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2112, 2018

Deputy Speaker Charges Commissioner Nominees to Add Value to their Office

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , |

Mr. Abraham Ingobere, Deputy Speaker, of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly has charged Commissioner nominees  to add value to the office they will be assigned to. Mr. Ingobere who presided at plenary, gave the charge while screening   and confirming Mr. Nigeria Kia, Iselema Gbarainbiri and Prince Awudumapu Isiki as Commissioner Nominees into the state executive council. He further advised the nominees not to undermine staff of the ministry [...]

1112, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Debates Physical Planning And Development Amendment Bill

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State Physical Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2018 has been read a second time in the State Assembly. Opening debate on the bill, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said the bill seeks to amend Section 91 of the original law to give the tribunal the jurisdiction to adjudicate on complaints or appeals concerning or arising from actions, decisions or activities of the Board or the [...]

1112, 2018

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly Chapel Holds Her End of Year Thanksgiving Service/Sentforth of the Former Clerk

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Konbowei Benson has attributed the success he achieved as Speaker to the positive input of the former Clerk of the House, Mr. Aaron Timiye and staff of the Assembly. Rt.Hon. Benson stated this during the end of year Thanksgiving/Send-forth of the retired former Clerk, Mr. Aaron Timiye organized by the Christian Legislators’ Fellowship International, Bayelsa State Chapter at the Assembly [...]

1112, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Debates New Polytechnic at Aleibiri

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State Polytechnic Amendment Bill 2018 has gone through second reading on the floor of the State Assembly. Moving the motion for the amendment, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said that the bill seeks to transfer all assets and liabilities of the Government Technical College Aleibiri and the Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science to the new Bayelsa State Polytechnic at Aleibiri in Ekeremor Local [...]

612, 2018

Bayelsa State House Amends Community Safety Corps Bills

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed the State Community Safety Corps Amendment Bill 2018. Moving the motion for its amendment, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe argued that the intent of the bill is to strengthen the security architecture of the state into a more coordinated system. Hon. Apke further stressed that the amendment bill will create an operational synergy among the various security outfits [...]

1211, 2018

The BYHA Approves 2019/2021 MTEF Document

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

  The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has unanimously approved the State Government 2019/2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper(FSP). The approval is sequel to a request for approval by the Governor of the State, Hon. Seriake Dickson. Moving a motion for the approval Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Akpe said that the approval of the MTEF document sought by the Governor, is in accordance with the [...]

1011, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Debates Security Situation in Bayelsa, Passed Resolutions

By |November 10th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

  The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a four-point resolution calling on Governor Seriake Dickson to intervene, as the chief security officer of the state to stem the tide of impunity associated with incessant deployment and redeployment of Police Commissioners in the state. The resolution also called on the Inspector General of Police to suspend the alleged intention to disband the police security outfit Operation Doo-Akpo operating in [...]

2609, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Resumes Sitting

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei  Benson formally welcomed members back to the hallowed chamber from their six weeks recess and called on them to continue to give their utmost support to the Legislature and the Executive. Rt. Hon. Benson, commended the Governor for sustaining peace in the state, stressing that the peace being enjoyed in the state created the platform for members to positively [...]

808, 2018

Medical University, Corporate Responsibility and Physical Planning Bill Passed

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

  The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed three bills after subjecting them to exhaustive deliberations both at the Committee levels, through public hearings and on the floor of the House. They are the Medical University Bill, Corporate Social responsibility Bill and the New Yenagoa City Development Agency bill 2018. The Speaker of the House, Mr. Konbowei Benson commended members for their painstaking efforts toward ensuring that the bills [...]

608, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Holds Public Hearing on Medical University And Corporate Social Responsibility Bills

By |August 6th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

  The Leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe has said that the proposed Medical University will be an impetus to medical tourism in the state due to improved medical services and personnel. Hon Akpe said this at a public forum organized by the House at the Assembly complex, Yenagoa while giving an overview on the Medical University bill and Corporate Social Responsibility bill. Hon [...]

3007, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Passes Three Bills, Debates Two New Ones..

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

  The Bayeslsa State House of has passed three bills after subjecting them to thorough debates and public hearings. The bills are the Media Corporation Bill 2018, the Registration of Neighbourhood Watch Bill 2018 and the Community Safety Corp Bill 2018. Describing the passage of these bills Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Konbowei Benson said it this is a major breakthrough for the state and thanked members for their [...]

3007, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Passed Three Bills, Debates Two New Ones

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

  The Bayelsa State Medical University Bill and the Corporate Social Responsibility Bill has gone through a second reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly. Leading debate on the bill on Medical University, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said the establishment such a university will stem the tide of medical brain drain from the state to other states in the countries abroad. He revealed [...]

2407, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Passes Three Bills

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

  The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed three bills after months of exhaustive deliberations both at the Committee levels and on the floor of the House. They are the Public Service Records and Documentation Centre Bill 2018, Special Matters Court (Education) Bill 2018 and the Teaching of Indigenous Language Bill 2018. The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson commended members for their painstaking effort towards ensuring [...]

1207, 2018

House Passes Three-Point Resolution on Security Outfit in Bayelsa

By |July 12th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

  The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a three-point resolution calling on the State Governor, Chief Seriake Dickson to urgently intervene to stop the alleged killing of innocent citizens in Southern Ijaw local Government Area by a security company, Dalong Guardian and Dragon Security on Oil and Gas. The House also mandated its Committee on Security and Special Duties to invite the security company to appear before it [...]

2806, 2018

House Passed Three Point Resolution on the Need to Immediately Provide Relief Materials to Affected Communities

By |June 28th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has called on Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited to carry out immediate action to stop the further spread of the spill to other areas. It also called on SPDC to send relief materials to the affected communities and also commence immediate payment of compensation to them. The House called on its Committee on Mineral Resources and Environment and the Ministries of Environment and [...]

2706, 2018

House Organizes Public Hearing on Community Safety Corp Bill

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Chairman Bayelsa State House Committee on Security and Special Duties, Hon. Bernard Kenebai representing Sagbama Constituency 2 says the Registration of Neighbourhood Watch Bill 2018 is aimed at proper registration of Vigilantees and other security watch for identification. Hon. Kenebai stated this during a Public Hearing on the Community Safety Corp Bill 2018 and Registration of Neighbourhood watch Bill 2018 at  the  Assembly Complex Yenagoa. He said the Community [...]

2706, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Holds Public Hearing on Public Service Records And Documentation Centre Bill.

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Chairman, Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee on Public Service and Establishment, Hon. Ebiuwou Koku Obiyai has stated that the proposed Public Service Records and Documentation Bill 2018 is aimed at ensuring that the state public service runs an efficient documentation system. Hon. Obiyai stated this during the public hearing on the bill held at the Assembly complex. The Lawmaker noted that the state is in need of a [...]

2706, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Holds Public Hearing on Public Service Records And Documentation

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

  The Chairman, Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee on Public Service and Establishment, Hon. Ebiuwou Koku Obiyai has stated that the proposed Public Service Records and Documentation Bill 2018 is aimed at ensuring that the state public service runs an efficient documentation system. Hon. Obiyai stated this during the public hearing on the bill held at the Assembly complex. The Lawmaker noted that the state is in need of [...]

