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    Wike Orders Audit of 23 LG Councils In Rivers • As Governors Reject Financial Autonomy For LGs, Write Buhari

    The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has inaugurated a seven-man Committee to audit the financial transactions of the 23 Local Government Councils in Rivers State from May 2018 to May 2019. The Membership of the Committee are: Her Excellency, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo (Chairman); Attorney General and Commissioner for Ministry of Justice, Dr. Zaccheus Adango, former Commissioner for Budget & Economic Planning, Hon. (Barr.) Isaac Kamalu. Others are: Mrs Bunmi Akaakar, former Commissioner of Education, Rivers State, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, former Commissioner for Social Works, Mrs Inime Aguma and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, Secretary. Observes are of the view that the…

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    Isaac Agbara Passes On

    The  Traditional  Ruler of  Ejamah  Community  in  Ebubu,  Eleme  Local  Government  Area of Rivers State, His Royal Highness, Emere Isaac Osaro Agbara is dead. Chief Agbara who died at the age of 68 years was said to give up the ghost on the 6th of May, 2019 at Shawsand Medical Centre, Port Harcourt at about 4.00am following a brief illness. When Inside Eleme visited the palace of the deceased in Ejamah Ebubu, family members, friends, sympathizers sat quietly in sorrowful mood to mourn the departure of the great traditional ruler. Prince Ollor Agbara, first son of the deceased who received a delegation of top editors of Inside Eleme Newspaper who…

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    Crime: Okparaji Reads Riot Act To Traditional Rulers, Youths

    The Executive Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council, Hon. (Barr.) Philip Okparaji  has called on all stakeholders in the area including traditional rulers and youth bodies to eschew criminality, warning that no traditional ruler or youth body found wanting would be spared in the current effort to rid the area of criminal tendencies. He said in accordance with Governor Wike’s directive any traditional ruler or youth leader found wanting would be dissolved or removed. The chairman stated this shortly after a security meeting he conveyed which had security agencies and traditional rulers in attendance. He said with the meeting, the security agencies have been able to detect some causes of…

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    Insecurity: Wike Summons Stakeholders In Eleme, Ogoniland • Warns Against Dethronement of Govt Recognized Chiefs In Eleme

    His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has declared that his administration is working with security agencies to tackle rising insecurity and cultism in the four local government areas of Khana, Gokana, Eleme and Tai in Ogoniland. The Governor who summoned stakeholders in Ogoniland comprising political leaders, traditional rulers and youth groups at the Government House Port Harcourt for the security meeting, said the government was deploying all necessary machinery to restore peace in the troubled area. He said: “All of the persons involved in cultism are known by the community leaders. We are coming after them to restore peace to the Ogoni communities. “This time, no effort…

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    Elano To Resume Oversee Postgraduate Scholarship, Skill Acquisition Scheme

    Elano Investments Limited, the company managing the 7.5% shares of the Host Communities of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited has disclosed that it would resume its oversees postgraduate scholarship and skill acquisition programmes which have been beneficial to members of its host communities. Making the disclosure at her 6th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, Chairman, Board of Directors, Elano Investments Limited, Chief Gomba Okanje re-echoed the stance of the company to make sure members of the host communities feel the impact of its sustainable developmental projects. “This Annual General Meeting is remarkable as it comes after a period of turbulence in the host communities and a new…

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    Return Sacred Staff of Akpajo, Olungwe Nnana Warned

    The family of Oku Nkiken of Akpajo, otherwise known as the Land Priests family has called on one Olungwe Nnana Fineman who they accused of parading himself as the Regent of Akpajo to return the sacred staff of the community he allegedly collected from the children of Late Chief Wellington Nkpon. Nkiken Gomba Jimaa made the call when he led the Jimaa family, Kattey Nwakaji and other concerned members of Akpajo Community to the palace of the Acting King of Eleme to make a formal report on the activities of Olungwe Nnana Fineman.       “We came here today to report one Olungwe Nnana Fineman who is going about claiming that he…

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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…

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    Take Responsibility For Your Health, Lawson Urges Eleme Residents

    The Primary Healthcare Coordinator in Eleme Local Government Area, Dr. Tonye Lawson-Jack has urged residents of Eleme to take responsibility for their healthcare needs. The Coordinator gave the charge while speaking on the occasion of this year’s World Malaria Day. In an interview with Inside Eleme, Dr. Tonye Lawson-Jack said that the theme of this year’s celebration, “Zero Malaria starts with me” means that each individual should to take responsibility for his or her health. He said, “The theme for this year is: “Zero Malaria starts with me”, it’s a new approach which requires that, you are particularly responsible for your health and if everybody wants to put heads together…

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    Senate Passes 2019 Budget, Adds N86bn To Estimates By Buhari

    The Senate has passed the sum of N8.916 trillion for the 2019 budget against the sum of N8.83 trillion earlier proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari. This was passed after Danjuma Goje, Chairman, Senate Committee on appropriations, presented a report. The figure is N86 billion higher than the estimates presented by Buhari before a joint session of the national assembly on December 19. Goje noted that this is the first time that the senate would not tamper with key assumptions such as $60 per barrel of crude oil and N305/$ benchmark. “This is the first time that the benchmark will not be increased,” he said. Thereafter, the senators voted on the…

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    Elano Court Victory: Okanje Vows To Sustain Project Execution • Extends Olive branch to aggrieved parties

    The Board Chairman, Elano Investments Limited, Chief Gomba Okanje has reiterated his commitment to sustain the execution of community development based projects in the host communities of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals. The board chairman who disclosed this in a press conference in Port Harcourt expressed joy over the recent Court judgment affirming Elano Investments’ right to manage the 7.5% equity shares in Indorama Petrochemicals Nigeria Limited for members of its host communities. He said the court judgment is a welcome development and will spur the organization to continue to promote peace, unity and development in Eleme Local Government Area. He revealed that the existing court case between Elano Investments Limited and…