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Shifted Polls: Bayelsa lauds INEC, says it’s a listening agency

Senator Iroegbu    The Bayelsa State Government has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for shifting the governorship election earlier slated for November 2 to November 16, 2019. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson in a statement on Friday said the action of the commission is a welcome development

Flood: NAF Extends Medical Outreach To 4,000 Victims In Bayelsa

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has extended its medical and surgical outreach to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Igbogene Community in Yenagoa Local Government Area (LGA) of Bayelsa State. This is in furtherance of the NAF’s humanitarian efforts geared towards alleviating the suffering of the victims of the recent flood

Jonathan hosts former president Obasanjo in Bayelsa

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has visited former President Goodluck Jonathan at his home in Bayelsa State. Jonathan and his wife, Patience, welcomed the elder statesman who was in their home for a private dinner. Earlier before the visit, Obasanjo inaugurated a government specialist hospital in the state and unveiled the Bayelsa Heliport which

Dickson backs FG, demands state police

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has joined the agitation for the establishment of state police in Nigeria. According to him, the prevailing security situation and the need for an effective response to the current crime challenge have made it mandatory for the establishment of state police in

Criminality: Bayelsa arrests 8,500 suspects in six years

•Politicians should desist from violence, says Commissioner Babatunde Abiodun  The Bayelsa State Government reiterates commitment to zero tolerance to crime, criminality, as state security outfit discloses arrest of 8,500 suspects in six years Over 8,500 suspects have been arrested in the last six years for various criminal offence by Bayelsa State Security outfit code-named, Operation

Niger Delta: Gov. Dickson vows to expose politicians behind militants, attacks

  Jude Johnson   The Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Monday threatened to name and shame politicians who are arming and supporting criminal elements in the society.   He commended the gallantry of the security forces and their contribution to peace, security and development but lamented that some political leaders were engrossed in comprising

Judge withdraws from Justice Nganjiwa’s N81m bribery case

Babatunde Opalana  The trial of Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa of the Federal High Court, Bayelsa Division could not continue today, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, as the trial judge, Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, disclosed that the case file had been transferred to another court. According to Wilson Uwujaren,

Anti-graft war: ‘Vengeful agenda won’t go unchallenged’-Diezani (full statement)

 By Diezani Allison-Madueke Editor's note: After several media reports linking her to questionable properties and investments, Nigeria's former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, has broken her silence in this detailed response to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).     Her statement in full: I have up till now chosen to maintain my

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