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The planned 'Operation Light Up Bayelsa' programme may be affected by the continued vandalism of electricity facilities by miscreants in the predominantly riverine state as well as the refusal of residents to pay for their electricity consumption.
It is a political ambition that may rankle some, but not the Ijaws in Rivers State who at the weekend resolved in their determination to get the governorship of the state.
The Nigerian political landscape has in the past months witnessed the activities of pro-Jonathan groups demanding the President to throw his hat into the ring come 2015.
Contrary to the media reports that the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, has sneaked into President Jonathan's hometown, Bayelsa, the state government has refuted the rumour, saying it is untrue and baseless.
Abuja, Kano, Lagos, Osogbo, Ilorin, Maiduguri, Port Harcourt, Sokoto - Ministers, especially those from all Progressive Congress are already strategising for his re-election bid ahead of the 2015 presidential election.
Abuja-An emergency National Council on Health, NCH, meeting is holding today in Abuja following the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, outside Lagos.
By Godwin Oritse FOLLOWING the out-break of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, European ship-owners have increased freight rates on cargoes and imposed surcharge on crew and vessels coming to Nigeria and other countries battling to contain the virus.
The political calculations for the 2015 presidential election took an interesting dimension at the weekend when Abduljhalil Tafawa Balewa, son of the late Prime Minister, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, said he is bent on taking a shot at the leadership position which his late father, was forced to vacate 48 years ago in a military coup.
The Nigerian diplomat attached to the Economic Community of West African States , Olubukun Koye who took the Ebola virus to Port Harcourt may face manslaughter charges.
The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker, says the late Dr. Samuel Enemou, who treated Olu Koye, a Nigerian diplomat with the Economic Community of West African States, was aware that the diplomat was infected with the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.
THE Ijaws in Rivers State, under the aegis of Eastern Delta Peoples Association , has said it will embark on 50,000-man rally to demand the right to produce the next governor of Rivers State in 2015.
West African state of Senegal has become the region's fifth country to confirm a case of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,500 people with the WHO warning that five more states are at risk for spread of the outbreak.
Some 160 people are being medically monitored in Nigeria's oil-producing hub Port Harcourt after a doctor died from the virus, the local government said on Friday .
Updated: Tue Sep 02, 2014 03:23 am
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