Saturday, June 19, 2021


Rivers State

Wike, Ndume laud Tambuwal’s people-oriented programs in Sokoto

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal over his people oriented programmes in the state.

#EndSARS: Wike pledges N20m to families of each slain police officers, soldiers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced N20 million compensation each to families of soldiers and policemen allegedly killed by members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra, IPOB, in Oyigbo during the EndSARS protest.

Eid-el-Maulud: Wike urges Muslims to promote religious tolerance

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on Muslims in the state to promote religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence on the occasion of Eid-el-Maulud.

NIWA elated as containers arrive Onitsha Port, 30 years after closure

The Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Agency, NIWA, Dr George Muoghalu, has described the arrival of containers at Onitsha Port as a heart-warming development.

Wike approves N472m for renovation of Port Harcourt zoo

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has approved N472 million for the renovation of the abandoned Port Harcourt Zoo, the Nigerian Association of Zoological Gardens and Wildlife Parks, NAZAP, disclosed.

Wike seeks N18bn loan for construction of 4 flyovers, others in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has requested for consent of the State House of Assembly to borrow N18bn from Access Bank for the construction of a flyover and two major internal roads in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

PDP replies Wike, says ‘NWC members are not tax collectors’

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has faulted an allegation by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, that members of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, are tax collectors.

APC Crisis: Court restrains Giadom from acting as party chairman

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday, restrained the former Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Victor Giadom, from Acting as the National Chairman of the party.

Lagos, Abuja, P/Harcourt, Kano airports to reopen soon – NCAA

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has expressed optimized that flight operations would soon resume at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja; Aminu Kano Airport, Kano and the Port Harcourt Airport, Choba, Rivers State.

N37bn NASS renovation fund should be used for out-of-school children – Rep

A lawmaker has recommended that the planned N37billion renovations of the National Assembly should be channeled towards the provision of education for the less privileged children in the country.

Court jails ex- EFCC staff for stealing exhibits

The Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, convicted and sentenced Hussaini Abubakar, a former staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to one year imprisonment with N150,000 option of fine, for stealing ehibits.

How to end electoral violence in Nigeria

The orgy of violence witnessed before, during and after last month’s gubernatorial elections in Kogi and Bayelsa brings to fore once again the need to curb the death toll and mayhem associated with voting in Nigeria over the years.

No mosque was demolished in Rivers – Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the false Information being circulated that the state government demolished a mosque in Port Harcourt.

Wike signs 3 bills into law to strengthen governance

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike on Friday in Port Harcourt signed into law three bills passed by the State House of Assembly. The bills are Rivers...

95% Ogoni aborigines to be involved in clean-up, says Nigerian govt

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP, on Monday assured indigent Ogoni people of their full participation in the ongoing clean-up of oil impacted Ogoni communities in Rivers.

NNPC’s oil pipeline explosion killed over 100 people – Residents

Residents of Kom Kom in Oyigbo local Government Area of Rivers State has said that over 100 people were burnt to ashes following an explosion by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC’s oil pipeline in the area.

Buhari mourns Prof. Ogundipe-Molara

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the academia in mourning the passage of Prof. Molara Ogundipe-Leslie.

Nigerian Army confirms killing of soldier, 2 NSCDC operatives in Rivers

A soldier and two operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, were shot dead on Sunday following a gun duel with suspected militants in Rivers.

BREAKING: INEC fixes date for supplementary elections in Rivers

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the scheduling of supplementary elections in Rivers State.

JUST IN: Court refuses to stop collation of Rivers Governorship, Assembly election results 

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday declined to give an order stopping the collation of results of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Rivers on March 9.

‘Nigeria’s election still far from international best practice’

The Cleen Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, says Nigeria’s elections are still far from international best practice going by happenings at just concluded general poll.

Tug of war for Buhari, Atiku as INEC releases number of PVCs collected according to states

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the final breakdown of Permanent Voters Cards, PVC, collection according to states.

Glimmer of hope for Rivers APC as Appeal Court orders stay of execution against High Court ruling

An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt has stayed the execution of Federal High Court’s ruling which barred the All Progressives Congress, APC, from fielding its candidates in the forthcoming general elections in the state.

Rivers delisted APC candidates calls INEC’s bluff, says ‘there will be no national, governorship elections’

The duly nominated candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers say there will be no national, state and governorship elections in the...

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