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Rivers residents rejoice as Police arrest 6 members of fake SARS robbery, kidnap gang (photos)

Rivers residents rejoice as Police arrest 6 members of fake SARS robbery, kidnap gang (photos)

Police swoop in, arrest 6-man robbery, kidnapping gang which carries out attacks while disguised as SARS officers (photos)
Niger Delta Activists Forum calls for dialogue in oil producing communities, thanks DSS, others for peaceful resolutions

Niger Delta group calls for dialogue in oil producing communities, thanks DSS, others for peaceful resolutions

The Niger Delta Activists Forum has called for dialogue in the affairs of the Niger Delta region, even as the group lamented over the disregard and disrespect of the Niger Delta people by an oil company operating in the region.

Niger Delta group calls for dialogue in oil producing communities, thanks DSS, others for peaceful resolutions
Rivers LG polls: Police announces restrictions, passes tough message to defaulters as 15,000 security personnel are deployed across state

Rivers LG polls: Police announces restrictions, passes tough message to defaulters as 15,000 security personnel are deployed across state

The commissioner of Police for Rivers state, Zaki Ahmed, has disclosed that 15,000 security personnel will be deployed for the state’s local council polls taking place on Saturday, June 16. He made the disclosure on Thursday.

Rivers LG polls: Police announces restrictions, passes tough message to defaulters as 15,000 security personnel are deployed across state
Tension in Rivers as Wike, APC draw battle line over LG polls

Tension in Rivers as Wike, APC draw battle line over LG polls

Ahead of the controversial local government elections scheduled for Saturday, June 16, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and the state’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have drawn a battle-line.

Tension in Rivers as Wike, APC draw battle line over LG polls
Rivers LG polls: Wike gives assurance that elections will be peaceful

Rivers LG polls: Wike gives assurance that elections will be peaceful

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has revealed that he has received assurances from heads of security agencies in the state that adequate measures are in place to ensure a peaceful local council poll on Saturday.

Rivers LG polls: Wike gives assurance that elections will be peaceful
Rotimi Amaechi is the poorest high profile political office holder in Nigeria - Kingsley Wali insists

Rotimi Amaechi is the poorest high profile political office holder in Nigeria - Kingsley Wali insists

Rotimi Amaechi has been described as the poorest high profile political office holder in Nigeria by one of his close associates, Kingsley Wali. He said Amaechi shared something in common with the late democrat.

Rotimi Amaechi is the poorest high profile political office holder in Nigeria - Kingsley Wali insists
Kachikwu reveals how Buhari is managing the nation’s resources

Kachikwu reveals how Buhari is managing the nation’s resources

The minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has said that President Buhari has been prudent in managing the nation’s resources. He said he, as a minister, does not usually travel on chartered planes.

Kachikwu reveals how Buhari is managing the nation’s resources
Youths protest as man drowns in river while trying to evade Police arrest

Youths protest as man drowns in river while trying to evade Police arrest

A man identified only as Oge, drowned in the Elechi river in Rivers state while trying to evade Police arrest. The victim was fearful of arrest and jumped into the river as Police stormed the area and began to shoot.

Youths protest as man drowns in river while trying to evade Police arrest
Wike watches his people getting killed every day, he has failed - Amaechi lambastes Rivers governor

Wike watches his people getting killed every day, he has failed - Amaechi lambastes Rivers governor

Rotimi Amaechi has chided his successor, Nyesom Wike, for the persistent ‘killings and massacre’ of Rivers people. The minister said any government that watches its people killed every day is an irresponsible government.

Wike watches his people getting killed every day, he has failed - Amaechi lambastes Rivers governor
FG has arranged with Lebanese to frame me on illegal arms purchase ahead of 2019 - Wike alleges

FG has arranged with Lebanese to frame me on illegal arms purchase ahead of 2019 - Wike alleges

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has alleged that the APC-led federal government has contacted a Lebanese who has been directed to claim that he received money from him to procure arms for the 2019 elections.

FG has arranged with Lebanese to frame me on illegal arms purchase ahead of 2019 - Wike alleges
Activists issue 14-day ultimatum to oil company over botched recruitment of Niger Delta residents

Activists issue 14-day ultimatum to oil company over botched recruitment of Niger Delta residents

According to Success Jack, the group had exhausted all avenues and available options to make Agip live up to its corporate social responsibility, but the company was not ready to continue doing business in Nigeria.

Activists issue 14-day ultimatum to oil company over botched recruitment of Niger Delta residents
Alert: EFCC issues important notice to members of the public

Alert: EFCC issues important notice to members of the public

The zonal head of the EFCC Port Harcourt Zone, Nnaghe Itam, has cautioned members of the public to be wary of individuals announcing fictitious contract awards purportedly from the NDDC in order to defraud them.

