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Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike Assigns Portfolios to 20 New Commissioners (See Full List)



The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has on Wednesday, assigned portfolios to Cabinet Commissioners in the state.

According to a statement posted on Facebook the newly appointed Rivers state Commissioner for Information, Emma Okah, the State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, assigned portfolios to newly appointed commissioners the state.

The new commissioners and their portfolios are as follows.

1. Barr Emma Okah – Information

2. Prof Roseline Konya – Environment

3. Chief Ibibia Walter – Transport

4. Barr Isaac Kamalu – Budget

5. Mrs Tonye Oniyide – Culture

6. Prof Kaniye Ebeku – Water Resources

7. Rt Hon Dum Dekor – Works

8. Barr Mrs Ukel Oyaghiri – Women Affairs

9. Dr Fred Kpakol – Finance

10. Hon Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja – Education

11. Prof Chike Princewill – Health

12. Hon Damiete Herbert Miller – Social Welfare

13. Hon Ruderford LongJohn – Local Govt.

14. Hon Shedrack Chukwu – Power

15. Hon Boma Iyaye – Sports

16. Hon Emeka Onowu – Special Services

17. Chief Chinedu Tasie – Housing

18. Barr Sylvanus Nwankwo – Chieftaincy

19. Mr Charles Nwogu – Agriculture

Emmanuel Aguma, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, had earlier been sworn in as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, bringing the number of commissioners in the state to 20.

Performing the swearing-in, Gov. Wike had charged the commissioners to exhibit 100 percent loyalty.

He said: “We demand 100 percent loyalty. This work deserves total commitment. When you have the opportunity to serve the state, it is a rare privilege. Therefore, you have to be committed to service.

“We are rebuilding the state because a lot went wrong during the immediate past administration of the APC. You need to put in your best.”


#EndSARS: Dino Melaye Laments Over Shooting Of Protesters In Lekki



Dino Melaye
#EndSARS: Dino Melaye Laments Over Shooting Of Protesters In Lekki

Dino Melaye

Former lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye has reacted to the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos by soldiers on Tuesday night.

Recall that on Tuesday evening, protesters at the Lekki ground came under heavy fire by the military.

Also Read: Reveal Soldiers Who Shot At Lekki #EndSARS Protesters, NBA Tells Military

Bullets fired by military personnel hit some persons and at least one person has been reported dead and many injured.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker from Kogi State expressed that he was having a sleepless night.

Melaye in a Twitter post went on to describe the incident as a massacre.

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Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police



In Areas Where F-SARS Are Effective, We Should Allow Them Work – Fayemi
Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate cases of human rights violations against police officers.

The Governor named retired Justice Cornelius Akintayo and retired Police Commissioner, Mr. Dipo Ayeni, as members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

This decision was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode.

Also Read: #EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel

Other members of the panel are: Mrs. Yetunde Kolawole, State Counsel- Representing the Honourable Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice,

Mrs. Kikelomo Owolabi, Chairperson, Nigerian Bar Association, Ikere-Ekiti Branch, and Mr. Rotimi Ojomoyela, Chair, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ekiti State Branch.

Others include: Mr. Jamiu Abiodun Adigun, Representative, National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Adeyinka Opaleke, Representative, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Ms. Caroline Fakinlede, Ekiti State Youths Representative, Mr. Abiola Johnson-Ogunleye- Ekiti State Students Representative and Mr. Akin Rotimi, Researcher, Police Reforms.

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#EndSARS: ‘Protesters Are Not Here To Cause Chaos’ – Shehu Sani



ASUU Struggle Is Legitimate And Morally Right, Says Shehu Sani


#EndSARS: 'Protesters Are Not Here To Cause Chaos' - Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has expressed that the #EndSARS protesters demanding widespread police reform and good governance across the country are not chaos makers.

This is coming at a time when there have been reports of the government planning to deploy troops of the Nigerian military to control the situation which has heightened the tension in the country.

Also Read: BREAKING: #EndSARS Protesters Shut Alausa Secretariat

Reacting to the reports, the former lawmaker from Kaduna stated that the protesters are not mischief-makers as being reported in some quarters but rather people who want the chaos in the country to end.

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