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Rivers State Government Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme – 2013/2014

govGovernor’s Special Overseas Scholarship Programme: 2013/2014 Undergraduate Award

The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for selection in the State Government Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for 2013/2014 session.

Available Courses:

  • Engineering (Including Agric Engineering, Architecture)
  • Medical Sciences
  • Economics
  • Computer Related studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Town/Regional Planning

Who should Apply:

For Rivers Indigenes

Must be of Rivers State Origin (Should submit a copy of LGA identification) Not above 21 years of age. (Confirmation of age preferably by birth certificate) A minimum of five (5) WASCE credits relevant to intended course of study. (NECO not acceptable) Must not be on a degree awarding programme or its equivalent Must submit a copy of LGA identification

For Non Indigenes:

Applications are also welcome from children/wards of taxpaying non indigenes that have been resident in Rivers State for a minimum of 10years. In addition to the credentials mentioned above, 3 years tax clearance certificate and primary school certificate should be submitted alongside the applications

How to Apply:

Online applications at www.rssda.org

Manual Applications:

Application Forms can be downloaded from our website.

Application Forms can also be collected and submitted at designated points in the Local Government Council Secretariat nearest to the candidates. Candidates are required to register their name and sign in the notebook provided at the submission centers (for manual submission of forms only) Candidates are advised to ensure that active contact phone number(s) and/or email addresses are stated on the application forms.

Aptitude Test

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted through SMS, emails or notices posted on www.rssda.org and in all Local Government Council Secretariats Originals of credentials will be sighted during the screening of shortlisted candidates.

Please note that the forms are not for sale!!!!

Photocopies are acceptable

Entries Open: November 30th, 2012

Entries Close: December 31st, 2012

Apply Now

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Athletics: Ogun, Rivers Pick 400m Gold

Fred-IgweOgun State’s Tosin Adeloye produced one of the improved time in the 400m men event after returning 46 .27secs to claim the gold medal Thursday night.

Rivers State athletes continued their easy run in the 400m as Abbas Abubakar and Gerald Odeka won silver and bronze medals in 47.13 and 47.68secs respectively.

In the women’s 100m hurdles final, Rivers State’s athlete, Grace Ayemogba, returned 14.32 secs togold. Brigitte Ekongolo of Cross River State claimed silver in 14.53secs while the bronze medal went to another athlete Rivers athlete, Favour Efe, who returned 14.62 secs.

In the men’s 110 hurdle event, Delta State’s Martins Oghareki came on strongly from behind to win gold in 14.36secs. Another Delta athlete, Wisdom Benjamin, returned 14.53secs for the silver while Rivers athlete, Abejoye Oyeniyi won bronze medal in 14.88secs.

Cross River State’s Ismael Sadjo won the 3,000 steeple-chase event after returning a time of 9.10.69secs for the gold.

In his comments after the race, Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Fred Igwe, said that the state’s contingent have tried to keep their heads high and would be ready to congratulate any winner that emerges from the Festival.

“My athletes have tried and as things stand at the moment, one of the states seemed to have left others behind and it’s a good development for our sports. Rivers were once winners and we can still do it again, but we must also hail states that are courageous enough to pose a tough challenge in this tournament.”

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TEXT-Fitch drops Rivers State's expected notes' rating

fitchDec 05 - Fitch Ratings has withdrawn Nigeria's Rivers State proposed maximum NGN100bn five-year fixed rate bond's Long-term local currency 'B+(EXP)' and National Long-term 'AA-(nga)(EXP)' expected ratings. The bond was scheduled to be issued between September and November 2012.

Fitch has withdrawn the expected ratings assigned at end-August because the debt has not been issued within Fitch's 90 day validity period, as the issuer has postponed the scheduled issue in 2013.

Rivers State is rated Long- term foreign and local currency rating 'B+' with Positive Outlooks and National Long-term rating 'AA-(nga)' with a Stable Outlook. The state is located in the south of Nigeria with a population of 5.6 million inhabitants (accounting for about 4% of the national total). However, the state is one of the richest in the country due to the concentration of oil production. Per capita GDP is about NGN700,000 (USD4,500).

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Rivers, Others Raise N31m For Niger Delta Polo Tournament

polo-4The Rivers State government and several other organizations have donated more than N31 million for the hosting of the forthcoming 2013 Niger Delta International Polo Tournament.

The tournament, which will feature polo players from several parts of Nigeria, South Africa, as well as Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, will hold at the Port Harcourt Polo Club from January 10 to January 20, 2013.

Apart from the Rivers State government, donations also came from the Port Harcourt City and Bonny Local Government Areas as well as Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, amongst others.

Speaking during the fund-raising dinner in Port Harcourt on Saturday night, President of the Port Harcourt Polo Club, Mr. Ibifiri Bob-Manuel said the club decided to embark on the a fund-raiser so as to meet up with the budget of the tournament.

Bob-Manuel stated that all the structures to be used for the tournament, including 44 stables were 90% completed and would be ready before the commencement of the international event on January 10, 2013.

He described Port Harcourt Polo Club as one of the best 100 polo clubs in Africa, pointing out that the management committee of the Club has continued to strive to achieve only the best.

Also speaking, President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Peter Esele commended the leadership of the Club for the numerous changes that have taken place in the club within the past one year.

Earlier in his welcome address, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee, Rear Admiral James Bua expressed the hope that with the support of donors and sponsors, the Port Harcourt Polo Club would be able to host the tournament successfully.

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