TRENDING THIS WEEK

NSIMA EKERE, OTHER TOP NDDC OFFICIALS IN ALLEGED N14 BILLION CONTRACT RACKETEERING [DOCUMENTS] – DAILY POST NIGERIA
RESTRUCTURING: IT’S UNFAIR TO TELL BUHARI, APC TO IMPLEMENT RESULTS OF LAST CONFERENCE – SERIAKE DICKSON – DAILY POST NIGERIA
NIGERIA 0-2 SOUTH AFRICA
News

TAKE YOUR ACADEMICS SERIOUSLY, AVIATION PROFESSIONALS ADVISE YOUNG WOMEN

Published by:

Please follow and like us:
0

Awardees

Young women have been encouraged to take academics seriously as it gives them better opportunity in future.

The chairperson of Women in Aviation, Rivers State branch, Ogazi Ladi has advised young girls to be serious in their academics adding that better opportunity awaits them in the Aviation Sector.
” My advice for young girls is that they should be serious with their academics. They should read hard, work very hard to get a job in the Aviation sector. They can become a pilot, controller, forecaster. We have so many possibility skills in the Aviation sector. We are encouraging women, the time has passed where women will just sit at home. We are encouraging them to come into the Aviation sector”.

The chairperson Mrs. Ogazi Ladi gave this advice during an interview with our correspondent at the women in Aviation conference held in Port Harcourt with the theme; connect, engage, and inspiring the next generation.

“It’s all about encouraging women in Aviation sector. Telling them that they can get to that level, that what a man can do, a woman can do it better. And also to encourage the younger ones coming up that there are possible careers in the Aviation sector that they can choose. The Aviation sector is very large, we have up to six parastatals that make up the Aviation industry. They are all here from different organisations, but one body as an association under the Aviation sector”.

In her part, the National President of Women in Aviation, Rejoice Ndudunachi Called on government to give women opportunity to perform better in the industry just as she advised women to be competent in all spheres

” My advice for women is that, we need to be competent in all our doings. Work hard, we are all together. We need to be competent, better equips and strife as others are doing. we are all together.

Aviation women at work

The Aviation industry requires professionalism. and there’s a platform for excellence in Aviation industry. Let the government understand that women are in the industry to also promote what is happening in the system. We stand for safety, we stand for security, we stand for the upliftment of our nation. The government should also give the women the opportunity to perform better in this industry”. Continue reading

News

Twenty six Nigerian women who died in the Mediterranean laid to rest in Italy

Published by:

Please follow and like us:
0

Monsignor Antonio De Luca praying over the corpses of the 26 Nigerian women

The bodies of twenty six Nigerian women who died at the Mediterranean were buried on Friday in Salerno Italy after prayers were said by a Catholic priest and a Muslim cleric.

The identity of some of the victims have been revealed. Two of them were identified by one of their brothers as Osato and Osaro from the South South region of Nigeria. Another was identified by her husband as  Marian Shaka who also was one of the casualty in the rubber boat mishap. The names of only three of the victims are known.

According to Chief Prosecutor. Corrador Lembo, he said that over 100 persons must have lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Mourners at the event were seen dropping white flowers on top of the coffins.  About 10 of the coffins were buried in Salerno, while the remaining were taken to other cemeteries.

We had earlier reported that the Spanish warship rescued 64 persons from the shipwreck with about 400 other migrants off the coast of Libyan waters.

Investigations reveal that two of the victims were pregnant. According to presiding priest, Monsignor Antonio De Luca, ” they were searching for freedom, but found death, I pray God grant them peace, the peace they never found on earth”.

However, there were no representatives from their home government at the burial ceremony.

News

POLICE SOLVE MURDER CASE AT SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (SPDC) IN PORT HARCOURT

Published by:

Please follow and like us:
0

crime scene

The use of forensic technology in criminal investigation by the Rivers State Police command has paid off in unraveling a mysterious murder incident at Shell Industrial Area in Port Harcourt.

Police parades suspects alleged to have been involved in the murder of Cletus Onyekwele at SPDC Industrial Area in Port Harcourt

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Operation, MAGGAJI AHMED, forensic science was used in apprehending the suspected killers of one CLETUS ONYEKWELE.

Our Correspondent understands that Late CLETUS ONYEKWELE until his death was a staff of a sub-contracting firm with SPDC located at Rumuobiakani and was murdered on the 13th of April this year at his residence within the Industrial Area of SPDC.

