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Election Day Killings: We Are In Deep Pains –Ogonis

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Following the killing of Dr Ferry Gberegbe, allegedly by security operatives during the  governorship election in Rivers State, his kinsmen from Ogoni have said that his killing has caused them deep pains.

Some prominent Ogoni sons who bared their mind during a live radio interview programme monitored by TNN in Port Harcourt said the death of the former lecturer and chieftain of the PDP was a serious minus to the Ogoni people.

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Nembe Kingdom Tackles FG, Oil Firm In Court Over Oil Wells

The people of  Nembe-Bassambiri in Bayelsa State are not happy with the federal government and an oil firm operating in their domain,  the Aiteo Exploration and Production Limited.

Their grouse is that Aiteo has been battling to renew their oil wells license Nicodemously, despite an on-going court case by the people against the company.

The Nembe people are asking the court to stop the federal government from renewing the licence of Aiteo. In fact, they said whereas they were open to an out of court settlement on the matter, Aiteo was frustrating the peace moves, an allegation that the company countered when the matter came up last Friday.

 Respondents in the suit the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Minister of Petroleum Resources, Federal Ministry of Environment, SPDC, Aiteo, Attorney-General of Bayelsa State and the Deeds Registrar, Bayelsa State Ministry of Lands.

Counsel to the Nembe kingdom, Mr Iniruo Wills had recently written to the ministry of petroleum complaining of the attitude of the company.

In the letter, he said “this move by Aiteo and your ministry is an affront on the jurisdiction of the court and in violation of the spirit of the proposed settlement particularly when at the last sitting of the court, the presiding judge had to adjourned the matter on the application of the lawyer to Aiteo to enable parties fully settle MTN option.

“Without prejudice to the on-going settlement, it is our view that renewing the lease while the suit is pending amounts to total disregard for the peaceful means the kingdom has opted to use in resolving this dispute.

“We consider this approach counterproductive as it could cause communities to vent their grievances using the same strategy of disrespect for lawful means of resolution.

“As a host community, the kingdom should not be disdained by Aiteo and the government for refraining from shutting down operations and preferring to have its protracted grievances resolved peacefully.

“All parties will benefit far more from handling the OML 29 and its host kingdoms in a way that avoids the same conflict-prone path as, for example, OML 11 in Ogoniland that led to the suspension of operation for 25 years”.

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CRBC Loses News Director

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The media community in Cross River State has been in a mournful mood, since Sunday morning when news broke, that Mr Ndoma Akpet, immediate past Chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ),Cross River State Council had died.

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Managing Electoral Victory

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The 2019 general elections have come and gone, but the injuries and the memories will linger. Apart from providing the platform to access the throne of leadership, elections nurture and grease the wheels of democracy.

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Killings Continue In Yenagoa

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The level of insecurity in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital has reached a crescendo. Killing of human beings are now daily occurrence. But is the governor aware that the people he swore to protect are being slaughtered on daily basis?

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How New C'River Speaker Will Emerge –Olory

Matthew Samuel Olory, member-elect Cross River House of Assembly representing Akamkpa 1 State Constituency says the Peoples Democratic Party is a religion in Cross River State. Olory disclosed this in an exclusive interview with SOLOMON UGO in Calabar

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Dickson's Airport Not A Bad Idea, But... -kimse Okoko

He is a reporter's delight any day. Whenever he accepts to grant an interview, Prof Kimse Okoko will be as blunt and straight as ever. Anytime he speaks, he would not fail to talk about the issue of restructuring, a fight he undertook even before he became president of the jaw National Congress. He spoke about this, the recent general elections and other national issues in this interview which was transcribed by EUNICE OLALEYE.

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