Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bayelsa

    Bayelsa commissioner quits Dickson’s cabinet, joins APC

Bayelsa commissioner quits Dickson’s cabinet, joins APC

Ibarakumo Otobo, commissioner for youth development in Bayelsa, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Similarly, Asari Mangeta, a special adviser to Seriake Dickson, the state governor, defected alongside Otobo on Wednesday.The duo was received by the executive committee of APC at the party secretariat in Yenagoa, the state capital.Otobo said he decided to quit the PDP [...]

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    Bayelsa: Constituency project funds not meant for lawmakers — but the people

Bayelsa: Constituency project funds not meant for lawmakers — but the people

The Bayelsa state government has described as “very absurd” comments credited to Gabriel Ogbara, a member of the state house of assembly, that it (the government) is withholding funds meant for constituency projects.Ogbara, who represents Ogbia constituency 3, reportedly accused the state government of refusing to release funds meant for projects in his constituency.Reacting via a statement issued Wednesday, Daniel [...]

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    Police nab ‘gun runner’ in Bayelsa

Police nab ‘gun runner’ in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa state police command on Tuesday arrested a suspected gun runner who allegedly sold an AK 47 riffle for N500,000 and a Berrata pistol for N250,000.Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the command, said suspect was arrested in a sting operation on June 16 at a hotel in Ekenfa 3, Yenagoa.Butswat said the operation was in furtherance of the directive by [...]

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    Bayelsa gov orders arrest of official ‘collecting salaries of 300 workers’

Bayelsa gov orders arrest of official ‘collecting salaries of 300 workers’

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has ordered the arrest of a local government official for allegedly collecting the monthly salaries of 300 persons for years.Daniel Iworiso-Markson, commissioner for information and orientation, disclosed this on Monday at a town hall meeting on civil service reforms in Yenagoa local government area of the state.Iworiso-Markson said the undisclosed official, an accountant in one [...]

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    Bayelsa government denied us access to stadium, says APC congress committee

Bayelsa government denied us access to stadium, says APC congress committee

Preye Aganaba, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention committee, says the Bayelsa state government has denied the party a permit to use the multipurpose hall within the stadium in Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital, for its congress.Aganaba also alleged that the Bayelsa government was doing everything possible to frustrate the conduct of the exercise.He said the party executive [...]

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    Airman shot dead in attack on helipad in Bayelsa

Airman shot dead in attack on helipad in Bayelsa

Some gunmen attacked the guard post at Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helipad at Igbodene in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on Sunday, killing an airman.A helipad is a landing area or platform for helicopters and powered lift aircraft.Olatokunbo Adesanya, director of public relations and information, confirmed the attack in a statement.He said the personnel on duty were able to repel the attack although [...]

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    Dickson to FG: Review revenue sharing formula if you want states to pay minimum wage

Dickson to FG: Review revenue sharing formula if you want states to pay minimum wage

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, says there is a need to review the revenue sharing formula currently in use to enable state governments pay wages to workers.A statement by Francis Ottah Agbo, his chief press secretary, said the governor made this statement at the state’s workers’ day celebration themed, ‘Labour Movement in National Development: Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win’.Gboribiogha [...]

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    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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