Tag Archives: Rivers State

Wike Declares Free Health Care For HIV Patients In Rivers State

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has announced that persons living with HIV/AIDS in the state will no more be asked to pay for health care in government hospitals across. This follows recommendations by the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) urging the governor to increase access…

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Governor Wike Declares Free Education For Primary and Secondary Schools In Rivers State

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in a bid to increase access to quality education has announced the total abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state. Wike directed state-owned primary and secondary schools to stop collecting fees and levies from students and pupils with immediate effect,…

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I Will Renounce My Membership From PDP Anytime From Now – Gov. Fayose

The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has threatened to leave the Peoples Democratic Party after the National Convention held on Saturday, 6th October 2018 in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. According to Punch, the governor hinted on Monday, 8th October 2018 that he would renounce his “membership of the PDP anytime from now.” He added,…

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APC Wants Me Dead To Take Over Rivers State – Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, of plotting to kill him so as to take over River State. The Presidency has denied Wike’s allegation, disclosing that President Buhari does not engage in violent activities. Wike, in an interview with Premium Times, said: “I have told…

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Amaechi Backs Tonye Cole As Candidate For Rivers APC Governorship Ticket

Tonye Cole, oil tycoon, billionaire and Co-founder of Sahara Energy, has received the backing of Chief Rotimi Amaechi as his preferred candidate for the APC’s governorship ticket in Rivers State. Although Amaechi, who is the leader of the party in the state has not made his choice official, his ally and the Director-General of Nigerian…

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UPDATE! Zenith Bank Confirms EFCC Arrest Of GMD, Peter Amangbo

Zenith Bank confirms that it’s Group Managing Director, Peter Amangbo, is in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). (See previous post here). The bank released a statement signed by its Head of Corporate Communication, Victor Adoji, on Tuesday claiming Amangbo was “invited”(although reports reaching us say he was indeed arrested) by the anti-graft agency in relation…

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Panic As Policeman Kills Army Officer In Port Harcourt

Military authorities in Rivers State are battling to calm frayed nerves to avert violence after a police officer shot and killed a plainclothes soldier. Rivers Police Commissioner, Zaki Ahmed, who confirmed the incident that happened at dawn today said, “It is very unfortunate, but it is not true that soldiers are chasing police.” Reports indicate…

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