Controversies as Police explain how Port Harcourt lawyer died
Controversies as Police explain how Port Harc…
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Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
As  condemnations continue to trail the gruesome assassination of Ken Atsuwete, a  Port Harcourt based human rights lawyer, the Rivers State Police Command has presented a new twist…

Controversies as Police explain how Port Harc…
FG Signs MoU on Warri-Abuja Rail Project
FG Signs MoU on Warri-Abuja Rail Project
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The Federal Government on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) on the completion of Warri-Ajaokuta-Itakpe-Baro-Abuja railway line.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, signed the…

FG Signs MoU on Warri-Abuja Rail Project
Kano’s Light Rail Contract: Chinese firms are dominating Nigeria’s rail sector
Kano’s Light Rail Contract: Chinese firms are dominating Nig…
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By every indication, Chinese firms are gradually dominating Nigeria’s rail transport sector. On Monday August 29, a $1.85 billion light rail contract was signed between the China Railway Construction Company (CRCC) and…

Nigeria: Special Report – Ex-Govs Akpabio, Amaechi, Suntai Received Billions in Waivers to Buy Aircraft, 200 Bmw Cars
Nigeria: Special Report – Ex-Govs Akpabio, Amaechi, Suntai R…
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By Emmanuel MayahWhile they held sway in their respective states, three former governors of Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Taraba received waivers to buy different ranges of aircrafts that included a…

FG set to award Lagos-Ibadan railway projects, others – AMAECHI
FG set to award Lagos-Ibadan railway projects…
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By Chris Ochayi
Abuja—Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded plans to award the contract for the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project.
President…

FG set to award Lagos-Ibadan railway projects…
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Controversies as Police explain how Port Harcourt lawyer died

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt As  condemnations continue to trail the gruesome assassination of Ken Atsuwete, a  Port Harcourt based human rights lawyer, the Rivers State Police Command has presented a new twist to the circumstances surrounding his death. The Police Command said that Atsuwete died of bullet wounds he sustained during a suspected kidnapped attempt on […]

FG Signs MoU on Warri-Abuja Rail Project

The Federal Government on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) on the completion of Warri-Ajaokuta-Itakpe-Baro-Abuja railway line. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, signed the agreement on behalf of the Federal Government while Chen Xiao Xing, Vice President of CRCC, signed for the company in Abuja. Amaechi said that […]

Kano’s Light Rail Contract: Chinese firms are dominating Nigeria’s rail sector

By every indication, Chinese firms are gradually dominating Nigeria’s rail transport sector. On Monday August 29, a $1.85 billion light rail contract was signed between the China Railway Construction Company (CRCC) and the government of Kano State. The Kano light rail will run through four metropolis areas and is expected to be completed in two years. The light rail, […]

Nigeria: Special Report – Ex-Govs Akpabio, Amaechi, Suntai Received Billions in Waivers to Buy Aircraft, 200 Bmw Cars

By Emmanuel Mayah While they held sway in their respective states, three former governors of Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Taraba received waivers to buy different ranges of aircrafts that included a Bombardier private jet and a Bell 407 Helicopter, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. The governors and other serving government officials circumvented paying duties even […]

FG set to award Lagos-Ibadan railway projects, others – AMAECHI

By Chris Ochayi Abuja—Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday, disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded plans to award the contract for the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project. President Buhari and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi during the commissioning of the $1.457 b Abuja-Kaduna rail Amaechi, who said this at the one […]

Other States News

No plot to impeach Anambra Speaker —Lawmakers

By Enyim Enyim ONITSHA—Contrary to insinuations in some quarters that there was plot by the Anambra State House of Assembly to impeach the Speaker, Mrs. Rita Maduagwu, the lawmakers yesterday said there was no iota of truth in the rumour making the round. Anambra Speaker, Mrs. Rita Maduagwu The House Committee Chairman on Judiciary, Mr […]

New, shocking photos of newly constructed tunnel road in Imo state

Newly constructed traffic tunnel at Concorde junction in Imo state, which was built to improve traffic flow and reduce incidents has gone to ‘hell’. Just a few days after the rains fell, the road, which was unveiled with much pomp and pageantry, now looks more like a muddy swimming pool, rather than a road. Some […]

