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Rivers LG poll: Police announce total restriction of movement

Police announce total restriction of movement of persons and vehicles during next Saturday's local government election in Rivers State.

Gunmen kidnap Okrika council boss

Philemon Kingoli, the Chairman of Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State was kidnapped on Wednesday by unknown gunmen.

Wike gives quit notice to Asari Dokubo, other secessionist agitators

Governor Nyesom Wike has warned that secessionist agitators like ex-militant leader,  Asari Dokubo and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB will not be allowed to operate in Rivers State.

Rivers Gov. Wike, Belgian ambassador meet to strengthen ties

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State has discussed a number of business and investment interests with the new Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Daniel Bertrand.

Police react to release of abducted UNIPORT Lecturer, promise to rescue monarch soon

The Rivers State Police Command has assured the kidnapped Paramount ruler of Ikuru Community, HRM Aaron Ikuru of Ikuru Community in Andoni local government area will be released soon.

Rivers Govt flags off COVID-19 vaccination exercise

The Rivers State Government has today commenced the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination that will help to promote immunity and reduce infection in the State.

Rivers: Ogoni, Kalabari leaders align for ‘power shift’ ahead of 2023

Some leaders of Ogoni and Kalabari, ethnic groups in Rivers agree to work together to ensure 'power shift' from the upland to riverine area of the state in 2023.

Show your report card – Ayade challenges politicians

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has heaped curses on politicians who refuse to perform in their respective constituencies in the state.

Salary disparity: Lawyers working Rivers LGs drag state govt to court

The lawyers want to the court to compel Rivers to pay them the same salary with their colleagues on the same grade at other sectors of the state government.

Rivers: 11 abducted boat passengers still missing 3 days after

Eleven passengers abducted three days ago by sea pirates from a passenger boat on Bonny waterways still missing three days after.

Rivers: Emohua LG disbands deadly OSPAC vigilance group

Emohua LG of Rivers dissolves controversial OSPAC vigilance groups operating across communities in the area over incessant abuse of human rights

Rivers leads in COVID-19 deaths as new daily cases rise

Rivers State accounted for three COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, out of the six announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

NEMA distributes relief materials to flood victims in Rivers

South-South Zonal Office of NEMA commences distribution of relief materials to victims of flood disaster in Rivers State

#EndSARS: Rivers judicial panel winds up after two months

The Rivers State Judicial panel set up to investigate alleged cases of police brutality has concluded sitting. It is now set to submit its recommendations to the state government.

FRSC decorates newly promoted officers in Rivers

Seventeen newly promoted officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Rivers Command were decorated on Thursday.

Three die as bus rammed into truck in Port Harcourt

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Three passengers were feared dead in an accident involving a commercial bus with 14 passengers and a heavy duty truck in Obio-Akpor...

Screening for Wike’s Real Madrid Academy marred by lies – Commissioner

Rivers’ Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, has lamented the fact that some children have been lying about their age and class because of...

Rivers Taskforce sacks 11 over bribery allegations

  Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Eleven operatives of the newly formed Rivers Taskforce on Illegal Trading and Motor Parks were sacked on Thursday for collecting bribes from...

Insecurity: Ekweremadu wants Buhari to seek help from foreign countries

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari should not shy away from seeking help from foreign countries...

Rivers schools reopen Jan. 4

The Rivers Government on Sunday approved the reopening of all public and private nursery, primary and secondary schools in the state, with effect from Jan. 4.

Schools in Rivers get resumption date

Rivers State ministry of education has announced that both public and private schools in the state are to resume Monday, January 4, 2021.

Christmas Outreach: Rivers police boss, others, laud Lulu-briggs Foundation

The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph Mukan psc, has commended the O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation for its yuletide outreach to the Rivers State Police Command and in particular, the widows of fallen heroes of the command.

Gov. Wike father’s church attacked in Port Harcourt

Some suspected hoodlums have attacked a church belonging to the father of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Youths plan protest over poor state of roads in Etche LG of Rivers

Okafor Ofiebor/ Port Harcourt A group of youths of Etche local government in Rivers State have disclosed their plan to stage a peaceful protest on...

Why Rivers was excluded from FG’s COVID-19 grant – Minister

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Rivers was excluded from the Federal Government's disbursement of N66.5b to states because of its failure to pass and publish its Amended...

Rivers: Residents groan as military continues operation against IPOB in Oyigbo

*Residents beg Governor Wike to relax curfew *Soldiers recovering looted items By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Reports coming out from the ongoing military operation in Oyigbo, Oyigbo Local...

Supreme Court didn’t cede disputed oil wells to Rivers – Bayelsa Govt

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Bayelsa State has said last Tuesday’s verdict of the Supreme Court on the disputed oil wells with neighbouring Rivers State did not...

NBA angry over burning of Oyigbo court building, others in Rivers

By Okafor Ofiebor/ Port Harcourt The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Port Harcourt Branch, has condemned Wednesday’s destruction of a High Court building and other amenities...

#EndSARS: 2 feared dead, police stations, others burnt amidst gunshots in Rivers

Okafor Ofiebor/ Port Harcourt Just as it is going on in Lagos State,  criminal gangs have hijacked the #EndSARS protests in Rivers with two police...

Students beg Wike for help as flood takes over campus of RSCHST

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Despite the order of Rivers government for the reopening of all the schools, academic activities may not fully resume anytime soon at...

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