Tag: Rivers State

“IPOB cannot determine what happens in our state. Rivers will always be Niger Delta” Governor Wike vows

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has asked the 23 council chairmen, and youths in the state to fish members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organisation of Biafra (IPOB) in the State. The Governor has also warned that any council chairman that allows IPOB to hold processions and hoist its[Read More…]

In Port Harcourt, #EndSARs Protesters defy Gov Wike’s directives, storm government house

#EndSARs Protesters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Capital, Tuesday marched to the Government House in defiance with an early directives by the state government “banning all forms of protests”: NewsWireNGR correspondent reports that the protesters blocked the ever-busy Olaiya axis and other major roads in the state, causing gridlock as[Read More…]

Rivers State Governor Wike presents Land Cruiser Prado VX and TXL cars to members of the National Assembly

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged lawmakers representing the State at the National Assembly to “defend the interest of the State fearlessly” as he presents 15 Land Cruiser Prado VX and TXL cars to members of the National Assembly at Government House, Port Harcourt. The Governor was represented by[Read More…]

Rivers State to spend N18 Billion on road expansion and flyover projects

Rivers State Executive Council has approved the sum of Eighteen Billion Naira for the construction of a fourth Flyover Bridge at the GRA Junction along the Port Harcourt Aba Expressway. The amount also covers the dualization of Tombia Extension Road to Ikwerre Road and Ezimgbu Link Road to Stadium Road.[Read More…]

He should “write a letter of apology to the party” – Rivers APC Suspends Mr Victor Giadom

The All Progressives Congress in Rivers state has suspended the Deputy National Secretary of the party, Mr Victor Giadom, for acts of gross infractions against the party’s constitution. According to a statement signed by Livingstone Wechie, Media Adviser to the APC Rivers state Chairman, Igo Aguma, on Sunday, the suspension[Read More…]

Just In: Governor Wike locks down Bonny, Onne

Rivers Government has imposed a total lockdown of Bonny Local Government Area and Onne Community in Eleme Local Government Areas with effect from June 21 to check the spread of coronavirus in the state. Governor Nyesom Wike in a state broadcast on Saturday evening said all residents of Bonny and[Read More…]

Manager of Demolished Prodest Hotel Among 27 New COVID-19 Cases In Rivers

The manager of Prodest Hotel, Eleme, one of the two hotels demolished recently in the state for allegedly violating the COVID-19 order, is reportedly among the new COVID-19 infections recorded in Rivers State. “This latest development validates the state government’s proactive approach towards the fight against COVID-19,” Mr Nsirim said[Read More…]

Rivers State Governor Announces Indefinite Lockdown In Parts Of Port Harcourt And Obio/Akpor LGAs

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has announced a lockdown of parts of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas in view of the failure of residents of the affected areas to comply with the regulations of the State Government to check the spread of coronavirus. In a State Broadcast[Read More…]

Breaking: Wike bows to pressure, releases 22 Exxonmobil staff after PENGASSAN Threats

Following the directive of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, to its members to shut down operations and all activities at the nation’s oil rigs and export terminals over the continued detention of 21 offshore members by the Rivers State, Wike Sunday bowed to pressure and[Read More…]

Governor Wike Reverses His Decision To Relax Lockdown For Easter Celebration

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reversed his earlier decision to permit churches and Muslims to worship in full congregations for Easter celebration. The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim, in a statement at the weekend, said the decision was taken after due consultations with eminent clergy men, well-meaning Nigerians[Read More…]