Thursday, April 22, 2021


Bayelsa State

JUST IN: Appeal court upholds Gov. Diri’s election

The Appeal Court on Monday upheld the election of Douye Diri as Governor of Bayelsa State, nullifing an earlier judgment by a tribunal which ordered fresh poll within 90 days.

Only 45, not 45,000, barrels leaked out of Bayesa oil field – NOSDRA 

The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, on Monday confirmed that 45 barrels and not 45, 000 barrels of crude oil leaked from a well head in Bayelsa on March 17.

Bayelsa Tribunal: Diri challenges judgement at appeal court

The Bayelsa State governor, Diri Douye, has appealed the judgement of the state’s governorship election tribunal, which nullified his election as the governor of the state.

JUST IN: Supreme Court dismisses Aliabe’s appeal against Diri

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal by Ndutimi Alaibe challenging the declaration of Governor Douye Diri as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held on September 3, 2019 for lacking in merit.

Police arrest 6 suspected kidnappers, including woman in Bayelsa

The Police Command in Bayelsa said on Monday that it had apprehended six suspected members of a notorious kidnapping syndicate in the state, including, a female, Ogeneima Omoni, 24.

Bayelsa seals 6 churches for breaching COVID-19 protocols

The Bayelsa Government has sealed six churches in the state for breaching ”operational protocols” required to conduct services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 lockdown: Bayelsa govt relaxes restrictions

Gov. Douye Diri on Tuesday relaxed the interstate border closure ordered to check the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, to allow food, drugs and vehicles conveying personnel on essential duty into Bayelsa.

Bayelsa: Security beefed up at Supreme Court premises as APC’s motion to review judgment begins

There was tight security in and around the Three Arms Zone in Abuja as the Supreme Court on Tuesday hears an application by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to review its February 13 judgment

Bayelsa: PDP plotting to swap forged NYSC certificates of deputy governor, APC uncovers 

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said it has uncovered a grand plot by the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo and his party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to swap the allegedly forged National Youth Service Corp,

INEC fixes March 14 for House of Reps by-elections in Niger, Kwara, Sokoto, Jigawa

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed March 14 as a date for the conduct of four bye-elections in four Federal Constituencies.

Jonathan congratulates Diri, says ‘I’ve no doubt you’ll live up to Bayelsans’ expectations’

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Douye Diri who was just sworn-in as the governor of Bayelsa State.

JUST IN: Douye Diri sworn-in as Bayelsa governor

Bayelsa State Governor-elect, Douye Diri and Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo have been sworn-in as the governor and deputy governor of the state.

Go for reconciliation, PDP advises Diri

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, on Friday urged the Bayelsa State governor-elect, Douye Diri, to immediately go for reconciliation in the state.

Bayelsa: Atiku hails Supreme Court judgement, congratulates PDP, Douye Diri

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the Thursday’s Supreme Court judgement sacking the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon.

APC hails Supreme Court judgment affirming David Lyon as Bayelsa governor-elect

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has lauded the Supreme Court judgment affirming Bayelsa Governor-elect David Lyon as the valid candidate of APC.

Group commends Nigerian govt over support to rice farmers    

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria RIFAN, Bayelsa state chapter has lauded the efforts of the Nigerian government at ensuring rice sufficiency across states of the federation.

APC demands probe on Jonathan’s Otuoke residence attack

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the attack on the Otuoke country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Buhari calls Jonathan, condemns gunmen attack on his residence

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday put a call to former President Goodluck Jonathan to sympathize with him following an attack by gunmen on his Otuoke, Bayelsa State country residence.

Boundary Dispute: Court orders transfer of Bayelsa oil well to Rivers 

The Federal High Court, Abuja has ordered the transfer of Soku oil field from Bayelsa to its rightful owner, Rivers.

Dangote Refinery good example of local content – Wabote

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDM, Simbi Wabote, says the 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Refinery project is an actualisation of local content development in Nigeria.

I thank God for breaking the jinx of ‘single tenure’ in Bayelsa – Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson has attributed the historic feat of being the first governor to successfully complete a second term in office in Bayelsa to divine intervention.

Presidency defends Jonathan over Lamido’s allegations

The Presidency has described as “false and irresponsible’’ reports that former president Goodluck Jonathan was blackmailed to support the governing party, APC, in recent Bayelsa State elections.

Nabena to Dickson: Don’t blame Army, Police for PDP’s election defeat in Bayelsa

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yekini Nabena, has dismissed claims by the governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, alleging that security agents connived with the APC to hijack electoral materials in many local government areas during the governorship election in the state.

Bayelsa Poll: INEC presents certificate of return to Lyon, Deputy

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday, presented Certificate of Return to Bayelsa Governor-elect, Mr David Lyon and his deputy Sen. Degi Eremienyo.

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