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PRESIDENT BUHARI HOSTS GOV DOUYE DIRI AT STATE HOUSE

PRESIDENT BUHARI HOSTS GOV DOUYE DIRI AT STATE HOUSE

Education, News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Wednesday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Governor Diri, who was accompanied to the meeting by his predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, former Military Governor of Rivers State and Amanyanabo of Twon Brass, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, and the Ibenanaowei of Ekpetiama, King Bubaraye Dakolo, sought the President’s intervention and the support of the Federal Government in addressing some critical infrastructural and developmental issues in the state. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that in pursuance of the President’s policy to establish six new federal universities of medical sciences and bio-medical technology in the country, the state was w...
Projects By Bayelsa Councils Result Of Autonomy, Says Diri *Directs LGs To Build Skills Centre

Projects By Bayelsa Councils Result Of Autonomy, Says Diri *Directs LGs To Build Skills Centre

Education, News Feature
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said the projects executed by local government councils in the state were as a result of the financial autonomy they enjoy under his administration. Senator Diri stated this on Tuesday during the commencement of inauguration of projects in seven of the eight councils in the state. Speaking while inaugurating a one-storey office complex at the Yenagoa local government secretariat, the governor also said that the prudent management of funds under the strict supervision of his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, made the execution of meaningful projects possible across the wards and communities in the eight councils. He stressed that his administration does not tamper with allocations accruing to the councils but has rather been as...
Nationwide Strike : Maritime Workers set to Join Pro ASUU Protest

Nationwide Strike : Maritime Workers set to Join Pro ASUU Protest

Education, Maritime, News Feature
THE Maritime Workers Union, MWUN is set to join organised Labour in the proposed nation wide protest scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday over the prolonged Industrial impasse between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff of Universities. Mobilisation for the two-day nationwide protest by Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in solidarity with striking university workers, has reached feverish point as more critical industrial unions have keyed into the protest. This came as NLC berated the Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed, for accusing it of planning to cause anarchy with the planned protest scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, saying the Minister is happy that while his children and those of others like him are graduating from universities outside Nigeria, children of the p...
Gov Diri Hails Teachers As Alumni Raise Funds for Alma Mater

Gov Diri Hails Teachers As Alumni Raise Funds for Alma Mater

Education
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said teachers play a very significant role in the moulding of their students to become leaders. He said leaders and professionals could not have been successful in their careers without the discipline and tenacity of teachers. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, said the governor spoke on Saturday night at the gala/awards of the alumni of his alma mater, Government Secondary School, Odi in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state. The event held at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa, was to raise funds for the building and equipping of the school's science laboratories as part of activities marking its 50th anniversary celebrations. The Bayelsa governor urged...
Gov Diri Inaugurates Road, Secondary School Projects In Obogoro *Says Community’s Erosion Control Project On Course

Gov Diri Inaugurates Road, Secondary School Projects In Obogoro *Says Community’s Erosion Control Project On Course

Education, News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has inaugurated a newly built internal road and a secondary school in Obogoro community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. Speaking during the inauguration of the projects, Governor Diri recalled how pathetic the road and school were during his previous visit to the area, a condition he said necessitated the decision of the government to embark on the projects. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying his administration will continue to deliver on its promises to bring development to people of the state. He commended the paramount ruler and people of the community for their support to government and ensuring that the projects were hitch-free, saying such support will be rewar...
Why My Administration Invested In Education – Jonathan *Commends Bayelsa Gov On Summit

Why My Administration Invested In Education – Jonathan *Commends Bayelsa Gov On Summit

Education, News Feature, Technology
Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has identified functional education as vital to the development of the manpower resources of any society. Dr. Jonathan, who was the keynote speaker, stated this on Monday at the maiden five-day Bayelsa State Education Summit, with the theme: "Optimising the delivery, performance and sustainability of outcomes in the education sector," in Yenagoa. Highlighting the contributions he made in the development of the education sector when he was governor of the state and at the national level, Dr. Jonathan emphasised the important role of information and communication technology. According to him, his administration made substantial investments at the national and state levels, including providing scholarship programmes. He stres...
Agge Port City: Maritime University will partner with Bayelsa State Govt….Vice Chancellor.

Agge Port City: Maritime University will partner with Bayelsa State Govt….Vice Chancellor.

Education, Maritime
Vice Chancellor of the Nigerian Maritime University, Prof Emmanuel Adigio, has promised to partner with the Bayelsa State Government in actualizing the dreams of a modern Port City in Agge, Ekeremor Local Govt Area. Professor Adigio who spoke exclusively with Shipping World in Yenagoa said' "we want to partner with Bayelsa State in building capacity,we must start in earnest in training the required manpower for the proposed Port City as we cannot just fold our arms and wait until the Port is ready', he told Shipping World. The Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta currently runs four year degree programs in various courses spread among three main faculties. They include the Faculty of Transport and Logistics, Marine and Environment Management as well as the Faculty of Engine...
Breaking News ! Sylvester Oromoni. Ijaw Youths Head to Court. Brief SAN. Despatches Lawyer to Autopsy Panel.

Breaking News ! Sylvester Oromoni. Ijaw Youths Head to Court. Brief SAN. Despatches Lawyer to Autopsy Panel.

Breaking News, Education
Members of the IJaw Youths Council ( IYC ) Lagos chapter led by its Chairman Comrade Henry Oyobolo in a civilized and peaceful manner withdrew their protest from Dowen college premises which they occupied earlier to the Law Chambers of Anthony George-Ikoli, SAN to brief him over the questionable death of one of their own, Sylvester Oromoni. After series of meetings with a team of Lawyers from the SAN's Law firm in the past week, the Chambers this afternoon officially accepted to take up the matter and immediately despatched a Lawyer to represent it at theAutopsy Panel. During the Dowen protest, concerned elders monitored closely to prevent hoodlums from hijacking it and portray Ijaw people as violent, destructive and lawless. Before vacating the premises the youths warned the Schoo...
Bayelsa To Give First African Harvard Graduate, Ekpebu, State Burial

Bayelsa To Give First African Harvard Graduate, Ekpebu, State Burial

Education, News Feature
Intellectual icon and first African to graduate from the prestigious Harvard University in the United States, Ambassador Lawrence Baraebibai Ekpebu, will be given a state burial by his home state of Bayelsa. Prof. Ekpebu, who also attended another Ivy League institution in the United States, Princeton University, hailed from Okoloba Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area. Ekpebu, who was Nigeria's former Ambassador to the Ivory Coast, died at the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa on January 2 at the age of 90. Governor Douye Diri disclosed this on Tuesday during a condolence visit to the family of the late accomplished scholar, diplomat and public administrator in Yenagoa, the state capital. Senator Diri described the passage of the Ijaw icon as a painful loss ...