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Month: November 2020

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The Minister of Information and Culture, LAI MOHAMMED, has accused CNN of desperation over its second report on the Lekki toll plaza shootings that happened on October 20. CNN had on Tuesday released a second ‘investigative report’ on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the #EndSARS protests amid threats of sanction from the Federal […]

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for a refund of 148.14 billion naira to Rivers, and four other states for reconstruction work on federal roads. The states include Bayelsa, Cross River, Osun and Ondo State Governments for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government. The approval followed the consideration of a report […]

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has apologized to South-South leaders for his absence at the South-South security meeting last Tuesday. President BUHARI, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, IBRAHIM GAMBARI, tendered the apologies while speaking at Rivers State Government House Banquet Hall in Port Harcourt. GAMBARI also told the delegation that the meeting was to […]

Donald Trump has accepted a formal US transition should begin for President-elect Joe Biden to take office. The president said the federal agency overseeing the handover must “do what needs to be done”, even as he vowed to keep contesting his election defeat. The General Services Administration (GSA) said it was acknowledging Biden as the […]

The Rivers Judicial Commission of Inquiry into police brutality and violation of fundamental human rights by the Nigeria Police has commenced sitting in Port Harcourt. The Commission Chairperson, Justice CHUKWUNENYE URIRI, said memoranda had been received from affected persons, the general public, corporate bodies, ministries, extra-ministerial departments and agencies, parastatals, groups and individuals.

The Niger Delta Basin Development Authority says the Songhai integrated farm project of the federal government will create employment and empower the youth. The managing Director of the of NDBDA, Engr. TONYE DAVID-WEST made this known in Port Harcourt, stating that the authority would commence training for youth in the first quarter of next year […]

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft. Justice Kolawole Omotosho gave the sentence after three years of prosecution of the convicts by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). They include Mohammed […]

Rivers State Commissioner of Police Joseph Mukan has assured that the erring officer who allegedly shot  Gospel Gbaraka a security guard attached to a company in Port Harcourt has been detained and undergoing internal Disciplinary Procedures.  The commissioner made this known when the family of the deceased paid him a visit at his office in Port […]

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has today, 23rd November, 2020 approved the promotion of Eighty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine (82,779) Junior Police Officers to their next ranks. The promotion of the officers comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants and 8,431 Constables to Corporal is part of the on-going […]

Afro-Pop singer, EEDRIS ABDULKAREEM, has admitted that every Nigerian living in the country deserve some recognition in form of accolades. EEDRIS, who said this on his Instagram page observed that living and surviving in the country every day was a miracle. The award-winning singer said Nigerians should be praised for the feat, which some reports […]