Wike SwearsIn Special Advisers, Pension Board Chairman

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike last Monday swore in 15 new Special Advisers into the Government of the State. He also swore-in the Chairman of Rivers State Pension Board, Prof Ovunda Okene.  The governor also inaugurated members of the Board of the Rivers State Housing and Property Development Authority. The governor performed the swearing-in…

Elections: Minister Canvasses Better Access To Information

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says Nigerians need more access to information especially as the 2019 general elections draw nearer. Mohammed stated this on Monday while inaugurating the Chinese government-sponsored “1000 Villages Access to Satellite TV Project’’ in Kpaduma village, Federal Capital Territory. According to reports the project which will provide…

CUPP Drags INEC To Court Over 2019 Electoral Guidelines

Political parties have resolved to drag the Independent National Electoral Commission to court over the draft guidelines for the 2019 general elections. About 61 political parties that form the Inter-Party Advisory Committee had, last week, rejected the election guidelines billed to be formally presented today. But IPAC’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, in a statement yesterday said…

Devolution Of Powers’ll Ensure Dev -Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has stressed the need for devolution of power in Nigeria for even development. He said that the power at the centre had hindered the nation’s growth economically and infrastructurally, submitting that the only restructuring is the answer to myriads of challenges battling the…

Police Arrest Four Suspects For Murder, Motorcycle Snatching In Anambra

Police in Anambra have arrested four suspects for murder, robbery and motorcycle snatching in Idemili and Njikoka areas of the state. The Police command’s Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, made the disclosure in a statement to newsmen yesterday in Awka. The statement listed the murder/robbery suspects as Chimezie Aronu, 22, Uchenna…

We’ll Obey Court On Rivers APC Candidates, Says INEC …Don’t Blame Wike For APC’s Woes -Abe

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it will not hesitate to implement the order of court restraining the commission from listing candidates of the All Progressives Congress for the general elections in Rivers State. INEC National Electoral Commissioner in charge of Operations, Festus Okoye in an interview with newsmen, said INEC will delist…

Nasarawa Stands Still For PDP …Atiku Promises Youth-Driven Govt …As PDP Hails DR Congo, Vows To Beat APC

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to run a youth-driven administration if given the mandate in the February 16 general election, as Nasarawa State virtually stood still the party’s presidential campaign yesterday. Atiku gave the commitment yesterday at the PDP presidential campaign in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital. According to…

Soldier Dies As Troops Battle Boko Haram …Nigerian Troops Retake Baga In Borno

The Islamic State of West Africa Province,ISWAP, affiliate of Boko Haram, killed a senior army officer engaged in Operation Lafiya Dole. The officer was killed during a clearance operations carried out by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole,the Nigerian Army said, yesterday. Also,one soldier was killed just as five others sustained injuries during the raid carried…