We won’t give criminal elements space in Rivers – Obarilomate

April 14, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship candidate for Eleme local government area, Rivers state, Obarilomate Ollor, has warned criminal elements to stay away from the Eleme industrial zone. Ollormate in an exclusive interview Tuesday said if elected in April 2021, his administration would ensure tight security for all multinationals in the zone, especially the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone, Read More

Stop insulting Cross River, youth group warns Wike

March 26, 2021 Joseph Obung, 0

A youth group, Cross River State Youth Success Institute (CRSYSI), has warned the River state Governor, Nyesom Wike, to stop insulting Governor Ben Ayade and the people of the state. The group in a press statement by the Executive Director, Rt Hon Awatt Ekpenyong, Friday in Calabar, averred that although they were apolitical and not part of the numerous appointees Read More

2023: Give presidential ticket to Wike, Reps member tells PDP

March 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Tajudeen Yusuf, has expressed desire to see Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike fly presidential flag of the leading opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections. According to the lawmaker representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency of Kogi State, in spite of prevailing challenges across the federation, Wike has continue to impact positively Read More

Berger accomplishes record project deliveries in P/Harcourt

March 10, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc Tuesday said it has exhibited its resourceful, qualitative and innovative leadership of the country’s engineering construction sector as it accomplished a series of major infrastructural development projects ahead of their scheduled delivery dates for commissioning by the Rivers state government in Port Harcourt. Thed company said last week was a daily festival of project commissioning by Read More

NDDC leadership: Ondo indigines demand justice, urge Buhari to stop ‘illegality’

March 7, 2021 Editorial II 0

A socio-cultural pressure group, Ilaje/Ese Odo Progressive Union has faulted succession arrangement of the position of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) which has denied Ondo State the occupation of the highest seat of the intervention agency since it’s inception.  The group described the development as unacceptable and at variance with the extant laws establishing the Read More

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Farmers/herders crisis: Okechukwu backs Malami’s proposal for pastoral commission

February 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON)  and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has endorsed the proposal by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, for the establishment of a pastoral commission as a solution to the farmers-herders crisis in the country. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja on the Read More

2023: I’ll never malign Tinubu – Wike

February 5, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

  Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has condemned a report linking him to negative comments against Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Governor Wike, who made the condemnation in a statement signed by his special assistant on media, Kelvin Ebiri, said the report contained in The Guardian and written by Emmanuel Ande was “preposterous, fabricated, Read More

NCoS: 18 inmates graduate from NOUN

February 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

18 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) studying with the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Corrections’ Special Study Centres have graduated with various degree certificates. In a congratulatory message to the graduands, the Acting Controller General of Corrections, John Mrabure, through a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, by the Service Public Relations Officer, Francis Enobore, charged the inmates Read More

Gov. Wike; if wishes were horses….!

January 17, 2021 Kolawole Anthony 0

Nigeria has quite terrible and horrible leaders. One of them is Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Governor of Rivers state. Wike’s soul is gravely tormented and he unswervingly finds himself in a state of perpetual restlessness. Gov. Wike is anguished or tortured by the spirits and blood of the innocent. The blood of those he spilled in his fiendish quest Read More

Ogoni clean up deceptive, politically motivated – Wike

January 7, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has lambasted the federal government for what he described as “playing politics with the Ogoni environment remediation programme,” recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He said, having played a pivotal role in the economic development of Rivers state and the country, the Ogoni deserves more than what is currently being offered to Read More

Rivers taskforce moves to prosecute traders, motor parks

January 5, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

After a slight lull, the Rivers state government taskforce on the ban on street trading, illegal motor parks, taxi ranks and mechanic workplaces has commenced operation, vowing to prosecute violators of the ban. Special Assistant (Media) Rivers state Governor, Kelvin Ebiri stated in a press release quoted the new coordinator of the taskforce, DSP Felix Nwadibeyi (rtd) as saying his Read More

Nigerian Army and Buratai’s drive on infrastructure

December 12, 2020 Thomas Uzah PhD 0

It will be twisted logic and misplaced sense of judgment of the exact reality to assert that the Nigerian Army is having good times in infrastructural provisions under the supervision of its current Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai. It is more appropriate to say, the Nigerian Army has landed in its best of times on Read More

