Three bandits killed, five injured during attempted bus hijack in Rivers

Gunmen shoot chairman of yam marketers in Benue Three bandits have been confirmed killed, while five others were severely injured as officers of the Rivers State Operation Sting foiled attempted hijack of a commercial bus. It was learnt that the 18-seater bus was heading to Lagos from Port Harcourt, but at Rumuodogo along the East West Road at Emohua Council,

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ERA/FoEN accuses FG of inaction over Ogoni cleanup

Seeks $100b rehabilitation fund for exercise in Niger Delta The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) yesterday accused the Federal Government of paying lip service to the cleanup of Ogoniland in oil rich Rivers State. ERA/FoEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, who briefed reporters in Abuja, said lack of clarity on the Ogoniland cleanup process after four

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Wike launches new security outfit to fight crimes in Rivers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike yesterday launched Operation Sting to tackle criminal elements and reduce crime in all parts of the state. The state has suffered major security challenges in form of kidnappings, cult clashes, killings, armed robbery and community conflicts. The state government had made similar move last two years when it attempted to launch the Neigbourhood Watch, but

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Eleme Chieftaincy Tussle: Traditional ruler writes Wike open letter

As the Chieftaincy tussle in Eleme, Rivers lingers, Chief Paul Obelley, the Oneh-Eh Aluoken and Oneh-Eh-Eta Mao, Alesa Clan, has appealed to Gov. Nysom Wike to urgently cancel an alleged erroneous chieftaincy installation performed by a desperate group in Eleme kingdom. Obelley made the appeal in an open letter to the governor, dated July 20, 2019, and entitled: “Purported and

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Uproar, objections greet Amaechi’s screening in Senate

The Senate was yesterday uproarious when former Transportation Minister, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, entered the red chamber for his screening. The exercise to confirm the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja had begun peacefully at 11:00 a.m. and was proceeding in that fashion until the one-time Rivers State governor took his turn that was greeted with rowdiness, protests,

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