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Governor Wike

Governor Wike preaches healthy political relationship.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that despite political differences, key political leaders of the state still maintain a healthy relationship.

Governor Wike embraces Senator Magnus Abe.

Speaking during the burial of Late Pa Albert Mene, the Father of the Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Saturday in Khana Local Government Area , Governor Wike said friendship endures over all other considerations.

Governor Wike and Senator Abe share jokes.

He said: “We are still friends despite our political differences. Derek Mene is my friend even though we disagree to agree”.

The governor described the burial of Late Pa Albert Mene as a celebration of life, noting that he lived a worthy life that left lasting legacy.

He said: “This is a celebration of life. For a man to beget a child like the Executive Director of Finance at the NDDC is not easy. I pray that God should continue to bless the family “.

Governor Wike appealed to leaders of the state to always place Rivers State first, irrespective of their political inclination. Continue reading



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Chief Edwin Clark in a Stakeholder meeting

“Be peaceful, remain calm and contest for sensitive positions in 2019 elections

Chief E. K. CLARK an elder statesman and leader of PANDEF urged youths to desist from acts capable of disrupting the peace and unity of the region thereby calling on them to vie for sensitive positions in 2019 general elections.

” The youths in Rivers state should know themselves. They should not allow politicians to use them and destroy them. The youths have a say. Today, France is being ruled by a thirty-nine years old man. We must understand ourselves. The youths should rule our country”.

Chief E.K CLARK also pledge his support for any presidential candidate that believes in restructuring adding that restructuring is best for Nigeria.

“Restructuring is very good for Nigeria. Everybody will belong to Nigeria. Without restructuring we don’t have a Nigeria. A Nigeria that is lopsided where some people are first class citizens others of second class citizens will not work. That is the Nigeria we have today. Nigeria where something of my own is being exploited and they benefit from and I don’t benefit from it, is not a true Nigeria. Niger Delta is being cheated, we are not the only people cheated, everybody, where we have resources is being cheated. A situation where our youth have no employment, no jobs and our resources are being taken by other people, where our environment are being polluted, where our ecosystem is being damaged, that is not true Nigeria. A true federalism is that whatever is being produced by your area, if your area is destroyed, you will benefit from it”.

Chief E.K. Clark gave this advice in an event held by National Point Newspapers held in port Harcourt themed: “Niger Delta next Decade: away from oil, away with oil”



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National Point Newspapers Stakeholder meeting on Restructuring in Port Harcourt.

The law maker representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. KINGSLEY CHINDA is of the opinion that restructuring Nigeria is the only way forward in tackling agitation in the Niger Delta region.

Awardees at the event.

KINGSLEY CHINDA as ably represented by Dr. Mina OGBANGA on the 10th Anniversary of National Point Newspapers held in Port Harcourt said that the people of the Niger Delta are still living below poverty line, despite the ongoing business activities of multinational oil companies in the region.

However, Hon. CHINDA also said that there should be cleanup of the region and empowerment for women and youths.

“Particular attention should be paid to the clean up of the region, development as well as empowerment for women and youths, using resources available. Our resources need to be used maximally towards impacting the lives of our people. The livelihood of people in the Niger Delta is therefore important and restructuring is the only way”.

Publisher, National Point Newspapers, Mrs. Ibibia Don Pedro

In her part, The publisher of National Point Newspapers, Ibibia Don Pedro also called upon the Federal Government to rescue the people of Niger Delta whose sources of livelihood have been destroyed by oil exploration and exportation adding that Nigeria should move away from oil adding that government should invest more in education.

“A way from oil, a way with oil. It is the background of our realities. The country depends on oil almost exclusively but the very countries that consume the oil is moving away. Sixteen years ago when I was in the United States, I remember people who work on oil and people who are in research for alternative sources of energy have been warning that the world has to move away from oil, from the dependence on oil. If you look at most of the world’s countries in conflict, the cause is oil politics. Environmentally these countries also suffer, take for example a place like Port Harcourt, it’s been rainy like is not November, climate change is real. And all of that is associated with the consumption of hydrocarbon, primarily petroleum and gas. The world is moving away. They are not going to wait for us. Recently, someone said there is an aeroplane that does not run on aviation fuel. If we are not careful, we will start drinking this oil. If you look at the Niger Delta, oil exploration has not favoured our people. We have been impoverished, women have been killed, youth have been killed, terrible things have been done to people because of this oil. Only a small population of our people benefit from the presence of oil resources in our area, especially those multi-national companies and others in the corridors of power. The poor is left to wallow in hunger and deprivation. We need to move around and cleanup our environment and allow the environment to be regenerated, so that we can go back to farming, there is the human brain which is everything, which is the ultimate resource. Government need to give education to our people, let them key into ICT; let them key into the reality of the twenty first century, which is not oil. Whatever is left, they have to invest into education. If you look at states in the Niger Delta region, they are not doing well. And these are the states that get the greatest allocation from oil. The resources have ended in the pocket of the people who mostly build hotels as a source of private investments. Government should give scholarship and build schools”.

