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Voters on voting line

INEC suspends supplementary election in Bayelsa constituency

Out of the three constituencies earlier scheduled for the polls, the election is now holding in two.


Court strikes out criminal defamation charge against Nigerian journalist

The journalist accuses the deputy governor of pocketing N250 million monthly as security votes.

Nigerian Police [Photo credit:]

Police arrest 42 persons for electoral offences in Akwa Ibom

The police said the suspects would soon be charged to the court upon completion of investigations.

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. [Photo credit: Thisday Live]

Delta govt sets up 17-member Task Force to check human trafficking

The state governor laments the rising number of trafficked persons from the state.

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Police arrest 81 suspected cultists in Edo

The command also recovered 138 cartridges and ammunition.

Gov Seriake Dickson

Oil companies fuelling insecurity in Niger Delta – Gov Dickson

Mr Dickson also accused oil companies of fuelling insecurity in the region.

Delta State House of Assembly

Delta parliament passes FOI bill

The law will enhance easy access to public information.

NYSC Corp Members on parade

Suspected cultists kill two corps members, injure one in Bayelsa

The corps members were attacked in their residence.

From left: Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; INEC National Commissioners, Mr Mustapha Leki; Mr Abubakar Nahuche; and Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, during the INEC’s Consultative Meeting with Security Agencies, at the INEC headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday (9/1/19). 00233/9/1/2019/Hogan Bassey/NAN

UPDATED: INEC announces dates for collation of results in Rivers governorship election

The commission said it will have a meeting with critical actors on March 30

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Two rival cult groups clash in Akwa Ibom

Two persons have been arrested over the incident and normalcy restored in the area, the police said.

Rivers state on map

INEC announces dates for collation of results in Rivers governorship election

Revalidation of observers, INEC said, will be done simultaneously in Abuja and Rivers State between March 25 and March 31.

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel

Governor Emmanuel signs N672 billion Akwa Ibom budget into law

The budget is christened “Budget of Industrialisation for Poverty Alleviation”.

Nigeria Police Officers

Police still barricading Akwa Ibom road, 11 days after elections

The road leads to the headquarters of the INEC in the state.

Contaminated Farmland at K-Dere, Ogoni land

FEC approves five new clean-up contracts for Ogoni land

The council also approved assistance to states affected by insecurity, flooding

Edo gets new Lassa fever treatment centre, spends N100m on equipment

Edo is one of the states in Nigeria endemic for Lassa fever with over 700 suspected cases

Udom Emmanuel

Stop talking about 2023 succession, Akwa Ibom PDP appeals to residents

The governorship of Akwa Ibom traditionally rotates among different geopolitical areas in the state.

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. [Photo credit: Thisday Live]

Delta assembly approves state government’s N3 billion loan

The loan will be used to finance priority road projects in the state.

Contaminated Farmland at K-Dere, Ogoni land

Groups caution Nigerian govt against resumption of oil exploitation in Ogoni land

The groups describe the instruction to resume production as insensitive, ill-advised and capable of inflaming suspicions and conflict in the area.

court of appeal

Court sacks Delta APC faction, disqualifies Ogboru as governorship candidate

The court also voided the participation of the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Great Ogboru in the election.

Godswill Akpabio

Akpabio wants tribunal to declare him winner of senatorial election

The senator earlier withdrew a case over the matter from the court so he could head to the tribunal

Shortlisted candidates taking aptitude test

About 56,000 applicants jostle for 1000 C’River Primary Healthcare jobs

The recruitment is for nine cadres of health officers.

Soldiers at checkpoint

Prominent Rivers citizens express concern over electoral violence, army’s role

Criticisms of the army over Rivers elections continue as prominent citizens call for probe.

Nigerian Army

Rivers Elections: We feel betrayed by INEC – Nigerian Army

INEC had accused the army and thugs of disrupting elections in Rivers.


HIV/AIDs prevalence rate in Akwa Ibom unacceptable – Ex-NMA chairman

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

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police arrest suspected killers of four officers – Official

The killers also burnt the police station and police vehicles.