THE candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, for the Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Senator Nimi Barigha-Amange, a founding member of the PDP and a close ally of former President Goodluck Jonathan has cited “undemocratic manner in which the primaries were conducted,” and “hand-picking of candidates,” as reasons for his withdrawal of his membership of the PDP.Read More
YENAGOA—BAYELSA State new Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Pius Jonah, has assured the people of Sagbama and Ekeremor Local Government Areas of the state that the road linking the senatorial district to the coastal areas will be completed in record time.Read More
STAKEHOLDERS of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bayelsa State, have expressed fear over the party’s chance of winning elections in the state, especially the presidential and National Assembly elections, due to what they termed the “undemocratic manner of choosing the party candidates” in the just concluded primaries.Read More
YENAGOA—BAYELSA State Government has said it will investigate the recent skirmish between neighbouring communities of Amatolo and Okumbiri in Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas of the state.Read More
UNKNOWN gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly killed two persons along the Onuebum -Otuogori road in Ogbia council area of Bayelsa State.Read More
YENAGOA—AS the exchange of tirades between All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led government in Bayelsa State continues, the PDP has alleged that the office of the Bayelsa State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mukan, has become an annex of the APC.Read More
OTUASEGA—A nongovernmental organization, Benny’s Development Initiative, BDI, has mobilized residents of Otuasega community, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, to fix their broken down electricity, dilapidated primary school and carry out other projects without waiting for government under a Community Consultative Committee, CCC, development model.Read More
STERLING Oil Exploration and Energy Limited, SEEPCO, has donated relief materials to no fewer than 25 communities in Delta and Bayelsa States affected by the perennial flood as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The flood team leader, Col I. Nuhu, alongside Mr Selebi Tarebi and Gen. Kurata, who visited the effected communities, said the relief materials were meant to cushion the effects of the flooding that destroyed their farmlands and sources of livelihood.
Communities in Delta State where relief materials were distributed are Bomadi, Enekorogha, Kalafiogbene, Ogriagbene, Ebeberegbene and Asaba-Ase, while communities in Bayelsa State where relief materials were donated by SEEPCO were Sagbama, Toru-Otua, Apelebiri, Abodobiri, Adagbabiri, Angalabiri, Tamukunu, Asamabiri and Angiama.
Gen. Kurata who spoke, said SEEPCO feels the pain and suffering occasioned by the flood, stressing that the company will continue to identify with the people in their challenges since they are allies to its operations.
He noted that the communities have been so peaceful with the dealings of the company in ensuring the smooth running of its daily business stressing that, the company wilk always be responsive to its corporate social issues.
Kurata advised the communities to make good use of the cash donation and relief materials to every affected persons .
Mr. Joseph Bekesuoyeibo, Chairman, Bomadi Federated community who was represented by its vice Chairman, who spoke on behalf of other Community Chairmen thanked SEEPCO for coming to their aid and he also tasked the Company to do more in its responsibilities to their impacted communities of operation.
Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Amnesty, Mr. Essien Ayi, has expressed dissatisfaction with the slow pace of construction work at the Vocational Training Centre, VTC, Boro Town, Bayelsa State.Read More
REMNANTS of a gang headed by Bayelsa State militant leader and kidnap kingpin, late Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, alias Kareowei, who was killed, early this year by the Joint Task Force, JTF, in Niger Delta after he beheaded a security operative in the creeks, have reportedly regrouped in Bayesla and Delta states.Read More
Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa have called on the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, to intervene in the internal crisis rocking the party to protect its chances in the 2019 elections.Read More
BENIN—THE Office of the Amnesty Programme headed by Professor Charles Dokubo, has disclosed that plans have been concluded to activate new training centres in Ondo, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa and Edo states.Read More
YENAGOA—A firm, Safewater Energy and Environmental Restoration, SWEERGLOBAL, has disclosed plans to create 1,000 jobs for the people of Bayelsa State.Read More
Henry Seriake Dickson has a towering physique. Not lanky. Instead, he comes in the mould of a war tank—huge and slightly menacing, with a look that could scare; except for the fluttering smiles that are both awe-inspiring and sweet. When he talks, you feel something like a thunder piercing your eardrums.Read More
Yenagoa, Oct. 19, 2018 (NAN) The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday described the flood that ravaged some communities in Bayelsa as a “monumental disaster.”Read More