Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    Sylva: Jonathan didn’t want me as gov… once Yar’Adua died, my problems started

Sylva: Jonathan didn’t want me as gov… once Yar’Adua died, my problems started

Timipre Sylva, a former governor of Bayelsa state, says his problems began after the demise of ex-president Umar Musa Yar’Adua.Yar'Adua was elected in 2007 but died in May 2010. Goodluck Jonathan, his vice-president at the time, replaced him as president.The former governor, while speaking at an event — Frank Talk with Timipre Sylva — on Saturday in Abuja, said he started having [...]

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    Defectors need psychiatric test, says Sylva

Defectors need psychiatric test, says Sylva

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, says those defecting from one party to the other need "psychiatric evaluation.”Sylva said this on Thursday while reacting to rumours that he has moved from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement issued by Julius Bokoru, his spokesman, the ex-governor blamed the report on the PDP-led administration [...]

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    Sylva calls for calm after outbreak of violence in Bayelsa community

Sylva calls for calm after outbreak of violence in Bayelsa community

Timipre Sylva, a former governor of Bayelsa, has called for calm following  an outbreak of violence in Okpoama, Brass local government council area of the state.On Sunday, a youth leader reportedly died and scores were injured over an election of youth executives in the community.In a statement, Doifie Buokoribo, spokesman of Sylva, quoted the former governor as describing the incident [...]

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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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    UPDATED: Dickson floors Sylva at supreme court

UPDATED: Dickson floors Sylva at supreme court

The supreme court has upheld the election of Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state.Timipre Sylva, who contested the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenged the victory of Dickson.He had filed a petition at the tribunal, alleging that the election was marred with irregularities.Sylva asked the tribunal to declare him the duly elected governor.But having lost [...]

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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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    Sylva: Me, 48 houses? I only have 3 buildings in Abuja

Sylva: Me, 48 houses? I only have 3 buildings in Abuja

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has denied the report that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) returned 48 houses it seized from him under former President Goodluck Jonathan.Describing the report as “strange, speculative and malicious”, the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain said he only has three houses in the federal capital territory.He threatened to file legal action [...]

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    ‘Only opposition-party members are corrupt’ and other social-media reactions to Sylva’s returned assets

‘Only opposition-party members are corrupt’ and other social-media reactions to Sylva’s returned assets

Twitter has been responding to Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state's retrieval of 48 of his property seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.After EFCC seized the houses, located in choice places in Abuja, it slammed 50-count charges against Sylva. However, the case was struck out late last year, prompting public insinuation that Sylva reclaimed his [...]

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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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    Leave me out of your woes, Dickson tells Sylva

Leave me out of your woes, Dickson tells Sylva

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has accused Seriake Dickson, the incumbent governor of the state, of spreading false reports about him.Sylva, who lost the recent governorship election to Dickson, advised his rival to find a means to resolve the challenges in the state, rather than attacking him.“We have read the irresponsible, baseless and laughable statement issued Thursday by [...]

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    Dickson: Low allocations, Sylva’s N342bn debt affecting my govt

Dickson: Low allocations, Sylva’s N342bn debt affecting my govt

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says the effect of the alleged N342 billion debt inherited from the administration of Timipre Sylva, his predecessor, is beginning to a take toll on his government now that allocations from the federal government had dropped in a drastic manner.He said this would affect his performance in office, explaining that the debt had necessitated [...]

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    Sylva accuses Dickson of causing crisis in APC

Sylva accuses Dickson of causing crisis in APC

Timipre Sylva, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the December governorship election, has accused Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, of destabilising his party.Sylva alleged that Dickson was using moles in the APC to cause internal disaffection and blackmail leaders of the party in Bayelsa.He said rather than focus on governance after being “awarded victory” in the election, [...]

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