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Bayelsa government decries frequent spills from Shell pipeline

The Bayelsa State Government has raised eyebrow over the frequency of oil spills from the facilities of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

Governor Dickson tasks President Buhari on Brass LNG, refinery projects

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Tuesday reiterated his call on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the bottlenecks militating against the commencement of work on the Brass Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Refinery projects.

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.

Niger Delta University to reopen soon as Governor Dickson settles Amassoma crisis

The Bayelsa State Government, on Friday, took positive steps to resolve the crisis that engulfed Amassoma community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

Reforms: Bayelsa Assembly passes confidence vote in Governor Dickson

Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Friday passed a vote of confidence in Governor Seriake Dickson over the public service reforms being carried out by his administration.

Bayelsa government decries decline in federal allocation to states

Bayelsa State government on Tuesday, justified its position on the implementation of the current public service reforms, in view of declining revenues from the federation account.

Bayelsa government assures residents of potable water

The Bayelsa State Government has, again, reassured residents of the state of its determination to provide portable water as fulfillment of its campaign promises.

Bayelsa Assembly passes 2018 Appropriation Bill

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill put at N318 billion with an increment of N21.78bn from the N295 billion presented by the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, on the 22nd December, 2017.

Pay your taxes, hold govt accountable – Bayelsa deputy governor

Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John-Jonah (retd), yesterday reiterated the need for Bayelsans and others resident in the state to pay their taxes, saying it was only then that they could hold the state government accountable.

Over 104 projects initiated under Governor Dickson – Bayelsa govt

The Bayelsa State Government has announced that over 104 projects have been embarked upon by the Governor Seriake Dickson administration since 2012,saying the administration has fulfilled it’s promises to the people of the State.

Nigeria needs strong institutions to protect democracy – Governor Dickson

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has said that Nigeria needs strong institutions to strengthen and protect her democracy.

Governor Dickson sets up special court to prosecute payroll fraud in Bayelsa

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has authorised the establishment of special court to fast track the prosecution of those indicted in the payroll fraud in the state civil service.

Bayelsa deputy gov supports modular refineries

Bayelsa State Deputy Governor Gboribiogha John Jonah and other speakers at a public lecture in Yenagoa said issuing licenses to illegal refinery operators to transit to modular refineries will reduce environmental pollution in oil-producing states like Bayelsa.

Bayelsa SSG Dokubo-Spiff steps aside

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, yesterday, announced the formal disengagement of the Secretary to the State Government, HRH Chief Serena Dokubo-Spiff, to enable him return to his private legal practice.

Southeeast, South-south govs demand relocation of oil firms’ head offices

Governors of the South-East and South-South states and other stakeholders have urged the Federal Government to prevail on multinational oil and gas corporations to relocate their corporate headquarters to their areas of core operations in the two regions.

South-east, South-south govs pledge support for Nigeria’s unity

The South-south and South-east governors forum rose from their second meeting on Sunday in Port Harcourt to reaffirm their support for the unity of the country.

South-South, South-East govs meet over power devolution, state police

The South-South and South East governors said on Sunday that they would continue to demand for the devolution of powers and resources to the states and also the institutionalisation of state police.

South-East, South-South most marginalized regions in Nigeria – Wike

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has said that the South-South and South East geo-political zones are the most politically and economically marginalized within the nation.

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