• Duncan Mighty aka Port-Harcourt First Son Nominated For 2016 Prestigious South-South Progressive Awards

    Duncan Mighty aka Port-Harcourt First Son Nominated For 2016 Prestigious South-South Progressive Awards

    The foremost Nigerian Business tycoon, Prince Tonye Princewill and PDP Chairman (Rivers State) Bro Felix Obuah were also nominated for the award.

    The Awardees have contributed so much to the development in South-South Region of Nigeria.

    Other awardees for the award, which would hold on Dec. 16, included Gov. Nyesom Wike, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, Sen. Florence Ita Giwa, Rt. Hon Friday Ossai Osanebi, (Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly) , Gerry Ikputu & Partners, Barr. George Turnah, Dr Henry Ogiri, Chief […]

  • IPOB raises alarm over US plan to deploy 500 drones to South-South, South-East

    IPOB raises alarm over US plan to deploy 500 drones to South-South, South-East

    It was gathered that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised the alarm over an alleged plan by President Barack Obama of United States to deploy 500 units of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) popularly called “Drones” with a view to using them to bomb and massacre Biafrans under the guise of stopping pipeline vandalism.

    The group alleged that the deployment and bombings was supposed to have started about six months ago, but was put on hold because of the possible […]

  • Wike, Alibaba, others nominated for South-South Progressive Awards

    Wike, Alibaba, others nominated for South-South Progressive Awards

    Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers has been nominated for the 2016 edition of the prestigious South-South Progressive Awards (SSPA).

    Mr Kinsley Amafibe, the Project Director of the SSPA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that foremost Nigerian comedian, Alibaba and veteran singer, Timi Dakolo, were also nominated for the award.

    Other nominees for the award, which would hold on Dec. 16, included King Alfred Diete-Spiff, traditional rulers, as well as industrialists, veteran entertainers and athletes from the […]

  • Customs impound N1.9bn goods in South-East, South-South zones

    Customs impound N1.9bn goods in South-East, South-South zones

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone C, Owerri says it has recorded a total of 231 seizures of contraband goods with an Overall Duty Paid Value of N1.9bn in the third quarter of the year 2016.

    This is in contrast to the 379 seizures with a DPV of over N2bn impounded in 2015.

    The Customs Area Controller of the Unit, Mr. Haruna Mamudu, disclosed this through the Public Relations Officer, Onuigbo Ifeoma, while briefing newsmen on […]

  • EFCC begins investigation of ex-governors, politicians in South-South

    EFCC begins investigation of ex-governors, politicians in South-South

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria’s south-south zone has begun investigating some individuals in the area, including former governors.

    The anti-graft agency says they are being investigated in matters of fraud and money laundering.

    The South-south Zonal Head of the EFCC, Ishaq Salihu, made the disclosure to journalists on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

    He said those found wanting after the investigation would be charged appropriately.

    Mr Salihu revealed that at least 50% of the […]

  • We’ve recovered over N1bn from South-South alone – EFCC

    We’ve recovered over N1bn from South-South alone – EFCC

    Over one billion naira proceeds of corruption has been recovered from individuals in the South-South region of the country between January and September 2016, with 24 convictions.

    This is according to the zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ishaq Saliu.

    He said this in Port Harcourt when some Niger Delta youths took a protest to the commission’s office over alleged lopsidedness in the anti-corruption campaign.

    According to them, the ongoing matter involving the former first lady, Patience Jonathan, […]

  • Blame South-South governors for lack of development in Niger Delta – Attah

    Blame South-South governors for lack of development in Niger Delta – Attah

    Erstwhile Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has admonished the people of the region not to blame the Federal Government entirely for the lack of development in the region.

    He said governors of the South-South should also be held responsible.

    Attah gave the advice Wednesday during a meeting of elders and opinion leaders of the South-South, organised by South South Consolidated Forum, SFC, in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.

    He said: “We like to blame the Federal Government for the […]

  • Navy’s operation in South-South, a huge success – Naval chief

    Navy’s operation in South-South, a huge success – Naval chief

    According to reports, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, on Saturday said recent operations by the navy in the South-South and other parts of the country, have recorded huge success.

    Ibas stated this while briefing newsmen at the end of the Third Quarter Route March, in Abuja.

    The naval chief was represented by Rear Adm. Adeniyi Osinowo, Chief of Training and Operations, Nigerian Naval Headquarters.

    He said that the operations, carried out in partnership with other security agencies, were in […]

  • Obaseki promises to build biggest spare parts market in S/South

    Obaseki promises to build biggest spare parts market in S/South

    Technicians and dealers in auto parts at the popular Evbareke market in Benin City have endorsed the APC Governorship Candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who promised to set up the biggest spare parts market in the South-South geo-political zone. The market will be sited along the Benin bye-pass.

    Speaking at a rally of the APC in Benin City, weekend, Chairman, Edo State Council of  Nigeria Automobile Technician Association, NATA, Mr. Felix Irabor told Obaseki: ‘’All NATA members are using this opportunity to […]

  • Edo most secured in South-South – Governor Oshiomhole

    Edo most secured in South-South – Governor Oshiomhole

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says the state is the most secured in the South-South region and this is largely due to the efforts of the security agencies who work tirelessly to keep the state safe.

    Speaking Friday during a courtesy visit to him by the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Benin City, Brig-General Nnamdi Anene, Oshiomhole said the state Government regards the Army Barracks as part of the Edo Community.

    He said: “we’ve had a very special […]

  • South South governors aware of Jonathan’s complicity in pipeline bombings – official

    South South governors aware of Jonathan’s complicity in pipeline bombings – official

    The revelation that former President Goodluck Jonathan or some people sympathetic to him are behind the spate of bombings being witnessed in the Niger Delta was first made at a meeting inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja, it was gathered yesterday.

    There have been media reports that the Presidency is in possession of security report allegedly linking Jonathan to the formation and activities of the Niger Delta Avengers.

    The intelligence report was said to have confirmed that oil installations were mined before the […]