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Pandemic: Rivers private waste management outfit sacks 60% of workers

Port Harcourt

A waste management expert in Rivers State, Mr Benson Abu, says his company has laid off 60 per cent of its workers due to the COVID -19 pandemic. Port Harcourt, Rivers State Abu, the Managing Director of CAPS Integrated Services Limited, said in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Thursday, February 4, 2021 that the pandemic had greatly slowed down ...

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Gas pipeline explosion rocks Rivers community


There was panic in Oduoha community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, following an early morning pipeline explosion on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. A pipeline explosion. Photo credit: The pipeline, which supplies gas through the community to a terminal in Bonny Island in Rivers State, belongs to Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) and Nigeria Agip Oil Company ...

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MOSOP accuses unnamed security forces of disrupting Ogoni Day Celebration in Rivers

Lazarus Tamana

The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) says it is saddened that some unnamed security operatives disrupted its annual Ogoni Day Celebration on Monday, January 4, 2021. Lazarus Tamana MOSOP President, Mr Lazarus Tamana, said in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday that some security operatives mobilised and disrupted its celebrations without offering any explanation. “We are worried ...

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Supreme Court declines jurisdiction over Bayelsa Soku oil wells suit

Supreme Court of Nigeria

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 refused to hear a suit brought by the Bayelsa State Government seeking to stop the Federal Government from further paying monthly statutory allocation from Soku oil wells to the Rivers State Government. Supreme Court of Nigeria Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who led the seven-man panel of justices of the apex court, declined hearing ...

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Asaba 2018: LOC members emerge

ifeanyi okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has inaugurated a 17-man Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2018 Senior Africa Athletics Championship, tagged “Asaba 2018.” Asaba, the state capital, will host the event. The governor, who is keen on seeing the LOC hit the ground running, charged the members to organise a world class championship that would leave a lasting mark in ...

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World Bank, AfDB support water scheme in Nigeria


Water and sanitation program and Importance of clean water. The Rivers State Government, in conjunction with the Port Harcourt Water Corporation (PHWC), has embarked on the implementation a project aimed at providing potable water and sanitation services to residents of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Authorities (LGAs). The project is part of a sector-wide institutional reform embarked on by ...

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As soot blankets Port Harcourt


The air in parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital city, has been darkened by soot over the past few months, raising a cloud of concerns about the attendant health impacts. Citizens in parts of Port Harcourt are getting worried about the air they breathe. To put it another way, many citizens are afraid to breathe. And that can ...

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60 pupils bag Shell’s special secondary school scholarship

Igo Weli Shell

Sixty pupils from primary schools in the Niger Delta states of Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers were on Friday (September 4) awarded full secondary school scholarships under the ‘Cradle-to-Career’ (C2C) programme run by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture. They are the latest beneficiaries in a scholarship scheme that has placed 360 bright children in ...

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