South South

PDP panel in Rivers denies doing Wike’s bidding

The panel says it conducted a transparent process contrary to the claim by the 14 governorship aspirants in the state

South-South APC invites Buhari, Atiku, others to present manifesto ahead of primary

The party strategies for electoral victory in the oil-rich zone

Why I want to be Senator – Governor Uduaghan

“History is in the making and I have to heed the calls of my people.”

16 PDP governorship aspirants boycott ward congress in Rivers

The aspirant says the party breached its ward congress procedures by its refusal to openly register members, authenticate and display the party’s register as stipulated by its constitution.

Godswill Akpabio

Several injured as clashes mar A’Ibom PDP ward congress

“The injured were bleeding and the police had to take them to hospital.”

Suspected cultists kill 2 in Bayelsa

Suspected cultists have killed two persons in separate attacks that occurred on Tuesday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.

I don’t need Akpabio’s endorsement to contest guber election – Ex-Commissioner

“I need the endorsement of the Akwa Ibom people.”

Erosion

Erosion threatens Delta community

“The link road from Ubulu-Okiti is in a terrible condition…”

Two lawyers in court over alleged forgery of dead man’s will

The three persons allegedly forged a testamentary instrument purported to have been made by Sheidum’s husband, the late Kolawole.

Ijaw group threatens to disrupt Saturday’s council poll in Delta

The group laments the inequality in the distribution of wards in Warri South Local Government Area.

refugees

Nigeria now has 743, 062 internally displaced persons — NEMA

NEMA says 676, 975 of the persons were displaced by conflicts and 66, 087 by natural disasters as at September 2014.

Godswill Akpabio

Ex-Akwa Ibom deputy governor defies Akpabio, picks PDP guber form

Governor Akpabio had blatantly warned that any candidate he did not bless, is a traitor and deserves death.

2015: Jonathan will lose if he contests — Rivers APC

The party says the president’s ambition against national interest.

Akpabio’s kinsmen disown him over Attah, Etiebet; say poverty ravaging Akwa Ibom

A socio-cultural group asked Mr. Akpabio to desist from endorsing, funding and campaigning for any of the PDP governorship aspirants in state.

Delta community seeks govt.’s intervention over herdsmen’s attacks

The community says its farmlands have been turned to grazing fields.

Jonathan Lauds Uduaghan On Dev, Commissions Bridge Linking Edo-Delta

The Delta governor wants government to device means of checking the weight of vehicles on roads‎

London court blocks Shell from paying ‘peanuts’ to Nigerian community

Shell is accused of two leaks from its pipelines between 2008 and 2009.

Extending East-West road to Calabar will cost $1bn – Minister

The minister says a large portion of the road will be put to use by December

I won’t impose anyone on Akwa Ibom – Governor Akpabio

“The problem in my state is that, we have one or two party founding fathers that lost primaries in 2006 …”

Akwa Ibom CNPP chairman defects to PDP

Mr. Udofia says he wants to contribute to the growth of the party.

Chevron rig explosion: Bayelsa youth threaten resumption of protests

The January 2012 explosion sparked a fire incident which burnt at the oil rig for over 50 days before it was put out.

World Bank to provide jobs for 2,000 youths in Delta

The Coordinator, World Bank’s State Employment and Expenditure for  Results (SEEFOR) in Delta, Benson Ojoko, has said the project would employ 2,000 youths in the state. The coordinator said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Asaba that the youths would be engaged in refuse disposal techniques in different parts of […]

Eid-el-Kabir: Uduaghan preaches unity

Mr. Uduaghan promises to bequeath a peaceful, social and economically-developed Delta State.

A kidnap scene

Bayelsa monarch’s brother abducted

The victim was a former staff of Shell Petroleum Development Company.

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

2015: Ogoni urges parties to zone governorship slot to own community

The Ogonis in Rivers State say they will only vote the party that fields an Ogoni candidate.