2506, 2018

Bayelsa State Assembly Holds Public Hearing on the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill, 2018

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Chairman, Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee on Justice and Judiciary, Hon. Bernard Kenebai says the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill is all about peace, fairness and equity in the society. Hon. Kenebai stated this on the Public Hearing of the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill at the Assembly complex. He said the  essence  of the bill is to infuse and to reduce the burden on practitioners to be [...]

1206, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Debates Establishment of Records Centre

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

A bill to establish a Public Service Records and Documentation Centre has been debated on the floor of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly and read a second time. Opening debate on the bill, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said the centre will help the State Government to keep accurate and reliable records of its workforce that will be readily accessible and verifiable. Hon. Akpe assure that [...]

1206, 2018

Community Safety Corps And Media Corporation Bills Debated

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

A bill to establish the Bayelsa State Community Safety Corps has been read a second time on the floor of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. Moving the motion for its second reading, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said the bill when passed into law will ensure safety and security of communities, institutions and facilities owned by the State Government in collaboration with regular security outfits in [...]

606, 2018

Project Monitoring Amendment Bill Passed

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed The Directorate for Project Monitoring and Evaluation amendment Bill 2018. The bill which was sponsored by member representing Southern Ijaw constituency 3,  when assented to by the governor will ensure the completion of  all projects embarked upon by the State Government. The Bill makes it an offence of gross misconduct for a  Governor of  the state to abandon any project. Also, the [...]

3005, 2018

House Calls on Bayelsa State Government to Establish Remand Homes for Juveniles

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a two point Resolution calling on the Executive arm of government particularly the Ministry of Gender and Social Development, Local Government Councils and other relevant Government Agencies and Departments should without further delay take steps towards establishing a functional Remand Home for Juveniles in Bayelsa State. It also called on the Nigerian Police and other Security Agencies in the State to stop the [...]

1805, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Passes Vote of Confidence on Ongoing Civil Service Reforms

By |May 18th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the state government on the ongoing civil service reform exercise. The House expressed explicit confidence on the Deputy Governor Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha as Chairman of the civil service reform committee who they describe as a man of high integrity. Speaking on behalf of lawmakers, Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson while addressing newsmen [...]

1505, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Passes Heritage Control Bill

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill to establish Heritage Control, Biodiversity and Archaeological Sites Preservation in the state. The objective of the law is to protect our heritage and archaeological sites especially those aspects of the environment deserving protection that are very historical to the people. The law will also enable the promotion of sustainable development through conservation, biodiversity and to prevent threatened biological [...]

805, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Condemns Gruesome Murder of Politician in Kolga

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a two-point resolution condemning the gruesome murder of Hon Ebikeme College Okoringa by unknown gunmen at his residence in Oloibiri community in Kolokuma-Opokuma local Government Area in early hours of Tuesday, the first of May 2018. The resolution also called on the police to ensure the culprits are brought to book. Moving the motion under Matters of Urgent Public Importance, Member representing [...]

805, 2018

Assembly Committee on Physical Planning Seals Illegal Project Sites

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee on Physical Planning and Development has directed the Physical Planning and Development Board to seal up the site of an ongoing construction of a filling station along the Isaac Boro Expressway end of Samphino Road and to get the owners to pay all the penalties due the Board. The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Kemelayefa Omonibeke gave the directive while interacting with members [...]

405, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Committee on Physical Planning And Development Swings Into Action

By |May 4th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Chairman, Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Hon Kemelayefa Omonibeke has ordered the immediate stoppage of work on the ongoing construction of a filling station on the Isaac Adaka Boro Expressway end of Samphino Road, Kpansia. Hon Omonibeke gave the order when his committee paid a working visit to several sites in the Yenagoa metropolis. He described the project as a death trap [...]

405, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Committee on Physical Planning And Development Swings Into Action

By |May 4th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Chairman, Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Hon Kemelayefa Omonibeke has ordered the immediate stoppage of work on the ongoing construction of a filling station on the Isaac Adaka Boro Expressway end of Samphino Road, Kpansia. Hon Omonibeke gave the order when his committee paid a working visit to several sites in the Yenagoa metropolis. He described the project as a death trap [...]

1904, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Clears Assembly Services Commission And Teacher Training, Registration And Certification Board Nominees

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed nominees for the State Assembly Service Commission and Teacher Training, registration and Certification Board. Addressing the nominees, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Konbowei Benson cautioned them against being vindictive in the execution of their responsibilities and enjoined them to ensure they work diligently in the spirit of fairness. Those confirmed by the House are Hon. Dein Binadoumene, Chairman, [...]

1804, 2018

House Passes The Bayelsa State House of Assembly Service Commission Amendment Bill

By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

A bill seeking to amend the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Service Commission Law has been passed by the State House of Assembly. Moving for the Amendment of the Bill, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Akpe said the Amendment sought is intended to give equitable and fair distribution of appointment across the eight local government areas of the state. Speaking in favour of the amendment, the chief whip of [...]

404, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Passes 2018 Budget And Entrepreneurship And Vocational Training Institute Bill

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has a total Appropriation N316, 988,157,321.00 for the tear 2018 as against the N296, 203,340,138.00 that was submitted to it by the governor early this year. Speaking shortly after the passage of the bill, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Friday Konbowei Benson thanked members for painstakingly deliberating on the bill at the various committee levels and enjoined the executive to ensure effective [...]

2603, 2018

The Nigerian Union of Journalist Assembly Chapel Pays a Courtesy Call on The Clerk of The House

By |March 26th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Clerk of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Mr Aaron Timiye has charged members of the Nigerian Union of Journalist, House of Assembly chapel to imbibe the spirit of self- development with a view to be more professional and efficient in the discharge of their duties. He stressed that training and retraining of workers should not be left in the hands of government alone noting that it is important [...]

2103, 2018

Assembly Passes Secret Cult And Polytechnic Amendment Bills

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed the State Secrets Cult/Societies and Similar Activities Prohibition Amendment Bill. Debating in favour of the Bill, the sponsor, Hon Peter Akpe   representing   Sagbama   Constituency 1 said the amendment is intended to strengthen the original law. One of the areas of amendment according to the Leader of the House, includes deleting, possession and or use of firearms, or offensive weapons from the Principal [...]

2003, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Debates Natural Disaster in Biseni Clan

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly in its bid to give succour to the people of Biseni Clan in Yenagoa local government area after a devastating storm has passed a two-point resolution calling for urgent steps to be taken. The resolution urges the Ministry of Power, departments and agencies like the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross to immediately provide relief [...]

803, 2018

Valedictory Session in Honour of Late Hon. Sammy Boy

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

It was all eulogies for Late lawmaker, Hon. Sammy Boy at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly during the valedictory session held in his honour. Speaking during the valedictory session, Hon. Robert Enogha described the late legislator as a man with a large political heart, a tenacious and dogged fighter who was never afraid to speak his mind on issues. Hon. Enogha recalled the days when they both began business [...]

2802, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Passes Bills on Training, Registration And Certification Board Bill And Science And Technology Education Board Bill

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed two bills on Training, Registration and Certification Board and that of Science and Technology Education Board after painstaking considerations. The bill of Teacher Training, Registration and Certification Board which was subjected to a public hearing will when accented to by the Governor of the state will put the sector on a sound footing that will enhance knowledge as well as properly harness [...]

