An uncompleted two-storey building collapsed at the weekend in Mbodo Community, Ikwerre Local Government Area, Rivers state.
How do you teach your child to handle losing? This was the question Constance Mega posed to Nigeria Info Sunny Side listeners.
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.
More Nigerians lament the short circulation of the new naira notes across the country and how it is affecting their businesses and daily activities.
The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in Rivers state, Beatrice Itubo has condemned the current hike in petrol pump prices in Rivers state.
Imagine seeing people’s academic and career achievements displayed every time you open social media.
An APC Chieftain and member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Tony Okocha has accused the party’s leadership in Rivers state of not campaigning for its Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Deputy Director, Strategy Management Department, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Emenike Chimene Eleonu says it is illegal to reject the old naira note before its February 1st.
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers state has denied it is responsible for recent political attacks on opposition parties in the state.
The federal government has stepped up COVID surveillance for international travellers months after withdrawing travel protocols.
A caller on Nigeria Info’s Sunny Side has narrated how he chose another candidate over his elder brother who was contesting for a seat at the House of Assembly.
Should Manual labour fit into today's education system?
Five candidates have been selected in an online poll for the Rivers state governorship debate 2023.
The truth of the matter is that fuel may never return to 165 naira per litre except something miraculous happens, says Chairman, Petroleum Retail Outlets Association of Nigeria, PETROAN in Rivers State, Francis Dimkpa.
“Rather than use the campaign ground to sell themselves, they use it to cast aspersions.”
Three teenage girls have been found after they were reported missing by their families in Port Harcourt at different times.
The Chairman, Rumuwoji Community Development Committee, CDC in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area in Rivers State, Ike Wigodo has refuted a statement by the Rivers State Police Command following a January 19, attack at the Rivers APC campaign rally in the state.
An online video of a pastor reportedly sending out a bridal train from the church over indecent dressing has got Nigerians reacting.
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 Rivers APC Governorship Campaign Council Spokesperson, Mr Sogbeye Eli has described the current political atmosphere in Rivers state as tragic.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Public Affairs, Ajuri Ngelale says it is misinformation and falsehood to say terrorists still control parts of Northern Nigeria.
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.
An annual carnival organised by the Rivers state government, known as CARNIRIV is generating conversations amongst Rivers residents.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has denied claims that the commission plans to use privately owned hotels as Registration Area Centres, RACs.
Public affairs analyst Gift Worlu has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for simplifying the Permanent Voter Card collection process in Rivers State, but says it could be better.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mene Kyari, had on Thursday said there is no petrol scarcity at the depots, saying the current scarcity of petrol in some parts of the country is due to the price difference in some states which has affected the distribution of the product.
The 4th of January 2023 commemorated the 30th observance of Ogoni Day, a day the Ogonis in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria set aside for the remembrance of their agitations against environmental degradation and marginalization.
Who is more responsible for the formative development of teens; schools or parents?
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 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has explained why it issued a directive for candidates who have biometric challenges during the 2023 UTME registration to come to its headquarters in Abuja.
“If I had like 900 million in my account I would have been bothered.”
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.
A more recent conversation for most Nigerians has been about building successful relationships. This is hinged on a seeming increase in divorce cases; with some couples citing infidelity as the reason for their separation.
A caller is worried about the implementation of a proposed salary increase at the sub-national levels of government.
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.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, is unbeatable.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has clarified that its officials do not stop vehicles on the road to search phones, in a bid to catch ‘Yahoo’ boys.
Educationist Ikechi Nwogu has said the intentionality and design frame of the United Kingdom makes it easy to lure Nigerian teachers abroad.
Nigeria has been listed among African countries whose citizens can now apply for qualified teacher status through the Teaching Regulation Agency in the United Kingdom from February 2023.
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.
The reluctance of some employers to pay employees salaries due to them is a common problem that spans across both the private and public sectors.
Sports journalist and e-hailing driver, Victor Sampong, has narrated how some men dressed in Police uniforms assaulted him while he was completing a ride.
The Director of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, in Rivers State, Young Ayo-Tamuno, has said the 2023 elections will be different from previous general elections in the country.
The cash withdrawal policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria directing all banks and other financial institutions to limit over-the-counter and POS cash withdrawals has continued to generate reactions.
The 2022 floods that hit several states in the country have left devastating impacts on some affected communities in Rivers State.
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.
Anti-natalism, a belief that the act of procreation is wrong or unjustifiable, was the conversation on Nigeria Info’s Sunnyside.
