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PAP: Kuku Urges Ndiomu To Revive, Complete Vocational Centers In Niger Delta

PAP: Kuku Urges Ndiomu To Revive, Complete Vocational Centers In Niger Delta

News Feature
Kingsley Kuku, former Special Adviser on Niger Delta Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has urged the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) Major General Barry Ndiomu (rtd) to revive and complete all Vocational Training Centers in the Niger Delta region. Kuku who also served as Chairman of the PAP under the Jonathan administration, made particular reference to the vandalized Vocational Training Center in Kaiama, Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, carried out by hoodlums in 2019. Making the passionate plea at the Presidential Amnesty Office in Abuja on Wednesday while he paid a courtesy visit to the Interim Administrator, Kuku regretted that the facility will undoubtedly cost billions of naira to revive. “Bring back the cent...
“Governor Douye Diri Presents 2024 Budget Address to Bayelsa State House of Assembly”

“Governor Douye Diri Presents 2024 Budget Address to Bayelsa State House of Assembly”

News Feature
AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR DOUYE DIRI, GOVERNOR OF BAYELSA STATE, ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2024 BUDGET TO THE BAYELSA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, ON WEDNESDAY 29TH OF NOVEMBER, 2023. Protocol In keeping with the requirement of extant laws, I am here to present to the esteemed members of this hallowed Chambers, the plans, projections and budgetary estimates of the Prosperity Government for the year 2024. I would like to emphasize the commitment of the Government of Prosperity to the implementation of its agenda, as delineated in the priorities that I am privileged to present to this House. Permit me to express my deep gratitude to the people of Bayelsa State for emphatically endorsing the Government of Prosperity for a second term in office....
PDP knocks APC over attacks on Jonathan

PDP knocks APC over attacks on Jonathan

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for attacking former President Goodluck Jonathan over personal comments he made during a visit to Governor Douye Diri last Friday. The PDP State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ebiye Ogoli, in a statement on Monday, accused the APC of twisting the former president’s comments in order to pour out its frustrations after woefully losing the November 11 governorship election in the state. For clarity, His Excellency Dr. Jonathan, while congratulating the governor during the visit, said: “I told myself that if Diri loses this election, I might consider moving my mother to Abuja.” The PDP, therefore, wonders how in an election contested by candidates of 16 political partie...
INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Bayelsa Gov, Deputy  *I’ll Remain A Servant-Leader, Says Diri

INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Bayelsa Gov, Deputy *I’ll Remain A Servant-Leader, Says Diri

News Feature, Politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, presented the Certificate Of Return to winner of the November 11 off-cycle governorship election in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, and his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. Governor Diri and his deputy, Ewhrudjakpo, were the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election that had 15 other contestants. A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said the INEC National Commissioner for Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Rivers states, Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu, presented the certificate to the duo at 11:11am at the state headquarters of the commission in Yenagoa. Mrs. Agbamuche-Mbu said presenting the Certificate of Return by the commission was a statutory provision in fulf...
Bayelsa Poll: Jubilation As INEC Declares Diri Winner  *Says I’ll Continue To Be Governor For All

Bayelsa Poll: Jubilation As INEC Declares Diri Winner *Says I’ll Continue To Be Governor For All

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State erupted in jubilation on Monday as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Governor Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the off-cycle governorship election in the state. Governor Diri polled 175,196 votes to defeat his closest rival, Chief Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 110,108 votes. In the state capital, Yenagoa, jubilant crowd trooped into the streets singing, dancing and waving the PDP flags in carnival-like celebrations. Governor Kefas Agbu of Taraba State and his Delta State counterpart, Sheriff Oborevwori joined Governor Diri among other leaders of the party and the state at the PDP situation room inside the Government House annex at Onopa as the results were being announced. Th...
I’ll Continue To Be Governor For All- Gov Douye Diri

I’ll Continue To Be Governor For All- Gov Douye Diri

News Feature, Politics
Address by H.E. Senator Douye Diri after being declared winner of the November 11, 2023 governorship election in Bayelsa State 1. Esteemed citizens of Bayelsa State, 2. On behalf of my dependable deputy, today I address you with a heart full of humility and gratitude as you have again bestowed upon me the honour of serving as your governor. 3. This victory would not have been possible without the mighty hand and grace of the Almighty and the overwhelming support you have shown towards me and my Government of Prosperity. I am deeply humbled by your overwhelming expression of confidence and by your mandate to serve you for another four years. 4. I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to everyone that cast your vote in my favour and entrusted me with the responsibility of...
Jonathan To Kinsmen: Give Your Votes to Douye Diri

Jonathan To Kinsmen: Give Your Votes to Douye Diri

News Feature, Politics
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has told his kinsmen in Ogbia Local Government Area to reciprocate the good developmental gestures of Governor Douye Diri in the area by massively voting for him in Saturday’s governorship poll. Speaking at his country home in Otuoke on Wednesday when Governor Diri led a high-powered delegation to visit the former Nigerian leader, Dr. Jonathan said Diri had demonstrated love towards the Ogbia kingdom in different ways and that the people needed to reciprocate this by re-electing him and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. It was the second time in 24 hours that the former president endorsed the governor’s second term bid, coming immediately after prominent leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including governors, former governors, Na...
Bayelsa Poll: Diri Deserves Eight Years, Says Jonathan

Bayelsa Poll: Diri Deserves Eight Years, Says Jonathan

News Feature
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that for the stability of Bayelsa State, Governor Douye Diri should be encouraged to complete a second term in office. Speaking at his Yenagoa residence on Tuesday when members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bayelsa National Governorship Campaign Council alongside governors, former governors of the party and National Assembly members and other stakeholders paid him a visit, the former Nigerian leader said he is in touch with Governor Diri and his activities in the state. The party leaders visited the state for the grand finale of the Governor Douye Diri re-election campaign rally. Dr. Jonathan said Bayelsa has made progress in the area of security and infrastructural development under Diri. He expressed delight over the involve...
My Party’s Supporters Most Peaceful, Gov Diri Tells IGP

My Party’s Supporters Most Peaceful, Gov Diri Tells IGP

Law, News Feature
The Inspector-General of Police IGP, Mr. Kayode, Egbetokun, on Monday, read the riot act to perpetrators of electoral violence to steer clear of Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State. The police boss, who gave the warning during a courtesy visit to Government House, Yenagoa, said the force and other security agencies were fully ready and duty bound to ensure free and fair poll in the state and that troublemakers would be made to face the full weight of the law. He explained that his visit was in respect of the election and assured that the police was neutral. While calling on Bayelsans to have confidence in the police, he emphasized that the increased deployment of its personnel in the state was in order to forestall any violence during the poll. The IGP thanked Gov...
IJAW MEDIA FORUM APPEALS TO DONOR AGENCIES TO FUND PAP

IJAW MEDIA FORUM APPEALS TO DONOR AGENCIES TO FUND PAP

News Feature
As the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, gets to the most critical stage of re integration of ex agitators into mainstream society, a group, the Ijaw Media Forum, has urged international donor agencies to assist the PAP in achieving its set objectives. President of Ijaw Media Forum, Elder Asu Beks, made this call during a Live Radio interview in Lagos weekend. The Presidential Amnesty Programme , the brain child of Late President Umaru Yaradua, was introduced on September 16, 2009. The PAP was initiated by the late President at the peak of the agitations by Niger Delta youths on account of marginalization and environmental degradation following decades of oil exploration by the Federal Government. The program was aimed at disarming, demobilization and reintegration of ex agitators...