16 KILLED IN RIVERS UNENDING CULT WARS

By Davies Iheamnachor PORT HARCOURT —NO fewer than 16 people are feared dead following cult crises that broke out in two different local government areas of Rivers State, Sunday. It was alleged that 14 people were killed by the said cultists at Kono Boue and Gbam Boue communities of Khana council, while two people were killed in Ishiodu village, Emohua community, Emohua council. It was also gathered that seven people were abducted when the bandits struck at Khana council, while many properties were also destroyed. However, there are conflicting reports…

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CULTIST TRADITION RULER DETHRONED IN RIVERS

Chijioke Jannah  Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has approved the immediate withdrawal of Certificate of Recognition and staff of office from His Royal Majesty, Chief Frank Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe This was made known yesterday in a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media. According to the statement, the withdrawal of government’s recognition from HRM Noryaa followed his alleged indictment on cult-related activities within his kingdom. “The traditional ruler was also indicted for harbouring cultists, leading to insecurity in the area,” he said. The statement…

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5 OIL WORKERS ABDUCTED IN RIVERS

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Five oil workers have been abducted by a group of gunmen, who invaded an operation site of an indigenous oil firm, Belemaoil in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State. The gunmen had accosted their victims while they were working on an oil installation on a high sea before whisking them away in a speedboat. A statement from the Public Relations Department of Belema Oil Producing Limited indicated that the oil workers were seized within OML 55 operational area of the oil firm in Akuku-Toru. According…

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FEMALE LECTURER KIDNAPPED AND RAPED IN RIVERS, SEE PICS

Bisi Olaniyi, Port Harcourt The kidnap/rape victim, telling her horrific story at 6 Division of Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt on Friday, May 10, 2019. Photo: Bisi Olaniyi A female senior lecturer (name withheld) in one of the tertiary institutions in Rivers State has given graphic details of her ordeals in the hands of kidnappers. She recounted how she was raped in the forest of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers and miraculously escaped from the kidnappers’ den. Amid tears, she told her horrific story on Friday at the 6 Division…

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WIKE ACCUSES OIL FIRMS OF FUELING INSECURITY IN RIVERS

Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike Fresh crisis looms in Ogoni over planned resumption of oil activities Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused multinational oil companies of fuelling insecurity through the award of multi-million naira surveillance jobs to cultists. He said the over-politicisation of security in the country had become the bane of the widespread insecurity across the country. The governor made this assertion when the Charge D’Affairs, Embassy of The Netherlands in Nigeria, Mrs. Marian Van De Cappello, met with him at the Government House in Port Harcourt…

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ARMY CLEARS AIR OVER ROLE IN RIVERS’ ELECTION, SAYS RIVERS WOULD HAVE BURNT TO ASHES IF…

Brig.-Gen. Felix Omongue, Acting Director of Operations, Nigerian Army, has disclosed that Rivers would have burnt to ashes, if not for the military’s quick intervention during the 2019 general elections. NAN reports that Omongue made statement in Port Harcourt on Monday at the House of Representatives public hearing on political violence in Rivers. The House Committee on Army, Police, Human Rights and Justice was in Rivers to investigate the murder of Dr. Ferry Ogberegbe, a lecturer at Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Boro. The lecturer was alleged to have been shot by…

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SEE WHO WIKE IS BLAMING FOR CRISIS DURING RIVERS ELECTION, NOT AMAECHI OR APC

Rivers state governor, Chief Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike has decried the partisan role of the the military and F-SARS in the 2019 rivers state governorship elections. In a statement made available to Views media, the governor stated that those indicted of trying to subvert the will of Rivers state people in the guber elections are yet to be prosecuted despite several official complaints and overwhelming evidence against them. The statement reads” “It is really unfortunate. All of us know that there was a coup in this state, organised by the…

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LADY STRANGLED TO DEATH IN PORT HARCOURT, SEE PICS

A Lifeless Body Of Unidentified Lady has been Spotted At Popular Garrison Junction In Port Harcourt the capital city of Rivers State. Shock as Residents and workers around Popular Garrison Junction Portharcourt woke up to see a lady lying dead at the junction today. No information as to what happened to her yet. Although some have insinuated that she must have been strangled to death by an unknown person or group of people. See Photos below. >> https://grovenaija360.com/lady-strangled-to-death-lifeless-body-dumped-at-garrison-portharcourt-photos/  

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RIVERS: APC THROWS IN THE TOWEL, READY TO WORK WITH WIKE

Okorocha, youths differ on relocation, upgrade of Imo poly 8 hours ago CBN, others seek infrastructure for financial technology growth 8 hours ago Tribunal quashes PDP’s application to extend inspection of election materials 8 hours ago Nyesom Wike After years of political bickering, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally indicated readiness to accept Governor Nyesom Wike’s peace proposal to bring greater development to the state. Senator Andrew Uchendu, who spoke on behalf of state APC members, told journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday that Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi’s desire…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT CANADIAN, SCOT IN RIVERS

Gunmen have attacked and kidnapped two expatriates and a Nigerian at a rig belonging to Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (NDPR) rig at Ogbele, Rivers State. The kidnapped expatriates are a Scot and a Canadian. SaharaReporters gathered that the kidnappers stormed the facility at about 7:00 am on Saturday. Confirming the incident, Major Ibrahim Abubakar of Operation Delta Safe said: ”At about 8am on April 27, some gunmen visited the rig belonging to Niger Delta Petroleum Resources and carried out the attack and kidnapped two expatriates. Their nationals were not given.…

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