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Ijaws youths hail Buhari on appointment of Brambiafa as NDDC MD

Ijaws youths hail Buhari on appointment of Brambiafa as NDDC MD

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for the appointment of Prof. Nelson Brambiafa from Bayelsa State as the acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The IYC also warned against moves by some political leaders from the Ijaw nation on plots to seek his removal […]
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Bayelsa IGR hits N13.6b

Bayelsa IGR hits N13.6b

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government, on Thursday, posted a total of N13.6 billion as its annual Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for last year, as against the N4.5bn realized in 2012. The state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retd) disclosed this in Government House, Yenagoa during the monthly transparency briefing for November […]
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Bayelsa govt. wades into Amatolo, Okumbiri communal crisis

Bayelsa govt. wades into Amatolo, Okumbiri communal crisis

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa  The Bayelsa State Government has waded into the communal crisis rocking Amatolo community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and Okumbiri community in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state. Crisis erupted at the weekend between the two communities which shared a common boundary resulting in destruction of property and forced many […]
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 Bayelsa govt. moves against CP, Dickson to hold meeting with Buhari

 Bayelsa govt. moves against CP, Dickson to hold meeting with Buhari

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has moved against the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mukan, deployed to the state by the Inspector- General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris. The deployment of Mukan by the Force Headquarters had attracted criticisms by the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and […]
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Plot to stop Buhari from commissioning Bayelsa Airport uncovered – Bayelsa govt.

Plot to stop Buhari from commissioning Bayelsa Airport uncovered – Bayelsa govt.

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government said it has uncovered a ‘sinister plot’ by chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the state to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the Bayelsa International Cargo/ Passenger Airport. The state government, through Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, is said to be waiting for the Presidency […]
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Safe Motherhood: Bayelsa commences payment of stipends to pregnant women

Safe Motherhood: Bayelsa commences payment of stipends to pregnant women

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has commenced the payment of N3,000 to pregnant women in the Safe Motherhood Scheme to stem the tide of maternal and infant mortality. The scheme has attracted applause from a cross-section of Nigerians including Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and a former Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji […]
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Ease of doing business: Bayelsa celebrates World Bank rating

Ease of doing business: Bayelsa celebrates World Bank rating

The Bayelsa State Government said it has laid a solid foundation that would encourage more investors to come into the state and invest.  Director General of the Bayelsa State Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA), Patience Ranami-Abah, made the disclosure in Yenagoa, on Wednesday. She said it was no longer secret that Bayelsa is the most attractive […]
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Bayelsa ready to pay N30, 000 minimum wage

Bayelsa ready to pay N30, 000 minimum wage

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has assured civil servants in the state of government’s willingness to pay the new minimum wage of N30,000. The state’s Head of Civil Service, Mr. Wellington Obiri, gave  the assurance  when he received leaders of the state’s Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) after […]
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Gov. Okowa, Turaki storm Bayelsa for Safe Motherhood official launch

Gov. Okowa, Turaki storm Bayelsa for Safe Motherhood official launch

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government will, on Wednesday, launch the Safe Motherhood Scheme as part of efforts to reduce the rate of infant and maternal mortality in the state. The launch, which will hold by 10:00am at the Chief D.S.P Alamieyesigha Memorial Banquet Hall, will have a former Minister of Special Duties and […]
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