CRISIS HITS BAYELSA APC OVER JONATHAN’S INFLUENCE

Internal Crisis hits Bayelsa APC as Party chieftains kick against @GEJonathan’s overbearing influence on transition committee We can authoritatively report that there is trouble in paradise between The Jonathans and the Bayelsa chapter of the All Progressives Congress, the APC as party chieftains and politicians loyal to the newly elected governor, David Lyon have kicked against the overbearing influence of Patience Jonathan, the wife of former Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Trouble started, when it was discovered that the former President and his wife submitted 9 names in the transition…

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KIDNAPPERS ABDUCT 3 FEMALE STUDENTS IN BAYELSA

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa   Three female students of the Bayelsa State College of Health Technology, Otuogidi, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have been abducted by armed men in Bayelsa State. The three students in their final year were on their way to school when suspected kidnapped ambushed them and whisked them an unknown destination. A community source said the three students were kidnapped close to the check point where two policemen were killed few days to the last governorship election. “The girls were walking to their hostel from…

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SURVIVING PDP-DOMINATED HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, NEXT CHALLENGE BEFORE BAYELSA GOVERNOR ELECT, LYON

With the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Chief David Lyon, as governor-elect in Bayelsa State, he is expected to “scale the hurdle” and relate with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dominated state House of Assembly. In the 24-member House, the PDP has 19 while APC now has five, with the conclusion of the supplementary election in Brass Constituency I where APC’s Charles Daniel won in last Saturday’s re-run in the constituency. This would be the first time since 1999 that separate parties would control the executive…

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JONATHAN HITS LAMIDO FOR PEDDLING LIES OVER PDP LOSS OF BAYELSA

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja Former president Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed claim that he worked against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recent governorship poll in Bayelsa because of the Malabu oil deal. Jonathan described the claim as absurd and deliberately designed as a form of blackmail. He was reacting to former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, who had claimed in an interview that he traded off the PDP in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State because he was trying to avoid being prosecuted by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari…

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SEE WHAT DICKSON DID IN BAYELSA, THREE MONTHS TO LEAVING OFFICE THAT HAS GOTTEN APC FURIOUS

Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa The All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayelsa State, has queried the decision of the state Governor, Seriake Dickson, to appoint 35 permanent secretaries three months to the end of his administration. Dickson at the weekend inaugurated 35 permanent secretaries and a Commissioner, Mr. Felix Sam-Ateki and charged them to work with the incoming administration to ensure full implementation of the civil service reforms. The governor said his administration would soon receive the formal report of the reforms which he noted would be one of the key documents to…

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PATRICK OBAHIAGBON WRITES ON HOW HURRICANE OSHIOMHOLE SWEPT THROUGH BAYELSA AND KOGI

By Patrick Obahiagbon In meteorological lore, hurricanes – cyclone-strength winds are usually named after females. But an exception was seemingly made last  Saturday when ‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ that sacked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the maritime state of Bayelsa made landfall. This time, elated locals gave it a man’s name, in sheer awe of the comprehensiveness and clinical finish of the change it brought. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State and the National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), is the choreographer who scripted…

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I AM A FATHER TO ALL BAYELSANS SAYS JONATHAN AS HE RECEIVES SYLVA AND GOVERNOR-ELECT, LYON

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa, said they visited former President Goodluck Jonathan after Saturday’s governorship elections in recognition of his position as the father and leader of the state. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, led APC leaders including governor-elect David Lyon, to visit the former president’s home on Monday. Sylva noted that as a former president and leader of the state, Jonathan deserved to be respected and honoured by all Bayelsa people, irrespective of…

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EU CONDEMNS VIOLENCE IN BAYELSA AND KOGI DURING GUBER ELECTIONS

Akinkunmi Obakeye Photo: EUinNigeria Twitter Handle The European Union has condemned the reports of widespread incidents of violence and voter intimidation in Bayelsa and Kogi states. A statement by the Diplomatic Watch also expressed alarm at the reports of fatalities and missing people, urging stakeholders to call for calm. The Diplomatic Watch deployed teams from Austria, the European Union Delegation, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States to monitor both state elections on November 16. “We express our alarm at reports of widespread incidents of violence…

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4 INEC OFFICIALS ABDUCTED IN BAYELSA REGAIN FREEDOM AS ONE IS KILLED

The four abducted officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Boumodi in Yenagoa and Ologi in Ogbia Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State, have been released. DAILY POST gathered that the officials of INEC on election duty were abducted in Boumodi community in Ekpetiama clan of Yenagoa Local Government Area. At least, one person was also reported dead as thugs suspected to be loyal to the two leading political parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) engaged in a war of supremacy in Opolo Community…

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SEE APC’S REACTION TO COURT DISQUALIFICATION OF ITS DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CADNDIDATE IN BAYELSA

The All Progressive Congress in Bayelsa State has reacted to the court ruling disqualifying Senator Biobrakumo Degi-Eremiyon, running mate to the party governorship candidate, Chief David Lyon, as a travesty of justice. Publicity secretary of the party, Doifie Buokoribo in a statement Tuesday said, “The judgement occasioned a miscarriage of justice, is glaringly perverse and against the weight of evidence before the Court. We are totally surprised that the Court could despite the objections by our lawyers, go ahead to determine a weighty criminal allegation of falsification and fraud solely…

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