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Sorrow And Grief Hits Father Hard, As He Loses 3 Children In A Day In Fire Accident



A father of 6 identified as Uwekwe Solomon, has been thrown into extreme grief in Rumuochakara, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, as his three children lost their lives during a fire incident which occurred on Monday night.

The fire was said to have been caused by a candle, which spread and razed 2 other buildings in the area, but father of the deceased children denied having a candle in his house.

According to reports Mr Solomon, stated that his three other surviving children who were rescued from the inferno are now in critical condition, as they suffered up to 90 percent degrees burnt, saying he has no idea of what caused the fire as they had retired to sleep.

The traumatized man in his words said, “Yesterday as we slept, what I heard was my wife shouting fire, fire, like a dream, I rushed, passed through the fire to try to rescue my children.

“But I was able to rescue three, then I lost three as a result of the fire. I slept around past eight. And this thing happened between 9 and 10 pm.

“There is no candle in my house. I don’t know how the fire came about. I felt like dying with them (children). I wanted to run into a moving car, but my neighbors held me.”

The father of the deceased also said one of the children who died in the inferno was his niece who came for the holiday and decided to stay back and start school in Port Harcourt, saying he had just registered her as a student as the new academic session began.

“One of them is my sister’s child that came on holiday and decided to stay with me and she wanted to start school here in Port Harcourt. So, we registered her on Monday. That same Monday, September 26, this thing happened,” he explained while holding back tears.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said she is yet to get details of the incident as of the time of filing this report.


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President Buhari Reappoints Adeyeye As NAFDAC DG



The Rivers State Police Command has said no fewer than 10 suspected members of the disbanded Indigenous People of Biafra and seven fake members of the civilian Joint Taskforce in various parts of the state have been arrested.
This was made known to the public by the State Commissioner of Police, Okon Effiong, during a meeting with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday.
Effiong stated that the arrests were made when officers raided their hideouts after the command acted on credible intelligence.
He said the suspected IPOB members were arrested in Oyigbo on the outskirts of Port Harcourt, while the arms-bearing fake civilian JTF members were nabbed in Omoku and Ahoada, both in Rivers State.
The CP said, “On December 23, 2022, we received information that some IPOB members have started relocating to Rivers State.
“We had to work on that intelligence and we discovered where they stay in an estate in Oyigbo. The building they stay in the estate was raided and ten of them were arrested.
“Interestingly, four of them arrested were identified as the key players in the burning down of the Oyigbo Police Station during the #EndSARS riot.
“And one of them has been on the wanted list of the police since February this year.”
Continuing he said, “We are still working on them and as we receive information we shall act on it immediately.”
CP Effiong disclosed the fake civilian JTF had gone to the Northeast for training in arms handling and had come to Rivers to recruit members when they were arrested.
He said, “We just have to be very careful and sensitive. Information was received that a group of persons were training in arms handling.
“And we discovered that the people had gone for the so-called training from the Northeast and had come down to Port Harcourt to recruit people. And they said they were civilian JTF.
“When their camp was searched eventually about four locally made AK 47 rifles were recovered with some ammunition.
“The intriguing thing is that we recovered many camouflage uniforms. If anybody saw them they will think they are policemen.
“In the course of our investigation, we discovered that they had already opened up cells in Ahoada and Omoku.
“We have gone to Omoku, we have raided those cells and we have arrested seven of them.”
While assuring that the command would ensure that the state remains unsafe for criminal elements, Effiong solicited the support of members of the public to assist the police with relevant information that would aid the arrest of suspects.
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I’m not in support of Peter Obi’s ambition- Arthur Eze



Former governor of Anambra state and the Presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi has been in the news in recent time. It is either he is being commended, supported or condemned, criticized over his quest to lead Nigeria from consumption to production.

Yesterday, an Anambra born-business billionaire, Prince Arthur Eze, has condemned Obi’s ambition of becoming the next president of Nigeria after, President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.


Eze, while speaking at the occasion of the 2022 Ofala festival of HRH Igwe (Dr.) Robert Eze, the traditional ruler of Ukpo in Dunukofia local government area of the State, opined that he warned Obi to drop his ambition, but he wouldn’t listen.

He noted that he advised Obi to wait for next time after however listening to him lists the number of states he thought he would win.

His words: “I warned Peter Obi to withdraw from this race but he would not listen. I told him plainly that I am not part of his plans. I told him to drop his ambition, and wait for next time.

“When he told me about his ambition, I asked him the states he thinks he can win in the west and in the north – he told me; but I was not convinced. I told him he cannot not win; so that he would not waste his time and money.”

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EFCC Re-arraigns Father And Son Over Alleged N5.6bn Fraud In Lagos



The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has re-arraigned Emmanuel Adewunmi Jayeoba alongside his son, Adewale Daniel Jayeoba, before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The defendants were re-arraigned on a piece of 14-count amended information bordering on money laundering to the tune of N5, 697, 029, 685.

One of the counts reads: “ That you, Adewale Daniel Jayeoba and Emmanuel Adewunmi Jayeoba, between 2019 and 2020, in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, conspired amongst yourselves to use the aggregate sum of N5.697,029,685, which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of your unlawful activity to wit: carrying on banking business without a valid license and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 18 (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.”

They pleaded “not guilty” to the offense.

In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Chinenye Okezie, asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that the defendants be remanded in prison custody, but in response, counsel to the defendants, I.A. Raji, informed the court that the defendants had previously been granted bail by Justice Nicholas Oweibo.

He, however, told the court that the defendants had not been able to perfect the bail conditions, and the defense counsel, prayed to the court for a short date for the hearing of the bail variation.

Justice Aneke adjourned the matter to October 17, 2022, and December 6, 2022, for hearing of the bail application and trial respectively.

The Judge also ordered the defendants to be remanded in prison custody.

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