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RSG Is On Track –Perm Sec

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The Permanent Secretary,
Rivers State Ministry of Information and Communications, Mr Sam Woka, says the achievements of Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike in the first 100 days in office have put the state back on track as number one in the country.
Mr. Woka, who stated this when members of the Rivers Civil Society Platform paid him a courtesy call in his office in Port Harcourt said that Governor Wike had touched the critical sectors of the state in the last one hundred days.
He particularly said that the roads completed by this administration such as the Iwofe road, Eleme road and several others were key to the socio-economic development of the state.
The Permanent Secretary said that these road constructions had provided jobs to thousands of youths across the state while the resuscitation of Sharks, Dolphins and Rivers Angel Football Clubs had further provided opportunities for youths to showcase their potentials.
Mr Woka also reeled out the achievements of the Governor in the areas of housing,  overseas scholarships, welfare of civil servants and pensioners as well as security of lives and property.
He described civil society organisations as a critical component of democracy and urged them to be constructive in their approach to the issue of governance.
Earlier, the President of the Rivers State Civil Society Platform, Mr Emmanuel Nkweke, said that the platform which is a coalition of civil societies in the state was desirous of knowing what the present administration was doing in the state.
Mr. Nkweke said that the group had already visited other agencies, such as the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA), the state police command to obtain information on the Governor’s scorecards in the last one hundred days.
He said that the group is delighted that the pothole programme had graduated to road construction, rebuilding of drainage system and bridges, while power supply in Port Harcourt and other cities in the state had improved considerably.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and COmmunications, Mr Sam Woka (right), in a hand shake with Vice President, ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, Hon Justice Chijioke Friday, during a courtesy call to the ministry in Port Harcourt yesterday.              		      Photo: Ibioye Diama

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and COmmunications, Mr Sam Woka (right), in a hand shake with Vice President, ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, Hon Justice Chijioke Friday, during a courtesy call to the ministry in Port Harcourt yesterday. Photo: Ibioye Diama

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Incest Cases Worry FIDA

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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.

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Banigo Receives MWAN’s President-Elect

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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.

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LG Boss Orders Fresh Election Processes In Community

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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.

By: Theresa Frederick & Wokoma Emmanuel

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