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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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    Sekibo, PDP senator, sacked by Rivers tribunal

Sekibo, PDP senator, sacked by Rivers tribunal

The Rivers state elections petition tribunal has sacked George Thompson Sekibo, senator representing Rivers east.The tribunal has declared Andrew Uchendu the winner of the senatorial election.It also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Sekibo and issue a fresh certificate of return to Uchendu.The tribunal’s decision was hinged on the fact that [...]

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    Wike dissolves cabinet

Wike dissolves cabinet

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has dissolved his cabinet.Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media, announced this in a statement issued on Saturday.The governor directed all former commissioners to hand over to the permanent secretaries in their ministries.He also thanked them for their service and wished them well in their future endeavours.The development comes one day after Austin [...]

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    Wike sacks works commissioner

Wike sacks works commissioner

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has sacked Harrison Iheanyichukwu, the state commissioner for works.The development comes a little over a year after Iheanyichukwu took over from Kevin Wachukwu, who was also sacked.Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor’s special assistant on electronic media, confirmed Iheanyichukwu’s sack in a statement on Thursday.Nwakaudu said the sack takes immediate effect.Iheanyichukwu was directed to hand over [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi is angry because I’m called ‘Mr Project’

Wike: Amaechi is angry because I’m called ‘Mr Project’

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor, is upset that he is called "Mr. Project".Speaking on Monday during an interview on Rhythm FM, a Port Harcourt-based radio station, Wike criticised the minister of transportation over his recent comments on his administration.Amaechi had reportedly taken a swipe at the 'Mr. Project' tag given to his successor.Reacting, Wike described Amaechi's [...]

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    Rivers APC: Amaechi did not sack any party executive… no crisis here

Rivers APC: Amaechi did not sack any party executive… no crisis here

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied that the existence of an internal crisis within its fold.The party said no member of its leadership has been removed, noting that Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, only made changes "in his own political team".In a statement on Saturday, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, chairman, Rivers APC, said no member [...]

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    Ex-commissioner, Patrick Ugbe, abducted in Calabar

Ex-commissioner, Patrick Ugbe, abducted in Calabar

Patrick Ugbe, former commissioner for information in Cross River, has been abducted for by some unidentified gunmen.Ugbe, who is currently the managing director of Hit Fm 95.9, was said to have been kidnapped at about 8.20 pm on Thursday night at Ekpo Iso Street, Ikot Ansa, Calabar.An eye witness, Ekpo Abasi, said that Ugbe was kidnapped by five unidentified gunmen [...]

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    22,430 cultists have surrendered arms in Rivers, says Wike

22,430 cultists have surrendered arms in Rivers, says Wike

At least 22,430 cultists have surrendered and returned 911 assorted arms to the Rivers state amnesty committee, Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, has said.He made this known on Monday at a town hall meeting and accountability forum in Port Harcourt to mark his administration’s second anniversary.He said the amnesty programme has reduced cult related violence and other criminal activities [...]

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    Rivers promises to develop coastline communities

Rivers promises to develop coastline communities

The Rivers state government has promised to harness and develop the tourist potentials in the coastline communities for the economic benefit of the state.Austin Tam-George, commissioner for information and communications, disclosed this while speaking with reporters at the Port Harcourt Tourist Beach, during the boat regatta, organised to celebrate the golden jubilee anniversary of the state.Tam-George said the state has [...]

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    UNIPORT ‘records breakthrough’ in electricity-generating biogas technology

UNIPORT ‘records breakthrough’ in electricity-generating biogas technology

Victor Okereke, a researcher at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), said on Tuesday that the institution had recorded a major breakthrough in biogas technology.Okereke told NAN in Port Harcourt that the technology was developed using waste materials harnessed from pig, cow, goat and sheep sourced from the university livestock unit. [...]

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    Women free to contest any position in Rivers, says Wike

Women free to contest any position in Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has told women in the state that they are free to contest for any elective position of their choice.The governor made this known on Friday while speaking on the sidelines of the special women day celebration in Port Harcourt.Represented by Austin Tam-George, the state commissioner for information and communication, Wike said the event was [...]

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    Police plotting to invade my Abuja residence, says Wike

Police plotting to invade my Abuja residence, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has accused the police of plotting to plant incriminating items at his private residence in Abuja.Speaking at a press conference in Government House, Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Wike said Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, was after his life.He alleged that on Friday, Idris directed his crack team to invade his home in the federal [...]

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    Taxi driver hangs self inside Port Harcourt church

Taxi driver hangs self inside Port Harcourt church

The remains of a young parishioner, simply identified as Kachi, was found hanging in the early hours of Friday at the Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.The development caused panic among residents of the area and parishioners.The deceased, an indigene of Imo state, was a devout Catholic and former mass servant of the [...]

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