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The Delta South Political Assembly, DESPA, in Delta State, has cautioned Delta Central (Urhobo) politicians who newly floated a political movement, DC-03, to propagate the governorship quest of their ethnic group in 2023 not to mislead Deltans on the zoning formula.
As more youths take to smoking cigarettes, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Thursday, demanded total ban on smoking in Nollywood movies as they, directly and indirectly, advertise products of tobacco companies.
Leaders of Urhobo Progressive Union, UPU, on Friday, stormed the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, to protest the decision of the Federal Government to expend the £4.2million loot that was recently returned from the United Kingdom, on projects outside Delta State.
The decision of the former Niger Delta Militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, to establish a customary government of Biafra has continued to attract reactions from different groups within the Ijaw territories in Bayelsa State.
The Federal High Court in Yenagoa on Wednesday adjourned hearing on a suit instituted by some Ijaw leaders seeking to halt the process of licensing for marginal oil fields in their domains.
Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has described education as the key to nation-building and manpower development.
The group, in a statement by the spokesman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Mr Ebilade Ekerefe, while commending President Muhammadu Buhari over the promotion of Bayelsa-born Police Officer Moses Ambakina Jitoboh to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), however, warned that the promotion of Jitoboh should not be another sinister plan to violate the Police Act (2020) and retire him with 9 years left to serve in the Police Force.
A group, Niger Delta Peace Volunteers, Eastern Niger Delta Zone, has upbraided the Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, for its attack on Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and described a statement credited to the IYC which stated that Governor Wike cannot stop a protest against NDDC in Rivers State, as provocative.
A former national president, Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, and Niger-Delta activist, Dr Chris Ekiyor, has implored Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to revisit his plan to upgrade some academic institutions in parts of the state to university status by including Ijaw in the initiative.
A Professor of Economics, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Chris Ekong, has cautioned against the entitlement sense of some States in the Niger Delta over the ownership of the resources sharing in the region.
The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on the directive of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu asking unregistered herdsmen to vacate the state government reserves within seven days.
The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday, lampooned the Presidency for faulting the 7 days ultimatum given to Fulani herders to vacate all forest reserves in Ondo State.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday gave reason for its refusal to support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, saying that all the people being prepared for the position are stooges that will be used against the interest of Ndigbo, Biafrans and the Biafra agitating groups.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed not to recognise the newly elected President of Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze, Prof George Obiozor.
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.
Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Worldwide has vowed to stop all politically motivated protests against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, stating such demonstrations may lead to violence and other unpleasant consequences.
The people of Ogbe-Ijoh Community, an Ijaw ethnic group in the Warri South Local government area of Delta State, on Tuesday, protested the new electoral Wards creation by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC).
Three Ijaw leaders have approached the Federal High Court in Yenagoa to halt the process leading to bids for marginal oilfields located in their domains pending the determination of their suit.
The Police are on the trail of a a suspected ritualist who killed and cut off the head and hands of a female food vendor in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Saturday.
When the Lagos State Court of Appeal granted the Senior Shepherd-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Global, Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe, a post-conviction bail last week, on grounds of failing health, quite a number of people, particularly members of his congregation, were very happy with the news. This is because the televangelist’s previous bail applications were all turned down.
Protests broke out Sunday night after US police fatally shot a young Black man in a suburb of Minneapolis — where a former police officer is currently on trial for the murder of George Floyd.
A Port Harcourt housewife, Mrs Joy Godstime Ihunwo, has alleged that she lost her pregnancy after she was brutalized by officers of the anti-kidnapping unit of Rivers Police Command.
Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Real Betis opened a one-point lead over city rivals Real.
The Biden administration has said a lawsuit seeking to hold former Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi accountable for alleged involvement in torture against an Egyptian-American activist should be thrown out because he held diplomatic immunity, the Washington Post reported on Monday.
The Oniraniken of Iraniken, Sagamu, Ogun State, Oba Adewale Adeniji, has raised the alarm over threat to his life over land dispute in his domain.
Top Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee on Monday proposed major shifts in former President Donald Trump's 2017 tax reforms to eliminate what they say are incentives for companies to move operations overseas and shift profits to tax haven countries.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, on Thursday in Abuja received a stolen Ile-Ife artefact recovered from Mexico.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.