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COVID-19: Obaseki Given 48 Hours to Rescind Order On Compulsory Jab Or Risk Shutdown of State Economy

COVID-19: Obaseki Given 48 Hours to Rescind Order On Compulsory Jab Or Risk Shutdown of State Economy

As resistance continues to mount over Edo State government’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for citizens, civil society organizations and students’ unions on Monday paralysed activities in Benin City, the state capital to protest the order. The protesters handed down a 48-hours ultimatum to the governor, Godwin Obaseki to withdraw the order or face total shut-down of

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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

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

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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

PHOTO CAPTION: Donald Chika Denwigwe, SAN (middle) lead counsel to Government of Rivers State and Ken C.O. Njemanze, SAN (left) briefing journalists after the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt on Monday declared FIRS collection of Value Added Tax in Rivers State unconstitutional.

Court Stops FG from Collecting VAT, Personal Income Tax

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has declared that it is not the place of the Federal Inland Revenues Service to collect Value Added Tax, VAT, and personal income tax, PITA. In a suit brought by the Rivers State Government, the court, presided over by Justice Stephen Dalyop Pam, also issued an order

Oginiba slaughter market located in Trans -Amadi Industrial layout, Portfolio in Harcourt Photo

Rivers Closes Largest Slaughter Market Permanently

Rivers State Government has now permanently shut down Oginiba slaughter market located in Trans -Amadi Industrial layout, Portfolio in Harcourt. According to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Fred Kpakol, the decision to close the market permanently was taken at the state executive council meeting on Monday presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike. Briefing journalists after the

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