• Local News

    Chief Okpabi’s dethronement was avoidable. The complaints of the agitators were not given attention and closed out. The matter was left lingering for over 7years writes Benson Obele

    I have carefully read the article and all the comments that followed. Let me tell you something: Chief Godwin Bebe Okpabi’s dethronement was avoidable, if he had swallowed his pride and apologised to the people and reinstated those family names he substituted on the Shell Petroleum Development Company Right of Way (Pipeline) list. Shell pays rent periodically to families who own the spaces through which they ran their pipelines. This has been on since 1958. None of his predecessors changed that. And whenever it was time for the payment, Shell paid the families publicly in the town-hall in Ogale. This changed when Chief Okpabi ascended the throne of Ogale. The…

  • Local News

    Fineman Olungwe Dedicates Child To God

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and former Eleme Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. Fineman Olungwe has dedicated his new born baby; little Master Anasemi Fineman Olungwe (Jnr.). The event which was held amidst pomp and pageantry at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Akpajo Parish in Eleme Local Government Area attracted dignitaries from far and near including the likes of Distinguished Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, the Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District in the National Assembly. Others were Chief Gomba Okanje, Chairman, Board of Directors, Elano Investments Limited, Hon. Aforgi Igwe, Member-Elect for Eleme Constituency in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Prince Awanlanta Mike…

  • Local News

    NSCDC Commandant Visits King Obele • Seeks Assistance

    The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), Eleme Chapter, CSC Dawud Yanus Apalando has paid a familiarization visit on the Acting King of Eleme Land, His Royal Majesty, King (Dr.) Philip Osaro Obele JP. Apalando who visited the Acting King in company of some of his officers said it is the custom of the corps to visit the traditional custodians of any place where they are posted to familiarize in order to ensure smooth and cordial relationship. He mentioned some of the challenges the security outfit is facing in the local government area which according to him are hampering its operations. “We are passing through a…

  • Local News

    Workers’ Day: Eleme Workers Seek for Speedy Implementation of New Minimum Wage • Acting Chairman to Workers: We will Give Your Demand Due Consideration

    Workers in Eleme local government area joined their counterparts all over the world to celebrate this year’s workers day. May 1st has been set aside by the United Nations to mark workers day all over the world. This year’s celebration is particularly remarkable following the actualization of the new minimum wage for workers.   Speaking during the celebration in Eleme local government, Chairman of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Eleme Chapter, Comrade Gospel Mimi reechoed the demands of the National and State workers calling for the immediate implementation of the new minimum wage in the LGA. The various Labour Unions in the nation had called for the…

  • Local News

    Nyimeone Emerges As New Ogale Youth President

    Youths of Ogale Community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State have chosen Comrade Darlington Nyimeone as their new youth president. The event which took place at the Aluebo Community Town Hall, Ogale was well attended by Ogale youths and was supervised by security agents and pressmen. The election of a new youth leader followed the expiration of the tenure of the leadership of the former youth leader Comrade Amb. Maccyrus Okochi. Speaking at the event, Comrade Amb. Maccyrus Okochi who said he was commissioned in 2015 as the government-recognized youth leader by the Eleme Local Government Council to set up a formidable youth council in Ogale, noted that…

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    Mba-Ngei Hails FG’s Financial Autonomy for Local Government • Insists Eleme LG Under Okparaji has failed to justify allocations received so far

    Hon. Johnson Emere Mba-Ngei has hailed the Federal Government over the financial autonomy being considered for local government councils across the country, describing it as a welcome development. Mba-Ngei who condemned the continuous misuse of cash allocated to local government councils by state governments through the State Joint Local Government Accounts (SJLGA) however berated the suspended Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council, Hon. Philip Okparaji for failing to deliver even a single project since assumption of office as council chairman. He said, in spite of the alleged interference by the state government in the funds of the local government councils, some chairmen such as those of Port Harcourt, Tai and…

  • National News

    Backdate Implementation of New Minimum Wage To April – NLC President

    President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has called on the Federal Government to backdate the implementation of the N30,000 new minimum wage to April 18, 2019, when it was approved. Wabba stated this while marking Workers Day which holds yearly on May 1. He also lamented the unemployment rate, the deplorable state of the nation’s textile industry and the power sector. He called on the Federal Government to review the entire privatization exercise and come up with the best approach to deal with the challenges adding that incompetent investors are responsible for the power sector privatization failure. The union also rejected the planned subsidy removal and Value-Added…

  • Local News

    RSG Lifts Ban On Promotions • Approves Recruitment Into The Civil Service

    The Rivers State Government says it has lifted the ban on promotions of workers in the State Civil Service. The State Chief Executive, His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated this during the 2019 Workers Day Celebration in the state held at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Elekahia Port Harcourt on Wednesday 1st May, 2019. Represented by his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Governor Wike said the Chairman of the Civil Service Commission had already been directed to conduct interviews and effect the promotion of Civil Servants to their next salary grades, noting that he has also approved the recruitment of Rivers indigenes to fill existing vacancies as part of…

  • Politics

    Respect For Internal Democracy, Panacea To Squabbles In APC – Abe

    The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that respect for internal democracy rather than impunity will end the raging squabbles in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. Abe, who made the declaration when he appeared on a live radio programme monitored in Port Harcourt, also declared that he will continue to champion the cause for the enthronement of internal democracy within the ranks of the ruling APC even as he pledged his unalloyed commitment to the party. The senator maintained that his resolve is anchored on the fact that they left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) because of impunity…

  • Entertainment,  Local News

    Roseline Clings Sunny

    It was a glorious day for the families of Late Chief Mba Ollor Chu of Awalama Community in Alesa Clan and Late Elder Meshack Olakanwi Gomba Chu of Nworgor Community in Ogale Clan as their children, Miss Roseline Enaah Chu and Comrade Sunny Mba Ollor exchanged marital vows at the New Covenant Anglican Church, Ogale Eleme. In a sermon, the officiating minister, Rev. Canon Kingsley Nwachukwu admonished the couple to love and respect each other and develop a true sense of proper understanding to build their home. “Sunny, it is good you love your wife no matter what comes out, please respect your wife very well and Roseline, please do…