802, 2018

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has Passed The Compulsory Primary And Secondary Education Bill And NDU Amendment Law

By |February 8th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed the Compulsory Primary and Secondary Education Bill and The Niger Delta University Amendment Bill. The Compulsory Primary and Secondary Education Bill will provide Special Care Development Education Centers and also enable parents to ensure that their children and wards receives full time primary and secondary suitable education for their age, ability and aptitude by regular attendance at school. The bill will also [...]

702, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Passes Physical Planning And Development Amendment Bill And The Tourism Development And Hotel Licensing Agency Bill

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State Physical Planning and Development Third Amendment Bill and the Tourism Development and Hotel Licensing Agency Bill have both been given the third reading by the State House of Assembly. The Deputy Speaker, Hon. Abraham Ingobere who presided over the plenary thanked members for their painstaking commitment in ensuring that the bills underwent thorough deliberations including public hearings to arrive he third reading. Hon. Ingobere noted that with [...]

2301, 2018

Special Matters Court Bill Passes Through Second Reading

By |January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has read for the second time the State Special Matters Court Education Bill. Moving for the second reading of the Bill, Leader  of the House Hon. Peter Akpe said the Law which was domesticated from the old Rivers State has become obsolete and needs to be updated with current trend. Hon. Akpe who is also the sponsor of the Bill noted that issues related [...]

1701, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Debates 2018 Bayelsa Budget Estimates

By |January 17th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has given the second reading to the 2018 Appropriation Bill. Opening the debate in favour of the bill, Hon. Mitema Obordor, in acting capacity as Leader of the House, extolled the goals of the 2018 budget as tilting towards the wellbeing of Bayelsans, adding that even abandoned projects by past administrations are captured in the budget for implementation. Hon. Obordor noted that all the [...]

1601, 2018

Bayelsa Assembly Debates Science And Technology Education Board Bill

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

A bill that is aimed at positioning the state on a sound scientific and technical education footing has been read a second time at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. The motion for the second reading of the Science and Technology Education Board Bill 2018 was moved by the Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe and seconded by Hon. Ebiye Tarabina representing Kolokuma-Opokuma constituency II. Opening the debate [...]

1501, 2018

House Committee on Education Holds Public Hearing on Teacher Training, Registration And Certification Board Bill

By |January 15th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has conducted a Public Hearing on Teacher Training, Registration and Certification Board Bill in a bid to effect productivity in the teaching profession. In his opening remarks, Chairman, House Committee on Education, Hon. Gentle Emelah while welcoming stake holders, said without their opinions laws will not impact positively on the society. Hon. Emelah stated that the state government has made the education sector a [...]

1001, 2018

Teachers Training, Registration And Certificate Board Bill Scales Through Second Reading

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Press Release|

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson has called on Members of the House to ensure that Bills in their various committees are given prompt attention since political activities will begin soon. Rt. Hon. Benson made the call while welcoming members from their Christmas and New year holidays. The Speaker urged them to be more committed in the Legislative business stressing that much is [...]

3012, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Oasses Resolution on Identity Card Registration Exercise

By |December 30th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a two point tesolution calling on the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Bayelsa State to expand the ongoing National Identity Card Enrolment by at least having one point in each of the Ward Headquarters in the State and called on Bayelsans to actively enrol. The House urged Bayelsa State representatives at the National Assembly to also bring up the matter in both [...]

2812, 2017

Democracy Group pays Courtsey Visit on Bayelsa Assembly

By |December 28th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Friday Benson has called on the Federal Government to properly look into the issues that threaten the unity of Nigeria. Rt. Hon. Benson made the call when a civil society group, Friends of Democracy in Nigeria paid an advocacy visit to the leadership and members of the House at the Assembly complex. Mr Speaker warned against the continued [...]

2712, 2017

Assembly Holds Public Hearing on NDU Amendment Bill

By |December 27th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee on Education, in a bid to harmonise the law establishing the Niger Delta University with what is obtainable in existing Federal Universities organised a one day public hearing at the Assembly complex. Declaring the public hearing open, the Rt Hon. Speaker, Mr Friday Konbowei Benson represented by Leader of the House, Dr Peter Akpe remarked that the bill establishing the university which was [...]

2312, 2017

House Express Concern of Kolo Creek Gas Turbine Shutdown

By |December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a two-point resolution inviting the Commissioner for Power, the General Manager of the Bayesla State Electricity Company and other relevant authorities in charge of the Kolo Creek gas turbine power station, Imiringi to appear before the House Committee on Power to explain the reasons for the non-functioning of the turbine. It also invited the Port Harcourt Electricity Company (PHED) and other agencies [...]

1212, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Holds Public Hearing on The Cattle Breeding

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed five members of the State Judicial Service Commission. They are Chief J. M Aseh, Chief F D Lott, Chief Ayibakuro Ogidi-Oke and Mrs Ine Serena Dokubo-Spiff. The House screened and confirmed Mr Austin Igbagara as member, Local Government Service Commission. Meanwhile the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Joint Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources and that of Security and Special [...]

512, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Condemns Drug Abuse in The State

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Concerned about incessant spate of drug abuse in the state, the Bayelsa State House of Assembly has a three point resolution aimed at tackling the menace. One of the resolutions called on parents/guardians and the State Ministry of Information in conjunction with the ministry of Gender and Social Affairs to embark on sustained public enlightenment on the dangers of drug abuse through bill boards, radio/television jingles, fliers, banners and presentations [...]

512, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly to Domesticate Criminal Justice Administration Law

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

A bill to sanitise the administration of criminal justice in line with best practices has gone through the second reading on the floor of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. The bill which seeks to domesticate the Criminal Justice Administration Law at the national level is sponsored by Hon. Tonye Isenah, member representing Kolokuma-Opokuma constituency I. Moving the motion for its second reading, Hon. Isenah noted that an efficient criminal [...]

512, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Condemns Reps Statement From Ekowe Polytechnic

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a three-point resolution condemning the statement made by Hon. Aminu Suleiman House of Representatives Chairman on Education on the Federal Polytechnic at Ekowe calling for its closure. It also called on the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Assembly to allocate more funds to the Ekowe Polytechnic in the 2018 bugdet and beyond. The Resolution also called on Bayelsa Representatives at [...]

211, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Approves N40bn Contractors Infrastructure Development Scheme

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has approved a N40 billion government guarantee for Contractors’ Infrastructure Development Scheme for various ongoing projects in the state. In a letter to the House, Governor Seriake Dickson explained that the consolidation and restructuring of existing bank loans is to enable the state government to effectively manage her balance sheet, optimise the cash flow and provide head room to complete projects. The tenor of [...]

3010, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Passes Ecumenical Center Management Bill

By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The State Ecumenical Center Management Board Bill 2017 has been passed by the Bayelsa State House of Assembly after going through detailed deliberations on the floor of the House. Moving the motion for its passage, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Akpe said the aim of establishing the Ecumenical Center is to draw Bayelsans closer to God, promote unity, peace and to boost the internally generated revenue of the State. [...]

