• Local News

    Indorama’s Projects In Host Communities Excites Okpa

    The traditional ruler of Okole/Okpa Community in Agbonchia, Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, Chief Friday O. Okpa has commended Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited for their CSR projects which he said include the ongoing Technical College in Agbonchia and a solar powered Streetlight in Aleto Clan. Okpa, a stakeholder in Agbonchia host community spoke in an interview with Inside Eleme where he confirmed that the Technical College Project in Agbonchia is ongoing with a completion period of three years. He further thanked the Board members of Indorama for choosing Agbonchia for the Technical College Project, stressing that Agbonchia as large as it is, is the only clan in Eleme…

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    ‘I Have Finished My Mission In Eleme Land’ – Rev. Egemti

    Senior Pastor of Christian Pentecostal Mission (CPM) Int’l in Alesa Eleme, Rev. Lawrence Egemti has been transferred from the Alesa Eleme branch of the church otherwise known as City of David Cathedral to the Headquarters of the Church in Onitsha, Anambra State where he is to resume as State Pastor. Rev. Egemti’s transfer came with promotion and a corresponding higher responsibility as he is now a State Supervisor and Senior Pastor of CPM in Anambra State. In an interview with Inside Eleme, Rev. Lawrence Egemti who was recently honoured by the youths of CPM, Alesa with an Award for Meritorious Service as part of their farewell package for him, expressed…

  • Local News,  Oil & Gas

    PHRC TAM: Satkeholders Protest Non-Employment of Host Community Youths

    Open Letter to Governor of Rivers State CONCERNED STAKEHOLDERS OF ELEME No. 7 Catholic Road, Alesa Eleme, Rivers State Tel: 07033328630, 08099870080 + E-mail: jenspresidency@yahoo.co.uk   His Excellency, CHIEF (BARR.) NYESOM EZENWO WIKE (CON) GSSRS Executive Governor of Rivers State Government House Port Harcourt.  Thro: The Executive Chairman, Eleme LGA  Dear Sir,  DENIAL OF ELEME YOUTHS OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ON-GOING TURN AROUND MAINTENANCE IN PORT HARCOURT REFINING COMPANY (PHRC) BY PIVOT GIS LIMITED,AN ACTION FUELING BREACH OF THE PEACE AND INSECURITY IN THE AREA  We write as Concerned Stakeholders of Eleme origin to formally submit this petition against Messrs PIVOT GIS Limited, a foreign company with local partners…

  • Local News

    Labour Unions Hopeful On Implementation of New Minimum Wage

    Labour leaders in Eleme Local Government Area have expressed the hope that Rivers State Government under Governor Nyesom Wike would implement payment of the 30,000 new Minimum Wage to workers in the state. The Labour leaders who spoke to Inside Eleme on the occasion of this year’s Workers’ Day celebration include Comrade Friday N. Gberebe, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Eleme Chapter, Comrade Gideon Osarondor, Chairman, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and Comrade Gospel Mimi, Chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE). In his speech, Comrade Gberebe who said workers deserve a better take home package as salary expressed happiness that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has…

  • National News

    You Can Ask To Search An Officer Before He Searches You – Police Spokesman

    Police spokesman, Frank Mba, has revealed that Nigerians have the right to search policemen in certain situations when the officers are about to carry out inspections. Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, made this disclosure via the verified Twitter handle of the force saying a person, in a bit to allay fears, can politely request to search an officer before he or she is being searched. “You may politely request that the officer be searched before searching you. Often times, this helps to allay fears that someone may be trying to ‘plant’ incriminating items on you or implicate you in any other way,” he tweeted @PoliceNG. Mba added that…

  • Local News

    Okanje Inducted Into Ogbo-Nkporon Aleto

    The Board Chairman, Elano Investments Limited, Chief Gomba Okanje has been inducted into Ogbo Nkporon Aleto in Aleto Community. Presenting him to the Aleto Council of Chiefs, Paramount Ruler of Okerewa Community, Chief Osilaechu Mgbimgbii declared that, Chief Okanje, having performed all the traditional rites and requirements to be inducted, and after critical examination, the Aleto Council of Chiefs found him qualified to be inducted into Ogbo Nkporon Aleto. Mgbimgbii said Okerewa people where Okanje hails from describe him as a man of right standing whose good works have contributed to the growth and development of Okerewa and Aleto community. He added that the community has been transformed through community…

  • National News

    $9.8m Fraud: Court Orders Yakubu, Ex-NNPC GMD To Open Defence

    Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered Andrew Yakubu, a former General Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to open his defence on July 3, 2019 in the $9.8 million fraud allegation brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had on October 17, 2018, closed its case against him, after calling the seventh witness, Suleiman Mohammed, an operative with the Commission, who testified as to how operatives on February 3, 2017 recovered $9,772,000 and £74,000 stashed in a huge fire proof safe in a building belonging to him located at Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna State. A…

  • Local News

    Okanje Joins Eleme Council of Chiefs

    The Board Chairman, Elano Investments Limited, Chief Gomba Okanje has been formally introduced and admitted into Eleme and Nchia Council of Chief and Elders. The Paramount Ruler of Okerewa Community, His Royal Highness, Osilaechu Mgbimgbii and other members of Aleto Council of Chiefs and Elders officially presented Chief Okanje to the Acting King of Eleme, His Royal Majesty, Emere Dr. Philip Obele in his palace in Aleto Community. In his speech, Chief Mgbimgbii said Chief Okanje having been recently inducted into Ogbo Nkporon Aleto is by Eleme culture and tradition entitled to be admitted into Eleme Council of Chiefs and Elders. He thanked the Acting King of Eleme kingdom, Sir…

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    King Obele To Eleme Youths: Be Diligent To Bring Honour Home • Applauds Awardee, Amasi-Gomba

    The Acting King of Eleme Land, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Philip Obele has urged youths of Eleme to be hardworking in whatever they find themselves doing across the globe to bring honour and pride to their family and society. The monarch gave the admonition while receiving Mrs. Victoria Amasi-Gomba, a Presidential Award Winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in his palace. The king who was visibly elated applauded the Presidential Awardee, who hails from Aleto for making the community and Eleme people proud stressing that by her award, she has projected the image of Eleme. He congratulated the awardee and urged her to continue to aspire higher. “I…

  • National News

    Reps Pass Bill To Allow Married Women Choose State of Origin

    The House of Representatives has passed the ‘Bill for an act to amend the Federal Character                         Commission (Establishment, etc) Act, 2010, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, Cap F7′ which allows married Nigerian women to choose their state of origin. The bill gives married women the option of indigeneship as it presents the option of choosing the indigeneship of either their father or husband if passed into law. Prior to the amendment, married women were considered indigenes of their husband’s state. At the committee of the whole, the lower legislative chamber amended section 2, part 11 of the principal act and introduced a new section. The amended section…