Bayelsa Community Laments Over Pollution By Oil Companies, Says They Have no Source Of Livelihood Anymore

A renewed call has gone to the International Oil Companies, Governments, NGOs and spirited individuals to pull resources together towards funding quality healthcare services and provision of portable drinking water to communities in Ekeremo Local Government Area of Bayelsa state to curb preventable deaths. The call became imperative following the pollution of water ways in […]

Armed Men Attack Ex-Militant Leader in Bayelsa

Armed men have attacked the residence of former ex-militant leader, Eris Paul also known as Ogunbos at Peremabiri Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The attackers razed down Ogunbos’ Mansion and other properties worth hundreds of thousands. Reports gathered reveals the attack occurred in the early hours of Friday being Christmas […]

Explosions Damage Shell And Agip Faccilities

Reports suggest that an explosion has damaged facilities belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company. The explosion was said to have happened  around Ikarama in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. A youth leader in the community, Ben Warder, disclosed that the residents heard loud sounds from the […]

Court Rules Out APC Candidate From Senatorial By Election

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Wednesday, disqualified the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Bayelsa West senatorial district by-election, Peremobowei Ebebi, over document forgery. Justice Jane Inyang gave the judgment while ruling on a case of forgery filed by Richman Samuel, a former director of domestic matters, […]

Gunmen Kill Popular PDP Chieftain in Bayelsa

Unidentified Gunmen shoot and kill popular chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Karma Agagowei in Bayelsa State. Agagowei as Councilor representing Ward 6 Sagbama Council Area of  Bayelsa state was killed on Saturday evening by yet to be identified gunmen while he was returning from a PDP ward Congress, PoliticsNigeria reports However, information gathered […]

Bayelsa Election: INEC Addresses Issues Raised

Nigeria election commission, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has addressed some of the issues raised by the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. The Commission’s Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, address some of the issues in an interview on Monday in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The chairman said the […]

UPDATE: Douye Diri To Appeal Ruling

The governor of Bayelsa state Douye Diri has announced he would be appealing the decision of the election tribunal, which nullified his election as governor. The tribunal sitting in Abuja nullified his election on the ground, that the Independent National Electoral Commission wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party governorship candidate in the November 16, […]