Callers on Nigeria Info Hard Facts have shared their thoughts on the Rivers State governor’s recent call for protest votes against the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday at an event in Abuja said any action taken against anyone who undermines the nation’s democracy is right and justified.
The federal government has stepped up COVID surveillance for international travellers months after withdrawing travel protocols.
“Rather than use the campaign ground to sell themselves, they use it to cast aspersions.”
Financial Analyst, Ahmad Umar, has faulted the Central Bank of Nigeria for not ensuring the new series of the N200, N500, and N1000 notes are in wide circulation.
Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Chinedu Mmom, has said it is “not out of place” for students in public schools to clean and get the school environment ready for learning as schools resume.
The British High Commission in Lagos state says the United Kingdom is committed to supporting Nigeria achieve a free, peaceful and credible electoral process in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern District of the Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC, Dr. Onyedikachi Onovo, has said adequate notice was given to occupants of demolished properties in parts of Port Harcourt.
Anxiety as Nigerians anticipates announcement from the five aggrieved governors of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP also known as the G5 group, on who they will be supporting in the forthcoming Presidential elections.
The availability of the new naira notes has been a concern for many Nigerians, this is as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN fixes January 30, 2023, as the deadline for the phasing out of the old naira notes.
Economic Expert and CEO Sytiamo Technology Limited, Michael Ogbaa says the possibility that the CBN may extend its deadline for the phasing out of the old naira note is high.
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, is considering the expulsion of the five aggrieved governors of the party, as well as the dissolution of the party’s structures in their states, following alleged anti-party activities.
Following recent reports of political attacks in parts of Rivers state ahead of the 2023 elections, a caller on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts suggests those who claimed to have been attacked should be arrested and included in the investigation process in order to ascertain the root cause of these attacks.
An Economist, Michael Ogbaa claims the World bank and the International Monetary Fund, IMF is instrumental to the new cash policy launched by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
“The local governments in Rivers State don’t even exist” a caller claims.
National Legal Adviser, Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, CDHR, Henry Ekine says a court judgment ordering the arrest and remand of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Farouk Yahaya is a pointer to the fundamental rule of law of equality.
In the past one-month, three local government offices of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC have been attacked in three states of the federation.
As more Nigerians react to the arrest of Aminu Adamu Mohammed, a student of the Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, civil society organisations including the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Projects, SERAP have demanded the release of Aminu who was allegedly arrested on the orders of the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari over a tweet.
Ahead of the yuletide season, residents of Rivers State have been encouraged to report cases of road emergencies or malfeasance to the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.
A caller has suggested a reduction in the cost of obtaining tertiary education in Nigeria instead of access to a student loan.
Constitutional Lawyer, Dr. Chukwuma A.J Chinwo says the Rivers State Executive Order 21 and 22 which restrains political parties from using buildings and structures in urban and non-urban areas as campaign offices without approval is in direct conflict with the constitution.
Spokesman of the Atiku /Okowa campaign council in Rivers state, Dr. Leloonu Nwibubasa says calls for the resignation of the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, by some aggrieved members of the party came at the wrong time.
Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Rivers state chapter, Rev. Minaibi Dagogo-Jack, says the church is poised to participate actively in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
A caller on Nigeria Info’s Hard Facts says Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s call to other presidential candidates to halt campaigns for the 2023 general elections and support flood victims is ‘hypocritical’.
The National Investment Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr Austen Sado says the eight-month-old strike embarked on by the Union was ‘suspended’ for two reasons.
More reactions follow Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s endorsement of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, and the governorship candidate of opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
President, Engene Youth Assembly, Ahoada-West Local Government Area, Onem Okenya is worried that a recent effort by the Rivers State Government to support flood victims in the state may be botched.
‘We were told that all the monies meant for this program have been paid upfront by former President Goodluck Jonathan’.
Former Public Relations Officer, PRO of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, Fortune Obi says the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPC, is to answer for the discovery of an illegal oil pipeline connection operated off Forcados.
The Rivers State Civil Society Organisation, RIVCSO has described a statement from the Rivers State University refuting an online publication allegedly from the university management as an “Afterthought” and “damage control”.
As the world marks teachers’ day 2022, A caller by the name Akere, who identified as a teacher and Deputy Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, Kana branch, Rivers state, has lamented alleged neglect by the Rivers State Government.
The federal government has approved the registration and certification of two breakaway factions of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
An online video showing All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu working out as he reassures Nigerians he is "healthy, strong, and ready" to serve has stirred reactions from Nigerians.
