Breaking: NDDC operation shuts down hours after top official’s death

May 28, 2020 Editor 0

There are reports that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has closed down operations hours the death of its acting Director of Finance and Administration, Ibanga Bassey Etang. Etang died Thursday morning at a private hospital in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital. The cause of his death was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filling this report. Read More

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Breaking: Wike surrenders, frees 22 detained Exxon Mobil staff

April 19, 2020 Editor 0

Twenty-two Staff of Exxon Mobil arrested and detained for allegedly violating Covid-19 order restricting movement issued by Rivers state government have been released. The oil workers have been ‘quarantined’ at Rivers State Isolation Centre in Port Harcourt since they were arrested last Thursday. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) had threatened to cripple the oil Read More

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Breaking: IGP moves Rivers CP to Force headquarters, redeploys 2 others

April 17, 2020 Editor 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the posting and redeployment of three Commissioners of Police (CP) to command, formation, and department. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, disclosed this in a press statement, Friday in Abuja. He said affected officers were: “CP Dandaura Mustapha who was re-deployed as CP Provost FHQ, Abuja; and CP Read More

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Breaking: Wike issues total lockdown threat as Rivers discharges another Covid-19 patient

April 17, 2020 Editor 0

Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike has threatened to order total lockdown in Portharcourt if residents fail to abide by initial guideline aimed at curtailing further spread of coronavirus. Wike who spoke on Friday vowed to deal with markets, traders and other business owners who disobey the shutdown order, stressing that such business places could be acquired by the state in Read More

Breaking: Wike reverses self on Covid-19 lockdown in Rivers

April 11, 2020 Editor 0

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has swallowed back his words on the deadly coronavirus lockdown. He has now asked churches not have more than 50 people at a gathering in the state. A statement signed by the Rivers Commissioner for Information and Communication,Paulinus Nsirim, the state government said the decision to reverse the concession was taken after due consultations with eminent clergy Read More

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Covid-19: Wike shuts schools, restricts religious activities

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Rivers state Governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, has closed all schools in the state and directed all religious organisations to restrict their activities following the global coronavirus pandemic. Wike, in a statewide broadcast on Friday, said he took the action in the general interest of the state. He said all public and private primary, secondary and tertiary institutions were affected 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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I’ll continue to promote unity, reconciliation in Rivers –Wike

December 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said he would continue to promote peace, unity and reconciliation across the state irrespective of political divide and differences. Speaking during the 20th Ikwerre Day of Thanksgiving 2019 last Thursday in Port Harcourt, Wike said, “My administration practically promotes reconciliation and unity after the last general elections by withdrawing murder charges preferred against Read More

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Expel Magnus Abe from APC, protesters tell NWC

October 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Rivers state have taken a protest to the national secretariat of the party, demanding that Senator Magnus Abe be forced to withdraw his case against the party from court or be expelled. The group under the platform of National Youth Leadership Congress (NYLC) said if the National Working Committee (NWC) refuses Read More

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End of the road! Another kidnap kingpin shot dead in Rivers

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Rivers State Police Command has announced the death of a suspected notorious criminal, Agbaiseigbe, who specialized in kidnapping and terrorizing commuters along the Port Harcourt/ Owerri road. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, told journalists that the alleged cultist and kidnap kingpin who specialized in terrorizing people in the Ikwerre local government area was killed last night Read More

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Top NUJ officials, ex-SWAN presidents, 30 states in Portharcourt for 2019 SWAN National triennial congress

October 7, 2019 Editor 0

Dignitaries and delegates from all the states are already on seat ahead of the National Triennial Delegates Congress of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) scheduled for Port Harcourt, Rivers state.  Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers state and Minister of Youth and Dports Development, Mr Sunday Akin Dare are the special guests of honour for the congress, while ex-Nigerian international, Read More

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Fayemi in Rivers, says nothing shows Wike demolished mosque

September 9, 2019 Editor 0

Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said he could not see any evidence that a building existed on the disputed land in Rainbow Town, Port Harcourt where some persons alleged that the Rivers State Government demolished a Mosque. Speaking with journalists after a joint assessment of the disputed land with Governor Wike Read More

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Breaking: Less than 24 hours order, Army arrests Bobrisky in Rivers

August 9, 2019 Editor 0

With less than 24 hours after Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike gave marching order and promised N30 million bounty, notorious kidnapper Bobrisky has been captured. Governor Wike disclosed this while speaking during a security meeting with leaders of Rumuolumeni community in Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday. The governor, who said Bobrisky was captured by soldiers, however, did not give Read More

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Rivers: Wike slams N30m bounty, orders arrest of Bobrisky

August 9, 2019 Editor 0

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has placed a N30million bounty on a notorious criminal, ‘Bobrisky’, who has been terrorizing Gokana Local Government Area. He said the bounty extends to information on killers of a Director with the Rivers State Government during the Choba crisis. Wike also banned all youth groups in Rivers, lamenting that they have all been hijacked by Read More

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Wike sacks perm sec for spending without approval

August 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has sacked the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transportation Mr Samuel Eguma for spending money without approval. Special assistant to the governor on electronic media Simeon Nwakaudu in a press statement, Friday in Port Harcourt, said Governor Wike’s action is to serve as deterrent to other government officials who spend funds without approval. In a related Read More

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Pipeline explosion: 3 confirmed dead in Rivers, fire still raging

June 22, 2019 Editor 0

Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the death of three persons in a suspected petroleum pipeline  explosion fire in the Konkon area of Oyigbo local area of Rivers State. The huge flame of fire from the explosion had resulted in pademonium among thousands leading to residents fleeing the area in droves. Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Read More

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Nigerian Army as Rivers’ last hope

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Wonders shall never end in Rivers state. I have been receiving calls from some of my friends outside Rivers state trying to confirm the allegations of oil bunkering levelled against the Nigerian Army by the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike. I have tried my best to explain the position of things to my folks, but the calls won’t cease. Read More

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Wike is afraid of Wike

May 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

“Let your consciousness, savoir faire and understanding liberate you from all the clutches of delusions, dopiness, greed, arrogance, sufferings and hopelessness. Let you reclaim your brilliance, be able to interact with the core of your being, connect, integrate and merge with your higher self  and feel the bliss, acceptance of what is and joy that comes with radiating your true Read More