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A crude production flow station operated by Conoil Production at Ango field in Koluama, Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa, has been shut down.

Conoil’s flow station shut down as host community members besiege facility

A crude production flow station operated by Conoil Production at Ango field in Koluama, Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa, has been shut down.
Residents of Sangana and other coastal communities in Akassa Kingdom in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State have cried out over loss of their livelihood occasioned by the alleged continuous leakage of crude oil into the environment from an offshore facility in the area.

Environmentalists, regulators visit spill impacted communities in Bayelsa

Preliminary investigations into the January 16, 2021 oil leak near Funiwa offshore facilities. off the Atlantic coast have commenced with a visit by Bayelsa government officials, regulatory agencies and representatives of impacted communities.

Bayelsa community, Chevron disagree over source of Funiwa oil spill

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) and the communities impacted by the crude oil spill from Funiwa oil fields in Koluama in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have been sharply divided over where the crude oil leakage noticed over the weekend was coming from.

Chevron: Bayelsa oil spillage not from our facilities

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has disagreed with members of its host communities in Bayelsa on leakages reported at Funiwa Oil Fields operated by the oil firm off Bayelsa Coast.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa by-election: PDP, APC leaders trade words over agreement on power rotation

Leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa weekend trade words over the alleged attempt by the opposition party to breach an existing gentleman’s agreement between the people of Sagbama and Ekeremor Local Government areas on the issue of power rotation of National Assembly positions.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Ambassador Godknows Igali, on the joyous occasion of his 60th birthday.

Bayelsa Central bye-election: Godknows Igali declares intention, joins race

Former Ambassador to, Denmark, Finland, and Norway, Dr Godknows Igali, on Wednesday, declared intention to contest in the forthcoming Bayelsa Central Senatorial Bye-election in Bayelsa State.
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 gives update on 14 by-elections in eight states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 13 political parties have signaled their intention to conduct primaries for the forthcoming by-elections.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Vigilante group nabs three ‘armed robbers’ in Bayelsa

A vigilante group in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state has arrested three armed robbery suspects in Oloibiri community and recovered firearms and stolen items.

Oil industry begins third phase coronavirus intervention in Bayelsa

The oil and gas industry in Nigeria weekend embarked on the third phase of its intervention in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, with the takeoff of an infectious diseases centre in Bayelsa to serve the entire Niger Delta region.
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Environmentalist seeks probe into cause of dead fishes on Bayelsa shoreline

A renowned Environmentalist, Rev. Nnimmo Bassey, has urged governments and oil industry regulators to investigate the cause of dead fishes littering the Atlantic coastline in Delta and Bayelsa States.
The Bayelsa State government has banned persons coughing or sneezing from boarding commercial vehicles as part of preventive measures in the state against coronavirus.

Bayelsa bars coughing passengers from boarding commercial vehicles

The Bayelsa State government has banned persons coughing or sneezing from boarding commercial vehicles as part of preventive measures in the state against coronavirus.
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

Kogi/Bayelsa polls: Don’t Indict any political party – Speaker Gbajabiamila tells panel

The House of Representatives’ Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said no political party should be mentioned in the report of a joint committee set up to probe circumstances leading to the loss of lives during the just concluded governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
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.
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Bayelsa election: APC coasting to victory in Goodluck Jonathan’s local council

Official results from local government areas in Bayelsa State have started coming in and the All Progressives Congress (APC) is leading with a wide margin in President Goodluck Jonathan’s Ogbia Local Government Area, the results of Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State show.
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.
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.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governorship candidate, Douye Diri and wife have cast their votes at Polling Unit Unit 4 and Unit 3 respectively at about 10.30aa in Yenagua, Bayelsa State.

Bayelsa guber: PDP candidate describes process as smooth, peaceful

Sen. Douye Diri, Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for the Bayelsa governorship election, on Saturday, described the electoral process as “smooth and peaceful”.
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 cancels election in Bayelsa ward over violence

Voting has been cancelled in Ologi (Ward 03) of Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA), a senior electoral official has said, following a violent incident that included “seizing” of an electoral official.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governorship candidate, Douye Diri and wife have cast their votes at Polling Unit Unit 4 and Unit 3 respectively at about 10.30aa in Yenagua, Bayelsa State.

Bayelsa guber: PDP candidate, wife vote

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governorship candidate, Douye Diri and wife have cast their votes at Polling Unit 4 and Unit 3 respectively at about 10.30aa in Yenagua, Bayelsa State.
Security personnel had mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor.

Bayelsa guber: Heavy security presence in Yenagoa

Security personnel had mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor.

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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“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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PANDEF, South South governors rap minister over statement on banditry, kidnapping

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