Tag archive for ‘Rivers State’
By admin On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Agriculture, Investments Top 2016 Editors’ Conference in Rivers State

Nyesom Wike LAGOS JULY 20TH (URHOBOTODAY)-All is now set for the 12thedition of the All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC) holding from August 3-7 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State with the theme: Economic Diversification: More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Buhari to Visit Niger Delta On Thursday

Buhari LAGOS MAY 31ST (URHOBOTODAY)-President Muhammadu Buhari will this week make his first visit as president to Nigeria’s oil-producing south, which has been riven by an upsurge in violence from militants, More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Congestion: Port Harcourt Prison Designs for 840 Inmates now Houses 3,824 Inmates

A typical Nigerian prison LAGOS MAY 24TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A Port-Harcourt prison in Rivers States designed for 840 inmates now housed no fewer 3,824 inmates with a total of 3422 inmates awaiting trial. The Prison More...

By admin On Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Confusion Trails PDP Convention in Port Harcourt

LAGOS MAY 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-There is confusion within the ranks of the People’s Democratic Party under the control of the Acting National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff who announced the postponement More...

By admin On Monday, May 9th, 2016

Expect More Attacks, New N’Delta Militant Group Tells FG

LAGOS MAY 9TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A group of militants in the Niger Delta has declared that there will be more attacks and killings at major oil stations to cripple the economy until the Federal Government addresses More...

By admin On Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Armed Bandits Gun Down Rivers APC Leader

LAGOS APRIL 22ND (URHOBOTODAY)-Tragedy struck in Rivers State when Vincent Embee, a member of APC in Rivers state, was shot dead by armed men yesterday April 21st 2016. Vincent was a Senior lecturer at the Ken-Saro More...

By admin On Saturday, March 19th, 2016

JUST IN: INEC Suspends Rivers Re-run Election In Four Local Councils As Violence Rocks Polls

LAGOS MARCh 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday afternoon suspended the ongoing re-run elections in Bonny, Andoni, Gokana, and Khana local government areas of Rivers More...

By admin On Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Wike to Empower Mama-Put Operators, Onion Sellers, Barbers, Others in Rivers State

Wike LAGOS FEBRUARY 7TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Small business owners in Rivers State are to benefit from a N2billion micro-credit scheme without necessarily providing collateral, Governor Nyesom Wike has said. The governor More...

By admin On Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Gunmen Kidnap Dickson’s Aide as Sister Spends 42 Days in Kidnappers’ Den

Seriake Dickson’s junior sister, Nancy LAGOS JANUARY 31ST (URHOBOODAY)-Gunmen on Sunday kidnapped an aide to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Captain Henry Ungbuku (rtd). Ungbuku, who is the Special More...

By admin On Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Buhari Reaffirms His Administration Commitment to Clean Up Ogoni Land

LAGOS JANUARY 28TH (URHOBOTODAY)-President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his administration’s steadfast commitment to the implementation of the United Nations Environmental Programme’s recommendations for More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Supreme Court Upholds Governor Wike’s Election

Wike LAGOS JANUARY 27TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike declaring that the election was conducted in line with the Electoral Act. In More...

By admin On Friday, January 15th, 2016

Lassa Fever Kills Medical Doctor In Port-Harcourt

Wike,Rivers Governor LAGOS JANUARY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Panic and fear of the unknown on Thursday gripped doctors, nurses, medical personnel and patients of the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, old GRA, Port More...

By admin On Monday, December 21st, 2015

Buhari Names Ex-Rivers Commissioner Ibim Semenitari As Acting Managing Director Of NDDC

Ibim-semenatari LAGOS DECEMBER 21ST (URHOBOTODAY)-President Muhammadu Buhari has named Ibim Semenitari the new Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Mrs. Semenitari, a former More...

By admin On Thursday, December 17th, 2015

$300,000 Indictment of Buhari: PDP Insists of Neutral Body Investigation of Dasukigate

LAGOS DECEMBER 17TH (URHOBOTODAY) –The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the denial by President Muhammadu Buhari on the alleged benefit from funds relating to the arms deal scandal, and the consequent controversy More...

By admin On Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Appeal Court Judgment : Governor Wike heads to Supreme Court

Wike LAGOS DECEMBER 17TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has instructed his lawyers to appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeal which ordered fresh governorship election in the State. In a statement More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

NJC Sacks Judge that nullified Rivers LG election

LAGOS NOVEMBER 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The National Judicial Commission [NJC] has reportedly dismissed Justice Mambo Akanbi, the Judge who gave the June 9, 2015, judgement that sacked the 22 Local Government chairmen More...

By admin On Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Agip’s Pipeline Oil Spill Kill 15 in Rivers State

LAGOS NOVEMBER 7TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Over 15 persons have been reported dead in Emago/Kugbo community in Abua/ Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State, following the recent oil spill that occurred in the area, More...

By admin On Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Port Harcourt Residents Exhume Buried Frozen Chicken Seized By Custom (PHOTOS)

LAGOS NOVEMBER 5TH (URHOBOTODAY)-What happened in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State recently is a great revelation of the starvation in the country. Men, women and children were spotted struggling among themselves to More...

By admin On Saturday, October 31st, 2015

APC Cannot Take South-South States from PDP-Onuesoke

Chief Sunny Onuesoke LAGOS OCTOBER 31ST (URHOBOTODAY)-A high level chieftain/leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South-South, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has expressed confidence that despite the present annulment More...

By admin On Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Rivers: Port Harcourt Comes Alive as Int’l Trade Fair Kicks-Off in December

LAGOS OCTOBER 31ST (URHOBOTODAY)-Port Harcourt International Trade fair is once again by the corner, starting from December 4th to 17th 2015. For this year’s edition the slogan is ‘Low Prices, new Outlook’. More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Former Chairman of Rivers Tribunal Reveals How He Was Threatened By DSS Before Removal

< LAGOS OCTOBER 28TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Justice Pindigi, the former chairman of the Rivers state governorship petitions tribunal, has recounted his experience at the tribunal. He said, “Two weeks before I was removed More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Supreme Court Throws Out Ousted Gov. Wike’s Appeal

Ousted Wike LAGOS OCTOBER 27TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The ousted Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has lost his bid to nullify the sitting of the Rivers State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja. The Supreme More...

By admin On Monday, October 26th, 2015

Rivers Tribunal Nullifies Election of Speaker and 20 Lawmakers

LAGOS OCTOBER 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Rivers State elections petition tribunals sitting in Abuja have nullified the election of the Speaker, Owaji Ibani from Andoni constituency and 20 lawmakers in Rivers state More...

By admin On Monday, October 26th, 2015

Delta Tribunal: Anxiety Grips Deltans as Okowa, O’tega Know Fate Today

LAGOS OCTOBER 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)—There is heavy tension in Delta State as the Delta State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Asaba, will today deliver judgment on the petition by Olorogun O’tegha More...

By admin On Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Ministerial Screening: Full Text of Amaechi’s Address to Senate

Rotimi Amaechi addressing Ssenate during Ministerial Screening LAGOS OCTOBER 23RD (URHOBOTODAY) Your Excellency, the President of Senate, Your Excellency, the Deputy President of Senate Your Excellency, the leader More...