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    Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the deployment of army personnel for elections in Rivers state is illegal.The Nigerian army had been indicted by a fact-finding committee set up by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the suspended electoral process in the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Falana argued that the Nigerian armed forces could only [...]

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    Group asks FG to probe killings during Rivers elections

Group asks FG to probe killings during Rivers elections

Some stakeholders in Rivers state have called on the federal government to investigate every single death recorded during the elections in the state.Both the presidential and governorship elections were marred with violence, leading to loss of lives.In a statement, the stakeholders asked the federal government to speedily set up a judicial commission of inquiry to secure a thorough, professional and [...]

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    INEC: We don’t know if military rigged elections

INEC: We don’t know if military rigged elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the military intervened in the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state but it could not say if the involvement was to rig.INEC had suspended the process because of widespread violence.While fielding questions on Channels TV on Monday, Festus Okoye, INEC’s director of information and voter education, said the commission went on [...]

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    AAC: INEC working with Wike to cook up Rivers result

AAC: INEC working with Wike to cook up Rivers result

The African Action Congress (AAC) says it is suspecting a connivance between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, in manipulating results from the governorship election in Rivers state.The election was suspended due to violence and invasion of the state collation center by soldiers.But on Saturday announced that it was set to complete the [...]

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    INEC set to complete Rivers poll, blames soldiers for delay

INEC set to complete Rivers poll, blames soldiers for delay

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has in its custody, results from 17 out of the 23 local government areas (LGA) where the governorship election held in Rivers state.This was disclosed in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, INEC’s director of information and voter education committee.Okoye said the commission would issue detailed timelines and activities for the completion [...]

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    ‘I spoke in anger’ —  Amaechi’s ally regrets tackling Buhari

‘I spoke in anger’ — Amaechi’s ally regrets tackling Buhari

Chidi Lloyd, an ally of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has apologised for insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.Lloyd had accused Buhari of turning against members of the All Progressives Congress  (APC) in Rivers state.Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, had tackled Lloyd, warning those supporting Amaechi against blaming their woes on the president.But in his response to Abe, Lloyd said the senator colluded [...]

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    Magnus Abe mocks Amaechi’s ally: Is Buhari also working with Wike?

Magnus Abe mocks Amaechi’s ally: Is Buhari also working with Wike?

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east senatorial district, has asked supporters of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for their woes.Abe was reacting to comments made by Chidi Loyd, an ally of Amaechi, who had accused the president of abandoning members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state “when they needed him the most.”The [...]

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    EU Observers: Soldiers stopped us from monitoring Rivers elections

EU Observers: Soldiers stopped us from monitoring Rivers elections

The European Union Observation Mission to Nigeria (EOM) says Nigerian soldiers barred them from monitoring elections in Rivers state.The observers made the allegation in their preliminary report released in Abuja on Monday.While addressing journalists, Maria Arena, the chief observer, said they came to Nigeria on the invitation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the elections and make recommendations.She [...]

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    Army: We are investigating invasion of Rivers commissioner’s residence

Army: We are investigating invasion of Rivers commissioner’s residence

The Nigerian army says it is investigating the invasion of the residence of Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja, Rivers state commissioner of education.In a trending video, about five persons identified as family members of Gogo-Jaja were seen fleeing into a direction as armed soldiers barged into their GRA phase 3 home in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Wednesday.In a statement on Friday, [...]

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    Tension as soldiers break into nightclubs in Port Harcourt

Tension as soldiers break into nightclubs in Port Harcourt

There was tension in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Tuesday, following the raid of some nightclubs by soldiers.Among the clubs raided were Casablanca, Orange Room and Play House in the GRA part of the Garden city.The armed men where said to have carted away drinks and arrested some of the people went to unwind.The reason for the action is not clear [...]

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    Amaechi endorses guber candidate of Sowore’s party in Rivers

Amaechi endorses guber candidate of Sowore’s party in Rivers

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has declared his support for Awara Biokpomabo, governorship candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers state.Omoyele Sowore, publisher of SaharaReporters, contested the presidential election under the platform of the AAC.Amaechi, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this known while addressing APC members and supporters in Eleme local government area of [...]

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    Rivers APC: We stopped PDP from allocating imaginary votes

Rivers APC: We stopped PDP from allocating imaginary votes

Tonye Cole, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, says his party stopped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from manipulating the outcome of Saturday's elections.Addressing the media on Wednesday, Cole said unlike 2015 when the PDP allocated imaginary votes, the APC did all within its powers to check that.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled higher than [...]

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    Violence forces INEC to postpone elections in Rivers  LGAs

Violence forces INEC to postpone elections in Rivers LGAs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled elections in Bonny and Akuku Toru local government areas (LGAs) of Rivers state following outbreak of violence.Festus Okoye, INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education, announced this at a press briefing in Abuja on Saturday.Okoye said elections in the area would hold on a date yet to be chosen by the [...]

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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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