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Nigeria Police officers

Why we sealed Gov. Emmanuel’s Church – Police

The 131-year-old church split into two factions in Nigeria about 17 years ago.

NDDC used N20bn to execute substandard projects in Edo – Obaseki

The governor says the Edo government would sue the NDDC’s contractors for sub-standard projects.

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

I remain speaker of Bayelsa Assembly – Isenah

Mr Isenah had been reportedly impeached in absentia by some members of the Assembly on Monday.

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Bayelsa Assembly Speaker impeached

An aide of the impeached speaker said his principal remains the speaker.

Members of Qua Iboe Church being locked out by the women who protested at the church premises on Saturday

Police seal off governor’s church

Armed police officers in 10 trucks arrived Qua Iboe Church, at 112 Ikot Ekpene Road, early in the morning on Sunday.

Nigerian Army soldier

Army medical outreach targets 300 persons in Edo community

The army said more than 150 insecticide-treated mosquito nets were distributed, while beneficiaries were tested for blood sugar, HIV, as well as dental and eye problems.

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Court summons Amnesty Programme boss over alleged diversion of stipends

The Amnesty Programme office allegedly diverted stipends meant for 75 former Niger Delta militants.

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Ufot Ekaette. [PHOTO CREDIT: The News Nigeria]

Ufot Ekaette, former SGF, is dead

Mr Ekaette, 80, from Akwa Ibom State, was a deputy governor of the state.


Navy arrests 26 crew, four foreigners over illegal fishing

The Navy says it has confiscated two fishing trawlers belonging to a Nigerian company over illegal fishing.

Governor Udom Emmanuel at the maiden Akwa Ibom Education Summit

Governor Emmanuel advises journalists against ‘de-marketing’ Akwa Ibom State

There are more than 80 local newspapers in Akwa Ibom, with journalists sometimes coming under attack by state officials.

Nigeria Police officers

Three persons killed in Auchi clash — Police

Police said the clash was “cult-related”.

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa

Bayelsa teachers begin strike over unpaid salary arrears

The teachers commenced the strike after the expiration of 28 days ultimatum to the government.

Officials of the OB Lulu-Briggs Foundation attending to women registering for the free fibroids surgeries for hundred women at the ongoing 18th anniversary celebration of the Foundation at the weekend

OB Lulu Briggs Foundation conducts fibroid surgery on 100 patients

She said 100 women who require the surgery but cannot afford the expensive cost of fibroid removal surgery would undergo the procedure free

Gov Udom Emmanuel (on white) showing the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo around a newly constructed flour mill in the state

Akwa Ibom is ‘Nigeria’s best-kept Secret’ – Governor Emmanuel

The state celebrates the 32-year anniversary of its creation.

72 students bag first class at Federal University, Otuoke, maiden convocation

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Seth Jaja, disclosed this on Saturday at the maiden convocation ceremony of the university.

Former senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Nimi Amange

Defection: Bayelsa PDP disowns ex-senator

“PDP in the state knows those who are genuine members. Amange is not one of us.”

Gracious David-West

How I killed seven women in hotels – Suspect

The suspect says he killed his victims in Lagos, Owerri and Port Harcourt by strangling them.


Don’t give up on us, APC begs Akwa Ibom residents

A governorship election tribunal in Akwa Ibom dismissed the APC’s petition.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Controversy as police arrest another ‘serial killer’ in Port Harcourt

Many suspects are now in police custody, all accused of masterminding the serial killing that assails the oil-rich city.

72 bag First Class as Federal University, Utuoke, holds maiden convocation

The institution was among the nine universities established in 2011 by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel

Tribunal upholds election of Akwa Ibom Gov. Udom Emmanuel

The tribunal said the petition filed by Nsima Ekere of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lacked merit

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa

Gov. Dickson fires aide over alleged gross misconduct, indiscipline

Mrs Bob was among 130 special advisers engaged by the governor to render necessary services to the state and to give a sense of belonging and support to party members

Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom govt frees journalist after spending two nights in jail

Ms Ekere, who reports for The Post, a local newspaper in Akwa Ibom, was assaulted and arrested on Monday in Uyo.

The journalist, Mary Ekere

Akwa Ibom govt throws journalist in jail for taking photos

The female reporter was quickly arraigned for taking photos of task force officials raiding a city spot.

Mr Imoh Williams (standing), the suspended chairman of Abak Local Govt Area, Akwa Ibom State, giving his testimony before lawmakers

Akwa Ibom Assembly reinstates suspended LGA chairman

The official had been on suspension following an assault on a local artisan.