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EFCC’s Investigator Austin Okwor Shot

EFCC’s Investigator Austin Okwor Shot

An investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Austin Okwor has been shot. Okwor, the EFCC said, was shot on Saturday, June 24, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. A statement by the EFCC’s spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren said Okwor, an operative in the Property Fraud Section of the commission’s Zonal office in Port Harcourt

Wike Warns Council Chairman Against Extorting Money

By Emmanuel Obe Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is troubled about reports of harassment and bullying of corporate bodies in Port Harcourt for money by Obio/Akpor local government.   Wike, who spoke while swearing in the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Obio/Akpor Local Government at Government House, warned that he did not want to

Wike’s SA Media, Inko-Tariah Quits

By Emmanuel Obe The Special Adviser to Rivers State Governor, Mr. Opunabo Inko-Tariah, has resigned from his post, citing poor funding for his department and other reasons.   Inko-Tariah, who has been working with the Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, since June this year also accused the governor of spurning his professional advice.   He thanked the governor

Wike, ALGON Disagree Over Right to Borrow

Reacting to a directive that any local government or agencies intending to obtain loans from banks should inform the state government, the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON,has declared that the consent of the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike was not needed for local governments to obtain loans from financial institutions. The association also

Rivers: Amaechi Sets Up Commission to Investigate Political Killings

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, on Thursday, set up a nine-man commission of inquiry to investigate recent politically motivated killings in the state. Members of the Commission to be chaired by Chidi Odinkalu, include Samuel Egbe as secretary and Nlerum Okogbule,others are Owunari  Georgewill, Richard Ofuru, Asivosuo Oriye, Joy Ejiofor, Ayo Obe, and Father

TELL Reporter Attacked In Rivers State 

Iseribhor Okhueleigbe, an Assistant editor with TELL magazine, was on Saturday attacked by suspected hoodlums in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State. The TELL journalist said he was attacked at Ikwerre LG Ward 7 by some irate youths who seized his laptop, recorders and other items. He said the irate youth also damaged the

Hitches in Rivers state

A concerned voter in Rivers state is disturbed that materials re not yet in polling units. Mr Chudi Eke-Ejelam , a journalist said polling officials are still being awaited. He said, ‘It is 10.30am & neither INEC nor its materials is in Ward 13, unit 9 (NTA area).’ The electoral body would need to address

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