Breaking: Court sacks APC governorship candidate in Rivers

November 24, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has disqualified the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Tonye Cole. Justice Emmanuel Obile in his judgment, Thursday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to delist the name of Tonye Cole from the list of eligible candidates for the 2023 gubernatorial election for alleges dual citizenship. Read More

Oshiomhole showers praises on Wike

November 17, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said he prayed more people like the River state governor, Nyesom Wike, come into governance. Blueprint had reported that the former Edo state governor was invited for the inauguration of a flyover in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital, by the state governor. During the inauguration, Wednesday, Oshiomhole Read More

You must account for giveaways to PDP-G5, others – Group tells Wike

November 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the platform of Rivers State Democracy Sustainable Group (RSDSG) has challenged the Rivers state governor Nysome Wike, to give account of all his recent giveaways to his allies allegedly causing disunity in the main opposition party and other donations. The group wondered if those giveaways of Rivers state resources were presented to the Rivers Read More

Court sacks Labour Party candidates in Rivers

November 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, has annulled the primary elections that produced three National Assembly candidates of the Labour Party for 2023 general elections. The nullification of their candidacy is sequel to a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. The candidates affected are those for Obio-Akpor federal constituency and the Read More

Open letter to Governor Wike: With love from Dr. Anthony Philips

October 27, 2022 Dr. Anthony Philips 0

Get out of your hideout. It is vendetta. You don’t represent the interest of the South.  Your claim to continue to hide under the arrangement of the founding fathers is shady.   And none of those evoking the spirit was a founding member of the Party. The founding fathers never anticipated your shoddy zoning arrangements.  Under your watch, you concluded the Read More

Rivers: Wike’s claim of exclusion by Atiku lacks truthfulness – PDP group

October 24, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) known as PDP Young Stakeholders, Lagos branch has attacked Rivers state governor Nysome Wike over his comments that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar did not consult him before appointing members from Rivers State into his campaign council. The group said governor Wike’s claim lack the merit of truthfulness. In a statement released Read More

Wike’s endorsement of Sanwo-Olu a backstabbing, ill-informed – Atiku’s associates

October 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Atiku advocacy group made up of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate’s friends and associates, has decried the purported endorsement of APC’s governor Babajide Sanwoolu of Lagos state for a second term in office by governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, describing it as “backstabbing, ill informed, tendentious, very unfortunate and a betrayal of trust.” Leaders of the Read More

Wike’s infrastructure award: Confirmation of leadership excellence, says CUPP

October 21, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has described the award given to Governor Nyesom Wike on infrastructure as confirmation of leadership excellence. Congratulating the governor on the award presented to him by President Muhammadu Buhari Friday, the CUPP said that the gesture speaks volumes about the visionary leadership Wike has delivered for his people. The Coalition in a statement Read More

2023: Wike has drawn battle line with the North – Arewa group

October 20, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

  The coordinator, Northern Awareness Movement (NAM), Muhammed Inuwa, has berated the unrelenting verbal attacks on the person of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, by the Rivers state governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, describing his attacks as smear campaign against the entire Northern region of the country.  Inuwa, in a statement he signed Thursday in Abuja, reacting to the uncontrollable attacks of Wike Read More

Rivers Assembly removes ex-governor’s status from Omehia

October 6, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Rivers state House of Assembly has derecognised Sir Celestine Omehia as a former governor of the state. The de-recognition followed a resolution on Thursday during plenary supported by all 21 lawmakers. The house asked Omehia to within seven days refund N96.5 million benefits he received as a former governor. Details loading…

When Lulu Briggs Foundation fete 144 Law students of Rivers origin

September 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

It was a memorable day for a number of indigent students of Rivers state origin when a foundation gave out cash awards and laptops to them. GODWIN EGBA reports. Lulu Briggs Foundation established a decade ago is aimed towards enhancing the quality of life for the under-served in the society. The foundation which is a household name among other charity Read More

2023: APC warns leaders hobnobbing with Wike in South-south

September 13, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Zonal Organizing Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Blessing Agbomhere, Tuesday, warned some national leaders of the party to be wary of associating with opposition party leaders in the zone as the 2023 general elections draw near. Agbomhere in a statement in Abuja, said the rate at which respected APC stalwarts have been hobnobbing with the Read More

Wike mocks Amaechi, says ex-minister not allowed in Aso Villa

September 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has described the former Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi as a “total failure”. The governor was speaking at the commissioning of senator John Azuta Mbata House in Port Harcourt on Monday. Governor Wike challenged the former minister to show the Rivers people what he did for them when he was a minister. The governor was Read More

As ritual killing, cultism skyrocket in Rivers state…

August 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

In recent times especially as the general elections draw nearer, ritual killing and cultism seem to be the order of the day in Rivers state. GODWIN EGBA reports. The quest for rich quick syndrome is eating deeper into the Nigerian society. The development is also assuming an alarming proportion due to the gruesome killing of innocent women, young adults of Read More

Breaking: New NPFL winners, Rivers United, Angels dump NFF ‘s FA Cup

July 30, 2022 Editor 0

Just few days after winning 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, Rivers United, have abandoned round of 64 Federation Cup match versus Dakkada FC. This was disclosed by the club management on Saturday. Also, former Nigeria Women Football League champions Rivers Angels have pulled out of the 2021/2022 Federation Cup. A statement from the club’s management reads, “This decision Read More

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