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Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Soldiers invade, raze Bayelsa community — in pictures

Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.

Nigeria inflation rises to 11.98 per cent

Inflation in Nigeria rose to a 19-month high in December, as prices continued to rise many months after the country closed its borders with its neighbours.
Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson,

Bayelsans will miss Governor Dickson – commissioner

Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, says Bayelsans will miss outgoing Governor Seriake Dickson as one of the best performing governors in the history of the state.

Bayelsa heads to Appeal Court, seeks return of Soku Oil Wells

The Bayelsa Government on Monday said it has appealed the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ceded the disputed Soku oil wells between Rivers and Bayelsa to Rivers.
Azikoro Road-Yenagoa-Bayelsa State

IYC uncovers plot to destabilise Bayelsa

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Worldwide, has uncovered an ongoing plan by some aggrieved politicians to cause unrest in Bayelsa State.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Governor Tambuwal, Ishaku, Ortom battle for PDP governors’ forum chairmanship

With the tenure of the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, ending soon, together with his chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, the battle to succeed him has begun to gain momentum. At least three governors from the North are gearing up to contest the position, when it becomes vacant. The occupant is expected to be a critical factor in the next presidential election in 2023.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: No more declaration of winners in violent polls

If the recent threat by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is anything to go by, then it will no longer be business as usual for politicians who rely on violence and other means outside the confines of the law to be declared winners and defend same at the Law Courts.
Yekini Nabena

APC hails court ruling dismissing Senator Lokpobiri’s case against David Lyon

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Mr. Yekini Nabena, has hailed the Court of Appeal ruling which struck out the case of a former Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, challenging the candidacy of the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon.

Governor Dickson orders immediate payment of new national minimum wage

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has approved the payment of the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage to workers in the state with effect from this month.

Bayelsa guber: Court of Appeal strikes out Heineken Lokpobiri’s case

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has struck out an appeal filed by the former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, over the conduct of the September 4, 2019 state governorship election which saw David Lyon emerging as Governor-elect of Bayelsa State.

Collapse of talks between federal government, PANDEF risky, threat to peace – Niger Delta...

Militants and other interest groups in Niger Delta have said that the breakdown of talks between the Federal Government and Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, after the regional body successfully prevailed on agitators to cease hostilities in 2016 , was counterproductive and a huge threat to peace in the oil-rich region.
Nigeria Police

Police nab four cultists for ‘initiation of minors’ in Yenagoa

The Bayelsa Police Command says it has arrested four suspected cultists who allegedly initiated some minors into banned secret society.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Jonathan urges Niger Delta youths to shun violence

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Niger Delta youths to shun acts of violence and embrace peace to ease the execution of projects that would ensure the development of the region.

INEC, Police trade blames over security lapses during Bayelsa/Kogi polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian Police Force, on Friday traded blames for the security lapses that marred 2019 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Kogi, Bayelsa guber: ACPN drags INEC to Supreme Court over exclusion

The national leadership of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the Supreme Court over unlawful exclusion from the November 16, 2019, Kogi and Bayelsa states governorship elections.
Addressing the women group on behalf of Governor Nasir El-Rufai at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna, the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, assured them of the readiness of the State government to provide adequate security that will guarantee the peaceful, free and fair elections the women yearn for.

Kaduna rerun: Women groups walk for peaceful, free, fair elections — in pictures

As 22 states, including Kaduna, get ready for rerun constituency elections on January 25, a group of women-led civil society organisations numbering about 20 on Thursday embarked on a road walk to promote peaceful, free and fair elections in Kagarko and Sanga constituencies of the northwestern State.

Ijaw youths reopen PHEDC office in Yenagoa

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Central Zone, has reopened the premises of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) on the condition that they keep power supply to Bayelsans for at least 12 hours daily.
The rescued foreigners, Roman Dimitriev, Mikhail Finenko and Varunraj Anandan at the Naval Base, Warri

Nigerian Navy arrests suspected pirates, rescues abducted Russians, Indian

The Nigerian Navy (NN), Central Naval Command (CNC) says some suspected sea robbers have been arrested in connection to the killing of four naval ratings and the abduction of two Russians and an Indian, off the Ramos River entrance, bordering Delta and Bayelsa states, on January 2.

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Lagosians express concerns following NAFDAC’s alert on using paracetamol for food preparation

Following recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment.
Nigeria;s striker, Victor Osimhen, has been sanctified fit and ready by medical doctors to play for Lille against Monaco on Saturday in the French Ligue 1 encounter.

Victor Osimhen on target in Lille’s Coupe de la Ligue win

Victor Osimhen scored the second goal as Lille defeated Gonfreville 2-0 in a Coupe de la Ligue clash at the Stade Oceans, Le Havre on Saturday afternoon.
Emeka Ihedioha

Imo guber: Judiciary, electoral system on trial – Emeka Ihedioha

The sacked governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the nation’s judiciary and the electoral system have been put on trial.
The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds

Amotekun: Cleric urges South-West governors to remain resolute in your determination to tackle insecurity

The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Reverend Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds.
In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.

Nigerian Airforce takes delivery of two new Augusta attack helicopters for combat operations

In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.