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Group Affirms Diri’s Victory in 2023 Bayelsa Governorship Election

Group Affirms Diri’s Victory in 2023 Bayelsa Governorship Election

News Feature
A group under the aegis of Friends of Senator Douye Diri (FSDD) has affirmed the victory of the Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri for his second tenure in office in the forthcoming governorship election in state over his administration high performance in 3years. The President of the group, Prince Bodi-Arerebo stated this in Yenagoa on Wednesday while addressing a press conference on the conferment of Senator Diri a prestigious award as 2022 best Governor of the year by The Sun newspaper. Bodi-Arerebo described the Award as well deserved and a reward to excellent, hardworking, and the modest and visible progress that his administration has impacted the state positively. He said " Honestly speaking Douye Diri has perform extremely beyond expectation from the inception of the...
Bayelsa Govt To Partner FMBN On Housing Development

Bayelsa Govt To Partner FMBN On Housing Development

News Feature, Press Release
Governor of State, Senator Douye Diri, has said his administration will collaborate with the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) to deliver decent and affordable housing to workers as part of efforts to enhance their welfare. Senator Diri stated this when the FMBN management led by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Madu Mamman, paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa. To this end, the governor granted the bank's request for the allocation of land to support financing of housing initiatives in the state. Senator Diri equally directed the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Barr. Esau Andrew and the Head of Service, Mrs. Biobelemoye Charles-Onyeama, to liaise with the bank to ensure that its ministerial pilot housing project...
Diri Dedicates The Sun Award To Bayelsa Flood Victims

Diri Dedicates The Sun Award To Bayelsa Flood Victims

Misc, News Feature
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...
Diri Swears In Ayemieye As Bayelsa Acting CJ

Diri Swears In Ayemieye As Bayelsa Acting CJ

Law, News Feature
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has sworn in Justice Matilda Abrakasa Ayemieye as the Acting Chief Judge of the state. Justice Ayemieye took the oath in acting capacity on Monday inside the Executive Council Chambers in Government House, Yenagoa. Ayemieye steps in following last week’s retirement of Justice Kate Abiri, who served as Chief Judge of the state for 15 years. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, Governor Diri charged the new Acting Chief Judge to maintain the cordial relationship between the executive and judicial arms of government in the state. Diri said Ayemieye was eminently qualified for the position and tasked her to carry her colleagues along in the scheme of things in order to move the state judiciary to greater...
Promotion of Blue Economy Our Priority , Says Gov Diri

Promotion of Blue Economy Our Priority , Says Gov Diri

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has restated the commitment of his administration towards developing and harnessing the economic potential of the aquatic environment of the state. Governor Diri said this necessitated the ongoing construction of the three senatorial roads leading to the Blue Economy zone of the state. Speaking in Twon-Brass island, headquarters of the Brass Local Government Area during the flag-off of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bayelsa East senatorial campaign, the governor noted that the wealth of the state lies in the Atlantic Ocean. He stated that his administration will do all within its power to harness the resources in the ocean for the benefit of the people. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted him as ass...
Jonathan Cautions Politicians Against Judicial Blackmail  …as Diri, Wike, Obaseki, Legal Titans Bid Retiring Bayelsa CJ Farewell

Jonathan Cautions Politicians Against Judicial Blackmail …as Diri, Wike, Obaseki, Legal Titans Bid Retiring Bayelsa CJ Farewell

News Feature, Press Release
Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has admonished the political class to allow the judiciary perform its constitutional functions, saying society is dynamic. Dr. Jonathan gave the admonition on Friday during the book presentation/reception that culminated week-long activities marking the retirement of the Bayelsa State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, in Yenagoa, the state capital. The former president acknowledged the critical role Justice Abiri played when she swore in the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, thus averting a constitutional crisis and advised politicians not to be blinded by the power they wield. Jonathan equally cautioned judicial officers to strive to be impartial and courageous in upholding the rule of law, which he noted was significant in the d...
We have been Prudent With 13% Derivation Funds…Gov Douye Diri

We have been Prudent With 13% Derivation Funds…Gov Douye Diri

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the focus of his administration is to open up the riverine state by linking rural communities by roads. Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, on a Yenagoa-based radio station on Saturday, Governor Diri said Bayelsa was not in competition with any other state as all states had their peculiar needs and priorities. According to the governor, one of the major challenges of the state is its riverine nature, which restricts access to rural communities by road as well as hinder agricultural produce from reaching markets in the state capital and other cities. “This is why our administration is focused on constructing roads to rural communities where the bulk of the poor people live,” he said. Governor Diri s...
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...
Flood Relief: FG Unfair To Bayelsa, Gov Diri Insists *Says It’ll Cost Billions Of Naira To Fix Broken Infrastructure

Flood Relief: FG Unfair To Bayelsa, Gov Diri Insists *Says It’ll Cost Billions Of Naira To Fix Broken Infrastructure

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has again tasked the federal government on its support to the state to cushion the effect of the devastating floods. Governor Diri said considering Bayelsa’s contribution to the nation’s economy, the response of the federal government to the flood situation in the state was not commensurate and fair. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as having made the remark on Sunday at the Chief DSP Memorial Banquet Hall in Yenagoa while declaring open a three-day solemn assembly of fasting and prayers ahead of the state's annual Thanksgiving Day on November 2. While bemoaning the level of destruction caused by the natural disaster across communities in the state, he noted that it would cost the government hundreds of ...