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
Nigeria set for great writer, Chinua Achebe’s burial
Writer Chinua Achebe, whose works focused on the conflict between modernity and the way of life in rural Nigeria, has returned home for the final time. Achebe’s corpse arrived Wednesday in his native Anambra state. There, local government officials and writers feted the late novelist, who died in March... Read more
Between Boko Haram and a leader once termed “weak and clueless”
By John Okiyi Kalu  “President Jonathan should be blamed for the insecurity in the north after all he is the commander in chief and nobody stopped him from using our military resources to fight Boko Haram. He should …spare us of excuses and do his job or resign. Did... Read more
Ahead of the 2015 Presidential elections, stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the South-South have thrown their weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan with a call on members to remain steadfast in their support for the party. The Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih and other... Read more
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson and 8 other Governors from the South-South and South-East met in Asaba, Delta State capital to review the state of the nation and called on the Federal Government to intensify its development efforts by building critical infrastructure in the zones. Arising from the... Read more
Nigeria’s leader imposes state of emergency in three crises-ridden states
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in three states of the country’s north east where the militant activities of the muslim fundamentalist group, Boko Haram has led to the killing of hundreds of innocent citizens in attacks on worship and other public places since his election in 2011. The... Read more