The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has revealed that there is an average of about 9,000 to 10,000 resident doctors currently in the country.
Water Producers Association of Nigeria, WAPAN, has said the cost of production has continued to affect the price of sachet potable water in Rivers State.
The Federal Road Safety Corps Commander in Rivers State, Salisu Galadunci, has revealed that road crashes in the state have reduced.
"Mr President is being misled by certain incompetent managers that he appointed."
The spokesperson of the Atiku campaign council, Kola Ologbondiyan, has expressed concern over recent comments of the Rivers State governor.
Environmental activist, Fyneface Dumnamene, believes adopting pipeline surveillance contracts as a means of tackling crude oil theft is not sustainable.
Security expert, Smith Dibia, has blamed the ‘era of social media’ for the seeming failure of people to connect and get to know their neighbours.
The Rivers State government has clarified that the recently signed Executive Order 22 is not a new law but a directive based on existing law in the state.
Factional President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, (MOSOP) Prince Biira, says the United Nations Environment Programme, (UNEP) recommendations for the clean-up of Ogoni are yet to commence.
President of the Ogoni Youth Federation, Legborsi Yamaabana says there would be no need for a protest on the Ogoni axis of the East-West Road.
National Union of Rivers State Students’ President, Precious Monmon, has suggested that Rivers State University enable students to pay their fees in installments instead of the ‘No school fees, no exams’ policy.
Some callers on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire with Ifiemi Andrew have shared their position on the Rivers State University’s No Fee, No Exams’ policy. For many of them, the policy is unacceptable.
Experts have suggested interventions that the federal government should implement as solutions to the flooding in the country.
An #EndSARS protest organizer in Rivers State, KO Baba, has warned erring security officials to desist from harassing youths in the state.
President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Olusegun Mojeed, has advised Nigerians to properly consider migrating to other countries before doing so.
A caller on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire with Ifiemi Andrew has described Governor Nyesom Wike’s appointment of 50,000 political advisers as an aberration.
Rivers State Civil Society Organisations' Spokesperson, Solomon Lenu, has said Governor Nyesom Wike's recent appointment of advisers is “politically motivated” and unrealistic.
Environmentalist, Evaristus Nicolas, has described as irresponsible, the attitude of government at all levels in Nigeria to the flood crisis in the country.
Gender development advocate, Prof. Heoma Nsirim-Worlu, has explained why it is important to have a day for the girl child.
'I do not know why the take-home pay of somebody whose job is just to say ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ will be better than that of a teacher who takes time to research.’
A caller and a guest on the Morning Crossfire have shared divergent views about Nigeria's challenges and who should be held accountable for them.
Some e-hailing taxi drivers in Rivers State have called for some explanation from the government about a planned tax drive and plans to impound their cars from October 1, 2022.
“Why don’t they just go ahead and campaign and leave the religious leaders alone?”
The Police should not always be blamed for infractions that occur during campaigns, Former Police AIG, Felix Ogbaudu, has said.
As campaigns for the 2023 presidential elections begin, Nigerians have started sharing what they hope politicians and political parties would focus on during their campaigns.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has called on political parties to conduct their campaigns and rallies “with a certain level of civility” as campaigns for the 2023 general elections officially start on Wednesday, September 28.
Former Rivers PDP Publicity Secretary, Darlington Orji, has explained how former PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, was ousted as the party chairman, and how the current chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, emerged.
Security analyst, Achinike Owhomka, has suggested that ahead of the 2023 elections, community leaders need to take measures that would mitigate any form of violence before, during and after the elections.
The Rivers State Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Jokiel Gideon, has posited that the federal government’s decision to drag the Academic Staff Union of Universities to court smacks of incompetence.
Socio-political commentator, Chief Emmanuel Iruayenama, is of the opinion that the political rallies taking place ahead of the 2023 elections will not translate to victory at the polls.
Political parties are setting up campaign councils but the question is where are the funds coming from?
Queues have returned to petrol stations in some parts of Rivers State. While some of the stations are closed, those open have a crowd around their pumps and long queues of vehicles trying to get petrol.
