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The Rivers State Local Government Election Appeal Tribunal sitting in Port Harcourt, has ordered Hon. Luke Gospel Luke to serve his originating processes, to Paul Lawrence Paul, the chairman of Andoni LGA. The Justice S. C Amadi-headed tribunal gave this order on Monday following an ex parte application filed by the petitioner’s counsel, P. W. Ekwueme Esq., and C.F.L. Orikoha,...
Team FCT and Team Rivers have emerged as the gold medal winners in the male and female Beach Volleyball event at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Abuja. Team FCT beat Team Kaduna 2-0 (22-20, 23-21), while Team Rivers beat Team Kaduna 20 (21-15, 21-13) at Jabi Lake. Team Delta won Team Borno 2-1 (21-19, 19-21, 15-8) and Team Lagos beat...
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Alhaji Suleiman Hassan as the Minister of Environment, following the resignation of the Minister of State, Ibrahim Jibrin. Before his appointment, Hassan was the Minister of Water Resources. Hassan’s appointment was conveyed in a statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity in Abuja, on Thursday. Jibrin...
Tina Amanda A magistrate court sitting in Port Harcourt has arraigned 34-year-old Princewill Owabie who murdered his girlfriend, Better Nwabueze and buried her body in a shallow grave in his room at No 391 Ikwerre road Port Harcourt in ObiO/Akpor local government area. The suspect popularly known as J-boy faces two-count murder charges and indignity to a dead human body of...
Rivers state stood tall at the end of all Taekwondo events and won no fewer than eight medals comprising of seven gold and one silver at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja. They were closely followed by Kano state with the same eight medals, made up of five gold, one silver and two bronze. Delta state finished third...
An unknown number of persons have been killed, Thursday evening, as a fuel tanker fell and exploded along Eleme/Onne axis of the East-West road. The petrol tanker fell on the ground and went up in flames. Theportcitynews gathered that the driver of the tanker, which was loaded with fuel lost control of the vehicle after one of the front tyres...
The Federal Government on Thursday filed a $1.1 billion lawsuit against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni in a commercial court in London in relation to a 2011 oilfield deal. The OPL 245 oilfield is also at the heart of an ongoing corruption trial in Milan in which former and current Shell and Eni officials are on the bench. “It is alleged...
The Rivers State Government on Thursday launched the state's golden jubilee commemorative postage stamps to promote the state's identity and culture within the international arena. Launching the commemorative postage stamps at the Government House Port Harcourt, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said the stamps are appreciated for their intrinsic value and the historic messages and imagery they convey. He said:...
Two Israeli soldiers have been shot dead by a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military says, amid an upsurge of attacks in the area. Two people were also severely injured when the gunman fired at a bus stop. A hunt for the suspect is under way. It took place near the Ofra settlement, where a separate shooting on...
Tina Amanda and Kas Worgu A Federal high court sitting in Port Harcourt has reserved the 7th of January 2019 for judgement in the case filed by People Democratic Party, PDP, against All Progressive Congress, APC, seeking to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from fielding candidates of the APC in the 2019 elections. The presiding judge, Justice J.K Omotosho...