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Amaechi Moves Forward: Renders Account



The Civic Centre along Moscow Road Port Harcourt was filled to the brim when Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi came with his lovely wife, Judith Amaechi and other executive members of his executive council came to render account to the people of Rivers State on his stewardship for the past two years.
Falling back on his mission statement which stated thus and I quote “Our Mission is to serve our people with humility and render transparent and accountable services. We shall use our God given resources to improve the quality of life of the present and future generations and empower our people in a peaceful, just and harmonious society under God.
Declaring Governor Amaechi said that by God’s divine providence he assumed office as Governor on October 26, 2009, during the wilderness period preceding the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court which was instrumental to his installation, vowed to God that everyday of his four years, he will be committed to the service of the people of Rivers State and to the best of his abilities strive to keep this vow.
He revealed, “I have never desired power for personal aggrandisement if any ambition, it was an opportunity to serve.
“The challenges of Governance are far more arduous than you ever imagine. Each day revealed new challenges and new obstacles and each has been taken as an opportunity to explore possibilities for improvement.
Rt. Hon. Amaechi said that the period under review has been eventful, giving it a good shot but much more remains to be done.
He said the following is a fair objective and balanced sector account of our stewardship in the past two years, comprising complete disclosure of the revenue profile of the state by the various Ministries Departments and Agencies.
His Excellency Governor Amaechi told the people of Rivers State that the Greater Port Harcourt City Project is now on stream. The vision is to transform the Greater Port Harcourt Area into a world class city, internationally recognised for excellence and the preferred destination for investors and tourism.
Pursuant to this a sum of N50,000,000,000.00 (Fifty billion naira) is provided for the Authority in this year’s fiscal appropriation.
On the education sector in the state Rt. Hon. Amaechi contended that it has witnessed a tremendous infrastructural decay over time which declared a state of emergency in the sector currently we are building 250 Model Primary Schools across the state when completed will provide modern facilities and equipment for use by pupil and teachers in the state. Some of which include but not limited to classrooms, (14) libraries, Auditoriums, Toilets (16) staff common rooms, headmasters offices. The first phase of the 250 model primary school at advanced stages with each work plan pursued vigorously.
Model Secondary Schools in the same view is currently built for each local government area in the state which will provide facilities such as laboratory/workshop (2) Dormitory (6) Twin Bathroom (6) Town House (2) Sports Fields, Demonstration Farm and other modern facilities. Construction work has commenced in majority of the local government areas while process to commence in other local government are being explored.
On Health, the Governor explained that they have adopted a system of health care with provision of quality and standard health facility. Provision of efficient effective and affordable health services.
Availability of well qualified and motivated staff at all health facilities and provision of health services in vulnerable groups at government cost.
Embarked on the construction of 160 primary health centres replacing the dilapidated ones. So far six (6) has been commissioned and are in use. They are Churchill Road Port Harcourt, Okochiri Okrika, Okija in Diobu, Elekahia Port Harcourt, Ndoni and Rumueme. Forty-five (45) others are in various stages of completion.
Finally, Governor Amaechi told the people of Rivers State that two hundred doctors (200) had been employed.
On transportation, this is built on a holistic reform. Embarking on the following. Building of the 1st phase of bus stops consisting 59 bus stops along Lagos bus stop, Aba Road on the Aba Road corridors.
The next phase Ikwerre Road corridor, Education bus stop, Rumuokoro is being projected for 2009.
Development of site for construction of four (4) mega ultra modern terminals. Development of 50 taxis as internal mass transit within Port Harcourt metropolis etc. “My Administration has strived relentlessly to ensure that Rivers State meets its energy need through a sustainable framework that will support the state’s economic growth.
Aligning the Port Harcourt new transport scheme with the Greater Port Harcourt, master plan, construction of monorail in Port Harcourt purchase of (5) fire water taxis from Portugal, two are already delivered.
On Ministry of Works, the Governor of Rivers State said that he has mandated the ministry to build sustainable roads and infrastructure that will drive economic growth with the aim to leverage on world class infrastructure to attract investors.
In the past twenty four years we have made strides in this sector, 15 metres of Road under construction, 10 major bridges under construction, 20 minor bridges under construction, 4 flyover interchange under construction, 5 land reclamation shore protection (Andoni), Opobo, Buguma, Abalama, Olombie, Owukiri Island.
A minimum of N100 billion is invested annually on roads, and bridge infrastructures. 2 major markets and shopping malls are under construction. 70% of roads in rural areas, 30% on Greater Port Harcourt metropolis currently on ground. A total of 25 roads duly completed.
Finally, Governor Amaechi told the good people of Rivers State that they are aware of the enormous socio-economic problems and will continue by God’s grace to do his utmost best to improve the quality of lives of the people of Rivers State.
Restating his commitment to service to the good people of Rivers State. He said without the tremendous Goodwill and Support you have shown us, these past two years and not much would have been accomplished.
We do not and will never take your support for granted. Our legitimacy is founded on your continued support as we were one year ago we remain committed to your well being and welfare and we remain focused on serving you better.” Amaechi said.
Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s brief history. Those days as a child we used to make ends meet in his family. Humility has been his watchword. He fetches water, hawks, and plays his street ball with his friends. But whatever God has destined to be must surely come to be.
Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was born on May 27 1965 in a small village setting known as Umordu-Ubima in Ikwerre Ethnic nation of the present Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State Nigeria.
Endowed with high intelligence and a fertile mind. He started his primary education at St. Theresa Primary School Ubima where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1976. He later attended the Government Secondary School Okolobiri now in Bayelsa State where he sat and passed his West African School Certificate Examination in 1982. Thereafter he gained admission into the University of Port Harcourt and graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. He later obtained a master degree in English from the same university.
While in the university he exhibited great leadership potentials and was elected President of the National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS), the platform he peaceable organised and co-ordinate the affairs of Rivers State Students. This is possibly his exposure to practical politics. He worked briefly as PRO to Pamo Clinics in Port Harcourt. Became Speaker of Rivers House of Assembly for eight years and was declared as the best speaker in Nigeria.

