Friday, February 22, 2019

Tag "Bayelsa"

    Recall: Ben Bruce’s constituents tender ‘unreserved’ apology

Recall: Ben Bruce’s constituents tender ‘unreserved’ apology

The constituents of Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, have tender “unreserved apology” to him over the threat to recall him.On Tuesday, Samuel Tari (Nembe), Ambrose Joseph (Brass) and Mark John (Ogbia), all leaders of student bodies, accused the senator of neglecting his constituents.The student leaders said the senator has failed to attract “a single project” to his constituency.But in [...]

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    Police foil robbery attempt at former acting governor’s house

Police foil robbery attempt at former acting governor’s house

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked the home of a former acting governor of Bayelsa, Wenipreye Seibarugu.Seibarugu, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Yenagoa on Tuesday, described the attack as “worrisome and outrageous”.He said the incident would have been disastrous but for the help of armed policemen on guard at his home."Though, I have not reported to the [...]

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    Amid criticism, Bayelsa lawmaker defends construction of ‘floating toilet’

Amid criticism, Bayelsa lawmaker defends construction of ‘floating toilet’

Kate Owoko, a Bayelsa lawmaker, has defended the heavily-panned floating latrine she built for her constituents.The toilet built with corrugated iron sheets is located in one of the creeks of Amassoma where users are made to pass their faeces into the water.The development had resulted in a backlash from Nigerians who saw the toilet as an insult to voters.“This should [...]

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    Soyinka: Please don’t tell me that Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable

Soyinka: Please don’t tell me that Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable

Wole Soyinka, erudite scholar, has dismissed the arguments that the unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable.Speaking on Friday in Bayelsa state, Soyinka disagreed with those opposed to restructuring.He said though he was not in support of the country breaking up, the people have the right to negotiate their future."We must stop confusing and mixing up the argument, we are mixing up [...]

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    Dickson: Why I built Ijaw National Academy

Dickson: Why I built Ijaw National Academy

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, on Thursday said he built Ijaw National Academy in the state to encourage people from the ethnic group.Dickson said his target was also to prepare young people to fit into the competitive society.“This is for the unity of the Ijaw people. We have 1,000 students already, 900 are from Bayelsa while the other 100 were selected [...]

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    Bayelsa teachers to protest 10 months salary arrears

Bayelsa teachers to protest 10 months salary arrears

The Bayelsa state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to commence a three-day warning strike from May 2, over unpaid salary.In a statement signed by Kala-Ama Tonpre and Johnson Hector, the union’s chairman and secretary respectively, the NUT said it took the decision after its executive council meeting held on Saturday in Yenagoa, the state capital.The [...]

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    Another journalist dies in Bayelsa

Another journalist dies in Bayelsa

Chris Ejim, Bayelsa state correspondent of New Telegraph newspaper, is dead.The death of Ejim, which occurred on Thursday evening, comes four days after that of Famous Giobaro, a journalist at Glory FM 97.1. in Yenagoa, capital of the state.Giobaro was shot dead at his residence.Kola Oredipe and Chris Eze, chairman and secretary of the Bayelsa council of Federated correspondents chapel of [...]

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    Journalists protest killing of colleague in Bayelsa

Journalists protest killing of colleague in Bayelsa

Journalists at Glory FM 97.1 in Bayelsa state, have protested the killing of Famous Giobaro, a journalist who worked at the radio station.On Sunday, unknown gunmen invaded the residence of Giobaro, a desk editor at the station, and shot him to death.Timiebi Ebiye, news director of the station, urged the police to find the killers of Giobaro.According to NAN, some [...]

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    Pirates kill two soldiers in Bayelsa

Pirates kill two soldiers in Bayelsa

Two soldiers attached to the joint military force in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe, died in a gun duel with sea pirates in Bayelsa state on Wednesday.The soldiers were part of a team dispatched in response to a distress call on an attack by pirates operating in Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.Abubakar Abdulahi, spokesman of the [...]

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    Please pay our school fees, Bayelsa scholarship students beg Dickson

Please pay our school fees, Bayelsa scholarship students beg Dickson

Twenty-one Bayelsa students on scholarship at the Lincoln University Pennsylvania, US, have appealed to the state government to pay their school fees to prevent their expulsion.The undergraduates, who are in their final semester at the tertiary institution, appealed to the government to immediately initiate payment process to avoid jeopardising their continued stay in the institution.One of the students, Akpos Akins, [...]

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    Police arrest serving soldier over kidnap of lady

Police arrest serving soldier over kidnap of lady

The Bayelsa state police command has arrested two suspects, a serving soldier and an engineer, for allegedly kidnapping a lady in Warri, Delta state, on Tuesday.Asuquo Amba, the state police commissioner, paraded the suspects before reporters in Yenagoa, the state capital.Amba said the suspects abducted one Aya Beauty, aged 25, from Warri in Delta and took her to Bayelsa and [...]

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    PDP will bounce back, says Jonathan

PDP will bounce back, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will come out of its crisis stronger.Jonathan expressed the optimism at his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state, when he received the report of the reconciliation committee led by Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa.He said resorting to courts for political disagreements was abnormal.He applauded the committee for getting the two [...]

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    Radio Bayelsa GM speaks on why he flogged 4 staff

Radio Bayelsa GM speaks on why he flogged 4 staff

John Idumange, general manager of Radio Bayelsa, on Friday confirmed that he flogged four union leaders of the station in self-defence.Idumange told NAN that the incident happened on Monday after the unions shut down the FM station operated by the state government.The Radio Bayelsa Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Radio Television and Theatre Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU) had [...]

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    Killers of Bayelsa govt official get death sentence

Killers of Bayelsa govt official get death sentence

The killers of Edi Kolu, a Bayelsa government employee, have been sentenced to death.According to the prosecution, the two convicts killed Kolu while he was on official duty with other staff from the office of the surveyor-general of Bayelsa.The prosecution was led by officials from the office of the special prosecutor on violent crime and other related offenses in the state.Kolu [...]

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    Drama as Radio Bayelsa manager ‘flogs’ 4 staff

Drama as Radio Bayelsa manager ‘flogs’ 4 staff

The industrial dispute at Radio Bayelsa, christened Glory FM, took a twist on Thursday as John Idumange, general manager of the station, flogged four staffers on duty.The Radio Bayelsa chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) and Radio Television and Theatre Arts Workers Unions (RATTAWU) consequently shut the radio station.Tonye Yemoleigha, NUJ chairman in Radio Bayelsa, told NAN on Thursday in [...]

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    Fashola tells south-south governors to ‘step up’

Fashola tells south-south governors to ‘step up’

Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing, has called on governors of south-south states to "step up" and collaborate with the federal government to develop the region.The minister made the call during a visit to Yenegoa, the Bayelsa state capital, on Saturday.He promised that conscious efforts would be made to change the story of the Niger Delta region.Fashola, [...]

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