6 hrs ago
Ex-British PM lauds Nigeria's electoral system
FORMER British Prime Minister, Mr. Jack Straw and the former Prime Minister of Ireland, Mr John Bruton, have described the absence of rule of law as an impediment to the development of a healthy democracy in any system.
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12 hrs ago
Victims of Port Harcourt market fire appeal for support
Some victims of the Dec. 17, 2013 fire disaster in Mile 1 Market, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday appealed for financial assistance from the Rivers Government.
19 hrs ago
UNIPORT lecturers embark on strike
The supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike has criticised members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Port Harcourt chapter, for boycotting lectures.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Burden of proof: Oil spills in the Niger Delta
Men and women from communities in Rivers and Bayelsa States attended a workshop to learn how to effectively monitor oil spills themselves.
Nigeria: I Was Shot, Abe Insists
Senator Magnus Abe has insisted that he was shot by the Police during the aborted rally of the Save Rivers Movement, SRM, in Port Harcourt recently.
2015: PDP Can't Reclaim Rivers, Adamawa, Amaechi, Nyako Tell Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan's declaration that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will take back the five states where the governors recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2015 general elections has been described as wishful thinking.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Kidnappers demand N30m to free Rivers PDP chieftain
Several days after the abduction of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Dicken Worlu, his captors are demanding the sum of N30 million as ransom.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Filling stations close shop in Jonathan's Yenogoa
By Samuel Oyadongha and EMMA UNA When the current long queues resurfaced in filling stations in the predominantly riverine Bayelsa State two weeks ago, many did not believe it would persist this long due to the government call on residents not to embark on panic buying as everything was being done to address the scarcity.
Kidnapped PDP members regain freedom
THREE leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party abducted in Port Harcourt on February 26, 2014, regained their freedom on Thursday.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Women in nationwide protests over killing of students by Boko Haram
Women from all walks of life, yesterday, came out en masse at various state capitals to protest the spate of bombings and killings in the north, especially the killing of the 43 students of Federal Government College, FGC, Bunu Yadi, Yobe State and the abduction of 25 female students of the school by the Boko Haram sect.
Jonathan's cousin abduction: Kidnappers reject N30m offer
By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa The kidnappers of Chief Inengite Nitabai, cousin to President Goodluck Jonathan have reportedly rejected the N30m offered by his family for his release.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Protect Nigeria's democracy from disasters, Amaechi tells NASS
RIVERS State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has called on the National Assembly to add political and parliamentary activism to their oversight functions in order to protect the country's democracy from further disasters.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Nigerian millionaires to hit 23,000 in next four years- Study
A NEW report published by New World Wealth has disclosed that the number of Nigerians having about N160 million investable funds has risen to 15,700 as at last year end.
Your Absence Wasn't Felt At Centenary Celebrations, PDP Tells Amaechi
FROM LEFT: GOV. CHIBUIKE AMAECHI OF RIVERS; REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PRESIDENT, SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT ON DOCUMENTATION AND STRATEGY, MR ORONTO DOUGLAS AND FORMER HEAD OF STATE, GEN.YAKUBU GOWON, AT THE PORT HARCOURT CITY CENTENARY CELEBRATION SYMPOSIUM IN PORT HARCOURT LAST YEAR The Rivers State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has ... (more)
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Between illegal and modular refineries in Niger Delta
Ilegal oil refineries in Nigeria thrive on illegal oil bunkering, stolen crude oil, and vandalism of oil pipelines and other installations.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Leaders Reject Jonathana s Ultimatum to Return to PDP
The possibility of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and dissenting Governors who defected to the All Progressives Congress returning to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party as requested by President Goodluck Jonathan is zero, the spokesman of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party has said.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Basketball in Africa
NIGERIA : Oluyole Warriors, Police Baton to Kick-Start League Season
Oluyole Warriors of Ibadan and Police Baton of Lagos are scheduled to kick-start the 2013/ 2014 DStv Men's Basketball Premier League season on February 28. Matches are also billed to continue across the Atlantic and Savannah conferences on March 7 in various centres in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, Gombe and Kwara.
Odi people move against FG assets in Britain over N37.6bn judgment award
The people of Odi in Bayelsa State have moved against the assets of the Federal Government in Britain, as they have registered in England, the N37.616 billion judgment debt, awarded to them as compensation for the 1999 military invasion of their community.
Amaechi to British Govt: Tell Jonathan to step up fight against corruption
GOVERNOR Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, has called on Britain to appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan to intensify his effort in the battle against corruption.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Queues return as fuel supply shortage persists
Long queues returned to filling stations in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt on Tuesday as motorists struggled to buy the limited quantity of Premium Motor Spirit available due to what industry watchers called supply shortage.