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Why EFCC interrogated our top officials – NDDC

NDDC said there has been no improper cash withdrawal or financial impropriety at the commission.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing journalists on Sunday

Why Wike, other politicians are attacking Nigerian army – Official

The Rivers government has repeatedly accused the army of trying to rig the elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

APC, 76 other parties threaten to boycott LG poll in Bayelsa

The parties want the governor to sack the newly-appointed chairman of the state electoral commission.

Nigerian troopsused to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Army confirms killing of soldier, two NSCDC operatives in Rivers

The security operatives were killed and their weapons carted away while preventing militants from vandalising an oil and gas facility in Gio community, Tai area of Rivers.

Rivers state on map

Port Harcourt mall gas explosion victims recuperating in hospital – Management

The police had earlier ruled out the possibilities of the incident being a terrorist attack.

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army arraigns 14 officers accused of murder, kidnapping

The accused personnel are made up of three officers and 11 soldiers, including a major, two captains, two staff sergeants, and one sergeant, among other ranks

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Explosion: Police rule out terrorist attack at Port Harcourt Mall

The police say no life was lost to the explosion which occurred on Wednesday.

Governor Udom Emmanuel during the swearing-in of Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem as the Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, SSG.

Democracy Day: Gov. Emmanuel advocates national cohesion, peaceful co-existence

June 12 is being observed for the first time in the country as a public holiday to commemorate the annulled 1993 presidential election.

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

NASS: Ensure vibrant, independent legislature, Okowa urges Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The four presiding officer of the National Assembly were elected on Tuesday.

Child labour, huge challenge in Cross River-NGO

About 318 under-aged children are working in dump sites in the state.

Cross River State House of Assembly

Eteng Jonas-Williams emerges as new speaker C/River

Joseph Bassey was also elected as the Deputy Speaker

Mr Touyo Omatsuli, former executive director of projects, NDDC

EFCC quizzes acting MD of NDDC

The corruption trial of a former executive director of projects in the NDDC, resumed on Monday at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Pictures of Nigerian journalists interviewing someone [Photo: The Standard]

Journalists barred from covering Bayelsa FA election

The journalists threatened to blackout all the activities of the association.

Mr Aniekan Bassey, Speaker, Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, representing Uruan State Constituency

Akwa Ibom Assembly elects new speaker

The eighth assembly is dominated by the PDP.

Cross River govt threatens to sanction indebted cocoa farmers

Mr Ofuka directed the debtors to pay the money into the cocoa project account without further delay or face possible sanctions.

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

Charles Dokubo (Photo Credit:

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

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