Gov Wike Invites Bola Tinubu To Commission Projects In RiversGovernor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said he is inviting the President-elect, Bola Tinubu to the state to inaugurate projects constructed by his administration.Wike spoke on Wednesday during a media chat with journalists in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers.The governor said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the March 18 governorship e
Gov Wike Gives Quit Notice To AIT/Raypower In Rivers, Orders Demolition Of Property Within 48HrRivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has threatened to demolish the property of Daar Communications, the owner of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower radio station.Wike Issues Quit Notice To AIT/Raypower In Rivers, Orders Demolition Of Property Within 48 HoursWike issued a 48-hour quit notice to Daar Communications to remove the buildi
Rivers Court Sentence Man, Promise To Death By Hanging For Armed Robbery And Child TheftA High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has sentenced one Promise Thompson to death by hanging for armed robbery and child theft.Thompson and his accomplice, Beatrice Ogbunka, were standing trial on three counts of armed robbery, kidnapping, child theft, shooting one Chidiebere Ogbugu and for stealing his five-year-old child.The incid
Court Grants Bail To Rivers Federal Lawmaker, Chinyere Igwe, Caught With $498,000A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has granted bail to Chinyere Igwe, the member representing Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 2, at the National Assembly, in the sum of N100,000. Trial Judge, Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam, in his ruling on the bail application, directed that Igwe should submit his internationa
Rivers Gov Wike’s PDP Wins Governorship ElectionThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Similanayi Fubara has been declared winner of the Rivers State governorship election.Announcing the result in Port Harcourt on Monday night, the Returning Officer said Fubara secured 302,614 votes. The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Pastor Tonye Cole, came second w
Campaign Coordinator Of APC In Rivers, Chisom Lennard Reportedly Shot DeadChisom Lennard, the Campaign Coordinator of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ahoada-West Local Government Area of Rivers State, was fatally shot by unidentified gunmen who had kidnapped him earlier.The incident reportedly occurred while Lennard was voting in the governorship and state House of Assembly elections at Ibagwa polling unit 2
Court Remands Chief Accountant, Others For Alleged N215m Fraud In Rivers (Photos)A chief accountant, a company, and four others have been remanded, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has revealed. They were remanded over an alleged 215m fraud. The commission made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Friday. The statement read, "Justice P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Riv
JUST IN: Rivers Gov Candidates Protest At Police Headquarters, Accuse Wike Of IntimidationThe PUNCH reports that the governorship candidates of some political parties in Rivers State have staged a protest. The candidates, on Friday stormed the State Police headquarters protesting alleged intimidation by Governor Nyesom Wike ahead of Saturday’s elections. The candidates are Senator Magnus Abe of the Social Democratic Party; Tonye Cole
ADC Suspends Governorship Candidates, Ibraye, Tonto Dike In Rivers StateAhead of the gubernatorial polls, the African Democratic Congress, ADC, has announced the suspension of its candidate in Rivers State, Tonte Ibraye and his running mate, Tonto Dike, over alleged anti-party activities and insubordination. Also suspended are the former State Deputy Chairman of the party, Ode Lawrence-Gbagire, the former State
Rivers PDP Claims Opposition Planning To Bomb INEC OfficesThe Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State chapter has dismissed allegations that it is working with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to rig Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly polls. In a statement made on Thursday by the Director of Publicity & Communications, Rivers PDP, Ogbonna Nwuke, he described the a
Guber Election: Gov. Wike Is Not Our Problem, Rivers People Are – Amaechi ReiteratesAhead of Saturday’s governorship election, former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has told Rivers State people that they are the problem in the state and not Governor Nyesom Wike.Amaechi said this while calling on Rivers people to come out and vote, stating that it’s the only way to put an end to misrule by the Wike-led government.
