Gov Wike moves to revamp dormant health facilities in Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has inaugurated a seven-man committee to revive some dormant state health institutions in the state. The implementation committee, chaired by Ipalibo Harry Banigo, the deputy governor,  herself a medical doctor, is to revamp the idle and litigation-harried multi-million-naira Kelsey Harrison Hospital in Diobu, Dental & Maxillo-facial Hospital on Aba Road, […]

Cinemas, hotels, eateries open for business in Delta State; but Rivers keeps them waiting

Following the steps taken by the federal government to reopen cinemas, hotels, bars, film houses, restaurants, and gyms, Delta State last Thursday asked the operators of cinemas, film houses, eateries and hotel restaurants to resume operations, saying the state has continued to flatten the COVID-19 curve. Charles Aniagwu, the Delta State commissioner for Information, stated […]

Rivers targets community ownership for OML 11 oil block

Rivers State is targeting the adoption of a host community ownership model for the oil mining lease (OML) 11, the much-controverted oil block, which the state government said it had acquired from Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) for $150 million (N54 billion). The state commissioner for energy and natural resources, Peter Medee said this in […]

Cross River’s Bakassi Council builds novel smart office in oil region

LGA still in dire need of development   Cross River State’s littoral border council, the Bakassi Local Government Council, has made history in the entire oil region of Niger Delta as it built and equipped the first local government council smart office. This Bakassi council is new. The old Bakassi which is awash with hydrocarbon […]

AfDB to fund multi-billion-naira Port Harcourt urban water scheme

AU congratulates Adesina, pleges to support his second term bid as AfDB president

Ben Eguzozie, in Port Harcourt Project takes off 6 yrs late Expected to cater for 1.3m residents The African Development Bank (AfDB) would be providing 100 percent funding of the Rivers’ Port Harcourt urban water scheme, which would involve the rehabilitation and upgrading of water supply for the Port Harcourt metropolis, made up of Port […]