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Amaechi Commiserates With Late Eze Amadi’s Family

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Rivers State Governor,
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi,  has commiserated with the children and family members of late Eze Samuel Amadi, a renowned chief and philanthropist of Isiokpo Kingdom in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state. He was aged 85.
Amaechi described Eze Amadi as one of the greatest sons of Ikwerre ethnic nationality when he paid a condolence visit to the royal home of the deceased monarch last Thursday.
He appealed to the children of Late Eze Amadi to remain united and work together to preserve their father’s legacies.
He said: , “when I saw you people coming, I was worried and I can tell you why I was worried – too many young men, which means he (eldest son) is in trouble, because in Ikwerre tradition, everything is heaped on him, so he has nothing, because even if you heap every property on him and he has to take care of everybody’s problems, all the assets will also not be able to do that.
“But I think as an elder brother who would have related with everybody, the easiest way to solve the complexities of the Ikwerre tradition is to get everybody involved in family decisions and I pray that you people should know that the challenges of having a great father is that his shoes are usually very big and if you don’t fill them, the world will say you are a failure. I know that you the children can’t be failures because I have heard about those of you who are overseas, those of you who have studied, I hear almost all of you have gone through school, so actually your parents owe you nothing. What I tell my son, is ‘what I owe you is university education; the moment you graduate you should be able to be on your own.’
“The most important thing is bonding. All of you are young men and women, if you come together, nobody would know that you people have different mothers, so you should come together. Where people will know that you are of different mothers is when you begin to quarrel among yourselves. There are families you will go to, you will never know the difference because they will not let the mothers cause division amongst them and what you need to do that is fairness and justice,” Amaechi said.
He urged the eldest son to ensure fairness in running the affairs of the family.
“I usually say this, and that is what I believe in, ‘that peace is not a product of lack of fight or war, peace is a product of social justice.’ Once everybody is happy about what you are doing then there will be no need for war,” Amaechi said.
Responding, the eldest son of Eze Amadi, Mr. Owhorchukwu Amadi thanked the governor for finding time to visit and console them.
He also expressed gratitude to Governor Amaechi for the words of wisdom to ensure the collective growth, peace and unity of the family.
“His Excellency, I thank you very much for coming to mourn with us the death of our dearly beloved father and like you rightly pointed out, our father was a great man and he left so many legacies. He taught us to be humble and he was a humanitarian; and his humanitarian gesture was felt by all and sundry here in the community and beyond. I thank you for your advice, I will try as much as I can to bring my siblings together. We will live in unity. We will live in peace,” Owhorchukwu said.

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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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