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Executive lawlessness : SERAP drags Gov. Wike, FG to ECOWAS Court

  Says Wike is using Executive Orders 1 and 6 to ride roughshod on Rivers people For alleged brutal crackdown, repression, and human rights abuses, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has taken Rivers Gov. Nyesom Wike and President Muhammadu Buhari's...

Rivers in shock over death of governor Wike’s spokesperson Simeon Nwakaudu.

  Rivers resident were left in shock and grief Sunday after Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu's death.   The late Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, is the Special Assistant on Electronic Media to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.   Gov. Nyesom Wike described late Nwakaudu as a loyal and...

Justice Mary Odili, The Legal Amazon, Is 68

  By James Ume For Mrs Mary Ukaego Odili, life has been a fairy tale in the manner of speaking. Considering the fact that her father Eze Bernard Nzenwa was a pre-independence Nigerian lawyer and given the privileges and societal standing...

Demolition: Falana repremands Gov. Wike, action primitive, embarrassing to lawyers 

  Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, a senior lawyer, has been slated and censured by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, for personally supervising the demolition of two hotels in the state over alleged violation of COVID-19...

Alleged COVID-19 lockdown violation: CSOs slam Gov.Wike over demolition of hotels

      ...its cruelest display of arbitrary executive powers   …demand compensation, investigation by Human Rights Commission   Three civil society organizations have stridently condemned the invasion and demolition of two hotels in Rivers State under the watch of Gov. Nyesom Wike amid heavy security...

Dr. Peter Odili donates coronavirus test kits to Rivers State

  Former Governor of Rivers State, Sir, Dr. Peter Odili on Friday donated 3,000 Covid-19 testing kits and reagent to Rivers State.   In a brief event at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Port harcourt, Rivers State Governor, His Excellency  Nyesom...

Caverton Helicopters movement: FG insists Wike did not have to know  

  The Federal Government has insisted that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike did not have to know about the Caverton Helicopters flight into the state, stating that the two Pilots were on national assignment. The two pilots were arrested for...

Pilots’ detention: Wike spits fire, closes Caverton Helicopters’ offices

    … says Caverton Helicopters are now ``persona non grata’’ in Rivers State Following a face-off between the Federal Government and the Rivers State Government over the arrest and detention of Caverton Helicopters’ pilots in Port Harcourt, Gov. Nyesom Wike has...

NDDC has become a cash cow for politicians – Wike

Says Niger Delta Governors demanded for forensic audit due to massive rot in commission   Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is now a political institution, as it has become a...

Jonathan unveils ex-River’s Deputy Gov Toby’s book, “In The Cause Of Service’’ Nov. 14

  As part of efforts to contribute to national discourse and public service delivery, a one-time Rivers State Deputy Governor, Chief G.T.B Toby,  has expressed his train of thoughts and actions in a book entitled, ``In The Course Of Service’’.   The...
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Nigeria reports 5 additional COVID-19 deaths, over 385 more cases

  According to the NCDC as of 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nigeria now has 8,733 cases of COVID-19 with 2,501 recoveries. The...
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Continental Reinsurance firm Honours Top African Journalists at Virtual Awards Ceremony

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri A Leading Pan African Reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc, has honoured winners of its 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards at...

Alleged corruption at AfDB : I’m unperturbed, innocent, says Dr Adesina

        In spite of spirited efforts in some quarters to tarnish his reputation and prejudice the bank’s governance procedures, the President of the African Development...

COVID-19: FG to amend National Endowment for the Arts Act

  In a bid meet the demands of the creative sector and reposition it post-COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government says it will soon send a...

COVID-19: FG proposes shift system as it reopens schools soon

  Ahead of the re-opening of schools across the country, the Federal Government said on Thursday that it would soon announce measures for safe resumption by students. The government said...