1910, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Passes School of Midwifery Bill Into Law

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed into law The School of Midwifery Bill 2017 after exhaustive deliberations. The law provides for courses of instruction and training in midwifery in accordance with the curriculum of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria while preparing students to attain high professional standard of practice upon completion of the midwifery programme. In addition, the law empowers the school to conduct entrance examinations [...]

1210, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Passes Direct Labour Agency Bill

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed into law, the Direct Labour Agency Bill 2017 after extensive deliberations. Thanking members for a thorough work done on the bill, Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Friday Konbowe Benson expressed delight that its passage now will afford the state the opportunity to effectively tackle her urgent development needs directly rather than by contracts execution. The law when accented to and the [...]

1110, 2017

The Bayelsa Assembly Confirms Appointment of The Eight Local Government Care Taker Committee Chairmen

By |October 11th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has charged Local Government Councils to aggressively engage in ventures that would boost their internally generated revenue profile. The charge was given during the Screening and Confirmation of the Eight Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairmen at the State House of Assembly. Hon. Salo Adikumo, representing Sagbama constituency II advised the chairmen to relate well with all tiers of government and constantly interface with people [...]

1010, 2017

Bayelsa State House of Assembly Clears SIEC Chairman And Members

By |October 10th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Bayelsa State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed the Chairman and Members of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC). Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson charged the new SIEC members not to see their position as a means to enrich themselves but a call to serve the State, stressing that the screening exercise is not to witch-hunt any person but to help prepare them for the task [...]

410, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Debates Direct Labour Agency Bill

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

A bill seeking to establish a direct labour agency has been read a second time in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. The Sponsor of the bill, Hon Peter Pereotubo Akpe opening debate in favour of the bill argued that it will function as an interventionist agency especially in the repair and maintenance of the existing infrastructures in the state. The agency when established, Hon. Akpe further argued, will reduce [...]

1209, 2017

Assembly Resumes Sitting, Passes Vote of Confidence on Gov. Dickson

By |September 12th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly resumes from its Legislative Recess with a call on Law makers to continue with the business of Law-making in the spirit of co-operation and mutual understanding for greater development of the state. The call was made by the speaker of the House, R.T Hon Konbowei Benson while welcoming members from their two months’ vacation. The Speaker commended the Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson for his [...]

1307, 2017

Special Valedictory Session in Honour of Late Hon. Otobo Noah Opusiri

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has held a special valedictory session in honour of its former member late Opusiri Noah Otobo. Speaking on the life and times of their late colleague, Mr. Speaker, Rt. Hon Konbowei Benson described him as a committed member and a team player. Mr. Konbowei noted that late Opusiri contributed meaningfully to bills and motions that impacted positively on the development of the state, stressing [...]

2206, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Screens Education Trust Fund Board Nominees

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Bayelsa State House of Assembly Has screened and confirmed the Secretary and members of the state’s Educaton Development Trust Fund with the exception of Stanley Damabide who was asked to come at a later date because he did not furnish the House with copies of his documents and Funkazi Koroye-Crookes who was absent at the screening. It would be recalled that the Chairman of the Board, Professor Turner  Isoun had [...]

1406, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Health Committee Dialogues With NHIS Committee

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Chairman of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee on Health. Hon. (Mrs) Ebiuwou Koku Obiyai has lauded the plans by the National Health Insurance Scheme to embark on a community based health programme in the state. Hon. (Mrs) Obiyai made this comment when a team of professionals from the National Health Insurance Scheme led by its National Coordinator, Mr Oloba Obara paid an advocacy visit to the Assembly. [...]

1406, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Gives Cattle Management Bill Second Reading

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

A bill seeking to control, manage and maintain cattle rearing, breeding areas and markets has gone through second reading on the floor of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. The Sponsor of the bill and Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe argued that the state needs a legal framework to regulate issues arising from activities of herdsmen, sanitary conditions of abattoirs and certification of cattle by veterinary doctors. [...]

906, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Holds Public Hearing on Compulsory Education

By |June 9th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Chairman of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Hon. Gentle Emelah has described education as the only tool that will liberate society from poverty and underdevelopment. He made the remark during a one day public hearing organised by the House on the Compulsory Primary and Secondary Education Bill 2017 at the Assembly complex. Participants were drawn from stakeholders in the educational sector and civil society groups [...]

706, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly call for Registration Centres in All Wards

By |June 7th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to expand the on-going Voters Continuous registration exercise by having at least two registration points in every ward in the state. The resolution followed a motion moved by leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe on the need to ensure eligible Bayelsans are not disenfranchised in the next general elections. Debating [...]

606, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Calls For More Security Lights in The State

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a two-point resolution calling on the Ministry of Power to install functional security lights around public buildings and major roads in the state. It also directed the relevant authorities to enforce the installation of security lights around the premises of private organizations. The resolution followed a motion moved by Hon. Parkinson Markmanuel, representing Yenagoa constituency I on the need to provide security [...]

3105, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Calls For Immediate Relocation of Oil Companies to Their Areas of Operation

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has unanimously passed a two point resolution commending the Federal Government for supporting the age long agitation for the relocation of international oil companies’ headquarters to their production areas. It also called on the international oil companies to urgently comply with the directive of the Federal Government and relocate their headquarters to Bayelsa State. The resolution was sequel to a motion moved by the [...]

1005, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Debates Bill on Project Implementation

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

An amendment bill that will help put an end to the syndrome of abandoned projects in the state has passed through the second reading on the floor of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. Moving the motion for the second reading of the bill on Directorate for Projects Monitoring and Implementation Amendment, Hon. Baraladei Daniel Igali, member representing Southern Ijaw constituency III, described the lack of continuity in the execution [...]

905, 2017

Legislative Book Launched in Bayelsa Assembly

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Friday Benson has appealed to Bayelsans to show more understanding and appreciate the enormous sacrifices the Assembly has made and is still making to ensure the economic sustainance of the state. Rt. Hon. Benson made the appeal while delivering a goodwill message as the special guest of honour at the official presentation/launching of the book: “Fundamentals of Legislative [...]

1304, 2017

Education Development Fund Law Amended, SUBEB Nominees Confirmed

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has amended the Education Development Trust Fund to allow for a credible international liaison officer as well give opportunity to experienced retired civil servants to serve on the Board. Moving the motion for the amendment, leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe expressed the importance to involve international donor agencies in the activities of the agency in view of their role in educational [...]

1104, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Cautions on Boundary Skirmishes in Nembe

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a two-point resolution calling on the state government through its relevant MDAs and our National Assembly members to liaise with National Boundary Adjustment Commission to resolve the lingering boundary dispute between Nembe communities in the state and Kalabari communities in Rivers State. The resolution also called on the Bayelsa State Government to mobilise security personnel to the area as a matter of [...]

2203, 2017

Bayelsa Speaker Decries Low Turnout at Identity Registration

By |March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson has urged members of the House to help sensitize their constituents on the need for them to get registered by the National Identity management Commission. Mr Speaker made the call while presiding at plenary. Rt. Hon. Benson emphasised the importance of the ongoing registration exercise in national planning and urged all Bayelsans to participate as the outcome will [...]

