Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bayelsa

    Tension as militants kill security operative in Bayelsa

Tension as militants kill security operative in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa state government has called on fleeing residents of Ndoro community in Ekeremor local government area of the state to return home.The residents were said to have fled following the alleged beheading of a security operative by militants.The murdered security official was reportedly negotiating with militants in the area to surrender their arms.Daniel Iworiso-Markson, commissioner for information and orientation, [...]

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    Policeman mistakenly kills colleague in Bayelsa

Policeman mistakenly kills colleague in Bayelsa

A police officer mistakenly killed his colleague during a gun duel between the police and suspected cultists in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.A witness, who preferred anonymity, told NAN that the incident occurred on Christmas day at Obele area of Ovom in Yenagoa.According to the witness, trouble started when a misunderstanding among the suspects degenerated to a fight, resulting to gunshots which [...]

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    Robber mistakenly kills partner during operation in Bayelsa

Robber mistakenly kills partner during operation in Bayelsa

An armed robber died from his partner’s bullet during a foiled robbery attack on one Francis Chibueze, along Bakery road, Azikoro village, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.Confirming the incident on Sunday, Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the state police command, told NAN that the armed robber mistakenly shot and killed his partner.“On December 22, at about 8pm, a gang of two armed robbers [...]

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    Dickson’s former aide dies inside Patience Jonathan’s hotel

Dickson’s former aide dies inside Patience Jonathan’s hotel

Nasko Egei, former senior special assistant on youth development to Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, is dead.Egei died at Aridolf Resort Wellness and Spa, a hotel operated by Patience Jonathan, former first lady.The Police in Bayelsa confirmed the incident, saying the deceased had checked into the hotel with a female companion believed to be his lover.Asinim Butswat, spokesman of [...]

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    Sylva says Dickson is the pettiest politician in Nigeria

Sylva says Dickson is the pettiest politician in Nigeria

Timipre Sylva, a former governor of Bayelsa, says Seriake Dickson, the governor, could pass as Nigeria's pettiest politician.Doifie Buokoribo, Sylva's media aide, quoted the former governor as saying this in reaction to comment made by Dickson.The governor reportedly blamed Sylva for the clash between members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Brass local government area [...]

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    Man ‘hacks wife to death’ in Bayelsa

Man ‘hacks wife to death’ in Bayelsa

The police have arrested a 24- year-old man, Edwin Vincent, for allegedly hacking his 21-year old wife, Joy Micheal, to death with a machete, in Bayelsa.The incident occurred at Kaima in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of the state.Asinim Butswat, police public relations officer in the state, disclosed this to NAN on Tuesday in Yenagoa, the state capital.Butswat said the suspect, who [...]

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    Forced monkeypox vaccination rumour baseless, says Bayelsa

Forced monkeypox vaccination rumour baseless, says Bayelsa

Bayelsa state government has described rumours of forced vaccination against monkeypox in the state as baseless.The government also called for the suspension of all forms of medical outreach programmes carried out in schools across the state.Unverified reports had said the Nigeria army was forcefully vaccinating school pupils against the monkeypox disease through its medical outreach programme.Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Bayelsa commissioner for [...]

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    11 quarantined as ‘monkeypox hits Bayelsa’

11 quarantined as ‘monkeypox hits Bayelsa’

At least 11 people have been placed under surveillance in Bayelsa state, following a suspected outbreak of monkeypox, a viral disease.Ebitimitula Etebu, the state commissioner for health, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said samples of the virus had been sent to the World Health Organisation (WHO) laboratory in Dakar, Senegal for confirmation. WHAT IS MONKEYPOX?It is a rare viral zoonosis [...]

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    Iworiso-Markson is new Bayelsa information commissioner

Iworiso-Markson is new Bayelsa information commissioner

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, on Wednesday, swore in Daniel Iworiso-Markson, his former chief press secretary, as the new commissioner for information and orientation.Iworiso-Markson takes over from Jonathan Obuebite who has been reassigned to the ministry of education.Shortly after taking his oath of office, Dickson enjoined Iworiso-Markson to remain committed as he was while serving as his official spokesman.The governor [...]

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    Three killed, policeman missing as ‘pirates’ attack oil vessel in Bayelsa

Three killed, policeman missing as ‘pirates’ attack oil vessel in Bayelsa

Suspected sea pirates attacked a tugboat and killed three crew members at Ekebiri Waterways in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa, the police have said.An oil services vessel with a combined team of security escort on board and civilians was said to have been attacked on Friday.NAN reports that two of the victims of the incident were security escorts and [...]

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    Three officers killed as gunmen break into Bayelsa police station

Three officers killed as gunmen break into Bayelsa police station

At least three policemen have been killed in a gun attack at Kolo police station in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.Channels Television quoted a witness as saying the attack was carried out by suspected oil thieves.The sad incident comes one week after four soldiers were killed in an ambush at Letugbene, a community in Southern Ijaw local government [...]

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    Police foil robbery attempt at former acting governor’s house

Police foil robbery attempt at former acting governor’s house

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked the home of a former acting governor of Bayelsa, Wenipreye Seibarugu.Seibarugu, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Yenagoa on Tuesday, described the attack as “worrisome and outrageous”.He said the incident would have been disastrous but for the help of armed policemen on guard at his home."Though, I have not reported to the [...]

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    Amid criticism, Bayelsa lawmaker defends construction of ‘floating toilet’

Amid criticism, Bayelsa lawmaker defends construction of ‘floating toilet’

Kate Owoko, a Bayelsa lawmaker, has defended the heavily-panned floating latrine she built for her constituents.The toilet built with corrugated iron sheets is located in one of the creeks of Amassoma where users are made to pass their faeces into the water.The development had resulted in a backlash from Nigerians who saw the toilet as an insult to voters.“This should [...]

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    Dickson: University of Africa to start undergraduate programmes by September

Dickson: University of Africa to start undergraduate programmes by September

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, on Monday gave an assurance that the newly established University of Africa, Toru Orua would commence undergraduate programmes by September.Dickson spoke with journalists during an unscheduled inspection visit to the permanent site of the university at Toru-Orua in Sagbama LGA of the state. [...]

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    Dickson: Why I built Ijaw National Academy

Dickson: Why I built Ijaw National Academy

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, on Thursday said he built Ijaw National Academy in the state to encourage people from the ethnic group.Dickson said his target was also to prepare young people to fit into the competitive society.“This is for the unity of the Ijaw people. We have 1,000 students already, 900 are from Bayelsa while the other 100 were selected [...]

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    ‘Armed robbers’ kill man in Bayelsa

‘Armed robbers’ kill man in Bayelsa

Suspected armed robbers have shot dead a man in Yenogoa, Bayelsa state.Asinim Butswat, police public relations officer in Bayelsa, confirmed this to NAN on Sunday.Butswat said investigation was ongoing to unravel those behind the dastardly act and apprehend them.According to the police, the incident occurred on Saturday evening on Melford Okilo Road, INEC/Kpansia area of Yenagoa.The victim, Samuel Collins, was [...]

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