Election Postponement: A ‘Rude Shock’ Says Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has described the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the general election as a rude shock to the country.

The governor, at a church service on Sunday in Port Harcourt, called on the international community to continue to put pressure on the authorities to do what is right in the interest of the nation.

Describing himself as a member of the “Nigeria Must Be Better” group, Governor Wike called on Nigerians to come out with renewed determination to participate in the polls on February 23 and March 9.

“This week you are coming in, come with all amount of energy and say, ‘truly Nigeria must be better,” the governor admonished his audience.

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Edo, Delta Constitute 80 Per Cent Of Libya Returnees

The South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Martins Ejike, has said that Edo state alone recorded 309 out of 484 Libya migrants, while record also showed that over 80 per cent of the returnees were indigenes of Edo and Delta states.

Ejike made this known to newsmen on Sunday in Port Harcourt.

The Zonal Coordinator however expressed dissatisfaction with the  poor response of some state governments in evacuating the Libyan returnees from the reception centre in the state.

The zonal coordinator said that the Federal Government gave the states 48 hours to enable them evacuate their returnees from the centre,

He expressed dismay that some states failed to abide by the directives, noting that South-West states are not responding to the evacuation process.

Ejike said that the choice of Port Harcourt airport as evacuation route was based on proximity to the most affected states.

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“33” Export Celebrates Nigeria’s Independence Day With Consumers In Port Harcourt, Uyo

“33” Export last weekend gave consumers in Port Harcourt and Uyo another reason to create new memories as the brand thrilled residents of the cities with its Experience Parties.

The Friendship Experience Party which is Nigeria’s biggest friendship platform to engage consumers has been held in major cities across the country. Over the past few months, thousands of consumers and lovers of the brand have been hosted in popular clubs and bars to the best of music, games and comedy experiences.

Following the recent friendship parties in Onitsha and Lagos, friends in Port Harcourt and Uyo came out in numbers to enjoy “33” Export while celebrating Nigeria’s Independence Day.

Speaking during the event in Port Harcourt, Portfolio Manager – Mainstream, Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Emmanuel Agu asserted that the parties show the bond and unity in friendship among Nigerians.

“No matter where we are, the essence of friendship is always strengthened by the recognition that the bond people share needs to be acknowledged and celebrated. Nigeria is fortunate in its diversities, and a lot of our consumers are here today to celebrate one another and to recognise the indispensable quality of friendship and unforgettable experiences,” Agu said.

With interesting activities at the event, consumers in Port Harcourt and Uyo won lots of amazing gifts such as generators, standing fans, refrigerators, branded T-shirts – as friends shared and made bids with the “33” Export currency.

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Fight Against Corruption Must Not Be Vindictive – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, said that the anti-corruption war must not be vindictive in nature but should be done within the ambit of the law.

Wike said this during a courtesy visit by the Primate of Anglican Church, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, accompanied by Archbishops and Bishops of the church at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

His words: “The fight against corruption must be holistic and it should not be vindictive in nature.”

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Suspected Child Killer Who Escaped From Rivers Police Custody Nabbed In Jos

Suspected ritual killer, Ifeanyi Dike, who escaped from police custody in Rivers State, has finally been arrested in an undisclosed area in Jos, Plateau State capital.

Dike escaped from the State CID in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, with assistance from Officer in charge of his case, John Bosco.

Dike, a 23-year-old undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt, reportedly defiled and murdered eight-year-old Victory Chikamso Mezu and removed her body parts for ritual.

He had reportedly removed the victim’s eyes, vagina, finger and tongue.

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Court Fines Patience Jonathan, Dismisses Suit Against EFCC

A Federal High Court sitting in Port-Harcourt, has imposed a fine of N50,000 on former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, for withdrawing a suit instituted against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Jonathan had in February 2017 instituted a suit against the EFCC in which she was seeking an order of the court for the “enforcement of her fundamental rights to own property, fair hearing, human dignity, private and family life and freedom from discrimination”.

At the resumed hearing of the matter Monday, Sammie Somiari who represented Patience, addressed the court on a notice of discontinuance of the suit, saying that he had “an instruction” of his client to discontinue the matter.

In response, Oni submitted that Patience had a right of discontinue the case, but pressed for a charge of N500,000 as costs of filing processes in response to the suit.

Justice S. Seidu struck out the suit and awarded cost against the plaintiff.

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Union Bank Hosts Customers And Stakeholders To A Centenary Gala In Port Harcourt

As part of activities lined up to celebrate its centenary anniversary this year, Union Bank yesterday hosted its customers and other stakeholders in Rivers State to a classy dinner at the Novotel Hotel, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt.

The dinner which was witnessed by government dignitaries and customers of the bank saw speakers spotlighting Union Bank’s commitment to the development of its customers and Nigeria over the past 100 years.

Speaking at the event, Emeka Emuwa, Chief Executive Officer, Union Bank, appreciated the bank’s loyal customers and reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to providing a simpler and smarter banking experience for them.

“We are proud of our relationship with our customers as this is very important to us. As a bank, we have been able to achieve this height because we have customers who didn’t stop believing in our services, and because of them we promise to do more,” Emuwa said.

“We believe the best way to celebrate this milestone is with our customers, and over this year we have a number of activities outlined across the country to celebrate them including this celebration in Port Harcourt. While here we are also launching three upgraded branches to ensure our customers enjoy improved service delivery,” he concluded.

Emeka Woke, the Chief of Staff of the Government House, commended the Bank on the celebration of its centenary anniversary and for its commitment to its customers and the people of Rivers State. Woke who represented the Governor of Rivers State, H.E Governor Nyesom Wike, emphasized that Union Bank has played a fundamental role in the development of the Nigerian banking system.

According to him: “Union Bank has been in existence for a century helping Nigerians and has contributed immensely to the development of the economy and the country in general. A lot of us have been customers for many years and enjoyed their services. The people of Rivers State have also directly benefited from the financial institution through job creation and other initiatives in the state. We celebrate them and congratulate them on the good work they are doing.”

One of the highlights of the event was a grand performance by Port Harcourt’s finest artiste, Duncan Mighty, who thrilled the audience with his music. The evening ended with several testimonials from satisfied customers.

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