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JUST NOW! !Victory for the Simplified!

JUST NOW! !Victory for the Simplified!

Law, Misc
The Rivers State High Court in suit No. PHC/1320/CS/2024 Between Hon. Enyiada Cookey-Gam & 6 Ors .V The Governor of Rivers State & Ors.by His lordship: Hon. Justice D.G. Kio Ph.D, Judge sitting in High Court Port Harcourt, held that the Local Government law No. 2 of 2024, purporting to extend the tenure of Local Goverment Chairman for 6 months after the expiration of their tenure is invalid as it is inconsistent with the 1999 constitution and section 9 (1) of the Rivers State Local Government law No. 5 of 2018. The Court further held that the applicable law in the circumstances is the Rivers State Local Government law No. 5 of 2018 that fixed three years tenure for local Government chairmen and councillors and not the local government law No 2 of 2024 which was enacted to un...
Rivers Bridge Initiative Congratulates Rt. Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo On His Emergence As Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly.  _…calls on INEC to initiate the process for bye-elections in 28 constituencies_

Rivers Bridge Initiative Congratulates Rt. Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo On His Emergence As Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly. _…calls on INEC to initiate the process for bye-elections in 28 constituencies_

Law, Misc, News Feature
The Rivers Bridge Initiative, a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting good governance and sustainable development in Rivers State, has congratulated Rt. Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo on his emergence as the new Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. In a statement signed by Tonye Barcanista, the National Publicity Secretary, the organization praised the lawmakers for their wise decision in electing Oko-Jumbo, who represents the Bonny Constituency, as the new Speaker. The statement read: "We believe that Rt. Hon. Oko-Jumbo's wealth of experience, leadership skills, and commitment to the welfare of the people of Rivers State make him an excellent choice for this position." The Rivers Bridge Initiative expressed confidence that Oko-Jumbo's leadership will foster a collabor...
GOV DIRI INSISTS BAYELSA IS ONE OF NIGERIA’S RICHEST STATES, FAULTS ECONOMIC VIABILITY REPORT

GOV DIRI INSISTS BAYELSA IS ONE OF NIGERIA’S RICHEST STATES, FAULTS ECONOMIC VIABILITY REPORT

Law, News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has again made a case for the practice of true federalism and restructuring of Nigeria in order to determine the real viability of states. Governor Diri spoke on Wednesday during the 124th state executive council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa, against the backdrop of a recent report on the economic and financial viability of states in the country. It could be recalled that the Economic Confidential, in its 2022 Annual States Viability Index (ASVI) report, listed Bayelsa among six states that were allegedly financially insolvent. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, the Bayelsa governor faulted the report, saying it focused on only federal allocation and internally generated revenue to determine a...
My Party’s Supporters Most Peaceful, Gov Diri Tells IGP

My Party’s Supporters Most Peaceful, Gov Diri Tells IGP

Law, News Feature
The Inspector-General of Police IGP, Mr. Kayode, Egbetokun, on Monday, read the riot act to perpetrators of electoral violence to steer clear of Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State. The police boss, who gave the warning during a courtesy visit to Government House, Yenagoa, said the force and other security agencies were fully ready and duty bound to ensure free and fair poll in the state and that troublemakers would be made to face the full weight of the law. He explained that his visit was in respect of the election and assured that the police was neutral. While calling on Bayelsans to have confidence in the police, he emphasized that the increased deployment of its personnel in the state was in order to forestall any violence during the poll. The IGP thanked Gov...
FIGHT AGAINST PIRACY IN GULF OF GUINEA: CJN PLEDGES TO PARTNER WITH NIMASA

