Port Harcourt Assumes UNESCO World Book Capital
Port Harcourt Assumes UNESCO World Book Capital
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Ernest Chinwo 
Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, will today assume its status as the UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, the first country in the sub-Saharan Africa to have won…

Plot To Hijack Bayelsa APC Congress Tears Sylva, Amaechi Apart
Plot To Hijack Bayelsa APC Congress Tears Sylva, Amaechi Apa…
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There is rising hostility among the supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State following the alleged plot by some politicians to hijack the conduct of the State…

Amaechi, Supporters Have No Plan To Return To PDP -APC
Amaechi, Supporters Have No Plan To Return To PDP -APC
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All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has described as false, claims by the supervising minister of education, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, that Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and his supporters…

Shortlist for Caine Prize of African short stories
Shortlist for Caine Prize of African short stories
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Labour's Tukituki candidate says she won't delete a 2011 tweet in which she called David Cunliffe, now her party's leader, a "bully". Quickread ✩ Save 6Comments

Why I’m so short – Aki
Why I’m so short – Aki
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Popular actor, Chinedu Ikedieze, aka Aki, had a tough time fielding questions from school children at the ongoing World Book Capital event in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State.
During the…

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Port Harcourt Assumes UNESCO World Book Capital

 UNESCO logo Ernest Chinwo  Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, will today assume its status as the UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, the first country in the sub-Saharan Africa to have won the designation from an open competitive bidding. Formal activities for the programme began yesterday with the opening of the International Literature Exhibition and […]

Plot To Hijack Bayelsa APC Congress Tears Sylva, Amaechi Apart

There is rising hostility among the supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State following the alleged plot by some politicians to hijack the conduct of the State Congress of the party and install a substantive executive loyal to the former governor, Chief Timipre Sylva. The alleged plot, according to senior APC sources, […]

Amaechi, Supporters Have No Plan To Return To PDP -APC

All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has described as false, claims by the supervising minister of education, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, that Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and his supporters were trying to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through the back door. Wike, had while speaking at Omoku,  during a thanksgiving service to […]

Shortlist for Caine Prize of African short stories

Labour’s Tukituki candidate says she won’t delete a 2011 tweet in which she called David Cunliffe, now her party’s leader, a “bully”. Quickread ✩ Save  6Comments Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

Why I’m so short – Aki

Popular actor, Chinedu Ikedieze, aka Aki, had a tough time fielding questions from school children at the ongoing World Book Capital event in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State. During the ‘Celebrities Read to Children’ segment of the event, at the Royal Banquet Hall of Hotel Presidential on Tuesday, one of the pupils in attendance, […]

Other States News

My Relationship With Willie Obiano will Remain Cordial – Former Governor …

My Relationship With Willie Obiano will Remain Cordial – Former Governor …

class=”eliadunit” Former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi says his relationship with current Governor of the State, Chief Willie Obiano will remain cordial. In this interview with some journalists, Obi said he is Obiano’s guarantor, and will always wish that he performs. He also spoke about life outside office, saying that nothing about him […]

2015: Ihedioda, Imo government trade words over Okorocha’s performance

class=”eliadunit” This was contained in a statement issued yesterday in Owerri by his media aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu, after Ihedioha’s consultative visit to Okigwe Council Area of the state ahead of the 2015 governorship polls. Ihedioha appealed to loyalists of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okigwe Local Government Area of the state to remain steadfast […]

My Relationship With: Former governor of Anambra State

My Relationship With: Former governor of Anambra State

class=”eliadunit” Former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi says his relationship with current Governor of the State, Chief Willie Obiano will remain cordial. In this interview with some journalists, Obi said he is Obiano’s guarantor, and will always wish that he performs. He also spoke about life outside office, saying that nothing about him […]

