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IAUE Gets Additional 17 Professors

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Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rivers State, now has a total of 114 Professors following the promotion of 17 new ones to the position, recently.
The promotion of the 17 new Professors followed the recent consideration and subsequent ratification of their promotion by the University Governing Council on Monday June 24, 2024 as recommended by the Appointments and Promotions Committee (A and PC) Academic Part 11.
The Chairman of Senate, Professor Okechuku Onuchuku, disclosed this during the statutory Senate Meeting held last Wednesday at the Postgraduate Hall.
Those promoted to the professorial cadre are: Udechukwu Jonathan Ogon of the Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling. Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, in the Faculty of Education.
Faculty of Humanities has: Glory Worukwo of the Department of English and Communication Art, who is Professor of Syntax and Phonology; Amala Peace Ibala of the Department of English and Communication Art, Professor of African Literature; and Grave Nelson of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Professor of Graphic Design and Art History.
The Faculty of Management Sciences has Anucha Victor Chima of the Department of Marketing, Professor of Marketing (Green Marketing).
In the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, there are: Wokoma Okorinama Abarinkia of the Department of Biology, Professor of Environmental Management; Ojekudo Nathaniel Akpofure of the Department of Computer/Mathematics, Professor of Applied Mathematics; Pepple Tamunosisi Furo of the Department of Chemistry, Professor of Science Education (Chemistry); Ogbonda Clement of the Department of Physics, Professor of Solid State; and Eke Peter Ogochukwu of the Department of Physics, Professor of Applied Geophysics.
In Faculty of Social Sciences are: Sylvanus Amadi of the Department of Economics, Professor of Monetary Economics; Nye Oruwari of the Department of Economics, Professor of Public Finance; Naluba Nwiekpugi Goddy of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Professor of Regional Development Planning; Goddey Wilson of the Department of Political Science, Professor of Public Administration; Idoniboye-Obu Sakiemi Abbey of the Department of Political Science, Professor of Comparative Politics; and Michael Chukwunwike Uzorka of the Department of Sociology, Professor of Sociology of Development.
Concluding the 17 is Ann Ifeoma Asouzu of the Department of Home Economics, Hospitality and Tourism, Professor of Home Economics Education (Food and Nutrition), in the Faculty of Vocational and Technical Education (Voctech).
There were also 22 upgrades to the position of Associate Professor (Reader).
Of the 22, the Faculty of Education leads with a total of six persons: Benebo Solomon Willielmina of the Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education, Reader in Early Childhood Education; Oji Emmanuel of the Department of Adult Education and Community Development, Reader in Community Development; Ephraim Kpeno Amon of the Department of Adult Education and Community Development, Reader in Environmental Adult Education.; Obindah Fortune of the Department of Educational Psychology Guidance and Counselling, Reader in Educational Psychology; Asuk Unyejit William of the Department of Educational Psychology Guidance and Counselling, Reader in Educational Measurement and Evaluation; and Emenike Amadi O. of the Department of Educational Management, Reader in Educational Management.
This is followed by the Faculty of Social Sciences, which had five upgrades: Ojima Davis of the Department of Economics, Reader in Public Finance; Asuru Chikanele of the Department of Economics, Reader in Development Economics; Nzidee Williams of the Department of Economics, Reader in Monetary Economics; Ajoku Bright Chika of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Reader in Regional Development Planning; and Deedam Dorka Godbless of the Department of Sociology, Reader in Sociology of Development.
The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences took yhe next turn with four upgrades: Wagbara Onwudiwe Samuel of the Department of Chemistry, Reader in Science Education (Chemistry), Festus Chioma of the Department of Chemistry, Reader in Inorganic Chemistry Coordination/Organo Metallic; Orisa Charity of the Department of Human Kinetics, Health and Safety Education, Reader in Public Health Education,; and Owo Wisdom James of the Department of Integrated Science, Reader in Science Education (Chemistry).
Faculty of Management Sciences came next with three upgrades: Okpolosa Onyebuchi Mathew of the Department of Accounting, Reader in Financial Accounting, Nwekeala Benard of the Department of Marketing, Reader in Entrepreneurial Marketing, and Njoku Charity Chinasa of the Department of Office and Information Management, Reader in Human Resource Management.
Faculty of Humanities and that of Vocational and Technical Education (Votech) took the rear with two upgrades each: Nwombu Ugochukwu Kingsley of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Reader in Arts Education; and Michael Blessed Thomas of the Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, Reader in Intergroup Relations and Socio-Political History Humanities), while Technical Education has Chiorlu Divine Onyema of the Department of Technical Education, Reader in Industrial Technical Education (Electrical/Electronics); and Robinson Reagan Nnabio of the Department of Technical Education, Reader in Industrial Technical Education (Electrical/Electronics).
While congratulating those elevated, the Acting Vice Chancellor of IAUE, Professor Okechuku Onuchuku, urged all to be their brother’s keeper.
He assured that he will continue to do good and be nice to all irrespective of their hatred, and prayed for those trying to tarnish his image with cheap blackmail, emphasizing that he is not moved or bothered as “a clear conscience fears no accusations”.
Professor Onuchuku informed that the State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Joseph Fubara, has approved the recruitment of staff for the institution, 1,100 for teaching staff of Professorial cadre to Graduate Assistants, and 400 For non-teaching staff from Clerical to Administrative Officers.
He expressed gratitude to the Governor for the kind gesture and remarked that the Governing Council is working assiduously towards the exercise, adding that advertisement will soon be put up for Council to receive applications from would-be candidates
The Chairman of Senate enjoined staff to continue to carry out their duties diligently and reiterated that students who do not meet up the seventy percent class attendance will not be allowed to write examination.
The Senate approved results from the Faculties of Education, Humanities, Management Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Others include results from Community Service, Siwes and Centre for Continuing Education (CCE).

