Connect with us

News

Peace Pact: Fubara Talks Tough Against Critics

Published

on

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has warned that he will surprise those who consider his honest decision to implement the presidential peace pact as a sign of weakness.

Fubara said he had been inundated with several comments in the media about the implementation of the peace initiative and had chosen to be silent out of maturity and wisdom.

The governor, however, said it was important to put the records straight for clarity, saying accepting President Bola Tinubu’s intervention and accompanying agreement was a political solution.

Advertisement

This was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Nelson Chukwudi, and made available to newsmen.

Fubara said he had since then commenced implementation of the agreement because of his respect for Tinubu and not as a sign of weakness as believed by other political actors.

READ ALSO: Rivers Lawmakers Count Fubara’s ‘Sins’, Threaten To Impeach Gov

The governor said, “Let me say it here for record purposes: What is happening here in our dear state is somebody who has respect for an elder. Mr. President invited all the parties to Abuja and came out with a resolution that we should go and implement. That resolution, I am implementing it. It is not a constitutional implementation. It is a political solution to a problem.

Advertisement

“I am doing it because of the respect I have for Mr President. But, let me say here, if that action that I have accepted to take would be seen as a weakness, I will surprise them. I want this message to go to them.”

Fubara, who had received members of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees from the 23 Local Government Areas of Rivers State on a solidarity rally at Government House Gate, in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, said their large number further goes to prove the nature of the support his administration has continued to enjoy from the people of the state.

Some days ago, somebody said we are busy renting a crowd for thanksgiving. But what I have seen here today is not different from what is happening at those thanksgiving rallies. People are just appreciating God and good governance,” he added.

READ ALSO: VIDEO: Moment Akpabio, Fubara Clash At Wigwe’s Funeral

Advertisement

Fubara said he was mindful of the legacy he would bequeath after his tenure, saying “It should also be about the lives that have been touched genuinely; about the policies implemented without any inducement to better the lives of the people and the society.”

The governor urged the people to continue to support his administration, show understanding over actions taken, and peacefully obey the rules.

He said, “When you are doing what is right, I will stand by you. Nobody, whether full or half is going to intimidate you. Brace up, I say brace up because the next step will be fire for fire in Rivers State. Everything will be implemented.”

Fubara said that local government workers have started receiving N30,000.00 minimum wage with a promotion to be implemented beginning from April’s salary payment.

Advertisement

He also promised to set in motion plans to finalise modalities for the implementation of the Consolidated Salary Scale for Grade Level 17 and regular payment of benefits to the local government service retirees.

READ ALSO: Why Odili And I Fell Out – Wike

“For our people, the great and wonderful people of Rivers State, we will continue to lead you with the fear of God.

“Maturity is not about age. Maturity is in the person. It is what defines the character of a person. I chose not to respond to people that I assumed are mature but are obviously immature in attitude.

Advertisement

“I will continue to be mature, not minding my age, but I will not, for any reason, allow myself or anybody who is working with me in this administration to be messed with, maltreated, or abused in the cause of administering this governance, ” the governor added.

In his speech, the Rivers State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Clifford Paul, told the governor that they were on a Thank-You Rally to show appreciation for his love for the workers.

Paul stated that Fubara had changed their fortunes and restored hope in them when he directed the payment of N30,000.00 minimum wage to the workers and lifted the right-year ban on promotion, which has now placed them at par with their counterparts across the country.

Advertisement

News

Drama As US-based Model Accidentally Uploads ‘Cozy’ Photo With Davido

Published

on

A U.S-based model identified as Bonita Maria has caused a stir on social media after inadvertently sharing a ‘cozy’ photo of herself and Nigerian singer, Davido.

The photo which has sent the internet into a frenzy captured the model and Davido in what appeared to be an intimate pose.

The duo could be seen close together in a relaxed, comfortable pose, with Davido’s arm around her.

Advertisement

Despite the photo’s swift retraction, it quickly made rounds across various social media platforms, with netizens speculating on the nature of their relationship.

Although as of press time, representatives of the singer are yet to comment on the trending photo.

READ ALSO: I’d Rather Go To Hell Than Sign Under Davido, Wizkid Or Burna Boy – Brymo

Davido, a prominent figure in the Afrobeats music scene, has been under the public eye for both his musical achievements and personal endeavors.

Advertisement

With numerous awards and accolades to his name, including multiple MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards, Davido has established himself as a global ambassador for Afrobeats music.

The singer’s distinctive style, characterized by infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, has earned him a dedicated fan base worldwide.

 

Advertisement
Continue Reading

News

Nigeria May Adopt Chinese Water Transport System

Published

on

Nigerian maritime stakeholders and authorities have concluded plans to understudy the Chinese waterways transport model with a view to perfecting Nigeria’s waterways transportation system.

In a statement, the Head of Maritime Roundtable Breakfast Meeting, MBRBM, Mrs Tosan Edodo-Emore, said that China being the largest country with the largest inland waterways is apt to teach Nigeria on how best to manage and improve water transport system.

READ ALSO: Troops Ambush Terrorists On Transit To Cause Havoc In Kaduna, Neutralize Two

Advertisement

She said that the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Yan Yuqing, is expected to share the Chinese experience with the Sino-Nigeria Maritime Relationship and lessons to be learnt from China at the summit scheduled for April 18, 2024.

According to the Edodo-Emore, the Summit themed, “Security and New Technologies in Inland Waterways Transportation”, will have some heads of maritime institutions

Advertisement
Continue Reading

News

NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Banned Soap

Published

on

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has drawn Nigerians’ attention to the ban on Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), by European Union (EU).

The notification is contained in a public alert with No. 012/2024, signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

The product does not comply with the cosmetic products regulation; it also contains Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: NAFDAC Shuts 10 Bakeries, Eight Water Factories In Rivers

“It also causes harm to the health of unborn children and may cause skin sensitisation.

“It is as a result of the defective nature of the product that the EU banned it.

“The products is not in NAFDAC database; importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain,” she said.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: NAFDAC, PCN Raid, Seal 1,321 Patent Medicine Outlets In Kano

Adeyeye called on marketers and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the product, saying that product’s authenticity and physical condition must be carefully checked.

She called on members of the public in possession of the product to discontinue sale or use, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

The NAFDAC boss advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report any suspicion of adverse reaction or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office on 0800-162-3322 or via email: sf.alert@nafdac.gov.ng.

Advertisement

She also encouraged healthcare professionals and patients to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product, to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Continue Reading

Trending