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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Rivers State news recap

In the past week, the Rivers State governor Sir. Siminalayi Fubara DSSRS, formally hand over the staff of office to HRM King Ateke Tom, the Amayanabo of Okochiri kingdom at the government house, while speaking the governor stated that he will consult widely and not act like a dictator.

Also in the week, the governor awarded the Elele, Egbema, Omoku road and mobilized the workers to site. The proposed road project is 2.5 metres width. The state governor also approved the state contributory health protection scheme for the vulnerable in the state.

Further, the Rivers State government dissolved the Rivers State task Force on sanitation and directed the special adviser on environmental sanitation Prince Obi Ohia to take charge of the agency until government makes a decision.

In the other news, the Rivers State government has called for a commercial tender for the commencement of the second phase of the Trans-kalabari road leading from Rumuolumeni to Tombia in Degema LGA

This initiative reflects the commitment of Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s administration to accelerate development across Rivers State.

Finally, the Rivers State Government has assumed jurisdiction over the homicide case involving Damian Okoligwe, a 400-level student of Petrochemical Engineering at UNIPORT, who stands accused of the murder of his girlfriend, Justina Otuene, a fellow 300-level Biochemistry student at the same institution.

Following advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions, the office of the Attorney General of the state has formally filed charges against Damian Okoligwe at the state high court.

During a recent court session, both Damian and his legal representative were noticeably absent. In response, the presiding Judge, Justice C. A Nsirim, adjourned the proceedings until April 23, ordering that the defendant be presented before the court on the scheduled date to enter his plea.

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