GOVERNOR NYESOM WIKE SHOULD STOP THESE SPURIOUS ALLEGATION

Foremost APC stalwart in Rivers State, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, has reacted to this morning’s (Thursday June 14), state broadcast by Gov. Nyesom Wike, accusing Rivers State APC of arming political thugs to disrupt his scheduled June 16, Local Government elections in the state, describing the Governor’s allegations as spurious and an attempt to heat up the polity by raising false alarms, as he is well known for.

Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs said that “I listened to the theatrical albeit provocative broadcast made by Governor Nyesom Wike today, Thursday June 14, 2019 with a great sense of disappointment that the governor of a cosmopolitan state like Rivers, could alarm his own people so unguardedly.

“The crux of his state broadcast was the illegal Rivers State Local government elections which he has unilaterally slated for Saturday June 16, 2018 and as usual, Mr. Wike went about it in his familiar confrontational manner, like a bull let loose in a China shop, to call names and cast aspersions on  the APC State Chairman, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, former commissioner of Agriculture, Hon. Emma Chinda and the current Ambassador to Netherlands, Orji Ngofa as the brains behind an alleged plot of his own imagination, that the APC is planning to arm political thugs to disrupt Saturday’s LGA elections in 9 LGAs.

“The Governor named the 9 LGAs as: Abua/Odual, Akuku-Toru, Asari-Toru, Degema, Emohua, Ikwerre,  Onelga, Opobo/Nkoro and Tai specifically.

“I am not in the least surprised because these, among other LGAs are the strongholds of the APC, some of which have in recent times witnessed massive decamping from the PDP into the APC and it is understandable that Governor Wike and his advisers are now sufficiently frightened and rattled to press the panic button and raise unfounded allegations against people who will not even participate in the so-called LGA elections.

“Indeed this spurious allegation is another of Governor Wike’s penchant for raising false alarm as a decoy to his untoward acts unbefitting of his office.

“It is important to remind Governor Wike once again, that the APC has categorically and officially withdrawn from the purported election and distanced itself from the June 16 LGA polls because the party believes that the tenures of APC council chairmen and councillors elected in 2015 still subsist.

“Gov. Wike should concentrate on governance, pay salaries to workers and gratuities to pensioners during the time he has left in Government House. He should stop de-marketing Rivers State with his frequent outbursts, which have now become too frequent to be taken seriously, but only succeeds in heating up the polity and scaring investors” the statement concluded.

DLB Media Team

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE N-POWER GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT SCHEME NOW!

DUMO LULU-BRIGGS CHARGES NIGERIAN YOUTHS

The N-Power graduate employment scheme is one of the capacity building and economic policies of the President Buhari Administration aimed at reducing and possibly eradicating unemployment by meaningfully engaging Nigerian youths.

The N-power program has been on, and has provided veritable avenues for a meaningful engagement of thousands of Nigerian youths in various fields according to their capacities and job preferences. These youths are usually drawn from all the 36 states of the Federation.

Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs who since the inception of the policy has maintained a culture of always notifying young people and the general public about the program has once again announced to Rivers youths that the N-Power site is now open for graduate employment scheme. He stated that this time, 500,000 participants are needed, and encouraged young people to visit www.npower.gov.ng. with the following REQUIREMENTS:

1.BVN.
2.Degree certificate.
3.NYSC discharge certificate.
4. NYSC  Number.
5. CV
6. Passport  photographs.
7. Active e_mail address.

He reassures Nigerians that this policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, is effective in reducing redundancy and alleviating poverty. While thanking Mr. President and his cabinet members for this laudable initiative and other lofty achievements recorded within three years of being in office, he advises everyone to spread the news and ensure that the Youths are adequately informed of the development. God bless Nigeria.

DLB Media
6th May, 2018.

DUMO LULU-BRIGGS SUPPORTS THE ‘NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN’ BILL

‘NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN’

President Muhammadu Buhari must be commended for the courage and visionary inclination he exhibited in signing the bill into law and giving hope to young Nigerian men and women to fully embrace the democratic process and ensure that democracy thrive in Nigeria.

