Saturday, November 17, 2018

Bayelsa

    Bayelsa ‘oil bunkerers’ kill policeman, 4 soldiers

Bayelsa ‘oil bunkerers’ kill policeman, 4 soldiers

Four soldiers and a policeman were killed in an attack on Nembe waterways by armed gunmen suspected to be pirates, the Bayelsa state police command said on Saturday.Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the command, told NAN in Yenagoa, capital of the state, that the Joint Task Force (JTF) base at Nembe came under attack on Friday’s night.“On August 7, 2015, at [...]

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    Police rescue 2 Lebanese abducted in Bayelsa

Police rescue 2 Lebanese abducted in Bayelsa

Men of the Bayelsa state command of the Nigerian police force have rescued the two expatriate construction workers abducted by unknown gunmen in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa.Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the command, told NAN that the Lebanese were freed on Thursday following massive crackdown by combined security forces in the area.“The two Lebanese, Ibrahim Abi Phrem and Sarkis [...]

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    Gunmen kill 2 policemen, abduct 2 Lebanese in Bayelsa

Gunmen kill 2 policemen, abduct 2 Lebanese in Bayelsa

There was commotion in Onuegbum, a riverine community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state on Wednesday, as two policemen lost their lives in an exchange of gunfire with suspected kidnappers.The gunmen, numbering about eight, according to witnesses, arrived in the community at about 12:20pm in two speed boats through the waterways.They besieged the sand dredging site and shot repeatedly [...]

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    Tribunal adjourns hearing on Ben Bruce’s election

Tribunal adjourns hearing on Ben Bruce’s election

The election petition tribunal sitting in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, has adjourned pre-hearing on a petition challenging the senatorial election of Ben Murray Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) to Friday, June 19.Ononeze Madu, chairman of the tribunal, gave the adjournment after granting the application of the counsel to the petitioner to inspect documents used during the March 28 election.Abong Odok Ogah, counsel [...]

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    Jonathan’s mum ‘happy’ to have borehole in her community

Jonathan’s mum ‘happy’ to have borehole in her community

Eunice Jonathan, mother of President Goodluck Jonathan, has commended the Joint Task Force (JTF) for donating a borehole to Akipelai community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.The borehole, which is sited at the premises of the Community Secondary School, Akipelai, was commissioned by Eunice (pictured, right) , a native of the community.She thanked the JTF Commander for his [...]

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    Court defers ruling on Sylva’s N19.2bn corruption trial

Court defers ruling on Sylva’s N19.2bn corruption trial

The case involving Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa State, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the federal high Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing from the coffers of the state to the tune of N19.2 billion while being the governor between 2007 and 2011, could not go on as [...]

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    Bayelsa warns oil companies against pollution

Bayelsa warns oil companies against pollution

The Bayelsa state government has decried the incessant pollution of its communities due to the exploitation of oil and gas by multinational companies in the state.   The government warned that any oil company which operations resulted in the pollution of the environment would be made to face the consequences in line with the law.Inuro Wills, the commissioner for environment, gave [...]

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    INEC postpones election in Bayelsa

INEC postpones election in Bayelsa

Less than 24 hours to the April 11 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the exercise in eight constituencies in Bayelsa state.Baritor Kpagih, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state who made this known in a statement on Friday, said electionsin the affected areas would be held on April 18, 2015.“Following the stand of the stakeholders ‎ [...]

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    Shell partners GE to develop Bayelsa communities

Shell partners GE to develop Bayelsa communities

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with General Electric (GE), an American multinational that has been operating in Nigeria for about 40 years, to develop some communities in Bayelsa state.The projects, which include four primary healthcare centres with healthcare workers trained to international standards, are to be situated in Ogbia local government area and some other [...]

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    Dickson to mourn late Patience Jonathan supporters for 3 days

Dickson to mourn late Patience Jonathan supporters for 3 days

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has suspended all his official engagements for three days in honour of the women who lost their lives in a road accident on Saturday.The women were returning to the state after a solidarity visit to Patience Jonathan at Okrika in Rivers state when the incident occurred.Describing the victims as “our mothers and sisters”, Dickson [...]

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    Sylva: Jonathan presidency a mistake for Bayelsans

Sylva: Jonathan presidency a mistake for Bayelsans

Former governor of Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva, has publicly condemned President Goodluck Jonathan, insisting Muhammadu Buhari is a better choice for the nation.Speaking during an interactive session on Royal FM, a radio station in Bayelsa state, Sylva said Jonathan was a mistake, which Bayelsans must not make again.“As far as am concerned, my brother is the one I met on [...]

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Sylva’s uncle kidnapped at gun point

An uncle of former Bayelsa governor Timipre Sylva was kidnapped in the early hours of Monday by gunmen.Chief Benson Ayerite Adigio-Eseni, 86, was seized by the men armed with AK-47 rifles at his Okpoama residence in Brass LGA of Bayelsa state.An aide to Sylva said the gunmen came in a speed boat around 1am shooting into the air before whisking [...]

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Doctors’ strike paralyses medical services in Bayelsa

The three-day warning strike declared by members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to press for the payment of outstanding salaries and allowances of its members nationwide has paralysed healthcare delivery at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as well as other parts of the country.Dr Ugoeze Asinobi, chairman of FMC, Yenagoa chapter of NARD, said members [...]

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    Bayelsa to invest billions in infrastructure

Bayelsa to invest billions in infrastructure

Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson, has earmarked the sum of N2billion for completing a number of infrastructural projects across the state.The governor disclosed this in Yenagoa, the state capital, during his monthly transparency programme on the state’s income and expenditures.He revealed that a draft had been issued to multinational construction company, Julius Berger, saying the money is meant to mobilise the [...]

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