Governor-Amaechi

Rivers Gov warns of looming danger

THE Rivers State Government has condemned the sudden withdrawal of soldiers from the Government House in Port Harcourt. A group of soldiers, who have been mounting guard at the Government House, were suddenly withdrawn from their posts on Wednesday, a development that caused panic among workers within the place. Speaking with The PUNCH in a…

Ayo-Oritsejafor

Amnesty panel meeting ends in a deadlock with CAN

A meeting between the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria and members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in North ended in deadlock on Thursday in Abuja. This came as the umbrella Christian body kicked against the composition of the committee, threatening not to accept any recommendation made…

Soyinka

Wole Soyinka blames Jonathan for Rivers crisis

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday blamed President Goodluck Jonathan for the political crisis rocking Rivers State, warning that Nigeria was fast sliding towards monarchism; the system of government where too much power is vested in one person. This is even as Governor Rotimi Amaechi cried out yesterday that the state is under siege going…

Diezani

El-Rufai Diezani should not award oil blocs

FORMER Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Minister, Malam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, yesterday, said the powers of the President and Minister of Petroleum to award oil blocs should be curtailed. El-Rufai, who spoke at the final public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, organised by the House ad hoc Committee on the PIB, said Nigerians should…