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Wike Decries FG’s Illegal Actions

Rivers State News - 7 hours ago. BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, Port Harcourt Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has called on religious leaders in the country to speak up against illegal and corrupt actions of the federal government to stem the drift of the country into an era of unprecedented crisis. Wike made the call yesterday in his keynote address at...

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Holley Nigeria, PHED Sign MoU On Supply Of Prepaid Meters

Rivers State News - 11 hours ago. By Tarkaa David – Holley Metering Ltd (Holley Nigeria) has  signed a memorandum of understanding with the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) to fast track the supply of prepayment meters to consumers. This was contained in a statement signed by the executive vice chairman/Chief executive officer of Holley Nigeria , Mr Ifeanyi Okeke Mr Okeke...

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Wike To Religious Leaders: Speak Up Against FG’s Illegal Actions

Rivers State News - 16 hours ago. By Anayo Onukwugha Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has called on religious leaders in the country to speak up against illegal and corrupt actions of the Federal Government to stem the drift of the country into an era of unprecedented crisis. Wike made the call today in his keynote address at the 12th...

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Safety Of Southerners Not Under Threat In North – APC

Rivers State News - 1 day ago. By ANDREW ESSIEN, Abuja The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has reiterated that the safety of southerners, particularly Southerners of Igbo extraction, is not under threat anywhere in the north despite reports of recent attacks on people of northern extraction and their properties in Abia and Rivers states. The party further reaffirmed its stand on...

WikeTo FG: Fight Corruption Within the Ambit Of the Law

Rivers State News - 2 days ago. BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, has urged the Federal Government to fight corruption within the ambit of the law. Wike, who made the call while speaking when the Primate of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, accompanied by Archbishops and Bishops of the Church visited him at Government House,...

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50,000 IDPs To Benefit From NITDA Scholarship

Rivers State News - 2 days ago. By Tunani Ezra, Abuja – No fewer than 50,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are to benefit from a scholarship scheme by National Information Technology Development  Agency (NITDA) . The IDPs who are venerable children drawn from  Borno ,Yobe ,Adamawa ,Benue and Cross Rivers states, are expected to commence a three years scholarship scheme using e-learning...

Military Operations In South East Constitutional – Army

Rivers State News - 2 days ago. BY JOY YESUFU, Ahuraka Isah, Solomon Ayado, Abuja, ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, PORT HARCOURT, EMMANUEL MGBEAHURUIKE, Owerri – The Nigerian Army declared yesterday that its ongoing operation in the South East is in line with what the constitution has empowered it to do and as such, it is not in any way under any pressure from politicians...

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Group Applauds FG Over Ban On IPOB

Rivers State News - 3 days ago. BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, PORT HARCOURT – A group, the South-South Reawakening Group (SSRG) has applauded the Federal Government over the recent ban on the activities of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it’s subsequent classification as a terrorist organisation. SSRG,  in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State  capital yesterday and signed by...

EFCC Returns N36m to School Duped By Suspected Fraudsters

Rivers State News - 3 days ago. By  MBACHU GODWIN NNANNA, Abuja – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has returned a sum of N36, 186,12.00( Thirty Six Million, One Hundred and Eighty-Six Thousand, Twelve Naira) to Mrs Ifeoma Chukwuogo,  Proprietress of Jephtah International School, East-West Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State as money recovered from three suspected fraudsters who allegedly diverted...

IPOB, Opposition’s Tool To Destabilise Nigeria – FG

Rivers State News - 3 days ago. BY JONATHAN NDA- ISAIAH, MUYIWA OYINLOLA, AHURAKA ISAH, JULIANA AGBO, Abuja, ISAIAH BENJAMIN, Kaduna and MATTHIAS NWOGU, UMUAHIA – The federal government has described the activities of members of the indigenous people of biafra (IPOB) as an orchestrated plot by opposition elements to destabilise the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. It said those behind the sinister...

