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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.

Community suspends monarch over alleged witchcraft

The traditional heads of Abonemma community in the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State have suspended the Amanyanabo of Abonnema, King Disrael Gbobo Bobmanuel, as the Chairman, Council of Chiefs.

Rivers Assembly orders hospital board to pay ex-staff 10-yrs salary arrears

The Rivers State House of Assembly has ordered the state’s Hospital Management Board to pay over 10 years salaries denied one of its former staff, Mr. Princewill Elekima.

Rivers community urges govt to improve security on waterways

The Kula community, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, Rivers, has called on government and security agencies to improve security the St. Bartholomew and Akuku-Toru waterways and the adjoining creeks.

Operation Crocodile Smile II achieving result in Niger Delta – Nigerian Army

The 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, says the “Exercise Crocodile Smile 2” operational activities within the Division’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) is achieving result after its flag off.

MOSOP suspends three youths over alleged attack on president

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People has suspended three youth leaders who are members of its youth wing, the National Youth Council of Ogoni People.

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