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Why Dickson rejected life pension bill for Bayelsa lawmakers

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Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, has declined assent to the controversial bill passed by the state house of assembly seeking life pension for lawmakers. Last week, the house had passed a bill that would grant life pensions to speakers, deputy speakers and other members. Under the bill, which was proposed by

The Bayelsa State governement have arrested a offical government official who has been collecting the salaries of over 300 employees every month.

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has ordered the arrest of a local government official for collecting the salaries of 300 persons every month, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson revealed. Iworiso-Markson made the revelation on Monday at the start of a town hall meeting on civil service reforms

CRIME: Cultists in Bayelsa go down with Guns Blazing

Three suspected cult members have been arrested in Yenegwe, in the Yenagoa area of Bayelsa state. Godstime Atiburuzi, 21; Righteous Bonnafor, 20, and Godgift Ebi, 18– said to be ringleaders of the Bobos cult; were reportedly apprehended by detectives attached to the Igbogene Police Division. Atiburuzi, in an attempt to escape, shot the

Bayelsa pays N250m scholarship fees to Lincoln University – commissioner

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NAN The Bayelsa Government has paid the outstanding fees of N250 million for 21 of its scholarship students at the Lincoln University in the United States of America. The State’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Jonathan Obuebite, disclosed this in a statement he issued on Saturday. The university had threatened to deport

Unknown gunmen kill police sergeant in Bayelsa police station

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Unknown gunmen on Sunday killed a police sergeant at a police station in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The Bayelsa state police spokesman, Mr Asinim Butswat, while confirming the incident on Tuesday said the sergeant was killed while he was on guard at the Sagbama Police Station in the Yenagoa metropolis. “The policeman was

Man caught stealing plantains in a farm

A Facebook user, Elsie Halima posted pictures of a man who was caught stealing plantains in a farm at Sagbama overside, Bayelsa State. The man was arrested by the police. "Man caught stealing plantain yesterday in a farm in Sagbama overside, Bayelsa State, Nigeria," Elsie wrote.

Bayelsa teachers suspend strike

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Bayelsa chapter on Tuesday called off its two weeks strike following the payment of N300 million by the state government. Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seriake Dickson, Mr Iworiso Markson said in a statement, that the resolution to call-off the strike was reached after exhaustive

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