The remains of the late Senior
Journalist with the Rivers State Newspaper Corporation (RSNC), publishers of The Tide Newspaper, Mr Isaac Ibe Nwankwo, were committed to mother earth on Saturday at his hometown, Umukpota Eberi in Omuma Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Late Nwankwo, who died at the age of 53 worked on different desks in the Editorial Department of the corporation, but was Acting Assistant Sports Editor before his demise on 10th April 2015, after a brief illness.
The Director of Administration, RSNC, Mrs. Emi Jameson, described the late Nwankwo as a humble, peaceful and hardworking journalist who contributed his best to RSNC and the journalism profession.
Jameson, who led a delegation of RSNC staff to the burial ceremony noted that late Nwankwo’s death created a vacuum in the office and in his family.
She condoled the family members and urged them to take solace in God who has the power to make things better.
Also speaking, the former Chairman of Rivers State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), and Zonal Secretary, South South of the union, Mr Opaka Dokubo, also described late Nwankwo as a friendly, humble and hardworking youngman who would be greatly missed by his colleagues.
At the funeral service in honour of the late journalist, Senior Apostle Raphael Dom urged Christians to embrace God and live life that is pleasing to him while on earth.
The man of God advised Christians not to allow joy of the flesh and material things to stand in between them and God, but to always remember that the journey of life lasts beyond the present earth.
He noted that while on earth, Nwankwo was a devout Christian who lived a life worthy of emulation and expressed hope that his spirit would find solace in the bossom of the Lord.
Incest Cases Worry FIDA
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in the State, has raised an alarm over the increase of incest in the State.
The Acting Chairman of FIDA in the State, Nnenna Igbokwe told newsmen that the organisation discovered this during their sensitisation programme about the VAAP Law.
Igbokwe said at least three of the incest cases are before court of competent jurisdiction.
The Acting FIDA Chairman also said that the accused especially, fathers use threat to silence cases of incest in their family.
She however, advised security agencies to do due diligence in their investigation of the incest matters.
Banigo Receives MWAN’s President-Elect
The State Deputy Governor and foundation member of Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has received the new MWAN’s, National President-elect, Prof. Rosemary Ogu.
The Deputy Governor received Prof Ogu in her office at Government House, Port Harcourt, and congratulated the team on the victory.
She also presented gifts to the National President-elect.
Earlier, the 22nd National President-elect of Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Prof Romary Ogu had promised to work hard to take the association to enviable heights.
In another development, the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has also received her 22nd MWAN Biennial Conference registration materials from Dr Vetty Agala, the President of MWAN in the State
The Tide reports that the State delegation included MWAN’s, Rivers State Founder/Initiator, Dr Bernadette Korubo, a life member of the association, Dr Nnesochi Offor who is also another life member, past President of the State, past National Treasurer and MWAN mentor 2021.
Other delegates led by the State President, Dr Vetty Agala were Dr Obelebra Adebiyi, immediate past State Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association and past President, MWAN, Rivers State, Dr Ibimonye Porbeni, the immediate past MWAN President in the State and Dr Ireju Ajie, the Secretary of MWAN in the State.
The State branch of MWAN will be hosting the 23rd biennial conference in September, 2023.
LG Boss Orders Fresh Election Processes In Community
As the build up to the Krakrama Youths Association’s election gathers momentum, the Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area, Hon. Onengiyeofori George, has sued for peace amongst parties.
The Tide learnt that security intelligence from the Krakrama community revealed that rancour and crisis were looming as a result of the forthcoming youth election in the community thus, if treated with levity may degenerate into a crisis situation in the community.
Sequel to the impending fracas allegedly caused by the pre-election irregularities, the Asari- Toru Local Government Area boss in line with his constitutional duty of maintaining peace and order as the Chief Security Officer in the Local Government Area has ordered for a fresh start of the process.
Speaking in a meeting with the Amanyanabo of Krakrama Community, King Iwari Gibson Bala, the CDC Chairman, Comrade Victor Membere and the outgoing Youth President of Krakrama Youth Association, Comrade Ikalaso Tomitamunoa, the Council boss ordered for the nullification of the Electoral Commitee appointed by the outgoing executives of the Krakrama Youth Association.
He further asked the Amanyanabo of Krakrama Community to liaise with the relevant stakeholders to appoint a credible, neutral and acceptable Electoral Committee that will oversee the elections.
Moreover, the Council Chairman directed that the aspirants who had purchased forms already still stand as status quo still remains.
For fairness, the new Electoral Committee to be appointed has been directed to give one week of grace to aspirants for continuous sale of forms.
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