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Police arrest 20-year-old, one other for kidnap in Imo

Police arrest 20-year-old, one other for kidnap in Imo

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri THE Imo State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old-man, Victor Onumajuru, and his 25-year-old accomplice, Chibyke Chikere for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl.  Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, revealed that the suspects abducted and raped their victim on August 29 at their hideout.  The police boss disclosed […] …

Dock workers lose suit against port operators

Dock workers lose suit against port operators

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt THE National Industrial Court in Port Harcourt on Thursday struck out a case filed by dock workers against Port Terminal Operators Nigeria Limited. The trial judge, Justice Polycarp Hamman, stated that the decision was taken due to the failure of the claimants (dock wokers) to prove that they were permanent workers […] …

Strike: Courts, schools, government offices shut down in Abia

Strike: Courts, schools, government offices shut down in Abia

Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia the indefinite warning strike action declared by the Nigeria Labour congress recorded total compliance in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, on Thursday. Our correspondent, who monitored the exercise, reported that at about 9am students of Government  Primary and Post-Primary Schools in the State where  seen leaving their school premises. A teacher […] …

Retirement now a curse, South-East pensioners lament

Retirement now a curse, South-East pensioners lament

Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu Pensioners in the South-East on Friday lamented that retirement from the civil service had turned out to be a curse for them, rather than a blessing. The pensioners bemoaned their plight at the South-East zonal meeting of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, in Enugu. The senior citizens expressed concern over the pension […] …

Wike, Abe plotting to defame me – Amaechi

Wike, Abe plotting to defame me – Amaechi

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has accused the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and the lawmaker representing Rivers South East in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, of conniving to disparage and defame his person. Amaechi, who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State and […] …

Flooding: Delta community wants more relief materials

Flooding: Delta community wants more relief materials

Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri One of the flood-ravaged communities in Delta State, Polobubo, has protested against Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s inability to visit the area when he visited to the state on Thursday. Polobubo, also known as Tsekelewu, in Warri North Council Area of the state noted that if Osinbajo had visited the community, he would have […] …

Cleric receives death threat after failed assassination attempt, goes into hiding

Cleric receives death threat after failed assassination attempt, goes into hiding

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt A cleric and General Overseer of a Port Harcourt-based church, known as Lively Stone Chapel International, Pastor Olaiya Adeniyi, has explained how he escaped being assassinated by unknown gunmen, who trailed him to his house and inflicted a gunshot injury on him. Adeniyi, who spoke with Southern City News from his […] …

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