The Ijaw National Congress said that many Ijaw people, including children and women were still missing after military invasion of Gbaramatu communities in the Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

The closed meeting door reportedly took place at 9 pm on Thursday, barely 24 hours after Jonathan made an unexpected return from Côte d’Ivoire where he was said to be holidaying.

....mock Tompolo over military invasion

The renegade Militant group known as the Niger Delta Avenger  have attacked the Chevron Oil wells identified as RMP 23 and RMP 24 in Delta Sstate.

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has  expressed concern over the rising incident of brutality and attacks against indigenes of Bayelsa State by security personnel, saying such abuse of human rights is eroding public confidence in the Police and other security agencies.

THE standoff between the military and the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, degenerated, early yesterday, as soldiers of 343 Artillery Regiment of 2 Brigade, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, engaged the militants in a fierce gun duel at Gulobokri and Eweleso communities, around Brass area of Bayelsa State. This led to the killing of some of the militants, which averted their attack on an oil pipeline in the two communities.

Armed gunmen, suspected to be sea pirates, have thrown  the Foropa community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council of Bayelsa State into confusion with a deadly attack on a Military check point and killing of three soldiers.

The lecturers of the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma, have proceeded on an indefinite strike over their four months unpaid salaries.

At last, the Speaker, Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr. Kombowei Benson, on Thursday, bowed to pressure and swore in the three opposition lawmakers after about four months in limbo.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has launched investigations into the Senior Special Assistant to the Bayelsa State Governor on Millennium Development Goals, Apere Embelakpo, and his wife, Fiene Beauty for an alleged N1bn fraud.

The Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday accused Governor Seriake Dickson of being the behind the crisis rocking the party in the state.

 The Minister of State for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has debunked claims by some faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State that he bought the Ministerial slot for the State, declaring that he did not pay for the Ministerial slot in the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

The Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Niger Delta University branch, have carpeted the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, over their unpaid three-month salaries.

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state took a new twist as the Leader of the party Chief Timipre Sylva and other stalwarts have been suspended by the faction led by the embattled chairman Mr. Tiwei Orunimighe.

The crisis rocking the fold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State took a new turn with the indefinite suspension of the State Chairman, Chief Tiwei Orunimigha, his Deputy, Eddy Julius and the Secretary, Daniel Marlin.

The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson yesterday submitted the names of a foremost Ex-militant leader, Joshua MacIver and Seven others to the State House of Assembly as nominees for the position of Chairmen of caretaker committee in the existing Eight Local Government Area of the State.

Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung has apologised to Nigerians for the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations to be hosted by Gabon.

The Bayelsa State Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Monday 11 April to rule on a motion filed by the All Progressive Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Timipre Sylva, seeking an order of the tribunal to allow him inspect election materials used for the December 5, 2015 and January 9, 2016 election.

The Special Police prosecutor handling the trial of Yunusa Dahiru, the alleged abductor of 14 years old Miss Ese Oruru has  sought an order of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa for the hearing of oral evidence from the victim behind closed doors.

The peace of Otuoke in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State was violated in the early hours of Wednesday by gunmen who abducted a prominent chief of the community and foster father of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

There are strong indications that the crisis rocking Local Government Councils in Bayelsa State may loom longer, if the Federal Government fails to bail the State out of its financial predicaments.


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