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LG Boss Seeks Partnership With Agencies

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As part of moves to make life more meaningful for the people of Andoni Local Government Area (ANOLGA), the Council Chairman, Barr Erastus Charles Awortu, is seeking partnership with interventionist agencies to attract development to the area. 
Awortu, during a courtesy visit to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority (NDBDA), Engr Mark Daso Derefaka, in Port-Harcourt, acknowledged the role of interventionist agencies in the sustainable development of the society. 
He says, NDBDA which is a Parastatal of the Federal Government, domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, holds greater value in achieving sustainable development in rural communities of the Niger Delta region. 
The council boss expressed the readiness of his administration to form strategic partnership with development partners to improve the quality of life and economic wellbeing of the people. 
He said NDBDA can partner with ANOLGA in the area of provision of basic amenities such as potable water facilities, agricultural development, Rural Electrification and human capital development which were at the core of the policy thrust of his administration. 
 Awortu hinted that his administration had embarked on ambitious people-oriented projects to bring urban life to the rural populace of Andoni, saying that partnering with the public and private sectors would complement the efforts of his administration at improving the wellbeing of the people. 
Responding, the Managing Director and chief executive of the NDBDA, Derefaka, assured the council chairman of the willingness of the council to partner with his administration in areas that would be of greater benefit to the people of the area and Rivers State in general.
He said the agency was set up with a mandate to compliement developmental efforts in the Niger Delta with a view to improving the lot of the people.

By: Enoch Epelle

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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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