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 […]

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 […]

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