Dogara Reveals How Saraki Emerged As Senate President

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has revealed that former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar backed Dr Bukola Saraki’s ambition to be Senate President in 2015. Saraki’s bid was met with serious opposition from the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), apparently including President Muhammadu Buhari. Dogara himself was not supported to…

RSG Assures On Health Insurance Scheme

The Rivers State Government says it has concluded arrangement for the establishment of a state supported health insurance scheme in the state. Commissioner for Health Professor Princewill Chike said this at a press briefing as part of activities commemorating the Universal Health Coverage Day in Port Harcourt. Professor Chike said that to this end, the…

Wike Harps On Improved Govt, Private Sector’s Collaboration

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyeso Wike has called for stronger collaboration between Government and the private sector to promote business development in the state. Wike made the call while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2017 edition of the Port Harcourt International Trade “Fair at the Isaac Boro Park in Port Harcourt, yesterday. The…

Middle East Crisis Worries FG

The Federal Government has expressed great concern about the situation in many parts of the Middle East, and called for the peaceful resolution of the protracted conflicts between Israel and Palestine. “Obviously, the current situation does not offer a sustainable solution to the question of Palestine. “Indeed, it is creating despair among the people of…

11 Govs Storm PDP Confab ’Morrow – As Rivers Delegates Back Secondus For Chairman

Less than 24 hours to the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Chairman of the organising committee for the event, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa saysd everything has been put in place to ensure a successful outing. Speaking to a cross section of journalists at the Wadata Plaza, National Secretariat of the PDP in…

Kachikwu Blames Fuel Scarcity On Supply Shortfall – As PENGASSAN Issues FG 7-Day Ultimatum – To Address Anti-Labour Practice

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu says the major cause of the fuel scarcity currently being witnessed across the country is shortfall in supply of petroleum products. Kachikwu, who stated this in a news briefing yesterday in Abuja, however, said that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was making efforts to ensure…