• Local News


    I refer to the above advertorial OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE on pages 24, 26 and 27 of Inside Eleme News Paper Vol. 1, No 384 ISSN: 2006 – 5434 of May 27 – June 03, 2019 dated April 27, 2019 and addressed to His Excellency, Chief (Barr) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (CON) GSSRS Executive Governor of Rivers, Government House, Port Harcourt, through: The Executive Chairman, Eleme LGA and wish to respond on areas that either affects me as a person, as chairman of JCRC and JCRC Eleme Forum as a body. When we met with the management of Pivot GIS Limited (Technimont) and PHRC management on 20th…

  • National News

    Appoint 5 New Justices For Supreme Court, Buhari Tells CJN, Accepts Onnoghen’s Resignation

    President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad, on the appointment of additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, his spokesman, Garba Shehu said in a statement. “The President wrote: ”Pursuant to the provisions of Section 230(2) A&B of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I am pleased to request that you initiate in earnest the process of appointing additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to make the full complement of 21 Justices as provided by the aforementioned provisions of the Constitution. ”This is in line with the Government’s Agenda of repositioning the…

  • National News,  Politics

    Lawan, Gbajabiamila Leads 9th National Assembly

    Senator Ahmed Lawan has crossed the threshold of 54 votes required to win the election as President of the 9th Senate. There are 109 Senate seats but only 107 were present at the inauguration. This meant that the winner only required an absolute majority of 54 votes to win. Lawan has crossed the threshold leading to jubilation by APC senators. At the end of counting, Lawan garnered 79 votes while his challenger, Ali Ndume polled 28 votes. Meanwhile, Femi Gbajabiamila, APC Lagos, has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th National Assembly. He was the favoured candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Gbajabiamila garnered…

  • Education,  National News

    Abe Raises Alarm Over Rise In Out-of-School Children

    The immediate past Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has raised alarm over the rise in the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria. This is as he thanked the people of Rivers South-East Senatorial District for their support and encouragement to him throughout his stay in the Red Chambers of the National Assembly. Abe spoke in Port Harcourt on Monday during an End-of-Term support for doctoral students and outstanding journalists from the Rivers South-East Senatorial District. He said: “More than 80 percent of our public schools are only a place of gathering for children and parents who are thirsty for education. “The…

  • Education,  National News

    JAMB, Institutions Approve 160 As Cut-Off Mark For 2019 Admission

    The 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria has approved 160 and above as the national minimum benchmark for admission for the year 2019 into public Universities. NAN reports that the meeting held at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State, on Tuesday also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities. For public polytechnic, 120 UTME score was approved, while 110 score was approved as the least score for admission into private polytechnic.

  • Local News,  Politics

    Kamalu Emerges As Eleme First Finance Commissioner • As Wike insists on loyalty, competence for appointment

    Rivers State former Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Hon. Isaac Kamalu has been sworn in as Commissioner of Finance, Rivers State. The Eleme born Isaac Kamalu who was sworn in alongside the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, Chief of Staff, Government House, Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Zaccheus Adango, would be the first Eleme indigene to be appointed as Commissioner of Finance Governor Wike at the occasion which took place at Government House, Port Harcourt reiterated that his second term appointments will be based on absolute loyalty, commitment to the vision of his administration and the capacity to deliver. He said:…

  • Local News

    Nkpa Bags Merit Award

    Chief Jacob Nkpa, the traditional ruler of Ewika Community in Alode Clan of Eleme has bagged a Merit Award from the Rivers State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) for ensuring that sports and young talents are groomed at the grassroots. The Merit Award which was presented to him at Landmark Hotels, Port Harcourt alongside other football executives was to appreciate him and also to urge him to put in more effort in breeding youths who have interest in football at the grassroots. Speaking in an interview, Chief Nkpa who expressed happiness over the award, said the award came as a surprise to him as he never thought his little…

  • Health,  Local News

    Wike Inaugurates Technical Committee To Address Soot

    In a move to resolve the soot challenge facing Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has inaugurated the Technical Committee for the implementation of the Recommendations of the Rivers State Government Report on Soot. Inaugurating the committee on Monday, Governor Wike directed the State Head of Service to also invite the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Police to participate in the implementation committee. Governor Wike said that his Administration is committed to addressing the environmental and health issues raised by the presence of soot. He said: “I have told the chairman of the Technical Committee to ensure that everybody gets the report for the committee to quickly act…

  • National News,  Oil & Gas

    The Identities of 132 Firms Bidding For NNPC’s Crude Oil Swap

    The NNPC, Nigeria’s state owned oil giant has announced that 132 companies had submitted bids for the 2019 crude for refined products programme tagged Direct Sale, Direct Purchase (DSDP). The bidders, according to a list exclusively obtained include Trafigura and Mercuria, the international trading companies that have featured prominently in the crude for product swap regime but have paid zero taxes to the Nigerian state, neither do they employ Nigerians nor do they have operations anywhere in the country. Nigeria mostly relies on importation of fuel for local consumption because its refineries are moribund. Local companies like Oando, Sahara and MRS have over the years developed their operations and capacity…

  • Headline News,  Local News

    Local Govt. Audit: Inside Eleme Peeps Into Performance of Okparaji, Councilors

      Following the reprimand of local government chairmen in Rivers State by Governor Nyesom Wike for under-performance since assumption of office one year ago, the editorial team of Inside Eleme Newspaper will in its next edition publish the report of opinion poll and street interviews conducted across different strata of individuals in the 10 wards in Eleme Local Government Area on the performance of Philip Okparaji’s led administration since one year in office. Other elected officers to be assessed are the Vice Chairman of Council, Miss Grace Osaronu, Leader of the Eleme Legislative Assembly, Hon. Nyime Ngelale and other Councilors of the ten wards in Eleme Local Government Area. A…