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SEN DICKSON, ALAIBE ENDORSE NDIOMU, DECLARE SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY PROGRAMME  •••THANK PRESIDENT BUHARI, NSA FOR HIS APPOINTMENT  ••• URGE STAKEHOLDERS TO BACK HIM

SEN DICKSON, ALAIBE ENDORSE NDIOMU, DECLARE SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY PROGRAMME •••THANK PRESIDENT BUHARI, NSA FOR HIS APPOINTMENT ••• URGE STAKEHOLDERS TO BACK HIM

News Feature, Politics
Former Governor of Bayelsa State, and Senator representing Bayelsa West, Senator Henry Seriake and former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Chief Timi Alaibe, have declared support for the the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Maj Gen Barry Ndiomu. The two prominent Niger Delta leaders said that they have confidence in the ability of Ndiomu to run the Amnesty Office effectively to the benefit of the region, the appointing authority and the country. Senator Dickson and Chief Alaibe spoke shortly after a meeting at the residence of the Senator at his Maitama residence, Abuja, on Friday morning. They thanked President Mohammadu Buhari and the National Security Adviser Abbagana Monguno, for the appointment of Ndiomu to pilot the af...
Gov Diri Presents 2023 Budget Proposal Of N385.2bn

Gov Diri Presents 2023 Budget Proposal Of N385.2bn

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Monday, presented a N385,211,578,924 Appropriation Bill for the 2023 fiscal year to the House of Assembly for consideration. Presenting the proposal tagged: "Budget of Sustainable Growth and Reconstruction," at the assembly, Senator Diri said it was hinged on a six-pronged agenda, which include continuous building of infrastructure and reconstruction of such infrastructure that had been severely degraded by the floods. He also said the civil service would be made more professional as well as transform the agricultural sector to be an essential contributor to the state’s economy and generate employment through various empowerment programmes. Senator Diri stated that while his administration continues to engage the federal government fo...
Peter Obi shocked at lack of Federal Presence in Bayelsa  *Says State Needs Urgent Help

Peter Obi shocked at lack of Federal Presence in Bayelsa *Says State Needs Urgent Help

Politics, Press Release
Former Governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, Mr. Obi said flying into the state in a chopper gave him a better aerial view of the situation and that the state needs urgent help. Obi spoke on Saturday in Yenagoa, the state capital, when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Douye Diri at the Government House before they both visited internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion camp in Yenagoa. He lamented the hardship experienced by people of the state as a result of the floods and wondered why the federal government had not sent a high-powered delegation to the state with a view to providing assistance for the people. While calling on the federal government to declare an emergency over the flooding in par...
PDP ‘Crisis’ Over Soon – Gov Diri

PDP ‘Crisis’ Over Soon – Gov Diri

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa state Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has expressed the conviction that the feud within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would soon become a thing of the past. Senator Diri stated this on Sunday during the PDP South-South Zonal Stakeholders meeting at the Ibom Hall in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State ahead of the party’s presidential campaign flag-off on Monday. The Bayelsa governor, who described the PDP as a big family that has held sway in the South-South geo-political zone, noted that in such large families there were bound to be disagreements. His words: "South-South is the only zone that has a preponderance of PDP governors. Therefore, it should be the zone to kick-off the PDP presidential campaign. “We have also been lucky to produce the vice presidential candidate. "PDP ...
Our Projects Not Shrouded In Secrecy – Bayelsa Govt

Our Projects Not Shrouded In Secrecy – Bayelsa Govt

News Feature, Politics
We have read the scurrilous claims, circulating largely online, by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Perekeme Kpodoh, against the government of His Excellency Senator Douye Diri. In the report, Chief Kpodoh alleged that the cost of projects being executed by the Bayelsa State government was shrouded in secrecy and that the contractors were unknown. One leg of this claim is laughable. Contractors and even consultants involved in a road or building project are often displayed on boards at project sites. Only those with ocular issues or bent on mischief cannot see them. The road, building and other projects undertaken by the Governor Diri administration, which Kpodoh could not deny, are clearly visible and not done under the cover of darkness. But, importantly...
SEN KWAKWANSO TO UNVEIL NNPP’s Maritime Agenda …

SEN KWAKWANSO TO UNVEIL NNPP’s Maritime Agenda …

Maritime, News Feature, Politics
Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria People's Party, Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso along with other party stalwarts is set to storm Lagos to unveil its maritime agenda. The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) will be making history as the first ever political party in the country to present a maritime agenda to Nigerians prior to a general election. A statement by Prime Maritime Project, promoters of the event disclosed that so because the party considers that deserves priority attention of the NNPP Consequently, the party’s presidential flag bearer, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, alongside his running mate, Bishop Isaac Idahosa, and other party stalwarts will storm Lagos on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 for that purpose, the statement signed by Mr Kingsley Anaroke, Prime Maritime Project Director of...
Continues Voter Registration: Gov Diri Cancels Monthly Environmental Exercise

Continues Voter Registration: Gov Diri Cancels Monthly Environmental Exercise

News Feature, Politics
The Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency Senator Douye Diri, has directed the cancellation of the statewide environmental clean-up exercise earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 30, 2022. This is to enable all eligible residents of the state that are yet to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) do so before the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) deadline expires on Sunday, July 31, 2022. The governor however urges all residents of the state to continue to keep their surroundings clean.
Sylva yet to resign as petroleum minister  – Aide

Sylva yet to resign as petroleum minister – Aide

News Feature, Politics
There are conflicting signals from the Presidency as to whether Petroleum Minister , Chief Timipre Sylva, is still a member of the Federal Excutive Council. Timipre Sylva was among the ten Ministers who last Friday attended a valedictory session at the Presidential Villa having indicated their interest to vie for the office of the President under the platform of the APC .But an aide to the Minister said he is yet to resign his position. His Media Assistant, Julius Bokoru, told Daily Trust that his boss has not resigned from his position. Sylva was among the serving ministers that purchased N100 million APC presidential form to succeed President Buhari during the 2023 election. Though it was not clear if the Sylva, a former Governor of Bayelsa State has withdrawn from the presi...
May God Forgive Those Planning To Continue Buhari’s Legacies – Wike

May God Forgive Those Planning To Continue Buhari’s Legacies – Wike

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has assured his Rivers State counterpart, Chief Nyesom Wike, of support in his presidential aspiration. The Bayelsa helmsman said such support for Governor Wike could be taken for granted as Bayelsa and Rivers were one and with common interests. He stated this on Friday when Wike and his team visited him in Government House, Yenagoa, to formally inform him about his presidential bid on the platform of their party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted Diri as saying that Wike already knew the challenges of people of the South-South and was adequately prepared to address them if he becomes Nigeria’s president. Diri commended Wike’s developmental strides in Rivers and not...
South Needs North to Actualise Presidency …Gov Douye Diri

South Needs North to Actualise Presidency …Gov Douye Diri

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said that no region can produce the president of the country without the support of other regions. He specifically stated that the demand of the southern governors that the presidency be zoned to the South cannot be achieved without the support of the North and vice versa. Governor Diri spoke on Thursday when a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, visited him in Government House, Yenagoa. The Bayelsa governor urged PDP members to collectively work for the success of the party in next year’s presidential election. Diri noted that as an opposition party, what should be paramount is how to wrest power from the ruling party, which he said had lost grip of governance ...