103, 2017

Bayelsa State House of Assembly Decried Alarming Spate of Illegal Private Schools

By |March 1st, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling on the Commissioner for Education, the Permanent Secretary to appear before the House Committee on Education on Thursday, 2nd of March 2017 by 10 am at the Assembly Conference Hall with list of duly registered private schools, copies of their registration certificates and received documents showing approval in the state. Others to appear are Director Inspection, Ministry of Education, [...]

902, 2017

Three Billion Naira Loan: Speaker Clears The Air

By |February 9th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Rt Hon. Friday Konbowei Benson has explained that the three billion naira loan recently approved by the House for the State Government was for the purchase of Service Vehicles for the Governor, Security Agencies, and Members of the State Legislature. Mr. Speaker gave the clarification against the background of misconceptions in the media that the money was entirely meant for purchase [...]

602, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Honours Two Retirees

By |February 6th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Clerk of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr. Aaron Timiye has commended two retiring staff of the Assembly for their meritorious service to the state. Mr Timiye made the commendation at a send forth ceremony organised by the heads of department in honour of Chief Richard Fafi and Mrs Tari Zidougha. The Clerk of the House expressed appreciation to the two retiring staff for their honesty and dedication [...]

2601, 2017

Bayelsa Assembly Committee on Lands Wades Into Land Dispute

By |January 26th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has begun the process of resolving the land dispute between the Biseni Clan in Bayelsa State and Idu Community in Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area in Rivers State. The peace initiative followed a petition sent to the House by representatives of the Biseni Clan alleging acts of aggression and encroachment on their land by the people of Idu Community. At the peace meeting [...]

1201, 2017

House Amends Revenue Court Bill

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State Revenue Court Amendment Bill has been passed by the State House of Assembly. Explaining the wisdom behind the amendment of the bill, the leader of the House Hon. Peter Peretubo Akpe, said that life itself is dynamic and that laws must conform with internationally accepted standards. He disclosed that in the course of the Public hearing of the bill and other critical stake- holders, it was discovered [...]

2212, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Wades Into Troubled Communities, Confirms LG Service Commissioners

By |December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a resolution on the security agents to urgently deploy its operatives to Ozizebiri and Opuama communities in Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas to stop the wanton acts of destruction of properties and lives as well carry investigate and bring to book the culprits. The resolution was sequel to a motion moved by member representing Southern Ijaw constituency II, Hon. Monday Bubou Obolo [...]

1612, 2016

House Screens And Confirms Physical Planning And Development Board

By |December 16th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Chairman, Secretary and three other nominees have been screened and confiremed by the State House of Assembly to constitute the State’s Physical Planning and Development Board. They are Ebi Waribiegha to serve as Chairman, Dr. Andrew Ebakpa, Executive Director Operations, Timineri Appah, Executive Director, Finance and Accounts, Barr. Ijebuode Agbaragu, Executieve Director, Legal while the post of the secretary went to Jonah Cock-Brown. Advising the nominees, Hon. Baraladei Igali [...]

1312, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Amends Physical Planning And Development Law

By |December 13th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has amended and passed the State’s Physical and Planning Development Bill The amendment is done to accommodate the prevailing socio-economic realities in the state. Leading the debate, the Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said the purpose for the amendment is to strengthen and effect proper implementation of the law. Also speaking in favour, the member representing Yenagoa constituency III, Hon. Gentle [...]

912, 2016

The Bayelsa House of Assembly Screened And Confirmed Five Out of Six Commissioner-Nominees For The State Executive council

By |December 9th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Those screened and confirmed Mr. Austin Dressman, Mr. Imomotimi Tulagha Etebu, Mrs Martha Jenakumo, Mrs Ebiere Ajuwa Musah and Mr. Tamunobere Oguoh Advising the nominees, Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Abraham Ingobere enjoined them to be team players as a means of making their team mates more productive. Mr. Ingobere also charged them to have a clear vision of their goals in order to impact the public positively. The [...]

812, 2016

Infrastructure Maintenance Levy Bill For Amendment In Bayelsa Assembly

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

A bill seeking to amend the State’s Infrastructure Maintenance Levy Law has been read a second time on the floor of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. Leading the debate, the Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said that the amendment seeks to hold back a percentage of all contracts executed in the state instead of only those awarded by the State Government as stipulated in the original [...]

812, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly to Appoint More SA’s And Commissioners

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Governor, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson has forwarded a list of six additional commissioner-nominees and 10 female Special Advisers to the Bayelsa State House of Assembly for screening and approval. The Commissioner-nominees who are to appear before the House on Friday 9th December 2016 are Mr. Austin Dressman, Mr. Erefagha Johnny Turner, Dr Emomotimi Etebu, Mrs. Martha Jenakumo, Mrs. Ebiere Ajuwa Musah and Mr. Tamunubere Oguoh. Governor Dickson said that [...]

812, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Receives 2017 Budget Estimates from Governor Dickson

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson has presented his 2017 budget estimates of over N221.2 billion to the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. The Appropriation Bill christened a Budget of Repositioning for Reconsolidation, earmarked the sum of N136.9 billion for recurrent expenditure while N84.3 billion goes for capital spending. A breakdown of the budget showed the lion share went to the Ministry of Works with a sum [...]

3011, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Debate Students Loans Bill

By |November 30th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

A bill to provide for interest-free loans to students of higher learning in the state has passed through the second reading on the floor of the Bayesla State House of Assembly. The motion for the second reading of the bill was moved by Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe and seconded by Hon. Ebi Ben Ololo, member representing Nembe constituency I. Opening the debate, Hon. Apke said that [...]

1611, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Holds Valedictory Session For Late Agai

By |November 16th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon Konbowei Benson has called on Niger Deltans to see unity of the region as a necessary factor for its development. He made the call during a valedictory session in honour of late Chief Bernard Agai who was a member of old Rivers State House of Assembly. The Speaker remarked that the House will continue to work closely with former [...]

411, 2016

House Approves Request For Supplementary Budget

By |November 4th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

A Supplementary budget request amounting to the sum of N 20.8 billion has been approved by the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. In the letter seeking the House’s approval, the governor, His Excellency Henry Seriake Dickson explained that the supplementary budget had become necessary to enable the government complete some key ongoing projects whose votes in the original 2016 approved budget have been exhausted. He therefore appealed to the House [...]

2510, 2016

House Passes Motion to Stop Indiscriminate Use of Sirens

By |October 25th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Bayelsa state House of Assembly has passed a one point resolution calling on the Nigerian Police and the Federal Road Safety Corps to enforce the law regulating the use of sirens in order to make our roads safe for all. The resolution was sequel to a motion moved by Hon.Tonye Isenah on the need to stop indiscriminate blaring of sirens on our roads. Hon Isenah argued that the uncontrolled use [...]

2010, 2016

Prerogative of Mercy Bill Gets Second Reading

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Prerogative of Mercy Bill 2016 has scaled through the second reading on the floor of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. Opening debate in favour of the bill, the Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe argued that it has been a time-honoured act of discretion exercised by majesties, but now by presidents and governors to pardon convicts or reduce their sentences. The bill which is line with [...]

