Friday, February 22, 2019

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    Rivers APC asks INEC to postpone elections

Rivers APC asks INEC to postpone elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone elections in the state.INEC had disqualified the APC from contesting the election over the crisis which affected its primaries.There are two factions of the party in the state. One led by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation while Magnus Abe, a serving senator, [...]

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    Magnus Abe: A’court didn’t order INEC to accept APC candidates in Rivers

Magnus Abe: A’court didn’t order INEC to accept APC candidates in Rivers

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, says it is untrue that the court of appeal has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to list candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting the elections.He said this while reacting to an order of stay of execution granted by the court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt barring candidates of the APC [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

Suspected thugs on Wednesday reportedly beat up Sylvester Adaka, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other lawyers at the court of appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Adaka and the other lawyers had stormed the court to disrupt proceedings when the suspected thugs swooped on them.They had arrived to enforce the order of the NBA, calling on lawyers to boycott [...]

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    Wike’s aide kidnapped by ‘gunmen in military uniform’

Wike’s aide kidnapped by ‘gunmen in military uniform’

The police command in Rivers has confirmed the kidnap of Anugbom Anuoha, the special adviser on lands and survey to Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.Anuoha was said to have been abducted by unknown gunmen in military uniform.Nnamdi Omoni, police spokesman in the state, made the confirmation in a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday.He said the incident took place [...]

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    Court nullifies Tonye Cole, Magnus Abe’s candidacy in Rivers

Court nullifies Tonye Cole, Magnus Abe’s candidacy in Rivers

A federal high court in Port Harcourt has given a judgement restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from presenting Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe as governorship candidates in the general elections.The judgement was delivered on Monday.Cole is the preferred candidate of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transport, while Abe is the senator representing Rivers south-east.The court also nullified all direct [...]

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    Odili abusing judiciary with suit against Odinkalu, say CSOs

Odili abusing judiciary with suit against Odinkalu, say CSOs

A group of civil societies have accused Peter Odili, former governor of Rivers, of desecrating the judiciary with the suit against Chidi Odinkalu.Citing the libel suit instituted by Odili against Odinkalu, a human rights lawyer, over a book he co-authored with Ayisha Osori, the group alleged that the former governor is using the judiciary to subvert justice.In a statement co-signed by [...]

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    Inside Ogoni village where oil spill wipes off ’10 persons every week’

Inside Ogoni village where oil spill wipes off ’10 persons every week’

Eight months after she lost her daughter to oil spill, Annkio Kie (not real name) is still struggling to fight off pain and sorrow. Mary was sick for three years, after what started as mere rashes turned out to be a severe skin disease.“We couldn’t send her to the hospital because there was no money,” Kie says, staring at the [...]

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    Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says that going by recent happenings in the country, he is not sure elections will hold in 2019. Wike said this while hosting a group of lawyers under the aegis of class 84 of the Nigerian law school at the government house, Port-Harcourt, the state capital.He alleged intimidation of the judiciary, saying the situation must [...]

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    Wike: It’s time for PDP to sack this ineffective government

Wike: It’s time for PDP to sack this ineffective government

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    Rivers APC produces two governorship candidates

Rivers APC produces two governorship candidates

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state produced two governorship candidates in parallel primary elections conducted on Sunday.A faction of the party loyal to Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, adopted direct primary election while the faction loyal to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, went for indirect primaries.There were four aspirants in all seeking to pick the party's governorship [...]

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    Amaechi: Abe conspiring with Wike to tarnish my image

Amaechi: Abe conspiring with Wike to tarnish my image

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has alleged that Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Magnus Abe, lawmaker representing Rivers south-east at the senate, are conspiring to disparage and defame him.In a statement on Friday, Amaechi, who governed Rivers between 2007 and 2015, alleged that the duo are plotting to use his former cabinet members to tell fake, concocted [...]

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    Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he is not interested in becoming the vice-president of the country.Wike said this during an interview with The Osasu Show at government house, Port Harcourt on Thursday.There have been reports that Wike is plotting to emerge running mate to whoever emerges presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).But he debunked the reports, [...]

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    Tonye Cole vows to restore peace in Rivers if elected governor

Tonye Cole vows to restore peace in Rivers if elected governor

Tonye Cole, an All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Rivers, says restoring peace and unity to the state would be his administration’s top priority if he wins the election.Cole, one of the four aspirants on the APC platform, made the statement in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Port Harcourt.He said the state has been struggling with the [...]

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    Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the head of a security agency is campaigning for a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governor said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the government house in Port Harcourt.He, however, did not reveal the name of the security chief nor the presidential aspirant in question.He said the security chief [...]

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    Magnus Abe: I want to be Rivers governor, nobody can deny me my right

Magnus Abe: I want to be Rivers governor, nobody can deny me my right

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    Amaechi to Abe: I’m not your leader, a hypocrite can’t be my follower

Amaechi to Abe: I’m not your leader, a hypocrite can’t be my follower

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he is not a leader to Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east.There has been a face-off between the two politicians in recent months, but last week, at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abe described Amaechi as his leader.Reacting in a statement issued on Sunday, Amaechi said Abe is a devious character and [...]

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