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#JUSTICEFORCHIKAMSOVICTORYERNEST PROTEST: ALL THOSE CULPABLE IN THE MURDER OF LITTLE MISS CHIKAMSO WILL BE BROUGHT TO BOOK BANIGO

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has assured the mother of slain little Miss Victory Chikamso that the Rivers State Government will do everything possible to ensure Justice is done in the matter.

The Deputy Governor gave this assurance when the mother of the girl, Mrs. Lucy Nmezu   led a group of women and some members of civil Society on a protest to demand for Justice following the gruesome murder of her eight year old child and the purported escape of the culprit at the Ministry of Women Affairs in Port Harcourt.

Dr. Banigo who said the State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and her humble self are deeply pained by this tragedy said all those involved in this evil act will be made to face the full wrath of the law no matter how highly placed they are.
She prayed the Almighty God to console the bereaved family and grant the soul of little Miss Chikamso eternal repose.


ID’EL KABIR: BANIGO FELICITATES WITH MUSLIMS

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has felicitated with members of the Islamic Faith on the occasion of the 2017 Id el Kabir Festival.


In a Statement from the Government House in Port Harcourt Dr. Banigo advised Muslims to emulate the virtues of obedience exhibited by Prophet Ibrahim who in total obedience to Allah’s Command was ready to sacrifice Ishmael his son.
The Deputy Governor who said she is pleased with the fact that Muslims have continued to live peacefully with Christians in the State, urged them to continue to support the Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike led Administration’s quest to improve the lot of all Rivers Residents irrespective of clime or creed.
“This Administration under the watch of Governor Wike is committed to ensure that everybody in Rivers State has a sense of belonging this is why he has appointed a Sole Administrator for the Muslims Pilgrims Board and have also released all the required funds for Rivers Pilgrims to travel to Saudi Arabia …

UMUAKOLI AND OWAZA BOUNDARY DISPUTES TO BE RESOLVED AMICABLY: Banigo

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The Deputy Governor of Rivers State Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has assured the people of Etche Ethnic Nationality that the Rivers State Government will speedily intervene to ensure that the Federal Boundary Adjustment Commission establishes a permanent boundary between Umuakoli in Omuma Rivers State and Owaza in Abia State.
Dr. Banigo stated this when the Member representing Etche and Omuma Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, High Chief Jerome Amadi Eke, led Etche, Omuma and Umuakali Community members on a courtesy visit to her at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

Dr. Banigo commended the Chiefs and Elders of the communities for their peaceful disposition and maturity in handling the provocation and aggression from their Owaza neighbours concerning the disputed territories.
“Thank you for instructing your youths to keep the peace in your communities and not taking the law into your hands this is what His Excellency, Governor Wike has been preaching all…

RIVERS EAST : GOVERNOR WIKE ALTERS INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF INEC/POLICE RIGGING TECHNIQUE

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has alerted the international  community  of the latest rigging system hatched  by the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) wherein they use the Police to concoct electoral results in collusion with the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC).


The governor  told the international community that the actions of the Police, APC and INEC, portend  grave danger to the nation's democracy .

Speaking  at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday  when he granted audience to Mr Paul Lehmann,  the High Commissioner of Australia to Nigeria, Governor Wike informed the international community that the administration  will not allow the rigging of future elections through the new scheme adopted by Police, INEC and the APC.



It will be recalled  that Senator George Thompson Sekibo was removed as the duly elected Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District on the premise of results certified and tendered by the Police at  the Elec…

GOVERNOR WIKE ASSURES BOLO PEOPLE OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assured the leaders of Bolo Council of Chiefs  that his administration  will  execute  more projects in the area.


Speaking during a courtesy visit by the Bolo Council of Chiefs at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike said that  he will meet with stakeholders of the community  to determine the major project to be executed  for the people.


He said:

"We will execute  key projects  in Bolo , but we shall do that in phases.  I will meet with the stakeholders  to determine  whether  we will start with shore protection for access to more land or the construction  of internal roads.

"Once I make a promise  I will fulfil  it. Bolo will still continue to enjoy major  appointments  in my administration ".

The governor  congratulated the Amayanabo of Bolo on his coronation, assuring that the State Governmemt will work with  the  traditional  council  to develop the area.


