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Politics / Security Agencies Supervising The Snatching Of Ballot Box In Rivers State(pic) by Symphony007: 4:31pm On Mar 09
Some men attacked a polling unit in ikwerre local government area of Rivers state with the aid of heavily armed security men and carted away ballot boxes, while votes where being counted.

Eye witnesses say counting was on going at the point of the attack with Incumbent governor, nyesom Wike leading. The men were escorted out of the polling unit by the security in a waiting Toyota car as voters and INEC ad hoc staff watch in shock.

Business / Re: CBN Governor: Aishah Ahmad, 8 Others Struggle For Emefiele's Job - Daily Sun by Symphony007: 1:12pm On Feb 26
Forget it, this is yet another Hausa appointment, Buhari will be emboldened by reelection.

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Politics / See The Amount Of Microphone As INEC Chairman Address Stakeholders (pic) by Symphony007: 3:53pm On Feb 16
The man of the moment who the whole of Nigeria wants to hear from finally speaks to Nigerians and election stakeholders!!

Politics / Re: Deaths At Rivers State APC Presidential Rally (Graphic Photos) by Symphony007: 10:51pm On Feb 12
kitaatita:

You wrote your own biased report and attached a diffeeent link to it. Is it hard to cut and paste what you are quoting
its called eye witness report backed by official report. Thank you.

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Politics / Re: Deaths At Rivers State APC Presidential Rally (Graphic Photos) by Symphony007: 10:49pm On Feb 12
shidof:
You are a fake news carrier, the body of the news you posted here was entirely different from the way dailytrust carried the news. The incident happened after the campaign, when Buhari has left according to daily trust but what you pasted here was different. You have doctored it to suit ur wish.
whatever the news is or when it happened, the fact is, people are dead and families are crying tonight, and you are here spouting political talking points. Heartless fool!

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Politics / Re: Deaths At Rivers State APC Presidential Rally (Graphic Photos) by Symphony007: 10:48pm On Feb 12
focus7:


Op tell another story, as if you were there to know that the people were trying to leave at the arrival of Buhari.

When some you lie you think that people are fools.

Let me ask you what were the people doing there before Buhari arrival,. Is that the place they leave?

Carry your mumu go Buhari will still win on Saturday
heartless fool, people are dead abd their families are grief stricken, you are defending political talking points and predicting Saturday...like I said, heartless fool!

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Politics / Re: Wike Hosts Buhari, Replies Amaechi War Chants (Photos) by Symphony007: 8:06pm On Feb 12
Gov. Wike and APC governorship Candidate, tonye Cole.

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Politics / Wike Hosts Buhari, Replies Amaechi War Chants (Photos) by Symphony007: 8:05pm On Feb 12
Governor Wike Replies to APC Threats: Rivers People will never support violence

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has told President Muhammadu Buhari that Rivers people will never support violence as being orchestrated by leaders of Rivers APC.

Speaking during an interactive session between President Muhammadu Buhari and traditional rulers of Rivers State in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike said leaders who have imported war songs will not succeed.

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at the APC Presidential Campaign Rally, sang a war song in Igbo Language, threatening to unleash violence on Rivers State during the forthcoming elections.

"Rivers State does not believe in violence and we will not support any dance for violence.

"Those who sing other people's song for violence, they know what they achieve. They know what they gain", he said.

Governor Wike assured Nigerians that the evil plots to fuel violence by the APC will fail.

"I want to assure the President that Rivers State is a peaceful state . It will never be a violent state. I will not support violence and Rivers people will not support violence", he said.

In his address, Chairman of Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that security agencies act professionally during the forthcoming elections. He said that security agencies should not join the fray and complicate the issues of electoral violence.

The Rivers Traditional Rulers lamented the closure of the seaports in Rivers State which have negatively affected the economy of the area. They called for restructuring of the country so that all parts of the Federation will grow at their own pace and control their resources.

