South South

Ibom Air hits the sky

Ibom Air takes off, amidst jubilation in Akwa Ibom

The airline has three aircraft, and doing only two routes – Uyo-Lagos and Uyo-Abuja – for now.

Governor Udom Emmanuel, with Senate President, Bukola Saraki, stepping down from Ibom Air on Wednesday.

Ibom Air begins commercial operations on Friday

The first state-owned airline in Nigeria was launched on February 20.

Mr Tonye Isenah, Speaker, Bayelsa House of Assembly

Bayelsa assembly elects new speaker

The Bayelsa government hails the election.

Gunmen used to illustrate the story.

Body of 78-year-old kidnap victim found in Bayelsa

The police say it was making efforts to rescue the aged woman before her body was discovered by the waterside.

Niger delta pollution

World Environmental Day: Environmentalists berate N/Delta governors over oil derivation proceeds

The environmentalists allege that the 13 per cent oil derivation funds to oil-producing states were being diverted by Niger Delta governors.

Rivers State House of Assembly

Rivers Assembly Speaker re-elected

The 9th session of the Assembly began sitting on Monday.

Suicide rope used to illustrate the story.

Why more Nigerians are committing suicide – Pastor

There have been reported cases of suicide, especially among young Nigerians, in recent times.

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court to rule on Delta APC crisis

The Ogodo faction appeals the ruling of the appeal court

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Delta-APC. [Photo credit: THISDAYLIVE]

Support Omo-Agege’s bid for Senate Deputy President’s seat – Delta APC

Party official urges lawmakers to make Mr Omo-Agege the first Urhobo to take the seat

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Amnesty office to train 2,500 ex-militants on fishing, other vocations

The Nigerian government officially launched the fishermen training programme on May 24

Gov Wike

Wike vows to rid Port Harcourt of street-trading

The governor said traders have one month to move their businesses from the roads.

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

Head of election commission in Bayelsa resigns

Mr Bertola is said to have suddenly tendered his resignation letter on Friday to the state governor, Seriake Dickson.

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. [Photo credit: Thisday Live]

Gov. Okowa appoints SSG, Chief of Staff

The governor began his second term in office on Wednesday.

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel

Gov. Emmanuel appoints Head of Civil Service, perm secs

Effiong Essien takes over from Ekereobong Akpan, who retired from service on May 29.

Ned Nwoko

Why Court of Appeal sacked Ned Nwoko as PDP Delta senator-elect

The applicants filed their case later than 14 days after the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party primaries was held.

Gov Okowa

Delta Assembly passed 49 bills in four years – Speaker

The Speaker says 83 bills were introduced in the assembly.

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade

Cross River SUBEB uncovers N1.3 billion fraud plot

The suspect allegedly forged the signature of the board chairman in an attempt to make withdrawals from one of its bank accounts.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

2019 Elections: INEC probes its Bayelsa officials, redeploys admin secretary

The police are also investigating the officials.

Gov. Udom Emmanuel

Governor Emmanuel sacks aides, reappoints SSG

The SSG is to be sworn-in later today at the Government House, Uyo.

#2019Inauguration: Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel

For The Record: Full text of Akwa Ibom governor’s inaugural speech

Emmanuel Udom was inaugurated for a second term on Wednesday.

Nigerian publisher, Betty Irabor

Nigerian publisher Betty Irabor speaks on depression, suicide attempt

Mrs Irabor said she was placed under suicide watch, at some point.

#2019Inauguration: Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel

Governor Emmanuel calls on Akpabio, APC leaders to join him in building Akwa Ibom

Mr Emmanuel, in his inauguration speech, said the “fleeting passion of politics” should not be allowed to “break the cords of our brotherhood”.

#Inauguration2019: Governor Nyesom Wike

Wike takes oath of office for second term as Rivers governor

The governor says his administration would consolidate on his first term achievements to make Rivers the greatest state in Nigeria.

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. [Photo credit: Thisday Live]

Okowa, deputy take oath of office

The colourful ceremony was witnessed by many prominent indigenes of the state, including James Ibori, a former governor of the state

Arcbishop Cletus Bassey

Why we can’t sanction pastors who accuse children of being witches – Former CAN leader

Cletus Bassey says many of the churches involved in such practices are ‘magic houses’.