Tags : Bayelsa State

Appeal Court Overturns Nullification Of Senator Diri’s Election As Bayelsa

A five-man panel of the Appellate Court has overturned a ruling which nullified the election of Senator Douye Diri as Governor of Bayelsa State. The Court held that the Bayelsa Election Petition Tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction by nullifying the election of Governor Diri. Channels TV reports that I n a unanimous judgment, the five-man […]

Tribunal Nullifies Bayelsa Governorship Election

The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal has dismissed the election of Governor Duoye Diri. In a split judgement of two-one, the three-man panel ruled that INEC does not have the power to disqualify any candidate for any election. In a majority judgment delivered by Justice Yunusa Musa in the petition filed by the Advance National Democratic […]

Tribunal Affirms Diri As Bayelsa Governor Dismisses Two Petitions

Bayelsa state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed Duoye Diri as the duly elected governor of Bayelsa. The three-man panel took the decision on Saturday a month after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by a former aspirant of the Bayelsa governorship election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Timi Alaibe, […]

COVID-19: Four States Record Index Cases

Four more states have recorded index cases of coronavirus, raising the figure of states that have confirmed at least one case of COVID-19 in the country. They are Taraba, Kebbi, Ebonyi and Bayelsa states. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in an early-morning tweet on Monday, April 27, 2020. It revealed that […]

Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Orders Probe Of Bayelsa Deputy Gov

The Department of State Security, DSS, has been ordered  to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate levelled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, gave the order following the failure of  the Wuye Police Division, to carry out the investigation in […]

Abraham Ngobere Emerges New Bayelsa Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Abraham Ngobere, has been confirmed the new Speaker of the Assembly. This coming after the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Monday Bubou-Obolo, stepped down to pave way for Abraham. According to reports the former speaker, Obolo,  stepped  down because  he and Governor […]

Bayelsa Violence: Police Extend Curfew Until Sunday

The Bayelsa State Police Command has extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed in the State. The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, Mr Uche Anozia, announced this while briefing Newsmen at the Command’s Headquarters on Monday, February 17, 2020, in Yenagoa, the State capital. This followed a three-day curfew earlier imposed by the Police as a result […]

Supreme Court Election Verdict: Police Impose 3-Day Curfew On Bayelsa

The Police in Bayelsa State have imposed three-day dusk to dawn curfew after angry All Progressive Congress (APC) protesters destroyed properties following the Supreme Court ruling which sacked the party’s elected candidate, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo. According to the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Uche Anozia, who made the announcement […]

Douye Diri Sworn In As Bayelsa Governor

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2019 Governorship election in Bayelsa State, Senator Duoye Diri, has been sworn in as Governor. He was sworn in a day after the Supreme Court sacked the Former Governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo. Hours before the swearing-in, the Independent […]

Supreme Court Verdict: Wike Asks FG To Caution Oshiomhole

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has asked  the Federal Government to caution the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on his recent utterance about the supreme court verdict on the governorship of Bayelsa state. The Governor in a statement on Thursday by his spokesman, Simeon Nwakaudu, slammed the APC national chairman […]