Police brief the media on how the murder puzzle of Cletus Onyekwele at Shell IA, in Port Harcourt was solved.

While parading the suspected killers of ONYEKWELE who are identified as KINGSLEY NWANKOR and JOSEPH FRANCIS, DCP AHMED said the effort of the forensic tools paid off handsomely three months after submitting the forensic exhibits which proved a match that was found belonging to the suspects.

Continue reading

News

UN DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL ROCKED BY WOOD EXPORT SCANDAL

Published by:

Please follow and like us:
0

UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed

One of Nigeria’s brightest diplomat, Mrs. Amina. J. Mohammed now Deputy Secretary General United Nations has been plagued by accusations of helping to promote some Chinese interests over her signing of export certificates for  Rose wood to China, when she was Nigeria’s Minister of Environment two weeks after she had placed a three-month temporary ban on the export of such endangered product. Though she had argued for the need to halt the exploitation of the flora and fauna to find a sustainable way of managing the country’s natural resources, as a result of widespread application for export licenses.

The Nigerian Forestry Department claimed that they have not approved the export of raw logs. Maybe because the country’s ban on the export of all logs since 1976 was still in force, except, wooden planks, plywood and pre-cut pieces.

Contrary to this policy, Chinese Import Data reveal that woods received from Nigeria were raw logs. This may have led to why the 10,000 containers containing rose woods were seized at the Chinese port because there were no appropriate documents to back the import.

Rose logs

It is believed that over 3,000 Rose logs are exported out of Nigeria daily. According to Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), this figure was recorded between January 2014 to December 2016.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of World Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretary, John Scanlon has raised concerns over the indiscriminate export of rose (kosso) wood from Nigeria, despite being listed as an endangered specie. Chicago Tribune says the Agency is perturbed over the signing of 2,992 permits by the erstwhile Environment Minister of Nigeria, Amina Mohammed for the export of 1.4 million rose woods to China between May and December 2016. In his letter to the Nigerian authorities dated August 2017, he expressed worries over the uncontrollable consequences the signing of the permits could cause to the already fragile ecosystem in the country leading to soil erosion and desertification. Continue reading

News

RIVERS CJ GRANTS PARDON TO MORE 55 INMATES IN PORT HARCOURT PRISON.

Published by:

Please follow and like us:
0

The Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice ADANMA IYAYE LAMANKARA in continuation of her Gaol Delivery exercise has granted pardon to fifty-five awaiting trial inmates serving in Port Harcourt prison who are alleged to have committed minor and capital offences.
You will recall that the Chief Judge early this week granted pardon to twenty one inmates in Degema Prison which made the total inmates granted pardon to seventy-six who are standing trial on charges bothering on defilement, robbery, Conspiracy, Burglary and Cultism.
LAMANKARA said the exercise is in compliance with the power invested on her in the Administrative of Criminal Justice Law Number 7, 2015 and also part of effort to decongest the prison custody.
The State Chief Judge after granting pardon to the inmates at Degema Prisons warned that it may not go well with them if they ever find their way back to prison just as she advised them to go home and start a new live.
Earlier, the State Controller of Prison, IFEANYI AMALI in his opening remarks disclosed that Port Harcourt prison is the most congested with over 4167 inmates present in Port Harcourt prison just as he expressed hope that the visit of the Chief Judge will help decongest the prison. Controller AMALI also used the opportunity to demand for the implementation of the release of inmates as promised by Governor NYESOM WIKE during one of his outings on the state.
Our Correspondent reports that the Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice IYAYE LAMENKARA was accompanied to Port Harcourt prison with officials of the Department of Police Prosecution, Some Senior Judges and Chief Magistrates to perform what she called Gaol Delivery. Also in the accompany of the Chief Judge of Rivers State were the Representatives of State police command, Legal Aid Council of the state government,  and Members of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). 

News

WE MUST PRAY FOR NIGERIA’S STABILITY, SAYS GOVERNOR WIKE

Published by:

Please follow and like us:
0

Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that unless God intervenes in the situation of Nigeria, the country will slide further into developmental stagnation.

The governor stated that Nigeria requires special prayers to ensure that it remains stable despite the refusal of some top government officials to respect the rule of law.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship at the Government House Port Harcourt on Friday, Governor Wike said leaders should fear God and respect the rule of law in the interest of the country.

Governor Wike noted that the withdrawal of the Security details of the Anambra State Governor indicates a fundamental problem of lawlessness under the present dispensation.

He said: “If we don’t seek the face of God, there will be no hope. Leaders should fear God and respect the rule of law.