Leader of the delegation  and Amayanabo of…

WE ARE POISED TO EFFECTIVELY TACKLE CHILD AND MATERNAL MORTALITY: WIKE

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The State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on all Pregnant Women, Nursing Mothers and Women of Child bearing age to take advantage of the ongoing 1stRound Maternal, New Born and Child Health Week to access Medicare.

The Governor made this call at the Flag Off of the Maternal and Child Health Week at the Primary Health Centre, Ozuoba, in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of the State.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Governor Wike said his administration is highly committed to the timely implementation of health programmes by providing all the needed funds, stressing that he does not condone delays especially in health matters. “If there are any delays the respective organizations will be held accountable” he warned.

He called on our technical partners and policy drivers to work closely and ensure that a second round is carried out before the end of this year.


Governor Wike who said the events will be going on simultaneously in all the health…

EDUCATION KEY TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – RIVERS STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR, BANIGO

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo says Education is the key to every level of Economic Development.
Dr. Banigo stated this while delivering a keynote address at the 18th International Annual General Meeting and National Camp of the Association of Methodist Brigade in Port Harcourt.

Represented by, her Special Assistant, on Legal Matters Barr. Ishmael Blue-Jack said the negative way in which education has been portrayed in the country is responsible for the stalled economic development we are witnessing.
“The way education has been portrayed has also been one of the major issues stalling our economic development, in Nigeria Parents force their children to seek white collar jobs because they have always believed that this is the way to economic empowerment” she stressed.
She said the topic Education and Entrepreneurship: key to economic emancipation is apt and timely but regretted that a lot of our youths do not understand the intricacies of economics, finance and…

WE ARE COMMITTED TO A HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF RIVERS STATE: GOVERNOR WIKE

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the present Administration under his watch is committed to a holistic development of the State.


Governor Wike stated this during the Synod thanksgiving Service for the First Session of the Fifth Synod of St. Peters Anglican Church, Yeghe in Gokana Local Government Area.

The Governor who spoke through his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo said he strongly believes that the resources of the State should be used for the benefit of the Rivers People and not the other way round.


He said when the Present Administration in the State came on board it was shocked to discover that valuable assets of the State has been sold off in a dubious manner by the immediate past Government and the monies fretted away.
“It grieved us to discover that our assets have been sold  we set up a judicial commission that indicted some persons  but up  till now the A PC led Federal Government that says it is anti corruption failed in its role to demonstrate the spiri…

WE ARE HERE TO SERVE GOD AND HUMANITY- WIKE

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The State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said he and members of his team are in Government to serve the Almighty God and humanity.

The Governor stated this during a courtesy visit to him by the General Superintendent Assemblies of God, Nigeria, Rev. Chidi Okoroafor at the Government House in Port Harcourt. Represented by his Deputy Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo Governor Wike said the Almighty God has placed him in the leadership position of the State at this time in history as a calling to serve and make a positive difference in the lives of the Rivers People.
“We believe God has assigned us into this position today to serve God and humanity, we believe very strongly the word of God in Romans   Chapter 13 that we are called as Ministers unto the Lord and we are very conscious of this and will not disappoint the Lord.”
Governor Wike who said he believes strongly in the efficacy of prayers expressed gratitude to the Church for its prayers which according to him has kept his Administra…

PHOTOS: CONFERMENT OF CHIEFTAINCY TITLE ON GOV, FAYOSE A HONOUR WELL DESERVED- WIKE

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the Chieftaincy Title bestowed on the Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose by the Ado Ekiti Monarch is a honour well deserved.


The Governor stated this during a courtesy call at the Palace of the Ado Ekiti Monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi 111 Ewi of Ado Ekiti to felicitate with him on the celebration of the 2017 Udiroko Festival and to thank him on the conferment of the chieftaincy Title, Apesin of Ado Ekiti on Governor Ayodele Fayose.


Represented by his Deputy Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Governor Wike said Governor Fayose deserves to be honoured because of the high level of commitment, love and selfless service he has rendered to his people.


 He said Governor Fayose is not only the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governor’s Forum but a friend of the Rivers People and a dependable Political ally.


According to him “the conferment of the prestigious title of Apesin of Ado Ekiti will spu…