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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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    ‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

Suspected thugs on Wednesday reportedly beat up Sylvester Adaka, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other lawyers at the court of appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Adaka and the other lawyers had stormed the court to disrupt proceedings when the suspected thugs swooped on them.They had arrived to enforce the order of the NBA, calling on lawyers to boycott [...]

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    APC candidates threaten to stop ALL elections in Rivers unless included

APC candidates threaten to stop ALL elections in Rivers unless included

The candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers say there will be no national, state and governorship elections in the state if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fails to relist them.Henry Odili, APC candidate for Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni-Ahoada/West federal constituency, made this known at a news conference organised by the delisted APC candidates in Port Harcourt on Thursday.Odili said [...]

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    Wike’s aide kidnapped by ‘gunmen in military uniform’

Wike’s aide kidnapped by ‘gunmen in military uniform’

The police command in Rivers has confirmed the kidnap of Anugbom Anuoha, the special adviser on lands and survey to Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.Anuoha was said to have been abducted by unknown gunmen in military uniform.Nnamdi Omoni, police spokesman in the state, made the confirmation in a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday.He said the incident took place [...]

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    Rivers APC suffers another setback as appeal court insists candidates can’t contest elections

Rivers APC suffers another setback as appeal court insists candidates can’t contest elections

A court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has ruled the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot field candidates for the forthcoming elections.The state high court had in a ruling voided the party’s congresses. The court had said the party conducted its congress in outright violation of subsisting court orders. The judge described the said congress as a nullity.The [...]

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