Tag: Bayelsa state

Bayelsa State House of Assembly, passed a bill banning open grazing of livestock in the state

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, passed the state’s bill banning open grazing of livestock in the state. The passage followed the report of the public on the bill by the House Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources; Trade, Industry and Investment; Environment, and Security. Governor Douye[Read More…]

Police confirms the death of six officers on bye-election duty in Bayelsa State

The Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the death of six officers on bye-election duty in the state. Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, said this in an interview with journalists at the command headquarters in Yenagoa while giving an update on the incident. One of the speedboats conveying policemen deployed[Read More…]

“We want to warn all foreign nationals to leave the Niger Delta region” – Militants

A new coalition of 36 militant groups under the aegis of Continuous Emancipation of Niger Delta, which recently attacked gas and crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa State, on Friday reeled out six demands for the Federal Government which they said should be quickly handled to avert continued “destructive attacks” on[Read More…]

Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Petition Tribunal has nullified the election of Governor Duoye Diri

The Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Petition Tribunal has nullified the election of Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State. The election was nullified based on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, which argued that it was unlawfully excluded from participating in the election. The tribunal ruling can, however, still be[Read More…]

Bayelsa Governor, Douye Diri, reduce state’s 2020 budget by 24 percent

The Bayelsa Governor, Douye Diri, has cut the state’s 2020 budget by 24 percent. The bill, which was N242bn, has been cut to N183bn. Governor Diri said that the decision was reached following a drop in monthly revenue occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. He disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking[Read More…]

Ex-President Jonathan says he is staying away from Partisan Politics

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said he reduced his political activities since he quit power in 2015 to enable him to concentrate on his foundation. The former leader gave the explanation on Sunday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, when Governor Douye Diri inaugurated the state executive council of the Peoples Democratic[Read More…]

Sacked Bayelsa Deputy Governor elect is “on the verge of committing suicide”- Petroleum Minister, Timipre Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says the Deputy Governor-elect, whose certificate scandal cost the All Progressives Congress the Bayelsa State governorship seat, is on the verge of committing suicide. Sylva said who said the decision of the Supreme Court was unfair made the remarks Monday on Channels[Read More…]

I didn’t forge my certificate, says sacked Bayelsa deputy gov-elect speaks

Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, sacked All Progressives Congress deputy governor-elect in Bayelsa state, says he did not forge any of the certificates he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission.  TheCable is reporting that Degi-Eremienyo said this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday. The supreme court had sacked David Lyon, the[Read More…]

APC writes INEC, wants a fresh governorship election conducted in Bayelsa –

The ruling All Progressives Congress has demanded a fresh election in Bayelsa State. The party said the swearing-in of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as governor is unconstitutional as he did not meet the mandatory constitutional requirement. The national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, in a letter[Read More…]

Police Impose Three-Day Curfew After Violence In Bayelsa following unrest

The Police in Bayelsa state have imposed three-day dusk to dawn curfew after angry All Progressive Congress (APC) protesters destroyed properties following the Supreme Court ruling which sacked the party’s elected candidate, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo. According to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Uche Anozia,[Read More…]