Rivers State News Today

FG takes major step, to commence probe of airlines over recent near-mishap by Dana plane

FG takes major step, to commence probe of airlines over recent near-mishap by Dana plane

Uncertainty as FG begins probe of Dana air, others over safety of passengers
With Wike and Fayose, PDP is now like a children's party - Founding member Idahosa gives verdict

With Wike and Fayose, PDP is now like a children's party - Founding member Idahosa gives verdict

A founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Charles Idahosa, has described the former ruling political organisation as one now dominated by children and incapable of playing its role as a major opposition.

With Wike and Fayose, PDP is now like a children's party - Founding member Idahosa gives verdict
I could have been killed because of Buhari in 2015 - Amaechi

I could have been killed because of Buhari in 2015 - Amaechi

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who was the director-general of the campaign team of President Buhari in the 2015 presidential elections, said he could have been killed during the fight to install the president.

I could have been killed because of Buhari in 2015 - Amaechi
2019: Wike accuses INEC of making suspicious moves to favour APC

2019: Wike accuses INEC of making suspicious moves to favour APC

Governor Wike of Rivers state, on Friday, February 9, alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) plans to use strategies in a bid to make the 2019 elections favour the All Progressives Congress (APC).

2019: Wike accuses INEC of making suspicious moves to favour APC
Wike is playing games with Benue herdsmen-farmers’ clashes - APC blasts governor for giving out N200m to Ortom

Wike is playing games with Benue herdsmen-farmers’ clashes - APC blasts governor for giving out N200m to Ortom

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has expressed shock that while many residents have continued to mourn recent killings of their loved ones, Governor Nyesom Wike donated N200 million to Ortom.

Wike is playing games with Benue herdsmen-farmers’ clashes - APC blasts governor for giving out N200m to Ortom
Benue killings: Wike, Ortom visit graveyard of 73 victims

Benue killings: Wike, Ortom visit graveyard of 73 victims

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor has paid a visit to Benue state to commiserate with the state over the death of 73 persons killed by people suspected to be herdsmen. He was in company of Benue state governor, Ortom.

Benue killings: Wike, Ortom visit graveyard of 73 victims
Tam-George gets major appointment months after leaving Wike's government

Tam-George gets major appointment months after leaving Wike's government

Dr. Austin Tam-George has now been appointed the new Group Corporate Affairs Director of Jagal Group, a leading Nigerian conglomerate that operates energy businesses and manages a diverse portfolio of investments.

Tam-George gets major appointment months after leaving Wike's government
PDP will win the 2019 presidential election - Governor Wike boasts

PDP will win the 2019 presidential election - Governor Wike boasts

Speaking in Asaba over the weekend, the governor said those pretending to be seeking second tenure in office would have declined contesting election if democratic principles were functional in Nigeria, after performing poorly.

PDP will win the 2019 presidential election - Governor Wike boasts
Governor Wike, aides attempting to blackmail Amaechi - APC chieftain

Governor Wike, aides attempting to blackmail Amaechi - APC chieftain

The coordinator of the APC non-indigenes in Rivers state, Chief Callistus Nwachukwu, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike, his aides and three others of trying to blackmail the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

Governor Wike, aides attempting to blackmail Amaechi - APC chieftain
Federal government has created millions of jobs - Lai Mohammed

Federal government has created millions of jobs - Lai Mohammed

Speaking at the 6th Graduation Ceremony of the Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI) in Port Harcourt on Saturday, February 3, the minister said over 7 million jobs have been created alone in Nigeria's agricultural sector.

Federal government has created millions of jobs - Lai Mohammed
Major Nigerian cities to experience dust haze on Friday, February 2

Major Nigerian cities to experience dust haze on Friday, February 2

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted moderate dust haze conditions over the central states of the country on Friday, February 2, as shown by the weather outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO) in Abuja.

Major Nigerian cities to experience dust haze on Friday, February 2
Wike writes lawmakers, requests sack of electoral commission officials ahead of local government poll

Wike writes lawmakers, requests sack of electoral commission officials ahead of local government poll

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has requested the immediate sack and replacement of some key officials of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RISIEC) to prepare the body for a smooth local government elections.

Wike writes lawmakers, requests sack of electoral commission officials ahead of local government poll
IG Ibrahim Idris praises his handling of his duties as Nigeria's police boss

IG Ibrahim Idris praises his handling of his duties as Nigeria's police boss

The inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris rated himself high as Nigeria’s police chief, saying he has performed his duty very well. He declared that his successes in the police is due to a code of conduct for police officers.

