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By Okenyi Kenechi It is no longer news that there is a health disaster hovering in the air in Rivers State. What is news, however, is that nothing is being done to solve the problem. If at all anything is being done as the government wants us to believe, it is grossly inadequate relative to the magnitude of the problem. Those...
Imo State has emerged the least corrupt state in Nigeria, a recent survey by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has shown. The report titled, ‘The 2nd Corruption Survey Report in Nigeria’, was released in Abuja on Friday. The NBS conducted the survey with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and other partner international organs. The survey...
Justice T.G Ringin of a Federal High Court sitting in Owerri has ordered the final forfeiture of a hospital linked to former governor Rochas Okorocha. Dews of Hope Hospital, located in the heart of Imo capital of Owerri Dews of Hope Hospital is an N1.5 Billion state-of-the-art 200-bed hospital, whose ownership was denied by a former aide to Okorocha. The forfeiture...
Rivers Anti-Corruption Network, ACoNet, a coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Rivers State has urged anti-graft agencies such as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission(ICPC) to revisit the "absurd perpetual injunction" placed against the investigation of Rivers State Government officials in order to enable tracking of their activities while in office. ACoNet...
About ten persons have died from a cholera outbreak in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers. According to BBC Pidgin, the outbreak began since November and have killed ten persons including children and adults. Rivers State Ministry of Health confirmed the report but said that a rapid response has been dispatched to the area to curtail the spread of the disease. Mrs...
At least N40million has been stolen from the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Bayelsa State Government House, Yenagoa, Mrs Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown. Theportcitynews gathered that about seven policemen and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) had been arrested and detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police command. The alleged theft,...
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced the death of its leader’s father, Israel Kanu. Israel Kanu, who is the father of Nnamdi Kanu is also the traditional ruler of Afaraukwu community of Umuahia in Abia State. The group did not disclose the cause of his death. A statement by Emma Powerful, the Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, stated...
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari has said that ‘bad people’ have taken over the country from her husband President Muhammadu Buhari. Aisha reportedly made this known in a phone-in interview on Television Continental (TVC)’s ‘Journalists Hangout’ programme on Thursday, positing that it is unacceptable that those in the realm of affair have chosen to keep mute in the face of...
British rapper and songwriter, Stefflon Don who’s currently having sizzling affair with Nigeria’s Burna Boy is among the foreign artistes billed to storm the country for the annual musical concert, “ Warri Again.” Other artistes are Zanda Zakuza, Mad Cobra and Gyptian. Also, Africa’s A-list acts, including Davido, Burna Boy, Mayorkun, Teni, Omawumi, Timaya, Zlatan, Niniola. Comedians, Okey Bakassi, Kelvin...
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has described Friday’s attack by personnel of the Department of State Service (DSS) on Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu’s court in Abuja as a rape of the sanctity of the court. In a statement he personally issued in Abuja, he called for an inquiry to fish out those involved in the incident, which he also described as...
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Prof Charles Dokubo, the Special Adviser to President Buhari and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme has regretted that the programme had been turned into a family inheritance arrangement whereby children inherit their late father’s position in the stipend roll call. He called for a comprehensive audit of the 10-year-old programme to determine how far it has met the initial...