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How APC Addresses Restructuring May Affect Its Fortunes In 2019 – Princewill

Rivers State News - 5 days ago. Tonye Princewill is a Rivers State-born politician, a two-time governorship candidate in the state, a bigwig of the APC and a successful entrepreneur. He speaks on governance and politics in his native state and at the national turf. He spoke to Tony Egbulefu and Maimunat Mohammed Nna. One of the major trending issues in the...

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Despite Ban, Cigarettes Still Sold Publicly To Minors

Rivers State News - 6 days ago. By Abdullahi Olesin, Ilorin, Donatus Nadi, Lafia , Anayo Onukwugha, Port Harcourt, Nosa Eresoyen, Asaba, Abu Nmodu , Minna, Taiwo Omilani, Lagos. The federal government’s attempt to implement some aspects of the National Tobacco Control Act may have been dead on arrival as many Nigerians are left in the dark on the law. On the...

Despite Ban, Cigarettes Still Sold Publicly To Minors

Rivers State News - 6 days ago. By Abdullahi Olesin, Ilorin, Donatus Nadi, Lafia , Anayo Onukwugha, Port Harcourt, Nosa Eresoyen, Asaba, Abu Nmodu , Minna, Taiwo Omilani, Lagos. The federal government’s attempt to implement some aspects of the National Tobacco Control Act may have been dead on arrival as many Nigerians are left in the dark on the law. On the...

Plateau Tensions: Govt Declares Curfew, Calls For Calm

Rivers State News - 6 days ago. PRESS RELEASE The Executive Governor of Plateau State has expressed great dismay and shock at the sudden build up of tension in Jos Metropolis on account of the conduct of some disgruntled elements, who have decided to throw the metropolis into confusion on account of their negative reaction to the agitations of Independent People of...

Tension Heightens In South East Over IPOB

Rivers State News - 1 week ago. BY CHIBuzo UKAIBE, Abuja, MATTHIAS NWOGU, Umuahia and ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, Port Harcourt There is growing tension in the South East zone of the country following clashes between the Nigerian Army and members of the indigenous people of biafra (IPOB). The anxiety has also spread to the South South region where two persons were yesterday feared...

Separatists Import 1,100 Rifles From Turkey

Rivers State News - 1 week ago. BY YUSUF BABALOLA, Lagos … Weapons kept in 20ft container – customs – The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday bemoaned another importation of arms into the country from Turkey. This was even as the Comptroller-General of the Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) yesterday disclosed that element who don’t believe in the unity of Nigeria are...

Why We Built A Chapel In Govt House – Wike

Rivers State News - 1 week ago. BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, PORT HARCOURT – Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike has declared that the newly constructed Government House Chapel of Everlasting Grace, was built by his administration strictly for the worship of God. He said the Chapel was constructed to exalt the name of God, pointing out that that nobody is allowed...

Fire Outbreak Costs Nigeria N6trn In 5 Years

Rivers State News - 2 weeks ago. By CHIKA IZUORA, Lagos Incessant fire outbreaks has cost the national economy about N6 trillion in the last five years, with major cities like Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt , Abuja experiencing serious consequences of the scourge. The president of Fire Disaster Prevention and Safety Awareness Association of Nigeria, Badanga Ahmed Lamidi, who disclosed this in...

Fire Outbreak Costs Nigeria N6trn In 5 Years

Rivers State News - 2 weeks ago. By CHIKA IZUORA, Lagos Incessant fire outbreaks has cost the national economy about N6 trillion in the last five years, with major cities like Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt , Abuja experiencing serious consequences of the scourge. The president of Fire Disaster Prevention and Safety Awareness Association of Nigeria, Badanga Ahmed Lamidi, who disclosed this in...

Hell Comes To Rivers Community

Rivers State News - 2 weeks ago. Mini-Ewa, a Port Harcourt ghetto community was few days ago set alight and razed to the ground by an inferno that is blamed on carelessness of one man. Anayo Onukwugha writes that none of the residents salvaged a thing. Mini-Ewais a popular ghetto community named after Ewa, a creek that crisscrosses communities in Obio/Akpor local...