South South

JTF arrests sea pirates in Bayelsa

“Items recovered include one AK 47 riffle, a pump action gun, three magazines with 72 rounds of 7.62 special ammunition…”

Adams Oshiomhole

No state has received bailout funds – Oshiomhole

Mr. Oshiomhole said President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to ensure states don’t owe workers salaries.

Oil Spill: Fishermen urge Nigeria to punish defaulting oil firms

The fishermen say they cannot fully engage in fishing activities because of the activities of defaulting companies.

Ex-Militants’ meeting in Bayelsa thwarted as  Soldiers seal off venue

The militants blame President Buhari for the current situation.

Akwa Ibom guber election: APC reacts over allegation of harassing REC

The APC says it was not aware that the REC had been harrassed.

Local government officials blockade Guinness plant in Edo

Guinness accuses the local government of “blackmail”.

SSS Intelligence operatives

Group alleges harassment of Akwa Ibom REC by SSS, APC

The group asked Mr. Buhari to call the SSS to order.

Man arraigned for snatching laptop, phone at gunpoint

The accused allegedly committed the offences on June 28, 2014

Residents flee as gunmen storm Rivers community, kill 2

Gunmen invaded Kira, a village in Tai Local Government Area.

Bayelsa governor orders payment of Local Govt workers’ salaries

The state government says it is taking up the duty of the local government councils.

Cross River governor lauds Buhari over new naval chief

The new chief of navy is an indigene of Cross River State.


Scarcity of funds stalling our projects – Niger Delta Ministry

President Buhari recently received briefings from permanent secretaries on their ministries.

Adams Oshiomhole

We’re ready for EFCC probe — Oshiomhole

PDP says Mr. Oshiomhole draws N500 million monthly as security votes.

Tension in Rivers as Court reinstates sacked council chairpersons

The National Industrial Court has exclusive jurisdiction in civil cases and matters relating to labour, including trade unions and industrial relations.

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Boss

Wike will be removed as Rivers Governor soon, APC candidate says

Mr. Peterside lost the governorship election to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Nyesom Wike.

Rivers APC denies instigating police takeover of Local Governments

The party vowed to retrieve the mandate Rivers people gave to it.

Ex-militants seek Buhari’s intervention on Amnesty Programme

“Some at Igbinedion University are being barred to write their final year examinations.”

Pipeline on fire used to illustrate the story.

Police recover remains of ​p​ipeline explosion victims at Agip oil field in Bayelsa

Two people are still missing.

Delta APC guber candidate challenges INEC over use of card readers

The APC says INEC had claimed the use of card readers was optional, when indeed it was mandatory.

Rivers state on map

PDP Demands Immediate Unsealing Of Rivers Councils

The Nigerian Police had sealed all the 23 council secretariats across the state.

Akwa Ibom Assembly dissolves LG councils

The assembly wants a proposed nuclear plant for the state reviewed.

Court sacks Rivers LG chairs elected a week before end of Amaechi’s tenure

Justice Akanbi says conducting the elections despite a court order was a demonstration of executive lawlessness and impunity

Akwa Ibom election papers soaked in water to frustrate probe, APC candidate claims

The APC candidate accuses INEC of sabotage.

New Police boss, Rivers workers agree to cooperate on security

The police chief said the meeting was “fruitful”.


Delta community contests naming of $16bn export processing zone

The Ugborodo community objects to the project being named after another community, Gbaramatu.