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Cross River rerun: INEC confirms kidnap, release of presiding officer

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the abduction of the Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPO) in riverine Afafanyi/Igonigoni Ward of Cross River and hijack of election materials by unknown gone. The violent incident, according to INEC hampered...

Rivers State records 4 cases of Lassa Fever

The Rivers State Ministry of Health says it has received four suspected cases of Lassa fever in the State. The Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Chinwe Atata made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt. Atata...

Rivers governor calls for reward system for soldiers to put in their best

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has called for the institution of a reward system to encourage soldiers to put in their best for Nigeria. He made the call during an inter-denominational Church Service marking the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance...

Rivers government releases N500 million grant to Ignatius University

The Rivers State Government has directed the immediate release of five hundred million naira grant to the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education to enable it continue its transformation programmes. Governor Wike announced the directive during the 37th Convocation Ceremony...

‘Vandals’ rupture Shell pipeline in Rivers

File Photo The fear of explosion has gripped residents of Eneka Community in Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers State because of the ruptured petroleum products high-pressure pipeline belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, which was gushing out...

FEC observe a minute silence for Tam David West

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the Federal Executive Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. A minute silence was observed in honour of Professor Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, who passed at the age of 83 on Monday, November...

Nigeria moves to recover 35,000bpd lost to Shell-Belema oil dispute

Getty Images The federal government says it is determined to continue to extract over 35,000 barrels per day of crude oil output lost to a community dispute in the Niger Delta region. A dispute between Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)...

Central bank clarifies cashless policy transaction charges

File Photo The Central Bank of Nigeria says the transaction charges on deposit and withdrawal in furtherance of implementation of its cashless policy is on the amount in excess of the set limits. The Director, Corporate Communication Department, Isaac Okorafor,...

Rivers serial killing: I lie to my victims that if they cooperate, I won’t kill them – suspect

A suspected serial killer, Gracious David-West, 39, arrested by the Police, has admitted killing at least seven women in hotels in Lagos State, Owerri in Imo State and Port Harcourt in Rivers State. Newsmen report that the suspect was...

Femi Falana calls on federal government to publish names of naval, police detainees

A Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has called on the federal government to publish names of the 67 Nigerians ‘illegally’ detained and held incommunicado by the Nigerian Navy and Police since last year. He said the detaining authorities have...
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Transfer: Barcelona forward leaves Camp Nou as club sign Brazilian midfielder

Barcelona have confirmed that forward, Alejandro Marqués has left the club to join Juventus for 8.2 million euros....
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Buhari, Osinbajo, governors dragged to court, asked to make their assets public

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has asked an Abuja Federal High Court to order President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo...

2023: Doyin Okupe reveals why PDP can’t win election, kicks off fresh campaign

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has started a campaign on social media calling for the change of name for...

INEC declares APC candidate winner of Kagarko Kaduna rerun election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) for Kagarko constituency of Kaduna State, Hon. Nuhu...

LaLiga: Setien speaks after Barcelona’s 2-0 defeat to Valencia

Barcelona manager, Quique Setien has reacted to his side’s La Liga 2-0 defeat to Valencia on Saturday. Valencia defeated Barcelona, thanks to Maxi...