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December, 2017

November, 2017

  • 27 November

    National Wrestling Challenge Cup Kicks Off With 22 States

    The maiden edition of the National Wrestling Championships has kicked off on Sunday with 22 states participating. The tournament is holding at the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Daniel Igali, President, Nigeria Wrestling Federation, revealed that new dimensions would be introduced at the event this year. “Every weight …

  • 22 November

    Rivers Govt. To Host National Wrestling Championship

    The Rivers Government has concluded plans to host the maiden edition of the Governor Nyesom Wike National Wrestling Championship for the junior and senior cadets in the state. Boma Iyaye, Rivers Commissioner for Sports and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the championship, on Tuesday disclosed this to newsmen …

  • 22 November

    Monarch Suspended Over Alleged Witchcraft

    The Amanyanabo of Abonnema, King Disrael Gbobo Bobmanuel, has been suspended as the Chairman, Council of Chiefs by the traditional heads of Abonemma community in the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State over alleged witchcraft. A suspension letter, dated November 20, 2017,  accused Bobmanuel of refusing to adhere to the …

  • 21 November

    Six Suspected Militants Killed In Rivers

    Six suspected militants have reportedly been killed in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, ONELGA, of Rivers State, during a gun battle between them and a vigilante group in the Omoku area of the state on Monday. The gun battle was said to have lasted for several hours.  It is presumed that …

  • 17 November

    Rivers CJ Frees 55 Prison Inmates

    Justice Adama Lamikara, Rivers Chief Judge, CJ, has released 55 prison inmates from Port Harcourt maximum security prison. The inmates were released on Thursday during Goal Delivery programme in the prison premises. Out of the 55, three were armed robbery suspects that had spent between 12 and 14 years in …

October, 2017

  • 30 October

    Photos: “Operation Crocodile Smile II” Ends In Rivers

    The Nigerian Army on Monday, concluded the “operation crocodile smile II” in exercise in Rivers state. Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai at the closing ceremony that took place at the 6 Division Step Up Headquarters, Igwuruta, Port Harcourt said, “the Nigerian Army is indeed the only professional …

  • 23 October

    Security Guards Shut Schools Over Unpaid Salaries

    Some public schools in Port Harcourt was on Monday shut down by security guards over unpaid salaries. The security guards, who barred students and teachers from getting access into the schools said they had not been paid for 11 months. Chijioke Amah, one of the guards said, “we want the …

  • 10 October

    Police Declare Eight Wanted Over Rivers Killings

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    The Rivers state police command have declared eight suspects wanted following the killing of 15 persons in Mgboshimili-Rumueme in Obio-Akpor local government area, a suburb of Port Harcourt. Zaki Ahmed, the state commissioner of police confirmed that some persons have been apprehended and anti-riot policemen and detectives deployed to the community …

September, 2017

  • 25 September

    Rivers Not Part Of Secession – Wike

    Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state has said the people believe in Nigeria’s unity and are not part of secession agenda. Wike made the remarks at Nigeria’s 57th Independence Church Service which held at Saint Mark’s Anglican Church in Port Harcourt. ‘’God has blessed this country, we are not part …

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