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Port Harcourt Flooding Photo

Port Harcourt Floods: Govt, Victims Trade Blames

Port Harcourt Floods: Govt, Victims Trade Blames

Victims of Tuesday’s massive flooding in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital have blamed poor construction work by government contractors for the disaster. But the state government has returned the blame to residents who dump solid wastes in the drains and build on flood channels. The flood, the worst in so many years, submerged widespread

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Residents Call for Drastic Measures as Heavy Rains Submerge Port Harcourt

Most parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, including Government House and the state Secretariat Complex, were on Tuesday submerged as heavy rains pounded the city for several hours. The rains which started very early in the day barred many residents from leaving their homes, which incidentally became flooded. One resident in GRA area

Photo caption: left to right: Head, Dept of Architecture, D.S. Tobi, Rector, Kenpoly, Ledum Gwara and Rivers Chairman of NIA, Toku Fiberesima

Architects Seek Involvement in Training Polytechnic Students

Professional architects have made a case for the involvement of professionals in the assessment of graduating polytechnic students of architecture in the polytechnics. The Chairman of the Rivers State Chapter of Nigeria Institute of Architects, NIA, Toku Fiberesima, made the case when he led a delegation of the executive committee of the Rivers State branch

Rivers Govt Takes Back former NDDC Headquarters Building

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has formally returned the custody of its former headquarters building, Harold Dappa Biriye House, on Aba Road in Port Harcourt to the Rivers State Government. The handover took place on Wednedsay when the Sole Administrator of the Commission,Afiong Akwa, handed over the keys of the building to the Secretary

Wike Threatens to Convert Disputed Land in Ogoni to Mortuary

Wike Declares 3 Men Wanted for Allegedly Harassing Julius Berger

Rivers State Government has declared three men wanted for allegedly harassing contractors working for the state government. In a statement on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Kevin Ebiri, the government directed the Chairmen of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Governments as well as security agencies in the state to arrest

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Secondus Worked Against Rivers Interest, says Speaker

The Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, Awaji Ibani, has said that the leadership and members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State decided to abandon the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, because he worked against the interest of the state. Secondus hails from Andoni.Ibani

Three Injured in Helicopter Attack on Boat in Rivers

Three Injured in Helicopter Attack on Boat in Rivers

Three people were injured when shots were fired from a military helicopter at a cargo boat carrying foodstuffs from Port Harcourt to the island of Bonny on Friday. A boat driver at the Nembe/Bonny jetty in Port Harcourt told newsmen that the attack occured near Dutch Island shortly after the boat left Nembe/Bonny jetty. The

Youths Shut Down Nigeria's Industrial/Maritime Zone

ALGON Accuses INEC of Plot to Disenfranchise Rivers

Rivers State Chapter of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has accused the Independent national Electoral Commission, INEC, of plotting to under-register and disenfranchise voters in Rivers State. The newly inaugurated executive committee of ALGON, who stormed the state headquarters of INEC in Port Harcourt, said they were afraid that the alleged shoddy arrangements

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