The Traditional Rulers called for free, fair and credible polls in Rivers State. They appealed to the President to check the tide of violence in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari stated that law enforcement agencies would be asked to respect Nigerians and that elections will be free and fair.

The President said nobody will be allowed to intimidate people. He added that the snatching of ballot boxes will be discouraged.

Buhari said that his administration has achieved the three cardinal points of his 2015 campaign. He said that security, economy and fight against corruption have witnessed improvements.

Simeon Nwakaudu,

Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.

12th February, 2019.

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Politics / Deaths At Rivers State APC Presidential Rally (Graphic Photos) by Symphony007: 5:07pm On Feb 12
Over four Persons Die In Rivers APC Presidential Campaign Rally Stampede

Over four Persons are feared dead in a stampede at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt after the Rivers APC Presidential Campaign Rally.

The person's were trampled to death after they struggled to leave the stadium before the conclusion of the rally on Tuesday .

On the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari, the people tried to exit, but the gates were locked by organisers. It was during the struggled that they were trampled.

During the PDP Presidential Campaign at the same venue, no life was lost because the gates were left open for the crowd to go in and out.

▪Viewers Descretion Advised

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/four-persons-die-during-stampede-at-apc-presidential-rally-in-rivers.html

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Politics / Re: Rivers People Disappoint Pdp - Photos by Symphony007: 11:17am On Feb 12
AmarachiNnoli:

You are implying that the field was “EMPTY” but because they wanted people on the field, they had to move them from the seat to the field. Any which way, EMPTYNESS dey the stadium.
stop reasoning like an idiot, for effective crowd control, people were limited to their Seats so VIP's can drive into the stadium but when they wanted to speak, they asked people to come close to the platforms.. That's standard procedure. Stop the distortion...

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Politics / Re: Rivers People Disappoint Pdp - Photos by Symphony007: 9:12am On Feb 12
When it was time for the speeches, those in this he spectators stands were asked to come down to the field.

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Politics / Re: Pix From Half Filled Pdp Rally In Port Harcourt. by Symphony007: 5:17am On Feb 12
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Politics / Re: Pix From Half Filled Pdp Rally In Port Harcourt. by Symphony007: 5:15am On Feb 12
When it came time for the candidate to speak, all spectators in the stands were asked to come to the field.

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Politics / Re: Wike Dresses Atiku And Jonathan In Rivers Atire.(pics) by Symphony007: 5:49pm On Feb 11
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PDP members coming to port Harcourt from the riverine communities for the rally..

Politics / Re: Wike Dresses Atiku And Jonathan In Rivers Atire.(pics) by Symphony007: 5:37pm On Feb 11
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Politics / Re: Wike Dresses Atiku And Jonathan In Rivers Atire.(pics) by Symphony007: 5:36pm On Feb 11
Mama peace was also present..

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Politics / Wike Dresses Atiku And Jonathan In Rivers Atire.(pics) by Symphony007: 5:33pm On Feb 11
At the government House, port Harcourt.

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Crime / Re: Rival Cult Groups Clash In Fadeyi, Lagos State. Shot At Each Other (Photos) by Symphony007: 9:25am On Feb 10
Lagoon of blood.

Later, they will make it seem like cultism only exist in Rivers stage meanwhile cultismz thuggery(Alaye boys), etc..started from there.

I am not being tribalist but pointing out a double standard that I being perpetuated..

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Politics / Re: Goat Dressed With Brooms At Wike Campaign Rally In Port Harcourt (Photos) by Symphony007: 11:30pm On Feb 09
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Politics / Goat Dressed With Brooms At Wike Campaign Rally In Port Harcourt (Photos) by Symphony007: 11:28pm On Feb 09
VOTE PDP FOR NIGERIA TO RETURN TO THE DAYS OF PERFORMANCE -- GOVERNOR WIKE.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has charged Nigerians to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) across the country for Nigeria to return to the days of performance and development.

