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    Buhari received me as one of his sons, says Diri after Aso Rock visit

Buhari received me as one of his sons, says Diri after Aso Rock visit

Duoye Diri, governor of Bayelsa state, says President Muhammadu Buhari received him as one of his sons when he paid him a visit at the presidential villa on Tuesday. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting, Diri said the visit was his first to the president since he assumed office. Diri was sworn in as governor of Bayelsa after the supreme [...]

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    Assessing Diri’s ‘olive branch’ in Bayelsa

Assessing Diri’s ‘olive branch’ in Bayelsa

BY RAYMOND NKANNEBE Save for his decision not to form a cabinet at least until another three months, not many would argue that the newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa state, Duoye Diri has not started well in the discharge of what some might call an assignment of providence given the circumstances in which he eased through Creek Haven last week. [...]

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    Diri appoints former Bayelsa speaker as SSG

Diri appoints former Bayelsa speaker as SSG

Duoye Diri, governor of Bayelsa, has appointed Friday Benson, a former speaker of the state house of assembly, as secretary to the state government. Daniel Alabrah, the governor's acting chief press secretary, announced this in a statement on Thursday. He said the governor also appointed Irorodamie Komonibo as principal secretary, Benson Agadaga as the governor's chief of staff, while Peter Akpe was appointed [...]

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    ‘Don’t blame my running mate’ — Lyon speaks on s’court judgement

‘Don’t blame my running mate’ — Lyon speaks on s’court judgement

David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa state, has asked people not to blame Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, his running mate, for his removal.  Although Lyon was declared winner of the election, the supreme court sacked him on the grounds that his running mate presented forged documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Twenty-four hours later, [...]

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    ‘It’s against natural justice’ — MEND asks s’court to reinstate Lyon as Bayelsa gov-elect

‘It’s against natural justice’ — MEND asks s’court to reinstate Lyon as Bayelsa gov-elect

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has asked the supreme court to reinstate David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. Last Thursday, Lyon was sacked by the apex court on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, his running mate, presented forged credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Douye Diri, candidate [...]

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    FULL TEXT: The supreme court judgment that sacked Lyon as Bayelsa governor-elect

FULL TEXT: The supreme court judgment that sacked Lyon as Bayelsa governor-elect

Just 24 hours before his inauguration as governor of Bayelsa state, the supreme court nullified the election of David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who was declared winner of the governorship election in the state in November 2019. Lyon was expected to take over the leadership of the state from Seriake Dickson, the incumbent, whose tenure expires on [...]

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    ‘PDP members who abandoned us should return’ — Diri reacts to s’court victory

‘PDP members who abandoned us should return’ — Diri reacts to s’court victory

Duoye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election, has waved the olive branch to former members of his party who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Diri, who is expected to be sworn in as governor of the state, made the comment following the supreme court sack of David Lyon, his APC rival. According [...]

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    PHOTOS: Jonathan hosts APC governors in Otuoke

PHOTOS: Jonathan hosts APC governors in Otuoke

Former President Goodluck Jonathan hosted two governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his residence in Otuoke, Bayelsa state, on Sunday. They are Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state and Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi. Badaru is the chairman of the APC campaign council for the Bayelsa governorship election, while Bagudu is also on the campaign. Ita Enang, a former presidential [...]

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