AMOTEKUN HAS MADE RESTRUCTURING INEVITABLE- DICKSON

Festus Abu, Adelani Adepegba,  Eniola Akinkuotu, and Abiodun Nejo Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson insists Operation Amotekun has made the restructuring of the country inevitable. The Federal Government has come under attack for declaring the security initiative of  South-West governors to check criminal activities in their states illegal. And Dickson, who has thrown their weight behind  Operation Amotekun,  says the governors opted for the outfit because of  “the politicisation and collapse of the centralised national security apparatus in the country”. “The politicisation and overcentralisation of security without an effective funding mechanism and arrangements for…

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GOV SERIAKE’S DICKSON’S REACTION TO JONATHAN’ HOME INVASION BY ARMED MEN RAISES QUESTIONS

By Sentry It has been more than six weeks since the governorship election in Bayelsa State was won and lost, but its ripple effects are yet to cease. Besides pitting Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State against his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, the election has also created bad blood between Dickson and former President Goodluck Jonathan. Observers believe that the reaction of Dickson to the recent attack on Jonathan’s Otuoke house and his security details was an indication that the governor is yet to forgive Jonathan in his belief that…

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REAL REASONS WIKE IS FIGHTING DICKSON

…Dickson can’t compare with me in terms of development—Wike …Wike should stop interfering with Bayelsa politics– Dickson …PDP faces tight rope in S’South with Bayelsa loss By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, Niger Delta NOT a few were stunned at the recent eruption of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State against his Bayelsa State counterpart, Governor Seriake Dickson, who he lambasted among other things for visiting a monarch in Kalabari Kingdom, Rivers state, without the courtesy of notifying Government House, Port-Harcourt. Wike tackles Oshiomhole at Abuja book launch However, the fact…

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DICKSON AND I CANNOT BE RECONCILED BY PDP- WIKE

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has waved off the offer of the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to intervene in the conflict with outgoing Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson, over the Soku Oil Wells/fields returned to Rivers State by the Federal High Court. Wike insisted that his Bayelsa state counterpart must be forced out from the PDP to show others that betrayal of the party’s interest would not be tolerated. No premise for the intervention by the PDP leadership since the Federal High Court had already determined the issue in…

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DICKSON GRANTS BAYELSA JUDICIARY, LEGISLATURE FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has signed the State House of Assembly Service Financial Autonomy Bill and the Legislative Funds Management (Amendment) bill into law. The signing ceremony which had in attendance members of the House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Monday Oboluo-Bobou took place at the governor’s office, Yenagoa. The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, said the financial autonomy granted the legislative arm of government would enhance optimal performance without undue interference from other arms of government.…

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ORIGINS OF THE WIKE, DICKSON FIGHT

ANAYO ONUKWUGHA (Port Harcourt)and OSA OKHOMINA (Yenagoa) write about the Cold War between the outgoing Bayelsa State Governor and Govenor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike seems not to be happy with the second visit of outgoing Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, to some Ijaw communities in Rivers State. Few days ago, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike hosted prominent chiefs and leaders of Kalabari Kingdom, a clan of the Ijaw ethnic nationality in the state, who were on a solidarity visit, at…

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BAYELSA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION: HOW TIMI ALAIBE FLOORED DICKSON AND HUMBLED HIM

Seriake Dickson Eddy Odivwri The Bayelsa gubernatorial election which took place two weeks ago, has come and gone. But the spin-offs will continue to dominate political conversations for some time to come, even after the sitting governor, Hon Seriake Dickson has choicelessly handed over to the APC governor-elect, Mr David Lyon, next February. That the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the state, twenty years after it had held on to the oil-rich state is no longer news. What is news is that under Gov Dickson, the state was lost to…

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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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PDP BAYELSA GUBER TICKET: HOW DICKSON BLACKMAILED PARTY NWC

Party says poll will not affect future elections Facts have emerged on how Senator Douye Diri won the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 16 Bayelsa State governorship election. Diri, a senator representing Bayelsa Central in the National Assembly, lost the governorship election to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, David Lyon, which observers say, is a great setback for the PDP in its quest to reclaim Edo State next year. With the outcome of last Saturday’s election, PDP has lost two of the six South-South…

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BAYELSA ELECTION: DICKSON SETS UP 41-MAN TRANSITION COMMITTEE

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Tuesday inaugurated a 41-member Transition Committee in readiness for the inauguration of the incoming administration in the state. David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the November 16 governorship election and is slated to assume office on February 14, 2020. The committee which has the Secretary to the State Government, Kemela Okara, as Chairman, also has Talford Ongolo as Deputy Chairman and Luka Obiri as Secretary. The committee which includes all serving commissioners, five permanent secretaries and political appointees was inaugurated on…

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