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    IPOB members ‘kill police sergeant’ in Rivers

IPOB members ‘kill police sergeant’ in Rivers

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday allegedly killed a police sergeant at Oyigbo Junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Zaki Ahmed, the state commissioner of police, who confirmed the killing, said the irate youth also injured two other policemen and burnt down their patrol vehicle.The attack came amid reports that members of the group were killed during [...]

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    We have taken note of your threats, Rivers APC replies Wike 

We have taken note of your threats, Rivers APC replies Wike 

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has taken note of the threats of Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.The party said this in reaction to the governor's claim that he would risk his life to stop the APC in 2019.Accusing the federal government of destroying key institutions through their “poor governance model”, Wike charged [...]

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    Wike: Be ready to fight… I’ll risk my life to stop APC in  2019

Wike: Be ready to fight… I’ll risk my life to stop APC in 2019

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says he is ready to risk his life to prevent the All Progressives Congress (APC) from winning the governorship election in 2019.Speaking at a thanksgiving service in honour of George Sekibo, the sacked senator who represented Rivers east in the national assembly, Wike charged his supporters to be ready to fight.He also accused the federal [...]

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    Appeal court upholds removal of Sekibo as Rivers senator

Appeal court upholds removal of Sekibo as Rivers senator

The appeal court in Abuja has upheld the judgment of the River state election petition tribunal sacking George Sekibo as a senator representing the eastern district of the state.On June 29, the tribunal declared Andrew Uchendu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the senatorial election.It directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate [...]

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    After ejecting all commissioners, Wike sacks special advisers

After ejecting all commissioners, Wike sacks special advisers

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has sacked his special advisers.This was contained in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, special assistant to the governor on electronic media.Nwakaudu, however, did not give a reason for the action. Though he said Bishop Winston, special adviser on religious affairs to the governor, retained his post.Last month, Wike sacked all his commissioners. No reason [...]

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    Pirates kidnap Moroccan crew in Rivers

Pirates kidnap Moroccan crew in Rivers

Suspected pirates have kidnapped five crew members, including three Moroccans, from a general cargo vessel identified as the Panama-flagged Oya 1 around 15 nautical miles south west of Bonny Island, Rivers state.The kidnapping, according to World Maritime News, quoting Moroccan media, occurred on 31 July.The attack was confirmed by IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC).“The incident was reported to the [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi is angry because I’m called ‘Mr Project’

Wike: Amaechi is angry because I’m called ‘Mr Project’

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor, is upset that he is called "Mr. Project".Speaking on Monday during an interview on Rhythm FM, a Port Harcourt-based radio station, Wike criticised the minister of transportation over his recent comments on his administration.Amaechi had reportedly taken a swipe at the 'Mr. Project' tag given to his successor.Reacting, Wike described Amaechi's [...]

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    Women free to contest any position in Rivers, says Wike

Women free to contest any position in Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has told women in the state that they are free to contest for any elective position of their choice.The governor made this known on Friday while speaking on the sidelines of the special women day celebration in Port Harcourt.Represented by Austin Tam-George, the state commissioner for information and communication, Wike said the event was [...]

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    ‎EXTRA: Sekibo, Rivers senator, blows whistle in plenary

‎EXTRA: Sekibo, Rivers senator, blows whistle in plenary

George Sekibo, senator representing Rivers east, blew a whistle during the senate's sitting on Thursday.Sekibo speaking on the floor of the senate, insisted that the N13 billion found at the Osborne Towers in Lagos state by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) belongs to Rivers.The senator explained that the initial claim made by the Rivers state government claiming the [...]

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    $43m found in Ikoyi house belongs to Rivers, says Wike

$43m found in Ikoyi house belongs to Rivers, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says the monies the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found in an apartment on Osborne Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, belong to the state.Operatives of the anti-graft agency had raided the apartment on Wednesday, discovering $43m, £27,000, and N23m stashed in fireproof safes.A controversy had spiralled over the owner of the cash. But the National Intelligence [...]

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    The narrative that Rivers is unsafe is an ugly slander, says commissioner

The narrative that Rivers is unsafe is an ugly slander, says commissioner

Austin Tam-George, Rivers state commissioner for information and communication, says the state is safe for foreign and local investors to do business.Speaking at a press conference in Lagis, Tam-George invited investors to take advantage of the "rapid developmental strides" of the administration of Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.He appealed to investors to pump money into all sectors of the [...]

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    Wike says INEC planning to rig 2019 elections, claims to have ‘authentic intelligence’

Wike says INEC planning to rig 2019 elections, claims to have ‘authentic intelligence’

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, says that the Independent National Electoral Commission was in collusion with the All Progressives Congress to rig the 2019 general election.Wike on Saturday alleged that INEC intends to post electoral officers from APC states to Rivers during the election.The governor made the allegation during a visit to Etche local government area of the state.He claimed [...]

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    Rivers rerun: Police ‘recover’ N111m from 23 INEC officials (updated)

Rivers rerun: Police ‘recover’ N111m from 23 INEC officials (updated)

The police on Tuesday disclosed that they recovered N111m from some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) involved in the legislative rerun-election in Rivers state.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), had set up a panel to investigate allegations of fraud and bribery in the December 10 election.But Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, went to court to challenge the [...]

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    Niger Delta villages to appeal Shell’s victory, say ‘no hope of justice in Nigeria’

Niger Delta villages to appeal Shell’s victory, say ‘no hope of justice in Nigeria’

Ogale and Bille communities in Rivers state have vowed to appeal the decision of a United Kingdom high court to halt the claims of pollution made against Royal Dutch Shell.The communities say they cannot get justice in Nigerian courts, saying they have more faith in the British legal system.The UK high court had on Thursday ruled that Shell cannot be sued in the [...]

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    Rivers petitions senate over Shell’s ‘planned relocation’ to Lagos

Rivers petitions senate over Shell’s ‘planned relocation’ to Lagos

‎The Rivers state government has petitioned the senate over the "planned relocation" of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) headquarters to Lagos state.The attorney-general of Rivers state brought a petition through George Sekibo, a senator from the state, to the upper legislative chamber, on the matter on Wednesday.Sekibo said the petitioner is praying the senate to investigate why the [...]

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    6 policemen fired for ‘using their firearms for Wike’ during poll

6 policemen fired for ‘using their firearms for Wike’ during poll

Six police officers attached to Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, have been dismissed for "misusing their firearms" during the Rivers legislative rerun election of December 10, 2016.The decision to dismiss and prosecute these officers was sequel to a report from a panel set up by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, on the incidents recorded during the legislative re-run election.Addressing a [...]

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