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Yeghe Crisis: We condemn the mindless blackmail against Magnus Abe, APC by agents of R/S Govt – APC

In line with the position of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to be cautious and circumspect about security matters, the Rivers State Chapter of APC has restrained itself from making hasty comments on the security operations by the Nigerian Army

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Edo Governorship Primary: Gov. Oshiomhole Extols Blessing Agbomhere

The Comrade Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole extols the courageous quality of Blessing Agbomhere. The Governor in a meeting with Blessing Agbomhere has assured Edo BAMM of a level playing ground in the forth-coming primaries. He was impressed with

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Ben Murray-Bruce at 60: He is a gift to Bayelsa, Ijaw nation – Gov. Dickson

Bayelsa State governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has congratulated Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on his 60th birthday anniversary describing him as “a gift to Bayelsa State and the Ijaw nation.” The governor in a statement personally signed by him and obtained by

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Ali Modu Sherrif: Mass defection looms in PDP

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike and his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayo Fayose were the masterminds of the emergence of a former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sherrif as the new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), investigations have

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13 sacked VCs: 2,000 protesters shut down N/Assembly, Education Ministry

A civil rights organisation, Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Wednesday shut down the entrance of the National Assembly and Ministry of Education in Abuja protesting against the sacking of 13 Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, describing it as illegal. The

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Bayelsa: PDP Governors, 5,000 supporters attend Dickson’s inauguration

Dickson seeks cooperation from APC, others Promises to collaborate with FG to stamp out crime   Thousands of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters on Sunday stormed Samson Siasia Sports complex, Yenagoa, the venue of the inauguration and Thanksgiving ceremony of

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Avoid Repetition Of Auta Justice & Hands Off Kanu’s Case Or Be Dragged To NJC & International Arena SBCHROs Advises Justice John Terhemba Tsoho

It has come to the notice of the leaderships of Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs), comprising: International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), Anambra State Branch of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Center

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Council tenure extension: APC lambasts Obiano, State Assembly, wants FG to stop allocation

From Chuks Collins, Awka   The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state has expressed disappointment over the non-conduct council elections which became due last month, by the state government led by Chief Willie Obiano.   APC therefore called on

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Ibori London Trial: Nigerian/British Conspiracy Revealed In Court

Chief James Onanaefe Ibori’s defence lawyers shocked the Southwark Court, London on Wednesday 10th February 2016, when they adduced evidence before Judge Tomlinson of a conspiracy between Nigeria and Britain to railroad Ibori and his associates into jail. Mr. Tony

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Anambra Governorship Election 2018: Kinsmen, Monarchs Drum Support For Obiano

Insist no vacancy in Awka Govt House   From Chuks Collins, Awka With barely two years to the next governorship election in Anambra state, various pressure groups in the state including traditional rulers have started making their intensions open that

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Opinion: PDP’s Charge against Buhari is of Non Compos Mentis

By SKC Ogbonnia Since assuming power, President Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Congress (APC) has been able to unmask mind-boggling cases of corruption under the immediate past regime of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Such heartless looting of our commonwealth

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Supreme Court judgement: Brilliant and straightforward, says Delta Speaker

By Fidel Njamanze The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya, on Tuesday described the Supreme Court judgement as brilliant and straightforward. He also said Governor Okowa’s victory at the apex court was well deserved as “it

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Dicks clocks 50, rededicate life to God

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has re-committed his life to the service of God and humanity, stressing that life is only meaningful when it is dedicated to the service of God and mankind. According to him, turning 50

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PDP Chairmanship: No Vacancy for Gulak, Secondus Remains Chairman – Gov. Dickson

Re-elected Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson on Saturday in Yenagoa threw his weight behind the embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, saying he remains the party’s chairman (Secondus). According to him, contrary to the

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Supreme Court Verdict On Rivers State Governorship Matter & Related Issues: Struggle Continues

(Intersociety Nigeria, 28th January 2016)-The heart of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) is filled with joy and encouragement concerning the latest grounded judgment of the Supreme Court with respect to Rivers