It is a historic statement proclaiming a progressive and robust endorsement on the future participation of youths and young people in the political processes that shape and define the fortunes of their country, beginning with the 2019 general elections.

Youths between the ages of 21-35 are estimated to make up more than half of our over 180 million population and the Not Too Young To Run law represents a firm commitment and signals a new era of youth inclusion and participation in our governance.

Nigeria needs the energy and innovation of our young people, which they have displayed so amazingly and successfully in sports, entertainment, the arts, academics, business, technology and other callings, both at home and abroad. The time has come for them to apply same in the political arena. This bill provides the veritable platform for them to be fully engaged and integrated in the democratic struggle and governance. It is incumbent on our youths to register, get their PVCs and move on to the next phase of this journey — which is getting their peers and other qualified persons elected into legislative and executive positions.

Nigerian youths must explore practical ways of getting involved in the processes that determine their future by seeing this new law as a comprehensive and holistic document which they can employ in order to maximise their contributions to the development of the society, as well as position themselves to benefit from the opportunities that abound in their environment.

It is important to note that Youthfulness is a fluid concept, sometimes referring to the state of the mind and while this law fundamentally highlights age limits for participation in the various electoral processes, the very participatory and inclusive nature of its composition also means that the youths can be the engine for national development, especially when placed against the fact that in most countries of the world, the youths are often excluded from governance and critical decision making positions of authority.

This law would also address the attitude of fear and insecurity, as a result of the violence that has often characterized our politics, which is a major impediment to the contributions of the youths in making the Nigeria political environment better. They should be encouraged to move from the sidelines into the main playing fields; to embrace the philosophy that often, what ought to be can never be for free. This bill should also inspire them to get fully involved as volunteers and join in the socio/political activities of the system, offering their skills and competence to help build and sustain democracy in Nigeria.

The law should also spur our youths to be part of the democratic agenda by belonging to political parties as registered members, engage and embrace the basic civic responsibilities of political participation and begin to see themselves as stakeholders and key players who embrace the value of responsibility as the motivation for aspiration instead of the self-limitating attitude that political participation is meant for a select breed of people.

Finally, the Not too young to run law, will provide a platform for youths to strive to be active participants in the system since power will not be handed over to them on a platter of gold. Nigerian youths are actually the country’s greatest resource and it is the intelligence, talents and energy of the youth that will help develop our dear country.

~ Dumo Lulu-Briggs

THE KALABARI TRUE PATRIOTS GOVERNORSHIP ENDORSEMENT FOR 2019

THE KALABARI TRUE PATRIOTS GOVERNORSHIP ENDORSEMENT FOR 2019:

I was greatly honoured on Monday 5th March 2018, when members of the Kalabari True Patriots visited me and handed over a communique where they had unanimously decided to endorse me as their Kalabari son to contest the 2019 Rivers state governorship election.

It was a humbling experience for me and I praised the courage of these brave Kalabari sons and daughters and expressed gratitude to them for finding me worthy of their endorsement.

I was particularly happy that the Kalabari Students Union was duly represented among the groups that came and that the ‘Kalabari True Patriots’ midwifed the whole process. I feel much honored that as a Kalabari man; as a Rivers man, they found me worthy of this very high responsibility.

I say it is a high responsibility because this is asking for the highest office that is available in the land. I almost for the first time in my life was unable to find words to give expression to my feelings, given the enormity of the responsibility attached to the call and the deep recognition that I have been given by young people from my own ethnic extraction in Rivers State.

I was indeed overwhelmed that Kalabari youths cutting across all shades of political divide in Rivers state came together for this purpose, subjugating their different political inclinations to identify with just one person, who perhaps belongs to a different political association. So, it’s an enormous sacrifice that these youths have made already.

