Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N329.29 billion into law.
Governor Diri had on November 26 presented an estimate of N290.295 billion tagged "Budget of Growth" to the state House of Assembly.
While assenting to the bill on Wednesday evening in Government House, Yenagoa, the governor said the increase in the figure would address areas of deficit identified in the appropriation bill as well as assist in the infrastructure development of the state.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as noting that the increase in the 2021 budget was intended to tackle the completion of the three senatorial roads, the AIT/Igbogene ring road project and construction of the Gloryland Drive in addition ...
The Senator representing Anambra South and National Leader of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah on Tuesday, joined the Senate Chief Whip, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and other dignitaries at Umunankara community of Imo state to celebrate with High Chief Mike Onuoha as his parents mark fifty years of marriage. Speaking briefly at the event, the Senator described the celebrants as great gifts to the community and mankind. He further prayed God to keep nourishing them with more wisdom and good health.
Responding, the son of the celebrants who is also a member of Anambra Progressives, High Chief Onuoha thanked Senator Ubah and other attendees for honoring their invitation. He also asked God to grant the celebrants more life and abundant peace.
Also present at the eve...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Wednesday, received 10 expatriates that were rescued by security agencies in the state from the den of kidnappers.
The foreign sailors were kidnapped on November 25 from their vessel along the Pennington River in neighbouring Delta State and brought into Bayelsa.
The governor's Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a statement listed the victims as three Lebanese, four Indians, two Egyptians and one Cameronian.
An official of the Department of State Services (DSS), who presented the freed vessel workers to Governor Diri at the Government House in Yenagoa, said it took the concerted effort of security personnel in both Bayelsa and Delta states to rescue them.
While addressing the media, Senator Diri called on those responsib...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, was on Friday conferred with the title "Ebe-Ebidou Owei" (one who desires progress of the clan) by the Pere of Tarakiri Kingdom, King Richardford Koroye.
The conferment of the high chief title, which took place at the monarch's palace in Toru-Orua community in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state, was part of activities marking the king's 83rd birthday.
The governor was quoted in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, as expressing appreciation to the monarch for finding him worthy to be conferred with such an exalted title in the kingdom.
Governor Diri promised to preserve the traditional institution and the sacredness that it stands for.
He assured the Tarakiri Clan and other kingdoms in the state of h...
TRIBUTE: LATE MADAM ZUOKORU ABRAKA
Late Madam Zuokoru Abraka was born 89 years ago on the 26th of February 1930 in Tuomo, Burutu Local Government Area of present-day Delta State, to the family of late Chief & Mrs Osere of Ekpebimo family in Ekeremobiri Quarters in Tuomo town.
She grew up in a large Christian family with many siblings and quickly got involved in taking care of her extended relatives. As a young and vibrant trader, Correct Mama traversed the famous trade routes in the creeks of the Niger Delta, mostly by canoe,including Torugbene, Peretorugbene, Isampou, Ndoro,Tamigbe, Kpakiama, Kiagbodo, Ogbobagbene, Ojobo, Aleibiri, Ogriagbene, Bomadi and Patani all in the old Western Ijaw Division.
CORRECT MAMA was hugely popular in the trading circles, while her friendly and ...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has expressed deep condolences with the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, over the loss of some of the force's personnel that drowned while escorting voting materials for last Saturday's senatorial bye-election in the state.
The boat conveying the policemen was said to have capsized on its way to Oporoma, the headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
Governor Diri, who also condoled with the families of the deceased policemen, said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, on Sunday, that their sudden demise while on national duty was very painful.
While describing the incident as unfortunate, he prayed God to give the police boss and the families of the policemen the strength to bear the gre...