NAFEST Port Harcourt 2018: NCAC to showcase Nigeria’s cultural DNA
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On trust between the private sector and the Federal Government, the Minister stated that private sector confidence...

Nigeria: Saraki VS Amaechi – Old Allies, New Foes and 2019 Grudge Battle
Nigeria: Saraki VS Amaechi – Old Allies, New Foes and 2019 G…
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By Olaseni DurojaiyeNext year's presidential election may boil down to a ferocious battle between two old allies now in opposing camps as they lead the campaigns of the nation's leading…

Femi Kuti & Simi shut down Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky in Port Harcourt
Femi Kuti & Simi shut down Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky in Port Ha…
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Femi Kuti, Simi shut down Johnnie, Jazz Whisky in Port Harcourt

The experience featured delicious appetizers and exotic cocktails made with Johnnie Walker’s flavour-filled Black Label.

‘Level of deterioration at Port Harcourt refinery shocking’– MD speaks on challenges
‘Level of deterioration at Port Harcourt refinery shocking’–…
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Shehu Malami, managing director of Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC), says the poor state of infrastructure at the refinery is shocking.Malami made this known in an interview published in a…

Insecurity threatens $14bn maritime sector earnings –FG
Insecurity threatens $14bn maritime sector earnings –FG
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Anna Okon
The Federal Government has declared that the annual earnings of $6bn in freight cost and $8bn in oil and gas and other maritime activities have come under threat from…

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NAFEST Port Harcourt 2018: NCAC to showcase Nigeria’s cultural DNA

On trust between the private sector and the Federal Government, the Minister stated that private sector confidence… Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

Nigeria: Saraki VS Amaechi – Old Allies, New Foes and 2019 Grudge Battle

By Olaseni Durojaiye Next year’s presidential election may boil down to a ferocious battle between two old allies now in opposing camps as they lead the campaigns of the nation’s leading presidential candidates. The appointments of two strong political allies, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as the directors-general of Alhaji […]

Femi Kuti & Simi shut down Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky in Port Harcourt

Femi Kuti, Simi shut down Johnnie, Jazz Whisky in Port Harcourt The experience featured delicious appetizers and exotic cocktails made with Johnnie Walker’s flavour-filled Black Label. Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

‘Level of deterioration at Port Harcourt refinery shocking’– MD speaks on challenges

Shehu Malami, managing director of Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC), says the poor state of infrastructure at the refinery is shocking. Malami made this known in an interview published in a quarterly publication by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The PHRC MD who has been at the helm of affairs for almost two years […]

Insecurity threatens $14bn maritime sector earnings –FG

Anna Okon The Federal Government has declared that the annual earnings of $6bn in freight cost and $8bn in oil and gas and other maritime activities have come under threat from pirate attacks, oil theft and other illegal activities militating against the growth of the sector. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, in a […]

Other States News

Succour for expectant mothers, others in Anambra

The joy of residents of Okpoko in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State knew no bounds following the donation of some medical facilities by a lawmaker from the area, Hon. Chukwuka Onyema. Okpoko is a densely populated community that lacks basic health institution to cater for the needs of the citizenry. Onyema, member representing […]

Hope as Imo community gets modular refinery

As Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu lays the foundation blocks of a modular refinery in Ibigwe community, Imo State, residents look forward to jobs and a reduction of criminality in their area, reports OKODILI NDIDI The prospect of hosting the country’s first Modular Refinery has thrown Ibigwe community in Ohaji-Egbema Council Area of […]

Mentally-challenged beggar caught with N200,000 in Anambra

Tony Okafor, Awka A mentally-challenged beggar was on Thursday arrested with about N200,000 in her possession by officials of the Anambra State Government. Southern City News learnt that the state government officials had about a month ago set up machinery, through the Office of the Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare, to rid the […]

Witcher 3 Devs Originally Designed a Boat Large Enough for Roach

Matt Morgans4 hours ago The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has an impressively huge open world. To get around that world, players can call upon Geralt’s trusty steed; Roach, who will appear nearby without fail to carry you on your way. Of course, players also needed a way to cross rivers and lakes, and even the […]

Imo APC guber primaries: We’re not aware of appeal panel’s decision – Coalition

Convener of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Restoration Coalition in Imo State, Dr. Theodore Ekechi, has said that the coalition is not aware of the decision of the party’s governorship primaries appeal panel upholding the election of Ugwumba Uche Nwosu as the party’s flagbearer in the 2019 governorship election in the state. Ekechi, who spoke […]

Sports

Energy giant, Aiteo transforms Nigeria’s favourite football tournament

On Wednesday 24th of October 2018, Delta State’s capital city, Asaba stood still for a football miracle that will long be remembered in the coming years in Nigeria’s local football competition. The clash between two top-flight teams, Enugu Rangers and Kano Pillars in the final of Aiteo Cup 2018, has been described as splendid, not […]

Think Nigeria first, Lulu-Abdullahi tells upcoming stars

NAN Alhaji Sani Lulu-Abdullahi, former President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday called on upcoming football stars to think of making the Nigerian dream realizable first before their personal ambitions. Lulu-Abdullahi, who is also the President of Fosla Academy FC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that great football players in the […]

Liverpool star Bobby Adekanye ready for Nigeria Super Eagles

Liverpool star Adekanye says he’s ready to play for Nigeria Born in Ibadan Nigeria, Bobby Adekanye is the latest prodigy to be linked to switch his allegiance and represent the Super Eagles. Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

NFF Officials Arraigned For Allegedly Embezzling’ $9.5m FIFA Grant – INFORMATION NIGERIA

Three officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) were on Thursday arraigned in an Abuja high court for allegedly misappropriating $9.5 million and N1. 3 million….. Read more via INFORMATION NIGERIA – https://ift.tt/2QXJyPG Get More Nigeria Sports News Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

