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A victim of election violence in Rivers State, Election 2019

Rivers Bloody Election

Rivers Bloody Election

Presidential election in Rivers State records high casualties raising fears about future elections and safety of the people. Rivers State was unable to cleanse itself of the tar of bloody elections in the last presidential and National Assembly elections when it recorded the highest number of deaths on Election Day. The state had been dubbed


UK Threatens Sanctions Against Trouble Makers

The British High Commission in Nigeria has warned against any attempt by anyone to incite violence during the governorship and state houses of assembly elections in the country. It said that anyone caught doing so could be denied access into the United Kingdom. “We were concerned by reports of high levels of violence in some

Killing of Soldiers

Killing of Soldiers: Residents Flee Abonnema

Port Harcourt Residents of Abonnema, headquarters of Akuku Toru local government area of Rivers State have been leaving the town in droves following the alleged killing of three soldiers by people suspected to be cultists.A source in the community said the soldiers were killed when they raided the site of an illegal local petroleum refinery

Atiku Abubakar Photo

Atiku Rejects Presidential Election Result

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has rejected the results of last Saturday’s presidential election, following the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Atiku who described the election as a sham, also thanked Nigerians for exercising their civic duty last Saturday. A

Election Observers Photo

US Observer Raises Concerns Over Rivers Killings

An international observer from the United States, John Bray has called for an end to violence and deaths associated with the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State. He made the call on Monday while addressing journalists at the Government House in Port Harcourt after a meeting with the Governor of the state, Nyesom

Monwan Etete, shot dead on election day

Update on Rivers Killings

The Police in Rivers State has given the identity of the man that was shot dead alongside with his brother by unknown gunmen this Saturday morning during the Presidential and National Assembly election as Monwan Etete, a former chairman of Andoni Local Government Area of the state. Etete was to run for the House of

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Rivers PDP Alleges Plot by APC to Disrupt Elections

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is working with the army and the police to disrupt and rig the general elections scheduled for Saturday, February 23 and March 9.   Addressing a press conference in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council alleged

Nyesom Wike

Wike, Lulu-Briggs Shun BBC Rivers Election Debate

Governorship election in Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Dumo Lulu-Briggs of Accord Party, AP, were absent at Thursday’s debate organised for governorship candidates by the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, in Port Harcourt. Nduka Ojimo, the anchor of the programme that was beamed live globally, said while Lulu-Briggs left

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