Rivers 2023: Tonto Dike is our deputy gov’shp candidate – ADC

June 25, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has been unveiled Friday as the Rivers State deputy governoship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC). Mrs Dikeh, a celebrity will run along side Hon. Tonte Ibraye as the governoship flagbearer of the party. Hon. Ibraye emerged the ADC candidate at a primary election recently conducted by the Chief Ralph Nwosu-led leadership of ADC. Both Hon. Read More

Ignore fraudulent delegates’ list from Cross River, stakeholders tell Adamu’s NWC 

June 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been asked to ignore a purported ‘fraudulent’ list of the national delegates sent by the Cross Rivers State Working Committee to the national leadership. The APC stakeholders and the authentic national delegates elected on the 17th May 2022 also asked the national chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led NWC Read More

31 confirmed dead in Rivers church stampede

May 28, 2022 Editor 0

The Police Command in Rivers has confirmed the death of 31 persons in a stampede during an outreach programme organised by a new generation church, Kings Assembly, on Saturday in Port Harcourt. The Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt. Iringe-Kok told NAN Read More

River PDP guber: Tension grips Rivers delegates over court verdict

May 26, 2022 Godwin Egba 0

Palpable tension has gripped the Obi Wali Cultural Center, Port Harcourt, venue of the PDP governorship primaries as delegates and party leaders await the outcome of the case instituted at Federal High, Court Abuja by Farah Dagogo, which challenged his disqualification in the governorship primaries. Delegates started arriving the venue of the primaries as early as 7am, but as at Read More

Criminals invade Fulani camps, kill 1, take away motorcycle

April 27, 2022 Godwin Egba 0

The Fulani cattle breeders resident in Rivers state have raised the alarm over the killing of their 19-year-old boy by some unknown criminals. They also cried out that after the killing, their leader’s residence in Eleme new town community was invaded by some criminals who made away with his motorcycle on the same day. The leader of the cattle breeders Read More

Rivers: Ex-lawmaker Mikko picks APC nomination forms, denounces consensus

April 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Rivers state, Hon. Bernard Mikko, has picked Expression of Interest and nomination forms to contest the governorship primary of the party. The governorship aspirant also faulted the adoption of one Tonye Cole as the APC governorship consensus candidate in Rivers state by a group loyal to Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi. Read More

2023: Nobody can enslave Rivers people – Abe

April 26, 2022 Godwin Egba 0

Frontline governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has said that nobody can enslave Rivers people in spite of his wealth or social status in the society. Abe stated this while speaking at National School Field, Okrika, during the stakeholders meeting with the people of Okrika and Ogu/Bolo Local Read More

Rivers PDP, APC, others lose 3,000 members to ADC – Chairman

February 27, 2022 Godwin Egba 0

No fewer than 3,000 members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC) and other parties in Rivers state, have joined the Africa Democratic Congress (ADC). The Chairman, Rivers State ADC, Ambassador Leader Sampson, who received the defectors at the party secretariat, D/Line, Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital Friday, said the bold decision and move taken by the overwhelming Read More

Rivers 2023: Why I’m still consulting – Abe

February 10, 2022 Godwin Egba 0

Former lawmaker of the Rivers South-East senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has given reasons why he would continue to consult before making up his mind to contest for the governorship seat of Rivers state in the forthcoming general elections. The Senator stated that he is consulting to get the input of all critical stakeholders in Read More

Vandalism: Navy nabs 13, recovers 3m litres of crude in Rivers

February 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

Troops of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder have arrested 13 people suspected to be pipeline vandals and recovered about three million litres of crude oil and diesel in a major operation in Rivers. The Base Operations Officer, NNS Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, Cdr. Umar Sidi, told newsmen during the destruction of two illegal refining sites in Abise community, Akuku Toru Read More

Rivers SEC approves N8.2bn 10th flyover, access to COVID-19 fund

January 28, 2022 Godwin Egba 0

The Rivers State Executive Council (SEC) has given approval for the state government to embark on construction of N8.2 billion 10th flyover in the state capital and another approval to access the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) COVID-19 Support Fund as its share of the Healthcare Support Credit Facility Fund established by the apex bank. The approval was given at Read More