1910, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Rejects National Assembly Grazing Rights Bill

By |October 19th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a four-point resolution totally rejecting the proposed bill for the Establishment of Grazing Routes and Reserves currently before the National Assembly describing it as unfair and a subtle way to dispossess people of their land for the interest of a particular section of the country. The House also called on the State Government to provide ranches as an alternative to grazing. It [...]

1910, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Calls for Increased Computer Literacy in schools

By |October 19th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a two-point resolution calling on the Commissioner of Education to urgently provide computer sets for all public primary and secondary schools in the state. The resolution also called on the Ministry of Education to liaise with that of Science and Technology to organise computer based training programmes for all primary and secondary school teachers. The resolution was sequel to a motion moved [...]

1810, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Condemns AGIP For Oil Spills

By |October 18th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a three-point resolution expressing regret at the unfortunate oil spill at Ogbosuware community in Ekeremor Local Government Area and calls on the Nigerian Agip Oil Company and the State Government, to as a matter of urgency send relief materials to the affected communities. The House also condemned the use of the military by AGIP Company as a means of shirking their corporate [...]

908, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly to Screen Commissioner Nominees

By |August 9th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Three commissioner-nominees are to appear before the Bayelsa State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation tomorrow the 10th of August 2016. The nominees are Chief Blessing Ipigansi Izagara, Mr Williams Alamene, and Chief Ibegi Saviour. They have been requested to submit their credentials to the Clerk of the House before the date for the screening. The request for their screening was contained in a letter to the House from [...]

2507, 2016

House Clears Air on Proposed African University

By |July 25th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has assured the public that the proposed African University is not to degrade the Niger Delta University but to compliment the educational needs of the state. This assurance was given by the Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe while addressing newsmen in his office. Responding to questions on the expeditious passage of the bill by the House, Hon. Akpe explained that the [...]

2007, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Passes african University law

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed the law to establish African University to boost the standard of education in the state. The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Friday Konbowei Benson, while commending members for the thorough and expeditious passage of the bill, said that the university when operational will dissuade the mind-set of the public on the backwardness of the state educationally. According to Rt. Hon. Benson, the provision of [...]

2007, 2016

African International University for Bayelsa Soon

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed the bill to establish The African University to boost the standard of education in the state. The speaker Rt. Hon. Benson Friday Konbowei while commending members for the thorough and expeditious passage of the bill, said that the university when operational will dissuade the mindset of the public on the backwardness of the state educationally. According to Rt. Hon. Benson, the provision of [...]

1907, 2016

African International University For bayelsa Soon

By |July 19th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

In a bid to discourage Bayelsa indigenes to study abroad, the State House of Assembly has given a second reading of a bill to establish an African International University. Opening debate on the bill, the leader of the House Hon. Peter Peretubo Akpe, said that the Proposed University will operate the collegiate system which will give room for several partnership with different universities around the world, particularly the U.S, UK, [...]

2806, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Subjects Revenue Court Bill to Public Hearing

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly Joint Committee on Finance and Appropriation and that of Justice and Judiciary has conducted a public hearing on the bill to establish revenue court in the state. The Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe, speaking as co-chairman of the joint committee said issues concerning revenue generation have become very crucial in the light of the dwindling financial allocation from the Federation account [...]

1606, 2016

Bill to Establish Revenue Court Passes Second Reading

By |June 16th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

A bill to establish a revenue court in the state has passed through second reading on the floor of State Assembly. Opening the debate on the bill, the Leader of the House, Hon. Pereotubo Peter Akpe argued that the revenue court is very important especially at this time when governments at all levels are making frantic efforts to improve their internally generated revenue (IGR). He said the revenue court when [...]

2804, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Swears in Three New Lawmakers, Passes Child Rights Law

By |April 28th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The three outstanding elected members to the Bayelsa State House of Assembly have been sworn in by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Friday Konbowei Benson. They are Gabriel Ogbara, Alliance Democratic Party representing Ogbia constituency III, Gibson Munalayefa, Labour Party, representing Ogbia constituency II and Belemote Alfred Watson, APGA, representing Brass constituency II. Mr Speaker assured the new lawmakers that the delay in swearing them in was not a ploy to [...]

2704, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly to Swear in Three New Lawmakers

By |April 27th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The three outstanding elected members to the Bayelsa State legislature are to be sworn in tomorrow in the legislative chamber. They are Gabriel Ogbara, Alliance Democratic Party representing Ogbia constituency III, Gibson Munalayefa, Labour Party, representing Ogbia constituency II and Belemote Alfred Watson, APGA, representing Brass constituency II. Announcing the invitation to swear in the new lawmakers, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Friday Konbowei Benson explained that the [...]

1204, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Confirms Commissioner Nominees

By |April 12th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed 15 commissioner-nominees for the State Executive Council. The House also confirmed the nomination of the Dr. Nimibofa Ayawei as chairman of the State Internal revenue Board along with members of the Caretaker Committees of the eight local government councils. Those confirmed are: 1.     KEMASUODE WODU ESQ. 2.     AGATHA AKPOABOERE GOMA 3.     EWHRUDJAKPO LAWRENCE ESQ. 4.     MAXWELL EBIBAI 5.     KEMELA OKARA [...]

704, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Confirm Members of LG Caretaker Committees

By |April 7th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed the appointment of Caretaker Committee Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Secretaries of the eight local government councils in the state. While fielding questions from members, the chairmen-nominees promised to give priority to the prompt payment of workers’ salaries, security and improve on internally generated revenues in their various local government areas. Advising the nominees, members urged them to see their appointment [...]

1503, 2016

Former student discusses success in the fashion industry

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

My success is no accident. Etiam consectetur odio erat, quis mattis leo vestibulum non. Fusce ex ligula, tristique quis finibus sed, placerat sed libero. Phasellus convallis, sem ac tristique interdum, purus purus vehicula quam, ut fermentum sem orci in est. Aliquam leo purus, iaculis non condimentum hendrerit, vestibulum quis tortor. Vestibulum quis viverra felis. Vestibulum elementum magna ut diam placerat, in venenatis est egestas. Vivamus at libero auctor, ullamcorper libero [...]

1503, 2016

How do you best prepare for university?

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Focus on exam results. Etiam consectetur odio erat, quis mattis leo vestibulum non. Fusce ex ligula, tristique quis finibus sed, placerat sed libero. Phasellus convallis, sem ac tristique interdum, purus purus vehicula quam, ut fermentum sem orci in est. Aliquam leo purus, iaculis non condimentum hendrerit, vestibulum quis tortor. Vestibulum quis viverra felis. Vestibulum elementum magna ut diam placerat, in venenatis est egestas. Vivamus at libero auctor, ullamcorper libero condimentum, [...]

1801, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Approves 15 Special Advisers for Governor

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has approved the request of the Governor to appoint of 15 Special Advisers. In his letter to the House, Governor Seriake Dickson citing Section 196 sub section 1-3 of the Nigerian constitution noted that the approval will enable him put the machinery of government back in motion. Moving the motion for the approval, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe described the request [...]

601, 2016

Bayelsa Assembly Calls for Enabling Environment for Rescheduled Polls

By |January 6th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a two-point resolution calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct security agencies to provide an enabling environment for the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections that will take place in the state. The resolution also called on the security agents to arrest and prosecute all those involved in the killing and maiming of innocent voters during the [...]

