Sunday, April 15, 2018

Bayelsa

    Dickson woos foreign investors, says Bayelsa is world’s investment secret

Dickson woos foreign investors, says Bayelsa is world’s investment secret

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has invited foreign investors to his state.Dickson extended an invitation to the investors at the ongoing 6th edition of the Africa CEO Forum holding in Abidjan, capital of Cote D'Voire.The governor called on African entrepreneurs to take advantage of the "investment-friendly" atmosphere in Bayelsa.He said his participation at the Africa CEO Forum was in [...]

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    Sylva calls for calm after outbreak of violence in Bayelsa community

Sylva calls for calm after outbreak of violence in Bayelsa community

Timipre Sylva, a former governor of Bayelsa, has called for calm following  an outbreak of violence in Okpoama, Brass local government council area of the state.On Sunday, a youth leader reportedly died and scores were injured over an election of youth executives in the community.In a statement, Doifie Buokoribo, spokesman of Sylva, quoted the former governor as describing the incident [...]

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    Dickson: Bayelsa airport to be open for business by June

Dickson: Bayelsa airport to be open for business by June

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, says the first airplane will land at the state's international airport by June 2018.According to a statement signed by Francis Otta, his spokesman, the governor made this statement while at the state's monthly 'Night of Praise'.He said his government had already set aside funds for the completion of the airport with a 3.5km runway.Dickson said [...]

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    Bayelsa to have ‘uninterrupted power supply’ by September

Bayelsa to have ‘uninterrupted power supply’ by September

The Bayelsa government says residents of the state will have 24 hours uninterrupted power supply by September.Olice Kemenanabo, managing director of the Bayelsa Electricity Company, said this on Thursday while showcasing the activities of the state's ministry of power.Kemenanabo said all the local government areas in the state have been connected to the national grid.He blamed recent power outage on [...]

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    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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