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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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    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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PDP’s bag of lies and the fear of Timi Alaibe

BY RICHARD AKINAKA Faced with the consequences of the last four years of scandalous misrule of Bayelsa State, and confronted with the emerging reality that TIMI ALAIBE remains the single, most potent and capable politician in the state that is set to dislodge them from power, the ever callous leaders of the now failed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have resorted to [...]

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    PDP governors visit Jonathan in Otuoke

PDP governors visit Jonathan in Otuoke

Some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) paid a solidarity visit to former president, Goodluck Jonathan, in his Otuoke hometown, Bayelsa state, on Tuesday.The governors were in the state for the campaign rally of Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, who is seeking another term in office.Those present were Olusegun Mimmiko of Ondo, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, and Dickson. Some deputy [...]

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    PDP govs: Buhari sliding Nigeria to dictatorship

PDP govs: Buhari sliding Nigeria to dictatorship

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked the international community and civil society organisations to call the federal government to order.Alleging that there seems to be “a steady slide of this country into a dictatorship”, the party condemned the alleged invasion of the Akwa Ibom state government house.The governors said this in a communiqué issued at the end [...]

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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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    Oil-rich Bayelsa sells ‘most expensive’ petrol

Oil-rich Bayelsa sells ‘most expensive’ petrol

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that premium motor spirit (PMS) was most expensive in oil-rich Bayelsa state for the month of July.Petrol, as PMS is loosely called, sold for on an average of N153 per litre in Bayelsa state in the month of July, N2 less than the average selling price for the month of June in [...]

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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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    Tompolo, MEND leaders to meet over Buhari

Tompolo, MEND leaders to meet over Buhari

Government Ekpemupolo, the former commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) better known as Tompolo, has summoned ex-militant leaders to an emergency meeting.The meeting is scheduled to hold in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, on Saturday.Paul Bebenimibo, spokesman of the ex-militant leader, told TheCable that issues relating to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari will [...]

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    DSS smashes child trafficking syndicate, rescues 36

DSS smashes child trafficking syndicate, rescues 36

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday bust a child trafficking syndicate that specialises in bringing underage children from the northern part of Nigeria to serve as house-helps across the southern part of the country.Thirty-six children, whose ages range from five to 14 years, were also rescued during the operation by the security personnel.The group, which operates a private [...]

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    Kogi, Bayelsa gov elections to hold Nov 21, Dec 5

Kogi, Bayelsa gov elections to hold Nov 21, Dec 5

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the governorship elections of Kogi and Bayelsa states for November 21 and December 5, 2015.INEC disclosed this on Friday in a notice signed by Chris Iyimoga, the commission’s chairman of information and voter education.The notice also fixed July 24 to November 19 for political campaigns in Kogi and September 6 to December [...]

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    Pipeline explosion ‘kills 12’ in Bayelsa

Pipeline explosion ‘kills 12’ in Bayelsa

Twelve people were killed in a pipeline explosion that occurred in Tebidaba-Clough Creek line, an oil facility owned by Eni, an Italian firm.Three persons were also said to have sustained injuries in the accident which happened in Bayelsa state on Thursday afternoon.Eni said it was investigating the incident, adding that the pipeline involved had been sabotaged in the past."Eni informs that an explosion occurred [...]

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