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Oil spill: Bayelsa community protests, accuses Shell of neglect

Oil spill: Bayelsa community protests, accuses Shell of neglect

The people of Bakiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have embarked on a peaceful demonstration against the alleged neglect and indifference by an oil major, Shell Petroleum Development Company. The indigenes lamented that over two months since oil spill from the oil multinational’s pipeline polluted their creeks, the company had yet

Breaking…Dickson floors Sylvia at the Court of Appeals

Governor Seriake Dickson’s election just upheld by the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja. In a unanimous judgement read by the Chairman of the Appeal Court, Justice Bada, the justices said APC and Sylva failed woefully to prove their case. The court subsequently dismissed the five issues raised by Sylva and his party and upheld the

Buhari in Edo for first APC governorship campaign since becoming president

For the first time after he was elected President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari is attending a governorship campaign of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The president who stayed away from the governorship campaigns in Kogi and Bayelsa States last year, is presently in Benin City, Edo State to support the aspiration of

Police impose curfew as APC, PDP tango over Bayelsa Assembly rerun

The police in Bayelsa State today declared a dawn to dusk curfew over the rerun election between a former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Konbowei Benson of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress candidate, Ebifeghe Orunimighe. To forestall any violence and ensure that the process runs smoothly, the command

Dickson probes Bayelsa civil servants over alleged partisanship

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson on Thursday constituted a five-man panel to investigate the level of involvement of those he described as career public civil servants in the last governorship election in the state. While inaugurating members of the panel which included Mr. Renner Tiebiri (chairman), Dr. Enokie Bribena (secretary and Legal Adviser), Suru

Gov Dickson defeats Sylva, others to win Bayelsa governorship election

Governor Seriake Dickson of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the just concluded governorship election in Bayelsa State. Dickson who was declared winner Sunday night by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) defeated his closest rival, Timipre Sylva of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and other candidates. According to the final result as announced

Inconclusive elections: INEC vows to ensure first ballot conclusion

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Tuesday, shunned critics of his performance in the “inconclusive” Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections. He said those affected should focus more on the provisions of the law rather than sentiments. Yakubu was speaking on at The Electoral Institute, Abuja where he hosted the

BREAKING: INEC cancels election in Southern Ijaw, declares Bayelsa governorship poll inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled Saturday’s Bayelsa State governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. The Local Government Area which is the last to witness the conduct of the ongoing governorship election in the State was overwhelmed with violence, abduction of electoral officials and ballot box snatching. It has over 120,000

Breaking: Sylva seeks SGF, INEC help to upturn PDP’s result in Bayelsa

Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the ongoing governorship election in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva is presently in closed door meeting with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Lawal Babachir in Abuja over the outcome of the election. A source who is aware of the development confided in Nigerian Times

Bayelsa: APC thugs more powerful than security agents, alleges PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that thugs loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have become more powerful than security personnel deployed for the Bayelsa election. In a series of tweets, through its verified handle, @PDPNIGERIA, run by its national headquarters, the party said that security personnel have been overwhelmed by the

Breaking: Violence breaks out in Bayelsa, as deadly attacks mar governorship poll

In Oporoma headquarters of Southern Ijaw, Tiwe Oruminighe and Ex-Militant Ogunbos as early 6.30am led thugs to open fire at the local govt to disrupt the distribution of election materials. The sporadic gunshots led to the death of 4 people as JTF tried to repel the rampaging armed thugs. An eye witness confirmed that gunshots