Saturday, July 13, 2019

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    We were bribed to lie, ADP witnesses tell Rivers tribunal

We were bribed to lie, ADP witnesses tell Rivers tribunal

Two witnesses presented by Victor Fingesi, candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the Rivers state governorship election, have confessed that they were bribed to lie under oath.According to The Nation, they made the confession during the sitting of the election tribunal on Friday.One of the witnesses, who swore under oath that his name is Stanley Okereke confessed that his real [...]

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    How six police officers were shot dead in 24 hours

How six police officers were shot dead in 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, six police officers have been killed in different attacks in Rivers and Bayelsa states.On Monday, two police officers said to be escorting a vehicle conveying money, were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital.The police officers were reportedly attacked at a checkpoint around Ojoto area of the state capital.The gunmen reportedly [...]

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    Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt mall

Five persons were "seriously" injured during an explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday. Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of Rivers state police command, confirmed the incident via a statement.He said the cause of the explosion which occurred at the bakery area of the mall is yet to be ascertained.There are reports that one person died in [...]

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    Wike gives community leaders 72 hours to secure release of abducted expatriates

Wike gives community leaders 72 hours to secure release of abducted expatriates

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has given a 72-hour ultimatum to chiefs and leaders in Andoni local government area of the state to ensure the immediate release of three kidnapped expatriates.Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.According to the statement, the expatriates, who until their kidnap worked for Raffoul Nigeria Limited, [...]

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    Wike dissolves cabinet

Wike dissolves cabinet

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has announced the dissolution of the state executive council, on Wednesday, during its valedictory session.Wike said he would continue to promote Rivers first at all times, adding that the interest of the state was ahead of all other considerations.He thanked members of the former state executive council for their contributions to the development of [...]

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    Wike withdraws certificate of recognition of first-class king

Wike withdraws certificate of recognition of first-class king

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has approved the withdrawal of the certificate of recognition from Monday Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe. A statement issued on Monday by Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike's special assistant on electronic media,  said the withdrawal was with immediate effect.According to Nwakaudu, the withdrawal of the government's recognition from Noryaa, a first-class traditional ruler of Khana, Ogoniland, followed his indictment in [...]

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    APC: PDP intimidating supreme court judges over Rivers election

APC: PDP intimidating supreme court judges over Rivers election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed as "hogwash", claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that its chieftains are paving way for fresh governorship election in Rivers state.In a statement on Monday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the PDP is attempting to intimidate supreme court judges into doing their bidding concerning the governorship poll in Rivers.The PDP had on [...]

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    Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, as a gladiator, congratulating him on his reelection.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Wike winner of the governorship election on Wednesday evening.Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) and his closest rival, who garnered [...]

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    Wike extends lead with over 600,000 votes in 19 of 23 LGAs

Wike extends lead with over 600,000 votes in 19 of 23 LGAs

Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has extended his lead in the results of the election so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).TheCable reported that Wike, incumbent governor, was winning with a margin of 296,424 votes after INEC resumed collation of election results on Tuesday.He had polled 426, 279 votes [...]

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    Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LG results

Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LG results

Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, is leading significantly in the results of 15 local government areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC resumed collation of election results of 15 LGAs on Tuesday and Wike polled PDP: 426, 279 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress [...]

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    Amaechi loses LGA to Wike as INEC resumes collation of Rivers results

Amaechi loses LGA to Wike as INEC resumes collation of Rivers results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resumed collation of results for the governorship poll in Rivers state.On March 10, INEC had suspended all electoral processes in the state as a result of violence and widespread disruption of collation of results.The commission later announced that the results of 17 local government areas were intact, and it rescheduled collation for April [...]

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    Court dismisses suit against Rivers election

Court dismisses suit against Rivers election

An Abuja high court sitting has dismissed a suit filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from collating the results of the governorship and house of assembly elections held on March 9, in Rivers state.The suit, marked FHC/ ABJ/CS/303/2019, was filed by AAC, Biokpomabo Awara, the party’s governorship candidate in Rivers [...]

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    ‘APC not aligning with any party in Rivers’ — Oshiomhole denies Amaechi’s claim

‘APC not aligning with any party in Rivers’ — Oshiomhole denies Amaechi’s claim

Adams Oshiomhole says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not in alignment with any other party in Rivers state.Speaking when he featured on a Channels TV programme on Friday, the APC national chairman said neither him nor the party's national working committee is aware of any of such alignment.The APC did not field any candidate for the Rivers governorship election [...]

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    Nyesom Wike, metaphor for good over tyranny

Nyesom Wike, metaphor for good over tyranny

BY SEHINDE OMONIYIDeride him as much as you can and want. Hate him as many in the opposition have adopted to. Even some have chosen to see him as a trouble maker who is despised and criticised as brash and without finesse. Regardless however, ardent followers of our democracy must come to terms with the reality that Rivers State Governor, [...]

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    Rivers AAC guber candidate: My running mate lied… Amaechi didn’t force us to sign any letter

Rivers AAC guber candidate: My running mate lied… Amaechi didn’t force us to sign any letter

Biokpomabo Awara, governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state, has expressed disappointment over the defection of his running mate, Akpo Yeeh, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Yeeh defected to the PDP on Monday, alleging that Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, forced him to sign an undated letter that he would step down after inauguration.But speaking at a [...]

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    Amaechi vs Wike: Trivializing the irrelevant

Amaechi vs Wike: Trivializing the irrelevant

BY ADAMU GWAZUWANGIn the aftermath of the 2019 elections, Rivers State will continue to intrigue sociologists and political analysts alike, regarding the rather rapid escalation in the scale of politically-related violence even as there is empirical evidence of the dramatic pace and scope of infrastructural development projects which have significantly enhanced the welfare and empowerment of the majority population, in [...]

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