The Niger Delta Activists Forum has called for dialogue in the affairs of the Niger Delta region, even as the group lamented over the disregard and disrespect of the Niger Delta people by an oil company operating in the region.
The commissioner of Police for Rivers state, Zaki Ahmed, has disclosed that 15,000 security personnel will be deployed for the state’s local council polls taking place on Saturday, June 16. He made the disclosure on Thursday.
Ahead of the controversial local government elections scheduled for Saturday, June 16, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and the state’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have drawn a battle-line.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has revealed that he has received assurances from heads of security agencies in the state that adequate measures are in place to ensure a peaceful local council poll on Saturday.
Rotimi Amaechi has been described as the poorest high profile political office holder in Nigeria by one of his close associates, Kingsley Wali. He said Amaechi shared something in common with the late democrat.
The minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has said that President Buhari has been prudent in managing the nation’s resources. He said he, as a minister, does not usually travel on chartered planes.
A man identified only as Oge, drowned in the Elechi river in Rivers state while trying to evade Police arrest. The victim was fearful of arrest and jumped into the river as Police stormed the area and began to shoot.
Rotimi Amaechi has chided his successor, Nyesom Wike, for the persistent ‘killings and massacre’ of Rivers people. The minister said any government that watches its people killed every day is an irresponsible government.
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has alleged that the APC-led federal government has contacted a Lebanese who has been directed to claim that he received money from him to procure arms for the 2019 elections.
According to Success Jack, the group had exhausted all avenues and available options to make Agip live up to its corporate social responsibility, but the company was not ready to continue doing business in Nigeria.
The zonal head of the EFCC Port Harcourt Zone, Nnaghe Itam, has cautioned members of the public to be wary of individuals announcing fictitious contract awards purportedly from the NDDC in order to defraud them.
Senator Ike Ekweremadu has said Governor Wike of Rivers state will succeed in securing a second term in 2019 because the perceived gang up against the governor will fail. He made the statement on Monday, June 4, in Port Harcourt.
A farmer identified as Edith Lawrence was abducted by suspected herdsmen in Ihuoba community, Ahoada-East local government area of Rivers state on Thursday, May 31. The hoodlums also inflicted injury on several persons.
Martins Mannah, a member of the Rivers' House of Assembly, has defected to the All progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The lawmakers left the PDP with not less than 3000 of his supporters.
Lately several unverified stories have been peddled in the media about the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi especially since he was re-appointed as the Director General of President Buhari Campaign Organisation.
The security aides of Judith Amaechi, wife of the minister of transportation, Chubuike Amaechi, were accused of beating up two airline staff members for not allowing their principal board a flight at the Port Harcourt airport.
Speaking after their meeting, the governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, said demanded a 13 percent derivation from the $1 billion withdrawn from the excess crude account by the federal government for security.
The incident happened early on Wednesday. The gunmen were in a Toyota SUV and opened fire on the patrol vehicle of the policemen. Two died immediately. The third person was seriously injured, but he was rushed to a hospital.
A Rivers state high court holden in Port Harcourt has reportedly declared the ward, local government and the state congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held on the 19th, 20th and 21st of May null and void.
The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has demanded that the federal government pay his state its 13% derivation fund from the $1 billion recently withdrawn from the ECA. Wike said all oil producing states should receive theirs
Residents of Koroma, a community in Tai local government area, Rivers state, are reportedly fleeing their homes over threats of reprisal attacks by neighboring Bunu community after a Koroma youth allegedly killed a Bunu indigene.
Reacting to the assassination allegation leveled by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state against the All Progressives Congress (APC) -led federal government, the federal government has told the governor to thank his stars.