Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Bayelsa

    Go to court, Oyegun tells Sylva

Go to court, Oyegun tells Sylva

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has told Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state and one of the contestants in the September 22 botched primary in Bayelsa to go to court."Mr Sylva can go to court because that is what the court is meant for," Oyegun said on Monday in Abuja.He was responding to a [...]

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    Dickson is PDP candidate for Bayelsa gov poll

Dickson is PDP candidate for Bayelsa gov poll

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, on Thursday emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for December 5 governorship election in the state.Dickson contested Thursday's primary election as the only aspirant, following the earlier disqualification of three aspirants and withdrawal of another.Announcing the result, Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state  and chairman of the election panel, commended the delegates for their peaceful conduct, [...]

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    Sylva: Oshiomhole plotting to stop me

Sylva: Oshiomhole plotting to stop me

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, of plotting to frustrate him out of the December 2015 governorship race in the state.Maintaining that primary election held in the state as scheduled, Sylva said Oshiomhole set the motion for the exercise, which eventually produced him as the winner.He further alleged that Oshiomhole, who [...]

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    Sylva ‘wins’ Bayelsa APC primary amid violence

Sylva ‘wins’ Bayelsa APC primary amid violence

Timipre Sylva, the former governor of Bayelsa state, has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the December 5 governorship election in controversial circumstances.He polled a total of 726 votes to beat other aspirants in the election which was almost marred by violence.Supporters of the different candidates engaged in free-for-all in the exercise which took place at the [...]

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APC shifts Bayelsa primary to Sept. 22

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday rescheduled its Bayelsa gubernatorial primary to September 22.The primary was initially billed to hold on September 19.In a statement in Abuja, Timi Frank, the party's deputy national publicity secretary, said the time and the venue for the programme remain unchanged.''I am directed to inform the Bayelsa state executive committee of the APC, all [...]

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    APGA hikes gov form from N1.5m to N6m

APGA hikes gov form from N1.5m to N6m

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has revealed that it will cost N6 million to purchase a form for the upcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa, as against the N1.5 million earlier announced.Speaking with NAN in Abuja on Tuesday, Ifeanacho Ogbuejiofor, national director of publicity for the party, said the expression of interest form would cost N1 million, while the nomination form would [...]

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    INEC to continue voter registration in Kogi, Bayelsa

INEC to continue voter registration in Kogi, Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) intends to start its Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Kogi and Bayelsa state on Wednesday September 2, 2015.According to Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, director of voter education and publicity for the commission, the registration will end on Monday September 7, 2015.“INEC schedules Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Kogi and Bayelsa from 2nd to 7th September, 2015, ahead of [...]

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    Dickson blames Sylvia for murdered ‘Nembe soldiers’

Dickson blames Sylvia for murdered ‘Nembe soldiers’

Timipre Sylva, the immediate past governor of Bayelsa state, has accused Seriake Dickson, his successor, of being responsible for the high rate of violence in the state.Refuting the allegation that he has a hand in the killing of four soldiers and a policeman in the Nembe area of the Bayelsa, Sylva said his detractors were out to tarnish his reputation.The [...]

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    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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