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    Police grant bail to Rivers students who detonated teargas in school

Police grant bail to Rivers students who detonated teargas in school

The Rivers state police command has granted bail to the two students who allegedly detonated a teargas canister in a secondary school in the state.In a statement on Saturday, the police, while quizzing the students, quoted one of them as saying that the canister was that of his late brother who was a police officer.Community Secondary School, Oroworukwo, was thrown [...]

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    Wike insists army commander is involved in oil theft, denies bribery allegation

Wike insists army commander is involved in oil theft, denies bribery allegation

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the bribery allegation levelled against him by Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding (GOC) 6 division of the Nigerian army, is false.Speaking in Port Harcourt, the state capital, while announcing the dissolution of his cabinet, Wike said the army commander should explain his involvement in oil bunkering instead of resorting to "unfounded allegations".On Sunday, [...]

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    Killings fast becoming a way of life in Rivers, says senator

Killings fast becoming a way of life in Rivers, says senator

Andrew Uchendu, senator representing Rivers east, says killings are becoming "a way of life" in Rivers stateUchendu spoke on the floor of the senate on Tuesday when he raised a matter of public importance.The lawmaker said the residents go to bed believing that they are secure but people "come from nowhere" and attack them."It is sad for me to inform [...]

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    Gunmen abduct two Shell workers in Rivers

Gunmen abduct two Shell workers in Rivers

Two workers of Shell Petroleum Development Company have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Rivers state.  [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m tired of being governor, says Wike

EXTRA: I’m tired of being governor, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says if the constitution allows for a third term, he would not contest because he is tired.Wike spoke on Tuesday when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued him his certificate of return.Commenting on the March 9 gubernatorial election in the state, Wike said the military prevented the electoral body from performing its duties.He, [...]

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    Supreme court strikes out APC suit on exclusion from Rivers poll

Supreme court strikes out APC suit on exclusion from Rivers poll

The supreme court has struck out the appeals filed by Tonye Cole and the Rivers chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the exclusion of the party from fielding candidates for the 2019 elections.A Rivers state high court had nullified the candidacy of Cole and Magnus Abe, who emerged governorship candidates of different factions of the APC in Rivers.The [...]

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    S’court strikes out suit seeking to determine authentic guber candidate of Rivers APC

S’court strikes out suit seeking to determine authentic guber candidate of Rivers APC

The supreme court has struck out an application seeking to know the authentic governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.Magnus Abe, a serving senator, had asked the apex court to determine which faction produced the authentic governorship candidate for the APC in Rivers.Abe emerged governorship candidate of his faction while Tonye Cole was produced as the [...]

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    Tonye Cole calls for fresh elections in Rivers

Tonye Cole calls for fresh elections in Rivers

Tonye Cole says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should conduct fresh governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state.Cole was the gubernatorial candidate of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state before the party was disqualified by the courts.Before the general election, the supreme court had affirmed the verdict of an appeal court which [...]

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    Rivers AAC dep gov candidate joins PDP, accuses Amaechi of hijacking party

Rivers AAC dep gov candidate joins PDP, accuses Amaechi of hijacking party

Akpo Yeeh, deputy governorship candidate of the African Action  Congress (AAC) in Rivers state, has resigned his membership of the party, and announced defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was contained in a letter addressed to Biokpomabo Awara, the AAC governorship candidate in the state."I write to most respectfully notify of my resignation from the membership of the African Action [...]

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    INEC officials ‘seek transfer’ from Rivers over election violence

INEC officials ‘seek transfer’ from Rivers over election violence

Some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers are seeking to be transferred out of Rivers state owing to the outbreak of violence during elections in the state.According to Punch, some of the workers expressed concerns for their lives and safety, adding that they are gripped with fear when election approaches.One of the workers, identified simply as Cordelia, reportedly said the workers panic heightened [...]

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    Police deploy over 15,000 personnel for Rivers election

Police deploy over 15,000 personnel for Rivers election

The Rivers state police command says it will leave no stone unturned in ensuring maximum security during the governorship election on Saturday.In a statement on Friday, Usman Belel, the state commissioner of police, said the force had deployed 15,544 of its troops to various parts of the state as part of its effort to curb violence and ensure the safety [...]

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    Sowore’s party rejects Amaechi’s endorsement of its Rivers guber candidate

Sowore’s party rejects Amaechi’s endorsement of its Rivers guber candidate

The African Action Congress (AAC) has rejected the endorsement of Awara Biokpomabo, its governorship candidate in Rivers state, by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation.Amaechi,  a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, told supporters of the ruling party in the state that they had a lot to benefit from voting for Biokpomabo.Amaechi's endorsement for Biokpomabo followed the supreme court's upholding of the annulment of [...]

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    APC chieftain to Yakubu: Relist Rivers’ candidates or risk jail

APC chieftain to Yakubu: Relist Rivers’ candidates or risk jail

Eze Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, says Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), risks a jail sentence by not including the party's candidate in Rivers state on the ballot.In a statement on Thursday, Eze said INEC has no reason not to include the governorship, federal and state assembly candidates [...]

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    I’m very disturbed, says Buhari on exclusion of Rivers APC from elections

I’m very disturbed, says Buhari on exclusion of Rivers APC from elections

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disturbed by the exclusion of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state from the forthcoming elections.A high court in Rivers had barred the party from conducting primaries to nominate candidates to represent the party in the elections.The high court judgement was based on a suit filed by the Rivers APC faction led by [...]

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    PHOTOS: Jonathan watches as Davido entertains crowd at Atiku’s Rivers rally

PHOTOS: Jonathan watches as Davido entertains crowd at Atiku’s Rivers rally

Former president Goodluck Jonathan and wife, Patience, were among thousands of supporters who received Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Monday.Also present at the rally are Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Uche Secondus, national chairman of the  PDP, among others.Music Star Davido was also on ground [...]

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    Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the judgement of the supreme court will not affect the candidature of Tonye Cole, its governorship candidate.In a statement on Friday, Chris Finebone, spokesman of the faction, maintained that all its candidates in the state will be on the ballot and win the elections.Earlier in the day, a [...]

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