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NO GRACE IN LIVING SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE

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We all have our specific gifts, talents, dreams and purposes that God has given to us and has also given us the ability to live these dreams. Even when you have similar dreams or purposes with someone else, the method of delivery is usually different and that's the uniqueness God has given to you. You were created by God and not by accident and He has a purpose for you to live. When God created you, He put everything in you to be able to fulfil destiny but there are those who want to live the lives of others because of the glory they see these people enjoy. Trying to live someone else's life is highly futile. There is no grace in trying to live the life of someone else's but yours. God has equipped you enough to live your life and not someone else's life. You are fearfully and wonderfully made by God with a distinct and unique personality crafted for a specific purpose made for you. Instead of trying to live someone else's life, why not "Commit to the Lord wh…

THE BEST REVENGE IS LIVING WELL AND MOVING ON

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"Living well is the best revenge" is a quote made by George Herbert that I use as a mantra for myself but I always add moving on to the quote as it makes more sense to me.


When we get hurt or betrayed by people, the natural thing or first thing that comes to mind is vengeance. This is a normal feeling (which is subject to our control). We would want take vengeance against who ever hurt us. Some people would even want to wait for the person who hurt them to have forgotten they ever did and then take vengeance in accordance to the popular phrase "Revenge is best served cold." We think, by inflicting same pain or any other pain on the person who have wronged us would make us feel better. You might feel better at the time you take your revenge but in the long run, you might feel even worse. This puts you at work every second of your life living on how to take vengeance against that person who has hurt you in one way or the other. The person who hurt you,  rejected you…

SEX ABUSE WE NEED TO BREAK THE SILENCE: Banigo

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo says there is an urgent need to break the silence on sex abuse.

Dr. Banigo expressed this while speaking on the She in Tech Day, in the on-going Startup Port Harcourt Week at the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park on Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019.
Represented by her Senior Special Assistant, Bar. Inegogo Fubara, Dr. Banigo who decried the high prevalence rate of sexual abuse amongst children, stressed that the Girl Child is a vulnerable gender.
“This is why we need to talk about it, we need to break the silence about sex abuse many people in this situation do not know what to do, we are now letting them know that the Office of the Deputy Governor is here to help through the Protect the Girl Child Initiative, under this initiative we have been reaching out”. Dr. Banigo stressed.
The Deputy Governor, who said she is passionate about protecting the Girl Child rights and the total wellbeing of the Girl Child, noted that the Girl Child needs …

BANIGO FELICITATES WITH PASTOR DAVID IBIYEOMIE ON HIS 57TH BIRTHDAY

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has felicitated with Pastor David Ibiyeomie the General Over Seer of the Salvation Ministries as he celebrates his 57th Birthday.


 In a statement from the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday, 21st October 2019, Dr. Banigo described Pastor David Ibiyeomie as a great Icon of Christianity who has continued to win souls for Christ across the globe.
According to her Pastor David Ibiyeomie is a great teacher, leader and philanthropist who has contributed immensely to the spiritual and material growth of all those who have had the privilege of imbibing his teachings.
The Deputy Governor wished him many happy returns and prayed the Almighty God to continue to bless and keep him in good health.

EVERYONE IS NOT SUPPOSE TO LIKE YOU OR BE FOR YOU

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I use to be one who thinks everyone should like me but one of the hardest lessons I got to learn in life was that not everyone will like me. Everyone must not be for you or like you, not everyone will support your dream. Some won't like you for being too honest and blunt, some won't like you for being yourself, some won't even like you for living your dream while there are those who don't like you for the level you are at the moment and there are those who won't even like you for being grateful at the tiniest thing that means nothing to them while there are those who won't like you for no reason. Some will even hate you for doing a righteous course. Not everyone is going to like you for who you are or what you do. That's just how life is and meant to be but does that mean because some people don't like you or the people you crave their love don't do as you expect, you shouldn't go on with life? No matter what happens, no matter who it is that d…

RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT POSITIONS AND STOCKS STATE DRUG STORE

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The Rivers State Government says the State Drug Store has been repositioned and stocked to provide essential drugs in all Government Health Institutions.

