INEC writes to Melaye, begins recall process July 3

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has formally notified Senator Dino Melaye of the demand by the people of his constituency to recall him from the Senate. It said that the decision to inform Melaye was taken at its meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, where the petition submitted by voters […]

Amaechi’s wife didn’t extort money from us – Ex-Rivers LG bosses

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt FORMER local government chairmen and commissioners in Rivers State during the administration of Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, have faulted a statement credited to Governor Nyesom Wike that the wife of the ex-governor extorted money from them. The former chairmen and commissioners said in a statement signed by the former chairman of Asari-Toru […]

I am the rightful monarch of Lagos, Oba Akiolu tells court

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has insisted before an Ikeja High Court, on Tuesday that he remains the rightfully elected monarch of Lagos. This he disclosed at the resumed hearing of a suit challenging his right to the throne as Oba of Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on May 22, […]

Kidnapped Delta polytechnic registrar regains freedom after payment of N5 ransom

The registrar of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Mr. Collins Onyenwenu, who was abducted last weekend by gunmen, has regained his freedom after reportedly paying a ransom of N5 million. SaharaReporters learned that the registrar was released on Tuesday after four days in the kidnappers’ custody. The gunmen seized Mr. Onyenwenu around 3.30 pm last Saturday. He was at the time traveling […]

Seven passengers kidnapped from bus in Rivers State

Seven passengers have been abducted from a commercial bus traveling on a highway in Rivers State, the police have said. The incident was said to have taken place Wednesday evening along Omoku-Elele Road. The bus was coming from Omoku to Port Harcourt, the state capital. The police spokesperson in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, told PREMIUM […]

Chinese boss cripple Ogun worker with kung fu kick – Police bribed to look the other way

    …Ogun police accused of taking bribe Samson Folarin A worker with Bedmate Furniture Company, Magboro, Ogun State, William Ekanem, is in pain after his spinal bone was allegedly damaged by his Chinese boss, identified as Master Wan. PUNCH Metro learnt that Master Wan, who is skilled in kung fu, had demanded to see […]

My first confrontation with billion naira bribe by Rotimi Amaechi

My first confrontation with billion naira bribe by Rotimi Amaechi “My first confrontation with bribe was with a big contractor in Rivers State. After awarding the contract, he brought a billion naira. I screamed said the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi at a forum in Lagos. Amaechi speaking at the first annual lecture organised by […]

Lagos arrests notorious land grabbing kingpin

…Vows To Make State Unbearable For Perpetrators Efforts by the Lagos State Government to curb the activities of land grabbers popularly known as Omo onile received a massive boost on Thursday as the Special Task Force on Land Grabbing set by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode arrested one Kamorudeen Lamina alias Sir K Oluwo, a notorious […]

Imo bank robbery: Nigeria not worth dying for, say policemen

Samson Folarin, Afeez Hanafi and Chidiebube Okeoma Following the killing of two policemen in a robbery at a Zenith Bank branch in Owerri, Imo State, some men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force have decried the alleged abandonment of their family members by the police authorities. The operatives, who spoke with our correspondents on […]

Rivers, Flowing With The Tide

Diete-Spiff …he founded The Tide and Roland Amaewhule, first Editor, Nigerian Tide As history beckons today on the Golden Jubilee anniversary of Rivers State, one monument of history that cannot be forgotten amidst the pomp, pageantry and manifold emotions of the day is The Tide. It is rightly so. Lively as the victor, illimitable as […]

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