A caller tells Denise Dennis Worlu on Nigerian Info’s Sunnyside that God disapproves of euthanasia also known as mercy killing.
Over time the debate about eloquence as an indicator of good leadership capacity has made top conversations for many Nigerians.
Spokesperson of the Civil Liberties Organisations, CLO, Sunny Dada has emphasised the importance of issued-based campaigns as political parties commenced campaigns yesterday, September 28, 2022, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
A stalwart of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike has joined calls for the resignation of Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
A Niger Delta Stakeholder, High Chief Lucky John has clarified that oil-bearing communities with oil pipelines running through it will be involved in the surveillance contract awarded to ex Niger Delta agitator, Government Ekpemukpolo also known as Tompolo.
Former Chairman, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PEGASSAN, Port Harcourt Zone, Azubuike Azubuike says the association wrote several letters to notify the government of its displeasure in the oil and gas sector before embarking on a protest against oil theft in Nigeria.
An online video which emerged on Wednesday, 14th September, had the Spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Party, CUPP, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere alleging that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC registered 10 million fake voters in the suspended Continuous Voter Registration CVR, exercise in Imo State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says double or multiple registrations are responsible for the delisting of over 1.1 million newly registered voters ahead of the 2023 general elections.
A lawsuit by the Federal Government against the Academic Staff Union Of University, ASUU is generating reactions from Nigerians.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is unrelenting in his stance that Iyorchia Ayu must vacate his position as National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party, PDP.
The Director of Operations, Neighbourhood Watch, Rivers State, Mathew Iheanyi, has taken a swipe at the dangers posed by street and estate gates.
Does keeping things and people private really protect them?
The National President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, Godiya Ishaya has countered a statement by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire that Nigeria has enough doctors while defending brain drain in the health sector.
Embattled former Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Abba Kyari, has been hit with a fresh suit, as the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA filed fresh charges against the dismissed super cop over non-disclosure of assets.
A caller has raised concern about marriages not bounded by the law. He believes this is why most widows suffer abuse and are often times denied inheritance rights.
The Director of Operations, Neighbourhood Safety Corps in Rivers State, Mathew Iheanyi says aside from uniform kits provided by the Rivers State Government upon inauguration, the agency has received nothing from the state government.
The place of leadership in Nigeria’s political space as the forthcoming elections approach has again been brought to the fore.
The National Investment Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Austen Sado has refuted claims by the Federal Government that its no-work-no pay policy is all that is prolonging the ASUU strike.
Spencer Osaro, brother to a victim of a tanker explosion which happened on Sunday, near Trailer Park Junction, Eleme road narrates the events that led to the fire explosion.
Chairman Ikwerre Local Government, Rivers state, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike says the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar made a Vice-Presidential offer to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike just after the PDP presidential primary in Abuja.
Security Expert, Dennis Amachree has asked the Federal Government to be on a red alert following a recent threat to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-rufai in a video released by the Islamic State of West-African Province, ISWAP, a terrorist group.
The Chairperson, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Rivers State, Beatrice Itubo says there will be a full-blown strike if nothing happens after its planned solidarity protest.
The Chairman of Diobu Vigilante group, Amatari Prince Bipilade says community policing is the way out of reoccurring criminal activities in parts of Rivers state.
The news of the Dangote refinery commencing operations later this year is been greeted with uncertainty.
A caller has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that he is eager to go, describing his time in office as ‘tough’.
“They find joy in keeping people in prison custody...” A caller claims as he contributes to the conversation on why inmates are unlawfully detained.
Nigerians need to be circumspect with the information they consume and share using various social media platforms as the 2023 general elections draw close.
Chairman, Emohua Local Government Area, Dr. Chidi Lloyd has raised an alarm about a plan by some chiefs to constitute a factional vigilante security outfit in Emohua Local Government Area.
Associate Professor of Public Law, Rivers State University, RSU, Barrister Ritchard Nwokocha has reacted to a recent crisis rocking the nation’s Supreme Court over claims by 14 Supreme Court Justices of neglect and poor welfare at the Apex Court.
Security Expert, Leslie George says directing citizens to carry guns for self-defense amounts to causing anarchy.
Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obbo Effanga says June 30th remains the official deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration exercise, CVR.
The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi's visit to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has elicited reactions from many wondering what they could be up to.
As the 2023 general elections draw close, the call for citizens to get their Permanent Voter Card, PVC, and vote has intensified.
