Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tag "Bayelsa"

    Jonathan deserves some respect, Dickson tells Buhari’s govt

Jonathan deserves some respect, Dickson tells Buhari’s govt

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has expressed dissatisfaction with the way the current administration is treating former President Goodluck Jonathan, whom he described as his “elder brother”.According to LEADERSHIP, Dickson said this when he received some journalists in Yenagoa, the state capital.Commenting on the recent invasion of the house of the former first family in Abuja, Dickson advised security [...]

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    Era of secrecy in military gone, says defence spokesman

Era of secrecy in military gone, says defence spokesman

Rabe Abubakar, spokesman of the defence headquarters, Abuja, says the era of secrecy in the Nigerian military is over.Abubakar disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists at the Earnest Ikoli Press Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, during a courtesy visit to the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in the state.The defence spokesman said the openness of the [...]

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    2 killed as bandits invade Bayelsa market

2 killed as bandits invade Bayelsa market

The police in Bayelsa on Thursday confirmed that two persons were killed by a gang of gunmen at the popular Swali Market in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.The incident reportedly occurred around 4pm on Tuesday, forcing traders and their customers to run in different directions.Asinim Buswat, spokesman of Bayelsa police command, confirmed the incident to NAN, saying: “Four gunmen with pistol [...]

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    Another Shell oil spill ‘kills two’, endangers 18 communities in Jonathan’s LG

Another Shell oil spill ‘kills two’, endangers 18 communities in Jonathan’s LG

Ogbia local government, home to former president Goodluck Jonathan, is groaning of thirst and environmental degradation after another Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) pipeline spilled crude oil  into what is arguably the most important river in the region.According to Sodaguwa Festus-Omoni, the lawmaker representing Ogbia federal constituency at the house of  representatives, the spillage was due to non-replacement [...]

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    Corps member dies in Bayelsa boat mishap

Corps member dies in Bayelsa boat mishap

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Bayelsa lost his life in a boat accident, which occurred in Okpotuwari community in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa, on Thursday.NAN quoted sources as saying the deceased, drowned after the canoe he boarded capsized.Tontiemote Yeiyei, a resident of the community, said  the victim had gone to a neighbouring [...]

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    Tension in Bayelsa as supreme court rules on gov poll

Tension in Bayelsa as supreme court rules on gov poll

Residents of Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, woke up on Tuesday to witness  increased security around the government house and strategic areas.This happened hours ahead of the supreme court judgement on the Bayelsa governorship poll.All the roads leading to Onopa, the seat of government were blocked by armed security officers.Motorists and other commuters were forced to seek alternative routes to [...]

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    Dickson to Sylva: Pay my N500,000 if truly you believe in S’court

Dickson to Sylva: Pay my N500,000 if truly you believe in S’court

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says Timipre Sylva, his rival, has not paid him the N500,000 which the supreme court awarded to him four years ago.According to Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Dickson’s chief press secretary, in 2012, five justices of the apex court led by Sylvester Ngwuta, awarded the money against Sylva in the case he brought against the incumbent governor.Sylva [...]

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    Bruce: Reduce our salaries… teachers are more important than politicians

Bruce: Reduce our salaries… teachers are more important than politicians

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has called for a reduction in the salaries of politicians.In a message posted on Facebook, the lawmaker lamented the plight of teachers, saying they deserve better pay.Bruce said Nigeria would be a better country if teachers were properly remunerated.“Nigeria has some of the highest paid politicians and some of the lowest paid teachers. Flip [...]

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    Bayelsa schools remain closed weeks after scheduled resumption

Bayelsa schools remain closed weeks after scheduled resumption

Bayelsa state primary and secondary schools are currently closed over the state government's failure to settle seven months salary arrears of teachers.The 2016/2017 academic year is yet to commence, three weeks after it should have started. [...]

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    EFCC returns Sylva’s 48 houses seized under Jonathan

EFCC returns Sylva’s 48 houses seized under Jonathan

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has retrieved 48 of his property which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seized during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.According to PUNCH, some of the property are located in Wuse II and Maitama, highbrow areas of Abuja.Back then, the commission had slammed 50 charges against the ex-governor and arraigned him before three [...]

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    Bayelsa govt: It’s now clear that Sylva’s claims are false

Bayelsa govt: It’s now clear that Sylva’s claims are false

The Bayelsa state government says it is now clear that Timpire Sylva, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship election, made false claims about winning the poll.Reacting to the appeal court ruling, which upheld the victory of Seriake Dickson, governor of the state, Jonathan Obuebite, commissioner for information, said the verdict has affirmed the mandate of the [...]

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    Dickson floors Sylva at appeal court

Dickson floors Sylva at appeal court

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Seriake Dickson as governor of Bayelsa state, striking out the petition of Timipre Sylva, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Delivering judgment on Thursday, Olukayode Bada, a justice, who led the panel, ruled that Sylva’s petition was frivolous.“I have carefully studied the issues raised by [...]

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    Sylva’s loyalist remanded for ‘criminal defamation’

Sylva’s loyalist remanded for ‘criminal defamation’

Jonah Okah, a Bayelsa state civil servant and loyalist of Timipre Sylva, former governor of the state, was on Thursday remanded in prison for allegedly defaming Ritchie Etonye, accountant of the government house, Bayelsa.Okah had intimated Doifie Buokoribo, Sylva’s media aide, of his arrest on Wednesday, saying it could be as result of a critical comment on Seriake Dickson, governor [...]

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    Sylva’s loyalist arrested in Bayelsa

Sylva’s loyalist arrested in Bayelsa

Jonah Okah, a loyalist of Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has been arrested by the police.Okah disclosed this to Doifie Buokoribo, Sylva’s media aide, on Wednesday, saying he had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).“I have just been picked up by the police from the office of the commissioner of police from Bayelsa state command [...]

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    We are civil in dealing with militants, says military

We are civil in dealing with militants, says military

Operation Delta Safe, the joint military force deployed to the Niger Delta, says it has been professional and civil in dealing with security threats by militant groups.Joseph Okojie, commander of the joint operation, said this in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa, on Tuesday, after a meeting with his unit commanders.He explained that the deployment of troops and equipment noticed on Monday [...]

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    NANS threatens to seal Bayelsa govt house

NANS threatens to seal Bayelsa govt house

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone B has given the Bayelsa state government a seven-day ultimatum to meet the demands of university lecturers in order to avoid sealing government house in the state.Lecturers in the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU) have been on strike for over two months over the non-payment of five months salaries and the inability [...]

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