No grazing routes in Bayelsa: Gov. Diri replies Buhari

By Shedrack Frank Governor Douye Diri, of Bayelsa, has responded to President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent directive to revive cattle grazing routes across the country. Diri said there were no such routes in the state. Diri stated this on Saturday in Government House, Yenagoa, during his maiden media chat to commemorate this year’s Democracy Day celebration. […]

Insecurity: 17 Southern governors ban open cattle grazing • Offer 10-point solution

  …Agree to ban open grazing in Southern Nigeria …Call for convocation of national dialogue …Insist on federal character …Reiterate Southerners’ commitment to Nigeria’s unity …Express concern over Oshodi-Apapa expressway gridlock …Buhari approves new security measures for South-East, South-South …Military tactics’ll no longer be publicised-NSA …Don’t be selective in handling situations, PANDEF tells FG By […]

FG begins payment of SPW beneficiaries in Bayelsa

rom Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of money for the 8,000 beneficiaries of the Federal Government Extended Special Public Works (SPW)in Bayelsa State. The Chairman and coordinator of the programme in Bayelsa, Mr Fitzgerald Olorogun who disclosed this in an interview in Yenagoa on Thursday said the disbursement of funds […]

Herdsmen: Trouble looms in Bayelsa over destruction of Farm

The news of an unidentified Fulani herder who attacked an 18-year-old boy, Kohgi Nation, in Osuan bush of Otuoke Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, inflicting injuries on him that took doctors four hours to treat, has sparked off a social media campaign tagged “Operation chase headsmen out of Bayelsa”. The victim […]

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 […]

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