BREAKING: Appeal Court upholds Diri’s appeal, nullifies his sack by tribunal

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, on Friday, nullified the tribunal judgement that sacked Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State and ordered fresh election in the state. In a unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of Justices led by Justice Adzira Gana Mshella, the appellate court, held that the majority […]

Gunmen kill councilor in Bayelsa

August 30, 2020 Karma Agagowei, Councilor representing Ward 6 Sagbama Council Area of Bayelsa State, has died from gunshot, the Agency of Nigeria reports. Gunmen kill councillor in Bayelsa By Shedrack Frank Karma Agagowei, Councilor representing Ward 6 Sagbama Council Area of Bayelsa State, has died from gunshots he sustained while returning from a party […]

Miracle Governor Diri Jolted Again

Nseobong Okon-Ekong and Segun James examine the legal implications of the ruling of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal which may result in a fresh poll It is not yet time for the Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri to sleep easy. The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal ruling yesterday has forced a rude awakening on […]

Tribunal nullifies Bayelsa governorship election, orders fresh election

By Wandoo Sombo The Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of Bayelsa  Gov.  Duoye Diri and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to conduct fresh elections within 90 days. The Advanced National Democratic Party (ANDP) had filed a petition asking the Tribunal to cancel the election on the […]

Bayelsa House of Assembly passes Appropriation Bill of N242bn

The Bayelsa House of Assembly yesterday, passed the state Appropriation Bill of N242 billion for the 2020 fiscal year. The passage of the bill followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation during plenary in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital. The Majority Leader, Monday Obolo, representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 2, […]

Picture: Keniebi Okoko, Bayelsa billionaire dies during liposuction surgery

Keniebi Okoko: dies during liposuction surgery eniebi Okoko, Bayelsa-born billionaire businessman and philanthropist, has died in Lagos, throwing many Bayelsans into mourning.   Some reports said Okoko died on Tuesday during a liposuction surgery in a Lagos hospital. A power outage was blamed for the death. Okoko contested the Bayelsa primary for the governorship ticket […]

Attack on Radio Bayelsa: New GM reverses suspension of 9 workers

By Nathan Nwakamma The Management of Radio Bayelsa has reversed the suspension of nine workers over an attack on the station by hoodlums, protesting the Supreme Court judgment that sacked erstwhile governor-elect, David Lyon. The reversal was  disclosed in a statement dated Feb. 15, signed by Mr Pere Fobobo, Acting General Manager and five Directors […]

Bayelsa Deputy Gov Decries Loot Of Guest House

The guest house of the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Gboribiogha Jonah, has been looted. In a statement, Jonah’s media aide, Ebi Evinson, said the looting was carried out by unknown people at the Bayelsa State Government House. This is coming barely two weeks to the expiration of the tenure of the Seriake Dickson administration. Evinson […]

Bayelsa boils as policeman kills corps member, two others

Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital boiled yesterday as a policeman reportedly shot dead three persons. Those shot dead are a commercial driver and two of his passengers, leading to rioting in the state’s capital. According to reports, the policeman guarding a new generation bank at the Ekeki axis of the capital city was said to have […]

PDP senators reject Bayelsa, Kogi results

By Naomi Sharang The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate, on Wednesday, rejected the Bayelsa and Kogi Governorship election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The senators, led by the Minority Leader of the Senate, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, made the rejection at a news conference in Abuja. News Agency of […]

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