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School feeding programme, other factors boosting enrolment across Southern Nigeria – Survey

The Home Grown Feeding Programme is boosting school enrolment across the country, a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, has revealed.

Federal govt won’t lose N1.1 billion revenue to Etisalat transfer – NCC

Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Dambatta, has assured that new investors expected to take over 9mobile telecommunications will pay all outstanding debts, including the N1.1bn spectrum band fee to the federal government.

Bayelsa govt to build New Yenagoa City

Bayelsa State Government on Sunday commenced activities to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson with an interdenominational thanksgiving service at the Glory Land Chapel, Government House, Yenagoa.

Rivers APC crisis deepens as ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi shuns lawmakers thanksgiving service

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, has lamented the crisis in All Progressives Congress, APC, that has sharply divided the supporters of Senator Magnus Abe and the Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi, and former Governor of Rivers State.

Bayelsa govt bans NAN for reporting commissioner’s slump

Bayelsa Government has barred the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from the coverage of activities marking the 6th anniversary of Gov. Seriake Dickson in office.

Policeman brutalises journalist, threatens to shoot him in Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Correspondent of The Guardian, Mr. Julius Osahon, escaped death by a whisker after he was brutalised by a Police Sergeant attached to the state security outfit, Operation Doo Akpo.

Police confirm killing of NULGE chairman in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa Police Command has confirmed the killing of Mr Okaye Igali, the Southern Ijaw branch Chairman of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) by unidentified assassins.

Gunmen kill NULGE chairman in Bayelsa

Unknown gunmen suspected to be assassins have killed the Southern Ijaw Council chapter of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE Mr. Okaye Igali.

Governor Dickson backs establishment of state police

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State yesterday restated his belief that unless the Federal Government agreed to agitations for the establishment of state police in Nigeria, insecurity throughout the country would not end soon.

Police HQ to move against officers misconduct

The Force headquarters of the Nigeria Police has concluded plans to check unprofessional conduct of its officers and men.

80% of Nigerian policemen provide personal security for prominent Nigerians – AIG

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Zone 5, Rasheed Akintunde, says only 20 per cent of policemen are engaged in protecting lives and ensuring peace in the country.

Police arrest six deadly kidnappers

Six men accused of being responsible for the kidnap of the 61-year-old Chief Executive Officer of Menakeb Limited, Chief Nemi Adoki, and killing of Maikano Abdullahi on December 15, 2017 at 129, Victoria Street, Port Harcourt, Rivers State have been arrested.

EFCC nabs fake US Army colonel

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested two men for “impersonating” its operatives to obtain $10,000 by false presence.

2019: Whoever picks Governor Fayose as running mate endangers his life – Senator Kashamu

The senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, has written off the chances that the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, will get near the Presidency in 2019.

Two NDDC contractors kidnapped in Bayelsa

Suspected gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped two contractors working on one of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, projects in Otuogiri Community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

Husband killer sentenced to death by hanging in Bayelsa

Justice Nayai Aganaba, Bayelsa State High Court, on Tuesday, sentenced to death by hanging of 30-year-old Victoria Gagariga for the killing of her husband, Henry Gagariga, on February 4, 2015 at the residence along Ebisam Road in Akenfa, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Lassa fever death toll hits 31 in 15 states

Health minister Isaac Adewole Monday announced that the outbreak of Lassa fever has spread to 15 states, recording 31 deaths. He added that there had been 105 laboratory confirmed cases and three probable cases.

Lassa fever death toll hits 31 in 15 states – minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the current outbreak of Lassa fever has affected 15 states with 105 laboratory confirmed cases, three probable cases and 31 deaths.

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President Buhari: We could’ve used army, police to overrun opposition during elections

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, said if not for the respect All Progressives Congress, APC, has for the country, it could have used the army, the police and other security agencies to overrun the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 elections.

INEC heads to Supreme Court over Court of Appeal judgement on parties deregistration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would approach the Supreme Court over conflicting judgements by the Court of Appeal on recently deregistered political parties.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Governor Uzodinma backs Mamman Daura on rotational presidency

Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has lent credence to the position of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura on rotational presidency, saying the nation will be better off if merit is allowed to drive the political processes.

Man, friend in court for allegedly taking turns to defile 15-year-old stepdaughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, ordered that a 50-year-old man, Paul Nnadi, and his friend, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, Lagos for allegedly taking turns to rape his 15-year-old stepdaughter.