I equally used the opportunity of the visit by the Kalabari True Patriots, to thank the leader of our great party, the All Progressives Congress APC, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi who has said that the governorship should go to the Riverine. In the APC we are united under one Supreme God, one leader, one party and with unity of purpose, I know that we are going to have several victories. So, I thank him for that resolve that distinguishes him as an unparalleled statesman.

I also made it clear to them that Kalabari are not the only qualified people in Rivers state and that every Rivers person that meets the requirements of our Constitution is qualified to become governor. But i reminded them also that our founding fathers had devised an ingenious method that has worked well for us; that ensures that we live together harmoniously and so it is therefore noble that a notable personality from a major ethnic nationality; the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality is saying that the governorship has resided in the upland since 1999 and he believes, he thinks, he wants and he is going to fight to ensure that it goes to the Riverine.

That is the mark of greatness which our leader Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has displayed.

I want to use this opportunity therefore, to thank the members of the Kalabari True Patriots for the honour done me with their endorsement and also assure them that I will always stand by what our party and indeed Rivers people eventually decide on the matter.

 

2018 OGONI DAY CELEBRATION: HEARTFELT FELICITATIONS FROM DUMO LULU-BRIGGS

I Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, heartily felicitate with our Ogoni brothers and sisters as you celebrate the 2018 Ogoni Day. I send my profound greetings to the entire Ogoni nation and wish you Happy New Year and a successful celebration.

 

I recall that on January 4, 1993, the Ogoni nationality rose with one voice, under the aegis of The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, to declare the Ogoni Day and underline the struggle against the exploitation of their natural resources, including a resounding campaign for social, economic and environmental justice through nonviolence.

The Ogoni struggle, as exemplified by the late Ken Saro Wiwa and other prominent Ogoni patriots, is a watershed; a worthy and worthwhile endeavour; an eloquent continuation of the struggles of the late Chief Dappa Biriye, the late Isaac Adaka Boro and our heroes past. The entire Niger Delta and all people of goodwill are therefore in partnership with Ogoni.

I celebrate the Ogoni spirit of resilience, industry, dynamism and love, founded on the principles of peace, justice, equity and fairness. On this occasion of the 2018 Ogoni Day Celebration, I call on Ogoni people to unite and join hands with their other Rivers brothers and sisters to accelerate the actualization of the dreams of the founding fathers of Rivers state.

The great desire today in our dear Rivers state, is for our people to collaborate in a renewed and collective partnership to address the myriad of problems that have destroyed opportunities and turned our people into beggars in their own state.

The environment remains our greatest gift from Mother Nature. The control of our environment and economic independence are inseparable and all hands must be on deck to preserve and protect it for the benefit of our generation and the future generations.

I commend the Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, on the very laudable initiative to re-energize the Ogoni clean-up exercise and urge that all efforts must be explored to implement and accelerate the Clean-up process.

Finally, I express my heartfelt appreciation to the leadership of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) for making the great leaders of Ogoni land who came together in 1993, to celebrate the first ever Ogoni Day proud, and sustaining the tenets and spirit of the struggle for over two decades.

Congratulations and Happy Ogoni Day Celebrations.

God Bless the great people of Ogoni

God Bless Rivers state

God Bless Nigeria.

DUMO LULU-BRIGGS
4th January, 2018.

DUMO LULU-BRIGGS OFFERS FANTASTIC PRIZES FOR RIVERS CHILDREN, AS DYF23, RHYTHM 93.7FM ROLLS OUT “RIVERS OF MY DREAM” ESSAY COMPETITION

Good times are coming back again for school children in Rivers state, as the young ones, aged between 14 – 19 years, have been promised fantastic prizes,  including laptops, scholarships and special training abroad by Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, for their participation in the ‘Rivers of My Dream’ Essay competition, organized by the popular Silverbird Rhythy 93.7 Fm Radio station in partnership with the Dumo Lulu-Briggs Youth Foundation, DYF 23.