Educationist, Dr Ben Nyewusira, has decried the absence of synergy between the local and state governments in ensuring basic infrastructure at the primary school level.
Callers on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire have reacted to the state of the primary and secondary schools, and education in Rivers State, as schools resume for the 2022/2023 academic session.
An Ogoni stakeholder, Dr Douglas Fabeke, has queried the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, over its current stance on the Ogoni clean-up process.
A Niger Delta Chieftain, Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, has expressed fears that the pipeline surveillance contract given to the former leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Government Ekpemupolo also known as ‘Tompolo’, might “escalate the crisis in the Niger Delta”.
Professor of Politics and Governance, Professor Kenneth Nweke, has recounted how two Nigerian female lecturers were denied US visas because of their ‘meagre' salaries.
The state of the Emohua-Kalabari Road has remained a source of concern for commuters and stakeholders in the Emohua and Kalabari regions.
Estate surveyor and valuer, Dinah Opulah, has explained that “government does not pay for land” while paying compensation to owners of properties demolished during construction projects.
A lecturer and public affairs analyst, Dr Emmanuel Wonah, has revealed that the Academic Staff Union of Universities strike has had a devastating impact on him and his family.
Business analyst Ignatius Chukwu has given reasons why he thinks the agreement for the repatriation of the $23m Abacha loot should not be celebrated.
Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, says no presidential candidate in the 2023 general election can take Rivers State for granted.
An explosion happened in Eteo community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State on Sunday, August 14, 2022, leaving some persons dead.
Nigerian socialist and Secretary of Joint Action Front, Comrade Abiodun Aremu, has reiterated that the face-off between the federal government and ASUU is in the country's interest.
A human trafficking survivor has shared how she was trafficked to Togo from Nigeria for prostitution.
Business analyst and regional editor of Business Day, Ignatius Chukwu, says Nigeria is getting close to a financial crisis as the government has failed to heed to warnings.
A hospital management consultant, Andy Akpotive, has broken down the importance of having steady power supply in Nigerian teaching hospitals.
‘Go out and vote. If at the end of the day APC wins, it means a higher majority of Nigerians were actually not bothered about a Muslim-Muslim ticket.’
What is required to win an election in Nigeria: popularity among voters or party structure?
There is a surge in the number of Nigerians trying to leave the country, seeking the proverbial greener pastures. People want to ‘japa’, but can they fall victim to human trafficking while at it?
Business analyst, Ignatius Chukwu, is of the opinion that the next Nigerian President should scrap fuel subsidy.
Nigerians await July 7, the day former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife Beatrice will be arraigned in the UK, over organ harvesting and child trafficking allegations.
Chairman of the new taskforce on sanitation in Rivers State, Isoboye Jack, has disputed claims that the Rivers State government permitted residents to dump their waste on the median strip of roads in the state.
Retired Police AIG, Felix Ogbaudu, has proposed the amendment of the section of the Nigerian 1999 constitution that says a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Public affairs analyst, Olalekan Ige, has opined that there is a possibility that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to “veer off criticisms that may trail his preferred candidate”.
Journalist and Sub-editor at HumAngle, Muhammed Akinyemi, has revealed that the illegal crude oil industry in River State has a community around it that does not want the illegal business to stop.
A protest at the APC secretariat in Rivers State went chaotic on Wednesday after some members of the party said to be supporters of Senator Magnus Abe alleged that the screening process for State Assembly aspirants, ward and state delegates had been hijacked.
Public affairs analyst, Dr Nsikak Ntia, has asked aspirants in the coming elections to talk more about their agenda for the office they are vying for and stop “jostling for electability”.
Understanding the principles of religion goes a long way in determining how religion can affect the development of a country.
Chairman of Emohua Local Government Council, Chidi Llyod, has described the crisis in Obelle community as hydra-headed.
The National Association of Nigerian Students has directed Nigerian students to stage protests in their various states following the extension of the ASUU strike.
Public affairs analyst, Achike Chude, has opined that some of the presidential aspirants who have purchased forms to run for the president of the country in the 2023 elections are only “contributing money to their parties”.
