Nigerian Army and Buratai’s drive on infrastructure

December 12, 2020 Thomas Uzah PhD 0

It will be twisted logic and misplaced sense of judgment of the exact reality to assert that the Nigerian Army is having good times in infrastructural provisions under the supervision of its current Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai. It is more appropriate to say, the Nigerian Army has landed in its best of times on Read More

N17bn loan will develop agric sector, create jobs – Bayelsa govt

November 24, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Government has said that the N17 billion facilities it is processing would boost the state’s economy through the development of its agricultural sector, create jobs and raise its internally generated revenue profile. The Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, stated this while reacting to questions from journalists after rendering the statement of accounts for the income and expenditure Read More

Breaking: Duoye Diri is Bayelsa governor, Supreme Court declares

November 18, 2020 Editor 0

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, dismissed the six appeals filed against governor Duoye Diri and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. In a unanimous judgement by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, the apex court then affirmed Diri and Ewhrudjakpo as governor and deputy governor of Bayelsa state. Justice Ngwuta, in his judgement, predicated the dismissal of the appeals on the withdrawal Read More

NGOs drag Bayelsa govt to Court over state loans, debt profile

November 14, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

A coalition of 45 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Bayelsa state have dragged the Governor Senator Douye Diri, the state House of Assembly and four of his aides before the High Court in Yenagoa on the need to make public the status of the finances, lists of loans obtained and debt profile from 2015 till date. The Four aides to the Read More

INEC: Yakubu, a historian’s journey to history

October 29, 2020 Abdulrahman Abdulrauf 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday announced a fresh and final tenure for Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the INEC chair. ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF looks at what earned the renowned historian a re-appointment and the stakeholders’ views.   It is apposite to say here that Jega, a fellow academic, has set a feat and even a template in election management. The new helmsman Read More

Alamieyeseigha stood for Ijaw nation – Diri

October 11, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri has described the first civilian governor of the state, the late Chief Diepreye Solomon Peter Alamieyeseigha, as a selfless leader that always ensured the interest of the Ijaw nation was placed above other considerations. Speaking in Amassoma during the 5th annual memorial anniversary programme in honour of the former governor in his hometown,  Governor Read More

INEC/Police ready for Bayelsa bye-elections

October 11, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has achieved eighty percent preparations for the upcoming Bayelsa Central and West ​senatorial bye-election slated for October 31, 2020 in the state. Briefing press men at the commission’s state secretariat in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, the state’ Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Cyril Omorogbe noted that apart from sensitive materials that Read More

Court of Apeal: PDP Gov Forum felicitates with gov Diri

October 2, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, under the leadership of Rt.Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal CFR, congratulates Senator Duoye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State over the Court of Appeal verdict setting aside  the Bayelsa State Election Tribunal’s earlier nullification of his election as the Governor of Bayelsa State. In a statement by Director – General of PDP Governors’ Forum, Hon. Read More

Nigeria, Bayelsa anniversary: Gov Diri sues for unity

October 1, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Senator Douye Diri, has emphasised the importance of unity as Nigeria and Bayelsa marked their 60th and 24th anniversaries respectively on Thursday. Governor Diri in a statewide broadcast aired on Yenagoa-based radio stations on Thursday, called on Nigerians and Bayelsans “to emphasise the things that unite us as we have much in common than those things that Read More

Bye-Election: Diri inaugurates campaign council

September 26, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Friday, inaugurated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council for the October 31 Bayelsa Central senatorial bye-election. The council has veteran politician, Chief Diekivie Oboh, as Director-General with a former speaker of the House of Assembly and current Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Konbowei Benson as Deputy Director General (Administration) and Read More

Igali enters bid to become World Wrestling bureau member

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

The President Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Daniel Igali has declared his intention to contest in the upcoming election of the United World Wrestling (UWW) as a board member of the bureau. Igali who disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday when he visited Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare underscored the importance of a Nigerian being at the top Read More

