South South

“I demand total loyalty,” Wike tells four new commissioners

The governor urged the commissioners to establish themselves as persons who are known for the development of the state.

Gov. Emmanuel suspends ban on commercial cyclists’ activities in Eket

The state has been plagued by cult-related violence lately.

NYSC Corps members

Corps member attacked in Bayelsa responding to treatment – NYSC

The official said the victim’s hand was not cut off.

Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson

2019: Nigerians banking on PDP to ‘save’ them from APC – Bayelsa governor

The governor said Nigerians will not forgive PDP leaders if they fail on that.

Edo integrates vigilante, hunters in Edo’s new security structure

The new initiative will be supported with 36 operational vehicles.

NIPC to commence fresh phase of certification in Edo, Delta, Akwa-Ibom

The agency says the exercise will enable investors know the business opportunities and potential of the states

Akwa Ibom police move to retrieve illegal firearms from citizens

A taskforce was set up.

Years after supervising his public beating, Akpabio celebrates Akwa Ibom Speaker as ‘son’

Mr. Akpabio says the speaker has admitted he played a role in his speedy rise in politics.

Edo governor orders arrest of herdsmen for allegedly killing three persons

The governor alleged that the herdsmen also contravened a state directive.


Pastor in court for allegedly using fake prophecy to obtain SUV from church member

A man was promised two miracle cars and more.

Police kill notorious Port Harcourt kidnap kingpin – Official

The statement did not mention where the shoot-out took place.

Wike assents to law establishing Rivers State security outfit

The police say they are unaware of the law.

Akwa Ibom govt imposes curfew on two local govt areas

The state has witnessed an increase in cult-related violence and killings.

Edo Assembly passes bill prohibiting human trafficking

The house unanimously adopts the bill.

Despite denials by Edo govt, PDP insists rice for IDPs diverted

“How can they harass me for telling them that they stole rice?”


Akwa Ibom government proscribes Pirates, 31 cult groups

Akwa Ibom state, in recent times, has witnessed an increase in cult-related violence and killings.

Wike mocks Buhari over president’s planned visit to Rivers

The president is visiting some states affected by violence.

Wike blames security agencies for black soot

The governor says the the state appealed to the Federal Government to intervene.

28, 590 PCVs unclaimed in Bayelsa, says INEC

An official says 60, 000 persons have been registered in 2018.

Uguru Usani, Niger Delta Minister

I’m not responsible for crisis in Cross River APC – Minister

The minister says since his appointment the state chapter of the party has been without an effective chairman

Edo doctors begin five-day warning strike

The association says it has been talking with the Edo Government without positive outcomes


Suspected pirates kill two in Bayelsa

The bandits injured three others.

Obaseki swears in new council chairmen, charges them on accountability

The governor says his administration has set aside N2 billion saved from Paris Funds refunds for the council chairmen to start their activities

APC wins all in Edo local govt election

The ruling party won in all the local councils.

Church sacks controversial pastor over inciting comments on social media

The pastor was queried for attacking a PREMIUM TIMES’ journalist over a report he considered anti-government.