Naijavoxpop correspondent reports that other stake holders from the Niger Delta region who were also part of the event added their voices to the call for restructuring in Nigeria.

Among those who received awards at the event was the former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.

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The rise of murderous women over alleged suspicion of infidelity of their spouses has got a lot of people talking. The keys acts surrounding these killings have shown that these men never notice when it is time to leave the marriage, only to fall to the cruel hands of their attackers.

Must we always go physical with people, or even spiritual if we feel hurt or offended by a loved one? I thought we have it in our spiritual books that vengeance is of God. These days, it is no longer so, as some hot tempered women are quick to seek justice on their own terms. This has left a scourge of murderous women in our society.

I ran into some hilarious suggestions on how to reduce the rate of love related killings.
Try to develop the habit of deleting messages as you read because it will save you from untimely death.
Wives should be medically examined routinely to assess if they are mentally stable.
Use your mother’s name in place of saving your girl friend’s number in your phone.
Ensure you change your phone password regularly. Continue reading



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Kemi Olulonyo

Today, I visited Kemi Olunloyo @hnnAfrica at the Port Harcourt Maximum Prisons.

It was a touching moment. She has been incarcerated since October 12 for Bench Warrant in what seemed to be a conspiracy by her former lawyer. She alleged that she had filed a request for absence in the court through her lawyer on health grounds only to discover that the letter was never submitted by her lawyer. In her words, her former lawyer was bought over by people who want to keep her continuously in detention.

Despite being incarcerated for weeks, she was still very strong. Her voice pitched high as usual and her words well chosen and spoken in her usual polished parlance.

I sat opposite her and listened as she recounted the moments of her arrest. She told me how a SARS officer without an ID nor a uniform arrested her in what initially seemed like a kidnap incident only to discover she had been carefully framed up and her detention process perfected to ensure the odds worked to disallow her from being granted bail.

At one point, she stared directly into my eyes and said


” Phils, I am not safe here. I have been repeatedly told to be careful. My life is in danger here!”

Even in the stench of that badly kept facility, her raving smile was imminent. She would pause as she spoke and rekindle her words with an unassuming smile at each instance leaving strange emphasis at each turn and twist of her gory experience in the hands of the lawless Nigerian law. Kemi believes her ordeal is perpetuated by a powerful man of God in Rivers State whom she is up against in the court.

As I listened to her and knowing how controversial Kemi has come to be, I began searching for reasons to disbelieve her. I reflected on my encounters with prison staff right from the gate to the point of meeting Kemi inside the prisons. It was, perhaps, the most horrible site of corruption I have witnessed in recent times. Every point of encounter was an extortion centre for the prison staff. Every bit of that experience only helped me believe Kemi much more for I saw clearly a system where money could keep anyone longer behind those walls with just a few spread going to waiting pockets.

To fill a form to see a prisoner, one had to pay some naira, to submit the form, required another payment. To get it stamped required another payment, even to move from one office to another in the process of gaining entrance, you are required to make multiple payments as you get closer to the inner door that leads inside the prison. I have never seen such manner of widespread and open corrupt practice before. After multiple payments, I asked if these levies were legal and the answer I got was worse than the ugly experience of having to pay those illegal levies.

I reflected on these and on the future of Nigeria, my heart stopped beating for a moment. I was overtaken by the maze of thievery that was going on there. In my instance, I counted 12 visitors and imagined how much these prison staff had extorted in less than one hour from all of us. There and then, I knew Nigeria’s problems were far from the walls of Aso Rock. Our problems are not groomed from the green and red chambers of the National Assembly. Our problems lie in the decaying hearts of our citizens and the loose fabrics of our moral characters. Nigeria is installed on a faulty operating system infested with viruses stored in its root files.

