Archives for June 17th, 2015

POLICE DENY N15M RANSOM PAYMENT FOR JONATHAN’S COUSINS

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  By Our Correspondent,   Bayelsa State Police Command, today, denied the report that a N15 million ransom was paid to secure the release of the kidnapped cousins of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. Kate Ene and Patience Ebeni, cousins to the former president, were abducted on May 15 along with their friend, Edith Ekeni, along Akipelai in Ogbia ...

Senate President prioritises Petroleum Industry Bill passage

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  By Our Correspondent,   Nigerian Senate President Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reassured Nigerians that the eight Senate will work towards ensuring the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Saraki made the promise today, Wednesday, June 17, while hosting the Managing Director, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Osagie Okunbor and his team in his office in Abuja. He ...

NUF Urges President Buhari to Urgently Address The Poor Power Supply Affecting The Nation …as electricity tariff goes up

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  By: Ovedhe Jerry Nigeria United Front (NUF), a non-governmental organization on power and energy has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to urgently address the poor power supply affecting the nation. The group made this call through its President, Hon. Johnbull Okoro while briefing newsmen on the high estimated bills imposed on customers by the Benin Electricity Distribution ...

We Must Protect, Preserve Our Environment For Our Children Yet Unborn – Mulade

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By Francis Sadhere Our environment has been described as our heritage that must be protected and preserved for our children yet unborn, says the National Coordinator/CEO, Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade. Comrade Seriff Mulade Comrade Mulade stated this during an interview with our correspondent in Warri, Delta State. Comrade Mulade, an environmentalist, however ...

Senator Ben Bruce to donate Wardrobe Allowance to unpaid workers, widows

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Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has declared that he would donate his wardrobe allowance to unpaid workers in Osun State. Bruce was attacked on Twitter last week after his comment over the National Assembly (NASS) allowance, stating he could only speak for himself and that change cannot come overnight – the statement which was perceived by twitter users ...

Egbabor congratulates Ogba on conferment of honorary doctorate degree

By: Ovedhe Jerry   Executive Chairman Isoko North Local Government Hon. Emmanuel Egbabor has congratulated the President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria AFN Chief Solomon Ogba on his conferment of honorary doctorate degree of science, honoris Causa by the University of Port-Harcourt.   Hon. Egbabor in a statement personally signed by him described the former Delta State Commissioner ...

Shell sells Warri airport to indigenous oil firm

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Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria has sold the multibillion naira Warri airport to an indigenous energy and infrastructure company, Shoreline Energy International Limited, it has been learnt. Shoreline Energy International took full possession of the facility in April, sources at the Warri airport confirmed. The sale of the airport was said to be part of ...

Wike lacks the power to dissolve LG councils – Rivers APC •Commends youths for rising against illegality

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By Nwaorgu Faustinus The Caretaker Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, lacks the power to dissolve the elected and operating Local Government Councils in the State, the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared. Nyesom Wike A statement signed by Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, and issued on Sunday in Port ...

2019 Presidential Periscope: Saraki, Atiku, & Tinubu Factors

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By Alex O. Atawa-Akpodiete Some people may wonder why I will be talking about 2019, when the Eight National Assembly has just been sworn-in and President Muhammadu Buhari has not even completed thirty days in office. That notwithstanding, smart politicians are already making calculations for 2019 and even 2023 L-R: Bukola Saraki, Atiku Abubakar and Bola ...

ON THE PERSISTENT TRAFFIC JAM ON EFFURUN ROUNDABOUT, WARRI DELTA STATE, DESPITE THE FLY OVER BRIDGE

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By Zik Gbemre We were made to understand that the so-called fly over bridge at Effurun Roundabout Warri Delta State, is intended to reduce traffic jam, but from what we have observed, it has increased traffic hold up instead. Obviously, this is so because it was wrongly designed and poorly executed to aid easy flow of ...

Rivers INEC deliberately mixing-up 2015 election materials

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By Nwaorgu Faustinus Faced with a bleak prospect of having no cogent and verifiable evidence of having held elections in Rivers State last March 28 and April 11, the Independent National Electoral Commission , in collusion with the PDP, has now decided to cause further confusion by deliberately mixing up sensitive materials to make it difficult ...

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CHANGE:LESSONS FROM AMERICA FOR THE BUHARI’S ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA

By Zik Gbemre In a democracy, a general election is a referendum on the statusquo. The incumbent says that things are okay or getting better and we need tostay on course. The opposition says that things are not okay and we need achange or make changes so that things can get better. When things are not ...

Wike begins looting spree as lawmakers approve N10b

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By Nwaorgu Faustinus Chief Nyesom Wike, the Care-taker Governor of Rivers State, has kick-started his looting spree, the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said Thursday afternoon. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State The party alleged that Wike has prevailed on the State House of Assembly dominated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to approve ...

Princewill goes back to his roots! Storms his Alma Mater, FGC PH

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By Hector Spiff Prince Tonye Princewill, son of the Kalabari monarch and Rivers State Labour Party Guber Candidate in the just concluded selection, emerged on the streets of Port Harcourt with the familiar gesture we know him for humanity. He was sighted inside the premises of the Federal Government College, Rumuokoro, recently talking to staff, students ...