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Senator Lokpobiri: Bayelsa has shown willingness to change destiny

Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has commended the people of Bayelsa State for changing their destiny by voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election.

How Nigerians will benefit from border closure – minister

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mustapha Baba-Shehuri, says Nigerians would benefit from the border closure policy adopted by the Federal Government.

Federal government to sell farm equipment at 50 percent discount – minister

The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has announced that farm equipment procured by the ministry would be sold to farmers at 50 percent discount to show government’s commitment, determination and good will in improving farmers’ production capacity to ensure that food security is achieved.
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 guber: APC candidate not good enough – party chieftain

Felix Oboro, a former senator from Bayelsa state and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, has said that choice of David Lyon as the APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa is not good for the party.
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Faction confident of APC victory in Bayelsa gov poll

A faction of the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State led by Fala Itubo has said the APC will win the forthcoming governorship election with a very wide margin.
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Bayelsa APC suspends state, local councils exco members

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State, has been embroiled in fresh crisis barely one month before the November 16th Governorship elections in the State, with the suspension and counter suspension of state officers by the state party leadership and a faction loyal to Senator Heineken Lokpobiri.

World Bank: Nigeria dying slowly

The World Bank on Thursday, dropped a bombshell that Nigeria was dying slowly and tragically living on borrowed time due to its neglect of the agricultural sector and heavy reliance on crude oil which it said belongs to yesterday.

World Bank: Nigeria dying slowly

The World Bank on Thursday dropped a bombshell that Nigeria was dying slowly and tragically living on borrowed time due to the perennial neglect of the agricultural sector and relying heavily on crude oil that belongs to yesterday.
The pioneer Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty for Niger Delta militants, Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, has said he would deploy the amnesty template to tackle insecurity in Bayelsa if elected governor.

Bayelsa guber: Intrigues as Timi Alaibe, Douye Diri battle for PDP ticket

There is apprehension in Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of tomorrow’s governorship primary where the flagbearer of the party for the November 16 governorship election will be elected.

Senator Lokpobiri, Aganaba, 5 others sign pact on outcome of APC primaries in Bayelsa

Immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Heineken Lokpobiri, and six other governorship aspirants of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State have entered into a peace pact to accept the outcome of the August 29 primaries of the party in the state.

Bayelsa guber: Why APC wants Senator Lokpobiri – Felix Oboro

Former Nigerian Ambassador to Venezuela, Ambassador Felix Oboro, has declared that the immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, is best qualified to be the successor of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson because of his passion for the development of Bayelsa.

Senator Lokpobiri joins Bayelsa guber race

Few days after stepping down as Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has indicated interest to contest the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Senator Lokpobiri: I don’t want to be reappointed as minister

Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has revealed that he had told President Muhammadu Buhari that he would not want to return as a Minister in his cabinet.

Bayelsa guber: What I told President Buhari – Senator Lokpobiri

Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has disclosed he told President Muhammadu Buhari that he would contest the Bayelsa State governorship race instead of returning as minister in the next cabinet.

Governor Dickson: We spent less than N60 billion on airport project

The Bayelsa Government has said that it spent less than N60 billion on its airport project and not N120 billion being alleged by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari promises infrastructural development in Bayelsa

President Mohammadu Buhari has promised that the Federal government would pay more attention to infrastructural development in Bayelsa State.

Minister Lokpobiri: How Nigeria can tackle smuggling

Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has suggested that the country can tackle smuggling to a standstill if traders stop patronising smugglers.

Federal government, women traders begin campaign against illegal food importation, chemicals

The Federal Government in collaboration with the National Association of Nigerian Traders have commenced a campaign to discourage illegal importation of food and indiscriminate use of chemicals on food items.

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