Rivers lady begging Tinubu to declare state of emergency in Rivers State (Viral Video)

…over destruction of lives and govt properties …says a gov who describes Rivers as jungle should be clipped fast A viral video has surfaced on social media networks where a Rivers woman is calling on President Bola Tinubu to quickly declare a State of Emergency in the state over unnecessary destruction of properties. In the clip, the lady chronicled on massive destruction of government properties because the tenure of local government chairmen expired today. Narrative of the video; “It is quite unbelievable, it is quite unfortunate, that we are seeing what is happening in Rivers state today, how do we get here for heavens sake? ” How do we get here ?When you have a governor that does not obey the rule of law, this is what you have . This is what you get at the end of the day. ” Crisis everywhere in Rivers state. Crisis everywhere. Ok let me agree and believe with them that the tenure of the council chairmen has elapsed today. Does that call for conflict ? ” Does that call for fight? Has …

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Poverty: Plan to Buy 2 Presidential Jets Highlights Disconnect Between FG and Citizens

By Chris Udochukwu ABUJA – Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25, 2023 general election, Peter Obi has said that the plan to buy two presidential jets for the President and Vice President without plan to ameliorate the abject poverty ravaging the people highlights the disconnect between the government and the people. The former governor of Anambra State who reminded that for long, our bad leadership has made our priorities, as leaders, to be at variance to the needs of society, stated this in a statement released on his X against the backdrop of the plan by the House of Representatives to buy the jets for alleged security reasons. Obi stressed that this is time to stop this impunity, insensitivity, and shamelessness and refocus on the needs of our people. We must prioritize education, healthcare, and lifting our citizens out of poverty. The statement reads in full: At a time when our country is trending on the global media for facing its worst economic crisis, marked by high inflation, a falling currency, and widespread poverty, the government’s …

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We must embrace new value system to make progress– Tinubu

ABUJA- President Bola Tinubu says it is imperative for Nigerians to have a change of value system for the nation to make progress.The President said this in Lagos when he received a delegation from the National Assembly who came to felicitate with him on the occasion of Eid-el Kabir on Monday evening.The delegation, led by the President of the Senate, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, included the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Jibrin Barau and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, among others.“Good economics at a harsh time is the challenge that we must face. As I said in my speech, no matter how difficult it is and how challenging it can be, I will not turn my back on Nigeria,” Tinubu said.He challenged citizens to have a change of mindset about Nigeria if the nation is to overcome its current challenges.“The need (for some citizens) to change the rent-seeking mindset and become more productive to the economy is a challenge. The need to stop smuggling and all economic sabotage.“Why should we have people removing rail tracks and all …

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Extreme Heat: Nigeria losses pilgrim, cautions against flaunting Saudi’s directive

SAUDI ARABIA- A Nigerian pilgrim, who was on his way to Jamrate to perform the ritual of throwing stones, has collapsed and eventually died due to heatstroke. Head of Nigeria’s Medical Team for the 2024 Hajj, Dr Abubakar Adamu, confirmed this in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Mina, Saudi Arabia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had around 11a.m. stopped pilgrims from proceeding to the Jamarat Bridge for the ritual of throwing stones from 11a.m. to 4p.m. due to excessive heat. The pilgrims were cautioned against flouting Saudi authorities directive that prohibit them from the ritual of throwing stones within the stipulated time. Adamu said, ” even before the commencement of this year’s hajj operation, we have been educating and sensitising members of the medical team on how to prevent heatstroke that could arise from heatwave.” He advised pilgrims to use umbrellas to protect themselves from the heatwave sun. He implored the pilgrims to always seek shade whenever possible to avoid direct sunlight. Adamu also empahaised the need for …

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Police announce capture of “notorious terrorist” in Yobe

DAMATURU- The  Police Command in Yobe announced on Monday it had captured Haruna Mohammed, 40, who is believed to be a leader of a “notorious terrorist gang”. Mr Dungus Abdulkarim, the command’s spokesperson, told newsmen in Damaturu that the suspect was apprehended by the State Intelligent Department (SID). “He has been involved in terrorising towns, villages and neighbouring states through menacing phone calls, demanding money and valuables from victims. “The command has been on the trail of Mohammed for his criminal activities. “A victim from Siminti village reported that Mohammed demanded N3 million and threatened to kill him and his family. “In an intensive intelligent operation on June 16, detectives from the SID arrested Mohammed at Nangillam, a village in Tarmuwa Local Government Area. “The suspect has confessed to the crime and even named other members of the syndicate who are currently being trailed,” he said. Abdulkarim advised communities to promptly report security breaches in their areas and reaffirmed the command’s readiness to stamp out criminal tendencies in Yobe. (NAN)

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Tinubu departs Lagos to South Africa for Ramaphosa’s swearing-in

ABUJA – President Bola Tinubu will, on Tuesday, (today) June 18, 2024, depart Lagos for Pretoria, South Africa, to attend the swearing-in of President Cyril Ramaphosa. Precise Post recalls that President Ramaphosa won a new mandate following his country’s general election on 29 May. Although his party won 159 out of 400 seats in Parliament, it has forged a ruling coalition with its old rivals, Democratic Alliance and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). Further recall that the coalition partners re-elected Ramaphosa in Parliament last Friday. President Tinubu will return to Nigeria after the ceremony.

