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5 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

RVSG: Oyigbo City needs attention

SIR: Oyigbo city, in Oyigbo local government area of Rivers State could be described as a gateway city to Port Harcourt for travelers traveling from the neighbouring Abia State.

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9 hrs ago | Vanguard

A Daniel is born

Chief Daniel Okumagba, who lived from 1922 to 2000, was widely acknowledged as a man of truth, courage and discipline.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

In-depth Africa

Ethnic feud puts $16b EPZ project at risk

The Gbaramatu Ijaw, co-owners of the land on which the project will be sited, are against naming it after Ogidigben , an appellation which suggests an Itsekiri landlordship.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Is the Niger Delta Region the 'Epicentre of Electoral Fraud'?

Is the Nigeria's oil rich "South South", or Niger Delta region, the "epicentre" of vote-rigging in Nigeria? Voter turnout figures suggest that it is particularly exposed to electoral fraud.

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Nigeria: Govt 'Reviving' Railway System, Says Official

Nigeria's Transport Minister says the administration has allocated funds and implemented strategic plans to revitalize the country's railway system, which has been in a poor state for decades.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Vanguard

25 pro-Amaechi lawmakers decamp to APC

The 25 pro-Governor Rotimi Amaechi lawmakers in Rivers State, have dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for All Progressives Congress, APC, during the sitting of the state House of Assembly, yesterday, at the old auditorium of Government House, Port Harcourt.

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Chinda - Allegation Is Politically Motivated

In a statement signed by its Director of Publicity and Research, Livingstone Wechie, and released to journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday, the CLO alleged that the commissioner failed to remit the funds to FADAMA and the projects in the state.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Vanguard

Presidency orders Works Minister to fix P'Harcourt-Onne Road

A buja - the Presidency has given marching orders to Works Minister, Mike Onolememen, to fix the Port Harcourt-Onne Road with immediate effect.

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Vanguard

Varsities Talk: So you want to be a lawyer? Be careful the university you attend

My Dear Dele, Please help us find out if Afe Babalola University has accreditation for Law - not provisional accreditation.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Ghanamma.com

Read What 15 Men Did To 16-Year-Old Girl At A Party In Rivers State

A 15-man gang, who allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl in Gbuga area of Ogbunabali, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have been arrested.

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Ghanamma.com

Ibinabo Fiberesima Set To Walk Down The Aisle

She might not emerge as the AGN president for a second term she's a current President now and also set to wed.

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Sterling Bank Commences ATM Activation

The locations for the four-week programme would include ), East and South-south .

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Ghanamma.com

Sex Worker Sells Her Newborn Baby For N20,000

A yet to be identified prostitute from Yenagoa metropolis, Bayelsa State, was said to have sold her newborn baby for N20,000 on Monday, 14 July.

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Fierce Gun Fight Leaves, One Police Officer, Three Robbers Dead

Police officers attached to the Rivers State Command on Monday killed two armed robbers in a foiled operation at the state News Papers Corporation.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Vanguard

Port Harcourt will experience power cut for 10 days

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company , on Sunday, announced that it would cut power supply to Port Harcourt between July 13 and 23 for repairs and upgrade of facilities.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

In-depth Africa

Confusion over Wike's fate in cabinet

Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike is back in the news following speculations yesterday that he had resigned from the Federal Executive Council.

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Strike cripples Rivers Judicial arm of government

PORT HARCOURT: It is one month now the Rivers State Judiciary complex has been under lock and key due to the strike embarked upon by the state chapter of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Vanguard

Ali Baba's luxury lifestyle

By Florence Amagiya Being the first to make something work in a place where so many have tried before with little or no success is worth applauding.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

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Group Vows to Scuttle Amaechi's U.S.$280 Million Loan

The President General of GDI, Worldwide, Hon. Bright Amewhule, said in Port Harcourt yesterday at a press briefing that even though the state government had stopped the courts from functioning, the group would use other means to ensure that the loan was not released.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Ghanamma.com

Gunmen Kidnap APC Lawmaker In Rivers State

A lawyer and Chairman of Judiciary committee of Rivers State House of Assembly representing Etche Constituency, Golden Chioma has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

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