2019: Why Buhari will not assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill
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Electoral Act: Buhari has hidden agenda – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has faulted the refusal of President,...

Breaking: Rotimi Amaechi bags blueprint award
Breaking: Rotimi Amaechi bags blueprint award
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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday received Blueprint Newspapers award for his contribution to the rail development and building of the first monorail system in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Amaechi received the…

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

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2019: Why Buhari will not assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill

Electoral Act: Buhari has hidden agenda – Afenifere Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has faulted the refusal of President,… Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

Breaking: Rotimi Amaechi bags blueprint award

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday received Blueprint Newspapers award for his contribution to the rail development and building of the first monorail system in Sub-Sahara Africa. Amaechi received the award at the maiden edition of Blueprint Impact Series/Awards with the theme: “Tolerance, Unity and Security: Building a Legacy for National Development held in […]

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

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police to immediately withdraw all the policemen deployed to Anambra State House of Assembly to enable members of the Parliament to perform their legislative functions. Recall that the Anambra State House of Assembly was besieged by a legion of armed policemen on […]

Man nabbed for killing 23-year-old trailer driver in Anambra

THE Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old-man, Mr Alonna Onuigwe ‘m’ of Umumpama Village Oba in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State for killing a 23-year- old trailer driver, Mr Felix Aigbogie. According to the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Anambra state command, SP Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this in a press statement, […]

Bombs Intercepted In Imo State

File: Nigeria Police Force Police in Imo state say their personnel have arrested two suspects who were allegedly on their way to bomb a community in Orlu town. Concise News learned that the suspects came from neighbouring Ebonyi State. Commissioner of Police in the state , Dasuki Galadanchi, paraded the suspects, 28-year-old Friday Ehereobia and 30-year-old Ozioma […]

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 […]

Sports

5 things to know about Nigerian-born Birmingham forward Viv Solomon-Otabor

1.    Viv Solomon-Otabor is 22-years-old Born in London, England on January 2, 1996, Viv Efosa Solomon-Otabor is 22-years-old. 2.   Previous clubs Viv Solomon-Otabor started his career with Hampton Richmond Borough and later moved on to Premier League giants Crystal Palace. He received a scholarship to join Birmingham City youth team in 2012 and was there […]

LMC conducts 2018-19 NPFL draw in Asaba

The draw for the Nigeria Professional Football League 2018-19 season was conducted in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday night. The draw was supervised by the Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company, Salihu Abubakar and it witnessed an increase in the number of teams in the top-flight from 20 to 24 with the decision […]

Flying Eagles draw Niger, South Africa, Burundi in group A of 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations

Flying Eagles draw Niger, South Africa, Burundi in group A of 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations The Flying Eagles of Nigeria are in the same group as the host country of the 2019 U-20 AFCON. Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

Osimhen, Troost-Ekong lead Pulse Sports’ Nigerian Team of the Weekend

Osimhen, Troost-Ekong lead Pulse Sports’ Nigerian Team of the Weekend Pulse Sports have selected their best Nigerian XI from the performances over the weekend. Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

Brentford star Moses Odubajo dumps England commits to Nigeria

Brentford star Moses Odubajo dumps England commits to Nigeria The Amaju Pinnick led NFF have been able to convince another player born overseas to play for the Super Eagles. Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to story@riversstatenews.com

Africa News

Africa: Is Boko Haram’s Notorious Leader About to Return From the Dead Again?

Photo: Premium Times analysis By Jacob Zenn Two years ago, Islamic State expelled Shekau from its West Africa “province” for being too hard-line. Is it preparing to reverse course? Since 2009, when Boko Haram first launched its insurgency, the group’s most recognisable leader has been Abubakar Shekau. The notorious leader has featured in countless videos, […]

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. […]

Entertainment

Nollywood Power Couple, Joke Silva And Olu Jacobs, Celebrate Their 33rd Wedding Anniversary – Nigerian Entertainment Today

Veteran Nollywood actors, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva, are celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary today. READ: Joke Silva’s Birthday Kiss From Olu Jacobs Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today! The couple who got married on November 16, 1985, have been a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian movie industry. They have three children […]

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 […]

Health

Nigerian health startup, SonoCare, raises $250,000 in funding – Tech

SonoCare, a Nigeria based health tech start-up providing services spanning the spectrum of women’s health, has raised $250,000 in funding to scale operations. The funding was raised from GMC coLABS, the gender lens investment portfolio of US-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital (GMC). In a statement made available to Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa, Varun C […]

Nigeria: Buhari to Launch Free Health Scheme for Women, Children

Photo: MBuhari/Twitter By Abdulganiyu Alabi Kaduna — President Muhammadu Buhari is to launch the Basic Health Care Provision Fund Scheme for access to medical facilities by women and children at no cost in a couple of weeks. The Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, made the disclosure […]

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 […]