 

RIVERS OF MY DREAM is an essay writing series, aimed at engaging the minds and imaginative capacity of participants positively. Simply put, RIVERS OF MY DREAM is a platform for participants, aged 14 -19 years to express their dreams and desires for Rivers State.

 

Expressing the motivation behind his decision to be involved with the “Rivers of My Dream” Essay Competition, Chief Dumo Lulu- Briggs, who went down memory lane to recall those good old days when children were not only rewarded with exotic gifts for their academic excellence but also encouraged to put in greater effort with promises of more gifts, lamented the situation these days where money and the get rich quick syndrome has even filtered down to the level of children and the perception that violent conduct and bearing arms was more lucrative than academic pursuit.

 

“The main reasons for which i decided to sponsor the “Rivers of my Dream” Essay competition is first to help improve and add value to the standard of the education of our children which has fallen so badly over the years and to  also encourage the young ones to understand and appreciate the fact that there is reward for academic work and they should.embrace the things that will build them up and help them grow intellectually and academically instead of beliving that they will become successful once they carry arms for one big man and perpetrate violence in the society.

 

Speaking further, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs said: “I still remember those good old days when our parents will encourage us to pass our exams by promising to buy us gifts, if we came out tops in our exams or performed  very well in school and in studies. Today that culture is no more and that is why I got involved in this project, to help bring back that attitude and spirit of academic excellence in our young people and encourage them to believe that there is still reward for hard work.

“I did not hesitate when Mr. Gbenga James of the popular Silverbird Rhythm 93.7Fm Radio station came to me and solicited my involvement in this laudable project. Like you know, i am very passionate about youth empowerment and capacity building and we have our youth Foundation the DYF23, through which we have been delivering our youth oriented programmes, like the Google partnership Infotech project for youth empowerment and capacity building , our various youth training programmes including the fumigation training, our annual youth scholarship programme and other educational programmes, under which this Rivers of My Dream Essay Competition appropriately fits into. So immediately I heard about it, I promptly directed the organizers to liase with DYF23 team and inform me of the logistics so we can contribute and support this great project for our young people”, the renowned Youth mentor confirmed.

Chief Lulu-Briggs was however quick to stress the point that this programme was not monetary incentive based but would be sponsored on a reward system where the winners would not only appreciate the virtue of reward for hard work, but would be provided with educational aids and even scholarships to the highest levels of educational pursuit and the most productive educational, leadership and capacity building institutions anywhere in the world, in order to prepare, build and fully equip them with relevant skills to compete favourable with the best in the world and also be ready to take full control of the future the Rivers state of their dreams.

Explaining the vision behind the “Rivers of My Dream” Essay Competition, the Prime mover of the laudable project, Mr. Gbenga James, a popular On Air Personality with Silverbird Rhythm 93.7Fm Radio station in Port Harcourt, said that the objective was to engage the time and minds of the young children with a profitable and intellectually stimulating academic challenge, well as inculcate a sense of pride, involvement and identity with the Rivers state of their dreams.

“Our objective and motivation in organizing the Rivers of My Dreams essay is two pronged. The first is to engage, encourage and stimulate the intellectual capacity of the children aged between 14 -19 years in a profitable and challenging academic exercise which will not only help to occupy their minds positively as school children, but also help to build a bonding and a healthy competition amongst the teenagers as they cross fertilize ideas and even spur each other to be involved in a positive, knowledge based engagement, instead of being pre-occupied with negative thoughts. The second objective is to help the children develope and nurture  a sense of pride, identity and ownership in the shaping the future of Rivers state, especially since the Essay competition will afford them the opportunity of really expressing their hopes, expectations, desires and sense of belonging in the Rivers of their Dreams. Our intention is to build a new future generation of Rivers children, who will inherit and shape the Rivers of their Dreams in the near future”, Gbenga James said with conviction.

