South South

David Lyon of the APC, winner of the Bayelsa State 2019 governorship election

Bayelsa Governorship: Tribunal dismisses Green Party petition against Lyon

The petitioner applied to withdraw the petition.

Godswill Akpabio

Akpabio loses again as PDP wins rerun elections in Akwa Ibom

Some election officials were held hostage in the Akwa Ibom area, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said.

Godswill Akpabio

Thugs molest journalists covering Akwa Ibom elections

There have been reports of pockets of violence in the elections.

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

Senate, House rerun ongoing in Akwa Ibom despite APC withdrawal

INEC had earlier said the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, could not step down as a candidate.

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Police officer helps dispose body but not released for murder trial — Official

Akwa Ibom State Attorney-General speaks on the killing of an entertainer last year.

CrossRiverWatch publisher and journalist, Agba Jalingo. [PHOTO CREDIT:]

Ayade’s critic released from detention seeks release of Agba Jalingo

Mr Jalingo, the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, is facing treason charges.

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State.

Akwa Ibom begins payment of N30, 000 minimum wage

The government says the payment will begin from January.


Wildlife expert, in emotional video, appeals for alternative to bushmeat in Nigeria

Mr Eniang said hunger remained a major challenge to biodiversity conservation in Nigeria and Africa.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police chief orders arrest of Inspector over death of Akwa Ibom woman

The incident happened at the police headquarters, Uyo, on Thursday.

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Woman dies after police officer shoved her, family says

The officer denies the claim, but witnesses say he was not being truthful.

Mr Joseph Odok

Court grants bail to Ayade’s critic charged with terrorism

Mr Odok was arrested by the police on September 26 in Abuja and taken to Calabar by road.

Daisy Danjuma [Photo:]

Why I endorsed Obaseki for second term – PDP BOT member

Mrs Danjuma had on Sunday endorsed Mr Obaseki’s re-election during a town hall meeting in Lagos.

Godswill Akpabio

INEC rejects Akpabio’s withdrawal from senatorial rerun election

The commission said it was too late for the former senator’s name to be replaced with another.

Sir James

Why I asked police to arrest Akwa Ibom comedian – Commissioner

The commissioner is angry that the artiste published his private phone number and house address on Facebook.


I was almost killed for defending Oshiomhole – Edo deputy governor

“I was brutalised for Comrade Oshiomhole. I laid down my life for him; threw my family through the fence for safety when I was attacked for his sake.”

High tension electric powerlines

N166bn debt: Electricity Coy begins mass disconnection in four South South states

PHED says it is being owed by customers in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers State.

Godwin Obaseki

Edo APC governorship aspirants forge front against Gov. Obaseki

The aspirants say they want to save Edo State from relapsing into abyss.

Sir James, a popular stand up comedian in Akwa Ibom state.

Akwa Ibom Comedian Arrested Over Facebook Posts

Sir James, before his arrest, took to Facebook to launch a vigorous campaign against an alleged poor treatment of local entertainers by state officials.

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

APC vows to petition NJC over Rivers election

The party was barred from participating in the 2019 governorship election in the state due to its failure to present a consensus candidate.


Group demands development commission for Akwa Ibom oil-producing communities

“The Akwa Ibom State Government should, as a matter of expediency, set up the Oil Mineral Area Development Commission (AKSOMPADEC) without delay.

Governor Nyesom Wike [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovWike]

Wike to Benin Monarch: Resolve Oshimohole, Obaseki feud

Mr Wike called on traditional rulers in the South South zone to work for the unity to drive development in the zone.

Pic 11 PMB Visits Ebonyi (2)

Navy seize 1,439 bags of smuggled rice in Akwa-Ibom

The arrests were made along the Unyenge, Effiat, and Mendoro creeks between December 2019 and January by Navy officers and men on routine patrol in their gunboats.