Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    How kidnapped victim regained freedom ‘after Amaechi’s intervention’

How kidnapped victim regained freedom ‘after Amaechi’s intervention’

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, on Sunday assisted a man who was kidnapped in Rivers state to regain freedom.According to a statement by his media office, Amaechi was on his way to Ubimini, a community in Emohua local government area, when he sighted an abandoned Lexus SUV by the road.The minister, who was to address some supporters of the All [...]

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    Tonye Cole remains our guber candidate in Rivers, says APC

Tonye Cole remains our guber candidate in Rivers, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Tonye Cole, billionaire entrepreneur, is its candidate for the governorship election in Rivers state.Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the ruling party, announced this in a statement on Thursday.He said the clarification became necessary as a result of a supreme court ruling on the congresses conducted by a faction of the APC in the state.The apex [...]

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    Group alleges fraud in Atiku’s tax remittance

Group alleges fraud in Atiku’s tax remittance

Rebirth Nigeria Leadership and Good Governance Initiative, a pro-democracy group, has raised questions over  the income declaration made by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.The PDP presidential candidate had declared N60.2 million as his income over a three-year period.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Olugbenro Ogunoye,  national president of the group, said the remittance is filled [...]

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    PDP loses only senator in Rivers to APC

PDP loses only senator in Rivers to APC

Osinachukwu Ideozu, senator representing Rivers west, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ideozu was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.Ahmed Lawan, senate leader, announced his defection on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday while congratulating him.No official letter was read by Senate President Bukola Saraki."I want to congratulate my brother [...]

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    Pro-Abe protesters ask APC to recognise him as Rivers guber candidate

Pro-Abe protesters ask APC to recognise him as Rivers guber candidate

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) members loyal to Magnus Abe, senator representing south-east, on Friday stormed the national secretariat of the party to demand that the leadership of the party to recognise Abe as the APC gubernatorial candidate for 2019.The senator and Tony Cole both emerged governorship candidates of APC after holding parallel primaries.Cole belongs to the faction of Rotimi Amaechi, [...]

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    NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

The National Emergency Management (NEMA) has declared the flooding in Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa and Rivers as a national disaster.Sani Datti, head of media and public relations, NEMA, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.He said Mustapha Maihaja, director-general, NEMA made the declaration following the ongoing efforts of the agency to tackle and assist flood victims across [...]

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    Fresh worry for APC as court nullifies Cole’s nomination as Rivers guber candidate

Fresh worry for APC as court nullifies Cole’s nomination as Rivers guber candidate

A high court sitting in Port Harcourt has sacked the Ojukaye Flag-Amachree-led executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers.The court also voided the primary election conducted by the faction recognised by the party's national leadership.Tonye Cole emerged the governorship candidate in the primary.The court gave the ruling on Wednesday, following a case filed by some members of the [...]

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    How Atiku emerged PDP presidential candidate for 2019

How Atiku emerged PDP presidential candidate for 2019

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    Explosion goes off near APC secretariat in Rivers

Explosion goes off near APC secretariat in Rivers

Explosives went off few meters to the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Garrison junction, Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Sunday.This sparked tension in the area. Security operatives stationed at the APC secretariat rushed to the spot where dynamites exploded but the suspected thugs who dropped it had fled in a Toyota Camry car which conveyed them there.Earlier [...]

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    Magnus Abe: Amaechi has become bigger than APC

Magnus Abe: Amaechi has become bigger than APC

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, says Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has become bigger than the All Progressives Congress (APC).Abe, who has been having a running battle with Amaechi, said this at a rally in Khana local government area of Rivers state, on Thursday.A governorship aspirant of the APC, he accused the leadership of the ruling party of giving [...]

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    Rivers overtakes Lagos as top investment destination

Rivers overtakes Lagos as top investment destination

The investment profile report by the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) shows that Rivers state received the largest investment in the first half of 2018.According to the report, a total of $45.74 billion was invested for 42 projects in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).The sectoral analysis of the investment profile showed that mining and quarrying accounted [...]

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    BudgiT: Despite high IGR, Lagos ‘weighed down’ by increasing debt

BudgiT: Despite high IGR, Lagos ‘weighed down’ by increasing debt

Despite having the highest internally generated revenue (IGR) in 2017, Lagos state may be on “shaky grounds” as a result of its increasing debt profile.This is according to the 2018 edition of the State of States Report released on Tuesday by BudgiT, a civil society organisation.The report measures the fiscal sustainability of the 36 states in the federation.Fiscal sustainability is [...]

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    Report: EFCC secures warrant to arrest Rivers officials over N117bn transaction

Report: EFCC secures warrant to arrest Rivers officials over N117bn transaction

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly secured a court warrant to arrest four officials of the Rivers government over an alleged N117 billion suspicious transaction.The anti-graft agency is investigating the transaction of the said sum which was supposedly withdrawn over the counter in the last three years.The EFCC had invited and quizzed Peter Amangbo, managing director of [...]

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    No Rivers official will appear before EFCC, says Wike over invitation of bank MD

No Rivers official will appear before EFCC, says Wike over invitation of bank MD

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says no official of the state government will appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Wike spoke after EFCC invited and quizzed Peter Amangbo, managing director of Zenith Bank, over alleged N117 billion transaction by the state government in the past three years.The anti-graft agency is also seeking to quiz four officials of [...]

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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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    PHOTOS: The damage done by ‘thugs’ to Rivers court over APC crisis

PHOTOS: The damage done by ‘thugs’ to Rivers court over APC crisis

Suspected thugs broke into a high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Friday, chasing away lawyers, judges and litigants.Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, had gone to seek a court order restraining the faction under Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, from holding the local government (LGA) congress of the party on Saturday.The motion followed a controversial ward congress [...]

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