Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tag "Seriake Dickson"

    Minister tackles Bayelsa governor over salary, pension arrears

Minister tackles Bayelsa governor over salary, pension arrears

Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture and rural development, has criticised the Bayelsa state government over its inability to pay workers' salaries.In a statement on Tuesday, George Oji, media aide to the minister, noted that Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, has received N1.2 trillion from the federation account from 2012 to 2017.Lokpobiri said Seriake should be able to pay [...]

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    Tambuwal: How Dickson lobbied for Jonathan to become acting president

Tambuwal: How Dickson lobbied for Jonathan to become acting president

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, says the emergence of Goodluck Jonathan as acting president was due to the actions of some people including Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa.Jonathan became acting president in 2010 after his principal, Umar Musa Yar'adua, died.Speaking on Sunday when he paid Dickson a condolence visit to commiserate the death of his mother, Tambuwal said Dickson approached [...]

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    Interrogating ‘Change’: ‘Genital test’ revisited 

Interrogating ‘Change’: ‘Genital test’ revisited 

Talk is cheap, according to a common wisecrack.At a time hierarchs of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party would probably be seen scratching their heads in search of answers whenever asked to furnish tangible dividends of the “Change” extravagantly promised in 2015, how soul-lifting that there remain folks truly committed to filling the void.Through personal examples, these exemplars - [...]

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    ‘Mr President, you are wrong’ — Dickson tackles Buhari over comment on restructuring

‘Mr President, you are wrong’ — Dickson tackles Buhari over comment on restructuring

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari on restructuring is a threat to the country's stability.When he hosted Niger Delta elders at the presidential villa in Abuja two weeks back, the president said those agitating for restructuring have ulterior motive."You mentioned something, which is topical these days; the restructuring of Nigeria. Every group [...]

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    Dickson to FG: Review revenue sharing formula if you want states to pay minimum wage

Dickson to FG: Review revenue sharing formula if you want states to pay minimum wage

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, says there is a need to review the revenue sharing formula currently in use to enable state governments pay wages to workers.A statement by Francis Ottah Agbo, his chief press secretary, said the governor made this statement at the state’s workers’ day celebration themed, ‘Labour Movement in National Development: Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win’.Gboribiogha [...]

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    Dickson woos foreign investors, says Bayelsa is world’s investment secret

Dickson woos foreign investors, says Bayelsa is world’s investment secret

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has invited foreign investors to his state.Dickson extended an invitation to the investors at the ongoing 6th edition of the Africa CEO Forum holding in Abidjan, capital of Cote D'Voire.The governor called on African entrepreneurs to take advantage of the "investment-friendly" atmosphere in Bayelsa.He said his participation at the Africa CEO Forum was in [...]

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    Dickson: History will be unkind to PDP if it fails to defeat APC in 2019

Dickson: History will be unkind to PDP if it fails to defeat APC in 2019

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, says history will be unkind to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if  it fails to produce a presidential candidate capable of defeating the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.Francis Ottah Agbo, chief press secretary of the governor, quoted Dickson as saying this while reacting to the exit of Jerry Gana, a former information minister, and Tunde Adeniran, [...]

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    The Bayelsa children are coming

The Bayelsa children are coming

The debate on the corrosive impact of social media is certainly not about to end. It continued last week in the little aquatic city of Yenagoa at a colloquium hosted by the Bayelsa State Government as part of activities marking the sixth anniversary of the Seriake Dickson administration.The theme was: Managing Government Information In This Volatile New Media Age [...]

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    Dickson: What FG calls oil blocks are ‘ancestral properties’ of Niger Delta

Dickson: What FG calls oil blocks are ‘ancestral properties’ of Niger Delta

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says oil blocks in the country are “ancestral properties” of the Niger Delta.Dickson said this at the foundation laying ceremony of Aziken Petroleum Refinery project at Obunagha Gbarian, Yenagoa, the state capital.Former President Olusegun Obasanjo laid the foundation for the project which is expected to take off in 2019.Calling on the federal government to [...]

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    Dickson: Bayelsa airport to be open for business by June

Dickson: Bayelsa airport to be open for business by June

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, says the first airplane will land at the state's international airport by June 2018.According to a statement signed by Francis Otta, his spokesman, the governor made this statement while at the state's monthly 'Night of Praise'.He said his government had already set aside funds for the completion of the airport with a 3.5km runway.Dickson said [...]

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    2019 election will be a referendum on restructuring, says Dickson

2019 election will be a referendum on restructuring, says Dickson

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says the 2019 presidential election is going to be a referendum on restructuring.Dickson said this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists after a four-hour meeting of Ijaw leaders which held at the country home of Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader, at Kiagbodo, Bayelsa.The governor said the Ijaw leaders resolved to support any candidate who [...]

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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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    Dickson: I reported some criminals to Buhari but FG beefed up security around them

Dickson: I reported some criminals to Buhari but FG beefed up security around them

Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor, has accused leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of perpetrating crimes under the cover of the federal government.In a statement issued by Francis Agbo, his spokesman, the governor alleged that the federal government had been politicising national security.He said that leaders of the ruling party have taken advantage of “dysfunctional” Nigerian state to sponsor [...]

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    Dickson says there’s a lot unnecessary controversy over $1bn insurgency fund

Dickson says there’s a lot unnecessary controversy over $1bn insurgency fund

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says there is a lot of unnecessary controversy over the $1 billion approved to fight  insurgency.Governors of the 36 states were said to have endorsed the plan but Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has denied any involvement in the approval.He even filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja, challenging the decision of his colleagues [...]

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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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    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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