EVD: NCDC Conducts Risk Assessment Amidst Ongoing Outbreak in the DRC and Uganda – Nigeria
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16 June, 2019 | Abuja – EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE: NIGERIA CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL CONDUCTS RISK ASSESSMENT AMIDST ONGOING OUTBREAK IN THE DRC AND UGANDA

Following a preliminary risk assessment conducted…

AITEO Cup: Rivers United overpower FC Timberloader
AITEO Cup: Rivers United overpower FC Timberloader
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A brilliant performance capped by a world class Bright Onyedikachi goal headlined Rivers United’s 4-0 win over FC Timberloader in the round of 64 of the 2019 AITEO Cup.
Peter Ubankanma…

Wike, Amaechi tangle: Spin-offs for Rivers State
Wike, Amaechi tangle: Spin-offs for Rivers State
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Turbulent as Rivers State was during the last gubernatorial polls, the two principal gladiators namely incumbent governor Nyesom Wike and (by proxy) Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, had offered the…

Ogun Gov, Abiodun appoints Somorin as Chief Press Secretary
Ogun Gov, Abiodun appoints Somorin as Chief Press Secretary
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Sunday Olakunle Somorin

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mr Sunday Olakunle Somorin as his Chief Press Secretary.
Currently pursuing his PhD in Communications at the University of Technology…

Nigeria: Experts berate Niger Delta governors over oil derivation fund – Journalducameroun.com
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Two renowned Nigerian Environmentalists have frowned at the neglect of oil community environment by the state governors in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region.The environmentalists, Rev. Nnimmo Bassey and Mr. Alagoa Morris,…

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EVD: NCDC Conducts Risk Assessment Amidst Ongoing Outbreak in the DRC and Uganda – Nigeria

16 June, 2019 | Abuja – EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE: NIGERIA CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL CONDUCTS RISK ASSESSMENT AMIDST ONGOING OUTBREAK IN THE DRC AND UGANDA Following a preliminary risk assessment conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the overall risk of importation of Ebola Virus Disease to Nigeria from the Democratic Republic of […]

AITEO Cup: Rivers United overpower FC Timberloader

A brilliant performance capped by a world class Bright Onyedikachi goal headlined Rivers United’s 4-0 win over FC Timberloader in the round of 64 of the 2019 AITEO Cup. Peter Ubankanma scored a brace while Ossy Martins’ delightful header midway into the second half set the tone as the Rivers United won at a canter […]

Wike, Amaechi tangle: Spin-offs for Rivers State

Turbulent as Rivers State was during the last gubernatorial polls, the two principal gladiators namely incumbent governor Nyesom Wike and (by proxy) Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, had offered the people of the state happy-ending homilies, which many Nigerians had considered as welcome. Wike of the PDP was contesting for a second term in office […]

Ogun Gov, Abiodun appoints Somorin as Chief Press Secretary

Sunday Olakunle Somorin The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mr Sunday Olakunle Somorin as his Chief Press Secretary. Currently pursuing his PhD in Communications at the University of Technology Sydney Australia, Somorin, holds a B.Ed (Hons) degree in English from the University of Port Harcourt and a Masters Degree in International Affairs […]

Nigeria: Experts berate Niger Delta governors over oil derivation fund – Journalducameroun.com

Two renowned Nigerian Environmentalists have frowned at the neglect of oil community environment by the state governors in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region.The environmentalists, Rev. Nnimmo Bassey and Mr. Alagoa Morris, said in separate interviews with journalists to mark the 2019 World Environmental Day (WED) that the 13 percent oil derivation funds to oil producing states […]

Other States News

Arms dealer, three kidnappers arrested in Rivers

Sampson Itode, Port Harcourt The Rivers State Police Command on Thursday paraded one arms dealer, who supplies arms and ammunition to cult gangs and armed robbers terrorising the East-West Road in the region. The suspect, Uche Ogbuka, was arrested by personnel of the Anti-Cultism Unit and Rumuji Police Station, who acted on information on June […]