IG Ibrahim Idris praises his handling of his duties as Nigeria's police boss
Over 3,400 APC members in Rivers state have defected to PDP - Party spokesperson

Over 3,400 APC members in Rivers state have defected to PDP - Party spokesperson

With the 2019 general elections in view, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state recently said it is expecting a decisive and impressive victory in the governorship, senatorial and other elections across the state.

Over 3,400 APC members in Rivers state have defected to PDP - Party spokesperson
Many banks, companies fled because of Don Waney - Rivers LG chair laments notorious killer’s 5-year reign of terror

Many banks, companies fled because of Don Waney - Rivers LG chair laments notorious killer’s 5-year reign of terror

The chairman, caretaker committee, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area (ONELGA), Rivers state, Honourable Osi Olisa, has bemoaned the 5-year reign of the notorious killer and kidnapper, Johnson Igwedibia, aka Don Waney.

Many banks, companies fled because of Don Waney - Rivers LG chair laments notorious killer’s 5-year reign of terror
Governor Wike vows to bring perpetrators of New Year killings to justice

Governor Wike vows to bring perpetrators of New Year killings to justice

The DSS and the Nigerian Army have been commended by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state for the joint operation that led to the killing of Oluchi Igwedibia also known as Obatosu, younger brother of the late Don Waney.

Governor Wike vows to bring perpetrators of New Year killings to justice
Security forces kill another wanted member of Don Wanny's cult gang

Security forces kill another wanted member of Don Wanny's cult gang

A younger brother to the late notorious terrorist, Johnson Igwedibia, aka “General” Don Waney, 34, Oluchi Igwedibia, aka Obatosu, was killed Sunday, January 28 in a joint operation by men of the Nigerian army and operatives of DSS

Security forces kill another wanted member of Don Wanny's cult gang
APC mocks Wike for allegedly hiring indigenes of other states for 2019 endorsement with N1bn, claims governor spending N5bn on traditional rulers

APC mocks Wike for allegedly hiring indigenes of other states for 2019 endorsement with N1bn, claims governor spending N5bn on traditional rulers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has tongue-lashed Governor Nyesom Wike for allegedly spending a whooping N1 billion to hire two different groups recently to endorse him for his second term bid.

APC mocks Wike for allegedly hiring indigenes of other states for 2019 endorsement with N1bn, claims governor spending N5bn on traditional rulers
I will defend the interest of my people at all times - Wike kicks against cattle colonies

I will defend the interest of my people at all times - Wike kicks against cattle colonies

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state Governor on Tuesday, January 23, declared that the state has no land to give out for the creation of cattle colony saying that he will defend the interest of the state at all times.

I will defend the interest of my people at all times - Wike kicks against cattle colonies
Our people cannot be dying like chicken - Wike vows to protect Rivers state from herdsmen attack

Our people cannot be dying like chicken - Wike vows to protect Rivers state from herdsmen attack

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, called on the federal government to rise up and combat the issue of herdsmen attack in Nigeria. Wike said his government has put strategies in place to guard against killer herdsmen.

Our people cannot be dying like chicken - Wike vows to protect Rivers state from herdsmen attack
Governor Wike makes startling revelation about notorious cult leader who carried out New Year Day killing in Rivers state

Governor Wike makes startling revelation about notorious cult leader who carried out New Year Day killing in Rivers state

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has revealed how Don Wanny, the notorious cult leader who was killed recently for allegedly masterminding the death of about 19 people on New Year Day in the state, planned another attack.

Governor Wike makes startling revelation about notorious cult leader who carried out New Year Day killing in Rivers state
Don’t vote for APC in 2019 - Wike issues warning to Nigerians

Don’t vote for APC in 2019 - Wike issues warning to Nigerians

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains the only hope of the people and warned against voting the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) into power in 2019.

Don’t vote for APC in 2019 - Wike issues warning to Nigerians
APC celebrates Amaechi as he gets chieftaincy title, calls him the Awolowo, Azikiwe and Ahmadu Bello of Niger Delta

APC celebrates Amaechi as he gets chieftaincy title, calls him the Awolowo, Azikiwe and Ahmadu Bello of Niger Delta

The All Progressives Congress has said the unprecedented gathering of the traditional rulers and political leaders in Rivers state on January, 13, to honour Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, a former governor of the state as historic.

APC celebrates Amaechi as he gets chieftaincy title, calls him the Awolowo, Azikiwe and Ahmadu Bello of Niger Delta
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