Julie Jumbo

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Dry Skin, Chafing



With the harmattan season drawing closer, there is the need for ladies particularly to become sensitive to their skins in terms of applications in the most natural ways in order to overcome the season and remain radiant and attractive. Here are some tips for you.
Symptoms: The skin is evenly dry and there can be a tendency to chafing (more so during this period).
There is both water and oil loss in the skin. This may seem to be a matter of little concern but it can be a sign of more serious problems like essential fatty acide deficiency that can result in cardiovascular disease such as stroke, heart attack etc.
Dry Skin can also be a sign of an underactive thyrond.
If you are supplementing with Vitamin A in amounts over 100,000 units daily, dry skin may be the first warning of overdose. It is dangerous to take too much of vitamin A.
Natural Remedies:
Diet and Nutrients –
*Eat a nutritious diet of vegetables, fruit, grains, seeds, legumes and nuts. High sulfur foods like garlic, onions and asparagus help keep the skin smooth and youthful.
*Avoid animal fats, hydrogenated oils and fried foods
*The situation to this problem is not superficial creams which contain Vaseline or aluminum but obtaining enough unsaturated fatty acids in the diet. These would be uncooked vegetable oils, such as wheat germ oil, corn oil, seseme seed oil and soy oil. Take additional Vitamin E Supplementation of about 800-1,200 units a day.
*If you are not taking supplemental Vitamin A, begin taking a moderate amount (not over 25,000 units a day for a few days. Carrot juice (or 15 mg beta carotene daily) will also help.
*Take a B-Complex Supplement, Vitamin C (1,000mg 2-3 times) daily and zinc (15mg daily).
*’Misting’ is helpful. Spray your face with a fine mist of water atleast three times a day. To increase the effect, add some aloe Vera to the mist water.
If you do, you must not spray into the eyes.
*For your shower, rinse off every day with lukewarm water using as little soap as possible. Do not use hot water.
*For itchy skin, add vinegar to the bath water and take two tablespoon of vegetable oil daily. Helpful herbs include yarrow, violet and margoram. Dry-brush message your skin, to tone it up.
*Add two to three drops of lavender essential oil to warm water and apply a warm compress to your face.
This will hydrate the skin and stimulate the water and oil glands.
*Ripe, mashed avoicado alone or mixed with ripe banana is an excellent moistening mask. It will deep over the throat and face (except the eye area). Wait 10-15 minutes, then rinse off.
*Drink an adequate amount of water and keep the house or room cooler.

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The Cost of Living: Finances and Comfort



Have you ever wondered how much it costs to live every day? And by living we mean our day to day expenses. If for instance, we had a financial advisor keeping track of your day to day expenses how much would that cost? For the number of years that you have lived have you ever really thought about the cost of loving?

The cost of life

As we go about our day to day lives, we buy, we live, and we spend. That is why it is very important for us to always keep track of our finances, just like online betting ca. And that is also why we have a retirement plan because we want to make surethat even when we are older, we try to live a life of comfort.

We have budgets, we have loans and credit schemes all to make sure that our youth and adult life, we live the best lives that we can. And all this accredited to the cost of living, or rather should we say the need of comfort?

