Tag: Rivers state government

Local Government in Rivers budgets N150million annually for youth development

The Andoni local government area chairman in Rivers Erastus Awortu says the council will spend over N150 million annually as a scholarship for youth development to reduce poverty and insecurity. Awortu made this known while officially handing over the first batch of 15 trainees and beneficiaries of the 2021 Maritime[Read More…]

Rivers to sue FG for “unilateral” withdrawal of N11billion from the Federation Accounts

Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday disclosed that the Rivers State Government has commenced documentations to sue Federal Government (FG) for “unilateral” withdrawal of N11billion from the Federation Accounts for the Nigerian Police. Wike, during update briefing on the state of Rivers battle with Covid-19 and sundry national issues also declared[Read More…]

APC Accuses Wike Of Stockpiling Arms Ahead of Rerun Election

The All Progressives Congress, (APC), has raised alarm over alleged stockpiling of arms and ammunition by the Rivers state government, led by the Governor Nyesom Wike, ahead of the legislative rerun elections. In a statement signed by the National Secretary of the party, Mai Mala Buni, the APC called on[Read More…]

Rivers Govt Explains How NIMASA DG Allegedly Shot And Killed Wike’s Chief Of Staff

The River state government has said that Dakuku Peterside, the defeated governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state and Managing Director of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), will be prosecuted for alleged murder. He is accused of trying to kill an aide to the[Read More…]

Rivers State Government Accuses The Nigerian Military of Diverting Voting Materials

The Rivers State government has expressed shock by what it calls the role played by the military in the reported diversion of all voting materials meant for Isaka community, in Okrika Local Government Area of the state. In a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Dr. Austin Tam-George, the[Read More…]

Nyesom Wike Withdraws Rivers Students On Foreign Schorlarship; Tells Them To Return Home And Study At Uniport

The Rivers government has informed parents and guardians of students currently benefiting from the state government funded scholarship program in various universities across the world, that resources are no longer available to continue with the sponsorship abroad. As a result, the Rivers government will no longer pay the tuition and[Read More…]

Rivers State Govt Wants Soyinka To Refund N82million Amaechi Used In Hosting Him

Press Release Rivers State Information Commissioner , Dr Austin Tam-George has declared that the state government will demand a refund of the N82million expended by former Governor Amaechi on Professor Wole Soyinka’s dinner if it confirms that the Nobel Laureate received part of the the funds in cash. Also, Dr[Read More…]

Amaechi Spent Over N82m Rivers Funds Hosting Prof Soyinka To A Dinner & Wike Is Upset

The Rivers State Government has accused the immediate-past administration of Rotimi Amaechi of spending N82 million to host Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka to a 3-hour dinner. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr. Austin Tam-George, while addressing Government House correspondents in the state capital, Port[Read More…]

Consumption Of ‘Ogogoro’, Local Gin Kills 70 People In Rivers – Says Health Ministry

The Rivers State Government said on Sunday that 70 of the 80 persons who took contaminated local gin, also known as Ogogoro, earlier this month, have died. Nnanna Onyekwere, the Director Public Health Services, Rivers Ministry of Health, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Sunday that[Read More…]

Tonye Princewill Responds To Rivers State Gov’t Wants Specifics About Sale of Government Properties

When we received the news that the Hon Commissioner of Finance had responded to news reports on the secrecy surrounding the sale of Rivers state assets to friends and cronies, we anticipated that finally we would have a meaningful engagement and that a debate on the issues was imminent. We[Read More…]