Rivers State & Local Government

Rivers State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. Its capital is Port Harcourt. It is bounded on the South by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by Imo, Abia and Anambra States, to the East by Akwa Ibom State and to the West by Bayelsa and Delta states. Local government is a form of public administration which in a majority of contexts, exists as the lowest tier of administration within the a given state. 5.0/5

Rivers State Local Government Port Harcourt Local Government Area Grammar School Governor Rotimi Amaechi Rotimi Amaechi Port Harcourt International Airport Government House Nyesom Wike Rivers State Government Lagos State First Year Nigerian Universities Abdulsalami Abubakar

thousands flee to Cameroon, as insurgents kill more in Ngamboru Ngala 08.May.2014 DISQUS_COMMENTS James Bwala - Maiduguri Members of Niger Delta Civil Society Organisation protesting over the abducted schoolgirls, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Wednesday. PHOTO: NAN.REPORTS reaching the Nigerian Tribune in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has revealed that thousands of Nigerians living in Ngamboru Ngala Local Government Area of the state have fled their homes to Cameroon to seek refuge, following attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents, which left about 300 dead on Sunday and Monday, with an increasing figure on another attack by the same sect members on Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT It was gathered that on Monday, Boko Haram gunmen, driven in armoured vehicles, stormed Gamborou Ngala town at a local market and fired sporadic shots into the crowd. The senator representing Borno Central at the upper chambers of the National Assembly, Senator Ahmed Zanna, who confirmed the killings, added that the invaders spe ...
Unknown Gunmen Kill Lawmaker In Rivers Anayo Onukwugha — March 4, 2014 Unknown gunmen on Sunday night killed a serving member of the Legislative Assembly in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Hon Sotonye Melford Georgewill, in Port Harcourt. Georgewill, who was a staunch member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was killed at about 9pm, along Accra Street, near the Lagos Bus Stop in the Old Port Harcourt Township area of the state. Eyewitnesses told LEADERSHIP that the late councillor was allegedly stabbed to death in front of his residence at Accra Street. Georgewill, until his death, represented Ward 2 in the AKULGA Legislative Assembly and was married with two children. One of the eyewitnesses said, “Sotonye came out of his house to answer someone that called him on phone and said he was waiting in front of the house. On getting to the car that was waiting in front of his house, two men came out and one of them stabbed him in the chest and he fell to the ground immediately. The ...
Gruesome Murder: PDP Warns Against Continued Threat To Members’ Lives The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State chapter has expressed anger over the continued threat to the lives of its members across the State. This is coming on the heels of the assassination of one of its members, Hon Sotonye Bobmanuel, a serving councilor in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the State about 9.45pm Sunday night. Happening a few days after the kidnap of three stalwarts of the party who are still being held captive, the PDP in a statement by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to the State Chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah said this is nothing short of a calculated plot by political opponents to provoke the party and ignite crisis in the State. It’s now crystal clear, the Statement remarks why these agents of disharmony and destruction were *** bent on seeing the former Commissioner of Police, Mbu Joseph Mbu transferred out of the State. According to PDP, and from empirical evidence, there is no denying the fact . ...
The crisis rocking Rivers State took a new dimension on Friday when the supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, said that the State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, would be arrested after the declaration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as President in 2015. Wike explained that the Port Harcourt International Airport would be shut, including land and sea borders in the state to prevent the governor from escaping. The minister spoke in Port Harcourt at the inauguration and handing over of 25 buses to the 23 local government chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. He pointed that the governor was planning to run away after his tenure in 2015, adding that the governor and his cohorts will not succeed. Making reference to the approval given by the State House of Assembly for the governor to withdraw the sum of N30bn from the State Reserve Fund, Wike added that Amaechi and his cohorts would account for the state fund they have been spending. "They can sit in Government House and approve what ...
