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December 17, 2011

The Nigerian Premier League board member allegedly made provocative statements about the body

 

The Nigeria Premier League (NPL) has suspended Akin Akinbobola, one of its board members, for allegedly making provocative and inciting statements about the body.

The decision was taken at the sixth congress of the NPL which ended in Yenagoa, the capital city of Bayelsa State, on Saturday.

According to, Okey Kpalukwu, chairman of the communique committee Akinbobola's case would be referred to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Disciplinary Committee for further action.

December 7, 2011

Adeghe, who is a former militant, is standing trial on a two-count charge of kidnapping and conspiracy

A former militant, Promise Adeghe, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Yenagoa High Court on a two-count charge of  kidnapping and conspiracy to commit felony.

December 3, 2011

The State chapter of the party inaugurated an Elders Forum headed by Alamieyeseigha to reconcile members

The PDP in Bayelsa, on Friday, inaugurated an Elders Forum headed by former governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha to reconcile all aggrieved members.

The State Chairman of the PDP, James Dugor, who inaugurated the forum in Yenagoa, said the body was to create a bond of unity among members who left the party due to one reason or the other.

Speaking, Alamieyeseigha exonerated President Goodluck Jonathan from the Bayelsa PDP saga.

December 1, 2011

Okara, a Lagos-based lawyer was picked at the INEC monitored party primary election

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Bayelsa chapter has adopted Kemela Okara as its gubernatorial flag bearer for the 2012 governorship election in the State.

November 19, 2011

Security agencies have invaded the state to douse rising tensions

As the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State holds on Saturday in the state capital, Yenagoa, the National Steering Committee of Project Swift Count (PSC) has called for caution on the part of the party, contestants and other stakeholders in order to ensure a peaceful exercise.

November 16, 2011

According to 5 aspirants, who also called for the disqualification of an aspirant, ward congresses were not conducted in the state

Some of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants cleared to participate in the November 19 governorship primary election in Bayelsa State, yesterday, stormed the National Secretariat of the party located at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, in protest of the non-conduct of ward congresses in the state.

The ward congresses were scheduled to be conducted in the state on Monday, November 14 in the 105 wards where the Ad-Hoc delegates who will vote to choose the party’s flagbearer were expected to be elected.

November 11, 2011

Some young people stormed the Ekeki Motor Park and shot four people dead. The police have arrested three suspects

Four persons were killed, on Wednesday, during a clash between some cult groups in Yenagoa, the capital city of Bayelsa.

According to an eyewitness,  youths in three vehicles stormed the Ekeki motor park at about 7.30p.m. on Wednesday night, and shot into the air before blocking the Azikoro Road Junction.

In the process, they killed four persons, which led people in the affected areas to desert the area in panic.

Five persons had earlier been killed in a similar clash between some cult groups in the State.

November 8, 2011

The armed men, who went to a pub to kill a target, killed four other people in the process.

The Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, Hilary Opara, has confirmed the death of five people in an alleged rival cult clash, on Sunday night, in Yenagoa, the state capital.

Opara said his men were currently working to unravel the mystery behind the killings.

According to eyewitnesses, suspected armed cult members arrived at a pub called “Phil Collins bar”, along School Road in the Edepie suburb of the state capital, in a Mercedes Benz car at about 8.15p.m. and shot five people in the pub.

November 6, 2011

The President cancelled all appointments including attending the wedding of his younger brother and another function at the Airport in Abuja as a mark of respect and mourning of victims of bomb blasts in Maiduguri

President Goodluck Jonathan did not shy away from the function in Bayelsa State for fear of the issues bordering on clearing Governor Timipre Sylva to contest for the November 19, 2011 primaries to pick who flies the Peoples Democratic party flag in the elections.

August 30, 2011

Cult clashes in the state has left 12 people dead since June.

A clash between two rival criminal gangs in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa state has left two persons dead. The fracas happened in the early hours of Monday.

According to witnesses, the incident occurred at about 1:30am around the Onopa area, between groups identified as Highlanders and Greenlanders.

The cultists were said to have attacked one another with firearms and cutting weapons.

June 12, 2011

An aide to Gen. Ebi was also killed, while a police escort was wounded in the attack

Unknown gunmen on Saturday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, shot dead a former militant leader simply known as Gen. Ebi, and his aide, whose name was not given.

