Niger Delta

Governor Nyesom Wike revokes C of O belonging to Hotel used for APC meetings in Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has revoked the certificate of Occupancy belonging to a hotel used for APC meetings in Rivers state, PoliticsNigeria reports. At a church service in Port Harcourt on Sunday, Wike, who called on the Church in the state to play a significant role in who emerges as a leader in the state, announced the revocation of the Certificate of occupancy of Novotel, for being the centre of electoral fraud and malpractice.

Crisis in Rivers APC as Amaechi blocks Magnus Abe, Mpigi from meeting

The crisis rocking Rivers APC worsened on Saturday as Security operatives barred Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, Barry Mpigi, and others from gaining access to APC state Congress holding Novetel Hotel, Port-harcourt on the orders of the Minister of Transportation and former governor of the state, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, PoliticsNigeria reports.

APC Cabals frustrating plans to relocate IOCs to Niger Delta - IYC alleges

The Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) yesterday accused a northern ‘cabals’ in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of frustrating efforts by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to make International Oil Companies (IOCs) move their headquarters back to the Niger Delta region, The Guardian reports.

Edo State judge orders inmates to be flogged 36 strokes weekly for stealing casssava

In what can best be described as comedy occurred in Edo state as a legal practitioner and a member of the NGO, Joint Legal Action Aid, Cyril Odiboh, said two inmates of the Federal Prison in Ubiaja, Edo state who were convicted for stealing cassava are being flogged 36 strokes of the cane twice every week as part of their punishment for stealing.

Three PIB related Bills scale second reading in Nigeria’s Senate

In keeping with its promise to fast-track the passage of all relevant laws that will reposition the nation’s oil industry in line with global best practices, the Senate on Thursday, passed to second reading stage three Petroleum Industry Bills (PIB) related Bills. The three Bills are aimed at providing legal frameworks and other critical aspects of the petroleum industry not captured in the recently passed Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).

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