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Police Arrest 10 Suspected Kidnappers, Destroy Camps In Rivers

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested 10 suspected kidnappers during a raid on their camps in Port Harcourt, the State capital. The team was led by the Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Operations, Adepoju Olugbenga, and some Area Commanders as well as heads of […]

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Rivers police burst criminal hideout, arrest ex-convict, others

The police in Rivers State have arrested two criminal kingpins during a raid at a criminal hideout in Elelenwo in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state. The police said one of those arrested was Azubuike Orji, 27, from Arochukwu, who was recently released from a correctional centre. The spokeswoman of the state police command, […]

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Political profiteers fuelling Wike, Fubara crisis —Rivers APC chairman

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Chief Tony Okocha is the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State. In this interview with DENNIS NAKU, he speaks on the political crisis in the state, including the defection of 27 lawmakers from the Peoples Democratic Party to the APC. The APC in Rivers State, despite being the […]

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Rivers: PDP fumes as Fubara defends Tinubu over peace deal

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Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, on Monday defended the peace deal initiated by President Bola Tinubu between him and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, over the crisis in the state. Fubara, in a broadcast on Monday, said the resolution brokered by the President to resolve the crisis was not a death sentence, adding that it would […]

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We Won’t Return To PDP, Fubara Signed Eight-Point Resolution – Rivers Lawmaker

Mr Enemi Alabo George, one of the 27 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress, has said they all have no plan to return to the PDP. He also said Governor Siminalayi Fubara signed the eight-point resolution at the Presidential Villa on Monday, […]

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Rivers Police Arrest Notorious Kidnapper, Rescue 4 Victims

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Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command on Wednesday killed a wanted notorious kidnapper, Sunday Amadi, popularly known as “Occasion,” and a member of his gang during a raid in their hideout in the forest of Emohua Local Government Area of the state. Amadi, who is suspected of being behind a series of kidnappings along […]

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Rivers police kill wanted kidnapper, rescue four victims

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The Rivers State Police Command said its men gunned down two notorious kidnappers, including a gang leader nicknamed ‘Occasion’ during a shootout in a forest in Emuoha Local Government Area of the state. The command also said four persons blindfolded and found in the kidnappers den were rescued. Spokesperson for the command, Grace Iringe-Koko, disclosed […]

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Gov Fubara Approves N.1m Christmas Bonus For Rivers Civil Servants

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Rivers State governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has approved the sum of N100,000.00 as Christmas bonus for the State’s civil servants on the payroll. A terse statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, Warisenibo Joe Johnson, disclosed this on Tuesday. Johnson said Governor Fubara gave the approval on Tuesday for immediate implementation to […]

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Rivers: PDP, Clark fault Tinubu’s peace deal, APC slams opposition

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The Peoples Democratic Party and an elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on Tuesday  faulted President Bola Tinubu’s peace deal between the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesome Wike. Tinubu brokered a truce between the FCT minister and his political godson at a meeting in Abuja on Monday […]

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Rivers Crisis: Clark Disagrees With Tinubu, Says Resolution Unacceptable


Rivers Crisis: PDP NWC In Emergency Meeting Over Eight-Point Resolution

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently meeting over the political crisis rocking the oil-bearing Rivers State. The party’s national leadership is said to be worried about the way and manner President Bola Tinubu resolved the rift between Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom […]

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Rivers crisis: Wike, Fubara reach truce as Tinubu intervenes again

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The political crisis in Rivers State may have ceased as parties reached a truce on Monday night. This followed about three hours of the talks at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, between President Bola Tinubu, Rivers Governor, Mr Siminalayi Fubara; his Deputy, Mrs Ngozi Odu; a former governor of the State, Peter Odili and the […]

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Rivers elders reject moves to impeach Fubara, seek Tinubu’s intervention

