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50 year old man defiles 15 month old baby in Bayelsa

A 50 year old man was on Wednesday arrested over alleged defilement of a 15 month old baby at the Swali area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital.     Chairperson of Bayelsa chapter of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Mrs  Dise Ogbise said on Wednesday that the arrest followed a report by FIDA to the […]

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C’River targets 750,000 children in 2017 school-based de-worming exercise

The Cross River Government says that no fewer than 750, 000 children would be reached in the 2017 school-based deworming programme across the state.   The state’s resolve was stated in an interview with journalists on Sunday in Calabar by Mr Thomas Igbang, the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Coordinator in the State’s Ministry of Health. […]

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Dickson intervention ended IYC leadership tussle Aide

Mr Kennedy Tonjo-West, Senior Special Assistant to Bayelsa Gov. Seriake Dickson  on Niger Delta Youth Matters, says the intervention of the governor in the Ijaw youths leadership crisis led to a peaceful resolution.   Two factions of Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) emerged from separate elections conducted in Burutu, Delta, and Okrika in Rivers.   Both […]

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Ebonyi roads are best in South-East, says British High Commissioner

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State for  developing  infrastructure in the state barely two years of his administration.  Arkwright,made the commendation during a state banquet organised in his honour by the  state government in Abakaliki on Sunday night. The  High Commissioner who was on […]

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Protesters disrupt academic activities at Federal University, Otuoke

  Residents of Otuoke, host to the Federal University, Otuoke, took to the streets of the university town disrupting academic activities at the university.   They were protesting alleged marginalisation of indigenes into key positions in the institution located in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa.   The protest which caused panic among students and […]

Environmentalist Urges Action on forest conservation in Nigeria
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Environmentalist Urges Action on forest conservation in Nigeria

From: Dianabasi Effiong As the world celebrates the international day of forests today, a non governmental organisation (NGO), Rural Awareness for Green Environment Initiative (RAGE) has predicted dangerous climate crises in Nigeria if the Federal Government and the general public take no serious action in forest conservation. RAGE made this call in a statement signed […]

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Cross River To Integrate Traditional Birth Attendants Into Primary Healthcare

From Dianabasi Effiong, Calabar In its efforts to reduce rates of infant and maternal mortality rate in the state, Cross River State Government has concluded plans to integrate traditional birth attendants (TBAs) into its health care, given their strategic role in the society. Director-General, Cross River State Primary HealthCare Delivery Agency, Dr. Beta Edu, who […]

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Local refinery operator, stakeholders applaud FG on proposed modular refineries in Niger Delta  

. As Bayelsa Govt warns oil communities against shutting oil production A local refinery operator Mr Roland Kiente and some stakeholders in Bayelsa on Sunday commended the proposed liberisation of modular refineries to drive development in the Niger Delta region.   Acting President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo had during the ongoing tour of oil communities announced […]

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Niger Delta Youths Coalition says protest by Ankio Briggs on grazing land uncalled for

The Niger Delta Youth Coalition for Peace and Progress (NDYCPP) on Thursday said that the aborted protest led by Ms Annkio Briggs, a Niger Delta Activist against allocation of grazing land was ill advised.   Briggs had led a protest on Tuesday against donation of 1,200 hectares of land to cattle rearers for grazing purposes […]

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Nigerian Content: NCDMB decries low access to $600 million local content fund

  The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board(NCDMB) on Monday, expressed concern that indigenous companies in the oil and gas industry had not accessed the $600 million Local Content Development fund as expected.   NCDMB Executive Secretary, Engr. Simbi Wabote, made the observation at a news conference in Yenagao, to commemorate his first 100 days […]