By: Sogbeba Dokubo

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Okrika CTC Flags Off Business Support Scheme For Women, Others

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The Chairman of Caretaker Committee of Okrika Local Government Council, Hon Princess Ibiene Ogan, has rolled out a business support scheme to empower the women and other vulnerable persons in the LGA.
The scheme, which is under the Concerned About Prosperity (CAP) initiative of the administration, will benefit over 1,000 indigenes of Okrika and strangers living in the area.
Flagging off the scheme at Okrika, Hon Ogan said the programme was in fulfilment of her promise to roll back poverty in the area.
She explained that the CAP was unveiled to give Okrika a facelift, especially in the areas of poverty alleviation, security and the provision of educational support to indigent students of the area.
According to her, the committee had before now embarked on free medical outreaches to communities in the LGA.
Ogan also said the programme was inline with Governor Fubara’s programme of putting Rivers people first in the scheme of things.
She urged the people to give their massive support to the Governor, stressing that the administration of Governor Fubara needs the support of the people to succeed.
In his exhortation, the Bishop, Diocese of Okrika Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Enoch Atuboyedia, urged the people to remember the Biblical counsel of never neglecting the days of little beginning.
He said the amount involved in the scheme might not be so much, but it beholves on them to invest and improve themselves.
The cleric also commended the CTC chairperson for her passion towards uplifting the conditions of the poor and down trodden in the area.
Also speaking, the leader of the Simplified Movement in Okrika LGA, Madam Better Dede, said the caretaker committee chairperson has broken the jinx as far as women’s political emancipation is concerned in Okrika.
She also commended Hon Princess Ogan for the empowerment programme which covers over 1,000 people from the different wards in the area.
On his part, Elder George Ottah thanked the chairperson for coming to the rescue of the poor in the area.
Ottah, who decried the high rate of poverty in the area, said the scheme will go a long way to alleviate the sufferings of the people.
Also speaking, a physically challenged beneficiary of the scheme, Tamuno Iyowuna Oba, thanked the council for the opportunity given to physically challenged persons to benefit.
Other beneficiaries also thanked the council for including them .

