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Bayelsa teachers dissapointed with April salaries

Primary school teachers in Bayelsa disappointed that their April salaries did not reflect increases following promotions, as promised by Governor Douye Diri.

Bayelsa residents groan over oil spill from Shell’s pipeline

Some residents of Ikarama community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa are lamenting the adverse impact of an oil spill from a nearby oilfield.

Criminal gangs force residents out of Bayelsa community

Residents of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor LGA of Bayelsa seek help after they were sacked from their homes by criminals gangs

Bayelsa govt to build science, technical schools in 8 LGAs

The Bayelsa Government says it plans to build science and technical schools in the eight Local Government Areas of the state.

Governor Diri drums support for E-Voting

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has expressed support for electronic voting as a solution to Nigeria’s electoral challenges.

Controversies trail alleged oil spill at Chevron’s Funiwa oilfield in Bayelsa

By Nathan NwakammaChevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has held divergent views with members of its host communities in Bayelsa on leakages reported at Funiwa Oil...

Sporadic shootings on Christmas Day: General Ogunbos’ house burnt in Bayelsa

By Okafor Ofiebor/Port HarcourtIt was not a peaceful Christmas for one of the leaders of ex- Niger Delta ex-militants, Paul Eris, aka General Ogunbos,...

NAFEST 2020: Bayelsa takes overall 1st position

Bayelsa state on Saturday bagged the overall first position at the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) competitive events.

Diri directs payment of medical bills for police shooting’s victims

The Bayelsa State Government has ordered that the medical bills of the victims of a shooting by police personnel in the Etegwe/Edepie area of the state capital, Yenagoa be settled.

Supreme Court didn’t cede disputed oil wells to Rivers – Bayelsa Govt

Okafor Ofiebor/Port HarcourtBayelsa State has said last Tuesday’s verdict of the Supreme Court on the disputed oil wells with neighbouring Rivers State did not...

Bayelsa Govt pledges to upgrade health facilities

The Bayelsa state government on Wednesday restated its commitment towards upgrading facilities at the Diete-Koki Memorial Hospital, Opolo and other health institutions to improve healthcare delivery in the state.

Tribunal dismisses AD’s petition, affirms Diri’s election as Bayelsa Governor

The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Saturday affirmed the election of Duoye Diri as Bayelsa State Governor.

Coronavirus: Bayelsa Govt deploys health workers on surveillance

Bayelsa State Government has deployed health workers across the eight Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state for coronavirus surveillance, especially Brass.

Douye Diri: My cabinet will be ready within 3 months

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state, at a thanksgiving marking his Supreme Court triumph, said he will constitute his cabinet “in the next three months”.

JTF confirms death of 4 soldiers in Bayelsa community

The Joint Military Force in the Niger Delta on Wednesday confirmed that four soldiers were killed in an ambush by unknown gunmen at Letugbene in Bayelsa.

9 staff suspended over attack on Radio Bayelsa

The Management of Radio Bayelsa has suspended nine workers over an attack on the station by hoodlums in protest against Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked erstwhile governor-elect, David Lyon.

Douye Diri sworn-in as Governor of Bayelsa

Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was on Friday sworn in as the 5th democratically elected Governor of Bayelsa State.

Police impose 3-day curfew in troubled Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Police Command on Friday imposed a three-day curfew in the state after series of violent protests erupt due to the Supreme Court's declaration of Douye Diri as the governor-elect of Bayelsa and nullified the election of David Lyon of the APC.

Mayhem in Bayelsa: Protesters vandalise properties, vehicles

Protesters have vandalised properties and vehicles in Bayelsa State as they protest the Supreme Court's judgment which nullified the election of David Lyon and declaration of Douye Diri as winner of the poll.

Mixed reactions trail Supreme Court’s judgement sacking APC’s Lyon

Nigerians on social media have expressed different opinions to the Supreme Court’s judgment which nullified the election of the All Progressives Congress’, APC, governor-elect, David Lyon and declare the PDP’s candidate, Senator Douye Diri as the new governor-elect of Bayelsa State.

Jonathan reveals real reason he is traumatised

Nigeria's former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has revealed reason he is still in pain and traumatised over the Christmas eve attack by gunmen on his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

Rivers Vs Bayelsa: How the Soku Oil Wells Dispute Started

Today, Monday 16 December, the dispute over the Soku Oil Fields between Bayelsa and Rivers States was resolved by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. It ruled that the fields located in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State that were ceded to Bayelsa State at the twilight of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration now belong to Rivers.

Court confirms Rivers’ ownership of Soku Oil Wells

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday ruled that Rivers State owns the disputed Soku Oil Wells/Fields located in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State that were ceded to Bayelsa State at the twilight of former President Goodluck Jonathan's administration.

Kidnappers of female students burnt alive in Bayelsa

Reports from Bayelsa State says the kidnappers three abducted female students of Bayelsa State College of Health Technology have been caught and burnt alive by angry mob.

David Lyon dedicates victory

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress and Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, has dedicated his victory to the people of Bayelsa state.

3 killed in shootout between APC, PDP hoodlums

Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, Wednesday night visited the injured victims of the brutal clash between suspected thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress.

PDP Mega rally: Jonathan, Wike, others absent

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Deputy Gov. Rear Admiral Gboribiogha, retired John-Jonah, Gov. Nyeso Wike of Rivers and Mr Timi Alaibe, who came second in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP )primaries in Bayelsa, were absent at the party’s mega rally.

APC, PDP in verbal fisticuffs over ‘Biafra cards’

Ahead of the governorship election in Bayelsa state on 16 November, the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party of procuring fake voters' cards codenamed Biafra cards for the election.

Bayelsa NUT bemoans neglect of teachers’ welfare

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Bayelsa chapter, on Saturday bemoaned the neglect of teachers’ welfare and education by the Bayelsa government.

Gunmen kidnap Bayelsa Commissioner’s father

The Bayelsa community has been rocked with another kidnap report, just few days after the release of Samson Siasia's mother and other captives.

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