Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Port Harcourt"

    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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    Wrestling federation boss charges Team Nigeria to ‘give 100 percent’ at AWC

Wrestling federation boss charges Team Nigeria to ‘give 100 percent’ at AWC

Daniel Igali, president of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), says he's optimistic Team Nigeria will excel at the forthcoming African Wrestling Championship.About 90 wrestlers expected to represent Nigeria at the tournament have been preparing in separate camps in Akure, Port Harcourt and Yenagoa.In a statement made available to TheCable, Igali said the team will be ready to do the country [...]

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    Military begins withdrawal from Abia

Military begins withdrawal from Abia

The Nigerian army has commenced gradual withdrawal of its men stationed at various checkpoints in Aba after the clash with protesting members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).According to NAN, few of the military checkpoints mounted in the commercial city had been dismantled on Monday.The five military checkpoints mounted on the busy Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway had been reduced to three.Emeka [...]

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    Activist groups demand documents on concession of PH refinery

Activist groups demand documents on concession of PH refinery

At least 20 groups have demanded all the documents regarding the concession of the Port Harcourt refinery.In a letter written to the director-general of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission by Festus Keyamo, their counsel, the groups asked if the necessary procedures were followed in the concession bid.They said the commission is in charge of concession and demanded to know if the [...]

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    FIRS seals off companies In Port Harcourt over tax default

FIRS seals off companies In Port Harcourt over tax default

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), on Tuesday, sealed off the premises of some tax-owing companies in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.One of the companies was Fejudam Services Limited, which owes a company income tax of N22.5million incurred between 2009 and 2015.Anita Erinne, leader of the FIRS enforcement team, showed a warrant of distraint to the officials of the company before ordering [...]

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    Taxi driver hangs self inside Port Harcourt church

Taxi driver hangs self inside Port Harcourt church

The remains of a young parishioner, simply identified as Kachi, was found hanging in the early hours of Friday at the Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.The development caused panic among residents of the area and parishioners.The deceased, an indigene of Imo state, was a devout Catholic and former mass servant of the [...]

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    Soldier jailed for beating up actress

Soldier jailed for beating up actress

The Nigerian Army has sentenced one Sulaiman Olamilekan, a soldier, to 28 days imprisonment with hard labour for allegedly battering one Ebere Ohakwe, a Nollywood actress.Aminu Iliyasu, deputy director, army public relations of the 6 division of the Nigerian army, Bori camp, Port Harcourt, said the decision was taken after a thorough investigation.Olamilekan was said to have assaulted Ohakwe on [...]

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    Robbers attack bank in Port Harcourt

Robbers attack bank in Port Harcourt

A suspected robbery gang on Monday stormed the branch of a bank along Shell RA Bus Stop in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Monday, injuring some persons.A witness told NAN that the robbery took place between 8am and 9am.The witness said it was not certain if the gang succeeded in leaving with some amount of money, as a soldier pursued them.The [...]

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    Rivers petitions senate over Shell’s ‘planned relocation’ to Lagos

Rivers petitions senate over Shell’s ‘planned relocation’ to Lagos

‎The Rivers state government has petitioned the senate over the "planned relocation" of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) headquarters to Lagos state.The attorney-general of Rivers state brought a petition through George Sekibo, a senator from the state, to the upper legislative chamber, on the matter on Wednesday.Sekibo said the petitioner is praying the senate to investigate why the [...]

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November 9, 2018USDGBPEUR
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