Alert: EFCC issues important notice to members of the public
Governor Wike’s administration has brought satisfaction on the faces of the people - Ekweremadu

Governor Wike’s administration has brought satisfaction on the faces of the people - Ekweremadu

Senator Ike Ekweremadu has said Governor Wike of Rivers state will succeed in securing a second term in 2019 because the perceived gang up against the governor will fail. He made the statement on Monday, June 4, in Port Harcourt.

Governor Wike’s administration has brought satisfaction on the faces of the people - Ekweremadu
Rivers community in disarray as herdsmen strike, allegedly abduct one woman

Rivers community in disarray as herdsmen strike, allegedly abduct one woman

A farmer identified as Edith Lawrence was abducted by suspected herdsmen in Ihuoba community, Ahoada-East local government area of Rivers state on Thursday, May 31. The hoodlums also inflicted injury on several persons.

Rivers community in disarray as herdsmen strike, allegedly abduct one woman
Just in: Wike's strong ally in Rivers' House of Assembly turns his back on governor, defects to APC with 3000 supporters

Just in: Wike's strong ally in Rivers' House of Assembly turns his back on governor, defects to APC with 3000 supporters

Martins Mannah, a member of the Rivers' House of Assembly, has defected to the All progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The lawmakers left the PDP with not less than 3000 of his supporters.

Just in: Wike's strong ally in Rivers' House of Assembly turns his back on governor, defects to APC with 3000 supporters
Amaechi's wife's aides exonerated from alleged maltreatment of airline official in Port Harcourt

Amaechi's wife's aides exonerated from alleged maltreatment of airline official in Port Harcourt

Lately several unverified stories have been peddled in the media about the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi especially since he was re-appointed as the Director General of President Buhari Campaign Organisation.

Amaechi's wife's aides exonerated from alleged maltreatment of airline official in Port Harcourt
Mrs Amaechi’s aides accused of assaulting airline staff in Port Harcourt

Mrs Amaechi’s aides accused of assaulting airline staff in Port Harcourt

The security aides of Judith Amaechi, wife of the minister of transportation, Chubuike Amaechi, were accused of beating up two airline staff members for not allowing their principal board a flight at the Port Harcourt airport.

Mrs Amaechi’s aides accused of assaulting airline staff in Port Harcourt
South south governors meet in Rivers, support Wike's demand for 13% derivation

South south governors meet in Rivers, support Wike's demand for 13% derivation

Speaking after their meeting, the governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, said demanded a 13 percent derivation from the $1 billion withdrawn from the excess crude account by the federal government for security.

South south governors meet in Rivers, support Wike's demand for 13% derivation
Tension hits Rivers as gunmen launch attack on police vehicle, kill 2 officers

Tension hits Rivers as gunmen launch attack on police vehicle, kill 2 officers

The incident happened early on Wednesday. The gunmen were in a Toyota SUV and opened fire on the patrol vehicle of the policemen. Two died immediately. The third person was seriously injured, but he was rushed to a hospital.

Tension hits Rivers as gunmen launch attack on police vehicle, kill 2 officers
Breaking: Court declares Rivers APC congress null and void

Breaking: Court declares Rivers APC congress null and void

A Rivers state high court holden in Port Harcourt has reportedly declared the ward, local government and the state congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held on the 19th, 20th and 21st of May null and void.

Breaking: Court declares Rivers APC congress null and void
Despite squabble with FG, Governor Wike makes huge demand

Despite squabble with FG, Governor Wike makes huge demand

The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has demanded that the federal government pay his state its 13% derivation fund from the $1 billion recently withdrawn from the ECA. Wike said all oil producing states should receive theirs

Despite squabble with FG, Governor Wike makes huge demand
Murder: Ogoni community residents reportedly flee homes over fear of reprisal attacks

Murder: Ogoni community residents reportedly flee homes over fear of reprisal attacks

Residents of Koroma, a community in Tai local government area, Rivers state, are reportedly fleeing their homes over threats of reprisal attacks by neighboring Bunu community after a Koroma youth allegedly killed a Bunu indigene.

Murder: Ogoni community residents reportedly flee homes over fear of reprisal attacks
You are lucky governors enjoy immunity, FG tells Wike

You are lucky governors enjoy immunity, FG tells Wike

Reacting to the assassination allegation leveled by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state against the All Progressives Congress (APC) -led federal government, the federal government has told the governor to thank his stars.

You are lucky governors enjoy immunity, FG tells Wike
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