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Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi

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.

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.

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Members of 78 Regular Recruits Intake (RRI) during their Passing Out Parade at the Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria, Kaduna State on October 18, 2019

General Olonisakin tasks army on selfless service, professionalism

Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff, on Saturday tasked Nigerian Army to uphold the virtues of selfless service and professionalism to meet contemporary security challenges.
Serie A leading scorer Ciro Immobile’s late brace of penalties helped Lazio wipe out a three-goal deficit in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Atalanta on Saturday.

Ciro Immobile snatches Lazio draw as dramatic comeback denies Atalanta

Serie A leading scorer Ciro Immobile’s late brace of penalties helped Lazio wipe out a three-goal deficit in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Atalanta on Saturday.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

BMO: NDDC forensic audit, another anti-corruption masterstroke

President Muhammadu Buhari’s order for a forensic audit of the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission from 2001 till date is another clear reflection of his total commitment to the fight against corruption, according to the Buhari Media Organisation.
Former IMF chief Christine Lagarde said President Donald Trump’s trade offensive against China could slash global economic growth and she critiqued his Twitter habits in an interview with US television program 60 Minutes.

Former IMF chief takes swipe at Donald Trump’s Twitter habits

Former IMF chief Christine Lagarde said President Donald Trump’s trade offensive against China could slash global economic growth and she critiqued his Twitter habits in an interview with US television program 60 Minutes.
National Assembly

National Assembly pledges better funding for Nigerian Army

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Sen. Ali Ndume and the House of Representatives counterpart, Mr Abdulrazak Namdas, have promised to ensure adequate funding for the Nigerian Army in the 2020 budget.