Saturday, February 16, 2019

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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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    Jonathan: I won’t sleep well if PDP doesn’t return to power

Jonathan: I won’t sleep well if PDP doesn’t return to power

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the only thing that will make him sleep well is if the Peoples Democratic Party returns to power in 2019.The All Progressives Congress (APC) ended the 16-year reign of the PDP in 2015.Taking responsibility for the poor performance of the party in that election, Jonathan said his focus now is to take the PDP to [...]

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    Sylva says Dickson is the pettiest politician in Nigeria

Sylva says Dickson is the pettiest politician in Nigeria

Timipre Sylva, a former governor of Bayelsa, says Seriake Dickson, the governor, could pass as Nigeria's pettiest politician.Doifie Buokoribo, Sylva's media aide, quoted the former governor as saying this in reaction to comment made by Dickson.The governor reportedly blamed Sylva for the clash between members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Brass local government area [...]

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    Dickson: Most PDP leaders lack experience

Dickson: Most PDP leaders lack experience

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not playing its expected role as an opposition because most of its leaders lack experience.Addressing reporters in Yenagoa, his state capital, on Sunday, Dickson said he remained optimistic that the party would bounce back to winning ways ahead of the 2019 general election.The governor, who headed the [...]

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    Patient ‘recovering’ from monkeypox commits suicide

Patient ‘recovering’ from monkeypox commits suicide

A patient receiving medical care for monkeypox at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa state has committed suicide.Ebitimitula Etebu, the state commissioner for health, who disclosed this at a press conference in Yenagoa, the state capital, said the incident happened in the early hours of Monday.He said the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of the virus being managed at [...]

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    Forced monkeypox vaccination rumour baseless, says Bayelsa

Forced monkeypox vaccination rumour baseless, says Bayelsa

Bayelsa state government has described rumours of forced vaccination against monkeypox in the state as baseless.The government also called for the suspension of all forms of medical outreach programmes carried out in schools across the state.Unverified reports had said the Nigeria army was forcefully vaccinating school pupils against the monkeypox disease through its medical outreach programme.Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Bayelsa commissioner for [...]

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    NCDC: Monkeypox looks worse than it actually is… we have it under control

NCDC: Monkeypox looks worse than it actually is… we have it under control

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has urged Nigerians to remain calm as it is working aggressively to control the monkeypox outbreak in Bayelsa state.Chikwe Ihekweazu, the chief executive officer of NCDC, told NAN on Saturday that the centre was taking steps to manage the cases and prevent further spread of the disease.According to Ihekweazu, a rapid response team [...]

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    Iworiso-Markson is new Bayelsa information commissioner

Iworiso-Markson is new Bayelsa information commissioner

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, on Wednesday, swore in Daniel Iworiso-Markson, his former chief press secretary, as the new commissioner for information and orientation.Iworiso-Markson takes over from Jonathan Obuebite who has been reassigned to the ministry of education.Shortly after taking his oath of office, Dickson enjoined Iworiso-Markson to remain committed as he was while serving as his official spokesman.The governor [...]

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    Three killed, policeman missing as ‘pirates’ attack oil vessel in Bayelsa

Three killed, policeman missing as ‘pirates’ attack oil vessel in Bayelsa

Suspected sea pirates attacked a tugboat and killed three crew members at Ekebiri Waterways in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa, the police have said.An oil services vessel with a combined team of security escort on board and civilians was said to have been attacked on Friday.NAN reports that two of the victims of the incident were security escorts and [...]

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    How police arrested man ‘who killed wife’ eight days after marrying her

How police arrested man ‘who killed wife’ eight days after marrying her

Stephen Akpata, a Nigerian who used to live in Australia, has been arrested by the police for allegedly strangling Onyinye Eze, two weeks after marrying her.The deceased was an employee of Globacom Nigeria Limited.Referred to as Bishop, Akpata got married to Eze on August 8 and killed her exactly eight days later.In his statement to the police, the suspect said [...]

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    Three officers killed as gunmen break into Bayelsa police station

Three officers killed as gunmen break into Bayelsa police station

At least three policemen have been killed in a gun attack at Kolo police station in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.Channels Television quoted a witness as saying the attack was carried out by suspected oil thieves.The sad incident comes one week after four soldiers were killed in an ambush at Letugbene, a community in Southern Ijaw local government [...]

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