John Bibor

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Peace Advocates Seek End To Political Crisis In Rivers

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The International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA), Rivers State, has called on various political actors in the ongoing crisis in Rivers State to sheathe their swords in the interest of peace and development of the State.
The Rivers State Director of the association, Ambassador Juliet Nwokocha, who said this in an exclusive interview with The Tide in Port Harcourt, also commended the State Governor, Governor Siminalayi Fubara for toeing the path of peace despite several provocations.
Nwokocha noted that the ongoing political crisis is not in the interest of the development of the state.
The peace Ambassador, who linked the crisis to varied interests, said the only way out is for the parties to sheathe their swords and come for round table discussions with the view to resolving the problem once and for all.
“We have noticed that for some time now there is a kind of unrest, agitations of different interest and we do not find that it is working because peace that is supposed to be the primary goal of every body is no longer in place.
“So, we want to make a bold statement that our association respect all constituted authorities.
“We are requesting that people should respect constituted authorities whether the police, whether the Governor”, she said.
Nwokocha said peace should be the primary goal of anyone agitating for one thing or the other, adding that the interest of the state and its people should be given consideration by all the political actors in the state.
She also traced the problem to interest, saying, “What I think is just varied interests. That is what we have seen. Different interests and different aspirations. If the interest is a common one, we will not have agitations we are having right now.
“We are requesting that they sheathe their sword and go into dialogue, from dialogue a resolution can be reached midway to ensure that it is fair to all the parties”, she said.
Also speaking, Ambassador Ufoma N’light, Deputy Director, International Association of World Peace Advocate, Rivers State, said the crisis has portrayed Rivers State in bad light before the international community.
He said the sooner the key actors in the crisis sheathe their sword, the better for the State.

John Bibor

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Council Boss Hails Fubara Over Zonal Hospital Inspection

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The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Khana Local Government Council, Rivers State, Amb Marvin Yobana, has commended the Governor of Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara for embarking on Bori zonal hospital inspection, saying he is a man of his words.
He commended Governor Fubara for keeping to his promise of completing the construction of the Bori Zonal Hospital. He said the visit of the Governor has given hope to the people of Khana Local Government for a speedy completion of the project, adding that when completed, the people of South East Senatorial District which includes Khana, Gokana, Tai, Eleme, Andoni, Opobo/Nkoro and Oyigbo will no longer go to Port Harcourt for medical treatment.
The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Khana, Amb. Marvin Yobana stated this during the inauguration of political appointees for various positions in the LGA.
Yobana charged the appointees to be good ambassadors of the LGA, government of Rivers State and the state at large.
The ceremony which took place at Bori, headquarters of the LGA was well attended by members of Simplified Movement and also sons and daughters of the area.
During the inauguration, the council boss promised to meet with Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution company, PHED to provide electricity supply for people of the area to boost businesses and expand revenue generation.
Yobana, who reiterated his decision on dissolution of all revenue collection committees in the LGA appointed by the previous administration, and warned them against parading themselves as council revenue collectors.
He used the opportunity to announce the cancellation of revenue collection in all markets in Khana Local Government Area due to the council for the period of three months.
The council chairman revealed that in the coming days, he will set up neighbours watch security outfit to support the security architect in the area.
He promised to increase the stipend of security agencies, to boost their morale in providing adequate security for people of the area and also provide security vehicles to aid their operations.
He also extended an olive branch to hoodlums operating on the Ogoni axis of the East West road and other parts of Khana Local Government Area to turn over a new leaf, adding that his administration will not hesitate to declare them personal non-grata if they fail to change.
Yobana noted that in the coming days, he will be having meeting with Road Transport Union of Nigeria including Okada Riders Association to discuss modalities on reducing revenue due to the council.
Some of those inaugurated include, Secretary of Council, Grace Inayor, Nwineemanah Kinakah, Assistant Secretary to the Chairman and Alfred Letam as Chief of Staff.

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