Addressing thousands of supporters during the PDP Campaign Rally at Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Saturday, Governor Wike said that it is only under the PDP that sustained development can take place.

He said: "PDP is not a party of excuses. It is a party founded on development . It is a party of performance. That is why Nigerians must return to the PDP".

The governor urged the people of Rivers State to vote massively for Atiku Abubakar for the revival of the seaports killed by the non-performing APC Federal Government in the state.

"Atiku Abubakar through quality economic policies will revive the Trans-Amadi Industrial Estate and the two seaports in Rivers State.

"Atiku Abubakar will create jobs and ensure that the government works for the good of all Nigerians", he said.

While acknowledging Obio/Akpor as the Local Government Area with the highest number of registered voters in the state, Governor Wike urged the people to cast 90percent of their votes for the PDP and her candidates.

Governor Wike advised PDP members to ensure that the party wins all the 359 polling units of the Local Government Area. He said that political patronage would be based on winning of polling units.

"You must deliver your polling unit. Victory of the polling unit is the ticket to political appointments. We don't want to hear any excuse that your polling unit result was snatched. You must protect the results ", he said.

The governor advised the people not to be deceived by INEC claims that they will organise credible polls. He said they should remain vigilant to protect their votes.

He said that the PDP remains sure of victory in Rivers State because his administration has satisfied the people.

Speaking further, Governor Wike said only those who have impacted positively on the state should contest elections or promote candidates. He said as a Minister he attracted development to the state. He wondered why the Minister of Transportation has failed Rivers People, despite his opportunities in the failed APC Federal Government.

Director General of Rivers State PDP Campaign Council, Ambassador Desmond Akawor said that all across Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, the projects of Governor Wike are a testament of his performance

Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah said that the rally is a mass affirmation of the Governor's acceptance by his people. He said that rally is more than a local government gathering.

He presented PDP Candidate for Rivers East Senatorial District, Senator George Sekibo, PDP Candidate for Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Kingsley Chinda, PDP Candidate for Obio/Akpor State Constituency 1, Martins Amaewhule and PDP Candidate for Obio/Akpor State Constituency 2, Mr Michael Chinda to the people and asked them to vote for them.

PDP Candidate for Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Kingsley Chinda said the governor has sold himself to Nigeria and Nigeria to the world. He said that the people are happy for the governor and his commitment to the development of the state.

He assured the people that all the legislators will represent the area effectively at the State and National Assembly.

Former President of the NBA, Chief Onueze Okocha lauded Governor Wike for his outstanding projects delivery and declared that he deserves re-election.

He said that the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area with the highest number of registered voters will all PDP candidates during the forthcoming general elections.

Former Attorney General of Rivers State, Mr Frank Ohwor said it is the desire of the people to re-elect Governor Wike for the continuation of his good works.

Commissioner of Health, Prof Chike Princewill said that the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area will use the elections to make a statement of their preference for Governor Wike and the PDP.

President General of Grassroots Development Initiative, Bright Amaewhule said that the rally is a rehearsal of the victory party after the Governor's re-election.

Chairman of PDP in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Chukwuemeka Aaron assured that the people vote for Governor Wike and defend their votes.

Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Mr Solomon Eke said in all parts of the Local Government Area, Governor Wike has left his imprints of projects and performance.

Ace Musician and Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty thrilled the crowd with his songs.

Simeon Nwakaudu,

Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
9th February, 2019.

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Education / Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Symphony007: 6:57am On Feb 09
ReginaeGirault:
Reading comments on nairaland just makes you wonder, how many Nigerians bother to read a story beyond its headline, or is it comprehension issue?
most of them did not come to contribute reasonably to the discourse, they came for "likes".

