Bayelsa Deputy Gov Urges FG TO Give Attention To  Oil Producing Communities In Niger Delta

By Elizabeth Vincent-Yenagoa The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa state, Sen Lawrence Eghrwudjakpor has urged the federal government and oil companies to pay the desired attention to oil producing states and communities through effective planning and implementation of sustainable and standard hydrocarbon policies to optimize oil and gas in the country. Senator Ewhrudjakpo made this state while declaring open the technical session of the 5th National Council on Hydrocarbons at the Dappa Biriye Conference Centre in Yenagoa. According to him, “The ministry of petroleum resources was created with a mandate to…

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Flood Sacks Residents Of Bayelsa

By Elizabeth Vincent YENAGOA – Residents of Bayelsa State capital, Yenagoa, the home town of the former Nigeria president, Goodluck Jonathan, Utuoke and its environs have been sacked by the rampaging flood that has taken over which has render many homeless. They have called on the state government and the NEMA to urgently come to their aide by setting up IDP Camps in around the state to lessen their suffering. According source the mostly affected areas in the state capital are, Igbogene, Edepie, Swaile, Opolo, Kpansia, Eleele, Akenfa, Kutukutu, and …

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Bayelsa Vigilante, Volunteer Officials Raid Black Spots, Arrest Over 10 Suspected Cultists

  Over ten persons suspected to be cultists have been arrested by the officials of the Bayelsa State Vigilante, Volunteer Service in a mass raid on black spots in some parts of Yenagoa, the State capital. Others arrested are alleged to be involved in cultism, drugs abuse and other related offences. According to an online media Bayelsa Insider, The operation is connected with the rising cases of bloody cult rivalry which has led to some death of innocent individuals in the state. The identified black spot were raided for habouring…

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COVID-19: Olumba Church, Five Others Shutdown In Bayelsa State Over Adherence

By Elizabeth Vincent, Six churches have been shutdown by the Bayelsa Government for failing to adhere to the operational protocols required to conduct services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The churches shutdown last Sunday are, Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, also known as Olumba Olumba, Living Faith Church, Igbogene, Salvation Victory Centre, Igbogene, Shalom International Christian Centre, along Tombia-Amassoma road. Others are, Great Grace Distinguished Assembly, Okutukutu and Hebrews International Church, Ayama road respectively. According to the Permanent Secretary of the ministry of information, Mr Freston Akpor, “The state government…

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Suspected Herdsmen Attack Policeman In Bayelsa

A Police Officer on special duty in Bayelsa State have being attacked and wounded by suspected Fulani herdsmen.   According to the reports by SirBob Yekwe, “Sgt Charles Biweribo is a Toru-Ebeni (in Bayelsa State) born police officer, serving in the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Police Force. Yesterday, he was posted to the 5-star hotel area, close to the flyover at Azikoro Road axis of Yenagoa. He was gallantly in his duty post till about 5:00am this morning, when he noticed the FULANI herdsmen trooping into the 5-Star…

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BREAKING: INEC Declares PDP’s Duoye Diri Winner Of Bayelsa Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Duoye Diri as the winner of the Bayelsa election. The INEC Chairman who made this announcement at the INEC headquarters in Abuja said the certificate of return will be issued immediately to the winner. Details shortly… Source: Channels Television

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Bayelsa Govt Has Not Taken Loan For The Past Two Years -Information Commissioner

Bayelsa Govt Has Not Taken Loan For Over Two years Now-Information Commissioner   By Elizabeth Vincent,   Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso Markeson, has said that the state government it is not making any effort to obtain new loans. In a statement on Monday the commissioner said, “Bayelsa state government had not taken any major loan in over two and a half years and would not present any fresh budget to the House of Assembly for the year 2020. According to him, the 2019 budget would…

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GOVERNOR DICKSON REACTS TO APC WINNING

  By Elizabeth Vincent   YENEGOA -The Governor of Bayelsa State his excellency Hon Henry Serike Dickson has reacted to the claim that APC is the winner  of the Saturday election ,he called on the independent national electoral  commission (INEC) to declare the party candidate of PDP Douye Diri. His excellency who made the statement at the world press briefing held at Government House Yenagoa said the result monitored by his party in the eight local government areas showed clear indication that APC did not win. According to him, There…

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Bayelsa Elections: PDM Guber Candidate Harps On Violence Free Election.

  By Victor Bieni YENAGOA- The Governorship Candidate of Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) in Bayelsa State, Chief Atali Kasamana Wayman has called for a violence free elections in the forthcoming November 16th, 2019 Governorship election in Bayelsa State. PDM Guber Candidate made this assertion recently in Yanagoa, Bayelsa State capital while fielding questions from newsmen during the Stakeholders summit organized by the Management of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), held in the State for all Guber candidates of different political parties for the Bayelsa elections. Chief Atali therefore appealed to…

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Gov Dickson Seriake Swear-In New BYSIEC Chairman

-By Elizabeth Vincent, The Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson,  tasked the newly sworn-in Chairman of the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission, BYSIEC, Hon. Ball Oyarede, to carry out his responsibilities with firmness and integrity. The Governor charged the new BYSIEC boss to ensure that the success and high standard of the commission was maintained through the conduct of credible, free and fair elections. A statement by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, quoted him as having said this  shortly after the…

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