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Bayelsa assembly gets new speaker

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has elected a new Speaker, Abraham Ngobere, who represents Brass Constituency 3.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Omo-Agege heads 56-member Senate constitution review committee

The Senate on Thursday constituted a 56-member Constitution Review Committee to handle all bills seeking alterations in the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
Chieftains of the PDP and APC were reunited on Sunday at the thanksgiving service of the deputy-governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd) held at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Okaka, Yenagoa.

Bayelsa deputy governor reunites PDP, APC chieftains at thanksgiving

Chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) were reunited on Sunday at the thanksgiving service of the deputy-governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd) held at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry, Okaka, Yenagoa.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 5

Senate invites NNPC, LNG over Brass project

The Senate on Tuesday invited the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Brass LNG to brief the Committee on Gas on the extent of implementation of the LNG project in Brass Island, Bayelsa State.

PSC decries proliferation of arms in Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has decried the proliferation of arms in the Kogi and Bayelsa gubernatorial elections held on Saturday.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

PSC commends police, other security agencies in Bayelsa, Kogi polls

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has expressed satisfaction with the role so far played by the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the Bayelsa and Kogi States gubernatorial elections.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship candidate, in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has assured the people of his desire to build on the legacies of the state founding fathers if elected on November 16.

Nembe attack: Senator Diri seeks state of emergency in Bayelsa volatile areas

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has called for declaration of a state of emergency in flashpoint areas of the state following last Wednesday’s attack on his party members in Ogbolomabiri-Nembe.
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Bayelsa guber: APC campaigns take-off Monday

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has concluded arrangements to formally commence its campaigns for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
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Bayelsa guber: APC inaugurates campaign council

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayelsa State chapter, Tuesday inaugurated its 2019 Governorship Campaign Council ahead of the November 16 election in the state.
The plot to impeach the Speaker of the Bayelsa Assembly, Tonye Emmanuel Isenah, has thickened following his refusal to step down against the directive of Governor Seriake Dickson and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders.

Plot to impeach Bayelsa Speaker thickens

The plot to impeach the Speaker of the Bayelsa Assembly, Tonye Emmanuel Isenah, has thickened following his refusal to step down against the directive of Governor Seriake Dickson and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders.

Defections loom as Bayelsa PDP plots to retain running mate

Mass defection looms in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa State, following a plot by the party to retain Senator Lawrence Erwujakpor as the running mate to its governorship candidate, Senator Douye Diri.

Bayelsa guber: Senator Barigha-Amange did not defect from PDP – party

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has said that Nimi Barigha-Amange, a former senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, did not defect from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as allegedly claimed.
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Bayelsa guber: Senator Amange dumps PDP for APC

A bigwig of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator Nimi Amange, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 16 November 2019 Bayelsa State Governorship Election, Chief David Lyon, has named Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as his running mate.

Bayelsa guber: APC candidate names running mate

The All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr David Lyon, has named Senator Biobatakuma Degi- Eremienyo as his running mate.

Bayelsa guber: Elders, opinion leaders insist on zoning

Bayelsa state elders and opinion leaders on Monday urged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political parties to respect the principles of zoning in electing their candidates for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Crisis: Senate threatens to takeover Edo Assembly

The Senate has given Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State an ultimatum of one week to issue a fresh proclamation for what it termed, the proper inauguration of the 7th Edo State House of Assembly.

Bayelsa lawmakers under fire over leadership composition

The recent composition of the leadership of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly has come under criticism from the governorship campaign outfit of the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, which described it as unequal and unfair.

Senator Lokpobiri: Bayelsa Assembly leadership unequal, unfair

The governorship campaign outfit of the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, on Friday faulted the composition of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly leadership describing it as unequal and unfair.

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