South South


Police avert herdsmen, farmers clash in Bayelsa

“The team noticed heavy movement of cattle in the area but diverted them to avoid destruction of farmlands.”

Nigerian Police (Masked)
[Photo: Trent Online]

Two dead in Bayelsa cult clash

The clash left the two teenagers, aged 18 and 19, dead.

Justice Okoi Ikpi-Itam [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Cross River Chief Judge dies

Aged 63 years, Mr. Ikpi-Itam died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.

Picture of Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS) used to illustrate the story

Akwa Ibom wins 2017 JETS competition

Ekiti emerged winners of the inter-state competition for senior category, while Federal Capital Territory came second.

Akwa Ibom on the Nigerian map

Akwa Ibom fails to stop ICPC’s investigation of state’s finances

A court ruled against the Akwa Ibom attorney general.

Edo state map

Gunmen kill ex-local govt chairman

Three other occupants of the victim’s car were not killed.

Akwa Ibom State Governor,  Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom tops 2016 FAAC allocation with over N116.6 billion – NEITI

The report showed that Kwara and Ebonyi received the least federal allocations of N30.08 billion and N30.09 billion.

Samuel Ogbemudia

Edo declares Friday public holiday for Ogbemudia

Mr. Ogbemudia, 84, died in the early hours of March 9 in Lagos.

FILE PHOTO: An illegal refinery

Reps caution military against destroying illegal refineries

The deputy speaker says there is no evidence that fuel from the refineries is of lower quality.

EFCC Operatives

Jonathan’s ‘godson’ arrested for alleged N2 billion scam – EFCC

The man was arrested in connection with alleged possession of funds running into N2 billion.


Rivers rerun: 23 INEC staff appear in court for trial

The staff are accused of taking part in efforts to manipulate the outcome of the polls.

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Police arrest man for chopping off penis of nine-month-old boy

The incident occurred in February.

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Bayelsa Polls: Judicial commission submits report

The commission was inaugurated o‎n December 14, 2015.

Samuel Ogbemudia

Ogbemudia prepared own grave – Son

Mr. Ogbemudia died on Friday at 84.

Samuel Ogbemudia

Former Governor Samuel Ogbemudia is dead

He was until his death a chieftain of Nigeria’s leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party


Unpaid Delta teachers commence strike

“All teachers in the state primary and secondary schools are to proceed on an indefinite strike with effect from Thursday.”

Maryam Abacha

Bayelsa governor salutes Maryam Abacha at 70

Mr. Dickson says the government of the state remain grateful to the Abacha family for creating Bayelsa.


Auchi Poly unions suspend indefinite strike

The unions went on strike on February 6.


Akwa Ibom Speaker declares support for disgraced #BBNaija housemate, Kemen

Kemen was disqualified for sexual misconduct.

Acting President Osinbajo speaking at the opening of a two-day national dialogue on corruption organised by his office in conjunction with the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, at the Banquet Hall of Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Thursday

Nigerian govt. budgets N1 billion for Akwa Ibom seaport

The acting president directs the petroleum ministry to work out the modalities of relocating oil companies.

FILE PHOTO: Acting President Osinbajo speaking at the Niger Delta town-hall stakeholder's meeting in Rivers State. 13th Feb 2017. Photo: Novo Isioro.

Security agencies meet PDP, APC over Osinbajo’s visit to Akwa Ibom

The meeting agreed that Mr. Osinbajo’s visit is not for political reasons.

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Radio station where manager flogged staff goes off-air

Staff were prevented from gaining entrance into the station.


Nigerian Senate probes carbon emission in Rivers

“These sooty particulates also drop on water bodies, farmlands and what is left under the sky…”


Dam: Communities rue losses, demand compensation

They spoke when the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Kazaure, paid an inspection visit to the dam site


Buratai inaugurates Army’s 16 Brigade in Yenogoa

The Bayelsa government wants another army base near Nembe.