Tag: Rivers

APC exposes assassination plot by PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has pounded the gong over an alleged plan by the Peoples Democratic Party to murder its candidate for the Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the…

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PDP convention will hold despite court order – Wike

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has insisted that the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party will hold as planned in Port Harcourt despite the recent ruling of a…

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Amaechi, Wike, others meet over Rivers re-run elections

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi were today in attendance at a meeting to chart a course for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming elections…

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Opinion: In Rivers state, the misery is now complete

by Chris Finebone When a governor decides to use expected dividend earnings of his State as collateral security for borrowing as in the case of the N9b Zenith Bank loan secured…

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‘I still remain PDP chairman’ | Ali Modu Sheriff disagrees with Court ruling

Factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has maintained that even though a Federal High Court in Port-Harcourt on Monday ruled against his leadership of the party, he still…

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This is when Kogi, Kano, Imo, Rivers states will hold rerun election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Monday, announced that the rerun elections for Kogi, Rivers, Imo and Kano states would hold on July 23rd and 30th 2016. According to a…

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This video shows police officers brutalising a man and his sympathiser (WATCH)

The police, they say is your friend. But for this man in Rivers state and his sympathiser, the police was far from friendly to them. A video posted by @Instablog9ja…

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Dele Agekameh: The Niger Delta stand-off

by Dele Agekameh As is well known, even the greatest wars ever fought on earth ended at a conference table. Sometimes, it comes after avoidable deaths and destruction of human…

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Gunmen in military uniform waylay, murder APC chieftain

Former Councillor of Ward 1, in the Abua/Odua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Allain John-Morrison was beheaded by gunmen clad in military uniforms on Tuesday. The APC chieftain was murdered…

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Opinion: Why propaganda against Amaechi will ultimately fail

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Jordan B Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist must have had Chief Nyesom Wike the Rivers State Governor in mind when…

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Opinion: How to get away with murder

By Nana Aisha Salaudeen Nigeria has an illegitimate culture of dispensing ‘justice’ on ‘blundering’ individuals - jungle/mob justice. There are no people as united as a mob. The mob does not know…

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5 things to know about the Niger Delta Clean-up

For over two decades, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and the people of Ogoni kingdom continuously agitated for the clean up of their land polluted…

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BREAKING: VP Osinbajo to flag off Niger Delta Clean-up, not Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari was scheduled to attend the flag off of the Clean-Up exercise of Ogoni land on Thursday, June 2, however, that plan has been adjusted. For unspecified reasons,…

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INEC

INEC banks on ‘hope’ for suspended elections

Nigeria's electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday, said that it will hopefully conclude elections suspended in Rivers, Imo, Kogi and Kano states before July 31, 2016.…

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Why Wike did not celebrate Democracy Day

While the whole country celebrated Democracy Day yesterday, Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike refused to and he has revealed why. The governor, speaking at a thanksgiving mass to mark…

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I have no personal reason to support Sheriff- Wike

The Governor of River state and Chairman of the 2016 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention Planning Committee, Nyesom Wike has in the face of the controversy surrounding the ousting of…

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Ali Modu furious with PDP as he’s fired as party chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party has sacked its national chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, even as the scheduled national convention billed to hold today was cancelled. In place of Ali Modu Sheriff,…

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PDP convention in Port Harcourt to be called off?

Despite confident declarations from Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention would hold, new reports filtering out suggest that the convention might be…

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PDP not shocked that APC chieftain’s son was arrested for murder, kidnapping

The Nigerian Army has reportedly arrested the son of Deputy Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers, Peter Odike on charges of murder and kidnapping. The Rivers State…

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Governor Wike to borrow N10 billion to pay salaries

The Rivers State House of Assembly has given the state Governor, Nyeso  Wike, the go-ahead to take a N10 billion loan from the Federal Government. The members of the House agreed…

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APC says Wike is collecting 10bn loan ‘to watch UCL final in Milan’

The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress has lamented that Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike was given approval by the House of Assembly to secure a loan of…

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President Buhari and Governor Wike in private talks- did they discuss Amaechi?

Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers and bitter rival of the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi had a short private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, May 16…

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Gesila Khan, alleged rigger of Wike’s election, taken to ‘unknown destination’ by EFCC

Gesila Khan, the former resident electoral commissioner for Rivers State, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, reports say. She served as Resident Electoral Commissioner for Rivers…

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Wike suspends Works Commissioner… days after discarding Amaechi’s monorail project

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has suspended his Commissioner for Works, Kevin Wachukwu. The Works Commissioner was suspended with immediate effect on Friday, April 1. Wike's Special Assistant on Electronic…

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Opinion: How the Supreme Court endorsed violence as a legitimate tool in our elections

But then, what are the consequences of upholding the result of an election which the entire world saw was characterised by unprecedented violence, murders, beheadings, decapitation and incineration of human…

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Opinion: Samuel Okonta, Nigerian politics and the fate of NYSC members

Death is a painful experience, it is even more painful if the death of a loved one is an avoidable one. Your heart aches at thought of only having pictures…

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Why we can’t stop sending corp members for election duty – NYSC boss

In spite of the death of a corp members in the Rivers rerun election, the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) is not ready to sever ties with the Independent National…

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Opinion: From NYSC to RIP, the tragedy of dead corp members

“In this game of politics, we must understand that match officials, and spectators are not the opponents. We must not direct our anger towards the wrong people.” – Solomon Dalung…

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‘Self-serving political opportunist’ | APC rips apart Nyesom Wike in new statement (READ)

The war of words between the Rivers state All Progressives Congress and the state governor, Nyesom Wike, is yet to end as the party has condemned the governor's decision to…

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‘We’re waiting for Buhari to declare state of emergency in Ekiti’ – Fayose

Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has dared President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Ekiti and Rivers state. Fayose uttered the boastful remarks on Monday, after…

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