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Cleric Defends Women’s Role In Ministry

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The General Overseer of
Holy Ghost Empowered Ministry, Mummy Gift Sunday, has said that women can no longer play second fiddle in the vineyard of God.
Speaking with newsmen during the Kingdom Summit of the Ministry last Sunday, at Azuabie, Port Harcourt, Mummy Sunday said that the era when women played second     fiddle in the ministry of God was gone.     . According to her, women also have a right to propagate the gospel of Christ, noting that many women are now excelling in the work of God.
The cleric also said that the ministry in conjunction with other Christian denominations was continuously praying for a peaceful election come 2015 and advised politicians to play according to the rules to ensure a peaceful election, come next year. Mummy Sunday said that the summit, which was the third so far organised by the ministry was to win souls for Christ.
In his sermon titled, “The Ideal Kingdom,” the presiding minister of the ministry, Rev. Praise Nnabugo, described the proliferation of denominations as the greatest problems of the church ..
Rev. Nnabugo said that its condemnable for ministers of God to elevate their doctrines above that of the Bible.
The man of God who said that God’s Kingdom is the ideal, said that time has come
for people to learn how to live in the forth-coming kingdom of God.
According to him, the only way to do this was to accept Christ, stressing that the
summit was organised to prepare people on how to live in God’s kingdom.
The cleric argued that mankind had choice to either accept God or Satan but warned that both choices had consequences.     .
High point of the event was the ordination of its deacons.

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Lawmaker Tasks Councillors On Research, Training

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The lawmaker representing Oyigbo Constituency in Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon Nwankwo Promise, has urged the newly inaugurated Oyigbo councillors to focus on research and regular training as they start legislative business.
Hon Promise said this during the inauguration of the councillors and the vice chairman at Afam yesterday.
The lawmaker also said effective representation and service to humanity should be taken serious.
He explained that emulating their predecessors by initiating bills capable of transferring the local government will pay them a lot.
He urged them to guard against gallivanting and work for the interest of the people by liaising with the executive to develop the area.
The lawmaker also expressed optimism that the new Oyigbo local government administration will improve the lot of the people of the area.
Responding on behalf of the councilors, High Chief Godson Oyegorom, representing ward 9, promised that the new legislative assembly will work with the executive to develop Oyigbo.

By: Miracle Chioma Peters

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LG Boss Promises To Boost Health Sector Admonishes Workers On Diligence

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Chairman, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mr Erastus Awortu, has promised to strengthen the health sector in the local council as he embarked on reviving the council’s moribund General Hospital.
Awortu made the promise on Wednesday in Ngo, the council’s headquarters.
He noted that the task of his administration was huge following negative impact on the council as a result of insecurity and other administrative shortfalls.
“Reopening the General Hospital in Ngo was part of our campaign promise, we are going to liaise with relevant authorities to ensure that the hospital starts operation as soon as possible.
“This is going to be one of our focus areas so as to alleviate the sufferings of our people especially women and children,” Awortu said.
The council chairman also warned civil servants in the area against laxity, urging them to support the administration to succeed.
“The HPM is here, unfortunately, he is the only management staff here.
“This is unacceptable; civil servants must begin to take responsibility and be diligent to duty to enable the council and our local economy feel their inputs.
“We will also ensure that the staff quarters for relevant staff are put in good shape,” he added.
Awortu urged the newly innaugurated members of his cabinet to live up to expectation in their various offices.
“The Vice Chairman has today been sworn in to assume duties, her office is a very important one that comes with lots of responsibilities.
“The office of the Vice Chairman heads the boundary committee which is expected to liaise with the respected chiefs and elders of the various communities.
“Same goes for the Council’s Secretary and Chief of Staff, your jobs are well spelt out too.
“I have been informed that apart from the financial records which are in the purvey of the Council’s Treasurer, there are no other records in the council.
“Going forward, the secretariat must ensure that all Council’s activities are well documented for the purpose of accountability,” he said.

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Benue, Rivers Synergise On Rice Production

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The Benue and Rivers State governments have commenced discussions to collaborate in the area of agricultural and food value chain production.
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, disclosed this, yesterday, after receiving the report of the Prof. Dennis A. Ityavyar delegation he sent to Rivers State.
The governor restated the resolve of his administration to explore the cordial relationship between Benue and Rivers that had existed in time past for the benefit of the present and future generations.
Ortom commended the delegation for being good ambassadors of the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, who led the state’s delegation to Rivers State to explore the possibility of a synergy in that area while presenting the report to the governor at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, commended the governor for the initiative to rebuild relationship among the minority tribes in the country.
Ortom, who is Visitor to the Benue State University, also approved the appointment of the Amanyanabo of Abonnema, King Disrael Gbobo Bob-Manuel, as chancellor of the institution.
Similarly, Ityavyar led the Pro-Chancellor of the Benue State University, Prof. Zakarys Gundu; Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tor Joe Iorapuu; and others to present appointment letter to the new chancellor in Rivers State

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