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Challenge those embezzling public funds – EFCC tells Nigerians

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission have called on Nigerians to challenge those embezzling public funds and looting national resources.
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Flood hits four Bayelsa communities

Four coastal communities in Bayelsa State have been hit by flood, forcing residents to move out, with some of their property to escape the natural disaster.

2019: We’ll dislodge PDP in Bayelsa – APC aspirant

Rumson Baribote, an All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly aspirant in Bayelsa, has boasted that the party would dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in the 2019 general election.

Niger Delta: Ineffective representation cause of marginalisation – Bayelsa Speaker

The Speaker Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr Konbowei Benson, says the neglect of the Niger Delta region by successive administrations in the country is due to ineffective representation by legislators from the region.

2019: Lawyer, ex-deputy speaker eye Ben Bruce’s Senate seat

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Biriyai Dambo, and the former Deputy Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Chief Ayebaesin Edoghotu-Omoh, have all purchased and submitted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination forms to replace Senator Ben Murray- Bruce in the Senate, in next year’s election

100 PDP aspirants jostle for 24 assembly seats in Bayelsa

Over 100 aspirants have picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination forms to contest the State House of Assembly primary elections in Bayelsa State

APC chides Bayelsa government, alleges cover-up over alleged killing of members

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken a swipe at the Bayelsa State Government accusing it of cover up over the alleged killing of two APC members by suspected thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Bayelsa government renews curfew on Brass, vows to punish culprits over violence

The Bayelsa State Government yesterday renewed the dusk to dawn curfew it imposed on Twon-Brass following the outbreak of violence which claimed several lives and promised to fish out those involved in the prolonged violence.

Bayelsa Assembly passes medical university bill despite opposition

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Friday passed the Medical University Bill amidst stiff opposition from stakeholders at a public hearing three days earlier.
Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson,

Bayelsa government establishes university of medical sciences

Iworiso-Markson said the specialised university designed to have multiple campuses was strategically established in a five hundred-bed facility in Yenagoa to train medical professionals in the state.

Bayelsa APC writes President Buhari over intimidation of members

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, yesterday, sent a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari over intimidation and harassment of members by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led administration of Governor Seriake Dickson.

Crude oil theft: Bayelsa security firm rejects assembly’s resolution

The management of Darlon Security and Guards, has rejected in strong terms a resolution passed by the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, where the company was accused of alleged criminal acts in its operations in swamp areas of the state.
Timipre Sylva

2019: Ex-Governor Sylva predicts big win for President Buhari, APC

A former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, has predicted that President Muhammad Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) would win the Presidential election in most of the states in Nigeria and majority of the seats in the National Assembly.

Bayelsa assembly holds public hearing on criminal justice bill

Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Monday held a public hearing on the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill 2017, saying that it was always guided by due legislative process in the passage of private and executive bills on the floor of the Assembly.
Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson,

Bayelsa removes 28,000 ghost workers from payroll

The Bayelsa State Government has said its public service reform has reduced its workforce from 55,000 to 27,000, after it expunged 28,000 ghost workers from the payroll.

Governor Dickson’s commissioner, others defect to APC in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Otobo Ibarakumo, has resigned his appointment with the Seriake Dickson administration with immediate effect.

Bayelsa Assembly outlaws detention of juveniles in Police adult cells

The Bayelsa House of Assembly on Friday in Yenagoa passed a resolution barring the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies in the state from detaining child suspects in adult cells.

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.

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Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

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