Tag: Rivers

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…]

Wike Commiserates With NYSC Over Slain Corps Member, Promises To Immortalise Him

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers said on Wednesday that the state government would immortalise Mr Samuel Okonta, the Corps member who died during the March 19 re-run legislative election in the state. Wike disclosed this in Port Harcourt during a condolence visit to the state secretariat of the National Youth[Read More…]

DSS DG Lawal Daura Denies Collecting N4bn From PDP In Akwa Ibom, Abia, Rivers And Taraba

The Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, has denied the allegation that he collected N4bn from the Peoples Democratic Party’s governors of Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Abia and Taraba states to influence the judgment of the Supreme Court in their favour in the recently decided electoral cases by[Read More…]

In Rivers, Gunmen Abduct Two Clergymen, Demand N25 Million Ransom

Kidnappers Sunday, last week, abducted two Reverend fathers along Kalabari-Emohua road in Rivers State. The clergymen, Rev’d J B Lawson and Rev’d. Dokubo of the African Church were said to be returning from a church programme at Degema Local Government Area when they were attacked by armed men who mounted[Read More…]

List Of 18 States That Are Bankrupt, Can’t Pay Workers’ Salaries

Eighteen out of the thirty-six states of the federation are technically bankrupt. This is because they have mortgaged their federation account allocations to contractors by signing irrevocable payment orders with various banks. As a result, payment to contractors and other debt instruments are deducted at source and have become first[Read More…]

Governors From Rivers, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Move To Hijack PDP From Jonathan

The governors, outgoing and surviving, want to chart a new course for the party with them in the driving seat. But they are also disposed to bringing in as many of those frustrated out by President Jonathan as possible, sources familiar with the development told The Nation in Abuja yesterday.[Read More…]

Ebola Free Nigeria: Atiku Praises Governments Of Nigeria, Lagos, Rivers 

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has commended the successful eradication of Ebola virus disease in Nigeria, a feat he said, would change the negative perception of the country by the outside world. In a press statement issued by his media office in Abuja on Monday and made available to NewsWireNGR,[Read More…]

Nasarawa, Edo, Rivers & Borno Governors Are Next To Be Impeached- el-Rufai

The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and member of the All Progressives Congress, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has accused the Presidency of orchestrating the impeachment of the Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako. He reacted shortly after the news of Nyako’s removal by the Adamawa State House of Assembly filtered in,[Read More…]