- Current Governor: Siminalayi Fubara
- Founded: May 27, 1967
- Area: 11,077 km2
- Capital: Port Harcourt
- Geopolitical Zone: South South
- HD1 (2021): 0.648; medium, 5 of 37
- ISO 3166 code: NG-RI
- Population: 5.2 million
- Postal Code: 500001
- Official Website
- Slogan: Treasure Base of the Nation
Rivers State is located in the Niger Delta region of southern Nigeria. It is bordered by Imo to the north, Abia and Akwa Ibom to the east, and Bayelsa and Delta to the west. The state was formed in 1967 when it was split from the former Eastern Region.
With a population of 5,198,716 as of the 2006 census, Rivers State is the 6th most populous state in Nigeria.
- Alfred Diete-Spiff (Military Governor): 28 May 1967 - July 1975
- Zamani Lekwot (Military Governor): July 1975 - July 1978
- Major General Suleiman Saidu (Military Governor): July 1978 - October 1979
- Melford Okilo (1979 - 1983)
- B.L. Letimah (Jan 1984 - Aug 1985)
- Navy Commander Fidelis Oyakhilome (Military Governor): January 1984 - 26 August 1986
- Commissioner of Police Anthony Ukpo (Military Governor): 26 August 1986 - July 1988
- Brigadier General Ernest Adeleye (Military Governor): JULY 1988 - August 1990
- Godwin Abbe (Military Governor): August 1990 - January 1992
- Rufus Ada-George (January 1992 - November 1993)
- Dauda Komo (Military Administrator): 9 December 1993 - 22 August 1996
- colonel Musa Shehu (Military Administrator): 22 August 1996 - August 1998
- Sam Ewang (Military Administrator): August 1998 - May 1999
- Peter Odili (PDP Governor): May 29, 1999 - May 29, 2007
- Celestine Omehia (PDP Governor): May 29, 2007 - October 26, 2007
- Chibuike Amaechi (PDP/CPC/ANPP, APC Governor): October 26, 2007 - May 29, 2015
- Ezenwo Wike (PDP Governor): May 29,2015 - 2023
- Siminalayi Fubara (PDP Governor): Incumbent
The University of Port Harcourt is a university in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. It was established in 1975 as University College, Port Harcourt and was given university status in 1977.
- Agbani Darego: Nigerian model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World in November of 2001.
- Burna Boy: Nigerian singer and songwriter.
- Duncan Mighty: Nigerian musician, singer, and music producer from Obio-Akpor, Rivers State