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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 assembly confirms 24 commissioner nominees

The Bayelsa House of Assembly on Tuesday screened and cleared a list of 24 Commissioner-nominees sent to the Assembly by the State Governor, Senator Douye Diri.

KOWA Party faults INEC deregistration

The deregistration of 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission amounted to “political assassination”, KOWA Party said on Friday.
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Bayelsa guber: APC chieftain raises alarm over violence

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Yekini Nabena, has raised the alarm over what he called the rising politically-motivated violence in Bayelsa State, ahead of the November 16 governorship election.

Commotion as Bayelsa assembly impeaches speaker

There was commotion at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Monday as the embattled Speaker, Emmanuel Isenah, was controversially impeached.
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.
Kinsmen of former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Timi Alaibe, in Kolokuma-Opokuma at the weekend endorsed Senator Douye Diri for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the party’s September 3 primaries.

Bayelsa guber: Timi Alaibe’s kinsmen endorse Senator Diri

Kinsmen of former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Timi Alaibe, in Kolokuma-Opokuma at the weekend endorsed Senator Douye Diri for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the party’s September 3 primaries.

Bayelsa governor set up campaign committee to pick PDP guber candidate

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson would on Monday August 19 inaugurate a campaign committee nicknamed Restoration Governorship election Primary Committee says the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso- Markson.
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Bayelsa council polls: Apathy, boycott characterise process

Voter apathy and boycott by the dominant opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) characterised the local government elections in Bayelsa on Saturday.

Ministerial list: Senator Lokpobiri congratulates Timi Sylva on nomination

Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, former Minister of State for Agriculture, on Tuesday congratulated Chief Timipre Sylva on his ministerial nomination to represent Bayelsa in the Federal Execution Council.

Bayelsa Assembly suspends Governor Dickson’s in-law over illegal contracts

Bayelsa State House Assembly has passed a three-point resolution ordering the suspension of Mr Walton Liverpool as the Executive Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board for illegal award of contracts.
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PDP, APC bicker over Bayelsa council poll

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have resumed their bickering ahead of the Bayelsa State local council election scheduled for August 10.

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.

Bayelsa Assembly elects new speaker

Mr Isenah, member representing Kolokuma/Opokuma State Constituency 1, is a second-term legislator, and a former chief whip of the House.

Governor Dickson accepts resignation of electoral commission chair

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has accepted the resignation of the Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC), Dr. Perekeme Bertola, ahead of the August 10, 2019 local government election in the state.

CCT trial: APC lawmaker after me – Bayelsa speaker

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon Friday Konbowei Benson, and the only All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmaker in the House, Hon Israel Sunny-Goli, are locked in a war of words over the planned arraignment of Benson by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on May 22 over allegations bordering on abuse of office.
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CCT: Bayelsa speaker, clerk, three others to be prosecuted

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) says the Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, Kombowei Benson, and four other serving and former staff of the assembly will be arraigned in the court on May 22.
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Ex-speaker urges Governor Dickson to stop pension for governor, deputy

A former Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Chief Nestor Binabo, has appealed to Governor Seriake Dickson to halt ongoing payment of monthly pensions for former governors and their deputies in the state.

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Plateau teachers decry non-implementation of new minimum wage

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Jos East Chapter, on Wednesday decried the non-implementations of the new minimum wage in the state.
The newly inaugurated Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion-Bishop of Abuja, the Most Reverend Henry C. Ndukuba today in Abuja admonished the faithful to observe the health experts advice in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus .

Anglican Primate wants programmes to cushion hike in petrol, electricity tariff

The Primate, Church of Nigeria, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to urgently come up with programmes to cushion the effects of the hike in petrol prices and electricity tariff on citizens.

PDP calls for articulate strategies to mitigate flood

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the governments at all levels to articulate strategies to mitigate the menace of flood and forestall such devastation in the future.
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The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says he has accepted the Appeal court’s verdict which upheld his suspension.

Comrade Oshiomhole breaks silence on Edo election

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, says he is not downcast even though his party lost the just concluded governorship election in Edo State.