Friday, August 18, 2017

Bayelsa

    Police foil robbery attempt at former acting governor’s house

Police foil robbery attempt at former acting governor’s house

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked the home of a former acting governor of Bayelsa, Wenipreye Seibarugu.Seibarugu, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Yenagoa on Tuesday, described the attack as “worrisome and outrageous”.He said the incident would have been disastrous but for the help of armed policemen on guard at his home."Though, I have not reported to the [...]

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    Amid criticism, Bayelsa lawmaker defends construction of ‘floating toilet’

Amid criticism, Bayelsa lawmaker defends construction of ‘floating toilet’

Kate Owoko, a Bayelsa lawmaker, has defended the heavily-panned floating latrine she built for her constituents.The toilet built with corrugated iron sheets is located in one of the creeks of Amassoma where users are made to pass their faeces into the water.The development had resulted in a backlash from Nigerians who saw the toilet as an insult to voters.“This should [...]

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    Dickson: University of Africa to start undergraduate programmes by September

Dickson: University of Africa to start undergraduate programmes by September

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, on Monday gave an assurance that the newly established University of Africa, Toru Orua would commence undergraduate programmes by September.Dickson spoke with journalists during an unscheduled inspection visit to the permanent site of the university at Toru-Orua in Sagbama LGA of the state. [...]

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    Dickson: Why I built Ijaw National Academy

Dickson: Why I built Ijaw National Academy

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, on Thursday said he built Ijaw National Academy in the state to encourage people from the ethnic group.Dickson said his target was also to prepare young people to fit into the competitive society.“This is for the unity of the Ijaw people. We have 1,000 students already, 900 are from Bayelsa while the other 100 were selected [...]

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    ‘Armed robbers’ kill man in Bayelsa

‘Armed robbers’ kill man in Bayelsa

Suspected armed robbers have shot dead a man in Yenogoa, Bayelsa state.Asinim Butswat, police public relations officer in Bayelsa, confirmed this to NAN on Sunday.Butswat said investigation was ongoing to unravel those behind the dastardly act and apprehend them.According to the police, the incident occurred on Saturday evening on Melford Okilo Road, INEC/Kpansia area of Yenagoa.The victim, Samuel Collins, was [...]

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    Troops arrest three ‘pipeline vandals’ in Bayelsa

Troops arrest three ‘pipeline vandals’ in Bayelsa

Abubakar Abdullahi, spokesman of Operation Delta Safe, says troops have arrested three suspected pipeline vandals in Bayelsa state. Abduallahi said the suspects detonated dynamites resulting in the breach of an international oil company facility at Tebidaba –Ogboinbiri – Brass pipeline on the outskirt of Imgbiba community of Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Abdullahi [...]

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    ‘There’ll be many drop-outs’ — Niger Delta University students groan over fees hike

‘There’ll be many drop-outs’ — Niger Delta University students groan over fees hike

Students of the Bayelsa government-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) at Amasoma have decried increase in school fees and other levies in the university, NAN reports.Some of the students, who bemoaned the increment describing it as outrageous, insensitive and anti-masses, predicted that many indigent students would drop out of school as their parents would not be able to pay. [...]

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    ‘Militants’ attack FIRS officials at Patience Jonathan’s hotel

‘Militants’ attack FIRS officials at Patience Jonathan’s hotel

Suspected militants numbering over 50 on Wednesday attacked officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) at Aridolf Resort Wellness & Spa in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.Patience Jonathan, former first lady, is the owner of the facility.The FIRS team was said to have gone to the hotel in respect of tax liabilities of over N10 million, but were attacked by the suspects [...]

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    Bayelsa teachers to protest 10 months salary arrears

Bayelsa teachers to protest 10 months salary arrears

The Bayelsa state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to commence a three-day warning strike from May 2, over unpaid salary.In a statement signed by Kala-Ama Tonpre and Johnson Hector, the union’s chairman and secretary respectively, the NUT said it took the decision after its executive council meeting held on Saturday in Yenagoa, the state capital.The [...]

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    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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