“If God does not intervene in Nigeria, the future is not bright. Nigeria requires prayers. What happened in Anambra State is a coup against a constitutionally elected Governor “.

The governor assured that his administration will continue to work with the Church in the state because the Church is the pillar of his state.

He commended the Full Gospel Businessmen Fellow for promoting Christian unity, noting that with unity the society will experience faster progress.

Earlier, the National President and International Director of Full Gospel Businessmen (Nigeria), Architect Ifeanyi Odedo declared that the prayer of the fellowship is that Rivers State under the leadership of Governor Wike will excel beyond expectations. Continue reading

News

NIGERIAN WOMEN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION RALLY AGAINST DIABETES

Published by:

Please follow and like us:
0

Women doctors rally against diabetes in Rivers

In line with the 2017 World Diabetes Day with the theme, Women and Diabetes, the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Rivers State branch has called on Nigerians to go for regular check-ups for Diabetes, adding that Diabetes can be prevented.

The fight against diabetes in Rivers State is on.

The President elect of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Rivers State branch, Dr. Vetty Agala gave the advice during the Diabetes campaign in Port Harcourt adding that regular exercise reduces Diabetes.

Nigerian Medical Women Association taking the fight against diabetes to the streets in Port Harcourt

“This walk is in celebration of World Diabetes Day. The Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Rivers state branch (MWAN) decided to walk the talk. We found out that women carry a huge burden of diabetes, women are carers, they are the ones that get pregnant and also look after the children. If the women are better informed the risk of diabetes reduces. Steps for preventing Diabetes is check your risks / get screened, eat healthy, and exercise just as we have walked from UST Round about down to Mile one market.

Dr. VETTY AGALA also said that the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Rivers State branch, (MWAN) is partnering with some facilities like the New Mile 1 Clinic, Orogbum health centre, Mini / Mile 3 health centre, Meridian Hospital, First Rivers Hospital, Potts Johnson health centre, Britwaite Memorial Specialists Hospital (BMSH) among others.

“If you are pregnant as a woman you can register in these facilities and we have free screening for diabetes and if you are found to have diabetes, we can cascade your management to the secondary level and to the tertiary level because we have workers that are trained to manage diabetes in order for us to have healthy babies and healthy mothers. Diabetes causes a lot of complications in pregnancy and outside pregnancy and we are also working in Khana, Ahoada, Okrika, Obio/Akpor LGAs”.

Also speaking, the representative of the International Federation of women lawyers Barr. KEMI OGUNNOKE also stressed on the need for regular check-ups. Continue reading

News

WOMEN PHYSICIANS IN RIVERS STATE ADVOCATE REGULAR CHECK-UPS AND EXERCISE TO PUT DIABETES AWAY

Published by:

Please follow and like us:
0

Women physicians rally against diabetes

Women doctors against diabetes in Rivers

In line with the 2017 World Diabetes Day with the theme, Women and Diabetes.

The Nigeria Medical Women Association, Rivers State branch has called on Nigerians to go on regular check-ups for Diabetes adding that the disease can be prevented.

Nigerian Medical Women Association taking the fight against diabetes to the streets in Port Harcourt.

The chairperson of the Nigeria Medical Association, Rivers state branch, Dr. Vetty Agala gave the advice during the Diabetes campaign by Nigerian Medical Women Association (MWAN) in Port Harcourt adding that regular exercise reduces Diabetes.

“This walk is in celebration of World Diabetes Day, the Nigerian Medical Women Association (MWAN) decided to walk the talk. We found out that women carried a huge burden of diabetes. We found out that women are carers, they are the ones that get pregnant and also look after children. If the women are better informed the risk of diabetes reduces. One of the steps for preventing Diabetes is exercise. So, today we walk from UST Round about down to Mile one market.

The fight against diabetes in Rivers State is on

Dr. VETTY AGALA also said that the Nigerian Medical Women Association (MWAN) is partnering with some facilities like the MNMMeridian Hospitals, New Mile 1 Clinic and other health centres for free screening for pregnant women.

Continue reading

News

6TH ZIK LECTURE : GOVERNOR WIKE CANVASSES FOR NATIONAL UNITY

Published by:

Please follow and like us:
0

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on all Nigerians to work towards the promotion of the country’s unity and corporate existence.

The governor also condemned the overzealousness of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris who withdrew the security detail of the Anambra State Governor, saying that no amount of intimidation will solve the challenges of Nigeria.