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Armed herders kill Six in attack on farming community in Taraba

By Sylvanus Viashima JALINGO – At least Sislx persons including a 92 years old man were killed while several others injured in an attack by suspected armed herders in a farming community at Mararaban Azagwa community in Maihula, Bali local government area of Taraba state. Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gambo Kwache who confirmed the attack in a telephone interview, however said only two corpses were recovered by the police Gambo noted that no arrest has been made so far but security operatives were combing the area in search of the attackers. The attack which occurred on Sunday night, targeted at the farmers living within the Mararaban Azagwa and Alele villages. A resident of the area, Mallam Isah Abdul told journalists on phone that trouble started when a Fulani man who was drunk and high on drugs was found dead on his way home from Maihula market. “It is an unfortunate development. The relatives of the deceased who later recovered his corpse, accused the Tiv villagers where the man died of been responsible for the death of their …

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10th House of Reps Leadership Under Abbas Best For The Job – Reps Deputy Spokesman

By Our Correspondent The Deputy Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Philip Agbese, has described the leadership of the Green Chamber led by Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas as the best team for the job. Agbese, reflecting on the last year under the Speaker, said no one else could have been able to lead the parliament the way Rt. Hon. Abbas has done. The lawmaker said the Speaker has demonstrated exceptional leadership, guiding the House with wisdom, integrity, and dedication while navigating complex legislative terrains with ease and finesse. Under his leadership, Agbese noted that the House has achieved remarkable milestones, fulfilling campaign promises and satisfying constituents’ needs.  He added that the Speaker has also fulfilled his promises to his colleagues and they are happy with him as he has made it easy for them to connect with their constituents back home. “In the last year, Speaker Abbas has demonstrated exceptional leadership, guiding the House with wisdom, integrity, and dedication,” he said.  “No one else could have led the parliament with such distinction, navigating complex legislative terrains with ease and finesse.  “Abbas …

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Rivers Conflict: International group warns ex LG Chairmen against anarchy

….Charges Security agents to be at red alert By Michael Agbaji Port Harcourt – A foremost international human rights group, has sent strong warning to the immediate past Chairmen of various Local Government Councils in Rivers State, to desist from their plan to cause anarchy or crisis in the state. The Human Rights Advocacy Network (HRAN), also called on relevant security agencies, especially the Nigerian Police and Department of State Security (DSS), to be proactive and watch out for anyone who may wish to cause anything that would lead to break down of law and order in the state. The tenure of the Local Government Council Chairmen came to an end today, 17th June, 2024. But Emohua Local Council boss, Chidi Lloyd, and few others from the Ikwerre ethnic nationality, had vowed not to vacate office after June 17, stating that the tenure of the Chairmen had been extended for six months by the state Assembly. A statement signed on Monday, by Mr. David Mathew, the Country Rep of Human Rights Advocacy Network(HRAN), however, said the purported tenure elongation by …

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Exposed! Comments of Bwala Daniel that warranted attacks from Nigerians on X

ABUJA – Dr Bwala Daniel has come under severe attacks and criticisms from some Nigerians after posting a comment on his X account. Precise Post recalls that Bwala had taken to his X account and posted as follows: “will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” This comment has elicited diverse views and responses from some Nigerians and political pundits critical to his political manouvering in recent times. Without any iota of pretense, his critics to the their own X accounts and reacted as follows: Dr. D Udo said: “I feel your pain, Sir….after all you’ve done, Chairman of Governing Councils were flying around yesterday, at least one suppose touch your hand..it is well…your help indeed cometh from the Lord…He will reward you at the appropriate time, keep looking up to the hills.” Cornel: “Someone that can’t manage his life will manage university?” Divine KayCee: “Na rock go jam am lass lass from on top of that hill, he should keep looking.” chima ihesiulo “No …

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Lagos Island epicentre of Lagos cholera outbreak- Health Commissioner

