• 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…

  • 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,  Politics

    Gokana LG Embarks On Victory March for Wike

    The people of Gokana Local Government Area in River State led by Speaker of Gokana Legislative Assembly, Hon. Samuel Barinemene Kpee has embarked on a victory march to celebrate the re-election of the Governor of Rivers State, His Excellence, Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in the just concluded March 9th Election. Speaking with Inside Eleme Newspaper during the rally, Hon. Elder Samuel B. Kpee said that essence of the victory march is to celebrate the re-election of the River State Governor, Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Wike. Hear him: “Actually we are very much excited today to express the joy that our governor, Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Wike is re-elected as the Governor…

  • National News,  Politics

    APC NWC Appoints Hon. Victor Giadom Acting National Secretary

    The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Hon. Victor Giadom as the Party’s acting National Secretary, pending when Yobe State nominates a replacement for the former National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, who is the Governor-elect of Yobe State, its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said in a statement. Before the appointment, Hon. Giadom was the Party’s Deputy National Secretary.

  • Politics

    Respect For Internal Democracy, Panacea To Squabbles In APC – Abe

    The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that respect for internal democracy rather than impunity will end the raging squabbles in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. Abe, who made the declaration when he appeared on a live radio programme monitored in Port Harcourt, also declared that he will continue to champion the cause for the enthronement of internal democracy within the ranks of the ruling APC even as he pledged his unalloyed commitment to the party. The senator maintained that his resolve is anchored on the fact that they left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) because of impunity…

  • Local News,  Politics

    INEC Presents Certificate of Return to Wike, Aforji Igwe, Others

    Thousands of people gathered at the Polo Field and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) state headquarters in Port Harcourt as INEC presented certificates of return to the re-elected Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; his Deputy, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, and members-elect of the State House of Assembly. Hon. Aforji Igwe Obey of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who won the elections and would be representing Eleme Constituency was amongst members-elect of the State House of Assembly presented certificate of return. INEC Returning Officer for the March 9 governorship election in the state, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Otuoke, Prof. Teddy Adias, had, at the conclusion of collation of…

  • Politics

    Supreme Court Judgment: Abe Commends Judiciary …Reiterates his commitment to APC

    Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has commended the judiciary over the judgment of the Supreme Court which struck out the appeals in which he and other candidates of the Rivers APC has prayed the court to make a pronouncement on the propriety of the direct primary elections conducted by the APC in Rivers State for the nomination of its candidates for the 2019 general elections. “while we prayed for a more positive outcome, we accept the final position of the Supreme Court in good faith”. Abe in a statement issued and signed by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson, expressed his profound…

  • Politics

    Rivers Elections: Supreme Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Determine Issues Raised By APC Says Lawyers

    A Constitutional Lawyer, Emmanuel Anele has declared that Rivers APC’S  case before the Supreme Court on the Rivers Election is merely academic because the Apex Court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the matter, which it had earlier ruled upon. Speaking during Africa Independent Television (AIT) KaakakiProgramme,  Anele said that the Supreme Court cannot reverse itself,  having voided the primaries and congresses conducted by APC in Rivers State. He said: “The Supreme Court decided 14 cases this year on the basis that the time the appeals were filed had lapsed. The Supreme Court I know will not oblige what the APC is asking of them. The Supreme Court can’t reverse itself in…

  • Politics

    I Will Intensify Development During My Second Term – Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his second term is another opportunity to further serve Rivers people and intensify development across the state. Governor Wike declared that the governance structure in the state would be reviewed and energized to serve the people and check inefficiency of public officials. Speaking during a congratulatory visit by the Forum of Permanent Secretaries at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday,  Governor Wike urged government officials to use their experience to enhance development in the state. Governor Wike said that the State Government is likely  to merge ministries for greater efficiency , pointing out the number of existing ministries is no…

  • Politics

    Eleme PDP Inaugurates Campaign Council • Says Focus Is To Return Wike, Others To Power

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Eleme Local Government Area has inaugurated Campaign Council and ward coordinators in the different wards in Eleme with a charge to deliver PDP candidates contesting election in different elective positions. Speaking at the inauguration, the Executive Chairman of Eleme Local Government Council, Hon. Barrister Philip Okparaji said the assignment given to the inaugurated Campaign Council is simply to return the Governor of Rivers State, Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Wike to Brick House in 2019 elections, as well as other PDP candidates. He urged them to be diligent in carrying out their responsibilities and tasked the Ward Coordinators to deliver their unit, adding that all eligible…