Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Ben Bruce: Buhari showing signs of helplessness

Ben Bruce: Buhari showing signs of helplessness

Ben Murray Bruce, representative of Bayelsa east senatorial district at the national assembly, wants President Muhammadu Buhari to put the past behind him and face the task of governance.Buhari has continued to lament the current state of the economy, accusing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of running the economy aground.“The government is broke; there is no money. This country was [...]

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    Don’t shield Sylva from prosecution, APC chieftain tells Buhari

Don’t shield Sylva from prosecution, APC chieftain tells Buhari

Perekeme Kpodo, a prominent member of the All progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigate Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state.Kpodo said while some members of the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, are being interrogated, “Sylva is allowed, as usual, to walk with [...]

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    Dickson will fail like Jonathan, says Sylva

Dickson will fail like Jonathan, says Sylva

Timpire Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has accused Seriake Dickson, governor of the state and his main opponent in the December 5 election, of spreading falsehood against him.Sylva said the strategy adopted by Dickson would fail him just like it did to former president, Goodluck Jonathan during the general election.“The Timipre Sylva campaign organisation has deplored and condemned the [...]

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    OBITUARY: Wife critically ill, son killed in Dubai… the sad end of Alamieyeseigha

OBITUARY: Wife critically ill, son killed in Dubai… the sad end of Alamieyeseigha

Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, the first elected governor of Bayelsa state, did not die a happy man. He suffered multiple tragedies in his last days on earth and, on Saturday, went to his grave abruptly, apparently with a broken heart.In October 2014, the man once known as the "governor-general of the Ijaw nation" flew to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to retrieve the corpse of [...]

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    Alamieyeseigha, 62, dies from ‘cardiac arrest’

Alamieyeseigha, 62, dies from ‘cardiac arrest’

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, former governor of Bayelsa state, is dead.Esueme Dan-Kikili, Bayelsa state commissioner for information, confirmed this to Channels Television, saying he died of cardiac arrest at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, on Saturday.The cardiac arrest was caused by complications from kidney disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, according to the commissioner.Alamieyeseigha was reportedly rushed to the hospital [...]

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    One killed as gunmen attack oil facility in Bayelsa

One killed as gunmen attack oil facility in Bayelsa

Austin Igwe, a security guard at the Kolo Creek Oilfield, operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Bayelsa state, lost his life when some gunmen attacked the facility on Friday morning.According to NAN, Igwe, who was unarmed, had already been shot before the arrival of an armed security team that eventually chased the attackers.His remains have reportedly been evacuated [...]

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    It’s Sylva versus Dickson in Bayelsa again!

It’s Sylva versus Dickson in Bayelsa again!

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, will slug it out again with Seriake Dickson, incumbent governor of the state, in the December 5 gubernatorial election.In 2012, Sylva, who left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after losing the bid to clinch the party's ticket, lost the election to Dickson.However, he was declared winner of the rescheduled primary of the All [...]

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    Alaibe quits Bayelsa APC governorship race

Alaibe quits Bayelsa APC governorship race

Timi Alaibe, former managing director the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has withdrawn from of the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the December 5 governorship election.Alaibe announced the decision on Wednesday, saying he was trying  to avoid a crisis situation that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would use to defeat the APC at the end of the day.A [...]

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    I will win again, says Sylva

I will win again, says Sylva

Timpre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has agreed to participate in the rescheduled primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, saying he would repeat his victory again.Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, and chairman of the electoral committee, had recommended a fresh primary as result of the violence that marred the one scheduled for September 22.But [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I won’t fight Sylva, my brother, on the streets

Oshiomhole: I won’t fight Sylva, my brother, on the streets

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, says despite his disagreement with Timpre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, over the botched primary election in Bayelsa, Sylva "remains his brother".Oshiomhole, who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) electoral panel in Bayelsa, has been engaged in war of words with Sylva in recent times.The Edo state governor had asked [...]

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    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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    Sylva declares self ‘APC governorship candidate’

Sylva declares self ‘APC governorship candidate’

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, is insisting that he is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the December 5 governorship election in the state.Sylva said any attempt to conduct fresh primary would amount to illegality, saying no "amount of manipulation" can reverse his purported victory.Sylva was announced as winner of the election conducted by the [...]

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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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    Fayose, Jonathan meet in Bayelsa

Fayose, Jonathan meet in Bayelsa

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, and former president, Goodluck Jonathan, reunited in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, on Thursday.The last time both men were seen in public was in the build-up to the 2015 election.In a bid to apparently pave way for the return of Jonathan, Fayose was very critical of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was the opposition candidate, [...]

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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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APC reschedules Bayelsa primary

John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said the party’s primary for the December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa state, had been rescheduled.Oyegun confirmed this to NAN in a telephone interview, saying the exercise of Tuesday was cancelled due to security challenges.‘’The primary has been rescheduled; it had to be called off due to security challenges,’’ [...]

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