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Gov. Wike Questions FG For Allegedly Stopping Prince Charles From Visiting South South
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Gov. Wike Questions FG For Allegedly Stopping Prince Charles From Visiting South South

. God Will Exalt Port Harcourt Says Kolenda   Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has berated the APC Federal Government for shielding Prince Charles of Wales from the neglected Niger Delta that produces the nation’s wealth. According to a statement by his aide on electronic media, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike made the remark when […]

Port Harcourt: New look Int’l Airport Tickles Residents, Stakeholders
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Port Harcourt: New look Int’l Airport Tickles Residents, Stakeholders

By Dianabasi Effiong When President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a new International Terminal on Thursday at Port Harcourt International Airport a significant landmark for international travelers was laid. The occasion was special particularly for those in Port Harcourt and some contiguous states in the South-South Region not just for the project’s aesthetics but economic benefits including […]

NAFEST 2018 Ends on High-note In Port Harcourt As Team Rivers Emerges Overall Best
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NAFEST 2018 Ends on High-note In Port Harcourt As Team Rivers Emerges Overall Best

From Dianabasi Effiong The colourful display of the nation’s culture and tradition ended on a high-note in Port Harcourt on Saturday with Rivers emerging as the overall best State at the festival. Twenty five states that participated in the fiesta showcased the diversity of the Nation at the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST […]

Ex Bayelsa Security Adviser Seeks Transfer Of Rape Trial To Another Judge
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Ex Bayelsa Security Adviser Seeks Transfer Of Rape Trial To Another Judge

The ongoing rape trial of Chief Richard Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to Ex-Governor Timipre Sylva was halted  on Wednesday as the accused sought transfer of the case to another judge.   Although the accused defiance team was slated to open defense on Wednesday, state prosecutor Andrew Arthur Esq informed the court that there is […]

Kachikwu to lead, NCDMB, Amnesty Coordinator, industry operators to Bonny to parley on Nigerian Content in NLNG Train-7
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Kachikwu to lead, NCDMB, Amnesty Coordinator, industry operators to Bonny to parley on Nigerian Content in NLNG Train-7

The Niger Delta Youths Coalition for Peace and Progress (NDYCPP) on Tuesday said the group is collaborating with oil industry leadership to ensure the participation of youths in the NLNG Train-7. Mr Chris Jumbo, Chairman, NDYCPP Organising Committee said in Yenagoa that arrangements have been concluded to hold a forum of stakeholders on the NLNG […]

NDDC Boss Charges Youths To Sustain Peace In Niger Delta
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NDDC Boss Charges Youths To Sustain Peace In Niger Delta

The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr Nsima Ekere, has charged youth leaders and ex-agitators to continue to sustain the existing peace and security in the Niger Delta region. Ekere gave the advice during a meeting with ex-agitators under the auspices of the Environmental Rights Advocates for Niger Delta. He urged […]

INEC Bars APC From Fielding Candidates In Zamfara
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INEC Bars APC From Fielding Candidates In Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has informed the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC that it will not be allowed to field candidates for elective positions in Zamfara state in the 2019 elections. The commission’s acting secretary, Okechukwe Ndeche in a letter to the APC said the party is barred from fielding candidates for governorship, […]

Group Tasks Kwara State Government Over Poor State Of Schools
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Group Tasks Kwara State Government Over Poor State Of Schools

The Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) in Kwara state, has called on the state government to prioritise funding of the state-owned schools and declare state of emergency in the educational sector of the state. The group described most of the public schools in the state as a caricature of […]

NNPC/SNEPCo Cradle-to-Career Scholarship Beneficiaries Hit 375
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NNPC/SNEPCo Cradle-to-Career Scholarship Beneficiaries Hit 375

From Dianabasi Effiong Another 108 Nigerians have been awarded full secondary education scholarship under the NNPC/SNEPCo National Cradle-to-Career (NC2C) Scholarship scheme launched in 2014, bringing the total number of beneficiaries in the last four years to 375. A statement by Mr Bamidele Odugbesan, Shelll Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) Media Relations Manager, the scholarship, […]

17 States In Nigeria Still Owe Pensions And Salaries Despite The N1.8 Trillion Bailout - BudgIT
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17 States In Nigeria Still Owe Pensions And Salaries Despite The N1.8 Trillion Bailout – BudgIT

A a civic organization, BudgIT, is worried that some states in Nigeria are yet to fully offset the outstanding amounts owed pensioners and civil servants despite series of bailouts aimed at offsetting the liabilities. This, according to the group, was the finding of its recent survey. In a release signed by Ayomide Faleye, the survey […]