Peeved by the political crisis in Rivers State, elders and leader of the state led by a former Governor, Chief Rufus Ada-George  have said the attempt to impeach Governor Siminalayi Fubara is unacceptable. The elders also condemned the recent defection of 27 lawmakers of the state State House of Assembly from the Peoples Democratic Party […]

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Rivers: Court stops INEC from conducting election to replace 27 defected lawmakers

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission from conducting by-elections for the 27 defected Peoples Democratic Party’s lawmakers. The lawmakers whose seats have been declared vacant by the state’s party chapter include the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Martins Amaewhule, and 26 others said to […]

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Rivers Crisis: Fubara Signs 2024 Appropriation Bill Into Law Day After Presentation

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Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State has officially signed the 2024 Appropriation Bill into law, totalling N800 billion, a day after a controversial presentation to a limited number of lawmakers in the state assembly. The bill, titled ‘Budget of Renewed Hope, Consolidation, and Continuity,’ was signed by Governor Fubara at the Government House in Port […]

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Rivers APC Says Considering Impeaching Fubara, Wooing Wike  

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State is contemplating the initiation of impeachment proceedings against Governor Siminalayi Fubara, citing alleged Constitutional violations. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, the chairman of the state APC Caretaker Committee, Tony Okocha, emphasized that although not a member of the state House of Assembly, he believes impeachment is […]

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Cutting relationship with Wike, Fubara’s best decision – Rivers APC chieftain

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Chief Eze Chukwuemeka is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and ally of the former Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi. In this interview with DENNIS NAKU, the former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party speaks on the dissolution of the APC Rivers executive by the party’s National Working Committee and […]

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Tinubu’s appointee, Akawor resigns as Rivers PDP chairman

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, Desmond Akawor, has resigned. His resignation letter surfaced on Friday barely a few hours after President Bola Tinubu appointed him Federal Commissioner—representing Rivers State in the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission. Akawor, in the letter dated November 22, 2023, and addressed to the PDP […]

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APC dissolves Rivers excos, names caretaker committee members

The National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress has announced the dissolution of the executive of the Rivers State chapter of the party. The Abdullahi Ganduje-led NWC also disclosed that a caretaker committee that will oversee the conduct of a congress to elect new excos has been put in place. The development came […]

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Kalabari monarch’s burial: Police assure maximum security

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Ahead of the burial of the late King of the Kalabari Kingdom, King Prof. TJT Princewill, Amachree XI, Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Dr Solomon Arase, has assured dignitaries that would grace the occasion of adequate security. Arase, a former Inspector General of Police gave the assurance when he received the delegation led by […]

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Navy arrests two suspected kidnappers in Rivers

The Nigerian Navy has arrested two suspected kidnappers in Agba Agwatx Asarama in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State. The Navy also rescued a victim who is the captain of a tug boat whom the suspect abducted of the coast of the Andoni-Bonny River. The captain was said to be towing a barge from […]

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Court restrains Rivers lawmakers from impeaching Fubara

Rivers State was thrown into a political crisis this week, following an attempt by the state’s lawmakers to commence impeachment proceedings against the governor.
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Court stops Fubara’s removal, PDP governors consult Wike

•Nobody can intimidate me, impeachment not a coup, FCT minister insists •Crisis will be resolved, says Fubara, PDP govs plan Port Harcourt meeting A Rivers State High Court sitting in Isiokpo, on Wednesday, issued an interim order restraining the Rivers State House of Assembly from proceeding with the planned impeachment of Governor Siminalayi Fubara. The […]

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Rivers crisis: PDP calls for peace among members

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The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on all members and actors of the party involved in the ongoing political crisis rocking Rivers State to allow peace to reign. The party in a statement, on Tuesday, made the call through its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba. “The NWC urges all PDP […]

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Man nabbed for allegedly swindling Rivers job seekers

…victims demand refund Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt A man suspected to be a syndicate and identified as Philip, who allegedly defrauded unsuspecting job seekers at the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, have been nabbed. It was gathered that the suspect, who usually promised his prospective victims of giving them employment, including academic and non-academic offers […]

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