Latest News, Events and Happenings in Rivers News.en-us‘Snakes are cheaper to keep as pets and security guards than dogs’ boxes full of poisonous snakes, spiders, millipedes and other reptiles, smuggled from Cameroon and intercepted by the Customs, have been handed to the Department of Forestry and Natural Environment Management of the University of Uyo. The Head <br>VanguardBestNairaSun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Basketmouth, Bovi, other comedians humour Lokoja residents subscribers in Lokoja had a swell time last Sunday when the telecoms firm brought the funniest Nigerian comedians, Basketmouth, Bovi, Gordons, Dan D&rsquo;Humorous, Senator and Bash to entertain them free of charge for over four hours.Bas <br>VanguardBestNairaSun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Group condemns violence, preaches peace Jimitota OnoyumeA group, Nigeria Peace Congress, NPC, has condemned the clash involving members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, at Oyigbo in Rivers state recently that resulted in the death of a Mobile Police officer and destruction of <br>VanguardBestNairaSat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Everyone and their rice in the month, Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, disclosed he was having an ultra modern rice mill built, and would have bagged Cross Rivers State rice on the &lsquo;shelves&rsquo; in time for Christmas. The announcement was greeted by <br>VanguardBestNairaSat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Russia floats new ship with nuclear reactors on Friday held a launching ceremony for a powerful nuclear icebreaker, called Sibir , in its drive to prepare a fleet for navigating the Northern Passage and hauling goods, particularly energy, to Asian markets.Russian President Puti <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Gov Wike’s UN award, vindicates us – Rivers PDP commendations herald the nomination of Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for the prestigious United Nations Sustainable Development Goal &ldquo;Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award&rdquo; in far away <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 No harm will ever come to a Northerner in the East – Ohanaeze Igbo apex socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has assured that no harm will ever come to any northerner resident in the south east region of Nigeria. President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo gave the assurance when he paid <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Hurricane Maria churns toward Turks and Caicos, death toll increases Maria barrelled toward the Turks and Caicos on Friday after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain.Maria is the second major hurricane to hit the Caribbean this month and the strongest storm to hit the U.S. ter <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Military rescues 2 soldiers, 4 civilian kidnap victims in Niger Delta joint military force deployed to the Niger Delta on Friday said it freed two of its soldiers and four civilians abducted by suspected Niger Delta militants.Spokesman of the joint force christened Operation Delta Safe, Major Ibrahim Abdullahi, an <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 N-Delta: FG engages 10, 000 youths in pipelines security Chris OchayiABUJA&mdash;The Federal Government and Host Communities Producing Oil and Gas in Nigeria, HOSTCOM, have successfully screened and engaged 10, 000 Niger Delta youths in pipeline surveillance and security services in the region. refiner <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Troops rescue 2 soldiers, four civilian from kidnappers in Rivers Samuel Oyadongha &amp; Emem IdioYENAGOA&mdash;Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta, code named Operation Delta Safe, has said its troops have rescued two soldiers and four civilians, including a lady, who were kidnapped by militants in River <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 2023: IPOB threat to Igbo presidency project — Gov Okorocha name is Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha and not Muhammadu Buhari. It is only President Buhari that will say whether he is contesting or not. As far as I am concerned, President Buhari is well now; he is very strong, so, it is left for President Buhar <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 We shouldn’t experience another civil war — Ohanaeze Ndigbo not interested in secessionIPOB sponsors should have a rethink &mdash; MasariWe do not sponsor IPOB &mdash;French govtKiller herdsmen not terrorists &mdash;Garba ShehuBy Abdallah el-Kurebe, Dennis Agbo &amp; Bashir Bello Sokoto &mdash <br>VanguardBestNairaFri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Nigerians tell Lai Mohammed to stop reckless utterance -Wike JIMITOTA ONOYUMEPORT HARCOIRT &#8211; Governor Nyesom Wike has enjoined Nigerians to prevail on the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to stop fanning the embers of disunity in the country with his alleged reckless utterance and unfound <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Fulani herdsmen are criminals, not terrorists like IPOB – FG Anthony OgbonnaThe federal government of Nigeria, Thursday, said that the rampaging Fulani herdsmen reported to have killed lives and raped women as well as destroyed farmers&rsquo; farmlands in some states in the country are not terrorists but s <br>VanguardBestNairaThu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100