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APC’ Il Salvage Nigeria-Nwuke

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The lawmaker representing
Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency at the National Assembly Hon. Ogbonna Nwuke has expressed confidence that Nigeria will overcome its challenges if candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) are voted for in the forthcoming general elections.
Hon. Nwuke who was speaking last Saturday at the APC’s Ward-to-Ward campaign in Etche Local Government Area said the PDP-led federal government had brought untold hardship to Nigerians.
He decried the poor state of the Nigerian economy and high level of insecurity in the country and urged the people of Etche to support the APC to sweep out bad leadership during the elections.
“We want a charge to autocracy. The economy is bad. The value of naira has fallen greatly. Join APC to sweep out bad leadership during the elections,” he said.
He lamented that the ceding of 44 oil wells belonging to Etche to Abia State by the Jonathan government had impoverished the people of Etche, stressing that past administrations in the country rather contributed to the development of the state.
Hon. Nwuke urged the people to vote for APC candidates at the forthcoming general elections and reminded them that the APC gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside during his tenure as commissioner for works supervised all the road projects executed by Governor Amaechi in Etche.
He used the opportunity to debunk the allegation in certain quarters that he misappropriated the money for a road project in the area, saying “I have not eaten any man’s money or governemnt’s money.”
He urged his detractors to desist from campaign of calumny and reiterated his commitment to the development of Etche.
The ward-to-ward campaign witnessed a large turn-out by APC members and supporters in the LGA, including the Commissioner for Energy, Hon. Okey Amadi, the lawmakers representing Etche constituencies I and 2 at the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Amadi and Golden Ben-Chioma, the Care-taker Committee Chairman of Etche Local Government Council, Hon. Reginald Ukwuoma etc.
The high point of the campaign was the defection of scores of PDP members at Egbu War 2, led by Oguamanam Success to APC.
Hons. Nwuke, Amadi and Ben-Chioma are seeking re-election as lawmakers.

 

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Leader of the House, Hon. Chidi Lloyd,  (right) Hon. John OLu,  (left) addressing the Assembly Press Corps after the 2015 Appropriation Bill Presentation to the House, recently. Photo: Chris Monganaga

Leader of the House, Hon. Chidi Lloyd, (right) Hon. John OLu, (left) addressing the Assembly Press Corps after the 2015 Appropriation Bill Presentation to the House, recently. Photo: Chris Monganaga

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Pharmacists Laud Firm Over Fake Drugs Detector

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The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has commended RxAll, a health technology company, for introducing RxScanner into the country’s market at its 2021 conference in Port Harcourt.
Commenting on the product after its unveiling, Olusola Porter of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, said: “This technology will positively impact the counterfeit drugs market in Africa, especially Nigeria.”
Also, Uchechukwu Eloere of EBY-Care Pharmacy in Abia State, said he had wanted an innovation that could give information about drugs that have been scanned even if the specific drug was not in the database, adding: “RxScanner did just that in the demo.”
Another pharmacist, Anthonia Anaegwu of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, said she had a quality control laboratory set up in his hospital and he needed RXScanner to be used in his laboratories and the hospital, while Charles Ronari of the Bayelsa State chapter of PSN, said he was excited about this innovation and requested a special presentation of the demo in the state.
Representative of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), requested to know how many drugs were in the database, just as Oluseyi Olarerin explained that RxScanner was regularly updating to ensure that the number of drugs were in line with what is available daily in the market.
Oluseyi added that RxAll is in partnership with various regulators across the globe to ensure that the updates of drugs are done appropriately, thus numbers would continue to grow as manufacturers enlist drugs approved by various regulators globally.
Speaking, Chief Executive Officer of RxAll, Adebayo Alonge, said: “We serve clients in pharmaceutical settings where accuracy is critical because the health and well-being of patients are on the line.”

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How We Intend To Revitalise Agriculture – Wike

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The Rivers State Government has announced its plan to revitalise agriculture and empower rural farmers.
The state governor, Chief Nyesom Wine gave the hint during his budget presentation to the State Assembly, saying the state plans to use the agro sector to improve security through job and wealth creation.
According to Wike, a proposed 16billion budget is earmarked to boost the sector.
He explained that with the injection of funds, the agric sector will be stimulated, as there is expected to be direct participation from citizens in agricultural activities.
The governor was of the view that with huge water and land resources available in the state, the agric sector will be revamped and made attractive.
Besides that, he said 0ver N4billion has been earmarked for youth’s empowerment.
The essence of the youth empowerment scheme, he stated is to latch on different sectors such as agriculture to give value to the future generation.
On the aspect of women empowerment, Chief Wike said N3.4 billion has been budgeted for them, so as to give them leverage in tapping opportunities in the polity.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Hon Ikuiyi- Owaji Ibani has commended the governor for his prudence and utilisation of state funds effectively.
He said so far, the state budget over the years has performed well in adding value to the citizenry and smooth governance.

By: Kevin Nengia

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NIESV Urges Synergy To Curb Flooding

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Worried over the incessant floods ravaging parts of the state as a result of the rains, the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers have called for a stakeholders meeting to mitigate the flood menace in the state.
Chairman of NIESV Rivers State Branch Hamilton Odum said the stakeholders meeting with the ministry of environment became necessary following the large scale of destruction of properties floods have caused in the state.
Odum said the environmental summit with the theme “Flooding in Port Harcourt City: Issues and Mitigation Strategies” would also engage professors and experts in the environment, on ways of ending the ravaging floods in Port Harcourt.
‘’With the increasing climate change, we are bound to experience rising sea levels and more intense rainfalls that will certainly lead to greater flooding in our cities and urban centers.
“We are all witnesses to the unprecedented flooding in the city of Port Harcourt this year. If measures are not taken we will witness more flooding in greater dimension and intensity come next year.
“Flooding causes damages to property and endangers the lives of human and other species. For NIESV, we see this as a social responsibility to act in best interest of the environment and society as a whole.
“We are motivated to hold this symposium to bring stakeholders in the environmental field to fashion out best practices on flood prevention and develop flood risk management strategies for the good of the city and its residents’’, he said.
On their part, one of the partners of the environmental summit, Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Sea Port, said Rotary clubs are worried over the state of flooding in the state and is partnering to take action to end the menace.
President of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Sea Port Akin Sodipo said Rotary could apply the lessons it had learned with fighting polio to build awareness and inspire action around projects which promote the environment.
The Service Project Director of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Sea Port, Prince Jenewari Eleki said the club’s collaboration with the ministry of environment is timely so that the recommendation after the meeting will be effectively implemented by the state government.
He said the Rotary club of Port Harcourt Sea Port would continue to collaborate with organizations to impact on the environment.

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