Fakorede now”, Stop killings by SARs”, President Buhari call SARs to order”, End the killings by SARS ” and “End SARs brutality Now”

President-General of Grassroots Development Initiative, GDI, Mr Bright Amaehwule berated the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for turning themselves into political criminals used by the All Progressive Congress (APC) to perpetrate crime against Nigerians.

He said that the pro-SARs rally in Port Harcourt by the APC on Monday confirmed that the brutality of SARs in the state is being sponsored by the APC. Continue reading

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