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CHIEF JUDGE GRANTS PARDON TO 21 AWAITING TRAIL INMATES

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Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice ADANMA IYAYE LAMANKARA has granted pardon to twenty one awaiting trial inmates serving in Degema Prison Custody.

Justice IYAYE LAMENKARA who was accompanied to Degema prison by official of the Department of Police Prosecution, Some Senior Judges and Chief Magistrates to perform the Gaol Delivery exercise

Also in the accompany of the Chief Judge of Rivers State include Legal Aides of the state government, and Members of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).

Speaking at the Degema Prison, Justice ADANMA IYAYE LAMANKARA said she decided to carry out the exercise as part of effort to decongest the prison based on the power conferred on her on the Rivers State Administrative of Criminal Justice Law Number seven 2015, which she said gave her the powers to grant pardon to inmates of prison custody.

The Chief Judge, Justice LAMANKARA expressed worries that for over ten years such exercise have not been carried out by the previous Chief Judges even as she assured that the Judiciary under her watch will experience regular Gaol Delivery exercise in the state

The State Chief Judge after granting pardon to the lucky inmates advised them to go home and start a new live, warning that any attempt to return to the prison may not augur well with them. Continue reading

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KEKE NAPEP RIDERS PROTEST OVER HIGH TAXES

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Tricycle operators popularly called Keke Napep riders who are operating along Wimpy-Iwofe, Location to Agip, Ogbogoro routes have protested against persistence increase and multiple taxation.

Our correspondent UCHENDU EJIOWHOR reports that hundreds of Keke riders matched to the Palace of the Paramount ruler of Rumuolumeni community in Obio-Akpor, Eze NDUBUEZE ORLUMINI as well as Human Rights Office situated at Iwofe axis of Rumuolumeni to register their grievances.

Some of the Keke riders who made their position known to newsmen complained that they have suffered in the hands of those they called illegal Unions who they accused of selling multiple tickets.

The Keke Operators equally lamented about some community indigenes and security agencies who engaged in extortion of fees like parking space, matching ground and loading fees which they said makes them go home with nothing after all day work.

The Keke riders however threatened to resist any further attempt by any Union who can not protect their interests just as they disclosed their resolve to work with one South South and South East Foundation for Keke Operators which they said are making effort to end all forms of humiliation among Keke operators.

“we can no longer feed our families because of multiple taxation of different Unions, before you talk about extortion by the police and indigenes of communities within, let the government help us,

“from one hundred and fifty naira to two hundred, to four hundred and now is six hundred naira, before you know now they will tell you is one thousand naira, before we pay her and there, we will be left with nothing to go home with, we are tired, we want it to stop. Continue reading

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THE MAINA DEBACLE

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Abdulrasheed Maina

Abdulrasheed Maina was appointed in 2012 as Head of the Presidential Committee on Public Service and Local Government Administration to investigate the massive sleaze in public pensions. However, the hunter became the hunted. It was alleged that N195 billion pension funds meant for the police, military, customs and immigration went missing under his watch. Out of the release of N135 billion spent on pensions, N88 billion was unaccounted for.

As a result of these allegations of financial impropriety leveled against the Presidential Committee, the Senate invited Maina. but he refused to honour the invitation of the Legislators and a warrant of arrest was issued against him. Even the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba at that time confirmed that Maina was on the wanted list of the Police.

Though Maina denied knowledge of the allegations, the Head of Service dismissed him from Service after it was discovered that he fled the country in an attempt to evade arrest.

In a very surreptitious manner, Abdulrasheed Maina out of no where four years later in 2017 appeared in the Ministry of Interior as Director of Administration a new position he has just been elevated to. This generated heated reactions from the public questioning the integrity of the corruption fight of the present administration. The Federal Government immediately disengaged him. Continue reading

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KANO STATE GOVERNMENT DISTRIBUTES INDOMIE, MILO, AND SPAGGETTI WORTH OF N208 MILLION TO TEA SELLERS

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Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje

Jubilation greeted the distribution of cartons of indomie, cocoa beverage, tea, crates of egg, nylon and cups, baskets, brown and white sugar, liquid and powdered milk, spaghetti and bread worth N208 million to tea sellers by the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, as part of his empowerment initiative. Continue reading

