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The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the payment of arrears of the new minimum wage as agreed upon by the Organised Labour and the Federal Government. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting held at...
Tina Amanda As preparations for the 2019 Portharcourt Chamber of Commerce International Trade Fair in South-South region commences, with the theme: Innovative Product and Services for Today Sales and Commerce, Entrepreneurs in the State have been urged to make good use of the opportunity to showcase their innovative products and services. Chairman Organising Committee for the 2019 Trade Fair, Sir Mike...
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu presiding over the case of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow and 2019 presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), has expressed concerns that Sowore is yet to meet his bail conditions. While ruling on the application for the variation of bail conditions put forward by Sowore’s counsel, Mr Femi Falana, on Monday, Ojukwu said: “Considering the...
Kelechi Kas Few weeks after the federal government performed the official re-opening of Oil Mining Lease, OML-25 flow station in Belema community, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State, some agitated youths have invaded the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, flow station, disrupting production activities. King Ibinabo Kalaoriye, the Traditional ruler of Belema, one of the three host Communities of the OML,...
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned youths against disrupting the execution of projects in the state. This is as he charged contractors working in the state to use indigenes of the state as sub-contractors. He stated this during the commissioning of Rumuokoro Flyover on Wednesday. The Flyover is one of the three flyovers to be constructed in the stated in the...
By Kelechi Esogwa-Amadi The coordinator of Nwaneri Botanic Centre in Rivers State, Dr Eugene Nwaneri, has justified natural medicine practice, revealing that Jesus Christ healed people with herbs, leaves and mud. In a chat with TPCN today in his office at Ikwerre Road, Mile 1, Diobu, Port Harcourt, Dr Nwaneri said that native medicine is encouraged by scripture, adding that Jesus,...
The chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area, Samuel Nwanosike, has vowed to punish tax defaulters in the LGA. Nwanosike also called on business owners in Ikwerre LGA to directly deal with the Council through the authorised revenue consultant mandated to collect revenue for the LGA. The council boss made this disclosure in a press conference held at the Council's headquarters, Isiokpo,...
A tourist swimming with dolphins has lost both her hands and her breast in a shark attack. The woman, 35, had been in a lagoon in French Polynesia with her family, including her six-year-old son who witnessed the attack. They were there on a whale watching trip and had left the lagoon to follow dolphins in the open sea when the...
Lorine Emenike Associate Professor and Head of the department of vocational and technical education at Ignatius Ajuru University, Isaac Ogundu has said that a state of emergency should be declared on vocational and technical education, especially in Rivers State. Ogundu said the first step is to constitute a board on vocational and technical education and let each local government area in...
The Rochas Foundation says it is budgeting N1 billion to help tackle the out of school children challenge in the country. Ms Ucy Rochas, Director-General of the foundation, disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday while briefing newsmen. She said the programme would be implemented under its new project called “Rochas Foundation Education Aid and Development (READ) programme” to be launched in...
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