Author: Smart Azubuike

Faithful of Diocese of Niger Delta North (DNDN) have held the second session of the tenth synod of the diocese. Delivering the charge at Holy Trinity Church, Choba Parish, under the Akpor Archdeaconry, the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt. Rev. Wisdom Ihunwo said that despite the differing political camps, the time had come for Rivers people to sheathe their swords and pursue peace. According to the bishop, politics should not be used to pull down people because no one knows how the political crisis in the state would end. The Bishop pointed out that Nigeria was at a crossroads, adding…

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The Special Adviser to the Rivers State Governor on Environmental Sanitation, Prince Obi Ohia, who is also the Head of Rivers Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA), has appealed to stakeholders in the state to work hand-in-hand with the management of the agency. Prince Obi Ohia made this appeal last Wednesday during a one-day interactive session with Community Development, CDC, Chairmen and youth presidents of the various communities across the state. According to him, the management of RIWAMA invited the CDC Chairmen and youth presidents as well as relevant stakeholders to see how they can collaborate to keep the state clean. “Besides,…

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As the federal government continues to protect assets of ministries, departments and agencies across the country, the Senior Commercial Manager of Harcourt Road, Ibeto and Old GRA of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC)), Comrade Joel Emeka, has warned against the vandalism of the company’s property and assets. Comrade Emeka gave this warning during the week in a chat with newsmen in Port Harcourt. According to him, the issue of vandalism has given the company serious concern. “In fact, within my area of distribution and operation within two-weeks we have lost five transformers due to vandalism. This affects our customers…

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is owing workers at its Enugu Zonal Office salary arrears of several months amounting to N65 million. According to the National Vice-Chairman, South-East, Dr. Ijeomah Arodiogbu, the amount also includes unpaid bills for electricity, diesel, office stationery, supplies and other expenditures. Dr. Arodiogbu disclosed this at the South-East Stakeholders’ Meeting held in Owerri, Imo State, where party leaders in the zone met to restrategise and position the party for electoral victories in the zone. He said though the zonal office has been receiving support from Governor Hope Uzodinma and his Ebonyi State counterpart, he…

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Faithful of the Diocese of Ogoni Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) have marked the 19th year anniversary of the diocese as well as the launch of a N2billion funds for Cathedral Building/ Thanksgiving Service for the inauguration, election/ consecration and enthronement of the pioneer bishop. Preaching during the event over the weekend at All Saints Cathedral Church, Bori, bishop of the diocese, Rt. Rev. Solomon Gberegbara said that despite the high cost of building materials, particularly cement, the cathedral building would be completed and dedicated in good time. Bishop Gberegbara who made reference to the Book of Nehemiah 2: 17…

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Head teachers of St. Andrew’s State Model Primary School 4, Mile 1 Diobu, Port Harcourt, have commended the governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara for making school sports compulsory in the state. Presenting an address, on behalf of teachers in the school during its 7th annual maiden inter-house sports competition at the school field recently in Port Harcourt, Mrs. China Leah Chika said they would continue to thank the governor for permission to organise sports competition and making sports compulsory across the state. Said she: “We want to thank our gallant and amiable governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara who made…

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Ahead of the Local Government election in Rivers State due later this year, the Chairman of the Coalition of Supporters of Democracy and Good Governance in Nigeria, Comrade Muhammed Usman Giwa, has said that the Chairman of Eleme Local Government, Chief Obarilomate Ollor, deserves to be re-elected to serve the people of Eleme LGA for a second term. Comrade Giwa, who is the chairman of Niger Delta/South-South Special Monitoring Team for Federal Highway of the National Headquarters, Abuja under the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) said that there are several reasons why members of the union and some…

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Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Adaeze Oreh, has commended the contributions of late Prof. Nimi Briggs to humanity particularly in the field of medical practice. Dr. Oreh was speaking at the University of Port Harcourt during a book launch and memorial lecture to mark the 80th posthumous birthday of Briggs, a former vice chancellor of UNIPORT. The commissioner said Prof. Briggs during his time ensured that people lived healthy lives as well as trained many medical doctors in Nigeria and around the world. “Therefore, we need to emulate him, especially young doctors.” The book reviewer, Prof. Chinedu Nwajuba, said…

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The senator representing the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly (NASS), Barry Mpigi, has commended the chairman of Tai Local Government Area, Sir Friday Okpe Mbakpone for sponsoring the 2023/2024 Tai LGA Chairman’s Unity Cup Football Competition. Senator Mpigi made the commendation recently at the Government Secondary school football field during the grand finale of the 2023/2024 football completion of Tai LGA. According to him, “I want to commend the chairman of Tai LGA, Hon. Mbakpone and his team for sponsoring the Tai LGA Unity Football competition.” The former chairman of Tai LGA assured that as a senior…

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Given the densely populated nature of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, the new medical officer for health in the area, Dr. Babep Chiney has appealed to government at all levels to provide more health facilities in the area. Dr. Babep Chiney made this appeal last Tuesday in a chat with newsmen in her office at Runuodomaya. Said she, “I want to appeal to government at all levels to provide Obio/Akpor LGA with more health facilities to enable the medical personnel in the area to continue to provide adequate health care for our patients. We need more health facilities in Obio/Akpor LGA,…

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