South-South PDP governors, leaders blame FG for security lapses
People's Democratic Party (PDP) governors and leaders in the South-South Zone have lamented destabilisation of the nation’s security infrastructure, resulting in the recent wanton killings.
Neighbourhood Watch Bill polarises Rivers State House of Assembly, activists
There was a sharp division among members of the Rivers State House of Assembly on the possibility of officials of the proposed Neighborhood Watch to carry arms.
You’ve failed to secure Nigerians, Wike slams FG
Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers State yesterday said the Federal Government had failed in providing security to lives and property.Wike, who spoke in Makurdi while commiserating with the people and government of Benue, berated the Police Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, over his “unruly statement on Governor Ortom.”
Wike gives condition for release of constituency projects funds
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said funds for this year’s constituency projects would only be released to the state lawmakers after they must have rendered proper accounts for the 2017 funds. He stated this shortly after signing the state’s N510 billion 2018 Appropriation Bill into law yesterday in Port Harcourt. Wike, who assured that the…
Over 70% of inmates awaiting trial stole sugarcane, yam, says Malami
The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abukakar Malami (SAN), has disclosed that over 70 per cent of inmates on awaiting trial in prisons are for minor offences such as stealing of sugarcane and tubers of yam.
Port Harcourt ready for African Wrestling Championship, says Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has assured participants in the forthcoming African Wrestling Championship that they would experience a hitch-free event, saying the venue, the Alfred Diete Spiff’s Civic Centre, is in top shape to host the continent’s number one wrestling fiesta. The venue of the five-day continental fiesta has been in preparation for the…
Security agents kill Wanny’s wanted brother, Igwedibia
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Army have killed a wanted kidnapper and cultist, Oluchi Igwedibia, allegedly responsible for the killing of 21 persons in Omoku, Rivers State on New Year’s Day. Oluchi (alias Obatosu) who was a younger brother of the slain notorious kidnapper, Don Wanny, was among 32…
Wike’s bounty and a safe nation
As we seek solutions to the mass killings that have wracked our nation’s peace in recent times, the N200 million bounty Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike placed on the killers of 17 people in the state on January 1, 2018, should specially interest us.
Resist being used as election riggers, Wike tells police
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has reiterated his warning that security agents in the country should not allow themselves to be used for election manipulation.