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Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Bayelsa deputy governor hails PDP bye-election campaign council

Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has expressed appreciation to the leadership and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa West Senatorial Campaign Council for their selfless efforts, which led to the victory of Senator Seriake Dickson at the poll.

Ex-Governor Dickson wins Bayelsa West senatorial bye-election

The immediate past governor of Bayelsa State and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s candidate for Bayelsa West Senatorial District bye-election Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, has been declared the winner of the bye-election.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Bayelsa by-election: Governor Diri condoles with IGP, drowned policemen ’s families

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has condoled with the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, over the loss of some of the personnel that drowned while escorting voting materials for last Saturday’s senatorial bye-election in the state.
Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

Bayelsa bye-elections holds amidst ballot box snatching, voter apathy

Saturday’s bye-elections in Bayelsa Central and West was characterised by snatching of ballot boxes and ballot papers in some parts of the two senatorial districts.
YIAGA Africa

Bye-elections: Yiaga scores INEC average on preparation, predicts low turnout

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Friday, ahead of bye-election across the six geopolitical zones of the country, scored the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness on average while it predicted low voter turnout.

Bayelsa by-election: We will emerge victorious – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has boasted that its candidates in the Saturday by-election for the West and Central senatorial district would come out victorious.
Uche Secondus

Uche Secondus: Nigeria falling apart, approaching failed state status

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Uche Secondus, has said that Nigeria is falling apart and fast becoming a failed state.

Bayelsa assembly suspends clerk

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has suspended the Clerk of the House, Owudugo Kozigene, for three months over allegations of gross misconduct.

Bayelsa lawmakers shoot down water sector bill

Members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Thursday set aside party differences to shoot down a Water Sector Bill which would have imposed taxes/levies on usage of water by residents of the state.

Ex-Governor Dickson vows to unmask killers of police guard

Former Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson, has vowed to do everything possible to track down and punish those who invaded his country home in Toru-Orua in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State last Wednesday and killed a police inspector guarding the house.

INEC: 652,759 voters for Bayelsa senatorial bye-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said a total of 652,759 registered voters will vote in the forthcoming Bayelsa Central and West senatorial bye-elections slated to hold on December 5.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

13-year-old rape victim dies in Bayelsa

According to investigations the deceased was allegedly raped by a 28-year-old teacher, Mr Promise Sylvanus Ogun, attached to Government Secondary School, Toroegbeni in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.
Rep. Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama-Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa, on Saturday said that the legislature lacks the powers to control funds appropriated for constituency projects.

We lack control of constituency projects – Reps member

Rep. Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa, on Saturday said that the legislature lacks the powers to control funds appropriated for constituency projects.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

How we abducted expatriates, killed soldiers in Bayelsa, Rivers – suspects

Two members of a sea pirate syndicate, Kelvin Dikuro, aka General Small Voice and Erememi Captain, alias Nwalanta, have recounted their criminal escapades within the Niger Delta region, including Bayelsa and Rivers states.

Bayelsa bye-election: Court dismisses suit seeking Seriake Dickson’s disqualification

The Federal High Court in Yenagoa, has dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify a former governor of Bayelsa State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Seriake Dickson, from contesting the Bayelsa West senatorial by-election.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Bayelsa bye-election: APC suspends ex-federal lawmaker, four others over court action

According to a statement by the party’s publicity secretary, Mr Doifie Buokoribo, Ofongo and four others were suspended over alleged anti-party activities which violated the provision of article 21(A) subsection (10) of the party constitution.

Bayelsa West election: Stakeholders commence community endorsement for Seriake Dickson

Some stakeholders of the opposition All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State have embarked on community by community endorsement for former governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party, for the Bayelsa West Senatorial seat.

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Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
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South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

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General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
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City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.