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Ogoni Community Honours Philanthropist

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The people of Kporghor in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State, have honored the Managing Director and chief Executive Officer of Omeasigha Nigeria Limited, Mr Charles Omuso Jumbo with the chieftaincy title of Mene Kiisi I. of Kporghor for his benevolence to the community.

Speaking while conferring Mr Charles Omuso Jumbo with the chieftaincy title, the Gbenemene Tai, King G.N.K. Gininwa extolled the philanthropic and humanitarian disposition of the honoree, saying that the honour done to him by the chiefs, Elders and people of Kporghor was in appreciation and recognition of his contributions towards the educational and infrastructural development of the community.

King Gininwa who is also the president of Ogoni council of Recognised Traditional Rulers thanked Mr Charles Omuso Jumbo for his thoughtfulness to award scholarships to two sons of Kporghor and Gio communities from secondary to university level, expressing the hope that the honour done him would further cement the bond of friendship that had existed between the people of Ogoni and Bonny over the years.

In his speech, the chairman of the occasion, Mr Monday Tumba commended the people of Kporghor for recognising the modest contributions of Mr Charles Omuso Jumbo towards the development of the community, urging other contractors to borrow a leaf from him. 

Also speaking, the president of Kporghor Youth Council, Mr Sunday Npiamah said the occasion was historic as it marked the honouring of Mr Charles Omuso Jumbo as the Mene Kiisi I of Kporghor for his benevolence to the community, launching of K.Y.C. constitution and community market.

Mr Npiamah used the occasion to thank the state government for the numerous projects it had executed in Kporghor community, stressing that the people had never had it so good.

Responding, the Mene Kiisi I of Kporghor, Chief Charles Omuso Jumbo said he was thrilled and humbled by the recognition which came to him as a surprise, emphasising that the honour would propel him to render more humanitarian services to humanity.

Chief Charles Omuso Jumbo thanked the Chiefs and people of Kporghor for the honour, adding that the people of Ogoni and Bonny would always remain good neighbours.

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Fresh Crisis To Brew In Ubima Community

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Crisis is about to erupt in Ubima Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, following the continued under development and alleged mismanagement of funds in the area.
The Tide gathered that some youths of the community have demanded that the leadership of the community be dissolved as a result of poor performance and lack of leadership focus.
The President of Patriotic Youth of Ubima, Wisdom Chimankpa Igwe alleged that the Community Development Committee (CDC) leadership was accused of being responsible for the underdevelopment of the community.
Igwe disclosed that the youth body has written to the CDC through her lawyer, Ndubuishi Okeah Esq of SALOD Chambers, demanding to know the details of Memorandum of Understanding signed with the various companies operating in the area and the level of implementations, but unfortunately they decided to use security agencies to shut them up.
He warned that the youth would resist any intimidation and may resort to violence if their demands were not met.
According to him,” It is unfortunate that since September, 2021 when that letter was written, they are yet to either reply or give details of implementation of the MoU. We are not happy but must work towards dialogue and seek peace”.
He alleged that majority of the leaders are jobless and have no legitimate means of livelihood, alleging that funds from multi-national companies are mismanaged.
“The leaders of Ubima Community have no legitimate job, this is the sole reason that all the huge revenue from all the multi-national companies ranging from Nigeria Agip Oil Company, SIAT, All Grace and Western Ord are mismanaged”, he alleged.
He also alleged that the leadership also converts every revenue meant for the community and youth development to personal use, thereby under developing the community.
He said the youths have decided to take over the mantle of leadership of the community and alleged that those in power have failed the people.
“The youths wants to remain in power, without a constitution and without tenure. We are tired of handpicked leaders, our employment quotas are sold out to strangers by these jobless and visionless leaders. The little things we enjoy today are what the Rivers State government gave to us,” he said.
He accused the community leadership of using security agencies to intimidate the youths, adding that they are out and stood for justice.

By: Ike Wigodo

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Ministry Set To Issue BECE Certificates To Candidates

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The Rivers State Ministry of Education says plans are underway to issue certificates to candidates who sat for the July 2021, Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
A statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the State Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku, Faustina Eugene-Nwanekwu, last Wednesday, quoted the commissioner as saying that it would be the first time BECE certificate will be issued shortly after publication of results”.
Ebeku, according to the statement, noted that the development is fundamental and in line with the current National Policy on Education.
The commissioner, in the statement, assured that the date of the planned launch of the certificate will be made public as soon as arrangements were concluded.
She said that the commissioner urged the students, principals, parents and the general public to watch out in order for them to know when these certificates will be available at the public domain.

By: Susan Serekara-Nwikhana

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Polo Club Partners Military Ahead Of Golden Jubilee

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The President of the Port Harcourt Polo Club, Dr Chukwudi Dimkpa, Tuesday, paid a courtesy visit to the General Officer Commanding Six Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Major General Sani Gambo Mohammed.
Dr Dimkpa said the visit was to intimate the Nigerian Army on activities lined-up to celebrate the 2022 Golden Jubilee Tournament of Port Harcourt Polo Club.
Dimkpa, while addressing the GOC also said the 50th anniversary tournament scheduled to commence in January 2022, was expected to attract dignitaries, corporate bodies and visitors from across the country and beyond, thus the issue of security will be paramount.
Engr Dimkpa stressed that the purpose of the visit was to seek partnership and working collaboration with the Nigerian Army, especially in area of providing security coverage for the tournament and guests.
He thanked the GOC and the 6th Division of the Nigerian Army for their efforts in combating crime and criminality in the state, and the privilege of the visit, used the opportunity to extend an official invitation of the club’s Golden Jubilee tournament to the Nigerian Army.
Receiving the club in Port Harcourt, the General Officer Commanding Six Division of the Nigerian Army, represented by the Garrison Commander, Brig. Gen M. D. Danja, assured of intimating the GOC on the invitation.
He also promised adequate security co-operation in order to have a hitch-free tournament.
“The 50th anniversary tournament of the Port Harcourt Polo Club scheduled to commence January, 6th to 15th, 2022, is open for sponsorship and participation by individuals and corporate entities, and will provide avenue to showcase their products and services”, the president said.

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