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High tension electric powerlines

N166bn debt: Electricity Coy begins mass disconnection in four South South states

PHED says it is being owed by customers in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers State.

Godwin Obaseki

Edo APC governorship aspirants forge front against Gov. Obaseki

The aspirants say they want to save Edo State from relapsing into abyss.

Sir James, a popular stand up comedian in Akwa Ibom state.

Akwa Ibom Comedian Arrested Over Facebook Posts

Sir James, before his arrest, took to Facebook to launch a vigorous campaign against an alleged poor treatment of local entertainers by state officials.

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

APC vows to petition NJC over Rivers election

The party was barred from participating in the 2019 governorship election in the state due to its failure to present a consensus candidate.


Group demands development commission for Akwa Ibom oil-producing communities

“The Akwa Ibom State Government should, as a matter of expediency, set up the Oil Mineral Area Development Commission (AKSOMPADEC) without delay.

Governor Nyesom Wike [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovWike]

Wike to Benin Monarch: Resolve Oshimohole, Obaseki feud

Mr Wike called on traditional rulers in the South South zone to work for the unity to drive development in the zone.

Pic 11 PMB Visits Ebonyi (2)

Navy seize 1,439 bags of smuggled rice in Akwa-Ibom

The arrests were made along the Unyenge, Effiat, and Mendoro creeks between December 2019 and January by Navy officers and men on routine patrol in their gunboats.

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

Assembly approves N5bn film village for Delta

The film village and leisure park will be built at Ugbolu, in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Godwin Obaseki

Gunmen abduct two teachers in Edo

The teachers were abducted from the school premises at about 10.30 am on Monday.

Governor Udom Emmanuel during the swearing-in of Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem as the Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, SSG.

Akwa Ibom govt targets N100bn IGR in 2020

The government said four firms were initiated and became operational in the state to enhance the IGR in the last four years.

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who succeeded Adams Oshiomhole.[Photo credit: YouTube]

“Obaseki can never win re-election” – APC lawmaker-elect

The APC lawmaker-elect also accused Mr Obaseki of poor performance in governance.

Lai Mohammed, Aregbesola honour Alaafin, KWAM 1 in Oyo

The Alaafin of Oyo is marking his 49th year on the throne.

David Lyon, winner of the Bayelsa State 2019 governorship election

Soku Oil Wells: Bayelsa heads to Appeal Court

The Federal High Court recently delivered a judgement ceding the oil wells to Rivers State.

Heineken Lokpobiri

Bayelsa Governorship: Court says Lokpbobiri’s petition filed late

The appeal court sets aside the judgment of the lower court, describing it as having erred in law.

Mr Agba Jalingo inside the courtroom on Friday

Group writes Ayade on Agba Jalingo’s continuous detention

The group said Mr Jalingo’s case is an “unnecessary controversy that Governor Ayade has the “capacity to bring an end to”.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan urges Niger Delta youth to shun violence

Mr Jonathan’s residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, was attacked on December 24 by gunmen.

PDP chairman shot dead in Delta

“It is a suspected assassination, investigation is ongoing,” the police said.

Nigeria Police

Kidnapped policemen regain freedom in Rivers

The policemen were kidnapped on their way to work in November in Andoni Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Edo State House of Assembly

Edo Crisis: Court stops INEC from conducting by-elections to replace Oshiomhole’s loyalists

Justice Ahmed Mohammed made the order following an application filed by Damian Dodo on behalf of the elected members.

Former Governor Adams Oshiomole

Edo APC gives conditions for reconciliation with Oshiomhole

The party says it is ready for reconciliation the national chairman if initiated by a neutral body.

Port Harcourt International Airport

Bushfire: FAAN reopens Port Harcourt Airport

Mrs Yakubu said the airport was reopened less than 24 hours after it was closed for proper investigation of the incident.

Port Harcourt International Airport

Port Harcourt airport runway closed over bush fire

“A joint team from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency is presently evaluating the situation.”

L-R: Special Adviser to the Governor on Political and Community Matters, Hon. Osaro Idah; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and Chairman, Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Anselm Ojezua, during a meeting of ward leaders from Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, in Benin City.

Oshiomhole can’t stop my second term ambition – Obaseki

“The last time an incumbent ran for governorship in our party in the state, it was a consensus. It will happen again; we will all agree on consensus.”

Attack: JTF, Navy officials visit Jonathan

The officials visited Mr Jonathan to ascertain the level of damage on the former president’s residence by unknown gunmen on Christmas eve.

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

Oshiomhole, Obaseki faceoff: Edo traditional rulers to fast, pray January 2

Messrs Oshiomhole and Obaseki have been embroiled in protracted crisis which has polarised the party in the state.