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Wike Hands Over Intelligence, Surveillance Centre To NPF

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has handed over the Intelligence and Surveillance Centre built by his administration to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Speaking at the inauguration and hand-over of the centre to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, in Port Harcourt, Wike said the facility was aimed at further aiding the security agencies in crime fighting in the state.
The Governor, who disclosed the centre was fitted with the latest technology, said it would help in improving the crime fighting capability of police officers and make the state safer.
“Let me say clearly that this is our own contribution to making sure we have peace and fight insecurity, and that those who do business and reside here sleep with their two eyes closed,” he said.
Wike assured that another intelligence and surveillance centre would be built and donated to the police in the next six months.
He also pledged to purchase and donate 10 more armoured vehicles to the centre to strengthen the performance of the personnel that would be deployed there.
The Governor commended the Inspector-General of Police for his unflinching support to the Command in its efforts at fighting crime in the state.
“We have had good relationship with the Police Command, unlike what used to happen before, when, within one year, we had more than eight commissioners of police.
“I thank you for not bringing politics to security issues, and that is why today, people can count Rivers as one of the safest states in the country,” Wike said.
In his speech, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, commended the Governor for providing the centre which, he said, would enhance the capability of the police to perform in line with international best practices.
“This project is a booster to my agenda of policing Nigeria in these contemporary times, which is in tandem with providing international best practices of using technology and ICT to police with ease,” he said.
According to him, the entire state capital, Port Harcourt, will be under surveillance and monitored within the control room of the centre.
Baba noted that the services to access at the centre would be combined with the police Cyber Crime Unit to render improved policing to Nigerians.
“I want to assure you that the police will make judicious use of this centre, in collaboration with our cybercrime unit, to tackle all forms of crime and criminality.
“We will do the needful to discharge our duties as expected,” he said.
Baba said that could be opened to other security agencies, on the basis of collaboration, synergy and cooperation, to achieve real time monitoring of crime incidences and apprehension of culprits.
“You can sit and police Rivers by getting a life incident report and you can also have the opportunity to send a team that is on standby at the station.
“I think this is the international practice that we will encourage, and I also appeal to the state government and other stakeholders to replicate such projects that will make human factor not an issue,” he said.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Special Projects, Mr Deinma Iyalla, explained that there was a main building where different gadgets were installed and connected to the control system.
Iyalla said that the main building also had 17 offices, all of which were well-equipped with facilities that would enable the personnel perform in-office duties.

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Cattle Dealers Hail Fubara Over Elelenwo Spare Parts Market

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The Chairman of Cattle Market, Rivers State, Alhaji Khali Isa, has praised the State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, for laying the foundation for the Auto Mobile Trading and Commercial Centre in Port Harcourt.
Alhaji Isa, who expressed his pleasure in an interview with The Tide during the foundation laying ceremony of the spare parts Market at Elelenwo, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, said the completion of the market will boost the economy of the area.
He said the market will provide job opportunities for thousands of Rivers people and others resident in the state, adding that the economy of the area will be opened up.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Isa has blamed the high cost of cows in the state on high cost of transportation.
He said because of the high cost of diesel and Petrol, truck drivers charged higher fair to carry cows from the Northern part of Nigeria to Rivers State and other parts of the south.
According to him, the situation is affecting cattle dealers as they now pay more to move cattle from the North to the South of the Country.
He called on the government to look into the issue of fuel price inorder to reduce the burden of bringing the animals to the south.
Isa also pledged the readiness of his office to work with the State Government to ensure that meat consummed in the state are safe.
He also denied that horse meat is being sold in markets in the state.
The Chairman also assured the Government of the support of Cattle Dealers in the State.