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Education / Re: Mass Communication Degree To Be Phased Out As Professors Submit New Curricula by Symphony007: 6:55am On Feb 09
Richdad50:
I once said that I will never allow anyone I know to study 'Mass Communication' as a Degree. A roudy degree. They have the highest number of unemployable graduates in Nigeria.
Nothing pisses a recruiter than seeing a Mass Communication Degree on a Resume. Believe me. A recruiter once told me in confidence that he had preferred a Public Administrator to a Mass Communicator. No offence.

#Richdad
two things, either you are lying and you never met such a "recruiter" or the so called recruiter is ignorant and should be relieved of his or her duties, mass communication is a very robust course with lots of abilities infused in it's graduates, its only those who do not know their onion that will not deliver and will remain unemployed. Listen to yourself compare learning how to be a civil servant(public administration) to studying advertising, public relations, journalism, broadcasting,book publishing...did you even read the article at all?

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Politics / "Remote Control": Buhari Reveals How APC Won Osun Election by Symphony007: 11:22am On Jan 27
Buhari reveals how APC won Osun governorship with ‘remote control’



President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, while appealing to traditional rulers in Osun State to support his reelection to enable his administration consolidate on its achievements, revealed that APC was able to win the state’s governorship election held months back with the aid of remove control.

Buhari, who failed to provide details of what he meant by remote control, said: “I know how much trouble we had in the last election here. I know by remote control through so many sources how we managed to maintain the party (APC) in power in this state.”

The President said this while interacting with the monarchs led by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan at the banquet hall of Osun State Government House.

Buhari, received on arrival along with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo by Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and his entourage, said the APC has recorded gains in the areas of infrastructural hence the need for the people to return the administration to consolidate on the achievement its has made in the last three years.

He urged the traditional rulers to join hands with his government to tackle the menace of insecurity, assuring that his government was working towards providing social service programmes and soft loans to farmers to boost the agriculture sector of the economy. Oba Wahab Kayode Oyedotun, speaking on behalf of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi who arrived later, assured President Buhari of victory at the February 16 Presidential election.

https://guardian.ng/politics/buhari-reveals-how-apc-won-osun-governorship-with-remote-control/?F

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Politics / Re: Photo Of Buhari Swearing In New CJN. by Symphony007: 5:41pm On Jan 25
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Politics / Photo Of Buhari Swearing In New CJN. by Symphony007: 5:35pm On Jan 25
President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeira (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Condcut Tribunal.

President Buhari announced the suspension at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja He said the suspension followed the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial.

The President has swore in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN. Mohammed who hails from Bauchi state is the most senior justice of the Supreme Court.

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Politics / Re: Rice Donated By China For Hungry Idp's Rotting Away In Nema(pics) by Symphony007: 3:48pm On Nov 14, 2018
Corrupt official hoarding the rice to find buyers and it's taking time hence the rice begins to Rot. Wickedness!! Why is the north always clamouring for power when that power has not helped them in anyway? Born to rule, born to suffer as well.

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Politics / Rice Donated By China For Hungry Idp's Rotting Away In Nema(pics) by Symphony007: 3:47pm On Nov 14, 2018
Despite the widely-reported cries of hunger by internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east and the acute malnutrition ravaging their children, 162,696 bags of rice donated by the Chinese government to the IDPs have been abandoned and left to rot in stores belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

According to the United Nations, Nigeria is still facing a crisis of global magnitude with 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the north east.

In June 2017, the Chinese government had donated and shipped a total of 6,779 metric tons of rice, which is 271 trucks and approximately 162,696 bags of rice into the country’s seaport meant for distribution to IDPs in the north-east as food assistance.


Hunger in the land yet these bags wasting away

Government agencies, like the ministry of budget and national planning, ministry of agriculture, ministry of finance and NEMA were tasked with different responsibilities of receiving, clearing, storage, transportation and distribution of the consignments to the IDPs.

But one year later, after the food items were cleared from the port, they have not reached their destinations – even after another N161m was said to have been spent on transportation, delivery and logistics.

In April, while testifying in company of an official of the Nigeria Customs Service before the house of representatives ad hoc committee on emergency and disaster preparedness, Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of NEMA, denied that the rice was missing.



