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Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont and the runner-up in the 2016 Democratic primary, has officially launched his 2020 presidential campaign. “I am writing to let you know I have decided to run for president of the United States,” announced Sanders in an email to supporters Tuesday morning. “I am asking you to join me today as part of...
The Nigerian Army has denied allegation of involvement into the political activities of Rivers state, saying that none of its personnel is allowed to be involved in political campaigns or escorting of VIPs for political missions. A statement by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, said that the allegation was baseless, emphasizing that its rules of engagement and...
Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Rivers State have recovered 31 Electronic Card Readers (ECRs) believed to have been stolen from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The card readers were recovered in a bush on Rumuji-Emohua axis of the East-West Road in the state. They were allegedly thrown into the bush by thugs, believed to be working...
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has again announced the lifting of the ban on political campaigns despite initial hesitation. A press statement by Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, issued on Monday, stated that the commission arrived at the decision after reviewing its preparations for the elections, and consulting with political parties. The campaigns are...
The Department of State Services issued a disclaimer for former director-general Lawal Daura who was sacked last year, after mounting a blockade of the National Assembly. In a rare statement by spokesman Peter Afunanya, the secret agency warned that “any person or group that further engages him or his representatives/associates does so at their own peril”. The service also debunked notions...
Tina Amanda The Nigerian Army 6 Division Headquarters have reassured the good people of Niger Delta of providing adequate security before, during and after the 2019 general elections. General Officer Commanding (GOC) the 6 Division, Major General Jamil Sarham, who stated this in a press statement, said the division will work in conjuction with sister security agencies to ensure that...
The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has reprimanded the minister of transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi for his constant attacks on the senator representing Rivers South-East senatorial district at the national assembly, Magnus Abe. Prince Peter Odike, the factional chairman of the party said in a statement made available to theportcitynews that it is wrong for any member of the...
The spat between the Senator Representing Rivers South-East senatorial district at the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, seems far from over as Magnus Abe has taken another swipe at Amaechi following accusations by the minister. Abe in a lengthy letter accused the minister of lack of sincerity for making promises and not keeping...
Lorine Emenike The Rivers State commissioner for education Hon. Tamunosisis Gogo-Jaja had urged all schools in the state to resume today the 19th of February, as the midterm break has ended. The commissioner who said this in a media chat with TPCN reporter warned that any school ( both public and private school) in the state who refuse to resume today...
Brave Dickson All legal plans have been perfected by about 500 ex-Niger Delta agitators to drag the presidency and the office of the presidential amnesty programme to court over what they viewed as a betrayal of trust The aggrieved ex-agitators who are equally asking for the immediate sack of the Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo for failing to...