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IGP SAYS HE IS FREE TO HAVE ROMANTIC AFFAIR WITH ANY POLICEWOMAN

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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has said that there is no law that prevents him from marrying a serving female police officer.
He challenged the lawmaker representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isa Misau, who accused him of having an affair with a junior female colleague, to prove him otherwise.
Idris stated this in a written defence he presented through his lawyer, Dr. Alex Iziyon (SAN), to the Senate ad-hoc committee investigating the allegations against him by the senator.
SUNDAY PUNCH obtained a copy of the written defence, in which the allegations against the IG were listed in six categories and responded to.
He specifically asked the senator to cite a section of the law that prevents him from having romantic relationship with a policewoman.
The police boss recalled that Misau’s father married the lawmaker’s mother while in service.
On the allegation that Idris was having affairs with two female officers who also got questionable promotions as a result, Iziyon said, “This allegation is laughable and showed lack of understanding of the provisions of the Police Act and regulation.”
The Inspector-General of Police challenged the senator to cite the section of the Police Act and Regulation which forbids a police officer from marrying another police officer.
He said, “Until he brings such section of the Police Act, it will amount to discussing the Inspector-General of Police’s private life, which ordinarily should not have been entertained on the floor of the Senate.
“It might be appropriate to remind the senator, whose mother retired from the police as an Inspector of Police and a father who retired from the police as an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, that the Inspector-General of Police is a Moslem and, according to Islamic Law, can marry four wives provided he can love them equally.
“The senator also alleged that the Inspector-General of Police is in a relationship with one Corporal Amina whom he claimed was promoted from the rank of Corporal to an Assistant Superintendent of Police within 12 months.
“This allegation is false and the senator is under obligation to give the full particulars of the female police (officer), where she is serving and her duty post. It is not possible to promote a corporal to the rank of an ASP except the officer has attended an in-service cadet course.”
The IG, who earlier declined the committee’s invitation due to pending court cases over the matter, appeared before the Senate panel on Wednesday, accompanied by Iziyon; and the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.

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OGONI COMMUNITY BEMOANS THE KILLING OF THEIR YOUTHS BY SECURITY OPERATIVES

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One of the youth allegedly murdered by security operatives

According to reports reaching us, three (3) youths of Luebe Community in Khana LGA have been feared dead, while several others injured about 8:15pm yesterday.

It was confirmed by the Paramount Ruler of the Community Chief Micah Saakara. He accused men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Bori who allegedly opened fire on the youths that were on local surveillance and noticed that (SARS) men were allegedly escorting illegally refined crude oil through their community (Luebe) to Ndoki in Oyigbo LGA of Rivers State.

Mothers and family members amazed and heart broken by the killing of their loved ones

The community has been thrown in mourning over the killing of the youths. A visit to the area shows that families and friends of the deceased were raining causes upon the perpetrators of the dastard act. Continue reading

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WIKE COMMENDED FOR HIS LAUDABLE ACHIEVEMENTS : HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MEMBERS (RIVERS CAUCUS)

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Members of the House of Representatives, Rivers Caucus have commended Governor Wike for his laudable achievements in the State. The bi-partisan caucus of the House of Representatives said that Governor, Nyesom  Wike has lived up to the expectations of Rivers people .

Among the Federal Lawmakers were members of both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). They paid a congratulatory visit to the state Governor on Friday at the Government House, Port Harcourt having received a “Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award ” by Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA) at the United Nations Headquarters and his presentation at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).

A member of the Rivers Caucus,  Representing Eleme/Tai/Oyigbo Federal Constituency, Mr Bari Mpigi (APC) declared that Governor Wike is performing and deserves the praises he is getting.

The lawmaker said: “I want to stand here to say that we must place Rivers first before politics. Those of us who are members of the APC caucus jointly with the PDP form the Rivers caucus of the House of Representatives, without mincing words have seen what you are doing.

“Of course, I can stand boldly before any person, even the National Chairman of my party to say that you are doing well. Your Excellency, we ask you to keep it up . We want you to continue to lead this state the way you are doing “.

