The Junior Chamber Inter
national (JCI), Port Harcourt Metropolitan Chapter, has conferred Partner of the Year Award on Rivers State Newspaper Corporation (RSNC).
Presenting the award on Sunday in Port Harcourt, the 2015 President of the chapter, Barr Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu, said the corporation was honoured for its sustainable partnership with JCI.
Mbeledogu particularly noted the commitment of RSNC in serving humanity, describing it as the best work of life.
According to her, the corporation has helped the chapter to make impact in a large scale which she said has created opportunities that have empowered young people to create a positive change in the society.
The General Manager of RSNC, Mr Celestine Ogolo, thanked the organisation for the recognition. He also commended her for the high level of positive impact it has made in the society.
Represented by Chris Oluoh, the RSNC General Manager promised that the corporation would continue to partner with the Port Harcourt Metropolitan Chapter of JCI, with a view to propagating its activities.
Earlier in her valedictory speech, Barr Mbeledogu called on all JCI members to continue to work with the president-elect of the chapter.
While also advising her successor to rise to the challenge of taking JCI to new level, she noted, however, that the chapter won 15 awards both nationally and internationally during her tenure.
In his inaugural speech, the 2016 President, Mr Nyeche Mac-Woke, thanked the organisation for giving him the opportunity to serve them and humanity.
He, however, pledged to continue to touch the lives of the less privileged citizens of the society, adding that his government would provide 60, 000 branded JCI notebooks to 60 different schools within 60 days.
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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