• Rivers APC asks Wike to refund the states N2 billion which he donated to Ondo PDP

    Rivers APC asks Wike to refund the states N2 billion which he donated to Ondo PDP

    Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has admonished the State Governor, Nyesom Wike to reclaim the N2bn he allegedly donated to the Ondo Chapter of the PDP, for its campaign is last Saturdays Ondo gubernatorial elections.

    Addressing APC supporters in Port Harcourt, the state capital shortly after its party candidate in the Ondo governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu, was declared winner of the Saturday’s election, Rivers State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Senibo Chris Finebone alleged that Wike is […]

  • I won’t fold my hands and be rigged out in Rivers rerun elections – Wike

    I won’t fold my hands and be rigged out in Rivers rerun elections – Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to avoid being intimidated during the December 10 rerun elections in the state.

    Wike issued the warning during a flag-off ceremony at Etche area of the state.

    He said there were plans by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to use Federal institutions to intimidate members of the PDP, their leaders and candidates.

    He said the PDP in Rivers State would not be cowed into accepting a rigged election.

    The Governor […]

  • Rivers High Court judge denies moving $2 million from his house

    Rivers High Court judge denies moving $2 million from his house

    Embattled High Court judge, Justice Abdullahi Liman of the Federal High Court Port-Harcourt Division has denied claims that he moved $2 million from his official residence during a sting operation by officers of the Department of State Services (DSS), adding that he was not the target of the raid.

    Liman stated this at a public hearing conducted by the Hon. Garba Datti-led House of Representatives Adhoc Committee investigating cases of invasion of property and arrest of persons for reasons outside the general […]

  • Five men who raped 15-year-old  in Rivers rearrested

    Five men who raped 15-year-old in Rivers rearrested

    Five young men who allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl after forcing her to ingest an overdose of an analgesic known as Tramadol have been rearrested on the orders of the Deputy Governor of Rivers state, Dr. Ipalibo Banigo.

    Banigo made the call in Port Harcourt on Tuesday while reacting to reports that the Police had released the suspects. He also urged the Police to ensure thorough investigation of the case.

    It was gathered that the girl was gang-raped by a group of five […]

  • Army denies killing Pastor in Rivers state

    Army denies killing Pastor in Rivers state

    The Nigerian Army has denied reports making the round in the media that it killed a pastor in one of its theatre of operations in Rivers state.

    In a statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Nigerian Army described itself as a thorough  and professional organization with clearly stipulated rules of engagement which is being followed to the letter in any given operation or exercise. Details of the statement below:

    The attention of the Nigerian Army […]

  • Rivers: Federal and state legislative polls will hold Dec 10 – INEC

    Rivers: Federal and state legislative polls will hold Dec 10 – INEC

    Pending Federal and State legislative elections in Rivers State will hold on December 10 as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    INEC’s director, Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, stated this yesterday while dispelling a report that the elections have been suspended again.

    Osaze-Uzzi, who described the report as misleading disassociated himself from it saying “the Rivers election will hold as scheduled on December 10.”

    Recall that INEC had two weeks ago fixed the conduct of pending elections into Rivers and […]

  • Police deny invading Rivers Government House

    Police deny invading Rivers Government House

    It was gathered that the Rivers Police Command on Thursday said that it did not attempt to invade the Rivers Government House.

    The State Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Onmoni, said he was reacting to an allegation by the state government that the police had attempted invade the Government House.

    He said, “How can we invade government house, no it is not true, police cannot invade the government house.”

    The Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, had […]

  • Rivers government to prosecute two APC chieftains for alleged murder

    Rivers government to prosecute two APC chieftains for alleged murder

    According to reports, the Attorney-General of Rivers State has been directed to prosecute the 2015 All Progressives Congress (APC) deputy governorship candidate, Asita Okorie, for the murder of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member during the March 19, 2016 rerun legislative election.

    It was learnt that the corps member was killed at Akinima community in Ahoada West Local Government.

    The decision to prosecute the APC chieftain was reached during the Rivers State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike […]

  • 22,430 militants, cultists surrender arms in Rivers

    22,430 militants, cultists surrender arms in Rivers

    About 22,430 youths suspected to have indulged in militancy and cultism, in Rivers State, have embraced the amnesty programme packaged by the Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration.

    This was even as Wike disbanded vigilance committees in all communities of the state.

    The governor also directed security agencies to henceforth, go after cultists and kidnappers, who refused to voluntarily accept the amnesty offer.

    He spoke at the Government House, Port Harcourt, during the submission of the report of the state amnesty programme.

    The committee had its […]

  • INEC denies complicity in production of fake result sheets in Rivers

    INEC denies complicity in production of fake result sheets in Rivers

    It was gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday denied complicity in the alleged printing election Result Sheets in Rivers State.

    The commission in a statement by its secretary, Mrs. Augusta C. Ogakwu, said the grave allegation of complicity in this illegality is of great concern to the Commission, stressing that it is liaising with the Security Agencies, particularly the Police, to unravel the circumstances surrounding the fraudulent activity.

    This comes as a pro-democracy group, Alliance in Defence of […]

  • Why many may not vote in Rivers re-run – Residents

    Why many may not vote in Rivers re-run – Residents

    Some residents of Port Harcourt in Rivers State have expressed worry over the unhealthy rivalry among political parties as the December 10 re-run election in the state draws near.

    The residents expressed the concern in a survey carried out by the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

    They also expressed dismay that the politicians were overheating the polity through unhealthy rivalries, which could discourage many people from participating actively in the re-run election.

    Ndamzi Jikeji, a lawyer, said that politicians […]