Thursday, February 21, 2019

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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Television, Peterside alleged that on the election eve, all the policemen who were supposed to provide security were withdrawn from the state.“The commitment we [...]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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    Thugs in Rivers vandalise venue of APC’s governorship rally

Thugs in Rivers vandalise venue of APC’s governorship rally

The hostility in the political terrain of Rivers state continued on Saturday, as thugs believed to be loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) allegedly vandalized the National School Field Okrika, the proposed venue for the governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Okrika is the hometown of Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s first lady.According to Christian Asifamaka, chairman of APC in Okrika, [...]

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    Cholera kills 20 in Rivers

Cholera kills 20 in Rivers

Sampson Parker, the commissioner for health in Rivers state has said that cholera outbreak in 11 communities in the state has claimed 20 lives.Parker told journalists in Port Harcourt after visiting the affected communities in the Andoni local government area of the state that the outbreak was reported on January 5.“So far, 171 cases have been recorded with 20 deaths [...]

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    Explosion rocks Rivers APC secretariat

Explosion rocks Rivers APC secretariat

The secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abam Ama, Okrika in Okrika local government area of Rivers state, was on Sunday vandalised.Last Tuesday, one person was killed while many sustained injuries when armed youth groups shot at vehicles conveying APC members from two local government areas to the inaugural presidential campaign of Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the [...]

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    Police confirm attack on APC members in Rivers

Police confirm attack on APC members in Rivers

The Rivers state police command has confirmed that unidentified gunmen attacked members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) travelling to Port Harcourt to attend the party’s presidential campaign.Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of APC, flagged off his campaign at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Tuesday.Muhammad Ahmad, the command’s spokesman, told NAN in Port Harcourt that unknown gunmen “opened fire on [...]

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    Amaechi: I never knew I would be governor

Amaechi: I never knew I would be governor

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, declared on Tuesday that he never knew he would be governor.Amaechi, who was speaking at the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign in Port Harcourt, said his enemies tried to get him out of office, but they failed.“I thank God because I never knew I would be governor. Today, I am governor [...]

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    Fire guts PDP secretariat in Rivers

Fire guts PDP secretariat in Rivers

The Rivers state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), situated along Port Harcourt/Aba expressway in Port Harcourt, has been engulfed by fire.The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Friday, was alleged to have been masterminded by unknown persons.Felix Obuah, Rivers state chairman of PDP, who spoke through Jerry Needam, his special adviser on media, blamed the incident [...]

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    ‘Be careful’, Amaechi’s spokesperson warns Abati

‘Be careful’, Amaechi’s spokesperson warns Abati

Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers state governor, has replied a statement from the presidency accusing him of irresponsible and rascally behaviour.Reacting to the statement, Ibim Semenitari, his commissioner for information and communication, noted Amaechi, as an elected official, could not be threatened by the president.“I would want to say that the presidential spokesman should be careful for the kind of threats he issues [...]

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    Amaechi: First Lady fighting me for Rivers money

Amaechi: First Lady fighting me for Rivers money

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, says his prolonged battle with Patience Jonathan, wife of Nigeria’s president, is the result of his refusal to part with money meant for the development of the state. Amaechi accused the first lady of using thugs against him, saying the economy of the state would collapse should Jonathan win the 2015 election. Speaking in Port Harcourt on [...]

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    Police confirm kidnap of Alison-Madueke’s sister

Police confirm kidnap of Alison-Madueke’s sister

The Rivers state command of the Nigeria police force has confirmed the abduction of Osio Agama, the sister of Diezani Alison-Madueke (pictured), Nigeria’s minister of petroleum resources.Armed men abducted her in Port Harcourt, capital of the state, as she made to enter her car on Tuesday night.Confirming the report, Ahmad Muhammad, Rivers state police spokesman, said the motive of the [...]

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