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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has shed more light into why full commercial flight operation is yet to commence in Bayelsa International Airport, in Ammassoma, near the state capital despite its inauguration about six months ago.

NCAA approves Bayelsa airport for flights

After months of delayed expectation, the Bayelsa State-owned airport, on Saturday, finally got the nod of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to commence commercial flight operations.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

N3 billion scandal: Bayelsa governor accuses predecessor’s former aide of blackmailing him

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has denied a claim that he diverted the N3 billion agricultural loan obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria was diverted.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa: We didn’t divert N3 billion central bank agric loan

The Bayelsa State Government on Saturday denied allegations that a N3 billion agriculture loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been diverted by government officials.

Senator Dickson: Why I am staying off Bayelsa government events

A former Governor of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson, says he has no rift with his predecessor, Douye Diri, who took over from him on February 14, 2020.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan: Why my administration focused on education

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has described education as the key to nation-building and manpower development.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa governor: I Inherited eight years unpaid pension

After spending one year in office, the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has disclosed that his predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, left him with eight-year pension and gratuity liabilities of retired civil servants to settle.

Women protest against herdsmen invasion of farmlands in Bayelsa

Aggrieved women from Epie/Atissa communities in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest against what they described as the excesses of herdsmen in the area.
Embeleakpo Apere, a former aide to former Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, was on Thursday, arraigned by the EFCC, charged with N864.1 million procurement fraud.

Senator Dickson’s ex-aide charged with N864 million procurement fraud

Embeleakpo Apere, a former aide to former Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, was on Thursday, arraigned by the EFCC, charged with N864.1 million procurement fraud.
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.

Senator Dickson heads for Supreme Court over pre-election suit verdict

The former governor of Bayelsa State and Senator representing Bayelsa West in the National Assembly, Senator Henry Seriake Dickson has headed to the Supreme Court over a Court of Appeal ruling which set-aside a ruling by the Federal High Court Yenagoa that dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify him from running for the senatorial election.

Court: Senator Dickson has case to answer

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt yesterday overturned the ruling of a Federal High Court in Yenagoa that dismissed a pre-election suit challenging the eligibility of former Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Seriake Dickson, to contest the December 5, 2020, Bayelsa West senatorial by-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 bye-election: Governor Diri commends INEC, others on peaceful poll

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for allowing the will of the people to prevail in Saturday’s bye-elections for the Bayelsa West and Central Senatorial districts.
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.

PDP, APC bicker over court judgment in Bayelsa

Ahead the December 5, Bayelsa West Senatorial bye-election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) are bickering over the Court judgment which disqualified the APC candidate, Peremobowei Ebebi, from contesting the election.

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.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Bayelsa bemoans drop in federal allocation

The Bayelsa Government on Monday lamented the decline in revenues accruing from the Federation account while announcing its income and expenditure profile for the months of August, September and October 2020.

Bayelsa by-election: Ex-Governor Dickson’s kinsman petitions judge over failure to transmit records

Mr. Owoupele Eneoriekumoh, a kinsman of former Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, has petitioned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa over alleged failure to compile and transmit records of proceedings in suit number FHC/YNG/CS/72/2020 within time.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor redeems cash reward offer to athletes, sports administrators

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has ordered the release of the balance of cash reward pledged to athletes and sports administrators that participated in the last National Sports Festival in Abuja, a statement issued to newsmen on Friday, by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Media, Mr Daniel Alabrah, has said.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor flags off Operation Crocodile Smile, hails Nigerian Army on security

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has hailed the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for their services which culminated in the successful inauguration of his administration on February 14, 2020.

Gunmen invade ex-Bayelsa governor’s residence

Gunmen attacked ex-governor of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson’s residence Wednesday night killing a policeman in the process.
Isu said the agency had earlier distributed food items meant for the 2019 flood victims, which was initially kept at its warehouse, following the approval of Gov. Douye Diri two weeks ago.

Bayelsa governor, deputy call for opposition’s cooperation after Supreme Court victory

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, and his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, have again extended a hand of fellowship to the opposition and all those that filed petitions in court against their election.

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.

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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Thousands displaced as gunmen attack Taraba community

Residents of the Dogongawa community in the Takum local government area of Taraba state have reportedly fled following an attack by gunmen last Friday.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) announced yesterday that it would be reintroducing the park and pay policy in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from May 1, 2021.

Coronavirus supplies: FCTA denies N1 million bribe allegation

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has denied that its officials demanded a bribe of N1m to facilitate payment to some contractors, who supplied various items in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, on Thursday, urged the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) to continue providing enhanced and timely intelligence support for the ongoing military operations across the country.

Boko Haram: President Buhari happy with troops performance – minister

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president urges Nigerians to pray for leaders to overcome nation’s challenges

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has called for prayers for the leaders in government as they tackle the various challenges facing the nation.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC raises alarm over fake Abdulrasheed Bawa’s Twitter handles

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sunday, notified the public of the sudden emergence of fake Twitter accounts, linked to its chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, by criminal elements.