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Residents Call for Drastic Measures as Heavy Rains Submerge Port Harcourt

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

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FIRS & Rivers State Government: Who should Now Collect VAT?

The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has just ruled that both parties maintained the status quo in an appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS against the judgement of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, validating the Rivers State law that empowered Rivers State Government to collect VAT, as against the FIRS that

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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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

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike,

Rivers Govt Alleges Plot to Unleash Media War on Wike

Rivers State Government has alleged that the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, has hatched plans to carry out a smear media campaign against the Governor, Nyesom Wike. According to the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, the plot includes the use of select media houses in the state to denigrate the governor. In a

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“No Place For Violence, It’s Time to Move Forward Abe

Magnus Ngei Abe, former senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has appealed to members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State to denounce violence and resist the temptation of being provoked to attack anyone. Abe, in a statement he personally signed, said that a political disagreement does not amount

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Rivers Hails Supreme Court Over Injunction on Oil Wells Ceded to Imo

Rivers State Government has commended the Supreme Court for issuing an injunction to stop the Federal Government from ceding 12 oil wells from the state to Imo State. The Commissioner for Finance and Planning, Isaac Kamalu, said Rivers State Government filed the suit at the Supreme Court against the FGN and its agencies from carrying

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