July 11, 2013
The Rivers State Government has accused the Rivers State Police Command of directly firing teargas into the Government House in Port Harcourt.
The state Commissioner for Information told PREMIUM TIMES that the police fired teargas canisters into the complex as Governor Rotimi Amaechi made to meet with members of the state executive council in the Exco chamber.
“I can tell you that we are under siege in Rivers,” a distraught Mrs Semenitari said on the telephone. “I’m seeing what I did not see under Abacha. Police are directly firing teargas into the Government House.
“The entire Government House is now polluted that we can’t conduct business in the Exco Chamber. We are all now huddled up in the governor’s residence. Even there, the teargas is choking us.
“I’m also told they shot some supporters, but I can’t confirm that.” Read more…
Video of federal police commissioner siege and gassing of government house
Lawmaker chants “Aro Mate,” Vikings secret cult call
Evans Bapakaye Bipi, representing Ogu/Bolo constituency is loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience.
Beating video goes viral. A visitor to the YouTube channel, with the name Besty Large, called for the immediate removal of those lawmakers chanting the slogan. Large adds, “It’s a big disgrace to note that a Nigerian lawmaker will be chanting “Aro Mate.” If this man shouting that slogan is not brought to book, that means there is no law in Nigeria. He is promoting cult activities. How can a cult member fight for justice?
“This man must be removed as a lawmaker. It’s a big shame and disgrace to a system of government in the country. The man is a member of the Viking confraternity). They are the ones who use Aro mate. The laws of the land forbid members of the legislature and executive arm from belonging to any cult group.’’
But as many Nigerians condemned the lawmakers for the brawl, others called on Nigerians to vote for responsible politicians to pilot the affairs of various arms and tiers of government. source
Video in which Bipi gives Vikings secret cult war cry: