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Month: May 2022

Sylva yet to resign as petroleum minister  – Aide

Sylva yet to resign as petroleum minister – Aide

News Feature, Politics
There are conflicting signals from the Presidency as to whether Petroleum Minister , Chief Timipre Sylva, is still a member of the Federal Excutive Council. Timipre Sylva was among the ten Ministers who last Friday attended a valedictory session at the Presidential Villa having indicated their interest to vie for the office of the President under the platform of the APC .But an aide to the Minister said he is yet to resign his position. His Media Assistant, Julius Bokoru, told Daily Trust that his boss has not resigned from his position. Sylva was among the serving ministers that purchased N100 million APC presidential form to succeed President Buhari during the 2023 election. Though it was not clear if the Sylva, a former Governor of Bayelsa State has withdrawn from the presi...
VIRAL VIDEO ON ASSAULT: CUSTOMS VOWS TO SANCTION UNRULY OFFICER

VIRAL VIDEO ON ASSAULT: CUSTOMS VOWS TO SANCTION UNRULY OFFICER

Port News, Press Release
The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to a video making the rounds on social media. In it, one of our officers was recorded assaulting an unarmed civilian. This action took place on the Benin - Agbor expressway on Saturday the 7th of May 2022 at about 5.00 pm. This officer and other members of that team from FOU Zone 'C' have since been withdrawn from patrol duties and are currently under administrative investigation at the NCS Zonal Headquarters Zone 'C' Port Harcourt. Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have been trained to carry out their duties with dignity and respect, and are expected to display decorum in all their conduct at all times. Where they fail to carry out their brief as assigned, appropriate sanctions are applied to enforce discipline. T...
May God Forgive Those Planning To Continue Buhari’s Legacies – Wike

May God Forgive Those Planning To Continue Buhari’s Legacies – Wike

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has assured his Rivers State counterpart, Chief Nyesom Wike, of support in his presidential aspiration. The Bayelsa helmsman said such support for Governor Wike could be taken for granted as Bayelsa and Rivers were one and with common interests. He stated this on Friday when Wike and his team visited him in Government House, Yenagoa, to formally inform him about his presidential bid on the platform of their party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted Diri as saying that Wike already knew the challenges of people of the South-South and was adequately prepared to address them if he becomes Nigeria’s president. Diri commended Wike’s developmental strides in Rivers and not...
South Needs North to Actualise Presidency …Gov Douye Diri

South Needs North to Actualise Presidency …Gov Douye Diri

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said that no region can produce the president of the country without the support of other regions. He specifically stated that the demand of the southern governors that the presidency be zoned to the South cannot be achieved without the support of the North and vice versa. Governor Diri spoke on Thursday when a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, visited him in Government House, Yenagoa. The Bayelsa governor urged PDP members to collectively work for the success of the party in next year’s presidential election. Diri noted that as an opposition party, what should be paramount is how to wrest power from the ruling party, which he said had lost grip of governance ...
WORKERS’ DAY: BAYELSA RETIREES GET 100% PAY RISE

WORKERS’ DAY: BAYELSA RETIREES GET 100% PAY RISE

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has approved additional N200 million for the payment of pensioners’ gratuity for the month of May. The governor gave the approval on Sunday at this year's Workers Day celebration while responding to the demands of labour leadership in the state. Senator Diri assured retirees that N400 million would be made available this month to accommodate a sizeable number of pensioners in view of the backlog of arrears. While appreciating workers in the state for their support and the existing harmonious industrial relationship with his administration, the state's helmsman noted that his government has prioritised workers welfare to enhance productivity. The governor also approved a number of the workers requests, which include implementation of ...