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Peter Obi

Peter Obi urges PDP leaders to remain united

Mr Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections on Monday urged leaders of the party to be united in defending democracy in the country.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and electorate to shun violence and exhibit high sense of maturity during and after Saturday’s rerun election in the state.

Governor Tambuwal takes over from Seriake Dickson as PDP Governors’ Forum chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governors forum, has appointed Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor, as its new chairman.

Presidency: How President Buhari is changing Niger Delta

With the significant progress now recorded in the Ogoni Clean-Up project, attracting local and international commendation, the Buhari administration’s New Vision for the Niger Delta is making good progress.
Two persons were reportedly feared dead in a multiple pipeline explosion that blazed through Abule-Egba axis in Lagos. 5

Economy bleeds over $42 billion revenue loss to attacks on pipelines

The constant attacks on critical national assets, especially petroleum product pipelines appears to have defied all solutions, posing a national security threat capable of bringing the nation’s economy to its kneel with a $41.94 billion loss in 10 years.
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Military foils 419 pipeline vandalism attempts in 2019

Four hundred and nineteen oil pipeline vandalism attempts by hoodlums were foiled in the Niger Delta region in 2019, the Nigerian military has said.

Six governors, others for NEXIM South-South enlightenment campaign

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) will hold a three-day enlightenment and engagement programme in Asaba, the Delta State capital, for the six states in Nigeria’s South-South.

Bayelsa outgoing governor offers automatic employment to 104 first class graduands

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has offered automatic employment to 104 First Class graduates of the state-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.

Port Harcourt Disco to begins 7.5% VAT February

Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) will on Feb. 1 begin the implementation of 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) to customers in four states.

Police warn against mob action at crime scenes

The Bayelsa Police Command on Friday warned residents to refrain from taking laws into their hands at crime scenes to avoid arrest and prosecution.

PDP, APC allege plot to rig Akwa Ibom rerun elections

The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress on Thursday accused each other of plotting to unleash violence on the people and rig the rerun in the Essien Udim Local Government of Akwa Ibom State scheduled for Saturday.

Bayelsa PDP: We won’t join mass protest against Supreme Court verdict

Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party says it is upset by the Supreme Court ruling on Imo State, which sacked former governor Emeka Ihedioha.
Chris Green

South-South threaten to boycott NFF activities over interference in Delta

Miffed by the steps taken by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Delta State Football Association (DFA), the chairmen of Football Associations in South-South zone have threatened to boycott the activities of NFF.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Retail, says it is partnering the Nigerian Navy to ensure effective service delivery and security of its Floating Mega Stations (FMS) across the Niger Delta region of the country.

NNPC floating petrol stations abandoned in Bayelsa

Floating petrol stations built on the Niger Delta waterways by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ease maritime transport have been abandoned by the corporation.
The lawmaker representing Badagry Federal Constituency, Babatunde Hunpe, has appealed to the Federal Government to establish a polytechnic in the city.

House of Reps moves to include Lagos as NDDC state

A proposed law in House of Representatives, seeking to include Lagos on the list of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) States, is in process.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Mahmood Yakubu: INEC ready for rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday said it is ready for the Saturday court-ordered rerun elections across in 11 states of the country.

INEC: We’re ready for Saturday’s rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured on the readiness of the commission to conduct this weekend’s rerun elections across the country.

UTME: JAMB withdraws 11 centres’ licences for charging exorbitant amount

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn licences from 11 centres for charging candidates exorbitant amount in the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) registration.
Timi Frank

Ohanaeze: Timi Frank working against Igbo interest

Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), the apex Igbo youth socio-cultural organization, Tuesday, waded in, the war of words between Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and the past deputy national publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank.

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Policeman remanded over ‘murder of housewife’

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Sultan of Sokoto: Why North loses $1.5 billion yearly

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has disclosed that desertification has led to loss of resources in many areas in northern Nigeria.

Lassa fever: Four deaths in Taraba, one in Kaduna

Four persons have been confirmed dead in Taraba State just as Kaduna State announced the death of 36-year-old man on Monday following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the country.