Tag: Rivers State

I prayed Nigeria will not see peace because Buhari denied Rivers State security – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike said he prayed that Nigeria will face insecurity challenge after the Federal government refused to send security operatives when Rivers State had insecurity challenge in 2016. The governor revealed this while speaking at the opening of the government house clinic and administrative building in Port[Read More…]

Just in: Rivers State monarch, boat travelers abducted in Rivers State

Unidentified gunmen on Sunday night abducted the monarch of Ikuru town in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, HRM Aaron Ikuru. The gunmen stormed his residence on Sunday night to carry out the operation. The palace spokesperson, Mr Maurice Ikuru confirmed the abduction to The Punch on Monday morning.[Read More…]

Fact Check: Rivers government did not order sudden shutdown of schools

Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi Claim: Circulating Facebook and WhatsApp messages claim Rivers State Government has shut down all schools owing to rising cases of COVID-19. Verdict: Misleading: The circulated message is fake and  misleading. Full Text On January 22, 2021,  a circulating information on Facebook and WhatsApp groups claimed that Rivers State[Read More…]

Civil servants in Rivers State begin work from home

Civil servants in Rivers State have on Wednesday started working from home in accordance with a directive by the state government. The state’s Head of Service, Rufus Godwins gave the directive in a statement on Tuesday. Godwin cited the increase in COVID-19 cases amid the second wave of the pandemic[Read More…]

Gunmen abduct polytechnic lecturer in Rivers

Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted James Finwe, a lecturer at the Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, Rivers State. The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), of the institution, Prince Psudo Wiwo, confirmed his abduction on Wednesday. Wiwo noted that the academic was abducted on Tuesday evening from his residence[Read More…]

Rivers State Government to begin clampdown on street trading

The Rivers State government will on Monday, January 4 begin the enforcement of the ban on street trading across the state, A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, on Sunday reads partly, “This is to inform the general public that with effect from Monday, January 4,[Read More…]

Governor Wike has imposed a 24-Hour curfew In Port-Harcort

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on the entire area around the Okoro-Nu-Odu flyover in Rumuokoro, due to upsurge of cult activities and related violence. The governor has also warned that government will spare no efforts in dealing appropriately with anyone[Read More…]

Governor Wike says FG deducting funds from state accounts to finance the judiciary, is politically motivated

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has warned that the Federal Government will destroy criminal justice system in States if the Executive Order 10 is implemented. Governor Wike, said Executive Order 10 of the Federal Government, which permits the deduction of funds from each State account to finance the judiciary,[Read More…]

Governor Wike outlaws trading, parking of vehicles on Flyover in Port Harcourt

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has signed an executive order to prohibit hawking, trading and parking of cars on the newly constructed Rebisi flyover in Port Harcourt. The executive order titled Executive Order RVSG -23 2020 Pursuant to Sections 1,3 and 9 of the Rivers State Street Trading, Illegal Markets[Read More…]

Supreme Court struck out a suit over disputed Soku oilfield – here’s why

The Supreme Court has struck out a suit filed by the Bayelsa state government over the disputed Soku oilfield belonging to Rivers State. The apex court said by seeking for it to make Judicial pronouncement on a matter that the Court of Appeal has not even ruled on, the Bayelsa[Read More…]