Ken Saro-Wiwa Hated His Friends (Igbo/Biafra/Ojukwu/Ijaw), Looked Up North, West For Friendship, Yet, They Killed Him In 1995--Reports New York[RR] OGONI--Ken Saro-Wiwa in his multiple article, especially the one in 1987, titled: " "Awo & the Creation of States", expressed his hatred for Biafra, Igbo and Ojukwu. He wrote: "I am a Khana. The Khana along with their cousins, the Gokana, Tai and Eleme have, since 1947, been grouped as Ogonis, in the Ogoni Division. Today, the Khana and Gokana are in the Bori Local Government Area, the Tai and Eleme are part of something called Otelga, a hybrid Local Government consisting of the Okrika Ijaws, the Ndoki Igbos and the Tai and Eleme. We belong to Rivers State. "The Ogoni number about 500,000, which makes me an extreme minority in a Nigeria of one hundred million people. The first secondary school in Ogoni country was established one hundred years after the first secondary school in Yorubaland, the CMS Grammar School in Lagos (1858). These two facts alone, in the ...
How abducted Indians were rescued – JTF Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, on Tuesday explained that the rescue operation that freed three Indians from kidnappers’ den in Rivers State was staged by a combined crack team of its soldiers, the Nigerian Navy and the State Security Department (SSD). JTF also said that it destroyed 41 illegal refineries and arrested 17 suspected oil thieves after its operatives raided various creeks in the Niger Delta region. The Media Coordinator, JTF, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, said in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, that the Indian victims identified as Messrs Kanishk Johrar, Mohinder Saini, and Balwinder Singh were abducted by nine kidnappers. He said the victims were onboard a fishing trawler at Malabo when they were attacked by the gang. He said the hoodlums brought them into the shores of Nigerian waters and demanded a million dollar ransom. “The combined security squad swung into action after tracking the abductors to their hide out at Abissa, a small fishing port ...
Information just reaching us now has it that our local Government chairman Orom Nte has been arrested by the police for giving out Land to Rivers State gov. for fish-farming project.isn't this an impunity
Hundreds of men, women and youths drawn from four Ikwerre speaking Local Government Areas of Emohua, Obio Akpor, Port Harcourt city and Ikwerre of Rivers State have barricaded the ever busy Aba/Port Harcourt road, thereby causing serious traffic grid lock in major streets of Port Harcourt, in the morning of January 21, 2014, Tuesday. The protesters comprising youths, young and elderly men and women barricaded the popular G.R.A. junction of Port Harcourt, a development that made motorists to spend more than two hours on a grid lock which spanned up to the Isaac Boro park. The protesters were carrying placards which bore inscriptions such as "We will not stand by impunity, leave Mbu alone", "International Airport will be shut down if Mbu leaves Rivers State", "I.G. thanks for giving us Mbu", "South South man cannot betray his brother, we love Jonathan", "Jonathan will come in 2015" These crowds were guarded by the team of anti riot policemen led by a chief Superintendent of police, David Osuani. The protest ...
Jonathan’s govt worse than Abacha’s, says Amaechi Guns boom in Rivers as hooligans smash rally Guns boomed. Smoke filled the air. People were running and screaming. Vehicles were vandalised. That was the scene yesterday as militants disrupted a Save Rivers Movement (SRM) rally in Bori, the traditional headquarters of Ogoni and the seat of Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. Secretary to the Rivers State Government (SSG) George Feyii, an Ogoni; Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, Chief Tony Okocha and many allies of Governor Rotimi Amaechi were caught up in the violence. Their vehicles were riddled with bullets. The governor, alarmed at the scale of the violence, described President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration as worse than the late dictator Gen. Sani Abacha’s regime. Two persons were feared shot dead by the rampaging militants, who started shooting from 4 am at the venue of the SRM rally — the All Saints’ Anglican Church, Bori, not far from the Rivers State Polytec ...
[22 KILLED ON KANO ROAD AS SEVEN DIE IN TANKER FIRE] - A road accident along Marke village in Takai Local Government Area of Kano State yesterday killed 22 passengers of a Ford, marked XA671 NNG. Several people were injured even as another tragedy hit Rivers State yesterday when a loaded fuel tanker crashed at about 1am in Elele, Ikwere council area, barely 24 hours after fire razed the popular Mile One market in Port Harcourt. A resident, who spoke with Daily Sun on condition of anonymity, said the loaded tanker upturned at an area known as ‘roundabout’ and exploded. Seven died in the inferno, which also burnt about 30 houses, both residential and business buildings, six cars, three trailers and a police van parked around the area. The state police command’s spokesman, Ahmad Muhammed, a Deputy Superintendent, confirmed the incident. on Tuesday, at about 2am, fire razed the Port Harcourt market and destroyed inestimable goods and property. Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has urged the police comma ...
