Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bayelsa

    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    Pirates kill two soldiers in Bayelsa

Pirates kill two soldiers in Bayelsa

Two soldiers attached to the joint military force in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, died in a gun duel with sea pirates in Bayelsa state on Wednesday.The soldiers were part of a team dispatched in response to a distress call on an attack by pirates operating in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.Abubakar Abdulahi, spokesman of the [...]

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    Please pay our school fees, Bayelsa scholarship students beg Dickson

Please pay our school fees, Bayelsa scholarship students beg Dickson

Twenty-one Bayelsa students on scholarship at the Lincoln University Pennsylvania, US, have appealed to the state government to pay their school fees to prevent their expulsion.The undergraduates, who are in their final semester at the tertiary institution, appealed to the government to immediately initiate payment process to avoid jeopardising their continued stay in the institution.One of the students, Akpos Akins, [...]

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    Police arrest serving soldier over kidnap of lady

Police arrest serving soldier over kidnap of lady

The Bayelsa state police command has arrested two suspects, a serving soldier and an engineer, for allegedly kidnapping a lady in Warri, Delta state, on Tuesday.Asuquo Amba, the state police commissioner, paraded the suspects before reporters in Yenagoa, the state capital.Amba said the suspects abducted one Aya Beauty, aged 25, from Warri in Delta and took her to Bayelsa and [...]

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    NSCDC suspends two officers for alleged oil theft

NSCDC suspends two officers for alleged oil theft

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has suspended two of its officers for alleged involvement in oil theft in Bayelsa.Emmanuel Okeh, spokesperson of the corps, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.Okeh said the management of the corps condemned the alleged possession of illegal petroleum products suspected to be [...]

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    Police avert clash between farmers, herdsmen in Bayelsa

Police avert clash between farmers, herdsmen in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa state police command says it has foiled a clash between herdsmen and farmers in Agudama community in Yenagoa local government area of the state.Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the command, told NAN on Friday that an assistant commissioner of police led the operation which averted the clash.“On March 19, 2017, at about 10am, His Royal Majesty, Obadiah John Osumu, King [...]

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    Killers of Bayelsa govt official get death sentence

Killers of Bayelsa govt official get death sentence

The killers of Edi Kolu, a Bayelsa government employee, have been sentenced to death.According to the prosecution, the two convicts killed Kolu while he was on official duty with other staff from the office of the surveyor-general of Bayelsa.The prosecution was led by officials from the office of the special prosecutor on violent crime and other related offenses in the state.Kolu [...]

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    Drama as Radio Bayelsa manager ‘flogs’ 4 staff

Drama as Radio Bayelsa manager ‘flogs’ 4 staff

The industrial dispute at Radio Bayelsa, christened Glory FM, took a twist on Thursday as John Idumange, general manager of the station, flogged four staffers on duty.The Radio Bayelsa chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) and Radio Television and Theatre Arts Workers Unions (RATTAWU) consequently shut the radio station.Tonye Yemoleigha, NUJ chairman in Radio Bayelsa, told NAN on Thursday in [...]

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    Otuoke varsity admits 2,430 students during sixth matriculation

Otuoke varsity admits 2,430 students during sixth matriculation

2,430 students have been admitted into the Federal University, Otuoke, (FUO) Bayelsa state, for the 2016/2017 academic session.The university held its sixth matriculation ceremony on Saturday. [...]

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    Cleric warns Bayelsa govt to clear 6 months arrears or risk ‘God’s wrath’

Cleric warns Bayelsa govt to clear 6 months arrears or risk ‘God’s wrath’

T. Y. Emmanuel, a clergy, has urged the Bayelsa state government to clear the six months salary arrears owed to workers in the state in order to avoid God’s anger.Emmanuel gave the advice on Thursday in Yenagoa while delivering a sermon titled ‘Make God Your Refuge.’The sermon was delivered in church service to commemorate the first anniversary of the second [...]

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    Bayelsa is the Jerusalem of Ijaw nation, says Osinbajo

Bayelsa is the Jerusalem of Ijaw nation, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has described Bayelsa state as the “Jerusalem of Ijaw nation”.Speaking on Friday during a stakeholders’ meeting in Yenagoa, capital of the state, Osinbajo said oil communities were fundamental to the development plans of the current administration.He urged the people to embrace peace for development to take place.Osinbajo also explained that the federal government had the plans [...]

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    Bayelsa donates 1,200 hectares of land to herdsmen

Bayelsa donates 1,200 hectares of land to herdsmen

The Bayelsa government has donated 1,200 hectares of land to cattle herdsmen to control indiscriminate grazing in the state.In December 2016, the government restricted the activities of herdsmen in the state to the Bayelsa Palm area in Yenagoa, the state capital.According to the government, the decision was to prevent the invasion of farmlands and check any security breaches.During an interactive [...]

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    Bayelsa assembly approves N3bn loan request ‘in camera’

Bayelsa assembly approves N3bn loan request ‘in camera’

The Bayelsa state house of assembly has approved a N3 billion loan request sent by the state government for the purchase of cars for legislators and other political office holders.Kombowei Benson, speaker of the house, who confirmed the approval to reporters on Thursday, said the decision was taken at a closed door session of the house.While defending it, Benson said [...]

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    2 killed as bandits invade Bayelsa market

2 killed as bandits invade Bayelsa market

The police in Bayelsa on Thursday confirmed that two persons were killed by a gang of gunmen at the popular Swali Market in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.The incident reportedly occurred around 4pm on Tuesday, forcing traders and their customers to run in different directions.Asinim Buswat, spokesman of Bayelsa police command, confirmed the incident to NAN, saying: “Four gunmen with pistol [...]

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    UPDATED: Polytechnic staff ‘dies’ after slumping during love session

UPDATED: Polytechnic staff ‘dies’ after slumping during love session

The acting rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, Bayelsa state, has reportedly died after slumping in a hotel, in Ughelli, Delta state.Vanguard reports that the rector slumped and died during an "alleged sex romp with an unidentified female teenager". [...]

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