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The Technical Adviser on Treasury and Accounts, Mr Timipre Seipulo, who disclosed this over the weekend during the transparency briefing on funds inflows and outflows said the state government opted to receive the money at a discounted rate instead of waiting for three to four years to receive the full N38billion due the state.
Pirates off Nigeria’s coast kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday in a brazen and violent attack that was farther from shore than usual.
The Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, has stated that the aim of the Federal Government Extended Special Public Works Programme, ESPW, was to shield the most vulnerable from the ravaging effects of Covid-19 pandemic which include but not limited to, pervasive hunger, poverty, environmental degradation and joblessness.
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.
Aggrieved members of the Ijaw Youth Council(IYC) planning a protest tagged ‘Mother of All Protest’ against the appointment of Mr Effiong Akwa as the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) have decided to apply the brakes by putting the protest on hold.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has assured of the timely completion of Igbogene-AIT Outer Ring Road to boost economic activities in Yenagoa, the state capital.
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.
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri says much of the insurrections, violence and conflicts Nigeria is facing today could be avoided if the authority and citizens respect justice and equity.
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.
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.
Ijaw youths from the states of Niger Delta have vowed to proceed with their planned protest and shutdown of the headquarters of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over the failure of the Federal Government to address issue of wrongful appointment of a sole administrator for the commission.
In their separate New Year messages, the governors said irrespective of all differences, Nigerians should live together peacefully for the socio-economic development of the country.
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N329.29 billion into law.
The Chairman of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Lagos State chapter, Comrade Henry Oyobolo, has stated that politicians are behind the planned protest by youths to shut down the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the appointment of a sole administrator for the Commission by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, CP Mike Okoli, has suspended all casual leave and directed all officers of the Command to be on red alert during the Yuletide.
They left their stations and families in Rivers State to support their colleagues beef up security during the December 5, 2020 by-elections in Bayelsa Central and West senatorial districts, not knowing that they would not return. They paid the supreme price for their fatherland.
A non-governmental organisation, the Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED), on Tuesday, launched a community driven anti-corruption initiative in Kano to promote good governance and accountability in the utilization of public resources.
“If you put Nigerian police officers side by side with even police officers from advanced countries, give them the same logistics, you will see Nigeria police officers performing better than those that are coming from the so-called advanced countries,” he said.
The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly Capitol siege could draw its first challenge on Tuesday, with a Republican senator arguing that trying a former president would violate the U.S. Constitution.
Troops of `Operation Thunder Strike’ have arrested a suspect in connection with the deadly attack in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State in December, 2020.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says that any National Identification Card or National Identity Number (NIN) issued in Kwara before 2012 is not valid.
Abiodun Owolabi, a major general, on Thursday, assumed duty as the Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Signal Corps, Apapa, Lagos.
Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos is the epicenter of the nation’s novel coronavirus outbreak; with over 44,000 of the nation’s total confirmed COVID-19 infections of 121, 566 as of January 24, 2021.
Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma heaped praises on his players following their complete performance against Bloemfontein Celtics.
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has said that the organisation is set to clamp down on wanted traffic offenders who have yet to effect payment of fines.
Oil prices climbed with U.S. stock markets on Tuesday ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as U.S. president on optimism that more government stimulus will eventually lift global economic growth.