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Firm, PDP Chief Hail Fubara’s Supreme Court Victory

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There was massive celebration at Omagwa Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, recently as Simplified Movement held a thanksgiving service over the successful governorship election and victory at the Supreme Court in honour of Governor Siminalayi Fubara.
Ocabic group took the lead by joining thousands of Simplified supporters in the local government in celebrating the Governor’ s dual victory.
Ocabic group led by Eze Ali 1 of Omokpirikwu Elele, Eze Okey Okah was not left out in the celebration.
Workers of the company erupted in victory songs and dancing, as they trooped out in their large numbers and colourful attires to join the celebration party.
Omagwa, the venue of the thanksgiving was filled to the brim as Ocabic group took the centrestage in the celebration.
Speaking at the event, Eze Okah said he and his teeming supporters joined millions of well – meaning Rivers people to rejoice and celebrate the judgment of the Supreme Court.
He described Governor Fubara as an epitome of peace, stressing that Rivers people should join hands with him to move the State forward.
Eze Okah, one of the PDP leaders in Ward four in Elele said his group would continue to work with Governor Fubara to enable him achieve his administration’s goals in the State.
He said Elele community and Ikwerre Local Government Area are Simplified, hence, have resolved to work with Governor Fubara, and give him the necessary support required to change the narrative.
He listed the 20,000 housing units, Port Harcourt Ring Road Project; promotion of civil servants, among other initiatives, of the present administrator as some of Governor Fubara’ s uncommon transformation in the State.
He commended the leadership of Simplified Movement, Ikwerre Local Government Chapter for organising one of the best thanksgiving rallies in the area.
Earlier, the Chairman of PDP in Ikwerre Local Government Area, Hon Amadi Dennis expressed gratitude to God for the success of the thanksgiving service.
He also expressed happiness over the large turn out of party faithful, describing it as awesome.
Hon Amadi said come 2027, Governor Fubara’s victory at the poll is assured, considering the calibre of people leading the Simplified Movement in the area.
He said the foot soldiers in Ikwerre politics are strongly behind Governor Fubara, which he noted would metamorphous into overwhelming victory come 2027.
The Ikwerre PDP Chairman said Ward eight, where he hails from and other Wards in the local government are Simplified.
“The thanksgiving was aimed at giving glory to God for the dual victory of His Excellency at the Supreme Court and at the governorship election. The victory is for the benefit of Rivers people. .We can see the hand of God as it was restored upon David. Our people have come in their numbers to reassure His Excellency of total support and overwhelming victory come 2027. The people you see here are foot soldiers who have been winning elections in Ikwerre Local Government Area. It tells you that Ikwerre is Simplified and fully ready to give our Governor the necessary support to succeed. We decided to choose Omagwa for two explicable reasons. Omagwa remains PDP’s political rallying point and home of the Executive Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Council,” he said.

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Enough Is Enough, Group Tells Fubara’s Detractors

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As the Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, continues to gain more supporters, a group under the aegies of “Sim For Good Governance” in Obio/ Akpor Local Government Area, has warned those it tagged as detractors to look elsewhere and trouble the Governor no more.
The group made this known via its leader, Amb. King Tony Boms, in a press briefing in Port Harcourt, recently.
Boms said they are now all up to defend the Rivers State Governor from all attacks of the enemy.
The group, which narrated how the Riverines supported all past Governors from the Ikwerre extraction, noted that it will only be fair and just for the Ikwerres to reciprocate same.
According to him, Governor Siminalayi Fubara, who was duly elected and subsequently confirmed by the Supreme Court, should be let alone to enable him concetrate on the mandate given to him.
He also stated that about 65 per cent vote for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the State was in solidarity with Sim Fubara and not as perceived in some quarters.
“We cannot fold our arms and watch people attack the Governor without defending him. We are here to say that he is doing well and should be left alone”, he said.
To the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Martin Amaewhule, the group called on him to formelly declare his intention to govern the State than to do same through the back door.
“We will continue to support Sim. Our brothers should sheathe their sword. We may recall all Obio/Akpor Lawmakers in the House of Assembly, if they continue to trouble Sim”, he said.
Another member of the body, Chief Jackson Omenazu, said Governor Fubara was doing well in terms of human capital development.
Omenazu noted that past administrations paid huge attention to the formation of ‘bricks and mortar, which he said cannot bring development to the State.

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