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The Council of Chiefs and people of Opu-Kula in Akuku-Toru Local Council of Rivers State have threatened to resort to self-defence if government fails to ... “We call on the government, especially the Federal Government and the Nigerian Army to improve security on the Kula waterways in a bid to forestall ...
One of the newly registered political parties, the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), m has charged the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC), to provide a level playing ground for parties during the June 16, local government areas election. The GPN has also said that the land of Nigeria and ...

Protests have re-emerged over the soot crisis in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State in Southern Nigeria. Professor Roseline Konya, The Rivers State Commissioner for environment joins CNBC Africa more about the problem. Advertisement. TAGS; en · Port Harcourt · Power Lunch · protests · Rivers ...
Last week, gunmen suspected to be sea pirates ambushed a boat conveying an official of the Rivers state government, Kenneth Opusingi, killing a chief ... of the Rivers State Chairman of the Petroleum Taskforce Kenneth Opusingi, the Rivers State Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria Sukubo ...
He spoke during the 105th Annual Convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention at Ndele, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, yesterday. The governor said: “They plotted to overthrow the leadership of the Senate, but they failed. What you saw was a horrible design to remove the senate ...
He said Nigeria will continue to have problems unless there is justice across the country. Ekweremadu thanked the people of Delta State for bringing to Nigerians the essence of justice. National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus said that Governor Okowa has performed creditably over the last three ...

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said citizens of the state will not allow any form of political robbery in 2019. Speaking during the grand reception for Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa by the Anioma nation in Asaba, Wike said Rivers people would be very vigilant during 2019 ...
The goals came in between a strike from Christian Weli of Rivers United in the 33rd minute. Both clubs will be entering the week 18 match with equal statistics in their last five matches. Both have won three times and lost twice in their last five games, but the guests from Rivers State are second on the log ...
Port Harcourt — Rivers State residents and the Civil Liberty Organisations (CLO) yesterday staged a protest seeking an end to the soot menace.The protesters, including women, children, youths and the elderly, worried by the unending 'black soot' in the state and its deadly effects on human lives, marched ...
Gunmen suspected to be cultists have murdered four persons including a pregnant lady and a pastor in Ogbakiri, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.The Guardian gathered that the pregnant teenager, Miss Queen Amah, went to the stream to fetch water with her friend, Mini Elizabeth, near ...
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government deliberately plans to eliminate a greater percentage of the state's population by its failure to act on environmental situation in the State. Governor Wike also disclosed that the Honourable ...
The Federal Government said the soot, currently being experienced in Port Harcourt and its environs, was caused by activities of illegal oil refiners, bunkers and burning of tyres. Mr Peter Idabor, Director General of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) disclosed this at the ...
Yet, Rivers State is not the most developed or advanced state in Nigeria. Rivers State, like many other states in the country, continues to suffer horribly from epileptic electricity supply in spite of the fact that more than N200 billion has been sunk into a Rivers State Independent Power Project which was ...
According to him, the schedule was for PDP 2018 Special Ward/LGA Congress/Primaries to elect chairmanship, councillorship candidates and ad hoc delegates across the 319 wards of the 23 local government areas of the state. Okpoko stated that Ward Congress in Rivers East Senatorial District would ...
The decision to extend the deadline by seven more days was taken today at end of the state executive council meeting presided by Governor Nyesom Wike following passionate appeals by stakeholders and well meaning Nigerians. Emma Okah,the Commissioner for Information and Communications, ...
It said: “You are aware of the numerous exposed plots by the APC and its Federal Government to frame up and humiliate the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremmadu, as well as PDP governors, particularly, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his Ekiti State counterpart, Governor Ayo ...
Speaking when he declared open the seventh national & state assembly service commissions' annual conference in port harcourt, the rivers state capital, Governor Wike said the creation of the national and state assembly commissions under the constitution has therefore delinked them from the executive arm, thereby ...

