Bayelsa State News Today
Four oil workers have reportedly been abducted along the waterways of Southern Ijaw local government area by kidnappers operating in the creeks of Bayelsa. Among those kidnapped were two staff of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company.
Fear has gripped the people of Bayelsa state following the alert of possible earthquake raised by the Nigerian Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA) in five states among which Bayelsa is among. Other states are Delta, Rivers.
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, representing Bayelsa east senatorial district, has accused the Nigeria Police Force of attacking him and others with teargass on Friday, October 5, during a protest at the INEC office in Abuja.
A mass defection is reportedly brewing in the Bayelsa state chapter of the PDP over the outcome of the National Assembly primaries in the state. Aggrieved members have accused the party of imposing candidates on the state chapter.
Udengs Eradiri, the immediate past president of the Ijaw Youth Council; Elvis Dokenmezuo, a former Bayelsa Youths chairman; and other aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa, have dumped the party.
Bayelsa state government has sued the federal government, alleging illegal unilateral spending of parts of crude oil earnings.The government accused the federal government of not fully remitting earnings from sales of crude