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Two killed, houses destroyed in Rivers communal clash

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Two persons were reportedly killed during a fresh communal clash in Lewe community, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, when youths suspected to be from neighbouring Bomu village invaded the community on Monday. It was gathered that three houses and other properties were also destroyed during the incident, which occurred […]

Kidnappers abduct three traders in Calabar

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar At least three traders have been kidnapped in Calabar, Cross River State, in the last four days. Southern City News learnt on Friday that the kidnap is coming barely one month after two pupils were reportedly abducted from a public school in the Ikot-Effanga area of Calabar. A Calabar resident, Mr. Adisa […]

Jubilation in Rivers as Police re-arrest fleeing ritualist, Dike, in Plateau State

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt THERE was jubilation in Rivers State on Friday when news filtered in that operatives of the Nigeria Police have re-arrested the suspected ritualist, Ifeanyichikwu Dike, who escaped from the police custody. Dike, who was captured on Thursday by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Birkin Ladi community in Jos, the Plateau State […]

Suspected arsonists set Catholic school ablaze in Delta

Victor Udoh, Asaba THERE was tension in Okpanam town in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, following the burning down of Madonna School for the physically challenged children of St. Michaels Catholic Church. The school was reportedly set ablaze by a group of youths at about 6pm on June 13, 2017. An eyewitness, […]

Windstorm destroys 50 homes, renders residents homeless

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar  Windstorm has destroyed over 50 homes in five communities in Mbube, in the Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State, leaving a large number of residents homeless. The communities affected are Oboso, Nkim, Ojerim, Aragbang and Ogberia-Ochoro. The windstorm, which occurred on Friday, was accompanied by a downpour, which removed rooftops […]

Police rescue two-week-old baby stolen in Abia

Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia  Police operatives attached to Uratta division within the Aba Area Command in Abia State has rescued a two-week-old baby from a suspected child trafficker who allegedly stole the baby from the mother. It was gathered that the cry of the baby at the Uratta Junction attracted police detectives to the suspect, identified […]

Motorists panic over collapsing Bayelsa bridge

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The bridge across the Kaiama River, along the popular East-West Road, a major gateway linking the South-South to other parts of the country, is collapsing. Kaiama, the hometown of the late Ijaw famous fighter, Major Isaac Boro, is in the Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Southern City News observed that […]

Rivers worries over poor waste disposal

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Waste Management Agency has expressed worry over the indiscriminate dumping of waste, including faeces, on Trans-Kalabari Road in Port Harcourt, the state capital. RIWAMA Sole Administrator, Chief Felix Obuah, said such act was posing dangers to residents, companies and traders in the area. Obuah, who spoke on Tuesday […]

Seven cultists nabbed in Rivers

Friday Amobi, Port Harcourt OPERATIVES of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested seven persons suspected to be cultists over alleged involvement in a cult clash that claimed five persons in Omudioga Community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, disclosed that seven […]

Imo police arrest robbery suspect

Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia POLICE operatives attached to the Aba Area Command in Abia State have arrested a suspect, Onyekachi Nwobodo, for allegedly attacking and robbing one Emmanuel Nwachukwu of his Samsung phone valued at N60,000. It was gathered that Nwobodo was arrested following a complaint by Nwachukwu that he was attacked by the suspect and […]

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