Celebrating 25 Years of Scoop
Special: Up To 25% Off Scoop Pro Learn More

Akanimo Sampson - Latest News [Page 1]

Nigeria 2015: PDP Raises Alarm In Rivers State

Friday, 16 May 2014, 3:55 pm | Akanimo Sampson

Rivers State, one of the major oil and gas states in Southern Nigeria, appears to be bracing to cycle back to the dark days of Cult Wars as backstage schemes for the largely uncertain 2015 general elections gather steam. More >>

Concerns Growing On African Mining Vision

Friday, 6 September 2013, 4:10 pm | Akanimo Sampson

SERIOUS environmental human rights issues are currently being raised on the African Mining Vision (AMV) that was adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2009. More >>

PDP Crisis: Coup Scare As Dark Clouds Gather

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 2:39 pm | Akanimo Sampson

THE Rivers State wing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Southern Nigeria, says the splinter group of the party galvanized by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, does not mean well for the country and her wobbling democracy. More >>

Group Dares Police IG On Rivers Crisis

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 3:45 pm | Akanimo Sampson

RIVERS Peoples’ Forum (RPF), an ad hoc group, has charged the Nigerian chief of police, Mohammed Abubakar, to urgently arrest and prosecute Minister of State for Education Nyesom Wike, for allegedly fueling disturbances in Rivers State, or risk ... More >>

Ogoni Pollution: Society Clamours For State of Emergency

Monday, 5 August 2013, 2:48 pm | Akanimo Sampson

APPARENTLY piqued by the inaction of the Nigerian government two years after the United Nations  Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Ogoni, environmental right groups the world over are sadly drawing attention to the pains, misery and loss of ... More >>

Akwa Ibom SSG On the Run As 2015 Bubble Bursts

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 3:02 pm | Akanimo Sampson

Our ancestors said that those who ride the tiger, ususally end up in the belly of the tiger. More >>

War Cry In Nigeria Over Offshore Fossil Fuel

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 3:00 pm | Akanimo Sampson

COMMUNITY groups in the Niger Delta, Nigeria's polluted oil and gas region, are currently bracing to rise in a sustainable protest against oil exploration and exploitation in the area. They are being galvanized by Environmental Rights Action (ERA), a foremost ... More >>

Count Us Out of Cash-For-Protest In Rivers

Tuesday, 30 July 2013, 2:57 pm | Akanimo Sampson

A COALITION of civil society groups in Rivers State, Southern Nigeria, has dissociated themselves from the worrisome ''cash-for-protest'' marches that have been taking place in the state since the Rivers conflict between Abuja and Port Harcourt broke ... More >>

Hot Air In Nigeria Over Bonga Oil Spill

Friday, 26 July 2013, 3:26 pm | Akanimo Sampson

PROCEEDINGS at an environmental training workshop and capacity building for civil society groups on offshore oil exploration and exploitation in Nigeria and , Its Impact on lives and livelihoods, was characterized with some hot exchanges between ... More >>

Snake Attacks Journalists In Nigeria

Friday, 26 July 2013, 3:20 pm | Akanimo Sampson

SOME judiciary correspondents in Umuahia, Abia State capital in Eastern Nigeria, narrowly escaped an attack by a snake suspected to be python Monday night after a meeting with the state lawmaker at his private residence, AkanimoReports learnt on ... More >>

Sylva Implicates Jonathan On Pension Scandal

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 5:04 pm | Akanimo Sampson

TROUBLE is currently brewing in Bayelsa State, President Goodluck Jonathan home state in Southern Nigeria. Former Governor Timipre Sylva, wants his successor, Seriake Dickson, to throw in the towel, and quit his office. More >>

Nigeria: PDP Fires Amaechi Again, Says He's Heartless

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 2:57 pm | Akanimo Sampson

THE ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria, has again taken on Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State, who is suspected to be spurred by forces allegedly seeking to subvert the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, saying the hard-fighting ... More >>

Nigeria: How Oguta Re-Run Poll Exposed Okorocha's Aides

Monday, 22 July 2013, 3:46 pm | Akanimo Sampson

RECENT mass sack of all cadres public functionaries in Imo State, Eastern Nigeria, under the administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha, was largely due to their inability to deliver appropriately whenever political occasion demands. More >>

Rivers PDP Snubs Gov. Lamido, Soyinka, 3 Others

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 2:22 pm | Akanimo Sampson

RIVERS State wing of the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday, gave a cold shoulder to the vising Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, and three other of his colleagues who were in the state to show solidarity with Governor Chibuike Amaechi. More >>

NGF Crisis: Kinsmen Dump Jonathan, Back Amaechi

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 3:24 pm | Akanimo Sampson

CURRENT crisis rocking the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), took another twist on Tuesday, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, in Southern Nigeria, as President Goodluck Jonathan's Ijaw kinsmen dumped him in support of Governor Chibuike Amaechi, ... More >>

Rivers ACN Blasts PDP Over Unfair Deals

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 1:43 pm | Akanimo Sampson

ALL is currently not well between the Rivers State wing of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. More >>

Nigeria: ERA Goes Tough On Dam Project - EIA Or No Deal

Thursday, 30 May 2013, 3:23 pm | Akanimo Sampson

FOREMOST environmental rights advocacy group in Nigeria, Environmental Rights Action (ERA) has gone tough on the Zungeru Hydro Dam project being pursued by the Nigerian government to boost power supply in the country. More >>

Ateke Calls For Amaechi's Exit over Jet Row

Thursday, 9 May 2013, 12:56 pm | Akanimo Sampson

FORMER Niger Delta freedom fighter, Chief Ateke Tom, has called on Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State in Southern Nigeria, to quit his office. More >>

Ateke Tackles Amaechi On 'Jetgate' Scandal

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 12:35 pm | Akanimo Sampson

FORMER Niger Delta freedom fighter, Chief Ateke Tom, has taken on the embattled Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State, saying the governor has to explain to the Rivers people what he did with the N7.00 billion approved for him to acquire a jet for the ... More >>

Climate Change: Communities Battle To Save, Planet, Humanity

Friday, 14 December 2012, 12:17 pm | Akanimo Sampson

Climate Change: Communities Battle To Save, Planet, Humanity WHILE failure ensued at the latest UNFCCC CoP held in Doha, Qatar, the National Association of Professional Environmentalists, groundWork, Friends of the Earth Ghana, and Nigeria's Environmental ... More >>





Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.