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    Tonye Cole vows to restore peace in Rivers if elected governor

Tonye Cole vows to restore peace in Rivers if elected governor

Tonye Cole, an All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Rivers, says restoring peace and unity to the state would be his administration’s top priority if he wins the election.Cole, one of the four aspirants on the APC platform, made the statement in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Port Harcourt.He said the state has been struggling with the [...]

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    DSS prevents protesters from invading Shell facility in Rivers

DSS prevents protesters from invading Shell facility in Rivers

A massive protest planned by the Rivers State Youth Federation at the Supply Base of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO), Onne, Rivers state, was on Wednesday by the Department of State Security Services (DSS).The protesting youth, in their hundreds, had assembled in Onne and were about marching to SNEPCO supply base when Ateke Tom, former Niger Delta warlord, [...]

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    Amaechi: It’s a fallacy! I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Amaechi: It’s a fallacy! I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he never appointed a governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.Amaechi, a former governor, is the leader of the political party in Rivers.The minister was alleged to have endorsed Tonye Cole, co-founder of Sahara Energy, as the candidate of the party for the 2019 governorship election.But in a statement released [...]

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    Women join protest against relocation of Shell from Rivers

Women join protest against relocation of Shell from Rivers

A group of community women in Rivers state on Monday vowed to storm the supply base of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) in the oil and gas free zone, Onne, naked to stall an alleged plan by the company to relocate the supply base to Lagos.The women’s threat is coming barely three weeks after some youths under the [...]

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    INEC suspends Rivers bye-election over widespread violence

INEC suspends Rivers bye-election over widespread violence

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the by-election for Port Harcourt Constituency III state assembly seat.Obo Effanga, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Rivers, who announced the suspension in a statement on Saturday, cited widespread violence as the reason for the suspension.The bye-election was conducted by INEC to fill the vacancy left by former state assemblyman, Victor Ihunwo, now [...]

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    PDP records landslide win as APC boycotts Rivers LG poll

PDP records landslide win as APC boycotts Rivers LG poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the 23 chairmanship positions in the Rivers council election.Chukwunenye Uriri, chairman of Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC), announced the result of the poll on Sunday.Describing the exercise as free, fair and bereft of violence, he said voting commenced in all the units at about 8am on Saturday and ended at 2pm.Uriri said [...]

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    Nobody died in Rivers council poll because APC didn’t participate, says Wike

Nobody died in Rivers council poll because APC didn’t participate, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the non-participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state's council election is the reason why the exercise was peaceful.Wike commended the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) for the poll, saying it was credible.According to a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, his media aide, the governor also commended the security agencies for creating [...]

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    Peterside: Every APC member in Rivers subscribes to Amaechi’s leadership

Peterside: Every APC member in Rivers subscribes to Amaechi’s leadership

Dakuku Peterside, director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), says every member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers "subscribes to the leadership" of Rotimi Amaechi.His statement is coming on the heels of the disagreement between the minister of transportation, and Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, which resulted in the factionalisation of the party in Rivers.But [...]

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    Court nullifies ‘fraudulent’ Rivers APC ward, LG congresses

Court nullifies ‘fraudulent’ Rivers APC ward, LG congresses

The Rivers high court has nullified the ward, local government and state congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held on May 19, 20 and 21 respectively.Justice Chiwendu Nwogu nullified the congresses in his ruling on Wednesday.Nwogu said the process leading to the emergence of Ojukaye Flag-Amachree as Rivers chairman of APC was fraudulent.He said the APC should return to [...]

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    Wike: Rivers blocked from getting govt support fund — but other states have received

Wike: Rivers blocked from getting govt support fund — but other states have received

Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor, has accused the federal government of refusing to release the government budget support fund meant for his state.Wike said other states have received the fund except for Rivers, alleging that it is because of his critical stance on national issues.He was quoted to have said this on Saturday during the commissioning of three road projects by [...]

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    Wike: Oyegun cried when APC lost Rivers

Wike: Oyegun cried when APC lost Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of River state, says John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), cried when the party lost the 2015 governorship election in Rivers state.The governor said this on Monday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, when he appeared on Channels Television.He, however, denied a statement credited to him that he was against President Muhammadu Buhari's [...]

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    Rivers crisis: APC cancels ward, LG congresses conducted by Amaechi’s faction

Rivers crisis: APC cancels ward, LG congresses conducted by Amaechi’s faction

The May 5 ward congress and May 12 local government congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state have been cancelled.The factions led by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, and Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, had clashed over the congresses.While Amaechi said the exercise went smoothly, Abe insisted that the process was hijacked.He even headed to the [...]

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    Soldiers storm Rivers police station over colleague’s death

Soldiers storm Rivers police station over colleague’s death

Aggrieved soldiers stormed Rumukpakani police station in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Thursday over the death of one of their colleagues.A resident told TheCable that a policeman opened fire on a soldier after a heated argument.Two soldiers who lodged at a hotel in Rumukpakani were said to have gone in search of food in the community.The soldiers were said [...]

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    PHOTOS: The damage done by ‘thugs’ to Rivers court over APC crisis

PHOTOS: The damage done by ‘thugs’ to Rivers court over APC crisis

Suspected thugs broke into a high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Friday, chasing away lawyers, judges and litigants.Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, had gone to seek a court order restraining the faction under Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, from holding the local government (LGA) congress of the party on Saturday.The motion followed a controversial ward congress [...]

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    Court stops Rivers APC congress

Court stops Rivers APC congress

A high court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has stopped the All Progressives Congress (APC) local government congress scheduled for Saturday, May 12.Chiwendu Nwaogu, a judge, gave the ruling in Port Harcourt on Friday after the police quelled a riot by unknown persons within the court premises.TheCable had reported that some youth chased judges away from the court, resulting [...]

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    Tension as youth chase judges from Rivers court over APC crisis

Tension as youth chase judges from Rivers court over APC crisis

The crisis rocking the River state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took a new turn on Friday as lawyers, judges and litigants were chased out of a high court in Port Harcourt, the state capital.The group headed by Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south east, had gone to the court to seek an injunction restraining the faction under [...]

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