Shell MD Osagie Okunbor, secretary, legal head sentenced to prison

Shell MD Osagie Okunbor, secretary, legal head sentenced to prison

A Port Harcourt High Court on Tuesday sentenced the Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Mr. Osagie Okunbor, and two others to three months’ imprisonment with hard labour for disobeying court order. Others sentenced are Shell Secretary and Head of legal, Nike Oyinlola, and the Deputy Country Head of Legal/Managing Counsel Global litigation sub-Sahara Africa, Keibi Atemie. Delivering judgment in suit No: PHC/1929/218, the presiding judge, Justice George Omereji, convicted the Shell officials…

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Pay us our salaries arrears – Rivers teachers tell Wike

Pay us our salaries arrears – Rivers teachers tell Wike

School teachers in Rivers State have pleaded with the state government to pay their salary arrears. A terse statement issued yesterday in Port-Harcourt by the state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Mr. Nkpogene Lucky also urged the Governor, Nyesom Wike, to fulfil his other promises to teachers. They said they have been mild in approaching the issues that concerned their welfare but would become aggressive if taken for granted. The statement reads:…

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”They came to pray” – Cleric says after police burst her baby factory

”They came to pray” – Cleric says after police burst her baby factory

The Rivers state police command have uncovered a baby factory in the state that was being operated by a clergywoman, Glory Rapheal. The baby factory had 16 pregnant girls in waiting for their babies to be sold. The police arrested the 16 girls and 3 others working with the clergywoman to run the factory. Parading the suspects before newsmen, the state commissioner of Police, Ahmed Zaki, said “Men of the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, CIID, in…

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Man electrocuted to death in Rivers community

Man electrocuted to death in Rivers community

A 34-year-old man, Prince Summer Dio was yesterday electrocuted to death in Abuloma community in Rivers State, EASTERN REPORTER reports. It was learnt that the deceased electrician went to reconnect light under heavy rainfall when suddenly, a wire fell on the rooftop of the building, leading to his electrocution. He was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he died. EASTERN REPORTER learnt that the mother to the deceased’s girlfriend who dashed to the hospital where…

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Project commissioning: I will invite Buhari but he won’t come – Wike

Project commissioning: I will invite Buhari but he won’t come – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said President Muhammadu Buhari would be invited to commission projects in the state, even though he is unlikely to honour the invitation. Governor Wike who spoke in an interview with newsmen in Port Harcourt, said he will invite the President in October for the commencement of another leg of project commissioning in the State. He noted that contrary to what he called the propaganda of the APC, he was…

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APC vs PDP: How Amaechi, Rivers guber aspirants ‘agreed’ on Tonye Cole – Princewill

APC vs PDP: How Amaechi, Rivers guber aspirants ‘agreed’ on Tonye Cole – Princewill

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tonye Princewill has confirmed that Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and other party leaders in Rivers have agreed that businessman, Tonye Cole, should get the party’s 2019 governorship ticket. Amaechi in a statement at the weekend said he had the right to support any candidate. The former Rivers Governor was said to have announced Cole at a meeting held in Lagos before flying out to China, ahead…

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Nnamdi Kanu: Fani-Kayode speaks on arrest of IPOB women

Nnamdi Kanu: Fani-Kayode speaks on arrest of IPOB women

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has called for the release of female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB arrested in Imo. IPOB, in a press release made available to Eastern Reporter on Sunday said the women were arrested when they staged a peaceful protest to demand the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. They called for the immediate release of the women, whom they said were in the military custody and taken…

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INEC suspends Rivers State bye-election over violence

INEC suspends Rivers State bye-election over violence

The Independent Electoral Commission has suspended the bye-election for the Port Harcourt Constituency lll State Assembly seat held Aug. 18 in the State. Mr Obo Effanga, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, who announced the suspension in a statement on Saturday night, cited widespread violence as reasons for the suspension. The bye-election was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission to fill the vacancy left by former state Assemblyman, Mr Victor Ihunwo, now Chairman,…

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What I’ll do to those who betrayed me – Odili

What I’ll do to those who betrayed me – Odili

A former Governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, has said that he would grant conscience amnesty to those who realised they offended him. He said this while responding to Governor Nyesom Wike’s plea to forgive those who betrayed him (Odili). He said, “I have forgiven. I will attempt to command my mind to forget. I will grant conscience amnesty to those whose conscience have told them that they offended me.” On Wike’s loyalty and stewardship,…

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Senator Uchendu blows hot, tells Rivers people to silence Wike’s ‘kindergarten’ govt

Senator Uchendu blows hot, tells Rivers people to silence Wike’s ‘kindergarten’ govt

The lawmaker representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Andrew Uchendu has called on the people of the state to be prepared to vote out and silence the “kindergarten” government of Governor Nyesom Wike in 2019. He said this while reacting to Governor Wike’s allegation that the last governorship election in Ekiti State was skewed in favour of Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Uchendu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), spoke yesterday in a statement by his…

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