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Sir Dr. Charles Wami, can you give us some insight into how this whole structure, a centre of world class standard in maritime training in the Niger Delta began?, and in terms of what possibilities there are from this vision, I’ll like to ask, at what point Sir did you begin to think if life as a maritime/marine professional? Well, thank you very much IB It is my pleasure having you at Charkin Maritime Academy Facility. I thank you for the opportunity. Well, just as you rightly asked, at what point did I start to dream about my profession. Its…

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Polobubo and Opuama communities are communities of Egbema clan of Ijaw ethnic nationality in Delta State, Nigeria. Other communities in the clan are, Dinkoru, Ikpotogbene, Atesuwo, Arigbegha, Ebiama, Agoduba, Dabotubu, Wekegbene, Kokoyegbene, Kukugbene, Lagose, Okrigbo 1, Okrigbo11,Sengbene, Kpomenegbene, Palouba, Cele-Ama, Belief-Gbene, Ajagbene, Jalagbene, Azama, Lubou, Kalaba. They are located in Warri North Local Government Area, a freshwater swamp that was once rich in diverse species of fish, water snails and other seafood decades ago that sustained life of their forebears. Members of the communities were good fishermen. The women farmed shrimps and other seafood in the creeks around their community.…

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State has called on Governor Godwin Obaseki to stop spending Edo tax payers’ money on foreign trips. The party also accused Obaseki of squandering Edo people’s hard earned money to enjoy himself on trips to Germany, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The party in a statement issued by its assistant state publicity secretary, Comrade Victor Osehobo, charged the governor to, “Stop wasting tax payers funds on these weird frivolous foreign trips in search of investors, whereas all you are doing is sight-seeing while the business of governance suffers in the state”. The…

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The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial Primaries held in Edo State resulted in the death of a party chairman, Tunde Igbinoba and the destruction of over 20 choice automobiles in Benin City. Information gathered by National Point Newspaper whose correspondent visited the scene at Airport road, in Benin City revealed that the primaries which held across the three senatorial districts of the state – Edo-South, Edo Central and Edo North were conducted on two platforms one loyal to the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, while the other group was loyal to the party’s South-South vice chairman, Chief Dan Orbih. It was…

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Performing Musicians Employers’ Association of Nigeria (PMAN) has suspended indefinitely, three of its members, Nehizena Arase, Evang. Richard Omoregbe a.k.a. Mochicobay and Richard Okhomina a.k.a. Ukodo. The suspension of the three musicians is contained in an official statement from PMAN National Headquarters, Lagos, jointly signed by PMAN president, Pretty Okafor and general secretary Mr. Boniface Itodo on behalf of the NWC. The statement stated that the elder musicians have been suspended indefinitely for anti-union activities, interrupting the orders of the PMAN National Working Committee as it affects the activities of PMAN in Edo…

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC has assured electricity consumers in Rivers, Akwa-Ibom and Bayelsa states of its commitment to ensure that all disputes between consumers and distribution companies are satisfactorily resolved. NERC commissioner in charge of Consumer Affairs, Mrs. Aisha Mahmud, stated this at the opening of a three-day consumer complaints resolution meeting holding in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. The three day consumer complaints meeting brought together management and staff of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, civil society organizations, community leaders and other stakeholders to rub minds on how to satisfy millions of electricity consumers in…

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As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deadline for the submission of the list of candidates for political parties draws closer, the Labour Party in Rivers State has elected its governorship candidate for 2023 general elections, in person of the Rivers State chairman of NLC, Comrade Beatrice Itubo. Announcing the result in Port Harcourt, the returning officer and vice chairman of the party, South South Zone, Prince Reuben Favour said Mrs. Itubo polled 201 votes to defeat her closest opponent, Mr. Inyie Braide who garnered 71 votes. According to him, total number of delegates that attended the party’s primary election…

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And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;”- Ephesians 5:18 What is the fresh or the concept of new anointing from the Holy Spirit? The Scriptures have so much to say about the anointing and the different dimensions of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes Scripture refers to other activities of the Spirit as the baptism of the Spirit, being sealed by the Spirit, living in the Spirit, being filled with the Spirit and walking in the Spirit. Each one of these activities is unique. Therefore, it is not clear if each activity can be…

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At an event which drew a mixed crowd that included students of Literature of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Rivers State, some female students of Holy Rosary Secondary School, Port Harcourt and sundry others, the Rivers Chapter of the Nigerian Literary Society, NLS held a lecture in honour of Captain Elechi Amadi, a departed novelist and one time officer of the Nigerian Army. Amadi died in June 2016 at the age of 82 in Port Harcourt. Amadi a reknowned novelist, poet and playwright is famously known as the author of The Concubine, The Great Ponds, Sunset In Biafra among…

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Energy and Maritime Reporters, EMR in Rivers State held a dialogue June 8 at the state NUJ Secretariat where stakeholders and the media interacted on the state of oceans with a resolve to treat the blue zone better for greater dividend for humanity. The event drew personalities from the shipping sector, UN representative, energy and related businesses and was well attended by journalists. Central point of the discourse was the harm being done to the water bodies by man through varied bad habits including feeding drains with waste, suffocating the ocean with plastics, defecating in the water and unregulated refining…

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