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    Is Bayelsa really open for business?

Is Bayelsa really open for business?

BY NENGI WHYTEManagement aficionado Peter Drucker declares that management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. The leadership of Bayelsa State and indeed all oil producing communities would do well to take heed of this time tested maxim.At a recently concluded forum to debate the economic future of African economies, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda, late [...]

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    Bayelsa increases corps members’ allowance

Bayelsa increases corps members’ allowance

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    NYSC tackles Bayelsa govt over death of two corps members

NYSC tackles Bayelsa govt over death of two corps members

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    OBITUARY: Okara, literary icon who discovered his writing talent after Herbert Macaulay ‘seized his pencil’

OBITUARY: Okara, literary icon who discovered his writing talent after Herbert Macaulay ‘seized his pencil’

Cryptically crafted, Gabriel Okara’s The Call of the River Nun, written in 1953, transcended beyond an ode to the river that passes through his native home in the Niger Delta. He mused in flowery tongues the transient nature of life. While he reminisced on the glories of his childhood at the feet of the flowing stream which served as a [...]

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    Gabriel Okara, Nigeria’s foremost poet, dies at 97

Gabriel Okara, Nigeria’s foremost poet, dies at 97

Gabriel Okara, Nigeria's foremost poet and novelist, has died one month to his 98th birthday.According to a family member, Okara died at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, on Sunday evening.The famous poet was said to be relaxing at his Yenagoa residence when he slumped around 4pm.Seriake Dickson, governor of the state, has described Okara's death as [...]

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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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    ‘We’ll recover $16bn wasted on power’ — again Buhari hints at probing Obasanjo

‘We’ll recover $16bn wasted on power’ — again Buhari hints at probing Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to recover the $16 billion dollars allegedly wasted on the power sector when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in power.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Tuesday, the president vowed to go after the people who mismanaged the money meant for the development of the sector.In [...]

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    Minister says Bayelsa is a stronghold of APC

Minister says Bayelsa is a stronghold of APC

Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture, says Bayelsa state is a stronghold of the All Progressives Congress (APC).George Oji, media aide of Lokpobiri, quoted the minister as saying this while assuring President Muhammadu Buhari that the Bayelsa people are committed to delivering the state to him at the polls.The minister also refuted reports that 3,000 APC members in the [...]

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    ‘We came hungry… must we go back hungry?’ — Team Bayelsa protests as NSF ends

‘We came hungry… must we go back hungry?’ — Team Bayelsa protests as NSF ends

As the National Sports Festival (NSF) came to an end on Sunday, athletes representing Bayelsa protested non-payment of allowances.Team Bayelsa finished fifth on the NSF medal table.Representatives of the state carried placards with various inscriptions such as "we are hungry", "we are stranded", "we suffered in Abuja", among others.Before the closing ceremony kicked off, the federal capital territory (FCT) contingent [...]

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    CAN: We have registered with INEC as election observers

CAN: We have registered with INEC as election observers

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the religious organisation has decided to register with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as an election observer for the 2019 general election.The CAN president said this on Tuesday while paying a courtesy visit to the Bayelsa state government house, Yenagoa.Received by John Jonah, deputy governor of the state, [...]

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    NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

The National Emergency Management (NEMA) has declared the flooding in Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa and Rivers as a national disaster.Sani Datti, head of media and public relations, NEMA, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.He said Mustapha Maihaja, director-general, NEMA made the declaration following the ongoing efforts of the agency to tackle and assist flood victims across [...]

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    Ben Bruce pulls out of senatorial race

Ben Bruce pulls out of senatorial race

Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has withdrawn from the race to represent his constituency in 2019.Bruce made this known in a letter he wrote to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday.The senatorial primary election of PDP is scheduled for Tuesday.Bruce attributed his withdrawal from the race to the need to allow someone else from the constituency fly the [...]

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    Minister tackles Bayelsa governor over salary, pension arrears

Minister tackles Bayelsa governor over salary, pension arrears

Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture and rural development, has criticised the Bayelsa state government over its inability to pay workers' salaries.In a statement on Tuesday, George Oji, media aide to the minister, noted that Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, has received N1.2 trillion from the federation account from 2012 to 2017.Lokpobiri said Seriake should be able to pay [...]

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    Court strikes out case against Jones Abiri

Court strikes out case against Jones Abiri

An Abuja magistrate court has struck out a suit against Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist.Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) in 2016 and accused of being the leader of the joint revolutionary council of separatist group, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force.He was also accused of threatening oil companies and demanding money from them.Abiri [...]

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