The leader of the Rivers caucus of the House of Representatives, Mrs Betty Apiafi congratulated the Rivers State Governor for his outstanding performance which led to the “Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award “.

Mrs. Apiafi noted that the governor’s meetings with British parliamentarians and the Financial Times gave Rivers State international recognition for the right reasons.

She said the Rivers Caucus of the House of Representatives resolved to work in unity to advance the development of the state.

While responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike commended the Rivers caucus for developing a united front to enhance the growth of the state.

The Governor said that political parties only serve as vehicles to different political destinations, noting that after using the vehicles, politicians should concentrate on the development of their constituencies.

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FRACAS AVERTED BETWEEN THE SECURITY DETAILS OF MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, ROTIMI AMAECHI AND GOVERNOR WIKE

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SARS personnel

Crisis was averted today after both convoys of the Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi and Governor Wike collided at Nwanja Junction in Trans-Amadi axis of Port Harcourt, with the security details of the duo exhibiting show of force.

The governor who was on project inspection was attacked at Nwanja Junction on Trans-Amadi Road.

It was alleged that SARs personnel and soldiers in the Minister’s convoy hit down the Governor’s Escort Rider and attacked the policemen in the pilot car.

After the attack, the Rivers State Governor continued with his inspection of Projects.

Governor Wike was not harmed, despite the attack. Continue reading

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KEN SARO WIWA : WE CELEBRATE YOU

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Ken Saro Wiwa

Naijavoxpop commemorates the anniversary of the death of a iconic poet, writer, and environmentalist, Ken Saro Wiwa. Its been twenty two years since his demise.

Ken Saro Wiwa was born 10th October 1941 in Bori, Nigeria. He spoke forcefully against the environmental pollution of his homeland Ogoni by the exploration activities of Royal Dutch Shell. He was hanged on November 10 by the late. Military junta, Sani Abacha having being accused of masterminding the killing of some Ogoni chiefs.

Most importantly, the spirit and dream of Ken Saro Wiwa continues to live on.

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) an organization Ken was once President have vowed to make their agitation for the restoration of pollution free Ogoni strategic and result oriented. The incumbent President of MOSOP Mr. Pigbara has warned that if the Federal Government of Nigeria fails to back their action with words with regards to the clean-up of Ogoniland polluted by oil from the exploration activities of Shell they would be forced to increase their advocacy to let the world know of the insincerity of the Nigerian government

However, in the recent presentation of the 2018 budget by President Buhari to the House, he made mention of the need for legislators to give accelerated passage to the budget in order to fund the provisions meant for the Ogoni clean up exercise.

It is believed that very soon the dream of Ken Saro Wiwa will be realized as stated in his last speech

KEN SARO-WIWA’S LAST DECLARATIONS IN 1995 BEFORE THE SPECIAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL SET UP TO SECURE HIS CONVICTION AND DEATH!

….You can kill the Messenger, but you cannot kill the message.

…..the scene here will be played by generations and generation yet unborn.

My lord, since my arrest on the 21st of May, 1994 I have been subjected to physical and mental torture, held incommunicado and denied food for weeks and medical attention for months.

My seventy-four year old mother has been whipped and arrested, my wife beaten and threatened with detention, the three telephone lines to my office and residence cut and the they remain cut to this day, my office and home have been ransacked on three different occasions and personal and family property, official files and documents taken away without documentation.

I have been calumniated in the press and on satellite television before the whole world by a Rivers State government anxious to prejudice the mind of the public and to convince that public of my guilt even before trial. Only recently, before the United Nations Committee for the Eradication of Racism and Discrimination in Geneva, an official delegation of the Federal Government which included the Special Adviser on Legal Affairs to the Head of State, Professor Yazudu, declared me responsible for the murders which are the subject of this Tribunal, even before Tribunal has found against me or anyone else.
The fact that a case of homicide is being charged before a Tribunal set up under Decree No. 2 of 1987 speaks for itself. I am aware of the many strictures laid against the decree and this Tribunal by local and international observers. Continue reading

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