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Southern governors hold virtual meeting on heightened insecurity

The Southern Nigeria Governors Forum (SNGF), the umbrella body of elected governors from the region, has met to discuss the state of the nation, particularly, the matter of insecurity ravaging the country.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Governor Diri: It is dangerous to politicise security

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has cautioned against the politicisation of security issues, saying it would be inimical to the corporate existence of any country.
The Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo-led Isoni-Azama Peace Committee has indicated its readiness to visit areas in dispute between the two communities.

PIB: Bayelsa government seeks closer working relationship with elders

Bayelsa State government has called on the elders in the state to be more vociferous in their support of the struggle for restructuring of the country and passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

Bayelsa assemblyman sues for peace as community, Shell bicker over agreement

Lawmaker representing Yenagoa Constituency 3 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Teddy Elemefuro, has sued for peace between the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and other oil companies and the youth of his constituency over feuds resulting from alleged non-implementation of GMoU in oil host communities of the area.

NUJ honours Arise TV, CBN, Mele Kyari, others

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has concluded arrangements to bestow on Arise News Channel its Press Freedom Platform Award.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Bayelsa warns gunrunners as crisis rocks community

Deputy Governor Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo gave the warning while addressing the chiefs and people of Peretoru community at a resumed meeting at the Government House in Yenagoa, a statement by his media aide, Doubara Atasi, said yesterday.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, who disclosed this during a meeting with traditional rulers from the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, said the review had become necessary to promote peace and development in the various communities.

Bayelsa government wades into communal crisis, warns against gunrunning

The Bayelsa State Government has read the riot act to those engaged in gunrunning in the state and warned such persons to desist from the unwholesome activity or they would face the full wrath of the law
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 governor hailed for non-interference in INC polls

The newly president of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), Prof Benjamin Ogele Okaba, has commended Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri for non-interference in the just concluded election for national offices of the INC, held over the weekend in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

May Day: N30,000 minimum wage binding on all employers – minister

The federal government has said the N30, 000 national minimum wage is binding on all employers of labour, including state governments and the private sector.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor urges new INC leadership to protect Ijaw interest

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has charged the new executive of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) to protect the interest of the Ijaw nation at all times.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor reinforces ban on open grazing

The Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has called on citizens and residents of the state to watch out for troublemakers who might want to unleash attacks in the state.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, who disclosed this during a meeting with traditional rulers from the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, said the review had become necessary to promote peace and development in the various communities.

Bayelsa upgrades primary healthcare facilities in local council areas

Bayelsa State Government said it was undertaking an upgrade of primary healthcare facilities in rural areas, assuring residents that the referral hospitals in all the eight local government areas of the state would be fully functional by the end of this year.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has shed more light into why full commercial flight operation is yet to commence in Bayelsa International Airport, in Ammassoma, near the state capital despite its inauguration about six months ago.

NCAA approves Bayelsa airport for flights

After months of delayed expectation, the Bayelsa State-owned airport, on Saturday, finally got the nod of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to commence commercial flight operations.

Bayelsa deputy governor tasks PDP South-South zonal exco on unity

The South/South Zonal Executive body of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been urged to forge a common front in all their activities as they represent the geopolitical region in the affairs of the party.

Bayelsa residents block House committee members from Agip spill site

Residents of Biseni clan, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa, on Thursday blocked members of the House of Representative Ad-Hoc Committee on Oil Spills and Remediation from performing their functions.
The Member representing Brass Constituency 1 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon Daniel Charles, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Bayelsa lawmaker dumps APC for PDP

The Member representing Brass Constituency 1 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon Daniel Charles, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa resolves land dispute involving Nigerian Navy

Following the intervention of the Bayelsa State government, the dispute between some landlords and the Nigerian Navy at Agudama-Epie community has been peacefully resolved.

Bayelsa government urges contractors to keep to project specification

The chairman of the Directorate for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr Ebiye Tarabina, has charged contractors handling Bayelsa state government projects to execute their contract jobs according to standard and specifications.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

PDP governors demand devolution of powers, restructuring

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from a meeting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Friday and demanded the devolution of power and restructuring of the country, Channels Television has reported.

PDP governors: Restructuring necessary to avert civil war

Amidst rising tension across the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, yesterday, said an urgent devolution of power and restructuring of the polity has become imperative, as the country cannot afford another civil war.
Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State on Tuesday rewarded the state’s under-18 female handball team with the sum of N3.5 million for winning a recent national tournament in Lagos.

Bayelsa governor gifts female handball winning team N3.5 million

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State on Tuesday rewarded the state’s under-18 female handball team with the sum of N3.5 million for winning a recent national tournament in Lagos.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Easter: Bayelsa governor urges residents to embrace virtues of sacrifice, love

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has implored residents of the state to embrace the virtues of sacrifice, love and hope that the Easter season typifies.

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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two ‘killed’, one injured as robbers attack bullion van in Ondo

Two persons were feared killed while one was injured as bank robbers attacked a bullion van at Bolorunduro area in Ondo East council area of Ondo state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor commiserates with Pastor Adeboye over son’s demise

Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
L-R: Katsina state Governor, Honourable Bello Masari. Kebbi’s state Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele and President, Maize Farmers Association Bello Abubakar Annur (with Reflective jacket) at the Flag- off of the National Maize harvest and Loan Recovery and launching of 2020/2021 Dry Season Maize Farming in Katsina on Thursday, May 6, 2021

CBN governor vows to block maize importation

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele on Thursday vowed to resist importation of maize as Nigerians have the capacity and capability to grow the crop locally to meet consumption demand.
1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s unity must not be compromised

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, on Thursday, insisted that the unity of the country should not be compromised in anyway.
Mele Kyari, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says buyers were begged to purchase Nigeria’s crude oil at $9 per barrel in April.

NNPC: We’ll commission rehabilitated PHC refinery in 2023

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, has assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex (PHRC) will roar back to life on or before April 5, 2023 when repairs would have been completed.

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Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: No separatist group can annex Rivers

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has told those capitalising on the hospitality of the Rivers people to hatch their secessionist agenda to take such clandestine activities elsewhere.

Ogun: Truck crushes two motorcycle riders to death

Two motorcyclists were on Friday night crushed to death in an accident involving two motorcycles and a Leyland truck opposite Forte Oil filling station around Kotopo on the Abeokuta-Ibadan road.
Following the high rate of insecurity in different parts of the country, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said his administration will stop at nothing to ensure that Lagos remains safe and secure for all.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: We’ll stop at nothing to keep Lagos safe

Following the high rate of insecurity in different parts of the country, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday said his administration will stop at nothing to ensure that Lagos remains safe and secure for all.
A foremost Nigerian-born US cardiologist and essayist, Dr Nowa Austin Omoigui, is dead.

Renowned cardiologist Nowa Omoigui passes on at 62

He was for many years a columnist and essayist for Nigerian publications contributing mostly politics and governance in Nigeria, aside his full time vocation as a medical doctor.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane says fans of the club have reached their “tipping point” over the Glazers’ ownership of the club.

Old Trafford chaos: Manchester United fans have reached tipping point – Roy Keane

Manchester United legend Roy Keane says fans of the club have reached their “tipping point” over the Glazers’ ownership of the club.