Health Workers urge Jonathan to suspend campaigns and halt rising cases of deaths in Bayelsa
Hundreds of Health Workers of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Bayelsa on Wednesday urged President Jonathan to suspend his re-election rallies and address protracted strike  when they staged a protest over a protracted health sector strike which has grounded medical services at the facility.   Medical services has been... Read more
Abiriba Kingdom Agog As Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) Marks 14th Year As Monarch
* Community Celebrates Abiriba and Igbo women*Awards Chieftaincy Titles to Abiriba sons* Breaks Ground for New Palace The people and friends of the Ancient Kingdom of Abiriba in Abia state have been celebrating the 14th Coronation anniversary of the Paramount Ruler, Eze Kalu Ogbu (IV). The events which started... Read more
Bayelsa NULGE Besiege Assembly, Demand Local Government Autonomy
Hundreds of workers in the local government areas in Bayelsa have besieged the premises of Bayelsa House of Assembly to demand expedited passage of local government autonomy bill.     More than 500  council workers Wednesday blocked the entrance to the Bayelsa House of Assembly gates and demanded an... Read more
Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson has expressed deep shock over the untimely death of Chief Emmanuel Osigwe Anyiam– Osigwe, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malawi and coordinator of the ‘Emmanuel Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation “I received with shock the news of the death of his Excellency, Chief Emmanuel Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe.  “On behalf... Read more
Pirates Attack JTF, Kill 3 Soldiers, Steal Gunboat
  Gunmen suspected to be pirates have  attacked and killed three soldiers of  the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield in the Nembe axis  of Bayelsa. The pirates reportedly  hijacked the military gunboat after killing the soldiers on board  on Sunday at about 4pm     The  three  soldiers were ambushed and killed at Santa Barbara  river... Read more
From: Diana Okon-Effiong, Calabar   Fire fighters in the Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ) Monday quelled what management described as a major fire incident that could have engulfed the entire tank farm within the Zone   Eyewitnesses say that the 14-tyre tanker, laden with petrol, fell at about 2.34 pm as... Read more
Dickson Urges Financial Institutions To Liberalize Policies For Benefit Of Bayelsans
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Tuesday challenged financial institutions operating in the state to make their services more liberal for the people of the state to benefit.   Governor Dickson, who spoke while commissioning a new branch of the Sterling Bank,Plc in Yenagoa, decried a situation where some banks only... Read more
Bayelsa Boosts Study Of Ijaw Language With N16.7M, Says N2.2B Available for Same Purpose
Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson on Wednesday presented cheques worth N16.7 million to scholars studying Izon language under the pilot programme for the teaching and learning of the Ijaw language, just as he declared N2.2 billion as total funds available for spending at the end of October 2014. Making the presentation at the Monthly... Read more
Bonga Oil Spill :Fishermen Applaud National Assembly on $3.96 Billion Compensation
The Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN) on has commended the National Assembly for recommending a $3.96 billion compensation for the December 2011 oil spill from Bonga oil fields.   House of Assembly Committee on Environment on Wednesday endorsed a compensation of $3.96 recommended by National Oil Spills Detection... Read more
JTF Confirms Kidnap of 3 Expatriates in Bayelsa, Pledges Rescue
The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta , Operation Pulo Shield says it has launched an operation to free three expatriate construction workers abducted by gunmen at a construction site of Friday.   An Indian and two Pakistani construction workers were abducted at Emakalakala in Ogbia Local Government... Read more