2023: Withdraw Your Support For Lokpobiri’s Rep Ambition – Forum Tells Tarline

BY OWEI PROSPER     BAYELSA West Elders Forum, has told the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tarline to withdraw her statements and “attendant support” for  the decision of  Mrs Susan Waibode Akpor-Kiridi Lokpobiri  to contest the House of Representatives seat for the Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency, describing  it as unsatisfactory   The forum, in a statement by its Chairman, Senator J. K.  Brambaifa, Co-Chairman and former Acting Governor and elected Deputy Governor, Barr. Peremobowei Ebebi and and six others, said Lokpobiri’s decision to vie for the position was a …

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Gunmen Kidnapp GoodLuck Jonathan’s Cousin In Bayelsa

By Michael Veloh   Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan cousin simply identified as Jephthah Robert.   Mr Jephthah Robert, It was gathered was kidnapped on Tuesday in front of his house around Dimrose Road in Yenagoa at about 9.30pm   Sources revealed that the victim is the elder brother of Azibaola Robert, who is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zeetin Engineering Limited. Details of Jephthah’s abduction had been sketchy but a spokesman for the State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat,…

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Kidnapped Bayelsa Commissioner Rescued, As Douye Diri Dethrones Community Monarch And Others

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri has with immediate effect dethroned the traditional ruler of Otuokpoti community, Chief A. C. T. Wongo and others following the rescue of the Commissioner Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Federal Otokito. The commissioner according to sources was rescued by security agents after spending day with his suspected kidnappers in their den.   This is just as the Bayelsa State Police Command have declared four persons, Joshua Abi, Clergy Okio Mabinton, Azini and Gift Tebeda wanted in connection with the incident. Douye Diri in a…

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Ex-militants Warn Bayelsa State Govt Against Return Of Oporomor Cluster Board Members

By Ebebi Sefugha/YENAGOA Ex-militant leaders in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa state have issued warning to the state government over the alleged  returning of Community Trust members to the Oporomor Cluster Board. In a statement signed by “General” Clinton Ebiama, spokesperson of the state chapter of the ex-militants, Phase II, and “General” Akpos Gala Komman stated that “It would be a grievous mistake for any former member of the Community Trust particularly from Amabulou community to be returned into the Oporomor Cluster Board while many others are waiting. According…

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Agro Dealers Call For Govt Assistance In Bayelsa

By Elizabeth Vincent Bayelsa state chapter of Agro inputs dealers and maize growers processor Marketers association of Nigeria has called on the state government for assistance and collaboration to ensure the supply of food in the state. Comrade Tams Singabele state chairman of the organization made the call following the destruction of farm produce by the ravaging flood of the 2020. According to him our commitment towards ensuring the welfare of Farmers in achieving their goals is our major priority and this cannot be achieved without the input and collaboration…

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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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