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I Won’t Vacate Office On June 16 – Rivers LG Chairman Dares Gov Fubara

I Won’t Vacate Office On June 16 – Rivers LG Chairman Dares Gov Fubara

I Won’t Vacate Office On June 16 – Rivers LG Chairman Dares Gov Fubara The Chairman, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, Dr Samuel Nwanosike, has vowed not to vacate his office at the end of his tenure on June 16. In a viral video circulated on Thursday, Nwanosike directly addressed the state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, stating his intention to remain in office beyond the stipulated date. He cited an extension of tenure by state lawmakers under the leadership of Martin Amaghule as justification, due to the state government’s failure to conduct local government elections. In the two-minute video,…
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We’ll Deliver 12.5km Trans-Kalabari Road – Gov Fubara

We’ll Deliver 12.5km Trans-Kalabari Road – Gov Fubara

WE'LL DELIVER 12.5KM TRANS-KALABARI ROAD - GOV FUBARA Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara GSSRS, has assured that his administration is determined to deliver the Trans-Kalabari Road project to stimulate socio-economic activities in benefiting rural communities for overall development of the State. The Governor, therefore, advised the people to buy-in into the project and ensure that they ward-off any form of sabotage that may delay or frustrate timely completion of the project. Governor Fubara spoke at the flag-off of the construction of the multi-billion naira Trans-Kalabari Road project, which was performed by Nigeria's former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan at Nkpor-Aker…
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Generator Fumes Kill 7 Inside Studio  In Bayelsa

Generator Fumes Kill 7 Inside Studio In Bayelsa

Generator Fumes Kill 7 Inside Studio In Bayelsa About seven persons have reportedly lost their lives after inhaling fumes from a generating set inside a music studio along Transformer road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The deceased persons were said to be working in the studio, owned by one of them identified as Akpos Barakubo, when the incident happened on Monday night. According to the residents of the area, the crew members in the studio had worked into the midnight, putting on the generating set due to poor power supply, and slept off in the process. Daily Trust gathered that six…
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Oba Of Benin Accuses EFCC Of Corruption

Oba Of Benin Accuses EFCC Of Corruption

Oba Of Benin Accuses EFCC Of Corruption Oba of Benin, Ewuare II has alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is aiding crimes in the country. The monarch made the allegations when he received the new Benin Zonal Director of EFCC, Effa Okim in his Palace in Benin on Monday. He cited a case involving unnamed former palace officials who were left off the hook after they were arrested for fraud and handed over to EFCC in Benin for investigation and prosecution. The Oba alleged that some EFCC operatives allegedly handled the case with kid gloves, which led to…
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Celebrate, We’re Liberated, Fubara Tells Ijaw Youth Council (IYC)

Celebrate, We’re Liberated, Fubara Tells Ijaw Youth Council (IYC)

CELEBRATE, WE'RE LIBERATED, FUBARA TELLS IYC_ Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has expressed delight at the assurances of brotherly support from the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) and urged the Ijaw Nation to join in the ongoing celebration of the liberation the State is enjoying. Governor Fubara's Address While addressing the national and state leadership of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) during a solidarity walk to Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Governor Fubara noted that Major Isaac Adaka Boro genuinely stood for equity, justice, and fair play, and pursued his course to ensure liberation for the Ijaw people…
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You Have Few Days To Vacate Office- Fubara Tells LG Chairmen

You Have Few Days To Vacate Office- Fubara Tells LG Chairmen

You Have Few Days To Vacate Office – Fubara Tells LG Chairmen Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara has reminded the executive chairmen of the local government areas in the state that they have a few days to vacate their offices. The governor’s statement came amid threats by the local government chairmen that they would not vacate office on July 17 because the Martins Amaewhule-led House of Assembly extended their tenure to six months in an amended law. The governor admonished them to shun violence, warning that they would not be forgiven if they relied on their “useless” support to hurt…
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Court Dismissed Suit Seeking To Compel INEC To Conduct Fresh Election To Replace Defected Rivers Lawmakers

Court Dismissed Suit Seeking To Compel INEC To Conduct Fresh Election To Replace Defected Rivers Lawmakers

Court Dismissed Suit Seeking To Compel INEC To Conduct Fresh Election To Replace Defected Rivers Lawmakers A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit filed by the Labour Party seeking an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct fresh election in the Rivers House of Assembly to fill the seats of the defected lawmakers. Justice James Omotosho struck out the suit after counsel for the party, F. I. Adariku, applied to withdraw the suit. In the suit, the LP had sought the order of the court to compel the commission to conduct fresh election…
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Don’t Be Afraid, Nobody Can Remove You – Wike Assures Rivers Assembly Lawmakers Loyal To Him

Don’t Be Afraid, Nobody Can Remove You – Wike Assures Rivers Assembly Lawmakers Loyal To Him

Don’t Be Afraid, Nobody Can Remove You – Wike Assures Rivers Assembly Lawmakers Loyal To Him The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has assured lawmakers of the Rivers State House of Assembly loyal to him that nobody can sack them from their positions. Wike, however, appealed to all his supporters to continue to embrace peace, boasting that he remains in charge of political happenings in Rivers State. Speaking at an event on Saturday at Ogu-Bolo in honour of Chief George Thompson Sekibo, which had some of the Rivers Assembly members in attendance, Wike said his supporters…
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Any Attempt To Frustrate The Operation Of Rivers State Government Will Not Be Allowed – Presidency Warns Wike, Others

Any Attempt To Frustrate The Operation Of Rivers State Government Will Not Be Allowed – Presidency Warns Wike, Others

Any Attempt To Frustrate The Operation Of Rivers State Government Will Not Be Allowed — Presidency Warns Wike, Others Amidst Rivers state crisis, Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Bola Tinubu, has told the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike and others that his principal will not take sides in the ongoing crisis rocking Rivers State. Ngelale disclosed the President’s position during an interview with the media. According to him, all those with the assumption that Tinubu would take their side in the Rivers State political crisis would be disappointed. The Special Adviser…
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Fubara Bars All LGA Heads From Appearing Before Rivers Assembly

Fubara Bars All LGA Heads From Appearing Before Rivers Assembly

Fubara Bars All LGA Heads From Appearing Before Rivers Assembly Governor Siminalayi Fubara has barred all heads and officials of the 23 local government areas in the state from appearing before the Rivers Assembly, especially the Pro-Wike lawmakers. The governor warned that any chairman who appeared before lawmakers loyal to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, led by Martin Amaewhule as speaker would be sacked. Fubara had earlier declared that in the eyes of the Law, the State does not have state lawmakers as 27 Lawmakers had defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives…
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