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Rivers re-run: Dickson seeks probe of election violence, congratulates Wike, winners

Create: 12/13/2016 - 13:13

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Tuesday commended the winners of the recent State and National Assembly re-run elections in Rivers State, but called on the Presidency to investigate perpetrators of electoral violence and punish the culprits to protect the nation's democracy.

According to him, the resilience and bravery of his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, the Chiefs and people of Rivers State was a manifestation of the people’s resolve and conviction in the nations democracy.

Bayelsa Govt. Slams Prof. Okoko Over Suit Against Varsity

Create: 12/10/2016 - 22:32

Bayelsa State Government has condemned in strong terms the former President of Ijaw National Congress (JNC), Professor Kimse Okoko, for instituting a law suit against the state government over the establishment of the University of Africa, Toru-Ora.

The professor of Political Science had in his suit claimed that Dickson was using state resources to set up a university he would later claim ownership.

Gov. Dickson Unveil Plans to Re-invest in State Security Outfit by 2017

Create: 12/10/2016 - 22:26

The Bayelsa State Government says, plans are on to fully re-kit its security outfit, code named, ‘Operation Doo Akpo’ as well as procure additional patrol vehicles to beef up security in Yenagoa and its environs.

Governor Seriake Dickson, who made this known in Yenagoa, while interacting with newsmen, assured that, the marine component of Operation Doo Akpo would be activated to partner with other security agencies, in stemming security challenges on the waterways, particularly in Brass local government area.

Students of University of Africa to get scholarships – Gov Dickson

Create: 12/09/2016 - 18:23

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has expressed government’s preparedness to offer scholarship to students of the University of Africa, Toru Orua, when it becomes functional by next year.

Governor Dickson announced this, when he received a high-powered delegation of educational experts led by Professor Steve Azaiki, one time Secretary to the State Government, in Government House, Yenagoa.

The Governor, who stressed the need to establish a preliminary school, said the gesture was to prepare scholars run degree programmes at the new University of Africa.

Corpers deserve better treatment, they're part of nation building - Dickson

Create: 12/08/2016 - 13:42

Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson has called on Nigerians and government at all levels to treat members of the National Youth Service Corps, serving in their various domains with the honour and dignity the scheme represents in our national life.

Gov Dickson Warns Herdsmen Against Bearing Arms, Invasion of Farmlands...Restricts Activities to Bayelsa Palm

Create: 12/08/2016 - 08:19

The Bayelsa State Government on Thursday restricted the activities of  herdsmen in the state to the Bayelsa Palm area in a bid to prevent the invasion of farmlands and check any security breach.
Governor Dickson, who issued the restriction order in a live radio and television interview in Yenagoa, said the measure has become imperative, in view of the recent upsurge in violence, and criminal activities of the cattle rearers in some parts of the country.

Work with the council leaderships, coordinate activities, provide feedback – Gov Dickson tells Special Reps

Create: 12/07/2016 - 19:14

Governor Dickson, who gave the charge on Tuesday at the inauguration ceremony in Government House, Yenagoa, described their assignment as crucial and dimensional, as they were expected to give accurate reports on the security situation in the various local government areas and carry out government’s directives.

Gov Dickson tasks Due-Process Bureau on dedication, diligence, integrity ..... says assignment is sensitive, time consuming

Create: 12/07/2016 - 19:08
Dickson, who inaugurated the Due Process Bureau Board on Tuesday at Government House, Yenagoa, said that, the job of due process is a sensitive one, that will keep them very busy.