NFF officials charged with $9.5m fraud

’Tana Aiyejina with agency report Three Nigeria Football Federation officials have been charged with fraud after allegedly diverting $9.5m (N3.4bn) in FIFA grants for personal use, the country’s anti-corruption unit said on Thursday. Christopher Andekin, Jafaru Fadanari Mamza and Rajan Zaka allegedly committed the crime in 2015, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said in […]

Africa News

Kenya:National Examiner Issues Tough Rules to Curb Cheating

Photo: Tonny Omondi/Daily Nation By Ouma Wanzala The national examiner has issued strict guidelines to school principals on how they should administer exams to curb cheating. In a circular to the principals dated October 22, Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) said they will be required to pick the examination materials from containers at 6am. The […]

Kenya:1 Dead, 15 Rescued in Malindi Building Collapse

Photo: The Nation By Charles Lwanga One person has died and 15 so far rescued from the building that collapsed in Malindi on Friday. Teams from the Kenya Defence Forces, National Police Service, Kenya Red Cross and county fire brigade are at the scene to comb through the debris in bid to save those trapped […]

Togo:Signature of the concession agreement for the Kékéli power plant between the Togolese Republic and the Eranove Group

press release Lomé, 23 October 2018 – Under the high patronage of His Excellency Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Togolese Republic, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Marc Dèdèriwè Ably-Bidamon, and the Director General of the pan-African industrial group Eranove, Marc Albérola, signed on 23 October a power generation concession agreement for the design, financing, […]

Nigeria:35 Inmates Jos Prison Inmates to Sit for Neco Exams

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has said that 35 inmates of the Jos prison will participate in the 2018 Nov/Dec Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) of the National Examination Council (NECO). DSP Luka Ayedoo, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Plateau Command of NPS made this known in a statement in Jos on Sunday. […]

South Africa:Govt to Appeal Decision On Muslim Marriages

Photo: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre Government has taken a decision to appeal the judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court on Muslim marriages. The case was brought by the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) and Ruwayda Esau. The WLC had argued that by not recognising Muslim marriages under common law, the law […]

Entertainment

FLASHBACK: How Nollywood got its name

Nigeria’s prolific film industry was first referred to as Nollywood in a 2002 New York Times article written by the paper’s Southern Africa chief, Norimitsu Onishi. The article, titled ‘Step Aside, L.A. and Bombay, for Nollywood‘, explored Nigeria’s growing film industry and a movie set in Surulere, Lagos, then Nigeria’s movie-making capital. Nonso Diobi, 21 […]

Nollywood Star, Walter Anga Causes Traffic Jam In PH

A popular Nollywood actor known as Walter Anga caused a major traffic jam recently in Rumuigbo Junction Obio-Akpor LGA of Rivers State as he parked his car on the road and confronted a driver who scratched it. The 40-year-old Port Harcourt boy who has featured in popular movies such as ‘Adake The Wicked Soul,’ ‘Nneka […]

Another Nollywood ACTOR, ‘Baba No Regret’ Dies

Just 10 days after the death of comic actor, Baba Sala, the Yoruba movie Industry has once again been thrown into mourning as actor Ola Omonitan popularly as Baba No Regret passed away at the age of 80. Late Baba No Regret who was best known for his television series Omo Araye Le and Bata […]

Nollywood Actress Nkechi Blessing Bags Mouthwatering Endorsement Deal – Stella Dimoko Korkus

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday has taken to her Instagram page to happily announce that she is now an Ambassador of a property development and management company….and also owner of plots of land…. Read more via Stella Dimoko Korkus – https://ift.tt/2RZ2ezO Get more Nigeria Entertainment News Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send […]

Nollywood Star, Osita Iheme Goes Into Farming

Diminutive actor, Osita Iheme appears to be preparing for life outside Nollywood as he shared pictures of his farm recently. After opening his Resident Hotel in Owerri, Imo State, the star actor also known as ‘Paw Paw’, has ventured into agriculture. The actor showed off his farm on social media with Nigerians applauding him. Osita […]

Health

Nigeria: Health Minister Speaks On NHIs Controversy

Photo: Premium Times By Ebuka Onyeji The Nigerian government says it will take appropriate steps to ‘restore peace’ at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). This was disclosed by the health minister in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Monday afternoon. The state-run health insurance provider was thrown into a fresh crisis on Monday when […]

Nigeria: Future of Health 2018 – Will the Brain Gain From Nigeria’s Diaspora Revive the Health Sector?

Blog By Nigeria Health Watch ‘Daddy, you know this would never have happened when you were working in Lincoln, right?” Dr. Olujimi Coker, Medical Director of Lagoon Hospitals, Lagos was telling an enthusiastic audience of 400 people at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, how his awestruck children reacted to his cancelling a family weekend trip, because […]

Nigerian medical association condemns attacks on health workers

LAGOS, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Nigeria’s medical association on Thursday condemned the recent murder of an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) worker in northeast in Borno. Obitade Obimakinde, spokesperson for the Nigerian Medical Association, said in a statement the association considered the killing of the worker as a despicable act which has a […]

Nigerian govt targets 200 investors for Diaspora investment summit

The federal government says it is targeting over 200 investors at the maiden Diaspora investment summit to attract Diaspora investors to come back home and boost Nigerian businesses. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, made this known at the Future of Health Conference organised by the Nigeria […]

Can the Diaspora Become Nigeria’s Brain Gain?

Vivianne Ihekweazu Dr Yemi Johnson is a Cardiac Surgeon at First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos. He trained in Nigeria and the US, lived in the US for many years but has now returned to Nigeria and has led several complex and life-saving heart surgeries. Dr. Olujimi Coker is currently the Chief of Surgery at Lagoon […]