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Traditional Ruler Absconds To Safety As Community Protest Turns Bloody

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Alfred Diette-Spiff, the traditional ruler of the Twon Brass community in Bayelsa, hosts to Agip’s Crude Export Terminal, currently protesting against a lingering power outage in the settlement has fled as the protests turned ugly. African Examiner  learnt that Diette-Spiff had addressed the protesters and urged them to disperse and leave the […]

Bayelsa Teachers Lament April Salaries Did Not Reflect New Promotions

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Primary school teachers in Bayelsa have expressed disappointment that their April salaries did not reflect increases following promotions, despite the pledge by Gov Douye Diri. According to official sources, the state government made available about N200 million and had promised to commence the implementation of salary increases following the promotion of primary […]

Chevron Denies Responsibility Over Bayelsa Oil Spill

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) declared on Friday that reported leaks near its operational areas at Funiwa offshore facilities off the Atlantic coast was not from its facilities and pledged to support regulators in tracing the source. The fishermen around the Atlantic Ocean coastline reported an oil leak suspected to be from the […]

Amnesty Stipends: Dickson Pleads With Ex-militants For Patience

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has appealed to ex-militants to be calm and exercise patience with the Federal Government over delay in the payment of their stipends. He also called on the Presidential Amnesty Office to urgently pay whatever was due the ex-agitators. The Governor”s call is coming amidst plans by the ex=agitators […]

Financial Transparency: Bayelsa Launches Website, Explains Expenditure Of N95bn From FAAC

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Monday gave an account of how the N95 billion that accrued to the state from the Federation Allocation Account Committee, as published by the Federal Ministry of Finance in some national dailies in the last one year was spent. Giving the breakdown during the launch of the Bayelsa […]

LG Scribe arrested as Bayelsa LG monthly wage bill drops from N200m to N30m

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The monthly wage bill of Sagbama Local Government in Bayelsa state has dropped from N200 million to N30 million, it was learnt on Friday. The situation has therefore led to the arrest of the Secretary to the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) in the area over alleged falsification of nominal […]

Killing of Soldiers: Perpetrators not From Foropa community –Southern Ijaw LG Boss

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council, Mr. Joshua Macaiver and chiefs of the areaon Thursday in Yenagoa, condemned the killing of three security personnel of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Foropa Community. He however absolved the community in the incident saying the perpetrators were not […]

Bayelsa Election Tribunal: Dickson Wins Round One, Floors Sylva

The Bayelsa State Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Nyanya, Abuja has granted the prayers of Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to inspect the election materials used to conduct the January 9Guber election in Brass local government area. The election in Brass, the only local government won by the All Progressives Congress, […]

Dickson Clocks 50, Rededicates Life to God, Humanity

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has re-committed his life to the service of God and humanity, stressing that life is only meaningful only when it is dedicated to the service of God and mankind. According to him, turning 50 years was not by his own power but “by the grace of God and […]

Bayelsa: PDP Says It Uncovers Plot By INEC, Security, To Rig Saturday Poll

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged its investigations have revealed that the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in collaboration with security forces, intend to rig the forthcoming Bayelsa State Governorship Election election as it allegedly did in October 31, Borno Senatorial bye-election. The South South State Gubernatorial Election is slated for this Saturday, December […]

Bayelsa: IGP Confirms 14,000 Police Will Be Deployed For Saturday Poll

By Collins Amadi The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has confirmed it will deploy not less than 14,000 officers to maintain law and order during Saturday, December 5, 2015 Bayelsa Governorship Election. Inspector General Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase made the confirmation Tuesday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, while addressing officers of the South South […]

How Sylva Looted Bayelsa as Governor –Group

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was a bizarre tale at a mega rally in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, when it was revealed how the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Timipre Sylva, ruined the state economy through massive corruption and abuse of power as governor between 2007 and 2011. The revelation came from the […]

Bayelsa Lists Benefits of Proposed Maritime Academy

The African Examiner Bayelsa State government says the proposed Maritime Academy will generate foreign exchange earnings for the country and boost the state internally generated revenue. Also, it added that the institution when completed, would be managed by the Polish Government to enable it recoup its 60m euros Development Support Facility released for the project. […]

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