News - Bayelsa state

Bayelsa Politicians Defect To APC

5 years ago /
Politics 

Some top PDP members in Bayelsa State including Senator Clever Ikisikpo representing Bayelsa east senatorial district have joined The All People’s Congress. Announcing their decision on Wednesday at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, the PDP defectors say they left because of what they described as the high handedness and arrogance...

Jonathan Attends Wedding Of Special Advicer

5 years ago /
Nation 

The union of the Jonathans, Turnahs and the angayes will cement the bond of love existing among faily members in bayelsa state and even beyond. President Goodluck Jonathan expressed this view at the wedding ceremony of Special Adviser On Youth Matters to the Managing Director of NDDC, George turnah and Timirupre...

 

No Plan To Contest Governorship, Says AlamieyeSegha

5 years ago /
Politics 

Former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieye Segha, says recent speculation that he plans to contest Bayelsa’s governorship in 2016 is laughable. Speaking exclusively to Ait’s Ovieteme George in Abuja, he former governor said elders in the state must assume advisory roles....

 

Bayelsa State Governor Swears In New EXCO Members

5 years ago /
Nation 

Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson has for total commitment for members of the state executive in his quest to enthrone transformation in the state. Dickson made the call during the swearing in ceremony of the commissioner for information and 2 special advisers in in Yenagoa the state capital....

 

Bayelsa: Sea Encroachment

5 years ago /
Nation 

The people of Agge community in Ekeremor council area in Bayelsa state are crying out to the federal government and the Niger delta development commission for urgent intervention over the encroachment of the sea into their land. In a peaceful protest, elders and youths of the area also accused the contractor...

 

President Goodluck Commissions Library In Bayelsa

5 years ago /
Education  Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has commissioned the professor Bruce Powell library in Otuoke, Bayelsa State. He described the library, which was built by the late presidential aide on research, strategy and documentation, Oronto Douglas, as a means of providing academic wealth and capacity building....

Election Security

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, has assured Nigerians of credible supplementary polls in Abia, Imo and Taraba states on Saturday. Jega gave the assurance when he played host to the new acting inspector general of police Solomon Arase at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Jega...

 

FG/APC technical Team Begins Work

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government/ APC technical sub-committee on transition have been in crucial meetings at the Presidential Villa. The Federal Government team led by the SGF, including the FCT Minister, Minister of Water Resources, Housing and Urban Development, Aviation, DG, BPE, former special adviser Media to the President, Ima Niboro, amongst others. The...

 

Ex-Militants Pledge Peace

5 years ago /
Nation 

Ex-militants under the Federal Government Phase Two Amnesty Programme have resolved to help maintain peace and order in the Niger Delta region, and by extension the nation, despite the outcome of the just concluded presidential election in the country. The ex-militants made the declaration during a meeting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa...

President Jonathan Pays Visit To Oronto Douglas' Family

5 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the house of his special adviser on research, documentation and strategy, Late Oronto Douglas in Abuja where he described him as a good man. The President who was accompanied by Vice President, Namadi Sambo said Oronto contributed positively to national development. Other early callers to the house...

Seriake Dickson Urges Political Appointees To Deliver Polling Units For PDP

5 years ago /
Politics 

All political appointees in Bayelsa State have given marching order to deliver all the polling booths in favour of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP during Saturday’s state house of assembly election. Governor Seriake Dickson handed down this directive at a meeting with the political appointees and candidates for the election...

Bayelsans Not Happy With Presidential Polls

5 years ago /
Nation 

Few days after the Independent National Electoral Commission announced the results of the presidential election, people in Bayelsa State are claiming that President Goodluck Jonathan lost due to irregularities in the conduct of the elections in some parts of the country. Others however, described President Jonathan as a statesman of un-common...

2015 Election: Card Readers Reject President Jonathan's PVC

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Embarrassing scenes were witnessed at Otuoke, Bayelsa state, home town of Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan as the elections card reader at the president ‘s polling unit refused to work. The President, his wife, mother and other members of the family were bemused by the development, further compounded by the fact that...

Bayelsa: Turnah On PVCs Collection

5 years ago /
Nation 

The youth leader of the Ogbia ethnic nationality, George Turnah wants the people of Bayelsa State and Nigeria in general to collect their permanent voter cards and vote President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election. George Turnah said this when a delegation of Ogbia local government counsellors forum paid...

 

Petrol Scarcity Bites Harder Across Nigeria

5 years ago /
Nation 

The group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission, NNPC Joseph Dauda says the fuel scarcity being presently experienced in cities across Nigeria will be brought under control in a matter of days. But the situation at the petrol stations does not seem solvable anytime soon as the NNPC chief...

 

Fuel Scarcity

5 years ago /
Nation 

Fuel scarcity is biting real hard in Bayelsa state, particularly Yenagoa its capital. While some of the filling station do not have the product, a few others are selling at between 115 naira per litre. While the NNPC mega station maintains its 87 naira per litter, elsewhere, 10 litter of...

 

Bayelsa Cholera Outbreak: Government Commend NDDC

5 years ago /
Health  Nation 

The Bayelsa State government has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for its prompt response to the outbreak of cholera in Segbama and Southern Ijaw local government areas of the state. The commission of the Health, Ayebatonye Owei expressed the state government’s appreciation while receiving drugs and medical supplies in...

DSS Takes Ex-Governor Of Bayelsa State Into Custody

5 years ago /
Nation 

Department of State Services have taken into costody a former governor of Bayelsa State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timipre Sylva. Though the reasons were not know, he was said to have been whisked away by DSS personnel to an unknown location.  When called, the Deputy Director, DSS, Public Relations,...

2015 Elections: Victory For Buhari, Peterside Certain – Amaechi

5 years ago /
Politics 

Rivers State Governor and Director-General of Buhari Campaign Organisation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi says victory for Gen.Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria and Dr. Dakuku Peterside as Rivers State governor is inevitable in the forthcoming February 14th and 28th 2015 general elections. Amaechi stated this yesterday adding that the...

Arrest Asari, Tompolo, BoyLoaf, Others Over War Threats - Danjuma

5 years ago /
Nation 

Former minister of defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma has called for the immediate arrest of the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Mujahid Dokubo-Asari; Victor Ben Ebikabowei aka Boy Loaf; Government Ekpudomenowei aka Tompolo and others over recent war threats by the ex-Niger Delta militants. Danjuma made the...