• We’ll dethrone monarchs involved in politics – Wike

    We’ll dethrone monarchs involved in politics – Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said that henceforth, the state government will remove traditional rulers directly involved in partisan politics.

    Wike also charged traditional rulers to speak up against the deliberate plot to deny the Rivers people representation at the Senate through the failure to conduct rerun elections in the state.

    The governor, who made this remark in Port Harcourt on Tuesday while declaring open the 104th quarterly general meeting of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, maintained that traditional […]

  • I am good listener, help move Nigeria forward by advising me – Buhari tells monarchs

    I am good listener, help move Nigeria forward by advising me – Buhari tells monarchs

    President Muhammadu Buhari has described himself as a good listener, calling on traditional rulers in the country to assist his government in moving the nation forward by advising him. He, however, urged them to always put such advice in writing.

    This was disclosed to State House correspondents by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, shortly after he met with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.

    Adeyemi, who said he visited the President to endorse a memorandum which […]

  • Governors, monarchs, ministers to hold crisis meeting on Niger Delta

    Governors, monarchs, ministers to hold crisis meeting on Niger Delta

    Leaders from Rivers, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Bayelsa and Cross River States are scheduled to meet and find solution to continued unrest and destruction of critical oil infrastructure by militant groups in the Niger Delta.

    Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, and former Minister of Police Affairs, Chief Broderick Bozimo, who made the disclosure, said the all encompassing meeting would hold on Friday at the conference centre of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, near Warri, and would be attended my […]

  • Buhari invites Niger Delta monarchs to Abuja over Militancy Issues

    Buhari invites Niger Delta monarchs to Abuja over Militancy Issues

    Following the festering militants activi­ties in the Niger Delta region, President Muhammadu Buhari has invited chair­men of states Council of Traditional Rul­ers in the region to a meeting in Abuja.

    The meeting scheduled for Wednes­day, June 29,  is one of the strategies by the president to consult with relevant stakeholders as he seeks to resolve the crisis.

    Already, a security summit scheduled to hold in Uyo by the South-South Mornachs Forum has been shifted to July 25 to 28, as a result […]