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In 2016 while inspecting ongoing projects in the state, Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike said his administration had built over 200 roads and bridges in the state.

Rivers governor discloses who will succeed him in 2023

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said that he can only support the person who has the capacity to govern the State in the 2023 general elections.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike after he was honoured by the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality with the conferment of the title- “Dike Oha Ikwerre ” in Port Harcourt on Saturday

Ikwerre indigenes honour Governor Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike after he was honoured by the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality with the conferment of the title: “Dike Oha Ikwerre” in Port Harcourt on Saturday

Police officer ‘kills 18-year old for slapping him’

A police officer in Umuaka village in Imo state allegedly shot dead an 18-year old man for retaliating when the officer slapped him.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court orders final forfeiture of hospital facility owned by Imo APC Reps member

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has ordered the final forfeiture of a multi-million-naira hospital facility allegedly belonging to the House of Representatives member representing Ideato North and South Federal constituency, Pascal Obi.
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UNODC: Nigerians paid N675 billion cash as bribes to public officials in 2019

An estimated N675 billion was paid in cash as bribes to Nigerian public officials in 2019, an anti-corruption survey on Nigerians who had encounters with public officers has shown.

NDHS: Ebonyi, Anambra top spousal violence chart

Ebonyi and Anambra state have been ranked first and second respectively on the chart of South East married women between ages of 15-49 who had experienced violence committed by their husbands or partners.
The funeral ceremony of late Super Eagles forward Promise Isaac, who died October 2, 2019, in the United States as an active player has been announced by his family.

Late Super Eagles star gets burial date

The funeral ceremony of late Super Eagles forward Promise Isaac, who died October 2, 2019, in the United States as an active player has been announced by his family.
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Police set to commence operation show-your-vehicle particulars

Motorists who are plying in Imo state with expired vehicle documents may be in for a rough times in this Yuletide season as the Imo state police command has announced that it is would commences operation VEDE (Vehicle Examination/Document Enforcement) from the next week Monday .
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received another batch of 168 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya.

168 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

The Acting Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, received the returnees on behalf of the Director-General of NEMA at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

Senate summons NIMASA chief over ‘N263.89 billion illegal services’

The Senate Joint Committee on Navy, Marine Transport and Finance on Wednesday, asked the Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr Dakuku Peterside, to appear before it unfailingly on Thursday.

Federal government saves $1.3 trillion from central bank’s intervention programmes

The Deputy Governor, Corporate Services of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Edward Lamatek Adamu has revealed that the plethora of economic interventions of the apex bank have saved the federal government about N1.3 trillion via import bills.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

How we formed robbery, kidnap gang from prison – suspect

Members of a kidnapping and armed robbery gang operating in Ideato and Orlu areas of Imo State have explained how they formed the gang as inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Service in Owerri, the state capital.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Imo governor tasks corps members on rebuilding agenda

The governor, who spoke through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Social Development, Chibuzor Obinna, particularly charged the corps medical personnel among them to identify with and join the new NYSC Health Initiative for the Rural Dwellers (HIRD).
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police intercept mast robbers, arrest gang leader

One Sir Peter Uche, who led a 7-man robbery gang to invade MTN mast in Ejigbo to steal batteries, has been arrested by police operatives from Ejigbo Police Divisional Headquarters.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Senator Okorocha: Emeka Ihedioha governing Imo with stolen mandate

There might not be an end yet to the brewing cold war between governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State and his predecessor, senator Rochas Okorocha over governance of the state.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB approves $210 million for Nigeria transmission expansion project

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved 210 million dollars financing package for the Nigeria Transmission Expansion Project (NTEP1).

Femi Adesina: President Buhari has come to give everything to Nigeria

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says Buhari has come to make Nigeria “a country of our dreams.”
Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare has said that Nigeria is not bereft of ideas for sports development to take place in the country, but the political will and capacity for implementation. He made this assertion at the Imo State Sports Summit organised by the Governor Emeka Ihedioha in Owerri the Imo State capital.

Imo Sports Summit: Time for political will to implement recommendations – minister

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has said that Nigeria is not bereft of ideas for sports development to take place in the country, but the political will and capacity for implementation.

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Embattled chairman of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Alhaji Aremiyau Momoh, whose removal from office over alleged corrupt practices was confirmed by the State House of Assembly last week.

Sacked Edo council chairman drags governor to court

Embattled chairman of Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, Alhaji Aremiyau Momoh whose removal from office over alleged corrupt practices was confirmed by the State House of Assembly last week, yesterday described his removal as political and that he is going to court to challenge his dismissal which he described as unlawful.