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Jonathan/Amaechi Rift Gets Messier As NSA Summons Rivers Commissioner To Abuja Over Helicopter Purchase

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The Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Mrs Ibim Semenitari has been summoned by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sabo Dasuki (retd) over a press release she issued last Friday.

The press release was issued to clear the air on the new helicopters which were recently acquired for security purposes in Rivers State but which had become a subject of controversy between the Presidency and the Rivers State Government.

The press release, which debunked the allegation that the state governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi acquired the helicopters towards his 2015 presidential ambition, stated that in fact, “The Rivers State government had announced its intention to purchase two security helicopters at different fora.

“The Rivers State Government has always owned a private jet and has NOT purchased any new airplanes nor does it intend to purchase one. As is typical of Governor Amaechi, such purchases would be openly and transparently done and so would not need to be a matter of conjecturing.”

Apart from this, she also explained how the state acquired two helicopters at the cost of S29m dollars.

Semenitari, showing purchase documents, said that the Federal Government paid S15m dollars out of the amount.

Semenitari was scheduled to meet the NSA at noon today.

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  1. KCU Macebuh, PhD

    April 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    As arrising under federalist praxis, in a federal state, as adverted of Nigeria, on what “independent and adequate” or compelling state or federal ground does a federal officer, acting in his official capacity, ‘summon’ a state officer, in her official capacity, to ‘appear’ in the office or other of the federal officer, for the state officer to explain to the federal officer, on behalf of the federal administration, a state action! But it is settled that under federal structure, neither the government of the federation nor its officials, acting in their official capacity, can direct or compel a state or its officials to require enforcement of or enforce federal advice or even law, or be compelled to do this or that. Laws of the federation, as made by the national legislature, regulate conduct of persons and property, and not the several states. A state is equal in the community of sovereinties. Primtz v United States, __ US __ (1997); New York v United States, 505 US 144, 182 (1992); Lane County v Oregon, 7 Wall 71, 76 (1869).

  2. A. Austine

    April 19, 2013 at 7:46 am

    The presidency is now looking for fault from these embattled Governors-AMAECHI,ROCHAS,ALIYU ETC. Just because they have beef with him.Assuming no beef would he be faulting them in anything they do,rather he would be giving them accolades.The presidency should go and seat down and focus on how he can solve the insecurity in this country.
    Opportuned politician,no wonder he doesn’t know his priorities and so confused like the country he governs.Is it a crime for someone to speak the truth in this country?

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

See his post below:

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

Watch the video clips below:

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