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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.

Bayelsa: We didn’t divert N3 billion central bank agric loan

The Bayelsa State Government on Saturday denied allegations that a N3 billion agriculture loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been diverted by government officials.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

2023: Ex-President Jonathan fails to rule himself out of race

Though, former president Goodluck Jonathan yesterday debunked media speculations about his rumoured interest in the 2023 presidential election, he failed to emphatically rule himself out of the race.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: I have never bought any property from EFCC

Sometime in April, 2017 an online medium, sponsored by the Federal Government, claimed falsely that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had handed over a property confiscated from a former governor of Bayelsa State, the Late Chief D.S.P Alamieyesigha to me.

IPMAN surveillance team battles product thieves, adulterators in Delta

There’s palpable fear in Delta State as the Eshanekpe Israel, a.k.a Akpodoro-led Sector ‘C’ Command of the Surveillance Team of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Delta State battles oil thieves, product adulterators, impostors, who have allegedly established themselves in the oil-rich state.

Health workers suspend strike in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Chapter of Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has suspended the industrial action embarked upon by its members on Feburary 12.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan: Why my administration focused on education

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has described education as the key to nation-building and manpower development.
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Police free abducted Bayelsa civil servant

The police spokesperson in Bayelsa State, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the rescue, said the gang abducted the victim at Imgbi Road in Yenagoa and were moving around the city, seeking a POS point to make withdrawals when a police squad swooped on them.
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 governor begs to Samuel Ortom, Balam Mohammed to sheathe their swords

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has called on the leadership of the People Democratic Party (PDP) to intervene in the conflict between Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his Bauchi State counterpart, Senator Bala Mohammed, saying the diatribes between the two PDP governors is becoming disturbing, and should not be allowed to escalate further.

Two killed in Bayelsa cult clashes – official

The Commissioner for Information in the state, Ayiba Duba, who disclosed this on Thursday to newsmen, vowed that the state government was working with security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the cultists.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Ijaw communities beg Rivers governor to pay surveillance contractors

Ijaw communities under the auspices of the Movement for Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality (MOSIEND) have appealed to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to pay the companies he engaged as land and waterway surveillance contractors from 2018 to 2019.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest two with truckload of mattresses meant for flood victims in Bayelsa

The mattresses, it was learned, were warehoused in an undisclosed location in Yenagoa the state capital when the suspect’s break-in and stole the mattresses.
President Goodluck Jonathan

2023: PDP leaders meet ex-President Jonathan

The National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by former Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently meeting with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

South, Middle Belt leaders reject list of Appeal Court justices

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to reject the list compiled by Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) for the appointment of Appeal Court justices, which was said to have been allegedly compromised by politicians at the commission.

Ex-President Jonathan: I’m still in PDP

Amidst growing speculations that former President Goodluck Jonathan might dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the latter has squashed all conjectures by reaffirming his loyalty to the PDP, declaring that he is still a member of the PDP, describing the party “as a friend that carries people along.”
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP decries escalating violence

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday decried escalating sectional conflicts in various parts of the country, including the bloody ethnic clashes currently raging in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Bayelsa primary healthcare centres shut as workers protest 15 months salary arrears

The ongoing strike by members of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Bayelsa Chapter, has shut Primary Healthcare Centres across the state.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen invade Bayelsa community

Following a series of attacks by suspected gunmen, many natives of Obiate Community in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have deserted their homes to seek refuge in neighbouring communities.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor: I Inherited eight years unpaid pension

After spending one year in office, the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has disclosed that his predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, left him with eight-year pension and gratuity liabilities of retired civil servants to settle.

Ex-NIMASA chief to deliver lecture at federal university

Peterside, will on Friday, February 12, 2020, deliver a paper titled “Challenging The Way We Deliver Higher Education in A Changing World” at the First Honour’s Day Lecture of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

Pirates abduct six passengers in Bayelsa

The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, Mike Okoli, has ordered a manhunt for kidnappers who attacked speedboats and abducted passengers on the Okpoma/Odioma and Nembe/Brass waterways, Tuesday.

Professional golfers to storm Yenagoa for international golf tourney

Professional golfers from four African countries will next month converge in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, for the first Bayelsa State Governor’s Cup International Golf Tournament.
Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri has directed the Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo to immediately set up a substantive board to run the affairs of the two State owned clubs, Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens.

Bayelsa governor directs immediate constitution of board for Bayelsa United, Bayelsa Queens FCs

Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, has directed the Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, to immediately set up a substantive board to run the affairs of the two State owned clubs, Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens.

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The Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) has launched her maiden edition of the Open Contracting Compliance Ranking.

PPDC launches maiden edition of open contracting compliance ranking

The event, which was launched virtually, highlighted the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), which were compliant in disclosing procurement information as required by the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) on Nigeria’s Open Contracting Portal (NOCOPO).
Ghana suffered a nationwide power cut on Sunday, the country’s electricity provider, GRIDCo said, as it struggled to restore power.

Ghana grapples with nationwide power outage

Ghana suffered a nationwide power cut on Sunday, the country’s electricity provider, GRIDCo said, as it struggled to restore power.

NAMA decries vandalisation of assets across work stations

The Nigerians Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said that its facilities are no longer safe, decrying continuous vandalisation of its assets across stations by vandals, saying such dastardly act endangers air safety in the country.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara shuts missionary schools as Hijab controversy lingers

The Kwara Government has announced that the 10 grant-aided missionary schools will remain shut down over the Hijab (religious veil) controversies would remain closed until further notice.
Refilwe Ledwaba, a pilot training young African women to become aircraft and drone pilots, poses for a photograph at the Grand Central airport in Midrand, South Africa February 28, 2021. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s first female Black helicopter pilot teaches others to bust the glass ceiling

South Africa’s first Black female helicopter pilot Refilwe Ledwaba has some words of advice for anyone who fears discrimination will prevent them from achieving their dreams.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

Reps speaker praises health workers in fight against coronavirus

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives, has commended Nigerian health workers for being the major contributors to the success in the COVID-19 fight.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigerian government approves N6 billion for portable water in Ogoniland

The Federal Government yesterday said that the sum of N6,048,318,974.74 has been approved for the provision of potable water for the four local governments of Ogoniland, Gokana, Khana, Eleme and Tai in Rivers State.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits Arsenal deserve maximum points after their 1-1 draw with Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.

Arsenal skipper: We should have won Burnley game with chances created

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits Arsenal deserve maximum points after their 1-1 draw with Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.
Erling Haaland is continuing to astound, his latest show of force a brace against the mighty Bayern Munich. His star has risen exponentially this past year, and according to Diario AS the interest of Real Madrid has intensified because of it.

Erling Haaland becoming Real Madrid’s absolute priority

Erling Haaland is continuing to astound, his latest show of force a brace against the mighty Bayern Munich. His star has risen exponentially this past year, and according to Diario AS the interest of Real Madrid has intensified because of it.
The Bauchi State chapter of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has urged the Federal Government to introduce additional measures that will enhance rice production and processing in the country.

RIFAN: Rice farmers in Kebbi producing four million tonnes annually

The Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Kebbi, Alhaji Muhammed Sahabi-Augie, on Sunday said the total rice output produced annually in the state has reached over four million tonnes.