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Tribunal sacks Rivers Speaker, 20 other lawmakers

The elections petition tribunal sitting in Abuja have nullified the election of the Speaker, Owaji Ibani from Andoni constituency and 20 lawmakers in Rivers State House of Assembly. The lawmakers were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party on April 11 2015 in an election marred by vote rigging and violence. It would be recalled that Governor of ... Read More »

Blow by blow account of Rivers State Election Tribunal

Blow by blow Account of the judgment of Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal 11:31 The tribunal adopts only one issue for determination – whether or not the petitioners have proved their case. 11:40 The Tribunal dismisses preliminary issues concerning the competence of the tribunal raised by the respondents. It is now dwelling on its sole issue for determination 11:49 The ... Read More »

Tribunal removal: Governor Wike heads to appeal court

Following the annulment of his election and declaration as the winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship poll by the  Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, Chief Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to head to the Court of the Appeal. The tribunal, which delivered its ruling in Abuja on Saturday, also ordered that a fresh ... Read More »

Three Rivers Senators want to pull down Amaechi

The three Senators representing Rivers State in the National Assembly have kicked off plot to stop the confirmation of a former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, as minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and pull him down with submission of an 88-page petition against the former governor. Amaechi was one of the 21 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu ... Read More »

Amaechi’s Probe: Former Agric Commissioner shuns first sitting

Drama took centre stage at the opening session of the Governor Nyesom Wike-ordered probe of the Rotimi Amaechi administration as the former Agric Commissioner, Mr. Chinda who was to appear before the investigative Committee shunned the proceedings. At the beginning of sitting, the Chairman of the Committee, Justice George Omereji in his address promised that the Committee will perform its ... Read More »

Lies, Amaechi has no account in Minnesota-Rivers APC

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the corruption allegations against immediate past Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, with a wave of the hand. The party in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by its State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said that the latest allegation by the Governor of Rivers State, ... Read More »