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Gunmen kidnap 10 in Rivers

It was gathered that the victims were abducted, on Wednesday evening, by the gunmen in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of the state.
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Niger Delta group demands right to own oil licenses

The Pan Niger Delta Forum, (PANDEF) has called on the federal government to approve the granting to Niger Delta indigenes and the Niger Delta state governments, who are interested, the Right of First Refusal (RoFR) in the renewal and award of Oil Licenses.

Rivers guber: Ex-Rep Dawari George joins fight for APC ticket

A former federal lawmaker who represented the Asari-Toru/Akuku-Toru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Dr. Dawari Ibietela George, has joined the governorship race in Rivers State.
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10 Rivers communities to benefit from oil firm scholarship

An operator in the oil and gas sector, Newcross Exploration and Production Ltd, says it will give scholarship to secondary school students in 10 communities in Akuku-Toru and Degema Local Government Areas of Rivers State.
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Senator Makarfi: Nigerians who love democracy are with Governor Wike

Nigerians who love democracy and want it to thrive will always stand with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, former acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, has said.

Governor Wike swears in newly elected council chairmen

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has sworn-in the 23 Local Government Council Chairmen elected during the June 16, 2018 council election conducted by the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC).

PDP wins Rivers local council polls

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won all the 23 chairmanship positions contested on Saturday in the local government area elections conducted by Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RSIEC.

Governor Wike accuses APC of plot to disrupt council polls

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, claimed the state government had intelligence report that a faction of All Progressives Congress, APC, was arming political thugs to disrupt local government elections taking place tomorrow in the state.

Rivers council polls: Governor Wike accuses APC of plotting violence

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the State Government has intelligence that a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has armed political thugs to disrupt the June 16, Local Government elections in the state.

Why President Buhari sacked General Boroh as presidential amnesty boss

There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may have sacked Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (Rtd) as Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme over graft-related issues bothering on the embezzlement of funds meant for the programme.

President Buhari sacks General Boroh as amnesty chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Brig. General Paul Boroh as co-ordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme and announced Professor Charles Dokubo as his successor.

Police arrest six deadly kidnappers

Six men accused of being responsible for the kidnap of the 61-year-old Chief Executive Officer of Menakeb Limited, Chief Nemi Adoki, and killing of Maikano Abdullahi on December 15, 2017 at 129, Victoria Street, Port Harcourt, Rivers State have been arrested.

PANDEF moves to resolve rift between Shell, Rivers community

The Pan-Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) has began moves to resolve the face-off between Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Belema Community in Kula Kingdom of Akuku-Toru local government area of Rivers State.

Full list of ‘cult leaders’ declared wanted by Governor Wike

In his statewide broadcast on Monday evening, Governor Nyesom Wike declared 32 persons who he alleged are cult leaders involved in various criminal activities across 12 local government areas of the State wanted.

Governor Wike places N640 million bounty on 32 wanted ‘cult leaders’ in Rivers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared 32 suspected cult gang leaders spread across the State wanted and is offering N20 million reward for anyone who can provide useful information that will lead to their arrest of any of them.

20 feared killed as gunmen attack Rivers community

No fewer than 20 persons have been reportedly murdered by gunmen who went house-to-house in Omoku, the headquarters of Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni local government area and other adjoining villages in Rivers State, killing and in some instances eliminating an entire family.

Hoodlums attack Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs, damage cars, houses in Abonnema

Some unknown hoodlums on Saturday attacked the convoy of the Regent of Abonnema, High Chief O.B. Lulu-Briggs, during a meeting in Abonnema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Community disowns ex-minister Tonye Graham-Douglas, 5 others over suspension of monarch

Crisis is brewing in Abonnema Community in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State following the purported suspension of the monarch of the community, the Amayanabo of Abonnema, King Disrael Gbobo Bobmanuel, as the Chairman, Council of Chiefs by some chiefs led by former Minister of Aviation, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas.

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PDP: Muhammadu Buhari not preparing for election, interested only in rigging

Barely 60 days to the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday pointed out that President Muhammadu Buhari is not prepared for the election, but only interested in rigging.
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Ex-Army chief Salihu Ibrahim laid to rest in Kaduna

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Rufai Hanga: Atiku Abubakar will give Muhammadu Buhari a good fight in the North

Senator Rufai Hanga, a former national chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), has described the National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, as a disaster, saying he once predicted it.
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Two businessmen bag 8 years imprisonment for trademark theft

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced two businessmen, Nnamdi Okoye and Ikechukwu Ezeogwum to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment for trademark theft.
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