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    Local Govt. Audit: Inside Eleme Peeps Into Performance of Okparaji, Councilors

      Following the reprimand of local government chairmen in Rivers State by Governor Nyesom Wike for under-performance since assumption of office one year ago, the editorial team of Inside Eleme Newspaper will in its next edition publish the report of opinion poll and street interviews conducted across different strata of individuals in the 10 wards in Eleme Local Government Area on the performance of Philip Okparaji’s led administration since one year in office. Other elected officers to be assessed are the Vice Chairman of Council, Miss Grace Osaronu, Leader of the Eleme Legislative Assembly, Hon. Nyime Ngelale and other Councilors of the ten wards in Eleme Local Government Area. A…

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    Prepaid Meters Underway In Eleme As PHEDC Embarks On Enumeration

    The recent assurance by the Federal Government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) that effective metering of every electricity consumer in Nigeria would commence from May 2019 seems to start yielding results. This is promoted by the issuance of official permits to Meter Asset Providers (MAPs) of Ikeja, Benin and Port Harcourt Discos in accordance with Section 4(3) of the MAP regulations. According to NERC’s General Manager, Public Affairs, in Abuja, Dr. Usman Arab, permits are being granted to the MAPs that were successful in the procurements conducted by some Discos. He added that by virtue of Section 4(3) of the 2018 MAP regulations, all electricity distribution licensees are…

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    Wike’s Directive To Investigate Okparaji Has Vindicated Me, Says Mba-Ngei

    A budding civil rights activist in Eleme Local Government Area, Hon. Johnson Emere Mba-Ngei says Governor Wike’s directive to investigate the resources of Eleme Local Government Council under Hon. Philip Okparaji for failing to deliver a single project since assumption of office over a year ago has vindicated him. Mba-Ngei who spoke to Inside Eleme in an interview said Eleme people must hold the chairman and his cohorts accountable for allegedly misappropriating allocations and resources meant for development in Eleme Local Government Area. He said it is within the constitutional rights of the people to ask how monies coming into the coffers of the Council from federal allocations and other…

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    Children’s Day: Okparaji Cautions Against Juvenile Delinquency

    Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council, Hon. Philip Wuwu Okparaji has warned children in primary and secondary schools in Eleme to be wary of negative peer influence and incriminating conducts that could hamper their education and future endeavours. Okparaji who was represented by the Leader of Eleme Legislative Assembly, Hon. Nyime Ngelale stated this while addressing children at this year’s Children’s Day Celebration in Eleme Local Government Area. He stressed that children are the leaders of tomorrow and therefore require better education to cope with what the future holds. He said that without the right education they might be unable to handle the task before them and warned them against…

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    Sarah Oluka Crowned Queen of Rivers South East 2019

    Eleme born Miss Sarah Mba Oluka, a 200 level student of the Department of Agric-Economics Extension, University of Port Harcourt has emerged winner of this year’s Miss Rivers South East Beauty Pageant. Queen Sarah who hails from Aleto in Eleme Local government Area of Rivers State was crowned Queen of Rivers South East Beauty Pageantry 2019 following a keenly contested competition. The Queen of Rivers South East Beauty Pageantry is an Annual Contest organized and powered by an Indoor/Outdoor Event Management Consulting Agency called Zaka Event in Port Harcourt. In an interview with Inside Eleme, Queen Sarah Mba Oluka revealed that her confidence, focus and radiant smiles won the admiration…

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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…