South South

Delta governorship: APC asks Appeal Court to set aside tribunal ruling

The tribunal validated the election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party.

John AkpanUdoedehe

Akwa Ibom APC leaders renew court battle for party’s governorship ticket

The Abuja court had struck out the case by John Akpanudoedehe.

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Gov. Ayade inaugurates 2015 Calabar carnival

The governor says the 2015 carnival would be the best ever.

Rotimi Amaechi, Transport minister, appearing before the Senate

Rivers APC sets agenda for Amaechi

The party urges Mr. Amaechi to take action on airports, rail system and maritime sectors​.​

​D​elta ​A​ssembly suspends two ​members​

The motion for the suspension was unanimously adopted by the members

Mother of Ex-Gov. Sylva’s running mate regains freedom

The 105-year-old woman was kidnapped on October 29.

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Another ex-Cross River deputy governor dies

Another former deputy governor Cross River died three weeks ago

Governor Wike’s media aide resigns

Mr. Tariah says developments in the state signify that his services are no longer needed.

Professor Mahmud Yakubu, INEC chairman

INEC registers 663,748 voters for Bayelsa election

INEC says men constitute 54 per cent, while women make up 46 per cent of the voting population.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.

Drama in Bayelsa as APC evacuates refuse heaps to taunt Gov. Dickson

The Dickson administration and the APC competed to clean up the state.

Police confirm militants’ attack in Akwa Ibom

A witness said police officers and soldiers arrived the scene after the bandits had left.

Gunmen kidnap Pastor, 2 others in Bayelsa

Relatives of the pastor’s wife had pressured her not to inform the police.

Godswill Akpabio

PDP primary that produced Akpabio as governor not credible – Gov Emmanuel’s aide

“Even people that were not accredited members of PDP, some okada riders, were forced into Ibom Hall to nominate the former governor.”

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Cross River governor suspends permanent secretary over school prayer ban

The government had lifted the ban immediately.

Nnimmo Bassey

Ogoni communities pledge to support implementation of UNEP report​​

There is the need for a holistic monitoring of the environmental clean u​p​.

I have confidence in judiciary — Governor Nyesom Wike

“I want to say in the past two days, you must have read where they quoted me as saying judicial terrorism or judicial gang-up, I never said so.”

Supreme Court verdict: Rivers PDP urges​ ​calm

PDP says there was no cause for alarm as Mr. Wike would emerge victorious at the end​.​

“Rigging of Rivers governorship election designed in Akwa Ibom” – Umana

The Rivers election was nullified days after the tribunal for Akwa Ibom ordered rerun in18 LGs

Rivers residents express mixed reactions to Tribunal’s sack of Governor Wike

While some see the judgement as a welcome development, others view it as a bad omen.

Tribunal upholds PDP Senator’s election

Ovie Omo-Agege had gone to the tribunal to challenge the election of Ighoyota Amori of the PDP.

I remain in charge in Rivers – Nyesom Wike

“Let me tell you that despite all the gang ups in Abuja against Rivers State, we must protect the interest of our state.”

Don’t bother to appeal tribunal judgment, LP candidate, Princewill, tells Wike

The Labour Party candidate commends the tribunal judges for upholding the law, and the parties for conducting their briefs with civility.

Amnesty: We are not owing ex-militants, says Nigerian government

“The Amnesty Office has opened a 24 – Hour Call Centre where individuals can make enquiries”.

A local refinery used to illustrate the story

Nigerian Navy destroys 1,500 drums of diesel, one illegal refinery in Delta

“The illegal petroleum refining camp destroyed is one of the major camps in the Niger-Delta region basically for illegal oil business.”

Bayelsa: Don’t politicise Alamieyeseigha’s death, Sylva tells Dickson

“We are disturbed that a sitting government desiring re-election has taken to a campaign of calumny…”