Supreme Court stops FG from ceding 17 oil wells to Imo

The Supreme Court has granted an injunction restraining the Federal Government and its agencies from ceding 17 oil wells, located at Akri and Mbede communities of Rivers State to Imo State, pending the determination of the suit brought before it by the Rivers State government. In a chamber ruling, the Supreme Court restrained the Attorney-General of the Federation, (AGF), and the Attorney-General of Imo State from taking further action on the ownership of the two oil wells till the disputes surrounding them were resolved. The apex court also barred the…

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Graduate of Electrical Engineering caught stealing transformer cables in Rivers

Local vigilante members in Kaa community, situated in Khana local government area of Rivers State on Tuesday apprehended a young man (name withheld) in the process of stealing armoured cables from a transformer in the area. A member of the vigilante group, who spoke to newsmen about the arrest, said the group was on routine patrol when they caught the culprit, who had already cut the steel wires of the neighborhood transformer. The suspect was said to have confessed that he is from the Boue clan, in Khana, and was…

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NDLEA intercepts ‘100,000 bottles’ of codeine syrup at Onne Seaport

More than 100,000 bottles of codeine syrup weighing 15,325 kilogrammes have been intercepted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), at the Onne Seaport, in Rivers State. This was disclosed by the NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, in an issued statement yesterday, in Abuja. According to the statement, the illicit substance was packaged in 500 cartons and concealed in a container bearing imported food masks allegedly made in India. The anti-drug agency said it was discovered on Thursday in a warehouse at the port’s complex during…

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Wike accuses Amaechi of diverting power $308m projects

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, of diverting the proceeds from the sale of the State’s power projects and aircraft worth $308 million. The governor, according to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, stated this when he received two former chairmen of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr. Davies Ikanya and Hon. Igo Aguma, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Port Harcourt. He also challenged his predecessor to mention any federal project he…

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NDLEA intercepts ‘4.9m’ capsules of Tramadol in Rivers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), says it has seized a container carrying over four million capsules of the illicit drug, Tramadol, at the Onne Port in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. This was disclosed in a statement released yesterday by the NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi. According to the statement, the seizure was made following a joint operation involving NDLEA and officers of the Nigeria Customs Service. Similarly, the NDLEA said one Muntari Hamidu was arrested on Sunday in Yola, Adamawa State, “with 13 sacks of cannabis sativa…

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IPOB: “Don’t hoist any flag in Rivers State; we are not part of you” – Gov. Wike warns Nnamdi Kanu

Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State, has warned the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu not to hoist unnecessary flags in his state, noting that the State was not part of such struggles. Governor Wike also advised those riding on the hospitality of the State to move their secessionist agenda and activities elsewhere. This was contained in a statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike after the traditional rulers, political and opinion leaders of Ekpeye nationality paid a solidarity visit…

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Rivers: IPOB gunmen attack police stations, kill seven officers

Armed men, suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the Eastern Security Network (ESN), have reportedly attacked two Police stations, a checkpoint and killed seven Police officers in Rivers State. This tragic incident was confirmed yesterday by the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni. According to the PPRO, the attack occurred on Friday night at two police stations and a checkpoint, adding that vehicles belonging to the Rivers Command were also set ablaze. It was gathered that the gunmen who came in two vans, first…

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Curfew: Thousands of travellers stranded at Rivers checkpoints

Thousands of travellers were on Thursday night held hostage at various checkpoints along the Rivers axis of the East-West road following their failure to beat the curfew imposed by the state governor, Nyesom Wike. The governor on Thursday placed restrictions on movement of persons and vehicles in the 23 local government areas from 10pm to 6am, in order to check security breaches that led to the killings of security operatives by gunmen in the State. But efforts by many residents and visitors to enter the State before 10pm on Thursday…

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Insecurity: Gov. Wike imposes curfew across Rivers State

The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has imposed a curfew in all the 23 local government areas of the State. Governor Wike made the announcement in a state-wide broadcast yesterday. The announcement is coming two days after the Governor imposed a night curfew at all land borders in the State. The governor, who said the curfew takes effect from yesterday, explained that a review of the security situation since the last curfew was imposed showed that security threats still exist.  The governor further explained that the intention behind the curfew…

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Insecurity: Gov. Wike imposes curfew across Rivers State

The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed a curfew in all the 23 local government areas of the State. The Governor said the curfew takes effect from today, Thursday, April 29. Governor Wike made the announcement in a state-wide broadcast on Thursday. The announcement is coming two days after the Governor imposed a night curfew at all land borders in the State. The Governor said a review of the security situation since the last curfew was imposed shows that security threats still exist. The governor further explained that the…

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