Rivers State University VC, DVC Sacked

MOSOP Accuses Military Of Killing In Gokana


The Vice-Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Professor Blessing Didia, has been relieved of his appointment.

A statement posted on Governor Nyesom Wike’s twitter handle said the decision was with ‘immediate effect’.

Similar, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the institution, Professor Magnus Oruwari, was relieved of his appointment.

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The university’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Professor Opuenebo Owei, was appointed as the acting vice-chancellor.

Governor Wike also suspended the ongoing employment exercise at the institution.

He, thereafter, set up a committee to investigate the exercise and submit its report in two weeks.

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Gunmen Kill Rivers University Lecturer

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The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the death of a Lecturer at the Department of Microbiology of the Rivers State University, who was attacked by suspected armed robbers in the early hours of yesterday, in his family house on Aka road, Rumulumeni, Port Harcourt, the State capital.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nnamdi Omoni, the suspected robbers inflicted spinal cord injury on the victim who was eventually confirmed dead by the time he was taken to the hospital by a relation.

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According to him, the State Commissioner of Police Usman Belle has ordered a full-scale investigation into the attack with a view to apprehending the Hoodlums.

Wike Commissions New Projects At Rivers State University

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has commissioned some new projects at the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The projects inaugurated by the governor on Tuesday were ultra-modern buildings for the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Management Sciences at the university.

Governor Wike, who vowed not to play politics with education, said his administration would continue to sustain the development of critical infrastructure in state-owned tertiary institutions to improve the quality of education in the state.

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