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Month: February 2023

Gov Diri Faults LP Chair On Election Manipulation Claim

Gov Diri Faults LP Chair On Election Manipulation Claim

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has described as false a claim by the Labour Party (LP) National Chairman, Mr. Julius Abure, that the declared results of last Saturday’s election were taken to the Government House in Yenagoa and manipulated. Mr Abure alleged that the presidential and National Assembly elections results were manipulated in the Government House of Bayelsa and two other states. The LP chairman made the claim during a joint press conference with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Abuja on Tuesday following the controversy over the presidential election results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Dismissing the statement as false and lacking substance, Governor Diri exonerated Bayels...
Governor Diri Tasks INEC On Logistics Challenges *Advocates Electronic Voting

Governor Diri Tasks INEC On Logistics Challenges *Advocates Electronic Voting

Misc, News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has blamed poor logistics arrangements on the part of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the delay in commencement of voting across the state in Saturday’s election. Senator Diri, who stated this after casting his vote alongside his wife, Dr. Gloria, at ward 6 unit 4 (Kalama-owei wari) in Sampou Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area about 10:30am, urged INEC to address the logistics challenges. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as calling on INEC to extend the voting period to accommodate those who were delayed as a result of the logistics delay. He, however, lauded the performance of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and advocated that Nigeria...
My Dad’s Passage Broke Me – Gov Diri *State Exco, Security Council, PDP, Others Visit Sampou

My Dad’s Passage Broke Me – Gov Diri *State Exco, Security Council, PDP, Others Visit Sampou

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, said he actually broke down when he received the news of the passing of his father, Pa Abraham Diri. The octogenarian died at 88 years on Sunday. Speaking at his Sampou community home on Monday when received scores of visitors, including members of the state executive council, security commanders and the state executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Diri said he thought he was very strong until the night of Sunday when he could not hold back tears. In an emotion-laden voice, the Bayelsa helmsman expressed gratitude to members of his cabinet for sharing in his family’s moment of pain and sadness. He said his father died as his administration was commemorating three years in office and wished that he lived longer. ...
Douye Diri to Nigerians: I’m Not Miracle Governor By Mistake

Douye Diri to Nigerians: I’m Not Miracle Governor By Mistake

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said his emergence as governor was not a mistake but by divine arrangement. He stated that before he became governor, there were clear signs that God had already ordained it. Speaking on Sunday during his administration’s third anniversary thanksgiving service at the Ecumenical Centre in Igbogene, he also said God made no mistake in using former Governor Seriake Dickson as an instrument to bring him to office. Governor Diri remarked that with the blessings bestowed upon Bayelsa by God, the people of the state had no choice but to be thankful for His goodness. He urged the people to shun the pull-him-down syndrome in order for the state to make progress. The state’s helmsman, who acknowledged that power comes from God, said he d...
Bayelsa Reaping Benefits Of Continuity In Governance, Says Diri  *As Dickson Inaugurates Transport Terminal

Bayelsa Reaping Benefits Of Continuity In Governance, Says Diri *As Dickson Inaugurates Transport Terminal

News Feature
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said the state is enjoying steady growth due to the continuity policy of his administration. Governor Diri stated that continuing projects of previous administrations had not only saved funds of the state but had ensured that they reaped the full benefits of the policy. The Bayelsa helmsman, who spoke during the inauguration of a new complex for the Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme (BHIS) in Yenagoa on Wednesday, noted that the scheme was a brainchild of the immediate past administration of Senator Seriake Dickson. Delta State Governor and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, inaugurated the BHIS House as part of activities marking the third anniversary of the Diri administration. ...
Gov Diri Kicks Off Third Anniversary With Inauguration Of Health, Transport Projects *Swears In Two New Young Judges

Gov Diri Kicks Off Third Anniversary With Inauguration Of Health, Transport Projects *Swears In Two New Young Judges

News Feature
Activities marking the third anniversary of the Governor Douye Diri administration in Bayelsa State commence on Thursday with the inauguration of two projects. The projects are the Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme (BHIS) Complex and the Bayelsa State Transport Terminal at Igbogene. The Senator Diri administration will be three years in office on February 14. A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying during the 100th state executive council meeting in Government House, Yenagoa, that several other legacy projects across the state will be inaugurated by prominent Nigerians as part of the anniversary activities. The projects include the dual carriage way from Igbogene to the Tombia-Amassoma road, which the governor said his ad...
Nigeria to the world!

Nigeria to the world!

Misc, News Feature
Our youths have once again put us on the global map, with their creativity, talent, passion and dedication. This time in the entertainment industry. Big congratulations to Super talented Témìládè Openiyi, aka “Tems” who won the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for her contribution to the hit song “Wait for U” with Future and Drake, at the 65th Grammy Awards. Tems with her unique voice and music writing skills, has in a short time carved a niche for herself in the entertainment industry. She is an inspiration to young girls and women in Africa and around the world. Congratulations Tems! @temsbaby
Ndiomu approves payment for 775 Ex Agitators

Ndiomu approves payment for 775 Ex Agitators

Misc
There is Jubilation in the Niger Delta Region as the Maj. Gen. Barry Tariye Ndiomu (rtd), the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), has approved payment to beneficiaries not less than seven hundred and seventy-five (775) whose Bank Verification Number (BVN) issues has been resolved. In a statement released on Monday by SA Media to the Interim Administrator, Freston Akpor, it was revealed that those who were cleared to receive payment are delegates whose accounts were recently put on hold. According to the SA Media, a new portal has also being created to address issues of delegates with multiple accounts linked to their BVNs. The statement revealed Maj. Gen. Ndiomu (rtd) expressing “serious concern over the BVN issue and had earlier assured that the BVN...