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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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    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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