Leading Nigerian Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi Quits Party Platform
A leading presidential candidate of Nigeria’s main opposition party, Mr Peter Obi has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The populist Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State, was until his surprise resignation, one of the 15 aspirants vying for the presidential ticket of the PDP. The candidate’s... Read more
U.S. Consulate Promotes Entrepreneurship, Supports 30 Emerging Fashion Designers in Niger Delta
As part of its commitment to bolster sustainable economic growth in Nigeria, the U.S. government supports a variety of programs to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship across the country.   On Friday, the U.S. Consulate General launched the third cohort of the Field of Skills and Dreams VTE Academy’s Fashion Entrepreneurship Program for 30 emerging fashion designers in... Read more
Pirates, Berkane To Arrive Uyo Wednesday For CAF Confed Cup Finals
The two finalists for the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup, Orlando Pirates of South Africa and RSB Berkane of Morocco are expected in Uyo ahead of the May 20 match at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium. Mr Paul Bassey, General Coordinator, Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the finals, made this known... Read more
Ijaw Elders Forum Mourns Graham-Douglas, Extols Virtues
The Ijaw Elders Forum (IEF) has expressed sorrow over the demise of Chief Tony Graham-Douglas and conveyed its condolences to the family of the deceased.   IEF conveyed its feelings in a condolence message to the Graham-Douglas family on Saturday.   The message signed by Chief Bukazi Etete, Chairman... Read more
Maternal Health: PPP Critical To Equal Access To Quality Medicine – Says Nigeria’s FMoH
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), says strong political will across all levels and leveraging on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) will ensure equitable access to quality medicines and improved health outcomes. The Director of Reproductive Health, FMOH, Dr Kayode Afolabi, said this at a one-day stakeholder]s meeting on “Leveraging PPPs... Read more
Panel Orders Arrest Of Police Commissioner Over Man’s Disappearance
A panel has issued a warrant of arrest against the Commissioner of Police, Legal Services, Force Headquarters, CP Igbeh Ochogwu, in respect of the alleged unlawful arrest and disappearance of John Alozie since June 25, 2017. The Independent Investigation Panel on Human Rights Violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery... Read more
Uzodinma Commends NDDC, Signs MOU for Roads
The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, for its various interventions in the development of the Niger Delta region. Senator Uzodinma, who spoke at the Imo State Government House, Owerri, during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the... Read more
PDP Risks Extinction If It Loses 2023 Presidential Election – Wike
Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may become extinct if it fails to present electable candidate to win the 2023 presidential election. Governor Wike, who is a PDP presidential aspirant, made this assertion while wooing Anambra State PDP leaders and delegates... Read more
Dakuku Reprimands Wike For Failing To Pay Retirees After Several Promises
  The 2015 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former DG/CEO of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside has once again berated Governor Nyesom Wike for failing to pay retirees after several appeals from well meaning members of the society. On Wednesday, retirees protested to the Government House... Read more
USCIRF Calls For Permanent Release Of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Following Furlough
Washington, D.C. – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today welcomed Iran’s temporary furlough of religious prisoner of conscience Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and called on the government to permanently release him. Iranian security officials arrested Nadarkhani in July 2018 on charges of “acting against national security” and “promoting Zionist Christianity.”... Read more