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The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: 2.37 million voters, 25,813 ad-hoc staff for Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said a total of 2.37 million voters will have access to voting during the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi states.

Governor Dickson: APC luring PDP members with cash, fake promises

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of luring members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with money and fake promises ahead of the November 16 governorship election.
Israel Sunny-Goli

Bayelsa guber: Stop linking APC candidate, Agip to terrorism – Reps member tells governor

A member of the House of Representatives, Isreal Sunny-Goli, has told Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, to stop accusing the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and the candidate All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon, of funding terrorism.

Confusion over Bayelsa assembly speaker’s removal

There were gunshots on Monday at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly in the battle between supporters of Tonye Isenah and Monday Obolo who both claimed to be the Speaker of the Assembly.

Nigerian shipowners decry restriction of seafarers in Gulf of Guinea

The Nigerian Shipowners’ Association (NISA) has raised the alarm over directive of the Indian, Philippine government restricting seafarers from working in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) over insecurity in the region.

Nigerian Navy arrests 26 crew, four foreigners over illegal fishing

Nigerian Navy (NN) says it has arrested 26 crew and confiscated two fishing trawlers belonging to a Nigerian Company, (ORC fishing and food processing Limited) for illegal fishing activities.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa guber: APC’ll shock PDP – lawmaker

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would receive the greatest shocker of its life by losing the November 16 governorship election says All Progressive Congress (APC) House of Representatives member, representing Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency, Hon Israel Sunny-Goli.

Bayelsa governor fires aide over alleged gross misconduct, indiscipline

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has sacked Mrs Hellen Bob, his Special Adviser on Talent and Gender Development over alleged misconduct and indiscipline.
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Bayelsa guber: Senator Amange dumps PDP for APC

A bigwig of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator Nimi Amange, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A 33-year-old Elebele community bridge in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, Thursday, collapsed, cutting off the community of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s from the capital city.

33-year-old Bayelsa bridge linking ex-President Jonathan’s village to state capital collapses

A 33-year-old Elebele community bridge in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, Thursday, collapsed, cutting off the community of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s from the capital city.

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson can support anybody – aspirant

As the September 3 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bayelsa State primary approaches with 21 aspirants eyeing the party’s ticket for the November 16 governorship election, one of the aspirants, Dr Nimibofa Ayawei, has disclosed that the governor of the state, Henry Seriake Dickson has the right to support whosever he wants to.

PDP wins all eight seats in Bayelsa council elections

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won all the eight Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State in the just concluded election organised by the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC), on Saturday.

PDP wins all eight seats in Bayelsa council elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the Eight Local Government Areas of Bayelsa, in the just concluded election organised by the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC), on Saturday.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Governor Dickson: Nobody will take Bayelsa PDP primary to another state

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has assured members of his Restoration Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that nobody would relocate the venue of the forthcoming governorship primary of the party from Bayelsa to another state.

How Nigeria lost $5 billion to Olokola, Brass LNG projects

Nigeria lost more than $5 billion to Olokola Liquefied Natural Gas (OKLNG) and Brass Liquefied Natural Gas (BLNG) because of bureaucratic bottlenecks, it was gathered at the weekend.

Bayelsa communities cry out over neglect by oil-producing firms

Several communities in Brass, Nembe and Southern Ijaw local government areas of Bayelsa State have cried out over the neglect they suffer at the hands of oil companies operating in the area.

Governor Dickson bows to pressure, appoints new Bayelsa SIEC acting chair

Governor Seriake Dickson might have bowed to pressure to stand down the appointment of Ball Oyarede as chairman of the Bayelsa State Independent National Electoral Commission (BYSEIC).

Governor Dickson appoints new acting Bayelsa electoral chief

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has appointed Remember Ogbe as acting Chairman of the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC).

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NBS: Inflation rate now 11.24 per cent

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Joint Customs-Miltary patrol kill alleged smuggler in Babura

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Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 8

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.