Federal agencies seek Bayelsa collaboration on secretariat project

August 25, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Federal government parastatals in Bayelsa state have solicited the cooperation of the state government to ease their office accommodation challenges.  Heads of the federal agencies made the request Tuesday in Government House, Yenagoa, during a courtesy visit to Governor Douye Diri.  The governor’s chief press secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a press release, quoted chairman of the association of Heads Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

Diri dedicates COVID-19 response Award to committee

August 18, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

…Commends FG on fire truck Bayelsa state governor Douye Diri has dedicated the Distinguished COVID-19 Response Champion Award conferred on him to the state’s COVID-19 committee in appreciation of their hard work and sacrifice in the fight against the scourge. The award was conferred on the governor in Abuja by the National Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (NAMLS) in recognition Read More

Aviation: Patronise new Bayelsa route, IYC tells oil companies

August 14, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

 The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide has appealed to oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region to patronise the new aviation route to the Bayelsa International Cargo Airport. The IYC President, Peter Timothy Igbifa, in a statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Friday described as historic and commendable the Wednesday’s inaugural commercial flight at the airport. Igbifa, Read More

Jegede vs Akeredolu: A wake up call for APC

August 9, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a product of three political parties that came together in February 2013 and regrouped under a banner of changing the narratives in our democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) originated from The Buhari Organisation (TBO) formed in 2006 by the incumbent Nigerian leader and his political allies, the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Read More

Maritime safety: NIMASA set to commence wreck removal

August 8, 2021 David Agba 0

All is set for the flag-off of an intensive wreck removal exercise in Nigerian waters by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The agency’s Director-General, Dr Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this during a Ministerial retreat organised by the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) in Lagos. Dr. Jamoh also said arrangements had been concluded for the recycling of wrecks and Read More

Breaking: Yerins breaks down in tears ahead BBNaija season 6 ‘Shine Ya Eye’ first eviction night

August 8, 2021 Editor 0

One of the housemates in the ongoing Big Brother Naija season 6 Shine Ya Eye show, Yerimene Abraham Saibakumo popularly known as Yerins on Sunday evening broke down in tears during Dairy Session ahead of first eviction night. Popularly known as Yerins, the Bayelsa state-born medical doctor started weeping uncontrollably when biggie threw a question to him. Aside Yerins, Yousef, Read More

Bayelsa govt’ sets up ecosystem restoration committee

July 25, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Bayelsa state government has inaugurated a five-man committee to draft a blue-print for the Bayelsa Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. This was contained in a statement signed by chairman of the committee Dr. Hephzibah Suobo, at the weekend, saying that the state commissioner for Environment, Mr. lselema Gbaranbiri inaugurated the committee in his office at the new secretariat complex, Ovom, Read More

Bauchi emir lauds Diri on developmental strides in Bayelsa

July 25, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, has commended the Bayelsa state Governor Senator Douye Diri, for embarking on projects that are changing the face of the state and positively impacting on the people. The royal father, who gave the commendation on Sunday in his palace in Bauchi when Governor Diri paid him homage alongside his host, Governor Bala Mohammed, Read More

South Korea’s Envoy visits Bayelsa, explores investment opportunities

July 24, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said great opportunities abound in Bayelsa State for foreign investors. The former Nigerian leader stated this at a state banquet  organised by the Bayelsa state government in honour of the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, on Friday night in Yenagoa. Amb. Young-Chae was on a two-day visit to the state. Describing Bayelsa Read More

PIB: Stop instigating violence in Niger Delta, Bayelsa Senator warns Dickson

July 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi-Eremienyo, has warned former governor of Bayelsa state Senator Henry Seriake Dickson to stop instigating violence in the Niger Delta over the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill ((PIB). Degi-Eremienyo was reacting to a press conference by Dicskon on Thursday where where he accused the Minister of State (Petroleum resources), Chief Timipre Sylva of allegedly Read More

Polygamy as panacea to infidelity?

