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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has flayed the alleged unprofessional conduct of the Nigerian security personnel, saying that people were beginning to lose faith in public institutions because of their untowardly conduct.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usman Belel, newly deployed to the state to restore confidence in the Nigeria Police Force, stressing that people had begun to lose faith in public institutions due to unprofessional conduct of their personnel.
The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the by-election for the Port Harcourt Constituency lll State Assembly seat held Aug. 18 in the State.
The bye-election in Rivers State has witnessed a high turnout of voters with reports of ballot snatching at the polling unit.
The Rivers State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 28 suspected criminals arrested for armed robbery, kidnapping and other crimes.
The Command said the FSARS never accompanied the Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Ojukaiye Flag Amachree, to attack the factional APC Secretariat as alleged in various media reports by supporters of Senator Magnus Abe.
The Rivers State Police Command said it has arrested 11 suspected kidnappers, robbers and recovered over 1,000 firearms and 15 vehicles at different locations in the State.
A member of a notorious kidnap gang, Sunday Clark, who plotted the abduction of a businessman, Mr. Adewale Kazeem, has been arrested by operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad attached to the Rivers State Police Command.
A court bailiff, Aakoo Nwiyereka, has accused the member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Lovette Idisi, of hiring thugs to attack him and his (lawmaker) younger brother.
Nine passengers made up five females and four males who were kidnapped by armed men at Igwuirita in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State were rescued by a combined team of policemen, soldiers and other security agencies in the early hours of Sunday.
The Rivers State Police Command and other security agencies have deployed 15, 000 personnel ahead of the local government elections slated for Saturday, June 16.
The Rivers State Police Command on Monday said it arrested seven suspects in connection with the killing of Mr Kingsley Chukwueggu, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Rumuolumeni Division.
There was commotion along Ada George Road in Port Harcourt on Thursday morning as soldiers sacked the Rumukpakani Police Station, allegedly over the killing of their colleague by a policeman.
The Commissioner of Police in Rivers, Mr Zaki Ahmed, has launched a manhunt for the killers of SP Kingsley Chukwuegu, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Rumuolumeni Police Station in the state.
The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have urged the military and other security agencies to disobey the presidential order asking them to deal ruthlessly with would-be ballot box snatchers.
The 453 Base Service Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, on Tuesday said it had arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits and recovered 57 livestock.
Sen. Heineken Lokobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture, has dismissed accusations of instigating violence in Bayelsa leveled against him and other APC chieftains in the state by Gov. Seriake Dickson.
Caster Semenya has released a list of experts she will call in her appeal hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week in her fight against regulations aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes like her.
The Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Hon. Olamiju Alao-Akala, has been suspended from office.
The Nigerian Red Cross Society has released toll-free lines for citizens to reach it in the course of the elections.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the total value of capital importation into Nigeria stood at 16.81 billion dollars in 2018 compared to 12.22 billion dollars capital imported in 2017.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has received a fresh batch of returnees from Libya.
Two renowned academics, Prof. Akin Oyebode and Prof. Bola Akinteriwa, have criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for postponing the general elections.
A Sudanese parliamentary committee has postponed a meeting on amending the country's constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for a new term, state media reported on Saturday.