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Wike Reels Out Achievements in One Year

Wike Reels Out Achievements in One Year

Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State on Friday took a look at the performance of his government in the past one year and declared that the government had done so marvelously well despite the difficulties. But he said the mood for celebration has been dulled by the rampaging Covid-19 pandemic, which as of Friday

Rivers Govt Shuts Down Secretariat Block as Another Director Dies of Covid-19

Rivers Govt Shuts Down Secretariat Block as Another Director Dies of Covid-19

Rivers State on Friday shut down Block C of the State Secretariat complex, Port Harcourt following the death linked to Covid-19 of the Director of Treasury in the Ministry of Finance. In a brief statement, the government advised members of the public that visited Block C of the secretariat complex to go into self-isolation. It

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Five Years After, Wike Revives Amaechi’s Agric Project

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, may have put aside the political animosity between him and his predecessor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, by reviving the cassava processing factory at Afam initiated by the Amaechi administration eight years ago. Wike, who toured the project on Thursday, said the factory would soon be inaugurated and would receive

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N118bn Unlawful Withdrawals: Rivers State Insists on Not Releasing Officials to EFCC

Rivers State Government has insisted that it would not release any government official to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for any investigation. The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim, said apart from the fact that the state government would not submit to a media trial of its officials by the EFCC, there

Ogonis React to Rivers’ Acquisition of Shell’s Licence in Ogoniland

There have been mixed reactions to Monday’s claim by the Rivers State Government that it had acquired 45 percent interest in Oil Mining Licence 11 (OML 11) belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited in Ejamah Ebubu in Eleme Local Government Area and other parts of Ogoniland. Governor Nyesom Wike had in a broadcast to

Federal Legislators Protest Collapsing Bridge in Rivers

The Senator representing Rivers southeast, Barry Mpigi, on Monday led other members of the National Assembly from Rivers State to protest the failure of the Federal Government to fix the Aleto Bridge on the East-West Road that is giving way. Mpigi said during the protest that they want the Federal Government to act immediately before

Stop Patronising Cult Groups, Wike Warns Oil Companies

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has blamed oil companies operating in the state for the escalation of oil theft and insecurity in the state. The governor, who spoke while receiving three Germans in his office in Port Harcourt, also indicted security agencies for illegal oil bunkering. The Germans were Konrad Adenauer (German Foundation), Andreas

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