Rivers State Governor Wike, Buys SUVs for Lawmakers worth N484million despite owing Pensioners

 

Cars purchased by Rivers state government for federal lawmakers from the state

News from Premium Times, suggest that Governor Wike buying N484million SUVs were complete waste of time , despite not paying pension to workers of the state.

16 National Assembly members are said to benefit from this,

“This is from the Government of Rivers State which you are part of,” Mr. Wike was quoted to have said, as he gave out the new vehicles. “This is to aid you to carry out your official functions in Abuja.

“Defend the interest of the state wherever you are,” he said

Mr. Wike said the vehicles were for all members of the National Assembly, irrespective of party affiliation.

Meanwhile, the Rivers government appears unable to meet its financial obligations to some of its retired civil servants whose main source of income ought to be their pension.

Edward Abibo, the state Chairman of Nigeria Union of Pensioners in Rivers, told PREMIUM TIMES, Monday, that over 1,850 retired civil servants in the state were yet to be accommodated in the state pension payroll for more than three years now, even when, according to him, they went through screening during the state biometric verification exercise.

He also said that the state government for 15 years now hasn’t done an upward review of the pensioners’ monthly take-home.

“An average pensioner collects less than N5,000 monthly from the Rivers State Government,” he said.

“Rivers State Government has remained silent over the Paris Club refund which was meant to help them clear the entitlements of pensioners in the state

 

Chigul pays tribute to her Dad

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Her Dad passed away years back and popular social media comedian, Chigul took to Instagram to pay tribute to him, She wrote ‘it nearly skipped my mind….*sigh*…
I STILL MISS YOU… I STILL CRY… SOMETIMES…I WISH YOU WERE HERE…THE VOID IS STILL DEEP BUT GOS HAS BEEN SUCH A FILLER…GOSH! YOU LEFT SOME BIG SHOES BEHIND…I PRAY GOD HELPS US ALL TO KEEP PRESERVING THAT LEGACY!!! I WONDER WHAT YOU WOULD THINK OF MY CAREER NOW.*SMILE*….I LOVE YOU DADDY…I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU..RIP SIR…PERMISSION TO CARRY ON….
#SAMPSONEMEKAOMERUAH
#ANOFFICERANDAGENTLEMAN
#FINESTGUY
#MYDADDY
#MYHERO

Popular Blogger Omojuwa share photo of Custom Officer who threatened his life

Social media commentator and blogger, Omojuwa shared a photo of a man who is said to be a custom officer with the Nigerian Customs.

Omojuwa took to twitter with the caption ‘This person is a Customs officer. He has threatened me with violence and death. I have a N50k reward for anyone with his proven biodata. The first person to provide it. I can stand anything but a threat to my life from a service man’

Any idea who he is ?

Just In US Supreme Court allows Government to impose travel ban

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The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.

The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September.

The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded

Yemen Ex- President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in Sanna Yemen

File photo showing Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh (R) delivers a speech in Sanaa, Yemen (24 August 2017)

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed amid fighting between his supporters and their former allies, the Houthi rebel movement.

Analysts said Saleh’s death would be a huge moral boost for the Houthis and serious blow to the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in the conflict to try to restore the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Sources in the Houthi militia said its fighters stopped Saleh’s armored vehicle with an RPG rocket outside the embattled capital Sanaa and then shot him dead. Sources in Saleh’s party confirmed he died in an attack on his convoy.

Unverified footage of his bloodied body lolling in a blanket circulated, just days after he tore up his alliance with the Houthis following nearly three years in which they had jointly battled the Saudi-led coalition.

In a televised speech on Monday, Houthi leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi hailed Saleh’s death as a victory against the Saudi-led bloc, congratulating Yemenis “on this historic, exceptional and great day in which the conspiracy of betrayal and treason failed, this black day for the forces of the aggression”.

He said the Houthis, who hail from a Shi‘ite Muslim sect, would maintain Yemen’s republican system and not pursue a vendetta against Saleh’s party.