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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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    Wike mocks APC as Magnus Abe, Amaechi spark fresh crisis — hours to congress

Wike mocks APC as Magnus Abe, Amaechi spark fresh crisis — hours to congress

The disagreement between Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, and Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south east, has sparked a fresh crisis in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Except the party makes fresh arrangements, congress might not hold in the state as some aggrieved members said to be loyal to Abe vandalised the party's secretariat located on Moscow Road, Port [...]

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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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    Wike: I’ll fast, pray that God keeps Danjuma for saying the truth about armed forces

Wike: I’ll fast, pray that God keeps Danjuma for saying the truth about armed forces

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Theophilus Danjuma's statement about the alleged non-neutrality of the nation's armed forces is the "obvious truth".On Saturday, Danjuma, a former minister of defence, accused the army and other security agencies of colluding with killers to attack Nigerians."The armed forces are not neutral. They collude with the armed bandits. They kill people, kill Nigerians. [...]

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    Finally, Buhari to visit ‘troubled’ states

Finally, Buhari to visit ‘troubled’ states

President Muhammadu Buhari is planning trips to Benue, Taraba, Zamfara, Yobe and Rivers states, which have recorded different forms of violence in 2018.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Monday."In view of recent terrorist attacks, criminal activities and communal clashes in some States leading to tragic loss of lives and kidnapping of 110 [...]

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    How pastor ‘gruesomely murdered’ two women and a baby in Rivers

How pastor ‘gruesomely murdered’ two women and a baby in Rivers

A pastor in Afam, Rivers state, has been arrested in connection with the murder of three persons – two women and a nine-month-old girl, all members of his church.Cyril Okoro, the deputy commissioner of police, disclosed the arrest in Port Harcourt on Friday at a press briefing. Okoro spoke on behalf of the commissioner, Zaki Ahmed.The police alleged that the [...]

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    Okorocha’s ‘amnesty’ to wanted persons splits lawmakers

Okorocha’s ‘amnesty’ to wanted persons splits lawmakers

Members of the house of representatives were divided on Tuesday over the amnesty reportedly granted by Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, to some criminal suspects declared wanted by the Rivers state government.Last week, Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, had said: "That amnesty offered by Governor Okorocha cannot cover Rivers state. These criminals are still wanted for their crimes against [...]

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    Amaechi: I could have been killed because of Buhari

Amaechi: I could have been killed because of Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he could have been killed during the fight to install President Muhammadu Buhari.Amaechi, who was director-general of the campaign team of Buhari, de-marketed former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was a threat to the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He attacked Jonathan in public and private and as the election drew near, there were [...]

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    Wike visits Benue, donates N200m to victims of farmers, herdsmen clashes

Wike visits Benue, donates N200m to victims of farmers, herdsmen clashes

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has donated N200 million to the people of Benue state who were displaced from their homes following herdsmen attacks.He made the donation when he visited the state on Wednesday to commiserate with Samuel Ortom, his Benue counterpart, and the people of the state.The governor said the donation was for the purchase of relief materials [...]

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    No land for cattle colony in Rivers, says Wike

No land for cattle colony in Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says there is no land for cattle colonies in the state.The governor said this on Tuesday when he received members of D-Source Connect Group in Port-Harcourt, the state capital.The federal government had proposed cattle colonies as a measure to end the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers/communities in the country.But some states, including Benue where [...]

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    A president and a heartbreak nation

A president and a heartbreak nation

"Ours is a heartbreak nation, a killer of elation, unmindful of its inclination to self-immolation" The recent killings in Rivers and Benue States and previous ones across our country, attributed to suspected cultists and Fulani herdsmen, should worry anyone genuinely interested in preserving its unity, security, peace and progress. If we have a sense of history, we should recognise the calls by [...]

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    Six states recorded 78 deaths from violence in first week of 2018

Six states recorded 78 deaths from violence in first week of 2018

In the early hours of Monday, January 1, the sky above Omoku community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) local government area of Rivers state, turned black.In one fell swoop, the community lost 17 people to what was suspected to be an attack by cultists.Unknown to Nigerians, that sad incident only "opened doors" for more worrisome killings in various parts of the country [...]

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    Suspect behind Rivers’ New Year attack shot dead

Suspect behind Rivers’ New Year attack shot dead

The Nigerian army says Don Waney, a suspected cultist alleged to have masterminded the mayhem wrecked in Rivers state, is dead.On January 1, Waney and some members of his gang allegedly killed 21 people in Omoku, a community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) local government area of the state.In a statement on Sunday, Aminu Iliyasu, deputy director, army public relations, confirmed the death [...]

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    Fresh killing recorded in Rivers

Fresh killing recorded in Rivers

A suspected cultist attack has left one person dead in Egbeda community, Emohua local government area of Rivers state.Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable on Thursday.He said the attack, which occurred in the morning, also left an unconfirmed number of persons injured.“It has to do with cult rivalry; (it was) against themselves. Some persons [...]

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    Buhari orders security agencies to punish perpetrators of Rivers, Kaduna killings

Buhari orders security agencies to punish perpetrators of Rivers, Kaduna killings

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ordered security agencies to find perpetrators of Rivers and Kaduna killings.On Monday, scores of people were killed in Omoku, Rivers while Gambo Makama, a traditional ruler, and his wife were killed in Sango local government area of Kaduna.In a statement, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, quoted Buhari as saying that Nigerians [...]

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    ‘21’ killed as gunmen raid Rivers community

‘21’ killed as gunmen raid Rivers community

At least 21 people were reportedly killed in an attack on Omoku, a community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) local government area of Rivers state, on Monday.There are reports that the assailants were working for a former militant leader.Although Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the attack, he could not give the exact number of those killed.“It was unknown [...]

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