Author Archives: Lateef Olayinka

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Rivers Cut Legislative Workers’ Pay over Strike

Rivers Cut Legislative Workers’ Pay over Strike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has carried out his threat of not paying workers of the state House of Assembly for going on strike. The Chairman of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Rivers State branch, Comfort Otuene, who confirmed the deductions from the pay of her members however said they would use all legal

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Wike Insists on Fair Trial for Nnamdi Kanu

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has insisted that the trial of the recaptured leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu should follow due process in accordance with the rule of law.The governor who spoke on Arise TV interview programme on Thursday, said efforts must be made by the Federal Government to

Visit of Kuwaiti, Other Oil Investors Splits Ogoni Groups

A visit to Ogoniland by investors in oil exploration from Kuwait, Dubai and the United States has created suspicion and division between two major pan-Ogoni organizations. On Thursday, the Ogoni Liberation Initiative warned a factional President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, Sika Fegalo, from making utterances that could lead to

Nyesom Wike addressing the Lawyers photo

Activist Petitions Nigeria’s Accountant-General on N78 billion Refund to Rivers

A Port Harcourt-based civil rights activist, Charles Jaja, has petitioned the Accountant General of the Federation, to declare how much the Federal Government had released to the Rivers State Government as reimbursement for the amount the state government spent on some federal roads in the state. Jaja’s petition came after Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike,

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We Are Committed to the Restoration of Niger Delta Ecosystem – NDDC Boss

The Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Efiong Akwa, has said that the commission was committed to restoring the ecosystem of the Niger Delta for the benefit of the people of the Niger Delta region. Akwa, who spoke during a special programme in commemoration of this year’s World Environment Day, in Port

Traffic in PH as Drivers Protest Multiple Taxes

Traffic in Port Harcourt as Drivers Protest Multiple Taxes

Tired of paying for multiple tickets on the Oyigbo – Port Harcourt route, commercial drivers plying the route blocked the road, causing serious traffic on Monday. The drivers, who said they would not leave the road until they got assurances from the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, said they can

UNEP to Take Over Management of Ogoni Cleanup

UNEP to Take Over Management of Ogoni Cleanup

The United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, is to take over the management of the implementation of its recommendations for the cleanup of Ogoniland. A member of the Board of Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project, HYPREP, Celestine Akpobari, said UNEP will oversee the implementation of the remaining 70 percent of the cleanup following the failure of

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