Journalist and media entrepreneur, Ndume Green, has narrated how he almost lost his life following an investigative report he carried out on the ECOWAS border.
Federal lawmaker and PDP governorship aspirant in Rivers State, Farah Dagogo, has been arrested after the Rivers State governor declared him wanted for allegedly hiring cultists to disrupt the PDP State and National Assembly screening in Port Harcourt.
As the 2023 general elections are fast approaching, not much has not been heard about female aspirants for the various elective positions.
Public affairs analyst, Olalekan Ige, has explained that the emergence of consensus candidates does not stop other members of a political party from contesting in party primaries.
The APC during its National Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday announced the cost of nomination and expression of interest forms for members of its party.
Civil society activist and executive director of We The People, Ken Henshaw, is of the opinion that the major political parties in the country are cynical.
The Nigerian internet space for the past few days has been flooded with a viral sex tape involving some underage students alleged to be students of Chrisland School in Lagos.
A caller who joined the conversation on Nigeria Info’s Morning Crossfire with Enoh Ogbevire, is convinced that men have not been questioned enough for their contribution to maternal mortality.
The free-for-all that happened at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre on April 11, after the death of an inmate has again raised questions about the state of Nigeria’s prisons now referred to as correctional centers.
With the calibre of presidential aspirants who have declared to join the presidential race come 2023, the question about who will eventually emerge at the party primaries of the different political parties remain on the lips of many.
A security and safety expert is advocating for the establishment of a taskforce to monitor children, after recent reports of child abductions in Rivers State.
Public affairs analyst, Achike Chude, believes the Federal Government is teasing Nigerians by not signing the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
The East-West Road has been one of the most talked-about roads in Nigeria, not only because of its relevance but also because of the condition in which the road which cuts across various states has been left.
As the fight against illegal refining of crude oil in Rivers State continues, residents have expressed concerns about the sustainability of the fight and the possibility of completely bringing the menace to a halt.
The Vice-Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria in Rivers State, Tochukwu Nwanne, has blamed the fuel scarcity in Port Harcourt on panic buying and the shortage of "pure" petroleum products in the state.
As the race for the 2023 general elections draws closer, conversations have centred on the ideal qualities the next president of Nigeria should embody.
As the race for the 2023 general elections draws closer, conversations have centered on the ideal qualities the next president of Nigeria should embody.
Ani Nnamdi clarifies registry wedding alone to his satisfaction, plans no further ceremony.
“The product NNPC said it was over blended or whatever...How did it come into the Nation? …” -Francis Dimkpa
Workers don’t believe that if they pipe down and make sacrifices, their sacrifices will lead to visible economic consequences.
Environmental activist, Fyneface Dumnamene, has expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the government's fight against the soot pollution in Rivers State and its environs.
Enoh Ogbevire speaks to Chairman, Diobu Chiefs and Elders Forum, Chief Gift Otannah, about the demolition of shanties at waterfront communities in Port Harcourt.
As the 2023 general elections draw closer, conversations surrounding the emergence of ideal candidates to occupy different political offices across the country have become more frequent.
The last has not been heard of the protest of some staff of the Emohua Local Government Council
The New Year broadcast of the Rivers State government which announced the ban on nightclub activities, night-time trading, and street prostitution around Abacha Road has continued to generate reactions.
A caller, Temple Okere, on Thursday, told Andrew Ifiemi on the Morning Crossfire that OSPAC is constituting a nuisance in the state and should be scrapped.
An environmentalist, Kani Bature, has revealed how dangerous the soot pollution in Rivers State is to residents and the environment.
Political analyst, Dele Odoyin, believes illegal refining of crude oil has continued unabated because there is a profitable market for it.
“They said he stole plantain… the charge they gave him is armed robbery, and it was not even him, it was his brother but when he got to the police station to find out what happened to his brother, he was included in the charge and they were brought to the correctional centre”
The Chairperson of the Legal Care Advocacy Foundation, Barrister Jane O. A. James, says inadequate manpower is a major contributor to the slow pace of justice delivery in Rivers State.
A former inmate who says he was charged for a crime that he did not commit has narrated how he found himself in prison.