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Budget: Buhari’s N800m website and N4bn Aso Rock clinic outrageous – Activist

Says, “Obama’s website cost less than $1m”       Global Reporters – Nigerians trusted Muhammadu Buhari and voted for him as the President of Nigeria, but just eight months after he assumed office, many are now very skeptical as

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Bayelsa Assembly: I didn’t step down as Speaker, I’m still in charge – Benson

Embattled Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Konbowei Friday Benson, on Thursday, dismissed reports that he had since stepped down following the judgment of the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, he insisted

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FG is punishing us with bailout funds, says Bayelsa Govt

The Bayelsa State Government on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the non-release of the bailout fund of N1.3 billion it requested from the Federal Government to enable it clear the backlog of salaries of local government workers in the state. A

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Umana Umana Asks Court To Dismiss Case Seeking To Challenge Akwa Ibom State APC Guber Primaries

 Court to rule on February 24 The attempt by the defeated governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Senator James John Akpan Udoedehe to consolidate three separate applications seeking to relist his case which was

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$2.1 billion arms deal: Beneficiaries’ children should be deported from overseas – NATFORCE DG

Says those evaluating Buhari within 7 months are either witches or wizards   The National TaskForce to Combat Illegal Importation of Small Arms, Ammunition and Light Weapons, has challenged the Federal Government to ensure the deportation of all the children

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Dickson proposes N150 billion Appropriation bill for 2016 fiscal year

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Friday presented a N150 billion Appropriation Bill tagged Budget of Transition for the 2016 fiscal year, as against N250bn passed into law in 2015 to the State House of Assembly. The recurrent expenditure

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CBN to stop selling forex to BDC operators – Emefiele

As a way of deflating the increasing pressure on the nation’s foreign reserve, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has disclosed its intention to discontinued the sale of foreign exchange, forex, to Bureau De Change, BDCs, operators in the country.

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Fashola unveils how he will revive power sector

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has unfolded a 13-point agenda which would drive efforts aimed at enhancing the supply of electricity in the country. Unveiling this on Monday during his maiden meeting with electricity

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Igbo Trade Strangulation Policy Reversal By Buhari’s CBN: Ndigbo Win Round One – Intersociety

It is longer news, anew or a boast that the South-south and the Southeast Geopolitical Zones are Nigeria’s socio-economic survival and bread-winners. It is also a truism that 60% if not 70% of the Lagos State’s economic and wealth potentials

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Bayelsa Polls: Governorship candidates endorse result, commend stakeholders

Governorship candidates of all political parties that participated in the just concluded election in Bayelsa State have commended stakeholders and the public for their peaceful conduct which led to the success of the election in the state. The stakeholders include

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Bayelsa Polls: 14 persons feared dead, Dickson weeps, wants perpetrators arrested

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Saturday, condemned the electoral malpractice and violence which disrupted the supplementary elections in Brass, Nembe, Ekeremor town and parts of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. Over 14 people, including four policemen, two soldiers and

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Bayelsa Polls Update: PDP leads with 7, 234 votes, APC 1, 948

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is maintaining a comfortable lead in the just-concluded supplementary election in the Southern Ijaw LGA and 101 units in Bayelsa State, despite the low turnout of voters recorded in some communities. The collated results from

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Bayelsa: INEC officials get N300,000 from APC to append signatures on fake result sheets – PDP

Voters receive N10,000 each PDP says it’s fake money   The People Democratic Party (PDP) said on Saturday said it has it on good authority that officials of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) assigned to collation centers at different wards

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Success of Bayelsa Polls depends on INEC, Security agencies – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday said that the success of Saturday’s supplementary polls in Bayelsa State would be determined by the Federal Government, security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC). Even with the deployment of 5,000 policemen,

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For gross misconduct and incompetence, resign now – Anambra PDP tells Gov. Obiano, Speaker

State government reacts   From Chuks Collins, Awka   The Anambra state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the State Governor Chief Willie Obiano to resign from office for incompetence and breach of some sections of

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