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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 Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone 6, has disclosed that there are over 32,000 drivers license in various licensing offices in Port Harcourt, zonal command in Rivers State capital.
The Senate warned Wednesday that allegations of state-sponsored violence in Kaduna, Kano and Kogi States, could create conditions that would undermine democracy in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly mismanaging the nation’s resources.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced.
The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday dismissed a contempt application filed by a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, against Minister of Information Lai Mohammed over inclusion of her name in the ‘looters’ list.
The World Bank on Friday said that it had granted $300 million to Tanzania to support its education sector, a statement from the country’s Directorate of Presidential Communication said.
A report from the Yonhap News Agency in South Korea today has suggested a name, release date, and price for the foldable device Samsung teased last week at its developer conference.
Traders at Ladipo Market in Lagos have appealed to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to construct pedestrian bridge at Toyota Bus Stop to stop people from being knocked down while crossing Oshodi/Apapa Expressway.
Rotary International president, Barry Rassin, who is on an official visit to Nigeria, presented the award to President Buhari on Thursday at State House, Abuja.
Yerry Mina has revealed how Marco Silva played a key role in his move to Everton and why he is "very happy" with his decision.
The senator representing Ogun East, Mr Buruji Kashamu, has commenced a fresh suit to stop the Federal Government from extraditing him to the United States to face trial for alleged drug offences.