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NOA Tasks Group On Peace

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The Rivers State Director, National Orientation Agency, Mr Oliver Wolugbom has enjoined a group called World Peace Ambassadors to make peace paramount in their private lives so as to be able to achieve the desired peace the world needs.
Mr Wolugbom stated this in his temporary office at Elekahia when members of the group paid him a courtesy call.
According to him peace is very important in all facets of life be it in the family, church, mosque, community, saying that for one to be able to preach peace, the person must work on having peace first.
He enjoined them to start in the family, communities, churches because as he puts it when you do this, peace will eventually translate into the society.
The NOA boss cautioned against celebrating those who bring ill-gotten money to the church for thanks-giving, saying that attitudinal change and re-orientation is the business of all for a better society.
He noted that each person or individual must be a change agent and assured them of his readiness to partner with them.
Speaking earlier on behalf of the group, Mr Fidelis Obi intimated the agency of their mission to promote peace and create awareness among stakeholders towards achieving peace in Nigeria and the world at large.
“Peace should ensure conflict free society and peaceful co-existence”, he said.

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Association Extols Media Role In Business, Maritime Success

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The Chairman, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA),Onne Chapter, Mr Mike Ebeatu, has said that the media is key to any successful business including that of the maritime industry.
Ebeatu said this during an interactive session with members of the Maritime Energy Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MEMPON) who paid a courtesy visit on him at Onne in Eleme Local Government Area recently.
He pointed out that synergy with the media would encourage maximum productivity.
According to the ANLCA boss, the maritime industry in Lagos State was flourishing its closeness with the Media.
“The West has been able to harness the power of the media to their advantage, why should the case be different in the South or East “, he said.
To drive home his point, he promised his guests of a partnership deal so far as they would be committed to the tenets of the partnership.
Ebeatu highlighted some of the advantages of cordial relationship with the media, which included effective information dissemination, image laundering and productivity.
“We are prepared to work with MEMPON. The President should also be reached on the MEMPON forthcoming seminar/award. On our part as a chapter,we can also work it out and participate”, he said.
He also described the role the Lagos Media play in supporting operations at the ports as an ideal relationship.
”The congestion and insecurity in Lagos are played down by the media there, while the positive sides are hyped, because of the mutual relationships that exist between the media and industry players in the west. It is what you present that is accepted,” he said.
The Chairman, however, reiterated that his doors were open for members of MEMPON, who he described as seasoned journalists.
Meanwhile, President of MEMPON Amb. Ralph John had told the ANLCA Chairman that they were in his office to felicitate with him on his emergence as chairman of Onne Chapter of ANLCA and to express MEMPON’s willingness to partner with him and his team.
John who went memory lane , recalled how most members of the Group have reported the maritime industry faithfully and effectively over the years.
“MEMPON will partner with you professionally as media practitioners, having been duly registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to carry out its functions,” he said.
The President also used the forum to intimate his host about its upcoming event in November, and the need to be in attendance.

By: King Onunwor

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Philanthropist Tasks Orashi Region On NiMet Warnings

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Humanitarian award winner, Prince Kelvin Umejuru, has charged residents in the flood-prone Orashi region, comprising Ahoada East, Ahoada West, Abua/Odual and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Areas of the State, not to ignore the recent warnings by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) that the region was among other parts of the country at the risk of experiencing high probability of flood due to ongoing rainfalls and increased global warming.
The youthful philanthropist, who gave the charge in an interview with journalists at the Port Harcourt International Airport at the weekend, lamented that the debilitating flooding of 2012 and 2019 in Orashi region and other parts of the state, were still fresh in mind, adding that a repeat would have disastrous consequences.
The Managing Director of EN Global Nigeria Limited, Port Harcourt who recently bagged the prestigious Golden Heart Award from Smart News Network (SNN), regretted that flooding incidents were manifesting just as predicted by the NiMet and NIHSA because people failed to heed the warnings issued by the Agency before the onset of flooding season in the country.
Prince Umejuru said the situation called for collaborative efforts by residents across the Orashi region to ensure that they are not caught up by the impending flood disaster while also advising that their gutters and other water channels should be regularly cleared of wastes.
He said the warning became necessary as residents often times fail to adhere to environmental rules by not throwing garbage into the gutters and other waterways, as these would impede the free flow of water.
“The flood disaster which devastated several parts of the State in 2012 and years after, is still very fresh in mind and should serve as a wakeup call for all residents in the Orashi region to take appropriate steps to avoid a repeat”, Prince Umejuru advised.
The youthful philanthropist further enjoined Orashi people to see themselves as partners in the crusade for a clean and healthy Rivers State, urging them to play pivotal role by ensuring the implementation of government’s policies and programmes.
He appealed to them to make it a routine exercise to constantly clear the rivers of water hyacinths, also known to be hampering the free flow of waters in the coast lines.

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LG Boss Presents N484m Budget To Assembly

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The Chairman of Okrika Local Government Area, Akuro Tobin, has presented a supplementary budget of N484 million to the council’s legislative Assembly.
The Budget for June to December this year tagged “Budget of New Beginning”, is anchored on the massive infrastructural revolution geared towards delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of the Local Government Area.
Appreciating the legislators for demonstrating interest and commitment to the development of Okrika LGA, the Chairman, Hon. Tobin, commended the 7th Assembly for their support in taking the Local Government Area to a fresh height amongst the comity of councils in the State.
Also speaking, the Leader of the Legislative Assembly, Hon P. Abam, said the Supplementary budget presentation was a landmark to the activities of the House.
He assured that the House would ensure proper scrutiny of the supplementary budget and its quick passage to enable the executive arm of government to foster a new beginning of development in the area.
The leader who assured that the legislative arm would continue to partner with the executive arm for proper utilization of the available resources in the interest of the people, peace, progress, and development in the area.
In a vote of thanks, Hon Royal Ateke appreciated the Council boss for his drive in bringing development to the LGA.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Assembly, Hon Paul G. Abam, has referred the Supplementary Budget to the relevant committees for speedy consideration.

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