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
By Dianabasi Effiong No fewer than 2,000 people have further been displaced by a devastating windstorm  which ravaged a school block serving as refugee camp for Bakassi returnees in Cross river. The building, located in St Mark’s Primary School, Akwa Ikot Eyo Edem, Akpabuyo Local Government Area, was used as a temporary camp... 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
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
South African police say thieves stole several hundred thousand dollars from a safe at a Johannesburg stadium where Justin Bieber and Jon Bon Jovi performed over the weekend. South African media reported Tuesday that criminals climbed down a ladder and lowered themselves on ropes to enter a locked room... Read more
Mali’s interim leader says the country’s presidential vote will take place on July 28 after months of speculation about the date. On a visit to Belgium ahead of a donors’ conference for Mali, President Dioncounda Traore also said Tuesday that neither he nor any member of the transitional government... Read more
Nearly three dozen piglets were released and animal blood spilled Tuesday at an entrance to Kenya’s parliament as civil society activists protested what they called parliament’s greedy salary demands. Police fired tear gas and water cannons and swung their batons to disperse the protesters, who gathered in what was... Read more
The Congolese government is naming a town after Patrice Lumumba, the country’s first prime minister whose assassination more than 50 years ago made him a liberation symbol worldwide. The new city in central Congo, named Lumumbaville, will be made of several existing communities in the Kassai-Oriental province and will... Read more
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has identified the absence of non-functional prison services as one of the factors militating against the quick dispensation of justice in the Country. This is just as he tasked the Federal Government; Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on employment generation. Receiving the visiting... Read more