Tag: Rivers

VAT: Lagos, Rivers are nothing without the rest of Nigeria — Masari

The governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari, has knocked state governments demanding autonomy to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) in their states. NewsWireNGR recalls Lagos and Rivers at recent times have been at loggerhead with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to dissuade the latter from collecting VAT in[Read More…]

Unknown gunmen invade Rivers communities, murder six

Suspected cultist members have invaded Gwara and Kono-Boue communities, Khana local government area of Rivers State killing at least six persons. The unknown gunmen numbering over seven according to reports attack Gwara community on Monday shooting sporadically. According to an eyewitness identified as Lekia, the indiscriminate shooting by the gunmen[Read More…]

Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, reveals criteria for successor

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed he would only support an aspirant who shares his vision and drive to champion the growth of Rivers state to succeed him come 2023. The governor during the inauguration of the official residence of Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly in Port[Read More…]

‘No group in Rivers State can singlehandedly produce a governor’ – Magnus Abe

Former Senator representative Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Magnus Ngei Abe, has said the statement credited to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi that the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress has been zoned to the riverine part of the state was his personal opinion.[Read More…]

Just in: Teachers in Rivers protest 5-year unpaid salaries

Primary and secondary school teachers in Rivers State owned tertiary institutions are presently protesting over five years of unpaid salaries by the state government. Punch reports that they alleged that their salaries were stopped on February 18, 2016, by the Nyesom Wike-led administration. The over 250 affected teachers are from[Read More…]

#EndSARS: Rivers State Judicial Commison Of Inquiry to begin Nov 24

The Rivers State Judicial commission of inquiry on police brutality and other human rights abuses will on Tuesday, 24th November begin sitting.  This announcement was made via a statement on Thursday. The statement said that the victims of police brutality have till Monday 23rd November to submit their petitions.  [Read More…]

I Don’t Hate Igbos, but i will not support IPOB; says Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has said while he does not support the Indigenous People of Biafra, it should not be confused with dislike for Igbo people. Wike spoke during an AIT current affairs programme on Monday while addressing the issue of the EndSARS protests. He said the[Read More…]

Wike of Rivers State has advised residents to be wary of air travellers from Abuja and Lagos – states with high coronavirus cases

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has advised residents to be wary of persons coming from states with high coronavirus cases such as Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He urged residents to have any of such visitors isolated for 14 days upon arrival in the state, noting that[Read More…]

Vice President Osinbajo To Visit Oil Producing Communities

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will from Monday visit some communities in the Niger Delta region to begin consultations in further demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s readiness to comprehensively address the Niger Delta situation. A statement from the Vice Presidential Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, on Saturday in Abuja, said Osinbajo would[Read More…]

Nigerian Air Force Provides New Facilities In Kano, Rivers

PERSONNEL WELFARE: NAF PROVIDES NEW FACILITIES IN KANO, AS PORT HARCOURT GETS NEW FITNESS CENTRE 1. The Nigerian Air Force, as part of its renewed commitment to enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency, is constructing new facilities and renovating existing ones on its bases across the country. The latest addition were[Read More…]