Showing posts from November, 2018


The Rivers State Government has re-echoed its determination to ensure that the Organized Private Sector Continues to thrive in the State.

The State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated this during the 61st Inauguration Dinner Night of the President, Exco and Council of the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (PHCCIMA) in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday 27thNovember, 2018.
Speaking through His Deputy, Dr.(Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo Governor Wike  said the state Government  is delighted to be associated with PHCCIMA the organized private  sector which according to him was part of the strategy to provide an enabling environment for the growth of business.
The Governor who said Rivers State was mentioned recently as having received the highest direct foreign investment in Nigeria attributed it to the political will and commitment of his Administration to ensure the State remains safe and secure for investors to operate.
According to Governor Wike, multiple taxation…


The Rivers State Government says Rivers State is a media friendly environment.
The State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike made this assertion while speaking at the 71st General Assembly of Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON) at Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday, 27th November, 2018.
Represented by His Deputy, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Governor Wike said “out of over 250 radio and television stations in Nigeria under your organization; over 25 of these stations are located in Rivers State”,noting that the State has provided the needed investors’ friendly environment for them to operate.
He said the State Government also embarked on a number of projects that positively impacted on the lives of people resident in the State which includes good road networks, bridges, jetties, schools, hospitals, markets amidst adequate security.
Governor Wike however regretted that some media houses do not present the true positions of events in Rivers State.
“They collaborate wit…


The Rivers State Government says it has invited all those who can assist in the rescue of those trapped in the collapsed multi storey building along Woji Road in GRA, Port Harcourt.

Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated this at her second visit to the collapsed building site in less than 24 hours, on Saturday, 24th November, 2018.
According to her the State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, had asked her to assure family members and friends of those caught up in this disaster that the Rivers State Government would ensure that they are rescued alive.
“We were here yesterday with all relevant members of the State Executive Council; we had all the Emergency Medical Services on ground in collaboration with UPTH, NEMA and others   they have all been on ground working all night and am here to encourage them to keep on working because there are people there that must be rescued.  Once we do the tunnelling oxygen would go in there and they will stay alive and we are not…


In the weeks passed, we have been looking at compatibility in relationships. We had talked about what to do first before looking for compatibility in relationships compatibility-in-relationships.html and we had also looked at spiritual and physical compatibility relationship-compatibility-part-2.html.  Today we would be looking at moral compatibility.
MORAL COMPATIBILITY : Humans vary in attitude and character as a result of the values, morals and belief system instilled in them or developed over time. While some people are disciplined, organized and orderly, some people are the exact opposite with a nonchalant attitude towards cleanliness and neatness. A partner who is orderly might find it difficult to live with one who is disorderly.
I have heard and seen women complain of how after tidying up the house, the man comes in, pulls his shoes and throws one leg of his shoes to the left and the other one to the…


Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo says the Governor Wike led Administration would continue to empower and work with Market women and men in the state.
Dr.Banigo stated this during the Governor Wike’s Market Out-Reach   Programme organized by her office for the Rivers East Senatorial District at the Rumuwoji Play Ground on Friday, 18th November, 2018.

According to the Deputy Governor during the 2014 electioneering campaigns, traders of the various markets across the state supported the Governor, noting that the Market Outreach Programme, which includes free medical screening, and treatment.
She said in this phase traders drawn from markets in the Rivers East Senatorial District would be supported to boost their businesses while traders from the Rivers South East and Rivers West would have their turn soon.
Dr.Banigo who said “there is no vacancy in the Rivers Brick House” urged the traders to use their PVCs to vote out the APC led Federal Government in 2019.
In her…


The Rivers State Government says the welfare of its medical professionals is of utmost priority. The Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr.(Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated this during the 26th Annual meeting and Scientific conference of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Nigeria(ORLSON) in Port Harcourt on Thursday, 15th November, 2018.
According to the Deputy Governor, there has been a mass exodus of medical professionals out of Nigeria in search of greener pastures, stressing that all hands must be on deck to do whatever it takes to reverse this ugly trend. Dr. Banigo said the State Government on its part would continue to provide the needed favourable environment for medical professionals to perform optimally. The Deputy Governor noted that in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike’s commitment to fast track health education and health entrepreneurship necessitated  the decision to  commission a Medical College in the Rivers State University during the commemoration of the 3rd anniv…


