News - Bayelsa state

Police High Command Redeploys Mbu Joseph Mbu To Lagos, Ogun States

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Police High Command has redeployed Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu, former AIG Zone 7, Abuja and former Commissioner of Police to Lagos as the AIG in charge of Zone 2 comprising Lagos and Ogun States ahead of the 2015 general elections. Mr. Tunde Ogunshakin, former AIG in charge of Training was...

Some Statesmen Speak And Behave Like Motor Park Touts - Jonathan

4 years ago /
Politics 

Responding to his critics, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said the utterances of some elder statesmen cast them out as “ordinary motor-park touts and politicians.”  The president said this while speaking at an audience with a delegation of the Northern Elders Council (NEC), led by Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, which visited him at...

Dickson Sacks 2 Female Appointees In Bayelsa

4 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

In Bayelsa State, the cold war between the State governor Seriake Dickson and the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, yesterday turned ugly with the sack of the state commissioner for local government, Mrs Marie Ebikake, and the special adviser on Federal Government Projects, Chief Remi Kuku, over alleged divided loyalty. The...

 

Jonathan’s Suspends Presidential Campaign Committee Inauguration

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the inauguration of his presidential campaign committee billed to hold at 2:00pm today, following the death of his junior sister, Mrs. Nancy Jonathan-Obei. The dignitaries who had gone to the Legacy House, the president’s campaign headquarters in Maitama waited until 3:00pm for the arrival of the...

Nigeria's Future Is Bright Says Jonathan

4 years ago /
Politics 

Despite our numerous challenges facing us as a nation,President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday assured Nigerians  that she will overcome those challenges and arrive at the Promised Land. The president, who participated in the first Sunday of the year service at St. Stephens Anglican Church, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, acknowledged that huge potentials...

Communities In Nembe LGA Bayelsa State Reject Agip's Christmas Gift

4 years ago /
Nation 

Communities in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Sunday rejected a goat and 10 bags of rice presented to the elders and people of the area by the management of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NOAC, for Christmas celebration. In a statement in Nembe, the Chairman of Nembe Oil...

Buhari Calls On Nigerians To Unite To Rescue And Rebuild Nigeria During Acceptance Speech

4 years ago /
Politics 

General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on all Nigerians to be united in building a new Nigeria. He made this appeal during his acceptance speech after he was declared as the presidential candidate during the party's national convention that held in Lagos, southwest,...

Bayelsa: Timipre Sylva, Two Others Confirmed As Senatorial Candidates For APC

4 years ago /
Politics 

Chief Timipre Sylva, Ex governor of Bayelsa State was yesterday confirmed as the senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for Bayelsa East Senatorial district. Also for the Bayelsa West Central senatorial districts, former local government chairmen of the Ekeremor Local Government Area, Hon. Eddie Julius and Prince Preye Aganaba...

FIRS Decries Bayelsa Business Operators Not Paying Tax

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Monday decried the attitude of business operators in Bayelsa not paying tax. In a statement issued in Lagos, the Controller of the Bayelsa State Office of the FIRS, Mr Patrick Iroro, lamented that firms in Bayelsa often shut their offices to FIRS officials. Iroro said...

 

Sen. Paulker, Ben Murray Bruce Win PDP Ticket In Bayelsa

4 years ago /
Politics 

Sen. Emmanuel Paulker (Bayelsa Central) and Mr Ben Murray Bruce representing Bayelsa East, have won their bid to contest the 2015 senate election in the PDP primaries conducted on Sunday in Bayelsa. However Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri (Bayelsa West) lost his re-election bid to the upper legislative chamber to Mr Foster Ogola...

Profile Of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan - GCFR

4 years ago /
Nation 

Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR, BNER, GCON was born on the 20th of November 1957. He is a Nigerian politician who has been President of Nigeria since 2010. Prior to his role as President, he served as Governor of Bayelsa State from 2005 to 2007 and as Vice-President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. Jonathan is a member of the...

Vice President Submits Jonathan’s Forms, Tambuwal Accepts Challenge

5 years ago /
Politics 

In a tactical move to showcase the unity between them, Vice President Namadi Sambo friday in Abuja on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan submitted the President’s Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to contest for the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential ticket at its National Convention slated for December 10. On the...

Vice President, PDP Senators And Ministers Submits President Jonathan Nomination Forms

5 years ago /
Politics 

Namadi Sambo, the Vice President of Nigeria on Friday submitted President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s presidential nomination and expression of interest form to the national leadership of the People Democratic Party. The forms are to enable the President vie for the party’s nomination at the primary scheduled for December 10 and 11...

Suspected Cultists Kill 2 Persons In Separate Attacks In Bayelsa

5 years ago /
Security 

Suspected cultists have killed two persons in separate attacks that occurred on Tuesday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa. Confirming the incident on Wednesday to newsmen, Mr Alex Akhigbe, Police Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa State Police Command, said his men were working to unravel the mystery behind the killing. “I am out of...

President Jonathan To Collect PDP Nomination Form For 2015 Presidential Elections Tomorrow

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will tomorrow, Thursday, October 30 pick up the PDP nomination form for the 2015 Presidential elections.  President Jonathan thanks all Nigerians, members of the PDP, friends, associates, and all groups who in sincere appreciation of the achievements of the administration in the last four years, have been...

Niger Delta Pirates Seize Police Gunboat, Kill Four Policemen

5 years ago /
Security 

Suspected pirates in the Niger Delta region at the weekend continued to unleash attacks on barges and boats along the Nembe waterways in Bayelsa,abducting six oil workers and four policemen. It was gathered that the pirates have also dispossessed the policemen of a gunboat during the attack. Two separate attacks reportedly occurred...

I Fell Out With Patience Jonathan Because I Refuse To Share Rivers State Money With Her - Amaechi

5 years ago /
Politics 

Rivers State Governor and Chairman of a faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has alleged that his refusal to surrender the state coffers to Dame Patience Jonathan led to the problem he was having with the Presidency. He also blamed the resurgence in militancy and kidnapping on the...

Zamfara Governor, Yari, Heads 19-man APC Convention Committee

5 years ago /
Politics 

All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday inaugurated a committee that would help to organise its extraordinary convention slated for October 29. Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, who heads the 19-man committee is saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the constitution amendment of the party. It is also expected to handle other activities leading to the...

First Lady, Patience Jonathan Resigns As Bayelsa's Permanent Secretary

5 years ago /
Nation 

The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has resigned her appointment as a Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service. It was gathered that the resignation may have been as a result of a political fallout with the Governor of the state, Mr. Seriake Dickson. Dickson had in July 2012, five months...