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    Amaechi, Wike ‘make peace’… just for legislative rerun election

Amaechi, Wike ‘make peace’… just for legislative rerun election

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, and Chibuike Amaechi, minister of transport, have agreed to sheathe their swords and to let peace reign in their state.The truce was brokered by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, and Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).Donald Awunah, police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.“In a concerted effort to guarantee [...]

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    Wike: Buhari has closed an ‘ugly chapter’ in Rivers’ history

Wike: Buhari has closed an ‘ugly chapter’ in Rivers’ history

Nyesom Wike, govrenor of Rivers state, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for "closing an ugly chapter in our histrory".Speaking at the presidential launch of the Ogoni clean-up on Thursday, Wike said Buhari has shown commitment to the cause of the people of Niger Delta region.He said for several decades, the region had been subjected to the "worst form of environmental [...]

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    Peterside: Wike’s gunmen tried to kill me

Peterside: Wike’s gunmen tried to kill me

Dakuku Peterside, director-general of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 Rivers state governorship election, survived an attempt on his life by unknown gunmen on Sunday.According to Sylvester Asoya, his media aide, two jeeps belonging to Emeka Woke, Nyesom Wike’s chief of staff, carrying two unknown gunmen [...]

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    Amaechi: Jonathan hated Rivers people so much

Amaechi: Jonathan hated Rivers people so much

Chibuike Amaechi, minister of transport, says Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria's former president, hated the people of Rivers state so much that he was unwilling to clean up Ogoniland.He also took a shot at Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state‎, saying he is so desperate he can sell his mother."Jonathan hated Rivers people so much that ordinary $1bn to clean up Ogoni land, [...]

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    Appeal court sacks all Rivers PDP senators

Appeal court sacks all Rivers PDP senators

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has annulled the election all Rivers state senators who contested the March 28 national assembly election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The senators are George Sekibo, who represents Rivers east; Olaka Wogu, Rivers southeast; and Osinakachukwu Ideozu, Rivers west.The Rivers state national assembly tribunal had upheld the election of the [...]

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    APC trying to corrupt judicial process, says Rivers PDP

APC trying to corrupt judicial process, says Rivers PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the statement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it was obstructing justice at the Rivers state governorship tribunal as "a failed cheap blackmail and an infantile attempt to cover its illegality of using state security agencies to attempt to subvert the victory of the PDP in the governorship election in the state".The [...]

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    APC: INEC colluding with PDP to obstruct justice in Rivers

APC: INEC colluding with PDP to obstruct justice in Rivers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Rivers state arm of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as a damnable duo, colluding to obstruct justice.Speaking through Lai Mohammed, its national publicity secretary, APC described the petition by 16 PDP federal lawmakers from Rivers to President Muhammadu Buhari as "provocative and deceitful"."The damnable duo of Rivers [...]

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    APC: Our petition behind DSS ‘interference’ with election tribunal

APC: Our petition behind DSS ‘interference’ with election tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the allegation that it is using security agencies to harass the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The ruling party said the PDP which "used such method during its 16 years in power now believes the APC will do the same".APC accused PDP of plotting to sabotage the Rivers state election tribunal, insisting that the opposition party [...]

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    Buhari: We won’t forgive Rivers election killers

Buhari: We won’t forgive Rivers election killers

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to forgive or forget the perpetrators of violence before, during and after the 2015 elections, particularly in Rivers state.Buhari said those wh‎o carried out the attacks on citizens in Rivers state would be confronted with "fact and figures", implying that they would be probed ."To those who participated in  violence during the last election [...]

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    Peterside: Never has an election in Rivers been this fraudulent

Peterside: Never has an election in Rivers been this fraudulent

Dakuku Peterside, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Rivers state governorship election, has accused the police of working with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the poll.Speaking on Monday during an interview on Channels Television, Peterside alleged that on the election eve, all the policemen who were supposed to provide security were withdrawn from the state.“The commitment we [...]

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    INEC extends Rivers state election to Sunday

INEC extends Rivers state election to Sunday

Gesila Khan, the resident electoral commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers state, has announced that the governorship and house of assembly election in the state will continue on Sunday in places where it could not hold on Saturday either due to snatching of election materials or where materials did not arrive at all.Saturday's election was marred by violence, shooting [...]

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    THE FILE: At least 25 killed on Election Day 1

THE FILE: At least 25 killed on Election Day 1

The general presidential and national assembly election that began on Saturday may have cost the death of at least 25 people in a series of violent attacks, bombings and accidents across the country.Top on the list is Boko Haram multiple attacks in Gombe and Yobe states. The attacks started on Friday in Buratai village, Borno state.Kashim Shettima, governor Borno, confirmed that [...]

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    Confusion in Rivers over state of election

Confusion in Rivers over state of election

There is so much confusion in the air in Rivers state, where Saturday's parliamentary and presidential election was marred with technical hitches.Election did not hold in several parts of Opobo Nkoro, Ikwerre, Okrika Asari-Toru and Ghokana local government areas and a few others.While the All Progressives Congress (APC) boycotted the election in several parts of the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is [...]

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    Dokubo-Asari, Amaechi… heavyweights who would decide voting pattern in Rivers

Dokubo-Asari, Amaechi… heavyweights who would decide voting pattern in Rivers

By Monday morning at the latest, the next president of the most populous black nation on earth would have been decided. Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured Nigerians that their anxious wait would be over "within 48 hours". Even though none of the major contenders of perhaps the most keenly contested election in the history of the country [...]

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    11 Patience Jonathan supporters die in auto crash

11 Patience Jonathan supporters die in auto crash

Eleven female supporters of Patience Jonathan died in an auto crash while returning from a solidarity visit to the first lady, in Okrika, Rivers state, on Saturday night.The women were returning to their base in Bayelsa state when the unfortunate incident happened at the Ahoada axis of East-West road in Rivers.Vincent Jack, sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Rivers, [...]

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    Thugs bomb three courts in Rivers state

Thugs bomb three courts in Rivers state

The violence rocking Rivers state continued on Monday, as some arsonists coordinated bomb attacks on three different courts across the state.The incidents, which affected happened simultaneously in Port Harcourt, Degema  and Isiokpo, occured in the early hours of the day.Confirming the incident, Ahmad Muhammad, the spokesman for the Rivers state police command, condemned the act and said the police would [...]

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