Welcome to Current affairs page for Rivers State — Treasure Base of the Nation

The state was created on May 27, 1967 by Yakubu Gowon. It is located in the South-South region of Nigeria, and there are 23 local governments with the state capital being Port Harcourt.

State Capital

The state capital is Port Harcourt.

State Slogan

The official state slogan is Treasure Base of the Nation.

Creation Date

The state was created on May 27, 1967.

State Creator

The state was created by Yakubu Gowon.


The population is 5,198,715.

Land Area

It has a land area of 11,077 square kilometres.

Number of Local Governments

There are 23 local governments here.

Geopolitical Zone

This state is situated in South-South geopolitical zone.

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