Police (SARS) shot a Boy to death at Ogbo Town in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria, Mr. President, Mr. Governor, Mr. Senator, My. Law maker, MR. Chairman we want U all to look at this Issue we are tired of being held hostage by this group of people who calls them selves (SARS), Our Freedom of Movement has been denied, They Abadon the major aim they were created and involvin in seizing of Motor cycles and collectin money from people. Cant we have peace.
23 Rivers LG bosses decamp to APC Port Harcourt— Twenty-three local government chairmen in Rivers State have defected to All Progressives Congress, APC, assuring that they would mobilise grassroots support for the party. Chairman of Port Harcourt City Local Government and Chairman Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Rivers state, Mr. Chimbiko Akarolo, who spoke on
Rivers Governorship: We are Not Slaves, Akere Tells Obuah, Wike The President, KAGOTE, a pan Ogoni Elites Organisation, Justice Peter Akere, has said the people of Rivers South-east senatorial district will resist attempts to deny them the governorship position of Rivers State in 2015. Justice Akere, a retired Justice of the High Court, stated this in reaction to statements credited to the Felix Obuah-led Peoples Democratice Party (PDP) and Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, at an event in Ikwerre Local Government Area at the weekend. Both Obuah and Wike had at the sensitisation rally organised by Grassroot Development Initiative (GDI) disclosed that the era of zoning elective offices in the state was over, insisting that anybody from any of the three senatorial districts can contest and if voted in, serve in any capacity he or she is found worthy and capable to occupy. In what some analysts viewed as a declaration of his ambition to govern the state in 2015, the minister was quoted as saying: ...
Rotimi Amaechi and his crew never actually planned to attend the dinner with Mr. President. In fact they got information that the president was going to send out invites for a dinner with other heads of state, so they planned to hold their meeting same day and same time in other to embarrass the president. When they arrived their meeting and discovered they were only 15. They held the meeting for almost an hour making frantic calls to other governors to join them. When they couldn't muster their phantom 19 governors, they decided to stop the meeting and say they want to honor the president . Which honor? Haven't they shunned previous dinners with mr president ? That's why they arrived the meeting when the president was already seated. Why didn't they make the decision to honor the dinner earlier on? Why did they spend almost an hour in the Rivers State governors lodge before going for the dinner? Then when they arrived, their point man, who knows protocol very well decides to create a small scene and gi . ...
NLNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme 2013/2014 The Management of Nigeria LNG Limited wishes to invite interested First Year undergraduates in Nigerian Universities to apply for the 2013/2014 NLNG Scholarship Award. The purpose of Nigeria LNG Scholarship Award Scheme is to promote academic excellence amongst undergraduates in tertiary institutions in Rivers State and the rest of the country. NLNG Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme 2013 / 2014 All applications should include the following attachments (in any of the following formats – JPEG, BMF PNG, and GIFF): Scanned passport sized photographs Scanned copy of JAM B and University admission Letters. Scanned copy of WAEC/NECO/GCE/O Levels or A’ Level results Scanned copy of School Identity Card. Scanned copy of Letter of identification from Local Government of Origin. Please note that only qualified applicants shall be short-listed for the selection tests. The following candidates need not apply Beneficiaries of other scholarship schemes. Second (2) to Fi ...
DENNIS UDOMA, Uyo Daily Champion Tuesday June 4, 2013 40 YOUTHS GET OIL AND GAS TRAINING IN MKPAT ENIN LGA Mkpat Enin Local Government Council of Akwa Ibom State is currently boosting man-power development through the training of about 40 youths from the area in oil and gas-related specialties under its skills acquisition programme as parts of empowerment scheme. This number is in addition to 188 youths of the Local Government who are currently benefiting from the Federal Government Subsidy Re-investment Programme (SURE-P), which has taken off in the area. Chairman of the Local Government, Hon. Ephraim Akpan disclosed this in Uyo on Friday, during a chat with newsmen. He said while this was going on, the council had also completed about 18 projects since his assumption of office in the past10 months. Akpan said 40 youths were undergoing training in Port Harcourt, Rivers State under the sponsorship of the council adding that, the trainees would acquire skills in specialized areas including industrial fitti ...
