South South

Aisha Buhari

Buhari’s wife to launch pet project in Akwa Ibom

Youth are expected to receive interest-free loans.

Cross River state

Nigerian govt declares two Cross River LGAs defecation free

So far, five LGAs in the state – Obanliku, Bekwarra,Yakurr, Ikom and Yala — have been declared ODF.

Rotimi Amaechi [Photo: NigerianReviews]

Amaechi’s APC faction in Rivers loses at Appeal Court

The court said the appeal against the High Court judgement lacked merit

Niger delta pollution

Niger Delta people carefree over stealing of public funds in the region – Groups

Corruption has turned the Niger Delta into a basket case, a development paradox, the organisations said

Gov Okowa

Delta Assembly passes 2019 Budget of N390.3bn

The figure shows an increase of N23.3 billion to the initial budget proposal presented by the state governor.


2019: Okowa appoints Ibori, Oyovwaire, others into campaign council

The governor is seeking re-election on the platform of PDP

Group budgets N25.2bn for youth empowerment in Niger Delta

The project is sponsored by the World Bank.

Edo State House of Assembly

Edo Assembly passes Bill to prohibit secret cults

The Bill prescribes 21-year jail term for cult members and 7-year imprisonment for anyone who harbours a cultist.

Senator Godswill Akpabio (right) with Mr Nsima Ekere, the APC governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom during a birthday concert for the senator in Ukana

2019: Akwa Ibom PDP leaders sheathe sword to honour Akpabio on birthday

The senator’s birthday did not, however, go without some drama on Facebook.

Cletus Ukpong, an assistant editor with PREMIUM TIMES

Premium Times journalist wins NUJ award

Mr Ukpong won the Major Alexander Akpabio Ukut’s Investigative Reporter/Journalist of the Year.

One of the houses in Kekere Community

SPECIAL REPORT: Neglected Edo community without electricity, potable water, health centre, other basic facilities

The absence of primary health centres, functional schools is a major challenge for residents.

Mr Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director, NDDC, at the Eket rally on Tuesday

Why I believe Akpabio won’t secretly work against APC — Ekere

The APC governorship candidate predicts the PDP will not retain power in Akwa Ibom State in 2019.

Mr Utitofon Ukpong, in the middle (on a blue wear), shortly after he was geanted bail by the court in Uyo

Nigerian blogger regains freedom after two days in police detention

The blogger was detained for allegedly publishing defamatory materials against former Gov. Godswill Akpabio.

Members of the House of Reps

Reps to probe Army’s Rivers ‘militia’ claim

The Nigerian Army disrupted activities of the agency at what it called an illegal militia training camp.

Akwa Ibom HOS denies alleged illegal deductions from workers’ salaries

“Labour is not ready to be dragged into unnecessary political blackmail by political jobbers in the state.”

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa State Governor

Gov Dickson leads fight against fake drugs in Bayelsa

The governor said the target of his administration is to make Bayelsa a foremost medical tourist destination

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC, Great Ogboru lose in bid to stop suit challenging Delta governorship primaries

A court dismissed the request by the APC and Great Ogboru.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari speaks on Cross River violence, calls for calm

The president urged the people of the areas to allow law and order to prevail.

Cross River State House of Assembly

Wife replaces late husband in Cross River Assembly

The PDP candidate wins the assembly seat unopposed.

Mr Eseme Eyiboh, former member, House of Representatives

Akwa Ibom governor breached legislative autonomy – Eyiboh

The former House of Reps member criticises the governor for going the Assembly.

Rivers state on map

Nigeria Army investigates discovery of “militia camp” in Rivers

“We met over 100 recruits undergoing military-type of training inside the camp,” the army said.

Mr Nse Ntuen on hospital bed after the fracas at Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly

Akwa Ibom factional ‘speaker’ hospitalised after clash at state assembly

The crisis in the state assembly has deepened tension between the APC and the PDP in the state.