Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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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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    Sylva: Jonathan didn’t want me as gov… once Yar’Adua died, my problems started

Sylva: Jonathan didn’t want me as gov… once Yar’Adua died, my problems started

Timipre Sylva, a former governor of Bayelsa state, says his problems began after the demise of ex-president Umar Musa Yar’Adua.Yar'Adua was elected in 2007 but died in May 2010. Goodluck Jonathan, his vice-president at the time, replaced him as president.The former governor, while speaking at an event — Frank Talk with Timipre Sylva — on Saturday in Abuja, said he started having [...]

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    Defectors need psychiatric test, says Sylva

Defectors need psychiatric test, says Sylva

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, says those defecting from one party to the other need "psychiatric evaluation.”Sylva said this on Thursday while reacting to rumours that he has moved from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement issued by Julius Bokoru, his spokesman, the ex-governor blamed the report on the PDP-led administration [...]

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    Bayelsa commissioner quits Dickson’s cabinet, joins APC

Bayelsa commissioner quits Dickson’s cabinet, joins APC

Ibarakumo Otobo, commissioner for youth development in Bayelsa, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Similarly, Asari Mangeta, a special adviser to Seriake Dickson, the state governor, defected alongside Otobo on Wednesday.The duo was received by the executive committee of APC at the party secretariat in Yenagoa, the state capital.Otobo said he decided to quit the PDP [...]

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    Bayelsa: Constituency project funds not meant for lawmakers — but the people

Bayelsa: Constituency project funds not meant for lawmakers — but the people

The Bayelsa state government has described as “very absurd” comments credited to Gabriel Ogbara, a member of the state house of assembly, that it (the government) is withholding funds meant for constituency projects.Ogbara, who represents Ogbia constituency 3, reportedly accused the state government of refusing to release funds meant for projects in his constituency.Reacting via a statement issued Wednesday, Daniel [...]

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    Dickson woos foreign investors, says Bayelsa is world’s investment secret

Dickson woos foreign investors, says Bayelsa is world’s investment secret

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has invited foreign investors to his state.Dickson extended an invitation to the investors at the ongoing 6th edition of the Africa CEO Forum holding in Abidjan, capital of Cote D'Voire.The governor called on African entrepreneurs to take advantage of the "investment-friendly" atmosphere in Bayelsa.He said his participation at the Africa CEO Forum was in [...]

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    The Bayelsa children are coming

The Bayelsa children are coming

The debate on the corrosive impact of social media is certainly not about to end. It continued last week in the little aquatic city of Yenagoa at a colloquium hosted by the Bayelsa State Government as part of activities marking the sixth anniversary of the Seriake Dickson administration.The theme was: Managing Government Information In This Volatile New Media Age [...]

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    Obasanjo asks Bayelsa youth to protect oil facilities

Obasanjo asks Bayelsa youth to protect oil facilities

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has challenged Bayelsa youth to steer clear of crime and ensure that oil and gas facilities are protected for the benefits of the people.He said this while laying the foundation for Azikel Refinery at Obunagha community in Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa.Obasanjo commended Azikel group for translating the vision of operating a private refinery to [...]

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    Obasanjo: I’d commit suicide if there’s no hope for Nigeria

Obasanjo: I’d commit suicide if there’s no hope for Nigeria

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says he would commit suicide if he discovers that there is no hope for Nigeria.He said this while speaking at the Ijaw National Academy (INA), Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state.Seriake Dickson, the governor, had invited the former president to inaugurate some projects.Among the projects were the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital, the Bayelsa Drug Mart and [...]

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    Sylva calls for calm after outbreak of violence in Bayelsa community

Sylva calls for calm after outbreak of violence in Bayelsa community

Timipre Sylva, a former governor of Bayelsa, has called for calm following  an outbreak of violence in Okpoama, Brass local government council area of the state.On Sunday, a youth leader reportedly died and scores were injured over an election of youth executives in the community.In a statement, Doifie Buokoribo, spokesman of Sylva, quoted the former governor as describing the incident [...]

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    ‘Pirates’ raid Bayelsa police station, kill two officers

‘Pirates’ raid Bayelsa police station, kill two officers

Two policemen were reportedly killed and one injured after suspected gunmen, believed to be pirates, attacked a marine police base in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.Asuquo Amba, the state police commissioner, confirmed the incident.Amba said the pirates also made away with two rifles and a 200 horsepower outboard boat engine.“At about 002hrs on Tuesday, some unknown gunmen suspected [...]

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    Dickson: Politicians sponsoring killings are criminals

Dickson: Politicians sponsoring killings are criminals

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, has called for the arrest of politicians who are allegedly sponsoring killings in various parts of the country.Dickson made call when Abubakar Alhassan, flag officer commanding the central naval command, visited him in Yenagoa, the state capital.In a statement by Fidelis Soriwei, the governor's spokesman, Dickson was quoted as saying such politicians should be treated [...]

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    Tension as militants kill security operative in Bayelsa

Tension as militants kill security operative in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa state government has called on fleeing residents of Ndoro community in Ekeremor local government area of the state to return home.The residents were said to have fled following the alleged beheading of a security operative by militants.The murdered security official was reportedly negotiating with militants in the area to surrender their arms.Daniel Iworiso-Markson, commissioner for information and orientation, [...]

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    Robber mistakenly kills partner during operation in Bayelsa

Robber mistakenly kills partner during operation in Bayelsa

An armed robber died from his partner’s bullet during a foiled robbery attack on one Francis Chibueze, along Bakery road, Azikoro village, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.Confirming the incident on Sunday, Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the state police command, told NAN that the armed robber mistakenly shot and killed his partner.“On December 22, at about 8pm, a gang of two armed robbers [...]

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    Dickson says reconciliation committee will address grievances from PDP convention

Dickson says reconciliation committee will address grievances from PDP convention

The reconciliation committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will address all issues and grievances arising from the party's elections and national convention, Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa and chairman of the committee, has said.At least three chairmanship aspirants - Bode George, Tunde Adeniran and Raymond Dokpesi - had expressed reservations about the convention, while many others also said it [...]

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