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Bayelsa lands not for RUGA, but investment – Dickson

Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has re-echoed that there’s no land for Ruga settlement in the State, except land for only investment. Dickson stated this during the official launch of the New Yenagoa City within Yenagoa, the capital city, at the DSP Alamieseiyegha banquet hall, Government House, Yenagoa. Dickson started with the presentation of lands to the former Presidents ...

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Fire razes Bayelsa radio station

Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Broadcasting Corporation, Glory FM, 97.1 on Tuesday, was gutted by fire, leaving the organisation with damaged property worth millions of naira. A presenter who was on duty, Victor Binawari, told journalists in Yenagoa, the state capital that the fire was ignited by a spark from the station’s control room in the early morning. Mr. Binawari said some ...

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Landslide destroys houses in Bayelsa

Bayelsa

A major landslide has occurred in Odi, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, destroying houses in the community. Community sources said the landslide, believed to have been caused by water erosion, occurred on Sunday and has thrown the community into mourning because of the houses and property that have been destroyed. Investigations revealed that the Chief Whip of the ...

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Ogbia residents jubilate as Bayelsa govt begins work on abandoned bridge

Bayelsa

The people of Opume community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State are in joyous mood as the state government commenced the construction of a bridge abandoned since 20 years ago. The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, who inspected the project on Monday, urged the people to continue to support Governor Seriake Dickson’s to deliver ...

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Bayelsa shuts down schools over incessant flooding

erosion control

The Bayelsa State Government has ordered the shutdown of schools in the state following persistent flooding. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, disclosed on Sunday that the directive came during the State Executive Council meeting on Friday. He said: “The State Executive Council has directed immediate closure of all schools to avoid loss of lives. The government is taking ...

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Flood affects property markets in eight states

property

Property owners trying to sell their properties in flood-hit parts of the country are yielding to pressure to drop prices as demands for homes in some of the affected locations have reduced drastically. After weeks of flooding in major cities, especially in eight states, some houses have been submerged in water, forcing the occupiers and tenants to vacate the areas. ...

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Bayelsa Students laud Governor Dickson for huge investment in infrastructure

investment

Students from Bayelsa Government owned Model Schools in the State have rated high the Governor Seriake Dickson administration over the huge investment in the education sector and public infrastructures in the state, declaring that the development has changed the narrative in the state. The students, numbering over 1,200 during a guided tour of the multi-billion naira International Cargo/passengers Airport Amassoma ...

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Governor Dickson pledges to build more housing units to decongest Yenagoa

housing units

Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson has assured workers on the timely completion of the ongoing low-cost housing units in Ayama and Agbura in Southern Ijaw Local Government and Yenagoa Local Government Areas of the state. He said on completion, the projects will decongest Yenagoa, the state capital and as well afford low-income earners the opportunity to own affordable ...

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FRSC records 456 road accidents deaths in one month

Accidents

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 456 people died and 3404 others were injured in 826 accidents recorded nationwide in January. The FRSC stated this in its CCC report for January signed by its Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi. According to the report, the January accident figure represents a 4-per cent decrease compared with the previous month of December 2017, ...

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FERMA engages 200 youths in the reconstruction of Yenagoa-Oloibiri Road

200 youths engage in construction work

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has engaged over 200 youths in Bayelsa state to carry out repair works on the failed portion of the six kilometers Yenagoa-Immiringi-Oloibiri road. Head of FERMA Bayelsa Field office, Ayoola Bolaji, an engineer who disclosed during an inspection of the road said the youths were sourced from the communities located along the roads. According ...

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