Bayelsa State is a state in the southern part of Nigeria at the core heart of the Niger Delta region, between Delta State and Rivers State. Its capital is Yenagoa. The language spoken here is Ijaw language as well as Igbo Language in some localities like Ogbia area etc); however, like the rest of Nigeria, English is the official language.
The Bayelsa State Indigenous Tricycle Riders Association have launched their new office in Yenagoa the state capital. The Association consists of about 5,000 registered indigenous youths who operate tricycle in the state. Speaking during the opening of the new office, Human Rights Activist, Mr David West said the youths of the association are hardworking young Ijaw people who are in business to make a living for themselves and their families.
Violence is one of the common things that occur in marriages these days. A lot of people have lost their lives due to simple misunderstandings in their homes. Sometimes when you look at various issues that cause these fights, worth not fighting for, but might just be a result of poverty and poor mentality.
A Bayelsa State father has reportedly killed his two-year-old son. The Bayelsa State father identified as Vwede has escaped after brutally beating his two-year-old to death. Nigeria News Agencies understands that the absconded suspect, Vwede, who resides in the Imiringi area, Yenagoa, the state capital of Bayelsa State, had beaten his son mercilessly after which the boy died.
Angry youths from the Epie and Atissa Kingdoms in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State are currently protesting in Yenagoa, the state capital, over the death of their colleagues from the Biogbolo-Epie community. Source: Punch Newspaper The male victim, Goodluck Oviekeme Izigwe, was said to have died in police custody.
The Diete Koki Memorial Hospital, in Bayelsa state, was on Tuesday, August 31, invaded by armed robbers, who robbed both patients and doctors, and took their belongings, including cash and valuables, away. The hospital which is located along Opolo Road, in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa, was attacked on Tuesday morning.
Some gunmen kidnapped Chief Gbalipre Turner, father of the president of the Ogbia local government area in Bayelsa state, Mr. Ebinyon Turner. It was established that the bandits took him from his residence around Samphino Road in the Kpansia region of the state capital, Yenagoa, around 11 p.m. Sunday.
"I did not pay ransom, I only gave them token to allow Mama come home"- Son says, as mother regains freedom
The police in Bayelsa yesterday confirmed the release of Madam Betinah Benson who was kidnapped 32 days ago in her place. She is the mother of the Secretary of the Bayelsa state government. She was kidnapped in Ekeki residence in Yenagoa but was finally freed after spending a month in captivity.
Police officer, civil defence official shot dead in Bayelsa A police sergeant, as well as a member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, was shot and killed by gunmen in Yenagoa, according to Bayelsa State police. Photo Credit: Premium Times According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, the state's police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat, said in a statement on Monday that the two security officials were shot on Sunday at a road junction in the state capital during a gun battle between gunmen and operatives of a Joint Task Force codenamed Operation Doo Akpor (NAN).
Douye Diri, the governor of Bayelsa State, has described former military head of state Sani Abacha as a hero to the people of the state. The Peoples Democratic Party Governor stated this while referring to the dictator's creation of the state on October 1, 1996.
The outgoing Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) for Zone 16, Yenagoa, Austin Agbonlahor, has advised Nigerians to embrace police officers as friends. Mr. Agbonlahor said this at a send-off organized by the zone at the Bayelsa Government House in Yenagoa on Sunday. "I want to thank the Bayelsa and Rivers administrations, who have shown so much affection for the newly-created zone."
Residents of Yenagoa have called on the Bayelsa state government to come to their aid over the rising cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism in many communities. They say the situation is alarming as these social vices have negatively affected many businesses and could stop investors from bringing new businesses into the state which is detrimental to the development of the state capital.
After killing his 35 years-old-wife (Hannah) with a Sledge Hammer at Odede Street, off Tombia Amassoma road in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital in the early hours of today (Thursday), the 40-years-old man, Patrick Markson also took his life. According to the story published by Sahara Reporters some moments ago, the man who has been having unresolved marital issues with his wife lately took a substance suspected to be an insecticide known as Sniper after committing the murder.
Students in Gbaranowei Grammar School, Okolobiri near Yenagoa in Bayelsa State were seen writing their examination on the bare floor due to lack of sits in the classrooms. According to information gathered by Leadership newspaper, it is said that the school was established in the year 1973 as a boarding school for both boys and girls and that the school which has been abandoned now, has graduated prominent people like a serving minister in Niger Delta and some commissioners in the State.
The Bayelsa State Government is on the move to establish a state of the art multi-purpose aquaculture centre that will include: • State of the art fish processing plant • Aquaculture centre • Depots in each local government area • Training of 2500 indigenes in modern fishing techniques with EU certification
A Joint Task Force, codenamed Operation Doo Akpor, repelled a gunman attack at a nipping point in Okarki Junction, Yenagoa. This is contained in a statement issued on Monday by SP Asinmi Butwait, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Bayelsa Police Command. “On September 5, members of Operation Doo Akpor came under heavy fire from gunmen at Okarki Junction.
The Kidnapped Mother of the Secretary to the Government of Bayelsa State, Madam Bintina Benson has been from her abductors. The release was confirmed when a family source told NAIJA LIVE TV that she was released this afternoon The kidnappers had earlier reportedly demanded a ransom of N500 million for her release.
The Government of Bayelsa State, Nigeria has imposed a dusk -to -dawn curfew on it's waterways and also prohibits the use of horsepower speedboats in order to check piracy, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the State. This was announced after the end of the 12th state security council meeting presided by Governor Douye Diri in Government House, Yenagoa on the 18th, October, 2021.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri has expressed appreciation to former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha, over the creation of the state 25 years ago on October 1, 1996. The governor said that the people of Ijaw remain grateful to the late Nigerian leader for that singular decision regardless of factors that could have hindered the state’s creation.
It was reported yesterday that the people living in the Okaka community in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State found a newborn baby boy inside a public dustbin, the baby was found dead. According to the report, the corpse was discovered by people in the community who came out early morning to dump refuse collected from their homes, it is an ugly incident.