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Good Evening and welcome to Radio Nigeria Treasure 98.5FM News at Six on 23/7/2021

Governor Nyesom Wike attributes achievements to cordial relationship with other arms of government

Court orders DSS to produce associates of Sunday Igboho before Thursday

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito officially opens Tokyo Olympic Games today

 NIGERIA IS OUR COUNTRY, LET’S CONTRIBUTE TO HER DEVELOPMENT

 INSPECTION

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says the success recorded in the state particularly in the area of infrastructure is as a result of robust relationship between the various arms of government.

Speaking to Journalists during an inspection of the ongoing construction of residential quarters for Lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Governor Wike said every arm of government is working for the benefit of people of the state.

The Governor said he believes in the autonomy of both the Judiciary and legislature and that the legislature deserved a benefiting residence having provided Judges at the State Judiciary.

The Rivers State Government is constructing a four bedroom duplexes of thirty-two flats for the thirty two state constituencies.

  YOUTHS

The Rivers State Government has charged Youths in the State to pursue self development and actualisation for a more secure future.

The Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Prince Obi-Ohia who gave the charge at a town hall meeting in Obio/Akpor, said that most Youths  were no longer making conscious efforts to develop themselves but had resigned to fate and chasing alternative means of acquiring quick wealth.

Mr. Ohia explained that until the Youths individually become resolute in the pursuit of personal realisation of talents and potentials, no meaningful achievements can be recorded by them.

He reminded the Youths of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area that the ministry of Youth was in the Local Government for advocacy, interaction and reorientation of the youths and gave assurances of their preparedness to mentor Youths and provide the needed guide for the achievement of their dreams and aspirations in life.

Mr. Ohia however encouraged them to acquire both formal and vocational education stressing that they cannot be useful to themselves and society at large without formal education, vocational skills or trade.

Earlier, the Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government, Mr. George Ariolu said education of the Youths was paramount to his administration hence, the approval of grants of 30 persons to undertake their PhD programs and 50 for master’s programmes in various institutions.

Emohua LGA
Chairman of Emohua Local Government Council, Dr Chidi Lloyd has inaugurated the local government taskforce on illegal oil bunkering with a view to ending the illegal oil bunkering activities in parts of the local government area.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary of the Council, Mr. Bright Elendu, Dr Lloyd during the inauguration charged the taskforce to liaise with the security adviser to the council chairman and the heads of security agencies, especially the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to end illegal oil bunkering activities in parts of the local government area.
The council chairman warned members of the taskforce not to negotiate or collect revenue from the illegal oil bunkering activities in the name of the council as doing so would amount to aiding and abetting, which would attract severe punishment.
Chairman of the taskforce, Mr Sensi Amadi thanked the council chairman for the opportunity given to members of the taskforce to be part of his administration and promised to deliver on their mandate.
The Emohua taskforce on illegal oil bunkering has eleven members.

PIB PROVISIONS

As Nigerians continue to react to some contentious issues in the Petroleum Industry Bill, the Federal Government has been urged to adopt a political solution in addressing the three percent equity provided for oil producing communities in the bill.

The State Director of National Orientation Agency in Rivers State, Mr. Young Ayotamuno who made the recommendation while speaking with our correspondent in Port Harcourt, cited instances where political solutions were applied in resolving contentious matters including the onshore and off shore issue.

While emphasizing that intensive lobbying should have been embarked upon before the harmonization of the PIB, Mr. Ayotamuno said that those aggrieved with the three percent provided for the oil bearing communities in the PIB can also seek redress in the court.

The NOA State Director in Rivers State emphasized that agitations in country would continue if the voices of the minorities are ignored especially on issues related to oil production and environmental degradation.

      Water/Hyacinth-Yenagoa

Invasion of species of aquatic weed commonly known as Water Hyacinth along the Epie-Atissa Creek in Yenagoa Local Government Council of Bayelsa State has brought socio-economic activities to a halt in the Area.

Fishermen, Farmers and other users of the popular Creek, particularly at Onopa Community in the Bayelsa State capital are being denied access to other towns through the river following the growth of the invasive river weed plant.

Alambo Datonye who visited the area reports that residents say their sources of livelihood have been lost to the rampaging water hyacinth.

  COURT

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce before or on next Thursday, 12 associates of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho arrested during a raid in his house on 2nd July 2021.

Justice Obirora Egwuatu gave the order today while ruling on an ex-parte application argued by lawyer to the 12 detainees, Pelumi Olajengbesi.

Olajengbesi had told the court that the 12 associates of Igboho were arrested during DSS’ raid on his house in Ibadan on 2nd July and have been kept incommunicado since then.

   US COAST

FOREIGN NEWS

A man has been rescued in Alaska after desperately flagging down help having been attacked and harassed by a grizzly bear for a week.

US Coast Guard officials were alerted by an SOS message on a shack roof and spotted a man waving his arms in the air calling for help.

The man told them he had been attacked by a bear and hadn’t slept for days after it kept coming back to his camp.

He was found with chest bruising and an injured leg he had taped up.

The helicopter crew had been on their way to fly a team of scientists on a wildlife research mission when they were diverted off-course by weather and spotted the distress message.

According to the New York media, the man had almost run out of ammunition for his gun and the door of the shack where he was staying had been ripped off.

BBC/ITUMA

                                               2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS

SPORTS NEWS:

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito officially opened the Tokyo Olympic Games in an eerily empty Olympic Stadium, after COVID-19 forced organisers to ban spectators at all but a handful of venues.

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron as the Games opened, after a year’s pandemic delay and lingering coronavirus threats.

It was an uplifting moment in a low-key ceremony that unfolded in front of fewer than 1,000 dignitaries.

11,090 athletes making up theInternational Olympic Committee’s206 delegations took part in the opening ceremony. Here is the moment Table Tennis star, Haruna Quadri and wrestling sensation, Odunayo Adekuroye led Team Nigeria into the Olympic stadium during the parade of nations.

TEAM NAIJA OLYMPIC

Team Nigeria, comprising of 58 athletes are taking part in 9 sports.

TO END RADIO NIGERIA TREASURE 98.5FM NEWS AT SIX, RECAP OF THE MAJOR ITEMS

Governor Nyesom Wike has attributed his achievements to cordial relationship with other arms of government

Court has ordered the DSS to produce 12 associates of Sunday Igboho before Thursday

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has officially opened the Tokyo Olympic Games today

NIGERIA IS OUR COUNTRY, LET’S CONTRIBUTE TO HER DEVELOPMENT.

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