Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Bayelsa"

    I will dedicate my life to peace, says Jonathan

I will dedicate my life to peace, says Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria, says he would dedicate the remaining part of his life to peace-building across the country.Speaking on Friday during a civic reception organised in his honour by the Bayelsa state government in Yenagoa, capital of the state, Jonathan expressed gratitude to his people for their support from 1999 when he began his political career."Having benefitted so [...]

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    NPFL Challenge: Top-dog Giwa to ‘eat’ dog food at Aper Aku stadium

NPFL Challenge: Top-dog Giwa to ‘eat’ dog food at Aper Aku stadium

Welcome to the second edition of the NPFL Challenge.On the hot seat is a renowned journalist, Harry Iwuala.Harry, the vuvuzela-blowing fan of Heartland and Arsenal, has won a number of awards reporting the league in the late 1990's and rose to become sports editor of the defunct Post Express.He started his journalism journey with the Guardian sports desk as an [...]

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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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    OBITUARY: Oronto Douglas dies at 48

OBITUARY: Oronto Douglas dies at 48

Oronto Douglas, special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on research, documentation and strategy, died in the early hours of Thursday.He was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and had been battling the disease since then with "encouraging signs" of improvement, family sources told TheCable.At some stage, he was thought to have survived as the cancer went into remission, but he suffered a [...]

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    Soyinka: GEJ will return to Otuoke if he loses

Soyinka: GEJ will return to Otuoke if he loses

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, says President Goodluck Jonathan has confided in him that if the outcome of the presidential election does not end in his favour, he would retire to his hometown of Otuoke in Bayelsa state.Speaking on Sunday during an interview with British Newspaper, The Guardian, Soyinka said Jonathan made the promise during a recent meeting between both of them.“Recently, [...]

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    INEC lists 300 polling units for Sunday’s election

INEC lists 300 polling units for Sunday’s election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that Sunday’s elections will hold in 300 polling stations where hitches were recorded across the country.Addressing reporters in Abuja on Saturday, Kayode Idowu, spokesman of the commission, gave the breakdown of the hitches.“There were 109 polling stations where cards were not read at all and another 100 stations where there were issues [...]

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    7 important figures about PVC collection rate

7 important figures about PVC collection rate

As part of plans to prove its preparedness for the general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released statistics of the distribution of permanent voter cards in all the states of the country and the federal capital territory.Kayode Idowu, chief press secretary to Attahiru Jega, chairman of INEC, issued a statement indicating that the total number of people [...]

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    Shell partners GE to develop Bayelsa communities

Shell partners GE to develop Bayelsa communities

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with General Electric (GE), an American multinational that has been operating in Nigeria for about 40 years, to develop some communities in Bayelsa state.The projects, which include four primary healthcare centres with healthcare workers trained to international standards, are to be situated in Ogbia local government area and some other [...]

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    11 Patience Jonathan supporters die in auto crash

11 Patience Jonathan supporters die in auto crash

Eleven female supporters of Patience Jonathan died in an auto crash while returning from a solidarity visit to the first lady, in Okrika, Rivers state, on Saturday night.The women were returning to their base in Bayelsa state when the unfortunate incident happened at the Ahoada axis of East-West road in Rivers.Vincent Jack, sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Rivers, [...]

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    ‘Heart ailment’ responsible for Jonathan’s sister’s death

‘Heart ailment’ responsible for Jonathan’s sister’s death

President Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed that Nancy Oleic-Jonathan, his younger sister who passed on on January 4, died of a heart-related ailment.Jonathan and his wife, Patience, made the remarks when they led other members of the family to a funeral service in honour of the deceased at Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church, Otuoke, Bayelsa.“Nancy’s ailment started during my tenure as the [...]

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    Diepreye Alamieyeseigha’s son dies in Dubai

Diepreye Alamieyeseigha’s son dies in Dubai

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    PENSIONS (3): Ex-Gombe governor’s wife entitled to 30-day paid annual vacation, estacode

PENSIONS (3): Ex-Gombe governor’s wife entitled to 30-day paid annual vacation, estacode

On Thursday, TheCable began a series on the pensions of Nigerian ex-governors and their deputies. After highlighting the provisions in Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Rivers, Kwara and Kano, we now shift focus to Gombe and Bayelsa States. Gombe: Paid vacation for ex-governor's wifeThe Executive Pension (Amendment) Law of Gombe State signed by Alhaji Danjuma Goje (pictured) in 2008 is remarkable for its provision for paid [...]

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    REVEALED: Pensions of Nigerian ex-governors (2)

REVEALED: Pensions of Nigerian ex-governors (2)

Just how much do former governors and their deputies regularly take out of the treasury long after they've left office? Nigerians are just waking up to this reality. Much of the focus has been on what they spend in office, not thereafter. The first part of this special report focused on pensions for ex-governors and ex-deputy governors in Akwa Ibom, [...]

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Doctors’ strike paralyses medical services in Bayelsa

The three-day warning strike declared by members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to press for the payment of outstanding salaries and allowances of its members nationwide has paralysed healthcare delivery at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as well as other parts of the country.Dr Ugoeze Asinobi, chairman of FMC, Yenagoa chapter of NARD, said members [...]

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    Bayelsa to invest billions in infrastructure

Bayelsa to invest billions in infrastructure

Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson, has earmarked the sum of N2billion for completing a number of infrastructural projects across the state.The governor disclosed this in Yenagoa, the state capital, during his monthly transparency programme on the state’s income and expenditures.He revealed that a draft had been issued to multinational construction company, Julius Berger, saying the money is meant to mobilise the [...]

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