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Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa government heads coronavirus taskforce

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has assumed chairmanship of a special task force on COVID-19 to directly oversee its activities in the state.

Bayelsa outgoing governor offers automatic employment to 104 first class graduands

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has offered automatic employment to 104 First Class graduates of the state-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.

Bayelsa guber: Three persons shot, stabbed in Yenagoa

At least three persons were either shot or stabbed in Opolo Ward 5 in Yenagoa during the election today.

Body of 78-year-old kidnap victim found in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa Police Command has confirmed the death of a 78-year-old woman, Mrs Ayoko Owoko, in the custody of kidnappers in the creeks of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
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Flood: Diseases hit IDPs camp in Bayelsa

Contagious diseases have hit some of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps set up by the Bayelsa State Government as a result of the flood disaster that has hit the state.

Bayelsa students laud Governor Dickson on developmental strides

Pupils of the Government Model Schools, Bayelsa State, have commended Governor Seriake Dickson for changing the narrative of the state through huge investment in Education sector, Infrastructure and other sectors of the economy.

CLO writes Buhari over Bayelsa university killings

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has written to President Muhammadu Buhari calling for an independent probe on the killing at the Bayelsa State owned Niger Delta University (NDU) during last month unrest.

Bayelsa government says will complete cargo airport by August

The Bayelsa State Government on Saturday said its ongoing multi-billion naira Cargo Airport Project would be completed by the end of August.

Amassoma killings: Stop blame game, accept responsibility – Timi Sylva tells Governor Dickson

Mr. Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa State, has denied an allegation by the Bayelsa State government under Governor Seriake Dickson that he was sponsoring acts of instability and destabilisation against the state.

Bayelsa government to probe ex-Governor Sylva’s role in Amassoma crisis

The Bayelsa State Government has concluded plans to probe the role of former governor Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the recent crisis that engulfed Amassoma community in which five persons were confirmed dead.

Governor Dickson uncovers ‘plot to destabilise’ Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Government has accused a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of the state, Timipre Sylva, of allegedly sponsoring acts of destabilisation in the state.

Police blame unrest in Amassoma on unidentified armed men

The Bayelsa State Police Command says the violence witnessed in Amassoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state was a direct aftermath of the infiltration of the university town by unidentified armed men.

Amassoma killings: Police set up probe panel

The Bayelsa State Police Command has set up a probe panel to investigate and unmask the identities of armed men that attacked armed Police that were involved in the peaceful intervention in the protest at Niger Delta University (NDU) Amassoma.

Governor Dickson regrets loss of lives in Niger Delta University protest, pledges resolution of...

The Bayelsa State Government has regretted loss of lives to Niger Delta University (NDU) workers’ protest, promising to resolve crisis in the university located at Amassoma in Southern Ijaw LGA.

Bayelsa government to pay burial expenses of Amassoma protest victims

The Bayelsa State government has said it would pick the bills of the injured and the burial expenses of the victims of the protest by the women and youths of Amassoma at the Niger Delta University, NDU, Wilberforce Island, in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

Niger Delta University to reopen soon as Governor Dickson settles Amassoma crisis

The Bayelsa State Government, on Friday, took positive steps to resolve the crisis that engulfed Amassoma community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

Killings: APC faults Bayelsa government’s position on victims

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has picked holes in the state government’s conclusion that the alleged victims of brutality, including three protesters allegedly shot dead by the police during Tuesday’s protest at the Niger Delta University (NDU) town of Amassoma, Southern Ijaw, were cultists and hoodlums.

Bayelsa APC behind Amassoma violence – PDP

The Bayelsa State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state was a band of cultists, mischief-makers and unscrupulous criminal elements, masquerading under the platform of the APC who do not mean well for the state.

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