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Bayelsa governor seeks US support to ensure neutrality of INEC, others

Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on the United States Mission in Nigeria and the international community to prevail on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security forces and other key agencies of state on the need for neutrality in the November 16 governorship election in the state.

Minister pledges to work for better oil, gas sector

The newly inaugurated Minister of State, Petroleum, Mr Timipre Silva, has pledged his readiness to work with all to ensure a viable oil and gas sector.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: We must adopt indirect primary – APC stalwart

A former State Security Adviser in Bayelsa State and chieftain of the All Progressives Party, APC, in the state, Chief Richard Kpodoh has called on leaders of the party to adopt the indirect primary method to choose its governorship candidate saying it remains the best method.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari inaugurates new cabinet, retains petroleum minister position

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday swore in the 43 appointed ministers at the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari who announced the portfolio of each minister shortly after they were sworn in, urged...
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list

President Buhari’s ministers and portfolios — full list

Ministers designate in Aso Rock for inauguration

Ministers designate have arrived the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Two buses conveyed them from Transcorp hotel, Abuja to the Villa around 10.25am.

INEC begins distribution of uncollected PVCs in Bayelsa and Kogi September 2

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will begin the distribution of 219,935 uncollected Personal Voter Cards (PVCs) in Bayelsa and Kogi on Sept. 2 preparatory to governorship elections in the states
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is working to crash the price of cooking gas in the country.

NBS: Average price for cooking gas soars in July

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the average price for the refilling of a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder Cooking Gas increased to N2,024.80 in July from N1,995.38 in June.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson speaks on who will succeed him

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa says his preferred candidate for the Sept. 3 primary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will emerge among his loyalists in the Restoration camp of the party.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: PDP has no preferred candidate in Bayelsa

Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, who is also the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee for Bayelsa said the party has no preferred aspirant for its primary election in Bayelsa.

2023: INEC commences plan, pledges to improve electoral system

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission has commenced plan for the 2023 general elections with the ongoing series of review of 2019 general elections.
President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Hon. Daniel Igali, has charged the country’s wrestlers and coaches to the 12th All Africa Games in Morocco to ‘give their best efforts’ when hostilities resume in the Northern African Nation today.

African Games: Daniel Igali charges wrestlers to give ‘best efforts’ in Morocco

President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Hon. Daniel Igali, has charged the country’s wrestlers and coaches to the 12th All Africa Games in Morocco to ‘give their best efforts’ when hostilities resume in the Northern African Nation today.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP reacts Cross River REC’s resignation to join partisan politics

Following the resignation of Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Mr Frankland Briyai, to join partisan politics, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a clean up of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 30 fillings stations in Cross River for selling petrol above the approved price of N145 per litre and other offences.

DPR threatens to sanction petrol outlets without safety facilities

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has threatened to sanction any patrol and gas trans-filling station in Bayelsa State that does not have adequate safety facilities to guarantee the safety of customers and dealers alike in a situation of emergency.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

2023: INEC commences plan, pledges to improve electoral system

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission has commenced plan for the 2023 general elections with the ongoing series of review of 2019 general elections.

Bayelsa governor set up campaign committee to pick PDP guber candidate

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson would on Monday August 19 inaugurate a campaign committee nicknamed Restoration Governorship election Primary Committee says the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso- Markson.
Mujahid Asari Dokubo

Ijaw youths stop Asari Dokubo from holding Biafran meeting in Bayelsa

A bloody clash was averted on Saturday by the police in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, following failed attempts by a former militant leader and Niger Delta activist, Asari Dokubo, to hold an expanded inaugural meeting in support of Biafra.

Pipeline surveillance: Ex-agitators urges federal government to fulfil promise to engage them

Ex-agitators in the Niger Delta region are calling on the federal government to fulfill its promise to engage them with pipeline surveillance jobs.

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Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria risks fiscal crisis without increased revenue – minister

Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has warned that the Nigerian economy could go into fiscal crisis if the country fails to increase its revenue.

Uche Secondus: More have been killed under President Buhari

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has claimed more people have been killed under the Muhammadu Buhari government than during the 1970 civil war.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ arrested in own residence – neighbours

The alleged kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wadume, was living in a house he bought in Kano months ago before he was tracked down on Monday, his neighbours told newsmen yesterday.
Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama flanked by the Minister of State Amb. Zubairu Dada (left) and the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Amb. Mustapha Suleiman ( right) pose for a shot when the minister assumed office on Wednesday in Abuja.

Minister takes office, lists security of Nigerians abroad

Returning Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, says he will focus attention on ensuring the security of Nigerians living abroad and attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the country.g
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Borno governor swears in 22 commissioners, 7 advisers

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum yesterday swore in 22 commissioners as well as seven special advisers and a deputy chief of staff in the Office of the Deputy Governor.