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Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike: Why I demolished hotels in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike has said he demolished two hotels in Eleme Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers state and placed N5 million bounty on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader in the area for alleged breach of Covid-19 orders and “deadly attack” on a Task Force.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari reacts to killing of 25 people in fresh Taraba clash

Newsmen on Monday reported that 25 persons were killed and several others injured in a bloody clash between Shomo and Jole ethnic groups in Lau Local Government Area of the state.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: Supreme Court fixes date to hear APC application

The Supreme Court has fixed February 26 to hear an application filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC), asking it to reverse a judgement that sacked David Lyon as governor-elect of Bayelsa State.
The face-off between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, got messier on Saturday, as yet to be identified thugs set ablaze the venue to be used for a political rally in Auchi, Estako West local government area.

Edo APC crisis: Adams Oshiomhole’s rally venue set ablaze

The face-off between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, got messier on Saturday, as yet to be identified thugs set ablaze the venue to be used for a political rally in Auchi, Estako West local government area.

Kano re-run: Police assure of peaceful election

The Kano State Police Command has assured residents of adequate protection of lives and property during and after the re-run election in the state.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Elections: How security agencies encourage thuggery – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the failure of security agencies to act decisively and collaborate with one another encourages thuggery during elections.

Thugs kill suspended Imo councillor

A suspended councillor, Ahamefule Maduabuchi, was on Monday shot dead by unidentified thugs at Umundugba, the headquarters of Isu Local Government Area of Imo State, as he was trying to resume duty.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo APC National Assembly caucus accuses Governor Obaseki of terrorising residents

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, have entrenched the culture of terrorism and political gangsterism at the expense of the state and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The state National Assembly caucus on the platform of the APC has said.
Adams Oshiomhole

Edo APC crisis: Adams Oshiomhole regrets betrayal by Philip Shaibu, others but urge supporters...

Immediate past governor of Edo State and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed disgust over the crisis that has engulfed the party in his state, lamenting that the state deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu and some other persons from his local government betrayed him after doing so much to help them grow politically.

Kogi post-election violence: Thugs burn party women leader alive

Kogi State is witnessing a rein of fear and anarchy at the moment. Sporadic gunshots could be heard ringing out from major towns in the state, forcing peace-loving citizens to continue to live in fear and angiush. There is terror in land, walking on all fours.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo APC crisis: Police should investigate Owan mayhem – Abdul Oroh

Former House of Representatives member Abdul Oroh has urged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to investigate allegations of invasion and disruption of lawful Assembly by some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State.

Kogi guber: Thugs attack deputy governor’s wife in Dekina

Mrs Ejura Onoja, wife of Kogi State Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja, has allegedly been attacked by thugs suspected to be loyalists of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Egume, Dekina Local Government Area of the State.
Voting has commenced in the Kogi Governorship and National Assembly election in the western senatorial district of the state, reports have it.

Kogi guber: Sporadic shooting as thugs snatch ballot boxes, card readers

Thugs in police uniform have invaded Ward A of Crowther Memorial/Sabongari polling unit in Lokoja, Kogi State and successfully carted away eight ballot boxes after sporadic shooting.

Kogi guber: Thugs attack journalists at Ayaingba

Thugs suspected to belong one of the political parties contesting in the Governorship and National Assembly elections in Kogi, have allegedly attacked Mr Sam Egwu of the Leadership newspaper and Mr Sunday Omachi of Radio Kogi.

Kogi guber: PDP, APC accuse each other of importing thugs, mercenaries

The Musa Wada/Sam Aro Campaign Organisation on Thursday raised the alarm that thugs, gangsters and political mercenaries have been imported into Kogi State, allegedly by the All Progressives Congress and the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, to unleash violence during the Saturday, November 16 governorship election.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: YIAGA calls for peaceful, credible polls

Inspite of the numerous concerns identified ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), YIAGA Africa, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, political parties and citizens to play their part in ensuring a peaceful, credible and conclusive process.
ABUJA – Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial polls in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Yiaga Africa has raised the alarm of a proliferation of and stockpile of small arms and ammunition, signposting an early warning indication that violence might mar the election in the two states.

Kogi/Bayelsa guber: Group urges security agencies to investigate stockpile of arms, PVC trading

Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial polls in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Yiaga Africa, has raised the alarm of a proliferation of and stockpile of small arms and ammunition, signposting an early warning indication that violence might mar the election in the two states.

Kogi guber: PDP alleges arrest, torture of members

The Peoples Democratic Party has called for immediate and unconditional release of its Head of Security in Dekina Local Government area of Kogi, Mr. Edeh Abutu, and others allegedly arrested in the state.

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Report: Only 18% of NNPC’s 6,621 staff strength are women

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it currently has 6,621 staff strength both at its headquarters and across all its subsidiaries, division and offices nationwide.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Boris Johnson: Britain to reopen thousands of shops as eases coronavirus lockdown

Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC: Nobody is against forensic audit – Group

Contrary to the claims by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) that vested interests are against the Forensic Audit ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in October last year, the Niger Delta Renaissance Coalition (NDRC) has restated that all well-meaning Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and persons across the Niger Delta region and beyond support the long-desired forensic audit.