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

Goods destroyed as fire wreak havoc at Rivers oil mill market

March 12, 2023 Admin III 0

Goods worth millions have been destroyed after fire dsteoyed the popular oil mill market along Aba Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Blueprint learnt that the fire outbreak started on Saturday morning till Sunday. Confirming the incident, the Chairman, Community Development Committee (CDC), Rumuokwrushi, O. C Wosu said the cause of the fire had yet to be determined. He said: Read More

Breaking: Labour Party suspends Rivers excos, dismisses support for PDP governorship candidate

March 7, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Labour Party has dissolved the Rivers state executive council over an alleged gross anti-party activities and corruption in the management of party funds. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the national chairman of the Labour Party, Barrister Julius Abure, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. The statement reads: “The national Read More

Breaking: Labour Party backs PDP in 2023 governorship election in Rivers

March 7, 2023 Admin III 0

The Rivers state Labour Party (LP) chapter has endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Sim Fubara, for the 2023 gubernatorial election. This was disclosed in a statement by the state chairman of Labour Party, Deinye Pepple, at a news briefing in Port Harcourt on Tuesday. He stated that Fubara ’s senatorial district had yet to produce a governor since Read More

Rivers: At last, INEC announces winners of 2023 NASS election

March 4, 2023 NAN 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers has released the winners of the National Assembly election conducted on February 25 in Rivers. INEC announced the results in a statement issued to reporters by the commission’s Public Affairs Officer, Geraldine Ekelemu, in Port Harcourt on Saturday. The commission announced the winner of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District as Mpigi Barinada Read More

Breaking: Explosion hits Rivers, many feared dead

March 3, 2023 Admin III 0

Many persons have reportedly been killed after an explosion from a crude oil tapping point in Rumuekpe commumity in Emuoha local government area of Rivers state. Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred at the early hour of Friday when one of the buses loaded with crude went up in flames while trying to navigate to an illegal refining point in Read More

Breaking: Rivers collation officer suspends presidential election result over ‘threat to life’

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The Rivers state collation officer for the 2023 presidential election, Prof. Charles Adias, has suspended the collation of results over alleged threats to life. Adias disclosed this at the resumption of collation at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Port Harcourt on Tuesday. He said he was receiving more than one million calls from persons threatening him. He Read More

2023 general elections: Labour Party rejects Rivers results, calls for cancellation of election

February 27, 2023 Admin III 0

The Labour Party (LP) had asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the alleged unverified and manipulated results from the presidential and National Assembly elections in parts of Rivers state. This was disclosed in a statement by its national chairman, Julius Abure, in Abuja. The statement reads: “The leadership of the Labour Party is shocked by the revelations Read More

Pregnant woman, 2 others killed in Rivers community

February 25, 2023 Dennis Essang 0

 A pregnant woman and two others, including a member of Emuoha Vigilantes Service ( EMOVIS) have been killed Saturday during the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections in Ubomini Community of Emuoha Local Government Area of the state.    Our Correspondent learnt that several houses were also burnt during the incident.  Meanwhile, the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System ( BVAS) deployed Read More

Anambra police rescue 3 children stolen from Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Rivers

February 17, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state Police Command on Friday rescued three children stolen from their parents at Abia, Akwa Ibom and Rivers states. The Anambra state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed this in a statement, gave the names of the recovered children as Master David Frang, aged eight; Miss Sarah Frang, aged three; and Master Chibuchi Sunday; Read More

2023: APC, Tinubu will fail in Rivers state – Primate Ayodele

February 12, 2023 Admin III 0

Founder of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has revealed that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, will fail in the forthcoming election. This was disclosed in a statement by his Spokeperson, Oluwatosin Osho, on Sunday. He said,  “APC and Tinubu will fail in Rivers State. The support for Tinubu by Wike is a Read More

Pictures: Explosion hits APC rally

January 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Twin explosions rocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally at Rumuwoji Playground in Port Harcourt Rivers state on Thursday, January 19, 2023. Blueprint gathered that the tragedy left at least three people injured. A resident who pleaded anonymity said, “The explosion came with a loud bang and some persons were injured. The party officials had altercation with the youths Read More

Pictures: Fire razes houses in Rivers

December 30, 2022 Admin III 0

Fire has gutted several houses in Elekahia area of Rivers state on Friday. The incident which had since rendered several people homeless started around 8:30 am. Goods and properties worth millions of naira were lost in the inferno which was reportedly caused by a kerosene explosion.

Jonathan’s men begin mobilisation for Tinubu in South-south, South-east

December 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, political allies of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who in November 2022, endorsed candidade of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have commenced grassroots mobilisation in the South-soutn and the South-east geopolitical zones. Jonathan’s supporters, who are members of Citizens Network for Peace and Development in Nigeria (CNPDN), while flagging off the Read More