Rivers state

Rivers electoral commission begins preparations for LG elections

The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) has initiated the process for conducting local government elections to fill the positions of council chairmen...

Breaking: After Rivers lawmakers’ screening, Gov. Fubara inaugurates 23 LGAs caretaker chairmen

Rivers Gov. Siminalayi Fubara inaugurated the caretaker chairpersons for the state’s 23 local government areas on Wednesday morning amid tight security. The nominees...

Breaking: Rivers Gov. Fubara appoints caretaker chairmen for 23 LGAs

The nomination came amid a renewed political crisis in the state, with former council chairmen refusing to vacate their offices after their tenure...

Asari Dokubo to stay-put Rivers LG Chairmen: Go home in peace or face people’s wrath

“The chairmen, whose tenure expired on June 17, cannot force themselves on the people under the guise of an extension of time, noting...

Tenure elongation: Rivers Gov. Fubara directs administrative heads to take over 23 LGAs

The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has directed the Heads of Local Government Administration to assume leadership of the state’s 23 council areas...

Just in: Amaewhule, 26 other pro-Wike Rivers Assemblymen are still PDP members, court rules

In a fresh twist to the political crisis rocking Rivers State, a state high court sitting in Port Harcourt has declared that Speaker...

Odili to Fubara: Don’t be afraid, nobody can shake you, we are solidly behind you

Dr. Peter Odili, a former governor of Rivers State, has restated his unflinching support for Rivers Gov. Siminalayi Fubara’s administration. Odili urged Fubara...

Human capital key to economic development, says Emir Sanusi

The newly-reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said that human capital is critical to the economic development of a nation, state,...

I started administering Rivers State eight months after assuming office, says Gov. Fubara

Rivers Gov. Siminalayi Fubara has said that he started governing the state fully eight months after assuming office. Although he assumed office on...

Rivers Gov. Fubara swears in eight newly-confirmed commissioner-nominees

The Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, has conducted the swearing-in ceremony for eight commissioner- nominees who had just undergone screening by the...

Rivers political crisis: You are extinct in the eyes of the law, Fubara tells state assembly

The simmering tension between Rivers Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the pro-Wike members of the Rivers House of Assembly has taken a new turn...

Another Commissioner quits in Rivers State

The River State Commissioner of Finance, Mr. Isaac Kamalu, has resigned as after he was redeployed to the Employment Generation and Economic Empowerment...

Renewed Wike/Fubara feud: Rivers Attorney-General Adangor resigns again

For the second time in a few months, an ally of FCT Minister Nyesom Wike and Rivers State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice,...

Wike-Fubara crisis: I’m prepared to step down for peace in Rivers, governor says in volte face

In what seems like an about-face, the governor of Rivers State, Mr. Siminalaye Fubara, has declared that he is prepared to step down...

Rivers Gov. Fubara gifts Super Eagles goalkeeper Nwabali, others N100m

Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali’s heroics at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast have earned him N20 million from the...