How the need for Comforteffects of finances

We all want to live comfortably. As we mentioned earlier that is why we even save up for retirement. So, one can easily say that is it because of this need for comfort that our finances are depleted every day. Even when it comes to games, we realised that the arcades were not comfortable so we created online versions of them. That is why we have best usa casinos onlinegames . So that you pay in the comfort of your home. You see, it all seems to go down to the need for comfort.

The mortgages that we take, the loans and the jobs that we have. It all because we want to live in comfort. And because we want to live in comfort, we will do all that it takes. Even if it means working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year all just because we want to live in comfort.

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Try These Top Dating Services If You Are Still Single



Digital technology has redefined our society in more ways than one. With the use of computers and smartphones, as well as other mobile devices, it is easier to do a lot of things, such as to shop and pay bills. Even dating has changed! Nowadays, online dating services offer the perfect platform for those who are looking for a partner, whether it is for a casual or serious relationship.

If you are still single, chances are, you have not yet discovered the magic of dating websites and services. Clueless about where to get started? Check out to find the best for you! Below, we will be listing down five of the top choices that should be on your radar!


  1. Zoosk

According to Mashable, Zoosk is an online dating service that is favored by many because of its user-friendly interface. The design makes it easy to navigate, although there were some complaints about how it tends to get spammy. With the latter, you have to be more careful to have an assurance that you will be dating only legitimate users.

One of the best things about Zoosk is its size. The company takes pride in having more than 35 million members who live in over 80 countries all over the world. With this, there is surely one who will be a match for you! You will never run out of choices, regardless of how picky you are.

Zoosk also comes with a dedicated mobile app! This makesit easy to search for a potential date even when you are using your smartphone.

Looking at the demographics of the users of this online dating service, there are about 52% females and 48% males. The average age of users, on the other hand, is 27 for females and 24 for males.

Zoosk has also gained a reputation for being inclusive. It is for everyone. Even for gays and lesbians, the dating app is perfect!


  1. Elite Singles

If you plan to try your luck in love using an online platform, this is one of the best dating sites you might want to take into consideration.

It is not easy to get started with this online dating service. While creating a profile is pretty much straightforward, there are tons of questions that you have to answer, which can take up to 45 minutes to complete. However, this is actually a good thing since the site is trying to get to know you to be able to find your perfect match.

The matching algorithm in Elite Singles is based on the Five Factor Model Theory. Aside from your personality, your match will be determined by factors like location, age, and occupation. You will be set up with up to seven matches in a day.

If you are looking for young love, this is probably not the site for you. This is not exactly designed with the needs of millennials in mind. In fact, the age of their users ranges from 33 to 50 years old. This is geared towards those who belong to the group of working professionals.


  1. Match

This is another option that should make it on your list of the best dating apps and services. One of the biggest selling points of the website is their satisfaction guarantee. You will find your match within six months of creating your profile! If you are unable to do so, they promise to provide you with six months of free membership. Good deal, right?

To create a profile, you will be asked to provide details about your physical appearance, faith, and hobbies, among other things. You can complete it within a few minutes. Even finding a match is almost effortless. You will be able to see only one profile at a time and you will decide whether it is a match or a pass.

One of the most important things that should be pointed out about Match is with regards to how its members are serious about dating. This is not one of those dating services where people are only after sex.


  1. OurTime

Online dating is for people of all ages. It is not only for millennials. Thankfully, with online services like OurTime, seniors who are looking for a date are given the perfect platform to search for their match. Whether you are looking for the opposite or same sex, this dating service can extend a helping hand.

OurTime claims that they understand what it means to be over 50, including the difficulty of finding a date. With this, they have developed an easy-to-use app that matches mature users. The app is free to download, but to be able to take advantage of its full features, you have to subscribe to one of the paid plans.

From the website of OurTime, they say that you can meet more than 50 singles in your area. The number is not as overwhelming as what you can most probably expect with the top three sites mentioned above.


  1. Silver Singles

This is another dating service that is made specifically for people who are aged 50 and above. Since it was launched in 2002, it has been one of the leading dating sites for seniors. It is a dating platform with an international network in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Germany.

On average, the users of Silver Singles are 41% males and 59% females. It is also estimated that there are 85,000 active monthly users.

As for the match system, as a part of the profile creation process, members will need a comprehensive personality test. This will provide the website with the data that is needed to match the user with the other members of the community. Every day, the website will recommend three to five compatible profiles.

For people on the go, it is also a good thing that a mobile app has been developed for both iOS and Android.



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