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Amaechi re-appointed Buhari’s campaign director for 2019 elections

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Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi

As 2019 general elections draw closer, it is crystal clear that President Muhammadu Buhari may have thrown his cap into the ring to seek re-election next year by reappointing the Minister of Transportation and the former governor of Rivers State, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, as the Director-General of his 2019 election campaign.

According to THISDAY, Amaechi has been issued a letter of appointment for the next general elections and would make an official announcement on his appointment anytime soon.

It will be recalled that 2015 general elections Amaechi was appointed as the Director-General of President Buhari campaign.


Police arrest eight suspected Fulani herdsmen in connection with Benue New Year’s massarce

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The Benue State Police Command said it has arrested eight herdsmen in connection with New Year Day’s attacks in Guma and Logo Local Governments in which 17 people were killed.

Speaking in Makurdi on Wednesday, the command’s Spokesman, Mr. Moses Yamu, said that the attacks were carried out between December 31 and January 1, 2018.

“Eight herdsmen – six in Guma and two in Logo – have been arrested in connection with the attacks. Proper additional deployments are made to the troubled areas and its environs for monitoring, in order to forestall further occurrence and to restore confidence in the minds of the people”

The command noted that investigation was on-going and the situation was under control. Continue reading


Benue mourns, as over 20 persons have been hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen

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Benue indigenes hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom said herdsmen had killed over 20 persons between Monday and Tuesday in Guma and logo local government areas of the state.

Ortom disclosed this while briefing journalists on Tuesday in Makurdi after the State Security Meeting. He said that out of the number were nine Livestock Guards who were to ensure the full implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing Law.

He said that the law was not targeted at any ethnic group and wondered why the herdsmen had taken it so personal to the point of unleashing terror on the people.

The first citizen of Benue state also lamented the unwarranted wanton destruction of lives and property by the herdsmen just as he said that, no matter the intimidation and killings by the herdsmen, the law would not be reversed or repealed.

He therefore, assured that the law must be implemented to the latter and anybody or group of persons that flouted it would be made to face the full wrath of the law. Continue reading


Driver dumps boss body in septic tank

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Police arrest alleged kidnapper

A driver identified as Samson has been arrested for killing his boss and dumping his body in a septic tank at Ekiadolor area of Ovia North East local government area of the state.

Two other suspects were also arrested in connection with the killing.

It was learnt that Samson sold the vehicle of his boss to an herbalist at Ovbiogie village and told the victim’s children that their father was kidnapped. Continue reading


Who will save Port Harcourt from Black Soot?

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Port Harcourt residents are under chemical attack by illegal refiners of petroleum products. This is no longer a joke. Where is the government? Where are the Senators and House of Representative members?
What is going on in Port Harcourt is chemical massacre, people are dropping dead, even children from respiratory induced deaths caused by black soot.

Emissions of black soot from illegal refinery in Port Harcourt

The whole of Nigeria must joins hands in the campaign against the deliberate murder of Port Harcourt residents. No amount of money is worth the life of a fellow Nigerian. Continue reading



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Report by Nelson Dafe

Arsene Wenger

Two top Premier League managers, Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger and Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho have had enough of the criticisms coming to their respective clubs by former and well respected great players of the the clubs.
First it was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who took a swipe at Arsenal club legend Thiery Henry after the Sky Sports analyst suggested that there was disunity in the Arsenal team.
After Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez scored against Crystal Palace in an away Premier League fixture for the Gunners, he seemed to gesture to teammate Alexandre Lacazzette about some of his other teammates not joining in the celebration of the goal.
A number of pundits seized on this and claimed that all wasn’t well between the players and that there must be some ill feelings against Sanchez being held by some players.
One of such pundits is Henry, who made a phenomenal rise in the game under Wenger and won lots of individual and club honors with Arsene’s Arsenal. He had said after Chilean attacker Sanchez scored that:“There is a division in the team. He is asking them to come and celebrate. ‘Why are you not coming? Don’t you want t celebrate?’.
“I noticed it. Sanchez made me notice it. It was like he thought he was alone.”
After Arsenal’s late draw away against West From on New Year’s Eve, Wenger responded on Henry’s comments by insinuating that the Arsenal legend makes unintelligent comments. Wenger said:”We focus on our own problems, that’s the only thing.
“There are people who are paid to talk, it’s difficult sometimes when you are paid to talk, to talk, to talk and only say things that are true and intelligent.”
If Wenger’s comments about a retired great player of his club was surprisingly harsh, Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho’s put down of a very well respected Man Utd legend Paul Scholes was way more astonishing in its harshness.

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Governor Wike places N200 million bounty on perpetrators of New Year Day Massacre in Rivers

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Governor Woke addressing the press after New Year Day Massacre in Omoku

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has placed a N200million bounty for information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the Omoku massacre.

Governor Wike sympathies with a mother whose children were victims of the attack

Governor Wike spoke on Tuesday after he led the Rivers State Security Council on a fact finding/sympathy visit to the families of the deceased. He also visited those injured during the attack.

Governor Wike met with security forces and traditional rulers over the attack

The governor also visited the sites of the crime where he received briefing from the Nigerian Police Area Commander, Mr Mike Nwafor and the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) Local Government Council Caretaker Chairman, Mr Olisa Osi.

He said: “We have placed a N200million bounty for relevant information that will lead to the arrest of all those involved in this unfortunate act of violence. Continue reading


Dakuku Peterside reacts to the New Year Day Massacre in Rivers

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Dakuku Peterside

Reacting to new year day massacre death toll in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government area of Rivers State, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA Dakuku Peterside sympathized with the families of the deceased.

“My heart goes to the people of ONELGA and the immediate families of the deceased. This is an act that must be condemned. The good people of Omoku have suffered enough and this has dealt a further blow on their sufferings.”

He said it was another set of death too many in a local government area that was held hostage by cult groups claiming supremacy and allegedly enjoying support from some politicians. Continue reading


God will establish Rivers State for best in 2018 – Justice Nyesom-Wike

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Wife of Rivers State Governor, Justice Nyesom-Wike giving New Year gift to a nursing mother

Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike has declared that God will establish Rivers State for the best in 2018.

The Rivers Governor’s Wife also stated that the people of the state should look forward to a fruitful and rewarding year.

Justice Nyesom-Wike holding a new born baby in her hand

Speaking after her visit to New Year Babies at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and Police Medical Clinic in Port Harcourt on Monday, Justice Nyesom-Wike said 2018 will be a year of jubilation.

The Wife of the Rivers State Governor visited Baby Precious Nweke at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and Baby Olotoruwa Oluwatosin at the Police Medical Clinic.

Justice Nyesom-Wike addressing the crowd at the hospital

She said: “His Excellency, Governor Wike has described the year 2018 as our year of jubilation. Rivers State is going to be jubilant this year. The jubilation will be more than that of last year. Continue reading


21 killed in New Year Day Massacre in Rivers

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Dead bodies lined up on the median at Omoku

Tragedy struck Omoku town in Egbema Ndoni Local Government  Area of Rivers State as Gunmen opened fire on people returning from New Year crossover service this morning. Twenty one people have so far been confirmed dead with several scores of people hospitalized and in critical condition.  Continue reading

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