WIDOW ARRESTED FOR NOT WEARING FACE MASK, TAKEN TO HOTEL AT GUNPOINT, RAPED TILL DAWN BY POLICEMAN IN RIVERS

HUMAN rights defender, Prince Wiro, on Wednesday charged the Police Command in Rivers State to investigate and prosecute its personnel accused of raping a woman for breach of COVID-19 protocol. The victim, a 32-year-old widow, said a policeman attached to the Sakpenwa Police Division, Tai Local Government Area, allegedly abducted her Tuesday to a guest house where he raped her at gunpoint after arresting her for not wearing a nose mask. She narrated: “I was returning from Bori to Port Harcourt when I met some police officers at a checkpoint.…

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POLICE ARREST KIDNAPPERS IN RIVERS, RECOVER CORPSE OF THEIR VICTIM

The Police Command in Rivers State said that Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, have arrested two notorious kidnappers and recovered the decomposed body of their victim. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni made this known in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday. Omoni said the culprits were arrested by the operatives of the Anti- kidnapping unit while doing a follow up in the Kidnap of one Ereba Gospel Dinabari, a male who was kidnapped on the 15th of May,2020 at Woji Port Harcourt. He also…

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CORONAVIRUS: BE WARY OF VISITORS FROM LAGOS, ABUJA, WIKE WARNS RIVERS PEOPLE

Kayode Oyero Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has advised residents to be wary of persons coming from states with high coronavirus cases such as Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He urged residents to have any of such visitors isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the state, noting that failure to do so would increase the number of cases recorded in Rivers. This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim. According to the statement, the governor stressed…

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22 DOCTORS 60 OTHER HEALTH WORKERS DIE OF CORONAVIRUS IN RIVERS AS NMA COMPLAIN OVER PPE SHORTAGE

Friday Amobi, Port Harcourt These are not the best of times for medical personnel not only in Nigeria but all over the world especially in countries where the global pandemic of Coronavirus is still raging. In some countries they have continued to live in denials while in others they are simply overwhelmed while exposing their medical workers to the dreaded virus. The Nigerian Medical Association in Rivers State has lamented the lack of Personal Protective Equipment for their members in frontline duty in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.…

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AGAIN WIKE LOCKS DOWN PARTS OF RIVERS OVER CORONAVIRUS

Residents of the State to prepare for statewide lockdown if infections continue to increase unabated Rivers State Government has imposed a total lockdown of Bonny Local Government Area and Onne Community in Eleme Local Government Areas with effect from Sunday, June 21, 2020 to check the spread of coronavirus in the State. Consequently, all residents of Bonny Local Government and Onne community, except those on essential services and duly exempted must stay at home. Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike announced this today in a state-wide broadcast. “Pursuant to the fundamental objective…

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22 DOCTORS 60 NURSES TEST POSITIVE TO CORONAVIRUS IN RIVERS

Annie Nwosu The Rivers State Government has said that 22 doctors and 60 other health workers have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease in the state. The state’s chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, chairperson, Dr. Obelebra Adebiyi, made this known to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday. Adebiyi also appealed to the government to have a review of the hazard allowances paid to doctors employed by the state government, due to the challenges faced by the health workers in the state. According to her, the health workers…

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UNBELIEVABLE: DISOBEY WIKE’S CURFEW OBEY FG’S OWN, RIVERS POLICE TELLS STATE RESIDENTS

Nyesom Wike By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt Police in Rivers State asked residents to ignore the 8 pm to 6 am COVID-19 containment curfew imposed by Governor Nyesom Wike and instead honour the 10 pm to 4 am protocol stipulated by Federal Government. The Police Command in Rivers in response to residents’ complaints said Wednesday that it was lawful it works with the federal curfew in the face of the conflict with that declared by the state government. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Rivers Command, Nnamdi Omoni said, “Both…

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SENATE ORDERS NCDC TO PROBE MYSTERIOUS DEATHS IN BONNY ISLAND, RIVERS STATE

The Senate on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Health (Primary and Communicable Disease) to meet with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to ascertain the number of mysterious deaths so far recorded in Bonny Island, Rivers State. The upper chamber also urged the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management through the National Emergency Management Agency to provide support materials to the people of the area. It also mandated its Committee on Environment to meet with the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency to ensure reduction of marine…

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TENSION, FEAR IN RIVERS AS 3 TOP SHOTS DIE IN 5 DAYS, CORONAVIRUS FINGERED

Police officers By Egufe Yafugborhi Health workers use proxy to bare frustrations on avoidable risks of infection they are subjected to at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital where three VIP coronavirus cases died in five days. Against the Hippocratic Oath, it was impossible, last week, for former Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMH), now Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH), Port Harcourt, to conceal the identity of three Very Important Personalities (VIPs)who  died of  suspected coronavirus within five days. The facility, one of the isolation centres equipped by Governor Nyesom…

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MANAGER OF DEMOLISHED RIVERS HOTEL TEST POSITIVE TO CORONAVIRUS

By Egufe Yafugborhi PORT HARCOURT – RIVERS State Governor has confirmed 27 new cases of Coronavirus with Manager of demolished Prodest Hotel, Eleme, listed among the latest cases. Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim who made the disclosure Sunday evening said the development validates the State Government’s proactive fight against COVID-19. Nsirim recalled that “Protest Hotel was demolished two weeks ago because the owners violated Executive Order 7 which banned the operation of hotels. “The COVID-19 Taskforce members from the Local Government who went to enforce the…

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