Rivers state and Covid-19 in perspective

It’s no longer news that Covid-19 has formally taken root in Rivers state but the state government and relevant stakeholders are up against it. GODWIN EGBA reports on steps taken in the recent past. From all indications, Rivers state oil-rich business communities of the Niger Delta region might earn a status as an epi-centre of…

The Wike That I Know

Several comments, interpretations, narratives and theories have greeted the recent letter written by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State to President Muhammadu Buhari, expressing the sincere appreciation of the Rivers State Government and people to Mr. President, for approving the sum of N78.9 billion to the state, as refund of monies expended by the…

Floods, another looming pandemic?

Apart from the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging countries across the globe, the wave of rape incidents being recorded in several parts of the country have been likened to a pandemic. However, with loss of lives and valuables to floods in different parts of the country, PAUL OKAH wonders if this natural disaster is another pandemic lurking….

Rivers set for agric revolution as Wike’s aide lists 12 agric projects for sale

The Rivers State government says by selling off about 12 agric projects it inherited, the administration has kick-started an agric revolution. The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Msirim, said in a statement in Port Harcourt, recently that Governor Nyesom Wike’s prowess in project execution extends to agriculture. The N3.4billion Songhai farm project in Tai…