Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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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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    Police rescue 2 Lebanese abducted in Bayelsa

Police rescue 2 Lebanese abducted in Bayelsa

Men of the Bayelsa state command of the Nigerian police force have rescued the two expatriate construction workers abducted by unknown gunmen in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa.Asinim Butswat, spokesman of the command, told NAN that the Lebanese were freed on Thursday following massive crackdown by combined security forces in the area.“The two Lebanese, Ibrahim Abi Phrem and Sarkis [...]

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    N19.2bn corruption case against Sylva dropped

N19.2bn corruption case against Sylva dropped

Nine days after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) dropped N2.45 billion charges against Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, a federal high court in Abuja has dismissed another N19.2 billion corruption charge against him.The ‎ruling brought to an end all the charges that the commission had against Sylva.In her ruling on Wednesday, Ahmed Mohammed, the presiding judge, described [...]

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    GEJ: It’s good that Buhari belongs to nobody

GEJ: It’s good that Buhari belongs to nobody

Goodluck Jonathan, the immediate past president of Nigeria, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for pledging allegiance to all Nigerians in his inaugural speech.Speaking in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state on Saturday, Jonathan said he was impressed with the position of his successor in that regard, advising Nigerians to cooperate with the president.“Buhari said he does not belong to any clique, [...]

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    GEJ: Without Alamieyeseigha, I wouldn’t have been president

GEJ: Without Alamieyeseigha, I wouldn’t have been president

Former Nigeria president, Goodluck Jonathan, says he will remain grateful to Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, the impeached former governor of Bayelsa state, as he would never have been president without the ex-governor.He also appealed to the people of the state to continue praying for him in order “to be strong enough” to contribute to the development of the country.He said despite leaving office, [...]

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    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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