Shell begins Negotiation with Nigerians over Devastating Spill
Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria’s southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives for the Bodo community on compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria’s history. Some experts say two oil spills that started in 2008 caused the largest loss... Read more
Nwankwo Kanu, Obaobona, Eagles players, others , upbeat for Brazil 2014 qualification, jubilant over Malawi spanking
            From: Diana Okon-EffiongCalabar Nwankwo Kanu, former Eagles Captain some players of the senior national team as well as soccer buffs are upbeat that Nigeria will qualify for Brazil 2014 World Cup The stated this in an interview with sportswriters Saturday at the U,j.... Read more
Landslide: We warned residents against putting up structures in a ravine – SEMA
By: Diana Okon-Effiong The Cross River Government says it expects residents of flood-prone communities to comply with its earlier admonition to relocate to safer areas to save lives. The government’s position was restated Thursday in Calabar by Mr David Akate, the Director of Information, for the State Emergency Management... Read more
Nigeria/Kenya to Collaborate on Mutually Beneficial Economic Sectors
Areas of collaborative efforts that would mutually benefit Nigeria and Kenya have been identified at the Nigeria-Kenya Business Forum that ended on Friday in Nairobi, Kenya. Announcing these areas of collaboration, Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group, stated the need to improve trade and investment by trying to trade... Read more
Baraje Faction of PDP Threatens Tukur with Jail
The PDP under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Baraje has said it has asked its lawyers to press a contempt charge against  Alhaji Bamanga Tukur for flouting the orders of a Lagos High Court which asked both sides to maintain the status quo pending the resolution of the case... Read more
Putin Faults U.S Congress on Empowering Action against Syria Without U.N
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the U.S. Congress had no right to approve the use of force against Syria without a decision from the U.N. Security Council, and that doing so would be an “act of aggression”. He said “anything that is outside the U.N. Security Council... Read more
German Intelligence Agency links Assad with Chemical Attack using Phone Reference
A Hezbollah official has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered a poison gas attack last month and that it considered the move a mistake which showed he was losing his grip, according to German intelligence. Participants at a confidential meeting of German lawmakers on Monday said the head of... Read more
Super Eagles’ Calabar camp bubbles for Saturday’s 2014 World cup qualifier against Flames of Malawi
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar The Super Eagles Chief Coach,  Stephen Keshi says the team is not under any pressure in their final  group F African qualifier for Brazil 2014 World Cup match Saturday in  Calabar. Keshi stated this on Wednesday in Calabar at a media briefing on the team’s... Read more
Don’t turn Taraba to State of Impunity — Femi Falana
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to key players in Taraba politics to desist from turning it to “State of Impunity’’. He sated this in Calabar in an interview with journalists at the on-going bar conference at Tinapa Resort. According to Falana... Read more
NDDC to Hand over 600-metre Ibeno Bridge, Donate Computers to Tertiary Institutions in N/Delta
The 600-metre bridge across the Qua Iboe River in Akwa Ibom State, built by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has been completed and would be officially handed over to the benefiting communities soon. Inspecting the 6.7-kilometre Iko-Atabrikang-Opolom-Iwuo Achang road and the 600-metre bridge on Friday, the acting Managing... Read more