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Rector Tasks RIVCAS Students On Academic Excellence

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The Rector of the Rivers
State College of Arts and Science, Port Harcourt, Dr. Hillary Wordu, has called on the newly admitted students into the College to work hard to achieve academic excellence in the course of their studies at the institution.
The rector gave the charge, last Thursday at the institution during the 24th matriculation ceremony of the College to mark the 2014/2015 academic session.
The rector who congratulated the matriculating students over their successful admission said certificates would be awarded to only students who distinguished themselves in character and in learning.
Dr. Wordu cautioned the students against involvement in social Vices such as examination malpractice, cultism, kidnapping, gambling, rape among others, and pointed out that students caught in the act would face stiff disciplinary actions, such as rustication and expulsion from the College.
Dr. Wordu said the College under his leadership had recorded major achievement, in curriculum expansion, and development in physical infrastructure, stressing that the College was poised to achieve its statutory objectives which was centred on the development of middle manpower and raising of young entrepreneurs for the development of the Nigerian economy.
The rector thanked the management and staff of the institution for their cooperation and untiring efforts in achieving the objectives of the institution.
Dr. Wordu also commended the Rivers State Government for providing the needed incentives and enabling environment for the College to achieve its goals and appealed to government to continue to come to the aid of the school to attain academic excellence.
The Rector also called on parents to help in grooming their children at the home-front to make them better students.

 

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L-R: Rivers State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hon. (Mrs) Joeba West, Dean, School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences (SAFHS) University of Arkansas, Professor James Garner, Rivers State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, Associate Director, International Programs, University of Arkansas, Dr. Pamela D. Moore, Associate Dean, SAFHS, University of Arkansas, Dr. Edmund Buckner, and State Commissioner for Youth Development, Sir Onwuwene Emeka Wonodi, during a courtesy visit to the guber candidate in Port Harcourt.

L-R: Rivers State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hon. (Mrs) Joeba West, Dean, School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences (SAFHS) University of Arkansas, Professor James Garner, Rivers State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, Associate Director, International Programs, University of Arkansas, Dr. Pamela D. Moore, Associate Dean, SAFHS, University of Arkansas, Dr. Edmund Buckner, and State Commissioner for Youth Development, Sir Onwuwene Emeka Wonodi, during a courtesy visit to the guber candidate in Port Harcourt.

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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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