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Security Breaches: APC Backs Wike On Border Curvew

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The State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reacted to the curfew placed on the State and the closure of its land boarders by Governor Nyesom Wike following the spate of violence and killings in the State.
The party said no price is too much to pay when it comes to the protection of lives and property.
APC Spokesperson, Chief Ogbonna Nwuke told newsmen in Port-Harcourt, the State capital on Wednesday that there were moves by some unknown persons to undermine the peace and stability of the State.
“In the last one week, our State has been under attack by unknown persons who are determined to undermine the peace and security of the State.
“We think that the decision to impose a curfew around the State’s land border communities may be part of a security arrangement agreed upon by security agencies.”
“We believe that no price is too big to pay when it comes to the protection of lives and property. As a responsible Party, the APC agrees with the move to impose such a curfew.”
“We urge the Rivers people to do whatever is possible to frustrate any attempt by unknown persons to disturb the peace.”
It would be recalled that Governor Wike in a State broadcast Tuesday, imposed a night curfew on all entry and exit points with Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Imo States.
Governor Wike said the curfew which takes effect from Wednesday night, is necessitated by the recent security breaches and deadly attacks on security personnel by some yet-to -be identified gunmen in the State.
He had said:”The Government of Rivers State has decided to restrict night movements into and out of the State from the land borders of the State.”
“Consequently , a night curfew is hereby imposed and no person or vehicle is allowed into and out of Rivers State from 8.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from tomorrow (Wednesday) April 28, 2021 until further notice.
“We wish to advise that those who have any legitimate need or reason to come into or go out of the State must do so before 8.00 p.m. when the curfew shall come into force daily.”
The Governor said security agencies have been posted to monitor and enforce strict compliance of the curfew at all borders and or entry and exit points with Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Imo States.
He explained that on Saturday, some Customs, Police and Civil Defence officers on their duty posts along the Port- Harcourt-Owerri Expressway were ambushed and gruesomely murdered in cold blood by armed attackers.
Similarly, on Sunday, the State witnessed another deadly attack and killing of officers and men of the Nigerian Army right on their duty post in Abua/ Odual Local Government Area of the State.
Governor Wike noted that although security agencies were investigating the attacks with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice, nobody yet knows where and when the next attack would take place.
“Neither do we also know the motives of the deranged characters or group behind these senseless assault on our State and the lives of security operatives working to keep us safe and secure.”
“However , what is obvious is that the attackers and their sponsors are people who came from outside Rivers State, and as a Government, we are determined to do everything within our powers to prevent the re-occurrence of such senseless and murderous acts aimed at creating an atmosphere of gross insecurity and panic among the citizens.”
“In view of what is going on therefore and its implications to the security of the State and citizens, and in discharge of our constitutional responsibility in that regard, the Government of Rivers State has decided to restrict night movements into and out of the State from the land borders of the State, “he concluded.

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IAUOE More Developed In Four Years Than Ever -VC

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Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUOE), Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, says the development witnessed during the last four years in the institution has surpassed others before it, since the university was founded in 2009.
Ndimele, who stated this at the weekend during the 12th matriculation ceremony of the school, noted that development was in terms of infrastructure, equipment and admissions.
“We have progressively increased the carrying capacity of the university. We are aggressively expanding on infrastructure to cater for the large influx of students.
“For instance, since my tenure as VC, we have built 72 classrooms/lecture spaces”, he said.
The 72 classrooms and lecture spaces, he continued, include 19 at the new education building, 10 at the new Post Graduate Classrooms, 6 at the new Undergraduate Lecture Halls, and 6 at the Auditorium Extension.
It also includes 2 large Halls at the ICTC, the Seaside Theatre for practicals, 4 large classrooms at Aguma Postgraduate Lecture Complex, one Language Laboratory at Aguma Postgraduate Lecture Complex, and 9 large Halls at the International Students’ Complex.
Others are 2 classrooms at the International Students’ Complex, an internet hall at the IDL Centre, as well as 6 large Halls and 4 studios at the Faculty of Bussiness Studies Complex.
“We can proudly say that we have built more Classrooms/lecture spaces in the past four years than the school had witnessed from inception”, he said.
In addition to these, the VC noted that virtually all equipment such as wooden benches, broken chairs, etc had been replaced with modern and state-of-the-art furniture.
Ndimele further stated that the university had currently built three new hostels, “which are the best on campus”: The Salvation Hostel, The Graduate Hostel, and The New Haven Hostel A.
The New Haven Layout of the Main campus, he said, was fully funded in 2019 and hosts such structures as the Postgraduate Hostel comprising 160 bed spaces with in-situ toilets, a 100-room capacity Salvation Female Hostel, donated by Pastor David Ibiyeomie, the New Haven Hostel A comprising 264 bed spaces with in-situ toilets, and ten units of Senior Staff toilets.

By: Sogbeba Dokubo

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Expert Discovers Cure For Diabetic Ulcer

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In a bid to fight diabetic ulcer, Rev Cornelius Ngochindo, has made a novel breakthrough and got approval from National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for  a drug that cures diabetic ulcer.
Speaking at a media briefing in Port Harcourt, Prof Ngochindo said the discovery of cure for diabetic ulcer which had defiled all treatments world wide is a measure to end the amputation of diabetic patients.
    He described the Ngobebe herbal cream as his own contribution to the betterment of humanity and called on the government to partner with him for the benefit of diabetic patients.
    According to him, his is also another source of revenue for the government as people all over the world need the cream.
      Explaining further, he said in diabetic patients, there are sludges in the blood vessels which impede the free flow of blood along the affected parts of the body, noting that if it is ever pricked by nail or the region suffers any injuries with time, no blood flows into that region. The lack of flow of blood into the affected parts because of the blockade of the blood vessels, he said, causes diabetic ulcer.
  He likened Ngobebe herbal cream to the work of a plumber by gently and slowly dissolving and removing the precipitations, thus a free way of flow of blood and nutrients is secured and brings about the cure.
   He informed that if the sugar level inside the body system was very high, it would be difficult to heal the ulcer.

By: Miracle Peters

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Groups Sue For Peace, Sustainable Development In Ogoniland

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Stakeholders at the Emergency Summit on Leadership and Security in Ogoniland, organised by a Non-Governmental Organisation, under the auspices of United MOSOP Forum, at the All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Bori, Ogoni Diocese, have urged Ogonis to work in unity to promote  peace and sustainable development in Ogoniland.
The stakeholders in a unanimous decision at the end of the summit said the objectives of the Ogoni struggle as embedded in the Ogoni Bill of Rights, can only be achieved when Ogonis operate in one accord and resist external infiltrations that undermines the collective interest of the people.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the event, Chief Kpoobari Badom,  commended the organisers of the summit and urged Ogonis to close ranks and work out their political and economic liberation and take their rightful  position among the comity of ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
In the lead paper presentation, Rear Admiral  Ncholas Bakpo  (Retired) stated that the time was ripe for Ogonis to address the leadership crisis in Ogoni, noting that the dearth of focused leadership was the bane of Ogoni development
In his welcome address , Chairman, United MOSOP Forum , Augustine Dinebari Kpuinen, said the Summit was a platform  to enable Ogonis discuss their common problems  of  insecurity,  leadership and underdevelopment .
He emphasised the need for an Ogoni State and for Ogoni resources to be used to develop Ogoniland, pointing out that Ogonis will  no longer  sit back and play the second fiddle in the affairs of the Nigerian state.
Also speaking a foremost Ogoni patriot, and one of the organsers of the summit, Dr Leesi Gborogosi, thanked the stakeholders for their concern for the development of Ogoni.

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