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Bayelsa assembly gets new speaker

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has elected a new Speaker, Abraham Ngobere, who represents Brass Constituency 3.

Bayelsa election: PDP may soon witness mass defection – Chekwas Okorie

Chief Chekwe Okorie, the National Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has declared that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was disintegrating gradually, predicting that in no distant time, the party may witness massive defection of its leaders and stakeholders to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).

Bayelsa guber: Armed thugs delay collation of votes in PDP candidate’s local council

Some armed thugs held officials of the electoral commission, INEC, hostage in one of the wards in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, thereby delaying final collation of results, an official and an election observer said.

Bayelsa guber: PDP wins Timi Alaibe’s polling unit

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Duoye Diri, has won the governorship election in Timi Alaibe’s polling unit, Unit 4, Ward 7 (Igbainwari town square), Kolokuma/Okpokuma Local Government Area.
Senator Douye Diri, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) candidate for the Bayelsa governorship election, on Saturday, described the electoral process as “smooth and peaceful”.

Bayelsa guber: APC colluding with security agencies to manipulate process – PDP candidate

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Bayelsa governorship election, Senator Douye Diri, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of colluding with the security agents to manipulate the election.
Senator Douye Diri, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) candidate for the Bayelsa governorship election, on Saturday, described the electoral process as “smooth and peaceful”.

Bayelsa guber: PDP members denied opportunity to vote – Senator Diri

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel elections in areas where electoral fraud were committed.
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has transported its ad hoc officials and non-sensitive electoral materials to Bayelsa for the Saturday, November 16 governorship election. 7

Bayelsa guber: Journalists rescued as boat capsizes in Nun River

A boat conveying journalists across flooded parts of Sampou community on Nun River in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State capsized and threw the four occupants into the water.

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.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: APC no match for PDP – Governor Dickson

Less than five days to the Saturday governorship election in Bayelsa State, Governor Seriake Dickson Monday night boasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot match the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend governorship 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.

Bayelsa guber: PDP condemns ‘false alarm’ over arms stockpile

The Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State has condemned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for making “wild and miserable fabrications” about arms stockpile against the party.

Bayelsa governor inaugurates PDP youth mobilisation group

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has inaugurated the Peoples Democratic Party Grassroots Youth Movement (PDP GYM) as part of moves to strengthen the PDP for the November 16 governorship election in the state.

Bayelsa speaker resigns as new leader emerges Monday

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Tonye Isenah, may have resigned from his position going by unfolding developments towards the November governorship election in the state.
The plot to impeach the Speaker of the Bayelsa Assembly, Tonye Emmanuel Isenah, has thickened following his refusal to step down against the directive of Governor Seriake Dickson and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders.

Bayelsa Speaker bows to pressure to resign

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Tonye Isenah has finally bowed to pressures mounted by the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for him to resign for a new Speaker to emerge from Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
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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).

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson charges corps members on free, fair elections

Corps members deployed to Bayelsa State for their national service and who would volunteer as electoral ad hoc staff during the gubernatorial election have been charged to ensure that the process was free, fair and credible.

Bayelsa guber: Senator Douye Diri wins PDP primary

Senator Douye Diri has emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State.

Bayelsa guber: Uncertainty over Governor Dickson’s anointed aspirants

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson’s dilly-dallying over his choice aspirant in Tuesday’s primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has thrown key stakeholders and delegates of the party into a quandary.

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The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three teachers arrested for defiling teenage students in Ekiti

The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.

Hisbah apprehend woman for marring two husbands in Kano

A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.