A high court sitting in Port Harcourt has issued a production warrant to the Port Harcourt prison authority to produce the embattled Former Chairman of Asari -Toru Local Government, Ojukaye Flag-Amachree on the 4th of July to face a fresh charge of Murder, attempted Murder, conspiracy to Commit Murder and wounding.
Flag-Amachree who is currently facing a
one count charge of Murder of one Smart Soberekon has been charged with a fresh
charge of Murder one Iminabo Dokubo and attempted murder of Ipalibo Jackson.
Friday, 1 July 2016
Thursday, 30 June 2016
Chief Judge of Rivers state, Justice Iyayi Laminkara has vowed that Justice System under her watch will be free from corruption.
Justice Laminkara who made the vow in her Opening Speech at an in house workshop, organized for Magistrates in the state judiciary maintained there will be zero tolerance for Corruption in the state judiciary.
The state CJ urged Magistrates to be committed in their duties noting that the state Government is doing its best to improve the welfare of Magistrates for effective justice delivery at the Magistrate Court.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has announced the appointment of Itekena Altraide as his senior special assistant to liaise between the State Government and the physically challenged persons in the state.
Governor Wike issued the appointment when the South-South Physically Challenged Indigenes -SSPCI led by its chairman, Itekena Altraide paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike also directed the Head of Service, Rufus Godwin to immediately issue automatic employment to persons with disabilities in the State while allaying insinuations that people with disabilities cannot contribute towards the development of their State.
Nigerian Army Rescues 3 Kidnapped Persons as Air Police Arrest 11 Alleged Fake Naval Officers in Rivers
The Nigerian Army 2 brigade has rescued 3 kidnap victims in IBa/ Obele in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State during a raid in a kidnappers den in the state.
The Brigade Spokesperson, Eli Lazarus, in a statement made available to newshounds said its troop freed the kidnapped persons after it engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel which left 4 of the abductors dead.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has annulled the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to Dr. Samson Oga.
The court also ordered Ikpeazu to vacate office immediately
The order was based on the allegation that Ikpeazu submitted false information to his party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the party’s governorship primary in December 2014.
Friday, 24 June 2016
ready to offer Amnesty to repentant cultists in the State who are
willing to lay down their arms and embrace peace.
Governor Wike who revealed this when the National
Administrative Council of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and
Natural Gas Workers - NUPENG, led by its President, Achese
Igwe paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Port
Harcourt, also said the State Government will continue to work
with security agencies to deal decisively with recalcitrant cultists
in the State.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has assured the
International community that Rivers State is safe for visitors and
investors despite what he described as propaganda in some
Governor Wike who gave the assurance when the president of
the Nigerian Institute of Architects, Tonye Oliver Braide paid him a
courtesy visit at the Government House in Port Harcourt, said
several national and international events hosted by the State
Government in Port Harcourt and other national conferences
expected to hold this year in the city is a clear indication that Port
Harcourt is safe.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Rivers State Government on Tuesday flagged off “Operation Kill All Rats’ campaign to educate, curb and prevent the spread of lassa fever in the state.
This was made known by the State Commissioner for Environment, Roseline Konya, during a press briefing in her office in Port Harcourt.
Konya said that apart from lassa fever, rats,which are the carriers of the virus were also vectors for other diseases such as urine typhoid, Eboni Plague Fever and others, hence, the need for the killing of all rats from our environments.
Konya said that caretaker committee chairmen of the 23 local government councils have been directed to enforce the ‘Operation Kill All Rats’ campaign in their respective areas.
According to her, the council chairmen have been charged to ensure that all communities are kept clean, while refuse dumpsite are cleared and fumigated to ensure that there are no more breeding grounds for rats and other vectors.She also urged residents of the state to keep their surrounding clean, by clearing all bushes around their homes, while all holes and crevics in individual houses should be properly covered to ensure no hiding place for rats.
The commissioner, who warned against further consumption of rats, also said that people must no longer use bare-hands to remove dead rats, while food must be properly covered by households across the state.
Friday, 15 January 2016
Following the incessant kidnapping of medical practitioners across the state as alleged by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Rivers State chapter, the association has embarked on a warning strike beginning Thursday through Sunday.
Chairman of the association, Dr Furo Green, while speaking to newsmen after an emergency general meeting of the association, said NMA was constrained to believe that there was a conspiracy against doctors.
According to the chairman, the association has agreed that if their kidnapped colleagues were released as at 17th January, 2016, another emergency meeting would be convened by Monday to review the situation.
He on behalf of the association pleaded with the government and all relevant agencies to kindly intervene in the issue of the continuous kidnapping of doctors.
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Her late husband, Rene Angelil, died at the age of 73 in the early hours of today.
He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998.
Njamala who was until his death a resident doctor with the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH), Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital died on Thursday, January 14, 2016 while treating a patient infected with the virus.
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has indicated that the Nigeria police new recruits and old members may henceforth undergo mental scrutiny before been considered or retained in the force.
The IG made this known at the Nigeria Police Force Health Policy Revalidation meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
This he said became necessary after the continued rise of number of extrajudicial killings by men of the Nigeria police.
He said the force was working towards establishing a Trauma Centre for its officers because of the nature of their job: “The Police should be concerned about the mental health of officers,” he said.
Okocha who is the state first female chief judge was appointed by the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, after the Appeal Court’s ruling on December 23, 2015.
She took her oath of office as a substantive Chief Judge of the state on Monday, January 4, after serving her two terms in office as the acting Chief Judge of the state from June 1, 2015 to January 4,2016.
A statement from the office of the High Court Registrar said a valedictory church service in honour of the retiring state Chief Judge would hold at St Paul’s Cathedral Church, Garrison in Port Harcourt by 10.am tomorrow and would be preceded by a Special Court Session at the Chief Judge’s Ceremonial Court Hall at the state Judiciary Complex, Port Harcourt.
Two other serving judges of the state High Court, Justice Ben Ugari and C. Uriri, bowed out of the service on Tuesday after attaining the mandatory retirement age.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
The Two Brigade Nigerian Army Command in Bori Camp, Port Harcourt, has paraded two fake soldiers who specialise in impersonating army officials to dupe the general public.
The army also paraded a self-confessed fake pastor who specialises in deceiving members of his congregation with fake miracles and testimonies.
The army public relations officer of the two brigade command of the Nigerian Army, Capt. Ely Lazarus, said the fake soldiers were arrested last week while on a military uniform.
He said: “Mr Samual Agaga was arrested at Saipem area of Port Harcourt. He was dressed in full military uniform with a rank as a major, while Fabian was arrested in Ibiama in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State. They have been impersonating our military officers using our military uniform and having dealings with unsuspecting members of the public.
Friday, 13 November 2015
At least one person is still missing and several others injured after a speed boat capsided along the Port Harcourt Okrika waterways. The vice chairman of speed bpat ownerd association in Okrika Local Government Area, Isaac Nwakama, told our correspondent that the incident occurred last night.
He said that the boat which was carrying over 20 passengers was travelling from Port Harcort to Okrika.
He said many of the passengers were rescued alive.
Nwakama said: “We are facing tow challenges like that. That is, the challenges is too much. I don’t know how the government will assist us because you can see that two or three times I will jack my engine because of those refuse. And the wrecks at Abuloma waterways are part of the challenges we are facing.