Army Vaccine Scare: PDP Blasts APC Over Comments …As 500 APC Faithful Decamp To PDP In Emohua

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, noted with dismay the treacherous effort of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to vent its frustration against the economic recession in the country on the Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike by linking him to last Tuesday’s scare over the rumoured plan by the Nigerian Army…

RSG Courts US Support For 2019 Polls …To Ensure Free, Fair Elections

The Rivers State Government has solicited the support of the United States Government towards a free and fair election in 2019. The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Barrister Emma Okah who said this during a courtesy call on him by the Public Affairs Officer, United States Consulate General, Lagos, Miss Darcy Zotter in his office…

RSG To Empower 20,000 Youths In Agric

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has announced plans by his administration to empower 20,000 youth to embrace agriculture through the provision of necessary loan facilities. Wike unfolded the plan last Monday, at the celebration marking this year’s World Food Day in Port Harcourt. He said his administration was partnering with the Central Bank…

Court Remands Bishop In Enugu Prison

The Police Command in Enugu State says a cleric, Bishop Ginika Obi recently arrested over his alleged advance fee fraud involving over N500 million has been remanded in Enugu Maximum Prison. The spokesman of the command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement issued in Enugu last Tuesday. The bishop whose church/office is at…

18 GMoU Clusters Spend N9bn In Rivers, Abia

Some 18 Cluster Development Boards (CDBs) under the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) funded by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited have expended more than N9billion on the delivery of sustainable development projects in host communities in the Niger Delta, this year. The CDB chairmen disclosed this while giving account of their stewardship…

Flood Relief: RVHA Decries Rivers’ Exclusion …As RSWA Bill Scales First Reading

The Rivers State House of Assembly yesterday decried the exclusion of the State among the 15 States that received relief materials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) following flooding that ravaged some states early this year. Miffed by what the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani said amounted to discrimination against Rivers State, the House…

RSG Plans Agric Summit

Rivers State Government has muted plans to organise an agricultural summit, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Charles Nwaorgu has said. He told newsmen on the sidelines of the World Food Day celebrations held earlier this week in Port Harcourt that the summit will provide the roadmap for the agriculture sector in the state. Mr….

Anambra Polls: INEC Trains Electoral Officers

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Anambra State, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji has urged electoral officers to remain focused on the envisaged goals. Nkwachukwu who stated this while declaring open a five-day capacity development workshop last Wednesday, said the programme was designed to sharpen the skills of Electoral and Assistant Electoral Officers. He explained that the…

APDA Condemns Mgbuoshimini Killings

The Rivers State chapter of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has condemned the brutal killing of about 16 persons in Mgbuoshimini community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. The State Chairman, Pastor Ezekiel Warigbani, who made the condemnation described it as unfortunate and unholy development. In a statement made available to The…