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Condolence Visit: IAUE Extols Late Prof Dienye

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The demise of Professor Emeyal Dienye has been described as not only a loss to his immediate family, but to the academia and the nation.
The Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele said this when the management of the university paid a condolence visit to the family of the erudite scholar and administrator on Tuesday.
The VC who was represented by the Director of Academic Planning, Professor Vincent Asuru, recalled the selflessness and dedication exhibited by the deceased in shaping the fortunes of the former Rivers State College of Education which later became the present Ignatius Ajuru University of Education.
Recall that Professor Dienye was former Provost of the erstwhile College of Education.
Among the contributions he made were the appointment of a professor for the college, the first in the history of Colleges of Education in Nigeria, infrastructural and manpower development, and the relative harmony he instilled among the staff unions and the management.
Professor Ndimele observed that the deceased was not just an astute administrator but also played the role of a father and advisor, adding that the university would always identify with the family.
He expressed the condolences of the university governing council, staff and students to the bereaved family while praying that God may give them the fortitude to bear the loss. He also promised that the university would participate in the burial activities.
Responding, wife of the departed, Professor (Mrs.) Victory Dienye expressed gladness for the visit by the university management, adding that she was grateful and touched.
She highlighted some of the assistance the institution had extended to the family while the deceased was alive, describing it as an attestation that her husband served well in the college as provost.
Mrs Dienye said she was happy to hear that her late husband touched lives positively and contributed to the processes that transformed the institution to what it is today.
She also charged the delegation to emulate and exhibit the good virtues of the late professor in order to take the institution to higher heights.

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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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