Explaining the format for participation and submission, he said, “The first Season of the Rivers of My Dream Essay Competition started in December 2017 and will run for One Quarter, which is from December 2017 to February 2018. All the children have to do is submit an entry every week. The leading entries will be read out on a Special program already dedicated to the competition every Saturday by 11.30am on Silverbird Rhythm 93.7fm. At the end of the quarter, which is 13 weeks, the star Prize winner will emerge and will be announced on radio and all other state and national media”, he stressed.

Speaking on the sponsorship package provided by the sponsor for the star prize winner and other participants in the competition, Gbenga said: “We were extremely lucky and blessed to have got our sponsor, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs to support this laudable vision for our young children. Indeed he had no hesitations about sponsoring the “Rivers of My Dream” Essay competition from the very moment we approached him and he has fully endorsed the star prize which is to sponsor an all expense-paid scholarship for the star winner, to attend a Youth Leadership training conference, workshop or seminar in any part of the world. He also agreed to that every other finalist will be given attractive consolation prizes, including laptops and other modern and practical educational aids to assist them with their learning and studies.

Gbenga James, who stressed the important fact that a distinguished team of outstanding intellectuals, including Professors sourced from the leading tertiary institutions in Rivers state, have been selected to form the college of judges for the competition, equally emphasized that the “Rivers of my Dream” Essay Competition has already started since December 1st and entries have been pouring in from young Rivers children, even as he urged those who have still not entered the competiton to do so without delay and be in line to become winners of the wonderful prizes, including the star prize of going abroad to further their education, for the star winner, which Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs has graciously endorsed for  the participants.

Concluding his explanation  Gbenga James said: “Children, Please Send in your entry today with important details such as your name, age, address and occupation. Send your entry via email to [email protected] The ball is now in your court. If you are within the required age group, send in your entry and you may be the star winner.

“You must also be resident in Rivers state.For enquires, and information, you can call Gbenga on 08030968199 or Barber on 09095500061,” he instructed.

Gbenga James also hailed the Dumo Lulu-Briggs Youth Foundation for embracing this very laudable project of educating and enhancing the academic and intellectual capacity of the young people of Rivers state.

“Many thanks to DYF23 who have provided this unique platform to engage our young ones intellectually and positively. Posterity will record this kind gesture as a noble deed. You can join the DYF 23 Foundation and be a part of this wonderful project. To do this, just like or follow RIVERS OF MY DREAM on Facebook. Look up RIVERS OF MY DREAM on Facebook”, he informed.

DYF 23 is one of the leading youth based groups in Rivers state. The Dumo Youth Federation 23, popularly known as DYF 23. DYF 23 has branches in all the 23 local govt areas of Rivers state. The Youth Foundation is fully committed to moral and character building, society building, engaging youths for quality contribution to development and preparing youths for responsible citizenry. The group’s patron and mentor is chief Dumo Lulu Briggs, affectionately called, DLB, is the sponsor of the Rivers of My Dream Essay Competition.

 

Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs through the DYF 23 platform, also gives annual scholarship to undergrad

Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs through the DYF 23 platform, also gives annual scholarship to undergrauates in the country and annually help candidates register for Jamb. Over 500 persons benefit from the free JAMB registration across the 23 LGAs of Rivers state every year.

By David Diai

THE DLB FAMILY REMEMBERS THE NIGER DELTA HERO KEN SARO-WIWA

November 10, a day that shook the world; a day we cannot forget. A day that the sun dimmed and sorrow besieged the heart of the offsprings of Jim Wiwa and the entire Ogoni descendants. A day that dampened the spirit and the hope of the Niger Delta people for glory; a day that fear and uncertainty became our companions.

The great Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa, the son of Jim Wiwa, only wanted the good life for the good people of Ogoni and for the entire Niger Delta region.

He wanted equity and fairness in the distribution of our commonwealth which by nature is sourced from our rich soil.

And for this cause, he and other heroes of the land, made the ultimate sacrifice and paid the supreme price.