In line with the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris' directive to mop-up arms across the country, the Rivers State Police Command says it has ... The state's Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, disclosed this yesterday in Port Harcourt, adding that the command also recovered 437 ammunition ...
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the nation's security degenerated dangerously because the Federal Government chose to play politics with the security challenge in Rivers State. The governor said this at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday when the Governing Council of ...
PORT HARCOURT – THE United States, US, governmentTuesday expressed worry over Rivers state status as “one of the most terrible reputation” for electoral violence in Nigeria, charging that Governor Nyesom Wike must reverse the trend as priority condition for attracting US investments in the state.
The Rivers State Police Command has been thrown into mourning followinf the killing of the DPO of Rumuorlumeni Police Division, Kingsley Chukueggu. It was gathered that Chukuruegu, who was a Superintendent of Police, was ambushed and abducted by armed men along Owaza around Obehie in ...
He explained that ICE which comprises of activists and other volunteers have approached embassies in Nigeria to deny visa to any Rivers State ... move to other states because of the growing perception of the state being a theatre of violence due to the type of violent elections witnessed in the state.
In Benue and Taraba states, there are laws establishing vigilantes to assist the police to stop herdsmen attacks. However, since the enactment of the law in Rivers State members of the APC have been raising the alarm and calling on the federal government and its agencies to ensure that the agency is not ...
Former Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo (right), with former State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justic, Barr Frank Owhor, during a mega rally organised by Wike Solidarity Movement in Port Harcourt, recently. Photo: Ibioye Diama. The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has declared ...
The World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigeria Tuberculosis (TB) Surveillance Officer, Rivers State Communicable Diseases Cluster, Dr Ayakeme Udom Ekpoudom, who stated this, added that due to poor treatment of TB patients by some private healthcare facilities, the incidence rate of TB in the country ...
The Nigerian civil war was the first blow on Port Harcourt. Igbo who ... They killed Christopher Adube, the patriarch of the house, two of his sons, his daughter, nephew and driver, in ONELGA, Rivers State. ... As far as he is concerned, Rivers has no security challenge different from any of the other 35 states.
Victor Choji, Executive Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) – Pathfinder who presented the suspects to newsmen on Thursday, March 29, in Onne, Rivers state said they were arrested aboard MT Araba. According to him, the suspects were arrested along Bonny (Local Government Area) axis on Dec.
Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as laughable the recent call by the state governor, Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike, on Nigerians to vote against the APC-led Federal Government during the 2019 general elections. This claim was part of a statement issued by Eze ...
The Nigerian Navy says it has discovered six new illegal refineries with combined capacity to refine four million litres of crude oil daily in Alakiri, Asari Toru ... was also adopted to address health concern raised by residents over carbon emissions (black soot) in the atmosphere in the state and environs.
L-R (Sitting) Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas, Former Minister of Aviation and PANDEF Leader, Rivers State; His Excellency, Prof Oserheimen Osunbor, ... the roaring waters of insecurity, economic decline and permanent political tension, is the restoration of stolen Nigeria 'Article of Faith', amongst Nigerians.
“All banks have been mobilised to generate RIVTIN for all those who want to make payments to the Rivers State Government. Any business that fails to comply by June 1, 2018 will be appropriately sanctioned “ he said. Norteh said the tax payment has been sanitised to check multiple taxation. He said that ...
According to Wike, “no rational person in Rivers State will say we are not massively developing the state in line with our campaign promises.” The state Chairman of PDP, Mr. Felix Obuah, said Dike's defection has moved with the last set of APC members to PDP in Tai council. Speaker of the state House of ...
He alleged that the corps was a militia group target to be used by the PDP to rig the 2019 election in the state, adding that APC will clear all the seats in the elections. “Now that 2019 elections have drawn close, they want to arm the youths again. I urge the people of Rivers State to stand up against the ...
It would be recalled that the Rivers State Government had threatened to shut down schools with poor facilities, especially those without good learning and recreational equipment. But Akpan, who is the former chairperson of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Rivers and Bayelsa States chapter, urged ...
