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Monarch Harps On Peace

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The Eze Oha Evo III of Evo Kingdom, King Leslie N Eke, has called on all residents of his Kingdom to view security as business of all irrespective of their different beliefs and ideologies.
Eke made the call at a security meeting with the Police, Pro Essara, Oro Opotoma and others yesterday in Woji Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Eze Gbakagbaka said that the meeting was in line with the directives of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) on the need to maintain peace at various quarters in the state, before, during and after the April 17, 2021 local government elections.
According to him, Royal Fathers were invited by the commission to be briefed on peace maintenance and to sermonise same in their different localities.
The monarch, who said that such was not a herculean task, pointed out that it was ideal and worthy of note.
“We should pray for peaceful election. We cannot be a stumbling block to the process. The traditional rulers will be held responsible for both traditional and cultural infringements “, he said.
To the Royal Fathers who were absent in the meeting, he urged them to also maintain peace in their areas in order to support Governor Nyesom Wike’s vision of maintaining peace and security in the state.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Woji Police Station,  M. Mahdi who spoke for the Area Commander of Mini-Okoro Police Command, Mr Suleman Sadi, said that the police would do all that is necessary to ensure a hitch- free election.
Sadi admitted that it was part of the police’s mandate to secure lives and property, and promised not to short-change any group before, during and after the process.
Eze Essara, Eze Sidney Worlu, who spoke among other monarchs, promised not also to sermonise peace, but to take further steps of initiating peace process in their localities.
Meanwhile, Eze Onuekwa has called on the Eze Gbagbaka to consider the need to take such a sermon to areas like Emohua and hinted that peace was for all.
The Evo Youth Coordinator, Comrade Chile Ekwe and his Woji counterpart, Prince Ezebunwo Worgu were in attendance.

 

By: King Onunwor

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PDP Working On Resolving Crisis With Wike -Baraje

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A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Baraje, has said the party was following due process in the resolution of its post-convention crises, assuring that Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyeson Wike, remains a prominent member of the party.
He said although he was aware that Wike has been meeting and inviting members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the governor has not run afoul of the rules or gone out of his bounds.
Baraje said Wike, who he described as hard-working is known for inviting people outside his party for project commissioning to set example for healthy politics.
He made these known, last Wednesday in The Morning Show on Arise News Television, and urged Nigerians to be patient as the party was not leaving anything undone in the resolution of its internal problems.
Baraje said calls for the resignation of PDP National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu were not misplaced as the party has a tradition of zoning offices between the North and South regions.
“The party has rules and regulations. We will keep our traditions. Wherever we resolve the issue, it will be in the party’s interest. The processes are on.
“Wike and Atiku have started meeting. Let us wait for the official result of the meeting. As far as we are concerned, Governor Nyesom Wike is a bonafide member of our party. He is a leader of our party. Very soon, the hullabaloo will be over.
The PDP fell into deep crises following the nomination of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as its Vice Presidential candidate.
Wike came second in the Presidential primary won by Atiku Abubakar.
The governor’s group has supposedly demanded resignation of Ayu as national chairman.

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Make Necessary Provision For Corps Members, NYSC DG Tasks Stakeholders

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Employers and stakeholders of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been called upon to accept corps members and make necessary welfare provisions available to them.
The stakeholders were also asked to encourage the corps members where necessary.
This call was contained in the address delivered by the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Mohammed KukaFadah at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Batch A Stream II orientation course at the NYSC permanent orientation camp, Ede, yesterday.
Represented by the Osun State NYSC Coordinator, AbdulwahabOlayinka, Fadah also thanked the Federal Government for its continued support to the scheme.
In his words, “Our appreciation goes to the state governments, local government councils, security agencies, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, traditional rulers, corps employers and other stakeholders whose support have contributed to our successes over the years.”
Fadah, who charged the corps members to sustain the spirit of patriotism hard work and resilience, urged them to be good ambassadors of their families and their institutions.
While advising them to be wary of acts that portrayed negative image of the scheme, he reminded them to use the social media for self-improvement, as well as promotion of the unity, peace and prosperity of Nigeria.
On her part, the Osun NYSC State Coordinator, AbdulwahabOlayinka, advised the corps members not to put themselves in harm’s way, but to always be security conscious and report to the nearest security agency in case of any emergency.

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Okowa Congratulates New CAN President

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Delta State Governor, Senetor Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Most Rev. Daniel Okoh, on his election as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
CAN formally validated the election of Okoh as its new President after polling 100 per cent of votes cast by the 259 delegates at its 12th General Assembly.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Vice-Presidential candidate also commended the Christian community for the peaceful conduct of the convention, saying that it reflected the promotion of peace and unity which it preached.
He charged Okoh to mobilise citizens to collectively pray for the country; champion the crusade of religious tolerance and build bridges in that regard.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate Most Rev. Okoh on his election as CAN’s president.
“We are pleased with your peaceful emergence as the number one leader of Christians in Nigeria.
“The task ahead is onerous and it is our prayer that in your new position, God uses you to counsel and move the entire Christendom in Nigeria in the direction that you have been ordained to lead.
“I must also appreciate the role of the Church in promoting peaceful co-existence, education and social welfare in our state and country,’’ he said in a statement issued by his media aide, Olisa Ifeajika.
The governor also commended the outgoing president of the association, Dr Samson Ayokunle, for successfully piloting the affairs of CAN during his tenure.
“As Deltans, we remain extremely proud of your illustrious contributions to the growth of the Christian faith in Nigeria,’’ Okowa added.

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