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Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Bayelsa governor bans deforestation activities

Gov. Duoye Diri of Bayelsa has banned logging and other deforestation activities as part of efforts to protect the state’s forest reserves and rare plant species.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa suspends MoUs between oil companies, host communities

The Bayelsa Government has announced the suspension of all agreements between international oil firms and their host communities across the state.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

N3 billion scandal: Bayelsa governor accuses predecessor’s former aide of blackmailing him

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has denied a claim that he diverted the N3 billion agricultural loan obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria was diverted.

Bayelsa backs INEC on deregistration of political parties

The Bayelsa Government has expressed support for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on its deregistration of political parties that fail to fulfill provisions of the Electoral Act and the Constitution.
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Ex-President Jonathan: Politics shouldn’t be seen as war

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked politicians not to see politics as war but as a process of choosing a leader.

Oil thieves kidnap NSCDC operative after gun battle in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa government on Thursday condemned the attack on operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state by suspected militants engaged in oil theft.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Bayelsa to sanction schools violating coronavirus protocols

The Bayelsa Government on Friday warned it would no longer condone the violation of the COVID-19 protocols amidst the second wave of the virus.
Residents of Sangana and other coastal communities in Akassa Kingdom in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State have cried out over loss of their livelihood occasioned by the alleged continuous leakage of crude oil into the environment from an offshore facility in the area.

Environmentalists, regulators visit spill impacted communities in Bayelsa

Preliminary investigations into the January 16, 2021 oil leak near Funiwa offshore facilities. off the Atlantic coast have commenced with a visit by Bayelsa government officials, regulatory agencies and representatives of impacted communities.

Ijaw leaders approach court to quash fresh oilfields licensing

Three Ijaw leaders have approached the Federal High Court in Yenagoa to halt the process leading to bids for marginal oilfields located in their domains pending the determination of their suit.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Bayelsa bemoans drop in federal allocation

The Bayelsa Government on Monday lamented the decline in revenues accruing from the Federation account while announcing its income and expenditure profile for the months of August, September and October 2020.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa begins 2021 budget process, pledges citizens’ participation

The Bayelsa government on Monday said the 2021 budget would be driven by the citizens’ input and participation toward the utilisation of public funds based on the needs of the people.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa to leverage on tourism to boost internal revenue, create jobs

The Bayelsa Government says it will leverage on its rich tourism endowment to boost revenue and enhance its economic fortunes as well as create jobs and reverse the status of Bayelsa listed as one of the five insolvent states.
President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after his nationwide broadcast, signed Proclamation Order on the General Management of Covid-19 in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other States in Nigeria.

House of Reps member commends President Buhari, Governor Diri over Oloibiri Museum, appeals for...

Rep. Fred Obua (PDP–Bayelsa), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the construction of Oloibiri Oil and Gas Museum and Research Centre.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa set to pay hazard allowances

The Bayelsa Government has indicated its readiness to pay special allowances to frontline health workers combating the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa moves to enforce compulsory use of face masks

The Bayelsa government says it will enforce the compulsory use of face masks in public places as spelt out in the Executive Order signed by Gov Douye Diri.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri made an unscheduled visit Friday to the state’s border points with Delta and Rivers States in demonstration of his seriousness to enforce the two-week interstate lockdown agreed n by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

Bayelsa orders compulsory use of face masks in public

The Bayelsa Government on Sunday ordered compulsory use of face masks by residents as part of efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging the world.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Coronavirus: Bayelsa yet to begin palliatives distribution

Bayelsa State Government is yet to commence the distribution of donations from corporate bodies and individuals, to cushion the effect of the stay-at-home directive imposed to check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa kicks as court cedes Soku oil wells to Rivers

There was jubilation in Port Harcourt and grumbling in Yenagoa on Monday, following the judgment which ceded the Soku Oil Wells/fields to Rivers State.

Court grants ex-IGP Sunday Ehindero leave to file no-case submission

An FCT High Court Apo, on Wednesday granted a former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Sunday Ehindero, leave to file his no-case submission out of time.
MR SIMBI WABOTE, RIGHT, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY,NIGERRIAN CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND MONITORING BOARD, AND MR EBIPATEI APAINGOLO, BAYELSA COMMISIONER FOR ENVIRONMENT TAKE A CONNOE RIDE IN ASSESMENT OF ONGOING FLOOD IN TOMBIA COMMUNITY IN BAYELSA

Nigerian Content Board donates relief materials to Bayelsa flood victims

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on Sunday urged oil firms operating in the Niger Delta to assist people displaced by flood in the region.

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The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom wins CIRDDOC 2020 best budget transparency award

In a move that gives credence and endorsement of the commitment of the Udom Emmanuel led administration in ensuring openness, transparency and accountability in budgeting and governance, the Akwa Ibom State Government has been ranked one of the best performing states in the 2020 sub-National Budget Transparency Survey.
The Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, inaugurated the board.

Lagos inaugurates six-man governing board for alternative high school for girls

Lagos State Government has inaugurated a six-member Governing Board for Alternative High School for Girls In Aboju area of the state.
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Iran says 60% enrichment meant to show nuclear prowess, is reversible

Iran began enriching uranium to 60% purity in order to show its technical capacity after a sabotage attack at a nuclear plant, and the move is quickly reversible if the United States lifts sanctions, the Iranian government said on Tuesday.

NAPTIP calls for effective counter-trafficking policies, ideas to tackle human trafficking

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Imaan Sulaiman Ibrahim, has called for effective counter - Trafficking policies and ideas to tackle the manace of human trafficking.

2023: Kingsley Moghalu urges young people to join politics

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Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Borno governor receives coronavirus vaccine jab

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Sunday received his first shot of the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine.
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PDP commends ex-Ekiti governor for not challenging congress in court

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Southwest Zone, yesterday commended a former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, for the resolve of his group to unite the aggrieved party members in the zone.
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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill six bandits, injure others in Niger

In what was described as a major assault on bandits that have been terrorising parts of Niger State for some time, the police at the weekend killed six of the bandits and injured many others.