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President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 due to “some drafting issues” that remain unaddressed following the prior revisions to the Bill. Sen. Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday. The presidential aide said that already the president had communicated...
Kidnappers of the principal of the St. Peter Clavers College in Aghalokpe, Delta State Rev Father Christopher Ogaga have demanded a ransom of N15m. Ogaga was reportedly nabbed by the gunmen on Saturday while he was on his way to Warri along the Arava//Oviri-Orere-Okpe Road in the Okpe council. Advertise With Us He was heading to the oil city to join his...
No fewer than 70 students from select schools in the Niger Delta region would benefit from a special capacity development training sponsored by oil giant, Total E&P Nigeria Limited. The Company’s Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District, Mr. François Le-Cocq, disclosed this at the opening of the 2018 Summer Bootcamp for the students held at Songhai Farms and Resort in...
By Kelechi Esogwa-Amadi An unknown gunman believed to be a robber, on Monday, attacked a trader in Mile 1, Diobu, Port Harcourt and made away with the trader’s six million naira (N6,000 000.00), at gun point. The incident, which allegedly happened between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., caused pandemonium in the area as people scampered for safety to avoid being...
Leader Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi of the Rivers APC is at it again. The man whose middle name is controversy, last weekend, put an end to the speculation that has been in the air since 2016. He formally informed his kitchen cabinet that Mr. Tonye Dele Cole is his preferred candidate for the office of governor of Rivers State come...
The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) says no fewer than 3,089 cases of sexual and domestic violence were reported in the state in the past eight months. The State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, made the disclosure on Monday in Lagos at a news conference commemorating “The Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Month’’. Theme...
The Nigerian and South African Armies have pledged to further strengthen their collaboration to create environment conducive for their people to pursue their economic activities. The Chiefs of Army Staff of Nigeria and South Africa, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai and Lt.-Gen. Windile Yam, made the pledge at a joint news conference at the army headquarters in Abuja on Monday. The News Agency...
A ship that was lost in 2009 in the Pacific Ocean mysteriously reappeared in the Indian Ocean last week. People are calling it a ghost ship. An immediate explanation has been forwarded but that seems to be an attempt to quell wild speculations. The container was last seen off Taiwan coast in 2009. When it was last spotted, the ship...
Authorities on Monday confirmed the killing of 11 persons at the Lopandet Dwei community in Du district of Jos South local government area of Plateau. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state,Terna Tyopev told newsmen in Jos that the attack was carried out on Sunday night. “Yesterday at about 8:30.p.m, we received a distress call that gunmen attacked Lopandet Dwei...
ExxonMobil’s Nigerian oil producing unit says crude production and exports from its assets in southern Nigerian have come under threat following an over six-week blockade by former employees protesting their dismissal. ExxonMobil, which exports over 300,000 b/d of crude from the Qua Iboe terminal, said the aggrieved workers, who were ex-security personnel engaged by the US oil firm along with...