Rivers at 50: Drama as Amaechi turn down Wike’s award, asks him to apologize

Rivers at 50A fresh clash ensued yesterday between Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi and his successor as Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, over today’s Rivers at 50 award ceremony.

Amaechi turned down an award offered him by Wike as part of activities marking the creation of the state 50 years ago. He dismissed the award a poisoned chalice, coming from a man who “spends most of his time making reckless, deeply irresponsible, malicious, false allegations” against him (Amaechi). He cited the recent allegation by Wike that the $43million recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from the Osborne Tower in Ikoyi ,Lagos was part of the money stolen by the minister.

He told the governor to first publicly confess and apologize “that he wickedly and maliciously lied when h

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Armed robbers and cultists hideout exposed in Rivers State, 15 suspects Arrested

OPERATIVES of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested 15 suspected armed robbers and cultists in their hideout at Prana Hotel, Akabuka in the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area.

The suspects were said to be preparing for an operation when security operatives rounded them up at about 1am on Saturday.

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The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Mr. Ahmad Mohammad, on Sunday said the suspected armed robbers and cultists were apprehend after a tip-off from “well-meaning Nigerians”.

Mohammad listed the names of the suspects as Vincent Odum, Odinaka Ogbugo, Chisa Peter, Emenike Ayodele, John James, Vincent Ikeguru and Atumatu Isaac.

Others, according to the police spokesman, are Oliver Odum, Gift Odika, Collins Georgewill, John Daniel, Uchechukwu Dimkpa, Emma

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