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Rivers APC crisis: Amaechi’s zoning of governorship to riverine a Greek gift – Senator Abe …Says ex-gov not his employer

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt The former senator representing Rivers South-East, Magnus Abe,  has described the announcement of the zoning of the All Progressives Congress governorship to riverine by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, as a “Greek gift” intended to set the people (riverine) against other parts of Rivers State. Senator Abe has also […]

USAID launches new $33million activity to enhance civil society advocacy in Nigeria

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new activity that promises to enhance the ability of Nigeria’s civil society and business membership organizations (CSOs and BMOs) to influence policies and reforms across the most critical service sectors. The five-year, $32.9 million Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) activity strengthens the financial, management, […]

Ex-agitators laud Buhari’s Ijaw appointment, urge PIB speedy passage

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Former Niger Delta Freedom Fighters (NDFF) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for appointing an  Ijaw son,  Adokiye Tombomieye, to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), Upstream of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC). The group, in a statement signed in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday,  by its spokesperson, […]

Nigeria remains stagnant in latest FIFA rankings

BY JOE APU NIGERIA remains in the same 67th position in the latest FIFA rankings and outside the top 10 among African countries according to the May 5 release from the world soccer ruling body. Not a single position  changed at the top 50, with Argentina still in the lead ahead of Belgium, Chile, Colombia and Germany. The Super Eagles are now the 14th best African side behind […]

I was instructed to use derogatory term ‘Biafran boys’, CCT spokesman Al-Hassan says

Code of Conduct Tribunal head of press Ibraheem Al-Hassan has blamed his principal Umar Danladi for his choice of words in the offensive statement released earlier in the week. Al-Hassan on Tuesday released an error-ridden statement to debunk reports that Danladi assaulted a security guard at Banex Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja. Apart from his grammatical […]

Shoprite protests: Police deploy personnel to Ilorin branch

Staff of Shoprite, Ilorin branch on Saturday, blocked the entrance of the mall over transfer of owner disagreement The Kwara command of the Nigeria Police Force has deployed some of its personnel to the Ilorin branch of Shoprite, a South African store operating across cities, over continued protests by staff of the grocery shop. A […]

No transparency? Army spokesman removes journalist from WhatsApp group after asking how N2.6 trn was spent

Nigerian Army has removed the Abuja Bureau Chief of News Central TV Amadin Uyi from a WhatsApp group after the journalist asked questions about military spending. News Central TV said Uyi was removed from the Department of Army Public Relations (DAPR) Whatsapp platform, which is “operated by the DAPR Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, assisted by […]

Boko Haram did not down NAF Alpha Jet – Spokesman

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has dismissed the claim by the Boko Haram insurgents that they downed the missing NAF Alpha-Jet. A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, described as fake the videos being circulated on the social media by the insurgents. In one of the […]

Wike under criticism over N13.48 bn Trans-Kalabari road project

Nyesom Wike …As forum alleges marginalisation of Kalabari Kingdom By Davies Iheamnachor Group, Kengema Unity Forum, KUF, an apolitical group in the Kalabari Kingdom, has criticised the Rivers State Government on the N13.48 billion Trans-Kalabari road Project. The Rivers State Government on the 25th of March, 2021, announced the commencement of the first phase of […]

Odumakin died of COVID-19 complications – Widow confirms

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin, the widow of the late human rights and pro-democracy activist, Yinka Odumakin, has confirmed that her husband died of respiratory issues due to COVID-19 complications which he recovered from about a week Odumakin stated this in a statement she personally signed on Saturday, titled; “A part of me […]

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