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Robbers Rob NUJ Chairman in Rivers

Robbers Rob NUJ Chairman in Rivers

Escape with union bus Amaechi Okonkwo, the Chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Rivers State, said he was still traumatised from his household’s encounter with robbers who robbed him and his neighbours early Friday. Okokwo told the magazine that despite the precautionary measures he took to stave off trespassers

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Rivers 10th Flyover to Cost ₦8.2bn

Rivers State Executive Council has approved the construction of a flyover at Elimgbu/Rumuokwurushi axis of the East-West road in Port Harcourt at the cost of ₦8.2 billion. The approval was given at the EXCO meeting held at Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday. At a press briefing, the Commissioner for Works, Elloka Tasie-Amadi, said the

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Rivers Urge Media, Citizens to End Soot Pollution

Rivers State Government has called for collaboration among citizens, the media and security agencies to bring an end to illegal artisanal petroleum refineries which is causing serious pollution and fire incidents in the state. The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, made the call during the presentation of prizes to winners of the Ministry’s

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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

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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

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