• Education,  Headline News

    Okanje Donates Law Chamber To RSU

    Board Chairman, Elano Investments Limited, Chief Gomba Okanje has donated a well furnished Law Chamber to the Faculty of Law, Rivers State University (RSU), Port Harcourt. In his speech at the official commissioning and handover of the Law Chamber to the University, Chief Okanje, said the singular act of gesture is a way of giving back to the society for the benefit of the masses. He said education is the foundation for development, and that he will continue to contribute his own quarter to the promotion of education in Rivers State and beyond. He further stated that the Law Profession has come to stay owing to the facts that human…

  • Education

    Elano Youths Council Donates Books To Schools In Host Communities

    As part of Elano’s ongoing educational empowerment programmes, the youth association of the company, Elano Youth Council has donated Exercise Books to Public Schools in the Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Host Communities. Speaking during the presentation of the Exercise Books, Secretary of the group, Comrade Paul Nyimeone said the gesture was part of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes aimed at lifting the burden on parents of less privileged children in public schools. Some of the schools that benefitted from the book donation are: State School 1, Agbonchia, State School Aleto, Okerewa Community School, State School Akpajo, State School Elelenwo and Community Primary School, Elelenwo. In her response, Madam Rose…

  • Local News

    King Ejire: Nkporon Eleme Performs Odo-nli Burial Rites • Cautions against incorrect practice of Odo-nli rites

    In preparation for the successful burial of the late king of Eleme, His Royal Majesty, King S.O. Ejire, the Nkporon Eleme which is the Eleme Council of Chiefs and Elders has carried out Eleme traditional rite known as Odo-nli. The Odo-nli traditional rite is an Eleme tradition whereby the estimated cost of burial is shared amongst the family members and loved ones of the deceased in order to lessen the burden of funding the funeral and also to ensure that everyone participate for the success of the burial. A delegation of Nkporon Eleme led by His Royal Highness, Philip Obele to the palace of the late King S.O. Ejire witnessed…

  • Headline News,  Local News

    Wike Signs 2019 Budget Into Law

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has signed the State’s 2019 Appropriation Bill into law, with a pledge to sustain the massive development of the state. The governor signed a 2019 Budget of N480, 411, 324, 647 as passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly. Governor Wike on December 24, 2018 presented an appropriation bill of N480billion to the State House of Assembly for their consideration. Signing the 2019 Budget at the Government House, Port Harcourt, Governor Wike thanked members of the Rivers State House of Assembly for collaborating with his administration to develop the state. He said: “On behalf of the executive arm of Government, let me thank…

  • Politics

    INEC Cannot Be Trusted To Conduct Credible Polls – Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cannot be trusted to conduct credible polls in 2019 because of the inconsistent actions of the Commission. Governor Wike stated that though Rivers people are peace-loving, they will resist any attempt to rig the 2019 elections in the state. He spoke during a Special Appearance on Channels Television Sunrise Daily which was aired from the Government House Port Harcourt. He said: “INEC has different interpretations of judgments depending on where it is coming from. When the court nullified the Rivers APC primaries, a lawyer of one of the factions wrote to INEC not to recognize any…

  • Opinion

    Alesa Scholars Pass Vote of Confidence on Mba-Ngei

    The Alesa Scholars Association has passed a vote of confidence on the leader of the Alliance for the Defence of Eleme, Hon. Johnson Emere Mba-Ngei, who is an illustrious son of Alesa Community in Eleme Local Government Area. Addressing newsmen in Alesa during the association’s 2018 Concert Show/Talent Hunt held during the festive period at Alesa play ground, Chairman of Alesa Scholars Association, Comrade Gift Wuwu described Hon. Mba-Ngei as the alternate voice speaking for the interest of Eleme people and urged him not to relent in his effort to ensure that public servants are held accountable to the people. He said the association is proud of Hon. Mba-Ngei and…

  • Politics

    RSHA 2019: Aforji Igwe Receives Royal Blessing • As Emere Okori Warns Politicians Against Cheating the People

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Candidate for the Rivers State House of Assembly, Eleme Constituency in the 2019 election, Hon. Aforji Igwe has received royal blessing from His Royal Highness, Dr. Appolus Chu, the Egbere Emere Okori Eleme. Speaking during his visit to the royal father, the Assembly candidate said the essence of his visit was to seek the blessings and support of His Royal Highness, Appolus Chu. He expressed fervent belief in the efficacy of the royal pronouncement of King Appolus Chu, stressing that it would help to propel him to victory at the polls. Igwe assured that if he wins, he would ensure unity, peace and prosperity of…

  • Entertainment

    Olungwe Hosts End-of-Year Party For Akpajo Women

    An illustrious son of Akpajo Community, Hon. Fineman Olungwe has hosted a sumptuous End-of-year party to celebrate women of Akpajo town in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State. The event which took place at the Akpajo Market Square attracted dignitaries such as members of Eleme Women Council of Chiefs, Akpajo Women Council of Chiefs, Actor Chiwetalu Agu, Mrs. Chu O. Chu, Hon. Fred Onungwe, His Royal Highness, Chief Fredrick Nwidaa, Her Majesty, Chief (Mrs.) Evelyn Ada Gokpa, Emereowa Eeh Eleme, and Hon. Aforji Igwe popularly known as ‘One Million Project’, among others. In her speech at the event, the Emereowa Eeh Eleme, Her Majesty, Chief (Mrs.) Evelyn Ada Gokpa…

  • Local News

    Wike Appoints Philip Obele As Acting King of Eleme • Urges Eleme People To Work Towards Peaceful Enthronement of A New King 

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced the appointment His Royal Highness, Emere (Dr.) Philip Osaro Obele, Oneh Eh Nchia/Aleto XI as acting King of Eleme.  Speaking at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Agbonchia during the funeral church service of King S. O. Ejire, the late Oneh Eh Eleme X, Governor Wike said that Eleme is key to Rivers State and Nigeria, hence it must remain peaceful. The Governor called on the people of Eleme to work towards the peaceful enthronement of a new Oneh Eh Eleme following the passage of the late King S. O. Ejire whom he described as a peaceful man who ensured that peace prevailed…