South South

Nigeria: Delta State to close 800 illegal schools

The education commissioner also opposed free education.

Governor Amaechi’s cousin killed in Rivers

The late Sabinus Ordu was said to have gone to check his trap in the bush when unknown people murderer him with machete

Ex-Police Commissioner Mbu nearly ruined Rivers’ economy- Amaechi

The governor admonishes a new police boss not to be partisan during his tenure.

Rivers police rescue 46 kidnap victims in 7 months

“Kidnapping in the state had reduced by 25 per cent since June.”

Rival lawmakers continue parallel sittings in Edo

The APC and PDP are holding separate meetings.

APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

Edo Assembly resumes: APC, PDP factions sit separately

The two factions adopted separate business calendars.

PDP chairman seeks psychiatric test for future governors

The party chairman says some governors leave room for doubt about their mental health

Oil theft: Ijaw youth dare Nigeria Naval Chief

“The IYC is not impressed by the mere threat issued by the Chief of Naval Staff …”

World Bank engages 1400 youth in Delta

The youth were engaged in road maintenance, clearing of drains, planting of trees/flowers, and other jobs.

I regret having Akpabio as my successor, says Ex-Gov Attah

Mr. Attah says Akwa Ibom should choose a governor who will implement a people-based plan

Otuoke community shuts down Federal University over employment, admission

The Vice Chancellor says community sent a list for employment without CVs

Ex-Gov Sylva’s abducted uncle buried in shallow grave- Police

The body has been taken for an autopsy.

Federal Medical Centre Yenagoa remains shut despite suspension of NMA strike

Other health workers at the hospital are on strike.

Ebola: Rivers to make official announcement on doctor believed to have died of virus

The doctor’s death on Wednesday sparked panic across the state about a possible Ebola outbreak.

Ignore Akpabio’s death threat; campaign for 2015 governorship, Etiebet tells Akwa Ibom politicians

Mr. Akpabio had said that all aspirants who did not receive his blessing deserved to die as traitors.


Ex-militant leader blames LG boss over shooting of relative

The shooting came amid an upsurge in kidnapping and gun attack sin Baylesa State

Ex-Governor Attah, others ask Confab not to excise Akwa Ibom

Delegates said they were not consulted on the decision at the Conference.

‎Bayelsa polytechnic lecturers, staff commence strike September 1

The communique was released after an emergency meeting held on August 11.

Rivers chief shoots own son, five others – Police

The Rivers Police warned against disrupting the peace in Rivers State.

Jonathan to commission Akwa Ibom gas plant Thursday

This the first time Mr. President is visiting Akwa Ibom

Ex-militants protest exclusion from amnesty programme

The former militants through their counsel, Ugha Kurumah, said they were from nine camps scattered in the two states

Governor Dickson hires ex-militant, Boyloaf, others to secure Bayelsa

The task force is aimed at stemming the tide of kidnappings, sea piracy, illegal bunkering and oil pipeline vandalism.

Bayelsa Speaker’s brother freed by kidnappers

The speakers’ mother and mother-in-law have previously been kidnapped

After 38 days in detention, Akwa Ibom journalist granted bail

Journalist said he was treated like a king in detention.

Bayelsa APC accuses Governor Dickson of encouraging impropriety

The APC in Bayelsa said the SUBEB boss runs the board as a
sole administrator.