An environmentalist, Nnimmo Bassey, says the government has to show leadership by creating jobs for the teeming youths in the Niger Delta, in order to address the soot plaguing the region.
Political analyst, Professor Kenneth Nweke, has reminded Nigerians to go beyond focusing on elections, to knowing persons with the ability to lead and govern them.
Occupational health physician, Nsikak Ntia, has reiterated that there is a possibility that any malaria ailment that defies malaria medication is COVID-19.
Children are no longer assets but have become a burden to some parents.
Public Affairs Analyst, Achike Chude, has called on state governments to intensify efforts to get residents vaccinated, in order to prevent wastage of the Covid-19 vaccines.
Professor of Political Science, Eme Ekekwe, has argued that the United Kingdom’s travel restriction on Nigerians due to the Omicron coronavirus will affect the economy of both nations but will affect the UK more.
Public affairs analyst, Achike Chude, has expressed worries that the emotions of Nigerians may build up again and worsen if recommendations of the #EndSARS Judicial Panel of Inquiry are not implemented.
Occupational health physician, Dr Nsikak Ntia, has advised the Nigerian government against being distracted by Omicron, but to be focused on increasing the number of persons vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resources, Dr Peter Medee, has revealed that the Rivers State government cannot stop illegal crude oil refining in the state.
Nigerian music artist, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has been described as one of the most interesting artists in Nigeria in recent times.
The Federal Fire Service in Rivers State has highlighted some of the challenges it faces in the course of attending to fire emergencies in the state.
The Bishop of the Diocese of Etche Anglican Communion, Reverend Okechukwu Nwala, has come to the defence of churches that allow politicians to speak during church services.
Nobody can come to Ogoni and drill oil without proper consultation – Ogoni Stakeholder
"If we raise more millionaires, there will be less praise-singing...sycophancy will reduce" - KO Baba
The upcoming National Convention of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, is around the corner, but whether it will hold or not is yet to be determined.
There was a mild drama between some Ogoni stakeholders and the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, during the visit of Ogoni leaders to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.
An Ogoni traditional ruler has expressed dissatisfaction with the bureaucratic bottlenecks which he says are responsible for the delay in the Ogoni cleanup process.
The average Nigerian youth does not have the kind of education required to make a change in the country.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, made it one year since Rivers residents joined the #EndSARS protests which rocked the country in 2020. On that very day last year, scores of young people took to the streets, lending their voices to the campaign against police brutality and other excesses of the Nigeria Police.
"Taking out that unit of the Police, one would have expected a rise in armed robbery incidents and extrajudicial murder... but the numbers are not the same as we used to have before the #EndSARS movement..."
President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Godiya Ishaya, has given in detail the extent to which the federal government has met the demands of doctors in the country.
A professor of Politics and Governance, Kenneth Nweke, says the demand of southern governors that the NDDC forensic audit report be made public is not as important as ensuring real development for the Niger Delta people.
Socio-political analyst, Loveday Okere, is of the opinion that states that are known for cattle rearing can "exploit" the Anti-Grazing law to their advantage.
Legal Practioner and good governance advocate, Chioma Choko, has agreed with comments of the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, describing the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as a 'cash cow' for politicians, but has a critical question to ask.
The controversy rages on as to which region of the country will produce the next Nigerian President come 2023.
Financial analyst, Tunji Andrews, has advised the Central Bank of Nigeria on how best to tackle the challenges it is facing with the foreign exchange market.
The 'VAT war' between states and the Federal Government seems far from over, as more details about the complexities associated with the collection process of Value Added Tax are being revealed.
"Most of those who are security agents here are not from this state. They do not have any affinity to this state." - Chidi Llyod
Public affairs analyst, Achike Chude, says the Nigerian government has allowed the resident doctors’ strike to linger because the government does not see the health of Nigerians as a priority.
The prison has a capacity of 803 but is housing almost 4000, and most of the persons who make up this number are awaiting trial - Barr. Nasiru Ibiloye
Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has alleged that the NDDC forensic audit report is aimed at discrediting the Niger Delta.
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