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Bayelsa Flood A Major Crisis, Says UN

Bayelsa Flood A Major Crisis, Says UN

News Feature
The United Nations has described the flood disaster in Bayelsa State as a crisis of major proportion that deserves attention. The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria and Representative of the Secretary General, Mr. Matthias Schmale, stated this on Saturday when he led a delegation comprising officials of the global body, the World Health Organisation and the Federal Ministry of Water Resources on a courtesy visit to Governor Douye Diri in Government House, Yenagoa. A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted Schmale as likening the Bayelsa situation to the Pakistani floods that attracted global attention. The UN Coordinator, who had on Friday accompanied Governor Diri on his tour to some flood-impacted communities in Southern Ija...
Make Service Your Watchword, Diri Charges New Commissioners *Bayelsa Gov Swears In 25 Cabinet Members

Make Service Your Watchword, Diri Charges New Commissioners *Bayelsa Gov Swears In 25 Cabinet Members

Breaking News, Press Release
Newly appointed commissioners with Senator Douye Diri Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has told new commissioners in the state that service to the people was the essence of their appointment. The governor also charged them to work towards actualising the dreams of the state's founding fathers. Speaking during the swearing in of 24 new commissioners and a Special Adviser on Political Affairs at the Executive Council Chambers of Government House, Yenagoa, Governor Diri said they were assuming office at a difficult moment occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. He stressed that they would need to put in their best to meet the yearnings of people of the state. His Acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a statement, quoted the governor as saying the commiss...
Why Bayelsans should stop infighting, support Diri – Asu Beks

Why Bayelsans should stop infighting, support Diri – Asu Beks

Breaking News, Politics
Elder Asu Beks Daniel Kanu  Elder Asu Beks, president, Ijaw Media Forum is a journalist’s journalist. The Niger-Delta activist and publisher of Shipping World has been passionate and involved in the struggle for the emancipation of the Niger Delta region. He has gone through the thick and thin of the struggle told Sunday Sun that there is need for a new narrative in the region.He spoke on the nullification of the election of Bayelsa governor, Douye Diri by an election tribunal, what Bayelsa state needs, assessment of President Mohammadu Buhari’s leadership, 2023, and its strategies by different regions and the need for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2023, among other issues. Excerpt:  The election tribunal gave a verdict during the week, nullifying the election of your s...
Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party in Bayelsa Guber election did not present  a validly nominated candidate…INEC

Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party in Bayelsa Guber election did not present a validly nominated candidate…INEC

Breaking News, Politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC said on  Monday  that the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party  in the  November 16, 2019 Governorship election in Bayelsa State did not present a validly nominated candidate.  The electoral umpire said in a statement in Abuja that the nomination of its Deputy Governorship candidate Peter Esinkuma David was flawed because it fell short of the mandatory age limit of  35 years as stipulated in section 177(b) of the constitution. The electoral body  was reacting to a ruling by the Bayelsa Elections Petition Tribunal, Abuja which declared the election of Governor Douye Diri as illegal and consequently ordered for fresh elections. In the statement, INEC said it observed that the Deputy Governorship  candidate was born on the 10th day of February...
FG Begins Feasibility Study for Brass Shipyard Project

FG Begins Feasibility Study for Brass Shipyard Project

Maritime, News Feature, Port News, Press Release
The Federal Government has commenced feasibility study for the construction of a shipyard in Brass Island, Bayelsa State, which would cater for the maintenance and repair services of cargo vessels, oil tankers, and LNG carriers. Chief Timipre Sylva conducting Feasibility study with Harbour engineers The Minister of State for Petrolem Resources, Chief Timipre chaired the project’s kick-off meeting on Thursday and stated that it will be executed by China Harbour Engineering Company, which had carried out similar projects across the globe . The feasibility study, according to the minister, will be funded by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) as part of its overarching mandate to domicile key oil and gas industry infrastructure and increase retention of in...
PDP ‘ll lose Bayelsa governorship poll to APC, says Timi Frank

PDP ‘ll lose Bayelsa governorship poll to APC, says Timi Frank

Breaking News, News Feature, Politics
A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has insisted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would lose the forthcoming Governorship election in Bayelsa state for “choosing to field a weak candidate.” He therefore congratulated the candidate of the APC in Bayelsa state, David Lyon, ahead of the elections. Frank in a statement in Abuja on Friday, noted that the APC’s candidate is better placed to win the elections in view of the fact that the PDP has curiously chosen to field a weak candidate against the APC’s flag-bearer. “APC will win the forth-coming governorship election in Bayelsa State seeing the weak candidate (Governor Seriake) Dickson and the PDP have chosen as their flag-bearer,” Fra...
NON PAYMENT OF SALARY: BAYELSA AIRPORT STAFF ABANDON DUTY

NON PAYMENT OF SALARY: BAYELSA AIRPORT STAFF ABANDON DUTY

Breaking News, News Feature, Politics, Travel
With barely three weeks before the commissioning of Bayelsa Cargo Airport, the more than 150 workers have abandoned their duty posts, insisting they would only return to work on the condition that, their 8 months salary arrears were paid. The workers who are yet to be issued appointment letters have not been paid since their recruitment last January. But usually dependable sources told our correspondent that the workers who were recently subjected to a staff verification exercise were excited when two months ago information reached them that the accounts of the Airport had been credited with two months salary by the Bayelsa State Government "We can confirm on good authority that the State Government has credited our accounts but to our surprise management has refused to pay...
BAYELSA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: PROF MAUREEN ETEBU JOINS RACE?

BAYELSA GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: PROF MAUREEN ETEBU JOINS RACE?

Breaking News, News Feature, Politics
Indications have emerged that Professor Maureen Etebu ,Vice Chancellor of the Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko in Delta State, may have indeed collected the nomination form for the governorship election in Bayelsa state scheduled for November 16. Her entry into the race brings to 7, the number of aspirants under the banner of the All Progressive Congress, APC. Usually dependable sources at the National Secretariat of the APC told our correspondent that Prof Etebu may have picked her form on tuesday. A confidant of the former Governor told our correspondent that the university don was in utter disbelief when she was informed that another APC chieftain, Chief David Lyon is the preffered candidate of former Governor,Chief Timipre Sylva. "How would His Excelle...
BAYELSA GUBER:GOV DICKSON TO PICK HIS “ANOINTED” CHOICE BEFORE SEPT 3 PRIMARY

BAYELSA GUBER:GOV DICKSON TO PICK HIS “ANOINTED” CHOICE BEFORE SEPT 3 PRIMARY

Breaking News, Politics
Ahead of the Bayelsa Peoples Democratic Governorship primaries scheduled for September 3, 2019, Governor Seriake Dickson has insisted that he would not support any candidate outside the Restoration Restoration Group òf the party. The Governor also disclosed that the leadership òf the Restoration Caucus would decided on an aspirant to support in the primaries before the September 3, 2019 elections. A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the Governor as having made the remarks while inaugurating the Restoration Governorship Primary Election Committee in Government House, Yenagoa on Monday. The Governor said supporting any aspirant of the PDP outside the Restoration Group was one heavy moral burden that he was not prepared to carry. He ...