Rivers state on Saturday celebrated its golden jubilee anniversary to mark 50 years of the state’s creation.

Nyesom Wike, the state governor, presented the grand service star award to several eminent sons and daughters of Rivers.

Some of the honourees include ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, retired footballer Joseph Yobo, a former most beautiful girl in Nigeria Agbani Darego, Abiye Sekibo, a former transport minister, Herbert Wigwe, MD Access Bank, among others.

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Grand Service Star of Rivers State Award [GSSRS] to Dr Goodluck Jonathan Ex Nigerian President with them is Dr Abiye Sekibo Former Transport Minister during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

L-R King Dandeson Douglas, Amayanabo of Opobo/Chairman, Rivers State Traditional Rulers Council and King Edward Asimini, Amayanabo of Grand Bonny during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan[R] with His Wife, Dame Patience Jonathan[L] and Ex- Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo [M] during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Distinguish Service Star of Rivers State Award to Joseph Yobo Former Super Eagles Captain during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Distinguish Service Star of Rivers State Award [DSSRS] to Dr Ndi Okereke Onyiuke, Former DG of Nigerian Stock Excchange during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Distinguish Service Star of Rivers State Award [DSSRS] to Herbert Wigwe, MD Access Bank during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Distinguish Service Star of Rivers State Award [DSSRS] to Agbani Darego Danjuma, Former Miss World during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Distinguish Service Star of Rivers State Award [DSSRS] to Alabo Tonye Graham-Douglas, Former Minister of Aviation during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

L-R High Chief O.B Lulu Briggs Founder, Moni Pulo Ltd, his Wife Seinye Lulu Briggs and Sen John Mbata, MD Monier Construction Company during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

L-R Justice Adama Lamikanra, Rivers State Chief Judge; Dr Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, Rivers State Deputy Governor and Rt Hon Ikunyi Ibani, Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

Real Brass Ochestra Entertaining Guest during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

L-R Hon Prince Chibudom Nwuche, Former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives; Sen Lee Maeba and Governor Nyesom Wike during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

Governor Nyesom Wike and his Wife Suzzeth Wike [R] with Dr Peter Odili Former Rivers State Governor and His Wife Justice Mary Odili [L] during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

L-R Dr Abiye Sekibo, Chairman of the Occassion; King Alfred Diete Spiff, Amayanabo of Twon Brass with his Wife Victoria Diete Spiff during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

L-R Dr Abiye Sekibo, Chairman of the Occassion; King Alfred Diete Spiff, Amayanabo of Twon Brass with his Wife Victoria Diete Spiff during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

L-R Dame Patience Jonathan, Former Nigerian First Lady; Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Former President; Barr Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor; His Wife Justice Suzzeth Wike and Justice Mary Odili Cutting the Golden Jubilee Cake during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

L-R Dame Patience Jonathan, Former Nigerian First Lady; Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Former President; Barr Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor; His Wife Justice Suzzeth Wike and Justice Mary Odili Cutting the Golden Jubilee Cake during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Grand Service Star of Rivers State Award [GSSRS] to Godwin Abbe during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Distinguish Service Star of Rivers State Award [DSSRS] to Gen Kenneth Minima Former Chief of Army Satff during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Grand Service Star of Rivers State Award [GSSRS] to Dr Peter Odili, Former Governor of Rivers State during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Grand Service Star of Rivers State Award [GSSRS] to King Alfred Diete Spiff First Military Governor of Rivers State during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Governor's Medal of Hounor Award [GMH] to Nolly Wood Actress, Hilda Dokubo during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Governor's Medal of Hounor Award [GMH] to Annkio Briggs during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

R-L Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Presenting the Grand Service Star of Rivers State Award [GSSRS] to Sir Celestine Omehia Former Governor of Rivers State during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

L-R Dame Patience Jonathan, Former Nigerian First Lady; Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Former President; Barr Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor and His Wife Justice Suzzeth Wike after cutting the Golden Jubilee Cake during the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Awards and houours Night Weekend in Port Harcourt. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke



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