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Dabo Briggs

According to a media release, the entire youths of Akuku-Toru Local Government Area in Rivers state have condemned the abduction of a chieftain and stakeholder in Akuku-Toru LGA, HON. Dabo Briggs over allegations of gun running by his political rivals, the ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC).

Community source said men alleged to be police officers took Hon. Briggs away in the late hours of yesterday on his return from work, without any warrant of arrest.

According to the youths ” HON. DABO BRIGGS is a gentleman that goes about his business and knows no form of gun peddling or any other form of criminal engagements. We hereby call for his immediate and unconditional release without any further delays.

This abduction is malicious, mischievous, disparaging, and unwarranted, and we condemn it in its entirety and should any form of political propaganda be behind this unlawful abduction, it would be shameful and inhumane”.

However, there has been no reaction from the other party accused of allegedly being behind the mastermind of the arrest of Mr. Briggs.

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One of the African Beauty models controlling traffic in Port Harcourt.

Governor Wike commends African Queens for their exemplary conduct

Contestants of the Miss University Africa Beauty Pageant on Friday carried out charity works in different parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital as part of the programme for the continental contest.

On thursday, the contestants from the 54 countries of Africa visited the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, Port Harcourt where they cleaned up the wards and premises of the medical facility.

The Friday outing witnessed the contestants controlling traffic at Eliozu to the admiration of residents and motorists.

After controlling traffic, the African Queens engaged in environmental sanitation along the streets of the Eliozu suburb.

African models in company of a Federal Road Safety Official

The African Queens were assisted by officials of the Federal Road Safety in the control of traffic.

The African beauty pageants show love to the elderly.

After concluding their traffic control and environmental sanitation, the African Queens moved over to the Catholic Home of the Elderly in Port Harcourt where they played with the elderly, handed them gifts and assisted them to take their medication.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike expressed happiness at the involvement of the African Queens in Charity Works, noting that it will encourage other youths embrace the culture of philanthropy.

He said that the African Queens by traversing the streets of Port Harcourt have once again brought to global attention the peaceful nature of the Rivers State capital.

Speaking to journalists at the end of the charity work, the President of the African Personality Forum, Miss University of Africa 2017, Mr. Taylor Nazzal noted that the essence of the work was to promote the culture of philanthropy in the contestants.

“Its becoming a trend now that the present day youths don’t have value for Africa, they don’t want to do charity. So the essence is to go back to the roots and make them to know what life is all about”, Mr. Nazzal noted. Continue reading



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Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has praised Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for his outstanding efforts towards promoting vibrant politics in Nigeria.

While speaking on Wednesday when the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike led some leaders of Rivers State to visit him at his Hilltop Residence in Minna, Former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida popularly called IBB also commended Governor Wike for working towards the revival of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noting that the country needs another strong political party.

Former head of state of Nigeria, IBB (Left) and Governor Wike (Right).

He said: “That’s why I particularly appreciate the job the Rivers State Governor is doing to make sure that politics moves the way that politics is practiced in the civilised world .

“This is because you need a very good political party in this country and he is working towards achieving that. He applies his courage , his knowledge, contacts to make sure that PDP remains very strong. ” Continue reading



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Youths protest notice of visit served on them by armed robbers.

Panic as armed robbers serve Rivers residents notice of visit

There is panic in Diobu area of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State following an alleged letter from a criminal gang.

The residents of Ehediohanma, Obidianso and Etchwe streets said they have received a letter from a criminal gang that is terrorizing the area, stating that they would rob the streets of Mile 2 Diobu throughout December.


Youths decry the rise of criminal activities in Diobu

The residents of the area, who are in panic, in collaboration with Diobu Vigilante group, yesterday, staged a walk to the State Government House, requesting government intervention.

Speaking during the walk, Nelson Okoro, said: “I was born in Diobu. For long now criminals do not allow us rest. We have not been sleeping at all because of criminals. Restaurants and other businesses hardly operate at night because of the boys come out at will and terrorize people.

“We are having small relief now because of this vigilante that came up. The one that is threatening us now is a letter that the criminals sent us informing us that ending of November and throughout December that we will not rest. We are now living in fear.” Continue reading

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