RIVERS GOVT TAKES POSSESSION OF KIDNEY ISLAND

The Rivers State Government has secured the enforcement of her interest in the acquisition of 45 percent equity stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 11 and Kidney Island in Port Harcourt. Accordingly, Kidney Island, which was once used as Shell Petroleum Development Company operational base in Port Harcourt, now belongs to the Rivers State Government pursuant to a certificate of purchase registered in the Lands … Continue reading RIVERS GOVT TAKES POSSESSION OF KIDNEY ISLAND

OKOWA APPOINTS HON JUSTICE PATIENCE ELUMEZE, ACTING PRESIDENT DELTA CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL

GOVERNMENT SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Okowa Appoints Hon Justice Patience Elumeze, Acting President Delta Customary Court of Appeal. It is hereby announced for the information of the general public that following the retirement of Hon. Justice Stella Ogene as President of the Delta State Customary Court of Appeal, His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State has approved the appointment of Hon Justice Patience Elumeze … Continue reading OKOWA APPOINTS HON JUSTICE PATIENCE ELUMEZE, ACTING PRESIDENT DELTA CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL

OKOWA URGES OGENE TO BRING LESSONS OF HER YEARS OF SERVICE TO BEAR IN HER FUTURE ENDEAVOURS; SAYS STATE WILL STILL NEED HER COUNSEL, SERVICES

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the retiring President of the Delta State Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice S.O.N Ogene to bring the lessons of the years past to bear in her future endeavours. The Governor advised her not to retire into private life as the State will still need her counsel and services especially as a role model to the … Continue reading OKOWA URGES OGENE TO BRING LESSONS OF HER YEARS OF SERVICE TO BEAR IN HER FUTURE ENDEAVOURS; SAYS STATE WILL STILL NEED HER COUNSEL, SERVICES

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10 WILL DESTROY CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN STATES, GOV WIKE WARNS FG

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has warned that the Federal Government will destroy criminal justice system in States if the Executive Order 10 is implemented. Governor Wike, said Executive Order 10 of the Federal Government, which permits the deduction of funds from each State account to finance the judiciary, is politically motivated and geared towards the 2023 general election. A statement by Kelvin Ebiri, … Continue reading EXECUTIVE ORDER 10 WILL DESTROY CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN STATES, GOV WIKE WARNS FG

WIKE SAYS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECISION TO DEDUCT STATE FUNDS FOR JUDICIARY IS ILLEGAL

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says Federal Government decision to dissipate State funds on behalf of State judiciaries, under the purported Executive Order 10, is illegal and ill-advised. He said if the decision is implemented more problems will be created and this will hamper the independence of the judiciary. A statement by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, Governor Wike … Continue reading WIKE SAYS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DECISION TO DEDUCT STATE FUNDS FOR JUDICIARY IS ILLEGAL

Breaking: SUPREME COURT STRIKES OUT BAYELSA STATE SUIT ON SOKU OILFIELD.

The Supreme Court has struck out a suit filed by the Bayelsa state government over the disputed Soku oilfield belonging to Rivers State. The apex court said by seeking for it to make Judicial pronouncement on a matter that the Court of Appeal has not even ruled on, the Bayelsa state government was liable of abuse of court processes. Bayelsa State government had approached the … Continue reading Breaking: SUPREME COURT STRIKES OUT BAYELSA STATE SUIT ON SOKU OILFIELD.

GOV WIKE NAMES JUDGES ESTATE AFTER FORMER RIVERS ATTORNEY GENERAL, AS CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA COMMISSIONS JUDGES QUARTERS

The Rivers State Judges Quarters has been commissioned by the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR, JSC, represented by Justice Mary Odili JSC. The quarters which comprises (20) 4 bedroom duplexes, built on an owner occupier basis, was also named in memory of former Attorney General of Rivers State, Barr Chinwe Aguma (SAN). Speaking at the commisioning of the quarters, … Continue reading GOV WIKE NAMES JUDGES ESTATE AFTER FORMER RIVERS ATTORNEY GENERAL, AS CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA COMMISSIONS JUDGES QUARTERS