Blake Griffin Splashes Warriors Fan With Water

Blake Griffin Splashes Warriors Fan With Water

‘);ad_counter++}; Warriors-Clippers Preview LOS ANGELES (AP) — As much as the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors don’t like each other, they’re a lot alike in some ways. There’s an All-Star point guard on each side, they’re both young and athletic, and each franchise is trying to distance itself from an inglorious past that cast […]

Iranian Army unveils new defense equipment – Ahlul Bayt News Agency

Iranian Army announces new military equipment, designed and produced inside the country, as the Islamic Republic continues developing defense capabilities. A six-barrel 12.7mm Gatling-type machine gun dubbed Moharram and a smart composite armor were two pieces of military hardware that were unveiled during the ceremony in Tehran on Sunday with Commander of the Iranian Army’s […]

Sports

NFF pick Match-fixing Investigative Officers

The country’s football governing body has appointed officers to handle cases of match-fixing in the Nigeria Football League The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed match-fixing officers towards the growth of the Nigeria Professional Football League and the round leather game. As a follow-up to the Fifa/Interpol Training which took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire between […]

NFF laments recent deaths

The football community has been in mourning following the recent passing away of former National team captain Pa. Albert Onyeawuna and Kaduna United coach Lato Saleh. Also, five players of Nigeria Nationwide League (NNWL) side Bakoji FC of Kaduna lost their lives at the weekend in a road crash on their way to a league […]

World Cup: Brazil 2014 Ticket Certificates Ready

World Cup: Brazil 2014 Ticket Certificates Ready

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announced that certificates for those who purchased their FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 match tickets through the NFF are now ready for collection. Speaking at the NFF Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday, NFF’s Director of Marketing, Adama Idris stated that the certificates will enable those supporters to apply for […]

Mourinho puts faith in Torres ahead of Atletico clash

Mourinho puts faith in Torres ahead of Atletico clash

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said Fernando Torres will be able to deal with the emotion of returning to face his boyhood club Atletico Madrid in the Blues first-leg Champions League semi-final tie on Tuesday, 22 April. Torres, who played over 200 times for Atletico before joining Liverpool in 2007, hasn’t been left out from Mourinho’s […]

Nigeria target semifinals in FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

ABUJA, April 22 (Xinhua) — Nigeria hope to reach the semifinals in the FIFA’s U-20 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by Canada in August, an official of the local football federation said here on Tuesday. With an appearance in the previous World Cup semifinal, the West African country’s U20 female team, also known as […]

Africa News

South Africa: Apartheid’s Legacy Lingers On

Many black South Africans in the former homelands where they were confined during apartheid had hoped the advent of democracy 20 years ago would change their lives for the better. But most of them are still struggling. When 74-year-old Dlingiziwe Ngubane was able to cast his vote for the first time 20 years ago – […]

Nigeria: Ex-Militia Fights Delta Oil Theft

Abuja — A former leader of Niger Delta militants, Felix Timilaemi, has launched a voluntary campaign against oil theft in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. According to him, 30 illegal refineries and 12 boats used by oil thieves in the area have been destroyed. He disclosed this after conducting journalists round the destroyed […]

South Sudan: Army Admits Losing County to Rebels

Juba — South Sudan government admitted on Tuesday that its forces had lost control of Unity state’s Mayom county to anti-government rebels led by the country’s former vice-president, Riek Machar. The information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth told the United Nations-owned Radio Miraya that government troops “tactically withdrew” from the county and that it was a […]

Ethiopia: Kadisco to Sell Majority Share to Indian Company

Asian Paints, a subsidiary of India’s largest paints company – Asian Paints Ltd, agreed to buy 51 pc equity stake in Kadisco Chemical Industry Plc of Ethiopia, following the approval by the Indian company’s board on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, of a proposal by Kadisco. Kadisco is a family business established in 1991 with a […]

South Africa: A Visit to Modern-Day Soweto

Soweto — Soweto is one of South Africa’s oldest townships. Formerly home to Nelson Mandela and the center of anti-apartheid protests in 1976, it now attracts tourists from all over the world. The township of Soweto was created for blacks by South Africa’s oppressive apartheid government in 1963. Under apartheid, South Africans were classified as […]

