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20 Years Old Pipeline Bomber Arrested In Bayelsa

20 Years Old Pipeline Bomber Arrested In Bayelsa

METRO, NEWS, NIGER DELTA
The Police in Bayelsa State has arrested one Temona Alison, a suspected cult member and pipeline vandal, who has been on its wanted list. Alison, who is in his 20s, was apprehended by Bayelsa State Command Strike Force on Sunday in his house on Tombia-Ammassoma Road by Boxi Water. BigPen Online gathered that the suspect was arrested in possession of four grenades (miniature bombs), one live cartridge, a pair of military uniform, one cutlass, among other. A police who confided in our correspondent, said that Alison had been on police wanted list over some criminal acts perpetrated by him. Though the source did not indicate what the suspect uses the grenades for, it is believed that the suspect uses them in destroying crude oil pipelines to siphon from them. The Police Pub...
BREAKING! Gunmen Invade Community Near Jonathan’s Home, Kill Four, Abduct One Person

BREAKING! Gunmen Invade Community Near Jonathan’s Home, Kill Four, Abduct One Person

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  Gunmen on Tuesday invaded the local government council of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa State, killing four. The gunmen, suspected to be sea pirates also left many injured while one person was abducted. BigPen Online learnt that the invaders had on Monday night attacked Ayama community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa and repeated the attack on Tuesday afternoon at Ogbia Town. A source from the area told our correspondent that the invaders stormed Ayama community at about 9:pm, firing direct shots from their speedboats into the town, close to Otuoke, country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan. In the process, four persons were feared killed and many injured as frightened indigenes, for fear that the gunmen were going to invade thei...
Jonathan’s Kinsmen Call For Unity, Unveils Dickson Unity Cup

Jonathan’s Kinsmen Call For Unity, Unveils Dickson Unity Cup

NEWS
Political leaders and stakeholders from Ogbia Local Government Area of the Bayelsa state, has urged indigenes of the area to declare genuine support for a united people, acknowledging that football remains the most popular sports that brings about unity in critical times. The state Commissioner for information and orientation, Mr. Markson Iworiso, stated this on Thursday while unveiling the mascot for the Governor Dickson unity cup, at the information house, Yenagoa. It will be recalled that a seven member reconciliation committee to reconcile all aggrieved persons within the fold of the Ogbia people headed by a commissioner in the state was inaugurated few weeks back. Iworiso, said what is happening today is very special and significant because it’s not just a soccer or footb
Police Sergeant Attacks Guardian Reporter At Bayelsa Gateway Checkpoint

Police Sergeant Attacks Guardian Reporter At Bayelsa Gateway Checkpoint

METRO, NEWS
A police sergeant attached to the Bayelsa State security outfit, nicknamed 'DOO AKPO', reportedly threw caution to the dogs when he brutalized a correspondent of the Guardian newspaper in the state, Mr Julius Osahon. BigPen Online learnt that the officer simply identified as Idus Emmanuel, with DOO AKPO vehicle number 082, on Tuesday beat up the journalist for daring to speak at a checkpoint where a vehicle he boarded was subjected to heavy scrutiny. Sergeant Idus was said to have slapped the journalist several time and also corked his service riffle threatening to shot him. The journalist, Osahon who has been on hospital bed since the incident which happened at the Igbogene end of the Bayelsa gateway, told newsmen in Yenageo on Friday that he has formally petitioned the Speci...
Bayelsa Govt Denies Allocating Land For Fulani Herdsmen Cattle Colony

Bayelsa Govt Denies Allocating Land For Fulani Herdsmen Cattle Colony

NEWS, NIGER DELTA
The Bayelsa State Government on Wednesday denied the claims that the present administration of Governor Seriake Dickson has allocated over 250 hectares for the Federal Government proposed Fulani herdsmen colony in the State. The denial followed the controversies trailing the ownership and management of the Bayelsa state Palm company of which the state government concessioned about 250 hectares of land to a private company for an Integrated Cattle Farming Resort and cropping. The State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. Doodie Week, while speaking during the inter-Ministerial press briefing presentation to mark the 6th year anniversary of the Restoration administration in the state, denied that the Land belonging to the State Palm Company was neither sold nor alloca...
Over 250 Sub-standard Private Schools To Be Shut Down By Bayelsa Govt

