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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.

Dickson mourns Aide, Hon. Otobo, says death painful to Bayelsa

Create: 05/16/2017 - 11:42

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has described the untimely passage of a two-time meber of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Noah Opusiri Otobo as  shocking and painful.

Governor Dickson in a condolence message, noted that, the passage of Hon. Otobo last week has dealt a devastating blow to his immediate family, friends and the entire state.

According to the statement, the Governor described the deceased as a thorough-bred politician whose experience, both as a lawmaker and Special Adviser had contributed immensely to the stability of the state.

Gov Dickson in shock and sadness, as PDP stalwart loses wife, son

Create: 05/16/2017 - 11:35

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has condoled with one time Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih over the untimely departure of his wife, Mrs. Patricia Anenih, describing the incident as shocking and painful.

In a condolence message, the Bayelsa State Governor also commiserated with the Elder Statesman over the sad exit of his son, Eugene Anenih, noting that, his death was not only a big blow to the Anenih family, but Edo State and close associates of the family.

Gov Dickson resumes duty after working visit to the US …says it was most rewarding, as investors show interest

Create: 05/16/2017 - 11:28

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has returned to the State, after his working visit to the United States.

While in the United States, Governor Dickson attended the Sub-sea Nations and Africa Oil and Gas Conference, which was a major sideline conference of the Oil and Gas Trade Conference, (OTC), in Houston, Texas.

Gov Dickson commiserates with Otuoke Community, as paramount ruler passes

Create: 05/16/2017 - 04:21

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has condoled with the people of Otuoke over the death of King Lord Ogiasa, Paramount Ruler of Otuoke, in Ogbia local government area of the state.
Commiserating with the Ogiasa family and the people of Otuoke, Governor Dickson in a condolence message, said the passage of the monarch has created a vacuum in the traditional administration of the community, in view of the sterling  leadership qualities he displayed while alive.

Bayelsa student makes 1st class, as 21 graduate from Lincoln University -Gov Dickson congratulates students, thanks Lincoln Mgt

Create: 05/12/2017 - 19:33

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has described the 21 students on state government scholarship to the prestigious Lincoln University in the United States as worthy ambassadors, a pride to the state and their families.

This was contained in a congratulatory message Governor Dickson, the Government and the people of the State sent to the students, who all graduated today (12th of May, 2017), for making the State proud, having successfully concluded their studies in flying colours.

Gov Dickson Commended for Releasing funds to Augment Payment of Primary School Staff Salaries for February

Create: 05/12/2017 - 19:21

The Bayelsa state governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has been commended for the prompt release of funds to augment the payment of primary school staff salaries, for the month of February.

This was contained in statement issued on behalf of the commissioners of Education, Elder Markson Fefegha, Local government Administration, Pastor Agatha Goma, and members of the committee set up by the governor to look into the crisis bedevilling the sector and proffer a lasting solution by the commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Jonathan Obuebite.

Bayelsa Gov’s wife opens 2 – day summit for women -tasks Ijaw women on career dev. others

Create: 05/05/2017 - 11:48

Wife of the Bayelsa State Governor, Dr Rachel Dickson on Thursday called for concerted efforts in tackling obstacles that impede the educational development of the Ijaw girl-child.

Dr Dickson made the call while declaring open a 2-day Bayelsa Women Summit with the theme "Ijaw Women Walking Tall" at the Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Center, Yenagoa.

Gov Dickson inaugurates committee to identify communities, chieftaincy stools for proper classification

Create: 05/03/2017 - 11:20

The Bayelsa State Government has inaugurated committee that will identify communities in each local government area, where there are pending chieftaincy disputes in court or before any other arbitration body.

This was part of a 7-point terms of reference to the committees, which include engaging in proper consultations and undertaking visits for the purpose of identifying, ascertaining and compiling a credible and acceptable list of communities and their heads in each local government area of the State.