As we remember Ken Saro-Wiwa – 22 years after his murder

By Fegalo Nsuke The 1995 hanging of nine Ogoni human rights activists remains a permanent stain on Nigeria’s claim to civilization. The role Shell played in the hangings will continue to question the company’s credibility and public perception no matter how much she invests to launder her battered image as the chief sponsor of terror […]

We’re ready to die in 2019, says Wike (While leaders in other countries are advancing technology, our leaders are talking about death)

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says he is ready to lay down his life if it will ensure victory for the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections. Wike said this in the latest issue of ‘The Interview,’ a monthly magazine. READ ALSO:No single syringe, others in Villa clinic – […]

Youths protest against SARS in Rivers

From: TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Hundreds of youths in Rivers State yesterday, staged a peaceful protest in Port Harcourt, condemning the activities of some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the state police command. Protesting on the platform of Niger Delta Non-Violence Youth Leaders Assembly (NDNYLA), they marched through some major streets in […]

Press Release: Gov. Wike to renovate 175 schools in Rivers at N1 billion for each school

PRESS RELEASE   WIKE’S CLAIMS ON SCHOOL RENOVATION FRAUDULENT AND A PLOY TO SIPHON FUNDS — RIVERS APC   Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike’s claim that his administration has embarked on the renovation of 175 schools across the State has been dismissed as a big fraud by the State Chapter of the All Pro­gressives […]

Picture: Osinbajo pulls Wike, Amaechi together to witness as he commissions fertilizer plant in Rivers

Osinbajo pulls Wike, Amaechi together to witness as he commissions fertilizer plant in Rivers By Jimitota Onoyume Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, his predecessor and Minister of Transportation, were seen together in public, yesterday, with acting President Yemi Osinbajo, who visited the state to commission a world class fertilizer plant […]

Police rescue 14 passengers kidnapped in Rivers

Chukwudi Akasike,  Port Harcourt Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have rescued 14 passengers, who were kidnapped on Thursday by gunmen. The rescue was said to have come less than 24 hours after they (bus passengers) were whisked away by their captors around Rumuji in Emohua Local Government Area of the state by their […]

Gov. Wike sacks entire cabinet

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has sacked all members of his Executive Council. In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, the  Governor directed the sacked commissioners to hand over to their respective Permanent Secretaries. The statement partly reads: “Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has dissolved the State […]

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 […]

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