As I look forward to having another birthday celebration on the 14th of November, I reflect back on life and the past: how I have fared in life and how far life has brought me. Has life been good to me or bad to me? Pondering on such questions, I realize how amazing life's journey has been so far despite its accompanied challenges.
But hey, life has not been easy. I have had my ups and downs, highs and lows, tough, rough and smooth times, happiest and worst days, fears and strengths, failures and triumphs, failed expectations, hopes dashed, some prayers answered and some not or yet to be answered, some dreams achieved and some not or yet to be achieved. There are heights I have dreamed of reaching but yet to reach.

I have had losses: lost properties, lost loved ones such as friends, relatives and my mum. Like every other person, I have also had failed relationships, taken for granted and appreciated by some. I have been loved and hated (surprisingly, secretly hated by even closed…

BANIGO VISITS PORT HARCOURT REMAND HOME: charges inmate to be of good conduct

Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has assured inmates of the Port Harcourt Remand Home that Governor Wike is concerned about their welfare.
Dr. Banigo gave this assurance during her visit to the Port Harcourt Remand Home, Borikiri as part of her outreach programme, to donate various food items, toiletries and other consumables for the up keep of the inmates, on Wednesday, 7th November, 2018.

Represented by her Senior Special Assistant, Barr. Inegogo Fubara, Dr. Banigo expressed Government’s commitment to ensure that most of the basic needs of inmates are met within the shortest possible time.“It is a new dawn for you. You will see several changes from today; the Governor is very concerned about you”.She stressed.
The Deputy Governor, who said the Almighty God is a God of a second chance advised the inmates not to go back to their delinquent past when they are eventually released, insisted that they must be good and responsible citizens.
She commended the Warden i…


Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has re-echoed the need for the various communities of the State to live in peace in order to foster development.
Dr. Banigo stated this while inaugurating the Etche Local Government Area Boundary Committee at the Council Secretariat Okehi on Monday, 5thNovember, 2018.
Represented by the Secretary of the State Boundary Commission Mr. Lucky Atangsi, Dr. Banigo said the Local Government Boundary Committee was inaugurated in consonance with the National Boundary Establishment Act of 2016, which empowers the State Boundary Commission to inaugurate Local Government Boundary Committees in a bid to resolve Boundary disputes at Local Government levels.
The Deputy Governor, who reaffirmed Government’s commitment to continue to create a business friendly environment for investors across the State, urged members to work in synergy with the Council to promote peace.
Responding on behalf of members of the committee, the Chairman, Etche Local G…


Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has urged Christians to love one another with pure hearts.
Dr. Banigo stated this during the 2018 Adult Harvest Thanksgiving Service of St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, Niger Delta Diocese in Port Harcourt, on Sunday, 4thNovember, 2018.
According to the Deputy Governor, God is very concerned about the heart that is why he has commanded us to love him with all our hearts, mind and soul.
She expressed the need for people to be grateful to God not only for great things but for little mercies in order to attract more blessings from him.
She prayed the Almighty God to turn the hearts of some of our misguided youths back to him, by giving them a heart of flesh in place of the heart of stone, which the devil has put, through cultism and other abominable practices.
Dr. Banigo thanked the church for its love and support for the Governor Wike led Administration, through effective fervent prayers.
In his sermon drawn from Phil.4:19, the Guest …


Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr.(Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has urged the Federal Housing Authority/ Mortgage Bank to ensure that workers in the State benefit maximally from their contributions to the Federal Housing Scheme.

Dr. Banigo stated this during the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Southern Dale Estate, Elelenwo Town in Port Harcourt, on Saturday 3rd November, 2018.
Represented by the Director, Administration in the Office of the Deputy Governor, Ben Roberts, Dr. Banigo said the call became necessary due to the fact that Civil Servants in the State have not benefitted from the Federal Mortgage Scheme despite the fact that they contribute monthly to the housing fund.

While commending Southern Dale, an indigenous organization for the bold initiative; Dr. Banigo said the doors of the Governor Wike led Administration are open to partner with private organizations to ensure that the Rivers people are decently accommodated.
In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Housing A…