Port Harcourt, Warri Refineries Commence Preliminary Production

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says refineries in Port Harcourt and Warri have commenced preliminary production. According to the NNPC, production started after in-house engineers conducted a nine-month rehabilitation on the facility.

Patience Jonathan Barred From Airport’s VIP Lounge

Security officials at the Port-Harcourt International Airport in Rivers state on Thursday, July 23, barred wife of former president Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience from entering the airport’s VIP lounge. Patience Jonathan

Air Force To Intensify Offensive Against Insurgency

The Nigerian Air Force has vowed to intensify its onslaught against the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s north-east region. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadiq Abubarkar, said this on Thursday during an operational visit to the Air Force Base in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

NSCDC Impounds Suspected Adulterated Crude Oil Tanker In Abia

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have impounded a tanker truck carrying alleged adulterated Crude Oil. Men of the NSCDC seized the tanker suspected to be conveying about 33,000 litres of suspected adulterated Crude Oil at Osisioma, along Port Harcourt Expressway in the South-east region of Nigeria.

Nigeria vs Congo: LOC assures fans of security in PH

Samson Siasia: coach of Dream Team VI The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2016 Olympic Qualifying match, Hon. Boma Iyaye has assured fans of the Under 23 Team (Dream Team 6) and its counterpart from Congo of maximum security.

Port Harcourt Refinery Begins Production Of Crude Oil


The Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company, PHRC, Dr Bafred Enjugu has announced that the refinery has commenced the production of crude oil. Read: 4 Nigerian Refineries To Resume Production Of Fuel In July

Rivers Council Chairmen: Attorney General Debunks APC Court Order

Rivers State’s Attorney General, Emma Aguma, has described as falsehood, claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state that there was a ruling that favoured the sacked Local Council Chairmen. The Attorney General’s declaration is consequent to the rumour of an order from the National Industrial Court of Nigeria,

Rivers LG: Industrial Court Ruling Cannot Overrule High Court Judgement – Akpedeye

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Dafe Akpedeye, has said that the Industrial Court ruling cannot overrule the Federal High Court judgement on the leadership of Rivers State Local Councils. Mr Akpedeye, who spoke on a programme on Channels Television via telephone from Benin city, the Edo State capital,

Conflicting Figures Trail Rivers State Market Shooting

The number of casualties in a shooting at Agbonchia Market in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State has been put at 11 by eye witness while the police are insisting that only five persons were killed. Many persons were also injured in the attack that occurred on Saturday.

ALGON Rejects Nullification Of Rivers LG Election

The Rivers State Chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria have kicked against the judgement of the Federal High Court, nullifying the May 23 local government elections held in the state. Addressing the media in Abuja, the Chairman of the body, Mr Sogbeye Eli argued that the Peoples

AAG: Siasia Confident Of U-23 Team Against Ghana, Egypt, Senegal

Head Coach of the U-23 National Team, Samson Siasia has described All-Africa Games group B opponents Ghana, Egypt and Senegal as tough nuts, but assured Nigerians that his team will qualify from the group and ultimately aim for the gold medal. Reacting to Thursday’s draw held at the CAF headquarters

Court Dissolves 22 Local Government Councils In Rivers

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has dissolved the 22 Local Government Councils in Rivers State, Nigeria’s south-south region. The presiding judge, Justice Lambo Akanbi of the Federal High Court 1, gave the verdict in his ruling on Thursday.

22 APC Local Council Chairmen Sacked In Rivers


No fewer than 22 local government council chairmen and councillors, all members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have been sacked by a federal high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers. The court presided over by Justice Lambo Akambi, nullified the election of the local government council chairmen and councillors organized

Wike monitors Zero Pothole project in Port Harcourt

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has expressed satisfaction at the pace of work on the Operation Zero Potholes in the Diobu Axis of Port Harcourt.

Abducted Vice Chancellor Was Freed A Week Later In Rivers


Rivers state police said on Saturday, June 27, Rosemond Osagholu, the Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University in Port Harcourt, who was abducted by gunmen has been finally released. The professor was abducted by gunmen a week ago on June 20 as she was leaving the campus of the Rivers government-owned institution.

Wike Sacks Another Top Official, Appoints Replacement


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is on a sacking spree as he has again dismissed another top official. According to a report made available to Daily Independent, Governor Wike has terminated the appointment of Ms Mediline Tador, the General Manager of Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation.