TENSION IN BAYELSA AS SUPREME COURT DECIDES ON PDP GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARIES SUIT BY TIMI ALAIBE

There is tension in Bayelsa State as the Supreme Court is set to hear the suit challenging the declaration of Governor Douye Diri as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held on September 3 2019. The Chairman of the PDP electoral panel and governor of Taraba State, Governor Darius Ishaku, had declared Diri winner after polling 561 votes to defeat his close rival, Ndutimi Alaibe who polled 365 votes. Alaibe, dissatisfied with the declaration of Diri as Governor, had approached the High Court arguing that the PDP and…

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BAYELSA GOVERNOR YET TO FORM CABINET, AFTER 100 DAYS IN OFFICE

More than three months after inauguration as the governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri is yet to appoint commissioners. Gov. Diri marked his first hundred days in office yesterday after being inaugurated as the fifth executive governor of the state on February 14, 2020, after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Chief David Lyon of the APC due to his running mate’s certificate scandal. Our correspondent reports that some of the commissioners who served under the immediate past Governor, Seriake Dickson, are still serving in their capacities under Diri’s…

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WILL BAYELSA AGAIN DUMP A GOVERNOR OVER DEPUTY’S QUESTIONABLE PAPERS

Emmanuel Okogba   Map of Bayelsa State Pastor Ebizimo Diriyai had a dream and told his friends. In his dream, he was inaugurated  Governor of Bayelsa. With faith in God, he picked up the Accord Party nomination forms and then the ticket. It seemed a long shot but this pastor of Salvation Ministries must have known that God could work in mysterious ways. When the elections held in November 2019, David Lyon of the APC won easily. Lyon was rehearsing with the band boys at the swearing-in ground when the…

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BAYELSA BORN BILLIONAIRE KENIEBI OKOKO DIES DURING OPERATION AS GENERATOR REFUSES TO COME ON AFTER LIGHT OUTAGE

Bayelsa Born Billionaire Businessman, Keniebi Okoko died of Liposuction in Lagos Hospital A reliable source close to the Bayelsa born Billionaire told NAIJA LIVE TV on Whatsapp Messager that He died a painful death from the Anaesthesia Liposuction. The source said; “while the operation was going successful, there was a power outage in the hospital”. The Source said; “Doctors in the hospital tried  their  best to put on the Generator in the hospital but Generator refused to start”. Pastor Keniebi Okoko before his unfortunate death was a Successful businessman, philanthropist…

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BAYELSA ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL ORDERS SUBSTITUTED SERVICE TO DIRI

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered His Excellency, Douye Diri and his Deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, who are the 3rd and 4th Respondents respectively in the petition filed by Vijah Eldred Opuama to be served through substituted means. This followed the application made before the Tribunal through an ex-parte motion filed on the 4th day of March 2020. In the affidavit deposed to by one Judith Edith, secretary in the law firm, P. D. Pius and Associates in support of the application, the petitioner…

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DISQUALIFICATION ON THE EVE OF SWEARING IN: BAYELSA APC DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE CONTEMPLATED SUICIDE- SYLVA

Our Reporter   THE disqualification of the All Progressives Congress (APC) running mate in the November 16 Bayelsa State governorship election, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, may have turned suicidal, it was learnt on Monday. Minister of State for Petroleum Timipire Sylva, stunned his audience while featuring on a Channels Television programme “Sunrise Daily”. He said the disqualified running mate could have taken his own life on account of the blemish to his name by the case that was decided by the Supreme Court on February 14, a day before Degi-Eremienyo would…

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ANXIETY IN BAYELSA AS SUPREME COURT REVIEWS ITS EARLIER RULING ON THE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION PETITION

By Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa Residents of Bayelsa State are anxiously waiting for the outcome of the review of the Supreme Court’s judgement that sacked Chief David Lyon and Senator Degi Erimienyo as Governor-Elect and Deputy Governor-Elect, investigations have revealed. The review, which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday at the apex court, was the single most important discussion among residents including non-politicians such as bankers, artisans and traders. The review was the leading subject in beer parlors, pubs and most places where people gathered for engagements in Yenagoa. The court…

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WHY WE CAN’T REMOVE BAYELSA SENATOR OVER CERTIFICATE FORGERY – SENATE

The Senate has clarified that Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo remains a  member of the upper chamber for now despite the certificate forgery which denied him a chance to become Bayelsa State deputy governor. The Supreme Court stopped David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress from being inaugurated as Bayelsa State governor,  along with Degi-Eremienyo, on the eve of his inauguration after the latter submitted forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission. Spokesman for the Senate,  Godiya Akwashiki, said on Friday that Degi-Eremienyo’s place in the upper chamber was not under…

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4 SOLDIERS, 2 CIVILIANS KILLED IN BAYELSA

Four soldiers and two civilians have reportedly been killed by gunmen suspected to be sea pirates along the waterways of Lutegbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa, South-South Nigeria., South-South Nigeria. The gunmen attacked an oil barge along the waterways being escorted by the soldiers and two civilians. Others in the ill-fated vessel were said to have escaped with gunshot wounds by diving into the water and swimming to safety. The incident was said to have occurred on Sunday night. It reportedly unsettled the community as troops were said to have…

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SYLVA BREAKS SILENCE OVER SUPREME COURT RULING ON BAYELSA, SAYS IT WAS PROVOCATIVE

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has urged the people of Bayelsa to shun all act of violence and lawlessness, although he described the upturning of the victory of his party’s candidate, provocative and regrettable. Sylva, a former governor of the state made the appeal in a statement he released in Abuja on Sunday. “I want to use this moment to call on all the people of our dear state Bayelsa to kindly shun all acts of violence and lawlessness. “Also of great importance to me…

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