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No going back on illegal structures demolition —Rivers

The Rivers State Government has declared that there was no going back on the demolition of illegal structures in Port Harcourt and its environs. The State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Auten Ben-Chioma, disclosed this while addressing journalists during the continuation of the demolition of illegal structures in the Trans Amadi Industrial layout...

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Amaechi told me I was next in his life after God — Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said God used him to make the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, the state governor in 2007, claiming that the Amaechi said he was next in his life after God. Meanwhile, Wike said he would not support former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, if he picked the ticket of...

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Rivers woman bags two-year jail term for stealing N238,000

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has sentenced one Blessing Adunun to two years imprisonment for stealing by conversion to the tune of N238, 000.00. She was convicted on Friday, March 19, 2021 after pleading “guilty” to a one-count amended charge, following her arraignment by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of...

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There will be no more Nigeria if Ortom is assassinated —Wike 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says there will be no more Nigeria if his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, is assassinated. Wike also said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his All Progressives Congress will be held responsible if Ortom is killed. Wike stated this while reacting to attempt on Ortom’s life by...

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Rivers woman bags two years jail term for theft

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has sentenced one Blessing Adunun to two years imprisonment for stealing by conversion to the tune of N238, 000.00. She was convicted on Friday, March 19, 2021 after pleading “guilty” to one count of theft following her arraignment by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of...

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Rivers woman bags two-year jail term for theft

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has sentenced one Blessing Adunun to two years imprisonment for stealing by conversion to the tune of N238, 000.00. She was convicted on Friday, March 19, 2021 after pleading “guilty” to one count of theft following her arraignment by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of...

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Police want us to bear mortuary bills, says late Rivers mechanic’s family

THE family of late Chima Ikwunado, an auto-mechanic, who was tortured to death while in custody of the Eagle Crack Team of the Nigeria Police, Mile One Police Station, Port Harcourt, said the police had ask them to pick the remains of the late victim from the mortuary for burial. Elder brother of the deceased,...

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Rivers court denies Dutch couple bail over $330,000 oil vessel fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday denied a Dutch national, Pieter Borremans and his wife, Nkechi, bail after they were remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The court also ordered their transfer to the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre. The couple was arraigned by the...

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Rivers CP to pay orphanage owner N20m for illegal detention

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the Rivers State Commissioner of Police and the disbanded Eagle Crack Unit of the state command to pay the sum of N20m as damages for parading the owner of an orphanage after accusing her of running a baby factory. In February 2020, the police paraded...

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Bribe-seeking cops still in detention for extorting UNIPORT student

The Rivers State Police Command said five of its operatives who allegedly extorted N150,000 from an undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt risked dismissal and prosecution if found culpable. The student, identified simply as Victor, had lamented how operatives of the disbanded Eagle Crack Unit extorted the said amount from him at gunpoint after...

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Rivers vigilantes arrest 19-year-old for allegedly raping cousin

A vigilance group in Rumuagholu, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, said it arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly raping his 13-year-old cousin. The group, Rumuagholu Security Planning and Advisory Committee, said the teenager would be handed over to the police for further action. The RUSPAC Commander, Henry Amadi, who disclosed this...

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Man murdered, legs, hands tied in Port Harcourt, one arrested

THE police on Wednesday recovered the lifeless body of a man tied to a mast belonging to a telecommunications company on Abel Jumbo Street, Mile Two axis of Port Harcourt. Residents of the area, who woke up to see the deceased, expressed shock and immediately alerted the police. Spokesman for the Rivers State Police Command,...

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Rivers monarch kidnappers demand N5bn three weeks after abduction

Over three weeks after the monarch of Ikuru town in the Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, Aaron Ikuru, was kidnapped from his palace, his abductors are demanding N5bn ransom for him to breathe the air of freedom. The spokesman for the palace, Maurice Ikuru, who disclosed this to our correspondent on Wednesday, said...

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Three vigilantes remanded for alleged murder

Three members of a vigilante group in Igwuruta, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State have been remanded at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre over alleged murder. The three vigilante members were arraigned in a Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt on Wednesday in connection with the killing of Princewill Ogbonda and Peter Oputum. Princewill Ogbonda...

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Abductors of Rivers monarch demand N5bn

Over three weeks after he was kidnapped from his palace, gunmen who snatched the king of Ikuru town in the Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State are demanding N5 billion ransom to allow him breathe the air of freedom. Spokesman for the palace, Maurice Ikuru, who disclosed this when our correspondent inquired on the...

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Police confirm release of abducted UNIPORT lecturer

The Rivers State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the release of a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Dr Jones Ayouwo, who was abducted by gunmen three weeks ago. Ayouwo, a senior lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, was kidnapped on February 21, 2021 on Bori Road in the Khana Local...

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Rivers task force to prosecute 13 suspects over clash

No fewer than 13 persons have been arrested following a clash between officials of the Rivers State Task Force on Street Trading, Illegal Markets and Motor Parks at Nkpogu, Port Harcourt. The Chairman of the task force, Felix Nwadibe, who disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday, said those arrested would be charged to court. Nwadibe...

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Jonathan, Onaiyekan, Wike, arrive in Abonnema for Lulu-Briggs burial

Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt Former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, his wife Patience, the representative of the Catholic church, retired Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onayekan, and Governor Nyesom Wike are presently in Abonnema, Akuku/Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State for the final burial of the late billionaire and philanthropist, High Chief Olu Benson […] Read Full Story

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BREAKING: Jonathan, Onaiyekan, Wike, arrive in Abonnema for Lulu-Briggs burial

Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt Former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, his wife Patience, the representative of the Catholic church, retired Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onayekan, and Governor Nyesom Wike are presently in Abonnema, Akuku/Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State for the final burial of the late billionaire and philanthropist, High Chief Olu Benson […] Read Full Story