Speaking during the 6th Zik Lecture Series in honour of the First President of Nigeria, Rt Hon Nnamdi Azikiwe on Thursday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Governor Wike who was chairman of the occasion said : “Irrespective of the side of the political and social divide we may belong, we all share a common responsibility as leaders and ordinary people to advance and preserve the unity and corporate existence of Nigeria, which for me, is the greatest honour we can ever give to the memory of the Great Zik of Africa.

“But in committing ourselves to this mission, we cannot also continue to deny the challenges that we presently face as a nation and the choice that we must make to preserve the nation’s unity in the midst of increasing agitations for political and economic restructuring sweeping across the country. ”

The governor said like every other pluralistic, multi-cultural and multi-religious society, Nigeria’s diversity remains the abiding source of the country’s collective strength and resilience.

Governor Wike added: “However, our diversity is under severe stress and even becoming rather a threat to our collective progress because of embedded fault lines in the existing political and economic structures of the country.

“Unfortunately, our failures as a people to resolve these structural defects continue to trouble and negate national cohesion and development. For, it is vain to expect peace in injustice; unity in inequity and progress where governance is bereft of accountability, respect for the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, and where national institutions are easily politicized, weakened and rendered ineffective.”

The governor commended Senator Ben Obi for the very creative initiative as well as the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka for providing the intellectual platform for the effective propagation of the timeless ideas and enduring values of the Great Zik of Africa. Continue reading

News

2017 NIGER DELTA YOUTH FESTIVAL AND EXHIBITION BEGINS

Published by:

Please follow and like us:
0

Chairman of the Niger Delta Youths, Emmanuel Amefuela leading his group to visit the Rivers State Governor at Government House, Port Harcourt.

The 2017 Niger Delta youth Festival and Exhibition has started its 3- day event in Port Harcourt where different youths from the Niger Delta region came together to campaign against female genital mutilation, kidnapping, and cultism with the theme: ‘say no to Violence’

The chairman of the local organizing committee of the Niger Delta Youth Festival and Exhibition 2017 Nigeria, Emmanuel Amefuela urged youths to embrace peace and desist from violence and other social vices just as he debunked the belief that Niger Delta states are violent states.

” Over time people see Niger Delta states as violent. We want to demonstrate to the people that Niger Delta is peaceful , starting from Rivers state. Investors should come to Niger Delta states and do their businesses, nobody will harass you. You can all see the youths in Niger Delta doing this youth carnival starting from today Wednesday 15, November”.

“Our region is peaceful”says Emmanuel Amefuela.

Emmanuel Amefuela who is also the chairman of Youth Congress, Rivers state chapter. He gave this advice to youths while speaking with journalists during the start of the Niger Delta Youth Festival and Exhibition.

In his part, Nnadi Bestman the project coordinator advised Nigerian government to use agriculture as the mainstay of its economy. As part of the developmental effort of his group, he said there will be workshop and seminar to train the youths on different vocational skills. Mr. Bestman urged the youths to be peaceful in the society.

Niger Delta youths say no to kidnapping

“We want to tell the world that Niger Delta people are hard working, that apart from the crude oil resources, we can still survive. We now deem it necessary as a body to impact the habits of self empowerment, which will enable youths to be self employed. Youths should be peaceful and should not vandalise government and private properties. They should portray a good image. We want to appeal to the government to see how they can assist the youth for a better youth tomorrow. We have written a letter to the states and federal government that we should go back again to agriculture which has been the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy. If we go back to agriculture the mind set of oil will not be there anymore and with agriculture we can make impact”.

Niger Delta Youths display their acrobatic skills

Also speaking, the Director of Finance of the 2017 national Youth Festival and Exhibition, Lawal Mutui from Ondo state said the festival is to sensitize the youth to say no to violence.

“The reason for this festival is to sensitize our youth to say no to violence. Without peace things will not work the way its planned. The country will grow if there is peace”.

  • Read News by Date

    December 2017
    S M T W T F S
    « Nov    
     12
    3456789
    10111213141516
    17181920212223
    24252627282930
    31  
  • ADVERT

    Enjoy our unique products, meet new people and earn extra money or build a successful business
  • Advert

  • Upcoming Events

    No upcoming events

  • Countdown

    Independence DayOctober 1, 2017
    Independence Day
  • Follow us on Twitter

  • Advert

  • ADVERT

    Enjoy our unique products, meet new people and earn extra money or build a successful business
RSS
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
https://naijavoxpop.com/page/6
Twitter