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RIVERS POLITICS: A WORTHWILE ENTERTAINMENT

Current Acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, was in Port Harcourt for a couple of days, and we have to admit, sometimes our politics is entertaining. The Prof. is APC and the Rivers State Government is PDP. At first his visit to Port Harcourt (after Bayelsa, another PDP State) was a little perplexing since […]

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FOUR LAWMAKERS STAGE WALK OUT

Four Lawmakers of the Rivers State House of Assembly have staged a walk out in protest against the election of Benibo Anabraba as Minority Leader of the house. The APC Lawmakers are Victoria Nyeche (Port Harcourt Constituency), Josiah Orlu (Eleme Constituency), Matthew Dike (Tai Constituency) and Firday Nke-ee (Khana Constituency) Benibo Ababraba (Akuku Toru Constituency […]

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SIX POLICE MEN DISMISSED OVER RIVERS RE-RUN ELECTIONS

The Police High Command in Abuja has dismissed an Inspector and five sergeants attached to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike. The officers were dismissed over alleged misuse of firearms during the rerun legislative election held in Rivers State on December 10. Those affected are Inspector Eyong Victor, Sergeants Peter Ekpo, Oguni Goodluck, Orji Nwoke, […]

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GOVERNOR WIKE SAYS RSG WILL SUPPORT NIGERIAN ARMY 6 DIVISION TO FIGHT CRIME

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has stated that the State Government will support the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in strengthening the Security Architecture of the state and its environs. Governor Wike also advised the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army 6 Division against the politicisation of crime, noting that security is vital […]

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TROUBLE BETWEEN RIVERS STATE GOVERNOR AND SECURITY AT JUDGE’S PREMISES

There was a disturbance in the early hours of Saturday morning, involving the Rivers State Government and security operatives. A statement released by the Rivers State Government after the incident, said that hundreds of Department of State Services (DSS) operatives and policemen attempted to illegally abduct a Federal High Court judge residing at Number 35 Forces […]

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WIKE DISSOLVES CARETAKER COMMITTEES IN DEGEMA, KHANA, GOKANA

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has dissolved the caretaker committees of Degema, Khana and Gokana Local Government Areas. A statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media noted that the dissolution of the three councils followed the expiration of their tenures. The Governor directed the affected Caretaker Committee […]