Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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    Ganduje: Free and fair election not normal in south-south

Ganduje: Free and fair election not normal in south-south

Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state and chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rivers rerun election campaign, says free and fair elections are not normal in the south-south region of the country.Speaking with state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja, on Friday, the governor said measures were being put in place to ensure that [...]

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    Amaechi: Justices Okoro, Ngwuta are part of plot to destroy me by all means

Amaechi: Justices Okoro, Ngwuta are part of plot to destroy me by all means

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has denied allegations of lobbying supreme court justices to alter the outcome of appeals made on the Rivers and Ekiti states governorship elections.Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a judge of the supreme court, had said the raid by the Department of State Services (DSS) on his home was due to his refusal to influence appeals in favour of [...]

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    Justice Ngwuta: Amaechi wanted to influence Ekiti, Rivers appeals

Justice Ngwuta: Amaechi wanted to influence Ekiti, Rivers appeals

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a judge of the supreme court, says the raid by the Department of State Services (DSS) on his home was because he did not influence appeals from the Ekiti and Rivers elections in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a letter dated October 18 and addressed to Mahmoud Mohammed, the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ngwuta [...]

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    PDP: DSS officials are rogues… They wanted to shoot Wike

PDP: DSS officials are rogues… They wanted to shoot Wike

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) attempted to shoot Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, when they raided the residence of a federal high court judge on Saturday morning.DSS operatives raided the homes of Adeniyi Ademola, the judge handling the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), [...]

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    We are ready for you, Rivers APC tells Wike

We are ready for you, Rivers APC tells Wike

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says "it is ready" for Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, asking him to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free and fair legislative rerun election in the state.In a statement on Thursday, Chris Finebone, the party's spokesman in Rivers, said Wike's allegation was only a smoke screen [...]

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    Troops ‘kill’ 5 Niger Delta militants

Troops ‘kill’ 5 Niger Delta militants

The Nigerian army says troops of the 133 special forces have killed five militants and arrested 23 others in an operation in the Niger Delta.According to a statement by Sani Usman, acting director, army public relations, this happened when the troops carried out precursor operation to exercise 'Crocodile Smile' in Rivers."The operation, which was conducted on August 26, 2016, was carried out [...]

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    Wike accuses journalists of consipratorial silence on Rivers affairs

Wike accuses journalists of consipratorial silence on Rivers affairs

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, on Thursday accused the media of "conspiracy of silence" over the incomplete representation of the state in the national assembly.While declaring open the 12th All Nigeria Editors Conference organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors in Port Harcourt, Wike urged the editors to be fair in their reportage and stand with the Rivers people [...]

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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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