Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bayelsa

    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    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. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    ‘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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Troops arrest three ‘pipeline vandals’ in Bayelsa

Troops arrest three ‘pipeline vandals’ in Bayelsa

Abubakar Abdullahi, spokesman of Operation Delta Safe, says troops have arrested three suspected pipeline vandals in Bayelsa state. Abduallahi said the suspects detonated dynamites resulting in the breach of an international oil company facility at Tebidaba –Ogboinbiri – Brass pipeline on the outskirt of Imgbiba community of Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Abdullahi [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘There’ll be many drop-outs’ — Niger Delta University students groan over fees hike

‘There’ll be many drop-outs’ — Niger Delta University students groan over fees hike

Students of the Bayelsa government-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) at Amasoma have decried increase in school fees and other levies in the university, NAN reports.Some of the students, who bemoaned the increment describing it as outrageous, insensitive and anti-masses, predicted that many indigent students would drop out of school as their parents would not be able to pay. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Militants’ attack FIRS officials at Patience Jonathan’s hotel

‘Militants’ attack FIRS officials at Patience Jonathan’s hotel

Suspected militants numbering over 50 on Wednesday attacked officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) at Aridolf Resort Wellness & Spa in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.Patience Jonathan, former first lady, is the owner of the facility.The FIRS team was said to have gone to the hotel in respect of tax liabilities of over N10 million, but were attacked by the suspects [...]

4 comments Read Full Article
    Bayelsa teachers to protest 10 months salary arrears

Bayelsa teachers to protest 10 months salary arrears

The Bayelsa state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to commence a three-day warning strike from May 2, over unpaid salary.In a statement signed by Kala-Ama Tonpre and Johnson Hector, the union’s chairman and secretary respectively, the NUT said it took the decision after its executive council meeting held on Saturday in Yenagoa, the state capital.The [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Another journalist dies in Bayelsa

Another journalist dies in Bayelsa

Chris Ejim, Bayelsa state correspondent of New Telegraph newspaper, is dead.The death of Ejim, which occurred on Thursday evening, comes four days after that of Famous Giobaro, a journalist at Glory FM 97.1. in Yenagoa, capital of the state.Giobaro was shot dead at his residence.Kola Oredipe and Chris Eze, chairman and secretary of the Bayelsa council of Federated correspondents chapel of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Journalists protest killing of colleague in Bayelsa

Journalists protest killing of colleague in Bayelsa

Journalists at Glory FM 97.1 in Bayelsa state, have protested the killing of Famous Giobaro, a journalist who worked at the radio station.On Sunday, unknown gunmen invaded the residence of Giobaro, a desk editor at the station, and shot him to death.Timiebi Ebiye, news director of the station, urged the police to find the killers of Giobaro.According to NAN, some [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
1 2 3 7
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

Oct 21,2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45487.18428.32
LAGOS362475427
KANO363477428
PH364476427
ABUJA362480426
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement