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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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    Setback for Tonye Cole as appeal court upholds nullified Rivers APC congresses

Setback for Tonye Cole as appeal court upholds nullified Rivers APC congresses

The Port Harcourt division of the appeal court on Wednesday upheld the nullification of the Rivers All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses.The court struck out the appeal filed by Tonye Cole, the factional Rivers APC governorship candidate.The appeal filed by factional chairman of Rivers APC, Ojukaye Flag Amachree, was also dismissed, a development which means the party has no ward, council, and [...]

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    Uniport wins West Africa Universities Games

Uniport wins West Africa Universities Games

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    Tonye Cole: Rivers people yearning for a gov who won’t steal their money

Tonye Cole: Rivers people yearning for a gov who won’t steal their money

Tonye Cole, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, says he accepted to run because of the yearning for a new leadership in the state.Cole, a billionaire entrepreneur, had emerged candidate of one of the APC factions in the state loyal to Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation.In an interview with Vanguard, Cole said Amaechi convinced [...]

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    Tonye Cole remains our guber candidate in Rivers, says APC

Tonye Cole remains our guber candidate in Rivers, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Tonye Cole, billionaire entrepreneur, is its candidate for the governorship election in Rivers state.Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the ruling party, announced this in a statement on Thursday.He said the clarification became necessary as a result of a supreme court ruling on the congresses conducted by a faction of the APC in the state.The apex [...]

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    Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says that going by recent happenings in the country, he is not sure elections will hold in 2019. Wike said this while hosting a group of lawyers under the aegis of class 84 of the Nigerian law school at the government house, Port-Harcourt, the state capital.He alleged intimidation of the judiciary, saying the situation must [...]

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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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