The State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated this during the Pharmacy Resource Centre Fund Raising Luncheon organised by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Rivers State Branch at the Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt on Thursday 17th October, 2019.
Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo Governor Wike said his Administration is committed to providing sustainable health care delivery services for the benefit of the present and future generation of Rivers State and its residents.
“It is for this purpose that, at the inception of this administration the State, Government ensured that dilapidated health facilities in the State were renovated, equipped and positioned to provide the needed health care delivery services to our people across the three senatorial districts”. He further quipped.
Governor Wike whoco…

WE ARE COMMITTED TO UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE - RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT

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Rivers State Government says it is Committed to establish Universal Health Care for all residents in the State.

The State Deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo stated this at the 4th Quarterly Meeting of the State Task Force on Immunization and Primary Health Care at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Monday 14th October, 2019.
The Deputy Governor who disclosed that our immunization indices has improved significantly, expressed the need for a re orientation of health workers to do more with counselling on young children and talk more about nutrition.
According to her the incinerator to dispose of empty vaccine vials is now functional while an order to procure fire extinguishers for health facilities across the State has been placed.
Dr. Banigo who harped on the need to put up the attitude of talking more about family planning to our clients all the time said “There is no reason why any teenager should get pregnant they should remain in school, get skills they should be ripe…

BANIGO APPLAUDS MEDICAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has applauded the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) for being at the cutting-edge in the care of Mothers, Girls and the family.
Dr. Banigo stated this during the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) Week 2019, Investiture and Award Luncheon at the NMA House in Port Harcourt on Saturday 12th October, 2019.
 According to Dr. Banigo “Right from the time our initiator Dr. Bernadette Korubo started we have not stopped. One of the things we do at the every woman centre at Marine Base which the State Government approved during my tenure as Director of Public Health Services for the use of MWAN is to reach out to the communities and I am happy that MWAN is doing well in that centre it is growing in leaps and bounds.”
Dr. Banigo who said it is different when you care with the love of a mother disclosed that the women centre is attracting more and more people and all the contagious communities are happy for the service…

GROWING WITH CHALLENGES

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Storms come to us all. These storms are challenges that we encounter daily in life. Everyone born of a woman irrespective of your background will face one form of challenge or the other in life. These challenges could come in as a result of losing a loved one, losing a job, failed relationships, crumbled businesses, failing health, financial setback rejection or abandonment. Maintaining a positive attitude while facing these challenges whether from people, circumstances or challenging times is never an easy one yet they are an inevitable part of our lives. Sometimes, it's the challenge of living your dreams that comes in in form of fears of failures or of being criticised. In times of difficulties, challenges or trying times, what you need is a resilient spirit to forge ahead.



Few days back, I had faced challenges that tended to weigh me down physically and emotionally. I was so upset in my spirit, soul and body that I couldn't contain or hide it. I bore it to a point that I …

BANIGO REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO PROTECT THE GIRL CHILD

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has reaffirmed her commitment to put an end to all forms of abuse and discrimination of the Girl Child.

Dr Banigo stated this during a seminar on “breaking the silence on sexual abuse, the Psychological and mental effects of abuse” at the Holy Rosary Girls Secondary School, Port Harcourt on Friday, 11th October, 2019.
The Seminar was organized by her Office to Commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child 2019.
Represented by her Senior Special Assistant, Barr. Inegogo Fubara, Dr. Banigo said several years ago the push when talking about protecting the rights of the Girl Child had to do with education, right we have surmounted the challenges of educating the Girl Child, we are now faced with the challenge of sexual abuse.
“This increased sexual abuse happening in homes, churches, schools are the reason why we are here today to educate you on what you need to do to protect yourself as we have been going round secondary school…

BANIGO RECEIVES TECHNICAL REPORT ON NORKPO/OGU BOUNDARY DISPUTE

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Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has urged the People of Norkpo Community in Tai and Ogu Community in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area to continue to maintain the peace at all times.

Dr. Banigo stated this while receiving the Technical Report on the Norkpo and Ogu/Bolo Boundary Dispute at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday 10th October, 2019.
The Deputy Governor who said peace is very key to development disclosed that Governor Wike is very particular about communities living peacefully to engender growth and development.
“We advise the community members to maintain the peace they have signed up to in the past and ensure that they do not in any way cause friction or fracas that will affect people in that area.” Dr. Banigo quipped.

According to Dr. Banigo the Rivers State Boundary Commission would deliberate on the report after which it would be sent to the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for further deliberation at the State Executive Counci…