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June 21, 2018 12:28 PM 2019: PDP speaks on ‘endorsing’ Atiku as presidential candidate

The Bayelsa chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has refuted claims that it endorsed former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 elections. Chairman of the state chapter of the PDP, Moses Cleopas, said Abubakar’s visit was not for endorsement of his aspiration as the party’s presidential candidate 22

June 20, 2018 8:19 AM Bayelsa indigenes flee homes over fear of ‘military invasion’

Many indigenes of Bilabiri 1 Community in Ekeremor Local Council of Bayelsa State have reportedly fled their homes for fear of military invasion. This followed the recent attack on Tunu flow-station and the killing of three soldiers in a shoot out with militants. The indigenes have sought refuge in forests and neighbouring communities, while schools 17

June 20, 2018 6:15 AM Notorious gunrunner arrested in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a notorious gun runner, Markus Akassa, who has been terrorising residents of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Capital. The Police Public Relations, DSP Asinim Butswat, confirmed his arrest to newsmen in the state. He said the suspect was arrested after some detectives from the Anti-Cultism Unit in a coordinated covert 19

June 8, 2018 6:57 AM Eedris Abdulkareem attacks Obasanjo

Nigerian musician, Eedris Abdulkareem has taken former president Olusegun Obasanjo to the cleaners. In a new song entitled ‘Letter To Obasanjo’, he said the retired general was the problem of Nigeria. The controversial rapper also accused Obasanjo of corruption and killing the people of Odi in Bayelsa state in 1999. In an interview with Linda Ikeji 25

May 31, 2018 8:07 AM Resist agents of destabilisation in Bayelsa- DicksonThe Sun News

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has called on leaders, women and youths in the state to resist those whose stock in trade is to misinform, foment trouble and take the state backwards for selfish reasons. Governor Dickson, who made the call during the monthly Praise Night at the King of Glory Chapel, Government House, Yenagoa, seized the opportunity 19

May 27, 2018 10:29 AM Jonathan worst President in Nigeria’s history – Presidency

The Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has described ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, as the worst president Nigeria ever had. According to her, Jonathan’s neglect of his home state, Bayelsa, and the level of deprivation there was also shameful. She stated this via Facebook, saying: “Bayelsa is a state abandoned by it’s most famous 31

May 22, 2018 3:15 PM 3 dead, policemen, several injured as youths, Police clash in BayelsaThe Sun News

The crisis rocking Amassoma, host community of Niger Delta University (NDU) and late former governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha community, got to its head, on Tuesday, as policemen and some youths clashed leading to three people being feared dead. Investigations indicated that some policemen and several people mainly youths and women, protesting the re-opening 26

May 21, 2018 7:01 AM APC parallel congresses: Ben Bruce attacks ruling party

Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East constituency, has condemned the All Progressive Congress, APC, over its parallel congresses all over the country. Bruce said the parallel congresses by the ruling party showed it cannot lead the country even at local government level. The Bayelsa lawmaker made the remark in reference to the conduct 28

May 21, 2018 4:21 AM Dickson engages northern govs, leaders on restructuring, fiscal federalismThe Sun News

In pursuance of his clamour for the restructuring of the country, Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has intensified consultation with governors and leaders of northern extraction, across party lines. A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo, yesterday, said Dickson visited the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai 28

May 4, 2018 2:22 PM Tension as court reinstates sacked APC chairman ahead of congress

The High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Friday, reinstated the sacked Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe. This development has generated tensions in the party, with APC’s congress scheduled to begin on Saturday. Orunmimighe was expelled by the National Working Committee (NWC) over allegations 26