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    Two policemen kidnapped in Rivers

Two policemen kidnapped in Rivers

Gunmen on Tuesday abducted two policemen in Ngo community of Andoni local government area of Rivers state.According to NAN, the officers were abducted on Monday and whisked to an unknown location.The identities of the policemen had not been ascertained as of the time this report was filed.The agency said Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the Rivers police command, confirmed the report [...]

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    Police rescue woman in Rivers hotel, arrest attacker

Police rescue woman in Rivers hotel, arrest attacker

The police in Rivers have arrested a suspect who was "about strangling" a woman at a hotel in the Mile 4 axis of the state.Mustapha Dandaura, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this while addressing the female groups that protested the recent killing of young women in the state.At least eight women have been murdered in different hotels in the state [...]

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    ‘He sees opposition as partners in progress’ — Wike commends Fayemi

‘He sees opposition as partners in progress’ — Wike commends Fayemi

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Kayode Fayemi, his Ekiti state counterpart, has never discriminated against members of opposition parties.Fayemi, chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while Wike belongs to the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Wike gave the commendation at the inauguration of the ultra-modern Rumuwoji market [...]

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    ‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

Groups of women on Wednesday marched to the government house in Port Harcourt to protest the killing of young women in hotels in the state.The women, who were clad in black attire, called for an end to the situation.About eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the past two months in the state.The bodies of these ladies [...]

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    Wike abolishes WAEC, NECO fees in public secondary schools

Wike abolishes WAEC, NECO fees in public secondary schools

State-owned primary and secondary schools in Rivers have been directed to stop collecting fees and levies from pupils and students with immediate effect.Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, gave the directives on Monday during a meeting with the heads of primary and secondary schools, Senior Secondary Schools Board and Universal Basic Education Board at the government house in Port Harcourt.He [...]

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    ’10 killed’ as another explosion rocks Rivers

’10 killed’ as another explosion rocks Rivers

No fewer than ten people have allegedly been killed in a pipeline explosion in a community in Rivers state.The explosion was said to have happened on Saturday morning at Komkom community in Oyigbo local government area of the state.The cause of the explosion, which affected pipelines supplying crude oil to eastern states, could not be ascertained.Nnamdi Omoni, the state command spokesperson, [...]

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    Government cannot fund all public infrastructure, says Osinbajo

Government cannot fund all public infrastructure, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called for public private partnership (PPP) and private capital investment in the country, saying the “federal government cannot fund all public infrastructure.”Osinbajo was speaking on Friday when he inaugurated the Port Harcourt Dockyard liquid waste treatment plant in Rivers.In a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman, Osinbajo stressed that a successful PPP leadership in major aspects of [...]

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    Rivers lecturer murdered at his residence

Rivers lecturer murdered at his residence

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed Emmanuel Amadi, a lecturer at the Rivers State University (RSU).According to The Nation, the victim was murdered at his residence close to Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuorlumeni, Port Harcourt, in the early hours of Tuesday.Until his death, the professor lectured at the department of microbiology in RSU.Sydney Enyindah, spokesman of the university, confirmed the [...]

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    Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five persons were "seriously" injured during an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday. Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of Rivers state police command, confirmed the incident via a statement.He said the cause of the explosion which occurred at the bakery area of the mall is yet to be ascertained.There are reports that one person died in [...]

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    Police grant bail to Rivers students who detonated teargas in school

Police grant bail to Rivers students who detonated teargas in school

The Rivers state police command has granted bail to the two students who allegedly detonated a teargas canister in a secondary school in the state.In a statement on Saturday, the police, while quizzing the students, quoted one of them as saying that the canister was that of his late brother who was a police officer.Community Secondary School, Oroworukwo, was thrown [...]

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    Wike dissolves cabinet

Wike dissolves cabinet

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has announced the dissolution of the state executive council, on Wednesday, during its valedictory session.Wike said he would continue to promote Rivers first at all times, adding that the interest of the state was ahead of all other considerations.He thanked members of the former state executive council for their contributions to the development of [...]

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    Gunmen abduct two Shell workers in Rivers

Gunmen abduct two Shell workers in Rivers

Two workers of Shell Petroleum Development Company have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Rivers state.  [...]

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    Police deploy over 15,000 personnel for Rivers election

Police deploy over 15,000 personnel for Rivers election

The Rivers state police command says it will leave no stone unturned in ensuring maximum security during the governorship election on Saturday.In a statement on Friday, Usman Belel, the state commissioner of police, said the force had deployed 15,544 of its troops to various parts of the state as part of its effort to curb violence and ensure the safety [...]

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    APC chieftain to Yakubu: Relist Rivers’ candidates or risk jail

APC chieftain to Yakubu: Relist Rivers’ candidates or risk jail

Eze Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, says Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), risks a jail sentence by not including the party's candidate in Rivers state on the ballot.In a statement on Thursday, Eze said INEC has no reason not to include the governorship, federal and state assembly candidates [...]

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    Police barricade INEC office in Rivers

Police barricade INEC office in Rivers

The police have restricted access to the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State.A team of policemen stormed the commission’s office on Aba road, Port Harcourt, early on Thursday.They prevented INEC officials and visitors from going in and out of the office.The INEC officials were preparing for Saturday's presidential and legislative elections when the officers [...]

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    ‘Four killed’ in stampede at Buhari’s Rivers rally

‘Four killed’ in stampede at Buhari’s Rivers rally

Four persons reportedly died in a stampede during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Tuesday.Sources said gates of Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium where the event held were locked on arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari and people who tried to exit were trampled upon.Some of the people who sustained injuries at the stadium have [...]

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