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2023: Nigerians‘ll decide fate of Ndigbo – Igbo groups

Elder Statesman and former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has joined voice with other Nigerians predicting a better future for the country if power is zoned to the South-East in 2023.
Lion Heart Genevieve Nnaji

Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A governorship aspirant in the just-concluded People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Bayelsa State, Mr Keniebi Okoko, has rallied support for the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Douye Diri, urging all party members to focus on the November 16 governorship election.

Former Bayelsa guber aspirant Keniebi Okoko dies in Lagos hospital

The entire Ijaw nation was thrown into mourning Wednesday, following the death of 42-year-old businessman, politician and philanthropist, Mr Keniebi Okoko, in a Lagos hospital after a failed surgery.
Inovio CEO Joseph Kim said that the company designed DNA vaccine INO-4800 in just three hours after the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was published.

US scientists prep for coronavirus vaccine test

A team of US scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus just might work.
The popular game Plague Inc., where you create a disease with the goal of spreading it across the world, has been removed from the App Store in China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Virus game ‘Plague’ app pulled in China – developer

A popular game that allows players to create a virus and spread it worldwide has been pulled from Apple’s App Store in China, its developer said, as the country battles a real-life epidemic.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor vows to defend Ijaws

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri has affirmed his readiness and total commitment to the Ijaw cause and interest, saying he would defend the Ijaw ethnic nationality in the Nigerian federation.
Candidate of the APC, Chief David Lyon (middle); Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo (Left), Deputy Governorship Candidate and Hon. Jothan Amos (Right), State Chairman of APC Bayelsa in Ekeremor Town on Saturday during the APC Governorship Campaign Rally.

Bayelsa election: Ijaw youth urges Governor Dickson, Senator Diri, others to support Governor-elect David...

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has called on Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, to support the Governor-elect of the state, Chief David Lyon.
Kinsmen of former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Timi Alaibe, in Kolokuma-Opokuma at the weekend endorsed Senator Douye Diri for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the party’s September 3 primaries.

Bayelsa guber: Timi Alaibe’s kinsmen endorse Senator Diri

Kinsmen of former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Timi Alaibe, in Kolokuma-Opokuma at the weekend endorsed Senator Douye Diri for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the party’s September 3 primaries.
Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Ihedioha orders forensic audit of local council accounts

Imo State government has ordered “a comprehensive forensic audit of the local governments’ accounts.”

INC: Miyetti Allah’s vigilance group in South East, insult to Ndigbo

An Igbo social-cultural group, Igbo National Council (INC), has described as an insult, the proposed establishment of a vigilance group by the Fulani cattle breeders, Miyetti Allah in the South East zone of the country.
Ijaw National Congress (INC), the umbrella body of Izon ethnic nationality, has said it fully supports measures taken by Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, in repositioning the Programme to its original mandate.

INC commends Charles Dokubo’s repositioning of amnesty programme

Ijaw National Congress (INC), the umbrella body of Izon ethnic nationality, has said it fully supports measures taken by Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, in repositioning the Programme to its original mandate.

Bayelsa youths advocate regular engagement of constituents by legislators

Youths in Bayelsa State have called on political leaders and elected representatives of the state to engage in regular consultations with their constituents in order to know the challenges of development affecting them.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark: INEC colluding with APC senator, blacklisted company to rig polls

Chief Edwin Clark, leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and Ijaw National Congress (INC), on Wednesday asked Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, to explain to Nigerians the involvement of Niger State All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate, Mohammed Sani Musa, as its contractor for the production of sensitive electoral materials in the general elections.
CNN White House Jim Acosta

US media back CNN legal fight against White House

In a show of solidarity, major U.S. media outlets are backing the CNN’s legal fight against the White House for revoking the ‘hard pass’ of Jim Acosta.

Ijaw elders caution ex-militants over General Boroh’s removal

Co-ordinator of Ijaw Monitoring Group, Mr Joseph Evah, on behalf of the group and Ijaw elders, has cautioned Ijaw youths over the ultimatum given the Federal Government to recall the Co-ordinator of Amnesty Programme, Maj.Gen Paul Boroh (retd).

2019: PDP will reclaim Aso Rock – Willy Akinlude

Chief Willy Akinlude, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Lagos State, has said that his party is ready to reclaim the Aso Rock seat of power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) going by its growing popularity and the mass defections of people to it in recent time.

Ijaw can’t make progress with divided INC, IYC – Governor Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State said on Tuesday that the Ijaw ethnic nationality risks not making appreciable impact in national political equation if its two umbrella organisations, the Ijaw National Congress (INC) and the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), are divided.

Nigerian military will put down violent agitations in Niger Delta – CDS Abayomi Olonisakin

The Nigerian military, yesterday, said while it was not averse to legitimate agitations by any section of the country, it would put down agitations with violent disposition.

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