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

Bayelsa: Why Timipre Sylva is unfit to contest APC governorship ticket – Group

March 17, 2023 Solomon Alaba 0

Progressives Consultative Forum (PCF) has said that former governor of Bayelsa state and Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre is unfit to fly the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming governorship election. The group said Sylvia’s political inconsistency in recent times made him unfit for the party’s ticket. A statement released Friday in Abuja, signed Read More

US repatriates ex-Bayelsa governor’s loot

February 16, 2023 Admin III 0

The United States, has returned $954,000 looted by former Bayelsa State governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, to the state. US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard made this known at a press briefing on Thursday in Abuja. According to her, the said funds were returned to the state. Leonard said that from 1999 until his impeachment in 2005, the former governor’s official Read More

Nigeria Immigration plants multiple trees in Bayelsa

January 14, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

Authorities of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Bayelsa state have launched a beautification campaign of the command operational offices with the planting of over 30 trees in the state. The NIS, under the leadership of Comptroller James Sunday at the weekend embarked on massive green project by planting trees around the command landscaped areas.       The command in Read More

In Bayelsa, governor awards scholarship to 3-year-old girl

December 24, 2022 Joy Emmanuel, Yenagoa 0

An impressed Governor Douye Diri has awarded scholarship to a three-year-old girl, Zoe Ebimie-Eleke, following her excellent performance at the state’s Christmas Carol of Nine Lessons on Friday night. The event held at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa featured little Zoe, who did a rendition on the “A to Z of Jesus Christ.”  The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Read More

Bayelsa flood: Matters arising

December 7, 2022 Carl Umegboro 0

Amid trauma the people of Bayelsa state faced recently as a result of devastating flood, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, said the state was not among the listed 10 worst-affected states in the country for emergency reliefs which had positioned Jigawa state as the number one. The comment generated uproar with a series Read More

NYSC deploys 1,200 corps members to Bayelsa

December 7, 2022 Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,200 corps members to Bayelsa state for the 2022 Batch C, stream II national service year. The NYC warned that Corps members should guide against cultism, drug abuse and other social vices. The NYSC acting DG, who was represented by the Bayelsa state coordinator, Mr Muhammed Adamu Jiya, reminded the corps members Read More

Bayelsa community accuses NSCDC personnel of killing 3 youth

November 7, 2022 Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa 0

Elders and leadership of Adiegbe community in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa state have accused six personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) of alleged involvement in the killing of three youth of the community over alleged involvement in bunkering and oil theft. The community said the accused NSCDC personnel, numbering six and attached to Tantita Read More