Pictures: Mixed reactions as Wike orders, supervises demolition of hotel in Rivers

May 10, 2020 Editor 0

Rivers state Governor Nyesom has finally ensured that a hotel known as Prodest in the state which allegedly disobeyed government directive on the novel coronavirus was demolished. Shortly after supervising the demolition exercise, Wike said, “Government has no alternative but to apply the Executive order which I signed before the lockdown of Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt. I called all the Read More

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Breaking: Fuel scarcity hits Rivers as filling stations down tools

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

Panic over fuel scarcity which could eventually spread to parts of Nigeria is gathering after filling stations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, stopped sales over arrest of some tanker drivers and seizure of their vehicles. As at the time of filling this reports, residents were already facing tough time trying to fuel their cars with black market sellers taking Read More

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Shocker! How 19-year-old boy impregnated, threatened to kill own mother

February 16, 2020 Editor 0

Police have revealed how a 19-year-old boy used love portion to charm own mother, before he mounted and got her pregnant. While confirming the incident in Portharcourt, Rivers state Police Public Relations Officer Celestina Kalu said already the boy has been arresred over threat to kill her mom to cover up his shame. According to the boy, identified as Ekanem, Read More

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Nigerian soldier confirmed dead, two weeks after his wedding

December 4, 2019 Blueprint 0

A Nigerian soldier has been confirmed dead  just two weeks after his wedding. The soldier identified as Gabriel Osemudiamen died in a fatal auto accident, barely two weeks after being wedded to his fiancée, Ivie. According to reports, he was seen driving along a bridge, on Monday, in Warri, Delta State, on his way to Port harcourt when his car Read More

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Exclusive: Why I won’t give up on Wike, Ameachi explodes

May 19, 2019 Editorial II 0

Minister of Transport and former governor of Rivers state Rotimi Ameachi, has said he was not ready to give up on the struggle for political power with the re-elected governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike. The minister also revealed that most of the current politicians in the state; including the governor himself (Wike) Senator Magnus Abe, Austin Opara, Celestine Omaha, Read More

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Army explains troops’ deployment to Port Harcourt CBN, warns ‘desperate’ Politicians

February 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has said that it deployed troops to various locations and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Port Harcourt branch in Rivers state to ensure security and safeguard INEC sensitive materials deposited in the bank. It said the measure was part of its constitutional responsibility of aiding civil authorities in safeguarding key and vulnerable points. Spokesperson of 6 Read More

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Refinery: Kachikwu makes u-turns says ‘full capacity ‘ll now be actualised in 2020’

November 27, 2018 Editor 0

Contrary to assurance of 2019, Minster of state, Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu has revealed that plans by Nigerian government to fix Nigeria’s moribund refineries and make them work in utmost capacity will not materialise until 2020. The Petroleum Minister had said that Nigeria’s refinery capacity will reach expected 1.1 million barrels per day in 2020. Kachikwu `who spoke in Lagos on Read More

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Dozens trapped as ‘high rise building’ collapses in Portharcourt

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Dozens of workers have been reported trapped after seven-storey building collapsed in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. As at the time of filling this report, rescue work was ongoing at the structure located on Woji road, still under construction. When it collapsed around on Friday, up to 60 persons especially mainly construction workers were reported to have been working on Read More

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Happening now: Delegates begin voting at PDP convention

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Delegates have started voting at the national convention of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt Rivers State. Accredited 3,274 delegates will pick a presidential candidate for the party. One hundred and six delegates from Abia State led the voting followed by Adamawa delegates. The election is being closely monitored by the 13 aspirants and their agents. More Read More

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Nigeria will have PDP President next year – Jonathan

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, using his crystal ball, has predicted that any candidate elected out of the 13 at the Peoples Democratic Party convention will be the next President of Nigeria. Jonathan who spoke at the convention in Port Harcourt early on Sunday said that all the aspirants are qualified to lead the country, having interacted with them since 1999. Read More

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Nothing can stop our national Convention – PDP

October 5, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that no plan can stop its Saturday’s national convention to elect its presidential candidate for 2019 general elections. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the party’s National Working Committee’s meeting held on Thursday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said that the convention would be successful Read More

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Creating jobs through cycling, my main concern –Massari

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Cycling is one of the sports considered as a lesser event due to the level of interest and perhaps awareness created over the years on it. However, the incumbent President of Cycling Federation of Nigeria, an Italian-born Nigerian, Giandomenico Massari for the first time spoke extensively on the challenges and impact cycling could make in Nigeria’s dwindling economy vis-a-vis growing Read More

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Aero contractors to increase frequencies to Lagos, Abuja others

September 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Managing Director of the Aero Contractors airlines, Capt. Ado Sanusi, has announced that the airline in the country will, beginning from this week, increase frequencies to Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Asaba and Kano. He further said with the increase in the number of aircraft, it has increased its flight schedule, so from September 17, it would increase its Read More

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My obsession with Nigerian foods – Sri Lankan-Nigerian

September 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

Imal Silva is a Sri Lankan-Nigerian entrepreneur, who has resided in Nigeria for over 35 years. The Sri Lankan-Nigerian, who is also married to a Nigerian, in this interview with TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA, speaks about his obsession with Nigeria, her foods and many opportunities that abound in the country. 150 youths for fusion, art exhibition on cross cultural Read More