Friday, September 20, 2019

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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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    FG releases list of 69 ongoing projects in south-east

FG releases list of 69 ongoing projects in south-east

The federal government has released a list of 69 ongoing projects in the south-east.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the list was published in response to criticism by the South East Governors’ Forum.The forum had alleged that there was poor and sectional implementation of capital projects in the region.But the minister disagreed, saying 69 roads and bridges spread across the [...]

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    INEC suspends Rivers bye-election over widespread violence

INEC suspends Rivers bye-election over widespread violence

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the by-election for Port Harcourt Constituency III state assembly seat.Obo Effanga, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Rivers, who announced the suspension in a statement on Saturday, cited widespread violence as the reason for the suspension.The bye-election was conducted by INEC to fill the vacancy left by former state assemblyman, Victor Ihunwo, now [...]

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    Port Harcourt, the city of soot

Port Harcourt, the city of soot

Port Harcourt, the capital city of Rivers state, has been completely taken over by soot, an airborne contaminant which is a mass of impure carbon particles resulting from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons.The increasing level of soot in the air and environment of Port Harcourt is largely due to two factors, the activities of security agencies who burn off illegally [...]

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    Dana aircraft overshoots PH runway, lands inside the bush

Dana aircraft overshoots PH runway, lands inside the bush

A Dana aircraft overshot the runway while landing at Port Harcourt international airport on Tuesday.An aircraft overshoots the runway when it moves past a specified point unintentionally.The aircraft, which reportedly flew in from Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja, ended up in the bush.Passengers were reportedly evacuated from the bush.The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) confirmed the development, saying no [...]

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    Arik Air introduces flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt air force base

Arik Air introduces flight from Lagos to Port Harcourt air force base

Arik Air has introduced Garden City Express service, which will take passengers from MMA2, Ikeja, Lagos, to the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.In a statement on Sunday, the airline said operations on this route will begin on February 12.Port Harcourt International airport is located in Omagwa. Passengers usually spend at least time to connect the main part [...]

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    Osinbajo: Any human being who goes into Port Harcourt prison comes out an animal

Osinbajo: Any human being who goes into Port Harcourt prison comes out an animal

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says any human being remanded in Port Harcourt prison, Rivers state capital, will come out as an animal.Decrying the poor infrastructure and living conditions of inmates, Osinbajo described the prison as a warehouse.He spoke during the public presentation of three volumes of prison survey report (PSR) compiled by the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) and the Prisoners Rehabilitation [...]

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