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Rivers Lawmaker calls for patience on Ogoni clean-up

Ogoni clean-up

An APC lawmaker representing Eleme Constituency in the Rivers Assembly, Hon. Josiah Olu has enjoined pressure groups agitating against the delayed Ogoni clean-up to be patient with the Federal Government. Olu made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Port Harcourt. He said that the Ogoni clean-up required extensive planning, scientific analysis, ...

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Rivers government tells federal government to repair federal roads

Rivers government tells federal government to repair federal roads

“The Rivers State Government has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to repair federal roads. He has called to declare a state of emergency on some portions of the East West Road, especially the Akpabo-Eleme axis.”- Daily Post He said the road was “constituting a death trap and huge embarrassment to Nigeria.” This call was made on Monday in ...

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Rivers Governor sacks caretaker committee chairmen of 4 LGAs

Rivers Governor sacks caretaker committee chairmen of 4 LGAs

“Four Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen were relived of their appointments. Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Monday in Port Harcourt relieved four Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen of their appointments. According to a statement by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the governor on Electronic Media, the affected committee chairmen are those of Gokana, Asari-Toru, Emohua and Ogu-Bolo Local ...

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The Urban Housing Crisis in Nigeria

urban housing crisis in Nigeria

Housing is a basic necessity of life without prejudice for economic condition. In spite of this, suffice to say that an urban housing crisis exists in Nigeria, not forgetting the fact that housing problem is universal. In this article we take a look at the urban housing crisis in Nigeria One of the basic needs of man is shelter and ...

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What You Probably Never Knew About Ogoniland

Ogoniland

Ogoniland is a region in the South-East of Nigeria. The land and people of the region have been subjected to various incidents of human rights violation, injustice, environmental pollution, degradation and hazards over the years by the actions and the inactions of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Oil companies situated in its domain. In this article we highlight ...

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EFCC goes after Jonathan’s wife’s assets

EFCC goes after Jonathan’s wife’s assets

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC is set  to apply for the final forfeiture of  choice properties  allegedly owned by former First Lady  Patience Jonathan.”- The Nation But the commission has been having difficulty in getting the original titles of the assets. They include Aridolf  Resort, Wellness and Spa  and  eight others. The anti-graft commission may ask the court ...

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Realtors demand freezes in conversion of homes to commercial purposes

Realtors demand freezes in conversion of homes to commercial purposes

“In line with the goal of protecting their field of practice and monitoring the real estate sector, realtors have urged governments to intervene in the area of tightening control and restricting conversion of housing to commercial uses.”- The Guardian They argue that such moves are reducing the existing housing stock and advised that governments should not consider housing as a ...

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Wike assures investors of land, tax relief

Cross River Governor

Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State has invited foreign and local investors to take advantage of the rapid developmental strides of his administration to invest in all sectors of the state’s economy, in order to create jobs. “He assured that first-time investors in sectors such as tourism and hospitality, housing and property development, as well as  agriculture and ICT skills ...

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Real Estate: ‘Population, Panacea To Recession’

Stakeholders urge SON to create specialized dept for building materials

Mr Hamiliton Odom, vice chairman, Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Rivers State chapter,  has said that a robust population was pivotal in delivering  the Nigerian economy from recession. According to The Tide, Odom, also the principal partner in Hamilton Odom & Co Estate Surveyors and Valuers, noted “we are lucky that we have a robust and vibrant population ...

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Nigerian Senate probes carbon emission in Port Harcourt, Rivers

Port Harcourt

“The Nigerian Senate has instructed its Committees on Environment, Petroleum and Downstream to make a visit to Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State. This is in a bid to assess the level of air pollution. According to Premium Times, residents of the city and its environs have been living under the threat of air pollution since black carbon took over ...

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