Bayelsa, firm sign MoU to train young farmers

September 11, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Senator Douye Diri, has urged youths in the state to take advantage of his administration’s agricultural drive to develop themselves and the state. Governor Diri stated this Thursday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CSS Integrated Farms Limited for the training of farmers in the state. The governor, in a statement by his Read More

By-election: Dickson picks PDP ticket for Bayelsa West

September 5, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The immediate past fomer Governor of Bayelsa state, Henry Seriake Dickson, has said that​ zoning arrangement has come to stay in Bayelsa West senatorial district, and that it was the turn of Sagbama to produce the next Senator. ​Dickson on Saturday clinched automatic nomination of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Bayelsa West Senatorial District by-election. The returning officer, Barr Read More

NCDC certifies Bayelsa molecular lab

August 29, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated the newly inaugurated Bayelsa state Molecular Laboratory, Research and Diagnostic Centre as a COVID-19 testing laboratory in the country. The facility, which was inaugurated by Governor Douye Diri on Tuesday, brought the number of NCDC accredited laboratories in the country to 66 in 34 states. The NCDC in a letter signed Read More

Bayelsa faults FG on insolvency status

August 26, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Bayelsa state government has described as incorrect federal government’s categorisation of the state as insolvent due to its low internally generated revenue profile. It also restated its call for restructuring of the country to address the current lopsided federalism that denied states, particularly Bayelsa the due revenue from the resources in their land and region. Chairman of the Revenue Read More

Bayelsa poly rector wants FG’s intervention on coastal erosion disaster

August 23, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Federal Polytechnic of Ekowe in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state has called for federal and state government’s intervention over coastal erosion which has claimed ten per cent of the facilities in the premier oil and gas based tertiary institution. The institution said though the polytechnic has the capacity to host 15,000 full-time and part-time students, the Read More

Be calm, I remain Bayelsa gov, Diri tells supporters

August 18, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Douye Diri has said he would appeal Monday’s ruling of the state election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, nullifying his election. The governor said he has instructed his lawyers to file all necessary papers to that effect. Governor Diri, who spoke shortly after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Read More

Breaking – Bayelsa judgement: Diri heads to Appeal

August 17, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said he will appeal Monday’s ruling of the state election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja. Diri said he instructed his lawyers to file the necessary papers.  Governor Diri, who spoke shortly after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) governorship candidate in Read More

Breaking: Disquiet as Tribunal orders fresh guber poll in Bayelsa

August 17, 2020 Editor 0

The election of Governor Duoye Diri has been nullified by the Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Petition Tribunal. The tribunal thereafter ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a bye-election within 90 days. The election was nullified Justice Mohammed Sirajo-led three-man panel based on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, which argued that it was unlawfully excluded from participating Read More

Breaking: Diri remains Bayelsa governor, Tribunal rules

August 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has just affirmed the election of incumbent governor Duoye Diri. The tribunal on Saturday dismissed the petition filed by Owei Tongue Woniwei, the candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. The tribunal delivered by a member of the three-man tribunal, sitting in Abuja, further held Read More

Suspected ritualist invades Bayelsa, targets children manhood

August 6, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

A suspected ritualist has been apprehended in the act of using suspected diabolical ritual handkerchief to steal the manhood of little children in Bayelsa state. He was caught by the Ogobiri vigilante squad in Sagbama Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa state. A social media user, Bodmas Kemepadei who shared the post on Facebook and wrote: “A suspected ritualist has Read More

Bayelsa committed to elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030 – Official

July 28, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

As the world marks Hepatitis day globally, the Bayelsa state has joined to great awareness on viral hepatitis and to recommit on the path of elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030. The world health organization has tagged this year’s theme as “Hepatitis free future”, with a strong focus on preventing hepatitis B among mothers and newborns through safe and effective Read More

Covid-19: We won’t cut Bayelsa workers’ salary – Diri assures

July 27, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Douye Diri on Monday, allayed fears of an impending salary cut for civil servants in the state due to the drop in monthly revenue occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor gave the assurance at a public forum tagged “Citizens Budget Participatory Session on Review of the 2020 Consolidation for Prosperity Budget.” The governor, who explained that Read More