Monday, February 6, 2023

Oyigbo Local Government Area

May 18, 2022

Mayhem as APC faction alleges electoral fraud in Rivers

They alleged that the materials meant for the conduct of the local government delegates election were hijacked by Chibuike Amaechi faction.

APC protesters
April 29, 2021

Jonathan cautions NASS against delisting local government

Mr Jonathan urged governors across Nigeria to refrain from directly getting involved in the day-to-day running of local government affairs.

Goodluck Jonathan
February 11, 2021

Rivers: Explosion engulfs gas station, 2 feared dead

“Perhaps they didn’t wash the tank very well before welding, that’s why it exploded,” the source said.

Gas explosion used to tell the story
November 3, 2020

Oyigbo: Residents recount killings by Nigerian soldiers amidst IPOB crackdown

There has been turmoil in Oyigbo for weeks, and a military deployment appears to have worsened the crisis.

Queen Nwazuo
November 1, 2020

Oyigbo: Wike keeps mum as Nigerian soldiers, starvation wreak havoc in Rivers community

The community with its over 300,000 people has seen dozens killed by soldiers since last week, even as residents run out of food and water.

Nyesom Wike
October 29, 2020

Rivers police families will get N20m compensation in local unrest pinned on IPOB

The police and the Rivers government have produced no evidence that IPOB is complicit in the recent attacks or that locals killed were IPOB members.

Police station
October 24, 2020

Days after thug violence, fear grips residents of Port-Harcourt suburb

Residents who fled Oyigbo, which lies just east of Port Harcourt city centre, could not immediately say when it would be safe for them to return.

Nyesom Wike
October 21, 2020

Wike imposes 24-hour curfew in Rivers

Rampaging vandals on Wednesday afternoon attacked and burnt two police stations and a high court.

October 2, 2020

Rivers police arrest 22 over murder of SARS officer

The violence came days after the police warned against October 1 protests by residents, especially members of the separatist Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.

Police office burnt down.