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Killer Squad: I’m No. 1 On List – Amaechi

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Passengers travelling for Christmas at Wazobia Park, Gwagwalada in Abuja, last Monday

Passengers travelling for Christmas at Wazobia Park, Gwagwalada in Abuja, last Monday

Governor Chibuike Amaechi has raised alarm over threat to his life, hinting that his name maybe top on the list of an alleged killer squad as revealed by former President Obasanjo in a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan on December 2, 2013.

Amaechi made the revelation while speaking at a political rally organised by the Save Rivers Movement and attended by top national leaders of All Progressives Congress(APC) on Monday at Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt.

The governor said, “I am number one on the(President Jonathan’s watch) list (as alleged by former President Obasanjo). They want to kill me but they have no God. The God we worship will fight for us”.

Amaechi, who had been expected by the huge crowd to declare for the APC, however, said he would declare at the appropriate time.

Today, am not declaring. I said I will declare at the new stadium. The reason for gathering today for APC rally is to remind Nigerians that the current Federal Government is carrying on with impunity. There is no rule of law in Nigeria, no rule of law at all “, Amaechi said.

He further charged the people to be steadfast as the road to their liberation will be rough but assured that at the end of the day, victory will come.

The governor reiterated his call on the Federal Government to sign off World Bank and Africa Development Bank loan for water provision in the state, warning that the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala was endangering the lives of Rivers people by sitting on the loan.

Assuring of better governance by the APC if voted in 2015, the governor said, “let me tell you the metaphor of the (APC) broom. The metaphor of the broom is that it sweeps out dirt. Now when it is sweeping, you must bend down, you must suffer a bit and in suffering, you will be sweeping. When you finish suffering and you come back, the house will be clean. That is the metaphor of APC Broom. Prepare to suffer under the current government but come 2015, things will get better”.

Earlier, Interim Chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande expressed appreciation to all party faithful in the state including members of the National Assembly for embracing the party.

Also, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari emphasized that although the party is composed of Nigerians from different ethnic and religious backgrounds, they are united in the common pursuit of the collective good of all Nigerians.

On his part, former governor of Lagos State and leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu commended Governor Amaechi for his “courage, his achievements and strong determination to liberate Rivers from the shackles of oppression, mismanagement and misgovernance”.

Tinubu continued, “We thank you Rotimi Amaechi becuase without your courage, without your determination without your perseverance, without degree of honesty and the confidence level you have, we will not be witnessing APC rally today in Rivers. You are no chicken, you are an eagle”.

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Nigerian Law School, PH Campus’ll Be Ready In Six Months, Wike Vows

