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    How pastor ‘gruesomely murdered’ two women and a baby in Rivers

How pastor ‘gruesomely murdered’ two women and a baby in Rivers

A pastor in Afam, Rivers state, has been arrested in connection with the murder of three persons – two women and a nine-month-old girl, all members of his church.Cyril Okoro, the deputy commissioner of police, disclosed the arrest in Port Harcourt on Friday at a press briefing. Okoro spoke on behalf of the commissioner, Zaki Ahmed.The police alleged that the [...]

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    Wike gives N500m grant to PAMO university

Wike gives N500m grant to PAMO university

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has given a N500 million grant to PAMO University of Medical Sciences (PUMS), Port Harcourt, the first indigenous private university in the state.He also promised a five-year sponsorship for 100 indigent students in the state.He spoke at the installation of Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, as chancellor of the institution founded by Peter Odili, [...]

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    Timi Alaibe equips library named after late wife

Timi Alaibe equips library named after late wife

Timi Alaibe, chairman of the Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA), has fully equipped a library in the faculty of management sciences of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt.The university had named a library after Alaere, his late wife.Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Alaibe said through his donation, he was determined to make the library the “best of [...]

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    Rivers university names library after Timi Alaibe’s late wife

Rivers university names library after Timi Alaibe’s late wife

The faculty of management sciences of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, has announced its decision to immortalise Araere Timi Alaibe, one of the school’s “illustrious” daughters.In a statement on Tuesday, D.J. Hamilton, dean of the faculty, said the new library of the faculty will be named after Araere on the ninth anniversary of her demise.He said the measure was [...]

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    No land for cattle colony in Rivers, says Wike

No land for cattle colony in Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says there is no land for cattle colonies in the state.The governor said this on Tuesday when he received members of D-Source Connect Group in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.The federal government had proposed cattle colonies as a measure to end the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers/communities in the country.But some states, including Benue where [...]

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    Wike: If election holds 100 times in Rivers, PDP will win

Wike: If election holds 100 times in Rivers, PDP will win

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says that the electoral prospects of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has brightened owing to the "remarkable performance of his administration".Speaking during a radio interview in the state capital, Wike said the programmes rolled out by his administration have made the PDP popular among the electorate."If elections are held 100 times [...]

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    Kidnappers, cultists, armed robbers to get death penalty in Rivers

Kidnappers, cultists, armed robbers to get death penalty in Rivers

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has warned kidnappers and cultists to leave the state or risk death sentence.The warning is coming on the heels of the amendment of the state anti-kidnapping law prescribing death sentence for criminals involved in cultism, robbery and kidnapping.The governor said this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt in a statewide broadcast on the killing of Johnson [...]

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    Fresh killing recorded in Rivers

Fresh killing recorded in Rivers

A suspected cultist attack has left one person dead in Egbeda community, Emohua local government area of Rivers state.Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable on Thursday.He said the attack, which occurred in the morning, also left an unconfirmed number of persons injured.“It has to do with cult rivalry; (it was) against themselves. Some persons [...]

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    ‘21’ killed as gunmen raid Rivers community

‘21’ killed as gunmen raid Rivers community

At least 21 people were reportedly killed in an attack on Omoku, a community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) local government area of Rivers state, on Monday.There are reports that the assailants were working for a former militant leader.Although Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the attack, he could not give the exact number of those killed.“It was unknown [...]

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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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