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Letugbene community shutdown Shell’s drilling operations in Bayelsa

By Ebi Perekeme A drilling rig belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, has been shutdown by the people of Letugbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area,...

OML host communities in Southern Ijaw ‘divide’ over interest

Host communities of the Operating Mining License (OML) 79 in Ekeremor and Southern Ijaw local government areas, Bayelsa State, have distanced themselves from persons...

Bayelsa: Shell Nigeria in talks with host communities on development fund...

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has begun discussions with 12 host communities in Bayelsa which demanded upward review of development obligations. SPDC’s...

Insecurity: Redouble efforts, Gov Diri charges security agents

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has charged heads of security agencies in the state to re-double their effort in tackling the rising incidence of...

Bayelsa: Oil-producing communities demand $10m development funding

Aggrieved oil-producing communities in Bayelsa State under the auspices of the Iduwini, Mein, Kou, and Bassan Cluster Development Board have asked the Shell Petroleum...

NDDC: IYC demands a return to Master Plan

The leadership of the pan Ijaw youth groups, the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) worldwide, on Tuesday made fresh demands over the recent crisis between...

IYC writes INEC over N’Assembly vacant seats in Bayalsa

The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Central Zone, has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) requesting for bye-elections to fill the vacant central...

We cannot afford to have an acrimonious IYC – Gov. Diri

By Ebi Perekeme  Following last weekend’s election of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), at Oporoza, Gbaramatu kingdom, Delta State, the Bayelsa State Governor, Sen. Douye...

NNPC/Chevron JV, Bayelsa communities set N141.65m projects

The Dodo River Communities Development Association in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Thursday, July 9, 2020 inaugurated projects worth over N141.65 million...

Gov Diri expresses anger to FG over school feeding

By Ebi Perekeme  The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Douye Diri, has faulted the Federal Government for deliberately sidelining the state in the implementation of...

Forty groups in N’Delta endorse Dickson for Bayelsa West Senatorial

By James Nanakumor Over forty representatives, comprising of the various organs administering the Aleibiri Federated Communities have endorsed former Bayelsa state governor, Chief Henry Seriake...

Oil giants gear up to recover part of receding shoreline in...

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and its Joint Venture (JV) partners, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Oando Oil Limited have ramped...

Bayelsa records 42 new Corona Virus cases

The Bayelsa State Task Force on Covid-19, says the State has recorded 42 new cases of Covid-19 in three days, another 6 deaths and...

Cult war allegedly claims five lives in Bayelsa

A bloody clash between two rival cult groups, Icelanders and Bobos, in Amarata area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, has claimed the lives...

Man earns hot water bath for slapping wife

A resident of Bayelsa State, Mr Oyinkro Miebode, has been bathed with hot water by his wife over a quarrel at their apartment on...

Doctor contracts COVID-19 in Bayelsa

By Ebi Perekeme  A medical doctor has tested positive for COVID-19 in Bayelsa State, bringing the number of active cases in the state to two. Governor...

Two buses loaded with Almajiri intercepted in Bayelsa

By Ebi Perekeme Bayelsa State government at the weekend intercepted two buses conveying 17 teenagers believed to be almajiris to the state. It was gathered...

Nine pastors arrested in Bayelsa for allegedly violating COVID-19 lockdown order

No fewer than nine pastors of various denominations have been arrested by the Bayelsa State Task Force on COVID-19 in Yenagoa, the state capital. The...

Dickson under pressure to join Bayelsa West Senatorial bye-election race

By Ebi Perekeme  Prominent Ijaw leaders have mounted pressure on former Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson to join the race for the Bayelsa West Senatorial bye-election. Over...

Gov. Diri visits boundary of Delta, Bayelsa on COVID-19 alert

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State on Friday made an unscheduled visit to the boundary points with Delta and Rivers to enforce the directive...

COVID-19: Bayelsa extends lockdown for another 14 days

Bayelsa State has extended the lockdown of its borders for another two weeks. Governor Douye Diri gave the directive on Tuesday evening in a statement...

Candidate seeks cancellation of Bayelsa election

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has ordered that Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri and his deputy, Senator Lawrence...

N’Delta group gives nod to Pondei as Ag Managing Director of...

By Ebi Perekeme A coalition of groups representing the nine states under the NDDC has congratulated with the Ag. Managing Director of the commission. A statement...

Alleged plan by Wike to sponsor protest at Sylva’s residence unraveled...

By Ebi Perekeme A group, Patriots of Ijaw Nation (PIN), has warned Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to stop a planned protest against the Minister...

Bayelsa 2020 Budget: Let’s see ourselves as brothers, sisters – Douye...

The new Governor of Bayelsa state, Senator Douye Diri, says he will soon forward the 2020 budget proposal to the State House of Assembly...

PANDEF sues for peace in Bayelsa

By Ebi Perekeme Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF has appealed to the people of Bayelsa State to accept the judgement of the Supreme Court in...

Breaking: Police Impose Dusk-to-Dawn Curfew in Bayelsa

The Police in Bayelsa state have imposed three-day dusk to dawn curfew. This was announced by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Uche Anozia,...

Beware of sycophants, corrupt politicians, Frank charges David Lyon

...Calls for more women, youths in appointment Ahead of David Lyon's inauguration as the new governor of Bayelsa state, a political activist and former Deputy...

Appointees embarrass Dickson over exclusion of salary

Some appointees of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Tuesday, barricaded the entrance to the Government House in protest of non payment of salaries. The...

Dickson begs FG to support Bayelsa airport

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has appealed to the Federal Government to approve necessary permits to enable the state airport to operate. He spoke on...

Bayelsa APC embarks on 3day fasting for Lyon

The All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State on Friday commenced a three-day prayer and fasting programme to usher in David Lyon as governor of...

Bilabiri: Our people still missing after military attack – Community leader

By Our Correspondent Some indigenes of the Bilabiri I and II communities in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State who took refuge in the...

Dickson shares his concerns as Lyon takes over Feb. 14

By Ebi Perekeme Bayelsa State Governor, Mr Seriake Dickson Saturday, explained his decision to convert his official residence to a five-star hotel, noting that it...

King, natives, recount ordeal as soldiers supposedly invaded Bilabiri

By Ebi Perekeme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnC6xdrvW4Y Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa state has been deserted following an alleged military invasion. According to investigations, the people...

Ijaw youths suspend two week occupation of PHEDC, describe firm as...

---We are not irresponsible, consumers owe us N16.5b - PHEDC By Ebi Perekeme Ijaw youths have ended over two week feud with the Port Harcourt Electricity...

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