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SUSPECTED HERDSMEN INVADE COMMUNITIES IN RIVERS STATE

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A local Fulani herdsman grazes his cattle. (Photo by George Osodi/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Inhabitants of some communities in Igbo-Etche Kingdom in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State have cried out for help over the activities of suspected herdsmen in the area.

Several women from the communities marched to the compound of the traditional ruler, Ekwu 1 of Umuekwune-Ohoro in Igbo-Etche Kingdom with rappers tied on their heads without shoes on their feet to seek his intervention on the damage done to their farmlands.

The protesters who were led by the wife of the paramount ruler of Umuekwune-Ohoro communities, Nkechinyere Nwosu wants the Eze to pass their message to the Governor of the state to proffer solution to the suspected herdsmen destruction of crops in their farms.

The wife of the Eze complained that they have suffered humiliation in the hands of the herdsmen, while their crops are being destroyed, thereby causing hunger among members of their families.

“We want his excellence the governor of Rivers state to come and help us over these herdsmen and their cattle, they have destroyed our farmland, they use to come with gun and arrow, when we talk they will point the gun and arrow on us that is why we don’t complain because we do not want to die”. Continue reading

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2 PERSONS BEHEADED IN PORT HARCOURT

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Two persons have been killed and beheaded by suspected assasins around Elekahia, Stadium road in Port Harcourt.

Naijavoxpop correspondent gathered that the victims who are blood relatives from Rumukparali community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area were found dead and beheaded after they had reportedly went out for a night party.

Community source confirmed the incident to our correspondent. They said that they gathered from the Police investigation that unknown hoodlums had called the younger one who was accompanied by the elder brother to Elekahia Stadium road after he received a phone call to meet them along the area. Continue reading

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MARITIME WORKERS UNION OF NIGERIA, SHUTDOWN PORT HARCOURT PORT

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Dock workers on strike

The shut down was necessitated over a bill (PORTS AND HARBOUR BILL) that is currently before the National Assembly.

Union members protesting over planned concession of the port.

The Union says no to Port Concession. It is believed that the concession of the port is against the interest of members.

Businesses at the Port was stalled as a result of the strike.

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HOUSES RAZED DOWN IN RIVERS COMMUNITY

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The recent cult violence that claimed the lives of seven persons in Omudioga community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State appears to have taken another dimension.

The Chairman of the Omudiaga Community Development Committee, Bright Ayaele who confirmed the latest development to our correspondent on telephone interview said that several buildings have been burnt and some other properties destroyed by cultists.

Ayaele who spoke from a hideout alleged that the cultists have killed at least one person and have sacked the various houses of the community while shooting and burning them down. Continue reading

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NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA CHAIRMAN, AMB. SUKUBO SARAIGBE SUKUBO DISBURSES N200 MILLION LOAN GRANT TO YOUTHS

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The Chairman National YOUTH Council of Nigeria (NYCN) , Amb Sukubo Saraigbe Sukubo flanked by supporters

The Capacity chairman of the National YOUTH Council of Nigeria (NYCN) and the CHAIRMAN of All CHAIRMEN of the NYCN in NIGERIA , Amb Sukubo Saraigbe Sukubo has empowered over 400 Youths of Rivers State through the 200Million naira disbursed by TRANS DELTA COOPERATIVE INVESTMENT AND CREDIT SOCIETY LIMITED as part of their Loan scheme … The pictures of the forms and Atm cards are for the beneficiaries of the SCHEME.. This scheme afford the youths an opportunity to appreciate the leadership style of AMB SUKUBO …His work must continue because Leadership is not an event, but a process aimed towards nation building, good governance and pursuit of prosperity. Continue reading

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THISDAY NEWSPAPER SUED N500 MILLION OVER FAKE NEWS

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Dr Austin Tam-George, former Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication

Austin Tam-George, a former Rivers State commissioner for information and communication, has taken legal action against the publishers of ThisDay Newspapers for attributing a statement to him, which he said he never made. Dr Austin Tam-George In a report titled “Wike and the Trouble Within” published by ThisDay on Sunday, July 9, 2017, Dr. Tam-George was quoted as having said: “[Governor Nyesom] Wike does not have any good dream for Rivers State. Commissioners serving under Governor Wike can no longer pay the school fees of their wards, Governor Wike is running a one-man-show government and I’ve decided not to be part of such government again.” But in a letter to ThisDay, through his lawyers, Adegboruwa and Co., a prominent law firm in Lagos, the former commissioner said the statement was a malicious and deliberate fabrication intended to damage his reputation. Tam-George demanded an immediate retraction and apology from the newspaper. The former commissioner, who was once an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellow, and lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is also demanding N500 million in damages from the newspaper. Continue reading

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DRIVER AND 4 OTHERS DIE IN FRONT OF FATHER’S HOUSE

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What a tearful sight.

It was a tearful sight, as fatal motor accident on Monday at Nkpolu Community; Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State claimed five lives.

Our source, who related the incident to our correspondent, noted that the accident occurred around 1.am on Monday, and that five occupants of the Mazda car who were involved in the accident died on the spot except one.

The information gathered revealed that the six persons who were in the car ran into a stationary Coaster Bus. Five of the victims died instantly, while one was fatally injured and is still in coma in the hospital.

According to eye witness account, the victims were returning from an outing where they may have allegedly being under the influence of alcohol, including the driver before the accident occurred.

Naijavoxpop correspondent also learned that the driver of the car, who may have been drunk lost control of the steering in front of his father’s compound and ran under the packed vehicle owned by one of his uncles. Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: CULT GROUPS ON THE RAMPAGE IN RIVERS

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Cultists on the prowl. Photo credit. Dailypostng

Reports reaching us reveal that cult related violence has resurfaced in parts of Rivers State. Seven persons have been confirmed dead in a recent cult clash that occurred on Saturday at Omudioga community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Naijavoxpop correspondent gathered that the violence has since spread to neighboring Omurelu community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state. A least two persons are feared dead and several others sustained bullet wounds, as a result of the cult clash at Omurelu. Continue reading

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