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Bayelsa timeline

AFter months of public outcry against the excesses of the Bayelsa State special security outfit, Operation Famou Tangbe, information filtered into town in early September that the outfit had been proscribed. It was the beginning of the end of the political hegemony that had been forged over the past four years by the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Timipire Sylva. Below is a timeline of the events that eventually culminated in the transfer of the power axis in Bayelsa State.

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Guber Polls: The nation waits on Bayelsa

IT is an irony that Bayelsa State with its unimpressive geographical size and rural status has intermittently captured national attention since the restoration of democracy in 1999. With a population of about 1,998,349 people, the state’s contribution to landmark political happenings, has continued to rank it among the most reported in Nigeria.

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When Oyo PDP made peace

THE saying that there is neither permanent friend nor permanent enemy in politics but permanent interest came to play in Ibadan last Friday when all the chieftains within the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State came together under one umbrella to bury the differences that had hitherto divided the former ruling party in the state.

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How I will rebuild Bayelsa – Dickson

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate for this Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State Barrister Serikae Dickson was unveiled to the electorate last Friday in the state capital, Yenogoa. Following the formal presentation of the party flag, the candidate sat down with a group of visiting journalists during which he responded to issues arising from his candidacy and also articulated his plans for the state. Excerpts:

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Unpresidential candour

Members of the opposition who fret about what they claim to be the poor vocal articulation of the President would have been clearly shamed last Friday. At the formal presentation of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP gubernatorial candidate for Bayelsa State, in Yenogoa that day, President Goodluck Jonathan was at his oratorical best.

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BOKO HARAM: Igbo can’t endure more killings – Uko

Evangelist Elliot Uko, the President of Igbo Youths Movement (IYM) in this interview urges urgent action on the part of the Federal Government to halt the murderous activities of Boko Haram, which he said were targeted at President Goodluck Jonathan. He warns that without restructuring of the country and stoppage of the killing of Igbo, the country is headed for disintegration. Excerpts:

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