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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.

PDP wins all eight seats in Bayelsa council elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the Eight Local Government Areas of Bayelsa, in the just concluded election organised by the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC), on Saturday.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Governor Dickson: Nobody will take Bayelsa PDP primary to another state

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has assured members of his Restoration Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that nobody would relocate the venue of the forthcoming governorship primary of the party from Bayelsa to another state.

Bayelsa communities cry out over neglect by oil-producing firms

Several communities in Brass, Nembe and Southern Ijaw local government areas of Bayelsa State have cried out over the neglect they suffer at the hands of oil companies operating in the area.

Governor Dickson bows to pressure, appoints new Bayelsa SIEC acting chair

Governor Seriake Dickson might have bowed to pressure to stand down the appointment of Ball Oyarede as chairman of the Bayelsa State Independent National Electoral Commission (BYSEIC).

Timipre Sylva: June 12 Democracy Day significant moment in Nigeria’s history

Former Bayelsa Governor Timipre Sylva on Wednesday described June 12, 2019 Democracy Day as a moment of deep significance in Nigeria’s history.

Bayelsa guber: Former NAEC chief enters race

The quest for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket has begun with former director-general of National Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC), Dr Franklin Erepamo Osaisai, declaring to contest with an assurance that he intends to build on the legacies of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson if elected governor on November 16.

Bayelsa Assembly elects new speaker

Mr Isenah, member representing Kolokuma/Opokuma State Constituency 1, is a second-term legislator, and a former chief whip of the House.

Body of kidnapped mother of lawmaker found

A body identified as the kidnapped mother of the lawmaker representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 1, Hon Kate Owoko, has been discovered and taken to an unknown destination.

Body of 78-year-old kidnap victim found in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa Police Command has confirmed the death of a 78-year-old woman, Mrs Ayoko Owoko, in the custody of kidnappers in the creeks of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
John Sentamu

Archbishop Sentamu: Nigeria lacks will to address devastation in Niger Delta

Chairman of the Bayelsa State Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) and Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has decried lack of political will by the Nigerian government to address environmental devastation in the Niger Delta region.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa government buries victims of electoral violence

The Bayelsa State Government on Friday buried the late Government House photographer, Reginald Dei and Ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Seidougha Taribi, who were reportedly killed by soldiers during the last elections in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

Bayelsa: Maritime criminality biggest threat in state

The Bayelsa State government has stated that maritime criminality, specifically high sea robbery, is the biggest threat to socio-economic development in the state.

JTF: Military destroys major militant camps in Niger Delta

Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, the outgoing Commander, Joint Military Task Force (JTF) code-named “Operation Delta Safe” on Sunday said that the task force has destroyed and dislodged major militant camps in the Niger Delta, thereby boosting security in the region.
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Military destroys major militant camps in Niger Delta

The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) code-named “Operation Delta Safe” says it has destroyed and dislodged major militant camps in the Niger Delta, thereby boosting security in the region.

PDP wins Bayelsa re-run poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates have been declared winners in the two constituencies where supplementary elections were held on Saturday in Bayelsa state.

Governor Dickson accuses oil firms of funding criminality in Niger Delta

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has accused multinational oil companies operating in the Niger Delta of funding “terrorism, criminality and breakdown of law and order.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is scheduled to hold National Assembly bye-elections in 14 states of the federation covering seven senatorial districts and 24 federal constituencies.

Bayelsa elections: PDP wins 17, APC 4 assembly seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared as inconclusive results from three constituencies in the just-concluded State House of Assembly election in Bayelsa State.

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