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By Brave Dickson The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has distributed some relief materials to orphanages and internally displaced persons (IDPs) using Onne Seaport in Rivers State in line with the presidential directives. The beneficiaries were given bags of rice, cartons of groundnut oil, cartons of soap among others from the goods seized by the men and officers of the NCS which...
Following the intervention of the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Gerald Irona, parties in the renewed violence in Ohaji, in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State during the weekend, accepted to end hostilities unconditionally. Rising from a 2-day meeting in the Deputy Governor’s ancestral home, Oguta, the militants agreed to forgo their grievances and immediately end every form of...
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday, watched three video exhibits tendered b Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to back some allegations raised in their petition challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019, presidential election. The petitioners' lawyer, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), played the video clips which were produced by their 40th petitioners’ witnesses,...
The family of Mr Lawrence Igwe, the Community Development Committee Chairman of Choba community who was murdered on Sunday in factional youth leadership battle said several distress calls made to the police were not responded to. A family member who spoke to journalists on Monday at the family's house expressed disappointment with the police, adding had they responded to distress...
The Presidential Election Tribunal has agreed to admit 48 compact video discs as evidence from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the suit challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victor. The tribunal also ordered viewing of the discs in open court. Recall that the move by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to play a video...
Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) has said that 95 per cent of Ogonis are working in different capacities in 21 remediation sites across Ogoniland for the clean-up. The Project Coordinator of HYPREP, Dr Marvin Dekil, said during a stakeholders’ meeting with Ogoni Elected Representatives on the clean-up project that the commitment is there for all to see as 90 per...
Rivers State Government has put plans in motion to construct a flyover at the traffic hotbed Garrison Roundabout. The project which will be handled Julius Berger will transform the roundabout according to the original plan. The company has already mobilized to the site as they were seen carrying out evaluation and assessment of the area. The hasty reconstruction of the roundabout by...
A move by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to play a video before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) was objected by President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Lawyers to Buhari, APC and INEC raised the objected when petitioners’ lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN) invited Atiku’s Media Aide, Segun...
A 52-year-old trader, Mrs Kuditat Ajayi, has told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos that she slept with her brother-in-law because she thought he was her husband. She made the above statement in defence of her action when her husband, Akande, sought the dissolution of their 35-year-old marriage, accusing her of infidelity. According to her: ”I was in bed in the...
A civil society organization We the People and the Rivers state branch of the National Orientation Agency have resolved to work together and combat the scourge of incessant violent killings in Rivers state. They also hope to expose and end corruption in the state. The two organizations during a meeting on Friday also resolved to map out strategies to end examination...