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Bayelsa says it’s committed to sports devt

The Bayelsa Government is committed to developing the potentials of the state’s sports men and women as part of efforts to rebuild sports in the state, an official has said.

Bayelsa govt declare N1.864 billion IGR for October

The Bayelsa State Government has declared over N1.864billion as Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) for the month of October 2017 compared to previous months of of Bayelsa State about 700 and 800 million naira.

Bayelsa uncovers 5,000 non-lecturers in Niger Delta University, others

The Bayelsa State Government Committee on Civil Service Reforms, investigating the payroll fraud in the state, has uncovered 5,000 non-academic members of staff at the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, and five other state-owned tertiary institutions.

Bayelsa blames federal govt for delay of November salary

Bayelsa State Government has explained that the November salary for civil servants has been delayed because the Federal Ministry of Finance has not released the monthly federal allocation and the expected Paris Club debt refund to the state.

Bayelsa govt okays proposed public sector reforms

The Bayelsa State Executive Council (SEC), on Wednesday, resolved to go ahead with its public sector reforms, not minding some sponsored protest and opposition against it.

Bayelsa moves against 4204 payroll fraudsters, others

The Bayelsa State Government, yesterday, started moves to implement reforms in the state’s civil service.

NLC lied on backlog of salaries – Bayelsa govt

The Bayelsa State Government, on Sunday, faulted claims by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) that the state is one the worst states with backlog of salaries unpaid.

No plans to stop free education in Ondo – Governor Akeredolu

The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has refuted the reports that his administration has concluded plans to stop free education for the students of public schools in the state.

Bayelsa govt decries low enrolment in National ID Card scheme

The Bayelsa government on Thursday described the residents’ apathy to the ongoing enrolment in the National Identity Card scheme as “appalling.”

Frustrated herdsmen state readiness to vacate Benue valley

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Benue chapter, says its members are ready to leave the Benue valley as the November 1 deadline for the implementation of the state’s Anti-Open Grazing Law draws nearer.

Special courts to try over 6,000 Bayelsa suspected payroll fraudsters

At least 6,280 suspected payroll fraudsters and employment racketeers in the civil service in Bayelsa are to face special courts currently being set up by the Bayelsa State Government, according to a report.

Governor Dickson sets up special court to prosecute payroll fraud in Bayelsa

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has authorised the establishment of special court to fast track the prosecution of those indicted in the payroll fraud in the state civil service.

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.

Bayelsa suspends all health activities in schools over monkeypox vaccination rumour

The Bayelsa State Government on Friday announced the suspension of all forms of medical outreach program in public and private schools throughout the state.


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