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Rivers vigilance group nabs member of robbery gang

Members of a vigilance group at Okporo Community, Rumuodara in Obio/Akpor local Government area of Rivers have apprehended one Ndubuisi Igwe, aka, SS Chief, alleged to be member of three-man robbery gang.
The House of Representatives on Monday said it will take disciplinary measures against one of its members, Kingsley Chinda, who called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

House of Reps threatens to discipline Kingsley Chinda over call to impeach President Buhari

The House of Representatives on Monday said it will take disciplinary measures against one of its members, Kingsley Chinda, who called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to handover former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh, to him.

Police confirm two dead in Rivers Xmas package sharing stampede

Police in Rivers state have confirmed two persons dead and several others injured as the distribution of Christmas packages by a nongovernmental organisation, INKSNATION, degenerated into a stampede.
An attempt by the family of the budding songwriter, Daniel Chibuike Ikeagwuchi, who was shot dead by a policeman in Port Harcourt to seek justice at the Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry was thrown out at today’s sitting.

Father of slain musician reacts to N50 million judgment award

Mr. Dominic Ikeagwuchi, the father of slain Port Harcourt singer, Chibuike Ikeagwuchi, has reacted to the N50 million judgment award against the police for killing his son by Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday.
An attempt by the family of the budding songwriter, Daniel Chibuike Ikeagwuchi, who was shot dead by a policeman in Port Harcourt to seek justice at the Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry was thrown out at today’s sitting.

#EndSARS: Judicial panel throws out slain musician’s petition

An attempt by the family of the budding songwriter, Daniel Chibuike Ikeagwuchi, who was shot dead by a policeman in Port Harcourt to seek justice at the Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry was thrown out at today’s sitting.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police launch manhunt as gunmen kidnap, kill ex-NUPENG chief in Rivers

The Police in Rivers State have launched a manhunt for the gunmen, who kidnapped and murdered a former Rivers State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Ebenezer Kalabo Amah.

Rivers communities reject ‘oil block divestment’

Host communities of Oil Mining Lease in Rivers State have kicked against the alleged plan by Shell Petroleum Development Company to divest the oil block, threatening to disrupt oil and gas operations in the area.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

Rivers governor reviews curfew, bans tricycles from Port Harcourt roads

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has reviewed the curfew imposed on parts of the state in the wake of the protest that rocked the nation, when hoodlums and looters took advantage of the #EndSARS protests.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor signs executive order proscribing IPOB

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and its activities in the State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Slain Rivers musician’s family sues police N1 billion

The family of 20-year-old Daniel Ikeaguchi who was allegedly shot dead by a policeman in Elelenwo, near Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has instituted a N1bn suit against the Nigeria Police Force at a High Court in the state capital.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Rivers reopens schools October 5

The Rivers State Government has approved the reopening of universities, other tertiary institutions, as well as secondary and vocational schools in the state, with effect from Monday, October 5, 2020.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Two pastors arrested for ‘sexual abuse’ of NYSC member

Two men, identified as pastors, have been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command over alleged sexual abuse on a female youth corps member, serving in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers government signs contracts for 330,000-cubic-metre water project

The Rivers State Government has signed contracts for the rehabilitation and upgrading of water supply for Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas respectively.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: No date yet for resumption of schools

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the federal government had continued to engage stakeholders.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’

CSO: Governor Wike’s suspension of council chairmen, abuse of power

The Rivers State Civil Society Organization, RIVSC, has condemned the suspension of three local government chairmen by Governor Nyesom Wike.

Police investigate five arrested ‘child traffickers’

Rivers State Police command said it was investigating five women suspected to be involved in child trafficking arrested by its operatives.

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