1112, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Condemns Military Partisanship in Bayelsa elections

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a two-point resolution unanimously condemning the unprofessional conduct of the security operatives in the Bayelsa State governorship elections calling on President Mohammed Buhari to ensure that the military and other paramilitary agencies carry out their duties during elections without being partisan. It also called on the State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson to constitute a judicial panel of enquiry to investigate the unfortunate [...]

610, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Promises to Pass The Child Right Bill 2015

By |October 6th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe has assured that the present assembly will pass the Child Rights Bill within the shortest possible time. Hon. Akpe gave the assurance during an interactive session with a team comprising officials from the International Federation of Women lawyers (FIDA) UNICEF, Child Protection Network, Legal Aid Council and the Ministries of Women Affairs and Justice set up by [...]

1709, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Confirms Three as Commissioners, Approves MTEF Document

By |September 17th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has approved the State Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy (MTEF) paper for 2016-2018. Leading the debate for the approval, leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe opined that the twin effect of drop in oil price and low patronage of oil in the international market has resulted in a sharp drop in the state’s statutory allocation. Hon. Akpe noted that the [...]

1109, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Approves Bayelsa Participation in N1BN CBN Agric Loan Scheme

By |September 11th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a resolution approving government participation in the N1 billion Central Bank (CBN) agricultural Credit scheme facility for 2015/2016 farming season. According to the State Governor, Chief Seriake Dickson, the scheme is to encourage farmers to boost agricultural production of food /farm produce as a way of diversifying the economy arising from the fall in price of oil. The tenor of the loan [...]

1109, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Invites Sanitation And Environment Ministry Officials to Appear Before it

By |September 11th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a unanimous resolution inviting top officials the State’s Environmental Sanitation Authority and the Ministry of Environment to appear before it September 15th 2015 to explain why refuse in the state were not being evacuated. The resolution which was passed through a motion on matters of urgent public importance was moved by Hon. Tonye isenah, member representing Kolokuma-Opokuma constituency I. Opening debate on [...]

1009, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Elects New Parliamentary Staff Union EXECO

By |September 10th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

In an election that was adjudged free, fair and credible, the Bayelsa State Chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) elected its executive members to run its affairs for the next four years. Emerging as chairman for the second term, Comrade Siso Simeon described his victory as a vote of confidence and pledged to make staff welfare his main focus during his term of office and promised to [...]

1607, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Approves N25 Billion Loan

By |July 16th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution giving assent to the State Government to obtain the sum of N25 billion from the banking sector. The motion for the approval was moved by the leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe and seconded by Hon. Mitema Obordor. The approval followed a request forwarded to the House by Governor Seriake Dickson in which he emphasised the urgent [...]

1507, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Issues Arrest Warrant on Bayelsa Palm Board Chairman

By |July 15th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Chairman of the Board of Bayelsa State Oil Palm Ltd has been issued with a warrant of arrest following his failure to appear before the State House of Assembly investigating into the compliance level of revenue yielding ministries, MDAs and parastatals in making remittances to the state government. The House expressed dissatisfaction at the performance of the company describing it as an economic waste to the state. While fielding [...]

2805, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Holds Valedictory Session For Late Lawmaker

By |May 28th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The late Hon. Obedient Frank Emoto, a member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly representing Ogbia Constituency II has been described as an effective and committed lawmaker whose exit would be greatly missed by the House and his constituency. The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Konbowei Benson made the remark during a valedictory session held in his honour in the hallowed chamber of the Assembly in Yenagoa. Rt. [...]

1505, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Passes 2015 Widows And Widowers Protection Bill

By |May 15th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

A bill to protect widows and widowers from unlawful infringement of their fundamental human rights has passed by the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. The bill which was privately sponsored by Hon. Agatha Goma, member representing Ekeremor constituency I, provides a veritable legal instrument that will help ease the trauma that arises from the death of spouses while protecting them from undignified and unlawful denial of their rights in the [...]

1505, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Declares Some Members Seats Vacant

By |May 15th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

In a swift political move to discourage defection, the Bayelsa State House of Assembly has declared vacant the seats of four of its members who defected from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The affected members are Hon. Alfred Egba representing Yenagoa constituency I, Hon. Fini Angaye representing Kolokuma-Opokuma constituency II, Hon. Victor Prezi representing Ekeremor constituency III and Hon. Azibola Omekwe representing Ogbia [...]

2604, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Passes 2016 Budget of N170billion

By |April 26th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed the state 2016 Appropriation Bill of N170.6 billion. A breakdown of the Appropriation bill, christened Budget of Transition, allocates the sum of N35.199, 460,492.900 for capital projects while N50.592, 335.00 goes for Personnel Costs, N23, 052,150,306.00 for Overhead Expenses and the sum of N61, 849,000,000.00 earmarked for Consolidated Revenue Fund charges. The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Friday Konbowei Benson commended members for a [...]

2604, 2015

Compulsory Primary And Secondary School Education Bill Goes Through Secondary Reading

By |April 26th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

A bill seeking to provide for compulsory primary and secondary school education has passed through the second reading in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. Leading the debate in favour of the bill, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said that the bill if passed will complement the Child Rights Act which will further ensure the educational future of children in the state. He further argued that the [...]

2403, 2015

Bill to Protect Widows And Widowers Goes Through Second Reading in Bayelsa Assembly

By |March 24th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

A bill to protect widows and widowers from unlawful infringement of their fundamental human rights has gone through the second reading on the floor of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. The motion for its second reading was moved by Hon. Agatha Goma, member representing Ekeremor constituency I and seconded by Opening the debate on the bill, Hon. Goma described the Bayelsa State Widows and Widowers Bill 2015 as a [...]

2403, 2015

Bill to Protect Widows And Widowers Goes Through Second Reading in Bayelsa Assembly

By |March 24th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

A bill to protect widows and widowers from unlawful infringement of their fundamental human rights has gone through the second reading on the floor of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. The motion for its second reading was moved by Hon. Agatha Goma, member representing Ekeremor constituency I and seconded by Hon. Alfred Egba. Opening the debate on the bill, Hon. Goma described the Bayelsa State Widows and Widowers Bill [...]

2303, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Passes 2015 Budget of N251 Billion

By |March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed the state 2015 Appropriation Bill of N251 billion. The original budget estimate of N320, 621,641.00 was slashed by N69 billion after taking into consideration the dwindling Federal Statutory allocation to the state due to the current fall in crude oil prices on the international market. Giving the breakdown of the budget christened a Budget of Continuity, the sum of N95.6 billion was [...]

2602, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Approves Suspension of Compulsory Savings Scheme

By |February 26th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a resolution approving the suspension of the State’s compulsory Savings Scheme for six months. The resolution followed a request sent to the House by the governor of the State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson. In the letter, Governor Dickson said that it was impracticable to continue with the savings scheme in the light of the current consistent and substantial shortfall in income. Moving [...]

2602, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Approves Suspension of Compulsory Savings Scheme

By |February 26th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a resolution approving the suspension of the State’s compulsory Savings Scheme for six months. The resolution followed a request sent to the House by the governor of the State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson. In the letter, Governor Dickson said that it was impracticable to continue with the savings scheme in the light of the current consistent and substantial shortfall in income. Moving [...]

