Thursday, March 26, 2020

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    Coronavirus: Rivers to close all borders from Thursday

Coronavirus: Rivers to close all borders from Thursday

The Rivers state government says it will close its borders from Thursday to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading to the state. Speaking on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Nyesom Wike, the governor, said the restriction will affect air, land and sea borders. The governor said no passenger will be allowed into the state from the airport. Wike said no vehicle will [...]

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    24 babies, four pregnant girls rescued in Rivers ‘baby factory’

24 babies, four pregnant girls rescued in Rivers ‘baby factory’

The Rivers state police command says it rescued 24 babies and four pregnant girls from a baby factory in the state. Speaking on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, Mustapha Dandaura, the commissioner of police, said the factory was uncovered during a covert operation into the activities of the centre. Represented by Nnamdi Omoni, the command spokesperson, Dandaura said the eagle [...]

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    PH-bound Arik aircraft returns to Lagos after pilot notices technical fault

PH-bound Arik aircraft returns to Lagos after pilot notices technical fault

Arik Air says one of its aircraft made a return to Lagos when the pilot noticed an ''oil indication light" . The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700 NG operating flight W3 740, was bound for Port-Harcourt on Wednesday morning. In a statement, the airline said the pilot opted to return to the Lagos airport where it took off from as a safety precaution. The airline [...]

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    EFCC arrests ‘fake Magu’ trying to blackmail NDDC directors

EFCC arrests ‘fake Magu’ trying to blackmail NDDC directors

The Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested a man suspected of using its chairman's name to blackmail directors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's spokesman, the commission said Robert Swem Terfa, the suspect, sought bribes from the NDDC officials to "kill phantom corruption [...]

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    OBITUARY: Naagbanton, activist who sued Shell for pollution of Ogoni community and won

OBITUARY: Naagbanton, activist who sued Shell for pollution of Ogoni community and won

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), a non-governmental organisation, has announced the death of its founder, Patrick Naagbanton, 49-year-old activist, critic and journalist. According to CEHRD, Naagbanton was hit by a reckless driver in Port Harcourt on September 13. He was taken to hospital where he was until September 21, when he passed away. Naagbanton was dedicated to [...]

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    Port Harcourt ‘serial killer’: What I told a pastor about my actions

Port Harcourt ‘serial killer’: What I told a pastor about my actions

Gracious West, the alleged serial killer in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, says he cries and regrets his actions anytime it happens. On Thursday, the state police command arrested West while en route Uyo from Port Harcourt. About eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the state in the past two months. The bodies of these ladies were said to have [...]

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    ‘Even sex workers are human’ — outrage trails police’s comment on Port Harcourt killings

‘Even sex workers are human’ — outrage trails police’s comment on Port Harcourt killings

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    Blackout in Port Harcourt as TCN disconnects DisCo

Blackout in Port Harcourt as TCN disconnects DisCo

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has disconnected two 33kV feeders belonging to Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) from the national grid. In a statement on Friday, John Oyi, PHED’s corporate communications manager, said this has thrown some sections of Port Harcourt, Rivers state into darkness. He said the areas affected by the blackout are: state secretariat, government house, UTC area, [...]

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    Air Peace plane overshoots runway, lands inside the bush

Air Peace plane overshoots runway, lands inside the bush

An aircraft belonging to Air Peace on Saturday overshot the runway and slid into the bush at the Port Harcourt international airport in Rivers state. A passenger on board was quoted to have said that the incident occurred around 4pm when the plane was about to land at the airport, despite the heavy rainfall. The plane, which left Abuja for Port Harcourt, [...]

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    Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five persons were "seriously" injured during an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday.  Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of Rivers state police command, confirmed the incident via a statement. He said the cause of the explosion which occurred at the bakery area of the mall is yet to be ascertained. There are reports that one person died in [...]

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    EFCC investigates 29 suspects over alleged illegal oil bunkering

EFCC investigates 29 suspects over alleged illegal oil bunkering

The Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says investigations are underway into the activities of 29 suspected oil thieves alleged to be involved in illegal oil bunkering. A statement issued on Saturday by Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, said the suspects were delivered to the anti-graft agency by the Nigerian navy ship jubilee (NNS jubilee) in [...]

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    Tension as soldiers break into nightclubs in Port Harcourt

Tension as soldiers break into nightclubs in Port Harcourt

There was tension in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Tuesday, following the raid of some nightclubs by soldiers. Among the clubs raided were Casablanca, Orange Room and Play House in the GRA part of the Garden city. The armed men where said to have carted away drinks and arrested some of the people went to unwind. The reason for the action is not clear [...]

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    Army: Politicians planning to disrupt elections in Niger Delta

Army: Politicians planning to disrupt elections in Niger Delta

The Nigerian army says it has uncovered a plot by Niger Delta politicians to use "miscreants" to cause confusion at polling stations during the upcoming elections. The army said efforts were underway to track the source of the weapons and the people involved in the alleged plan. In a statement issued by Aminu Ilyasu, spokesman of 6 division, Port Harcourt, the army [...]

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    ‘Four killed’ in stampede at Buhari’s Rivers rally

‘Four killed’ in stampede at Buhari’s Rivers rally

Four persons reportedly died in a stampede during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Tuesday. Sources said gates of Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium where the event held were locked on arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari and people who tried to exit were trampled upon. Some of the people who sustained injuries at the stadium have [...]

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    INEC, APC should learn from us, says PDP on convention

INEC, APC should learn from us, says PDP on convention

Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) need to learn how to conduct credible and peaceful elections from the PDP. Ologbondiyan said this on Sunday at the PDP convention venue in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state. He took a swipe at the ruling party, saying the country [...]

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    PDP convention: I’m confused over the aspirant to support, says Jonathan

PDP convention: I’m confused over the aspirant to support, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he is confused about whom to support among the 12 aspirants seeking the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 election. Jonathan said this while speaking at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, during the presidential primary of the party. He said many of the aspirants were eminently qualified to lead the country. "I'm confused [...]

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