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N3bn Agric loan diversion: Bayelsa govt sues broadcaster for sedition

N3bn Agric loan diversion: Bayelsa govt sues broadcaster for sedition

Bayelsa State High Court sitting in Yenagoa on Monday adjourned the trial for seditious publication of a former General Manager of Radio Bayelsa, John Idumange, to July 19th, 2021 Idumange had alleged in a publication that Bayelsa State Government officials had diverted agricultural loans amounting to N3 billion. But the Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice

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Niger Delta Varsity Owes N1bn, as ASUU Threatens Strike

The Niger Delta University, NDU, owned by the Bayelsa State Government is indebted to financial institutions to the tune of N1 billion, being loans it took to augment subventions given it by Bayelsa State Government to pay salaries. The branch Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, NDU, Dr. Tonbara Kingdom disclosed this on

EFCC Re-arraigns Sylva For Fraud

Timipre Sylva, Former Governor of Bayelsa State, on Monday took fresh plea over a six-count criminal charge filed against him by ‎the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Sylva is facing trial over allegations that he masterminded the illegal diversion of funds from the Bayelsa State treasury during his administration. The former governor was accused

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Gunmen Kill Four Policemen, Abduct Six Oil Workers

Gunmen on a speedboat in Bayelsa State have killed four policemen and kidnapped six Nigerian Agip energy firm employees in an attack that happened on Friday, October 24 in the Nembe Creek area of the state. Mustapha Anka, spokesman for the military’s Joint Task Force in the region, said, “Four policemen who were escorting a

Timipre Sylva’s Uncle Dies In Kidnappers’ Den

Benson Adigio-Eseni, 87, uncle to Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa State has died in the hands of his abductors, the Bayelsa State police command says.  The police say one of the suspected kidnappers already in police custody, said Adigio-Eseni died on August 14 after suffering shock.  The suspect, simply identified as Nelson, 27, said

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