FIGHT AGAINST PIRACY IN GULF OF GUINEA: CJN PLEDGES TO PARTNER WITH NIMASA

Law, Press Release
The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute, Hon. JusticeOlukayode Ariwoola, GCON has stated that the judiciary has a role to play in all legal forms of fight against piracy, noting that a secured maritime domain was vital to economic development and advancement. The CJN stated this while declaring the 3rd edition of the Nigerian Admiralty Law Colloquium for Justices of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and Judges of the Federal High Court, Open in Lagos. The CJN who was represented at the event by Hon. Justice Musa Dattjo Muhammad, CFR, averred that he was pleased with the 2023 edition of the Nigerian Admiralty Law Colloquium, because it was tailored towards effective and efficient adjudication of cases as well as curbing the menac...
Court of Appeal: Names All 5 Judges to Determine Obi, Atiku’s Petitions Against Tinubu (Full Profiles)

Court of Appeal: Names All 5 Judges to Determine Obi, Atiku’s Petitions Against Tinubu (Full Profiles)

Law, Politics
The court of appeal has unveiled the five justices to sit over the presidential election petitions of the candidate of the People's Democratic Party PDP Atiku Abubakar and candidate of the Labour Party, LP Peter Obi against the victory of the All Progressives Congress candidate Bola Tinubu in the February 25, 2023 presidential election. 1. Hon. Justice Haruna Simon TSAMMANI (Chairman) Born on 23rd November 1959, he hails from Tafawa Balewa LGA of Bauchi State. Tsammani obtained his LL.B degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1982. He attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos for his BL in 1983. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Bauchi State on 17th September 1998 and later elevated to the Court of Appeal on July 16, 2010. He served as the Chairman of the...
Diri Swears In Ayemieye As Bayelsa Acting CJ

Diri Swears In Ayemieye As Bayelsa Acting CJ

Law, News Feature
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has sworn in Justice Matilda Abrakasa Ayemieye as the Acting Chief Judge of the state. Justice Ayemieye took the oath in acting capacity on Monday inside the Executive Council Chambers in Government House, Yenagoa. Ayemieye steps in following last week’s retirement of Justice Kate Abiri, who served as Chief Judge of the state for 15 years. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, Governor Diri charged the new Acting Chief Judge to maintain the cordial relationship between the executive and judicial arms of government in the state. Diri said Ayemieye was eminently qualified for the position and tasked her to carry her colleagues along in the scheme of things in order to move the state judiciary to greater...
Police to recruit ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region

Police to recruit ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region

Law, News Feature
The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Maj Gen Barry Tariye Ndiomu (rtd) has solicited the support of the Police High Command in the recruitment of ex-agitators into its rank and file as well as officers' Corp. The Interim Administrator made the request when he paid a courtesy visit to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman at the Police Headquarters in Abuja. Gen Ndiomu revealed that the PAP has over the years trained a lot of youths from the Niger Delta region who have the capacity to serve in the Nigerian Police force. The Interim administrator also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the Police High Command for providing security services at its offices and facilities in Abuja and across the Niger Delta region. In his re...
Gov. Diri Pledges Support For Capacity Building Of Lawyers

Gov. Diri Pledges Support For Capacity Building Of Lawyers

Law, News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said he would support any initiative towards enhancing the capacity of legal practitioners in the state. Governor Diri made the pledge when President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata, paid a courtesy visit to Government House, Yenagoa, on Tuesday. He applauded the NBA President for the initiative to go round branches of the association nationwide to know their challenges. While commending Akpata’s vision for capacity building for lawyers, the governor said a basic problem of the judiciary in the state was training and retraining jand pledged his support for any training initiative. In response to a request that courts be also provided in rural areas apart from the state capital for easy access to justic...
Omoku Violence: Governor Wike places N200 million Bounty on Perpetrators

Omoku Violence: Governor Wike places N200 million Bounty on Perpetrators

Law
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has placed a N200 million bounty for information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the Omoku massacre. Governor Wike spoke on Tuesday after he led the Rivers State Security Council on a fact finding/sympathy visit to the families of the deceased. He also visited those injured during the attack. The governor also visited the sites of the crime where he received briefing from the Nigerian Police Area Commander, Mr Mike Nwafor and the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) Local Government Council Caretaker Chairman, Mr Olisa Osi. He said: "We have placed a N200million bounty for relevant information that will lead to the arrest of all those involved in this unfortunate act of violence. "Anybody who is connected to this crime in ...