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    Police nab ‘kidnapper’ of Alison-Madueke’s sister

Police nab ‘kidnapper’ of Alison-Madueke’s sister

The police have arrested Benjamin Bob-manuel, an allegedly notorious kidnapper who led the gang that abducted Osio Agama, sister of Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s petroleum minister.Men of the Rivers state police command said they trailed Bob-manuel for several days before arresting him on Sunday at Nembe Waterfront in Port Harcourt.Confirming the arrest of Bob-manuel, Ahmad Muhammad, public relations officer of the Rivers [...]

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    Abducted Alison-Madueke’s sister regains freedom

Abducted Alison-Madueke’s sister regains freedom

The abducted sister of Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s minister of petroleum resources (pictured), has been released.Osio Agama was abducted in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital as she made to enter her car last week Tuesday.She was released on Wednesday night in a joint operation by the police, military and State Security Service (SSS), assisted by members of the Ijaw Youth Council.Eric [...]

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    ‘Be careful’, Amaechi’s spokesperson warns Abati

‘Be careful’, Amaechi’s spokesperson warns Abati

Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers state governor, has replied a statement from the presidency accusing him of irresponsible and rascally behaviour.Reacting to the statement, Ibim Semenitari, his commissioner for information and communication, noted Amaechi, as an elected official, could not be threatened by the president.“I would want to say that the presidential spokesman should be careful for the kind of threats he issues [...]

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    Amaechi: First Lady fighting me for Rivers money

Amaechi: First Lady fighting me for Rivers money

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, says his prolonged battle with Patience Jonathan, wife of Nigeria’s president, is the result of his refusal to part with money meant for the development of the state. Amaechi accused the first lady of using thugs against him, saying the economy of the state would collapse should Jonathan win the 2015 election. Speaking in Port Harcourt on [...]

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    Rivers police investigate murder of Amaechi’s uncle

Rivers police investigate murder of Amaechi’s uncle

The Rivers state command of the Nigeria Police Force is investigating the alleged killing of Mr. Sabinus Ordu, the vice principal of Government Secondary School, Aluu, Rivers state and uncle of governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi.Ordu was hacked to death at his farmland in Ubima village, Ikwerre local government area of the state, on Monday.After waiting earnestly for his return, his [...]

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    LG chair alleges torture over Jonathan’s billboard

LG chair alleges torture over Jonathan’s billboard

Chairman of Omuma local government caretaker committee, Rivers state, Honourable Emeka Wogu, has threatened legal action against the Rivers state police command for alleged arresting and unlawfully detaining him over destruction of the billboards of President Goodluck Jonathan.Wogu condemned his arrest, saying he was only subjected to the shabby treatment because of his loyalty to Governor Rotimi Amaechi.He said his reputation [...]

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    10 die in Bonny Island boat mishap

10 die in Bonny Island boat mishap

Ten people died at about 7:45am on Friday in Rivers state when a boat capsized while conveying about 35 passengers from Bonny Island to Port Harcourt.Onimode Bandele, coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the tragic incident.“We can confirm that 10 persons died early today when a Port Harcourt-bound passenger boat sank,” he told AFP.“Rescue efforts are ongoing and the [...]

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    Amaechi blames government for rising insecurity

Amaechi blames government for rising insecurity

The growing insecurity and high rate of unemployment in the country are the result of government's failure to provide education for all, Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi said on Monday.Speaking at the 2nd Progressive Governance Lecture Series of the All Progressive Congress (APC), titled Crisis in Nigeria’s Education Sector: Addressing The Connect Between Unemployment and Insecurity, Amaechi decried the high percentage of [...]

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