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Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked and almost killed a young pregnant woman in Yogbo town Makurdi, Benue state capital on Sunday evening. The woman was said to be with her husband when the attacked happened but he escaped when they started shooting. According to Benjamin Amaechi, the attackers used sticks to pierce through her private part in order to kill the...
Joint Task Force, JTF, renamed Operation Delta Safe, yesterday, engaged suspected oil thieves in the Niger Delta in a fierce gun duel in some communities in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. Spokesman of the security outfit in the Niger Delta region, Major Ibrahim Abdullahi in a statement, said that the mandate of the body was to...
Brighton & Hove newbie Leon Balogun has explained why the national team struggled in their friendly against Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, and has omitted the fact that they played on a terrible Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium pitch. According to Balogun, the Super Eagles held five gruesome training sessions before the match with the Leopards which made them fatigued and...
English side Chelsea have slammed the penalty awarded against Nigeria in their 1-1 draw with DR Congo in a pre-World Cup friendly in Port Harcourt on Monday. Ghanaian referee Issaka Afful indicated the spot and issued a yellow card to Chelsea left-back Ola Aina for fouling Issama Mpeko, nonetheless, TV replays demonstrate the offense was outside the box. Aside from Ola...
Former Minister of Aviation and a Peoples Democrtictic Party chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day speech, describing it as disgusting and full of lies. President Muhammadu had during a nationwide broadcast to mark the nation’s 19 democracy anniversary, claimed that the Boko Haram sect has been degraded. He said the development led to the re-establishment of authority...
How to stop a man like Lionel Messi? That’s the question many will be posing at the World Cup next month. For Leicester City youngster Wilfred Ndidi, the challenge isn’t just to focus on the Barcelona frontman, it’s to try and stop the rest of the Argentina side. Ndidi believes that if he and his Nigerian colleagues put all their energies...
Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has praised DR Congo after they held his side to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt earlier this week. The German tactician said the pitch was a difficult one for both teams and explained why he opted to field an experimental line-up which didn’t feature regulars...
In commemoration of the 2018 edition of the Biafra heroes day, the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, recorded partial adherence in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. Economic activities in the areas visited by theportcitynews.com on Wednesday morning were active and vibrant with vehicular movements flowing as usual, although lower than what it used to be. Places like...
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has stated that the Igbos were already observing the Tuesday’s sit-at-home order. This is contained in a statement issuedvTuesday night by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful. He advised members of the public to shun the existence of a “non-existent and wholly fictitious IPOB National Secretariat” which advised people in the South-East region to ignore its directive. Powerful...
The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP, in collaboration with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, have trained 35 technical assistants who would monitor the clean-up of oil-impacted sites in Ogoniland. The training which started since last week is to equip the trainees, according to HYPREP, with the necessary skills and experience to work along companies that will be selected...