Bayelsa restates commitment to fight cultism, commends security network over arrest of kingpin
Bayelsa State Government says the arrest and detention of an alleged leader of a notorious cult group; Mr. Nengi Ikiba would serve as a deterrent to his likes, stating that its declaration of war against cultism and other related vices has begun to yield dividend. Describing the arrest of... Read more
Imoke preaches love, family cohesion, sustenance of institution of marriage
 By Diana-Okon Effiong Nigerians have been told to continue to love one another, encourage family cohesion and sustenance of the marriage institution for the development of positive social values among young people. Gov Liyel Imoke of Cross River gave the advice Sunday in Calabar at the solemnisation of the... Read more
Obama to announce $7 billion power initiative for Africa
  Pointing to Africa’s crippling lack of electrical power, President Barack Obama is due to announce on Sunday a $7 billion initiative over five years to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa. “We see this as the next phase in our development strategy and a real focal point... Read more
Bickering in Nigeria Governors’ Forum unnecessary distraction, says Sen. Otu
By Diana-Okon Effiong Calabar, June 29, 2013 Sen. Bassey Otu has described the crisis within the leadership of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) as a distraction which should be discouraged in the nation’s polity. Otu, representing Cross River South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, stated this in an... Read more
Senator Esuene sues for unity between Akwa Ibom and Cross  River States
By Diana-Okon Effiong Senator representing Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Helen Esuene, has sued for stronger ties between the people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. She also stated that those fanning the embers of disunity between the two sisters states using the... Read more
Gov. Rochas and Construction of Rural Roads in Ngor/Okpala
By Nwaorgu Faustinus Though I have done some opinion pieces on the current administration in Imo State, led by the peoples’ Governor – Owelle Rochas Okorocha in connection to infrastructural development, particularly in the area of road construction, it would not be out of place to draw the attention... Read more
Again, Campbell propounds more fallacies on Nigeria
By Nkem Ekeopara:   As usual, in each of his fallacies, John Campbell, former US Ambassador to Nigeria and currently the Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York laid claim of being a friend of Nigeria as he... Read more
NGF: Jang, others ask court to quash Fashola’s suit
Plateau  State Governor, Jonah Jang and other defendants have  approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, praying the court for a  preliminary objection to the suit filed by the Governor of Lagos  State, Babatunde Fashola, over the outcome of the recent Nigeria  Governors’ Forum election. In  separate motions on notice filed at the court last... Read more
“I cannot run away from PDP. Run to where? Leave PDP for who?” – Senator Etuk.
Senator Aloysius Etuk is Chairman, senate Committee on Establishment and Public service. He represents Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State in the National Assembly. He fielded questions from journalists in Calabar after the inauguration of the South South Zonal Office of the National Pensions Commission on the... Read more
Mandela’s condition critical, says South Africa’s president
Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition, the South African government said Sunday. The office of President Jacob Zuma said in a statement that he had visited the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader at a hospital Sunday evening and was informed by the medical team that... Read more