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•Earmarks $10m To Boost Agric Value Chain •Signs PPP Pact For $10m MFC, Carbon Capture Project Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has said that a more vibrant investment-friendly environment has been created to reassure investors of requisite return on their investments. The Governor maintained that his administration is taking measures to ensure that those numerous production factories that shut down operations in the State returned because of the renewed commitment to re-industralise the State. Governor Fubara gave the assurance at the opening ceremony of the two-day Rivers State Economic and Investment Summit (RSEIS), with the theme: “Rivers Emerge:…

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Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has vowed to sustain the drive at mobilising critical stakeholders with attractive investment portfolios in the business community to join forces with his administration to change economic growth trajectory of the State. Speaking at a cocktail party at the Banquet Hall of Government House in Port Harcourt on Wednesday night, Governor Fubara told the captains of businesses that the economic summit will provide salient data that will assist his administration to draw up economic roadmap for the State. The cocktail reception was organized by the Rivers State Government in honour of the participants and…

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Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has congratulated His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II on his reinstatement as the 14th Emir of Kano. Governor Fubara said that he received the news of the reinstatement of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), with great excitement, particularly coming at a time Khalifa Sanusi II was in the State to add impetus to his administration’s initiative to reshape the economic trajectory of the State. He urged the spiritual leader of the Tijanniyah Sufi order of Nigeria, Emir Muhammad Sanusi II, to lead the over 50 million adherents of the…

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REMARKS OF HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR SIMINALAYI FUBARA AT THE RIVERS STATE ECONOMIC AND INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2024 AT THE  OBIWALI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE 22ND-23RD MAY 2024 Protocols On behalf of the government and people of Rivers State, let me warmly welcome you all to the First Rivers State Investment Summit under our government, which is barely a year old. 2. I wish to especially welcome the chairman of today’s event, my dear older brother and friend, His Excellency Donald Duke, the former Governor of Cross Rivers State, and all other brother Governors who are here or represented for finding the time…

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A chat with Dr. Abdullahi Oluwalogbon, Heart and Utility Specialist What are the thumb rules for a lay person to take care of their heart? 1. Diet – Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil 2. Exercise – Half an hour’s walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a long time 3. Quit smoking 4. Control weight 5. Control BP – Blood pressure and Sugar Can we convert fat into muscles? It is a dangerous myth. Fat and muscles are made of two different tissues – fat is fat, ugly and harmful. Muscle…

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Recently, the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt issued an interim injunction restraining Rivers State House of Assembly lawmakers from parading themselves as legislators. As a legal scholar, my attention has been drawn by several quarters to provide a scholarly opinion in this regard as per the provisions of the constitution. In response to the queries above, I have made a thorough analysis examining the jurisdictional boundaries between the State High Court and the Federal High Court in Nigeria, as outlined in the 1999 Constitution and its subsequent amendments. The study delves into the provisions of Section 272, which…

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The ex-parte order given by Hon. Justice Charles Wali asking the 27 pro-Wike members of Rivers State House of Assembly led by Martin Amaewhule to stop parading themselves as lawmakers in the state brought a stabilizing effect on the political situation in Rivers State. By giving recognition to Hon. Victor Oko Jumbo as the authentic speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, the order created room for a smooth relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government in the state. While many people are still reflecting on the jurisprudential plank used to arrive at the ex parte order,…

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Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has explained that his visit to the residential quarters of the State House of Assembly is to undertake on-the-spot assessment of condition of the structures for a possible rehabilitation work to restore its status and make liveable. Governor Fubara gave the explanation after the inspection of the 15.24 kilometers long Emohua-Abalama-Tema Junction dual carriageway road project on Thursday. The Governor said: “Is the Assembly quarters not part of my property? Is there anything wrong in going to check how things are going on there? “You are aware of the develop-ments. We have a new…

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The member representing Bonny State Constituency, Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo, has emerged as the new Speaker of the 10th Rivers State House of Assembly. He was elected on Wednesday at 10am during plenary, in line with the Standing Order of the House. In his acceptance speech, Rt. Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo, thanked the members for electing him as the new Speaker sequel to the resignation of the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Edison Ogerenye Ehie. Speaking on the floor of the House, Oko-Jumbo said: “This is in line with Section 92(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (CFRN 1999)…

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Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr Godwins Marvellous Omobayo, has charged security agencies to be neutral during the forthcoming governorship election in September. The Deputy Governor gave the charge during a courtesy visit to him by the Commander, 4 Mechanized Brigade, Benin, Brigadier-General Ebenezer Olusesan Oduyebo, and his senior military officers. Omobayo affirmed his commitment to his duties while pledging loyalty to Governor Godwin Obaseki in providing good governance and protecting lives and property. He commended the military for their role in national security and described them as a unique institution with integrity and excellence. Omobayo expressed optimism that Edo people…

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