Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bayelsa

    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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    Avengers ‘blow up 3 pipelines’, say doomsday ahead

Avengers ‘blow up 3 pipelines’, say doomsday ahead

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) says it has blown up three pipelines operated by Agip, Oando and Shell, warning that there is doom ahead. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Mudoch Agbinibo, the group's spokesman, said "At about 11:45pm on November 15, 2016, our Elite Strike Team 03 struck Nembe 1, 2 and 3 truck line operated by Agip, Oando and [...]

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    Corps member dies in Bayelsa boat mishap

Corps member dies in Bayelsa boat mishap

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Bayelsa lost his life in a boat accident, which occurred in Okpotuwari community in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa, on Thursday.NAN quoted sources as saying the deceased, drowned after the canoe he boarded capsized.Tontiemote Yeiyei, a resident of the community, said  the victim had gone to a neighbouring [...]

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    UPDATED: Dickson floors Sylva at supreme court

UPDATED: Dickson floors Sylva at supreme court

The supreme court has upheld the election of Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state.Timipre Sylva, who contested the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenged the victory of Dickson.He had filed a petition at the tribunal, alleging that the election was marred with irregularities.Sylva asked the tribunal to declare him the duly elected governor.But having lost [...]

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    Tension in Bayelsa as supreme court rules on gov poll

Tension in Bayelsa as supreme court rules on gov poll

Residents of Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, woke up on Tuesday to witness  increased security around the government house and strategic areas.This happened hours ahead of the supreme court judgement on the Bayelsa governorship poll.All the roads leading to Onopa, the seat of government were blocked by armed security officers.Motorists and other commuters were forced to seek alternative routes to [...]

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    Dickson to Sylva: Pay my N500,000 if truly you believe in S’court

Dickson to Sylva: Pay my N500,000 if truly you believe in S’court

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says Timipre Sylva, his rival, has not paid him the N500,000 which the supreme court awarded to him four years ago.According to Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Dickson’s chief press secretary, in 2012, five justices of the apex court led by Sylvester Ngwuta, awarded the money against Sylva in the case he brought against the incumbent governor.Sylva [...]

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    Bayelsa schools remain closed weeks after scheduled resumption

Bayelsa schools remain closed weeks after scheduled resumption

Bayelsa state primary and secondary schools are currently closed over the state government's failure to settle seven months salary arrears of teachers.The 2016/2017 academic year is yet to commence, three weeks after it should have started. [...]

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    Bayelsa’s ‘University of Africa’ set to begin academic activities

Bayelsa’s ‘University of Africa’ set to begin academic activities

The University of Africa, a recently established institution in Bayelsa state, would kick off academic activities in January 2017.The expected resumption is subsequent to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Bayelsa state government and Global Education Counseling Limited, Cyprus. [...]

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Feb 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.25395.57333.84
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KANO470610510
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ABUJA450600510
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