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    Port Harcourt ‘serial killer’: What I told a pastor about my actions

Port Harcourt ‘serial killer’: What I told a pastor about my actions

Gracious West, the alleged serial killer in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, says he cries and regrets his actions anytime it happens.On Thursday, the state police command arrested West while en route Uyo from Port Harcourt.About eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the state in the past two months.The bodies of these ladies were said to have [...]

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    Police rescue woman in Rivers hotel, arrest attacker

Police rescue woman in Rivers hotel, arrest attacker

The police in Rivers have arrested a suspect who was "about strangling" a woman at a hotel in the Mile 4 axis of the state.Mustapha Dandaura, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this while addressing the female groups that protested the recent killing of young women in the state.At least eight women have been murdered in different hotels in the state [...]

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    ‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

Groups of women on Wednesday marched to the government house in Port Harcourt to protest the killing of young women in hotels in the state.The women, who were clad in black attire, called for an end to the situation.About eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the past two months in the state.The bodies of these ladies [...]

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    No evidence Wike demolished any mosque, says Fayemi

No evidence Wike demolished any mosque, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says there is no evidence that Nyesom Wike, his Rivers counterpart, demolished any mosque in Port Harcourt.Simeon Nwakaudu, spokesman of Wike, quoted Fayemi to have made the comment when he visited the site of the mosque which was allegedly demolished.Wike has been under for fire allegedly demolishing a mosque in the Transamadi area of the [...]

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    Sharia Council hits ‘wicked’ Wike over ‘mosque demolition’

Sharia Council hits ‘wicked’ Wike over ‘mosque demolition’

The Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria has criticised Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, over the "demolition of a mosque" in Port Harcourt, the state capital.Wike, who has come under fire since the news broke, has denied demolishing the mosque but some worshippers and residents of the state accused the governor of not saying the truth.While addressing reporters in [...]

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    Wike asks security operatives to prevent #RevolutionNow protest in Rivers

Wike asks security operatives to prevent #RevolutionNow protest in Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has asked residents of the state not to participate in the #RevolutionNow protest.Wike gave the directive in a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media.The governor asked the security agencies in the state to take all necessary steps in prosecuting those who stage the protest in the state.He said the state does [...]

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    ‘Analogue governor’ — MURIC tackles Wike for declaring Rivers a Christian state

‘Analogue governor’ — MURIC tackles Wike for declaring Rivers a Christian state

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has described Nyesom Wike as an "analogue governor" for declaring Rivers a Christian state.In a statement on Thursday, Ishaq Akintola, director of the organisation, said it is unlawful for a governor to ascribe a particular religion to his state.Akintola described Wike's statement as "audacious, unguarded and reckless", asking stakeholders to call the governor to order."At a [...]

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    Rivers is a Christian state, says Wike

Rivers is a Christian state, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, says the state is "Christian state and cannot be touched by anyone".Nigeria is a secular nation, according to the constitution.But speaking during a crusade organised by the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Church in Port Harcourt, the state capital, the governor said God heard the prayers of the Christian community in the state and the people prevailed [...]

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    ’10 killed’ as another explosion rocks Rivers

’10 killed’ as another explosion rocks Rivers

No fewer than ten people have allegedly been killed in a pipeline explosion in a community in Rivers state.The explosion was said to have happened on Saturday morning at Komkom community in Oyigbo local government area of the state.The cause of the explosion, which affected pipelines supplying crude oil to eastern states, could not be ascertained.Nnamdi Omoni, the state command spokesperson, [...]

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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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