Friday, June 14, 2019

Bayelsa

    Gunmen abduct Niger Delta varsity lecturer’s wife

Gunmen abduct Niger Delta varsity lecturer’s wife

Some unidentified gunmen have abducted the wife of a lecturer with the Niger Delta University (NDU) at Gbarantoru community in Yenagoa.Sources in the community told NAN that the incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday and that the gunmen fired sporadic shots to announce their arrival.The gunmen reportedly entered the community through River Nun in a speedboat boat and headed [...]

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    CCT fixes May 22 for arraignment of Bayesla speaker

CCT fixes May 22 for arraignment of Bayesla speaker

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) says Kombowei Benson, the speaker of Bayelsa house of assembly, and four other serving and former staff of the assembly will be arraigned in the court on May 22.Ibraheem Al-Hassan, the tribunal’s head, press and public relations disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja.Those to be charged alongside [...]

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    Bayelsa LG elections to hold on July 27

Bayelsa LG elections to hold on July 27

Elections into local government councils in Bayelsa state will hold on July 27, 2019, according to Perekeme Bertola, chairman of the state’s Independent Electoral Commission.Bertola, who announced this during a stakeholders’ meeting on Saturday in Yenagoa, promised that the elections would be free, fair, credible and conclusive.“We shall uphold all tenets of democracy and ensure that the process is fair [...]

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    INEC suspends supplementary election in Bayelsa constituency

INEC suspends supplementary election in Bayelsa constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the supplementary election in Brass constituency 1 of Bayelsa state.In a statement on Saturday, Monday Udoh, the state's resident electoral commission (REC), said the decision was based on a court order to add missing polling units in the area.On Friday, a federal high court in Yenagoa, the state capital, had ordered the [...]

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    Two corps members shot dead in Bayelsa

Two corps members shot dead in Bayelsa

Two serving members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have been shot to death in Bayelsa.A resident of Yenagoa, the state capital, said the deceased were killed in Swali community in the town, on Wednesday night.They were immediately taken to Federal Medical Center (FMC), Yenagoa, where one was pronounced dead on arrival while the other died while receiving treatment.A police officer, [...]

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    63 card readers missing in Bayelsa, says INEC

63 card readers missing in Bayelsa, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa state has appealed to those in possession of its 63 missing card readers to return them before Saturday’s elections.On Monday, the commission announced that 63 smart card readers used during the president and national assembly elections were missing.According to NAN, Wilfred Ifogah, head of department, INEC voter education and publicity, listed Brass, [...]

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    ‘Soldiers harassing us’ — PDP leaders in Bayelsa cry out

‘Soldiers harassing us’ — PDP leaders in Bayelsa cry out

Some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members who fled as a result of the violence in Nembe Bassambiri, Bayelsa state, on the eve of the presidential election, have alleged that soldiers are preventing them from returning home.Moses Cleopas, chairman of the PDP in Bayelsa, made the allegation on Sunday.He called on the federal government and security agencies to intervene, alleging that [...]

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    Minister says Bayelsa is a stronghold of APC

Minister says Bayelsa is a stronghold of APC

Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture, says Bayelsa state is a stronghold of the All Progressives Congress (APC).George Oji, media aide of Lokpobiri, quoted the minister as saying this while assuring President Muhammadu Buhari that the Bayelsa people are committed to delivering the state to him at the polls.The minister also refuted reports that 3,000 APC members in the [...]

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    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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June 10, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO361474413
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