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Don Tasks Confab Delegates On Resource Control

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A former Dean of
the Faculty of Engineering in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology(RSUST), Prof Ebenezer Wami has challenged the National Conference delegates to evolve a better derivative principle to assuage agitations of oil mineral producers.
Wami during a chat with The Tide in his office in Port Harcourt last Tuesday said the current 18 percent  is not enough to meet the needs of states who produce oil mineral in the country.
He blamed the recent disagreement on the floor of the national confab over the resource allocation on the quest by all parts of the country to partake in oil proceeds from the Niger Delta adding that” it’s high time we make the centre weak so the states can control their resources”.
Commenting on the planned privatization of refineries in the country by the Federal Government, Wami advised that government should not totally divest but should ensure the sector is run by private hands.
He recommended that government should also compel oil multinationals to set up refineries, revealing that some of the firms have refineries abroad and should therefore establish one in the country.
Wami said, “ the oil companies should participate in the downstream and upstream sectors. I believe that active refining will go a long way in providing employment in the country.”
Wami a former chairman of Port Harcourt City Local Government warned against plans of giving licenses to bunkerers who vandalise oil installations stressing that their activities cause more environmental pollution and do not create what he called, “ refining efficiency”.
He was of the view that the HYPREP is political and has not made any impact in restoring the environment in the Niger Delta and therefore enjoined the federal government to overhaul the agency for better impact.

L-R: Former Rivers State Deputy Governor, PDG Sir Gabriel Toby, PDG Rtn Ijeoma P. Okoro with Chapter President Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, GRA, Professor Winston Bellgam, during rotary evening of songs and tributes of Late Rtn (Dr.) Renny H. Cookey at Transit Care Hotel, Port Harcourt, recently. Photo: Egberi .A. Sampson

L-R: Former Rivers State Deputy Governor, PDG Sir Gabriel Toby, PDG Rtn Ijeoma P. Okoro with Chapter President Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, GRA, Professor Winston Bellgam, during rotary evening of songs and tributes of Late Rtn (Dr.) Renny H. Cookey at Transit Care Hotel, Port Harcourt, recently. Photo: Egberi .A. Sampson

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IAUOE More Developed In Four Years Than Ever -VC

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Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUOE), Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, says the development witnessed during the last four years in the institution has surpassed others before it, since the university was founded in 2009.
Ndimele, who stated this at the weekend during the 12th matriculation ceremony of the school, noted that development was in terms of infrastructure, equipment and admissions.
“We have progressively increased the carrying capacity of the university. We are aggressively expanding on infrastructure to cater for the large influx of students.
“For instance, since my tenure as VC, we have built 72 classrooms/lecture spaces”, he said.
The 72 classrooms and lecture spaces, he continued, include 19 at the new education building, 10 at the new Post Graduate Classrooms, 6 at the new Undergraduate Lecture Halls, and 6 at the Auditorium Extension.
It also includes 2 large Halls at the ICTC, the Seaside Theatre for practicals, 4 large classrooms at Aguma Postgraduate Lecture Complex, one Language Laboratory at Aguma Postgraduate Lecture Complex, and 9 large Halls at the International Students’ Complex.
Others are 2 classrooms at the International Students’ Complex, an internet hall at the IDL Centre, as well as 6 large Halls and 4 studios at the Faculty of Bussiness Studies Complex.
“We can proudly say that we have built more Classrooms/lecture spaces in the past four years than the school had witnessed from inception”, he said.
In addition to these, the VC noted that virtually all equipment such as wooden benches, broken chairs, etc had been replaced with modern and state-of-the-art furniture.
Ndimele further stated that the university had currently built three new hostels, “which are the best on campus”: The Salvation Hostel, The Graduate Hostel, and The New Haven Hostel A.
The New Haven Layout of the Main campus, he said, was fully funded in 2019 and hosts such structures as the Postgraduate Hostel comprising 160 bed spaces with in-situ toilets, a 100-room capacity Salvation Female Hostel, donated by Pastor David Ibiyeomie, the New Haven Hostel A comprising 264 bed spaces with in-situ toilets, and ten units of Senior Staff toilets.

By: Sogbeba Dokubo

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Expert Discovers Cure For Diabetic Ulcer

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In a bid to fight diabetic ulcer, Rev Cornelius Ngochindo, has made a novel breakthrough and got approval from National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for  a drug that cures diabetic ulcer.
Speaking at a media briefing in Port Harcourt, Prof Ngochindo said the discovery of cure for diabetic ulcer which had defiled all treatments world wide is a measure to end the amputation of diabetic patients.
    He described the Ngobebe herbal cream as his own contribution to the betterment of humanity and called on the government to partner with him for the benefit of diabetic patients.
    According to him, his is also another source of revenue for the government as people all over the world need the cream.
      Explaining further, he said in diabetic patients, there are sludges in the blood vessels which impede the free flow of blood along the affected parts of the body, noting that if it is ever pricked by nail or the region suffers any injuries with time, no blood flows into that region. The lack of flow of blood into the affected parts because of the blockade of the blood vessels, he said, causes diabetic ulcer.
  He likened Ngobebe herbal cream to the work of a plumber by gently and slowly dissolving and removing the precipitations, thus a free way of flow of blood and nutrients is secured and brings about the cure.
   He informed that if the sugar level inside the body system was very high, it would be difficult to heal the ulcer.

By: Miracle Peters

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Groups Sue For Peace, Sustainable Development In Ogoniland

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Stakeholders at the Emergency Summit on Leadership and Security in Ogoniland, organised by a Non-Governmental Organisation, under the auspices of United MOSOP Forum, at the All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Bori, Ogoni Diocese, have urged Ogonis to work in unity to promote  peace and sustainable development in Ogoniland.
The stakeholders in a unanimous decision at the end of the summit said the objectives of the Ogoni struggle as embedded in the Ogoni Bill of Rights, can only be achieved when Ogonis operate in one accord and resist external infiltrations that undermines the collective interest of the people.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the event, Chief Kpoobari Badom,  commended the organisers of the summit and urged Ogonis to close ranks and work out their political and economic liberation and take their rightful  position among the comity of ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
In the lead paper presentation, Rear Admiral  Ncholas Bakpo  (Retired) stated that the time was ripe for Ogonis to address the leadership crisis in Ogoni, noting that the dearth of focused leadership was the bane of Ogoni development
In his welcome address , Chairman, United MOSOP Forum , Augustine Dinebari Kpuinen, said the Summit was a platform  to enable Ogonis discuss their common problems  of  insecurity,  leadership and underdevelopment .
He emphasised the need for an Ogoni State and for Ogoni resources to be used to develop Ogoniland, pointing out that Ogonis will  no longer  sit back and play the second fiddle in the affairs of the Nigerian state.
Also speaking a foremost Ogoni patriot, and one of the organsers of the summit, Dr Leesi Gborogosi, thanked the stakeholders for their concern for the development of Ogoni.

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