South South

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”.

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Delta community contests naming of $16bn export processing zone

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

Adams Oshiomhole

How Niger Delta will benefit from Buhari’s govt — Oshiomhole

Mr. Oshiomhole says events of the past few years have shown that friends of the Niger Delta are not necessarily from the region.

Court dismisses Pre-Election Case against Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel

The court says it lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter

Akwa Ibom assigns portfolios to new commissioners 

The commissioners were sworn in without portfolios on Monday

2015 River Governorship Election: Tribunal to decide on jurisdiction July 9

The defendants, Mr. Wike and the PDP, challenged the court on its jurisdiction.

Rivers workers give new police boss 14-day ultimatum to improve security

The TUC pledged to collaborate with the new commissioner.

APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

Unpaid salaries: Edo LG Chairmen to forfeit allowances, security votes

Governor Oshiomhole says, “You cannot be eating when workers are starving. Let both the leader and the workers starve together.”
 

Rivers govt restates commitment to shore-up IGR 

The state government has evolved ways of strengthening its revenue drive to ensure compliance.

Cross River Governor, Ayade, wants death penalty for kidnappers

The governor has despatched a bill to the state assembly.

Obong University in Akwa Ibom gets NUC approval for new courses

The institution is one of two private universities in Akwa Ibom state.

APC demands probe of Wike’s tenure as minister

The party links the recent fire at the Federal Ministry Abuja to alleged plot by the governor to cover his tracks.

Bakassi returnees ask for permanent resettlement

No fewer than 439 widows are currently living in refugee camps.

Tribunal strikes out Labour Party’s petition against Akwa Ibom Governor

Mr. Usoro concluded that the petitioner failed to comply with the provisions of paragraph 4(3) of the First Schedule of the Electoral Act.

Cross River community gets new monarch

“As one with a military background we expect to see a more disciplined and purposeful leadership.”

Fake police officer arrested in Delta

“The vehicle was being escorted by one Ochoche Matthew ‘m’ who was fully dressed in police uniform…”

Tribunal orders INEC, Akwa Ibom REC to transfer all guber election materials to Abuja

The judge warns journalists against misrepresenting him.

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

How I delivered good governance to Rivers State — Amaechi

Mr. Amaechi says the Federal Government under Goodluck Jonathan owes Rivers State N108 billion.

Gov. Okowa submits 12 Commissioner-nominees to Delta Assembly

The House has appointed its principal officers.