The police have confirmed the killing of 7 suspected kidnappers during a shoot-out in Kaani, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
THE SOKU OIL WELLS: OUR STORY - Government of Rivers State On Tuesday October 30, 2012, the Bayelsa State Government issued a press statement condemning a protest by the Kalabari National Forum, an interest group of communities from the Kalabari area of Rivers State against what they termed “ the malicious and unconstitutional intent to balkanize and excise oil producing communities in Kalabari Kingdom of Rivers State and annexing them to be part of Bayelsa State.” Curiously, the Presidency through the Media Adviser to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, issued a statement on the matter along lines that were more or less synonymous with the stance of the Bayelsa State Government. The Government of Rivers State had refused to be drawn into the fray over a matter which, though quite grave, could be resolved using the appropriate channels and organs of state. It is, however, forced to respond to the grave and mischievous allegations made by both the government of Bayelsa State and the Presidency on the matt ...
l am from Odual clan in Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. l wept for my people. Obviously, we have absolutely nothing to celebrate Nigeria at 52. But onbehalf of the Odual people let me ask, What crime, what treason have Odual people committed that they are thus condemned to human indifference?. President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi are always giving us unfulfilled promises despite repeated demands from Honourable Augustine Paul Ngo and Itotenaan Henry Ogiri. Sad independence Nigeria, a baby of 52 years.
5000 pupils of Khana, Eleme and Gokana Local Government Areas in Rivers State received free eye treatment on Friday.
Locally made explosive devices went off in the controversial Rivers State owned Banana Plantation Farm in Tai Local Government Area in the Ogoni axis of the state yesterday, causing fears among community members.
Panic after bomb blast in banana plantation owned by Rivers govt and foreign firmin Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State."
Daily Trust shared the following link and had this to say about it: A 25year-old policeman, Corporal Ismail Ibrahim has been arrested by the Rivers State police command for allegedly killing his own girl friend in Afam, Oyibo Local Government Area of the state. 2...
Rivers ACN Disagrees With Amaechi; Says The Governor Is Responsible For People’s POVERTY. The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Rivers State chapter, has disagreed with Governor Rotimi Amaechi, on the factors responsible for the death of about 200 persons, who were scooping petrol from a tanker at Okogbe in Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state on July 12. Amaechi on a visit to the scene of the disaster on the East-West Road, currently being dualised by the federal government had cited poverty and lack of enlightenment as the major causes of the tragedy. But the ACN disagreed with him and expressed support for litigation on the incident by human rights activist and lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN). The party said suing the federal government at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the deaths caused the petrol tanker fire is a step in the right direction. Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Jerry Needam, said : “We view the comment of Governor Amaechi that the innocent people died in the ...
Okrika is a port town in Rivers State, Nigeria, capital of the Local Government Area of the same name. The town is situated on a small island just south of Harcourt, making it asuburb of the much larger city. The average elevation of Okrika is 452 metres. It lies on the north of the Bonny River and...
Residents of Rumueme community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State were thrown into mourning last weekend when a 34-year-old resident of Agip Gate, Mgboshimini, committed suicide barely two months after his wedding. It was gathered that the victim, identified as Mr. Kelechukwu Francis, was a well known auto mechanic, who had workshops in several parts of Port Harcourt before he ended his own life on Friday evening.
Good evening Princess Chi, Please Princess help me, I met this guy during my NYSC years 2006 -2007. Kassim by name. We served in the same Local Government. He’s from Lagos State and a Muslim. I am from Rivers State and a Christian. We love each other so much that we continued after passing out. In 2010, we agreed to marry and that he’ll be attending his mosque while I’ll be attending my Church and that our children will follow me to my church. But his parents refused to accept me and my parents refused to accept too all because of religion not really tribe. We tried all we could to make them accept us but all was in vain. I have to give up because people say that any marriage that parents didn’t support don’t last. But we still do communicate. After 6 months I met the guy I’m with now, He’s from my town. but lives in Abuja.When he was pestering around me, I asked him about his girlfriend because I know definitely he’ll have one but he told me that they’ve separated that’s why he came t ...
Local Government chairman , etc . Just like one of their member , Governor Chibuike Rotomi Amaechi of Rivers State
Gunmen numbering about four, on Monday abducted a middle aged woman, Sabina Nweke in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.
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