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A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Bonny residents in Rivers raise alarm over flood surge

Residents of the Bonny Island raised the alarm of the ravaging flood yesterday, and called on Rivers government to, as a matter of urgency, come to their aid and save the Island from extinction by the surging flood.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Rivers locks down Bonny, Onne communities

The Rivers State Government has expressed deep worry that the state could gradually become the next epicentre of the coronavirus (COVID-19) with a rising number of positive cases of the pandemic.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Rivers governor may place Bonny on lockdown as state records 103 cases

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, may lock down the oil and gas-rich Bonny Island following the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the state especially on the island.
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Troops raid militants hideout in Rivers, recover cache of arms

Nigerian troops on May 12 raided and destroyed an identified pirates/militants hideout in Arugbanama Community in Bonny Local Government Arwa of Rivers State, Defence Headquarters says.
There is apprehension among fish consumers in Rivers State following the massive death of fishes on the shores of Bonny Island and Andoni Oceans in Rivers State which are being consumed and sold to unsuspecting consumers.

Dead fishes found on shores of Rivers

There is apprehension among fish consumers in Rivers State following the massive death of fishes on the shores of Bonny Island and Andoni Oceans in Rivers State which are being consumed and sold to unsuspecting consumers.

Nigerian Navy arrests 13, impounds N65.7 million adulterated diesel

Okeke said on November 14, 2019, that his team carried out air surveillance of the base’s Area of Operations with focus on Jebbs Creek in Calabar South, Ikang, Tom Shot Island and Ibaka environs using Nigerian Air Force Eurocopter 135 Helicopter.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Most bad roads don’t belong to federal government – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, stated this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Jude Idada’s ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.

Jude Idada wins $100,000 NLNG Literature Prize

Jude Idada’s ‘Boom Boom’ has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited, for the 2019 cycle on Children’s Literature.

Masked gunmen attack Rivers community, kidnap two

The whereabouts of two persons are unknown after five masked gunmen at about 5.00am on Wednesday raided Amarieri community on Bonny Island, Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers.
Directorate General of Shipping in India has banned Indian seafarers from working in vessels in Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea, as piracy and kidnapping incidents increase.

Piracy: India bans its seafarers from Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea

An Indian flagged ship: Directorate General of Shipping warns Indian seafarers from coming to Nigerian waters, Gulf of Guinea

Nigerian Navy seeks more collaboration between public, agencies against crime in Rivers

The Nigerian Navy has called for more effective collaboration between security agencies and the people to tackle crime in Rivers.

Nigerian pirates abduct six sailors from oil tanker

Pirates off Nigeria’s oil-rich south have stormed a small oil tanker, kidnapping six sailors, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Thursday, the latest in a string of such attacks.

Edwin Clark begs federal government to withdraw military from election duties

Niger Delta leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to withdraw the military from all election duties.

Pirates attack vessel in Port Harcourt

The ARX Maritime said a gang of Pirates attacked a sea vessel near Bonny Island in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday.
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NIMASA vows to free sailors from Swiss pirate attack ship

Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend.
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NIMASA identifies nationalities of 12 abducted ship crew

Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria are from the Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia, the West African nation’s maritime agency said on Sunday.
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Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss ship off Nigeria

A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members of a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters on Saturday, the vessel's operator has said.

Report: Pirates allegedly kidnap 35 seafarers in the Gulf of Guinea

Nigerian daredevil pirates have again come under global attention as they have been accused of kidnapping 35 seafarers from cargo-laden vessels in the Gulf of Guinea so far this year.

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
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.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.