This disillusioned caller has given his take on the Rivers State Government’s plan to begin the employment of five thousand civil servants.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently indicated that governors steal from allocations of local government councils.
A caller suggests massive awareness of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR amongst Nigerians in order to manage health emergencies as first responders before taking the individual to the hospital.
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.
Studies show that social media seems to be changing the tone of politics.
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.
In the past one-month, three local government offices of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC have been attacked in three states of the federation.
The Federal government on Monday announced approval for the commencement of fourteen days of paternity leave for federal civil servants to allow them to bond with their newborns.
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.
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.
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.
Secretary of IPMAN in Rivers State, Chibuike Ejike, has said gas is a better option than kerosene.
A caller has suggested a reduction in the cost of obtaining tertiary education in Nigeria instead of access to a student loan.
"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.
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.
According to the United Nations, the world’s population has hit eight billion, with Nigeria being the 6th most populous country in the world.
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.
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.
APC governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, has expressed confidence that his party will participate in the 2023 elections in the state, despite the court judgment nullifying the party's state primaries.
A caller on Nigeria Info’s Sunnyside has given his two cents on how all forms of street begging mostly engaged in by children can be eradicated in Nigeria.
The United States Consul General, Will Stevens, has given some insight into the US’s position on the 2023 general elections, US visa applications, and Nigeria’s trade potential.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Gender development advocate, Prof. Heoma Nsirim-Worlu, has explained why it is important to have a day for the girl child.
Michael Chibruoma of Graduate High School, Agip, clinched the last semifinal spot at the ongoing Nigeria Info Port Harcourt’s 'I Beg To Differ' student debate tournament.
The second quarterfinal match-up of Nigeria Info Port Harcourt’s ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament saw 15-year-old Sado Favour of Jesus Offspring Modern International School advance to the semifinal.
‘We were told that all the monies meant for this program have been paid upfront by former President Goodluck Jonathan’.
15-year-old Oluwabunmi Oseni of Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, has advanced to the semifinals of Nigeria Info Port Harcourt’s ‘I Beg To Differ’ debate tournament.
The quarterfinals of Nigeria Info Port Harcourt’s ‘I BEG TO DIFFER’ debate tournament kicked off with 14-year-old Kem Grace Chizarum of Eliada International School, Ozuoba, and 14-year-old Francis Azibayen Godgift of Carrington International Academy, Rumuodara, competing for a chance at the semifinal.
Lawyer and political analyst, Barr. Innocent Ekwu, has explained that what was done in the ‘euphoria of affection’ for Celestine Omehia when he was recognised as a former Rivers State governor cannot be undone.
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”.
'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.’
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.
Nigeria Info's radio debate tournament for teens, I Beg to Differ kicked off in Port Harcourt.
The federal government has approved the registration and certification of two breakaway factions of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
The National Emergency Management Agency has listed factors responsible for the recurrent floods in parts of the country.
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.
In commemoration of Nigeria’s 62nd independence anniversary, Callers highlighted what it meant to show true patriotism as citizens of a nation.
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.
It's been 62 years since the Independence of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and some citizens reflect on the journey so far.
“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.
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 caller on Nigeria Info’s Hello Port Harcourt has blamed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Nigeria, NAFDAC, for the activities of ‘unscrupulous’ Nigerians who import, distribute, or sell unregistered tomato pastes.
A stalwart of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers State, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike has joined calls for the resignation of Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
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.
A caller on Nigeria Info’s Sunnyside is of the opinion that hardship is the reason why most Nigerians have become complicit in encouraging fraudulent sources of income without questioning or reporting to the appropriate authorities.
A caller who claims to be a close friend of suspected kidnapper, John Lyon gives more details about him.
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.
Corporate and Commercial lawyer, Jubilee Nwokoro, has clarified what the law says about refunds, cancellation of orders for goods and services, as well as advance bookings and reservations.
"The grass is not as green on the other side but there is structure.” a caller says as he shares a personal experience of his time overseas as a youth.
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.
This caller shares his thoughts on recent comments attributed to the Police Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, about assaulting policemen.
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.
An online story of a woman who got into an accident while chasing her husband over an alleged side chic has got many Nigerians revisiting the conversation on cheating spouses.
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.
Journalist and public affairs analyst, Ogbonnaya Nwuke, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to focus on its objectives and not give in to distractions.
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.
Political parties are setting up campaign councils but the question is where are the funds coming from?
