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NYCN Tells Nigerians: Allow Peace To Reign  In Niger Delta

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has urged youths in the Niger Delta not to allow themselves to be used to disrupt the developmental projects and peace being enjoyed in the region. The Council made the call in a communique signed on Sunday by its president, Mr Solomon Adodo, after a three-week tour and assessment of the state of affairs in the Niger Delta region. The on-the-spot assessment was necessitated by the outcry in some quarters that the region is restive and volatile. The communique stated “the peace being…

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Manhunt Begins For Killers Of Seven Police Officers In Rivers

A manhunt is underway after a night of violence left at least seven police officers dead in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers State on Friday. Gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint in the southern state, then drove to two police stations, killing officers and burning patrol cars, police say. Police killed two of the attackers but are searching for those who escaped. It is not clear who was behind the killings, but the region has seen a surge in separatist attacks on police. The unidentified armed men, driving a Toyota Hilux van,…

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APC Will Take Over Rivers Govt House In 2023- State Chairman

Rivers State Chairman of All Progressives Congress(APC), Mr Isaac Ogbobula, says he’s confident that the party will take over the state in 2023 governorship election. Ogbobula made this known during a media chat with members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) in Port Harcourt on Friday. “We are confident that come 2023 election our party will be in charge of leadership because Rivers people love us,” he said. Ogbobula said the party had put in place structures to reunite its members across the state. He said…

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Rice Processors Tackle Senate Over  Confiscated Smuggled Rice

Rice Processors Tackle Senate Over Directive on Customs to return Confiscated Smuggled Rice Rice Processors Association of Nigeria(RIPAN) has frowned at the directive given by the Senate to the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) to return to their owners confiscated smuggled foreign rice seized from various shops in Ibadan and others parts of the country. The Director-General of the Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN), Dr Andy Ekwelem who spoke to newsmen in Abuja noted that the ugly development was a gradual reversal of the gains made so far in combating the…

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Gov Wike Applauds Rivers Angels For Winning Female League

Governor Nyesom Wike  has applauded Rivers Angels Football FC for winning the 2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership title. This is contained in a statement  on Monday in Port Harcourt by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to Wike. Wike said  it was gratifying to see Rivers Angels defeat Sunshine Queens 4-0 in their final game to emerge the winner of the 2021 NWFL Premiership Super Six. “The government and people of Rivers congratulate the team for emerging as worthy winners and we applaud your spirited performance throughout this season.…

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Ikarama Residents In Bayelsa Bemoan Impact Of Oil Spill From Shell’s Pipeline

Some residents of Ikarama community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa are lamenting the adverse impact of an oil leak from a nearby oilfield. The people on Monday advocated remediation of oil pollution from the April 7 leak from Shell’s 14-inch Okordia-Rumekpe pipeline which discharged crude into the ecosystem. The Okordia-Rumemkpe crude trunkline is part of the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP) operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) which conveys crude to the oil firm’s crude export terminal at Bonny in Rivers. The leak was traced to equipment failure…

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Rivers Gov Condemns Attack On Security Personnel As Barbaric, Dastardly

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has strongly condemned as “the barbaric and dastardly” attack on security personnel along Omagwa/Isiokpo/Elele Owerri Road in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state. Wike made this known on Sunday in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr Kelvin Ebiri, in Port Harcourt. He said: “ There is no justification for such a heinous and condemnable attack targeted against innocent security personnel on legitimate duty of protecting life and property in the state. “The Government of Rivers State is saddened by the unwarranted callous…

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Cross River Gov Assures On Obudu Airport, State-Owned Cally Air

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has given assurance that the construction work on the Obudu International Passenger and Cargo Airport would be ready within the stipulated time. Speaking while inspecting the project on Sunday at Obudu, Ayade, who did not state the exact time the airport would be ready for inauguration and operation expressed satisfaction with the speed of work at the project site in Obudu, saying that the number of contractors engaged in the project would ensure completion in stipulated time. “I am quite excited at the…

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NAPTIP Reunites Victim With Family After 20 Years

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Offences  (NAPTIP) has reunited a victim of human trafficking with her family after 20 years. Mrs Ijeoma Uduak,  Commander, NAPTIP, Benin Zone,  reunited the victim with her mother name (withheld) at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, on Saturday. According to Uduak,  the victim was taken away at the age of six from Idu Uruan to Benin City by a woman who gave her out to another woman.…

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NDLEA Cautions Against Drug Abuse, Vows To Track Down Offenders

The Commander, National  Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Rivers State, Mrs Rachael Shelleng, has restated the agency’s commitment to track down drug law offenders in the state. Speaing in Port Harcourt, when members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists visited her, Shelleng, stressed that drug and substance abuse remained inimical to human health as well as  societal decency and development. “Drug abuse destroys society, it is a serious issue that requires the collective commitment of government and the public to tackle.  If we don’t come…

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