Tag: Bayelsa

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November 6, 2012

“Count me out of the 2015 presidential elections” – Gov. Amaechi

by Isi Esene Anyone who is interested in contesting the 2015 presidential elections does not have to fear locking horns ...

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November 2, 2012

This is our stand: Rivers government attacks Bayelsa on oil wells, accuses Jonathan of favouritism

by Isi Esene The dispute between the Rivers State and Bayelsa over land delineation and allocation of benefits accruing to ...

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October 24, 2012

We will arrest rumour mongers – Bayelsa alleges plot to embarrass President Jonathan and state governor

by Isi Esene The Bayelsa State government yesterday cried out accusing some elements of plotting to embarrass the government of ...

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October 20, 2012

Man arrested for raping 8-year-old girl in Otueke

by Reuben Daba A middle aged man, identified as Ben Ariwelo  was arrested by the police for allegedly defiling an ...

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October 10, 2012

Flooding: Bayelsa government shuts down all schools in the state indefinitely

by Stanley Azuakola Holiday has come early for students in Bayelsa State, as the state government announced on Tuesday, the ...

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October 5, 2012

TICKER: Bayelsa Speaker, others collected conference money and… *crickets*

The fraud rocking the Bayelsa State Houe of Assembly is yet to be resolved as the police have confirmed that ...

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September 30, 2012

Concerns rise over Seriake Dickson’s health as he prolongs UK trip

by Isi Esene The health condition of Nigeria’s public officers have continued to be an issue of interest with speculation ...

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September 27, 2012

Pregnant woman shot dead in police chase of armed robbers

by Isi Esene There was tragedy in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State yesterday as a pregnant woman was said to have been ...

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September 25, 2012

Crisis: Rampaging flood hits Bayelsa and Edo; Oshiomhole visits in a canoe

by Stanley Azuakola Nigeria does not keep accurate records. If we did, perhaps it might have recorded whether the nation ...

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September 22, 2012

N16m fraud: Former police IGP, Sunday Ehindero, remanded in prison custody

by Isi Esene Former inspector general of Police, Sunday Ehindero, who is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and ...

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September 21, 2012

N200m worth of items missing at ex-militants’ camp in Obubra

by Akan Ido There are reports that over N200m worth of items have been carted away during the relocation of ...

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September 10, 2012

Patience, please: First lady to return before end of September

by Stanley Azuakola In the absence of official statements from her office giving details, Nigerians have been left with picking ...

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September 9, 2012

Guilty, but not as charged? Bayelsa speaker refunds N19.5m out of alleged N78m fraud money

by Stanley Azuakola Members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly do not have it in them to stay away ...

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August 16, 2012

It’s official: Gov. Dickson signs Bayelsa anthem, coat of arms into law

by Stanley Azuakola Critics are still criticising; but the Bayelsa State government, under the leadership of Governor Seriake Dickson, is ...

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August 6, 2012

Bayelsa Assembly accused of fleecing the state of N78m

by Isi Esene A civil society group, Transparency and Good Governance Coalition, has accused the speaker, Mr. Kombowei Benson, and twenty-three ...

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July 21, 2012

Put first ladies in the constitution – Dame Patience Jonathan

by Isi Esene Nigeria’s first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has made a case for the recognition of the role of ...

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July 19, 2012

No big deal – Soyinka sees no problem with Patience Jonathan’s appointment as she is sworn-in

by Isi Esene Nigeria’s first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan will tomorrow be sworn in as a permanent secretary in the ...

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July 16, 2012

“In the best interest of our state” – Bayelsa defends appointment of Patience Jonathan as Permanent Secretary

by Adeniyi Abdul The Bayelsa State Government has defended it’s decision to appoint First Lady Patience Jonathan as permanent secretary. ...

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June 11, 2012

Flip-flop: Bayelsa House sacks speaker, elects new one, sacks new speaker and reinstates old one in one week

by Stanley AzuakolaFollowing the intervention of President Goodluck Jonathan, the 16 aggrieved members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly ...

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June 9, 2012

President Jonathan intervenes in Bayelsa Assembly crisis

by Stanley Azuakola On Friday June 7, President Goodluck Jonathan visited his home state of Bayelsa to make an intervention into the ...

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June 5, 2012

Former Gov Sylva surrenders to the EFCC, charged to court (with photos)

The anti-corruption agencies seem to be revving up the fight against corruption, especially the part that involves charging people to ...

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June 5, 2012

Rumble in the Creeks: Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly impeached

by Stanley Azuakola Just three months after he was elected as Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Friday Kombowei Benson, ...

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April 21, 2012

“Everyone involved shall face the judgement of God” – Timipre Sylva responds to Supreme Court dismissal

by Lekan Olanrewaju Former Bayelsa state governor yesterday received a response to his suit filed against the Peoples Democratc Party, ...

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April 15, 2012

Peace walk or psychological warfare? Dickson, Sylva trade words over proposed Bayelsa rally

by Lekan Olanrewaju The Bayelsa state government and a group known as the Bayelsa Democratic Front have had a bit ...

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