*Lagos hoodlums hack NURTW boss at home, shoot him dead in hospital (Punch)*Customs impounds timber, charcoal worth N7b from smugglers in Lagos (Leadership)

Lagos hoodlums hack NURTW boss at home, shoot him dead in hospital (Punch) A leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Kunle Ajibade, has been murdered by suspected hoodlums in Ijeshatedo, in the Surulere area…

Bayelsa monarch laid to rest

The late King George Adumein Lawson, the Obanobhan 1 of Emeyal Kingdom, Bayelsa State, was yesterday laid to rest at a ceremony attended by former President Goodluck Jonathan and other personalities. Kings and queens of kingdoms in Bayelsa State, as…

Senate approves N148bn refund for 5 states

The Senate has approved payment of N148 billion promissory notes to Bayelsa, Cross River, Ondo, Osun and Rivers states as refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government. This followed the adoption of a report by Committee on…

2019 Annual States Viability Index: Only 6 states economically viable in Nigeria

The Annual States Viability Index (ASVI), released yesterday by Economic Confidential showed that only six states in the federation are economically viable. The states include; Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Kwara, Kaduna and Enugu, while also listing the poor and insolvent states…

Elections: Buhari urges Bayelsa, Kogi voters to be peaceful, orderly

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the electorate in Bayelsa and Kogi states, where elections hold on Saturday to be peaceful and orderly as they exercise their franchise. A statement by the President’s Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said that on Saturday,…

INEC to disqualify Bayelsa, Kogi candidates over age limit (Punch)

The Independent National Electoral Commission will disqualify some of the governorship and deputy-governorship candidates in the November 16 elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States. Consequently, the commission has promised that it will soon notify the concerned parties and subsequently consider…

PDP wins all eight seats in Bayelsa LGAs elections (Nation)

The Peoples Democratic Party has won all the eight Local Government Areas of Bayelsa in the just concluded election organised by the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bayelsa has eight LGAs,…

Ekeremor in Bayelsa agog over first motorable road (Guardian)

The Bayelsa State governor, Seraike Dickson, scored a first when he led his entire executive council for the first motor ride to Ekeremor, headquarters of Ekeremor local government area of the state, the first in the history of the community.…

Dickson presents N275.8 bn budget for 2019 (Guardian)

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Wednesday presented a budget of N275.8 billion for 2019 to the state House of Assembly for consideration. Dickson said at the resention that the budget that would help in the completion of all ongoing…

Two nabbed for killing student over iPhone in Bayelsa (Punch)

The Bayelsa State Government has confirmed the arrest of two suspected cult members who were said to have killed Miss Seiyefa Fred during a robbery incident in Yenagoa on November 8, 2018. The Special Adviser to the Governor of Bayelsa…

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