Okorocha Asks Imo Indigenes To Bear Hardship Caused By Road Expansion

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has made a passionate appeal to Imo indigenes to be patient with his government, and bear the hardship caused by ongoing road expansion, rehabilitation and urban renewal programme. The Governor made the appeal on Friday in Imo State’s capital, Owerri while inspecting some of the ongoing road expansion and […]

Deeper Life Church tasks Nigerians on obedience to God’s word

NIGERIANS have been urged to respond positively to the word of God if they are to benefit from the abundant blessings of God which are always available to the faithful. State Co-ordinating Overseer of Deeper Christian Life Ministry in charge of South-South, Pastor Obinna Nkemjika, gave the charge while briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers […]

Okorocha: ‘I wasn’t slapped by a goddess,’ Governor says

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha also dismissed claims that he had travelled abroad to seek treatment for a medical condition. play Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha (Information Nigeria) Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

Sports

Solomon Dalung Reacts to Calls for His Sack as Sports Minister

Discussion in ‘Sports News’ started by Lequte, Aug 30, 2016 at 8:40 PM. Views count: 500 Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

ANALYSIS: Old tunes on replay as Nigeria takes back seat at Rio …

Niger Republic, Burundi, Fiji Island, among others, finished ahead of Team Nigeria at the just concluded Rio Olympics. The supposed giant of Africa and one-time leading sporting country, Nigeria ended in the 78th spot on the final medals table. It could have been worse but all thanks to the solitary “golden” bronze won by the […]

I am not problem to Nigerian sports, Minister Dalung cries out

By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA-Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung has lashed out at his critics, saying he was not a problem to the Nigerian sports. Dalung, it will be recalled came under heavy criticism by most sports analysts following the poor performance of the Nigerian contingents to the just concluded Olympic Games in […]

Rio Olympics: Nigeria’s pathetic medal run

By Jacob Ajom After nearly three weeks of high level competition, fun and friendship, the   2016 Rio Olympic Games wound down August 21 with a never to be forgotten closing ceremony at the iconic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. By sporting standards, the Rio Olympics was a huge success. Brazil proved to the rest of the world that […]

$390000 donation: Nigerians beg angry Takasu, slam Dalung

Solomon Dalung ’Tana Aiyejina Nigerians on Sunday begged Japanese plastic surgeon and philanthropist Katsuya Takasu, after the Asian expressed his anger on Twitter, over how he was treated by the country’s sports authorities following his donation of $390,000 to the bronze-winning national U-23 football team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The Nigerian team […]

Africa News

Somalia: Death Toll in Mogadishu Truck Bomb Rises to 22

Photo: Ahmed Osman/IPS The death toll from a truck bomb attack in Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 22, including security force members, medical sources said on Tuesday. A driver of local ambulance service said several people who were seriously wounded in the attack have succumbed to their injures at the hospitals in Mogadishu. Al […]

Gabon: Opposition Rejects ‘Bongo’s Victory’

Photo: Gabonews By Mark Caldwell Results released on Wednesday suggest that President Ali Bongo has narrowly won the presidential election in Gabon. The opposition has rejected the results and has called for a recount in at least one province. A vote count by the Gabon Electoral Commission has put President Ali Bongo as the winner […]

Malawi: Former Justice Minister Kasambara Sentenced

By Mphatso Nkhoma Former minister of justice Ralph Kasambara has been sentenced to 13 years prison term on the count of conspiracy to murder former budget director Paul Mphwiyo. Kasambara was convicted of conspiring to murder Mphwiyo alongside former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier Macdonald Kumwembe and businessperson Pika Manondo who faced a separate charge […]

Africa: Lessons From Kenya About What’s Holding Back Solar

analysis By Izael Pereira Da Silva The spread of solar and other modern energy technologies in African countries is considerably low. Despite the global viability and growth in the solar energy market, African countries continue to lag behind. They represent less than 1% of the market demand for solar energy. The region accounts for only […]