1901, 2015

Bayelsa State Budget Scales Second Reading

By |January 19th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State 2016 Appropriation Bill has passed through the second reading on the floor of the House. Opening debate for the second reading of the bill, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe argued that the contents of the bill were in agreement with the key parameters of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework document (MTEF) and therefore makes it imperative for it to be given expeditious passage. Also [...]

1501, 2015

Bayelsa Assembly Invite RDAs to Appear Before it

By |January 15th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a one-point resolution inviting the Chairmen of the Rural Development Authorities and the Commissioner for Gender and Social Development to appear before it on the 20th of January 2015. They are to explain their non-compliance to the Welfare and Social Security Scheme Law which makes provision for the monthly payment of Five Thousand Naira to indigenes aged 75 and above. The resolution [...]

912, 2014

Bayelsa Assembly Interacts on Local Government Pledges Fairness

By |December 9th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Chairman and Commissioners of the Local Government Service Commission and representatives of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Bayelsa State branch have appeared the second time before the Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Social Development investigating alleged promotional irregularities and other areas of misunderstanding between the Commission and the Union. Addressing the parties, the Committee Chairman, Hon. Ebipadei Fekoweimo reiterated his Committee’s resolve [...]

812, 2014

Bayelsa Assembly Approves Supplementary Budget of N3billion

By |December 8th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has passed a Supplementary Appropriation Bill of N3 billion for the remaining 2014 fiscal year. The bill which was given an expeditious passage followed a request from the Governor of the state, Chief Seriake Dickson to the House explaining that the amount is to be realised from the sale of Bayelsa State Government Owned shares being currently managed by the Ministry of Finance Incorporated. [...]

411, 2014

Ofoni Residents Pledge Total Support for Hon Akpe’s Second Term Bid

By |November 4th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Leader of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe has commended the people of Ofoni Community in Sagbama Local Area of the state for their peaceful disposition and for being supportive of government policies. Dr. Akpe made the commendation while playing host to Ofoni indigenes resident in Sagbama Town who paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the Assembly complex in Yenagoa. He assured [...]

111, 2014

Bayelsa Assembly Interacts With Local Government Representatives

By |November 1st, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee Chairman on Local Government and Social Development, Hon. Ebipade Fekoweimo has assured the Chairman and Commissioners of the Local Government Service Commission and representatives of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Bayelsa State branch that his committee was not out to trade blames or witch-hunt anybody but to resolve issues in such a manner that in the end the state would [...]

111, 2014

Bayelsa Assembly Interacts With Local Government Representatives

By |November 1st, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly Committee Chairman on Local Government and Social Development, Hon. Ebipade Fekoweimo has assured the Chairman and Commissioners of the Local Government Service Commission and representatives of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Bayelsa State branch that his committee was not out to trade blames or witch-hunt anybody but to resolve issues in such a manner that in the end the state would [...]

2010, 2014

Kenyan Lawmakers Pay Courtesy Visit to Bayelsa Assembly Speakers

By |October 20th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Konbowei Benson has attributed the high level of transparency in the state budgetary system to the adoption the International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSA) by the House which is regarded as the global best practice. The Speaker made this assertion while playing host to the visiting Nairobi City County Parliamentarians in his office. He noted that Bayelsa State [...]

1810, 2014

Kenyan Lawmakers to Understudy Bayelsa Assembly

By |October 18th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Some members of Nairobi City County Council will arrive the state today to begin a four-day study mission to the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. While in the state, the Kenyan lawmakers will pay a courtesy call on the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Friday Konbowei Benson and engage the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation in an interactive session. The visiting lawmakers are also billed to interact with the Ministry of [...]

1710, 2014

Okordia, Biseni, Zarama Clans Endorse Mr. President, Governor Dickson And Hon. Emelah for Second Term

By |October 17th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Traditional rulers, elders, women groups and youths in Yenagoa Constituency III have thrown their weight behind the continuation of Mr. President, Governor Seriake Dickson and Hon. Gentle Emelah for second term in office. They gave their unanimous endorsement at the presentation of Hon. Emelah’s scorecard at Agbobiri in Okodia clan in Yenagoa local government area. Presenting his scorecard to the people of Okordia, Biseni and Zarama clans, member representing the [...]

1610, 2014

Bayelsa Assembly Gives Physical Planning And Development Bill Second Reading

By |October 16th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State Physical Planning and Development Bill has been given a second reading on the floor of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. Moving the motion for its second reading, Leader of the House, Hon. Peter Pereotubo Akpe said the bill when passed into law would facilitate proper urban and regional planning practices in addition to helping the state generate more revenue. The Leader of the House further argued [...]

1410, 2014

Bayelsa Assembly Moves to Enhance Tourism in The State

By |October 14th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Heritage Control, Biodiversity and Archaeological Sites Preservation Bill has passed through the second reading in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. Opening the debate, Hon. Peter Perotubo Akpe remarked that tourism has become a major economic pillar that supports the economy of most countries of the world and we cannot afford to be left behind as a people. According to Hon. Akpe, the preservation of major heritage and historical [...]

1410, 2014

Bayelsa Assembly Approves Bayelsa Participation in N2bn CBN Micro And Medium Enterprises Development Fund

By |October 14th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has approved the participation of the state in the Central Bank of Nigeria N220 billion Micro Small and medium enterprise development fund. In a written request to the House, the governor said that as part of the requirement for the State to benefit from the fund, the State House of Assembly was expected to pass a resolution authorising the government to participate in the [...]

1110, 2014

Assembly Member Lays Uncle to Rest

By |October 11th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Member representing Yenagoa constituency II in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Ebipadei Fekoweimo has described his late uncle, Mr. Rodwell Fekoweimo as a man who was humble, straightforward and always stood for the truth. He also described him as a kind and open handed person without whose support and counsel, he would not have come this far in life. Hon. Fekoweimo made this remark shortly after the interment [...]

910, 2014

Bayelsa Assembly Approves 2015-2017 MTEF Proposal

By |October 9th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has approved the 2015-2017 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy paper for the state. The approval followed a memo sent to the House by the Governor in which he disclosed that the 2013 budget (main and supplementary) with an aggregate projected income and expenditure of N345.9 billion was based on the key parameters and assumptions contained in the 2013-2015 MTEF document of [...]

810, 2014

Assembly Passes 11-Point Resolution of The Education Sector

By |October 8th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Bayelsa State has adopted an eleven-point resolution aimed at resolving the crises in the educational sub-sector with a stern warning to the authorities concerned for strict implementation. These resolutions followed an exhaustive investigation of the activities of the Ministry of Education and its parastatals. Among the resolutions are the call on the state government to urgently employ more teaching staff and the ministry of education and SUBEB to revisit [...]

1403, 2014

Konbowei Benson Comes Back as Speaker After Election Rerun Victory

By |March 14th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Rt. Hon Konbowei Benson has been unanimously re-elected as speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. Addressing members shortly after taking the oath of office, Rt. Hon. Benson expressed gratitude to the Governor of the state, Chief Seriake Dickson and members of the House for the confidence reposed in him. The Speaker assured members of his readiness to work closely with them irrespective of their party affiliations and urged [...]

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