Latest News, Events and Happenings in Rivers News.en-usAbducted 5 members of maritime workers union, others regain freedom eight Nigerians, among them five members of the Maritime Workers of Nigeria , kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers State on Monday have regained their freedom. x The release of the abducted travellers, which occurred on Saturday evening is the seq <br>GuardianBestNairaSat, 24 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 COVID-19: Nigeria records 317 new cases – NCDC [FILES] NCDC team. Photo; TWITTER/CHIKWEIThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the country recorded additional 317 COVID-19 cases on July 23, from 187 cases on July 22.The NCDC made this known on its website on Saturday morning.The Ne <br>GuardianBestNairaSat, 24 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 NCC lied, Nigeria is ripe for electronic transmission of results, INEC insists Independent National Electoral Commission has said contrary to claims by the Nigeria Communications Commission , there is enough network coverage across the country to guarantee electronic transmission of election results in 2023.Bes <br>GuardianBestNairaSat, 24 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Landslides kill 36 in India, dozens missing India floods Photograph:Thirty-six people have been killed in landslides caused by monsoon rains in India, authorities said Friday.As many as 40 other people were missing after the three separate landslides on Thursday in the Raigad district <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Villagers flee fresh floods in central China as typhoon approaches were evacuated over makeshift bridges Friday as floods submerged swathes of central China following a historic deluge which claimed at least 51 lives &#8212; while an approaching typhoon threatened to dump more rain on the stricken area.Pe <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 IPMAN says tanker driver’s strike can cause petrol scarcity in Rivers [ FILES] petrol tanker PHOTO:Getty ImageMr Joseph Ebele, Chairman, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria , Rivers chapter has said that the ongoing Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union strike can lead to fuel scarcity.Ebele, <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Nigeria records 184 new cases, discharges 32 – NCDC [ FILES] NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu. PHOTO: TwitterThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the country recorded additional 184 COVID-19 infections as of July 22.The NCDC made this known on its website on Friday morning. x <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Senate committee urges FG to concession Eleme-Onne road Senate Committee on Trade and Investment has called on the Federal Government to give out the Eleme-Onne Road in Rivers State to a private investor for reconstruction and management, considering that the road is a key transport artery for the nat <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Airlines count losses, struggle over disrepair at Lagos, P/Harcourt airports a rebound in passenger traffic since flights resumed a year ago, scheduled airlines are struggling to cope with poor aviation infrastructure that has not seen repair or upgrade in several years. x Of major concern to local airlines are runway <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Buhari’s ambition and the global poverty challenges Muhammadu Buhari has tasked a group of experts to tell him how he can keep his promise to take 100 million out of poverty in ten years. I thought the president was doing quite well on that front. Using his secret formula, he has taken 15.5 <br>GuardianBestNairaFri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Cholera: Rivers LG chairman promises to address water shortage Erastus Awortu, the Chairman, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers, says the council administration will address the problem of water shortage to curb the menace of cholera. x He made the promise on Wednesday at Ibot-Irem, Andoni Local Council o <br>GuardianBestNairaThu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Record rains kill 25 in central China least 25 people have died including a dozen passengers trapped in a flooded subway after torrential rains inundated central China, paralysing several cities and causing millions of dollars in damage. x As river embankments were breached in record <br>GuardianBestNairaWed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Haiti capital battles arrival of cholera groups fought Wednesday to halt the spread of cholera in Haiti&#8217;s teeming capital, where makeshift camps crammed with earthquake survivors are ripe ground for the epidemic to take hold. x The outbreak erupted in the Artibonite River valley i <br>GuardianBestNairaWed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise by 206, discharge 23, zero death — NCDC has announced additional 206 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus rise to 169,884 as of July 20, 2021. x The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its official website handle on Wednesday <br>GuardianBestNairaWed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100 Intrigues, suspense as APC plans national convention Mala-Buni Intrigue,Suspense. These features becloud the much-awaited conduct of ward congresses by the ruling All Progressive Congress . The exercise is expected to begin by July 31, 2021. The congresses would be the first of such gathering <br>GuardianBestNairaWed, 21 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100