LAGOS- The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says Lagos Island has the highest number of suspected cholera cases with 106 cases out of the 350 suspected cases in the state.  Abayomi made the disclosure on Monday through his official X account @profakinabayomi while giving an update of the state’s cholera outbreak.  According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Cholera can cause severe acute watery diarrhea and the severe forms of the disease can kill within hours if left untreated. Abayomi disclosed that laboratory tests have confirmed that the outbreak was due to cholera with the identified strain being highly aggressive and contagious, with potential for widespread dissemination. Speaking on the morbidity and mortality, Abayomi disclosed that 350 suspected cases of cholera were reported in 29 wards across multiple local government areas (LGAs) in the state. According to him, there are 17 confirmed cases and 15 fatalities attributed to severe dehydration caused by delayed presentation at health facilities. The commissioner …

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Sallah: Continue to pray for unity, peace and progress of Nigeria –  Reps Minority Caucus to Muslims

By Chris Udochukwu ABUJA – House of Representatives Minority Caucus on Monday joined well meaning Nigerians to felicitate with Muslim faithfuls in Nigeria, urging them to use this occasion of Eid-Mubarak celebrations to continue to pray for the unity, peace and progress of our dear country, Nigeria. The group also called on muslim faithfuls to continue to exhibit the spirit of tolerance, forgiveness, self-sacrifice, mutual love for one another, kind disposition, good neighbourliness and peaceful coexistence with others, as demonstrated by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Unto Him). This was contained in a statement signed by the Minority Leader, House of Representatives, REP. O. K. Chinda made available to Precise Post in Abuja.According to the Minority Caucus, “  Clearly, this is a most difficult and challenging time for us as a people as our dear country continues to grapple with governance, sociopolitical and economic realities occasioned by unprecedented poor living conditions and invidious government policies.  “Indeed, our people are daily faced with realities of hunger, excruciating pain, poverty, several killings, abduction and kidnappings across the country.  “However, we hope and pray that this event will afford …

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Sallah: Rep. donates foodstuff, offers scholarship to orphans in Jos

JOS- Rep. Yusuf Gagdi (APC-Plateau), has donated foodstuff and offered scholarship to orphans at the Anwarul Faidah Orphanage, also known as ”Gidan Marayu”, in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau. Gagdi, representing Pankshin/Kanke/ Kanam Federal Constituency of the state, who was flanked by his wife, Laylah, visited the orphanage facility on Monday as part of activities marking the 2024 Eid-el Kabir celebrations. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the orphanage is housing over 70 orphans whose parents were killed in Borno, Adamawa, Southern Kaduna, and Plateau. The lawmaker said that the gesture was aimed at supporting the orphans to get quality livelihood, adding that it would go a long way to give them a sense of belonging. Gagdi, who said that the scholarship was basically for the orphans in primary and secondary schools, expressed deep concern over the growing number of out-of-school children, particularly in the northern region. “Education is the key to unlocking the potential of our children, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that every child has access to quality education. ”We need to come …

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“Japa”, major problem affecting FMC Yenagoa— CMD

YENAGOA- Dr James Omietimi,  Chief Medical Director,  Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa in Bayelsa, says the major challenge confronting and still lingering in the health facility is the  ‘Japa’ syndrome. Omietimi disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  on Monday in Yenagoa. According to him, the Japa syndrome has impacted negatively on our healthcare delivery system in Nigeria today. NAN reports that the new CMD has worked with the hospital for over 25 years as staff before his appointment few months ago. He highlighted some of the challenges faced due to the departure of health professionals seeking better opportunities abroad and also the rate at which health professionals were being kidnapped in the country. “This Japa movement has been a major challenge, not only for us here in FMC Yenagoa but most of the hospitals across Nigeria as a country. “Most of our doctors, nurses, pharmacists and lab scientists are leaving Nigeria for greener pastures abroad and at an  alarming rate. “This movement has led to understaffing here and big workload on  the remaining medical …

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Extreme heat: Saudi stops pilgrims from ritual of throwing stones for 5hrs

SAUDI ARABIA- The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has stopped pilgrims from proceeding to the Jamarat Bridge for the ritual of throwing stones from 11a.m. to 4p.m. due to extreme heat The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Dr Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman, issue the directive in a statement on Monday in Mina, Makkah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He said that measure became necessary I’m order to ensure the well-being of pilgrims amidst high temperatures and to prevent heat stress. ” Accordingly, the following measures have been implemented: Pilgrims are prohibited from proceeding to the Jamarat Bridge for the ritual of throwing stones from11.a.m to 4.pm.” He said that security personnel would be stationed at camps to enforce the restriction and prevent any pilgrim from departing before 4p.m. He urged the Office of Hajj Affairs and service providers to ensure compliance, adding that they they would be held responsible for any violations thereof. ” We pray for Allah’s protection over the pilgrims and the acceptance of their Hajj.” Meanwhile, the official of the Nigeria’s Hajj Commission has intercepted two …

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