Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has described late King Richardford Orukarebai Koroye of Tarakiri Kingdom as a father and thoroughbred professional whose reign brought about peace, stability and development to the clan, which cuts across Bayelsa and Delta states.
Senator Diri stated this on Saturday during the late king’s funeral at Toru Orua in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The governor noted that the Tarakiri people were not only mourning the passage of their king, who died at 85, but also celebrating his remarkable achievements.
A statement by his Chif Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted him as saying that the late monarch upheld and promoted the culture and traditional values of the Ijaw people.
"Truly, we have lost a father, brother, a ...
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...
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.
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...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has saluted the resilience of people of the state while dedicating the 2022 Governor of the Year Award by The Sun Newspapers to victims of last year’s monster floods in the state.
Speaking in Lagos on Saturday night shortly after he received the award, Governor Diri expressed delight that people of the state were able to surmount the challenges presented by the disaster.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as also commending the people for supporting his administration and that the award will spur him to do more.
Governor Diri particularly lauded the legislature and judiciary in the state for the synergy among the three arms of government, saying the cooperation has contributed greatly to the...
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has commiserated with the people of the state over the loss of lives and extensive destruction wrought by the recent floods in the state. In a statement today in Yenagoa, APC sympathised with victims of the floods, which it said reached almost every part of the state and caused large-scale damage to livelihoods.
The party in the statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Doifie Buokoribo, said it was confident that the strength and resilience of our people would carry us through this difficult time. The party, however, gave the state government a slap on the wrist for not being pro-active on the issue.
The statement read, “The All Progressives Congress (APC) offers its heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the people ...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the flooding in the state was overwhelming and beyond what the government alone can handle.
The governor has, consequently, appealed for assistance from the federal government, local and international organisations as well as public-spirited individuals.
He made the appeal in a statewide radio and television broadcast on Tuesday.
According to him, the current flood has severely impacted lives and livelihoods, with nearly a million people in over 300 communities displaced and some deaths reported.
He stated that he had toured several of the ravaged communities and seen first hand the extent of the destruction.
He said: “Over the last few days, floods have overwhelmed our communities and severely impacted the lives and livelih...
The 4th Anniversary of the book launch; Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets: Past, Present and Future authored by Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, the amiable Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the apex Maritime regulatory and promotional agency in Nigeria is on 28th August 2022.
My passion for this book was enhanced not only because I am a Maritime Scholar and researcher, but also that I was featured in the book (via a picture taken together at an international Maritime function in Abuja) and a copy of the book autographed to me by the author, who is also a friend and a former colleague at Nimasa. This review is particularly significant at this time as the author by providence, fate or divine, and dint of hard work is the current DG of Nima...
Customs Area Controllers Tin Can Island,Comptroller Kunle Oloyede weekend said his Command has raised the bar in duty collection and trade facilitation adding that there are brighter prospects for the Nigeria Customs Service in the days ahead.
Oloyede who was rolling out the mid year report of his Command posted a N274b revenue haul between January and June this year. The Customs Chief who explained that the figure was more than 27 percent leap over the same period last year also announced a 73 per cent increase in exports at the Port , posting a whopping 138,246.50 metric tons .Oloyede valued exports from the Command at over N100b.
He was full of praises for officers and men of the Command whose diligence and dedication to duty, he said ,contributed to this remarkable feat. Also ree...
The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its half-year report of 2022 has lauded the reduction in piracy in the globe and expressed optimism that it is a new dawn for the shipping community globally. This is coming on the heels of the Bureau receiving the lowest number of reported incidents for the first half of the year since 1994, evidencing its efforts in raising awareness to make the waters safe globally.
The Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy has confirmed that there has not been any case of Seafarers kidnap one year after the May 2021 declaration. This is considered commendable progress in comparison to the 2020 statistics when 130 seafarers were kidnapped. The status report from the GoG declaration also confirmed that there has not been any case of kidnap for r...