CAN to Buhari: Release Daski, El-Zakzaky

…urges president to restrain army,police excesses in 2019 elections

2019: INEC lacks capacity to conduct credible polls – Wike

By Valentine Amanze

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacks the capacity to conduct credible polls in 2019.

  The governor said Nigerians should not be deceived by the statements usually released by INEC because the commission works negate its mandate.

  He spoke at the  Government House Port Harcourt on Thursday when he granted audience to the  Senate  Committee on INEC.

Bayelsa ex-security adviser seeks Court of Appeal’s review denial of bail in rape trial

Chief Richard Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to ex-Governor Timipre Sylva standing trial for alleged rape of a 26-year-old former employee has appealed an earlier ruling denying him bail.

   Trial judge, Justice E. Eradiri, had on July 31, denied the accused bail, premised on his health condition and ruled Kpodo be remanded in Prison custody from where he would be given access to medical care.

We are planning for next 50 years of Rivers, says Wike

By Valentine Amanze

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the state government would set out the development blueprint for the rapid growth of the state in the next 50 years.

  He disclosed this while receiving the final report of the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Committee at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

   Governor Wike accepted the recommendation of the committee to establish a technical group to develop a working document to enhance the growth of the state.

IPMAN laments kidnap of members, bad roads

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Independent Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has decried incessant attack and kidnap of its members.
It also lamented the deplorable road conditions nationwide, which it said was one of the major challenges of the association in ensuring uninterrupted supply of petroleum products to Nigerians.
Besides, it pleaded to the Federal Government to intensify efforts at repairing the affected roads.

Why I cheated on my husband

People cheat on each other. This much is true. Whether it’s through long, drawn out emotional affairs or drunken aberrations not to be repeated, some 25 percent of men have cheated while in relationships and 13 percent of women have done the same. While those numbers aren’t wildly scientific (people are probably not dying to admit they’ve betrayed the trust of a partner or spouse), they suggest that cheating is widespread.

Court remands 28-yr-old man over alleged rape of 9-year-old girl

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Gombe, on Thursday, ordered that a 28-year-old applicant, Auwal Yahaya be remanded in prison custody alleged rape of a nine-year-old girl.

Chief Magistrate Japhet Maida, gave the order, following an application for time to enable the police complete its investigation.

Maida adjourned the case until Dec. 6 for further mention.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Habibu Danjuma, had told the court that the accused, who resides at Jekadafari quarters, Gombe, committed the crime on Nov. 1.

One killed, many injured as Boko Haram set Borno village ablaze

Some suspected members of Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday attacked and set ablaze Mammanti Village of Jere local government area of Borno state killing one person, while many others injured and carted away with livestock and foodstuffs.

Mammanti village us an outskirt vilkage, less than five kilometres away from Maiduguri the Borno state capital.

A residence of the area, Abubakar Mammanti who fled the village told our correspondent in Maiduguri that the insurgents came in numbers and start shooting sporadically and set the village ablaze.

APC condemns Bayelsa Assembly’s criticism on Police postings

By Valentine Amanze

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has dismissed as “deliberate and unnecessary insult” to the people a resolution by the State House of Assembly criticising the recent postings of Commissioners of Police to the state.

  The APC, via its Bayelsa State Publicity Secretary, Doifie Buokoribo, on Wednesday in Yenagoa, stated that the resolution, which came a few days after Governor Seriake Dickson made a similar criticism, showed that the assembly had become a gathering of liveried footmen for Dickson, rather than servants of the people. 

Obi donates N1m to Anambra school

The former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, presenting a cheque of 1 million Naira to Stella Maris Secondary School, Umueri for continued infrastructural development