Following the commencement of a new academic session for primary and secondary schools in Nigeria, Educator and National Transformation Agent, Sir Ikechi A. Nwogu, has emphasised the importance for parents to monitor their children’s academic performance.
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.
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.
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.
A school teacher, Grace, has stressed that students should not be excused from doing manual labour in schools because it “would help them in life”.
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.
An Ogoni stakeholder, Dr Douglas Fabeke, has queried the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, over its current stance on the Ogoni clean-up process.
Strikes and protests are gradually becoming a trend in Nigeria as various unions, sectors, and associations including some government agencies have resorted to industrial action or protest to register their displeasure over varying demands.
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.
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.
Political analyst and Professor of Politics and Governance, Prof. Kenneth Nweke, has listed ways through which the cost of governance in Nigeria can be reduced.
Street lights are essential elements put in place during road construction, not only because of their aesthetic contribution but for safety purposes.
The state of the Emohua-Kalabari Road has remained a source of concern for commuters and stakeholders in the Emohua and Kalabari regions.
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.
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.
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.
Public affairs analyst, Olalekan Ige, has backed calls for the creation of a commission to handle electoral offences.
The place of leadership in Nigeria’s political space as the forthcoming elections approach has again been brought to the fore.
Business analyst Ignatius Chukwu has given reasons why he thinks the agreement for the repatriation of the $23m Abacha loot should not be celebrated.
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.
Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, says no presidential candidate in the 2023 general election can take Rivers State for granted.
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.
A lawyer, Jubilee Nwokoro has restated that it is “entirely illegal” for the Police to arrest anyone over civil matters such as debt recovery squabbles.
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 caller reacts to Senator Magnus Abe's call for a security summit over statements made by Governor Nyesom Wike alleging that some politicians in Rivers State are recruiting thugs, ex-convicts, and cultists to destabilise the state ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
Chairman, Eleme Local Government Area, Hon. Obarilomate Ollor has expressed displeasure with the state of work done at the Eleme, Akpajo axis of the East-West Road.
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.
A human trafficking survivor has shared how she was trafficked to Togo from Nigeria for prostitution.
There are two topical issues trending on Nigeria’s social media space this week: Tobi Amusan’s world-breaking record in 100m hurdles, and the naira depreciating to the dollar.
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.
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.
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.
All the states in the country are relevant in their own right, but why does Rivers State seem to have much political relevance, especially during elections?
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.’
A caller has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that he is eager to go, describing his time in office as ‘tough’.
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?
“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.
Business analyst, Ignatius Chukwu, is of the opinion that the next Nigerian President should scrap fuel subsidy.
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.
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.
Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obbo Effanga says June 30th remains the official deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration exercise, CVR.
Reports of vote-buying in Saturday’s Ekiti State governorship election stirred a stimulating conversation on Hello Port Harcourt with Jude Omamegbe.
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.
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.
As Nigeria marks the 2022 Democracy Day, there seems to be a surge of recent political consciousness among the people.
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.
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.
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”.
The issue of making change during business transactions has resulted in many unwanted arguments between service providers and customers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Obo Effanga has clarified the suspension of the Online Continuous Voter Pre-Registration exercise.
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”.
Education is the way but schooling in Nigeria is a scam. This is the position of Godswill, a 400-level student of a public university in Nigeria.
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.
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.
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.
There is a school of thought that says some abusers are victims themselves, having been abused at some stage of their lives.
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.
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.
This was the question Jude Omamegbe posed on Nigeria Info’s Hello Port Harcourt, during a conversation about women being financially independent.
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.
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.
"You need to leave to live" - Gabriella on domestic violence
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.
Iyala, a caller on Nigeria Info’s Hello Port Harcourt, has queried the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, for being “hypocritical” about electricity supply in his area.
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.
Teen coach and child advocate, Ibelema Greene, has suggested ways in which child abductions can be curbed.
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.
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.
Public affairs analyst, Achike Chude, believes the Federal Government is teasing Nigerians by not signing the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
Questions are still being asked as to whether there will be consequences and punishment for those responsible for allowing the imported adulterated petrol into the Nigerian market.
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.
As more Candidates announce their decision to contest for the number one position in Nigeria, ahead of the 2023 general elections, A 102 years old woman is the latest to have joined in the 2023 presidential race. 102-year-old Nonye Josephine Ezeanyaeche, popularly known as Mama Africa made the announcement on Thursday.
Living as a tenant in Nigeria comes with varying challenges, which are dependent on location. These challenges vary from state to state, come in different forms and for various reasons.
The one-month warning strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on Monday, have continued to elicit reactions from Nigerians.
