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Court Grants N2m Bail To Whistleblower Accused Of Conspiracy To Rob Gov Dickson
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Court Grants N2m Bail To Whistleblower Accused Of Conspiracy To Rob Gov Dickson

Justice E.T Okara of a Bayelsa High Court on Wednesday granted bail to one of the five ‘whistle’ blowers’ accused of conspiracy to rob Gov Seriake Dickson. Mr Tamunatonye Jacob was granted bail to the sum of N2 million naira and a surety who must be a civil servant of not less than level grade […]

Aiteo confirms explosion at Nembe Creek oil export pipeline in Bayelsa
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Aiteo confirms explosion at Nembe Creek oil export pipeline in Bayelsa

. As Nembe Communities lament impact of explosion Aiteo Exploration Ltd, operator of the 97 kilometer Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL) has confirmed Friday’s explosion on the crude export pipeline. Aiteo officials said that the resulting fire from the explosion which burned till Saturday has been put out and no loss of life was recorded. […]

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PDP Wins 2 Senate, 2 Reps Seats As APC Takes 1 Senate Seat, 2 Reps Seats in Bayelsa

The People Democratic Party (PDP) won two Senate seats and two Federal House of Representatives seats, while All Progressives Congress (APC) took one Senate and two House of Representatives seats in Saturday’s National Assembly polls in Bayelsa. Results published by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show that Mr Douye Diri of PDP won the Bayelsa […]

Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote-buying
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Polls Shift: Jonathan Sues For Peace, Urges Voters To Resist Vote-buying

Chevron 2012 Rig Explosion: Koluama Youths Seek Out-of- Court Resolution Of Conflict
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Chevron 2012 Rig Explosion: Koluama Youths Seek Out-of- Court Resolution Of Conflict

The Koluama gas explosion at Chevron’s oilfield off Bayelsa coastline in 2012

UNICEF, Bayelsa Govt Commence School Enrolment Drive To Reduce Drop-out Rates
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UNICEF, Bayelsa Govt Commence School Enrolment Drive To Reduce Drop-out Rates

UNICEF and the Bayelsa government on Monday flagged off a school enrolment drive to reduce the rate of Out of School Children in the state which currently stands at 265,000. The commencement of the campaign was preceded by the inauguration of a 15 member Enrolment Drive Committee by Commissioner for Education Mr Jonathan Obuebite. Obuebite […]

JTF Bemoans Spate of ‘Fake News’, Debunks Reports On Alleged Attack On Gbaramatu  Community
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JTF Bemoans Spate of ‘Fake News’, Debunks Reports On Alleged Attack On Gbaramatu Community

The Joint Task Force (JTF) deployed to protect oil facilities in the Niger Delta on Tuesday decried the spate of ‘fake news’ fabricated to diminish the operations of the joint force. Major Ibrahim Abdullahi, Spokesman of the JTF told our Correspondent that the frequency of the false reports indicates that the masterminds were desperate. He […]

Rape Trial: Ex-Bayelsa Gov’s Aide Appeals Ruling On Allegations of Bias Against Judge
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Rape Trial: Ex-Bayelsa Gov’s Aide Appeals Ruling On Allegations of Bias Against Judge

Chief Richard Kpodo,  former aide to Ex-Governor Timippre Sylva standing trial for alleged rape of a 26 year female cashier has appealed a court ruling on his allegations against trial judge. Justice Kate Abiri, Chief Judge of Bayelsa had declined an application brought by Kpodo to have his for alleged rape to another judge. Counsel […]

Rape Trial Of Ex Bayelsa Security Adviser: Bayelsa Chief Judge Declines Request To Transfer Case
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Rape Trial Of Ex Bayelsa Security Adviser: Bayelsa Chief Judge Declines Request To Transfer Case

Justice Kate Abiri, Chief Judge of Bayelsa has declined an application to have the rape trial of Chief Richard Kpodo, a former Security Adviser to Ex-Governor Timipre Sylva to another judge. It would be recalled that the ongoing trial of Kpodo, charged for rape of a 26 year old cashier in Kpodo’s hotel was on […]

KEFFES Foundation inaugurates N 241 m projects in Chevron’s host communities in Bayelsa
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KEFFES Foundation inaugurates N 241 m projects in Chevron’s host communities in Bayelsa

The KEFFES Rural Development Foundation (RDF) at the weekend, inaugurated some 20 projects in eight communities hosting the operations of Chevron Nigeria Limited in Bayelsa. It was learnt that the 20 projects were implemented at a total cost of N241.43 million over the last two years. KEFFES, is an acronym for eight Chevron host communities […]