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Why Yahaya Bello is coming back and Bayelsa may fall

By last week, the governorship/senatorial election in Kogi State had been reduced to a sex duel, with Senator Dino Melaye inviting his arch rival, Governor Yahaya Bello, to a mojo contest.
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Reps member wants oil companies, DPRs to relocate to Niger Delta

A motion seeking the relocation of headquarters of oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria and its regulators to states where they have dominant operations is before the House of Representatives.
A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

Sex-for-marks: Rivers university sacks lecturer, suspends 10 others

A lecturer has been dismissed, while 10 other lecturers have been suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.
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.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

FEC observe a minute silence for Tam David West

About 26 ministers were in attendance including Finance, Budget and National Planning, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Environment, Foreign Affairs, Aviation, Information and Culture, Water Resources, Interior, Youth and Sports, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology, Transport, Women Affairs among others.
Adams Oshiomhole

APC crisis: Governors give Adams Oshiomhole ultimatum to resign

The Progressives Governors Forum has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman Adams Oshiomhole to convene a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to address the party’s challenges or resign his position.
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Bayelsa guber: Police deploy 2,000 personnel from Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command has deployed 2,000 personnel to complement other security agencies in the Bayelsa State governorship election.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Corruption: Judge threatens to strike out EFCC suit against former oil minister

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, threatened to strike out the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) suit against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, if it failed to have her extradited to Nigeria by March 2020.

PENCOM: Most states not implementing Contributory Pension Scheme

Most states across the six geopolitical zones in the country are yet to fully implement the Federal Government’s Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), a report by the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) has revealed.

Senator Omo-Agege: Tam David-West a grat patriot

Even now that he has passed on to eternal realms, Prof. Tamunoemi Sokari David-West will forever be remembered as a great patriot and intellectual of formidable standing at home and abroad, Deputy President of the Senate Ovie Omo-Agege has said.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson, Mike Okiro planning to hire fake police for PDP –...

According to Eris Paul, the secret meeting between Okiro and Gov. Dickson was held on Saturday till the early hours of Sunday at the State Government House to discuss issues of alleged procurement of special policemen to serve as security personnel for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sagbama, Yenagoa, Nembe & Brass local government areas of the state.

How Professor Tam David-West died

Former Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Prof Tam David-West, died at private suite at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State around 11am on Monday November 11, 2019.=

President Buhari mourns Professor David-West

State House statement conveying the President’s condolence, reads, partly, “Professor Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, 83, was a consultant virologist of national and international standing. He served as Commissioner of Education in the old Rivers State, Minister of Petroleum and Energy under the Muhammadu Buhari military regime, and Minister of Mines, Power and Steel under Gen. Ibrahim Babangida regime.”
NDDC ag-MD Gbene Dr Joi Nunieh and her team on an inspection of Kaa-Ataba Bridge

President Buhari to commission NDDC’s N10bn Kaa-Ataba bridge in Rivers

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC Gbene Dr Joi Nunieh, says that the Commission will invite President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the N10.9 billion Kaa-Ataba Road and Bridge linking Khana Local Government Area.to Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.

Stakeholders say Senator Akpabio undermining APC in Niger Delta

Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Niger Delta have raised the alarm that the actions of the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs is undermining the cohesion of the party in the region.
In line with his abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public schools, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has released funds for the running of the schools for the 2019/2020 academic session and vowed to sack any school heads caught collecting fees and levies.

Rivers governor declares war on Nigerian Bar Association, withdraws supports

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared war on Rivers State Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for issuing what he regarded as politically motivated ultimatums on security in the state.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike giving a souvenir to the Acting Registrar of NECO, Abubakar Gana at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday.

Federal governor’s agencies dependence on states for funding unfortunate – Rivers governor

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the Federal Government to take concrete steps to fund Federal Agencies across the country.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns lawyer for ‘N200 million scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a lawyer, Nwabufo Richard Obienu and his company, Forric Nigeria Limited before Justice B.G Diepri of a Rivers State High Court, Port-Harcourt on a three count charge bordering on conspiracy to commit felony and stealing by conversion of N200,000,000.00

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Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has released the preliminary reports on the incidents involving three aircraft, two B737-300s with tail number 5N-BUK and 5N-BQO and a B737-500 with registration 5N-BRN owned and operated by Air Peace and has issued safety recommendations.
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AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are expected to storm Maseru, Moshoeshoe International Airport on Friday through a chartered flight to keep a date with Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers on Sunday.
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Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.