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Rivers ANCOPPS Gets New Exco

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The All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Rivers State Chapter has elected a new executive members following the expiration of tenure for the Lambeth Nwika led officials.

The new ANCOPPS exco is being led by Senior School Principal of  Government Girls Secondary School, Oromnike Dr. Augusta Fubara after she defeated other three contestants at an election held in Port Harcourt on Monday.

Dr. Fubara a former winner of the Best Principal of the Year nationwide  told reporters that her election marks a new dawn for the body, stressing that  her emergence was a divine plan to move the association out of the woods.

She disclosed that for  the first time in the history of the association, Principals from the Universal Basic Education level joined in electing officials, a development she observed would help project the body further.

Dr. Fubara called on members of ANCOPPS to cooperate with the new exco through prayer and constructive criticism capable of guiding them in the right path.

She assured that during  her tenure the association would have regular meetings, while the exco would display high level of accountability and fairness in its dealings.

Dr. Fubara thanked  the Rivers State Government and officials of the Ministry of Education for their support in ensuring that the elections were free and fair.

Other members of the new exco include, Mr. Austin Iwegbu, who emerged as  the Secretary, George Otelimabia Financial Secretary and Mrs. Charity Ebe Treasurer.

Former State Acting Chairman of Forum of UBE Principals, Mr Samuel Opusunju emerged as assistant secretary, while Mrs. Ann Ahiakwo took the position of Internal Auditor.

Meanwhile, the forum of UBE Principals in the state has finally merged with ANCOPPS in order  to fortify the association.

Mr. Opusunju, former Acting Chairman of the forum told reporters shortly after the ANCOPPS elections in Port Harcourt that the merger had become necessary as both bodies do not want to put up divergent views on issues relating to secondary administration in the state.

With the imaging, he stated that ANCOPPS would strongly address problems, noting that there was no need to segregate among school principals in the state.

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RSG Committed To Education Development – Ebeku

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The State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, has stated that the Rivers State Government is committed in the development of education in the state.
A statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Commissioner for Education on Media, Faustina Nwaneku and made available to The Tide, Wednesday; in Port Harcourt said Prof Ebeku made the disclosure when he visited some Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Centres in the State.
Interacting with pupils at the Centres visited, Prof. Ebeku said the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike, was determined to addressing the issues of out-of-school children through the provision of free education in the state and implementation of BESDA programme.
He said “The government knows that the future lies with you. The young shall grow and if we do not make effort to ensure that you learn something, then we do not have a future as a people.”
The Education Commissioner also commended the facilitators at the Centres for the professional discharge of their teaching duties,
He said he was impressed with the teacher-pupil relationship he observed during the visit.
Speaking to the children he said: “I am happy to come here to see you all today. I have participated in your literacy class and I can see you are doing well. I can see you are eager and hungry for knowledge”.
Prof. Ebeku was guided to the BESDA Centres by the Executive Chairman of the Rivers State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Fynface Akah, and some staff of the Board.
The Tide reports that the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) is a programme designed to increase equitable access for out-of-school children, improve literacy in focus States, and strengthen accountability for results in basic education in Nigeria.

By: Susan Serekara-Nwikhana

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Court Remands Suspected Fake Lawyer

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A High Court in Port Harcourt has remanded to police custody a suspected fake lawyer, Stanley Epini Ejiroghene Adjogbe who has been practicing in the State for over 10 years.
Adjogbe was remanded following the plea by the Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Port Harcourt Branch, Prince Nyekwere that the suspect may escape if he was allowed to go.
Justice C. Nwogu in his ruling directed the prosecutor from the office of the Commissioner of Police to take custody of the suspected fake lawyer pending the outcome of their investigation.
The Tide reports that the suspected fake lawyer, Stanley was exposed on Wednesday, during cross-examination when he failed to answer correctly questions bordering on his identity as a legal practitioner.
Also, the suspected fake lawyer could not tell the court the law school he attended, the year he graduated and when he was called to the Bar.
He also could not mention the university he attended as a law student.
The Tide further reports that the defence team in the criminal matter also tendered reports from the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the national leadership of NBA disowning the identity of Mr. Stanley Epini Ejiroghene Adjogbe as a genuine legal practitioner in the country.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the NBA, Port Harcourt branch, Prince Nyekwere in an interview explained the reasons he demanded that the suspected fake lawyer be remanded in Police custody.
Also, Ibikiri Otorubio, the lawyer who cross-examined the suspected fake lawyer in the case of a bounced cheque,, explained why they suspected that the lawyer is fake.
Mr. Otorubio said if the suspected fake lawyer was found guilty, he would face a jail term of 14 years.

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Operation Still Water Has Recorded Success – GOC

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The 6 Division Nigeria Army Port Harcourt says the Exercise “Still Water” operation designed to clear up crime and criminality during Ember months has recorded success with the civil- military cooperation in the State.
The Garrison Commander, 6 Division Nigeria Army Port Harcourt, Brigadier General Muhammed Danja, made this known during a novelty football match between Ahoada West Football Club and Python Football Club at Ahoada-East Local Government Area.
Danja maintained that the football match was part of the civil- military responsibility of Exercise Still Water operation in the state.
On his part, the chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Area, Ben Eke, commended the efforts of the military in curbing the activities of illegal petroleum products taking place in the area
Eke also called for more collaboration in fighting other crimes in the area
The Tide reports that the Ahoada East Football Club defeated the Python Football Club by a lone, following a tension pact and keenly contested encounter.
Prizes and awards were presented by the Garrison commander to the match officials, judges, three most valuable players, the winners and the 2nd runners-up.

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