The gunmen, who trailed Ebi to his guest house in the Ayakpo School area in the Biogbolo suburb of Yenagoa, also shot his police escort.

The gunmen were said to have trailed Ebi, who was of Nembe extraction, to his guest house in a Hilux pick-up with River State registration number.

May 22, 2011

The draft plan for the construction of the East-West Coastal Road project  was yesterday presented to the benefiting communities in Bayelsa and Rivers states.

The road project is part of the Niger Delta Master Plan drawn for the region by the NDDC. The plan is meant to involve the construction of over 160 bridges, two suspension bridges as well as cable bridges in Forcados, Bonny and Escravos.

May 19, 2011

Military say reports that John Togo was killed over the weekend was a ploy by him to evade justice.

Following allegations that the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Timipre Sylva is proving shelter for wanted militant leader “General’ John Togo,the Nigerian military task force charged with restoring order in the Niger Delta, the security Joint Task Force (JTF) today sounded a strong warning to politicians and influential government officials, individual(s), communities or group(s) providing shelter for the wanted militia leader and his commanders.

May 8, 2011

The deceased left the generator running in his kitchen and closed all windows and doors

A middle aged man, Funkebi Moses, died on Saturday after inhaling generator fumes barely three days of moving into his new apartment in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State.

Moses, was a native of Angalabiri community in the Sagbama Local Government Area of the state. Witness accounts state that Moses was choked to death after he had inhaled carbon monoxide from the generator he had put on the previous night in his kitchen.

May 1, 2011

The mob abducted and sprayed the workers with petrol intending to set them on fire.

Ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who were deployed for Tuesday’s State House of Assembly elections in Ekeremor council of Bayelsa state narrowly escaped death in the hands of a mob. 

April 6, 2011

With the reading culture at an embarrassing low, and with writers gradually becoming endangered species, it has become imperative that radical steps be taken by all stakeholders, the public and private sectors alike to halt the trend and restore the book to its pride of place in society.

April 6, 2011

With the reading culture at an embarrassing low, and with writers gradually becoming endangered species, it has become imperative that radical steps be taken by all stakeholders, the public and private sectors alike to halt the trend and restore the book to its pride of place in society.

March 20, 2011

Most of the independently owned petrol stations in Yenagoa did not open to customers. But checks revealed that they were secretly selling to people with jerry cans who in turn sold the product at between N150 and N250 per litre.

The current nationwide petrol scarcity has worsened in Bayelsa as the price of the commodity went up by more than 300 per cent in Yenagoa and its environs on Saturday.

March 20, 2011

Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State, on Friday, promised to ensure regular supply of electricity in the state if re-elected for a second term in office in April.  

Governor Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State, on Friday, promised to ensure regular supply of electricity in the state if re-elected for a second term in office in April.  

March 1, 2011

A family of three reportedly died from inhaling generator fumes yesterday in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State.

A family of three reportedly died from inhaling generator fumes yesterday in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State.

The tragedy occurred at the INEC Junction, along the Isaac Boro Expressway. A witness, Henry Omovera, told journalists that the deceased were found dead in their bedroom while a generator was discovered in their living room.

According to him, a young boy living with the family survived the incident as he was found in a state of coma by neighbours and taken to aåç hospital.

February 18, 2011

The Minister of Defence, Adetokunbo Kayode, says the federal government will soon build two new military commands in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Kayode disclosed this in Yenagoa on Thursday when he visited Governor Timipre Sylva at the state. This is contained in a statement signed by Mobolaji Yusuf for the Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Defence.

January 22, 2011

The police in Yenagoa, on Friday, ordered civil servants to leave the state secretariat following allegations that a vehicle parked near the secretariat contained explosives.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that workers were seen going home early to escape the suspected explosives.

Police sources said that a Nissan salon car had been parked for a long time unoccupied, close to the secretariat, which shared a fence with the Government House.

January 9, 2011

Soldiers fired into the air to disperse youths burning vehicles and tyres in Jos on Saturday in protest at the killing of seven Muslims in a nearby village, residents said.

January 8, 2011

Gunmen killed several supporters of a politician in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta on Friday during a gathering at his home, the latest act of political violence ahead of elections in April.