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Former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias “Tompolo” has protested against the continued siege on his firm, Mieka Dive Limited, five months after he was vindicated of corruption charges by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Niger Delta: IYC demands return of Tompolo’s property

Ijaw youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta region have asked the federal government to retun all property seized from ex-militant leader High Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, commonly known as “Tompolo”.
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Kidnapped Rivers polytechnic lecturer regains freedom

Six days after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, a lecturer at the Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, James Fenwi has regained his freedom.

MOSOP seeks cooperation of Nigerian government to address Ogoni problem

Nsuke said the Ogoni Development Authority is an initiative of MOSOP to resolve all issues and get Ogoni on the path of development.

Niger Delta militants threaten attacks on oil facilities

A new coalition of 36 militant groups under the aegis of Continuous Emancipation of Niger Delta, which recently attacked gas and crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa State, on Friday reeled out six demands for the Federal Government which they said should be quickly handled to avert continued “destructive attacks” on oil and gas facilities in the country.
The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Ogoni: Supreme Court dismisses Shell’s bid to review N17 billion judgement debt

The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state that were affected by the company’s oil spillage in 1970.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged the twenty-three council chairmen and youths in the State to identify members of proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the State.

Rivers governor reviews curfew, bans tricycles from Port Harcourt roads

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has reviewed the curfew imposed on parts of the state in the wake of the protest that rocked the nation, when hoodlums and looters took advantage of the #EndSARS protests.
Renowned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie has made the cover page of the current Marie Claire Brazil, an international magazine in Brazil.

Chimamanda Adichie: President Buhari acts like engaging Nigerians is beneath him

Bestselling Author, Chimamanda Adichie, says President Muhammadu Buhari sometimes acts in a manner that seems as if engaging with Nigerians is beneath him.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.

Lekki shootings: Lagos government can’t be exonerated – Joe Okei-Odumakin

Two civil rights movements under the aegis of Women Arise and Centre for Change, on Wednesday, lent its voice to the killing of #EndSARS protesters by security operatives in Lagos but warned that Nigeria may return to its pariah status in the comity of nations witnessed during the regime of late General Sani Abacha.

How Ken Saro-Wiwa sabotaged Aburi Accord – IPOB founder

Mr. Emeka Emekesiri, the man that “founded and nurtured Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, before it was hijacked,” has said some stakeholders in the South-South led by late rights activist and author, Ken Saro-Wiwa, sabotaged the Aburi Accord.
The newly appointed Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Theophilus Soyombo, has called for support from all the labour unions in the institution in a bid to move the university forward.

UNILAG acting vice chancellor assumes duties, seeks support of labour unions

The newly appointed Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Theophilus Soyombo, has called for support from all the labour unions in the institution in a bid to move the university forward.

Ilorin emir confirms appointment of Ambassador Gambari as President Buhari’s new Chief of Staff

A retired diplomat, Ibrahim Gambari, has been appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, according to presidential sources and the Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.

Group unveils three projects to mark 2020 World Book Day

The Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) on Wednesday unveiled plan to celebrate this year World Book Day with three projects namely; National Book Awareness Week, African Book Week and the Children’s Book Week. All projects will run concurrently.

Norwegian ambassador visits Ken Saro-Wiwa’s home

The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud, Saturday, made a stop-over visit to the Port Harcourt home of the late environmental activist and Ogoni leader, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, has granted the request of the prosecution to mask its witness in the suit between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), representing the state, and Agba Jalingo.

NLC writes federal government, seeks Agba Jalingo’s release

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has joined the growing number of groups that have called on the federal government to free the detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, from prison.

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s exoneration tops MOSOP’s demand list

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has listed four conditions as necessary for resolution of the Ogoni crisis.

CSO: Ogoniland lost N4 trillion to oil pollution in 60 years

The Founder and President of Ogoni Liberation Initiative (OLI), a civil society group in Nigeria concern with ensuring the restoration of Ogoni polluted environment, Dauglas Fabeke, has said that Ogoniland has suffered an estimated economic loss over N4 trillion due to oil spill in the last 60 years.
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Rivers government acquires Shell’s 45 per cent stake in OML 11

The Rivers State Government has acquired 45 per cent of Shell Petroleum Development Company’s interest in Oil Mining Lease 11 in Ejama and other communities in Ogoni.

Gani Adams: How OPC fought for democracy in Nigeria

The Aare Onakakanfo, Chief Gani Adams, said the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election led to the establishment of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).

MOSOP calls for probe into Ogoni killings, property destruction

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has expressed its strong condemnation of the attacks on some Ogoni communities in Khana Local Government Area in the past two days, where about 10 persons had reportedly lost their lives, with several buildings razed.
Prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Orangun of Oke-Ila Orangun, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, has said that Nigeria has not experienced genuine democracy despite its 20 years of uninterrupted democratic rule.

June 12: No true democracy in Nigeria – Osun monarch

Prominent traditional ruler in Osun State, the Orangun of Oke-Ila Orangun, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, has said that Nigeria has not experienced genuine democracy despite its 20 years of uninterrupted democratic rule.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Adedokun Omoniyi Abolarin, on his 60th birthday.

June 12: No true democracy yet in Nigeria – Oba Abolarin

A renowned scholar and prominent traditional ruler in Yoruba land, the Orangun of Oke-Ila Orangun in Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, has observed that Nigeria has not experienced genuine democracy despite its 20 years of uninterrupted democratic rule.

Dutch court rules against Shell, in favour of wives of slain Ogoni leaders

The women, including Esther Kiobel, sued Shell for its alleged role in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of their husbands by the Nigerian military.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

VP Osinbajo: Time to provide more electricity for Nigerians is now

A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.
Google Earth is getting a new 3D time-lapse feature that lets you observe how Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020, allowing you to see just how much the devastating effects of climate change have already shaped the geography of the planet.

Google Earth’s historical 3D time lapses show the ravages of climate change

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200 homes destroyed in Taraba windstorm

A windstorm has destroyed more than 200 homes and properties worth millions of naira in the towns of Wukari and Donga in Taraba on Wednesday.
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Ukraine says Russia could store nuclear weapons in Crimea

Ukraine’s defence minister said on Wednesday that Russia was preparing to potentially store nuclear weapons in Crimea and warned that Moscow could attack Ukraine to ensure water supplies for the annexed peninsula.
Android’s Google Photos app is being updated with the improved video editing tools that were previously exclusive to iOS. Android Police spotted the rollout, and reports that it appears to be available for both Google Pixel devices and other Android phones.

Google Photos improved video editor arrives on Android

Android’s Google Photos app is being updated with the improved video editing tools that were previously exclusive to iOS. Android Police spotted the rollout, and reports that it appears to be available for both Google Pixel devices and other Android phones.