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Reps Member arrested in PH with about US$.5m, list

Port Harcourt The police in Rivers State have arrested a member of the House of Representatives, Chinyere Igwe, for allegedly being in possession of the sum $498,100 and a list of monies to be distributed to local government areas for the Presidential Election. Igwe, who represents Port Harcourt Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives,

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Wike makes last minute 14,359 political appointments

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has appointed 14,000 advisers, 319 ward and 40 local government liaison officers. In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri on Tuesday, the governor said the advisers will play a pivotal role in the administration. But he did not elaborate on the nature of work they

SPDC Reports 51 Broken Pipelines in Niger Delta

Forensic Audit: NDDC Revokes Contracts Awarded Before 2020

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has revoked all contracts awarded by the commission before December 31, 2019, for which contractors have not mobilised on site. A statement issued on Sunday by the Director of Corporate Affairs, Ibitoye Abosede, said consequently all monies paid to contractors that had not mobilised on site for those contracts

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Wike blasts Uzodinma, Ihedioha as Supreme Court restores 17 oil wells to Rivers

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Friday took a swipe at his Imo State counterpart, Hope Uzodinma, and his predecessor, Emeka Ihedioha, for attempting to take over oil wells belonging to Rivers State without engaging the Rivers State Government. Wike was addressing selected leaders of Rivers State at Government House, Port Harcourt after

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Rivers Workers Boo Deputy Governor at Rally

….Score Wike’s administration low on welfare The Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Ipalibo Banigo, got the rough side of workers in Rivers State on Monday, when she represented the governor, Nyesom Wike, at the May Day rally. The workers intermittently booed the deputy while she read the governor’s address. At a point she threatened to

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Uzodinma Signs MOU with NDDC for Roads

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, and the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, have signed a Memorandum of understanding for the completion of three major road projects in Imo state. At the signing ceremony held at Government House, Owerri, Uzodinma commended the NDDC for its various interventions in the development of the Niger Delta

Kaduna Train Attack: How Bandits Overpowered 18 Uniformed Policemen, Others on Board – Okhiria, NRC MD

Kaduna Train Attack: How Bandits Overpowered 18 Uniformed Policemen, Others on Board – Okhiria, NRC MD

Says Security personnel must have exhausted bullets after long shoot-out The managing director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, Fidet Okhiria, has given more insight into Monday night’s bloody attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train, in which eight passengers were killed, and 43 others injured. Okhiria, an engineer, who spoke Wednesday on TVC’s all ladies breakfast

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