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Fun Galore As Orada Celebrates 10 Years Of Excellence

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It was fun galore recently as
Orada International School Ozuoba in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State celebrated her 10th anniversary of academic excellence under the distinguished Chairmanship of the Honourable Commissioner for Works Rivers State, Engr Ken K. Nwachukwu.
The event which took place at the school premises on Saturday 19th December 2015 featured cultural display, drama presentation, poem rendition, unveiling of the school magazine, cutting of the anniversary cake, merit awards and other side attractions.
In his address at the occasion, the Chairman, Engr. Nwachukwu emphasised the importance of education in society and urged parents and guardians to invest in the academic pursuit of their children and wards as future leaders of our great country Nigeria. He also charged them to discourage their children from engaging in cult related activities and other social vices inimical to the development of the country.
The chairman commended the proprietor of the school, Mr Vincent Ichella, for setting academic and moral standards among the pupils which he said are worthy of emulation. He also assured him of his commitment in ensuring that the standard is maintained.
Also speaking, the Special Guest of Honour and Director, Cabinet Office Rivers State, Mr Hamilton Amadi lauded the proprietor for his commitment towards the promotion of  education in Obio/Akpor communities.
He stressed that the singular effort of the proprietor has led to the educational rejuvenation among the people of the area and urged parents to make use of the opportunity to improve on the educational potentials of their children and wards.
Earlier in his welcome address, the proprietor of the school, Mr Vincent Ichella, said that the vision of the school is to bring up functional citizens of the global world through knowledge which is their stock in trade, to  provide the most outstanding citadel of learning and to provide quality and affordable education, while the mission is providing excellent academic service using competent and dedicated management and staff as well as to provide quality and affordable education to all and sundry.
According to him, the motto of the school which is “Catch the World with Knowledge” is the driving force that has led to the achievement of academic excellence within the 10 years of its existence. We disclosed that the school was started with N12,000 (Twelve thousand) and one classroom block, but today  it boast of modern structures well equipped science laboratories, and other facilities that provide conducive environment for teaching work the school  also engages in extra curricular activities such as sports, cultural dances, drama and choreography among others in order to equip the students academically, physically and morally.
He appealed to the state government and private organisations to partner with the school in a bid to surmount their financial challenges.
The high points of the event merit awards to deserving recipients among whom were.
Rivers State Government for Work, Engr. K. K. Nwachukwu, Sir (Hon) Michael Okechukwu Chinda, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, Pastor Kingsley Wordu, Elder Linus Ibekwe, Prince Hulikins Daniel and Innocent Wordu among others.

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Duncan Mighty Cheats Death In Ghastly Car Accident

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Rivers State-born singer, Duncan Mighty has survived a car accident while travelling to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, on his Instagram account, thanked God for saving his life and Nigerians for praying for him.
He revealed that on January 2, 2022, his vehicle drove straight into the river after a failed brake.
He wrote, “God bless you for your prayers. 2nd January on our way to Uyo, our vehicle drove straight into the river after a trailer on a high speed failed brake, was the last thing I can remember.
“Next is seeing myself in the hospital. God made, no be man made.”

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Grammy Awards Postponed Indefinitely, As Omicron Variant Spreads

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The 64th Grammy Awards has been postponed indefinitely amid an unprecedented wave of COVID Omicron variant.
Recording Academy announced that the awards was postponed indefinitely for safety reasons.
The awards show had been scheduled for January 31; no new date has been set yet.
CBS and Recording Academy in a statement said holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant.
Part of the statement read, “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Show.”
CBS noted that the health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and those who tirelessly work to produce the award show remain our top priority.
“We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® on a future date, which will be announced soon,” the statement read.

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Yuletide: Emohua Turns To Carnival City …Commends Awuse’s Magnanimity

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The 2021 Yuletide celebration in Emohua Community, Rivers State was funfilled amidst glitz and glamour as the good people of the ancient town came out in their numbers to celebrate Christmas and new year under a peaceful atmosphere with gratitude to God and Ohna Sergent Awuse for a hitch free yuletide as the town literally turned to a carnival city.
The weeklong activities which started from December 23rd 2021 kicked off with the Ohna Awuse cup competition which featured six teams named after different countries. At the grand finale on January 4th 2022, South Africa defeated Ivory Coast with a lone goal and went home with the golden cup and N250,000 cash, while the second position went to Ivory Coast with a cash prize of N150,000, Egypt took third and got N100,000.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Organising Committee of the tournament, Mr Nnebuchi Woleru, thanked Ohna Awuse for sponsoring the tournament which has been in existence for the past six years. He described the soccer event as a unifying factor among the youths as the players were drawn from the eight villages in Emohua town. He stressed that they decided to name the teams after countries to avoid acrimony and rancour as was witnessed in previous tournaments.
According to Woleru, the football event helped to ensure peace in the community and contributed in curbing the menace of youth restiveness cultism and other social vices among the youths. He thanked Ohna Awuse for his foresight and for ensuring peace in the town.
Ohna Awuse noted that the purpose of the competition was to encourage the youths to discover and harness their potentials, promote peace and unity among the youths and to change the negative narrative and conduct for which they were known in the past. He thanked them for their peaceful conduct throughout the competition.
Ohna Awuse also ushered in the new year by hosting Ohna Emohua, Eleru-urie, Emohua Council of Chiefs, widows and the youths. He noted that 2022 was a year of peace, unity and freedom as he called for all hands to be on deck to move Emohua to the next level of development and peaceful coexistence.
The yuletide also witnessed masquerade displays and carnivals by the eight villages of Emohua. Speaking at one of the masquerade displays the Chairman of Ohna Mele Masquerade Dance, Mr Ifeanyi Iroh, thanked Ohna Awuse, Barr Chima Obinna and others for sponsoring the masquerade dance which he said had given them a sense of belonging and had helped to promote their age long culture and tradition.
Also speaking the youth Chairman and coordinator of Mgbuetor Carnival, Mr Anachor Emenike noted that the purpose of the carnival was to entertain the youths during the festive period and the carnival symbolises unity, peace and love among the youths. He thanked Hon Collins Amegl Opuel Wordu and other sponsores of the event for making their dream come true and urged others to emulate their kind gestures.

By: Jacob Obinna

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