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ABONNEMA GO TO NIGER AND THE VIBRATIONS OF BIAFRA

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It was celebration galore in Abonnema, Rivers State on the 21st of June 2017. The town was set agog as residents remembered the sacrifices of their fallen heroes during the Nigerian civil war. This day is popularly referred to as GO TO NIGER. The day reminds Abonnema people of the liberation of their town by Federal forces on the 21st of June 1968 from the Biafran army that held their community under siege. Continue reading

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INEC BEGINS PROCESS FOR THE RECALL OF SENATOR DINO MELAYE

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Senator Din Melaye, representing Kogi West. Photo credit: Saharareporters.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has began the process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District from the Upper Chambers. This was after the Commission confirmed that it had received petitions from his District demanding his recall. Continue reading

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ONE DIES FROM FALLING CONTAINER IN RIVERS STATE

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Container falls on top of a  Volkswagen car

It is a recurring show of embarrassment as cars and trucks continue to fall into the various gullies along Obigbo, Akpajo Junction, Onne/Eleme Petrochemical roads in Port Harcourt. According to eyewitness report, one life was lost when a container fell on top of a Volkswagen car yesterday.

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) President, Achese Igwe has called on the relevant authorities to come to the aid of those plying the road. He made the statement to newsmen when he visited the area. According to him, the bad spots on these roads have become death traps and it poses danger to tankers, trailers and members of the public that make use of the roads daily. Continue reading

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APC FEMALE YOUTH BEGIN GRASSROOTS SENSITIZATION IN RIVERS STATE

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APC female youth in Rivers State.

Some young women in Rivers State on Thursday embarked on grassroots mobilization of the female gender in order to fill in the gap created in women participation in politics.

The youths bemoaned the marginalization of females in politics across the state, lamenting  that women have been left out of politics. The female youth group said that the inactive participation of the youth in politics gave rise to their three major operational philosophy. Continue reading

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Activist denounces Schengen visa fraud

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A civil rights activist from Belarus is frustrated that the European Parliament Committee on Petitions disregards the many complaints of Belarussian nationals, who cite corruption in the issuing of Schengen visas by EU embassies in Belgium. 

 For four years, the Renaissance Foundation of Belarus has denounced the corruption to several EU institutions, but there has been no response, he says. “My impression is that the European Commission tries to hide this crime,” the activist commented. He strongly believes that the authorities in Belarus profit from the scheme.

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WIFE OF FORMER GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE JUDITH AMAECHI DEBUNKS WIKE’S ALLEGATION

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Wife of former Governor of Rivers State, Judith Amaechi. Photo credit: cmf.ch

In recent times, Rivers state has been overwhelmed by one accusation or the other. The wife of the former Governor of Rivers State, Judith Amaechi was in the news recently. Mrs. Amaechi said that the allegation by the Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike during a radio programme that she collected N3million from Local Government Chairmen during her husband’s tenure, former Governor Rotimi Amaechi was false. Continue reading

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