Saturday, August 17, 2019

Bayelsa

    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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    Jonathan to PDP: APC will take Bayelsa if we’re not united

Jonathan to PDP: APC will take Bayelsa if we’re not united

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has warned that the All Progressives Congress could win the Bayelsa state governorship election is the Peoples Democratic Party is not united.Speaking on Tuesday at the PDP elders' advisory council meeting at the Bayelsa government house, Jonathan said the APC lacks what it takes to win the election which is scheduled for November 16.He said even [...]

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    Bayelsa spends N6bn yearly on political appointees — same as its health budget

Bayelsa spends N6bn yearly on political appointees — same as its health budget

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa governor, says the state spends about N6 billion annually to service 1,500 political service holders. NAN quoted the governor as saying this on a radio programme.An analysis of the oil-rich state's 2019 budget by TheCable shows that the budget for the entire health sector is N6 billion.According to Dickson, the huge "political capital" investment is responsible for the [...]

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    VIDEO: Lawmaker attacks Bayelsa APC chairman

VIDEO: Lawmaker attacks Bayelsa APC chairman

A video showing Wilson Dauyegha, minority leader of the Bayelsa house of assembly, attacking Jotham Amos, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, has surfaced online.Fatimah Oyelami, a social media influencer, shared the video on Twitter on Thursday.It is not clear when the footage was shot.The lawmaker representing Ekeremor constituency in the state assembly was seen [...]

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    APC releases timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa guber primaries

APC releases timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa guber primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for the conduct of the 2019 governorship primaries in Kogi and Bayelsa states.In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, Emma Ibediro, APC's national organising secretary, said the primary election will hold on August 29, while election appeal is slated for September 2.He added that female and physically challenged aspirants will only [...]

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    Dickson: Bayelsa’ll never elect a godless governor

Dickson: Bayelsa’ll never elect a godless governor

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says the people of the state will never elect a godless person as their next governor.Dickson spoke at the conclusion of a three-day prayer and fasting programme organised by the state ahead of the November 16 governorship election.The event held at the Ecumenical Centre, Yenagoa, the state capital.In a statement by Fidelis Soriwei, his [...]

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    Ex-minister of state for agriculture joins Bayelsa governorship race

Ex-minister of state for agriculture joins Bayelsa governorship race

Heineken Lokpobiri, the immediate past minister of state for agriculture and rural development, has declared his intention to contest for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa state.NAN reports that Lokpobiri made his intention known on Saturday after consultation sessions with the state leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the party’s secretariat in Yenagoa.The former minister told the [...]

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    Governors ‘responsible for’ Niger Delta’s economic woes

Governors ‘responsible for’ Niger Delta’s economic woes

Moses Siasa, chairman of Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYP), has accused some governors in the Niger Delta region of not fully tapping into the economic potentials of the region.Speaking on the sidelines of the just concluded Niger Delta CEO's Conference in Port Harcourt, Siasia said they are creating an army of youth who may soon rise up against the zone.He described [...]

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    Pregnant officer shot dead as gunmen raid Bayelsa police station

Pregnant officer shot dead as gunmen raid Bayelsa police station

Suspected gunmen have reportedly invaded a police station in Bayelsa, killing four officers, including a pregnant policewoman.According to PUNCH, suspected hoodlums invaded the station in Agudama community of Yenagoa local government area in the early hours of Monday, opening fire on the officers.Also said to have been killed was the divisional police officer (DPO) and two other policemen who were on [...]

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    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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