Over 250 Sub-standard Private Schools To Be Shut Down By Bayelsa Govt

NEWS
Barring last minute change of policy, the Bayelsa State Government is set to shut down over 250 primary and secondary schools in the state over allegations that they are of low standard. Already, the State Commissioner for Education, Jonathan Obuebite, in a chat with newsmen in Yenagoa, has disclosed that his ministry after investigation has compiled the names of the school not qualified to be private schools. Obuebite, who decried the alarming rate of sub-standard private schools in the state, said that over half of the over 500 private schools in the state, including those own by churches will be shut down soon. Obuebite said that the private schools were given a probation period to improve and put things in order, regretting that up until now, they had yet to do anything bu
Female Kidnappers Steal 3 Yrs Old Child In Bayelsa

Female Kidnappers Steal 3 Yrs Old Child In Bayelsa

NEWS
*As Ex-commissioner Regains Freedom   Two female kidnappers have reportedly kidnapped a three years old child whose mother sells orange directly at Azikoro junction of Ekeki community in Yenagoa metropolis, Bayelsa state. The incident happened between 9 and 10pm on Thursdays in the ever busy junction. The whereabout of little innocent child is yet unknown as at the time of this report. An eyewitness, a female trader who also sells at the junction, said the mother of the child was with the girl and her siblings when the two kidnappers came asking where they can buy skirt. According to her, the woman showed the two ladies direction where they can buy the skirt but one of the abductors convinced her that she wouldn't recognize the particular store she was referring to.
I’m Not Sponsoring Militants; Gov. Dickson’s Claims Is Wicked, Cheap Blackmail – Lokpobiri

I’m Not Sponsoring Militants; Gov. Dickson’s Claims Is Wicked, Cheap Blackmail – Lokpobiri

NEWS
    Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development,  has dismissed claims by Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson that he is sponsoring criminals and arming militants. He however described the allegations leveled against him by the governor as wicked, ungodly, cheap blackmail and character assassination . The Minister said the accusation by the governor that he purchanse arms and equipment for the militants is a figment of the governor's imagination, insisting that he has nothing to do with militants. In a statement made available through email to our correspondent in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, Lokpobiri described the Governor Dickson's utterances as a dance of the absurd on the misfortunes of the people of the N
Gunmen Abduct Fmr Transport Commissioner, Soldier In Bayelsa

Gunmen Abduct Fmr Transport Commissioner, Soldier In Bayelsa

NEWS
  A former Transport Commissioner during the first term tenure of Governor Seriake Dickson, Mrs. Marie Ebikake, and a soldiers were kidnapped in separate incidents at the weekend in Bayelsa state. BigPen Online gathered that Ebikake was seized around 1: 30 am after the gun wielding hoodlums forcefully gain access into her family compound on Sunday. The soldier, simply identified as Rotimi was abducted by suspected sea pirate along the Foropa-Gbaruan route of the southern Ijaw creek while on his way to Yenagoa. Reports say the suspected sea pirates attacked the boat conveying the soldier and two other persons to Yenagoa, shot the boat driver and took away the soldier. They also stole the boat engine but however left behind a female passenger. The Commissioner's ab...
Karaowei, Militant Leader Who Killed Briton, Behind Killing Of Four Soldiers In Bayelsa – Investigation

Karaowei, Militant Leader Who Killed Briton, Behind Killing Of Four Soldiers In Bayelsa – Investigation

METRO, NEWS
Investigations have revealed that Karaowei Gbakumor, the same notorious militant leader who police in Delta has placed an N2m bounty on his head for the kidnap and killing of a British missionary in Enekorogha, Delta state, is responsible for the latest onslaught in Bayelsa state. Multiple sources told BigPen Online that 'General' Karaowei had fled Delta state at wake of the kidnap saga of the Britons and subsequent killing of late Ian Squire who was kidnapped alongside three other British nationals in Burutu Local Government Area in October, last year. The dreaded militant warlord after his escape, our source revealed, he immediately join force with some group of ex-militants and became their leader following his notoriety in the waterways. Our source hinted that the recalcit