South South

Contaminated Farmland at K-Dere, Ogoni land

Nigerian govt. clarifies position on clean-up, emergency projects in Ogoniland

The UNEP Report on Ogoni clean-up was released in 2011.

The deceased Fatherwills Ukpangere

Suspected cultists hack Nigerian student to death

A student of the University of Uyo was on Tuesday hacked to death by suspected cultists on the ‘annexe campus’ of the university. The victim has been identified as Fatherwills Ukpangere, a 300-level student of the Department of Communication Arts. His body was found behind the Barth Ebong auditorium, where the crime reportedly occurred. According […]

Photo of police officers attacked by armed gang in Cross River

Armed gang attack police officers in Cross River

The police team traced a car snatching gang from Lagos to Cross River.

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Cross River govt closes 14 health facilities for quackery

The board said it has shut down about 14 health facilities for quackery and substandard operations from 2017 to date.

Nigerian Police officers on duty

Police arrest four suspected cultists in Rivers

The cultists were arrested during a sting operation.

Oil rig

It now takes 48 hours to treat oil companies’ operational requests – Official

“In the past, it could take several weeks or even months to obtain a license…”

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Environment group kicks against Cross River’s N648billion superhighway contract

The state government said the NGO was only trying to mislead the public.

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Police confirm death of missing Delta Poly contractor

The victim went missing for five days before his body was found.

Governor Nyesom Wike

Wike suspends 12 local government chairmen

The council chairmen were suspended for failure to participate in an official function.

Adegor Eferakeya (Photo Credit: GBJ)

Ex-Delta senator dies at 78

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa commends late Senator Adegor Eferakeya’s disposition to serve the people and the nation while alive.

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

Dickson to NYSC members: Don’t support any party in Bayelsa governorship election

Governor Dickson advises corps members posted to riverine areas to always use safety jackets.

Gov Wike

Wike praises INEC officials, dedicates victory to people slain during Rivers elections

“Continue to be firm. Don’t be afraid of death; death will come when it will come,” the governor told the INEC officials.

Police officer

Jealous lover allegedly guns down girlfriend in Bayelsa

Munabo Tonworio, 28, allegedly shot dead Victoria Ekalamene, 34, after a quarrel at the residence of the deceased.

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Appeal Court nullifies election of APC Rep

The Court says Kabiru Adjoto won the October 2018 primary election of APC for Akoko-Edo federal constituency.

Akwa Ibom blames high rate of HIV/AIDS on influx of visitors

The Nigerian HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) shows that Akwa Ibom has the highest prevalence rate of HIV in the country.

rape victim

Edo community leader arraigned for allegedly raping 12-year-old girl

The victim narrates what happened inside the courtroom.

Governor Nyesom wike

Let’s end divisive politics in Rivers, Wike begs Amaechi, APC

The governor plans to withdraw pending criminal cases filed against his arch-rival, Mr Amaechi, and other political actors.

Rivers state on map

Police deploy 3,066 personnel for Rivers supplementary election

The election will hold in Abua/Odua, Ahoada West, Gokana and Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Areas of the state.

Insecurity hindering Ogoni Clean-up – Senator

Ogoni area in Rivers State has over the years been destroyed by oil spills leading to the destruction of surrounding waters and farmlands.

(L-R), THE HON. MINISTER OF HEALTH,PROF. ISAAC ADEWOLE, HANDLING OVER LETTER OF APPOINTMENT TO THE NEWLY APPOINTED CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR,UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR TEACHING HOSPITAL,CALABAR,CROSS RIVERS STATE, PROF. IKPEME AND DIRECTOR, HOSPITAL SERVICES (FMOH),DR. JOSEPH AMEDU, IN HIS OFFICE.

Buhari appoints new CMD for troubled Calabar teaching hospital

Striking doctors, minister express optimism on the appointment.

Bassey Albert

N254 million bribery: Court dismisses EFCC’s suit against Akwa-Ibom Senator

The court says it does not have jurisdiction to entertain the suit.

Former Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan

Nigerians can’t complain of bad governance after selling their votes – Ex-Governor

When votes are sold and bought, the people are outrightly forgoing opportunities for jobs to be created, he said.

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Police arrest 11 murder suspects, 20 others in Cross River

The suspects were paraded before on Tuesday.

Adams Oshiomole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

Rivers: APC replies PDP on Supreme Court ruling

The party says it will allow the law to take its course, advising the PDP to do the same, ”rather than overheat the polity”.

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Three killed in Rivers cult clash

The three persons died on Saturday during a fight for supremacy between two rival cult groups – Iceland and Deybam in the community.