Tag Archives: Rivers State

ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Crosses 30,000 With 460 New Cases

On Wednesday July 8, Nigeria’s total COVID-19 caseload past the 30,000-mark as 460 new cases of the novel virus were recorded by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Revealing the latest update in an official tweet, the health agency stated that the country’s toll now stands at 30,249; while 684 persons have died as a…

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Tributes Ibidun Ighodalo’s Sad Passing: “An Inspiration To Many”

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reacted to the sad passing of popular event planner, Ibidunni Ighodalo while paying a condolence visit to her husband, Pastor Itua Ighodalo. Recall that Ibidunni died on Sunday of apparent cardiac arrest in her hotel room in Port Harcourt, Rivers. Speaking after his visit to the family, Sanwo-Olu said…

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“Life Must Go On”⁠ ⁠— Pastor Ituah Ighodalo Reacts To His Wife, Ibidun Ighodalo’s Death

Pastor Ituah Olajide Ighodalo, the founder of Trinity House Church, has reacted to the untimely passing of his wife, popular event planner Ibidun Ajayi-Ighodalo who reportedly died of cardiac arrest in the early hours of Sunday June 14. According to Ituah who officiated at the funeral of Biola Okoya’s son, Deji, early Sunday morning, he received a…

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315 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In Nigeria, Toll Now 12,801

Nigeria has recorded 315 new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In a tweet posted by the health agency on Monday night, the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria has risen to 12,801. The report said Lagos State recorded the highest number of infections…

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Ben Ayade Gets Emotional While Granting Tax Exemption To The Poor In Cross River

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State broke down in tears on Thursday as he removed the tax burden on low-income earners in the state. While speaking at the Government House in Calabar on Thursday, Ayade frowned at the activities of illegal tax consultants who extort money from the poor and vulnerable, a practice he says…

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River State Announces Temporary Lifting Of COVID-19 Lockdown

On  Sunday night, Rivers State Government announced a two-day temporary lifting of the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas from Tuesday 12 to Wednesday 13, May 2020. The new development was disclosed in a statewide broadcast by Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike noting that the lockdown will be reinstated on Thursday, 14th May, 2020. He said, “Consequently,…

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Ubi Franklin Donates 4 Months Salary Towards Tackling Coronavirus In Cross River State

Ubi Franklin, record label executive and the Special Adviser on Tourism to Cross River Governor has asked that his salary for four months be channeled into the fight against Coronavirus in the state. The Made Men Music boss made his intention known in a letter he wrote to Governor Ben Ayade, asking that he accepts his donations…

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Lady Shares How Rivers State Taskforce Enforced Shutdown At A Market In Port Harcourt

A video footage captured by fast rising Nollywood actress, Osiobeloveth in which she accused the Rivers State Taskforce of destroying food items she bought with a friend at a Port Harcourt market has gone viral. According to her, she claimed that the taskforce officials also poured kerosene on the food items which were quite expensive. The actress said; This…

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Twitter User Narrates How He Was Kidnapped Through A Job Offer In Rivers State

A Nigerian man has taken to social media to narrate how he was lured to Rivers State with a job offer and kidnapped. The user who goes by the name @iam_AbiodunB on Twitter revealed that he was released on February 22, after his family and friends paid a ransom. He further disclosed that one Ogbonna Emmanuel Valentine,…

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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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