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Bayelsa Govt declares N1.13bn, as all-time high IGR. …says it is yet to receive 2nd tranche of Paris/London club refund

Create: 06/14/2017 - 18:51

Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Rtd), who announced this during the transparency briefing for the month of April, 2017 in Yenagoa, said the government is yet to receive the second tranche of the Paris club refund.

He noted that, the state government received N14.5 billion in November last year, out of the N21.168 billion due the state for the first tranche of the Paris Club refund.

Paris Club Refunds: Disgruntled Politicians Behind Sahara Reporters Story On Bayelsa

Create: 06/13/2017 - 15:49

A press statement signed on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media Relations, Francis Agbo, noted that contrary to the lies dished out by Sahara reporters in the said publication, the refund to the state as at December, 2016 was N14.5 billion which was exactly what the Government declared publicly. And in line with the Transparency and Accountability Law of the state, the Commissioner for Finance, promptly announced the same figure to the world before other states followed suit.

Governor Dickson To PDP Faithful: Don’t Lose Hope In PDP . Says Political Leaders Mount Too Much Pressure On Judiciary

Create: 06/07/2017 - 08:37

As the Supreme Court prepares to deliver judgement on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) national leadership tussle, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson has strongly advised leaders and members of the PDP not to lose hope, but to remain in the party, assuring that PDP will bounce back soon.

Gov. Dickson inaugurates SUBEB members, Warns Parents Against Irresponsible Behaviour

Create: 06/05/2017 - 04:07

Bayelsa‎ State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on parents in the state to take advantage of the robust policies of his administration in the education sector and ensure their children obtain sound and formal education.

The governor made the call on Monday in Yenagoa, while inaugurating  an eight member State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

Investments: Dickson meets NNPC GMD .... calls for partnership ‎to build key projects

Create: 06/01/2017 - 22:04

As a part of steps at ensuring the physical and rapid development of oil producing communities in the Niger Delta, Governor Ser‎iake Dickson of Bayelsa State has called for effective collaboration between governments in the region and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), especially in ‎areas like security and the Brass LNG‎.

Gov Dickson inaugurates medical lab at state varsity… tasks IOCs on dev of host communities, others

Create: 06/01/2017 - 16:53
Governor Dickson gave the charge at the commissioning and handing-over ceremony of a Diagnostic Laboratory, built by Chevron and its Joint Venture stakeholders in the Agbami Field to the state-owned Niger Delta University, NDU, Amassoma.

May 29: Dickson warns fifth columnists, says democracy has come to stay

Create: 05/29/2017 - 17:47

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Sunday challenged anti-democratic forces, who have been working to truncate democracy to have a rethink, because democracy in Nigeria had come to stay.

According to him, it is no longer fashionable to have a non-democratic society, because democracy remained the best system of government.

Dickson's comments were contained in his goodwill message to all Nigerians on the 2017 Democracy Day, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson.

NUT suspends strike, as Bayelsa doles out N300 million

Create: 05/23/2017 - 12:00


Consequently, the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT, Bayelsa State Wing) has therefore suspend the ongoing strike action with immediate effect.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the Chairman of the State Wing of NUT, Kalaama John Tonpre and Secretary, Johnson Hector, expressed appreciation to the state government for its gesture, as it would go a long way in alleviating their plight.

Transparency Briefing: Bayelsa posts N4b net balance for March - as internally generated revenue soars

Create: 05/19/2017 - 04:15

Bayelsa State Government on Thursday posted a total of four billion naira as net balance for the month of March, 2017, saying it recorded some improvement in its internally generated revenue (IGR) in the preceding month.

Briefing newsmen on the income and expenditure profile of the state in Government House, Yenagoa, the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retired), said the state raked in an IGR of N983 million in February, as against N683 million in the month of January, 2017.

Investment opportunities: OGFZA lauds Governor Dickson

Create: 05/18/2017 - 04:09

The management of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) has commended Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State for his numerous efforts in attracting investors to the state, which includes creating the right atmosphere for investment opportunities.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, made the commendation, when he led other top officials to pay a courtesy call on the governor at the Government House in Yenagoa.