Maihaja told the committee that the first batch was cleared from the ports and stored in a warehouse in Maiduguri, Borno state, and Yola in Adamawa state.

However, the state governments where the beneficiaries are have denied receiving any single bag of rice from the consignment purported to have been delivered and distributed to the IDPs by NEMA.

Meanwhile, a report by the investigative committee indicted the governing board of NEMA, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and recommended the dismissal of Maihaja over breach of public trust and alleged fraudulent practices.

In a telephone interview with TheCable, Sani Datti, NEMA spokesperson, said it is not true that the whole consignment is still with NEMA.

He said the organisation started distributing them last year.

“The distribution started last year. Some of the items are still there and they are being distributed monthly. It’s not that we kept them. We distributed them directly to the beneficiaries. You know the items are large in quantity. I’m a little bit busy right now. You can get my attention later,” Datti said.

When asked to clarify the issues raised in the report by the house of rep committee, he said, “Don’t mind that report. We have our own submission; we’ve made it available. I’ll make it available to you.”

Datti, however, has not responded to inquiries sent to him to provide more information on the quantity of rice distributed so far, the ones still with NEMA and their current condition, the states that have received the items and when they were distributed.

https://www.thecable.ng/over-160000-bags-of-rice-donated-to-idps-by-china-rotting-away-in-nema-stores/amp

Politics / FG Prevented Prince Charles From Coming To The Niger Delta-gov.wike by Symphony007: 4:57pm On Nov 08, 2018
GOVERNOR WIKE BERATES APC FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR STOPPING PRINCE CHARLES FROM COMING TO SOUTH-SOUTH

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has berated the APC Federal Government for shielding Prince Charles of Wales from the neglected Niger Delta that produces the nation's wealth.

Speaking when he granted audience to international preacher, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda at Government House Port Harcourt on Thursday, Governor Wike wondered what parameters were used in confining the Prince of Wales to Abuja and Lagos.

He said the actions of the APC Federal Government in the course of the visit of Prince of Wales undercored the negativity that has characterised governance under the present administration.

He said: "The Prince of Wales came to Nigeria and they took him to Abuja and Lagos. They didn't want him to see the suffering people of the Niger Delta.

"It is our money and resources that they used to develop Lagos and Abuja. Yet they did not want the Prince of Wales to see how they have neglected the area that produces the wealth of the nation.

"Look at the sitting arrangement of their photograph with the Prince of Wales and where they placed the producers of national wealth?".

He said that the action of the APC Federal Government is very painful.

Governor Wike commended the leaders of CFAN for coming to Rivers State, despite the plots by the APC Federal Government to de-market oil oil producing states.


Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.

8th November, 2018

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Politics / Prince Charles Meets Nigerian Traditional Rulers by Symphony007: 6:22pm On Nov 06, 2018
The prince of Wales meets prominent Nigerian traditional rulers from the major regions including the sultan of sokoto
Emir of kano
Onni of ife
Obi of onitsha.

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Crime / Re: Armed Robbers Attack Gtbank In Surulere, Lagos In Broad Daylight, Shoot Man by Symphony007: 2:36pm On Oct 31, 2018
Lagoon of blood!!
Crime / Re: Gunmen Kill 28-year-old Lagos Engineer After Robbing Mother (photo) by Symphony007: 10:27am On Oct 13, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the dead but I should point out the hypocrisy of tribalists who would have been shouting "Rivers of blood" if this has happened in port or any southern city. Lagos Is always the Eldorado. Pathetic!!
Education / Re: Is Change Of Date Of Birth Still Possible On Waec Result by Symphony007: 9:46am On Oct 02, 2018
femmoy:
an original certificate can neither be altered nor corrected, it happened to mine also but I did an affidavit of age support and always attach my original birth certificate when using it.
Pls can I have your contact? I'd like to know more about how you did this.

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