Wike signs N483.1bn Rivers 2022 budget into law

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has assured that his administration will mobilise resources towards achieving 80 percent implementation of the 2022 budget. The governor gave the assurance shortly after signing into law the Rivers State Appropriation Law No. 11, 2021 at the executive chamber of Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday. “By the grace of God, we’ll hit the Read More

Improved security roadmap in Rivers: The Eleme example

November 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

An improved security arrangement in Rivers state replicated in Eleme has given the area turn-around for businesses to thrive and also attract new investors into the state. Godwin Egba reports. Economic analysts acknowledge that among other parameters to determine a society’s socio-economic growth are anchored on adequate provision of effective security and infrastructural development in order to attract both local Read More

Rivers Police burst fake drink producers syndicate, arrests 2

November 19, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

The Rivers state Police command said it has burst a fake drink producing syndicate in the Eligbo-Rumuokoro part of port Harcourt. Two male suspects, named Akhayera Collins and one Christian John were arrested while others escaped. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent of Police (SP), Nnamdi Omoni, stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint on Read More

Breaking: EFCC opens up as security operatives invade Mary Odili’s residence

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

The residence of a Supreme Court Justice, Mary Odili, on Friday suffered invasion by suspected armed Police and Soldiers. This is as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has swiftly denied being involved in the reported raid. Reports earlier suggested that the security operatives arrived at Justice Odili’s Abuja residence and made immediate attempt to break in, but the wife Read More

Breaking: PDP National Convention to go on as party floors Secondus at Appeal Court

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

It has now been confirmed that the scheduled National convention by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will go ahead after the country’s main opposition party defeated it’s suspended national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus in court. Specifically, the court asked the party to carry on with its national convention unhindered. Secondus had approached the Court of Appeal, sitting in Port-Harcourt, the Read More

Tafa Balogun, Godwin Abbe: Where are they now?

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

These three individuals served the country at different times after their stewardship. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on where they could be presently. Tafa Balogun He was the Inspector General of Police (IGP) between 2002 and 2005, before he was forced into submitting his letter of resignation by former President Olusegun Obasanjo because of widespread allegations of corruption against him.  Prior to Read More

Rivers ranks third largest in COVID – 19 infections- Dr Boyd

October 27, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Country Director of the United States Centre for Disease Control (USDC), Dr. Mary Boyd, has said that Rivers state currently has the third largest COVID- 19 infections and the sixth on tuberculosis with 140,000 new infections in the country. Dr.Boyd stated this at a launch of an Integrated Screening, Tracking for TB, HIV and COVID- 19 Wednesday in Port-Harcourt, capital Read More

ERA/FoEN raises alarm over toxic waste dump in Rivers

October 9, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has said it had uncovered a toxic waste dump site in Kdere, Gokana local government area of Rivers state. In a statement, the group said a team of its Environmental Field Monitors visited Lot 13 and Lot 14 on September 28, 2021 and “unearthed Shell’s toxic waste dump site in Kdere Read More

2023: Wike not be a barrier to any aspirant – Nkor

October 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) South-East Senatorial District, Rivers state, Field Nkor, has distanced the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, as a barrier to any aspirant wishing to succeed him come 2023. Nkor in a telephone interview with our reporter on Monday in Port-Harcourt, stated that the Wike – led PDP, in the state has provided a Read More

Lagos, Rivers, Ebonyi others top states’ 2021 fiscal performance ranking

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

BudgIT, a civic-tech organisation leading the advocacy for transparency and accountability in Nigeria and three other African countries has ranked Lagos, Rivers, Anambra, Ebonyi and Kebbi states for growth in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) as recorded by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) The Communications Lead, Damilola Ogundipe in a statement issued on the 2020 edition of its annual Read More

How Rivers security architectures are working out

September 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Rivers state, the security arrangements put in place to secure the state are working as GODWIN EGBA reports on those strategies. Nigerians are overwhelmed by the activities of bandits and their deadly operations across the country who kill scores of innocent souls and destroy property worth millions of naira despite the efforts of security agencies. However, Rivers State Police Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More