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LG Boss Assures On Five-Point Dev Agenda Implementation

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The Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area, Mr Samuel Nwanosike has pledged to ensure the full implementation of his five-point agenda, so as to better the lives of his people and engender development in the area.
Nwanosike, who made the pledge during an interview with journalists after his swearing-in at Omagwa, listed his five-point agenda thus: To tackle insecurity; Go back to School; Back to farm; Improve on infrastructure situation in the area and to do a total revamping at the local government headquarters.
Nwanosike stated that insecurity was the foundation of the problem in the area and country at large, pledging to erase it completely from the area.
He stressed that Rivers State safe under the Nyesom Wike- led administration, as such are proud of him, noting that the curfew was the best thing any government can do to save the lives of his people.
Nwanosike commended the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike for always listening and taking advice that would usher in peace as well as better the lives of the people of the state.
“My administration will continue to fight insecurity in order to bring in more investment and development to the area, he assured.
He appealed to the people of his LGA to remain calm and report any suspicious movement by calling his phone lines adding that security is everyone’ business.
Shedding light on the back to farm agenda, Nwanosike noted that the programme was working as the farmers they encouraged with some cash came back with their farm produce to thank them, stating that it an evidence that the gesture worked for the farmers.
He added that his KELGA was an agrarian area, hence the back to farm programme focused more on agriculture that would engage both men and women especially.
The Ikwerre council boss emphasised that the Go-back-to-school, Go-back-to-farm, building markets and hospitals were part of ways to create jobs, thereby empowering the people of the area so that they reap the dividends of democracy.
“My administration has put in place some of these social programmes to address the problem of unemployment, he siad.
He added that the Governor of Rivers State had charged them to ensure they implemented legacy projects, so that the people of the area benefit, Nwanosike assured that in less than 90 days, the people of his area will see lots of miracles happening in KELGA.
“I can assure you that on our five-point agenda  campaign promises, we are going to dig deep and make sure that we conclude all the projects as well execute more projects that will increase the internal generation revenue of the area,” he said.

By: 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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