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The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has received a formal letter of approval from the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, for the establishment of a Nigerian Law School campus in Port Harcourt.
The letter was presented to the governor by the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof Isa Huyatu Chiroma, at the Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday.
Wike said it was gratifying that the Council of Legal Education and the Attorney General of the Federation have graciously given approval to the Rivers State Government to assist in the establishment of a Law School in Port Harcourt, an offer which was initially rejected by the immediate past administration in the state.
The governor commended the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, for his statesmanship and commitment to the growth of legal education in Nigeria.
“This is devoid of any political affiliation. I must commend him for this show of sportsmanship, for this show of leadership, that at the end of the day, it is Nigerians and Rivers people that will benefit from the establishment of this campus in Port Harcourt.”
Wike explained that construction work had already commenced at the site approved by the state government for the Port Harcourt campus of the Nigerian Law School.
According to him, the campus will be ready in the next six months and the Certificate of Occupancy for the school is ready.
“The six months that we have given is not six years. Six months is six months. Even if any other project will be suspended, let it be suspended. This project must be finished within six months. And I also urged you to appoint a deputy DG who should move down to Port Harcourt immediately.”
The Rivers State governor explained that some corporate organisations, including banks, have expressed their readiness to build hostels and library in the campus, pending the approval of the authority of the Nigerian Law School.
The governor urged the Nigerian Law School management to graciously immortalise the former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice for the Federation, Justice Nabo Bekinbo Graham-Douglas, SAN, by naming the Port Harcourt campus after him.
The Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof Isa Huyatu Chiroma, said the process for the establishment of a Law School campus in Port Harcourt started on the June 4, in Yenagoa when Governor Wike threw a challenge that if given an opportunity, Rivers State Government was ready to construct and deliver a new campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt within six months.
He explained that afterwards, the Council of Legal Education met and unanimously agreed to accede to the request of the Rivers State Government and this was also endorsed by the Attorney General of the Federation.
The Attorney General of the Federation in this letter to Governor Wike which was read by Chiroma, said immediately he received the letter from the Rivers State Government to assist in the establishment of a new campus in Port Harcourt, his office forwarded same, via Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary for consideration by the Council of Legal Education.
“I am delighted to convey to you the acceptance of your offer by the Council of Legal Education at its meeting held on June 18, 2021. A copy of the approval letter and a draft Memorandum of Understanding to guide or govern the conduct of the partnership project is hereby forwarded to you for your kind consideration and further action.
“While appreciating the kind gestures of the Rivers State Government in the promotion of legal education in Nigeria, please accept the assurances of my best regards and high esteem as always.”
In his remarks, the Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Zacchaeus Adangor, said the Law School campus in Port Harcourt will stand out as one of the most iconic achievement of the Governor Wike’s administration.
The Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Simeon Amadi, commended the Attorney General of the federation and the Council of Legal Education for the approval and assured that the state will construct a befitting campus in Port Harcourt.
Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onueze C.J. Okocha, SAN, said though the new campus is in Port Harcourt, it will be for the benefit of all Nigerians and the legal profession.
The chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Port Harcourt branch, Prince Nyekwere applauded the approval, and urged the Federal Government to devolve some of its obligation in the Executive List to the federating States.

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Buhari Off To London For Medical Check-Up, Today

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday travel to London, for a scheduled medical follow-up.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Femi Adesina, confirmed this in a statement, yesterday.
Adesina said the President is expected return to the country in the second week of next month.
“He is due back in the country during the second week of July, 2021,” the statement said.
It would be recalled that on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Buhari had visited London to receive medical attention from his physician.

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South Only Seeking Egalitarian Nation, Not War, PANDEF Insists

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The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has said the interest of the South was to ensure that the country became an egalitarian nation where everyone was treated equally.
The National Publicity Secretary of PANDEF, Hon Ken Robinson, who said this in Port Harcourt, yesterday, described as unfortunate the claim by ACF that the south was trying to trigger war in the nation.
Robinson maintained that the northern leaders were inconsistent with their view about the nation, regretting that ACF was shield the misdeed of the criminal elements from the North.
He said, “It is unfortunate that the ACF is not consistent. Few days ago I heard they said they were trying to reach out for dialogue and then the next day they are saying the southerners are trying to trigger war, how?
“We are insisting that some wrongs and attitude that are not acceptable should stop. What the South is asking for is that we have to be a country let’s be a country.
“Let’s be a country where everybody is treated as citizen of the nation. Not a situation where some people are super citizens and others lesser citizens that is the attitude we see every day.
“People who carry guns, invade farms and destroy livelihoods molest women, kill people are treated as super humans, and then the southerners are saying no and resisting that kind of attitude and the North begin to brand southerners as people who threaten people for war.
“No one is afraid of war. If that is what they want let it be so. All we are saying is that Nigeria is no longer a country as it is.
“There is so much injustice and discrimination. The Muhammadu Buhari administration has worsened the whole thing. This is glaring in appointment and project execution and all of that. Let there be a change in attitude that is all we are saying. Let us have an egalitarian nation where everybody will be treated equally.
“Where we produce resources and we get little. You plunder our resources. The NNPC has become as some have said it Northern Petroleum Corporation, it has become a grazing ground for a section of the country with the exclusion of those whose land the industries are being operated and you say this is asking for war. This is ridiculous!
“That is a very irresponsible statement. We are patriots; that is what we are. We have contributed so much for the development and sustenance the country. Nobody will build his house and would want to destroy it, but if you think that I will build a house and you would want me to leave it and become a tenant in the house that I built, you are the one looking for war.”

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