Take for instance, one of the major legal stumbling block for a Nigerian to seek the office of a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the ... Nnamdi Omoni,the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, has however confirmed the incident assuring that the Police will do all it can to arrest the ...
Rivers State's plan to conduct its local council election in June, after the series of litigations and political intrigues that trailed the last exercise in 2015, is causing fresh controversy among the political class. A fresh controversy is raging in Rivers State over the local council elections slated for 16th June, 2018 ...
He said: “The Government of Rivers State remains committed to making Rivers State the best place in Nigeria to live, work and do business through the implementation of sound policies and creating the enabling peaceful, secure and friendly environment for doing business. Investors are warmly welcomed, ...
Port Harcourt — Fear has heightened in Rivers State communities following the order from the Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, directing the police to retrieve arms from vigilante groups across the country. Already, the State Police Commissioner, Ahmed Zaki, has given 21 days ultimatum to all ...
Governor Wike said: “The Government of Rivers State remains committed to making Rivers State the best place in Nigeria to live, work and do business ... the innovative Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, which is now a regional centre of tourism, attracting several thousands of Nigerian and foreign visitors.
Olufunmilayo Adesanya-Davies is a professor of Language and Communication Arts at the Rivers State University of Education. .... “I think Nigerians should start to prepare for a new Nigeria dream by our great Nigerian renaissance project where each citizen will transparently measure our government in ...
Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of Nigeria Maritime Authority has said that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has penchant for lying. Peterside, who was a former gubernatorial aspirant in Rivers state said this in response to a statement attributed to Wike that he did not build a single road to his ...
Ogoni — Three years after the people of Kporghor community, Tai Local Government Area, Rivers State, were sacked from their homeland allegedly by armed youths from Ogu/Bolo over land tussle in 2014, many villagers have refused to return, while returnees live in mortal fear. Reports said that many ...
It is not everything you push to the states. There should be no politics in health." Besides, he faulted NACA's statistics, which puts HIV/AIDS prevalent rate in Rivers State at 15.2 per cent. He described this as part of medical politics and unfair to the state. He said that as medical practitioner and research ...
What we'll do if Buhari visits Rivers – Wike ... The Rivers Government said the visit would afford the people of the state a rare opportunity to inform Buhari of the total neglect of the state by the All ... He's president for all Nigerians, and not the president of a particular part of the country or political party.
The Rivers state House of Assembly has voted against six key parts of the 1999 constitution amendment tagged Fourth Alteration Bill, 2017. Among the proposals rejected by the State Assembly are the parts that seek financial autonomy and special accounts for local governments in the country.
The civil rights organisation acknowledged what, it said, was the crucial need to review the structure of the Nigerian state, its governance and political process ... condemned all cases of extrajudicial killings by state agents in different parts of the country, particularly the recent cases in Edo and Rivers States.
NigerianBulletin.com is one of Nigeria's leading on-line destinations for the latest Nigerian trending news and updates, helpful articles and a community sharing the best, latest information on Nigeria and things that concern Nigerians. Some of the topics we cover include Nigerian political news, metro, ...
President Muhammadu Buhari will visit five Nigerian States for an on the spot assessment of the security situation in the country. ... Force (NPF); Department of State Services (DSS); Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); two representatives of the Yobe State Government and a representative ...
Men of the Inspector General of Police Monitoring Unit have continued to record gains in ongoing operations to free Rivers State of criminals and deadly cultists. The onslaught by the IGP Monitoring Unit has spread to communities in Khana, Ahoada, Emohua and Etche Local Government Areas, with ...
Months after an attack killed over 70 people on New Year's Day in Benue State, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit the state, his office has said. The president will also visit other states affected by terrorism, armed brigandage, and communal violence including Yobe, Taraba, Zamfara and Rivers.


 

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