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Oil Spill: Shell offers to pay Nigerian community $50m

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company has offered to pay N7.5 billion, about $50m to the indigenes of Bodo community, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers state, who were affected by an oil spill in 2008. A competent source close to Shell told the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Thursday that the offer […]

Kidnapped Bishop Kattey: Clergy Council vows not to pay ransom

Bishop Kattey and his wife Beatrice

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Three days after the abduction of ArchBishop of the Niger Delta Province, and Bishop of Niger Delta North diocese, Most Reverend Ignatius Kattey, the councils of clergy and the knights of the Niger Delta North Diocese of the Anglican Communion have called for his unconditional release and vowed never not to pay […]

Archbishop Kattey kidnapped by gunmen

Archbishop Kattey: kidnapped

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Most Rev Ignatius Ogboru Kattey, the Dean, ArchBishop and Bishop of Niger Delta North Anglican Communion of Nigeria, was last night kidnapped by yet to be identified gunmen in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State. The abduction happened at about 11.30pm Friday night. The 65 year old clergyman, along with his wife, […]

Man charged with sodomy

The Port Harcourt sodomist

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt The Nigerian police in southern Nigerian state of Rivers has arraigned a 30 year old suspect, Godface Ibama ,before a Port-Harcourt Magistrate Court for defiling seven year old twin brothers. The alleged sodomist was arrested by the police at a waterfront in Mile one Diobu area of Port-harcourt for having carnal knowledge […]

Prison warder kills driver, injures pastor

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt A taxi driver was shot dead by a trigger-happy prison warder in the suburb of Port Harcourt today. Four other persons were also hit, including a pastor. The shooting happened at Woji, with the warder claiming that the fatal shot, was ‘an accidental discharge’. Witnesses said the driver conveying some prison officials […]

Court grants bail to ex-Nigerian presidential aspirant

Ambrose Owuru

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has granted the former presidential candidate of the Hope Democratic Party, Chief Ambrose Owuru bail in the sum of ten million naira, (N10, 000, 000) and one surety who must be a lawyer of thirty years experience. Justice Suleiman Aliyu also ordered that the surety must swear […]

Outrage Over Attack On Govs In Rivers

Prof. Itse-Sagay

Prominent Nigerians have condemned the attack on governors of four northern states in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, Tuesday by protesters who are believed to have been sponsored by politicians loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan. Those who spoke with P.M.NEWS this morning urged Nigerians to speak out with one voice against the President and […]

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