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A chartered accounting firm, Messrs J.O. Atunbi & Co. is claiming that Rivers State failed to pay it the 18 percent agreed commission for recovering N100 billion out of $462. 593bn said to be excess deductions from the state’s loans by the Federal Government. The firm is also set to gather a team of Senior Advocates of Nigeria to...
Families who lost loved ones in the pipeline explosion at Kom Kom in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers say they have buried their dead just as more bodies have been recovered from the adjoining swamps. The explosion occurred on Saturday morning while locals were scooping fuel from a pipeline belonging to the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC, a subsidiary...
A riot broke out at Igwuruta in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers on Monday evening following the killing of one Eze Wali by OSPAC personnel. Wali worked as a tipper driver before his untimely death. The security outfit which operates in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area was inaugurated by the local government chairman of Ikwerre local government, Samuel Nwanosike, a week...
The Chairman of Innoson Group, Innocent Chukwuma has said that the issuance of bench warrant against him by the Federal High Court Ikoyi Lagos, today, June 24th 2019 is an abuse of process taken too far by the Court and made without jurisdiction. He said that the order itself is a nullity and does not have grounds on law. According to...
Donald Trump, the president of United States, on Monday, signed an executive order imposing new "strong sanctions" against Iran in response to Tehran's downing of an American drone last week. Trump said the latest sanctions would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that Khamenei would be denied access to financial...
Successful businessman, Tonye Cole, wrote on how he met the renowned Nobel Laureate and African literary giant, Prof. Wole Soyinka in the departure lounge recently and excitedly moved to greet him. He said soon after, they headed into the flight and the Prof occupied a window seat in the business class cabin. But before long a young man walked in...
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday, announced the total abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state. Governor Wike directed State-Owned Primary and Secondary Schools to stop collecting fees and levies from students and pupils with immediate effect. He stated that henceforth the State Government will be sending direct allocations to...
The South-East Governors Forum has reacted to lingering controversies surrounding the alleged proposal by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to organize local vigilance groups in the South-East. According to MACBAN, the proposal is to assist leaders in the zone curtail the menace of crime and criminal activities in the area. But the South-East East Governors Forum has...
As the state waits with bated breath for the selection of cabinet members that will help the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, steer the affairs of the state for another four years, sources have said that fear of unloyalty within Brick House is the reason the governor has not appointed cabinet members. Recall that Governor Wike had on the 13th...
Tina Amanda Hearing on the appeal filed by the University of Port Harcourt against the judgement of a federal high court which ordered the school management to issue certificates and mobilize about 1, 200 aggrieved students for youth service was stalled in an appeal court sitting in Port Harcourt due to the absence of the appeal panel. Our correspondent, Tina Amanda,...