Police say 14 oil workers kidnapped in Rivers

Gunmen in the Niger Delta The police in Rivers State have confirmed the abduction of 14 workers of Nestoil by gunmen in Port Harcourt. The Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, on Friday confirmed the development and quickly added that the command was on top of the situation. “We…

Buhari orders arrest of officials diverting IDPs relief materials

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the police to arrest government officials accused of stealing food aid intended for victims of Boko Haram in the North-east Nigeria, the president’s spokesman said yesterday. Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, disclosed that the president had ordered the Inspector General of police to catch some of the alleged thieves and make…

Buhari gives marching orders to IGP over IDP food stealing

Apparently dazed by the way civil servants have been stealing materials and food donated to internally displaced persons at the various camps across Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has given the police a marching order. The president asked the police to immediately commence the arrest of such thieving civil servants and make an example of them…

Theft Of IDPs’ N10m: Ex- KatsinaGuber Candidate, Associate In Legal Battle

The alleged misappropriation of N10 million, donated by Alhaji Umar Abdullahi-Tata, the 2015 Katsina State governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has pitched him against his former political associate, Bishir Wada-Faskari at a Faskari Senior Magistrates’ Court. The said amount, according to Abdulahi-Tata, was entrusted to the accused person as assistance to…

Boat Collision Claims Three Lives In Rivers

At least, three persons were feared dead on Tuesday following a boat collision along Ikpukulubie Creek, near New Road, Port Harcourt in Rivers State. According to an eye-witness, the victims, two female and a male were among passengers in two commercial outboard engine boats bound for Nembe in Bayelsa State and Bonny in Rivers State…

Writer Harps On Women Safety

A renowned writer, Naomi Sharang, has highlighted the need to take matters of safety of women very seriously. In a write –up titled “Safety of Women Matters”, published recently in Nigeria Pilot, Sharang decried the rising incidents of violence against women, describing it as a serious social and public health issue which has become a…

How Flood Wreaks Havoc On Lives, Homes and Farmlands

Several lives as well as homes and farmlands are yearly ravaged by flood that has affected states in Nigeria. SOLOMON AYADO writes that as victims groan over failure governments to take proactive measures in order to bring a lasting solution to the menace and provide succor, the ugly situation has caused serious devastation to communities….

One month to rerun elections, Wike sacks 17 LG caretaker committees

Ahead of the October proposed rerun election in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike, on Thursday dissolved the Caretaker Committees of 17 out of the 23 local government areas in the state. The governor had a day earlier, suspended the State Head of Service, Mr. Rufus Godwins, four commissioners and one special adviser. Wike made the…

One month to rerun elections, Wike sacks 17 LG caretaker committees

Ahead of the October proposed rerun election in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike, on Thursday dissolved the Caretaker Committees of 17 out of the 23 local government areas in the state. The governor had a day earlier, suspended the State Head of Service, Mr. Rufus Godwins, four commissioners and one special adviser. Wike made the…