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Month: November 2020

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Nursery and Primary schools are expected to reopen in Rivers State following a seven-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Education, Sir CHIDI ADIELE, had confirmed this last Monday in a statement on behalf of the Commissioner for Education, KANIYE EBEKU. In the meantime, the National Association of Private […]

Rivers State Governor, NYESOM WIKE has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Rumuodumaya/Rumuokoro axis of Obio-Akpor Local Government Area. In a broadcast, Governor WIKE said the curfew which will be in place for 2 weeks was geared towards checking cult-related activities around the Okoro-na-Odu Flyover which is under construction. Governor WIKE also announced the plan for […]

The Rivers State Executive Council has approved a contract for the construction of a sixth flyover to ease traffic congestion in Port Harcourt. Briefing state house correspondents after the council meeting, Commissioner for Works, ELOKA TASIE-AMADI said the new flyover located at the Kaduna Street Junction of Aba Road. TASIE-AMADI further explained construction will involve […]

Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, a body of staff working in the National and State Assemblies has expressed disappointment over non-implementation of financial autonomy for state legislative houses. Speaking after the session of the National Executive Council meeting of PASAN in Abuja, National President of PASAN, MOHAMMED USMAN said President MUHAMMADU BUHARI last year […]

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the nation’s economy has formally entered into recession as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted for the second consecutive quarter by 3.62 per cent in the third quarter of 2020. The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, in its GDP report for third quarter of 2020 said the nation recorded […]

The Rivers State Police command has confirmed the kidnap and killing of a former Rivers State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), EBENEZER KALABO AMAH. The former Chairman was reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen who trailed him to his residence in Woji, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state […]

A former aviation minister and foremost chieftain of the main opposition political party in Nigeria, Chief OLUFEMI FANI-KAYODE has praised the immediate past President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as the most humane, civilized, and decent politician in Nigeria. FEMI in a short birthday essay posted on his social media platform, said those who betrayed […]

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, FEMI GBAJABIAMILA, has confirmed that an agent of the Department of State Services attached to him shot and killed Ifeanyi Okereke, a newspapers vendor in Abuja. The Nigeria Police Force had denied that its officer shot the vendor. GBAJABIAMILA, in his second statement on Friday, identified the DSS […]

Musician, CHARLES OPUTA, also known as Charly Boy, says it took several months to come to terms with the fact that his daughter is a homosexual. Charly Boy who is also referred to as The Area Fada said this in a post on his social media handles this morning, he said months before his daughter […]

The Rivers State Governor NYESOM WIKE has criticized his Ebonyi State counterpart Governor DAVID UMAHI, over his statement that the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, never contributed to his political ambition. WIKE speaking on a televised programme, described Governor UMAHI statement during his defection to All Progressives Congress as a display of arrogance. Governor WIKE also […]