Mandela’s wife expresses gratitude to world for outpouring of ‘Love’
In tweets, songs, telephone calls, cards and more, messages of love have come from across South Africa and the world for 94-year-old Nelson Mandela, giving the family comfort and hope as he remains hospitalized in serious condition with a lung infection, his wife said Monday. One of Mandela’s daughters,... Read more
“Let there be a proper election where even the opposition may win” – Ebiri
Former governor of Cross River State and Chairman of the Presidential Committee on the Review of the Nigerian Constitution (1991-2001), Chief Clement Ebri, spoke to Regional Correspondent, Diana Okon-Effiong in Calabar on the implications for institutionalisation of a six-year-single tenure for the presidency, governors as canvassed in some quarters including the Senate of the... Read more
Sen. Esuene declares intention to run for governorship of Akwa Ibom in 2015
By Dan Okon-Effiong The Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district in Akwa Ibom state Senator Helen Esuene has formally declared her intention to contest the 2015 governorship election in the state. Esuene made her intention known on Wednesday night in a closed door meeting with her support group.... Read more
A Re-Emerging Scam: A Review of The Jews of Nigeria Part 2
In the last part of this article, I gave an overview on the history of the failed “Oriental Hypothesis” that has re-emerged in this modern day immigration scam. The filmmaker, Jeff Lieberman deceived people into thinking that Igbo people have been in the dark for all these years about... Read more
Bayelsa governor, NAOC boss condemn increase in oil theft, to set up maritime security outfit
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State and the Managing Director of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, Mr. Ciro Pagano have decried the alarming increase in oil theft in the Niger Delta region. Receiving a delegation of the NAOC management in his office in Yenagoa, Hon. Dickson said the situation... Read more
2012 disaster took a toll on farming in communities affected by the disaster, says relief agency boss.
 Correspondent, Dianabasi Effiong spoke with the Director-General of the Cross River State Emergency Relief Agency (SEMA), Vincent Aquah on the impact and role of his agency following the 2012 flooding that devastated several communities of the state after the Lagdo Dam in Cameroun burst and overflowed into neighbouring Nigeria. Excerpts: “Cross River... Read more
2013 Boro Day Celebration: Gov Dickson lays foundation stone for Adaka Boo Memorial Institute
In fulfillment of his promise, Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Adaka Boro Memorial Institute at Boro Town in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the State. Governor Dickson who described the project as symbolic, said it would form part... Read more
ICC wants proof Kenya will try president “genuinely”
The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor said on Thursday that Kenya must prove it would “genuinely” conduct proceedings against President Uhuru Kenyatta for alleged crimes against humanity if it wants the court to drop his case. Kenya has asked the tribunal to refer its case against Kenyatta back... Read more
In area once dominated by Boko Haram, uncertainty still dominates feelings
A tattered “Wanted” poster with an infamous screen shot photo of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau promises a lucrative bounty for anyone who can help capture him or any of his commanders. Yet there is little incentive for residents in this battered Nigerian city – epicenter of an ugly... Read more
Bayelsa warns developers against building on natural drains
In a clear demonstration of concern over flooding affecting some residents of Yenagoa as a result of ongoing road construction works, the state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah has undertaken an assessment tour of some of the affected parts of the town. Speaking to newsmen at the... Read more