• Female Corps Member Dies from Strange Ailment In Bayelsa Orientation Camp

    Female Corps Member Dies from Strange Ailment In Bayelsa Orientation Camp

    A National Youth Service Corps member has tragically died in camp after giving in to a strange ailment.

    A female Member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Miss ‎Elechi Chiyerum was on Wednesday confirmed dead after a strange ailment which caused her to bleed and vomit for few hours after arrival at the State orientation camp at Kaima community of Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government area of the Bayelsa State.

    The woman identified as Miss Chiyerum, who is a 27 years old‎ graduate […]

  • Bayelsa community appeals to security agencies to tackle herdsmen menace

    Bayelsa community appeals to security agencies to tackle herdsmen menace

    Farmers in Ekpetiama Kingdom in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Wednesday appealed to security agencies to prevail on herdsmen who lead cattle to graze in the area to desist from the act, appealing to the authorities to wade into the matter in order to prevent any breakdown of law and order.

    The entire inhabitants of the kingdom condemned the activities of some of the herdsmen who are unable to control their herds of cattle which ravage crops.

    Ekpetiama Kingdom comprises seven […]

  • Ijaw Youths spit fire, give expatriate 24 hours to leave Bayelsa

    Ijaw Youths spit fire, give expatriate 24 hours to leave Bayelsa

    The Central Zone, Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has issued a one-day ultimatum to Mr. Nak Bong Choi, an expatriate of an oil servicing company, Daewoo Nigeria Limited, to leave Bayelsa State over alleged anti-Ijaw activities, adding that if the order was not complied with, they could no longer guarantee the safety of Choi.

    The youths, threatened on Thursday to shut down the company if their Friday, 8 a.m deadline was exceeded

    The threat was contained in a letter addressed to the Project Manager […]

  • Bayelsa State Governor Dickson appoints school principal perm sec

    Bayelsa State Governor Dickson appoints school principal perm sec

    It was gathered that the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has appointed a secondary school principal, as a permanent secretary in the state.

    The principal, Mr. Egbe Gibson Ockiya, was among four permanent secretaries inaugurated by the Governor on Wednesday, a Government House statement said on Thursday.

    Apart from Ockiya, the other newly-appointed permanent secretaries were Dr. Evelyn Adombazi Tawari, Dr. Zuoboemi Agadah and Mr. Ikobho Howells.

    Dickson said the appointment of Ockiya was the first time a school principal was being made […]

  • Rape: Pastor, others nabbed in Bayelsa

    Rape: Pastor, others nabbed in Bayelsa

    A pastor, Ogbomo Jerry, 38, has been arrested by Police in Bayelsa along with six others for the allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl, two 8-year-old girls and a 19-year-old.

    The pastor reportedly lured the victim to his office at Aduleama in Amassoma community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, LGA, of the state and had carnal knowledge of her.

    Confirming the arrests, the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, while parading the suspects at the command in Yenagoa, the state […]

  • Militants bomb Oando, Shell, Agip Oil trunk lines in Bayelsa

    Militants bomb Oando, Shell, Agip Oil trunk lines in Bayelsa

    Less than 24 hours after the visit of the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas to Bayelsa State, militants from the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) launched devastating attacks on three oil facilities in the state.

    NDA, through its spokesman, Brigadier General Murdoch Agbinibo said the attacks in Nembe were in response to ‘Operations Sharkbite’ an art of terrorism allegedly commissioned by the Navy establishment and orchestrated by some elements of the ruling political class to continuously undermine any effort […]

  • Troops dismantle militant camps in Bayelsa and Cross River

    Troops dismantle militant camps in Bayelsa and Cross River

    Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS), has dislodged unrepentant militants from their various camps in the creeks of Bayelsa and Cross River states.

    The troops, it was gathered, stormed many creeks in the Niger Delta region, destroying illegal refineries and clamping down on suspected oil thieves in a widened onslaught against oil-related crimes.

    The troops were said to have discovered and destroyed an active militant camp at the creeks of Isunkiri in Bayelsa.

    They reportedly recovered items such as […]

  • Gunmen abduct 72-year-old retired principal in Bayelsa

    Gunmen abduct 72-year-old retired principal in Bayelsa

    Unknown gunmen have abducted a 72-year-old retired principal, Chief Sunday Festus, in Bayelsa State.

    The septuagenarian, it was learnt, was abducted by a four-man gang in his residence at Bomo clan in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Monday.

    His son, Leigh, confirmed the abduction.

    Leigh said his father, who is diabetic, was critically ill when his abductors whisked him away to an unknown destination.

    He said, “The incident occurred at about 3:26am. The four-man gang of […]

  • CLO protests soldiers’ invasion of Bayelsa community

    CLO protests soldiers’ invasion of Bayelsa community

    According to report, the Civil Liberties Organisation, Bayelsa State, has protested the alleged invasion and destruction of Sand-Sand community in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State by troops of the Operation Delta Safe.

    To this end, the CLO has petitioned the Federal Government and the National Assembly to probe the invasion to ascertain the true position.

    Aggrieved indigenes of the community had on Friday cried out over alleged invasion by armed soldiers in search of suspected members of a militant group, […]

  • How military sacked Bayelsa community in search of Avengers

    How military sacked Bayelsa community in search of Avengers

    Indigenes of the Shine-Shine community in Nembe Council of Bayelsa State yesterday narrated their tales of horror, tears and sorrow over the recent military invasion of their community in search of suspected members of the militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA).

    Though the soldiers were said not to have made any arrest or discovered any suspected member of the group, according to residents of the community, the mission left sorrow, tears and a devastated community behind, with scores of houses, churches […]

  • Two killed as rival cults clash in Bayelsa

    Two killed as rival cults clash in Bayelsa

    The struggle for supremacy between suspected rival cult groups have claimed two lives in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

    It was gathered that the incident occurred, Wednesday, at 9.30p.m., at the Ekeki and Kpansia suburbs of Yenagoa.

    According to eyewitnesses, four arm-wielding youths accosted a 32-year-old man at the Ekeki park junction and shot him dead.

    The victim, identified as Otoko, popularly known as Oracle, an indigene of Delta State, is believed to be a member of a rival cult.

    Also at the Kpansia area, […]