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Ogoni clean-up: NDDC begins technical assistants’ training

APC ready to return South-East to mainstream politics ―Oyegun

Chukwudi Akasike The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Dr Nsima Ekere, on Friday hosted a two-day training workshop for technical assistants in the Ogoni clean-up and remediation project at the conference hall of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Ekere, who was represented by the […] …

Dickson resolves Amassoma crisis, to fund burial

Dickson resolves Amassoma crisis, to fund burial

Simon Utebor The Bayelsa State Government has resolved the crisis that engulfed Amassoma community in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state. About five persons were killed and many persons injured in the violent clash which occurred last Tuesday at the gate of the state-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma. Governor Seriake Dickson, who […] …

You can’t issue sit-at-home order, police tell IPOB

You can’t issue sit-at-home order, police tell IPOB

Tony Okafor The Anambra State Police Command has said the Indigenous People of Biafra, as a proscribed organisation, lacks the legitimacy to declare a sit-at-home order. It urged the people of the state to disregard the order declared by the group on May 30. The state Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, in a statement, described […] …

Four killed, one injured in Edo crash

Four killed, one injured in Edo crash

Alexander Okere No fewer than four persons have reportedly died in an auto crash on the Benin-Auchi Expressway in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State. One person was said to have been injured in the incident which occurred at the popular Jattu junction. It was learnt that tragedy struck when a truck […] …

2019: We’ll not accept imposition of candidates, say Bayelsa electorate

2019: We’ll not accept imposition of candidates, say Bayelsa electorate

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa As the 2019 general elections draw closer, the constituents of Senator Murray Ben-Bruce in Bayelsa-East Senatorial District, Bayelsa State, have said that they will not allow any form of imposition of candidates on the electorate. They lamented the alleged poor representation by their representative at the Senate. They, therefore, threw their weight […] …

Defend poor Nigerians, Wike urges media

Defend poor Nigerians, Wike urges media

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has called on the Nigerian media to wake up and defend Nigerians, who are suffering untold hardship under the APC Federal Government. Describing the APC-led Federal Government as a failure, Wike said that the Nigerian media had lost its voice since May 2015.  The governor […] …

NAPTIP arrests suspected human trafficker, rescues pregnant victim, others

NAPTIP arrests suspected human trafficker, rescues pregnant victim, others

Alexander Okere, Benin  The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has arrested a 26-year-old man, Uyi  Osawanuyi, for his alleged involvement in human trafficking in Benin, Edo State. NAPTIP also rescued a female victim said to be four months pregnant for the suspected trafficker. Osawanuyi was said to have recruited the victim […] …

Foundation provides succour for hundreds of indigent students

Foundation provides succour for hundreds of indigent students

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar  Hundreds of indigent students from Cross River State extract have continued to throng the Greg Ikaba Ngaji Foundation in Calabar, the state capital where financial succour is being provided for health and education support. Some of the beneficiaries, who are students of the University of Calabar and Cross River University of Technology, […] …

Police arraign village head for alleged robbery, attempted murder

Police arraign village head for alleged robbery, attempted murder

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, has arraigned a village head of Annan Ikono in Uyo Local Government Area, Eteidung Eseme Obot. Obot was arraigned at the Magistrate Court Three, Uyo Division, for alleged armed robbery and attempted murder. According to Suit MU/703C/2018, the four counts against […] …

Rivers APC stakeholders lament continued disagreement among members

Rivers APC stakeholders lament continued disagreement among members

Chukwudi Akasike,  Port Harcourt Chieftains and stakeholders in the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress have said that deep-seated animosity existed in the party at the state level. The stakeholders maintained that contrary to the position of the lawmaker representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Senator Andrew Uchendu, that there was crisis in the state […] …

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