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Governor Nyesom Wike makes U-turn, joins #EndSARS protesters in Rivers state (video

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike made a U- turn as he joined the EndSARS protesters in Rivers state today October 13 after they all marched to the state government house and asked him to come out and address them. Recall that the governor had  on Monday, October 12, in a statement banned residents of the […]

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Rivers state government bans #EndSARS protest in the state

Rivers state government has banned all forms of #EndSARS protest in the state. The state Commissioner for information said in a statement released that there is no reason for protesters to gather against #Endsars since the Inspector General of Police has dissolved all SARS formations across the country. Nsirim further noted that violators will be […]

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Married man commits suicide in Rivers state over hardship, business failure

A 45-year-old married man, Chinedu Peter Ogwa, committed suicide at his home situated at Wokoma street in Mile 3 Diobu in Rivers state on Thursday night August 27. The Nation reports that Chidinma Ogwa, wife of the deceased, said her husband started behaving strangely on Monday, August 24. She said he left behind a suicide note where he appealed to […]

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Corps member slumps and dies in Rivers State

A corps member, Atiye Florence Aduke reportedly slumped and died following an incident which occurred in her apartment at Abua Odual LGA in Rivers state where she was serving. The member of 2019 Batch C, Stream 2 of the youth program who slumped and hit her head against a wall in her house on Wednesday […]

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Manager of demolished hotel among 27 new cases of Coronavirus – Rivers government

The Rivers state government has announced that the manager of a hotel which was demolished by Governor Nyesom Wike for violating the lockdown order he issued, has tested positive for Coronavirus.   In an announcement made on Sunday May 24, the Rivers government said the Manager of Prodest Hotel, Bariledum Azoroh is among the 27 new cases […]

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Rivers State Covid -19 Taskforce intercepts passengers hidden inside trailer load of building material; fake lockdown pass with Governor Wike’s signature found in their possession

Members of COVID-19 Taskforce in Rumuigbo on Wednesday, intercepted a trailer loaded with building materials smuggling people into Rivers State. The interception was aided by the collective effort of NYCN, Ijaw Youths and residents of the area. Speaking at the scene, Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Council, Prince Solomon Eke, called on residents of Obio/Akpor […]

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Rivers state government withdraws charges against Caverton helicopter and its pilots

The Rivers state government has withdrawn its charges against Caverton helicopters and two of its pilots who were arrested weeks ago for violating the Executive Order issued by Governor Nyesom Wike on movement in the state. The Rivers state Government made a formal withdrawal of the charges on Tuesday May 19. Paulinus Nsirim, the state’s […]

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62 year old woman dies while struggling for COVID-19 palliative in Rivers

A 62-year-old woman has died while struggling for COVOD-19 palliative shared by the Rivers state government in Elele Kingdom, Ikwerre Local Government Area of the State. According to Vanguard, the deceased, Mrs. Florence Onuobodo arrived at the venue with others waiting to receive the palliatives. A stampede ensued and she was trampled upon by others […]

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Nigerian man shot dead in front of his girlfriend in Rivers (graphic photo)

The police in Rivers state is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the gruesome murder of a young man, Leonard Chika, in front of his girlfriend in the Mile 3 axis of Diobu in Port Harcourt the state capital on Friday. May 15. Facebook user, Ezebunwo Ichemati, who shared the story online, wrote. Another promising innocent […]

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I’m innocent – Wanted Rivers PDP Youth leader speaks from hideout, alleges frame up

Princewill Osareojiji, the Eleme Local Government Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth leader who was declared wanted by the Rivers state government has shared his own side of the story from his hideout. In an interview with Nigeriainfo FM, Osareojiji blamed his travail on a serving Commissioner in Governor Nyesom Wike’s cabinet. He also denied leading […]

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Man who raped and dismembered an eight year old girl in Rivers state in 2017 has been sentenced to death by hanging

A Rivers State High Court has sentenced 21-year-old Ifeanyi Maxwell Dike, to death by hanging, for raping, killing, and dismembering an eight-year-old girl named, Chikamso Victory Nmezurumba, in August 2017. Dike who is said to be related to the deceased, raped Chikamso at Messiah Close , in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, killed […]

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Coronavirus lockdown: 22 traders transported in container, arrested in Rivers state

22 traders who violated the lockdown order given by the Rivers State government has been arrested. entering the state from Anambra and neighbouring Abia State. The traders who entered into the state from Anambra and neighbouring Abia State claimed they are not aware of the lockdown order in the state. The driver of the truck, […]

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Man stabbed to death by his wife in Rivers State

A Nigerian man has been confirmed dead after being stabbed by his wife during a heated argument at their residence in Rivers State. Facebook user, Anthony Biko Shadrach insinuated that his cousin was stabbed to death by his wife because he was seeing other women. He wrote; Just in::::::::: the world is indeed evil my […]

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5 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Rivers, Lagos and Abuja

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 5 new cases of coronavirus in Rivers, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). FCT and Lagos recorded two new cases each while Rivers State now has its first coronavirus case. Three out the 5 new confirmed cases are returning travellers, while two are close contacts […]

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Catholic priest slumps and dies while officiating Mass in Rivers State

A Catholic priest slumped and died while officiating Mass in Rivers State on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Rev. Father Cyprian Kooro, of the St. Helen Catholic Church, Ogbogoro, Rivers State, was in the middle of celebrating Mass with his parishioners when he collapsed suddenly. He was immediately rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching […]

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Man electrocuted while charging his phone in Rivers (graphic photos)

A Nigerian man has died after he got electrocuted while charging his phone in his home in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital on Monday March 9th. A friend and neighbor of the deceased, Emmanuel Alagiri Jnr, who shared the story online, said the deceased simply identified as Barisuka, was charging his phone, placed it […]