…pledges seed money for any 1 hectare of cassava cultivated in Rivers Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says seed money has been earmarked by his administration to encourage massive cultivation of cassava across the State. Governor Wike made the promise at the inauguration of the Rivers State... Read more
Bayelsa Forex Schemes: Govt Disowns Cooperatives Bureau, Assures On Regulation
 The Bayelsa government on Wednesday said it remains committed to the regulation of cooperatives societies and the safety of investors’ funds. Mr Otokitio Oparminola, Commissioner for Trade, Industry and Investment, in a statement dissociated the state government from an earlier directives given the Bureau for Cooperative Development to cooperatives... Read more
Agip’s Brass Terminal Host Community Continues Protest After Partial Restoration Of Power
Economic activities at Twon Brass, hosts to Agip’s Oil Export Terminal in Bayelsa have remained grounded as residents continued to occupy the premises of the oil firm even when power supply has been partially restored.   Residents had on May 14 disrupted activities at the oil firm by blocking... Read more
Nigeria’s Defence Chief Orders Investigation Into Air Crash That Claimed Lives Of Chief Of Army Staff, Others
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has called for an investigation into the air crash that claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others on Friday. He said that the Accident Investigation Board is expected to unravel the immediate... Read more
Bayelsa Rural Community Seeks Government’s Intervention On Land Acquisition For Food Security
Farmers in Sabagreia Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Tuesday called on government and interventionist agencies to assist in the acquisition of lands for farming to boost food production.   The farmers who identified access to land as a major obstacle made the call in a... Read more
Onne: Customs Uncovers (1387) Cartons Of Tramadol Concealed With Ceramic Tiles
Area ll Command, Onne Port Uncovers (1387) Cartons of Tramadol Concealed With Ceramic Tiles The Nigeria Customs Service, Area ll Command Onne Port in Rivers State has uncovered one thousand, three hundred and eighty-seven 1387 cartons of prohibited Tramadol tablets concealed with 1000 cartons of ceramic tiles. Customs Area... Read more
Narrative That Niger Delta Is Unsafe Is A Conspiracy Theory – Wike
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has accused international oil companies of  being part to a conspiracy theory that the Niger Delta is unsafe in order not to relocate their corporate headquarters to the region. The governor observed that so long as this kind of negative narrative geared... Read more
2023 Election: Why Nigeria Will Be On Global Spotlight – British High Commissioner
The British government says the world’s spotlight will be on Nigeria during the 2023 general elections and concerted efforts must be made to improve the country’s democracy. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing disclosed this after a closed door meeting with the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom... Read more
Wike Bemoans Inadequate Budgetary Provisions For Security Agencies In Nigeria
Governor of Rivers State,  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says it is still regrettable that adequate budgetary allocation for the security agencies in Nigeria has not been given top priority. The governor made the observation when the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba paid a courtesy visit to him... Read more
Wike Lauds NIMASA’s Drive For Blue Economy, Seeks Return Of Agency’s Cabotage Unit To Port Harcourt
. As NIMASA DG urges states to set up committees on Deep Blue Project   Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has applauded the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on the design of a Blue Economy strategy to replace the hydrocarbon economy in about... Read more