There is no doubt that animal lovers exist in Nigeria, and there are certain animals which are commonly domesticated like cats and dogs, but what about goats?
The development of nations requires skilled manpower and vocational education prepares them for the job. Also, the demand for skilled labour has increased manifold in both the business and government sectors.
When thinking about prison, one's thought of prison can be dominated by images of iron bars, dark hallways, sub-par food and general overall dismay in the air.
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 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.
While recent data suggests that renewable energy has a share of the world’s power production, stable power supply for years, has remained big on the list of demands for many Nigerians.
The Rivers State Government is taking a step further in its war against the activities of illegal oil refiners
As the race for the 2023 general elections draws closer, conversations have centred 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
As the quest for a solution to the lingering soot pollution in Rivers State, which has been attributed to illegal crude oil refining otherwise known as ‘kpofire’ continues, some artisanal refiners have demanded for an alternative source of income.
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.
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.
Political analyst, Dele Odoyin, believes illegal refining of crude oil has continued unabated because there is a profitable market for it.
Budget analyst, Ken Henshaw, says it is disturbing that new projects were “illicitly” inserted into the 2022 budget.
Money has been at the centre of many conversations, especially conversations that dwell on marriage and family.
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.
“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.
Segun Opikara, the father of two children killed by a vehicle reportedly conveying taskforce officials in Port Harcourt, says he wants justice to take its course.
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.
"...she was making arrangements to lure my girls to these boys ...they even bought iPhone 7 for my girl who was in SS2 at the time." - Caller
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.
A driver with one of the e-hailing service providers in Port Harcourt has revealed how some clients who ordered a ride which he picked, almost strangled him to death around the Rumuola axis of Rivers State on Tuesday.
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.
"We don't have this culture of getting to legal practitioners to review agreements."
Nobody can come to Ogoni and drill oil without proper consultation – Ogoni Stakeholder
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."
"If we raise more millionaires, there will be less praise-singing...sycophancy will reduce" - KO Baba
How can the NBA strive for credible elections in the country when its own elections are never credible? - Professor Nnamani-Ogbu.
Widow of late Joe Blankson, Mercy Blankson, has described her late husband as one who was naturally disposed to helping persons in distress.
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.
Effective policy, effective budget, and effective implementation are made possible when there is an open government principle in a tailored engagement which will make development blockades give way to reformation.
The average Nigerian youth does not have the kind of education required to make a change in the country.
International Development Professional on climate change, Blessing Allen Adebayo joins Gabriella Anyanwu on The Sunny Side as they discuss Climate Change.
The University of Uyo Student Union Government's Vice President's office recently released a circular, announcing the appointment of eighteen aides for the Vice President, Blessing Jaja.
Leaders are judged and measured by the sophistication of a people. - Caller
The politicians know that your votes count, that's the reason they do...
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.
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.
"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..."
"until every agency knows that they are independent of their own, they work for the country and their family, Nigeria will not work" - A Caller
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.
Osiri Wisdom, Senior Pastor, The Wisdom Place, believes that an extraordinary man bounces back after a failure.
Being assaulted and robbed must have been quite an ordeal for Kelly Oni, a Bolt Driver who encountered OSPAC members.
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.
Barrister and Guardian, Ifeoma Agbo, believes that this act will have psychological effects on the pupils whose parents can not afford the uniform.
Corruption has eaten neck-deep into literally every sector we have in Nigeria.
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.
The controversy rages on as to which region of the country will produce the next Nigerian President come 2023.
Dayo rants about IPOB banning Nigerian Flag in South East and declaring sit-at-home come October 1.
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.
A lot of scepticism in the air about the idea of China operating its banks in Nigeria.
''...I was suspended from the church'', a caller tells Gabriella on the #SunnySide.
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.
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."
"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.
Must you forget when you forgive a person?
What is happiness to you? How do you measure your level of happiness? Are you truly happy?
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
Dr Alfred Oladapo, has opined that the problem of out-of-school children in the country is partly because married couples do not have activities to engage their minds, except "beer and sex".
Business analyst, Ignatius Chukwu, is of the opinion that the naira will continue to bleed, as long as local manufacturers are not given the needed attention to produce quality and affordable goods that can be exported.
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.
The Presidency has said the ongoing construction work at the Akpajo-Eleme Road is not as a result of the protest held on the road recently.
Government should say something even if it means lying to them, instead of ignoring them like they aren't human beings - Mike, a caller on Hello Port Harcourt says.
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