Former All Progressives Congress, APC Rivers State governorship aspirant, Tekena Iyagba says he left the party for the African Action Congress (AAC), not just because of a consensus but because the Rivers APC could not guarantee a free and fair primary.
Environmentalist and Former PRO Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON), Rivers State Chapter, Abu Kame Joseph has highlighted solutions the Rivers State Government can explore to tackle the waste management crisis in Port Harcourt.
Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC Rivers State, Hon. Bernard Mikko says he is not part of the party's decision to pick a consensus aspirant ahead of the forthcoming 2023 election in the state.
The Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Obo Effanga has clarified the suspension of the Online Continuous Voter Pre-Registration exercise.
The usual march-past at the Isaac Boro Park in Port Harcourt saw civil servants under the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Rivers State, make gestures of dissatisfaction and sadness over their working conditions as they wore black for the May Day celebration on Monday.
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Rivers State, had warned about an imminent flooding in some local government areas of Rivers State during the rainy season.
The National Investment Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Austen Sado, has reacted to the Federal Government’s plan to halt the salary of striking varsity workers.
Voter apathy; some analyst argue is a major challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC may have to deal with largely as a result of distrust in the electioneering process to produce a winner that reflects the people's choice.
A riot had erupted at the Port Harcourt Correctional Center on April 11th after an inmate was confirmed dead. The inmate reportedly died after punishment from a senior inmate.
It is a lease of life for the nation's electoral system for some Nigerians, as President Muhammadu Buhari finally signed the reworked copy of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into Law today.
In a move to end completely the increasing rate of ritual killing amongst young Nigerians, the Federal Government on Monday, Feb 21 2022, announced plans to commence a sensitization campaign against ritual killing through the National orientation agency.
The one-month warning strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on Monday, have continued to elicit reactions from Nigerians.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on Monday announced a one-month warning strike over the Federal Government’s failure to honour an agreement reached in 2020.
The Rivers State Governor in his New Year broadcast said the state government has decided to take over abandoned plots and uncompleted buildings in the Old and New Government Reservation Areas (GRA), as well as some parts of Port Harcourt city and Obio-Akpor Local Government Areas.
Budget analyst, Ken Henshaw, says it is disturbing that new projects were “illicitly” inserted into the 2022 budget.
This is one question that remains controversial, especially for vehicle owners who have either had their cars stolen or broken into after they parked them at the parking lot and proceeded to conduct transactions in certain establishments.
"We don't have this culture of getting to legal practitioners to review agreements."
After Governor Ayade of Cross River State names his state's budget, Budget of Conjugated Agglutination, callers and Dayo give their opinions on naming of budgets.
Michael Ogbaa – CEO/MD of Sytiamo Technology Limited joins Dayo on Hard Facts to discuss the eNaira. He says "the principle liability is on the Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria."
The politicians know that your votes count, that's the reason they do...
Dayo had callers call in to share their opinions about the Nigerian government's plan of paying students studying education in public universities ₦75,000 per semester.
11th of October, 2021 is the International Day Of The Girl Child.
Being assaulted and robbed must have been quite an ordeal for Kelly Oni, a Bolt Driver who encountered OSPAC members.
Barrister and Guardian, Ifeoma Agbo, believes that this act will have psychological effects on the pupils whose parents can not afford the uniform.
Johnson Osi, Zonal Coordinator, FCCPC, believes that in the power play, the consumer is weaker so they stay on the side of the consumer to ensure that transactions are fair and where it's unfair, they will clamp down the producer or service provider.
Dayo rants about IPOB banning Nigerian Flag in South East and declaring sit-at-home come October 1.
Dr. Chukwumeka Agi, Chairman of MDCAN, UPTH discusses the ongoing NARD strike and MDCAN's intended actions with Dayo on #HardFacts.
"...six persons were shot, one is dead, others in hospital ...the world needs to hear what Julius Berger is doing to staff." - Anonymous
"...yes, we are checkmating some of your excesses... we just want to improve the governance process; so you shouldn't see us as antagonists."
On #HardFacts with Dayo, Hon. Chisom Dike, Lawmaker representing Oyigbo/Tai/Eleme constituency was of the opinion that more defections from the PDP may be underway.
Samuel Nwanosike, Chairman of Ikwerre LGA in Rivers State says that the APC has been deceiving the country and is about to deceive former President Goodluck Jonathan.
"They have no power to arrest for domestic matter, they have power to mediate where willing parties permits them to do so." - Barrister Richard Wokocha
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