Entertainment

Nollywood actor, Chr: Nollywood actor, Chris Nkulor who was

class=”eliadunit” Nollywood actor, Chris Nkulor who was diagnosed of a kidney ailment is dead. And this is happening barely one month after a campaign was launched to help raise N3million for his treatment at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching hospital Ile-Ife Nigeria. class=”eliadunit” News of his death filtered in earlier on today. May his soul […]

Nollywood Producers Worried By Growing Rate of Piracy – Association President

The President, Association of Movie Producers, Zik Okafor, on Saturday said that the growing rate of piracy was giving Nollywood producers a lot of concern. Okafor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that piracy was killing the industry and needed to be tackled with more vigour. “Piracy is killing Nollywood. You make […]

Nollywood Legend Calls For Ban On Mexican Telenovelas In Ghana

Nollywood Legend Calls For Ban On Mexican Telenovelas In Ghana

Renowned Ghanaian actor, Kofi Adjorlolo has called for the ban of Mexican telenovelas from airing on our local television stations. According to the veteran actor, these soap operas are dwindling the Ghanaian movie industry. Speaking to Bra Chef on Radio Univers, he advised Ghanaians to take a cue from Nigerians who ones banned these limited-run […]

"Piracy Is Killing Nollywood", Nigerian Producer Says

The President of the Association of Movie Producers, Zik Okafor, on Saturday said that the growing rate of piracy was giving Nollywood producers a lot of concern. Mr. Okafor told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that piracy was killing the industry and needed to be tackled with more vigour. “Piracy is killing Nollywood. […]

Saheed Balogun – Talks About My Failed Marriage Distract My Creativity

Saheed Kolawole Balogun is a household name in the Nigeria Movie Industry. He was born in Kwara State on February 5, 1967 and read Statistics at the Kwara State Polytechnic. Saheed started acting in 1981 and has over the years, worked with most of the great actors and actresses in Nollywood. He recently spoke to […]

Health

Nigerian Healthcare Foundation hosts 9th annual gala

Nigerian Healthcare Foundation hosts 9th annual gala

Health Comment Feed: RSS 2.0  Print This Post The Nigerian Healthcare Foundation (NHF) will hold its 9th. Annual Faces of Hope Gala on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in the Newark Club located at 1085 Raymond Boulevard Newark NJ 07114. This year, NHF will be honoring Dr. Chisara Asomugha, Commissioner on the US Commission to UNESCO, Vice President […]

Nigerian Author Publishes New Book about Health and Wellness

(PRLEAP.COM) “How to Regain and Retain Your Health,” a new book by Tony Akinyemi, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Among the creatures walking the face of the earth, none has encountered more complications than humans when it comes to matters regarding health. This is because humans, with the advent of civilization, have […]

Lead Poisoning Nightmare In Nigeria May Be Easing

Lead Poisoning Nightmare In Nigeria May Be Easing

i i hide captionGado Labbo holds her 5-year-old son, Yusuf, at a clinic in Dareta. In 2010, when Yusuf first entered the clinic, he had a blood lead level 30 times higher than the amount the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers dangerous. David Gilkey/NPR Gado Labbo holds her 5-year-old son, Yusuf, at a […]

Fidson Boss Urges Healthcare Firms to Embrace Listing

Managing Director, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Dr. Fidelis Ayebae, has joined other stakeholders in the health sector and capital market in urging healthcare and pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria to embrace the idea of listing on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) in order to grow their businesses. Dr. Ayebae made this remark while addressing guests at the […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria is not meeting her Primary Health Care …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria is not meeting her Primary Health Care …

Muhammad Ali Pate on Primary Health Care reforms, the fight against Polio, and the new generation of innovative players emerging in Nigerian healthcare.   By, Tolu Ogunlesi. Muhammad Ali Pate was Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Polio Eradication, until July 2013, when he resigned to take […]