South East

River’s crisis will soon end, will not affect governance in Nigeria- Ijaw leaders

The Ijaw leaders visited OPC leaders in Lagos.

Bayelsa Police Commissioner survives attack by gunmen

The police boss was attacked by armed pirates in Bayelsa.

Update: Anambra governorship poll: PDP bars members from going to court

The PDP will choose its candidate on August 24.

Court dissolves Anglican priest’s marriage in Aba over abandonment by wife

The wife failed to turn up for the hearing. A customary court in Aba, Abia State, on Wednesday dissolved an eight-year-old marriage between an Anglican cleric, Chiemela Alozie, and Ifeyinwa, his wife, for denial of matrimonial rights. The dissolution followed a suit filed by the priest claiming that his wife abandoned him since 2007 without […]

Governor Okorocha of Imo dissolves cabinet, sacks all political appointees

The Secretary to the State Government made the announcement. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has dissolved his cabinet and sacked all his special advisers, senior special assistants and special assistants. The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Anthony Anwuka, said in a statement in Owerri on Wednesday that the sack was “with immediate effect”. The […]

APC inaugurates mobilisation committee in Abia

The committee is made up of members from the merging parties. The Acting National Vice Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the South East, Nyerere Anyim, has inaugurated a 21-man mobilisation committee of the yet-to-be registered political party in Abia. Mr. Anyim inaugurated the committee in Umuahia on Wednesday at an interactive meeting […]

I am Speaker of Rivers Assembly, Evans Bipi, leader of five anti-Amaechi lawmakers, says

Evans Bipi recently said Patience Jonathan is his Jesus Christ.

Nigerian Union of Journalists

Enugu NUJ says it’s in “spiritual bondage”; appoints spiritual director

The Enugu State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has appointed the Anglican Bishop of Enugu, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, as the Spiritual Director of the council to help rescue it from spiritual bondage. Presenting the appointment letter to Mr. Chukwuma on Monday, the Interim Chairman of the union, James Oparaekocha, said the appointment […]

Flood sacks some residents of Orji village in Imo

The residents appealed to the state government for help.

Anambra governorship election: Christian Association of Nigeria rejects imposition of candidates

The association resolved to hold a church leaders’ conference to brainstorm on how to solve the crisis in Ohaneze Ndigbo.

UNIUYO students indict management over crisis, accuse police of killing student

The students were protesting the high fare of campus taxi, amongst others.

Governor Orji assures foreign investors of safe business environment in Abia

The governor stated this in China on Wednesday. The Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, on Wednesday in China assured foreign investors of adequate security for business in the state. In a statement signed by Ugo Emezue, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Orji, who is in China with President Jonathan, gave the assurance […]

ASUU strike meant to salvage Nigerian universities – don

Nigerian university lecturers are currently on strike.

Abia to commission first dialysis centre in Southeast Nigeria

The centre will be managed by Mecure, India.

Only one packaged water firm in Akwa Ibom is certified, others are fake – SON

SON said all manufacturing firms should be registered with it.

Rivers police yet to receive report on abduction of Bayelsa governor’s aide

The Rivers police command has said it was yet to receive any report on the alleged abduction of Olice Kemenanabo, the Special Adviser on Power to Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson. DSP Angela Agabe, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Port Harcourt. She […]

Nigeria soldiers army

Soldiers injured in anti-Boko Haram operation to get best medical treatment – CDS

  The Defence Headquarters says the military will ensure that its personnel injured in the ongoing special operation to rid the country of  Boko Haram and other terrorist activities get the best medical treatment. This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday and signed by Brig.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director, Defence Information. The statement said […]

Obong of Calabar dethroned by court

No one should parade himself as Obong of Calabar, the court ruled. The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar on Thursday nullified the March 31, 2008 selection and proclamation of Etubom Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu as the Obong of Calabar. The court gave the ruling in a judgment delivered by Justice Mohammed Garba assisted by […]

ACN slams presidency over reaction to Oguta election

The opposition party accused the presidency of usurping the functions of INEC.

FILE PHOTO: Voters casting their vote (3)

Jonathan condemns irregularities in Oguta rerun election

The president said the perpetrators of the violence must be brought to book.

Edo farmers hit by flood abandon community in search of safe farmlands

The farmers who relocated were severely hit by the 2012 floods.

Lagos donates buses to Free Zone host communities

The state government encouraged the youth to cooperate with the investors.