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    Thugs in Rivers vandalise venue of APC’s governorship rally

Thugs in Rivers vandalise venue of APC’s governorship rally

The hostility in the political terrain of Rivers state continued on Saturday, as thugs believed to be loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) allegedly vandalized the National School Field Okrika, the proposed venue for the governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Okrika is the hometown of Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s first lady.According to Christian Asifamaka, chairman of APC in Okrika, [...]

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    Bird flu spreads to Rivers state

Bird flu spreads to Rivers state

The Rivers state government says it has killed hundreds of fowls infected by the Avian Flu in a privately-owned farm in Port Harcourt, capital of the stateEmma Chinda, the commissioner for agriculture, told NAN that the farm had been quarantined and decontaminated.He said samples of the flu had been taken to the Veterinary Research Institute in Vom, Plateau state, adding [...]

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    Cholera kills 20 in Rivers

Cholera kills 20 in Rivers

Sampson Parker, the commissioner for health in Rivers state has said that cholera outbreak in 11 communities in the state has claimed 20 lives.Parker told journalists in Port Harcourt after visiting the affected communities in the Andoni local government area of the state that the outbreak was reported on January 5.“So far, 171 cases have been recorded with 20 deaths [...]

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    Police confirm attack on APC members in Rivers

Police confirm attack on APC members in Rivers

The Rivers state police command has confirmed that unidentified gunmen attacked members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) travelling to Port Harcourt to attend the party’s presidential campaign.Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of APC, flagged off his campaign at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Tuesday.Muhammad Ahmad, the command’s spokesman, told NAN in Port Harcourt that unknown gunmen “opened fire on [...]

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    Amaechi: I never knew I would be governor

Amaechi: I never knew I would be governor

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, declared on Tuesday that he never knew he would be governor.Amaechi, who was speaking at the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign in Port Harcourt, said his enemies tried to get him out of office, but they failed.“I thank God because I never knew I would be governor. Today, I am governor [...]

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    Rivers people grieving with Jonathan, says Amaechi

Rivers people grieving with Jonathan, says Amaechi

Chibuike Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, has condoled with President Goodluck Jonathan and his family over the death of Nancy Jonathan-Olei, the president’s younger sister.Amaechi said that the prayers and thoughts of the people of Rivers were with the president’s family in their moment of grief.He prayed that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss.“The pain of an [...]

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    Wike chooses Banigo, former Rivers SSG, as running mate

Wike chooses Banigo, former Rivers SSG, as running mate

Nyesom Wike, former minister of education and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Rivers state, has chosen Ipalibo Banigo as his running mate for the February 28 gubernatorial election.Banigo, who is a former secretary to the government of Rivers state, hails from Degema local government area of the state.Wike explained that the central place women occupy in the oil [...]

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    Amaechi not funding APC, says Rivers party chairman

Amaechi not funding APC, says Rivers party chairman

The All Progressives Congress says Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, is not funding the party, contrary to claims that he had been footing the party’s bills in return for the chance to be named running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, which eventually went to Yemi Osinbajo.Reacting to claims of Amaechi’s heavy financial involvement with the party, Davies Ikanya, chairman of APC [...]

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    LG chairmen would abuse autonomy, says Lloyd

LG chairmen would abuse autonomy, says Lloyd

Chidi Lloyd, the majority leader of the Rivers state house of assembly, says council chairmen would abuse political powers if local government autonomy was granted.Lloyd made the assertion in Port Harcourt after the assembly took its position on the ongoing constitution amendment.He noted that the Rivers assembly was against local government autonomy because if granted, some of the chairmen would [...]

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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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