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Monkeypox patient commits suicide at quarantine centre in Bayelsa

One of the patients of the viral disease, monkeypox, at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa State has committed suicide, the state government said on Monday.

Igbo Day: How police chief averted crisis in Bayelsa

The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, Mr. Asuquo Amba, at the weekend, waded into the crisis rocking the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, state chapter.

Two workers injured in Nigeria’s oil platform fire

At least two oil workers were injured in an early morning fire outbreak at an oil rig operated by Consolidated Oil, an indigenous oil firm at Akassa, Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Friday, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Pirates attack commercial boat, kill two in Bayelsa

Suspected sea pirates have attacked a commercial boat in Bayelsa State killing two persons.

Police search for personnel after attack in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa state Command of the Nigeria Police said on Sunday that one of its men is still missing after the attack on a combined team of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Policemen by sea-pirates at Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state.

Court jails paedophile eight years for defiling two minors

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, has sentenced a 40-year-old man identified only as Godbless to eight years in prison for defiling underage boy and girl.

Gunmen attack Bayelsa community, abduct boat owner, injure many

Unknown gunmen have struck again in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State abducting a local boat owner, identified as Chief John Okotoro, in the area.

Sallah: Police reiterate commitment to security in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa Police Command is committed the security of lives and property during and after the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, its spokesman, DSP Asinim Butswat, has assured.

Ex-Bayelsa Ag. Gov. Seibarugu injured as assassins storm residence

Masked gunmen on Tuesday, attacked the home of a former acting governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Wenipreye Seibarugu, in Okaka, Yenagoa, the state capital.

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