Author: Kenechi Nwogwugwu

Ongoing voter registration exercise in Rivers State is weary for residents

The head of Voters’ Education and Publicity Department at the Independent Electoral Commission in Rivers State, Edwin Enabor said at the beginning of this year, that ongoing voters registration exercise at the Port Harcourt City Local Government head office enrolls up to 500 persons per day. This has not stopped from my investigation till date. INEC started the continuous registration process on April 27, 2017 to enable qualified persons to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs.  To register, or sort out any issue with your PVC, visit any INEC office from 9 a.m-3 p.m Mondays to Saturdays. However, you have to wait for at least six (6) hours before you register. This is because there is so much crowd and few registration officials. This is time wasting and frustrating for residents who abandons work to spend the whole day at INEC office for this exercise.

THE POWER OF *I AM SORRY.*

*I am sorry,* a short but mighty sentence! If you wish to live long, don’t joke with this short sentence, *I am sorry.* Do you know how many people who had gone to early graves because they neglected the therapeutic power of *I am sorry.* Single sorry can stop a war, and prevents millions of men, women including children from dying! Most of the troubles in most homes are heightened because wives are too big to say *I am sorry* to their husbands and you can trust the ego of husbands in saying same to their wives. Quarrel lingers between friends because no party wants to say *I am sorry.* each says or asks, why should I be the first to say *I am sorry?* He or she would beat his or her chest and utter the ego-phrase, *a whole me!* Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the part of the world where saying *I am sorry* is a hard nut to crack while curses are easily unleashed.

Africa – Our Future is Agriculture

Agriculture is a crucial economic activity, providing employment and livelihoods for many and serving as the basis for many industries. In most African countries, agriculture supports the survival and well-being of up to 70 percent of the population. Thus, for many, their livelihoods are directly affected by environmental changes, both sudden and gradual, which impact on agricultural productivity. Livestock and environmental goods offer some security from such shocks. About 70 percent of the rural poor in Africa own livestock, contributing significantly to household and community resilience to disasters, particularly in arid and semi-arid zones. More than 200 million people rely on their livestock for income (sales of milk, meat, skins) and drought power. Overall, livestock contributes about 30 percent of the gross value of agricultural production in Africa. According to the International Livestock Research Center (ILRI), opportunities exist to commercialize livestock production to target regional deficits in livestock products where they can be produced competitively.

APC STAKEHOLDERS, SUPPORTERS HAIL ABE AT 53

Stakeholders and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, have felicitated with a governorship aspirant of the party, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, on his 53rd birthday celebration. The APC stakeholders and supporters, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by the immediate past Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Worgu Boms, described Abe as a man of unwavering integrity. The statement said Abe, who is the senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has always demonstrated capacity and charismatic leadership qualities at every point in his political career which endeared the people to him.

WASTEFULNESS AND POVERTY by Venerable Justice Okoronkwo: Pleases read, meditate on and adjust if you are wasteful.

“When I fed the 5,000 with five loaves of bread, how many baskets of leftovers did you pick up afterward?” “Twelve,” they said. Mark 8:19 NLT Is poverty a curse that makes men mad? Here’s a true story, as told me by a second hand witness. Two Nigerians ordered oversized plates of food they didn’t need from an expensive restaurant somewhere in Germany. The waiters thought these were unusual amounts of food but what the heck, if they were this hungry. Surprises awaited them. Moments later, maybe to impress the white man, the men took just a few nibbles from their plates, shoved the food away and motioned the waiter for their bill. “You have to finish the food, Sirs,” the bewildered waiter politely told them. “No, we’re okay, no problem,” they answered, laughing. “But you have to eat the food, you cannot throw this amount of food away” insisted the restaurateur. The two men looked each other in the face, muttering, in Warri accent, “Shooooow?”

How To Start High Yield Palm Tree Plantation In Nigeria

Red Palm Oil Tree Plantation is one of the most useful plantation in the world. Nothing in palm tree that is not useful, from the fruit to the palm frond, everything is used for one thing or the other that brings benefit to man. The use of red oil palm fruit to extract edible and useful red oil has been in practice all over the world for many centuries. Almost the entire economy of countries such as Malaysia depends of palm oil plantation and exportation. Making the country one of the biggest player in the palm oil industry. They account for the estimated 5% of global productions. Malaysia is currently producing more than 20 million tonnes of palm oil and holds the second largest palm oil producer position in the world.

Book Review: LIVING with AUDACITY

As I interact with people on a daily basis both physically and virtually, I perceive there’s one thing we all share in common as humans. It didn’t matter what we do or what we look like, we all want to get some kind of result out of life. We are all seeking for balance. We want our lives to exude an aura that makes the whole world stand at ease when our names of the thought of us comes to mind. Truth is, we can’t get tired of results. Living with Audacity is my response to this quest for results on a personal level. They represent the lessons I’d learned in my journey so far which I’ve been able to distill down into strategies that can help anyone anytime to effortlessly get more out of life.

My Birthday Message: Be Yourself

Be yourself!!! There are people who are not satisfied with who they are. They’d rather be someone else or do something that they are not naturally inclined to doing. But another secret to success in life and work is to live the uniqueness that is [in] you. So, rather than focus on someone you admire, learn to be yourself. You can never execute any work effectively, or even treat anyone else right, until you value and treat yourself right. If you treat yourself well, people will treat you right.

Advice for the employed

Diversify!!! There is a lot of overdependence on white collar jobs. It has become a crowd mentality. Meanwhile there are lots of other jobs available. As a graduate you can do absolutely anything. It is about the value that you can bring to a job that matters more than what you can take out of it. You can start from anywhere and grow (don’t look down on any position).