South South

Edo Obaseki and Oshiomhole

Amidst rift with Oshiomhole, Obaseki vows not to leave APC

Although Mr Oshiomhole, now the national chairman of the APC, helped Mr Obaseki to power, both men have been at daggers drawn for several months.

President Buhari Receives South East governors and selected leaders and stakeholders from the zone. [Photo: @Bashirahmad]

We’ll open up Calabar to the rest of Nigeria — Buhari

The president receives the Obong of Calabar, Ekpo Okon Abasi, Otu V.

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Economic Advisory Council will meet him periodically.

Buhari orders forensic audit of NDDC operations since 2001

The agency has little to show for the billions of naira it has received in the last 19 years.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing journalists on Sunday

Rivers govt. inaugurates Road Safety Advisory Council

The state advisory council is chaired by the Secretary to the State Government, with the FRSC Sector Commander in Rivers as the alternate Chairman.

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Bayelsa 2019: Police will deploy ‘over 30,000 officers’ for election – Inspector-General

“We will provide a level-playing ground for everybody and we will ensure that the election will be free and fair,” the police boss said.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Bayelsa Governorship Poll: INEC Chairman abruptly ends meeting as tempers flare

Mahmood Yakubu called an end to the meeting as an argument between political leaders threatened to boil over into physical violence.

PDP Headquarters

PDP faults suspension of Edo council chairmen

The four APC council chairmen were removed by Governor Godwin Obaseki between August and October 2019.

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

Delta proposes N389bn budget for 2020

The state government Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) adopted the crude oil production figure of 2.18 billion barrel per day and $57 per barrel bench mark in arriving at the budget figure.

Prizes won by the contestants

Shell remits N720bn to NDDC in 16 years – GM

The official said Shell is a business venture, and so, should not be mistaken by the people as a government body.

The journalist, Mary Ekere

How I was put in prison for taking photos of Akwa Ibom govt agents — Journalist

Mary Ekere narrates how she was thrown into prison even before she was arraigned in court.

Oil rig used to illustrate the story.

We aren’t benefitting from oil wealth — Akwa Ibom community

The people said their living conditions do not reflect the wealth made by the companies extracting oil and gas in their area.

Contraband rice seized by the Nigerian Customs Service

Navy seizes 220 bags of rice smuggled from Cameroon

The rice was seized in Akwa Ibom State.

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

APC condemns attack on Oshiomhole’s residence

The attack occurred on Saturday and was carried out by a group of people alleged to be political thugs, the APC said.

Bayelsa Governorship: Dickson didn’t reject Jonathan’s advice – Official

The Bayelsa governorship holds November 16.

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Bayelsa speaker ‘resigns’ days after rejecting ‘impeachment’

My resignation was for the peace and the “greater good” of the state, the former Bayelsa speaker told the House.

Mr Adekunle Adewumi's damaged car

Police officer allegedly assaults, shoots at motorist who tried to overtake his car

Adekunle Adewumi said the police officer got angry with him for daring to honk his car horn while attempting to overtake him on a highway

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel

Budget: Akwa Ibom proposes N597 billion for 2020

The budget is made up of N111 billion recurrent expenditure, N369 billion capital expenditure and N116 billion consolidated revenue

Nigerian Army

Four gang leaders “terrorising” Rivers arrested – Army

An official lists the ‘terrorists’ arrested by the army in Rivers.

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa

Dickson to Sylva: Use federal might to attract devt. to Bayelsa, not violence

Mr Dickson urges Mr Sylva to bring back Brass NLNG and Brass Fertilizer project.

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Police get court order to detain Gov Ayade’s critic

Police say they need time to travel around with the detained lawyer to “retrieve items that will be used in their case”.

The journalist, Mary Ekere

Akwa Ibom suspends task force that arrested journalist over photos

The state says it has engaged a new team.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Rivers police still searching for fugitive Frank Ekpo

The suspect is wanted for conspiracy and Advance Fee Fraud.

Police on patrol

People don’t call to inform us of robbery operations – Police

“More worrisome is the fact that no one called to inform the Police, thereby allowing the hoodlums to have a field day.”

CrossRiverWatch publisher and journalist, Agba Jalingo. [PHOTO CREDIT: Crossriverwatch.com]

Court denies detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, bail

The court ruled that the charges against Mr Jalingo were grave with one carrying capital punishment.

Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH)

Suspected cultists kill university student in Calabar

The police attributed the killing to the rivalry between two cult groups in the university.