CTA condemns vote-buying, others in Imo, Kogi, Bayelsa, lauds INEC

November 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A popular election monitoring group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), has decried the trend of vote buying in Nigeria’s electoral process, even as it condemned the practice in the recently held off cycle polls in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states. According to CTA, vote buying has solidified into a crime that involves the majority of political parties and their operatives.  Read More

How data mining, strategic planning aided Governor Diri’s re-election in Bayelsa  – CellHub boss

November 19, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The recently-concluded Bayelsa governorship election, held on November 11, which saw the re-election of Governor Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been attributed to data mining  strategic planning, among others. His emergence, according to stakeholders, reveal the meticulous deliberate policies orchestrated by CellHub’s Managing Director, Mr. Idris Usman and his team.  According to Usman, the aforementioned factors Read More

BVAS: Ugochinyere raises alarm over alleged plot to rig Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi guber polls

November 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Member representing Ideato Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, has produced alleged evidence of how fake accreditation figures were successfully uploaded into BVAS machines and used to back up the magic figures that were used to steal the mandate of Mbaitolu/Ikeduru, Ahiazu Mbaise, Isu and Ideato South elections during the last Read More

IPCR wants violent-free governorship election in Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi

November 10, 2023 Editor 0

The Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Joseph Ochogwu, has called for violent-free elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states holding on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Saturday, November 11, 2023, conduct the Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states governorship elections. In a statement signed by Esther Ndukwe Read More

Brass LGA attack: Bayelsa PDP youths vow  to resist election rigging 

November 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

In the wake of recent attacks on supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Brass Local Government Area, the Bayelsa Youth Vanguard has issued a stern warning, vowing to resist any attempt to rig the Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Yesterday, reports surfaced of violent incidents targeting PDP supporters in Brass Local Government. The attacks, allegedly carried out Read More

Bayelsa poll: Brass, Nembe, Ogbia, Southern Ijaw, Yenagoa identified as flashpoints

November 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, CellHub, an election management team, which has engaged in series of activities towards the election, has commended the performance of the security agencies involved in the pre-election operations, particularly the Military. This is even as the team has identified some security flashpoints in the State that may cause mayhem during the polls. Read More

Election: Group links Bayelsa’s surge in violence to APC candidate return to guber race

November 3, 2023 Deputy Online Editor 0

The Bayelsa Mandate Forum, on Friday, expressed worry over recent outbreak of violence and tragic killing of a supporter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nembe community, in the State.  Mrs Esther Ikurite, chairperson of the Forum in a statement made available to newsmen, linked the act of violence to inflammatory remarks and a call for violence against opposition party Read More

Election: We won’t tolerate intimidation of voters, Bayelsa stakeholders warn police, to protest alleged harassment 

November 3, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

With barely one week to the governorship election in Bayelsa State, leaders of Bayelsa Progressives Forum have vowed to resist any intimidation or harassment of voters by security agents, especially the Police. They said if nothing urgent was not done to address the issues, they’ll left with no choice, but to lead mass protests. Reacting to an alleged harassment of Read More

Bayelsa: Women group urges IGP, DSS to sanction APC deputy governorship candidate over incitement 

October 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Less than two weeks to the governorship election in Bayelsa State, leading female political figures have called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), to take appropriate action against the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Joshua Maciver for inciting violence against members of the opposition.  The women who are members of Bayelsa Women Arise in a Read More

Nov 11: Focus on Bayelsa guber election, Nabena charges security agencies 

October 1, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of November 11, 2023 governorship election in Bayelsa state, Secretary of the Media and Publicity, Bayelsa State National Gubernatorial Campaign Council, Yekeni Nabena, has tasked the security agencies to focus their activities on Bayelsa state so as to prevent cases of violence and other criminal acts before and during the forthcoming election. Nabena, who is a former Deputy National Read More

Residents invade warehouse, loot food items as government remains adamant over palliatives’ distribution

August 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Residents of Kpansia area of Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on Sunday looted a warehouse containing food items kept by the state government. Blueprint gathered that the residents cartered away items including bags of rice and garri as well as cartons of noodles and bottled water, and they were said to be part of the relief materials donated by some concerned Nigerians Read More

Frank petitions IGP over extrajudicial killing in Bayelsa under Sylva as governor

