Governor Ayade sacks four commissioners and five other appointees

The governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has sacked four commissioners from his cabinet. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, disclosed this to newsmen in a statement released today May 31. According to the statement, the affected commissioners include Mike Usibe (New City Development), Rita Ayim (Women Affairs), Asu Okang […]

Burna Boy Hosted To Homecoming By Rivers State

Newly Grammy awarded artiste, Burna Boy, was on Saturday, treated to a king’s welcome by fans in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Capital. He was received by State Governor, Nyesom Wike. The ceremony was held to celebrate his achievements in the music industry. It was tagged ‘Burna Boy Homecoming (Concert/Reception)’, and held at the EUI Event […]

Covid-19: 7 States Shuns FG Directives

Some State governments have differed on the Federal Government’s directive that schools in the country should remain shut till January 18 as part of efforts to curb COVID-19 second wave.   While states such as Kogi, Anambra, Plateau and Ekiti said  their schools would  resume on  January 18, Rivers, Cross River, Gombe, Sokoto, Zamfara, Delta […]

Wike Imposes 24-Hour Curfew

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the entire area around the Okoro-Nu-Odu flyover in Rumuokoro, Obio/Akpor Local Government of the state. He warned that the government will deal with anyone who disturbs peace and security in the State with cult activities and associated violence and killings. Wike, in a state-wide […]

Rivers Monarch Condemns Oyigbo Arrests By Soldiers

The king of Oyigbo town in Oyigbo LGA of Rivers State, Eze Mike Nwaji, has called for the intervention of the State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and the military to caution soldiers against unwarranted arrests in the state. He also condemned the trend of state residents inviting soldiers to arrest alleged IPOB members in their houses. […]

Wike Joins Protesters In Demanding End To Police Violence

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday joined protesters to demand an end to violence, and call for a reform of the Nigeria Police Force. The governor, who had announced a ban on #EndSARS protests in the state last night, changed his stance on Tuesday following backlash. Wike, while addressing the protesters, said though […]

Hacker Jailed For Defrauding Bank Of N26.9m

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday sentenced a hacker, Eric Obulo, to one-year imprisonment for hacking into the database of a commercial bank and defrauding it of $70,000 (N26.9m). The court, presided over by Justice I. M. Sani, convicted and sentenced Obulo to prison with an option of N5m […]

Rivers Govt Slaps N100m Fine On COVID-19 Burial Protocol Violators

Rivers State Government has slapped a N100 million fine on violators of COVID-19 burial protocols in the state. Commissioner for Health in the state, Prof. Princewill Chike, today said the fine was decided by the state’s executive council. He charged Local Government Chairmen to ensure compliance of burial protocols within their territories. He said, “Public […]

Bobisky: Nyesom Wike Pays N30m Bounty For Criminal’s Capture

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has paid the sum of N30 million being a bounty placed on the arrest of a notorious Rivers criminal and kidnapper, Honesty Digbara, popularly known as Bobisky. The State Commissioner for Police, Joseph Mukan, disclosed this to journalists during a briefing at the State Command on Thursday. Mulan assured that […]

Federal Government Name 28 States Are Set To Be Flooded See List

The Federal government has warned Nigerians to get ready, stating that 28 out of the 36 states in the federation would experience heavy rainfall which might lead to flooding. This was revealed in a statement by Sadiya Umar Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development. She stated that the 2020 Annual […]