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Businessman remanded in Kuje correctional center over ‘forgery, embezzlement’

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, ordered the remand of a businessman, Paul Ozigbu, at the Kuje Correctional Center over alleged forgery, criminal conspiracy and illegal conversion of properties.
Ifeanyi Okowa

South South leaders engage Nigerian government delegation, demand restructuring

South South Governors and leaders on Tuesday insisted that Nigeria needed to be restructured along the lines of true federalism and devolution of powers to the federating units.
Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft.

Court jails six foreigners seven years for oil theft

Justice J.K Omotosho of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike imposes 24-hour curfew in Rumuokoro

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Okoro-nodu (Rumuokoro) axis of Obio Akpor LGA.

NiMet predicts sunshine, hazy weather Monday to Wednesday

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday predicted sunny and hazy conditions over the northern part of the country during the morning, afternoon, and evening hours of Sunday.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, said the power sector has recorded yet another national peak generation of 5,520.40MW on 30th October, 2020 at 9.15pm,

NDPHC to complete four NIPPs with 2000MWs combined capacity

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has unfolded plans to complete four Nigerian National Integrated Power Project (NIPPs) with 2000MegaWatts combined capacity.

NMA asks governors to put an end to kidnapping of doctors

Medical Doctors from the South-South region of Nigeria under the Nigeria Medical Association, have asked state governor’s from the region to urgently put an end to the incessant kidnapping of its members, particularly in Cross River State.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Nigerian government acquires security hardware to fight sea piracy

The Minister of Defence and Chairman, Presidential Committee on Deep Blue Project, Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), stated this in Port Harcourt, Rivers State after inspecting the equipment at the weekend.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

South-East leaders vow to unite ahead of 2023 polls

As the only zone in the South that is yet to produce the President since the return to democratic rule in 1999, the South-East is considered to have a good case in its quest to occupy the seat when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office in 2023.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police launch manhunt as gunmen kidnap, kill ex-NUPENG chief in Rivers

The Police in Rivers State have launched a manhunt for the gunmen, who kidnapped and murdered a former Rivers State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Ebenezer Kalabo Amah.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

PDP: We will not succumb to Governor Umahi’s blackmail

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party has said it would not be blackmailed by the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

2023: Joining APC will end your political careers – Primate Ayodele tells PDP governors

The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has spoken on the defection of the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi’s defection has nothing to do with the interest of Igbo nation –...

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says the defection of David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, to the All Progressive Congress (APC) has nothing to do with the interest of the Igbo nation.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ayo Fayose: Governor Umahi stopped being PDP member long before defection

The former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has claimed he was not surprised with the defection of Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian government disburses N66.5 biilion World Bank coronavirus grant to states

The federal government has disbursed N66.5 billion to 35 eligible states on the basis of the amended COVID-19 responsive 2020 budget results achievement.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Troops kill, arrest 35 terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, militia, others in one week

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said military operations conducted between November 12-18, has led to the killings of 35, terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, crude oil thieves, robbery syndicate, militias and other criminal group terrorizing the peace in the country.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says he will not allow those he described as misguided persons to unleash attack innocent Nigerians in Rivers State under the guise of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.

Governor Wike: I stopped IPOB from starting Igbo versus Hausa war in Rivers

Wike was quoted to have said this when a delegation of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) paid a solidarity visit to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to commend him for his untiring efforts and dedication to protect the interest of ethnic groups living in Rivers State.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Dave Umahi joined APC to pursue presidential ambition

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said his Ebonyi counterpart, David Umahi’s desire to be All Progressives Congress, APC’s presidential candidate was why he dumped Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

UNIOSUN student commits suicide

His post on WhatsApp reads: “Often time I ask myself, Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps because they’ve got no one to encourage, motivate or guide them or because they felt there is no solution to whatever problem they are going through. Perhaps they forgot there’s more to enjoy when there’s life (hope) is not lost”.
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US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.