Five take-aways from the biggest swarm of U.S. tornadoes since 2011

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Anambra Assembly elects new Speaker

Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, has elected Mr. Uche Okafor as Speaker. Okafor represents Ayamelum state constituency, in the Anambra North Central district of the state. READ ALSO: Democracy Day: Abiola didn’t deceive Nigerians with hope he could not deliver —Atiku He is a two-term member of the House. […]

Dankwambo spent N4.9billion same week he left office – Gombe gov alleges

Gombe state governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya on Wednesday, June 5, said out of the N5.7 billion his predecessor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, received as Paris Club refund from the federal government in his last week in office, he left only N800 million in the account of the state government. Yahaya disclosed this to the Emir of Gombe, […]

Atiku Will Be Nigeria’s President – Traditional Healer

Atiku Abubakar. Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

Sports

Poor facilities bane of Nigeria’s sports development, says Lufadeju

President of Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Gbenga Lufadeju has called on government at all levels, corporate entities and well meaning Nigerians to provide sports facilities in all parts of the country to encourage more youth participation in sports. Lufadeju told The Guardian at the weekend that Nigeria has the potential to thrive in sports if the […]

We are not in any way distracted – Pinnick

Photo Credit: Premium Times Nigeria Speaking on Sunrise programme on Channels Television on Friday morning, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick assured that his administration is not perturbed by any efforts by certain elements to distract it from its noble commitment to ensuring adequate preparation and participation of all National Teams in […]

Siniakova ends Osaka’s unbeaten Grand Slam run

Siniakova ends Osaka’s unbeaten Grand Slam run Naomi Osaka’s 16-match winning streak in Grand Slam tournaments came to an end on Saturday at the French Open in Paris. The Japanese lost in straight sets to Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the year’s second Grand Slam. The top-seeded Osaka was beaten by Czech Siniakova, […]

FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers striker optimistic of good outing

Ahead of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, D’Tigers striker Jordan Nwora is confident they would make it past the group stage, but also admitted that it won’t be an easy task.   Nigeria who will negotiate its way past South America giant Argentina, Russia and Asian side South Korea in the group […]

Golden Eaglets Coach to submit World Cup programme soon

The Head coach of the national U-17 team, Manu Garba, on Wednesday said that he would soon submit his programme for the U-17 World Cup to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Garba, who told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) that he was on top of the situation, said he had to wait for the World […]

Africa News

Zimbabwe: I Am Ready to Talk

By Idah Mhetu MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has indicated he is willing to talk to President Emmerson Mnangagwa in order to move the country forward if the dialogue does not result in him being part of government. Chamisa told thousands of party supporters gathered to mourn Glen View South MP, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java in the sprawling […]

South Africa: Teacher Suspended for Allegedly Carrying a Gun While Invigilating Exams

By Balise Mabona, Correspondent The Mpumalanga Department of Education has suspended a male teacher of Mabusabesala Secondary School, in Weltevrede near Siyabuswa, for allegedly invigilating a Grade 11 mid-year examination while holding a gun in his hand, the department said on Friday. “This incident happened on June 4, while pupils were writing the tourism paper,” […]

Sudan: UN to Remove Some Civilian Staff

Photo: Jason Patinkin/Voice of America Cape Town — The United Nations is temporarily removing some civilian staff from Sudan because of the security situation in the country, Reuters reports from the United Nations. Medics linked to the opposition said the death toll from Monday’s a deadly raid on a protest camp and subsequent unrest had […]

South Africa: Grade 8 Pupils Allegedly Stab Grade 10 to Death Outside Gauteng School

Two Grade 8 pupils have allegedly stabbed a Grade 10 learner to death outside a school in the south of Johannesburg. Gauteng Department of Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said that Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is on his way to Forest High School in Turfontein following the incident. More to follow. News24 Culled from :Here We […]