VID/PICS: Rivers Women Protest Against The “Sham” Presidential Elections Orchestrated By WikeWomen in Rivers state have taken to street to protest against the sham orchestrated by on the 25th FEB in the name of ‘Presidential Election’There's need for the Nigeria people to Register their displeasure, this is what we should've done/doing long ago.[html]
Why I Said INEC Officials Won’t Leave Rivers Alive – Sobomabo JackrichSobomabo Jackrich has clarified a statement he made saying officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, coming to the state will not leave alive. According to the governorship candidate of the National Rescue Mission, NRM, in Rivers State, his statement was directed at officials with the intent of rigging the governorship and
Just In: Gunmen Kidnap Accord Rivers Assembly CandidateAccord Party candidate for the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni sin Local Government Area Constituency 2 in the Rivers State House of Assembly for the March 18 election, Chukwudi Ogbonna has been kidnapped. Punch reported that Mr. Ogbonna was reportedly kidnapped while driving in his car at Rumuigbo, near Port Harcourt on Monday night when the gunmen forced him
Tension In Rivers As Fire Destroy Goods Worth Millions Of NairaA fire incident at the oil mill market along Aba Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has resulted in goods and property worth millions of naira being destroyed.Although the cause of the fire was not immediately ascertained, it was learnt that it started early Saturday when the traders were still in their houses.The oil mill market is a popular mid
I Did More For You Than Wike Says Amaechi As He Begs For Igbo Votes In RiversAmaechi said Igbo people in Rivers enjoyed more privileges under him as the governor of the state compared to the current administration.The former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has condemned his successor and outgoing governor, Nyesom Wike, for denying the Igbos in the state some privileges in his government.Amaechi, who governed Rivers
Labour Party Appoints Veteran Actress, Hilda Dokubo As Caretaker Chairman For RiversThe National Chairman of the Labour Parry, Comrade Julius Abure, has announced Hilda Dokubo as head of a three-man Steering Committee for the Rivers State chapter of the party for one month.This was contained in a letter signed by Abure, a copy of which was sighted by Vanguard, in Abuja, on Thursday.The decision to appoint the Dokubo-led panel was
Rivers LP Assembly Candidate, Agidah Boma Carson, KidnappedThe Labour Party candidate for Ahoada West state constituency in Rivers State, Agidah Boma Carson, has been kidnapped.A lawyer and friend of the victim, Mr. Chidozie Okoli, shared the news of Agidah’s kidnap on Twitter.He said that the victim had weeks ago rejected an offer of N10 million to step down from contesting for the Ahoada West state co
Labour Party Agent In Rivers State Feared Abducted Since February 25th ElectionIn what will come across as a really startling development, a Labour Party (LP) polling unit agent in Rivers State during the February 25, 2023 presidential and National Assembly elections has been feared abducted after the elections, SaharaReporters reports. The Labour Party agent identified as Obimarine who served as the party's agent in Wa
Labour Party Dissolves Rivers Exco After ‘Controversial’ Endorsement Of PDP Guber CandidateLabour Party has dissolved its State Executive Council in Rivers State with immediate effect. Julius Abure, national chairman of the party, who announced this in a statement on Tuesday, said it is as a result of anti-party activities and corruption in the management of the party’s funds. “Those who were at the helm of affairs in Rivers State
AGAIN: Rivers Govt Alert Public On Fake Video Clip On Gov. WikeThe Rivers State Government has again alerted the public on a fake video clip being circulated on the Internet about Governor Nyesom Wike.The Commissioner for Information in the state, Chris Finebone, in a statement on Sunday in Port Harcourt, called attention to an old clip which is presented as a fresh one to tarnish Mr Wike’s image. “This t
Again, INEC Officer Raises Alarm Over Threat To Life In RiversProf Charles Adias, INEC’s State Collation Officer for Rivers at the Feb. 25 presidential and National Assembly elections raised alarm again on Sunday in Yenagoa over unending threat to his life .Prof Adias, Vice-Chancellor at the Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa, suspended results collation during the elections on account of the alleged threa
PICS: Many Feared Dead As Crude Oil Tapping Point Explodes In RiversAn unspecified number of persons have feared dead after a crude oil tapping point in Rumuekpe community in Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State exploded in the early hours of today March 3.One of the buses loaded with crude oil went up in flames while trying to navigate to an illegal refining point in the area. The explosion caused an infe
Rivers Gov. Wike Mocks Emefiele Over Supreme Court December Deadline For Old Naira NotesNyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State has hailed the Supreme Court.He backed the Supreme Court judgement extending the validity of old N200, N500, and N1,000 notes till December 31, 2023.Taunting the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Wike said he has no option but to comply with the decision of the Supreme Court.Speaking
Rivers APC Guber Candidate, Tonye Cole Deletes Congratulatory Facebook Post To TinubuThe All Progressives Congress, APC gobernatorial candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole has deleted a post on his verified Facebook page congratulating the president-elect, Bola Tinubu over his victory at the Saturday’s presidential election.It was reported that following the declaration of Bola Tinubu as winner of the just concluded presidential
Crude Oil Explosion Kills Dozens In RiversThe PUNCH reports that dozens including women are feared dead in Rivers State. The said victims are feared dead following an explosion from a crude oil tapping point in Rumuekpe community in Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 2am on Friday when one of the buses loaded with crude went u
Rivers Gov. Wike’s Son Not Shot Dead In U.SJordan Nyesom, son of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike was not shot dead in the United States.A trending post on social media alleged that Wike’s son was killed in the US over the governor’s alleged manipulation of the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State.The report showed the governor’s son in a convocat
Collation Officer Suspends Rivers Result Announcement Over Threats To LifeProf Charles Adias, the collation officer appointed by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the Presidential election in Rivers State, has suspended the collation of results over alleged threats to life, The PUNCH reports. Prof Adias who is also the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke in Bayelsa State, said this at the r
Rivers State Gov Wike Denies Moving Around With Soldiers To Intimidate Voters During ElectionThe Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has denied allegations that he moved around with soldiers to intimidate and cause disruption during last Saturday, February 25, Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.In a statement released by the State Commissioner for Information, Chris Finebone, Governor Wike said the allegations that
Rivers Local Govt Chairman, Esther Bassey Reportedly DiedHonorable Esther Bassey, the executive chairman of the Cross River State’s Calabar South Local Government Area, has passed away.Mrs. Bassey reportedly died early on Friday, February 24, 2023 and the reason for her shocking demise is not yet known.
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