Nigeria Immigration plants multiple trees in Bayelsa

January 14, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

Authorities of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Bayelsa state have launched a beautification campaign of the command operational offices with the planting of over 30 trees in the state. The NIS, under the leadership of Comptroller James Sunday at the weekend embarked on massive green project by planting trees around the command landscaped areas.       The command in Read More

In Bayelsa, governor awards scholarship to 3-year-old girl

December 24, 2022 Joy Emmanuel, Yenagoa 0

An impressed Governor Douye Diri has awarded scholarship to a three-year-old girl, Zoe Ebimie-Eleke, following her excellent performance at the state’s Christmas Carol of Nine Lessons on Friday night. The event held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa featured little Zoe, who did a rendition on the “A to Z of Jesus Christ.”  The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Read More

Bayelsa flood: Matters arising

December 7, 2022 Carl Umegboro 0

Amid trauma the people of Bayelsa state faced recently as a result of devastating flood, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, said the state was not among the listed 10 worst-affected states in the country for emergency reliefs which had positioned Jigawa state as the number one. The comment generated uproar with a series Read More

NYSC deploys 1,200 corps members to Bayelsa

December 7, 2022 Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,200 corps members to Bayelsa state for the 2022 Batch C, stream II national service year. The NYC warned that Corps members should guide against cultism, drug abuse and other social vices. The NYSC acting DG, who was represented by the Bayelsa state coordinator, Mr Muhammed Adamu Jiya, reminded the corps members Read More

Timipre Sylva, Nabena root for Tinubu, lament under-development in Bayelsa

December 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Bayelsa state and Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, has faulted the incumbent Governor Douye Diri over state of infrastructure and development of the state. Chief Sylva said the governor does not know what to do with “the stolen mandate of APC in Bayelsa.” Also, the former APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Yekini Nabena, Read More

Bayelsa community accuses NSCDC personnel of killing 3 youth

November 7, 2022 Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa 0

Elders and leadership of Adiegbe community in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa state have accused six personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) of alleged involvement in the killing of three youth of the community over alleged involvement in bunkering and oil theft. The community said the accused NSCDC personnel, numbering six and attached to Tantita Read More

Letter to President Buhari on Bayelsa land dispute

October 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

We, the people of Igbomotoru community, Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state, mindful of the importance of peace to the overall development of our communities and the country in general, write you this letter to immediately intervene in serving justice to those who indeed are deserving of it. We believe that justice well served is the cornerstone of Read More

Bayelsa seeks more investments by Shell

July 15, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

Bayelsa State Government has called for better collaboration with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) to enable more investments in the state, and to give more value to people of Bayelsa. The state’s Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, made the call during a business meeting with the management of SPDC in Port Harcourt, recently. “The relationship between Bayelsa State Read More

APC petitions INEC, demands Mike Igini’s dismissal within 48hrs

July 8, 2022 Editorial II 0

A ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding dismissal of its Akwa Ibom state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, within 48 hours. The petition is signed by APC Zonal Organising Secretary, South-south, Dr. Blessing Agbomhere.  The letter addressed to the chairman of the commission accused Mr. Igini of “incessant acts of biasness, injustice, Read More

Diri: The puritan In Bayelsa’s creek haven

June 6, 2022 Daniel Alabrah 0

Two days before his 61st birthday on June 4 two years ago, my phone rang about 3pm. It was His Excellency on the line. Without hesitation, I accepted the call. After the usual courtesies, I listened attentively to the soft but firm voice on the other end. His Excellency addressed me formally. “CPS, please be informed that I do not Read More

What happened to Bayelsa state anti kidnapping law?

May 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Laws are made to be obeyed for the good of all and where not obeyed, there should be enforcement, but such is not about some extant laws in Bayelsa state. JOY EMMANUEL examines such laws. Indeed, it is one thing to enact good laws that looks human in order to govern a society; yet, another problem is implementing or enforcing Read More

We are tired of unresolved murders in Bayelsa, APC guber aspirant cries out

April 28, 2022 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governorship hopeful on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebegha Tarelayefa, has expressed sadness over the killing of an APC chieftain, Sunday Frank-Oputu, saying the state was tired of unresolved murders. He said the recent brutal killing of Frank-Oputu in his sleep at his residence in Yenagoa, the state capital, must be subjected to thorough investigations. Read More

Gunmen assassinate APC chieftain in Bayelsa

April 27, 2022 Joy Emmanuel 0

Gunmen suspected to be assassins have allegedly killed one Hon. Sunday Frank-Oputu, a strong supporter of a suit contesting the legality of the recently conducted ward, local government and state congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a Bayelsa state High Court. Hon. Frank-Oputu who is cheiftain of the APC and an indigene of Igbomotoru community in Southern Ijaw Read More

HOMEF raises concern over another Agip spill in Bayelsa

March 25, 2022 John Oba 0

Health of Mother Earth Foundation, (HOMEF) has raised concern over another oil spill by Agip PLC at Lasukugbene, a community in Southern Ijaw area of Bayelsa State following the burst of pipelines. The Foundation in a statement signed by the Media/ Communication Lead, Kome Odhomor, said the spill has sadly been unattended to since February 3rd it occurred, even though Read More

Bayelsa partners Sterling Bank, Zipline, others to expand medical access

February 1, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Bayelsa State Government has partnered with Sterling Bank Plc, Zipline, a global leader in instant logistics, Drugstoc and Health Spaces to implement a transformation agenda in the state’s healthcare system under a Health Supply Chain Consortium. According to the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the Health Supply Chain Consortium will invest in the transformation of Bayelsa State healthcare supply chain by Read More

Abducted Bayelsa commissioner Otokito regains freedom

January 25, 2022 Joy Emmanuel 0

The abducted Bayelsa Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Mr. Federal Otokito has regained freedom. His abductors released him on Monday five days after he was kidnapped from his Otuokpoti community residence in Ogbia local government area. Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, Ben Nebolisa, and State Director of the Department of State Services, Mohammed Abdullahi, presented Otokito to Governor Douye Diri on Read More

‘Bayelsa multi-billion cassava factory to train, employ PAP delegates’

November 17, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The interim administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd), Wednesday said the 60-metric ton daily Cassava Processing Factory in Bayelsa will train and employ PAP delegates on cassava farming and starch processing. The factory, which is fortified with modern equipment to process starch from cassava, was built by the Bayelsa state government at Ebedebiri, Sagbama local government area, Read More

AITEO commended over oil spill intervention

November 11, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Again, AITEO Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEC), has been commended over its prompt intervention and report on its Sanya Babara South Well 01 located in Nembe local government area of Bayelsa state. In a statement made available to newsmen in Yenagoa through the company’s media contact, Mr. Ndiana Matthew, the spill which occurred on the 9th of Nov.2021, was Read More

Diri presents N310.7bn 2022 budget to Bayelsa Assembly

October 21, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, Wednesday, presented a 2022 appropriation bill of N310.7 billion to the state House Assembly. Tagged: “Budget of Sustainable Growth,” the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure have the highest allocation of N51 billion to drive the critical infrastructure programme of his administration. The Ministry of Agriculture was allotted N12 billion, followed by education and Read More

Diri presents N301.7bn 2022 budget

October 20, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor Senator Douye Diri, Wednesday, presented a 2022 Appropriation Bill of N310.7 billion to the state House Assembly. It is tagged: “Budget of Sustainable Growth” with the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure having the highest allocation of N51 billion to drive the critical infrastructure programme of his administration. The Ministry of Agriculture was allotted N12 billion followed by Read More