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1. An audit panel of five members has been set up to look into the missing funds belonging to Abonnema. The panel has the following members:

* Alabo T.O Graham Douglas – Chairman

* Chief Elekima Granville – Member

* Chief Diepriye Briggs – Member

* Chief Alaye Oweredaba. – Member

* Chief Kingsley Young-Jack – Member

2. The council also decided to dissolve a ten (10) man committee trust, dealing with the oil companies with immediate effect and has set up a panel to resolve nomination from eleven(11) independent group of houses and forward same to the office of the Regent within seven(7) days. Continue reading


Don Wanny’s Chief Security Officer Gunned down by security forces

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Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, yesterday evening revealed how Augustine Agulegbu, aka Nana, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the killed notorious terrorist, Johnson Igwedibia, aka Don Waney, was gunned down in Delta State.

He disclosed that Agulegbu was planning to attack security agencies’ locations, churches and schools in Rivers, before he was gunned down by a combined team of soldiers and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). Continue reading


Killer Cultists On The Prowl In Yenagoa

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Suspected rival cult groups are on the prowl again in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital with over 12 deaths recorded in the past three days.

Our correspondent gathered that a young man identified as Peter Jeremiah a.k.a Boy O Boy who is alleged to be a member of one of rampaging cult groups was brutally murdered on Tuesday at Yenizuegene-Epie, Yenagoa.
It was learnt that the late Peter had gone to the Yenizuegene Beach, a popular rendezvous for youths in the area located across the Epie creek where he was attacked by gun shots and several machete cuts.
Our correspondent further gathered that another unidentified youth was also shot the previous day while others sustained machete injuries in a related reprisal cult activities in the same community.

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In recent times, there has been an increase in population in the Niger Delta region especially in Bayelsa. This is as result of the rising rate of single mothers in this part of the world. Most single mothers are victims of unwanted pregnancies.


Girls within the range of 13-21 have a greater risk of becoming single mothers, 8 among 10 aged 13 to 20 are active sexually which makes them prone to early and teenage pregnancy. A number of them see abortion as the only way to avoid pregnancy. This negative experience continues because much has not been done to get rid of the problem.

A number of things can be traced as causes of this unholy act of early child pregnancy that is eating up the girls of this region. In the research, three problems where highlighted as the common causes of infant pregnancy and fast rising rate of younger grandmothers. Continue reading


Governor Wike is a promise keeper – Obuah

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Obuah addresses mammoth crowd

The Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro. Felix Obuah has called on the people of the State to remain resolute in their support for Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike administration even as he continues to provide quality and credible leadership.

Bro. Obuah who spoke at a reception for the All Progressives Congress (APC) members who decamped to the PDP in Emohua on Sunday, told the mammoth crowd that the good job which the Governor is doing all over the State is a valid testimony that Wike is indeed a ‘promise keeper’. Continue reading


Rivers State Government warns, “we will not tolerate any form of hostilities among communities”

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The Rivers State Government has warned that it will not tolerate any form of inter communal hostilities amongst communities in the State.

The State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo gave this warning at a stake holders meeting between the Rivers State Boundary Commission and representatives of Ifoko and Tema Communities in Asari Toru Local Government Area at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

Dr. Banigo said the meeting became necessary because threats of hostilities between both communities have come to the notice of the State Government.

“It is important for us to invite you and find out your grouses because any form of threats between our communities is totally unacceptable to the Nyesom Ezenwo Wike led Government” Dr. Banigo warned. Continue reading


Herdsmen killing: Fayose visits Ipao community, sets up investigative committee

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Ekiti indigenes protest the killing of their fellow countryman by suspected herdsmen

Following the killing of a 32 year old Farmer, Tunde Olayemi on Sunday at Ipao Ekiti by Fulani herdsmen, Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose Tuesday morning visited traditional rulers, Chiefs and people of Ipao Ekiti and its environ to commiserate with family of the deceased and the community at large over the attack.

Governor Fayose visits Ipao community

The governor was welcomed by hundreds of placard carrying youths with inscriptions registering their displeasure at the menace of the herdsmen. Mr. Fayose in his address promised to compensate family of the deceased. He promised to amend the anti-grazing law such that anyone who deliberately kill cows/herders will be liable to a year imprisonment. Continue reading


“It was my housemaid and her accomplice who spiritually stole the N36 million” – JAMB staff

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In the course of interrogating the sales clerk of JAMB in Makurdi, Benue state, Philomena denied the allegations that she stole the money. She however confessed that it was her housemaid that connived with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” steal the money from the vault in the account office.

She said: “I was one of the four sales clerks attached to JAMB office in Makurdi. My responsibility was to sell scratch cards to candidates and not involved in handling the revenues. It was the responsibility of Joan Asen and my other senior colleagues. I only remit money when am done selling the cards.

“Few months ago, there was issue of fraud in the Makurdi office. Auditors were sent from Abuja to carefully flip the record books of the office, to perhaps, ascertain the current state of affairs. Continue reading


We Have Laid Foundation for Bayelsa’s future – Dickson

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Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson

The Governor of Bayelsa state, Mr. Seriake Dickson, says his administration has laid a foundation upon  which the future of the state would be built.

The Governor made the declaration on Sunday during a thanksgiving service at the Glory Land Chapel in Government House, Yenagoa to mark the sixth anniversary of his government.
Governor Dickson said the superstructure of the foundation laid by his restoration government was built on education, noting that Bayelsa now has Boarding  schools in all local governments areas across the state where thousands of students attend for free.
The chief Executive said over 500 primary and secondary schools had been built or renovated within the six years under review, while scholarships were being offered to students to study abroad and other parts of the country.

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen caught with guns in Ekiadolor a suburb of Benin City

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Some suspected Fulani herdsmen were yesterday evening caught with guns in the suburb town of Ekiadolor close to Benin City. The culprits have been handed over to the Police in Ekiadolor.

According to bystanders, they complained of the incessant attacks by marauding herdsmen, who are in the habit of launching attacks from the bush. They said that their dastard acts has led to the death of so many in the surrounding communities. They also alluded the increasing rate of killings and kidnapping in the area to the activities of herdsmen.

Woman’s ear slashed by suspected herdsmen in Ofunwengbe village

Similarly, an Urhobo woman farming in ofunwengbe community, in ovia south west LG of Edo State was attacked this morning by 7.30am in her farm alongside her daughter by the most notorious killers AKA the Fulani herdsmen

The woman who is also known as mama touuai and who has been complaining to her people before today of the destruction being done at her farm by the cattle on daily basis almost lost her life when she confronted the herdsmen today.

According to the woman, the Fulani herdsmen entered her farm and met her working before she knew what was happening, the herdsmen were trying to rape her by pointing gun at her but for her determination and boldness, she was able to drag the gun from him.

During the process of dragging the gun, another used her careless she was using to work, to machete her and her child

The child has since be taken to the specialist hospital in Benin.

The situation is indeed baffling to see herdsmen carry around unlicensed fire arms.

Villagers are complaining that they cannot protect themselves in view of the recent attacks from herdsmen who are in the habit of setting their farms on fire and eating their crops. There is so much wailing in these communities. This will indeed affect the agricultural productivity and lead to food shortages and crisis.

Only recently the Inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris has directed that all vigilantes be disarmed. Who will disarm the herdsmen?

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