Tag Archives: Rivers State

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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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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