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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...

Bayelsa: Police shoots Peace Mass driver escapes with bike

---The shooting is totally unnecessary - anonymous staff ---We have arrested the trigger-happy cop - PPRO The Police Command in Bayelsa has confirmed the shooting of...

IYC occupies the offices of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company 

---Their action is unlawful, causing hardship to consumers - PHED The Ijaw Youth Council, Central Zone, has vowed to continue to occupy the offices of...

Ijaw youths call for peace as cult clashes ravage Bayelsa communities

By Ebi Perekeme Ijaw youths have called for calm following Saturday’s clashes involving two sister communities in Ogbia, Bayelsa State. During the violent confrontation between Otuasega...

Bayelsa monarch, King Week dies few weeks after kidnap incident

The monarch of Tarakiri clan, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, HRM King George Week, has passed on. His death occurred just weeks after...

Dickson imported Indian magicians, necromancers – Deputy gov-elect

The deputy governor-elect in Bayelsa State, Senator Biobarakuma Degi has said that the governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP , Senator Douye...

A 29yr old Timipa paddles canoe 100km on sea to celebrate Lyon’s...

A native of Dukegbene in Opuama Kingdom, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa state, Duke Surveyor Timipa has paddled a canoe for about 20...

INEC presents David Lyon certificate as Governor-Elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented Certificates of Return to the Bayelsa State Governor-Elect, Chief David Lyon and his Deputy, Sen. Biobarakuma...

Breaking: Lyon about to be declared Bayelsa guber winner

Indications have emerged that  David Lyon, candidate of the the All Progressives Congress (APC), may have won the Bayelsa governorship election, defeating Douye Diri, candidate...

Bayelsa Guber 2019: David Lyon leads in 4 out of 6...

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is leading the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its closest challenger, with 86,330 votes in six of the eight local...

Dickson laments of electoral challenges as guber election ends

Voting has ended and collation of votes is in progress across Bayelsa in respect of Saturday, Nov 16 governorship elections, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN...

Bayelsa guber 2019: Jonathan’s kinsmen celebrate PDP loss in his ward

Kinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Kolo, Ogbia Local Government Area trooped out to celebrate the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)...

BayelsaElectionUpdate: I’m really disappointed —Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed disappointment at the handling of the voting process in his ward. He expressed dissatisfaction over the lateness of the arrival...

#BayelsaElectionUpdate: Appeal court orders INEC to retain APC governorship candidate on...

An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission not to remove the All Progressives Congress and its...

#BayelsaElectionUpdate: David Lyon alerts security agencies on movement of thugs, arms

The Bayelsa State Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Saturday’s election, Chief David Lyon, has called on security agencies in charge of...

2019 Bayelsa guber: IYC cautions against violence

By Our Reporter As Bayelsans go to the polls come Saturday the November 16 2019, Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has called for a peaceful election. "All...

Flooding posing a huge threat to conduct Bayelsa guber elections –...

By Our Reporter The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has raised alarm over the challenges of flooding in most parts of Bayelsa state, saying it...

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