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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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    Mbu not a lion – just a ‘woman’s attack dog’

Mbu not a lion – just a ‘woman’s attack dog’

Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday referred to Mbu Joseph Mbu, former commissioner of police in the state, as a disgrace to the police and a “puppet of a woman”.On Monday, Mbu had directed a veil criticism at the governor, describing himself as a lion whom the governor could not forget in a hurry.“Mbu is a puppet who completely [...]

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    Amaechi can never forget me, Mbu boasts

Amaechi can never forget me, Mbu boasts

Former Rivers state commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu, on Monday directed a veiled criticism at governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi, with whom he had a long-running battle until his transfer to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).Mbu, who has just been appointed as AIG zone 7, charged Wilson Inalegu, his successor at the FCT, to place sentiment aside in order to handle his [...]

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    10 die in Bonny Island boat mishap

10 die in Bonny Island boat mishap

Ten people died at about 7:45am on Friday in Rivers state when a boat capsized while conveying about 35 passengers from Bonny Island to Port Harcourt.Onimode Bandele, coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the tragic incident.“We can confirm that 10 persons died early today when a Port Harcourt-bound passenger boat sank,” he told AFP.“Rescue efforts are ongoing and the [...]

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Two men get N500,000 bail for N4,800 crime

An Oshodi Magistrates' Court in Lagos State on Friday slammed a N500,000 bail each on two employees alleged to have stolen 30 litres of diesel valued at N4,800.The magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola, granted the accused, Oluwole Akingun, 37, and Kolawole Salami, 27, bail after they had pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and stealing.Fashola ordered that each of the accused persons should produce [...]

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    Ex-goalies support Ejide despite shocking Scotland display

Ex-goalies support Ejide despite shocking Scotland display

Former Super Eagles goalkeepers, Alloy Agu and David Ngodigha have backed under-fire goalie, Austin Ejide, despite his shambolic display against Scotland, which brought to light the match-fixing allegation that dominated the pre-match proceedings.The National Crime Agency, United Kingdom’s equivalent of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), were reported to be investigating the potential case involving the Asian betting market.Nigeria [...]

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    Ngodigha sure Agbim will come good

Ngodigha sure Agbim will come good

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, David Ngodigha, has backed Chigozie Agbim’s inclusion in the 30-man provisional list for 2014 World Cup preparation.Since his lacklustre performance at the African Nations Championship in South Africa, Agbim has been a byword for incompetence among football lovers.But speaking to TheCable, Ngodigha, the technical adviser of Nigeria National League side, Go Round of Omuko, Rivers State, backed [...]

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    Bodo vs Shell continues, but out-of-court settlement likely

Bodo vs Shell continues, but out-of-court settlement likely

Preliminary hearing continued on Wednesday in the case brought by 15,000 fishermen and residents of Bodo Community in Rivers State against Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited, over two oil spills from its pipelines in 2008 and 2009.Sitting before Mr. Justice Akenhead at the Technological and Construction Court, lawyers cross-examined renowned Nigerian law experts, Justice Adesola Oguntade and Justice Olayinka Ayoola, [...]

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