Africa: Privacy Groups Complain About Whatsapp Policy Changes

Photo: Whatsapp By John Ribeiro Privacy groups in the U.S. have complained to the Federal Trade Commission that changes last week in WhatsApp’s terms and privacy policy break its previous promise that user data collected would not be used or disclosed for marketing purposes. The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy […]

Entertainment

Nollywood actor lands role in ‘Vikings’

Lagos – Nollywood actor, Stanley Aguzie,  who is popular for his short films “Save Me,” and “Entrust,” has landed a role on the popular Irish- Canadian TV show ‘Vikings’. reports Pulse.ng Speaking on his role, the actor said “when I relocated to Dublin I was considering taking a break my acting career and focusing on […]

WATCH: Nollywood war drama gets new trailer for Toronto film festival

Lagos – Nollywood film, ’76’ which follows a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed gets a  new trailer for the Toronto International film Festival. While movie lovers await November 25, 2016, a new trailer for the anticipated “76” is here. Produced by Adonaija Owiriwa and […]

Mark Zuckerberg Praises Nollywood, Talks About Pounded Yam And Jollof Rice

By ABUBAKAR DANLADI   Facebook billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg is excited to interact with Nollywood describing the second largest producers of movie in the world as a Nigerian national treasure. “From everything I have heard, it really sounds like a national treasure. The ability to produce content tells the story of amazing innovation of culture that […]

Nollywood’s Funke Akindele ties the knot with JJC Skills

Entertainment of Wednesday, 31 August 2016 Source: Nigeriafilms.com 2016-08-31 Funke Akindele and Abdulrasheed Bello Star actress, Funke Akindele walked down the aisle on Tuesday, 23, August, with her beau, Abdulrasheed Bello in London, UK at a quiet wedding witnessed by immediate family members, the best man, maid of honour, and friends with strong ties. The […]

Mark Zuckerberg talks Whatsapp, Nigerian Jollof, Nollywood

– Mark Zuckerberg who is currently in Lagos has revealed that he has no plan to change the mode of operations of Whatsapp, an instant message app recently acquired by Facebook – Zuckerberg said he tasted Nigerian food upon his arrival in the country and Nigerian Jollof rice, shrimp and snail, tasted delicious when he […]

Health

Life returns to parts of conflict-ridden Borno | At a glance: Nigeria …

Life returns to parts of conflict-ridden Borno © UNICEF/UN028424/Esiebo Kosha Mallam brings her grandson Ahmadou Sheriff for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) treatment at one of the health centres UNICEF is supporting in Banki dispacement camp, Borno State, north-east Nigeria.   By Toby Fricker With previously inaccessible areas across north-east Nigeria opening up, an additional 750,000 […]

Vipers, Mambas and Taipans: The Escalating Health Crisis over …

Abdulsalam Nasidi’s phone rang shortly after midnight: Nigeria’s health minister was on the line. Nasidi, who worked at the country’s Federal Ministry of Health, learnt that he was needed urgently in the Benue valley to investigate a cluster of dying patients. People were bleeding out of their noses, their mouths, their eyes. Names of spine-chilling […]

Mugabe spokesperson laughs off ill health reports

Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba, has laughed off reports that the long-time leader had abandoned the Southern African Developmental Community summit in Swaziland due to ill health. New Zimbabwe reported on Wednesday that the 92-year-old veteran leader’s health had deteriorated, forcing him to abandon the summit. A government official in Harare was quoted as […]

Police arraign health workers over N92m fraud

The police Special Fraud Unit (SFU) on Tuesday arraigned four sales representatives of Global Healthcare Limited at the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding the company of over N92million. Badmus Oladimeji, Austin Odokara and Ademola Olanisha were accused of converting the company’s N92,391,350.25million to their own use. Prosecution counsel Effiong Asuquo said they […]

Governor Ugwuanyi makes primary health priority – Nigeria Today

Governor Ifenayi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has restated his readiness to continue to  accord priority to all issues relating to health and well being of the people of Enugu state. Ugwuanyi stated this while flagging off the 2016 maternal and  child health week organised by the state, UNICEF and other stakeholders, said he would make […]