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Rivers govt regrets escape of suspected ritualist from detention

Rivers State government has expressed disappointment over the escape of the undergraduate University of Port Harcourt, ritualist and kidnapper from Police detention.

Court orders forfeiture of 58 more Diezani’s houses

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of 58 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Court orders forfeiture of 56 houses linked to Diezani

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of 56 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Lagos pays homage to jollof rice

In Nigeria, jollof rice isn’t just a tasty West African dish — it’s a national obsession.

Man who killed eight-year-old girl escapes from police custody

There was confusion in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Monday when members of the public learnt that Ifeanyi Dike, the man who allegedly raped, killed and removed vital organs of an eight-year-old girl, Victory Chikamso, had escaped from the police custody.

Rivers APC urges sacked commissioners to join party

Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the recently sacked commissioners in the administration of Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join its fold.

Media practitioners want penalty against hate speech

Some media practitioners in Port Harcourt, Rivers, have advocated for penalty against citizens who propagate speech that threatens Nigeria’s unity.

We’re working to bring Obasanjo, Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso back to PDP – Makarfi

The former governor added the position of the party on the zoning formula of the party was supreme and cautioned those already campaigning for the nation’s topmost position come 2019.

Buhari’s return: Supporters stage solidarity rally in Enugu

Members of the Buhari Support Organization (BSO), Enugu State Chapter, on Monday staged a solidarity rally to herald the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria after his medical treatment in London.

Kwara Falcons emerge female basketball league champions

Kwara Falcons produced a five star performance against Rivers Hoopers to be crowned champion of this year’s Kwese Premier basketball league Conference six in Ilorin on Sunday in a game that ended 68-57 points.

How UNIPORT student killed my daughter for ritual – father

A 200-level student of the University of Port Harcourt, Ifeanyi Dike, has been arrested for allegedly abducting and killing an eight-year-old girl, Victory Chikamso, for ritual purposes.

Nigeria wins bid to host 2018 African Wrestling Championship

Nigeria has won the bid to host the 2018 Africa Wrestling Championship.

NDDC chief restates commitment to peace in Niger Delta

The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Nsima Ekere, has reaffirmed the commitment of the interventionist agency to peace in the oil-rich region.

Man kills eight-year-old girl, removes organs

There was panic in Eliozu axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Saturday, when the body of an eight-year-old girl, Victory Chikamso, who was abducted, was recovered with her tongue, breasts, vagina and eyes removed.

Police parades suspected ritualist in Rivers

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command today paraded a 23-year old suspected ritualist, Ifeanyichukwu​ Maxwell Dike, who was arrested by members of a community vigilante group at Eliozu area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

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Kwara records second Lassa fever case

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Four Police officers detained over extortion in Lagos

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We can combat hate speech without trampling on citizens’ rights – Sani

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