South South

Senator Nelson Effiong

PDP to sue Senator for defecting to APC

The party hits back at Senator Nelson Effiong, accusing him of nonperformance.


238 Auchi Prisons inmates awaiting trial – Official

The awaiting trial inmates include 234 male and four female inmates.


Rivers confirms Lassa fever case

The victim survived, the government said.


4 feared dead as Akwa Ibom, Cross River communities clash

Two of the victims are said to be security officials.


Oba of Benin suspends chief priest

“He turned himself into a be all and end all, and a seeming authority in Benin culture and tradition.”

Onofiok Luke, Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly

I’ll support Buhari for second term on one condition – Akwa Ibom Speaker

“If he continues this way and do(es) a few other things, I think he will be assured of my vote for a second term.”


Aspirant accuses APC of manipulating Edo primaries

The PDP fielded a former presidential aide, Jude Imague, as consensus candidate.


Cross River Assembly approves N301 billion 2017 budget

“From the budget, a total of N226.48 billion representing 75.2 per cent of the budget is for capital expenditure.”


Police sue for peace as Akwa Ibom youth clash with Hausa community

There was casualty on both sides, the police said.

Pastor Ize-Iyamu
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Edo Governorship: Ize-Iyamu, PDP open case at election tribunal

The petitioners named INEC, Mr. Obaseki and the APC as first, second and third respondents respectively.


You are biased, Wike tells police team investigating Rivers election violence

The governor said the state government will not participate in the activities of the panel.

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Farmers allege fraud in CBN Anchor Borrowers Programme

A commissioner explained why the farmers were paid the amount they were given.

Collapsed Uyo church

Collapsed Akwa Ibom church that killed 27 violated several building laws – Officials

Reigners Bible Church collapsed on December 10, 2016 killing at least 27 people.

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Cross River loses N130 million to ghost farmers – Official

“The governor has directed me to review the allocations with a view to ensuring that the right farmers are given Cocoa farmlands.”

Church building Collapse in Akwa Ibom

How Govt, Church negligence caused deadly Akwa Ibom building collapse — Official

The Church was marked for demolition five times, but its developers flouted the directives.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Gov. Wike reacts to sacking of policemen attached to him

The governor says it is “a tragic day for professionalism and the respect for human rights in the Nigeria police force”.

Protesters protesting irregularities in the just concluded Rivers rerun elections

Nigerian military insists it was non-partisan in Rivers re-run

“The military involvement in the elections was only to prevent breakdown of law and order…”


Journalist arrested allegedly on orders of Akwa Ibom deputy governor

The union of journalists decry the arrest as shocking.


Nigerian govt denies new polio claims in Cross River

Reports sparked fear of an outbreak about two years after the virus was eradicated in Nigeria.

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Army ‘kills 5 suspected cultists’ in Rivers

The incident took place in Omoku.


Bayelsa teachers lament non-payment of four months salaries

The NUT also lamented the acute shortage of teachers in Bayelsa.


Fear of new Polio case in Cross River

Officials said the case cannot yet be confirmed as Polio.

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Akpabio under fire for ‘disrespecting’ Akwa Ibom governor

Mr. Akpabio is accused of habitually breaching protocol at state functions.

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom governor, Emmanuel, vows to unleash youth on ‘idiots’ criticising govt

Ironically, Mr. Emmanuel, a former bank director, has been receiving praises for restoring peace in the state.

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MEND makes U-turn, accuses Buhari of ‘grand deception’

The group, which earlier supported Mr. Buhari, now accuses him of undermining peace in the region, and warns of consequences.