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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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    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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