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Brave Dickson All legal plans have been perfected by about 500 ex-Niger Delta agitators to drag the presidency and the office of the presidential amnesty programme to court over what they viewed as a betrayal of trust The aggrieved ex-agitators who are equally asking for the immediate sack of the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo for failing to...
A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, has ordered that the Rivers State factional Chairman of Rivers All Progressives Congress, APC, Ojukaye Flag Amachreel be tried and convicted in absentia. Ruling in suit number PHC/997/CR/2016 between the State and Ojukaye Flag Amachree, trial judge, Justice Chinwendu Nwogu anchored his position on Section 273 (a) , 165 (c) (d)...
The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) has alleged plots by President Muhammadu Buhari and the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to trigger widespread political crisis, aimed at derailing the democratic process and plunge the nation into anarchy. The opposition party particularly faulted the President’s directive to the security agencies to deal ruthlessly with any ballot box snatchers and others...
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be “ruthless” with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections. Presidential and parliamentary elections were put off just over five hours before polls were due to open on Saturday, causing widespread anger. New polls have been rescheduled for this Saturday, while governorship and state assembly elections...
A Kano chief magistrate court on Monday granted bail to Deji Adeyanju, who had been incarcerated for 67 days in Kano prison after fulfilling the conditions for his bail. Adeyanju had been remanded in a Kano prison after he was re-arrested and charged for homicide by the Nigeria Police Force, over a protracted case said to have been decided upon...
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has given indications that the party will not obey Tue directives by INEC not to reopen campaign, saying the directive was against the laws of the land. Oshiomhole said that the electoral management body does not have the power of making laws and cannot on its own...
Justice M.S. Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta has convicted 11 persons who were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt's Zonal Office, for oil theft. A statement by the commission and made available to theportcitynews said they were found guilty of the two-count charge of illegal dealing in petroleum products...
Gunmen, on Sunday, high jacked a bus filled with passengers at the Emohua-axis of the East-West road. This is coming days after the Rivers State police command ordered a state of emergency on the road following killings and kidnapping by hoodlums along the road. Theportcitynews gathered from reliable sources that the incident happened at about 4 pm in the evening. According to...
Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Coalition of Political Parties, Rivers State Chapter CPP has called for free and credible elections across the country. The Chairman of Coalition of Political Parties in Rivers State Kukang Joseph stated this during a sensitization rally in Port Harcourt. He said the aim of the group is to create awareness for the peaceful...
Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu A Civil liberty organization CLO in Rivers State has called for the sack of the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, over the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly Elections. INEC had on Saturday, Feb 16th postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections to the 23rd of Feb while the Governorship and State Houses...