July 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to urgently reopen probe into circumstances leading to the extrajudicial murder of a young man by police in Bayelsa State during the tenure of Chief Timipre Sylva as governor. Frank made this appeal in a petition Read More

Ijaw religion, Egbesu, berates Ndiomu’s partisan interest in Bayelsa guber poll

July 13, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Supreme Egbesu Order (SEO), the Ijaw religious organisation has lambasted the Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Maj.-Gen. Barry Ndiomu (retd) for his partisan interests in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Candidate in Bayelsa State, Governor Douye Diri. The Chief Superintending Officer, SEO, Apostle Bodmas Kemepadei in a statement in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, observed that some developments Read More

Bayelsa: Diri hands over stranded fishermen to Sao Tome and Principe

July 8, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state government has formally handed over three fishermen who lost their way on the Gulf of Guinea to the Sao Tome and Principe Head of Mission in Nigeria. Speaking in Government House, Yenagoa, during the formal handover on Thursday night, Governor Diri lauded the local fishermen in Okpoama community in Brass local government of the state, who rescued their Read More

Demolition: Limit power drunkenness to Rivers, Nabena slams Wike over Bayelsa properties 

May 19, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Yekini Nabena, has slammed the Rivers state governor Nysome Wike for ordering demolition of Bayelsa state properties located in Port Harcourt. Nabena warned the outgoing governor Wike not to extend what he described as “political drunkenness” beyond Rivers state, adding that state properties should not be used to settle personal political Read More

Timi Frank files criminal complaints against Sylva

May 18, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed a criminal complaint case against the immediate past Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva at the Chief Magistrate Court Abuja. In the suit filed by his Counsel, Edward Omaga Esq. of Graylaw Practice LP chambers, Frank urged the Chief Magistrate of the Federal Capital Territory Read More

Eulogies as Bayelsa exco holds special session for late senator Rufus-Spiff

May 13, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Bayelsa State Executive Council, on Friday, held a special valedictory session in honour of late Senator Inatimi Rufus-Spiff, who served the state and Rivers State in different capacities. The late technocrat and politician, who died at 68 years, was one-time Secretary to State Government in the old Rivers state during the Rufus Ada-George administration, Commissioner for Education during late Read More

Bayelsa governorship poll: Sylva urges Bayelsans to vote APC

May 7, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bayelsa state governorship candidate for the Nov 11th election and the immediate past minister of state for petroleum resources, Chief Timpere Sylva, has implored Bayelsans to vote for APC, to avoid the state remaining in opposition, saying “the state will benefit maximally from the ruling party.” Sylva stated this while addressing party supporters after his Read More

Breaking: Buhari’s former Minister Sylva beats Lyon, 4 others, emerge Bayelsa APC governorship candidate

April 15, 2023 Admin III 0

Former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, has emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the 2023 November election. He defeated the 2019 governor-elect, David Pereworimini Lyon, and four others. Announcing the results at the state APC secretariat on Saturday April 15, the chairman of the APC Primary Election Committee and Returning Officer, Maj. Gen. A. T. Read More

NDDC hands over Polaku, Akenfa bridge projects to Bayelsa govt

April 15, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has handed over two of its uncompleted bridge projects in Bayelsa to the state government. The critical bridges are located at Akenfa and Polaku in Yenagoa local government area of the state. The Polaku bridge connects communities in Yenagoa with Sabagreia in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government areas as well as provides an alternative route from Read More

INEC improved on 2023 presidential election – Diri

March 18, 2023 Admin III 0

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Saturday, gave kudos to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the House of Assembly election in the state. Governor Diri said it was an improvement on the February 25, 2023 presidential and national assembly elections, which drew so much condemnation. He described the process of Saturday’s election as peaceful, Read More

Happening now: Violence breaks out in Bayelsa, voting materials, snatched, destroyed on 2023 election day

March 18, 2023 Admin III 0

Violence has been reported in some voting areas in Ogbia, Bayelsa state. Blueprint correspondent gathered that voting materials for Ogbia wards 2, 3, 4 and 5 under Constituency 2 in Ogbia Local Govt Area of Bayelsa State have carted away and destroyed as early as 8.30am during state assembly election on Saturday March 18, 2023. The state governor Douye Diri Read More