Absence Of Counsel Stalls Hearing Of N5.9 bn Spill Compensation Suit By Shell’s Hosts In Bayelsa
The absence of a co-defendant’s counsel on Monday stalled the hearing on a N5.99 billion oil spill compensation suit filed by members of Aghoro 1 community in Bayelsa.   The people of Aghoro 1 in Ekeremor Local Government Area (LGA) in Bayelsa sued Shell Petroleum Development Company over a... Read more
Nembe Oil Spill: Monarch Writes Bayelsa Government Seeks More Relief For Victims
The Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, King Biobelemoye Josiah, Ogbodo VIII, has express appreciation to the Gov Douye Diri of Bayelsa for empathy over the Nembe oil spillage.   Josiah gave the commendation in a letter addressed to the Governor of Bayelsa and made available to newsmen... Read more
Joint Investigative Visit Will Determine Cause, Volume Of Spill From Aiteo’s Nembe Field – NOSDRA
The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has dismissed claims from several parties on the volume and cause of ongoing leak from Aiteo’s oilfield at Nembe, Bayelsa, as guesswork.   The Bayelsa government attributes the incident to equipment failure while the oil firm claims the leak was... Read more
The KEFFES Rural Development Foundation (KRDF) on Friday announced disciplinary measures against three members over their alleged role in a botched effort to derail the foundation.   Chief Christopher Tuduo, an Ex-officio member, who announced the decision of KRDF ro newsmen after the meeting where the decision was taken... Read more
Census: NPC Concludes Training For Field Staff In Bayelsa
The National Population Commision (NPC) has concluded the training of field functionaries for the 2nd Pre-test exercise in designated EAs in four Local Government Areas (LGA) in Bayelsa   The exercise which is a trial of the census questionnaire will take place from 3 Dec  to 10 Dec 2021.... Read more
Bayelsa Action Committee On Aids Advocates Health Insurance Coverage For HIV/AIDS
The Bayelsa State Action Committee on Aids (BYSACA) has advocated a consolidated approach involving health insurance  to care for people living with HIV/AIDS.   Dr Oluwatoyin Azebi, Permanent Secretary, BYSACA made the call on Thursday as part of ongoing weeklong activities to commemorate the 2021 World Aids  Day which... Read more
Police Arraign 12 Women For Alleged Use Of Voodoo To Disrupt Road Project
The Police in Bayelsa on Wednesday arraigned 12 women from Agobiri community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area (LGA) of the Bayelsa before a Magistrates Court for allegedly using charms to disrupt an ongoing road project.   The women were arraigned over their alleged involvement in an unlawful assembly... Read more
Pirates Attack, Kill 3 In Twin Attack On Oil Facilities In Bayelsa kidnap 7
Gunmen suspected to be sea pirates, in the early hours of Sunday attacked two oil installations killing three and abducting seven oil workers in Bayelsa?   Our correspondent learnt that the pirates ambushed their unsuspecting victims in Okoroma and Ogbokiri=Akassa communities of Nembe and Brass Local Government areas of... Read more
Fulani Muslims Shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ While Slaughtering 10 Christians, Children And Burning 100 Homes
Jihadist Fulani herdsmen reportedly attacked villagers in Nigeria’s Plateau state on Friday, killing 10 Christians and burning down 100 homes. International Christian Concern (ICC) reports the victims ranged in age from 4 to 86. Witnesses said the heavily armed attackers wore black clothing and shouted “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the... Read more
Let’s Return To Upholding Family Values In Rebuilding Nigeria Society – President Buhari
*Wike, Tambuwal,  Udom, other governors attend Ikpeazu’s son wedding President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria is of the opinion that the reason why there are so many problems in the Nigerian society is because of a diminishing emphasis placed on the importance of family values.   He made his views known... Read more