Tag Archives: Rivers State

ICYMI: Alleged Rivers Police Shooting Of Tricycle Operator Sparks Fresh Protest

The shooting of a commercial tricycle operator popularly known as Keke Marwa by a police officer in Rukpoku and Rumuodomayah communities of Obio Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers state on Thursday resulted in a rowdy protest. According to eyewitnesses who shared the news on social medis, trouble started when the officer asked the Keke driver for ₦100 bribe…

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Minister Of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi Says Restructuring Is Not As Critical As Hunger & Poverty

In response to the calls for restructuring which was recently reignited by South-South region Governors, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has opined that while its not a bad thing, tackling hunger and poverty is more critical to the federal government. “If to you what is important is restructuring, I don’t see anything wrong with restructuring but I…

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Nigeria’s Police Chief Insinuates #EndSARS Protests Were Aimed At A Regime Change

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly said the recent #EndSARS nationwide protests were aimed at a regime change and was sponsored by forces within and outside Nigeria. According to a statement released by Kelvin Ebiri, the Special Assistant (Media) to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, the police chief made the claim during his visit…

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Rivers Governor Wike Joins #EndSARS Protest After Demonstrators Defy Ban

Governor Nyesom Wike joined hundreds of #EndSARS protesters in Rivers state and many more across the nation on Tuesday in calling for the total reform of the Nigeria Police Force. The governor, who had banned all forms of protests in the state last night, reconsidered his decision as he took part in the Government House march in Port…

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Backlash As Rivers Governor Wike Bans #EndSARS Protest In The State | #SARSMustEnd

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike is facing an increasingly mainstream backlash against ban on all forms of #EndSARS protest in the state, with a growing number of local celebrities, activists and residents arguing the restriction is a human rights violation. There have been a series of violent protests throughout the country in recent weeks with many Nigerians calling for the now-dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad…

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#EdoDecides2020: Rivers Governor Wike Reportedly Under Seige Amid Governorship Elections

In cased you missed it, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike alleged on Friday that the Police laid a siege on his hotel in Benin City, restricting his movement ahead of the Gubernatorial elections in Edo state. According to Akawor Desmond, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, who disclosed this in a statement, the party will…

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Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike Rescues Ex-NDDC Boss, Joy Nunieh From Police Invasion

The former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been rescued by Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike after her home located in the State’s capital, Port Harcourt was surrounded by security operatives, who barred her from leaving the premises. In circulating videos, Wike forced entry into Nunieh’s house, ordered the armed personnel out of the…

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Ex-NDDC Boss, Joy Nunieh’s Home Invaded By Security Operatives In Rivers State

Dozens of security operatives have invaded the home of Joy Nunieh, the former acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), who is scheduled to testify before Senate committee today as part of the ongoing probe of the commission today, Wednesday July 16. The policemen reportedly arrived at Nunieh’s residence at 3 Owuru Creek View,…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Crosses 30,000 With 460 New Cases

On Wednesday July 8, Nigeria’s total COVID-19 caseload past the 30,000-mark as 460 new cases of the novel virus were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Revealing the latest update in an official tweet, the health agency stated that the country’s toll now stands at 30,249; while 684 persons have died as a…

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Tributes Ibidun Ighodalo’s Sad Passing: “An Inspiration To Many”

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to the sad passing of popular event planner, Ibidunni Ighodalo while paying a condolence visit to her husband, Pastor Itua Ighodalo. Recall that Ibidunni died on Sunday of apparent cardiac arrest in her hotel room in Port Harcourt, Rivers. Speaking after his visit to the family, Sanwo-Olu said…

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