Farewell our unforgettable heroes: Saturday Dobee, Nordu Eawo, Daniel Gbooko, Paul Levera, Felix Nuate, Baribor Bera, Barinem Kiobel, and John Kpuine.

The great Ken may have separated from his corporeal form and departed the mundane world, but we believe that he only transited to glory, as his deeds and legendary legacy are forever engraved in the sands of history.

Today, our hope is rekindled by the fact that more Kenules have emerged from the same Ogoni land and from the Niger Delta.

We take solace in the fact that the philosophy of Ken Saro-Wiwa has birthed more heroes.

The Bori people celebrate Ken Saro-Wiwa, the entire Ogoniland celebrate Ken Saro-Wiwa, Rivers State celebrates Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigeria celebrates Ken Saro-Wiwa and the DLB family do heartily celebrate the unforgotten and unforgettable Hero of Africa; the great Ken Saro-Wiwa.

May this day constantly remind us of the need to remain united in one God, one state and one cause.

Adieu Ken Saro-Wiwa.

DLB MEDIA
10th November 2017

DUMO LULU-BRIGGS COMMENDS PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS TO NIGER DELTA

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for his continued commitment to the overall development of the Niger Delta Region in spite of the current economic crunch facing the country.

The commendation was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by a top member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs.

Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs who was reacting to the 2018 budget estimates presented by President Buhari to the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday, as it    affects the Niger Delta Region, expressed happiness over budgetary allocations of more than N17 Billion for the completion of the East/West Road in 2018 as well as the Federal Government Amnesty programme which would gulp over N65 Billion in the coming fiscal year.

He was full of praises for the President Buhari led administration for its promise to pursue with vigour the full implementation the Ogoni clean-up exercise and the execution of the Multi-Billion Naira Bomu-Bonny road project which according to the President, when completed would open up the economic potentials of the Niger Delta Region beyond the shores of Nigeria.

 

Other highpoints of the 2018 budget estimates as it relates to the Niger Delta Region include the extension of Rail line to Warri in Delta State and the increase in the budgetary allocation of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to the tune of over N57 Billion.

Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs noted with optimism that all the projects that were earmarked for the Niger Delta Region as captured in the 2018 budget estimates would no doubt go a long way in fast tracking the hitherto infrastructural decay that had bedeviled the region in the past.

The APC party stalwart called on all warring communities in the region to sheathe their sword and support the President who he said demonstrated high level of sincerity towards the development of the Niger Delta.

Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs attributed the current peace being witnessed in the region to the combined efforts of the security agencies, traditional rulers, elders, opinion leaders, religious leaders, stakeholders and the youths who laid down their arms to embrace the Federal Government Amnesty programme.

 

He added that there was no alternative to peaceful coexistence among the various ethnic nationalities in the South-South geo-political zone and urged all and sundry to give peace a chance.

DLB MEDIA
08/11/17

RIVERS ELECTION 2019: BRIGHT LADIES OF RIVERS STATE DECLARES FOR APC IN SOLIDARITY WITH CHIEF DUMO LULU-BRIGGS

A formidable women group domiciled in Rivers State has heeded the call by Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs to join the APC and help her galvanise Riverians into supporting the change mantra in Rivers State.

It was on Sunday the 5th of November 2017 when the great women of substance joyously played host to the esteemed humanist Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs in Port Harcourt. The multitude of women did defy the elements and stood firm under the unfriendly sky and chanted songs of praises to usher in the man of the day.

And indeed, the very distinguished guest and his entourage arrived the venue but had to struggle through the seas of women in an attempt to make their way into the hall. While shouts and echoes of joy and praises in different tongues continued to envelope the air, many clapped, some danced as others couldn’t help but reach out to touch and have a feel of this charismatic personality best described as God’s gift to humanity and to the Rivers people in particular.

 

When he finally made his way into the hall and up to the high table, it was as though the arena was further ignited with songs that filled the atmosphere with joy. It’s okay to say that the Bright Ladies of Rivers State gave a king’s welcome to a man they called their very own Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs in a show of love never seen in recent time.

