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    It’s a sad commentary on our democracy, says Dickson on Bayelsa election

It’s a sad commentary on our democracy, says Dickson on Bayelsa election

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, says the ongoing governorship election in the state is a sad commentary on Nigeria's democracy.The governor said this after casting his vote at ward 2, polling unit 5, Tori-Orua in Sagbama local government area of the state, on Saturday.He alleged that APC thugs hijacked electoral materials and were protected by the military.The governor said election [...]

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    Police, soldiers restricting movement of journalists in Bayelsa

Police, soldiers restricting movement of journalists in Bayelsa

Security personnel are preventing reporters covering the ongoing governorship election in Bayelsa state from carrying out their duty freely.In parts of Yenagoa, the state capital, soldiers and policemen denied accredited journalists and election observers vehicular movement despite explanation and identification.When asked the reason for the restriction, a soldier, simply identified as Austin, told TheCable " that is the order" .Residents [...]

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    We’ll follow Bayelsa election closely, says US

We’ll follow Bayelsa election closely, says US

The United States says it will consider consequences for violators of electoral rules during the gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state.Claire Pierangelo, US consul general in Nigeria, disclosed this during a press briefing in Lagos, on Wednesday.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had scheduled November 16 for the election in both Bayelsa and Kogi states.Pierangelo said the consulate will follow the [...]

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    Corps member punished for ‘assaulting official’ at Bayelsa NYSC camp

Corps member punished for ‘assaulting official’ at Bayelsa NYSC camp

BY ADELEKE MATTHEWTwo corps members at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kaiama camp, Bayelsa state, have been placed on disciplinary measures for physically assaulting an official.While addressing the issue on Tuesday, Blessing Ariolu, the camp director, listed the names of the corps members as Tiamiyu Samuel and Shoki Gbabia.She said the two corps members assaulted an NYSC official [...]

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    Two policemen shot dead in Bayelsa

Two policemen shot dead in Bayelsa

Two policemen were on Tuesday shot dead along the Otuogidi community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.The suspects carted away the riffles of their victims, creating apprehension in the state few days to the Saturday governorship election.The deceased officers were attacked at a checkpoint close to the Bayelsa State College of Health Technology in Ogbia.While one of them [...]

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    Court disqualifies Bayelsa APC deputy guber candidate — 3 days to election

Court disqualifies Bayelsa APC deputy guber candidate — 3 days to election

A federal high court in Abuja has disqualified Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state.In a judgement on Tuesday, Inyang Ekwo, the presiding judge, said Degi-Eremienyo gave false information in his CF 0001 form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) to contest the election.This development is coming three days to the [...]

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    CDD: APC may break PDP’s reign in Bayelsa

CDD: APC may break PDP’s reign in Bayelsa

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says there is a high chance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wresting power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the Bayelsa governorship poll.The PDP has produced three governors in the state since the return of democracy in 1999.The centre, in its report titled: "The Godson Turned Godfather: Governor Dickson & Bayelsa’s [...]

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    Mass resignation hits Dickson’s cabinet — one month to election

Mass resignation hits Dickson’s cabinet — one month to election

At least 10 members of the cabinet of Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, have resigned. Their resignations come barely a month to the state’s governorship election scheduled to hold November 16. Among those who resigned are Markson Fefegha, commissioner for mineral resources; Ombu Napoleon, senior special assistant to the governor on community development; Iniruo Ipogi, special assistant on student affairs; Stephen Diver, special [...]

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    Tension as youth disrupt INEC meeting on Bayelsa guber poll

Tension as youth disrupt INEC meeting on Bayelsa guber poll

Some youth of Bayelsa state on Wednesday disrupted a meeting with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yenagoa, the state capital.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, who was presiding over the meeting, was forced to end the session after unsuccessfully trying to calm the restive youth.Abdulmajid Ali, the deputy inspector-general of police (DIG) in charge of operations, who was [...]

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    INEC: 867,000 to vote in Bayelsa governorship poll

INEC: 867,000 to vote in Bayelsa governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says a total of 867,088 people are expected to vote in the Bayelsa state governorship election.May Agbamuche-Mbu, INEC national commissioner in charge of Bayelsa, Edo and Rivers states, disclosed this on Monday when the voter register was released.Forty-five governorship candidates are contesting the election holding on November 16.While presenting the copies of the register [...]

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    Dickson appoints 60 new aides — five weeks to guber poll

Dickson appoints 60 new aides — five weeks to guber poll

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has appointed 60 new special advisers. This development was announced in a statement signed on Thursday by Fidelis Soriwei, chief press secretary to the governor. The appointees, drawn from the eight local government areas of the state, Soriwei said would help the government finish well. “His Excellency the Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, [...]

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    Impeached Bayelsa speaker kicks as Dickson congratulates new speaker

Impeached Bayelsa speaker kicks as Dickson congratulates new speaker

Tonye Isenah, the former speaker of the embattled Bayelsa house of assembly, says he is still in position even though Seriake Dickson, governor of the state, has congratulated his replacement.In a statement released on Monday evening by Fidelis Soriwei, his chief press secretary, Dickson said Monday Obolo, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 2, was elected [...]

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    Siasia’s mother: I suffered so much… my abductors ought to be jailed

Siasia’s mother: I suffered so much… my abductors ought to be jailed

Ogere Betty, mother of former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, says she wants her abductors arrested and prosecuted.The 76-year-old woman was released on Sunday after spending ten weeks in custody.She was kidnapped on July 15 at her Odoni residence in Sagbama, Bayelsa state.She had previously been kidnapped in November 2015 but regained freedom 13 days later.In an interview with PUNCH, the octogenarian [...]

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    Bayelsa speaker removed as gunshots rock assembly

Bayelsa speaker removed as gunshots rock assembly

Tonye Isenah, speaker of the Bayelsa state house of assembly, has been removed.Isenah was removed shortly after gunshots rocked the assembly over the crisis that broke out as a result of the refusal of Isenah to step down.Isenah had been under pressure to resign following the emergence of Douye Diri as gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for [...]

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    Douye Diri emerges PDP gov candidate in Bayelsa

Douye Diri emerges PDP gov candidate in Bayelsa

Douye Diri, senator representing Bayelsa central, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state.The senator emerged after winning the party's governorship primary election which began at 11:30pm on Tuesday and ended at 5:00am Wednesday.The PDP Bayelsa governorship primary election committee led by Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, conducted the exercise at the [...]

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    INEC: Official who joined Bayelsa guber race remains REC until he resigns properly

INEC: Official who joined Bayelsa guber race remains REC until he resigns properly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Frankland Briyai, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Cross River state, remains in office until he resigns formally or is sacked by the president.Festus Okoye (pictured), chairman of INEC’s information and voter education committee, made this known this on Thursday during the national strategy meeting on capturing disaggregated data of persons with disabilities (PWDs).Briyai [...]

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