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    Taxi driver hangs self inside Port Harcourt church

Taxi driver hangs self inside Port Harcourt church

The remains of a young parishioner, simply identified as Kachi, was found hanging in the early hours of Friday at the Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.The development caused panic among residents of the area and parishioners.The deceased, an indigene of Imo state, was a devout Catholic and former mass servant of the [...]

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    Akpabio: Wike has executed more projects than Buhari’s govt

Akpabio: Wike has executed more projects than Buhari’s govt

Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, says the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is no match for Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, in terms of infrastructural projects.Addressing journalists after accompanying Wike on a tour of projects on Monday, Akpabio said Wike had shown his people how much he loves them.“Governor Wike has done more work and projects in the [...]

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    UNIPORT to award first class degrees to 78 graduates

UNIPORT to award first class degrees to 78 graduates

Ndowa Lale, vice-chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, said on Friday that 78 of the institution's 18, 378 graduating students earned first class degrees.Lale disclosed this at the 31st convocation news briefing in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. [...]

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    Destruction of refineries responsible for soot deposits, says Wike

Destruction of refineries responsible for soot deposits, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says uncontrolled destruction of illegal refineries is partly responsible of the soot deposits in the state.Soot is a black substance that is produced when coal, wood or any item is burnt.According to Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike's media aide, the governor said this during the courtesy visit by Enobong Udoh, general officer commanding the sixth division of [...]

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    The narrative that Rivers is unsafe is an ugly slander, says commissioner

The narrative that Rivers is unsafe is an ugly slander, says commissioner

Austin Tam-George, Rivers state commissioner for information and communication, says the state is safe for foreign and local investors to do business.Speaking at a press conference in Lagis, Tam-George invited investors to take advantage of the "rapid developmental strides" of the administration of Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.He appealed to investors to pump money into all sectors of the [...]

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    Over 25 INEC officials in hospital after Rivers rerun attack

Over 25 INEC officials in hospital after Rivers rerun attack

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said more than 25 of its staff members were receiving medical attention as a result of attacks suffered during Saturday’s supplementary election in Etche local government area of Rivers state.In an interview with NAN in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Aniedi Ikoiwak, resident electoral commissioner (REC) blamed the attacks on the people [...]

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    Again, violence breaks out during Rivers rerun, INEC official ‘abducted’

Again, violence breaks out during Rivers rerun, INEC official ‘abducted’

A supervisor of the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) at ward 14 in Etche local government area (LGA) of Rivers state has reportedly been abducted.According to NATION, he was kidnapped around 8am when he arrived at the ward for the legislative rerun election.The newspaper quoted some staff of the commission as saying the abductors seized the official vehicle which conveyed [...]

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    Rivers rerun: Etche LGA records low turnout of voters

Rivers rerun: Etche LGA records low turnout of voters

The on-going legislative election on Saturday recorded low turnout in some parts of Etche local government area of Rivers.The election is the conclusion of the 2015 general election to fill up Etche state constituency II and Etche/Omuma federal constituency seats.According to NAN, there was voter apathy at Ward 3, Unit 6 of Etche. Accreditation in the unit reportedly started at 8:30am [...]

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    Wike fires health commissioner ‘for no reason’

Wike fires health commissioner ‘for no reason’

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has sacked Theophilus Ndagene, the commissioner for health.This was disclosed in a statement signed by Simeon Nwakaudu, senior special assistant to the governor on media.The statement said Wike wished Ndagene luck in his future endeavor.No reason was given for the sack.This is not the first time that Wike would take disciplinary action against a [...]

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    Magnus Abe: Wike bought cars for PDP lawmakers but those in APC use taxis

Magnus Abe: Wike bought cars for PDP lawmakers but those in APC use taxis

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east senatorial district, has alleged that lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Rivers state house of assembly take taxis to work.Abe said while the state government bought vehicles for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislators, no provision was made for the six lawmakers of the APC.He accused the administration of Nyesom Wike, the [...]

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    Outstanding Rivers election to hold Saturday

Outstanding Rivers election to hold Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday for the conclusion of outstanding 2015 elections in Rivers state.Aniedi Ikoiwak, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.He said the exercise would hold in Etche and Omuma local government areas.The election, according to the statement, is to fill the [...]

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    Soot: Rivers shuts Chinese construction company

Soot: Rivers shuts Chinese construction company

The Rivers state government has shut CGC, a Chinese construction company, located on the Obirikwere-Airport Link Road in Port Harcourt.Austin Tam-George, commissioner for information, disclosed this on Saturday.Tam-George said the task force outfit on soot closed the facility on Friday, after discovering that a plant there was contributing to the environmental hazard in the city.Residents of Port Harcourt have been [...]

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    Rivers govt: We won’t succumb to the antics of APC and its ‘security surrogates’

Rivers govt: We won’t succumb to the antics of APC and its ‘security surrogates’

The Rivers state government says it will not "succumb to the juvenile antics of the All Progressives Congress and its security surrogates".Reacting to the statement that N111 million had been recovered from the bribe Nyesom Wike, the governor, gave to some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Austin Tam-George, Rivers commissioner of information, accused the the federal government of launching a [...]

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    Rivers rerun: Police ‘recover’ N111m from 23 INEC officials (updated)

Rivers rerun: Police ‘recover’ N111m from 23 INEC officials (updated)

The police on Tuesday disclosed that they recovered N111m from some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) involved in the legislative rerun-election in Rivers state.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), had set up a panel to investigate allegations of fraud and bribery in the December 10 election.But Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, went to court to challenge the [...]

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    Port Harcourt ‘thrown into darkness’ as angry youths shut power station

Port Harcourt ‘thrown into darkness’ as angry youths shut power station

Some angry youths in the late hours of Monday shut down a power station belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), leading to power outage in Port Harcourt and environs.The youths were protesting alleged inability of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) to provide them with steady electricity and TCN’s refusal to employ youths from the host communities.They [...]

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    Odesanya, Rivers police commissioner, dies in India

Odesanya, Rivers police commissioner, dies in India

Francis Odesanya, Rivers state commissioner of police, lost his life at Sterling Hospital Ahmedabad-Gujarat, India, on Tuesday morning. Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, confirmed his demise in a statement.Idris expressed regrets over the development, disclosing that the deceased passed on at the age of 56 years.Omoni Nnamdi, spokesman of the state police command,  had earlier told TheCable that he was not [...]

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