Rivers Monarchs Task FG On East/West Road

The Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers has appealed to the Federal Government to come up with concrete plan for the completion of the East/West Road. The council which said this during its 108/109 quarterly meeting in Port Harcourt regretted that lives were being lost everyday on the road. Chairman of the council, King Anderson…

INEC Displays List Of Rigistered Voters In Bayelsa …As State Gets New CP

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Bayelsa State says the commission is ready to display about 1,036,442 list of registered voters in various polling units in the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Cyril Omoregbe, made this known on Monday in Yenagoa, the state capital, during the commission’s one-day meeting with stakeholders….

NUJ Bans Press Conference Outside Press Centre

The Rivers State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has vowed to disrupt any press conference/briefing taking place outside the Ernest Ikoli Press Centre at Moscow Road, Port Harcourt. The council took the decision after separate meetings with the Press Conference Committee and Roundtable Committee, last Wednesday. The  NUJ, in a statement signed…

Wike, Ikpeazu To Attend Ohafia Cultural Festival In PH

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike and his Abia State counter part, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu are among dignitaries expected at this year’s Ohafia Udumeze Cultural Festival and launching of a N500 million Civic Centre project in Port Harcourt. The President of Ohafia Improvement Union (OIU), Port Harcourt branch, Chief Stone Kalu who disclosed this…

Edo Assembly Passes N160bn Supplementary Budget

The Edo State House of Assembly last Monday passed the 2018 Supplementary Appropriation Bill of N160 billion. Governor Godwin Obaseki had in December 2017 signed a budget size of N150 billion into law. The passage of the revised Supplementary Appropriation bill was sequel to the consideration of a letter dated October 30, from the governor,…

Navy Seizes 3,039 Bags Of Rice In C’River

Authorities of Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Victory, said they had seized no fewer than 3,039 bags of contraband rice valued at N46 million in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State. The Commander of the ship, Commodore Julius Nwagu, stated this while conducting newsmen round the goods at the state government’s warehouse, in Calabar. He…

Stakeholders Back Rivers Financial Reform Bills

Two bills which aim to im-prove public financial management and expenditure in Rivers State have been endorsed by stakeholders. The bills are the Draft Rivers State Audit Bill and the Draft Rivers State Generic Public Finance Bill. The stake holders made up of permanent secretaries, directors, directors of finance and administration (DFAs) of various ministries,…