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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.
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Senate revisits bill to establish National Assembly budget office

The Senate on Thursday reintroduced a bill seeking to establish the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO).

Bayelsa guber: No amount of sack by Governor Dickson’ll save PDP – ex-aide

Sacked Special Adviser to Governor Seriki Dickson on Talent Development and Gender Promotion, Mrs Helen Bob – for gross misconduct and indiscipline – has also taken on the PDP leadership in the state, warning that the insistence on picking a running mate from Sagbama in Bayelsa West Senatorial District would make the party lose the November 16 governorship election.

Bayelsa PDP crisis: Ex-ward chairmen rallies support for Senator Ewrudjakpo

Former ward chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the across the 105 wards in the state under the aegis of Patriots have condemned in very strong terms the continued attack on the person of the Senator representing West Senatorial District, Senator Lawrence Ewrudjakpo over his nomination as the running mate to the PDP candidate, Senator Douye Diri in the November 16 governorship election.

Bayelsa guber: PDP stakeholders condemn attacks on Senator Ewrujakpo

Stakeholders and former ward chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned verbal attacks on Senator Lawrence Ewrujakpo following his earlier choice by Governor Seriake Dickson as the running mate to the party’s candidate, Senator Douye Diri.

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.

Bayelsa guber: PDP candidate can come from any zone – group

A socio-political group, the Democratic Agenda Watch (DAW), on Friday said the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the November Governorship election could come from any of the three senatorial districts in the state.
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TMG supports open ballot for electing ninth National Assembly leadership

Ahead of the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly, the Transition Monitoring Group has expressed support for adoption of open ballot for election of presiding officers.
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Ninth Senate: PDP yet to make its position known to us – Senator

Sen. Foster Ogola (PDP-Bayelsa) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has not made its position known to members in the Senate on ninth assembly’s leadership election.

Elections: INEC releases list of elected senators

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of senators elected for the ninth assembly so far.
The National Universities Commission has recognized the establishment of the Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa.

NUC approves Bayelsa medical university

The National Universities Commission has recognized the establishment of the Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa.
The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Professor Nelson Brambaifa, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for demonstrating an enduring love for the people of the Niger Delta region.

Ijaws youths hail President Buhari on appointment of Nelson Brambaifa as NDDC chief

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for the appointment of Prof. Nelson Brambiafa from Bayelsa State as the acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

2019: APC‘ll win National Assembly seats in Bayelsa – Timipre Sylva

A former Governor of Bayelsa State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, has boasted that the party would defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 National Assembly elections.

PDP primaries: Aggrieved members threaten mass defection

As a fallout of the National Assembly primaries in Bayelsa State, mass defection of aggrieved members a;pears on the horizon in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

2019: Seriake Dickson dumps Foster Ogola, Emmanuel Paulker

Ahead of the primary election into the National Assembly in Bayelsa State,, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, has dumped incumbent Sen. Foster Ogola, representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District and Sen. Emmanuel Paulker representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial District.

NUC releases names of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the list of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria.

Congress: Bayelsa APC leaders retain zoning formula

Fresh facts have revealed that leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State have decided to retain the present zoning arrangement in line with the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.

Budget: Senators beg ministry to fund Senate project

The Senate Monday begged the Ministry of Communication to provide funds for its annual conference on cyber space security.

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Governor Akeredolu: We’ve spent N13 billion on education in Ondo

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says that his administration has spent over N13 billion on the rehabilitation and construction of schools across the 18 local government areas of the state.
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Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks China’s support to end insecurity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has sought the support of the Peoples Republic of China to end insecurity in Nigeria.
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IMF: Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020

The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs chief says non-compliance challenge to Nigeria’s trade

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said Nigeria’s biggest problem in trade facilitation and processing was non-compliance by stakeholders.
“We are sending a message to our society that from now on, nobody will be fired who has a legitimate reason for taking sick leave,” Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz told a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Spain bans layoffs over sick leave

Spain’s left-wing government on Tuesday banned companies from firing workers who repeatedly take sick leave, in its first reform of a contested 2012 overhaul of the country’s labour laws.