Sunday, July 25, 2021

Port Harcourt

July 24, 2021

NIMASA reacts as eight maritime workers are kidnapped

The eight persons were traveling to Port Harcourt from Kula area in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, before the gunmen struck at Kula-Abonnema waterway.

July 21, 2021

Rivers government seals four water factories

The Commissioner for Water Resources said the government would continue to ensure that only healthy water are sold to the public.

Commissioner for Water Resources and Rural Development, Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja
July 17, 2021

PIB: Southern governors will react soon, says Gov. Emmanuel

The southern Governors’ Forum had demanded allocation of five per cent derivation as initially proposed in the PIB by the House.

Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel.
July 15, 2021

Reps step down passage of PIB amidst protest by southern lawmakers

The percentage of total operating expenses (OPEX) that oil firms are supposed to contribute to a trust fund established for host communities is in dispute.

House of Representatives, [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Reps NGR]
July 13, 2021

APC planning to use Lauretta Onochie to rig 2023 elections: Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike says President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination as INEC national commissioner is part of APC’s grand plans to rig the 2023 elections.

Lauretta Onochie
July 10, 2021

Wike reopens popular Rivers market after 15 months

Mr Wike in March 2020 shut down all markets in the state to reduce the spread of COVID-19. He later reopened all the markets except the Oil Mill and the Oginigba Slaughter markets.

July 4, 2021

Niger Delta Congress rejects PIB, says it’s antics of honourable thieves in National Assembly

The National Assembly passed the PIB, 12 years after the Bill was first introduced in the parliament. The Bill allocates three per cent equity share from oil proceeds to host communities.

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Niger Delta Congress (NDC), and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege
July 3, 2021

Wike to Buhari: Arrest Miyetti Allah, bandits now, like you did to Nnamdi Kanu

The governor further urged the federal government to ensure all terrorists on its watchlist regardless of their ethnicity or religion are arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.

Governor Wike and president Buhari
July 1, 2021

UPDATE: Senate, Reps passed PIB amidst protest from Niger Delta lawmakers

The National Assembly on Thursday passed the much awaited Petroleum Industry Bill amidst protestations from lawmakers representing the oil rich Niger Delta.

June 29, 2021

NNPC begins repair of Port Harcourt refinery

NNPC says Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for the Port Harcourt Refining Company is already on site.