Showing posts from October, 2018


Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr.(Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo  has assured members of the  Market Women and Men Association of Nigeria  that the Governor Wike led Administration would continue to support and empower them.

Dr. Banigo gave this assurance while playing host to members of the Rivers State Chapter of the Market Women and Men Association of Nigeria at the Government House in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday, 30th October, 2018.
According to the Deputy Governor the State Government would continue to work with them as partners in progress in the quest to develop the State because, over the years they have proven to be patriotic and dependable Rivers People.
She urged them to forward a list of leaders of the various markets in the State as part of deliberate efforts to ensure that more members of the Association key into the empowerment scheme of Governor Wike.
Also Speaking the State Commissioner for Women Affairs Mrs. Ukiel Oyaghiri expressed the State Government’s commitment to ensure th…


It's funny how we take the issue compatibility in relationships lightly. The lack of proper look into compatibility in relationships in most cases is what causes problems in marriages except one learns to adjust and compromises drastically.
A man once sent an email to me asking what he can do about a lady he likes. He said he likes her because of her good heart but physically she is not what he wants in a woman. This might sound funny to some of us but the guy already knows what he wants.

I also heard the story of an educated man who got married to a lady from the village believing she would be a better house wife but his problem was not being able to have a meaningful conversation with her. According to him " All she ever talks about and knows is who has given birth, who got married and who fought. Imagine an intellect coming home and hoping to discuss with his wife but cannot have intellectual discourse with her. He feels frustrated not being able to discuss with her about…


Few days back I was privileged to speak to some beautiful and intelligent women who are in the Omaje's  School of Purpose on how to identify their skills and their talents. I had to add passion to it too as it is often mistaken for talent. It was an interesting discussion and so I taught I should have it written down here so others can learn from it as well.

The Omaje's School of Purpose is a school where young African ladies are taught on how to discover their purpose here on earth, understanding their uniqueness and skills, forgive their past and live the best of their lives. If you are interested and would like to join this school of purpose, then please kindly send an email to the head facilitator of the school through the email address 
As the class kicked off, we  started  by first defining skills and talents as well as differentiating our passion from our talents. So lets take a look at the definitions, their differences and how to Identify your s…


The Wife of the State Chief Executive, Hon. Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom Wike has called on Rivers Men to plan for the welfare of their families by writing their will before they pass on. Justice Wike made this call last weekend during the Governor Wike’s Widows’ Outreach Programme organized by the Office of the Deputy Governor at the Port Harcourt Civic Centre.
According to her, there are about  285 Million Widows  worldwide who are faced with a lot of challenges like the trauma of losing their status as married women, economic challenges, noting that they suffer and are violated. She urged women to learn to love one another, be more tolerant, open, and supportive to widows, stressing that widows contribute a lot not only to their famines but the society at large.
The Wife of the Governor emphasized the importance of educating the Girl Child to achieve her full potentials in life, because today’s Girl Child is tomorrows wife and tomorrow’s widow, stressing education would help widows…


The Deputy Governor of Rivers State Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has commended the Women Ministry of the Church of God (Seventh Day) for empowering women with skills and equipping them with the requisite knowledge to keep theirfamilies together. Dr. Banigo stated this during the 2018 Women’s Day Celebration of The Church of God (Seventh Day) Family Worship Centre at Eagle Island, Port Harcourt, on Saturday, 13th October, 2018. The Deputy Governor said  the programmes of the Women of the Family Worship Centre are in consonance with the Governor Wike led  Administration’s  drive  to give the Rivers People a new lease of life.

She disclosed that a united family unit is key to raising well-mannered children, which in turn would help curb youth restiveness and ultimately translate to a better society for all, noting that the partnership between the Church and Government is yielding positive results. Dr. Banigo who stressed the importance of a woman’s seed urged women to sow good seeds at all…


Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has called on relevant stake holders to partner with the State Government to tackle Mental Health issues.
Dr. Banigo stated this during the Celebration of the 2018 World Mental Health Day organized by the Department of Neuropsychiatry/Mental Health in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, 10th October, 2018.

Represented by the Director, Administration in the Office of the Deputy Governor, Ben Roberts, Dr. Banigo said the rising cases of youth involvement in anti-social activities such as drug abuse, cultism, gangsterism and rape is worrisome, noting that the State Government through the Ministries of Health, Youths as well Social Welfare and Rehabilitation has put in place programmes and policies to address Mental Issues especially as it concerns youth.
Dr. Julian Ogwunga delivered the theme lecture titled ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World”.
It would be recalled that the 10th of October…


Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr.(Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo  says the Governor Wike led  Administration is a caring one.
The Deputy Governor stated this during a meeting with the Wives of the 23 Local Government Chairmen and the Vice Chairmen of Councils at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday 8th October 2018.

She said the State Government is set to carry out the first Phase of the Governor Wike’s Widows Outreach Programme at the Port Harcourt Civic Centre, on Friday the 12th of October, 2018, where 500 Widows drawn from the 23 Local Government Areas would be attended to.
Dr. Banigo who said the Wife of the State Chief Executive, Hon. Justice Eberechi Suzette Nyesom Wike, would be the Special Guest of Honour, disclosed that there would be Free Medical Screening, a talk by the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) as well as the International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA).
 According to Dr. Banigo, as Wives of Council Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, they have an importa…


Happiness to so many people is elusive hence their search for happiness in people, things and wrong places. Some people are so accustomed to sadness that they feel happiness is an impossible dream to achieve. They have experienced or think they experience more of sad moments than that of joy or happiness hence their perception of happiness as elusive.

Sadness and happiness are both part of our lives and they both form our emotions. You are either sad or happy at every given point in life. We all desire to be happy in life, in our jobs, marriages or relationships. No one wants to be sad or be found in sad situations, but the onus lies on us individually. The amount of time you experience happiness or sadness for the rest of your life depends on you.

We oftentimes let people dictate to us our emotions and reactions. There are people we have placed high expectations on and when these expectations don't come to pass then we are frustrated. Sometimes, it's the betrayals from peopl…


The Rivers State Government says it would continue to support Missions Schools whenever necessary. Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated this during the dedication of a New Administrative Library and Laboratories Complex at Bishop Crowther Memorial Secondary School, Diocese of Evo Anglican Communion, in Port Harcourt. Represented by his Deputy Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo Governor Wike said at inception in 2015, his administration’s commitment to provide quality education for the citizenry necessitated the decision to amend the law to enable the State Government support Mission Schools, in view of the fact that education is a thing of partnership. Governor Wike who said provision of quality education for the citizenry is a major policy thrust of his Administration, disclosed that he paid the counterpart funds to access the Universal Basic Education Funds which the State could not access for years because of the failure of the past Administration to fulfil its obligations, noting that scho…


Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has expressed gratitude to the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and critical stake holders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for finding her worthy to be his running mate in the upcoming, 2019 General Elections.

In a statement from the Government House in Port Harcourt, Dr. Banigo who described Governor Wike as a man with an exceptional leadership capacity said she was poised to give the Governor all the necessary support to ensure that Rivers State remains the best in the comity of States in Nigeria.
She called on the Rivers People to continue to support Governor Wike because of his political will and commitment to develop Rivers State.