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Council Boss Warns Trouble Makers

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The Asari Toru Local Government Council has warned that the council will deal ruthlessly with any one or groups perpetrating crime in any of the communities within the local government area.
The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the council, Hon. Promise Wright Warmate who handed down the warning at Buguma, the headquarters of the local government area during a youth education advocacy programme organized by the members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), in conjunction with the local government council, advised trouble shooters to turn a new leaf or face the consequences of their action.
According to him,’’ tormentors of trouble and perpetrators of criminal activities in the various communities of the local government area, are advised to accept the option to turn a new leaf and be of good conduct for the peace and security of the area or face the wrath of the law’’.
The council boss while unveiling the advocacy banner that profiles anti-social youth behaviours such as drug abuse, violence, cultism, kidnapping, pre-marital sex and unwanted pregnancy, appealed to youths in the area to shun crime and plan their lives to better the area.
He noted that the security of any place is primarily dependent on the peace and health enjoyed by the inhabitants, pointing out that his administration will not condone social vices amongst youths that have long assailed the peace and wellbeing of the people and slowed down the development of the communities.
Warmate commended the Batch A&B 2016 Corp members for organizing the environment-sensitive programme to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),stating that the bold steps taken by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, to restore peace in Rivers State and making the state investment-friendly for socio-economic development should be appreciated.
He said his administration is taking a cue to complement the effort of the governor toward peace and security, noting that a Town Hall meeting of communities in the local government area is underway to effectively address the issue of peace and security in the area.

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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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