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RSNC Boss Tasks Journalists On Hardwork

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The General Manager, Rivers State Newspaper Corporation (RSNC), Publishers of The Tide Newspaper, Mr Vincent Ake has charged members of the Ministry of Information and Communications Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to show total commitment to duty wherever they find themselves.
Ake handed down the charge when the executive members of chapel paid him a courtesy visit at his office in Port Harcourt, yesterday.
He said it is only true commitment to duty, no matter how little the work may be, that would enable one to attain greater heights in life.
Ake urged them to be grateful to God for keeping them where they find themselves, urging them to be dedicated to their duties and see it as their personal work.
The General Manager cited an example of his humble beginning as a civil servant, in the ministry of Information and Communications, where he started as the Chapel’s Secretary and became the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the NUJ State Council and later National Deputy President and seeing himself today as General Manager of the Rivers State Newspaper Corporation.
He reminded them that as unionists, mannerism and proper articulations at meeting levels were important, adding that h is good mannerism, articulated speech and being a peace-builder spoke for him and earned him his present appointment even after retirement.
He added that humility should be their watchword as a step to achieving success in life, saying that “when you humble yourselves in your duty posts, you understand the job better and faster, and in future, you excel when the baton of leadership is given to you.”
He charged union members aspiring to higher positions to remain focused, adding that they need to understand the terrain and follow the direction of the pendulum, in order not to miss out.
Earlier, the chairman of the Chapel, Mr Okechukwu Maru had said that the news of the appointment of their former boss as General Manager of a widely read newspaper, The Tide, gladdened their hearts and gave them the hope that “if you work well, God will still use you even at retirement.”
Maru, also hinted that his executive comprising of himself as Chairman; Vice Chairman, ThankGod Nwaeke; Secretary, Ominini L. Wokoma; Treasurer, Princess Rose Amadi; Auditor, Alete Edna and Assistant Secretary, Okon Nodinim Florence has ensured members of the chapel now receive weigh-in allowances.
He added that it was made possible through the efforts of the commissioner for Information and Communications, Austin-Tam-George.
While thanking the team for the visit, the Director Production of the Corporation, Mr Dagogo Clinton urged them to uphold the ethics of journalism, in order to be on the front burner and charged them to always ensure that members given total support to the management to meet up their demands.

Susan Serekara-Nwikhana

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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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