Bayelsa governor, NAOC boss condemn increase in oil theft, to set up maritime security outfit
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State and the Managing Director of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, Mr. Ciro Pagano have decried the alarming increase in oil theft in the Niger Delta region. Receiving a delegation of the NAOC management in his office in Yenagoa, Hon. Dickson said the situation... Read more
2013 Boro Day Celebration: Gov Dickson lays foundation stone for Adaka Boo Memorial Institute
In fulfillment of his promise, Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Adaka Boro Memorial Institute at Boro Town in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the State. Governor Dickson who described the project as symbolic, said it would form part... Read more
Dickson, Clark, Yakassai advocate united Nigeria, eulogize late Major Boro
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Friday in Yenagoa led prominent citizens in the Country, including the foremost Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark and Alhaji Tanko Yakassai in calling for a united and formidable Nigeria devoid of ethnicity, terrorism and religious bigotry. Reminding the people of the historic... Read more
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has decorated the Commander of the State’s internal security outfit “Operation Doo Akpo”, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bello Ahmed with his new rank of Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police. Speaking in a brief ceremony in Government House, Yenagoa, Governor Dickson described the newly... Read more
A lawyer says British diplomats recommended that a British man detained in Kenya 2 ½ years ago on suspicion of attempting to join Islamic fighters in Somalia be freed. He was let go and last week allegedly helped butcher a British soldier on the streets of London. Wycliffe Makasembo... Read more
Boro day: Gov Dickson honors Rev Jesse Jackson, Dr. Faseun, others
Activities commemorating the 2013 Major Isaac Adaka Boro Day celebrations came to a climax yesterday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State with Governor Seriake Dickson conferring an honorary citizenship of the State on African American human rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson. Governor Dickson also gave Reverend Jackson an Ijaw name, “Izontariowei”... Read more
Bayelsa warns developers against building on natural drains
In a clear demonstration of concern over flooding affecting some residents of Yenagoa as a result of ongoing road construction works, the state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah has undertaken an assessment tour of some of the affected parts of the town. Speaking to newsmen at the... Read more
By Dianabasi Effiong No fewer than 2,000 people have further been displaced by a devastating windstorm  which ravaged a school block serving as refugee camp for Bakassi returnees in Cross river. The building, located in St Mark’s Primary School, Akwa Ikot Eyo Edem, Akpabuyo Local Government Area, was used as a temporary camp... Read more
Nigeria set for great writer, Chinua Achebe’s burial
Writer Chinua Achebe, whose works focused on the conflict between modernity and the way of life in rural Nigeria, has returned home for the final time. Achebe’s corpse arrived Wednesday in his native Anambra state. There, local government officials and writers feted the late novelist, who died in March... Read more
Ahead of the 2015 Presidential elections, stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the South-South have thrown their weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan with a call on members to remain steadfast in their support for the party. The Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih and other... Read more