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    Rivers students laud NDDC for donating 522-bed hostel

Rivers students laud NDDC for donating 522-bed hostel

The Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) authority and students have lauded the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for the donating an ultra-modern 522-bed hostel worth N427 million to female students of the institution.The three-storey state-of-the-art hostel accommodation built for female students has continued to generate encomium nearly two years after it was inaugurated.The hostel is equipped with [...]

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    Security guards shut down  Rivers schools over unpaid salaries

Security guards shut down Rivers schools over unpaid salaries

Security guards on Monday barred pupils and teachers from getting access into some public primary schools in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, over unpaid salaries.NAN quoted some of the guards as saying they had not been paid for 11 months.The teachers at Port Harcourt Centenary Model Primary School said it was not the first time they would be locked out by [...]

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    Army: We treated over 1,700 people in Rivers LGA… aged woman regained sight

Army: We treated over 1,700 people in Rivers LGA… aged woman regained sight

The Nigerian army says its ongoing medical outreach is on popular demand despite rumours that it is being used to spread the monkeypox virus.Shortly after the army started the programme in some parts of the country, there were reports that soldiers were using it to allegedly spread the virus.Although the army denied the allegations, many schools were shut some states including Abia [...]

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    Monkeypox: Fake soldiers ‘visiting schools in Rivers’

Monkeypox: Fake soldiers ‘visiting schools in Rivers’

The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICreL) says some individuals in military uniforms have visited some schools in the state trying to vaccinate pupils.There have been tension in some parts of the south-south and south-east, following allegations that the soldiers are forcefully injecting students with killer vaccines.But in a statement on Thursday, the group said the story was fabricated to [...]

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    Anger as policeman kills hawker in Port Harcourt

Anger as policeman kills hawker in Port Harcourt

Aggrieved residents of Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, took to the streets on Saturday to protest the killing of a sachet water seller by a police corporal.The boy was said to have been shot by the policeman for coming out to sell sachet water during the period of sanitation.Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to [...]

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    Rivers accuses police of planning to kill protesting students

Rivers accuses police of planning to kill protesting students

The Rivers government says it has uncovered a plot by the state's chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) and some "evil-minded" police officers to kill students.In a statement on Tuesday, Emma Okah, commissioner of information and communication, said the plan of the APC and police is to instigate students of tertiary institutions to protest the non-payment of bursary, while a [...]

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    Stay away from Rivers, Wike warns IPOB

Stay away from Rivers, Wike warns IPOB

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says his government will not tolerate any attack on residents of the state by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) or any other group.In a statement received by TheCable, the governor said Rivers belongs to all those who live in it, adding that the state heartily welcomes any Nigerian who resides there."The Rivers state government [...]

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    IPOB members ‘kill police sergeant’ in Rivers

IPOB members ‘kill police sergeant’ in Rivers

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday allegedly killed a police sergeant at Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Zaki Ahmed, the state commissioner of police, who confirmed the killing, said the irate youth also injured two other policemen and burnt down their patrol vehicle.The attack came amid reports that members of the group were killed during [...]

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    IPOB members ‘attack’ Hausa community in Rivers after clash with army

IPOB members ‘attack’ Hausa community in Rivers after clash with army

Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday allegedly clashed with the Hausa community in Oyibo local government area of Rivers.An eyewitness, who simply identified himself as Frank, told NAN that the incident left many injured from both sides.He said the incident started when the suspected members of IPOB gathered at Timber Junction awaiting other members to [...]

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    Rivers senator: Wike is always on the path of  war

Rivers senator: Wike is always on the path of war

Andrew Uchendu, senator representing Rivers east, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, is always on the path of war.Uchendu said this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists after he collected his certificate of return at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja.He said Wike lacked the vision to that could improve the lives of the Rivers people."If he [...]

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    We have taken note of your threats, Rivers APC replies Wike 

We have taken note of your threats, Rivers APC replies Wike 

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has taken note of the threats of Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.The party said this in reaction to the governor's claim that he would risk his life to stop the APC in 2019.Accusing the federal government of destroying key institutions through their “poor governance model”, Wike charged [...]

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    Wike: Be ready to fight… I’ll risk my life to stop APC in  2019

Wike: Be ready to fight… I’ll risk my life to stop APC in 2019

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says he is ready to risk his life to prevent the All Progressives Congress (APC) from winning the governorship election in 2019.Speaking at a thanksgiving service in honour of George Sekibo, the sacked senator who represented Rivers east in the national assembly, Wike charged his supporters to be ready to fight.He also accused the federal [...]

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    Wike continues sacking spree, dismisses four LG caretaker chairmen

Wike continues sacking spree, dismisses four LG caretaker chairmen

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, on Monday relieved the chairmen of four local government caretaker committees of their appointments.According to a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, special assistant to the governor on electronic media, the affected committee chairmen are those of Gokana, Asari-Toru, Emohua and Ogu-Bolo local government areas.The governor thanked the chairmen for their services to the state and wished [...]

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    Wike revokes C of O of Port Harcourt hotel where Amaechi lodges

Wike revokes C of O of Port Harcourt hotel where Amaechi lodges

The dispute between Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, and Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, is far from over as the governor has ordered the revocation of the certificate of occupancy of Novotel Hotel, Port Harcourt, one of the places where Amaechi lodges whenever he visits the state.A certificate of occupancy is what gives legal backing to a landed property.Located at [...]

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    Six students expelled from UNIPORT

Six students expelled from UNIPORT

The senate of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) on Tuesday announced the expulsion of six students of the institution for various offences.An official bulletin of the university made available to the NAN in Port Harcourt stated that the offences included examination malpractice and incitement. [...]

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    OGONI IN AGONY: One year after flag-off, not a drop of spilled oil has been cleaned as residents await ‘due date with death’

OGONI IN AGONY: One year after flag-off, not a drop of spilled oil has been cleaned as residents await ‘due date with death’

"I was with Saro-wiwa in 1992, 1993 when this manifold was shut, following some environmental threats," Christian Lekova Kpandei, tells TheCable as he struggles to keep his motorcycle stable along a slippery marshy road baptised in oil and polluted rain drops.Like many fishermen in Ogoniland, the lanky man in his late fifties had lost his fish farm and major [...]

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