Nigeria: You Can’t Become President Through Backdoor

Photo: Vanguard By Soni Daniel The federal government on Thursday warned the Presidential candidate of the of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, not to do anything that could land him in avoidable trouble by desperately trying to become president through the backdoor after being rejected by Nigerians at the polls. The Minister of Information, […]

Entertainment

Ocean’s 8 Film Premiere: Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade And Africcana Win Big

Making over 55 million Naira in the opening week of Ocean’s 8 in Nigeria, movie distributors Filmone Limited have announced Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade and Africcana as the winners of the cash prize for best dressed and best designer respectively at the Met Ball Glam themed Ocean’s 8 Movie Premiere courtesy of Diamond bank and Coca-Cola. It […]

See how Genevieve Nnaji and daughter look alike

Genevieve Nnaji and daughter Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji is certainly looking radiant with her daughter, Chimebuka Nnaji in this picture posted on Instagram. Genevieve, who celebrated her 40th birthday on May 3, 2019 is still looking beautiful, but her daughter has taken after the screen goddess in beauty as the duo struck sharp resemblance. As […]

Nollywood: Alex Ekubo, Sophie Alakija star in new movie ‘Love or Quest’

Nollywood stars, Alex Ekubo and Sophie Alakija have featured in a new thrilling romantic movie titled ‘Love or Quest.’ ‘Love or Quest’ is a new entrant movie of Toria Sample making a statement in the movie of her sick brother and poor mother. In the movie, Sample made a decision to contest in a beauty […]

Creativity, vital in special make-up effects, says artist

Prosthetic makeup which is referred to as special make-up effects or SFx Make-up is use to create unreal characters or create an illusion of something. It is often employed by the film industry. Arebamem Precious Campbell, the Lagos-based CEO of Campbell’s Definition speaks to YOUTHVILLE in this interview about her recent foray into the relatively […]

Nollywood: Tonto Dikeh Reacts To Claims Of Rivalry Trends

Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh, Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh says female acts share the same men, clothes and movies. Concise News reports that the 33-year old actress made this disclosure in an interview with PlusTVAfrica while reacting to claims of rivalry trends in Nigeria’s movie industry. About five months ago, Ayo Makun, a comedian cum movie […]

Health

Nigeria: Groups Urge Govt to Tackle Air Pollution

Photo: Bindra/UNICEF By Chinedum Uwaegbulam As the United Nations (UN) mark the World Environment Day (WED) today, civil society and conservation groups have called on the federal government to find lasting solution to air pollution in Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta. The pollution, majorly caused by the extractive industry in the region, has led […]

Assessment of barriers to accessing health services for disadvantaged adolescents in Nigeria – Nigeria

This report is from an assessment that constitutes part of the support provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria, in accordance with the Nigeria country cooperation strategy 2018–2022. The work is the first national pilot of the draft handbook for conducting an adolescent health services barriers assessment, […]

A Lifetime of Care At the Frontline: Family Doctors and Primary Health Care, By Adaeze Oreh

Along with community nurses and other health care workers, family physicians are at the health care frontline – but we are far too few and often do not have the resources and support we need to ensure all Nigerians get the health care that they deserve. World Family Doctors Day on May 19 was a […]

Anxiety, revolution, kidnapping: therapy secrets from across the world

‘People with psychosis usually end up with a healer’: Nigeria Oye Gureje, professor of psychiatry Banditry, terrorism and kidnapping are on the rise in Nigeria, and life is not getting any less chaotic in our cities. These are factors that predispose mental health problems, and although we don’t have good survey data on this, we […]

Baba Suwe returns to Nigeria weeks after receiving treatment abroad

Baba Suwe returned to Lagos, Nigeria a few days ago. On his return, the comic actor paid an official visit to thank Rev Esther Ajayi who supported his treatment abroad with a sum of N10M. The ‘Baba Londoner’ star appreciated and thanked Rev. Ajayi for the kind gesture. Baba Suwe visited his benefactor in company of […]