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    Dickson backs Ondo ambassadorial nominee with ties to Rivers

Dickson backs Ondo ambassadorial nominee with ties to Rivers

Seriake Dickson, former governor of Bayelsa state, has condemned those opposed to the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to nominate Nimi Akinkugbe as the non-career ambassador nominee from Ondo state. Akinkugbe's nomination elicited debate because she is from Rivers state. Some persons have argued that the president should not have nominated her because of her state of origin -- Nimi, who is [...]

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    Political appointees barricade Bayelsa govt house over unpaid salaries

Political appointees barricade Bayelsa govt house over unpaid salaries

Political appointees from rural development areas (RDAs) in Bayelsa state protested over two months unpaid salaries on Tuesday. The appointees, compromising representatives from the 24 RDAs in the state, barricaded the government house during the protest. The protesters, appointed into office by Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, on October 15 ahead of the gubernatorial election in the state, carried placards with different [...]

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    Wike: Dickson concluded plans to join APC but Sylva blocked him

Wike: Dickson concluded plans to join APC but Sylva blocked him

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has alleged that Seriake Dickson, outgoing governor of Bayelsa state, concluded plans to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum, blocked him. Sylva, a strong APC member in Bayelsa, ran against Dickson twice but lost to the incumbent governor who has been in the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Dickson: It’s an insult to say there was an election in Bayelsa

Dickson: It’s an insult to say there was an election in Bayelsa

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says it is an insult to the people of the state to refer to what happened on November 16 as an election. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday, Dickson alleged security agents conspired with All Progressives Congress (APC) "thugs" to bring already prepared result sheets into the state. David Lyon, candidate of the APC, defeated [...]

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    Dickson: It’s strategic for APC leaders to use Jonathan

Dickson: It’s strategic for APC leaders to use Jonathan

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says it is strategic for leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use ex-President Goodluck Jonathan "to legitimise the illegitimacy that happened on Saturday". Following the victory of David Lyon, candidate of the APC in the Bayelsa governorship election, APC leaders visited the former president at his Bayelsa residence. But speaking at a press conference [...]

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    Dickson-Jonathan ‘face-off’, Southern Ijaw factor — five reasons APC defeated PDP in Bayelsa

Dickson-Jonathan ‘face-off’, Southern Ijaw factor — five reasons APC defeated PDP in Bayelsa

Since 1999 the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has held power in Bayelsa state. But the dominoes fell after Saturday's governorship election in which the All Progressives Congress (APC) clinched victory. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared David Lyon, candidate of the APC, winner of the election. Lyon defeated Duoye Diri, the PDP candidate, winning in six out of the eight local government [...]

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    It’s a sad commentary on our democracy, says Dickson on Bayelsa election

It’s a sad commentary on our democracy, says Dickson on Bayelsa election

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, says the ongoing governorship election in the state is a sad commentary on Nigeria's democracy. The governor said this after casting his vote at ward 2, polling unit 5, Tori-Orua in Sagbama local government area of the state, on Saturday. He alleged that APC thugs hijacked electoral materials and were protected by the military. The governor said election [...]

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    Dickson’s aide resigns — 48 hours to election

Dickson’s aide resigns — 48 hours to election

Kenedy Tonjo-West, senior special adviser to Bayelsa governor on Niger Delta youth matters, has resigned. This is coming a few days to the governorship election in the state. Tonjo-West did not give reasons for the resignation in a letter dated November 13 and addressed to Seriake Dickson, the governor. However, he expressed his appreciation to the governor for giving him the opportunity to [...]

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    Result of guber election will humble Dickson, says APC

Result of guber election will humble Dickson, says APC

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says there is panic in the camp of Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, over the impending a defeat of his candidate in Saturday's governorship election. Oshiomhole spoke at the rally held in support of David Lyon, governorship candidate of the APC, at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa, on Tuesday. The APC chairman mocked [...]

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    Mass resignation hits Dickson’s cabinet — one month to election

Mass resignation hits Dickson’s cabinet — one month to election

At least 10 members of the cabinet of Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, have resigned.  Their resignations come barely a month to the state’s governorship election scheduled to hold November 16.  Among those who resigned are Markson Fefegha, commissioner for mineral resources; Ombu Napoleon, senior special assistant to the governor on community development; Iniruo Ipogi, special assistant on student affairs; Stephen Diver, special [...]

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    Dickson appoints 60 new aides — five weeks to guber poll

Dickson appoints 60 new aides — five weeks to guber poll

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has appointed 60 new special advisers.  This development was announced in a statement signed on Thursday by Fidelis Soriwei, chief press secretary to the governor.  The appointees, drawn from the eight local government areas of the state, Soriwei said would help the government finish well.  “His Excellency the Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, [...]

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    ‘I am on my own’ — Siasia begs FG to rescue mother from abductors

‘I am on my own’ — Siasia begs FG to rescue mother from abductors

Samson Siasia, a former Super Eagles player and coach, says he feels abandoned by the federal government after his mother's kidnap. TheCable had reported on July 15 that Ogere Betty was kidnapped at her Odoni residence in Sagbama, Bayelsa state. The 76-year-old previously been kidnapped in November 2015 and regained her freedom 13 days later. Siasia told TheCable that he is disappointed in Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa [...]

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    Bayelsa spends N6bn yearly on political appointees — same as its health budget

Bayelsa spends N6bn yearly on political appointees — same as its health budget

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa governor, says the state spends about N6 billion annually to service 1,500 political service holders.  NAN quoted the governor as saying this on a radio programme. An analysis of the oil-rich state's 2019 budget by TheCable shows that the budget for the entire health sector is N6 billion. According to Dickson, the huge "political capital" investment is responsible for the [...]

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    ‘Dickson after my life’ — Bayelsa monarch petitions IGP

‘Dickson after my life’ — Bayelsa monarch petitions IGP

Amalate Turner, traditional ruler of Opume kingdom, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa, has accused Seriake Dickson, governor of the state, of threatening his life.  In a petition, through his lawyers, to the inspector-general of police and dated July 17, the king said the governor had issued the threat when he called his son over the telephone.  “Our client is a traditional [...]

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    Dickson: Bayelsa’ll never elect a godless governor

Dickson: Bayelsa’ll never elect a godless governor

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says the people of the state will never elect a godless person as their next governor. Dickson spoke at the conclusion of a three-day prayer and fasting programme organised by the state ahead of the November 16 governorship election. The event held at the Ecumenical Centre, Yenagoa, the state capital. In a statement by Fidelis Soriwei, his [...]

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    Dickson: Bayelsa doesn’t get 13% derivation because NNPC is more powerful than FG

Dickson: Bayelsa doesn’t get 13% derivation because NNPC is more powerful than FG

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, says the most powerful entity in the country is the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and not the federal government. Speaking when he featured in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Dickson said Bayelsa and other oil-producing states get less than the supposed 13 percent oil derivation owing to the supposed might of [...]

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