• Tragic! Pastor and wife murdered by Armed robbers returning from a convention in Benue State

    Tragic! Pastor and wife murdered by Armed robbers returning from a convention in Benue State

    A pastor and his wife met their untimely death after they were gunned down along Gawa area in Benue State.

    According to reports, the pastor and his wife stopped at Gawa to buy foodstuffs before they were suddenly gunned down by the robbers.

    Narrating what happened, an eye witness, Iorsalem Terver said;

    “I stopped at Gawa at about 8:14 this morning to buy some foodstuffs on my way to Bali to buy yams when some young men walked to men saying its better […]

  • Rivers to sue Police and DSS over PDP national convention

    Rivers to sue Police and DSS over PDP national convention

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the State Government would sue the Police and the Department of State Services, DSS, for sealing the Sharks Stadium, initial venue of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Convention of August 17, 2016.

    The governor also stated that the people of the state allowed the security agencies take over state facilities because of the visitors from other states.

    Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt, on Friday while inaugurating the Peace and Security Committee […]

  • Police deny sealing PDP convention venue in Port Harcourt

    Police deny sealing PDP convention venue in Port Harcourt

    The police in Rivers State has denied sealing the Sharks Stadium venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention in Port Harcourt.

    The denial is coming even when police vehicles and amoured personnel carriers are used by the police to prevent people from having access to the venue.

    Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt this Wednesday morning, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr Francis Odesanya, said the police did not seal off the Shark Stadium venue of the national convention of […]

  • Police seal PDP convention venue in Port Harcourt

    Police seal PDP convention venue in Port Harcourt

    Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force have sealed all the roads leading to the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, venue of the convention of the People’s Democratic Party.

    It wad gathered that as early as 5am, several policemen were deployed in the City, alongside Armoured Personnel Carriers.

    The policemen equally sealed part of the Rivers State Government House.

    Affected in the main are the Old Presidential Lodge and the Deputy Governor’s Lodge.

    They have been blocked with APCs.

    Some of the […]

  • Again, courts stalemate PDP convention

    Again, courts stalemate PDP convention

    In what seems like a fight to the finish, courts in Abuja and Port Harcourt yesterday held on to their orders, one stopping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention scheduled for today in Port Harcourt and another insisting that it must hold.

    A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State declared that its  judgment of Monday, August 15, 2016 and ordered the convention to proceed as scheduled Justice Ibrahim Watila stated this yesterday, while delivering a judgement on originating […]

  • Police in Rivers ready for PDP convention – spokesman

    Police in Rivers ready for PDP convention – spokesman

    The Rivers police command has said that adequate security arrangements have been made for the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled to hold on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.

    Mr Nnamdi Omoni, a DSP and Public Relations Officer of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the command had done necessary deployments for the convention.

    “ The command is prepared for the convention; necessary deployments have been done and we are prepared for the […]

  • Justice Abang stops PDP National Convention slated for Wednesday

    Justice Abang stops PDP National Convention slated for Wednesday

    Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja has asked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to suspend its National Convention fixed for Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

    Abang gave the order late Monday afternoon while hearing the suit filed to determine who is the authentic National Chairman of the party between Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

    Abang had in an earlier judgement sacked Makarfi as the National Chairman of the party.

    But Makarfi swiftly filed an appeal to […]

  • I’m Not Aware Of PDP Convention – Sheriff

    I’m Not Aware Of PDP Convention – Sheriff

    Claimant to the office of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Sheriff, has said he is not aware of the plan by the party to have its repeat national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

    The convention organised by the National Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi comes up on Wednesday to elect new members of the National Working Committee (NWC).

    It is a follow up of the May 21, 2016 convention at the same venue, […]

  • PDP leaders ignore Sheriff, to go ahead with convention

    PDP leaders ignore Sheriff, to go ahead with convention

    Governors, leaders and other members of the Peoples Democratic Party have resolved to snub the factional National Chairman of the party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, as they resolved to go ahead with the party’s national convention.

    The convention holds in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, August 17.

    The decision of the governors followed their inability and that of the Board of Trustees to pacify Sheriff to support the holding of the convention as scheduled.

    The BoT and the governors had tried in vain to […]

  • We’re going ahead with our National Convention despite court ruling – Makarfi

    We’re going ahead with our National Convention despite court ruling – Makarfi

    The Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday said was going to go ahead with its August 17 National Convention despite the ruling of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja Justice Okon Abang had on Thursday recognised Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the party.

    But the spokesman of the Makarfi faction, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, described Justice Abang’s ruling as “objectionable, questionable and very strange to say the least in the history of Nigeria Judiciary”.

    Adeyeye […]

  • PDP crisis: Court validates Port Harcourt convention

    PDP crisis: Court validates Port Harcourt convention

    The counsel to Senator Ali-Modu Sheriif, Prince Ajibola Oluyede, last night said he has filed a notice of appeal to the judgment of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, which validated the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Oluyede, in a statement, said the judgment, which okayed the process which led to the emergence of the Ahmed Makarfi committee, has worsened efforts to resolve the PDP crisis.

    The statement reads: “The judgement of the Federal High Court PH Division further […]