July 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Monogamy, which is the state of being married to one person at a time, has been the system of marriage commonly practised by many Christians in Nigeria and other African countries. However, it has continued to be cited as one of the reasons wives and husbands engage in infidelity. PAUL OKAH asks if a return to polygamy can curb the Read More

Welfare: Presidential amnesty organizes cooperatives for ex-agitators

June 29, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has commenced a process of constituting ex-agitators into cooperative societies to enable them own, manage their businesses and live above the N65, 000 stipends. Over 60 delegates of ex-agitators selected for the pilot survey of the programme attended a workshop on modalities to own and run cooperatives organised by PAP in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Read More

Former Bayelsa commissioner berates group for issuing 7-day ultimatum to petroleum minister

June 16, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

A former Commissioner in Bayelsa state and Public affairs Commentator, Chief Nathan Egba Ologo, has described the 7-day ultimatum, recently issued to the Hon. Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr Timipre Sylva by a civil rights group, calling for the withdrawal of the nomination of Dr Samuel Ogbuku for the position of Managing Director of the NDDC, as “highly vexatious Read More

Bayelsa to set up environmental guards

June 16, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

In order to check deforestation and other environmental infractions, Bayelsa state government has said it would soon set up a body to be known as Bayelsa State Environmental Vanguard. Governor Douye Diri, who disclosed this on Tuesday during the celebration of this year’s World Environmental Day in the state, lamented the degradation of the environment through oil exploration and exploitation activities Read More

Diri donates operational vehicles to security agencies

June 11, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

…Calls for citizens vigilance As part of efforts to further improve the security situation in the state, Governor Douye Diri, on Thursday, donated 14 operational vehicles to the various security agencies in Bayelsa state.  Senator Diri made the official presentation to the service commanders shortly after the 9th  State Security Council Meeting in Government House, Yenagoa. The governor in a Read More

MHWUN president Biobelemoye crowned Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe

June 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National President of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah has been crowned Ogbodo VIII Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe kingdom, a first class stool in Nembe local government area of Bayelsa state. Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, now to be known as His Royal Majesty, King Biobelemoye Josiah attained the royal stool after defeating two others at Read More

Breaking: New NECO registrar emerges

June 3, 2021 Editor 0

Mr Ebikibina John Ogborodi has been appointed as the acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the governing council of the National Examinations Council (NECO). This is happening two days after the former registrar, Godswill Obioma died after brief illness. A statement by NECO’s head of media, Azeez Sani, said Mr. Ogborodi until his appointment was the Director Special Duties in the council. He said the Read More

Covid-19 new wave: Bayelsa imposes fresh curfew

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Bayelsa state government has announced the imposition of curfew from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am daily, to prevent the spread of the new wave of coronavirus in the state. The Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Chief Ayibaina Duba, announced the development in a statement issued in Yenagoa, on Friday. He said the measure was a precautionary step aimed Read More

Sallah: Diri commends Bayelsa Muslim community on peaceful co-existence

May 14, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has commended the Muslim community in the state for their support to his administration’s anti-grazing law. Governor Diri gave the commendation on Thursday when he hosted Muslim faithful in Government House, Yenagoa, to mark this year’s Id-el-Fitri celebration. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a statement, quoted the governor as saying that Read More

Yiaga Africa, NED host community organisers, young leaders on policy advocacy

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Yiaga Africa with support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), has hosted 35 to 40 entry-level community organizers and young leaders in Nigeria and Cameroon who received training on direct action organizing, leadership, policy advocacy, non-violent change, storytelling and public narrative, coalition building, community mobilization, and digital organizing. During an experience-sharing session at the ongoing YOS 2021, which kicked Read More

Politicising security dangerous – Diri

May 5, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has cautioned against the politicisation of security issues, saying it is inimical to the corporate existence of any country. Senator Diri stated this Tuesday when he received the new Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Obi Egbuchulam and other senior officers of the Nigerian Navy in Government House, Yenagoa. The governor in Read More

Why Nigeria needs more proactive approach for actual investment – Sadiku

May 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Ms Yewande Sadiku has called for a more proactive government’s approach to investors support across federal and state level in converting more announcement to actual investment. The NIPC boss said although investment announcements are not actually investment, it gives an aggregate of investors’ interest in Nigeria and also help to translate Read More

Protect Ijaw interest, Diri charges new INC leadership

May 1, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Senator Douye Diri, has charged the newly elected executive of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) to protect the interest of the Ijaw nation at all times in order to reposition it among ethnic nationalities in Nigeria. Governor Diri gave the charge when the new executive visited him in Government House, Yenagoa, after the INC elective convention on Read More

Okoba death: Autopsy gives Police clean bill of health

April 22, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Bayelsa State Government has received the report of the panel set up last month to unravel the cause of the death of one Mr Samuel Okoba from Ovom community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. The report was presented to the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo in Government House, Yenagoa on Thursday by the Vice Chancellor of Read More