 

The women group representing all the 23 Local Government Areas of Rivers State and non indigenes, turned out with over a thousand women creating an overwhelming overflow that filled two large halls and the premises. The position of every LGA coordinator who spoke at the event was clear “…we need you to be our governor come 2019” “…we need you to come and save us from the shackles of insecurity and poverty…” “we want a governor who will not give guns to our children, and that person can only be you”.

In her speech, the President of the group Mrs Christy Ortens-Ofor declared that “the Wike administration is a failure to the women of Rivers State, that the administration has underplayed the importance of education, leaving no job opportunity and denying Rivers people adequate security and peace. She described Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs as a lover of peace, and a friend to the youths, the women and to the elderly.

Responding, DLB, said thus; “indeed, the tenacity, the courage and the fearlessness displayed by the Bright Ladies is a clear indication that women are prepared to do what men may not be able to do. “You have given me reasons to believe that you have the capacity to bring about the desired change to our dear Rivers State; but if truly you want me to run for governorship and win, then you all must be willing to join the APC and work towards a Rivers State that is united first under God Almighty, second, under the party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and finally, under one leader, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi”. He then called on the women to officially register with the All Progressives Congress and promised to personally facilitate the official processes of registration.

On behalf of the leader of the APC Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs made a cash donation to the ladies and appreciated them further with food items. He noted that APC recognises the effort of women and is ever ready to show appreciation, hence the donations. He further encouraged the women to go back to their various wards, identify with party leaders and inform others, especially the undecided, of the need to join the All Progressives Congress (APC)” while assuring them of adequate women representation in all party activities and in the expected APC regime.

DLB MEDIA
7th November 2017

CONGRATULATIONS YOUR EXCELLENCY AMBASSADOR OJI NGOFA ON YOUR APPOINTMENT AS NIGERIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE NETHERLANDS

It is with a huge sense of propriety and personal satisfaction that I sincerely felicitate with Rivers people and heartily congratulate Your Excellency, Ambassador Oji Nyimenuate Ngofa on your well-deserved appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Netherlands.

Ambassador, you are without doubt a distinguished Rivers man, whose personality and impressive track record, both in public and private service, have established you as a solid and cerebral individual deserving of the high responsibility you have been saddled with.

An illustrious son of Aleto, in Eleme Local Government, you have distinguished yourself as a tried and tested politician, who has served meritoriously and with distinction in various administrative capacities, including, the office of National Deputy Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chairman of Eleme LGA on various occasions, where your excellent service defined you as an astute leader and administrator, a well-loved grassroots mobilizer, a man of the people, a loyal and committed ally and party man.

On this occasion, I felicitate with our undisputed party leader, our beacon of hope and justice, our unparalleled and incomparable torch-bearer, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, for his devotion, commitment and unflinching crusade to ensure that distinguished, loyal and deserving sons and daughters of Rivers State are positioned for recognition at the national level.

His unshakable advocacy of “Rivers First” and his visionary role in our great party to continue to fight for equity and justice remain a guiding light for us as a people and a political party.

The Minister’s leadership excellence, ingenuity and integrity has been unequalled and exemplary. As an ally, he has always stood by his friends and given them the opportunity to rise to fame and prominence. As a political leader, he has displayed progressive direction, great wisdom and shown his followers the right way, led from the front in all political battles and made phenomenal and monumental sacrifices for Rivers people.

I am fully convinced that the leadership of Rt. Hon. Amaechi will take us to the promised land where equity, natural justice and fair judgment, will once again be brought to bear and ultimately lead APC to victory in Rivers State.

Once again, I congratulate you my good friend, Ambassador Oji Ngofa on your richly deserved appointment and posting. I have no doubts that you will justify your appointment on this new mandate and bring glory and honour to yourself, the APC family, our dear Rivers State and Nigeria.

God Bless APC
God Bless Rivers State
God Bless Nigeria.

Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs