Author Archives: Lateef Olayinka

SPDC Reports 51 Broken Pipelines in Niger Delta

Forensic Audit: NDDC Revokes Contracts Awarded Before 2020

Forensic Audit: NDDC Revokes Contracts Awarded Before 2020

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has revoked all contracts awarded by the commission before December 31, 2019, for which contractors have not mobilised on site. A statement issued on Sunday by the Director of Corporate Affairs, Ibitoye Abosede, said consequently all monies paid to contractors that had not mobilised on site for those contracts

Nyesom Wiike and Hope Uzodinma Photo

Wike blasts Uzodinma, Ihedioha as Supreme Court restores 17 oil wells to Rivers

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Friday took a swipe at his Imo State counterpart, Hope Uzodinma, and his predecessor, Emeka Ihedioha, for attempting to take over oil wells belonging to Rivers State without engaging the Rivers State Government. Wike was addressing selected leaders of Rivers State at Government House, Port Harcourt after

Ipaligo Banigo Photo

Rivers Workers Boo Deputy Governor at Rally

….Score Wike’s administration low on welfare The Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Ipalibo Banigo, got the rough side of workers in Rivers State on Monday, when she represented the governor, Nyesom Wike, at the May Day rally. The workers intermittently booed the deputy while she read the governor’s address. At a point she threatened to

Hope Uzodinma

Uzodinma Signs MOU with NDDC for Roads

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, and the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, have signed a Memorandum of understanding for the completion of three major road projects in Imo state. At the signing ceremony held at Government House, Owerri, Uzodinma commended the NDDC for its various interventions in the development of the Niger Delta

Kaduna Train Attack: How Bandits Overpowered 18 Uniformed Policemen, Others on Board – Okhiria, NRC MD

Kaduna Train Attack: How Bandits Overpowered 18 Uniformed Policemen, Others on Board – Okhiria, NRC MD

Says Security personnel must have exhausted bullets after long shoot-out The managing director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, Fidet Okhiria, has given more insight into Monday night’s bloody attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train, in which eight passengers were killed, and 43 others injured. Okhiria, an engineer, who spoke Wednesday on TVC’s all ladies breakfast

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Reps Member Declines Offer to Seek Reelection

The member of the House of Representatives representing Port Harcourt Constituency II, Chinyere Igwe, has declined appeals by members of his constituency to seek reelection to the federal house. In a statement he issued on Thursday, a copy of which was made available to the magazine, Igwe said having done so much to meet the

Why I want to be President, Wike declares

Why I want to be President, Wike declares

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that he will be vying for the office of the President of Nigeria under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Governor Wike, who made his intention known in Makurdi, Benue state after a meeting with PDP stakeholders on Sunday, stressed that his priority will be to

Amaechi Okonkwo

Robbers Rob NUJ Chairman in Rivers

Escape with union bus Amaechi Okonkwo, the Chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Rivers State, said he was still traumatised from his household’s encounter with robbers who robbed him and his neighbours early Friday. Okokwo told the magazine that despite the precautionary measures he took to stave off trespassers

Wike Orders Compulsory Acquisition of Saro-Wiwa's Property

Wike Orders Compulsory Acquisition of Saro-Wiwa’s Property

…says Time for stomach infrastructure. Rivers State Govenor, Nyesom Wike, has ordered the compulsory acquisition of a corporate office complex belonging to the martyred environment rights activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa. The governor made the order on Tuesday during the inauguration of Oroabali Flyover in Port Harcourt. He said the abandoned complex was defacing the newly commissioned

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