• 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 […]

  • Breaking!!! Supreme Court affirms Dickson as Bayelsa governor

    Breaking!!! Supreme Court affirms Dickson as Bayelsa governor

    According to reports, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Seriake Dickson as the governor of Bayelsa State.

    The highest court in the land in affirming Dickson as the validly elected governor of Bayelsa State, dismissed the petition of his challenger, Timipre Sylva.

    Sylva, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the election, had earlier lost at the Bayelsa State Elections Petitions Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.

    Dickson was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the

  • Governor Dickson orders full payment of workers’ salaries

    Governor Dickson orders full payment of workers’ salaries

    Ahead of the Supreme Court judgment on Teusday, the Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has announced the commencement of the payment of full salaries, to all civil servants from the month of November.

    For several months, the state workforce had been receiving 50% of their salaries as a result of the lean resources to the state, especially from the Federation Account.

    This however, is about to change as the governor has now directed the State Commissioner for Finance, Mr Maxwell Ebibai, […]

  • Bayelsans are hungry, pay civil servants full salaries – Group tells Dickson

    Bayelsans are hungry, pay civil servants full salaries – Group tells Dickson

    A pressure group within the All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa, Integrity Group, has asked Governor Seriake Dickson to pay attention to the welfare of workers in the state.

    The Leader of the group, Mr. Christopher Abarowei in a statement entitled, ‘Singing in a Strange Land,’ lamented the plight of civil servants, saying they were suffering untold hardship.

    Abarowei noted that the inability of the government to pay full salaries in Bayelsa considered as a civil service state had increased the level of […]

  • Jonathan saved thousands of lives by accepting defeat in 2015, says Dickson

    Jonathan saved thousands of lives by accepting defeat in 2015, says Dickson

    According to reports, the Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Thursday said only former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan should be thanked for conceding defeat in the 2015 presidential election.

    Governor Dickson said the decision made by Jonathan changed the political history of Nigeria.

    According to him, the call placed across to President Buhari by Jonathan averted anarchy.

    Dickson made these observations when Jonathan received the award of ‘Person of the Year 2015’ from the Leadership Newspaper.

    Dickson in a statement by his Chief […]

  • Governor Dickson sacks civil servants on unapproved study leave

    Governor Dickson sacks civil servants on unapproved study leave

    It was gathered that the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has said that henceforth, his administration will strictly apply the public service rules in addressing issues affecting workers to ensure discipline and efficiency in the service.

    He has, therefore, directed the Secretary to the State Government and the Head of Service to liaise with the Civil Service Commission to ensure that all the names of staff in the public service currently on full-time study leave without approval be expunged from […]

  • Striking Bayelsa teachers meet Governor Dickson, agree to resume work‎

    Striking Bayelsa teachers meet Governor Dickson, agree to resume work‎

    Striking Teachers of government ‎owned primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa on Thursday met with Governor Seriake Dickson over issues of unpaid salaries and allowances, declaring readiness to resume teaching following agreement on the modalities of payment of salaries.

    The Bayelsa Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, in a statement issued on Thursday by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, expressed sadness that up till now students in public schools are still at home and noted ‎that they would […]

  • Pay us our salaries – Bayelsa teachers tell Dickson

    Pay us our salaries – Bayelsa teachers tell Dickson

    Primary and secondary school teachers in Bayelsa State, Wednesday, deplored eight months of unpaid salaries and marginalisation in the state appealing to the state Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, to pay the arrears.

    Marking Teachers Day in low key at their secretariat in Yenagoa, the teachers, under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) said Bayelsa’s educational sector was replete with crises.

    The state Chairman, NUT, Mr. Kalama John-Tonpre, reeled out the problems facing teachers in the state as non-payment of […]

  • Dickson condemns invasion of aide’s residence, wants policemen prosecuted

    Dickson condemns invasion of aide’s residence, wants policemen prosecuted

    The Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has condemned the invasion of the home of his aide, Mr. Richie Etonye, describing it as “an act of irresponsibility.”

    Etonye’s residence in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, was invaded on Tuesday, August 23, by policemen numbering over 50, allegedly on the instruction of the leaders of All Progressives Congress in Abuja.

    Dickson in a statement issued on Saturday by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said since the APC won the presidential election, its […]

  • Timipre Sylva of APC loses to Dickson at Bayelsa election petition tribunal

    Timipre Sylva of APC loses to Dickson at Bayelsa election petition tribunal

    According to reports, the Bayelsa governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Seriake Dickson, incumbent governor of Bayelsa state.

    Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged the victory of Dickson after losing the governorship election last year.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Dickson, winner of the election, announcing that he polled 134,998 votes to defeat Sylva, a former governor of the state, who scored 86,852 votes to place second.

    Sylva had asked the tribunal […]

  • Dickson denies ownership of proposed private varsity

    Dickson denies ownership of proposed private varsity

    The Bayelsa State government yesterday denied claims by some politicians in the state that the state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, is planning to establish a private university known as the African University with the scarce funds of the state.

    The state government through the State Commissioner of Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite, said though the proposed establishment of the new institution, African University, is an idea conceived by private investors with needed partnership with the state, the claim that it […]