‘Super Cop’ now Police Commissioner in Rivers

November 9, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has appointed Olatunji Disu as the new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State. IGP Egbetokun also appointed seven police officers to lead different commands as part of the ongoing measures to strengthen security. The appointments of the new top police personnel will also serve as measures to combat violent crimes, and enhancing optimal Read More

Rivers crisis: Again, Fubara speaks

November 4, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has apologised to the people of the state over the recent political crisis in the state. He described the crisis as “regrettable anxieties of the last few days,” saying it was important to make sacrifices for peace to reign. Fubara stated this in a statement he signed, titled, ‘Peace is priceless’, which was issued Read More

Court stops Rivers assembly from impeaching Fubara

November 1, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Isiokpo Division in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state has issued an interim order restraining the state House of Assembly and the Speaker of the House, Martin Amaewhule from carrying out any action with respect to the impeachment of Governor Siminalayi Fubara. Also restrained are the House Deputy Speaker, Dumle Mao; the Read More

No one can hijack my political structure in Rivers – Wike

November 1, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike, has warned against any attempt to tamper with the political structure in Rivers state. Wike gave the warning after a closed-door meeting with members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, led by its Chairman, Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, in Abuja on Wednesday. Governors Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa, Read More

Dele Momodu slams Wike over rift with Fubara

November 1, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Director of Strategic Communications for the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Dele Momodu, Wednesday, slammed the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, “for acting as if he owned Rivers State”. Momodu made it clear that Rivers state is neither his property nor inheritance. Momodu stated this in a post on his on X handle (formerly Twitter). He had Read More

Breaking: Wike, Fubara in Aso Rock

October 31, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The embattled Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, and his estranged godfather, Nyesom Wike, are currently inside Presidential Villa. Wike is the incumbent Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Both personalities are attending the National Police Council meeting currently being presided over by President Bola Tinubu. It is not clear whether the meeting which has several governors in attendance Read More

Breaking: Rivers assembly serves impeachment notice on Fubara

October 30, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Rivers State House of Assembly has begun the process of impeaching the state governor, Siminialayi Fubara. To this end, the state’s lawmakers served an impeachment notice on Fubara after removing the House Leader, Edison Ehie, who is believed to be on the Governor’s side. Twenty-four out of 32 members of Rivers Assembly have signed the document for Fubara’s impeachment. Read More

Breaking: Rivers governor, Fubara, opens up on impeachment move

October 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has opened up on his impeachment move by the state assembly. The governor while addressing his supporters, who protested the development outside the Assembly Complex, Monday, said he has not committed any offence to warrant impeachment. “Let them come out and tell Rivers people the offence I have committed to warrant any impeachment,” he said. Read More

Rivers govt awards N195bn PHC Ring Road to Julius Berger

July 14, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Rivers state government has signed a contract with engineering construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, for construction of the Port Harcourt Ring Road. A press statement by the company’s media office, on Thursday, disclosed that during the contract-signing ceremony at the Executive Council Chambers of Government House in Port Harcourt, Governor Siminalayi Fubara, lauded Julius Berger’s on its successful Read More

Tony Okocha, Magnus Abe and Tinubu’s victory debate in Rivers state

July 9, 2023 Dr Godpower Egbono 0

The 2023 general elections have come and gone, but the intrigues and political innuendos from desperate politicians still dominate the centre stage.  The latest is the wave of accusations, counter accusations and unwarranted campaigns of calumny against fellow politicians.  Perhaps, their reasons  may not be unconnected with the expected rewards by way of appointments, from Mr President, His Excellency Asiwaju Read More

Breaking: In less than 24 hours, lawmakers confirm commissioners

May 30, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Rivers state House of Assembly has officially confirmed the nominations of four former Commissioners in the previous administration of Nyesom Wike. The confirmed nominees include Prof. Chinedum Mmon, who will take on the role of Commissioner for Education, Prof. Zacheaus Adango as Attorney General, Isaac Kamalu as Commissioner for Finance, and George Keli as Commissioner for Works. Details loading Read More

I’m a promise keeper, Wike boasts, inaugurates roads

May 19, 2023 Dennis Essang 0

Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has described himself as “a promise- keeper,” saying such attribute should be the hallmark of every successful politician.  The governor said this Friday while inaugurating Phase Two of internal roads in Okochiri Kingdom in Okrika local government area and Elekahia community in Port Harcourt. Wike, who commenced another round of project inaugurations a few days Read More

Demolition: Limit power drunkenness to Rivers, Nabena slams Wike over Bayelsa properties 

May 19, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Yekini Nabena, has slammed the Rivers state governor Nysome Wike for ordering demolition of Bayelsa state properties located in Port Harcourt. Nabena warned the outgoing governor Wike not to extend what he described as “political drunkenness” beyond Rivers state, adding that state properties should not be used to settle personal political Read More

Breaking: Tinubu lands in Rivers to commission projects [PICTURES]

May 3, 2023 Admin III 0

The President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has arrived Port-Harcourt, Rivers state to commission projects. This was disclosed in a picture shared on social media on Wednesday. Tinubu will be inaugurating the Rumuola-Rumuokwuta Flyover and the Magistrate Court Complex constructed by the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike. Details loading…

Wike shuts down Rivers for Tinubu

May 2, 2023 Admin III 0

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has declared Wednesday, May 3, 2023, public holiday to enable residents give the President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu a rousing welcome. This was disclosed in a statement by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. He said the President-elect during his two-day official visit to Rivers would inaugurate Rumuola/Rumuokwuta Flyover Read More

Breaking: APC, other governorship candidates protest Wike’s ‘harassment’ in Rivers, day to 2023 elections

March 17, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Up to four governorship candidates in Rivers state on Friday accused Governor Nyesom Wike of harassment and intimidation of their supporters ahead of Saturday March 18, 2023 gubernatorial and house of assembly elections. To this end, the candidates including Senator Tonte Ibraye of the African Democratic Congress, Tonye Cole of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs of Accord, and Read More

Wike names top Rivers politicians for prosecution, hours to 2023 governorship election *See full list

March 17, 2023 Admin III 0

Barely 24 hours to Saturday March 18, 2023 governorship and state House of Assembly elections, the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has called for immediate arrest of top politicians in the state. The governor alleged that 27 politicians in the state are piloting to disrupt the governorship and House of Assembly elections with armed thugs, cultists, and gangsters in military Read More

Rivers: Gunmen kidnap house of assembly candidate

March 14, 2023 Admin III 0

Gunmen have kidnapped the Accord party candidate for the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area Constituency 2 in the Rivers state House of Assembly, Chukwudi Ogbonna. Blueprint learnt that he was kidnaped while driving in his car at Rumuigbo, near Port Harcourt on Monday night. Confirming the incident, Ogbonna’s cousin brother, Ifeaka Nwakiri, said, “They took him with his Mercedes car. We Read More