The Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Obo Effanga has clarified the suspension of the Online Continuous Voter Pre-Registration exercise.
The Rivers State House of Assembly recently passed into law the Rivers State Prohibition of the Curtailment of the Rights of Women to Share in Family Property Bill 2022.
The Chairman of Emohua Local Government Area, Dr Chidi Llyod has revealed that an individual named Isreal Anele, is responsible for a recent crisis in Obelle Community in Emohua Local Government Area.
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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