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COVID-19: Wike To Impose Fresh Lockdown On Rivers

Written by on 28 December 2020

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says he will impose a fresh lockdown in the state in January to prevent a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Wike who was addressing a congregation on Sunday in Ikwerre, said the decision was a result of the non-challant attitude of some residents to the COVID-19 protocols. […]

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Youths Protest In Rivers As Police Officer Allegedly Shoots Tricycle Operator Dead

Written by on 10 December 2020

Youths in Rukpoku and Rumuodomayah communities in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State have occupied the street in protest following the killing of a commercial tricycle operator popularly known as Keke Marwa. Eyewitnesses said trouble started on Thursday morning when a policeman around Rukpoku asked the Keke driver for ₦100 bribe which the […]

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Rivers filling stations ordered to reduce petrol price Monday

Written by on 10 December 2020

Owners of filling stations in Rivers State have been ordered to reduce fuel pump price by N5 from Monday, December 14, 2020. The directive was issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday by the Rivers State Chairman, Petroleum Products Retail Outlets Owners Association of Nigeria, Francis Dimkpa. Dimpka while addressing journalists, urged petroleum dealers in the […]

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Edo Assembly impeaches speaker, Okiye

Written by on 12 October 2020

The Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Francis Okiye, has been impeached. His removal followed a motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Henry Okhurobo, that Okiye be removed over allegations of high handedness. His impeachment letter was signed by nine out of the 10-member Assembly present at a brief sitting on Monday. […]

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Onitsha river port comes alive, after 42 years

Written by on 8 October 2020

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has commenced test running of containers movement between the Onne Port in Rivers State, the Onitsha River port in Anambra and beyond. NIWA’s Managing Director, Dr George Moghalu, explained the aim was to exploring the potentials of inland water transportation among others. The Ag. General Manager (Corporate Affairs), Jibril […]

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EFCC grills 11 suspected oil thieves in Rivers

Written by on 30 September 2020

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Port Harcourt Zonal Office on Tuesday said it has commenced interrogation and investigation of 11 suspected oil bunkerers arrested in Rivers State by the Nigerian Navy. The suspects were arrested and handed over to the EFCC on Monday, September 28, 2020, by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base […]

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Reopening: ASUU threatens to sanction Rivers lecturers

Written by on 29 September 2020

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to sanction lecturers in Rivers State-owned universities if they resume lectures. The ASUU National President, Abiodun Ogunyemi, stated this while reacting to the directive of the Rivers State Government that tertiary institutions, secondary and vocational schools to reopen on Monday, October 5. Ogunyemi, who spoke on […]

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Rivers Police arrests dreaded kidnapper ‘Bobosky’

Written by on 12 September 2020

Police in Rivers State have arrested a suspected notorious kidnapper, murderer and cultist, Honest Digbara, popularly known as Bobosky. Bobosky is also acknowledged as the leader of Greenlander cult gang in Ogoni land, Rivers State. It was gathered that Bobosky was arrested at about 2:30 am Saturday at Korokoro-Tai community in Gokana local government area. […]

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