Stem rising cases of yellow fever

November 25, 2020 Blueprint 0

In the past few days, there have been reported cases of yellow fever outbreaks in some parts of the country which have led to loss of lives. While some tagged it as ‘strange disease’, health officials have attributed such deaths to yellow fever. Yellow fever cases have been confirmed in Delta and Enugu states. There are also likelihood that the Read More

Bayelsa bemoans drop in federal allocation

November 24, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Bayelsa state government Monday lamented the decline in revenues accruing from the federation account while announcing its income and expenditure profile for the months of August, September and October, 2020. Presenting a breakdown of the figures for the three months in Yenagoa, the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, stated that the state received a gross inflow of N12.8 Read More

Breaking: Wike imposes curfew on Port Harcourt

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on parts of Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital for the next two weeks. Wike revealed that the curfew which takes effect from Monday, Novenber 23, covers the entire area around the Okoro-Nu-Odu flyover in Rumuokoro. The governor who spoke via state wide broadcast said he decision was due Read More

Another PDP gov set to join APC –Wike

November 19, 2020 Blueprint 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike,  Wednesday said another governor, elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The governor made the claim on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme Wednesday. He said: “I can tell you there is one PDP governor that will leave. He is not leaving Read More

I’ve no regret proscribing IPOB in Rivers – Wike

November 19, 2020 Godwin Egba 0

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has said that he stands firm without regrets proscribing the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Rivers state due to his belief in the unity of Nigeria. He said, Nigerians must, at all times rise to protect and defend the interest of the country, and not allow parochial and sentimental politics to destroy the country. Read More

Happening now – IPOB: Umahi ‘leads South East govs to Wike’

November 8, 2020 Editor 0

Governor of Ebonyi state Dave Umahi is reportedly leading other South East governors in a meeting with River state number one man Nyesom Wike. The details of the meeting taking place in Portharcourt was yet to be made known as at the time of filling this report, however, Blueprint gathered that the meeting was convened at the instance of alleged Read More

Wike Cup: Lobi Stars shock Rivers United in opener

November 7, 2020 Editor 0

A 22nd minute goal from Lobi Stars’ Ossy Martins proved to be the difference in the opening match of Governor Wike Pre-season tournament against hosts, Rivers United. Martins capitalised on Rivers United’s defender error to score a superb lob into the top right corner that caught Ospina Egbe napping. Lobi Stars thought they had scored another goal in the 72nd Read More

Court restrains petrochemical coy, FMBN from River communities’ dividend’s payment

November 6, 2020 Blueprint 0

A River State High Court has restrained Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Limited from paying 7.5 percent equity/stake due to the host communities in Eleme Local Government area of Rivers state to Elano Investment Limited. A member of the state’s House of Assembly, representing Eleme Constituency, Hon. Aforgi Igwe, instituted the case on behalf of Akpajo, Njuru/Akpakpan, Okerewa, Aleto and Agbonicha communities. Read More

Breaking: Rivers kidnap kingpin, Bobisky arrest

September 12, 2020 Editor 0

Kidnap kingpin Honest Digbara, popularly known as Bobisky has died hours after he was arrested by the Rivers state Police command. He died after multiple gunshot injuries and machete wounds sustained during gun battle with Policemen. Bobisky was arrested alive early Saturday at Korokoro in the Tai Local Government Area in a sting operation led by the Divisional Police Officer Read More

31-year-old man rapes stepdaughter, nabbed

July 24, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Rivers state police command has arrested 31-year-old Musa Abubakar, who confessed to raping his nine-year-old stepdaughter anytime his wife refuses to have sex with him. Abubakar who is from Jigawa state but resides in Rupokwu in Obio Akpor local government area in Rivers state, told newsmen when he was paraded on Wednesday, July 22, that he decided to rape his Read More

Breaking – N81.5bn probe: At last, ex-NDDC Boss appears, testifies before Reps

July 17, 2020 Editor 0

Day after Police siege at the residence of former acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, the controversial Rivers state indigene has testified before the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC at the ongoing investigative hearing on the alleged illegal expenditure and mismanagement by the commission. Nunieh has been facing running battle with the Minister of Read More