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Edo government arrests three illegal loggers, recovers 979 stolen timber species

Three notorious illegal loggers have been arrested at the Okomu High Conservation value area (HCV), Edo State, with over 35 highly-endangered species of timber, loaded in three lorries.

Niger Delta militants bomb ex-leader’s home

A coalition of militants in Niger Delta has bombed the country home of a former militant leader in Bayelsa State, “General” Ogunbos, who they claimed abandoned his boys to suffer in the creeks and is living big in the city.
Residents of Sangana and other coastal communities in Akassa Kingdom in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State have cried out over loss of their livelihood occasioned by the alleged continuous leakage of crude oil into the environment from an offshore facility in the area.

Crude oil spill: Bayelsa communities cry out over loss of livelihood

Residents of Sangana and other coastal communities in Akassa Kingdom in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State have cried out over loss of their livelihood occasioned by the alleged continuous leakage of crude oil into the environment from an offshore facility in the area.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Governor Okowa: I won’t abandon projects in Delta

He, therefore, charged the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC) to execute projects that would add meaningful value to the socio-economic lives of people especially in oil bearing communities in the state.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

NDDC: Nigeria Delta monarch accuses Senator Akpabio of misleading President Buhari

Former National Executive Chairman, Traditional Rulers of Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, HM (Dr.) Charles Ayemi-Botu, aka Lion of the Niger, Tuesday, lashed out at the Minister of Niger Delta Affair, Obong Godswill Akpabio, saying he was bamboozling President Muhammadu Buhari to destroy the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Bayelsa by-election: Drowned policemen didn’t have life jackets

They left their stations and families in Rivers State to support their colleagues beef up security during the December 5, 2020 by-elections in Bayelsa Central and West senatorial districts, not knowing that they would not return. They paid the supreme price for their fatherland.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa.

NASS bye-election: APC’s David Lyon calls for peace, hails INEC

The South-South representative at the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon, has sued for peace over the outcome of the Bayelsa Central bye-election held on Saturday.

Niger Delta militants asks Nigerian government not to accede to the demands of region’s...

A coalition of nine militant groups, under the auspices of Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, has asked the Federal Government to throw away the seven-point demands made by South South Leaders and governors during a recent meeting with a team from the Presidency, led by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari in Port Harcourt.
Ifeanyi Okowa

Governor Okowa: I’m not against 13% fund to oil communities

Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said he is not against clamour by oil-bearing communities to be given funds directly from the 13 per cent derivation fund.

#EndSARS: Niger Delta militants roll out 11-point demand

Militant groups from the nine states of the Niger Delta region, which vowed to resume hostilities, last Monday in support of #EndSARS protests, triggered fresh anxiety, weekend, as it presented 11 new demands to the Federal Government.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC,

#EndSARS: Ijaw youth insist on restructuring, demilitarization of Niger Delta

Ijaw youth in the western zone rose from an emergency meeting, weekend, insisting on restructuring of the country and demilitarization of Niger Delta creeks.

Customs seizes contraband in Lagos, Kano

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have destroyed imported frozen poultry products seized by CGC Strike Force.
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IPOB chief Nnamdi Kanu reveals how he escaped from Nigeria

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has finally explained how he managed to escape when military personnel on “Operation Python Dance II” stormed his Afaraukwu, Umuahia residence in Abia state.
Determined to ensure peace and safety along the state’s creeks and waterways, Cross River governor, Prof Ben Ayade, yesterday, granted amnesty to the members of the dreaded Bakassi Strike Force.

Ben Ayade grants amnesty to Bakassi militants

Determined to ensure peace and safety along the state’s creeks and waterways, Cross River governor, Prof Ben Ayade, yesterday, granted amnesty to the members of the dreaded Bakassi Strike Force.

Toddler missing for three days found alive

A two-year-old boy who went missing in woods in western Japan has been found unharmed after three days alone, apparently surviving on river water as volunteers hunted desperately for him.

Police arrest 11 kidnappers, recover 1,000 firearms, 15 vehicles in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command said it has arrested 11 suspected kidnappers, robbers and recovered over 1,000 firearms and 15 vehicles at different locations in the State.

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Kano Disco to engage 200 communities to boost revenue collection

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Former Napoli centre-forward Andrea Carnevale has urged Victor Osimhen to be more selfish in order to score more goals.

Victor Osimhen to undergo third coronavirus test

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Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, the new Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, has assumed duty.

New Oyo police commissioner assumes office

Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, the new Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, has assumed duty.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

NPA expects 19 ships with petroleum products, others at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 19 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Jan. 15 to Jan. 25.
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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni takes commanding election lead as rival alleges fraud

Long-time leader Yoweri Museveni had a commanding lead in Uganda’s presidential election according to preliminary results on Friday though his main rival Bobi Wine said there had been widespread fraud.