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Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Rights group calls on federal government to rebuild Bayelsa villages burnt by military

A rights group, Ijaw People Development Initiative, IPDI, has called on the Federal Government to reconstruct Bilabiri 1 and 2 communities in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, allegedly burnt by invading soldiers searching for criminals that killed three military personnel, last Friday.

IYC insists IPOB won’t hold meetings in Bayelsa

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Central Zone, has insisted that it would not allow the Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB) to hold its meeting in any part of Bayelsa State.
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IYC uncovers plot to destabilise Bayelsa

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Worldwide, has uncovered an ongoing plan by some aggrieved politicians to cause unrest in Bayelsa State.

Ijaw youths reopen PHEDC office in Yenagoa

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Central Zone, has reopened the premises of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) on the condition that they keep power supply to Bayelsans for at least 12 hours daily.

Shell, security agencies warned over oil spill protest

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and security agencies have been told to desist from the use of force in handling the oil spill protest by the Ojobo people in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
In line with his abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public schools, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has released funds for the running of the schools for the 2019/2020 academic session and vowed to sack any school heads caught collecting fees and levies.

Governor Wike fires Seriake Dickson over Soku oil wells

Governor Nyesom Wike has insisted that the Soku oil wells belong to Rivers State in line with a Supreme Court judgment as he disagreed with his Bayelsa State counterpart Seriake Dickson, who said ownership of the oil fields was yet to be determined.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing the meeting with Kalabari Ethnic Nationality at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Rivers governor threatens to sack traditional ruler over ‘romance’ with Bayelsa governor

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has called on on leaders of Kalabari ethnic group inn the State to prevail on the Amanyanabo of Kalabari, King Theophilus J.T. Princewill, not to allow himself to be used by external forces to create disunity in the State.
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Police in Lagos rescue abducted corps member, arrest kidnap kingpin

Men of the Lagos State police command have rescued a corps member, Faith Onyiwara, who was kidnapped around Ilamija, in the Epe area of Lagos State.

Why we sent PDP packing in Bayelsa – DSP’s family

Family of late former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, yesterday said it worked assiduously with other stakeholders to end the reign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state because incumbent Governor Seriake Dickson disappointed the people.
Candidate of the APC, Chief David Lyon (middle); Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo (Left), Deputy Governorship Candidate and Hon. Jothan Amos (Right), State Chairman of APC Bayelsa in Ekeremor Town on Saturday during the APC Governorship Campaign Rally.

Bayelsa election: Ijaw youth urges Governor Dickson, Senator Diri, others to support Governor-elect David...

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has called on Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, to support the Governor-elect of the state, Chief David Lyon.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa

With APC’s victory, a new Bayelsa is born – NDDC chief

Executive director designate, finance and administration in the Niger Delta Delta Development Commission, Mr Maxwell Oko, on Monday, declared that with the victory of David Lyon of the APC as governor-elect, Bayelsa State will experience a new era in infrastructure and good governance.
Some electorate whose polling units fell in Ayama Ijaw Community Secondary School, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, had to wade through the mud to cast their votes on Saturday. 2

Bayelsa guber: Voters wade through mud in Southern Ijaw

Some electorate whose polling units fell in Ayama Ijaw Community Secondary School, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, had to wade through the mud to cast their votes on Saturday.

Election: 30,000 police, 5,000 NSCDC security personnel deployed in Bayelsa

There has been a high-security presence in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State and other communities as voters trooped out to the various polling units to elect the candidate of their choice in the predominantly riverine state.

Ijaw youth urges security agencies to probe Nembe pre-election violence

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Central Zone, has called on security agencies to investigate the pre-election violence that rocked Nembe Local Government Area in Bayelsa State and left some persons dead and others injured.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa airport: Adams Oshiomhole lied – Governor Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has lampooned the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole over claims that the Bayelsa International Airport’s was a waste.
The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has condemned protests against the newly appointed Board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Ijaw group urges President Buhari to return NDDC chairmanship To Delta

A Niger Delta socio-political pressure group, Ijaw People’s Development Initiative (IPDI), on Wednesday lent its voice to the demand of several other organisations in the region that the chairmanship position of the newly appointed board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) should be headed by someone from Delta State and not Edo.

Former Governor Uduaghan speaks on Court of Appeal loss

Emmanuel Uduaghan, the former governor of Delta State, said he has accepted the judgment of the Court of Appeal which declared James Manager the winner of the Delta South Senatorial District election.

Governor Dickson: Why Bayelsa poll‘ll be peaceful

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson, weekend, expressed optimism that the November 16 governorship election in the state will be peaceful and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Candidate, Senator Douye Diri, will emerge tops.

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Group backs Edo government on sustainable peace initiatives

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Royal Ambassador Organisation of Nigeria, has declared support for the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s policies and programmes, targeted at ensuring sustainable peace across Edo.
Barely one week after it was presented by Governor Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State House of Assembly has passed the 2020 Budget of N530,813,357,619.00 for the sustained development of the state.

Rivers to ensure commercial motorists use state’s official colours

Rivers State House of Assembly has begun moves to ensure commercial bus and taxis are painted in the Rivers official colours.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has sued for a more mutually beneficial relationship between ExxonMobil, the host communities and the state government.

Governor Emmanuel charges Exxonmobil on stronger collaboration

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has sued for a more mutually beneficial relationship between ExxonMobil, the host communities and the state government.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC witness says JAMB officer, boss failed to remit N36.5 million revenue

An EFCC witness, Stanley Ani, on Tuesday told an FCT High Court, N36.5 million was not remitted to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as revenue.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump to place travel restrictions on Nigeria, six others

United State President Donald Trump is planning to place travel restrictions to Nigeria and other six African and Asian countries, the Wall Street Journal reported.