Amaechi’s wife didn’t extort money from us – Ex-Rivers LG bosses

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt FORMER local government chairmen and commissioners in Rivers State during the administration of Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, have faulted a statement credited to Governor Nyesom Wike that the wife of the ex-governor extorted money from them. The former chairmen and commissioners said in a statement signed by the former chairman of Asari-Toru […]

Seven passengers kidnapped from bus in Rivers State

Seven passengers have been abducted from a commercial bus traveling on a highway in Rivers State, the police have said. The incident was said to have taken place Wednesday evening along Omoku-Elele Road. The bus was coming from Omoku to Port Harcourt, the state capital. The police spokesperson in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, told PREMIUM […]

My first confrontation with billion naira bribe by Rotimi Amaechi

My first confrontation with billion naira bribe by Rotimi Amaechi “My first confrontation with bribe was with a big contractor in Rivers State. After awarding the contract, he brought a billion naira. I screamed said the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi at a forum in Lagos. Amaechi speaking at the first annual lecture organised by […]

Rivers, Flowing With The Tide

Diete-Spiff …he founded The Tide and Roland Amaewhule, first Editor, Nigerian Tide As history beckons today on the Golden Jubilee anniversary of Rivers State, one monument of history that cannot be forgotten amidst the pomp, pageantry and manifold emotions of the day is The Tide. It is rightly so. Lively as the victor, illimitable as […]

Rivers @ 50: The vision, the struggle

Rivers first cabinet in 1971 with Gen Gowon. In Nigeria’s political and economic history, Rivers State is revered in the comity of states that constitute the Nigerian Federation. Perhaps, that is why torrents of encomiums and congratulatory messages from individuals and corporate organisations have continued to flood the state  to mark the state’s Golden Jubilee […]

Rivers @ 50: Those Who Shaped It

By Victor Tew Major Isaac Adaka Boro Selfless. Bold. Courageous. Powerful. Influential. Athletic. Enigmatic. They were all these and more. The Pathfinders, Great Lives who shaped Rivers State. A time like this is a time to reflect, and in reflecting, the past comes alive, especially when attempting to capture, even if adumbratively, the life (and […]

Alleged Wike’s bribe: FCT judge transfers INEC officers’ trial to P’Harcourt

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday transferred to the Port Harcourt Division of the court the charges filed against 23 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission who were accused of receiving N360m bribe from the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in connection with the December […]

PHOTO: ‘She is too playerful’, teacher’s comment highlights state of public schools

The decline in Nigerian public school education was once again brought to the fore after a headteacher wrote ‘she is too playerful’ on a pupil’s report card. The headteacher apparently wanted to write ‘playful’. A viral photo of the report card, issued by the Universal Basic Education Board in Rivers State, showed that the pupil […]

You Have Mortgaged the Future of Rivers People, APC Tells Gov. Wike

You Have Mortgaged the Future of Rivers People, APC Tells Gov. Wike  “No sooner Gov. Nyesom Wike was sworn in as governor of Rivers State than he embarked on indiscriminate borrowing at cut-throat interest rate from Nigerian commercial banks. The borrowing spree was carried out irrespective of the fact that the matter of the All […]

Wike, Fayose recruited Jonathan to scuttle PDP peace process –Sheriff

Olusola Fabiyi and Chukwudi Akasike The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party took a new dimension on Thursday when its National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, accused the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyeson Wike, and his Ekiti State counterpart, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, of recruiting former President Goodluck Jonathan to scuttle the party’s peace process. […]

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