The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Screening Committee for Bayelsa State on Tuesday screened and cleared Senator Douye Diri for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.
The screening exercise took place at the PDP headquarters in Abuja.
Senator Diri, who is the incumbent governor of the state, was the only aspirant from the party that picked the PDP nomination and expression of interest forms for the November poll.
Chairman of the screening committee and Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, said the panel screened Governor Diri in line with guidelines of the party and as stipulated in the Electoral Law.
Shaibu said the Bayelsa helmsman met all the requirements of the party for the election.
He said: “We have checked the documents of...
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A usually dependable source at the Presidency who unveiled the mouth watering package exclusively to Shipping World magazine said the proposed intervention may come by way of an Education Trust Fund and a Youth Cooperative scheme targeted at indigent youths from the Niger Delta region. Shipping World was reliably informed that funding for the Social Intervention Scheme may come from the Federal Government, as well as local and intervention donor agencies .
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Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has urged the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to obey the Supreme Court ruling on the old Naira notes in order to ameliorate the suffering occasioned by the cash crunch on Nigerians.
The Bayelsa governor said going by the March 3 ruling of the country’s apex court, the old and new currency notes ought to circulate side by side till December 31 this year.
Senator Diri stated this on Monday in Government House, Yenagoa, during an interactive meeting with leadership of various unions and associations of transporters, traders and petroleum marketers in the state.
The governor said with the ruling of the apex court on the matter, Nigerians expected the federal government and the CBN to speedily implement and enforce t...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...