The lawmaker representing Ahoada East Constituency I, at the Rivers State House Assembly, Martins Mannah, who was elected on the platform of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has defected to the opposition, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
A group of men suspected to be herdsmen has abducted a farmer identified as Edith Lawrence and inflicted injury on several persons, including another farmer, Blessing Chimele.
Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Mr. Kenneth Kobani and a politician, Mr. Samuel Okposo were docked today in Port Harcourt for a six-count charge of money laundering.
Some civil servants in Rivers on Thursday commended the state government for introducing an interest-free revolving loan scheme for them.
Gov. Nyesom Wike on Wednesday inaugurated a disbursement committee for the loan scheme for workers between grade levels one and 13.
The governor had announced that the loan should be accessible to every qualified civil servant irrespective of political affiliation.
Ijaws in Rivers State have endorsed the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for a second term in line with the governor’s pro-Ijaw disposition.