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Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has ordered the closure of largest beef and livestock market in the State located in the Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt indefinitely.

Rivers inaugurates three coronavirus testing machines at state university teaching hospital

In its determination to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state, the Rivers State Government Friday evening inaugurated three PCR machines at its Covid-19 testing centre at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt.

Suspected pirates attack passenger boat in Rivers

Some of the victims including the driver of the boat who identified himself as Sokpabobia Sokari narrated their ordeal to newsmen explaining that they were attacked within Namasebi waterways in Bille community, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State on while returning from Port Harcourt.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike announces total lockdown of parts of Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced a total lockdown of parts of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area over what it described as the reluctance of the residents to observe social distancing measures put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19,
Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba II, has reacted to the recent immigrant visa ban on Nigerians by the US President, Donald Trump.

Travel ban: Nigeria can do better without foreign interference – Adamu Garba

Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba II, has reacted to the recent immigrant visa ban on Nigerians by the US President, Donald Trump.

NIMASA chief hails Kalabari monarch at 90

Director-General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has described the Amayanabo of Kalabari Kingdom, Rivers State, King Theophilus Princewill, as a man of depth, candour and perseverance.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prof. Theophilus Princewill, Natural Ruler of Kalabari Kingdom, Rivers State, on the occasion of his 90th birthday on January 4, 2020.

President Buhari congratulates King Princewill at 90

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prof. Theophilus Princewill, Natural Ruler of Kalabari Kingdom, Rivers State, on the occasion of his 90th birthday on January 4, 2020.
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.

Governor Wike: Seriake Dickson colluded with APC to lose Bayelsa

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, yesterday, alleged that out-going Bayelsa State governor, Mr Seriake Dickson, colluded with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to lose the November 16, 2019, governorship election in Bayalsa, so that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will not arrest him when he leaves government.
In line with his abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public schools, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has released funds for the running of the schools for the 2019/2020 academic session and vowed to sack any school heads caught collecting fees and levies.

Governor Wike fires Seriake Dickson over Soku oil wells

Governor Nyesom Wike has insisted that the Soku oil wells belong to Rivers State in line with a Supreme Court judgment as he disagreed with his Bayelsa State counterpart Seriake Dickson, who said ownership of the oil fields was yet to be determined.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing the meeting with Kalabari Ethnic Nationality at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Rivers governor threatens to sack traditional ruler over ‘romance’ with Bayelsa governor

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has called on on leaders of Kalabari ethnic group inn the State to prevail on the Amanyanabo of Kalabari, King Theophilus J.T. Princewill, not to allow himself to be used by external forces to create disunity in the State.

Senator Omo-Agege: Tam David-West a grat patriot

Even now that he has passed on to eternal realms, Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West will forever be remembered as a great patriot and intellectual of formidable standing at home and abroad, Deputy President of the Senate Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
Two groups of protesters took to the streets of Port Harcourt on Tuesday as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC begins the collation of the results of the Rivers State March 9 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections .

Protests over collation of Rivers election results in Port Harcourt

Two groups of protesters took to the streets of Port Harcourt on Tuesday as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, begins the collation of the results of the Rivers State March 9 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.

Rivers elections: Why Rotimi Amaechi led APC faction adopted AAC candidate

In a surprise twist, the Tonye Cole faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday announced that it has adopted Biokpomabo Awara contesting under the platform of African Action Congress, AAC, as its preferred candidate for the Saturday’s Rivers gubernatorial election
Tonye Dele Cole

Tonye Cole: We stopped Nyesom Wike from ‘concocting’ election results in Rivers

Tonye Dele Cole, the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, has threatened to sue the Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike and others over claim claims the he, alongside Prof Charles Dokubo-Quakers, Prince Tonye Princewill and other chieftains of the party were behind the killing of some persons in Abonnema in Akuku-Toru local government area of the state during the last National Assembly and presidential elections.

Nigerian Navy claims oil theft, sea piracy has reduced in Niger Delta

Rear Adm. David Adeniran, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Calabar, on Friday said that oil theft and sea piracy have reduced drastically in the Niger Delta region.

Nigerian Navy launches ‘Operation Chase Thief’ in Niger Delta

The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy said it would on Thursday commence “Ani-Oforifori’’ exercise in Niger Delta creeks to rid the area of bad elements

BSN: Mother tongue must be taught in schools

The General Secretary of the Bible Society of Nigeria, Dr. Dare Ajiboye, has said that government at all levels in the country need to work assiduously to preserve the local languages in the country.

Group endorses Governor Wike for second term

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been endorsed for re-election by a group, the Kengema Unity Forum (KUF).

Community disowns ex-minister Tonye Graham-Douglas, 5 others over suspension of monarch

Crisis is brewing in Abonnema Community in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State following the purported suspension of the monarch of the community, the Amayanabo of Abonnema, King Disrael Gbobo Bobmanuel, as the Chairman, Council of Chiefs by some chiefs led by former Minister of Aviation, Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas.

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Customs resume e-auction amid complaints of portal inaccessibility

The Nigeria Customs Service resumed the electronic auction of vehicles impounded from smugglers on its web portal but several Nigerians have lamented their inability to participate in the process.
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