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Nigeria Police

Lawyer docked for allegedly assaulting two policemen

Mr Oyabevwe pleads not guilty to the charges.

Delta Assembly approves N600 million loan for housing project

The loan will be used to construct 10,000 housing units for civil servants

Lamp in Darkness used to illustrate the story

Port Harcourt disco explains blackout in four states

“PHED has been assured that the situation is not completely out of control.”

Nigeria Police

Police quiz 73-year-old man over alleged rape

The septuagenarian allegedly lured the 13-year-old victim into his bathroom and had carnal knowledge of her.

A mosque used to illustrate the story

Pastor donates N1 million for completion of mosque

The pastor said Nigerians should be their brothers’ keepers, irrespective of religion

Gov Wike

Wike swears in 23 new council chairmen, charges them on accountability

The chairmen were elected on Saturday

Oil spill caused by damaged riser

Bayelsa community laments pollution by oil spill from Shell’s oilfield

Shell says the spill was “regrettable and unfortunate”.

Director, Bayelsa Airlines, Mrs. Elizabeth Daitare-Akpama (2nd left) explaining a point during a visit of Leaders of Amassoma Community to the Bayelsa State International Airport under construction at Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the State, while the Ebenanaowei of Ogboin Clan, His Royal Majesty, King Oweipa Jones- Ere (3rd right) the Amananaowei of Amassoma, His Royal Highness, Chief Graham Naingba (2nd right) Commissioner for Lands and Housing , Hon. Kuroakegha Dorgu (right) and the Chairman of Bayelsa State Housing and Property Development Authority, Mr. Joseph Akedesuo (left) look on. Photo by Lucky Francis.

Amassoma leaders praise Governor Dickson over Bayelsa airport project

The community leaders say project will help economic prosperity, and promote peace.

Nigerian Army after recapturing Mubi

Rivers LG Polls: We’ll be on standby to forestall violence – Army

The election will be conducted on Saturday in the 23 local government areas of the state

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo hails Edo govt over power project

The vice president says the 450 megawatts Azura power plant will increase power generation in the country.

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Police arrest 20 suspected cultists in Eket

An official says the suspects had been terrorising residents of the locality.


UN agency sets up condom outlets around refugee settlements in Cross River

A UN project coordinator says there is a lot of “survival sex” in the area.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Oil company worker, two others killed in Akwa Ibom cult-war

Eket is among four local government areas mostly affected by cult-killings and violence in the state.


Osinbajo arrives Edo on two-day visit

The official will commission a few projects in the state.

Nigerian police force

Police arrest suspected member of Peace Corps with pistol

Police said they arrested the suspect fully dressed in Peace Corps T-shirt

Gov Seriake Dickson speaking

13% derivation insufficient to develop Niger Delta — Gov. Dickson

The governor says only restructuring can guarantee sustainable peace, stability and development in the region

Nigerian Navy

Niger Delta: Navy vows to end illegal refineries

The Force Navy has destroyed unquantifiable illegal refineries and equipment in Delta creeks in the last 29 days


Delta govt to renovate 107 primary healthcare centres

The government says the approval is in line with its determination to provide democracy dividends

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

How we saved N1 billion from reforms – Bayelsa Council chairman

The chairman says the savings will be channeled to providing social amenities for the people

Gov Wike

Rivers street traders lament govt ban

The state government recently banned trading along major streets in Port Harcourt.


We’ll implement law on financial autonomy for legislature, judiciary – Okowa

”We have sworn to adhere to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr Onofiok Luke

Bill to compel companies to hire ‘indigenes’ passed by Akwa Ibom Assembly

Companies that will be affected are those that have at least 20 employees and more.