Rivers State


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Rivers State

 

a state in southern Nigeria in the eastern part of the Niger Delta. Area, 17,900 sq km; population, 1,544,000 (1969). The principal nationalities are the Ijo, Ibibo, and Ibo. The administrative and chief economic center is Port Harcourt.

The main branch of the state’s economy is petroleum production. Rivers State is responsible for approximately 60 percent of ‘the petroleum produced in Nigeria. Most of the oil is shipped from Port Harcourt and the port of Bonny after being piped from the oil fields. Some oil is processed at a refinery near Port Harcourt. Rivers State has enterprises for the production of aluminum sheets, aluminum foil, cement, bitumen, and tires. There are also pharmaceutical, soap, and tobacco factories, an automobile-assembly plant, and small shipyards. In the south, basin irrigation farming with rice, cassava, and yam crops predominates. Oil palms and coconut palms are cultivated for export purposes in the north.

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The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has lambasted his counterpart from Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje over plans to drag him to court, saying he is not a dollar bill which Ganduje can 'pocket sheepishly and recklessly'.
A statement released on Saturday by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje, described the 'sad story of mosque demolition in Rivers State as shocking' promising that 'necessary lawful action must be taken over the happening.'
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has promised to give N30 million to anyone with useful information that will lead to the arrest of those responsible for the death of a Director with the Rivers State Government during the crisis that erupted in Choba.
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(TAP) - Gunmen in Nigeria's oil-rich Rivers state kidnapped two Lebanese workers helping to build a road, a police spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.
"The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) regrets to confirm the attack on its staff and government security escort at Rumuji, Rivers State, on the East/West road on Thursday, April 25, 2019 around 16:00 hours," an SPDC spokesman said, as cited by Reuters.
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