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Bayelsa govt resolves landlords’, Nigerian Navy land dispute

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Following the intervention of the Bayelsa State Government, the dispute between some landlords and the Nigerian Navy at Agudama-Epie community in Yenagoa has been peacefully resolved….

Bayelsa oil, gas park to create 2,000 jobs says Sylva

 Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at…

Ijaw youths decry killing of 4 persons in Bayelsa communal war

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) worldwide has condemned in the bloody conflict that has claimed four lives in Bilabiri in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa…

Bayelsa govt to strengthen special security outfit, Doo Akpo

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa   Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the state-owned security outfit code-named Operation Doo Akpo is to be reactivated and strengthened with state-of-the-art equipment….

The Sun shines at Bayelsa Media Awards

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Sun Publishing Limited was again garlanded at the eighth edition of the Bayelsa Media Awards held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Capital. The company’s Bayelsa Correspondent,…

Bayelsa: DPR seals four petrol stations, warns errant marketers

By Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has warned Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) retailers to shun sharp practices capable of shortchanging consumers of the product in Bayelsa…

Anti-grazing law: Bayelsa govt raise alarm over arms build-up

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa   Bayelsa State Government has raised alarm over suspected plot of arms build in some parts of the state by people with sinister plans. The Deputy…

IPMAN impounds trucks transporting adulterated petrol in Bayelsa

By Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Taskforce personnel attached to the Bayelsa State chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), have apprehended three tankers suspected to be transporting adulterated…

Bayelsa Has Been Cheated At Federal Level For Years, Says Diri

Douye Diri Bayelsa State, Douye Diri has expressed that the state has been cheated at the federal level over the years. The governor spoke on Wednesday in Yenagoa, the state…

Bayelsa worried over alarming rate of under-5 deaths

By Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has expressed worry over the alarming and worrisome rate of under-five deaths from preventable causes in the state. The state Commissioner for…

Why I Am Staying Off Govt. Events In Bayelsa – Dickson

Seriake Dickson Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Seriake Dickson has revealed the reason he has been absent from government functions in Bayelsa. The absence of the former Governor from…

Sea pirates have declared war on us, we won’t fold our hands – Bayelsa communities

The people of Nembe and Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have vowed to stand up against continued activities of suspected criminals operating along the Nembe/Brass waterways. They also…

Disquiet over Bayelsa Govt role in Bayelsa Fertilizer Project

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa There is uneasy calm over claims by stakeholders that the Bayelsa State Government is moving to scuttle the Bayelsa Fertilizer and Petrochemical Project because of its…

Farmer cries for help as herdsmen attack son in Bayelsa

A 58-year-old farmer from Otuoke Community, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Mr. Goodhead Nation, has revealed how he and his 18-year-old son escaped death from a deadly…

Police nab two with truckload of palliatives in Bayelsa

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection with suspected theft of mattresses believed to be for palliatives purposes. According to investigations the…