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Bayelsa Governorship: David Lyon wins APC primary

The victor scored 42,138 votes to win its closet rival, Diseye Nsirim, who scored 1,533 votes.

Suspected rapist, who ‘settled’ victim’s father, remanded in prison

Shedrack Ejinwa allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in a hospital in Port Harcourt and paid her father N370,000 to kill the case.

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

Bayelsa: Court gives APC nod to conduct direct primary – Official

With Tuesday’s court decision, the party will now proceed with the direct mode of primary on Wednesday, the official said.

Senator Douye Diri, winner of PDP governor primary in Bayelsa

Dickson’s man, Diri, wins PDP governorship primary

The primary, conducted in Yenagoa on Tuesday night, spilled over to Wednesday morning.

Gov Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa Guber Primaries: Court declines jurisdiction to stop Dickson’s delegates

“All parties in the suit should consult their party constitution and do what they think is right for them,” the judge said.

Burnt MTN shop used to illustrate the story.

Xenophobic Attacks: MTN shop attacked in Akwa Ibom

The attackers, a handful of local young men, pushed their way through the crowded shop along the busy Ikot Ekpene Road.

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EFCC arrests 113 cyber crime suspects in Benin

The arrests took place between January and August in Edo, Delta, and Ondo states.

Governor Nyesom Wike

Sharia Council Blasts Wike Over Alleged Mosque Demolition

Reports of the demolition of a mosque in Port Harcourt by the Rivers State government had triggered controversy and criticisms by Nigerians on social media.

Bayelsa Governorship: Meet the six aspirants battling for APC ticket

The party will nominate its candidate by direct primary this week.

Gov Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa Governorship: The man Dickson wants as his successor

Two days to the PDP primary, there are signs that Mr Diri is Governor Seriake Dickson’s preferred candidate.

Minister For Aviation, Sen Hadi Sirika [Centre]], Prof. Slyvester Monye[R], Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Commissioner For Information[ L] In A Discussion During The Minister's Inspection Visit To Asab Airport.

FG commends Delta govt for Asaba airport facilities

The aviation minister inspected the airport.

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State.

It’s God, not me, who chose head of Akwa Ibom civil service – Governor Emmanuel

Mr Essien’s appointment was announced in May by Governor Emmanuel.

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

Akwa Ibom begins probe of assault on artisan

Godwin Abraham was flogged in April at the secretariat of the Abak local government area by two men who accused him of taking to Facebook to insult the chairman of the local government council

APC logo used to illustrate the story.

APC postpones Bayelsa governorship primary

the APC said the primary was postponed due to a court order.

Explosion occurs on NPDC crude trunk line in Delta

The incident happened on Friday at Otu-Jeremi community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.

The victim (right) with leader of Behind Bars Initiative, Gwamnishu Harrison.

Man whose daughter was raped in hospital prefers cash, not suspect’s trial

The 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 67-year-old man.

South-South Governors used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post]

Niger Delta governors to meet Buhari over NDDC board appointments

The governors express concern over the governance process within the agency.

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

Detained journalist files fundamental rights enforcement application

Mr Jalingo has been in detention without trial since August 22

Governor Seriake Dickson and New Press Secretary Fidelis Soriwei

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, gets new spokesperson

Mr Soriwei, a journalist, joined the Bayelsa government after over two decades of professional practice.

APC headquarters approves six aspirants for Bayelsa governorship primary

Of the total seven governorship aspirants that were screened, six were cleared to participate in the governorship primary in Bayelsa State.

The African civet being displayed after it was killed by some young men2

‘It’s a terrorist,’ young men celebrate killing of rare animal in Nigerian village

A professor identified the dead animal as African civet which he described as “One of the most important gift of nature to Africa”.

Gov Okowa

Delta at 28: Governor Okowa salutes citizens, says better days now here

Delta and 11 other states were created on August 27, 1991 by the military regime headed by Ibrahim Babangida.

One of the houses affected by flood

NEMA records over 60 disasters in South-South in eight months

The coordinator listed some of the disasters in the region as flooding, building collapse, fire and tanker explosion.

Edo govt receives 4,943 Libya returnees in two years

An official said the state government has expended over N300 million on rehabilitation and reintegration of the returnees.

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

Akwa Ibom govt. to close down 1,140 illegal schools

The government says the measure is being taken to stem the rising cases of unapproved private schools.