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Dickson pays tribute as Maryam Abacha clocks 70

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has described the wife of Nigeria’s late former Head of State, Mrs. Mariam Abacha as a courageous, peaceful and loving woman. Governor Dickson stated this in a congratulatory message to Mrs. Abacha, who turned 70 on March 4 2017. He recalled with satisfaction, the events that led to the eventual creation of Bayelsa State, which her late husband, General San ...

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Nigerian Army flags-off new Brigade in Bayelsa, commend Dickson

The Nigerian Army has again commended Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State for placing security as one of his administration's top priority and for his continuous support to security agencies as well as the provision of modern crime fighting equipment. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai gave the commendation when he led other senior military officers on a courtesy call on the governor at t ...

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Unauthorised route: Two Herdsmen, trucks of cattle arrested in Bayelsa 

Security agencies in Bayelsa State have apprehended two truckloads of cattle being taken to two Local Government Areas of the State and their owners. The arrest came barely 48 hours after the State government designated Bayelsa Palm Area for cattle grazing by Fulani herdsmen. A terse statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the arrest of the cattle and their owner ...

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N10bn devt fund: Bayelsa signs MoU with BOI, reviews workforce

Governor Seriake Dickson on Monday said, the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Bayelsa State Government and the Bank of Industry was a part of an efforts to raise the N10 billion entrepreneurship development fund to create wealth for small and medium scale entrepreneurs in the state. Dickson, who made the disclosure during the signing of the MOU between the state government and the management o ...

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Oil-Producing Communities Can Become Hubs For Refineries, Industrial Growth – Osinbajo

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has stressed the need to transform oil bearing communities in the Niger Delta into hubs for refining petrochemicals and related activities. He made the suggestion this during his visit to the Bayelsa State as part of his consultative and confidence building tour of the Niger Delta states as mandated by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, the Ministry of ...

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Bayelsa: Most senior Perm Sec becomes Ag. Head of Service

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Monday vowed to bequeath a public service that would be apolitical, efficient and committed to the highest ethical standards before the end of his administration. Governor Dickson made the assertion shortly after the swearing-in ceremony of the new Acting Head of Service at the Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Yenagoa. The Governor said Reverend ...

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Oil Spill: Bayelsa Sues Agip Oil, Claims N1.6 Trillion Damage

Bayelsa State government has dragged Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) Limited to a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt over an oil spillage from the company’s SBM Sirius, (offshore Brass) in Brass local government area of the state. The government in an originating summons, filed by the Bayelsa State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Kemeasuode Wodu, and obtained by journalists on Friday in Yena ...

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FAAC: Bayelsa Declares Receipt Of N9.7 Billion For December 2016

Bayelsa State governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday declared a receipt of N9.7 billion from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee for the month of December 2016. The decision was line with his administration’s policy of transparency, prudence and accountability. Speaking with journalists on the finances which got to the state from the federation account, the governor in his breakdown disclose ...

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Public Schools: Bayelsa Sets Up Education Safety Corp

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has set up a Special Education Safety Corp ahead of the compulsory boarding sc‎heme of the government which commences next month. The governor who announced this while handing over four refurbished Armoured Personnel Carrier to the Bayelsa State Command of the Nigerian Police Force in Yenagoa said their task would be to provide security for all public schools in the ...

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Bayelsa: Sylva Takeover Rumour Totally False – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Bayelsa State has condemned in strong terms, the rumours making the rounds that, the Supreme Court has reversed its decision on the state governorship election. A statement by Bayelsa state Chairman of the PDP, Hon. Moses Cleopas called on the people of the State to disregard the rumours, as they were ploys by the All Progressives Congress, APC to heat up the polity and ...

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How Dickson, Patriotic Bayelsans Resisted APC Dark Forces – Iworiso-Markson

The December 5 2015 and January 9 2016 governorship election in Bayelsa State, according to Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, was "not just an election, it was war." His contention is contained in a new book in which he chronicled and documented how patriotic Bayelsans crushed federal might of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The book,  entitled:  ...

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Bayelsa Youths, Women Protest Against Planned Relocation Of Brass LNG

Angry Youths and Women of Brass Communities in Brass Local Government Council Area of Bayelsa State on Tuesday staged a protest March against the planned withdrawal of the Federal Government 40 per cent stake ‎and relocation of the Liquified Natural Gas project in the area. The Protesting women, armed with placards and Grean leaves, accused the Federal Government of deliberately trying to throw the area int ...

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