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Akwa Ibom lawmakers defy Akpabio, Emmanuel; elect new members as Speaker, Deputy

Lawmakers delivered what appears the first blow to the former governor, Godswill Akpabio, by rejecting his candidates.

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

You can’t return as Bayelsa governor, Dickson tells Sylva

The governor says his predecessor’s era was the darkest in the history of the 19-year-old state.

JTF seizes vessel carrying 1,500 metric tons of stolen oil in Bayelsa

The vessel was seized at Foropa waterways in Bayelsa.

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

Amaechi denies vandalising Rivers govt. house

The former governor says the plan by his successor to probe is merely a witch-hunt.

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Gov. Dickson signs Bayelsa’s Widows Protection Bill

Mr. Dickson called on the state assembly to urgently pass the Child’s Rights Bill before the end of the 7th legislative assembly.

Election, voters

Akwa Ibom election tribunal moves to Abuja

The APC cited security threats as one of the reason to move the tribunal to Abuja.

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

Wike using ‘smear campaign’ to siphon state funds — Amaechi

Mr. Amaechi says a video purportedly showing the looting and vandalisation of Government House was stage-managed.

Cross River governor, Ayade, seeks to create 1,000 jobs in first 100 days in office

“It is my job to put food on the table of people,” the governor said.

Akwa Ibom governor appoints SSG, Press Secretary

The governor is the chairman of the state’s Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Former Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan

Disappearance of Delta Accountant-General in bad faith, Gov. Uduaghan says

“It is a conspiracy to grind my administration to a
halt and set me up on a collision course with the incoming administration”

Military task force wades into crisis between Bayelsa community, Agip

The community says AGIP refuses to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with it.

Salary Arrears: Workers declare indefinite strike in Cross River

The workers say they are dying of poverty.

Residents protest months of blackout in Benin

The residents prevented staff of the distribution company from leaving their office premises.

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APC wins 22 LGA seats in Rivers Council polls

The PDP boycotted the poll.

Godswill Akpabio

Akwa Ibom workers protest non-payment of “PDP vote bribe”

The workers say Governor Akpabio had promised them money for voting PDP.

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa Governor Dickson talks tough, vows to remain in PDP

Mr. Dickson revoked contracts awarded to companies linked to lawmakers.

Godswill Akpabio

Election Tribunal: APC accuses Akwa Ibom electoral commissioner of fleeing

The REC speaks to PREMIUM TIMES, and denies fleeing.

Group appeals to Buhari not to dissolve NDDC board

“In the interest of peace equity and good conscience let the incumbent board of NDDC serve out their tenure”.

Attorney General, Adoke, assigns Bayelsa Chief Judge to swear in Rivers Governor-elect, Wike

The Attorney General directs the Bayelsa judge to help in Rivers, which for months has had no clear Chief Judge.

Police move 11 cult suspects from Edo to Abuja

The police had sent a special team to Edo State.

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Prepare to go to jail, ​Rivers APC ​tells REC

The party
​accuses the REC of denying it access to election materials.

Rivers police recover stolen vehicle, arms

The vehicle has been returned to its owner.