National Assembly beefs up security over planned protest by Legislative Aides

The management of the National Assembly on Monday morning beefed up security in and around the premises apparently to thwart a planned protest by some legislative aides. The aides, under the auspices of Salary Arrears Affected Legislative Aides (SAALA), had vowed to ground activities at the National Assembly beginning from today over alleged non-payment of their 2019 salary arrears and allowances in the sum of …

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Rivers Government Drags FG To Supreme Court Over VAT

The government of Rivers State has taken the federal government to the Supreme Court. The suit was filed by the Attorney-General of Rivers after the state was stopped by the Court of Appeal from collecting Value Added Tax, according Vanguard. The Rivers state Attorney-General urged the Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal that ordered it to maintain status quo …

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Rivers Govt, APC in war of words over alleged plot to denigrate Wike

By Our Reporter Port Harcourt – Rivers State Government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have traded words, following the government’s allegation that the opposition party is planning to launch a campaign of calumny against Governor Nyesom Wike. The government in a statement on Thursday by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said APC was angry at the performance of Wike in infrastructure, …

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Umahi’s Defection: Wike, Eight More PDP Governors To Join APC, Says Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, believes more governors from the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will join the All Progressives Congress (APC). Following the defection of the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, from the PDP to the APC, Governor Bello stated that the ruling party would welcome nine more governors from the opposition. “I think probably, I can just give you an …

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Wike: I didn’t order soldiers to kill Oyigbo people

Wike declared a 24-hour curfew in Oyigbo on October 21 following the outbreak of violence spilling from the EndSARS protest which led to the killing of some members of the army and the police. The governor, who blamed the unrest on members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), last Wednesday, signed an executive order to enforce the ban on the group and its …

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Wike Demolishes Trans-Amadi Central Mosque In Rivers State

The government of Rivers state has demolished the Trans-Amadi Central Mosque in the state.  Trans-Amadi Central Mosque in Port Harcourt, Rivers State was on Tuesday 20th August, 2019 demolished by the Rivers State government, according to a report by DailySun.  The demolition exercise has however been denounced by the Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC). According to MURIC, the demolition is the most …

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